Patricia Briggs is an American urban fantasy/fantasy author who lives in Washington State. She has written several books, such as the well known Mercy Thompson series, and the less well known fantasies The Hob's Bargain, Steal the Dragon, Masques, Wolfsbane, When Demons Walk, Dragon Bones, Dragon Blood, Raven's Shadow, and Raven's Strike.
Her homepage includes a forum, the first chapters of many of her books are available for free, there, too.
Work by Patricia Briggs with their own trope pages include:
Other works by Patricia Briggs provide examples of:
- Amnesiac God: In the Raven Duology, Hennea appears to be an ordinary bearer of the Order of Raven and a mortal Traveler...until the second book reveals her to be Raven, herself, one of the six deities that helped create the world. She, herself, is unaware of this until the rest of the characters learn it.
- Gone Horribly Right: In Masques, it is mentioned that a magician's apprentice once found a new spell for making it rain while his master was away. When the magician returned, the apprentice was living in a tent outside the castle, the castle itself being full of water.
- Not Using the "Z" Word: In the Sianim series, shambling undead monsters that feed on human flesh are known as Uriah (both singular and plural). Since the series is set in a medieval fantasy world, "zombie" would have an Orphaned Etymology.
- Samus Is a Girl: In When Demons Walk, Sham is often mistaken for a pubescent boy, a resemblance she augments with masculine dress and hair. Kerim has an entire conversation with "him", Talbot watches "his" interrogation, and when Kerim is attacked Sham throws the knife that kills the attacker. When they try to find him again, they can't figure out how he managed to disappear so completely, until an amused informant finally reveals that they should start asking about local women.
- Soul-Cutting Blade: In Masques, Aralorn is injured by a soul-eating blade.
- Yawn and Reach: In The Hob's Bargain, Caefawn the hob sits next to Aren and rests his tail on her other side. She moves it, only for him to slowly work it over back to her other side again.