. Athena's Books: Manic Monday Mini-Review...Mercy Thompson--Homecoming
Monday, May 24, 2010

Manic Monday Mini-Review...Mercy Thompson--Homecoming

I kinda have a thing for graphic novels. I don't read them often, but I truly appreciate the form and I have loved most graphic novels I have read. And the art work...spectacular.

Here's one you might want to check out from Patricia Briggs, a New York Times bestselling author. Mercy Thompson-Homecoming is the graphic novel pre-quel to her urban fantasy book series of the shapeshifting, wolf-packing, Mercy Thompson. Novels in the series include Moon Called, Blood Bound, and Iron Kissed, and Bone Crossed.

Illustrated by Francis Tsai, whose clients have included Marvel Comics and Warner Brothers.

Summary (from Amazon)

Mercy Thompson is a walker, a magical being with the power to transform into a coyote. She lives on the fine line dividing the everyday world from a darker dimension, observing the supernatural community while standing apart.

When Mercy travels to the Tri-Cities of Washington for a job interview, she quickly finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a gang war between rival packs of werewolves. And as if fangs and fur weren't bad enough, Mercy must deal with the scariest creature of all: her mother, who is convinced that Mercy is making a mess of her life and determined to set her daughter on the right course.

The thrilling adventures of Mercy Thompson-Moon Called, Blood Bound, and Iron Kissed-have topped the New York Times bestseller list. Now Mercy makes her comics debut in an exclusive new story created by Patricia Briggs. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming is sure to please longtime fans and capture new ones with its mix of unforgettable characters and thrilling supernatural intrigue.
So, why does she have a wrench...cus she's a welder! Talk about Girl Power!