The postman brought both books on the same day, and I literally picked up one book, then the other, changed my mind, went back to the first book, started reading the first few pages, changed my mind again… and realised how ridiculous I must be looking.
For the record, I ended up reading “Late Eclipses” first. And yeah, stayed up until 2am (on a weeknight!) to finish it – I am irrationally in love with Toby and her world.
To balance out my slight sense of guilt of picking Toby Daye over Mercy Thompson, here are a couple of Patricia Briggs links:
- A free short story on her website – “Wishing Well”. It was her first fantasy short story sale, and is a lovely quick read.
- A transcript of her live blog interview at “Bitten by Books”. Some interesting tidbits of information on her Mercy books/spin-offs there. She also mentions Barbara Hambly and Jane Fancher amongst her favourite SF/F writers – I think I’ve only read one Barbara Hambly and none of Jane Fancher’s works, so will have to go and check them out.