Patricia Briggs

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Patricia Briggs
Born1965 (age 56–57)
Butte, Montana, United States
Pen namePatricia Briggs
GenreFantasy, urban fantasy
Notable worksMercy Thompson series

Patricia Briggs (born 1965) is an American writer of fantasy since 1993, and author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series.


Patricia Briggs was born in 1965 in Butte, Montana, United States. She now resides in Benton City, WA[1]

Briggs began writing in 1990 and published her first novel Masques in 1993. She wrote primarily in the fantasy genre until her editor asked her to write an urban fantasy, since the genre was showing promising growth.[2] Briggs wrote Moon Called, which was published in 2006 and made it to the USA Today bestseller lists. The second book in the series, Blood Bound, hit The New York Times Best Seller list. The third book, Iron Kissed, was a number one New York Times bestseller and subsequent novels have continued to perform similarly in sales.[3]

Published works[edit]

Sianim series[edit]

  1. Masques (1993) also in Shifter's Wolf
  2. Wolfsbane (2010) also in Shifter's Wolf
  3. Steal the Dragon (1995)
  4. When Demons Walk (1998)

Hurog duology[edit]

  1. Dragon Bones (2002)
  2. Dragon Blood (2003)

Raven duology[edit]

  1. Raven's Shadow (2004)
  2. Raven's Strike (2005)


For the complete Timeline for the "Mercyverse"

Mercy Thompson series[edit]

Mercedes Thompson is part Native American and a Coyote Walker. She was raised by werewolves, is a pretty good mechanic, and lives in the Tri-Cities Area of Washington. The series follows Mercy through her relationship with the local Alpha werewolf, who lives across her back fence,[4] on a series of misadventures with all manner of magical and otherworldly creatures from the land of the Fae. Mercy is tough as nails, with a heart of gold, often finding herself entangled in one complicated problem after another in her desire to help the underdog. With her sharp mind, and equally sharp wit, Mercy battles injustice and her own insecurities about her past, in this refreshingly fun and creative series.

# Title Publication


Awards Comments
1 Moon Called[5][6] 2006
2 Blood Bound[7] 2007
3 Iron Kissed[8][9] 2008
4 Bone Crossed[10] 2009
5 Silver Borne[11] 2010 Endeavour Award nominee
6 River Marked[12] 2011 Endeavour Award nominee[13]
7 Frost Burned[14] 2013
8 Night Broken[15] 2014 Endeavour Award nominee
9 Fire Touched[16] 2016
10 Silence Fallen[17] 2017
11 Storm Cursed[18] 2019
12 Smoke Bitten[19] 2020
13 Soul Taken[20] 2022

Alpha and Omega series[edit]

This stand-alone series is woven throughout the Mercyverse, following Anna Latham, a fierce and empathetic werewolf, and Charles Cornick, the enforcer of the North American werewolves.[21] "Alpha and Omega" begins while Mercy's story in "Moon Called" occur. Then, starting with "Cry Wolf", which is set right after the events of "Moon Called", the series run parallel.

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Anthology Comments
0.5 Alpha and Omega[7] 2007 On the Prowl

Shifting Shadows

As his father's enforcer, Charles Cornick is sent to Chicago to investigate and deal with a problematic pack alpha. En route, Charles Cornick meets Anna Latham, a woman the Chicago pack abused into submission. But she is no submissive - with Charles' fierce protection at her back, Anna finds a new sense of self and learns the true strength in who she is - an Omega.
1 Cry Wolf[22] 2008 Using her abilities as a rare Omega, Anna helps Charles hunt a dark magic-bound, rogue werewolf, who threatens the survival of the whole pack.
2 Hunting Ground[23][24] 2009 When Anna is attacked by vampires using pack magic, the kind of power only werewolves should be able to draw on, Charles and Anna must combine their talents to hunt down whoever is behind it all or risk losing everything
3 Fair Game[25] 2012 Anna and Charles help the FBI track a local serial killer, who targets the preternatural.
4 Dead Heat[26] 2015 While on vacation to visit one of Charles' oldest friends, Anna and Charles find themselves in the crossfire of the start of a dangerous war with the fae.
5 Burn Bright[27] 2018 Heading into the mountainous wilderness, Anna and Charles must use their skills to track down attackers and survive the reopening of a painful chapter in the past that springs from the darkest magic of the witchborn.
6 Wild Sign 2021 Anna and Charles Latham must discover what could make an entire community disappear—before it's too late.
7 Untitled Alpha and Omega #7 [28] 2024

Stand-alone novels[edit]

  • The Hob's Bargain (2001)

Graphic novels[edit]

Set in the same world as the Mercy Thompson series

  • Mercy Thompson: Homecoming (2009)[23][29][30]
  • Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Moon Called (2012)
  • Cry Wolf: Alpha and Omega (2012)[31]
  • Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly (2014)

Anthologies and collections[edit]

Anthology or Collection Contents Publication


Publisher Comments
Adventures of Sword and Sorcery

Magazine #6[32][33][34][35]

Wishing Well 1999 Double Star Press Edited by Randy Dannenfelser.

Also available on Patricia Briggs' website.

Silver Birch, Blood Moon The Price 1999 edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow.[36]
On the Prowl Alpha and Omega 2007
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe Star of David 2008
Strange Brew Seeing Eye 2009
Naked City Fairy Gifts 2011
Home Improvement: Undead Version Gray 2011
Down These Strange Streets In Red, With Pearls 2011
The Urban Fantasy Anthology Seeing Eye 2011
Shifter's Wolf[37] Masques


2012 (Aralorn Novels)
Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations[38] Star of David 2013
Shifting Shadows[39][26] Silver

Roses in Winter



Fairy Gifts


Alpha and Omega

Seeing Eye

The Star of David

In Red, with Pearls

2014 an anthology of short fiction set in Mercedes Thompson's world
A Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of Stories Unappreciated Gifts 2014
Fantastic Hope Asil and the Not-Date 2020
Heroic Hearts Dating Terrors 2021 Follows Asil and the Not-Date


  1. ^ "15 More Celebrities With Ties to Tri-Cities + Mid Columbia". Hot 97.5 Online. February 18, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Stang, John (September 30, 2010). "The other 'Twilight'; Tri-Cities author spins fantasy tales". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved October 11, 2021.
  3. ^ "Biography". Archived from the original on February 3, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "Moon Called: Author Comments". Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  5. ^ Crosbie, Carla (January 31, 2018). "Book Review: Revisit old favourites". Hawke's Bay Today. p. A9 – via ProQuest.
  6. ^ De Lint, Charles (July 2006). "Moon Called/Shadows in the Starlight". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 111, no. 1. pp. 30–33 – via ProQuest.
  7. ^ a b De Lint, Charles (March 2008). "Blood Bound". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 114, no. 3. pp. 34–35 – via ProQuest.
  8. ^ De Lint, Charles (May 2008). "Iron Kissed". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 114, no. 5. pp. 26–27 – via ProQuest.
  9. ^ Davis S (2013). "Representations of Rape in Speculative Fiction: From the Survivor's Perspective". Femspec. 13 (2): 9–23, 96 – via ProQuest.
  10. ^ Reviews:
  11. ^ Reviews:
  12. ^ Reviews:
  13. ^ "Best Sellers". The New York Times Best Seller list. March 20, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  14. ^ De Lint, Charles (July 2013). "Frost Burned". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 125, no. 1. p. 34 – via ProQuest.
  15. ^ Reviews:
  16. ^ McArdle, Megan M. (February 15, 2016). "Science Fiction/Fantasy: Fire Touched". Library Journal. Vol. 141, no. 3 – via ProQuest.
  17. ^ Reviews:
  18. ^ Reviews:
  19. ^ "Published Works".
  20. ^ Reviews:
  21. ^ Briggs, Patricia. "Books". Hurog. Retrieved May 21, 2012. This series is set in the same world as the Mercy Thompson Series, but on a slightly earlier time line. It begins with a novella titled Alpha and Omega published in the On the Prowl anthology.
  22. ^ De Lint, Charles (June 2009). "Cry Wolf/Bone Crossed". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 116, no. 6. pp. 46–49 – via ProQuest.
  23. ^ a b De Lint, Charles (February 2010). "Hunting Ground/Mercy Thompson: Homecoming". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 118, no. 1. p. 35 – via ProQuest.
  24. ^ Huntley, Kristine (August 2009). "Hunting Ground". The Booklist. Vol. 105, no. 22. p. 8 – via ProQuest.
  25. ^ De Lint, Charles (September 2012). "Fair Game". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 123, no. 3. pp. 42–43 – via ProQuest.
  26. ^ a b De Lint, Charles (March 2016). "Dead Heat/Shifting Shadows". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 130, no. 3. pp. 84–85 – via ProQuest.
  27. ^ De Lint, Charles (July 2018). "Burn Bright". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 135, no. 1. pp. 61–62 – via ProQuest.
  28. ^ "Published Works".
  29. ^ De Lint, Charles (June 2009). "Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson". Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol. 116, no. 6. pp. 45–46 – via ProQuest.
  30. ^ Cornog, Martha (January 15, 2010). "Graphic Novels: Mercy Thompson: Homecoming". Library Journal. Vol. 135, no. 1 – via ProQuest.
  31. ^ Cry Wolf: Alpha and Omega. OCLC 822493288.
  32. ^ "Double Star Press – Bibliography". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  33. ^ "Published Works". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  34. ^ "Wishing Well". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  35. ^ Briggs, Patricia. "Wishing Well". Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  36. ^ "Silver Birch, Blood Moon". Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  37. ^ Shifter's Wolf by Patricia Briggs
  38. ^ Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations. OCLC 824183088.
  39. ^ Fann, Kelly (April 15, 2015). "Shifting Shadows". The Booklist. Vol. 111, no. 16. p. 61 – via ProQuest.

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