Series: Mercy Thompson #10
Published by Ace on March 7, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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...
My excitement for Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs has been unmet when it comes to the Mercy Thompson series. With this installment, though, my excitement felt premature.
Rating Silence Fallen was a challenge I didn’t think I would have had to face. If I have some semblance of rating for the book I’m reviewing it acts as a guide for my thoughts. For this review I’ll just have to wing it.
I feel somewhat bad for thinking this story was bland compared to its predecessors. In my opinion it was filled with too much dialogue and not enough constructive action. The amount of talking and explanation of things seriously drug this story on. I found myself thinking of other things as I was reading Silence Fallen. I was subsequently left wondering if this amount of inner dialogue and history retelling was done previously in this series?
Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs also revealed to me my aggravation of the frequency that Mercy gets kidnapped, or just disappears. The first few times it happened were okay, but in this installment Mercy found herself misplaced a total of three times. In my opinion that’s a lot for one person in one book.
If I’m completely honest, I’m also tired of the Pack, and Adam and Bran constantly rescuing Mercy. For this aggravation, I blame the author. Either she’s going to have to evolve Mercy’s character, or she needs to come up with more conflict scenarios.
While there were some cool things that happened in Silence Fallen I think it would’ve worked best as a novella.