dead heat—a competition in which two or more competitors finish at exactly the same time or with exactly the same result
I enjoyed it. It was nice to meet Leslie again. I learned something about horses. The evil fae was a bit dull in the end. Although the battle was good. The drama with Maggie was a little tiresome. Charles with kids is cute.
“Froggy Went a-Courtin’” — https://youtu.be/ElIZNKklPR4
A frog went a-courtin’ and he did ride, M-hm, M-hm.
A frog went a-courtin’ and he did ride,
Sword and pistol by his side, M-hm, M-hm.
Reading order and progress of my chronological Mercyverse re-read:(view spoiler)
– Next: Night Broken, ★★★★☆, Mercy #8
– Next: Fire Touched, ★★★★★, Mercy #9
– Next: Silence Fallen, ★★★★★, Mercy #10
– Next: Burn Bright, ★★★★☆, Alpha & Omega #5
– Next: Storm Cursed, ★★★★★, Mercy #11
– Next: Smoke Bitten, pub date March 2020, Mercy #12
Complete time-line for the “Mercyverse”, including the short stories:
First read in 2015: ★★★★★
Now, ladies and gentlemen, this is a book with a plot! Interesting things happen in every chapter.
And all of the characters, even the small ones on the side, have personalities and come to life right off the page. Even the horses.
It is vivid, it is fun, it is a little too sappy and sweet at times, it has tension, scary wolves and even scarier fae. Great stuff. This is actually a lot better than the last Mercy Thompson book I read.