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Silver Borne: Mercy Thompson, Book 5 | [Patricia Briggs]

Silver Borne: Mercy Thompson, Book 5

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

Have Mercy: listen to another Mercy Thompson chiller.

©2010 Patricia Briggs (P)2010 Penguin

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    Susan Blounts Creek, NC, United States 08-16-11
    Susan Blounts Creek, NC, United States 08-16-11 Member Since 2009
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    "My Favorite of the Series"

    I enjoy listening to series so that the characters can develop over the books. I have enjoyed all of the Mercy Thompson books, and this one is my favorite. The relationship development between Mercy and the pack members was interesting as well as Samuel's relationship development! Lorlei King is the perfect narrator for this series. Her voice changes so much that I never have trouble knowing which character is speaking.

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    Brighyehn Evergreen, AL, United States 07-01-11
    Brighyehn Evergreen, AL, United States 07-01-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book"

    Huge fan of Mercy, and this book didn't disappoint. I'll def. be reading the next book. (or listening.)

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    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 04-09-11
    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 04-09-11 Member Since 2010

    Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.

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    "Virgin reader"

    I never read any of Patricia Briggs books, nor heard of them. When looking for something to put into my library, I spotted the subject of shape shifter/mechanic and thought "Why Not!". I was extemely pleasantly suprised and enjoyed every minute of the book. I look forward to the next one out.

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    Laurielu Austin, TX, United States 03-18-11
    Laurielu Austin, TX, United States 03-18-11 Member Since 2013

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    "Great Adventure!"

    Kudos to Patricia Briggs for creating such a harrowing and fulfilling story with the installment of Silver Borne. I absolutely loved this book!

    Mercedes Thompson sure can get into a few scrapes to put it mildly and this book is no different. The tension weaved into the storyline from the predicaments Mercedes finds herself in creates an edge of your seat reading experience. This series gets better and better as you read it.

    Mercedes finds herself involved with the Fae, the local werewolf pack (since she is the Alpha's mate), her mating bond and here roommate - Samuel's - drama. With all of the theatrics, pausing or stopping the book is almost impossible! I highly recommend this book!

    Happy Listening from Bona Fide Reviews!

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    02-21-11
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    "diffrent twist on the werewolf"

    This is the 5th in the Mercy Thompson series. It's a great mystery series that has supernatural twist. I was looking for a series like that of Rachel Morgan or Sookie Stackhouse and this is it! It is a quick read and hard to put down!

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    alexis walla walla, WA, United States 12-29-10
    alexis walla walla, WA, United States 12-29-10
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    "LOVE ALL HER WORK!!!"

    I have read all of her books and loved them. Even if a book seems slow at first; you are soon sucked in and can't remember how you got that far into the story. I Have gotten to meet Patty and Mike several times in-person (live near tri-cities) and the passion she has for writing and all of her characters beams through onto the pages. You need to read the rest of her books. And several more books for mercy to come, as-well as Alpha & Omega!!!!!!!!!! Dragons will come back soon.

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    Suzan TX 09-07-10
    Suzan TX 09-07-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Great series"

    This as a great book as is the whole series would defiantly recommend the whole series. Also her alpha and omega series a spin off from this series is great. Hope you enjoy this series as much as I have and I can't wait till anther of these books come out.

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    oceaninmotion 09-04-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun entertaining read"

    Love the characters, the interaction, the magic, and the humanity in the inhuman and the whole package. Lots of fun.Kept me interested from start to finish. Read the whole series from start to finish for a better flow.

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    Jo 08-11-10
    Jo 08-11-10
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    "Love the Author"

    I had a problem with the voice reading. She tries to be all the voices and her male voices detract from the book. The book itself is good.

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    K. Kraus 06-25-10
    K. Kraus 06-25-10 Listener Since 2010
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    "Loved it"

    I love the characters. Nobody in her books is ever unrealistic (the way they act, not the vampire/werewolf/walker part haha). It's a nice change to some of the scifi/fantasy books out there with harems of men and the constant feel that the main character is just untouchable and just not that interesting.

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