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Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs eARC {4.5 Stars}

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs eARC {4.5 Stars}

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #10)
Published by Ace on March 7th, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Page Length: 352 pages
How I got my copy: NetGalley
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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...

4.5 Stars

Note: I received an advanced copy of Silence Fallen from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version.


  • Silence Fallen breaks the mold by having alternating viewpoints between Mercy and Adam along with comments from Mercy at the beginning of each chapter. I really liked seeing things from Adam’s perspective and his love for Mercy was adorable.
  • There is a note at the beginning that the timelines don’t necessarily match up and that Mercy’s comments are important to read. I liked not being sure of how things were lining up since it conveyed Mercy’s confusion a lot better while still giving us a chance to see what Adam was up to.
  • Mercy travels across a lot of the world in Silence Fallen and therefore we get a much better picture of what werewolf and vampire life in Europe actually looks like. I love how much this made the world seem much more real and we finally met characters that had only been discussed previously.
  • As you can expect from Mercy Thompson, the pacing is fast and addictive and Mercy kicks some serious ass!


  • Since I’m used to reading pretty complex epic fantasy, the warning to pay attention to everything put me into hyper-reading mode when apparently that was not what was intended. The timelines weren’t as complex as I would have liked them to be and there wasn’t some secret message hidden in Mercy’s comments as far as I can tell. This normally wouldn’t have bothered me except that I was expecting it from Briggs’ note.


Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings

Have you read this one? What did you think? Are you excited for it if you haven’t gotten to it yet?
– Anya


 Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

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