Book Review: Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs

Title: Shifting Shadows

Author: Patricia Briggs

Series: Mercy Thompson Series

Publisher: Ace

Release Date: September 2, 2014


Book Summary:

Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger…

A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring
Mercy Thompson, “one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre
today” (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls

Includes the new stories…
“Roses in Winter”

…and reader favorites
“Fairy Gifts”
“Alpha and Omega”
“Seeing Eye”
“The Star of David”
“In Red, with Pearls”

Patricia Briggs is currently one of my favorite authors.  I’ve read almost all of her books (I’m missing the first in one of her fantasy series so when I pick it up I’ll have read all of her books).  This anthology of her short stories includes some previously published and new stories.

This collection didn’t disappoint.  I loved the way it was chronological to the Mercy world and Ms. Briggs provided great introductions before each story.  My favorite previously published story is Seeing Eye.  I absolutely loved this story when I first read it (in a previous anthology) and loved it all over again when I read it again.  Its about a wolf named Tom and a witch named Moira. I am patiently waiting for them to get their own series (which Ms. Briggs had been hinting about for a long time now!).  I think out of the new stories written for this anthology my favorite is Silver. After reading this one I soooo want more of Bran and Samuel.

If you haven’t read Ms. Briggs before this may be a great way to be introduced into this world.  For fans of Mercyworld, you will not be disappointed in this anthology!

Rating: 4.5 Stars – Highly Recommend
Content: mild language, some violence
Source: From library
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  1. I’ve been hoping to see a review of this book. I love Patricia Briggs too. Now I will seriously have to get it! Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I so loved this book. I liked Asil’s story the best, followed by Ben’s, but all the stories were great. I love these looks into secondary characters.