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Publication Order of Mercedes Thompson Books

Publication Order of Mercedes Thompson Collections

Shifting Shadows (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels

with DavidLawrence
Homecoming (With: DavidLawrence) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moon Called, Volume 1 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moon Called, Volume 2 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hopcross Jilly (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Alpha and Omega Books

Chronological Order of Alpha and Omega Books

Publication Order of Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf Graphic Novels

with DavidLawrence
Alpha & Omega: Cry Wolf #1 (With: DavidLawrence) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alpha & Omega: Cry Wolf #2 (With: DavidLawrence) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alpha & Omega: Cry Wolf #3 (With: DavidLawrence) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alpha & Omega: Cry Wolf #4 (With: DavidLawrence) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alpha & Omega: Cry Wolf #5 (With: DavidLawrence) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alpha & Omega: Cry Wolf #6 (With: DavidLawrence) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alpha & Omega: Cry Wolf #7 (With: DavidLawrence) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alpha & Omega: Cry Wolf #8 (With: DavidLawrence) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hurog Books

Publication Order of Raven Books

Raven's Shadow (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raven's Strike (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sianim Books

Chronological Order of Sianim Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Hob's Bargain (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Silver Birch, Blood Moon(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
On the Prowl(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Brew(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down These Strange Streets(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happily Ever After(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Urban Fantasy Anthology(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home Improvement: Undead Edition(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghouls, Ghosts, and Ninja Rats(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic City: Recent Spells(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of Stories(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantastic Hope(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heroic Hearts(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Instinct: An Animal Rescuers Anthology(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Born in 1965 in Butte, Montana, Patricia Briggs is an American author that has been writing fantasy fiction since 1993. A New York Times best selling writer, Patricia Briggs is most commonly known for her work on the highly popular Mercy Thompson series.

Briggs currently lives in Washington with her husband and children; the couple owns a small herd of Horses.

Literary Career

Patricia Briggs has been writing seriously for more than two decades, launching her writing career in 1990. To date she has written 17 novels, some more popular than others.

Patricia’s first novel didn’t attract much interest; Masques was published in 1993 garnering poor reviews and sales. It wasn’t until her next book, Steal the Dragon that Patricia began to experience a modicum of positivity, the book not only selling much better than the first but impressing many a critic.

Steal the Dragon launched Patricia into the realm of multi-book storytelling, with the plots of Dragon Blood and Dragon Bone deeply interwoven, sharing both characters and worlds even while telling full separate stories; this as opposed to Raven’s shadow and Raven’s strike, both of which focused upon a single story.

Where Patricia Briggs has managed to distinguish herself as a writer is in the completeness of each story she writes, Patricia never one to end novels on cliffhangers.

Briggs’ initial work was mostly traditional fantasy, her works published by Ace Books ever since her very first book in 1993; her first book, Masques, and its sequel, published in 2010, more than a decade after the first novel was written, fell within this traditional fantasy genre.

Patricia Briggs has however found greatest success dabbling in Urban fantasy, this on the advice of her editor. Moon called, Briggs’ first urban fantasy novel, aside from introducing the famous Mercy Thompson, was also Patricia’s first number 1 New York Times Best seller, the thrilling adventure taking advantage of the popularity of urban fantasy at that time to enthrall readers, leaving them craving for more Patricia Briggs.

It would be accurate to say that Moon Called is personally responsible for cementing Brigg’s position as an established author and raising her popularity within fantasy circles, follow ups to Moon called such as Iron Kissed and Blood Bound capitalizing on this fame to great effect and achieving equally impacting success.

-To date Patricia Briggs has produced 17 novels, constituting three major series. The Sianim series began with Briggs’ first novel, Masques, introducing the kingdom of Reth, the evil master of illusion Geoffrey and Aralorn, a weapons mistress.

The series chronicled Aralorn’s journey through four novels and a compilation of the first two books, Masques and Wolfsbane, titled Shifter’s Wolf.

The Mercy Thompson series is Briggs’ most popular and most outstanding works; beginning with Moon called, it introduced Mercedes Thompson and her attempts to maneuver the dangerous world she inhabited and the supernatural beings that surrounded her, from werewolves to vampires, sorcerers, Fae and even ghosts.

Starting from 2006 when the first of the Mercy novels where published all the way to Night Broken, released in 2014, there are eight novels within the series.

The Alpha and Omega novella published in 2007 initiated the Alpha and Omega series, which currently boasts three novels in its story, from Cry wolf in 2008 to Fairy Game in 2012; with Dead Heat, the latest in the series awaiting release in 2015. The Alpha and Omega series is set within the same world as the Mercy Thompson story.

Patricia has also written two duologies (two books within the same world or following the same story) namely: Raven and Hurog.

The Mercy Thompson series have been adapted into graphic novels; the first, Mercy Thompson: Homecoming, released in 2009 while the second, Mercy Thompson: Moon called, was published in 2012.

An edited version of Masques was published in 2010 alongside Wolfsbane, its long awaited sequel.


Masques was Patricia Briggs’ first novel; published in 1993, it introduced the kingdom of Reth, weapons mistress Aralorn of the shape shifting clan and the evil master of illusion Geoffrey ae Magi she would have to thwart.

Masques, while not the most popular of Briggs’ novels, enjoys a fair amount of commendations from fans new and old, especially the edited version. Most voices have been known to compliment the way Briggs’ storytelling capabilities evolved, taking into account the fact that she hadn’t written anything more extended than short stories before this point.

Patricia presents a strong heroine in Aralorn, weaves the tale that pushes her against the rule of a tyrannical sorcerer, provides light reading in Aralorn’s enigmatic companions in this epic adventure to save the world as Aralorn knew it.

Patricia accentuates her story in the detail she injects, making the oldest of friendships feel that much more tangible, and the romance believable and worth following.

Certainly the criticisms still arise regarding the first of her works; many critics are quick to point out the fact that so much of the story is told rather than shown and Aralorn, the main character, is too much of a Mary Sue, rarely developing along her journey.

Yet if Patricia Briggs’ words are to be taken as truth, that she knew little to nothing about writing at that time and was merely getting the hang of things, then Masques is more than a decent book for a first time writer, at the very least an insightful introduction into the world of the Sianim series.

Steal the Dragon

Steal the Dragon is the second book in the Sianim series (technically the third, if one were to take into account Wolfsbane, the sequel to Masques, released in 2010).

Published in 1995, Patricia finds her stride in telling the story of Rialla, a former slave who, after fleeing Darran, the country of her slavery, becomes a spy for Sianim, a mercenary nation, with the aim of taking revenge against her former masters.

When a lord in Darran determined to eliminate slavery finds his life threatened, it is up to Rialla to protect this new thinker from forces intent on overturning his will.

It is worth pointing out that, while Steal the Dragon is considered a part of the Sianim series, there is little connection between it and Masques, besides the world both books share and the mention of a few familiar names.

Many fans showed great approval for Patricia Briggs’ work on Steal the Dragon, her storytelling skills finally emerging; that being said some fans still complain to this day about how the story ended, especially the lack of resolution for some of the plots, this including the slavery issue.

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4 Responses to “Patricia Briggs”

  1. cheryl: 1 year ago

    love your work!!! can you help me find a book series, 3-4. it’s about a girl who can travel leylines, goes underground, i think she can change to coyote (which made me contact you) she wins kingdom and changes it from lush land to her desert preference. mines copper. has secret twins to ‘oak’ ??? king. it was a great series and i’ve looked so hard. can you please help me. THANKS cheryl

    • Shera: 1 year ago

      Sounds kinda like Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan series.

      1. Storm Born
      2. Thorn Queen
      3. Iron Crowned
      4. Shadow Heir

  2. Georgia Moses: 1 year ago

    I have read most of all of your books. Please tell me you still intend to continue the Mercy Thompson Series and The Alpha & Omega Series.

    Thank you,
    Georgia Moses

  3. Loya Wind: 3 years ago

    I am interested in reading your books. Purchased a few but I’m not sure where to start.


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