Release-Day Review: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #11)


Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs // VBCStorm Cursed (Mercy Thompson #11)
Patricia Briggs
Published: May 7, 2019 (Ace)
Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon
Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

Reviewed by: Margaret

Rating (out of 5): 4 stars

Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of Moon Called.

In a long-running series, there’s usually at least one thing that stands out about each book. For example, in the Mercy Thompson series, Fire Touched is “the one where they fight the troll.” Im pretty sure that Storm Cursed will be known as the one with the miniature zombie goats. There are actually other types of zombies as well, as Mercy and the pack find themselves facing a necromancer, but the goats are the ones we’ll all remember.

Meanwhile, Adam’s firm has been hired to provide security for a summit between government officials and the Fae. And, oh yeah, they want Mercy to plan the meeting. It’s fun to see Mercy being smarter than the politicians here! She and Adam are separated by their jobs through much of the story, but when they are together they are so cute!

I’m always a fan of Briggs’ supporting characters, but they really shine in this one. Zee and Tad are back in the shop and backing up Mercy in the field. Sherwood Post just keeps getting more interesting as Mercy starts to figure out some of his history. And I can’t wait to see more of the Goblin King.

Mercy has spent a lot of time with the Vampires and the Fae throughout the series, but Storm Cursed focuses on her world’s witches. We met Elizaveta, the witch on retainer for the pack, early in the series but this is the first time Briggs has really gone into the politics and history of the covens. It’s absolutely fascinating!

The stage is set for more witchy drama in the future, though it may not be any time soon. Briggs is a master of the long game, which she showed once again by tying in events from Frost Burned, book 7, in Storm Cursed. I actually think several elements will come up again in future books, like how Mercy’s powers affect zombies or the big change that happens for one of the vampires.

With so many interconnected elements this wouldnt be a good place to start for a series newbie, but Mercy Thompson fans will definitely enjoy Storm Cursed.

Sexual content: non-graphic sex

One Response to “Release-Day Review: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #11)”

  1. AmyM says:

    Great Review! I really loved getting back to the Tri-Cities and seeing Zee and Tad again. Plus, I didn’t know the series needed more witches until reading this book. I agree with you about the history of the covens being interesting!

    Also, miniature zombie goats!!

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