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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.

Have Mercy: listen to another Mercy Thompson chiller.
©2010 Patricia Briggs (P)2010 Penguin

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  • Leslie
  • Hillsborough, NC, United States
  • 04-06-10

This Series Just Keeps Getting Better!

I have turned into a huge fan of Patricia Briggs.
Her stories are always fast paced and very interesting.
In "Silver Borne" we get a little more romance, than in the previous books. Which only makes the story, that much better.
All the "Mercy" books are narrated by, Lorelei King. She does a great job of adding depth to the story. Her narration makes "Mercy" come alive.
I would recommend this book.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Highly recommend

I finished listening to Moon Called (the 1st book in this series) and immediately bought the whole series in print and read them all in a week. I then bought the audio of the 5th book, Silver Borne, because i loved it so much. To me the 1st and 5th were the best, but the whole series is extremely well done. Wasnt crazy about the voice of the male lead in Moon Called but for the record by Silver Borne this narrator was in her stride and every voice was perfectly suited to the characters. Other great thing about these as audio is that they are not that long but long enough. LOVED THIS BOOK. Nice steamy ending too though this one is the only one in the series that were really focused on romance. FYI- the rumor is there will be a 6th book in 2011. I checked!

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Great Story!

Another great addition to the Mercy Thompson series. This is suspenseful story with a great plot; I could not stop listening to the book and actually finished it in one day!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Another great installment!

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I really enjoyed this book. Anyone who has been following my reviews probably already knows how much I love this series and this book was no exception. It was so nice to re-visit this wonderful story and spend more time with characters that I have grown to love. This wasn't the most exciting book in the series or my favorite but it was still a very solid read. <br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>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.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 01-02-17

Better and Better

This is a great series. Each book is better than the one before it.

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Amazing!!

I love this series and this is one of my favorites in the series. Briggs does an amazing job developing the characters as they would naturally grow and change. I absolutely love how real Mercy and Adams relationship is. They don't keep secrets and when they do they feel terrible about them. This is the third time I've read the book but the first time listening to it. Lorelei King is a goddess. She is a phenomenal narrator who's different characters are portrayed so accurately that you forget it's the same person. Her intonation is perfect and captures sarcasm and wit in a natural and conversational way. I will listen and love any story she narrates and I can't wait to hear more. If you like her be sure to check out the rest of the series she narrates like the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones :) Happy listening.

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an enduring favorite

I love this whole series but this is one I return to again and again. I love the mystery of it - complex enough to be interesting without feeling like I need to take notes or keep a time line. It's the climactic book for Samuel's character arc, which is delightful and gives you a chance to see him as a wolf in a big way, as well as providing a peek at his long ago past. It's an interesting chapter in the developing story of Adam and Mercy's relationship and how that dovetails with the arc of the "personality" of the pack itself.

But ultimately, what brings me back again and again is the feast of great scenes. I have so many parts bookmarked. It's a wonderful book to pick up and re-read when you just want to be taken away for a little while but don't have time for the full novel. The story hangs together well and provides some excellent development all around, And it has great scenes you can revisit without needing to recall all the details of the story. As a chronic re-reader, that makes it a special kind of gem.

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Ms. Briggs’ books are the best in the genre

I am big into reading about paranormal societies but the Briggs books develop the social structure and expectations for the various paranormal societies like none of the other books in the category. In this book Mercy needs to understand the dynamic of the pack and she must also understand how to deal with the Fae to keep herself and her friends alive and unharmed. For instance, the Fae do not lie but the word games they play can have devastating results if the bargain is not carefully constructed.

Ms. Briggs’ books are the best in the genre I have read lately. The characters are beginning to feel like old friends. Every time I finish one of Ms. Briggs’ books, I cannot wait for the next adventure. I love this series. The books are quick reads and action packed. I order the next in the series before I finish the one I am half way through. I wouldn’t want to miss anything. (-;

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Joannie
  • North Brunswick, NJ, United States
  • 04-03-10

WORTH THE CREDIT

It was worth it waiting for this book. I didn't take a break, I had to listen all night through. I highly recommend this entire series!

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • HB
  • Troy, NY United States
  • 08-10-10

The Best One Yet

I read hundreds of books, including listening to several a week. Well narrated, excellent writing is Such a Joy and all too rare! I hope the quality of this series continues, even as the quantity increases. Patrica Briggs' books are credits well spent.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful