Monday 6 June 2011


Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
Book 5 of the Mercy Thompson series

Genre: adult urban fantasy

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...
Source: Info in the About Silver Borne was taken from the GoodReads at on 27/05/2011.

My Thoughts:
The story telling quality is masterful as per usual with Patricia Briggs. Simply compelling! I also like the way the story veered off from being too dark like the previous books were. And I liked that! Liked that a lot! It didn't detract from the quality of the story or book whatsoever, it just makes it a whole lot less disturbing for us readers, and for me in particular, and I prefer it like that. This being the 5th book in the series, I've said most of what I can say about this book in my review of the previous books. The world building and character development is simply wonderful! Keep in mind that my assessment might no longer be objective. Being a long-time Mercy Thompson fan, I am admittedly biased. I love this series and this book did not disappoint! Pace? I inhaled this book overnight, so I would say the pace is pretty fast.

A salient point in this book is Sam the Wolf's appearance. Although this is not the center stage of this story, it did occupy a relatively big part of the stage. I'm not going to say much about it or I will be giving out spoilers... however I imagine Sam as this big white wolf pic here. I think it fits Sam very well.

Overall this is another brilliant installment to the Mercy Thompson series and I would give it a 5 out of 5!

Empirical evaluation:
Story Telling Quality = 5
World Building = 5
Character Development = 5
Writing Style = 5
Plot = 4.5
Pace = 5
Story Itself = 4.5
Ending = 5

Overall Rating 5 out of 5 cherries

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  1. Great review1 i loved THIS BOOK! this series rocks! =D

  2. I can't wait for the next book, I do hope it comes soooooon. But sadly we must wait for book 7 :(


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