Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
Narrator: Lorelei King
Series: Mercy Thompson #5
Published by Penguin Audio on March 30, 2010
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours, 5 minutes
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Being a mechanic is hard work. Mercy Thompson, for instance, just spent the last couple of months trying to evade the murderous queen of the local vampire seethe. And now the leader of the werewolf pack, who's maybe-more-than-just-a-friend, has asked for her help. A book of fae secrets has come to light and they're all about to find out how implacable - and dangerous - the fae can be.
OK, so maybe her troubles have nothing to do with the job. But she sure could use a holiday..
This is my second time reading Silver Borne, though it’s my first time doing the audio version. And I still love it!
I loved reading the development in Adam and Mercy’s relationship and the changes in her bonds to the pack, as well as the mating bond. I had forgotten the pack drama! I find myself picking up on details that I had completely overlooked (or maybe just forgotten). Mercy is healing from the events of Bone Crossed, and it’s leaving its mark on their relationship.
I think the real treat, though, was reading this after having read the short story Silver! The book makes sense without it, but I understood things involving the fae, the silver borne and Samuel so much better because of having read Silver. If you haven’t read it, I recommend you take the time to, it’s not long.
Noticeably absent in Silver Borne are the vampires. Immediately following a book where they were front and center, it was kind of shocking that they aren’t in it even a little. But I didn’t miss them that much either, maybe Stefan a bit.
I love Loreli King as a narrator and she’s absolutely perfect for this series. I listen at 2x speed easily, still able to pick up on her great voices, inflection, and ability to pull the characters off the page. Couldn’t recommend the audio enough!
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Observations and questions you shared from Bone Crossed:
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- Vampires are scary!
Quotes you readers shared from Bone Crossed:
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“Only you could go to Spokane and get bitten by the one vampire in the whole city.”
“Better Warren as second than a coyote in the pack,” said Aurielle tightly.”
“One of the oddest things about being grown-up was looking back at something you thought you knew and finding out the truth of it was completely different from what you had always believed.” – Mercy
We are doing one book every 4 weeks, posting on Fridays.
Apr 24: Silver Borne – Berls at Because Reading
May 22: River Marked: Rachel at Waves of Fiction
Jun 19: Frost Burned – Jonetta at the Blue Mood Cafe
Jul 17: Night Broken – Jennifer the Book Nympho (now at That’s What I’m Talking About)
Aug 14: Fire Touched – Robin
Sep 11: Silence Fallen – Sophia
Oct 9: Storm Cursed – Angela at My Guilty Pleasures
Nov 6: Smoke Bitten – Anne
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Jan 3: Moon Called – Anne
Jan 31: Blood Bound – Melanie
Feb 28: Iron Kissed – Carole at Carole’s Random Life in Books
Mar 27: Bone Crossed – KC
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I am still developing the complete grand prize package which I will update here as we go along in the Read-along. I know it will contain the MP3 audio versions of the books from Brilliance Audio, probably signed as I intend to go see Patricia Briggs at a conference or two this year. It will also contain swag from those events. There will be a Mercy Thompson enamel pin from AceRoc.
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Excellent post, Anne? I’m really looking forward to returning to this series! Pretty exciting.
It’s soooooo good. I don’t know how you kept from reading along the whole way. Of course, it had been 8 years since I read the first time on most of them. I’m looking forward to you joining us.
It amazes me how much I don’t remember from these books on my second read. In the last book Bone Crossed I’d forgotten who the bad guy was even. So strange that it all seems almost new again. I remember the stuff from Mercy and Adams relationship more then any of the plot details.
Exactly! I’m shocked how I’ve forgotten details! That’s what I love about the read-along – reading them all together in a shorter time period (than a year between books) so I get more details.
Yea! I’m so glad you tried the audio. I started reading this series and flipped to audio about book 2 or 3! Lorelei King is my favorite narrator. I do love this series. Thanks Berls!
Lorelei King is awesome and I tried some that way also. For the read-alongs, I tend to like ebooks for the convenience of highlighting quotes.
I started reading this series before I even knew about audio books (forever ago) but I am loving it on audio now! I agree, Loreli King is a favorite of mine as well.
I haven’t reread this one yet, maybe I should. I have the story Silver so I could read that, then this. Good review!
We’d love to have you join us!
Yes, definitely read Silver first! It adds a lot to the story!
rereading is like watching a movie over again. ya pick up more each time around
Especially when you haven’t read it for 8 years!
This was the point in the series I was excited to get to. The first four I’ve reread several times, but this is the point where I got away from rereading and so I’ve only read the rest of the series once and right at the point of their releases. So woohoo, it was almost like getting it brand new because I remembered only a few parts. Wow, the pack was sure stirred up even more than I remembered. Not sure when my review will go up, but I’ll link up when it does.
Yes! Exactly! But I’ve been excited to read them all really. They are so good.
I believe that I really have to read a book twice before I am able to really remember it well. That is one reason I do so many re-reads 🙂 This book was fantastic and I must say I like the way that Briggs changes the focus of her books from vampires in one book to pack politics in the next. Great review!
It’s an exceptional series and could easily be reread every few years
I love getting so much of Sam!
We all have our favorite characters. I’m partial to Warren and Kyle.
Me too Anne!
Once things get closer to normal and I’m not working so much, I plan to dive into this series!
I know the feeling Laura, life is so chaotic right now! I hope you enjoy it when you’re able to read it!
I hope you do Laura! This is one of my top 5 all-time favorites. It’s the one that comes to mind along with Kate Daniels.
What inspired the cover art?
I would say it is from a description from Patricia Briggs to the cover artist Dan Dos Santos. He’s amazing! I met him at DragonCon a few years ago and bought a poster and some smaller things. Mercy’s heritage of native American plus the area where she grew up in Montana and now lives in Washington TriCities area have several reservations in the surrounding areas and national forests. He also did the covers for the White Trash Zombie books.
This is my 3rd time through and I listened the first two times. Well, both listened and read in back and forth. I have to say the series still holds up after the re-reads and I may even love it more! I might have already read Silver but I’m not sure. Thanks for the tip.
I’ve been on a little impromptu blogging break, so sorry I haven’t been around. 🙂
We are all doing the best we can right now. Thanks for being with us and linking up!
I read paperbacks from the library the first time, and now this second time I had bought ebook copies since that first reading. I’m enjoying it just as much or more this time and it is certainly a benefit reading them all only a few weeks apart. I think even more for the ones from here on out which I read a year apart, as they were released.