Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson #5) by Patricia Briggs

Released: March 30, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01819-2

I’d like to start off by thanking Scifiguy.ca and Penguin Canada for this book, since I won a copy from the publisher on Scifiguy.ca.

This installment of Mercy’s story starts off with her trying to return a book she borrowed from the Fae. Unfortunately, when she gets there, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down, but with a mysterious Fae inside. It seems the book that she had borrowed had secret knowledge that the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that’s not enough, Samuel is struggling with his existence, contemplating suicide, and letting his wolf-side take over. Since Samuel’s father is leader of all the werewolves, and would have to kill him if he knew, Mercy also has to cover for Sam.

Patricia Briggs has once again put together a magnificent story. It’s great to finally get some more insight into Samuel and his past since he’s been this sort of enigmatic character up to this point. It’s also nice to see Mercy try to settle in with the pack, as she adjusts to being their alpha’s mate. I also think that the author gave a realistic portrayal of Mercy’s struggle to cope with the aftermath of being raped by Tim – still a little wary, still prone to panic attacks, but wanting to get over it so she can be in her relationship the way she wants to be. I can’t wait to see where Mercy goes next.

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