Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10)

by Patricia Briggs

"A new hardcover in the acclaimed Mercy Thompson series--from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fire Touched. 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..."--

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5 of 5 stars

Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson is at the top of my list of Urban Fantasy series, but this story stands out. I loved that we finally had some Adam time, as well as the fact that everyone came out to rescue Mercy from her captors.

Mercy is kidnapped and Adam needs the help of the vampires, the witches and the fae to get her back.

The recent declaration of the Columbia Basin Pack to protect their territory has caused all types of supernaturals to move into the neighborhood and make themselves at home. Even the humans are flocking into town to check it out.

It is also making several parties a little nervous and they want to poke the sleeping werewolf to see if they can truly keep the territory protected. They were told the most powerful supernatural in the area is one Mercedes Thompson-Hauptman.

This is the first time that a significant portion of the story was told by Adam. I think it was great to give Adam a voice and while he did get a small part is Frost Burned when he and the pack go missing, this was much larger and important in this story. Splitting the narrative in this story also worked to increase tension. Not only are we worried about what Mercy is going through, but Adam has to fly to Europe to confront the old vampire behind the abduction. He has to play a delicate game of politics with a being whose rule book has been around for centuries. He needs the help of Mercilia and Stefan to get it right.

I thought it was interesting that several old friends could not assist Adam and Mercy because when you are a long lived creature, such as Zee, you have had plenty of time to make enemies, and changing the background of this story to Europe, we are dealing with many older creatures who have long, long memories and using someone like Charles or Zee would work against them and be seen as a threat. So we are introduced to new friends, both through Adam’s story and Mercy’s story, who come in quite handy.

The story was great and the way it was written took the most advantage of the story plot. There are several twists, turns and surprises so that I had to do a quick re-read when I was finished to see if I could catch what I missed the first time. I love this series and hate that I will have to wait another year for more.

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