Friday, 17 March 2017

Book Review: Silence Fallen [Mercy Thompson #10] by Patricia Briggs


Title: Silence Fallen
Author: Patricia Briggs
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Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Series: Mercy Thompson #10
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: 9th March 2017
Rating: 5 stars

Tell Me About It
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...
My Thoughts
Silence Fallen is a book I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of. The moment it arrived I made a start on it, and even emptied most of my work bag to fit this book in. Silence Fallen is a big book, but one that I read quite quickly.

Before I start my review you need to have read the previous books in this series before making a start on this, Silence Fallen isn't a book that can be read as a stand alone, it needs to be devoured as part of the series.

Silence Fallen picks up with Mercy making cookies after being stabbed in the back by her step-daughter in a video game. On the way home from the stop and rob Mercy is involved in a collision, a car intentionally runs into her, and she wakes to find herself in a strange place, in the company of strange vampires. Her bond to the pack and Adam has gone, she is all alone.

Silence Fallen alternates between Adam and Mercy as we see each others perspective on the process of finding Mercy. I liked the little notes from Mercy at the start o each chapter, that tells us what is happening to her or him at the time of that chapter in an overlapping timeline effect.

Silence Fallen was a book that I really enjoyed. I liked that fact that we are taken away from the pack, and are abandoned with Mercy in a strange country with no idea of what to do next. The story is focused on Mercy and Adam and thier journey to find each other again. I liked getting to see Mercy away from her safe place and using her ability and her brains to get her out of sticky situations, and the journey that Adam takes to get to Mercy is one hell of a distance.

The twists and turns in Silence Fallen keep you on the edge of your seat, especially during times when you never know if Mercy will be found or not. I liked how the story was told in alternating points of view, which allowed for two story lines to follow each other, meeting up towards the end of the book. We do get some cameos from some old favourites, but we also learn a few things about newer faces too.

Final Verdict
Silence Fallen has to be one of my favourite books in this series. I loved everything about this and it makes me want to re-visit the entire series as soon as possible. This is a must read for fans of the series.

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