There is just something about this series I can't get enough of. I can't believe we are up to book seven in this series. While the first four are still my absolute favorites in the series so far, I really enjoyed Frost Burn. After finishing [b:Fair Game|11480917|Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3)|Patricia Briggs|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1309650058s/11480917.jpg|6527880], a book in which I finally found a love for Alpha and Omega instead of being on the fence, I was really excited to see what would happen next since what happened in that book affects everything in the Mercy Thompson world.
Let me break this down for you. In Fair Game, The Gray Lords had declared themselves as their own ruling nation. That the human laws, which viewed fae victims as inconsequential, would no longer have a hold on them.
Because of this, this has shaped a new world for Mercy. Which we see bits of the fallout as Mercy races to save her husband and her pack. I'm extremely excited for this. This adds a whole new set of obstacles for both Mercy and for werewolves as a whole. Once, where I thought the series might be in a decline after previously hitting it's peak, I have a renewed hope for Mercy and Adam.
Ms. Briggs is a very crafty storyteller. I was on edge for most of the book. The fate of the pack looked bleak, and Mercy had many things to get done before she could go rescue her mate. There was some frightening aspects to this. A group of men, who may or may not be federal agents, strong enough to take a whole pack hostage is not something to bat your eyes at. Somehow, this series has a way of drawing out many emotions out of me, but one stuck with me. Sorrow. Sorrow was a big one through this. I felt its effects for most of the book. The pack had accurately described "The Heart" of the pack and it's loss will be felt.
I have a renewed hope that this series will go on, at least for a while more. I'm still hoping for more Bran, because I love his interactions with Mercy (as you know only Mercy can get to him like that). I'm happy with this book. I'm happy that Mercy is who she is and looks to be sticking around for a while yet. Looks like the rules just might change, so I'll stick with Not Coyote's Daughter, since she seems to have all the luck.