Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
(Mercy Thompson, Book 5)

81%

12 Critic Reviews

Fans of the series will be thrilled; new readers should start at the beginning or risk drowning in the immersive world-building.
-Publishers Weekly

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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...



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About Patricia Briggs

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Patricia Briggs lives in Washington state with her husband, children, and a small herd of horses.
 
Published February 25, 2010 by Ace. 351 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Silver Borne
All: 12 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Above average
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Feb 22 2010

Fans of the series will be thrilled; new readers should start at the beginning or risk drowning in the immersive world-building.

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Heather Kuehl on Mar 17 2011

Silver Borne is the fifth installment in the Mercy Thompson series. Readers may think they know all there is to know about the fae after Iron Kissed, but Ms. Briggs quickly proves them wrong.

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RT Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Jill M. Smith on Apr 01 2010

Always an astonishing storyteller, Briggs keeps adding layers of rich complexity to her characters and their world . . . Here's another for your keeper shelf.

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Suite 101

Good
Reviewed by ZaBeth Marsh on Apr 05 2011

After all, isn’t that what reading should be all about? Shouldn’t it be about enjoying a good story and learning something about ourselves and society at the same time?

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The Bookbag

Above average
Reviewed by James Lloyd on Apr 01 2010

There are no major flaws, and returning readers will be engaged somewhat with the continuing story . . . but for the first time there is a hint the series – originally meant as a single trilogy – might be struggling to fill all seven volumes.

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The Best Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner on Nov 05 2010

The fifth Mercy Thompson urban fantasy is filled with action, romance and fae intrigue.

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Love Vampires

Excellent
Reviewed by Love Vampires on Jan 01 2010

Seamlessly mixing romance with fantasy, mystery and adventure Silver Borne is another top quality instalment of the Mercy Thompson series.

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Book Lovers

Good
Reviewed by The Smutty Lover on Apr 13 2010

When you close the book with a sigh and a smile, you know you are in for a winner, all I can say is that I am definitely hankering for the next book, River Marked!

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Fantasy Literature

Good
Reviewed by Justin Blazier on Mar 23 2010

Patricia Briggs’ books are fast-paced, and Silver Borne reads as one of the fastest. The mystery begins almost immediately and leaves you sitting on the edge of your seat till the climactic conclusion.

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Monsters and Critics

Good
Reviewed by Sandy Amazeen on Apr 14 2010

Book five of the Mercy Thompson series shows Briggs still has plenty of fresh ideas and imaginative twists, items frequently lacking in the paranormal genre.

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Night Owl Paranormal

Good
Reviewed by Night Owl Reviews on Jul 01 2010

Kudos to Briggs for managing to tie it all together in a believable fashion without having to resort to more than the usual set of coincidences.

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Bitten by Books

Good
Reviewed by Booktaster on May 17 2010

What I love about these books is that Mercy is true to form, her character never underwent a lobotomy, though she has matured and makes better decisions (most of the time), she still is rough around the edges, butt-kicking and totally awesome.

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