Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs (born 1965) is an American writer of fantasy since 1993, and author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series.

Patricia Briggs
Born1965 (age 54–55)
Butte, Montana, United States
Pen namePatricia Briggs
Genrefantasy, urban fantasy
Notable worksMercy Thompson 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 worksEdit

Sianim seriesEdit

  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 duologyEdit

  1. Dragon Bones (2002)
  2. Dragon Blood (2003)

Raven duologyEdit

  1. Raven's Shadow (2004)
  2. Raven's Strike (2005)


For the complete Timeline for the "Mercyverse"

Mercy Thompson seriesEdit

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

  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),[3] Endeavour Award nominee
  7. Frost Burned (2013)
  8. Night Broken (2014), Endeavour Award nominee
  9. Fire Touched (2016)
  10. Silence Fallen (2017)[4]
  11. Storm Cursed (May, 2019)
  12. Smoke Bitten (2020) [5]

Alpha and Omega seriesEdit

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.

  1. Alpha and Omega[7] a novella that also appears in On the Prowl and 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 (2009)[8] 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 (2015)[9] 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 (March 2021)

Stand-alone novelsEdit

  • The Hob's Bargain (2001)

Graphic novelsEdit

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 CollectionsEdit

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 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 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


  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.

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