Shifting Shadows/ posted in: Reading Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs
on September 2nd 2014
Source: Audible, Owned
Length: 16 hours
"Shapeshifter Mercy Thompson has friends in high places--and in low, dark, scary ones. And in this must-have collection of stories, you'll meet new faces and catch up with old acquaintances--in all their forms... In a time of fresh starts, Mercy is asked to use an old talent--ghost hunting--in the all-new story "Hollow." You'll learn what happens when an ancient werewolf on his last legs befriends a vulnerable adolescent ("Roses in Winter") and how Mercy's friend Samuel Cornick became a werewolf ("Silver"). The werewolf Ben finds "Redemption," and Moira, a blind witch, assists on a search in "Seeing Eye." From Butte, Montana, the copper-mining town that vampire Thomas Hao calls home ("Fairy Gifts"), to Chicago, where the vampire Elyna buys and renovates the apartment she lived in while human ("Gray"), you'll travel the roads that originated with Mercy Thompson and the fertile imagination of Patricia Briggs. Roads that will lead you to places you've never been before..."--Provided by publisher.
I’d seen this book around at the library and was waiting to read it when I ran out of the Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega series.
I finally decided to listen to it when I realized that it has “Alpha and Omega” in it. That is the story that starts the series and isn’t included in the books. I’m not usually a big short story fan but I really like this world.
Some of the stories aren’t directly related to the book series. Some look at the world from the viewpoint of minor characters.
“Seeing Eye” tells the story of how Seattle’s white witch Moira meets Tom, the werewolf who will become her mate.
“Silver” tells the story of how Bran and Samuel became werewolves and how they met Arianna, the fae woman they were made to torture and finally rescue.
“Gray” is the story of a vampire who buys and renovates the apartment she was living in when she was turned and has to confront the ghost that lives there.
“In Red, with Pearls” is a story about Warren, a werewolf who has become a private investigator for his boyfriends law firm. He has to investigate why a zombie was sent after his boyfriend.
“Redemption” is from Ben’s point of view. He’s a British werewolf who was sent to the U.S. because he was in trouble with the law. He hates women so he doesn’t understand why he feels like he has to help protect a secretary at his office.
There are also a couple of outtakes – deleted scenes from some of the published novels.