Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson #5)
All-new action in the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series
When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she'd previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.
It seems the book contains secret knowledge-and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it...more
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There's no Stephan at all. Maybe the author thinks everybody is sick of vampires. I'm not. I'm sick of the damned Fae. Their presence has ruined this series for me. They're too otherworldy and overly-magical for the kind of urban fantasy I enjoy. I've always like ...more
(1) Mercy's ongoing issues with the werewolf pack, which become her mate Adam's issues, which leads to some insurrection in the ranks and a mixed martial arts kind of fight for position in the pack, including that of the Alpha. The disclosure of the conspiracy and ...more
We continue following Mercy’s life and the world that she lives in…trouble always follows her as she throws herself into saving or helping her friends.
This story goes deeper into the secretive and dark and dangerous fae world….
Mercy has something that the fae want back – a book she had borrowed from a fae friend, who is in danger because of that. She finds herself being contacted by the ...more
Wow, wow, wow. I adored this installment of the Mercy series, and it is definitely one of my favorites. This book was a bit of a change from the rest of the series though. Usually Mercy's adventures are action driven with a lot of humor, wit, danger, and a sprinkle of romance to tease readers. With this book though romance definitely took the front seat in terms of plot with action/plot taking a more secondary role. Either way though it was fantastic.
The plot combined my 2 fav ...more
This is probably one of my favorite books in the series. I always love the ones that deal with the fae a little bit more than the others. And this one definitely has the fae in spades. Beyond that we really get to delve into the issues that Adam's been having in his Pack. I like that things don't magically get better, but that it takes work and figuring out the problem to get to a solution.
Samuel. What can I say about Samuel. He breaks my heart in this ...more
This book was yet another winner for me in this series. I really loved it. I laughed a couple of times. . .I cried possibly a couple of times (but definitely after the end). :-)
I wrote the first paragraph of this review immediately after finishing this book. Time is not doing it any favors. Had I written this review yesterday, after finishing it, it probably would have been a five-star story. Now, though? Now I'm thinking it was just 4.5-stars-great.
The main reason for this d ...more
By the way, Mercy is not a typical stock UF character. Quiz yourself with 15 questions about Mercy's age, ancestry, beliefs, occupation, etc.
Mild Spoilers Ahoy: Mercy and friends must rescue an old bookseller (Phin) and ...more
Another wondrous Mercy Thompson adventure and another book added to my "really pleasant read" shelf. Mercy's world is full of magical creatures, most of which deserve their monster label. Our part time coyote is once again entangled in a game of life and death, as much as she tries to convince her friends and pack mates that she does not actively look for trouble. Last time the vampires were gunning for her, this time the local Fae are looking for something she is in possession of ...more
1st Read August 2010 - Rating 5 * - Review HERE
2nd Read March 2014 - Rating 5 * - Review HERE
3rd Read January 2016 - Rating 5 *
Since it's been nearly 2 years since Ange & I buddy read this series last we decided we're well overdue another read in the run up to the release of Fire Touched next March.
I love this series so much! The characters, the world building just everything about these books makes them a comfort read for me. Along with Ilona Andrews's Kate Daniels serie ...more
In this installment, the bond between her and Ad ...more
It’s the return of the Fae in Silver-Borne! Like I said before, I don’t usually like fae stories, but Briggs is always an exception. Mercy Thompson always finds herself in the middle of a huge mess, but she’s always level-headed, always logical and keeps it simple.
With Mercy as the newest addition of the Columbia Basin Pack, she’s still getting used to having Adam inside her head with the bond and learning to deal with the other werewolves in the pack. As an independen ...more
Wow, Patricia Briggs really outdoes herself in Silver Borne! This little gem of an UF book is chock full with intersecting, separate plot lines among many diverse members of Mercy Thompson's world. Moreover, its not just the fantasy that makes this 5th installment in the Mercy Thompson Series special, but also its attention to the romantic connections and its impact on the life circumstances of several of the key cha ...more
Favorite Quote: There is something incredibly arousing about being wanted. I pulled my hand back and sucked in a deep breath. “Adam,” I said.
Mercy has two important men in her life. She is in love with her mate and head werewolf, Adam Hauptman, and worried about her roommate, Samuel. Samuel is the Marrok’s son, and outranks Adam, but is not part of his pack, which causes some tension between the two men. Samuel is very old (although ...more
I had to think about this one before rating it. There were some really fantastic scenes, but there were also a few things that seemed like they weren't explored well or didn't come to their logical conclusion based on what we know so far. The four stars is actually 3.5 - 3.75 rounded up.
Mercy's still living in her trailer with Samuel and working in her garage. Her relationship with Adam has progressed to the lovers stage but her relationship with the Pack has not imp ...more
The worst problem was the uneven pacing of the story. The beginning is a slow, meandering build up of issues. Then there are some new elements introduced with a sudden, frantic en ...more
The main dilemma in Silver Borne makes it a Fae-centric offering, but since trouble comes in threes: Mercy's also having issues with the pack bond and some pack members who are unhappy with a coyote in the pack, also things are not right with Samuel and Mercy's going to find out just how serious a problem that is. Mercy is a magnet for trouble as always - that's a given - but the resolutions to problems with the pack, and ...more
1. Mercy & Adam- I love that rather then them having an immediate love-you-till-you-die connection that it seems to have grown and in this book you really see how deep the bond between them is. Indivdually, especially Mercy, they are likable characters brave and honest and the more I read about them, ...more
I think I just need to stop reading Laurell K. Hamilton, because I start to see the things I hate about her works in works I enjoy. I think that authors start to read her because she's such a huge bestseller, the ...more
Mercy’s position in the pack is marked by dissention amongst the pack members who have difficulty accepting a non ...more
The storyline is supposed to be about a magic fairy thingy that Mercy has and someone is out to get with whatever means necessary, blah, blah, blah... This was good. It gave the edge and action to the book BUT the real jewel here was the pack stuff and even more importantly the romance!
I won't get into details but the way we see the relationship between Adam and Mercy developing is just so addictive. I like the fact that their romance wasn't developed in a ...more
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Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a na ...more
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"Because they're fussy and demanding," answered Zee.
"Because if they were men, they'd sit around and complain instead of getting the job done," I told him.”
“Really?” he asked in a tone I’d never heard from him before. Softer. Vulnerable. Adam didn’t do vulnerable.
“Really what?” I asked.
“Despite the way our bond scares you, despite the way someone in the pack played you, you’d still have me?”
He'd been listening to my thoughts. This time it didn't bother me.
“Adam,” I told him, “I’d walk barefoot over hot coals for you.”