Silver Borne: Mercy Thompson, Book 5 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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All-new action in the number-one New York Times best-selling urban fantasy series.
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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|Listening Length||9 hours and 5 minutes|
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|Audible.com Release Date||March 30, 2010|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #5,147 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#67 in Contemporary Fantasy
#125 in Paranormal Fantasy
#1,193 in Paranormal & Urban Fantasy (Books)
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Mercy has a lot to deal with in this installment. She needs to find the owner of the bookstore where she borrowed a very special book in a previous installment. It seems that he might be in some kind of trouble and someone wants to get his hands on the book. Samuel is in crisis and his wolf is in control. Mercy knows that if he doesn't come around quickly then it will be the end for Samuel so she wants to give him some time to sort things out.
There are also a few issues concerning the pack and Mercy's relationship with Adam. Not everyone in the pack is happy to have Mercy as a member. Being a part of a pack is new to Mercy and she isn't used to how easily they can get in her head. Adam and Mercy do love each other and take some steps to get things worked out.
My favorite parts of this book were the sections that dealt with the pack and Adam. It is kind of fun after reading the whole series to see how much things have changed over the course of the series. I think that both Mercy and Adam took some major steps in this book to strengthen their relationship and Mercy's place in the pack. The issues with Samuel were also very well done. I really do enjoy his character and he is really in a bad place for much of this book.
Lorelei King is the voice of Mercy Thompson. She does such a wonderful job narrating this series that I usually want to move to the next book just as soon as I finish a book. The character's emotions really come across perfectly with her narration and she is able to voice a large number of characters very well. I look forward to listening to this narrator many more times in the future.
I would highly recommend this book to others. This is a series that really needs to be read in order since the character relationships are a large part of the story. I look forward to continuing with my re-read of this series very soon.
Mercy just feels like my new best friend now and I just adore her so much. She’s just so much fun and so feisty and so strong. She continually finds herself in trouble, but she is always up for the task. And now that she’s in the pack she is dealing with all the ramifications of that and dealing with those who are not thrilled she’s there. But she’s up for it and she’s got this. And Adam is worth the trouble. I adore Adam. He is just so good and he clearly worships the ground Mercy walks on. These two have such great chemistry and they work so well together. And as they both open up more their bond just gets stronger and stronger. They’re seriously one of my favorite couples. And then the side characters. Ben has sealed the spot as my favorite. Which did not see that happening but I love him now. Warren is still wonderful and Bran is just such a great character. And then Sam. Oh my heart Sam hurt me in this one but I love him so.
This book kept me on the edge of my seat. It was action packed from beginning to end and there was just so much constantly going on. I love all of these storylines and how it all wove together. And certain things come back to play here and just OH MAH GAH. ALL THE THINGS.
All in all, Silver Borne was an addictive book from beginning to end. This series has such a great cast of characters and is such a fun world and I’m ready to keep diving in.
At the culmination of one of this book's twin plot lines, (the plot-line for which this book was named,) ONCE AGAIN Briggs relies far too heavily on the cheap motif of Mind Control, AND Mercy's lost time due to her having her mind controlled.
The first time, in book 3, it was new for Briggs and she wrote it with horrific beauty that fit with the far deeper message/issue of date-rape. (For which I've praised Briggs in the highest possible terms for having the courage to raise such a challenging and important topic in the public awareness.)
With it also being used in the previous book in the series in the very same manner as in this book, (to save time and pages,) the continuing use of mind control and memory subsequent time-loss of such a such a beautifully strong female lead has long begun to feel LAME, TIRED, and like so much Deus ex Machina crutch to help Briggs write herself out of a corner or otherwise TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT.
The saving grace for this book is the plot-line That deals with the Pack and Mercy's relationship with Adam. That plot-line feels like Briggs at her best.
The Pack plot-line feels fresh, alive, immediate, and like we're dealing with real, living people making real, living choices -- people who just happen to also be the most respectfully imagines werewolves I've ever read.
If you can slog through a lame, filler plot-line to enjoy the good stuff in the other, concurrent plot-line, you'll enjoy this book.
Top reviews from other countries
This latest installment sees the fey trying to gain possession of an ancient artifact of power which belongs to Mercedes friend Finn, who has been kidnapped and tortured to reveal its whereabouts: naturally, Mercedes has it. She has to rescue Finn, hide the artifact and try to save Samuel who has lost his will to live. Lots of werewolf politics, evil fey and derry doing. Since you wouldn't buy this book unless you were willing to suspend belief, you'll find it well worth the time. Patricia Briggs writes beautifully!