Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Ace
Released on March 7, 2017
This is my second time through Silence Fallen and this time without the benefit of first time surprise. I was eager to pour through the pages and watch for hints that led to that big, fun reveal in the end. I also caught a few other lovely tidbits that tied the book to both the past and future books so a seemingly isolated adventure taking Mercy and Adam into Europe, wasn’t such a standalone after all.
Silence Fallen is the tenth of the series of books that definitely work best read in order and in conjunction with the Alpha and Omega series.
On a quiet night at home, Mercy steps out to grab a few groceries and ends up kidnapped and in Europe. Her job is to escape and stay alive long enough for Adam to come and get her. Sitting quietly by like a damsel in distress isn’t Mercy’s way so while she waits for Adam, she involves herself in the weres, vamps, and ghostly business of Prague to interesting results.
Meanwhile, Adam feels his bonds to Mercy disappear and nearly loses his control and, worse, his wolf is ready to tear apart Europe looking for his mate starting with the Master of Night and his powerful vampire seethe of Milan. Adam, wisely, doesn’t go alone and takes Marsilia the vampire mistress, Stefan a vampire ally, Elizaveta the witch, and Larry the goblin king along on a private plane with two pilots Charles arranged for him. The vampire master is a deep and clever one. There is definitely something going on in the Old Country, but all he wants to do is find Mercy and go home.
As I said, I enjoyed this book not so much for the impact of the storyline which is what struck me the first time through. It’s a good strong story, but this time, I enjoyed exploring the origins of Marsilia and Stefan by meeting their one-time master and learning how things came about that they ended up separated and in the Tri-Cities. The Lord of Night got several mentions in earlier books as the big scary back in Europe so it was cool getting an up close and personal. It was interesting seeing how the vampire interest in werewolves happened and the tie to the witches. Speaking of witches, the overshadowing for the next book, Storm Cursed, started here with this book and I didn’t catch it the first time.
But of course, it wouldn’t be a new book in the series without introducing some new and interesting supernatural world building like kabbalistic magic in the form of a golem or bringing the goblins into the forefront for the first time.
And, that fun surprise reveal that left me laughing at how I didn’t see it all along in the first read and this time around could appreciate the subtle hints.
All in all, it was a fun urban fantasy adventure in a favorite series. Loved that it was set in Prague for something different. And, can’t wait to move forward through the series readalong into the next book.
About the Book
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…
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