Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
Trouble follows Mercy more than any coyote I know. Not that I know many. Someone is killing fae and Mercy’s favor is being called in for help. Zee is thrown in jail for a crime he didn’t committ. Mercy is the only one silly enough to ignore the Gray Lord’s orders and to clear Zee’s name. This series is turning out to be one of my favorites. Ms. Briggs surprised me with the first two installments and has not let me down. I think that Moon Called is the strongest first installment of any series I have ever read in this genre. Each book gets better and better. Iron Kissed is spectacular. The mystery is brilliant and the ending is written so thoughtfully. The final chapters are indescrible unless I include spoilers which I am not willing to do– suffice to say it it the best ending that I have read in a long, long time. The raw emotion that Ms. Briggs evokes from the reader is extraordinary. I was apprehensive on how she would deal with the Samuel/Mercy/Adam triangle, as I love both werewolves involved. I shouldn’t have been anxious because Ms. Briggs knows her characters and her craft. It is dealt with beautifully. I did not find it anticlimatic like some reviewers, but instead focused on the beauty of how people grow and change without realizing.