Friday, April 2, 2010

Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs

Silver Borne
Patricia Briggs
Ace Hardcover
Copyright: 2010

The product description:
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 out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn't take enough of Mercy's attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side-leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declare Sam's life forfeit.

All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn't careful, she might not have many more to live...
Silver Borne, the fifth book of the Mercy Thompson series was as good as the previous four. Although I wasn't hooked right at the first page, I certainly was within an hour of fully settling in to read. I ended up finishing the book the same night. I just couldn't put the book down. It certainly held up to the anticipation that waiting brought.

Mercy's certainly gotten herself into a nice tangle in this book, although none of it is her fault exactly. A number of the loose ends from the previous books have all come together in this one and need to be resolved. There've been hints previously about Wolf/coyote issues which blow up here, some feelings about what's been going on in the Alpha and Omega series as well come to light, and they Fey are back. Not that they exactly left.

Things are getting better on one front at least, however: Mercy's relationship with Adam, though still rocky is improving. She's starting to get over what happened at the end of Iron Kissed, the third book in the series. Everywhere else though? Well, I really don't want to give out any spoilers.

Some interesting things went on in this book that may serve as fodder for situations in the next books though. Here's hoping there are some more books in the Mercy Thompson series. It's definitely one of my favorites.

Highly, highly recommended, but you need to start with Moon Called.


icowdave said...

You might want to check out: Suvudu: Patricia Briggs SILVER BORNE 2010 Event (Part I of VI) on YouTube.

Jill said...

I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed this. My copy finally arrived for me at the library, and I'm really looking forward to reading it! This is one of my very favorite series.

Elena said...

Darla, I'm sure you'll love it. Glad you've got the chance to read Silver Borne now.

Sarah said...

Great review Elena, I really do love this series :o) I've only read the Alpha & Omega prequel but am looking forward to getting stuck into the rest of the series! I've added your link to my review :o)

Elena said...

Thanks for the link Sarah. You'll get sucked into those books too, I'll bet.


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