Friday 21 June 2024


Winter Lost by Patricia Briggs
Book 14 of the Mercy Thompson series
Book 20 of the Mercy Thompson world
Narrated by Lorelei King
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook

Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, must stop a disaster of world-shattering proportions in this exhilarating entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

In the supernatural realms, there are creatures who belong to winter. I am not one of them. But like the coyote I can become at will, I am adaptable.

My name is Mercy Thompson Hauptman, and my mate, Adam, is the werewolf who leads the Columbia Basin Pack, the pack charged with keeping the people who live and work in the Tri-Cities of Washington State safe. It's a hard job, and it doesn't leave much room for side quests. Which is why when I needed to travel to Montana to help my brother, I intended to go by myself.

But I'm not alone anymore.

Together, Adam and I find ourselves trapped with strangers in a lodge in the heart of the wilderness, in the teeth of a storm of legendary power, only to discover my brother's issues are a tiny part of a problem much bigger than we could have imagined. Arcane and ancient magics are at work that could, unless we are very careful, bring about the end of the world. . . .
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My Thoughts:
I am an old, old fan of this author and this series. Everything I have to say about this book, I probably have said already in my reviews of previous books in this series and the things I can say about this book would probably just be fan-girling and bias. However, that does not make it any less true that this book is a wonderful, wonderful read!!

Having said that, I do not think it is a coincidence that this book was released on the 18th of June because I was reading this book on the Summer Solstice while the events in the book happened on the Winter Solstice. Coincidence?

Lugh's Walking Stick
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I'm so happy to have Lugh's Walking Stick back again!

Another thing I was looking forward to seeing in this book was how the severed relationship of Wulfe and Bonorata plays out for our team of heroes. Maybe in the next book then...

I had been waiting to see how the pack is faring with Sherwood Post and his memories back. Everything is not smooth sailing then. Also I was looking forward to seeing Pirate again. Now, that was a disappointment!

I presume that we will know if Jesse went to the wedding or not in the next book...

Once again Lorelei King gives us a wonderful performance!

Quantitative Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 5
Story itself = 5
Writing Style = 5
Ending = 5
World building = 5
Cover art (US) = 5
Cover art (UK) = 3
Pace = (11 hrs and 15 mins listening time)
Plot = 5
Narration = 5

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 cherries

Books In The Mercy Thompson Series:
                        Book 13: SOUL TAKEN   Book 14: WINTER LOST   Book 15: (TBC)  

Meet The Author

About Patricia Briggs:
Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.

The Narrator

About Lorelei King:
Lorelei King is one of the most successful and accomplished American actresses working in the UK today, appearing in numerous films from Hollywood blockbusters such as 'Notting Hill' and 'The Saint,' to British independent films, such as 'House of Mirth,' '24 Hours in London,' and 'Suzie Gold.'

Lorelei has appeared as regular and recurring characters in popular British television shows such as Chef, Cold Feet, Alistair McGowan's Big Impression, Emmerdale and the saucy Mile High. She has also made numerous guest appearances in British comedies and dramas such as Jonathan Creek, Not Going Out, The Robinsons and Monarch of the Glen.

Once described as 'the best known American voice on radio 4,' Lorelei has recorded more than 200 programs for the BBC, including the Marx Brothers tribute, 'Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel,' super-hero 'audio movies' including 'Superman,' 'Batman' and 'Judge Dredd and classic American drama such as 'East of Eden,' 'Ethan Frome' and 'A Thousand Acres.' She appears regularly as a panellist on shows such as 'Where in the World' and 'Wordly Wise' and has hosted her own talk show, 'All About Eve.'

Lorelei is a multi- award-winning narrator of audiobooks, recording the works of best-selling authors Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell among others.

Her work in animation is extensive, and in America she provides the voices for 'Wendy' and 'Packer' (among others) in Bob the Builder.

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Los Angeles, Lorelei now makes her home in London, where she lives with her husband, actor Vincent Marzello.

FTC Disclosure:
The ebook and audiobook were bought with private funds.
No money received for this review.

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