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Mercy Thompson Homecoming by Patricia Briggs & David Lawrence
Edited by David Lawrence & Rich Young
Cover Artist: Francis Tsai & Amelia Woo
Review by Gayle Surrette
Del Rey/Dabel Brothers Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345509888
Date: 21 July 2009 List Price $22.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Set in The Mercy Thompson universe and about Mercy what could be better? That of course is rhetorical. Homecoming fills in the background on how Mercy Thompson managed to end up working as a mechanic for Siebold Adelbertsmiter and being friends with a vampire, Stefan, with a Scooby-Doo complex. If there's anything better than an origin story it's one that is illustrated with wonderful drawings that match my internal vision of the novels. If you're a Mercy Thompson fan you really need to check out Homecoming.

From official release/information:

From author's website: Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson is a Volkswagen mechanic…she's also a coyote shapeshifter, an observer of the supernatural community, but not part of it: the perfect intermediary between the things that go bump in the night . . . and the things that bump back. This prequel to the best-selling Mercy Thompson novels finds Mercy smack in the middle of warring packs of werewolves and face to face with angry vampires. Worse still, she faces the dreaded job interview!

Patrica Briggs' Mercedes Thompson series began in 2006 with the publication of Moon Called. The second and third books in the series, Blood Bound and the #1 New York Times bestseller Iron Kissed, have only helped to cement Briggs as one of the rising stars in the realm of paranormal fantasy. With a new, highly anticipated Mercy novel coming out in February of '09 called Bone Crossed, expect this series to drive her legions of fans, many of them female, straight to comic book stores when the first issue debuts in November.

(Source: Del Rey/Dabel Brothers)

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