Silver Borne

Silver Borne

Book - 2010
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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...

Publisher: New York City, New York : Ace Books, ©2010.
ISBN: 9780441018192
Characteristics: 342 pages :,map ;,24 cm.


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Feb 23, 2018

Another great addition to the series !

Sep 06, 2017

Not my favorite of the series, but still well done. It was painful to read the beautiful descriptions of the Columbia Gorge as it was burning. I might have liked this better had I read it at a different time, but the river monster just didn't draw my interest the way vampires and the Fae usually do.

bookfanatic1979 May 21, 2014

Usually I find authors lose track of detail when juggling so many separate storylines, but not Briggs. Her three subplots twist together quite well in this entry and will leave readers both satisfied and eager for more.

Oct 03, 2013

Interesting story! Loved the ending. Just made me want to read all the of the Mercy Thompson Novel. I know I didn't start from the first, because someone already took it :{ but oh well. But still love it.
#WantingMore #Novels #ScieneFiction

marilynnebooks Mar 06, 2013

Enjoyable interesting read, looking forward to reading next in series.

Jul 22, 2012

One of the best in the series.

Oct 19, 2011

Mercy's in trouble again....I love it! However she never quite needs "saving" which is great. No fun reading about wimpy women! As Adam said about being able to save her from peril - "she takes care of herself; I just get to clean up the mess afterwards" (something like that).

I know I'm reading a good series when it invades my thoughts throughout my day only to find relief when I'm able to sneak off to which time I DON'T STOP until I absolutely have to! (Yea my house is an unorganized mess!)

Although the plot involving the fae book was "okay", my favorite parts of the book related to the development of Mercy & Adam's relationship, Sam/Samuel's issues, and Mercy's conflicts within the pack dynamics. The CHALLENGE scene was really fun. Gotta love how Mercy ended that party with a bang!!!

Like most enjoyable series it's easy to love and give 5 stars to a book when reading simple character development is exciting because of the reader's (i.e. "my") growing love for the characters. The plot felt almost like an assessory vehicle to carry Mercy and Samuel along to where certain issues resolved (i.e. pack bonds and will to live). Briggs never did develop the character of the evil fairy queen very much. No biggie...she's done anyways.

The catalysts that resolves the depression in Samuel was an interesting surprise. I could easily see a novella about that. We only got little snippets as Mercy (and therefore "we") only hears about most of it after the fact.

I'm glad Briggs ended this book the way she did especially as Adam was somewhat absent from most of the events of the book plot. The intensity of their reunion and his unconditional love for her was great reading as well as Mercy's desire to be comforted and accepted by the pack bond.

Glad I have the next one ready but I MUST get things done around the

muriel_flower Oct 04, 2011

Continues to be a great series.

Apr 06, 2011

@lysar.....I couldn't put it into better words than you did. I accidently fell onto Patricia Briggs shortly after reading Twilight series and fell in love instantly. I was able to ready the series one after the other until this book and i couldn't wait to keep ready about Mercy and all the trouble she gets into. I also Read the Alpha and Omega about Charles Cornick, great read as well, you will want to read more about them too. I hope the series goes on for a long time. I could never tire of the series.

FangFiction Mar 22, 2011

The fifth title of the MERCY THOMPSON series. You can't go wrong with Patricia Briggs. She's a great story teller and a master plot builder, and she has created an unforgettable set of characters. If you like the MERCY THOMPSON series, be sure to read the ALPHA AND OMEGA series, which tells the story of the “country” side of this werewolf pack. Here are the MERCY THOMPSON titles in reading order: Moon Called (2006); Blood Bound (Ace, 2007); Iron Kissed (2008); Bone Crossed (2009); Silver Borne ( 2010); River Marked (Ace, 2011); “The Star of David” in Wolfsbane & Mistletoe anthology (2010) "Red with Pearl" in Down These Strange Streets anthology (10-2011) Mercy Thompson: Homecoming (graphic novel, 2009)

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Jun 11, 2012

Fourteen preteen girls, a table full of werewolves–there were certain monstrous similarities.

Jun 02, 2010

"He's my Hero" Mercy to Adam about Adam while talking to the Marrok


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Jun 02, 2010

Mercy Thompson finds herself in possession of a fae book. When she goes to return the book to its owner, Phin, she discovered he has disappeared. She shrugs off her feelings of apprehension, believing that all is not as odd as it may seem. Unfortunately, her problems have just begun.

Samuel has been acting strange and her relationship with Adam is going well, except for the mate bond going haywire. Suddenly, Mercy finds herself in a difficult situation between her friends, her mate, and the fae.

Can she resolve these problems without losing her friendships or her mate, Adam?

When I pick up a Patricia Briggs novel, I know I'm going to be blown away by the storytelling. Silver Borne only solidifies my opinion of this fantastic author.


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