A series of fantasy novels by Patricia Briggs set in the Tri-Cities in Washington State. In the universe of Mercy Thompson, fantasy creatures like werewolves, vampires, and faeries have been in hiding for centuries, and are only recently emerging. The first three books each focus on a different kind of preternatural creature. Moon Called focuses on werewolves, Blood Bound deals with vampires, and Iron Kissed focuses on fae. The series is set to have at least ten books. All the novels are narrated by Mercy.Mercy Thompson herself is a mechanic by day, but she is also a walker - a Native American shapeshifter who can turn into a coyote at will. She was raised by werewolves, and has strong connections with the werewolf community. She also has links with vampires and fae - she fixes cars for the local vampire seethe, and her mentor is a gremlin (or calls himself one, at any rate).An offshoot of the series, set in the same world with some of the same characters, is the Alpha and Omega series, featuring Charles Cornick (the Alpha werewolf) and his mate Anna (the Omega werewolf). Omegas are rare werewolves who are (a) neither dominant nor submissive, making them an exception to the usual pack structure, and (b) tend to be peacemakers and keep other wolves calm. Alpha and Omega is set in Chicago, Cry Wolf is set in Montana, Hunting Grounds is set in Seattle, and Fair Game is set in Boston. Alpha and Omega, Cry Wolf and Hunting Grounds were set during the events of Moon Called or soon thereafter, while Fair Game is set in the direct aftermath of River Marked.A prequel comic, Mercy Thompson: Homecoming, deals with her arrival in the Tri-Cities and meeting the main characters of the story.
Mercy Thompson series
Alpha and Omega series