Friday, April 23, 2010

Blood Bound - Patricia Briggs

Genre : Urban Fantasy

Series : Mercy Thompson : Moon Called, Blood Bound

American publisher : Ace Fantasy : 7,99$

English publisher : Orbit : 7,99£

Like most people who own their own business, I work long hours that start early in the morning. So when someone calls me in the middle of the night, they'd better be dying...

Mercy Thompson; woken at 3am by a vampire. Stefan also happens to be a friend, and he needs her help. He has to deliver a message to a fellow undead and needs a witness that won't be noticed - and Mercy's shapeshifting abilities make her the perfect candidate.

But the assignment turns into a bloodbath and Mercy attracts the attention of not just a powerful vampire, but the even more powerful demon possessing him. She can count on the supernatural community for protection - and alpha werewolf Adam would like her to rely on him in other ways, too - but when it comes to being proactive, she's on her own.

What I think

A second book as fascinating as the first. Here, as I suspected we're in company of vampires.

Mercy helps Stefan to send a message to Cory Littleton, who is a new wizard vampire possessed by a demon. This demon made Daniel, Stefan's protégé, accused of murder. Stefan goes on a mission to eliminate this demon who leaves dead bodies behind him.

Werewolves help as they can, but unfortunately they can lose control as well as vampires when faces to the demon, and when Warren is left in a garbage in a bad state, everyone thinks that the others are dead. Mercy receives a call from Marsilia, the vampire queen, she would be the only one able to find Littleton and stop him. When Adam and Samuel disappear, Mercy starts her investigation and discovers that one of Marsilia's vampire, Andre, is the creator of the demon. Mercy can talk to ghost, and thanks to that she finds Littleton's hide, and manages to kill him not without effort. But Marsilia doesn't charge Andre, because she wants a new wizard vampire. Mercy decides to kill Andre herself.
***End of SPOILERS***

I really loved Blood Bound, and to learn more about the vampires and Stefan, who is kind of the good guy of the vampire gang. He protects his "menagerie", the humans who feeds him with their blood, unlike the others who kill them.

We learn more about Mercy herself too, who's not victim of vampires power, but demons power either even if she can feel it. Mercy is really shocked by what she sees in this book and I understand her.

About her love life, everything becomes more and more complicated. When things happens with one, other things happens with the other, and Mercy is as lost as ever. A little surprise in the end, with a new candidate, and this time it's not a wolf. Well, I suspected it from the begining. Want some clue? He owns Scooby-Doo's Mystery Bus;o)

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