Review: ‘Silver Borne’ by Patricia Briggs
Silver Borneby Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #5
Published by Ace on February 25, 2010
SubGenres: Urban Fantasy
Format: AudioBook, Paperback
Narrator: Lorelei King
Length: 9 Hours And 5 Minutes
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Being a mechanic is hard work. Mercy Thompson, for instance, just spent the last couple of months trying to evade the murderous queen of the local vampire seethe. And now the leader of the werewolf pack, who's maybe-more-than-just-a-friend, has asked for her help. A book of fae secrets has come to light and they're all about to find out how implacable - and dangerous - the fae can be.
OK, so maybe her troubles have nothing to do with the job. But she sure could use a holiday...
Silver Borne is the fifth novel in Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series. I started reading this series thanks to the Romanceopoly Reading Challenge a few years ago, and I’m slowly but surely working my way through it. I’m hoping to be caught up eventually, but for now, I’m enjoying reading them in between other books.
The storyline of this book goes into the werewolf politics more and how some of the pack members still won’t accept Mercy in the pack, especially as Adam’s mate. Adam has to handle them or risk being challenged. Mercy is also having to get used to the bond between her and Adam, which sometimes can be invasive. But, there is no doubt these two love one another because Adam is very protective of Mercy and vice versa. Adam ends up hurt after he believes something happened to Mercy. It was an emotional scene afterward, especially when Mercy was there for him, and I had waterworks.
Mercy is not only dealing with the issue of the pack not liking her and the bond with Adam, but she has the Fae after her, and they are not someone you want after you. They are ruthless. I thought the Vampires were scary no, the Fae are the far worst. Then, there’s Samuel and what he endured in this book that definitely was hard to read. He’s going through some things. Mercy won’t let anything happen to Sam and will risk werewolf politics to protect her friend, and I loved how she was not going to give up on him.
I was a little worried reading this book about how Mercy was doing after what happened to her in Bone Crossed. She went through something traumatic, but Patrica Briggs definitely touched on how Mercy is handling it. She’s healing, and she has the best support system to get her through it. I just wish she could catch a break from people trying to harm her and her friends.
Poor Mercy is getting targeted more by different supernatural beings since book one, and it’s starting to affect her connections with people she cares about, and I felt for her. She’s having to choose to keep people safe from her life because she doesn’t want anyone getting hurt. She’s definitely a unique and kick-butt heroine with her coyote shifter/walker abilities, and I’m curious as to why so many powerful supernatural beings are targeting her; even her friends have noticed it a lot since book one.
Silver Borne was, yet again, another great action-packed, funny, emotional installment in the series, and I look forward to reading the next book. Yes, I may have cried a bit due to certain scenes in this book, but Patricia balanced it out with some humorous moments like the time a little girl rode Sam’s wolf because he was the perfect pony for her. 🤣
Audiobook Review: If you enjoy listening to your books, Lorelei King is the narrator for this series, and she’s one of my favorite narrators. Her narration of the characters and depth of the story is absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this series in audiobook format, especially when you are doing chores like I was while listening to the book.
Story Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️.5
Standalone or Part of Series: It’s part of the Mercy Thompson series, and I recommend reading it in order.
Would I recommend this series? Yes. If you enjoy Urban Fantasy with shapeshifters, werewolves, vampires, Fae, etc., this is a must to add to your TBR.