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
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
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
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
She also serves up plenty of pack politics here and tantalizing tidbits about the fae. For those tired of vampires, this is the book for you; they're mentioned in the book but never show up. The world-building is fantastically abs ...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
As per usual, Mercy is fabulous. If I were a lesbian, I would totally go for her. To ...more
"Stupid," I said. "As if I'd die without taking you with me."
He smiled faintly.
Mercy has grown on me throughout this series. She still isn't as much of a smartass as I would like, but she is becoming more and more fun as time goes on. In this book, she is dealing with Samuel's issues while trying to figure out where Phin, the bookstore owner, has gone. On top of that, she has Adam's pack messing with her because some of them are not happy with her status as ...more
I had no intention of reading another book until I had finished Fool Moon by Jim Butcher but I thought I had already read Silver Borne and just read the fir ...more
I also gave this one five stars for Samuel. The rest of the story is good too, but for me, everything took a backseat to my favorite werewolf.
Samuel broke my heart. I spent a good deal of the story with a lump in my throat for him. The conversation he has with Mercy in the X-ray room was so poignant, so sad. :'( And it was interesting too, seeing into the mind of a wolf who was losing control. I am glad Samuel found someone to live for. But I'll miss Sam ...more
It’s been a while since the last time I’ve read a Mercy Thompson book. I was a bit afraid that I’d miss certain details because of this but thankfully I didn't.
I don’t know why it’s always difficult for me to write a review for this series. I get so sucked into the books that I stop making notes about it while reading. And after I’m done with the book I keep telling m ...more
This time around, Mercy receives a phone call about a book she borrowed from her friend Phin. But it wasn't just any book, it was old and powerful that revels the Faes secrets. Phin, the owner of the book, has vanished, his bookstore is closed ...more
* Lots of Samuel! Fantastic story line for him. He was in every scene. He gets a little HEA! Yeah for Samuel!
* Braun and Charles Cameo.
* Mercy is struggling with the new pack bond as well as her new bond with A ...more
Fifth book in the series and Mercy has a lot to be worried about. She’s still trying to get accustomed to the newly founded bond between her and Adam as well as belonging somewhere for the first time in her life. But the pack still hasn’t accepted her and some of them are even out to sabotage her relationship with her mate. Meanwhile, Samuel has been acting strange lately, so his wolf decides to take matters into his own hands. At the same time, Mercy is trying to return the Fae storybook to the ...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 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.”