Author: Patricia Briggs
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5)
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...
I waited in anticipation for almost a year for this book and I was not disappointed. This book picks up a couple of weeks after the events of the last book (Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, Book 4). Mercy is dealing with getting accustomed to having a mate in Adam and in still having a roommate in Samuel. She also is dealing with getting accustomed to being in Adam's wolf pack and the politics involved with that. She's not overly thrilled to be back in wolf pack but is doing the best she can to try to keep everyone satisfied.
Mercy is also changing as a person now that she is part of a pair, she still manages to get into trouble but she has fallen deeply in love with Adam and is willing to overlook werewolf behavior that used to drive her crazy. She's also dealing with being a non-parent involved in a teen's life in that she is spending more time with Jessie, Adam's daughter.
Mercy is still loyal to her friends though and she notices behavior in Samuel that alerts her that all is not well with her friend. Samuel is still dealing with issues of resenting his werewolf nature and of being alone, with no mate. Inadvertently, Samuel puts Mercy in a situation where she finds herself not being completely honest with Adam or with Bran, the Marrock. On top of this she then has to deal with a strange phone call regarding the fae book that she had borrowed when dealing with the fae (Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, Book 3).
There is again quite a bit of action that takes place in the book. There's an attempted assassination, a bombing, a kidnapping and an evil Fairie Queen. All in all this was an extreemly enjoyable book and the only negative thing is ....that we have to wait for the next book in the series. We also get to see the romance between Mercy and Adam and how it is developing, which I just loved. I highly recommend that anyone who wants good paranormal fiction read this entire series.
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Crowns