Moon Called (A Mercy Thompson Novel #1) (Mass Market)

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A coyote shape shifter, Mercy Thompson excels at finding trouble. Her former boss is a gremlin, her neighbor is the alpha werewolf, and her vampire friend drives a Scooby Doo themed Volkswagen bus. Despite her friends, Mercy tries to live a normal life as a mechanic. When a young werewolf comes into town looking for work, Mercy offers him a job at her shop and a home with the alpha werewolf, Adam. Soon after, Adam is attacked and severely hurt by an unknown enemy. It’s up to the coyote to solve the case before anyone else gets injured. I have read several of this series and have enjoyed all of them. It’s fun to see what sort of trouble Mercy gets herself into and how she is going to get herself out. Her skill at solving mysteries just makes it even better.

— Rebecca, Atlanta



Moon Called is the novel that introduced Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson to the world and launched a #1 bestselling phenomenon... 

Mercy Thompson is a shapeshifter, and while she was raised by werewolves, she can never be one of them, especially after the pack ran her off for having a forbidden love affair. So she’s turned her talent for fixing cars into a business and now runs a one-woman mechanic shop in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State.

But Mercy’s two worlds are colliding. A half-starved teenage boy arrives at her shop looking for work, only to reveal that he’s a newly changed werewolf—on the run and desperately trying to control his animal instincts. Mercy asks her neighbor Adam Hauptman, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, for assistance. 

But Mercy’s act of kindness has unexpected consequences that leave her no choice but to seek help from those she once considered family—the werewolves who abandoned her...

“In the increasingly crowded field of kick-ass supernatural heroines, Mercy stands out as one of the best.”—Locus

About the Author

Patricia Briggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series and the Alpha and Omega novels.

Praise For…

“An excellent read with plenty of twists and turns. Her strong and complex characters kept me entertained from its deceptively innocent beginning to its can’t-put-it-down end.”—Kim Harrison, New York Times bestselling author  
“Patricia Briggs always enchants her readers. With Moon Called, she weaves her magic on every page to take us into a new and dazzling world of werewolves, shapeshifters, witches, and vampires. Expect to be spellbound.”—Lynn Viehl, New York Times bestselling author
“Mercy’s first-person narrative voice is a treat throughout. And best of all, the fantasy elements retain their dark mystery and sense of wonder...entertaining from start to end.”—Fantasy & Science Fiction
“A strong story with multidimensional characters...Mercy is, at heart, someone we can relate to.”—SFRevu
“I’ve never been disappointed by one of [Patricia Briggs’s] books and this one is no exception...Moon Called ends on a high note and leaves you wanting more.”—Fresh Fiction

More Praise for the Mercy Thompson Novels

“I love these books.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“The best new urban fantasy series I’ve read in years.”—Kelley Armstrong, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Action-packed and with more than a few satisfying emotional payoffs...Patricia Briggs at the top of her game.”—The Speculative Herald

“The characters are all realistic and vibrant.”—The Independent

“These are fantastic adventures, and Mercy reigns.”—SFRevu

“The world building is incredibly lush and subsuming...a fantastic urban fantasy adventure.”—Fresh Fiction

“Outstanding.”—Charles de Lint, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Product Details
ISBN: 9780441013814
ISBN-10: 0441013813
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: January 31st, 2006
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: A Mercy Thompson Novel