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Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #10
Published by Ace on March 7, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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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..
Kimberly graciously allowed me to share her review, originally posted here.
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.
Who said (enter the answer in the Rafflecopter, don’t put in the comments)
“ If you are taken by your enemies,” … said, “don’t wait to escape. he hour you are taken is when you will be at your strongest. Time gives them the opportunity to starve you, to torture you, to break you and make you weak. You have to escape as soon as you can. ”
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Observations and questions you shared from Fire Touched:
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- I think Aiden will have an important role in future books given his knowledge of the fae and his power.
Quotes you readers shared from Fire Touched:
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“Now this little gem”— Izzy’s mother pulled out yet another bottle—“this is one of my favorites, guaranteed to improve your love life or your money back. Does your husband ever have trouble keeping up?” She held up a finger, then curled it limply downward as her eyebrows arched up.”
We are doing one book every 4 weeks, posting on Fridays.
Sep 11: Silence Fallen – Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer
Oct 9: Storm Cursed – Angela at My Guilty Pleasures
Nov 6: Smoke Bitten – Anne
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Jan 3: Moon Called – Anne
Jan 31: Blood Bound – Melanie
Feb 28: Iron Kissed – Carole at Carole’s Random Life in Books
Mar 27: Bone Crossed – KC
Apr 24: Silver Borne – Berls at Because Reading
May 22: River Marked – Rachel at Waves of Fiction
Jun 19: Frost Burned – Sophia
Jul 17: Night Broken – Jennifer the Book Nympho (now at That’s What I’m Talking About)
Aug 14: Fire Touched – Robin
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Grand Prize Giveaway:
I am still developing the complete grand prize package which I will update here as we go along in the Read-along. I know it will contain the MP3 audio versions of the books from Brilliance Audio, probably signed as I intend to go see Patricia Briggs at a conference or two this year. It will also contain swag from those events. There will be a Mercy Thompson enamel pin from AceRoc.
- 🎧 The Love Wager by Lynn Painter @LAPainter@kdimerc @ZacharyWebber @BerkleyRomance @PRHAudio #LoveAudiobooks - March 30, 2023
- 🎧 Her Deadly Game by Robert Dugoni @robertdugoni @SaskiaAudio #Thomas&Mercer #BrillianceAudio #LoveAudiobooks #KindleUnlimited🎧 - March 28, 2023
- 🎧 The Kind Worth Saving by Peter Swanson @PeterSwanson3 #KeithSzarabaijka #KathleenEarly #HelenLaser @MickyShiloah @HarperAudio #LoveAudiobooks - March 26, 2023
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
One of my favorites. Glad I could help Anne 🙂
Thank you so much! I appreciate your sharing your review. It is always harder to find those who have read all the way to the end of a longer series, even one this amazing.
Wowza! I was not expecting the revelation we get about Bran towards the end of the book.
I think there is always something amazing about each book. I’m enjoying the opportunity to read them all in a shorter time period so satisfying. Thanks for participating!
I still must do my re-read in the next week, but I’ll link up when I do. 🙂
Loved getting Kimberly’s thoughts. It’s always fun to see what stands out to other readers. Yes, seeing Mercy, Adam, and the crew work outside their home turf showed they are strong no matter what. And, yes, getting all the European supernatural community background was fabulous. I was glad to finally see what all the fuss was about ‘the Lord of the Night’, Marsilea’s sire. I didn’t notice mentions of his the first time I read through, but this re-read I have seen a handful of mentions. Can’t wait to dig in and read this one soon. 🙂
I’m gaining so much by rereading and also reading them shortly one after the other. This one can look like it’s kind of a short adventure which doesn’t matter that much to the overall but threads here lead back to things to come.
I’m still wanting to read this series! I just know I’ll love it. Now to find some time.
I wish you could have managed it with us this year. That’s why I only do 1 book a month / 4 weeks. It is one of my absolute favorite series. But this has been a crazy year in so many ways.
This is one of my all-time favorite installments! My husband and I re-listened to this in one day! My third time. I love the quote we’re supposed to guess at! It’s so true in real life if you’re ever taken, too! I was stunned by identity of a character that wasn’t revealed until the end the first time through, and I still marvel at it knowing who he was in the re-reads. Fab review Kimberly!
I’ll link up my post once I’ve posted it on the blog. I did have my review up on Goodreads but I’d like my link to be for the blog. Can’t wait until the next one!
Yes I love them all. I finished Storm Cursed last night and it’s something special when you can read them all closer together. Storm Cursed is one of my favorites. Heck, they are all one of my favorites! Thanks for participating and I look forward to reading your review!
I really liked this one and the way that we get to see bot Adam and Mercy separately. I especially liked the unexpected cameo. I knew he cared.
Yes it’s great to see the different strengths they each have and how much Adam and Mercy trust one another. Yes I love the cameo too.
i am so behind on this series
Well it’s one of my all time favorites so I hope you get to read it. We have two more months so I hope you can join us for some.
Great review! I don’t recall the Dr who references, but they weren’t meaningful to me because *gasp* I haven’t watched it. I agree though, great book!
Ah. Well it has been many years since I watched Dr. Who but I got some of them. Now that I am reading these more closely together I am really enjoying how little plot threads flow between the books. Thanks for sharing your review!
Finally got my review posted! Thanks for hosting the read-a-long and giveaway, Anne!
Thank you so much for contributing and participating. It is such an amazing series. I am glad all the time I chose it for this year.