Sara's Review: Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson #5) by Patricia Briggs
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Penguin Audio RELEASED: March 30, 2010 GENRE: PARANORMAL FANTASY LENGTH: 9 hours and 5 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, AUDIBLE, PAPERBACK
Mercy is smart enough to realize that when it comes to the magical fae, the less you know, the better. But you can't always get what you want. When she attempts to return a powerful fae she previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.
It seems the book contains secrets - 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 Samuel's life forfeit.
All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn't careful, she may not have many more... FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
If you haven’t read or listened to any of Briggs’s novellas one that is extremely relevant to this tale is Silver. You can find it in the Shifting Shadows collection of stories. I am glad I did because it gives so much more depth to Samuel’s story. If you are trying to start the series here at book five, stop go back and start from the beginning, you are going to be lost. I think you should read Silver, but it isn’t necessary. In Silver Borne Mercy has firmly come to a decision and Adam is her mate. What about poor Samuel? He and Mercy agreed in Iron Bound that they weren’t mates. However, the pack isn’t happy, and Samuel is back to being suicidal. To top it all of Mercy has a group of Fae looking for a book that she borrowed and now missing people on her hands. Trouble and chaos follow Mercy. This was another story that I remembered from 9 years ago. Not all of it, but I remembered that Samuel wasn’t left hanging. He is a favorite character of mine, and I am glad he gets a reprieve.