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Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson) Hardcover – March 30, 2010
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I think this series continues to be strong because the author has stayed true to the character she originally created. Mercy has matured, certainly, but she has not drastically changed. She's still a top notch mechanic, she's still not the biggest bad a@@ on the street, and she still worries about those she loves. Each book ties into the one before, but not with drastic cliffhangers that leave readers annoyed. More like loose ends that once pulled, unravel into a new story. Here, the plot stems from a book that Phin lent Mercy previously, and the unresolved status of Samuel. Some nasty Fae want the book, and now that Mercy has chosen Adam, Samuel's character comes to the fore front. This book has a lot of development of interpersonal relationships (Mercy is still dealing with Tim's assault), and a lot more detail on werewolf society (especially now that Mercy is part of a pack, and most of them are unhappy about it).
Briggs' writing is tight. She really gets a reader invested in the characters, and the story builds upon that. Familiar characters appear, but she resists throwing in a cameo for everyone we know. If they didn't have some say in the plot, they didn't appear. So, we get Zee and Bran, but Stefan is a no show. Though the fae plot was interesting, the strongest part of the book is the werewolf material.Read more ›
The most anticipated change is Mercy's relationship with Adam, the werewolf Alpha. Adam's pack is still not completely welcoming to a troublesome coyote and in this book a few pack members decide to meddle in Adam's and Mercy's relationship. One of the best aspects of Briggs' books is the real and growing relationship of Adam and Mercy. Briggs has declined to throw these two into each others arms instead giving her readers the pleasure of watching two people become a couple. Love does not conquer all but a strong Alpha werewolf and a coyote with a gun can sure reduce the number of their detractors. Loyalty to pack is a good thing, but for some it takes a well-placed bullet.
Mercy receives a call from Zee's son, Tad, about the fae bookseller she borrowed a book from in the last book. Phin gives Tad a cryptic message about Mercy and the book and now he isn't answering his phone. Mercy promises to look into it and quickly realizes that Phin might be in serious trouble or dead. And it isn't too long before Mercy realizes that if she can't figure out what happened to Phin the same thing might happen to her. A powerful and nasty fae wants the book and isn't about to let a little thing like a coyote stand in her way.
To add to Mercy's full calendar Samuel, Mercy's friend and the Marrock's son, has spiralled into a deep depression. If he can't be pulled out of it the Marrock or Adam will be forced to kill him before he falls into homicidal insanity.
Maybe Briggs tried to put a little too much into this book because Samuel's storyline was not very fleshed out. It came across as flat and forced. And it just occurred to me why.Read more ›
The greatest disappointment of this book was Samuel's storyline. Mrs. Briggs has taken great care over the past five books making sure her readers grow attached to each and every one of her characters. This is one of her greatest talents. However in Sam's darkest moment we are given a resolution that we care nothing for. There is no emotional investment in "the answer." I wanted to care about the solution as much as I care about the character, Sam. I found myself detached from what could have been a very touching story.
If you love Mercy, you will undoubted enjoy this book, but like me you may find that the story was secondary. If you can, I would recommend waiting for the paperback. If you are a first time reader of the Mercy Thompson series start with the first book, fall in love with her and all her friends first. If you start here I doubt you will be back for more.
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I love this author. I purchased the books as soon as they come out.Published 13 days ago by Charity-bomb
How does she keep doing it? Another story choc full of inter weaving plots and nail biting adventures, as we go with Mercy once again as she tangles with the Fae. Read morePublished 23 days ago by R. Kretchman
Another excellent addition to this series. I'd give it 5 stars if it weren't for the overwhelming sense that I had read it before....which I hadn't. Read morePublished 23 days ago by AmyWeidenaar
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I started reading the series 2 months ago and I can't put it down love these books.Published 1 month ago by Frederick Rux