Series: Mercy Thompson, #10
Also in this series: Night Broken , Fire Touched
Published by Ace on March 7, 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Shifters, Urban Fantasy
Source: Received from Publisher
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 is the 10th installment in Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series. This is a series I have followed since the beginning and waaayyyy before this site ever existed. It is a series that I will continue to read, but the last few books are just missing the pizzazz that the beginning of the series held.
Silence Fallen starts off exciting and the author takes us abroad, swiftly changing the tone and adding in new characters. I thought this new expedition would bring back some of the excitement, but I feel that the lack of of a new over-arching plot is leaving me unsatisfied . Silence Fallen is its own story, but without a larger conflict, my interest and connection was lacking. That being said, it is possible that this installment is the beginning of a new over-arching plot and I just didn’t catch that new thread.
Briggs still does a brilliant job pulling us into the world and creating characters that are realistic, dynamic and sometimes terrifying.
**Spoiler for prior books**
Coyote is becoming a “go-to” for why Mercy ends up every shit creek. I get it. She is a daughter of a trickster god, but using this connection as an ongoing justification is repetitious. Mercy is now only reacting and not actively participating in her own life and this seems to be an ongoing feeling. I expect great character growth in urban fantasy and Mercy seems to be reverting or becoming more basic, not growing.
Overall, I enjoyed it, but expected and wanted more. The world is expanding and I hope a new layer shows up the next book.
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