Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is the tenth book in the Mercy Thompson series, and the first I've read in a while. Having missed a few of the middle books, there were some things referred to I wasn't familiar with, but that didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story. This book is a bit different in that much of it is told from the viewpoint of Mercy's mate, the werewolf Adam Hauptman. These chapters were okay, I guess, although they were quite bogged down in vampire and fae politics. Sometimes I just wanted them to be over so I could get back to the Mercy chapters, which were more exciting and faster-paced.
(I do wish Patricia Briggs had dispensed with the chapter headings altogether, though. They were way too cutesy and meta, and nearly yanked me out of the story. Her beginning Author's Note informing the reader that this book's storyline was not quite linear should have sufficed.)
I liked this book well enough, but I'm not as gung-ho about it as most readers, apparently. I like the Kate Daniels and Toby Daye series better. Still, this is an enjoyable urban fantasy series, and the level of quality the author brings to her world and characters ten books in is commendable.
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