Best book of the series so far and best urban fantasy book of the year so far!
I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK.
This is book five in the Mercy Thompson series and in my opinion, the best one of the series so far. Deeply satisfying. This was just brilliant in every way from the first page to the last. There are simply no words to express how good this book was and how much I enjoyed it. It might sound a little bit like I’m gushing but you what, I am and I don’t care. I went into this book looking forward to it sure, but I wasn’t quite so happy with the ending of the last book and there were some things I just did not like in book three, so I was really hoping it was going to make me feel a whole lot better about Mercy, Adam, the pack, the future of the series.
Well it did that in spades. If you follow the series you will already know the background and the story so far, and this has been covered by the other reviewer, so I’ll not waste your time by repeating it. If you are reading this review, not having read the previous four books in the series, and thinking it sounds great, well it IS great, but please stop reading any spoilery information and go read the other four books first. You will appreciate and enjoy this one so much more if you do!
In a lot of ways this is Samuel’s book and I just loved the way the author handled that situation. It was just brilliant, scary, sad, worrying, funny, heart-breaking and ultimately rewarding. But of course it is Mercy’s series and she does take centre stage and quite rightly, so it’s also about the continuation of her relationship with Adam and the pack, relationships with her friends and with the Fae. She’s still dealing with the aftermath of events in previous books, as well as resentment and hostility from pack members, a romantic relationship that is not without it’s stresses and strains, and some seriously major league Fae who is out to get her. No vampires in this book by the way, it’s all about Mercy and Adam, the pack, the bonds, Samuel and the big bad Fae.
Definitely the best urban fantasy book I’ve read this year so far. I haven’t started on Changes: The Dresden Files
yet and I have high hopes for that one but this was just wow! Thank you Patricia Briggs, I’m so happy with the direction this series is taking.
One tiny little issue I have is with the covers. Obviously, it bears no relevance to the contents or quality of the wonderful content at all but I wish we could have the very beautiful covers that adorn the US version Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson)
This book is made of awesome!!!
Book Review 31 March 2010
Paranormal Social Club book discussion for April 2010 – feel free to join us to discuss this fantastic book!
(review also posted on amazon)