From Publisher’s Website:

Dying is hard enough. Coming back to life is brutal.

Vanya has been hunting and killing demons ever since one of them scarred her face and killed her sister. Correction—since she was forced to kill the demon possessing her sister.

Then some sort of angel offers her a deal she can’t refuse—that if she becomes one of them, she gets to kill even more demons. Tonight, she’s made that choice. The death she smells on the air will be her own—and she welcomes it.

Silence feels a darkness is looming. Change—something he has every reason not to welcome. The deeply hidden memories that robbed him of his past, of his own name, render him unfit to teach anyone the ways of the Grimm. Yet here he is in the dankest sex club in town, waiting to assume his charge—after he stands by and watches her die.

When Vanya awakes, their complicated, dangerous dance begins. And so does something else—a searing need that blisters along their unexpected mental connection. Silence shouldn’t be drawn to his student, but once they touch, he can’t think of a reason to stop. Even though acting out their darkest desires puts them in more danger than they realize.

Product Warnings

This book contains sex-starved demons, lonely angels, demon-angel sandwiches, blood, violence, death and a happy-ever-after.

My Review:

Locked In Silence is the 5th book in Shiloh Walker’s Grimm Circle series. This one follows Vanya as she changes from mortal to Grimm and her training with Silence. Up until this book, Ren (from Crazed Hearts) was my favorite Grimm. Now Silence is my favorite. I guess I like the strong, silent type.

For those unfamiliar with the Grimm Circle series, Shiloh basis one or maybe both characters in the story on a classic story (i.e. Dracula, Hansel and Gretel, etc). She does a great job of incorporating the character’s past but not telling the reader who it is until almost the end of the book. I had a pretty good guess about half way through the story on who Silence is, but I’m not going to spoil the fun of finding out!

Shiloh wrote a beautiful story that was also heartbreaking. Silence can’t speak and uses a form of sign language that was developed before sign language was. But he discovers that he can “talk” to Vanya mentally, which is very freeing for him. There was a few times in the story that I wanted to take a two by four to the side of Silence’s head, but he redeemed himself.

This was a well written story that flowed beautifully. Shiloh does a wonderful job of incorporating the classic characters in to modern-day life. If you ever wondered what happened to your favorite classic characters after their story ends, then you need to read this series.

I give Locked In Silence a 5 Horseshoe rating.

Locked In Silence is available from Amazon in Kindle edition and from Barnes And Noble in Nook edition.

Publication Details:

Author Shiloh Walker
Title Locked In Silence
Format Ebook
Publication Date September 20, 2011
Publisher Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN 978-1-6092-8528-9