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.
Okay, so maybe her troubles have nothing to do with the job. But she sure could use a holiday...
Silver Borne is the fifth installment of the Mercy Thompson
urban fantasy series. This series is one of my favourites,
and Mercy is a great lead character. All the Mecry books are
written in the first person.
In this book Mercy has a few things going on. There's a fae
book that may be more than it seems, jealous werewolves
who try and sabotage her integration into the pack, and
a suicidal werewolf roommate.
These subplots all flow together and you never feel as if
you're being overloaded.
Mercy is independant, and sometimes feels as if being Adam's
mate is going to overwhelm who she is. In Silver Borne, she
and Adam are finally 'mates', but someone is using the pack
bond to interfere in their relationship. If thats not enough,
a gun toting bounty hunter with his own tv show, shows up
at her garage, and claims to have an arrest warrant for
Adam. Turns out its fake and his producer is a lot more than
she seems. With a fae book in her possession, and the dissaperance
of the bookstore owner who lent it to her, Mercy starts to
think they're related.
Through all this Mercy has been trying to deal with her
roommate Samuel's severe depression. Samuel is a very old
Alpha werewolf, who works at a hospital. His wolf, Sam, has
taken over as the dominant personality, and Mercy has been
trying to bring Samuel back. If she doesn't his father will
have to kill him.
Whilst dealing with the pack issues, Gabriel, Mercy's
seventeen year old assistant is kidnapped. A fae queen
wants what Mercy has. With Sam, Adams daughter and the
bookstore owners Grandmother, she enters the fae realm
to bring him back. The others escape but is trapped
and her bond to the pack broken. It's here she understands
that she needs them and they need her. That being Adam's
mate is not stealing her identity, and without her Adam
would always blame himself.
Help comes from an unlikely source, and she fights her way
back to everyone. She has realised a lot about her relationship
with Adam, but they still have much to overcome before the pack
has true cohesion.
I really enjoyed this book, and recommend the series if you
haven't yet read it. It is very well written, the characters
are almost like friends now, and I can't wait to read more
I give it 4 Spiders out of 5.