The Mercy Thompson series only seems to pick up the further we travel with Mercy -- no unreasonable hijinks or mysteriously appearing admirers to falsely boost the heat. One thing that I truly appreciate about Briggs is that so far, what's happening to Mercy seems to follow in a logical progression from what happened before. Her relationship with Sam, Adam, and the rest of the pack causes its own set of problems, but it doesn't seem like contrived drama to keep the series going. Despite a comment by a pack member about how Mercy seems to be a magnet for trouble, so far it also appears that there's a method to the madness.
Silver Borne kept me on the edge of my seat, trying to figure out how Mercy was going to resolve the problem with Sam, with Adam's pack, and the other supernatural drama that just seems to revolve around her. Kudos to Briggs for managing to tie it all together in a believable fashion without having to resort to more than the usual set of coincidences. The shift in Mercy and Adam's relationship was touching, believable, and above all, made sense. Another mark of Brigg's talent is that despite my desire to see more of Mercy's story, she's tying up loose ends as she goes and not producing more, making for a tight-knit, fast-paced story.
I can't wait for the next Mercy Thompson installment, but I suspect it's also winding down to a satisfying end. No matter, I can't wait to see what Briggs has up her sleeve next.
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...