Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia BriggsMercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs

Mercy Thompson: Homecoming

byPatricia BriggsIllustratorFrancis Tsai, Amelia Woo

Hardcover | August 25, 2009

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Mercy Thompson is a walker, a magical being with the power to transform into a coyote. She lives on the fine line dividing the everyday world from a darker dimension, observing the supernatural community while standing apart.

When Mercy travels to the Tri-Cities of Washington for a job interview, she quickly finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a gang war between rival packs of werewolves. And as if fangs and fur weren’t bad enough, Mercy must deal with the scariest creature of all: her mother, who is convinced that Mercy is making a mess of her life and determined to set her daughter on the right course.

The thrilling adventures of Mercy Thompson–Moon Called, Blood Bound, and Iron Kissed–have topped the New York Times bestseller list. Now Mercy makes her comics debut in an exclusive new story created by Patricia Briggs. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming is sure to please longtime fans and capture new ones with its mix of unforgettable characters and thrilling supernatural intrigue.
Patricia Briggs is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who has written more than a dozen novels, including the first three books in her hit series about Mercedes “Mercy” Thompson, a VW mechanic who also happens to be a shapeshifter in touch with the strange, unseen world of vampires, werewolves, ancient fae, and other mystical creat...
Title:Mercy Thompson: HomecomingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 10.5 × 6.8 × 0.4 inPublished:August 25, 2009Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345509889

ISBN - 13:9780345509888

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC!!!! I love these books im Addicted right away when your reading you never want to put it down and im going crazy waiting for the next relese!
Date published: 2010-11-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I'd Rather Read a Book Than Look at Pictures Homecoming is the introduction of Briggs' Mercy Thompson character in more ways than one. First, it is the introduction of Briggs' storytelling to the format of a graphic novel and second, the story describes the introduction of Mercy to many of the characters that fans of the series know and love. It tells the story of Mercy's arrival to the Tri-Cities, how she ends up working for Zee as a mechanic and how she meets both Stefan and Adam. I would have to say though that the story in this graphic novel will mainly appeal to readers that are already fans of Briggs’ novels. There is definitely a presupposition by the author that the reader is familiar with the world she has created. Many characters from her novels make it into the story, and Briggs plays on a reader’s knowledge of the character from the novels rather writing actual characterization. A reader will get a sense of Mercy’s rough but intelligent nature, but all the other characters are amorphous blobs and caricatures. Homecoming is actually a compilation of a four issue mini-series. I found the flow from issue one to issue two completely disjointed and if it wasn't for the fact that I was reading a bound volume I would have been looking for the missing issue. Though the way that Briggs moved forward in time does become evident later, the move from a straightforward narrative to a flashback style construction made it hard to enjoy the story itself. I spent more time wondering what was going on and just how the world was put together than enjoying the tale or the artwork. Speaking of art, there are some problems here as well. Unfortunately during the course of the four issue run, artists were switched out mid-series and so there is some disconnect in the way the characters are depicted, as one would expect when two styles are presented. It was like Mercy has personality disorder or something with one artist depicting Mercy in a much harsher style. The greatest failure of this tale is in the story. There simply is no way for a reader unfamiliar with Briggs to enjoy a story that is so heavily dependent on prior knowledge. Briggs does not make the transition from novel to graphic form well. The story is far from compelling, disjointed, and is low on details needed to make the characterization complete, and the plot line full and rich. In this case a picture is not worth a thousand words. That this 'series' has been published in this condition as a hardcover book is obviously a cash grab with the publisher hoping that fans, like myself, will buy it because they have been lured by the description that it's a prequel to the Mercy series. I was disappointed and you may be too. New readers of Briggs are advised to steer clear, as they will not “get” the story. I would highly recommend you read the actual printed word series though, starting with Moon Called. 2010-003
Date published: 2010-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wasn't what I expected but liked it I ordered this thinking it was a new novel in the series but I was mistaken, it is a comic adaptation of a prequel to the Mercy Thompson series. That being said I still very much enjoyed it, that art was great and the story shows Mercy coming to the Tri-Cities and how she began to work at the garage. Be warned there is some partial nudity in the drawings but anyone who has read the rest of the series should be fine with it as all important areas are covered. Hope this helps future buyers.
Date published: 2010-01-06