Author: Patricia Briggs
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
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 ...Notes from Patty herself about the book!
In this next installment of the Mercy Thompson series I was definitely not let down! Mercy has been one of my long standing favorites and I am already looking forward to RIVER MARKED #6 to be released in 2011. I love that Mercy has the feel of someone I could see walking down the street, her character has such a rich quality that you feel that she is a friend that you would love to just hang out with. Her down to earth personality and devotion to her loved ones makes her one of the most likable heroines that I have ever read.
In SILVER BORNE we get to see a new side to the relationship between Mercy, the coyote shifter auto mechanic, and her main squeeze, sexy alpha werewolf for the local pack, Adam Hauptman. The dynamics of their relationship as they work through the obstacles of dealing with the pack being in on every part of their it causes strain and shows them that they have to work for the things they truly care about. The pack has been through a rough couple of years and these new transitions cause a lot of conflict within the ranks as they learn who they can trust and how to make it work for everyone involved.
With Mercy being her usually self she takes on a lot of things by herself, not wanting to make things worse for those around her. When she receives a mysterious message in regards to an old fae book that she has in her possession, she tries to return it to it's owner Phin, but no one seems to no where he's gone... or maybe they're just being evasive, as so many fae can be. Mercy finds herself in an extremely difficult position as she tries to right whatever wrongs have been done in the search for a missing artifact that is the only bargaining chip she can use when up against some of the most powerful magic she has yet to encounter. Her journey to save her friend and not disrupt the pack even more turns out to be more than she bargained for.
We also get to know more about Samuel, the Marrok's son and Mercy's current room mate. As a powerful alpha werewolf living next door to Adam and under the same roof as Mercy the tension between the men in her life is thick enough to choke on at times. Samuel is also someone very close to Mercy's heart and with him going through a difficult time she finds herself wanting to help and unable to find a clear way to do so. Afraid of losing him without giving it everything she has she finds a way to keep the problems under wraps as much of possible but with the clock ticking down she doesn't know if she will have enough time to find the answers before it's too late to save him from destroying himself.
I loved this book! The plot was exciting, the characters are enchanting and the romance between Mercy and Adam was a soft touch that just made me smile as I read. Patricia Briggs has a masterful way of merging reality with fantasy that makes you want to believe in the unbelievable. I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the pack dynamics and seeing Mercy progress as she learned how her bonds with the pack worked. I have to say that I loved seeing a softer side to Adam where Mercy was concerned... and then at the end when he showed how animal he could be... wow! Overall, still one of my favorite series! If you haven't had the pleasure of reading this amazing series you need to start with MOON CALLED and find yourself immersed in a world that you will wish was real!
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