Mercy Thompson: Homecoming
Author: Patricia Briggs and various Illustrators
Series: Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels
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.
Since I have not read the entire original novel series, I am going to give a review as an outsider to this series starting with a graphic novel.
Confusion. That is the one word that sums up my experience with this graphic novel. I truly believe that if I had read the original series first, than this graphic novel probably would have made much more sense. Yes it is easy to follow along with, but as a new reader to this author, it did lack answers to some questions. I still have no idea about Mercy’s life growing up and what she was doing living with Bran. The other part that left it confusing, was the illustrations. As other reviewers have mentioned, they are beautiful. The downfall of them though is that they change. Mercy will look one way and then change to a different look on the following page. One moment she is thin and graceful, the next she is muscular and stocky. Graphic novels are suppose to tell the story through the pictures and less text, but it makes it difficult for the reader if the looks are constantly changing.
Overall it was an okay and quick read for a Graphic Novel. It is not one of my favorites, but it still made me want to read the original novels.