After 10 books, it’s time to take Mercy Thompson out of her comfort zone, and drop her off in _country_ (spoiler) after which she escapes to Prague. There are several new set of vamps & werewolves for Mercy to deal with, and several of them think were-coyote = weak and helpless. Until somebody is literally thrown under a bus, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before in any book anywhere.
Nitpick: The book opens with Mercy being ‘killed’ in the basement LARP game, because when she is ‘killed’ she always makes cookies. Um. Really? Gender-stereotyping much? Did Mercy deliberately choose to make cookies because she wants to be a good mom, or did this just get dumped on her by the author? – asks the mom who never baked cookies that didn’t burn.
Another nitpick: Did she get a rose tat to match her chest tat? I don’t like this cover.
Werewolves have to work together with vamps & goblins to rescue Mercy, except that she rescued herself, so they’re just going to talk sternly to the kidnapper & tell him not to mess with them anymore. This takes a slightly different sort of show-of-force than a simple rescue. Of course, Things Go Wrong ™.
Has Mercy had a major connection to ghosts before? The ghost of the Golem of Prague seriously throws a whammy on her abilities. Mercy isn’t too happy. What I want to know is, just how famous is the legend of the legendary Golem?