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...
Hardcover, 371 pages
Published: March 7th 2017 by Ace Books
Five stars: One of the best Mercy books to date! Read it.
Mercy has discovered that she is always the first one killed when the Pack plays the pirate video game, is it because she bakes chocolate chip cookies for everyone when she dies? Mercy grabs her big mixing bowl and starts the cookies, but then she realizes a trip to the store is in order as she is out of eggs and chocolate chips. When she leaves the store, her car is broadsided by a truck. Mercy awakens to find herself alone, her mate bond isn't working and she is being held captive by one of the most powerful vampires in the world. Mercy quickly learns that she is alone and penniless in Europe. Once again she is on her own, and she must figure out a way to survive before the vampires catch up to her. Will Mercy live to fight another day?
What I Liked:
- Silence Fallen might be the tenth book in the Mercy Thompson Series, but it certainly stands out in my mind as one of the best to date. I loved that this book was all about Mercy trying to survive on her own, in Europe with nothing but her resolve and her wits. It was nice to get away from the pack drama and the fae and head to Europe. Loved the story, the setting and the way the tale unfolded.
- I liked the way this story played out. At first, it seems to be straightforward, but then it goes topsy turvy. The book alternates back and forth between Mercy's view point told in first person narrative and Adam's in third person. Then it gets even trickier as some of Adam's chapters go back in time and occur before the events that happened in Mercy's chapter. It manages to work, though because neither Mercy nor Adam's situations overlap. I had fun piecing it all together.
- At first, I wasn't sure what to think when Mercy is kidnapped and taken to Europe far away from all of her allies. However, you can never count Mercy out, and she quickly adapts. I found that I liked seeing her on her own again away from all the Pack drama and everything she knows. She quickly escapes and then finds more trouble. Things are never dull for the coyote.
- I loved the setting. Mercy finds herself in Prague. I enjoyed exploring the sights of the city with Mercy and learning more about its history, especially when it comes to the mysterious Prague Golem.
- I was disappointed in the beginning to learn that the story was going to revolve around vampire drama and politics again, but soon I was swept away. The vampire stuff is new and different, and interesting, not mention full of plotting, treachery and betrayals. This story felt refreshing and new.
- The ending was amazing. There are some stunning twists, a lot to take in and process before concluding in a good spot. No cliffhangers or unnecessary drama. Loved it.
And The Not So Much:
- I was wanting more from Stefan. I was excited when he decided to accompany Adam on his trip, but his part remains minimal. I love Stefan.
- I have decided after reading this one that I really need to start Brigg's companion series: Alpha and Omega. There were many references to Bran and Charles, and I felt like I was missing something, especially with the whole Matt Smith part. I plan on starting that series right away so I can see how it ties in.
Silence Fallen was a fantastic addition to a well loved series. In fact, I think it was one of the best books to date. This book rekindled my love for Mercy Thompson. I loved that this series featured Mercy on her own in Europe. I also liked that it was without all the pack drama that has plagued the last couple of books. I enjoyed the alternate view points and the way the story was set up. If you are a fan of this series, this book is a must read, and if you haven't started it yet, what are you waiting for?
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for this review.
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