Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Silence Fallen
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #10
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 371 Pages
Publisher: Penguin/Ace Books
Release Date: March 7, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe…
Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise…
Review: There is a reason this series is one of the very few on my m/f paranormal reading list – it delivers every single time with no signs of slowing down any time soon. From the very first pages, I was flooded with memories of this wonderful series, smiling at the humor and fun the characters I know and love are having as they play a role playing pirate game as this story begins.
There is never a dull moment in Mercy’s life, whether she is out getting into trouble of her own, or at home in the midst of her now very large family. It doesn’t take long before things get a bit more serious and Mercy is kidnapped, by vamps! I’ve been waiting a long time for more vamp exposure in this series. Stefan is back in the fold, as he, through his tie to Mercy, helps Adam in her recovery.
I absolutely love Ms. Briggs’ style. Right from the beginning, she tells us we need to pay attention to Mercy’s notes because things happen in kind of a wonky order. Mercy keeps us posted though, and it was not difficult to follow along at all. Now, normally, I tend to not enjoy a story where the characters spend more time separated than together. But I didn’t mind it all all here. The time spent with Adam and his crew was exciting and wonderful, just as much as the time spent with Mercy trying to get out of her situation on her own. And, truthfully, through their bond, they never really felt that far apart, even though they were.
This might be one of my favorites of this series. I loved how the different factions came together to help Adam (and Mercy) when they were needed. Even Elizavetta, who is not a Mercy fan, stepped up to the plate! And I loved the twists and how everything came together. If you are a fan of shifter stories and have not picked this series up yet, I cannot recommend you do so highly enough. Each story is just as good as the previous one but with new elements or events that never feel over the top – this series just works, and it works well. It has unique and interesting characters, and a family of relationships that exist beyond the pack dynamics. Mercy is strong, loyal and even though oftentimes falls into trouble, making it through on her tenacity and connections (and even a bit of luck), I have to agree, she is definitely one of the most powerful elements in the Tri-Cities and beyond.
Overall Impression: It was amazing!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*