by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #10
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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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...
Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs is the tenth novel in the wildly popular Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series. Trouble has a way of finding Mercy and this time she ends up alone and in Europe. From the non-linear timeline to the Doctor Who comments I loved Silence Fallen.
I devoured Silence Fallen in a single day and enjoyed seeing the supernatural creatures of the Tri-Cities work together. The tale is broken up into chapters giving us both Mercy’s and Adam’s perspective. It is told in a non-linear fashion, but don’t worry, Briggs aids us with clever messages atop of each chapter.
There were so many things I loved about Silence Fallen
- Mercy is smart, resourceful and badass. We learned more about Mercy and her abilities while she moved through Europe. She found herself in more than one pickle and handled it well.
- We spend time with Adam and his wolf. Gads, I love the man and love that he is both diplomatic and a complete alpha. We see him engage in enemy territory and use the resources and friendships he and Mercy have formed.
- Adam doesn’t go to Europe alone, and I loved seeing these characters work together. It was impressive to see this motley team of power address the enemy.
- Doctor Who. I loved, loved, loved how Briggs weaved in Doctor Who references. I think I swooned when Adam knew who the doctors were. Briggs fed my inner nerd, and the whole character..yeah. AWESOME!
- The Vampire empires and Wolf clans of Europe….have mercy! I loved the darker threads, the ghosts, and other creatures we encountered. It was fun, exciting and dangerous with just enough flair that I could not set the book down.
- Despite the danger, Briggs managed to weave in the humor, snark, and bite I have come to expect. I love these characters and cannot wait for more.
I highly recommend you grab Silence Fallen, snuggle up in your favorite chair and travel with the pack to Europe. You won’t be sorry.
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I love this series. So glad that you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing.
So do I Martha. Happy reading!
Here’s another series that I need to catch up on! Just stopping by to take a peek at your rating, and I’m excited to see how much you loved it! I’ll have to come back to read your review once I’m caught up!
LOL, well catch up this was a good one!
Tyler H. Jolley
I have to say, I kinda love it when you and Ali review the same book on the same day. It feels like fate 🙂
Hehe…she does have good taste in books *winks*
Loved it! The non-linear timeline didn’t bother me nor did I find it hard to follow. This one reminded me of earlier books and it made me happy and wanting to do a series reread.
Completely agree Jennifer..this was brilliant.
I had so much fun with this story too. I loved getting Adam’s POV. The Doctor Who references were great too. That surprise at the end. After reading it, I wondered how I didn’t notice it before. Great review.
This was exceptional. So glad you loved it as well.
The Bibliophile Babe
I can’t wait to start this! I think I’ll be audio booking it. 😀
I listen to her Alpha & Omega series on audio and love it. However, I started this series reading them, and I’ve already created the voices in my head…lol
Jess Fairday's Blog
Although I haven’t started this series- it sounds awesome and I love that cover! 🙂
Thank you Jess.
This happens to be my favourite genre. This series looks interesting and based on your review I have been missing out. Thanks for the recommendation.
I hope you start them, and would love to hear what you think.
I’m a Mercy Thompson newbie as I have just listened to book one not too long ago. 🙂 I really liked it though so can’t wait to get to the next one. 🙂
Yay, Happy listening. Since I started reading the series, I need to finish that way, but I am listening to her Alpha & Omega series and loving it!
Great review. I haven’t read this series yet but it’s on my list and after reading your review, it’s been bumped up to the top.
Yay…I hope you love them when you do!
Melissa (Books and Things)
I’m so far behind on this series it isn’t funny. Don’t laugh! 😉 So glad that it still rocks, but seriously I’d be more stunned if it didn’t. I can’t wait to catch up.
I would never laugh… I have a few series like that.
I still haven’t started Mercy Thompson series. I want to though, and I have a lot of catch up. Lovely review, Kim!
You are in for a treat 🙂
Eeeep, Kimba! We’re review twinsies today! I am SO happy you loved this one as much as I did. I think it may be my favorite installment so far. So, no surprise that I agree with everything in this review. I just want to stay in this world all the time. Sigh. Awesome review <3
YAY…I am happy to hear you loved it too!
This book is everywhere today, and not one reviewer has given it less than five stars. I adored this one as well, got me out of a reading slump. I am starting Alpha and Omega stat after reading about Matt Smith.
Wahoo. Listen to them on audio Heidi..so freakin’ good. I may actually like them more than this series!
I didn’t read your review since this is my favorite series and I love each book to be a surprise. Thank you for reviewing. I can’t wait.
I totally understand.
I’m really eager to get caught up in this series. I’ve always adored Mercy’s strength and Adam’s alpha ways. And I like how Briggs’ weaves in humor to lighten the dark. I’m happy you enjoyed this installment so well, Kimberly!
You will love this one Brandee
This one was a great experience and I was filled with similar wonder over their adventures, the details about the European vampires and wolves, and just the overall wonderful storytelling. The Dr. Who bit was just icing on the cake and that was pretty tasty icing. 🙂 Can’t wait for the next one.
man I feel like everyone and their mother is reading and loving this series. Gah I have book 1, maybe I should consider starting it sooner than later. People say it just get’s better and better
It really does. I think the lowest rating I gave for any book in the series was a 3.5.
I’ve now read 8 great reviews for this one. I might just have to pick this one up at some point.
I could see you loving these Mary!
Second review and second 5 star review I’ve seen today. Fantastic, but ahhhhh #10 in the series. I’m not sure I’m up to starting another one right now. Thanks Kim
Ah, I feel you…but as someone who is working my way through awesome series on my backlist…I have to say, this is one you need to add. Maybe when the series ends.
Ok you’ve convinced me to put it on the wish list
Not only are we review twins today but we both gave this five stars LOL! Great minds right? So happy you loved this too!
SWEET! I really had a blast with this one 🙂
I need to read this series soon, Kim. I’ve been hearing nothing but fantastic things about the book and the series. I love the sound of Adam especially. And fun that there are so many Dr. Who references!
This was such fun Nick. I hope you do begin this series.
Wow, another 5-star rating review for this story. I really need to read this series ASAP. Great review Kimberly 🙂
This was an exceptional edition to the series Vanessa.
I really loved this one even better than the last one, it was another wonderful addition to the series!
Yes, this was perfection.
Ok, that’s it. I need to read this series ASAP! Like yesterday! Lol Between you and Melissa, I don’t know who “pushed” me the most, but I do know I’m terribly curious to meet the characters and read about the world the author created!
You will be thanking us 🙂
Geybie's Book Blog
Wow.. 5 stars! Awesome. I’m in the mood for paranormal romance. I’ll definitely look at this. Thanks for sharing, Kim. Awesome review, as always. 😀
Cannot recommend this series enough Geybie 🙂
Awesome review!!!! I loved this one too. I still need to check out Dr. Who but I think I’ve been convinced it’s in my best interest. Thanks for sharing!!!!
Oh yes, I love the ninth and tenth Doctors the best. 🙂