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 love, you are welcome to all that I am, all that I have. I would destroy the planet for you. I was even diplomatic for you, which was a bigger sacrifice. A little power drain is nothing.”
Silence Fallen is one of those books in a series that don’t really seem connected to anything else, but you know it is going to be important later on in the series. I found myself annoyed by the fact that this book was happening, but being drawn to it anyway. And that is simply because of how much I didn’t want the things happening on the page to be happening.
Mercy has been kidnapped by the Lord of Night, the Master of Milan, Iacopo Bonarata! She has been taken to Italy, far from home. She is all on her own, for the first time in a while. She has to survive on her own. And she has to run away from Iacopo on her own. All while Adam is desperately trying to find her.
Which makes Silence Fallen one of the more interesting books in the series, actually! Adam shares the narration with Mercy, throughout the book. Some of the chapters are from Mercy’s perspective, some are from Adam’s. Unfortunately, this means they are separated from each other the entire book. Frustrating, but I want to tell it up front so you don’t get your hopes up like I did mine the first time I read this.
Why did Iacopo kidnap Mercy? Because he thinks she is the most powerful creature in the Tri-Cities Area, of course! Keeping in mind that in the last book they decided to make a major lifestyle change, as well. This..he isn’t wrong. He isn’t right, but he isn’t wrong either. It just majorly amuses me.
Silence Fallen is Mercy getting into even more trouble than she normally gets into. Even for her, this is a new high. Yet, that is what makes Silence Fallen so good. It is all of the elements combined, even the fact that Mercy is perpetually unable to stay out of trouble.
Also, that twist at the end of the book. It was amazing. I never in a million years saw it coming. And oh my do I love Patricia Briggs for it. It is unfortunate I couldn’t magic myself into forgetting that tidbit, so I could see it again on the reread. Absolutely perfect ending.
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