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REVIEW – ETCHED IN BONE BY ANN BISHOP

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 New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shapeshifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves…

After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…

As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.

With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave…

From the Hardcover edition.

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

Etched in Bone (A Novel of the Others) is an Awesome addition to this series! Anne Bishop is a master in world building. Etched in Bone takes up after the last book Marked in Flesh. The Elders have wiped out some of the human run cities to quell the Humans First uprising. Now there are only a small number of human run cities and they are few and far between. The Others have started to populate the cities that were purged. They are putting humans that they trust in those cities to help the Others run them efficiently. Only certain ships are allowed to traverse the waterways to bring supplies to the cities. This book was such a joy to read! This is the last book in this series at the moment, and to my understanding there will be another series branching off to follow the life of another cassandra sangue, or blood prophet. Sometimes it is hard to say good-bye to old friends, and that is how I view these character. So, until the next book or series comes out, I urge you to start this series or get this book to complete your collection. I recommend this book and series to everyone. You will not be disappointed!! I give Etched in Bone 5/5 stars.

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REVIEW – MARKED IN FLESH BY ANNE BISHOP

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For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community…

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs…

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

MARKED IN FLESH is full of suspense, intrigue that will have you on the edge of your seat. I love the characters and the world building. Some of my favorite characters are, Tess, Meg, Sam and Simon. In this series, each book gets darker as the story progresses.  The Human First and Last movement continues with their plan to eradicate the Others and take their land so they will have more for the Humans. The others fight back by attacking their shipping vessels and any shipments by land, to show them that they are not in charge of things. The HFL  (Human First and Last) starts to attack settlements of Others, and this enrages the Others. They have warned them, but as always the Humans do not listen! They do not learn from their past when this happened before. The others eradicated off their land before. Now, things are escalating and Simon and Meg has to figure out who they need to save once the cleansing gets started. This shows how greed can be the down fall of civilizations, and how that ignoring the past, we are doomed to repeat our mistakes. I loved this story and series, and recommend it to everyone. I give MARKED IN FLESH 5.5 STARS.

 

 

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BOOK REVIEW – VISION IN SILVER BY ANNE BISHOP


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Publication Date: March 3, 2015
The New York Times bestselling author of The Black Jewels Trilogy transports readers to a world of magic and political unrest—where the only chance at peace requires a deadly price…

The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.

Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict.

For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

VISION IN SILVER is a true masterpiece! I love the world building in this book. The characters and storyline are well-developed. When Detective Montgomery’s daughter is threatened the Others help to keep Lizzy safe. When the HFL(Humans first and last) starts to cause more trouble the Others have to nip it in the butt. I love the characters in this series. They seem like family to me now. This book had me laughing and crying. I recommend this book to everyone. If you have not started this series I urge you to do so. VISION IN SILVER had me wanting more when I finished the book. Now I have to wait until the next book comes out. I give VISION IN SILVER 5/ 5 stars.

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MURDER OF CROWS BY ANN BISHOP

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March 4, 2014
Return to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s “phenomenal” (Urban Fantasy Investigations) world of the Others—where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules…After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader—wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat.

As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.

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This is the second installment in the Ann Bishop’s Other series, and like the last one it has its funny moments,. This book was much darker in tone than the last book WRITTEN IN RED. WRITTEN IN RED,was basically lighter and had more laugh out loud moments. It was basically dealing with Sam the nephew of Simon. MURDER OF CROWS is now dealing with someone who is tainting the food supply and the trash that the Crowgaurd like to go through for things that the humans throw away that are shiny and barely used or broken. When the crows eat the food they get to where they will not move out-of-the-way of people or cars, and many are killed. Meg has seen this in one of her prophecies.
More of the drug GONE OVER WOLF,and another drug. They have to find out who is doing this and stop it. Also Simon is starting to become jealous over Meg. He is thinking of her as his Meg, and he don’t want the other Terra Indigne thinking that he is acting more human than wolf. He is not quite sure how to deal with these feelings about Meg, and he knows that mating with a human is not possible. He is basically at a loss of what to do. Meg is also having to sort through her feelings about Simon. This was a great book to read, with a well-developed story line and characters.  I can’t wait to see if there will be more to this series. I love MURDER OF CROWS, and I give it 5/5 stars.
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