Title: Silence Fallen
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #10
In Silence Fallen, we return to vampire politics and Mercy being on her own. She has been kidnapped by the Lord of the Night and taken to Italy. Now she has to survive until Adam can find her.
In this book, Mercy shows everyone that even though she has allies at her back now, she can still take care of herself when necessary. She may have been taken to Italy against her will, but she wastes no time in freeing herself and finding help. I really love that we got to return to a solo Mercy story, even if it is only because of kidnapping. I love this series because of how strong and independent Mercy has always been, and this installment just continues to enforce that.
Mercy’s adventures in Italy and Prague were fascinating. The ghosts in Prague were many and some a bit dangerous. I was not expecting a ghost issue in this book but I enjoyed it. Mercy also met another werewolf pack and ended up learning some information about their new submissive wolf Zack. I liked learning about the supernaturals in other countries because we haven’t seen anything about them so far in this series.
This book is also the first time we get consistent chapters from Adam’s POV. While Mercy is on the run, Adam is making his way to Italy to discuss her kidnapping with the Lord of the Night. I was very surprised by how diplomatic Adam was being, especially since he was struggling to control his wolf so much. I can’t get enough of having Adam’s side of the story and really hope we continue to see it in future books.
With Adam’s entourage is Marsilla, Stephan, Honey, and Elizaveta. Marsilla really steps up in this installment. She has changed so much since she first was introduced, and while she still hates Mercy, she also begrudgingly accepts her. I also liked seeing her get over her exile by the Lord of the Night and put him in the past finally. She has become a character that while I don’t love because of her actions, I actually find a good character.
Overall, this was another motherhumping amazing story! I can’t wait to see what happens to Adam and Mercy next!
Trigger warnings: car crash, kidnapping
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