I love the Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega series. I just finished a three day marathon of re-reading all ten Mercy books. It is stated, sometimes several times in these books, how Bran considers Mercy a “beloved daughter”. Marsilia’s vampire seethe, the fae, and in book ten, the Lord of Night are all told how Bran raised the little coyote pup, Mercy, and how he cares for her as a father and would go to war if she is harmed. The books are fun, the fantasy world of werewolves, fae, vampires and the gutsy walker mechanic is exciting, and the loyalty and integrity of the characters is often admirable.
Then the author changes it in Burn Bright. How could this happen???
Anna suggests there’s something funny between Bran, the centuries old Marrok and Mercy. In past books,
Samuel, Bran’s oldest son has spoken of Bran and Mercy’s relationship. As an adult, he would have noticed if Bran had romantic feelings for Mercy, but he always said Bran cared for Mercy as a beloved daughter. Now, in this latest book, Charles claims that Bran was “ funny about Mercy, but wouldn’t make a move on Mercy because he wouldn’t cheat on his mate”. Eww! It does not fit. It is a betrayal of the integrity of the series, the integrity of the Marrock, and it is a betrayal to the loyal readers. I hope this is just an aberration and not a preview of future books. The rest of the story was interesting and exciting enough to keep me up all night reading,
Always sad when any Briggs’ books is over. This series is easily as good as the Mercy Thompson series,and in some ways the main characters are more fully developed, and seem more real, but unfortunately the Alpha/Omega books seem shorter. Briggs is definitely the master of urban fantasy and I can’t wait for her next novel!
The plot twist
So excited for the book! It’s so exciting to read more of the back story of some of the other pack members of Bran’s pack and what was the hierarchy beyond the status of just the regular pack members. But the plot twist on how story went was shocking to say the least. Some of the POV switching kind of broke the immersion of it while I was reading but at the same time it was quite refreshing to see what’s going on with the other characters. I went in not knowing exactly what was going to happen and came out think “did that just happen?” It was a bit underwhelming compared to the other books in this series, but it was still definitely a good read if you enjoy this series.
What a ride!
Loved it! I will say this book should be read after the others in this series, since it includes characters history from the other stories. This book starts fast and just keeps you sucked in, I tried to put it down to get some sleep but ended up reading the night away. Charles and Anna are the main focus, but it is not about their relationship this time, the story is about pack. There are some big twists in this book that will shock most of us but it makes for a great book that does fit in. If you have enjoyed the Alpha and Omega series you will love this one. My only complaint is I wish it were longer.