Of course, the meeting is anything but easy and quick, and the consequences drag Mercy into vampire politics, werewolf troubles, and demons up to no good. Mercy's unique shapechanging abilities single her out as the only one with the potential to defeat an immensely powerful adversary - only Mercy isn't too sure exactly what the ramifications of her powers are and why they are uniquely helpful to her in the first place. Those who know about her heritage are reluctant to tell her because it might give her power over them, never mind the fact that with out that knowledge, Mercy will be severely handicapped when she faces a foe that threatens them all.
Adding to the confusion of Mercy's life is her unwillingness to be subordinate to Adam, the handsome alpha werewolf she's very attracted to, combined with the presence of Seth, her old flame/new roommate. Mercy's troubles make for fast-paced, page-turning reading with characters who are believable, both human and nonhuman, especially a very engaging heroine.
Books (so far) in the Mercy Thompson series:
- Moon Called
- Blood Bound
- Iron Kissed (to be published in January 2008)