Silver Borne

Silver Borne

Book - 2010
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Mechanic and shape-shifter Mercy Thompson has her hands full when she becomes the unwitting owner of a Fae book that contains secret knowledge, and also must cover for her best friend, Samuel, as he struggles with his wolf side.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780441018192
044101819X
Branch Call Number: SF BRIGGS, PATRICIA
Characteristics: 342 p. : map ; 24 cm.

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LauraSteinert
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.

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island_flava
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

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irenelaf
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 read...at 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 house...lol.

muriel_flower Oct 04, 2011

Continues to be a great series.

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sbig8
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.

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lysar
Jun 03, 2010

This series never gets old or boring and kicks ass over and over again.

I need to start off by saying I have such a hard time reviewing this series because I love it so much I just want to squee and write incoherent sentences because my brain is all over the place in excitement. I hope that for those that love this series understand. So, please bare with me as I try to settle my squee.

What I love about Briggs is that while the romance is there it's never the driving force. I feel like it drives the characters into directions and gives them more to fight for. There are scenes in this book that are just so potent and brought tears to my eyes and no words are exchanged it's just Briggs' style of writing. She's the master at conveying emotions and struggles without the words, just body language.

I feel like the plots as the series has continued have just gotten stronger. I like that the main plot is there but you still get so much more. The packs interaction with having a coyote as their alpha's mate is wonderfully written. I love that Mercy is still struggling with the aftermath of Tim. That alone makes me love Briggs so much more. That she's written it all so tastefully and hasn't swept it under the rug and watching Adam struggle with how to deal is beautiful. His struggle with not wanting to frighten her but his wolf being, well, his wolf was so perfectly well written and well balanced.

The story with Sam was strong and it makes me wonder if Briggs is going to do a little side story with him. I hope she does, I'd be all over that!

Such a fantastic book and a wonderful addition to a strong series.

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island_flava
Oct 03, 2013

island_flava thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Jun 11, 2012

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

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