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Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson Series #5)

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The fifth Mercy Thompson urban fantasy is filled with action, romance and fae intrigue

Even though the human population knows that vampires, werewolves, and fae exist, it does not preclude mortals from fearing the paranormal. Mechanic Mercy Thompson is a shapeshifter who can turn into a coyote, but is mated with her beloved alpha werewolf Adam. His pack...
Even though the human population knows that vampires, werewolves, and fae exist, it does not preclude mortals from fearing the paranormal. Mechanic Mercy Thompson is a shapeshifter who can turn into a coyote, but is mated with her beloved alpha werewolf Adam. His pack feels a coyote is beneath them on the food chain and using their mind control powers try to persuade Mercy that she is not good enough for their leader.

While an outraged Adam is trying to ferret out who is destroying his pack and messing with his Mercy's mind, she has two other problems to contend with. Her friend Samuel the werewolf struggles with his human side so his beast keeps him alive while Mercy triess to give him a reason to live. A fairy wants her to return a powerful tome that a fae lent her; she kidnaps her friend Gabriel to insure Mercy cooperates, but the bookstore is shuttered permanently and Mercy knows the queen will try a double cross.

The fifth Mercy Thompson urban fantasy is filled with action, romance and fae intrigue; perhaps the deadliest kind on the planet. Filled with various subplots that tie deftly together, the continuing adventures of Mercy and Adam make for another entertaining entry in a strong saga. However, it is Patricia Briggs' world-building skills on a par with early Laurell K. Hamilton that make Silver Borne a winner as readers will believe in shapeshifters, fae and vampires, oh my.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on February 9, 2010

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Solution to ebook problem

I've been reading a lot of reviews that talk about how crappy barnes and noble is for not putting an ebook version up. If you guys can't handle the wait, might I suggest buying the ebook from sony or amazon and using calibre to convert it so you can put it onto your noo...
I've been reading a lot of reviews that talk about how crappy barnes and noble is for not putting an ebook version up. If you guys can't handle the wait, might I suggest buying the ebook from sony or amazon and using calibre to convert it so you can put it onto your nook (my documents).

posted by Daniee on March 30, 2010

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  • Posted April 15, 2010

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    Good but not one of the best

    I like Patricia Briggs books and typically she delivers a pretty good story. Overall, this was a decent book but I did find it quite slow as compared to some of the earlier works.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Love Mercy, not so much this book

    I really love this series, the first three books were downright phenomenal and it's easily one of the best supernatural series I've read. Yet the fifth installment just felt off. Most of the situations (and resolutions) came out of no where, along with the main characters inner problems that were completely off character for them, at least based on how I had read the earlier books. It felt as if she tried to shove as much in as she could and reach her deadline on time, which generally happens at this point in most series. Overall, there were definitely parts I enjoyed I will pick up the next book, just not the day it comes out. This book has left me without the original excitement I had for the series.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    Lost it

    I am a big PB fan but this book has got to be one if her weakest. I dont think I will be finishing this series. At 228 pages this is scarcely more than a short story. Patty skips around in this one. She relies on the character development of previous books instead if making this book stand in its own right. Her big resolution at the end is a big let down and just seems like a rather convenient way of avoiding actually coming up with a decent plot line. Its made even quicker and choppier through a flashback to expkain how things resolve so quickly. Briggs quotes quite a bit of scripture in this one and its just... well weird. What happened PB?!?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

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    The Supernatural Just Keep Getting Lamer and Lamer "Silver

    The Supernatural Just Keep Getting Lamer and Lamer

    "Silver Borne" follows coyote shape-shifter, Mercy, who must find a missing book store owner who was kidnapped by the faerie folk while simultaneously dealing with domestic issues with her alpha male werewolf boyfriend, Adam, and his pack, and one suicidal werewolf room mate, Samuel. If there was a camera and the characters giving self-interviews and I would have thought I was reading MTV's "Real World" or "Jersey Shore", two shows that I hate with all my heart. Yep, I didn't like this book. You would think a recovering rape victim dealing with the tricksy faerie folk would make for an interesting read but all I got were complicated domestic relationship issues that made this book felt like a romance novel instead of a supernatural adventure.

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