Shifting Shadows

Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson

The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs is loved by many readers, myself included. When I saw that the author was coming out with an anthology filled with stories from Mercy's world, I wanted to read it as soon as possible!

Some of the stories were included in previous anthologies but there were also a few new ones written just for this collection. If a reader doesn't mind spoilers for the series, he or she may be interested in getting a glimpse of Mercy's world, plus this is a great collection for any fan of the series who wants a little bit more time with the other characters in the series.

I don't want to make this review too long by going through each story, but I will discuss briefly the two I enjoyed the most.

"Silver" is the story of the origin of Bran and Sam. It also shows how Sam and Ariana met. This was one of my favorite stories in the anthology, because Bran and Sam are two of my favorite characters.You get backstory on Bran, Sam and Ariana, which is fun to experience.

"In Red, with Pearls" is a short story featuring Kyle and Warren. This is another pair of characters who I really enjoy reading about. It was fun to get some reading time with them without all the other stuff that is involved in the bigger novels of the series. Plus, zombies! Who doesn't enjoy a story with zombies?

Overall, this is a great addition to the Mercy Thompson world, and I am so happy that I read it. Any fan of the series, or anyone who wants a glimpse into this world, should pick this up!

Book Blurb for Shifting Shadows

Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger?

A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, ?one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today” (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls friends?

Includes the new stories?


Roses in Winter”



?and reader favorites

Fairy Gifts”


?Alpha and Omega”

?Seeing Eye”

The Star of David”

In Red, with Pearls”

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2014 4.00