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Silence Fallen

(Mercy Thompson #10)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  41,570 ratings  ·  3,388 reviews
Mercy Thompson 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
Hardcover, 371 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by Ace Books
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However Penelope, for sure no one will force you to keep reading it...

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Charlaine Harris
I always like Patricia Briggs' books. They are consistently original and well written. ...more
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This may be my favorite Mercy book yet!
Silence Fallen is a very vampire heavy book, so for fans of Mercy's undead Scooby Doo loving friend, this is a bit of perfect! I've been dying to read more books with him in them for a while now, but with all the fae craziness it has been a long time since he and the other vampires have featured in a book.


I just love the way Briggs does vampires.
For the most part, they're pretty awful creatures with very few redeemable qualities. And the fe
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Oh Mercy! Someone is always causing trouble for you to fix, but this time they steal you away! My favorite shifter coyote! ❤️

We have vampires, werewolves, ghosts, witchcraft, a golem and this that and the other!

Oh and this time there was another narrator joining Lorelei King. His name is George Newbern. I was skeptical at first but he did a good job and they both narrated great together.

This book was fun! Well, not the bad stuff but it was a bit different then any of the other books in the ser
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Maybe my favorite Mercy Thompson book! The plotting here is just ingenious!

Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:

It’s pirating night in the werewolf house, and Mercy, a coyote skinwalker married to Adam, the handsome Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack, quickly gets killed out of the werewolf pack’s computer-based pirate LARP game. She heads to the kitchen to make a double-quadruple batch of chocolate chip cookies for the pack (her habit of baking treats after being exiting the
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
A bit of a slow start, but finished with a BANG. That twist, OHMAGAWD, that twiiiiiiist!

Full RTC.
Aisling Zena
April 2019

Finally read it.

March 2017

So it's finally out. And I have it. Yet I find my self very reluctant to read it. Why? Because I know I'll probably have to wait another 3 years for the next one and it's just torture. I'm seriously thinking of saving it for emergencies. Bad book streak emergencies...


Available on Request on Netgalley now. I doubt I'll get approved as I am a mere humble reader but good luck to all of you. And know if you do get it you're going on my Mortal Enemy list
Apr 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-audio
4.25 stars!

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Silence Fallen is book ten in the Mercy Thompson series. Yes, I said book TEN. I’ve been reading these books for well over a decade and I still get that crazy excited feeling when I know a new Mercy and Adam book is coming out!

If there is one thing about Mercy you should know, it’s that trouble always seems to find her. She can’t help it. Thankfully, she’s tough, resourceful, and has an amazing mate. This book starts out with Mercy being kidnapped by one of the most powerful vam
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4.5 stars!

“I only get weirder the longer you know me.”

Silence Fallen begins with Mercy being abducted by vampires and brought to Europe. She escapes her captors and ends up in the gothic city of Prague, where she has no clue if the people and supernatural creatures she comes across are friend or foe. As time goes by Mercy discovers there is more than one creature that has her in their sits, it’s just a matter of whether or not she can find a safe place to go.

“I looked like a victim. I wa
Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
[4.5 stars] Anything written by Patricia Briggs these days is pure gold. I always try to savor them (the year-long wait between books is brutal!), but always seem to find myself devouring pages like there’s no tomorrow! The Mercy Thompson series is the sort of guaranteed good read that leaves me no doubt I’m going to love every moment. Silence Fallen was another awesome book in a long line of killer novels.

Without giving anything important away, I think it’s safe to reveal that Silence Fallen ta
Non spoiler, all feels review
I need to make some chocolate chip cookies.

Separated but never separate. Mercy and Adam, win the Best Couple award. He listens to her, he trusts her, unwaveringly, she is the same way back at him. It is a beautiful thing.

What a painful ride for Mercy. She is shattered, beaten, stolen, scared, and alone. It hurt my heart to travel with her through some of her difficulties. I was seriously worried about her mental health, she was completely immersed in Hades. Never und
Cece ❀Rants, Raves &Reviews❀
Listen up young ones, this series is fucking awesome— I can't believe more people don't know about it !!

The characters and setting are so enjoyable that you really just want more adventures with them that doesn’t require an impossible plot to distract us from their flat personalities like some books
“I was in the belly of a bus in Italy, alone, naked, and penniless.
Also without a passport.”

Ahh yes the passport is her biggest problem here, typical Mercy sass


The story of Mercy and Ada
edge of bubble
2 I think I've read this wrong stars

I don't even want to do a review for this book, that's how disappointing it was to me. Will just write my reasons for being salty.

Repetition. Mercy's powers, ehy and how the magic works or doesn't work on her and adam, how she finds trouble, how ghost thingie works, how clever the villian is... everything will be repeated and explained at lenght at least 3 times, like this is not the 10th fucking book, but the 1st one and you are a goldfish who can't remember
Mercy plays Flat Stanley in this book. She is kidnapped and traveling around with only minor check-ins here and there.

Flat Stanley was ready for a break and happy that Mercy decided to take his place for a while.

Adam has alternating POV's with Mercy and he has set-up a super-team to go and retrieve her. There is one witch - Elizaveta; two vamps - Marcilia and Stefan (Yay, Stefan!! I heart him!); two goblins - the goblin king and the pilot; and three werewolves - Adam, Honey, and the co-pilot nam
Mar 09, 2015 marked it as to-read
Per Ann Sowards interview, in Silence Fallen :

1) we will have a lot more chapters written from Adam's perspective.
2)We will get to know more about Elizaveta.
3) and there is Larry, the Goblin King!
The Goblin King! I need this because loss of great David Bowie still hurts.

Edit: 07/15/16
Dan Dos Santos does an amazing job with these covers and I especially love when he draws Mercy showing her Native American heritage. Sometimes he implements details related to story in a more subtle way (like he
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

SILENCE FALLEN takes us back to a time when Mercy was a one-woman show. Her allies are still in place, but all their power and might has been nullified by the Atlantic Ocean. Thompson is forced to do what she does best. Survive. I loved this book because even though I always look forward to reconnecting with the Tri-Cities cast, it was Patricia Briggs' strong heroine that first drew me to this series, and continues to call to me with each new installment.

There were stil
Re-read for the 3rd time Sunday August 23rd 2020 and listened to the audio book in one day! My husband and I couldn't stop listening! One of my favorites of the series!

Re-read April 4th 2017, and my re-reading binge is over! *sobs* I want more Adam and Mercy!

Original review:
Silence Fallen
kicks off with a bang as Mercy is abducted and taken to Europe by vampires. What do they want and how will she get away?

As usual Mercy survives by her wits, thinking things through quickly and using hard won e
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, fantasy
Okay, after sleeping on it, I’m giving this book 4 stars instead of 3.5 stars.
Here’s why:

What I loved about the book:
1: I did love how tough and resourceful Mercy is after she’s been kidnapped by vampires. What a badass!
2: I love how Patricia Briggs writes about vampires in her books!! They are complex, deadly creatures that cannot be trusted. No sparkly bullshit here folks and it seems they are more accurate of what I visualize as a vampire.
3. I love how Mercy and Adam are together as a couple.
Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson #10) by Patricia Briggs started with a B A N G !!! The blurb already prepared me for what was coming, but still – WOW!!!

I don’t usually like books that rip the main couple apart for the majority of the book. I want them together – not apart. But it worked for Silence Fallen. I didn’t feel like something was missing or that it should have been any different – it felt RIGHT.

I thought Patricia Briggs did an amazing job giving both parties the right amount of book page
Patricia Briggs has proven time and again that she can write UF in a very special way. The depth of her world has continued to astound me, and it's no secret that I adore both Mercy and Anna's series, intertwined as they are.

This installment is no different. It's chock full of supernatural politics, danger and adventure, new characters, development of older characters, and FUN.

I think my biggest gripe is the "twist." I actually had considered the possibility, but then the internal thoughts of mu
March 2018 Reread. Buddy read with Sarah and Erica.

I admit, I was a little worried when I saw that Mercy's bond to Adam, and the Pack, was going to be broken. Again. The blurb makes it sound much more familiar than the reality of the circumstances are. I was thankful for that, because I might have been a bit frustrated had I been compelled to deal with the broken bond again. Honestly, for me, Mercy and Adam are so tightly wound that I  know there is nothing that can break them apart. And that
1st Read - November 2016
2nd Read - February 2017
3rd Read - March 2018

Full Review

When Mercy is abducted and whisked abroad by an enemy she finds herself completely alone in a strange country with none of her usual allies on hand to turn to. We've all seen Mercy get herself out of difficult situations in the past but finding her way home from Europe with no money, no passport and no assistance might just be one mess she can't handle. Of course Adam immediately mounts a rescue mission but he's up a
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mercy is kidnapped. Took long enough into the series to happen. This is the one set in Europe. I vaguely remembered liking it a lot, for the sheer difference in scenery. And other things. Larry, for example. Great addition to the cast of characters!
And The Doctor—I missed it again! Next time I will pay more attention...

EDIT: it was pointed out to me that Mercy was sort-of-kidnapped before. Ok, let‘s agree that this here felt more like a proper kidnapping that those other instances.... :-)

Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Mercy Thompson returns in a series that's not even close to growing old, this time around getting kidnapped by a big-bad vampire who runs Europe and has ties with her local seethe. My initial thoughts when reading the synopsis months ago was eek, are we finally getting more Stefan?

While I'm team Adam all the way for Mercy romantic wise, I think it's a shame the author hasn't explored more of the closeness of Stefan and Mercy, especially since he's a favorite, fascinating character for me. There'
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

This book! Oh how I loved this book. This is such an amazing series that seems to be getting better and better with each book. I started reading this book the moment I had it downloaded on my ereader and finished it less than 24 hours later. I just couldn't put it down. I had to know that things would work out for Mercy, Adam, and the whole gang. This is the kind of book that I just love to read.

This is the tenth book in the Mercy Th
Maria V. Snyder
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mercy and Adam never have a dull day. In the beginning of the story readers are treated to a nice moment of seeing the pack hanging out and having fun, it ends with a bang...or rather a crash. This book's pacing is quick and many things are a foot! I liked that Adam finally gets his own POV scenes! And I think this is one of my favorite of the series. After 9 books there is always the danger of jumping the shark, but this series isn't there....yet!

I am a bit miffed about one thing. If you have a
Mercy is caught up in a vampire political power play that leaves her running for her life on an entirely different continent. Denied her biggest advantage, her friends and family, Mercy relies on her wits to traverse the vampires and the werewolves of Prague.

Sometimes the lesser of two evils isn’t always that best choice and some old ghosts are better left alone.

This installment, Silence Fallen of Mercy Thompson inspired a re-read of the entire series.

I know I am totally jumping the gun, but I
Marta Cox
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
Ok I admit it I got this arc and gave in! I know it's not actually released until March 2017 but my impatience knew no bounds. So it's really not fair of me to go into too much depth but I will just get a few thoughts down whilst it's fresh in my mind.
This series has grown in strength and whereas initially we saw Mercy fighting pretty much on her own with just one or two allies to rely on she is now married to alpha werewolf Adam . That hasn't always been plain sailing and being part of a pack i
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*I Skimmed A Lot*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

In the tenth book in the series, Mercy finds herself kidnapped and in a new country. Her bond with the pack and her mate, Adam, is unreachable. She's on her own. But that doesn't stop her from doing everything she can do get back to her husband. Adam is not one to give up, so he'll do everything he can go get his wife back. Throughout the book, Adam and Mercy are apart, but their love is still strong. I'm a little saddened that we barely saw Stefan. What's up wi
Gabrielle  (needs a break)
I don’t think it’s possible to get to the 10th book in a series without truly loving it. Like, if you’re lukewarm about it, it’s not gonna work; eventually, you’re gonna run out of steam and your interest will dwindle. Which should tell you something about how I feel about this series.

The tenth book in the Mercy Thompson series is probably the most different so far. Not only did we get a flip-flopping timeline (i’ll get to that in a bit), but we also got to see things from Adam’s POV, AND the st

SILENCE FALLEN might be the most exciting Mercy Thompson book yet! With ten books in a series, it’s hard to keep a series going and feeling fresh over the years but I think Patricia Briggs has done an excellent one with this series and in particular, this book.

SILENCE FALLEN establishes the bond between the pack right before Mercy is kidnapped. This brings Stefan back into the picture and now Adam must work with the vampire in order to get Mercy back. In terms of writing, this book is sligh
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Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana, to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a n

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