A Time-line for the "Mercyverse""

For the past several years Patty has told stories set in a common imaginary world. She's written two series: Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega, which share several side characters. She's also written a number of short stories, some of which also reference characters and events found in the novels.

The devil, they say, is in the details. With so many events happening in a shared world, the overall chronology can become pretty confusing. We've had numerous requests for some sort of time-line to help the dedicated reader sort everything out. We're sometimes slow, but we do listen to our readers. Enjoy!

  • Long Ago

    cover image This is the rather sad story of Samuel, one of the first werewolves. His character commonly appears in both the Mercy Thompson and the Alpha and Omega series. There is also some background on Bran, the head of the North American werewolves.

  • -10 Years

    cover image A graphic novel set as Mercy arrives in the Tri-Cities.

  • Any Time

    cover image A short story about a vampire looking for a measure of peace. Originally published in Home Improvement: Undead Edition, and republished in Shifting Shadows. This characters in this story do not appear in other novels, nor are the events of this story tied to series events.

  • cover image This is another short story, originally published in the anthology Naked City. The story starts at the turn of the twentieth century, when a young man in Butte Montana is sold to a vampire. It continues in the modern day, and the protagonist, Thomas Hao, appears in the Mercy Thompson novels briefly. This story is included in Shifting Shadows.

  • -1 Year

    cover image A blind witch and a werewolf team up for adventure and revenge. The characters make cameo appearances in the Alpha and Omega series. This story was originally published in the Strange Brew anthology, and is included in Shifting Shadows

  • Year 1

    cover art This is the first book of the Mercy Thompson series, and probably where most readers start.

  • cover art This is the novella that started the Alpha and Omega series. It was originally published in the anthology On the Prowl and is included in Shifting Shadows. If you plan to read the Alpha and Omega books, this is where the story begins.

  • cover art This is the first full-length novel in the Alpha and Omega series.

  • cover image The second novel in the Alpha and Omega series.

  • cover image A Christmas story about David Christensen, who appears in the Mercy Thompson series. This story was first published in the Wolfsbane and Mistletoe anthology, and is included in Shifting Shadows.

  • Year 2

    cover art Book two in the Mercy Thompson series.

  • cover art Book three in the Mercy Thompson series.

  • cover image Book four in the Mercy Thompson series.

  • cover image A short story whose main character originally appeared in the Mercy Thompson series. Secondary characters appear in both series. Kara Beckworth, a young lady turned to a werewolf far too early, is trying to learn control with the help of a very old and scary wolf, Asil. This story was published in Shifting Shadows

  • cover image Book five in the Mercy Thompson series.

  • Year 3

    cover image Originally published in the anthology Down These Strange Streets and included in Shifting Shadows. This story features a gay werewolf, Warren, (a main character in the Mercy Thompson series) in his new job as a private eye.

  • cover image Book six in the Mercy Thompson series.

  • cover image Book three of the Alpha and Omega series.

  • cover image Book seven in the Mercy Thompson series.

  • cover image This is a Christmas Anthology story. Some members of Adam's pack think Asil should get out more, so they've challenged him to accept a series of blind dates . .

  • Year 4

    cover image Ben (a major character in the Mercy Thompson series) is not good with people, particularly women, but he's become strangely protective of a young lady in his office. This story was originally published in Shifting Shadows.

  • cover image Book four of the Alpha and Omega series.

  • cover image This is a graphic novel set in the Mercy Thompson world, but focusing more and Mercy's step-daughter Jesse.

  • cover image Book eight in the Mercy Thompson series.

  • cover image This is a Mercy Thompson short story originally published in Shifting Shadows.

  • cover image Book nine in the Mercy Thompson series.

  • cover image Book ten in the Mercy Thompson series.

  • cover image Book five of the Alpha and Omega series. Coming March 2018