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Tarnished (Silver #2)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  421 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
Experience the romance and danger of running with the werewolves in this urban fantasy

Andrew Dare has found his mate in Silver, but they haven’t found the pack they can call home. Some of his old friends think he should return and challenge Roanoke for leadership of all the werewolf packs on the East Coast. But Andrew has baggage—his violent history with the packs of Spain
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 21st 2013 by Tor Books
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Less formula and more content than your average werewolf romance, TARNISHED is a brand of urban fantasy that I treasure. Though heavily steeped in character, the slow arc of action that Held weaves through this story and her series as a whole has a level of patience that is becoming rarer and rarer in the serialized genre. Patience to let injuries heal, patience to let obstacles stand, patience to let characters struggle without a magical panacea to sweep the slate clean every book.

Though the fi
C.T. Phipps
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
TARNISHED is the second of Rhiannon Held's SILVER books and I have to say I'm probably going to continue picking up these because I'm a big fan of the series. This book isn't as enjoyable as the original because it moves too much forward on the politics that I find to be the least interesting element of the setting but it's still got some very enjoyable character interactions.

The premise of the books is Andrew Dare, werewolf executioner, and Silver, somewhat insane former werewolf, are a crime f
K. Bird Lincoln
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Tortured were Silver and her ex-enforcer mate Andrew Dare are back in this sequel to Silver.

And this one's just as good-- if not better-- than the first in the series.

Again, Mercy Thompson series lovers will probably like this one, although there's a difference in the taste of the writing that I can't quite pin down. Mercy gets maybe a bit more wild and spicy and Tarnished continues that very straight-forward, no-frills, "this person does that, that person does this, this person may react this w
Shaun Duke
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Back in 2012, I interviewed then-debut novelist Rhiannon Held about Silver, a new urban fantasy novel involving werewolves (oh noes). In truth, I was skeptical at the time; I didn't think much of urban fantasy when I started conducting podcast interviews, and so I thought to myself that this book would confirm everything I thought about the genre. It didn't. While it wasn't the strongest novel of its kind, Silver provided enough compelling material to keep me riveted until the end. In particular ...more
Jun 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal-stuff
ok - I really liked Silver and have a vague memory about what it was about - after all it's been over a year since I read it. I got Tarnished and for the first few chapters was really in the dark because I just couldn't remember enough of Silver to make sense of what I was reading.

Do authors who write series think that their book is the only book I read last year? Why can't they have a prologue or intro to remind readers of what has happened so far?

I this story was ok and I feel l
Dr susan
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Why do I do this to myself? I start a good book in the evening, knowing I have no will power to put the book down and go to sleep. Tarnished is so good! 4am and page 238- I love these characters so much, and the world feels so real.

I am reading Tarnished for the second time. I totally forgot the awesome insult "Don't be a purse dog."

Reflected is here!! And my third time reading Tarnished is just as good as the first two. Silver is such a unique character, and sees the things that truly matter in
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I found Rhiannon Held's debut novel, Silver, to be a wonderful and enthralling read. Tarnished definitely lives up to its predecessor's success and solidified Silver and Dare as one of the best mated pairs in urban fantasy! I highly recommend this book to urban fantasy fans and am already jonesing for another dose of Ms. Held's world.

Tarnished finds Silver and Dare mostly healed from their physical injuries in the previous book, but the
Lori Schiele
This is the second book in the series following "Silver"--a different spin on werewolves in North America. I enjoyed the first book enough to read this second one, however, here I was somewhat disappointed. While I had come to care for the characters and wanted to know what would happen to them, the writing was awkward and I often had to re-read parts to understand what the author was trying to say. Either that, or I would find myself "rewriting" sentences in my head to make them smoother, which ...more
Nikko Lee
May 15, 2013 rated it liked it
I was lucky enough to win an advanced reader copy from (thank you Tor). So here's my preview.

The second book in this series follows the continuing adventures of Silver and Andrew Dare as they search for their own pack. The relationships between characters and the Were pack dynamics were really interesting. Unfortunately, it took me 20-30 pages to figure out what was going on and how many characters I was dealing with. Characters are referred to by a combination of first name, last name,
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Rhiannon Held is the author of the urban fantasy SILVER series from Tor. She lives in Seattle, where she works as an archaeologist for an environmental compliance firm. Working in both archaeology and writing, she’s “lucky” enough to have two sexy careers that don’t make her much money.
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Other Books in the Series

Silver (4 books)
  • Silver (Silver, #1)
  • Reflected (Silver, #3)
  • Wolfsbane