Review: Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs #SweetDelight

Review: Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs #SweetDelightSilence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Series: #10 Mercy Thompson
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Ace on March 7, 2017
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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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.

Challenges Met: 

Romance Roundabout #54 UF
Literary Pickers #53 homemade bread
New Release #27
COYER #67

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • Dang, I’ve heard so many good things about this book and this author. I really need to read her.

    • Oh man, Mary. You really do. You’ll love her vampires. 🙂 Especially Stefan.

  • I am so glad to see that you just devoured this one especially with the adventure filled plot and some twists which are always fun.

    • Yes, I did. Loved it, Renee. I think I’m adjusted to the fact that when I get a new Patricia Briggs in my hand then it is going to be read in a day. 🙂

  • Eee! Thanks for the reminder on this one. I started it but just had the worst time getting into it and at halfway bailed for something else (had take me like 6 days). It was totally me, though, and not being in a paranormal mood at all. I think I might be in one now so going to head back to it. I’m glad you enjoyed it. It is an awesome series 😀

    • Haha, you’re welcome. I do that when I set aside a book for later and later ends up being weeks or months because I forget.
      Yeah, the mood is a real thing and its hard to be a mood reader and be a reviewer because of the pressure to get to books at release time or soon-ish when there is just no mood for them at the moment. I’ve had to stop letting the pressure push me into reading a book I’m not in the mood for (unless its for a tour stop) b/c it rarely produces a good result.

      • I’m with ya on that. It really can influence your overall rating. That’s why I put this one down at the time. I knew it was me and didn’t want to take it out on the book. And goodness, yes. It’s amazing how quickly time can slip away from you.

        • It really is. And maybe I’m off base saying it, but at least you ran out of the right mood on a book that won’t be hurting for ratings and reviews during it’s release time. That sometimes makes me feel better about my moodiness when I put a book down.

  • I really loved this book too. I was a bit disappointed to have Adam and Mercy separate for almost the entire book, but it was great to see both perspectives. I also loved the team of people that Adam pulled together to go after Mercy. Such a fun series. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • Me, too, but I was definitely glad the split up resulted in the large amount of dual perspective. Oh and I definitely want to see more of Larry the goblin king and his peeps. 🙂