086 – Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

Night Broken cover An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.

Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.
AGHHHHH return of the Mercy! You may or may not be aware, but we have a long history with the Mercy Thompson series, fraught with issues and rage aplenty. After River Marked, we had more or less given up on the series, but then, but then, dear readers, we read the summary for Night Broken. And we knew, we knew, that the time had come to take up the sword again, because how could anyone resist an entire book about bitches?

Not us, dear readers, not us.

We decided to pull our good friend Shiori in for that action – who you also may or may not remember – for many reasons, mostly involving retribution, and rather than try to coordinate our rage into a three-person article – seriously, have you ever tried that with three people? It’s hard – we decided to hook up on Skype and voice our concerns in podcast form. We hope you don’t think too badly of us for that.

We also hope you’ll join us, as we discuss the horror show that is Night Broken by Patricia Briggs. We laugh to hide the despair.

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7 Responses

  1. Renee Martin

    April 21, 2014 8:21 pm, Reply

    It’s a relief to hear someone speak frankly about the abuse Mercy suffers in this story which is brushed away as romance and Adam protecting her.

  2. Paulette Gansberger

    May 1, 2014 1:59 am, Reply

    I liked this series initially but as time has gone on I found it more problematic.. I didn’t notice the domestic violence at first but I think I was like “oh Adam is a Werewolf…whatevs.” Now however, it’s gotten pretty ridiculous.

    What I did notice was how female werewolves were treated. They can never lead the pack ever because…reasons. Their status is tied to their husbands no matter how dominant they are. I also think Briggs takes the Stephanie Meyer route and implies that female werewolves are less womanly because they can’t have children.

    Just sad because Briggs does pretty good world building and this is what drew me in.

    • Cyna Cyna

      May 28, 2016 11:09 pm, Reply

      Hmmm, maybe the widget that pod-o-matic uses doesn’t load on mobile for some dumb reason. I added a direct download link to the page, you should be able to just click and download it there.

      Sorry for the late reply, hope that helps!

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