SILVER BOURNE (fifth book in Mercy Thompson series)by Patricia BriggsPage 1 of 26/29/10
Source of ReviewReview
All-new action in the #1
New York Times
bestselling urban fantasy series
When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts toreturn 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 thatdoesn't take enough of Mercy's attention, her friend Samuel isstruggling with his wolf side-leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest hisown father declare Sam's life forfeit.All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn't careful, shemight not have many more to live...
About the Author
lives in Washington state with her husband,children, and a small herd of horses.
Coyote-shifting garage mechanic Mercedes Thompson, now mated toAdam, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, embarks on her excitingfifth dark fantasy adventure (after 2009's bestselling
).Three subplots—Mercy's attempt to return a magical book to a faefriend-of-a-friend, her difficulties integrating into Adam's pack, andher roommate Samuel's misery over being a lone Alpha—cometogether seamlessly, and excitement builds as Mercy and her lovedones go through ever more intense experiences, including a housefire, a suicide attempt, a death sentence, and a reunion betweenlong-ago loves. Briggs creates both well-rounded characters and acomplex mythology, resulting in a rich read that's far more than aseries of action adventures strung together. Fans of the series willbe thrilled; new readers should start at the beginning or riskdrowning in the immersive world-building.
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The fifth Mercy Thompson yarn has the garage mechanic-to-coyoteshape-shifter, who could use a little relaxation after whacking allthose vampires in Bone Crossed (2009), up to her armpits inromantic and supernatural trouble. Her housemate Sam, a lonewerewolf, has developed suicidal depression from the conflict of histwo natures. Mercy herself is still working out the relationship withAdam, her bonded mate and the leader of a werewolf pack, whichhas been put in the danger posed by a jealous female werewolf.Then Mercy gets a call asking her to check on a comrade who mayhave gone missing. The Fae may be involved. Ai-yi-yi. There’s a lotgoing on in Silver Borne, but its pacing is practically perfect as itshifts between introspection and sudden action. Mercy is back in theWest after the New Orleans setting of Bone Crossed, so most of thecharacters will be familiar to readers of the first three of Mercy’s noweagerly awaited adventures as well as their graphic-novel prequel,Homecoming (2009). A must for anyone following the series, onethat should also be popular among fans of paranormal romance.--Frieda Murray