Series: #10 Mercy Thompson
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Ace
Released on March 7, 2017
In the #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson novels, the coyote shapeshifter has found her voice in the werewolf pack. But when Mercy’s bond with the pack—and her mate—is broken, she’ll learn what it truly means to be alone...
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...
When beaten down and desperate, Mercy is at her best. I can’t get enough of each new edge of my seat adventure for Mercy and this one involving the most powerful of the world’s supernatural community is no exception. The ‘why’s behind a deadly vampire’s actions are as intriguing as the ‘how’s behind Mercy’s desperate escape across Europe and Adam’s relentless pursuit to bring back his mate alive and safe. I’m warning you now to clear your schedule from the moment you start this one because you are not going to want to put it down for love or life.
Silence Fallen is the latest in the Mercy Thompson Urban Fantasy series and it should be read in order. This book begins a new adventure, but the situation and the world building assume the reader is familiar with what came before.
Mercy is enjoying some down time when out of the blue she is kidnapped and taken by the most powerful vampire in the world who has connections to the local vampires. She wakes up at his home and orchestrates a daring escape only to find her situation is still rather desperate as she finds herself in need of help in the middle of Europe. She stirs things up and must now face more trouble than the vampires hot on her trail.
Adam and his wolf side are in pursuit, but it will be a close thing if he holds back from starting a vampire-werewolf war in Europe to get his mate back. He is accompanied by an interesting group of allies who understand that Mercy’s kidnapping is only the beginning of a deep game played by an old vampire.
As I said, this one offers up an intriguing adventure that adds some breathtaking action and twists. Mercy encounters a new form of supernatural in the heart of old city Prague and new vampire troubles that must be handled delicately to avoid war. But she is not Coyote’s daughter for nothing. Things just seem to happen around Mercy though thankfully, she is her sensible and strong heroic self.
I loved getting a split narration between Adam and Mercy since there are really two adventures going on here with her escape and his rescue attempt. I’m being deliberately vague because this one has some good surprises that I want other readers to encounter on their own. And that last surprise made me laugh and want to go back and re-read passages.
In summary, this is an abso-fab installment to the series that I just devoured. I have no doubt that it will be a hit with others and I can’t push Urban Fantasy lovers enough who haven’t had the chance to start this series to do so.
I rec’d this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
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