Patricia Briggs

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Patricia Briggs
Born1965 (age 55–56)
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 the Tri-Cities area of Washington State.[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. 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.[2]

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 a Walker raised by werewolves, who runs a one-woman auto mechanic's garage in contemporary Kennewick, Washington.

# Title Publication


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

Alpha and Omega series[edit]

This stand-alone series is woven throughout the Mercyverse, following Anna, a fierce and empathetic werewolf, and Charles Cornick, the enforcer of the North American werewolves.[6] "Alpha and Omega" occurs before the events of Mercy's story. Then, starting with "Cry Wolf", which is set right after the events of "Moon Called", the series run parallel.

# Title Publication


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

Shifting Shadows

Anna Latham and Charles Cornick meet.
2 Cry Wolf 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.

3 Hunting Ground[8] 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

4 Fair Game 2012 Anna and Charles help the FBI track a local serial killer, who targets the preternatural.
5 Dead Heat[9] 2015 While on vacation, Anna and Charles find themselves in the crossfire of the start of a

dangerous war with the fae.

6 Burn Bright 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.

7 Wild Sign 2021

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)
  • Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Moon Called (2012)
  • Cry Wolf: Alpha and Omega (2012)[10]
  • Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly (2014)

Anthologies and Collections[edit]

Anthology or Collection Contents Publication


Publisher Comments
Adventures of Sword and Sorcery

Magazine #6[11][12][13][14]

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.[15]
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[16] Masques


2012 (Aralorn Novels)
Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations[17] Star of David 2013
Shifting Shadows[18] 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 ? 2021


  1. ^ "15 More Celebrities With Ties to Tri-Cities + Mid Columbia". Hot 97.5 Online. February 18, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Biography". Archived from the original on February 3, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Best Sellers". The New York Times Best Seller list. March 20, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Shifting Shadows. OCLC 879261555.
  8. ^ "Renee's Book Addiction". September 10, 2009. Archived from the original on August 26, 2011.
  9. ^ "Dead Heat". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  10. ^ Cry Wolf: Alpha and Omega. OCLC 822493288.
  11. ^ "Double Star Press - Bibliography". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  12. ^ "Published Works". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  13. ^ "Wishing Well". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  14. ^ Briggs, Patricia. "Wishing Well". Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  15. ^ "Silver Birch, Blood Moon". Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  16. ^ Shifter's Wolf by Patricia Briggs
  17. ^ Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations. OCLC 824183088.
  18. ^ "Patricia Briggs Book List". Retrieved November 18, 2020.

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