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2011 Endeavour Award Finalist

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Irrepressible, coyote-shifting Mercy Thompson is back and her life is changing in some good ways and a few bad ways. Silver Borne, Patricia Briggs's fifth book in this dark fantasy series, finds Mercy struggling to adjust to her new mate bond with Adam, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, while trying to find a missing friend and protect a fae relic that will cause havoc if an evil fae queen gets her hands on it. If this wasn't enough trouble, Mercy's roommate Samuel is struggling with some major issues and Adam wants her to move into his house. Can't a girl catch a break?

Briggs's ability to keep Mercy's story interesting and fresh is unparalleled. Not only is each story unique, but the characters evolve and change along the way. She is truly a master of the urban fantasy genre.
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Publisher Comments:

All-new action in the #1 New York Times bestselling 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...

Review:

"Coyote-shifting garage mechanic Mercedes Thompson, now mated to Adam, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, embarks on her exciting fifth dark fantasy adventure (after 2009's bestselling Bone Crossed). Three subplots — Mercy's attempt to return a magical book to a fae friend-of-a-friend, her difficulties integrating into Adam's pack, and her roommate Samuel's misery over being a lone Alpha — come together seamlessly, and excitement builds as Mercy and her loved ones go through ever more intense experiences, including a house fire, a suicide attempt, a death sentence, and a reunion between long-ago loves. Briggs creates both well-rounded characters and a complex mythology, resulting in a rich read that's far more than a series of action adventures strung together. Fans of the series will be thrilled; new readers should start at the beginning or risk drowning in the immersive world-building. 6-city author tour. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"[I]ts pacing is practically perfect....A must for anyone following the series, one that should also be popular among fans of paranormal romance." Booklist

Synopsis:

In the new work in the #1 New York Times-bestselling urban fantasy series, shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book. But it seems the book contains secret knowledge — and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands.

Synopsis:

Mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book, but it seems the volume contains secret knowledge — and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands.

Synopsis:

Includes her debut novel Masques and its sequel Wolfsbane—together in one volume

Before there was Mercy Thompson… In a world far removed from the Alpha and Omega werewolves… There was the shapeshifting mercenary Aralorn.

Masques

After an upbringing of proper behavior and oppressive expectations, Aralorn has fled her noble birthright for a life of adventure as a mercenary spy. Her latest mission involves gathering intelligence on the increasingly charismatic and dangerous sorcerer Geoffrey ae’Magi. But in a war against an adversary armed with the power of illusion, how do you know who the true enemy is—or where he will strike next?

Wolfsbane

For the last ten years, Aralorn has led a dangerous existence. Now she must return home, for her noble father, the Lyon of Lambshold, has passed away. But when Aralorn and her companion Wolf arrive, they find that not only is he not dead, but a darkness is very much alive within him…

Synopsis:

View our feature on Patricia Briggs’s Silver Borne.

All-new action in the #1 New York Times bestselling 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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Patricia Briggs lives in Montana with her husband, children, and six horses.

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Amanda Ruff, January 27, 2011 (view all comments by Amanda Ruff)
Like all Patricia's novels this is an excellent read. I recomend that you pick up the first in the Mercy Thompson Novels and read it now. You won't regret it. One of the best series out there. All of Patricia Briggs novels are great!
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Pam from Louisiana, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Pam from Louisiana)
This is the 5th in the Mercy Thompson Series. It has twist and turns that leaves the reader wanting more -both future and history of these characters. Adults and Young adults both enjoy these books. I would recommend them to anybody. who is open-minded to Mystery/Fantasy fiction.
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S Williams, May 4, 2010 (view all comments by S Williams)
I've got to say you can not go wrong with a Patricia Briggs book.Story line always good, nice flow, never a bump in the road where it seems rushed or stuffs been thrown in there for filler.Mercy thompson series is great this ones as great as past ones.One of my fav-series!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441018192
Author:
Briggs, Patricia
Publisher:
Ace
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Mercy Thompson
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20110125
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.24x6.06x1.22 in. 1.18 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 304 pages Ace Books - English 9780441018192 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Irrepressible, coyote-shifting Mercy Thompson is back and her life is changing in some good ways and a few bad ways. Silver Borne, Patricia Briggs's fifth book in this dark fantasy series, finds Mercy struggling to adjust to her new mate bond with Adam, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, while trying to find a missing friend and protect a fae relic that will cause havoc if an evil fae queen gets her hands on it. If this wasn't enough trouble, Mercy's roommate Samuel is struggling with some major issues and Adam wants her to move into his house. Can't a girl catch a break?

Briggs's ability to keep Mercy's story interesting and fresh is unparalleled. Not only is each story unique, but the characters evolve and change along the way. She is truly a master of the urban fantasy genre.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Coyote-shifting garage mechanic Mercedes Thompson, now mated to Adam, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, embarks on her exciting fifth dark fantasy adventure (after 2009's bestselling Bone Crossed). Three subplots — Mercy's attempt to return a magical book to a fae friend-of-a-friend, her difficulties integrating into Adam's pack, and her roommate Samuel's misery over being a lone Alpha — come together seamlessly, and excitement builds as Mercy and her loved ones go through ever more intense experiences, including a house fire, a suicide attempt, a death sentence, and a reunion between long-ago loves. Briggs creates both well-rounded characters and a complex mythology, resulting in a rich read that's far more than a series of action adventures strung together. Fans of the series will be thrilled; new readers should start at the beginning or risk drowning in the immersive world-building. 6-city author tour. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[I]ts pacing is practically perfect....A must for anyone following the series, one that should also be popular among fans of paranormal romance."
"Synopsis" by , In the new work in the #1 New York Times-bestselling urban fantasy series, shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book. But it seems the book contains secret knowledge — and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands.
"Synopsis" by , Mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book, but it seems the volume contains secret knowledge — and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands.
"Synopsis" by ,
Includes her debut novel Masques and its sequel Wolfsbane—together in one volume

Before there was Mercy Thompson… In a world far removed from the Alpha and Omega werewolves… There was the shapeshifting mercenary Aralorn.

Masques

After an upbringing of proper behavior and oppressive expectations, Aralorn has fled her noble birthright for a life of adventure as a mercenary spy. Her latest mission involves gathering intelligence on the increasingly charismatic and dangerous sorcerer Geoffrey ae’Magi. But in a war against an adversary armed with the power of illusion, how do you know who the true enemy is—or where he will strike next?

Wolfsbane

For the last ten years, Aralorn has led a dangerous existence. Now she must return home, for her noble father, the Lyon of Lambshold, has passed away. But when Aralorn and her companion Wolf arrive, they find that not only is he not dead, but a darkness is very much alive within him…

"Synopsis" by ,

View our feature on Patricia Briggs’s Silver Borne.

All-new action in the #1 New York Times bestselling 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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