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Free read Silence Fallen (A Mercy Thompson Novel Book 10) Free read ´ Silence Fallen (A Mercy Thompson Novel Book 10) Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Join or create book clubs Ü 4 Read & Download In the #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson novels the coyote shapeshifter has found her voice in the werewolf pack But when Mercys bond with the packand her mateis broken shell 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 escapesonly 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 Ever since I discovered it this has been one of my favorite UF series This is already the 10th installment of Mercy Thompson but it s one of those series that just keeps getting better and betterIn a way Silence Fallen marks a departure from previous installments in several ways First of all the action is transported from its usual setting of the Pacific Northwest to Europe and takes place almost exclusively in the Northerly region of Italy from the descriptions either Tuscany or Lombardy on the one hand and also in Prague both places imbued with a rich and long history which also partly feeds into the plotAlso practically from the start until the very end Mercy and Adam are separated and the story is told with a changing POV following both her and him but not always in a chronological mannerOn a surface level it appears a pretty simple and straight forward story Mercy is abducted and in the process almost killed by a European crazy ass Vampire Iacopo Bonarata also going by the anglisized Joseph who wants to get his hands on the most powerful person in the territory which initially considering Mercy s relative fragility and physical weakness might be viewed as a gross misrepresentation in order to have bargaining power Naturally Adam with the help of friends and allies goes after her but when he arrives in Italy Mercy has already succeeded in escaping by herself because her adversaries have underestimated her as usual Going forward Adam and Mercy s abductor find themselves in a race of who can get to Mercy first while having to do a political tap dance not exactly Adam s forte while Mercy gets involved in supernatural business in Prague while waiting to be retrieved by Adam and at the same time evading Joseph s goonsAlthough this story is disguised as simple Urban Fantasy novel I felt that on a meta level it incorporated philosophical ruminations on a variety of topics I don t want to go into a discussion of whether that is what the author intended I don t know but it is the way this book spoke to me and in the following I will try to give some examples of where I found this to be the caseReflections on the nature of power when Iacopo first makes his inuiries into who is the most powerful personcreature in the Tri Cities Washington area he is told it s Mercy After he captures her uite easily and realizes that she has neither physical strength nor any sort of powerful magic he comes to to conclusion that he has been had by his informant because for him power means physical strength andor strong magic He does not realize that Mercy s strength is different it is in the people she cares about and who care about her and who therefore are willing to go to war for her it s in her resilience in the fact that she always manages to survive and in the uickness of her mind that lets her outwit and evade opponents stronger than her So finally he has to learn the lesson that power does not necessarily eual brute strength or strong magic although she has uite a bit of that tooAllegory of Good Government Bad Government there is a famous fresco by Lorenzetti in the town hall of Siena depicting good government as opposed to bad government Siena was one of the cultural and political centers of the Renaissance in Italy vying for preeminence with Florence the other great Renaissance city It s during this time that Iacopo Bonarata whose name reminds me of that of famous Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti grew up and naturally he would have been familiar with Machiavelli s famous treatise on how to best govern So he spins his intrigues and plots within plots and plays off enemies and followers alike against each other As his style of leadership is contrasted against that of Adam they even have a discussion about it it does not appear in a favorable light The uestion of governance is not only examined by contrasting Joseph and Adam but is taken up at other points in the novel for instance when Kocourek the former Master Vampire of Prague protects his human servants by putting himself between them and potential harmJuxtaposition of a naturalistic Judeo Christian worldview and an animistic belief system associated with traditional cultures around the world This is played out in the subplot with the Golem of Prague only after acknowledging that the Golem a being created out of inanimate matter clay is in fact animated by a spirit and thus alive is Mercy able to defeat itLast but not least Briggs also employs a highly reflective device metafiction or autoreferentiality which is the literary euivalent of what in theater is called breaking the fourth wall when during a play actors address the audience directly thus breaking the perceived boundary between the world of the play and the world outsideEach chapter starts with a sentence or two that seem outside the flow of the narrative and in a way address the reader directly In the beginning I was kind of dubious about this device as I was afraid it would disrupt the narrative having the boundary between the world of the book and the outside world blurred I needn t have worried as it had rather the opposite effect I felt even intimately drawn into the storySo 5 stars for a fast paced and entertaining UF read that also displays reflective depth

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Free read Silence Fallen (A Mercy Thompson Novel Book 10) Free read ´ Silence Fallen (A Mercy Thompson Novel Book 10) Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Join or create book clubs Ü 4 Read & Download In the #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson novels the coyote shapeshifter has found her voice in the werewolf pack But when Mercys bond with the packand her mateis broken shell 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 escapesonly 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 Book ten of the Mercy Thompson s Series doesn t mess around by setting the scene or introducing the characters Silence Fallen takes the reader straight into frantic action which continues non stop for three hundred and eighty four pagesThere is hardly any time to relax on your seat with a cup of tea or a glass of wine depending of the time of the day when Mercy gets kidnaped by a very scary vampire From then on it feels like an Indiana Jones movie Mercy faces evil vampires frustrated ghosts a dead Golum and a not so friendly AlphaOur favourite coyote has to use all of her resources while she tries to find her way back to her mate Adam Meanwhile the Alpha of the Columbia Basin Pack builds a team of helpers to rescue his wife reminding me of Team A from the eighties TV ShowApart from the fact that the book is full of action with a very strong plot and a brave heroine who is so noble she can t stop helping even the most scary supernatural beings in the world the thing that makes this novel so different from the others is the fact that you can hear Adam s voice tooThe chapters alternate between Adam and Mercy s point of view giving the reader a better knowledge of the cascade of events that leads to an startling climax and an astonishing endOne of my favourite books of the series so far Silence Fallen ticks all the boxes for me And the end it is just such a bonus

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Free read Silence Fallen (A Mercy Thompson Novel Book 10) Free read ´ Silence Fallen (A Mercy Thompson Novel Book 10) Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Join or create book clubs Ü 4 Read & Download In the #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson novels the coyote shapeshifter has found her voice in the werewolf pack But when Mercys bond with the packand her mateis broken shell 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 escapesonly 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 ThoughtsThis is the first time that I have heard a book in this series where there are two narrators and it suited this book well I guess that is why they chose to do it so It made listening to the book very pleasant indeed It added a little bit of a different flavour to the story than I would have had if I just read the book I also like the fact that the author added a little twist in the end That made the plot of this book the best yet in this series And then there is the fact that I am an old die hard fan of these books already so I might just end up fan raving in this review great world building great characters compelling story telling ualityCan t wait for next year and get my hands on the next bookEmpirical EvaluationStory telling uality 5Character development 5Story itself 45Writing Style 5Ending 45World building 5Cover art 5Pace 5Plot 5Narration 5Overall Rating 5 out of 5

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  • Silence Fallen (A Mercy Thompson Novel Book 10)
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  • English
  • 04 August 2020
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