Review: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

March 3, 2015 Book Reviews 2 ★★★★

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Vision in Silver by Anne BishopVision In Silver by Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #3
Also in this series: Written In Red, Lake Silence (The Others, #6)
Published by Penguin on March 3rd 2015
Genres: Alternative History, Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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four-stars

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…

I am continually fascinated by the world Bishop has created in The Other’s series. The spin she has put on shifters, vampires, and other supernatural creatures is intriguing and surprising. Even when you think you know how they will react, they can still do things that baffle. SILVER still focuses on Meg, but we get to know Simon and Meg’s human ‘pack’ a bit better – along with a bigger scope on how the Lakeside Courtyard is different from the rest of the world, or the country at least.

I have to say I was not impressed with the first book, but each one grows on me more and more. SILVER is my favorite. We have seen Meg grow, as well as Simon, and the rest of the Courtyard. They have fewer easily avoidable conflicts, because all parties have realized that open communication is key. For the most part Meg has full integrated into the daily operations of the Courtyard, so many of her interactions are turning more toward personal growth and learning about herself.

Something I am struggling to understand, and maybe this is something that will be explained in more detail soon, is how Meg, with no experience outside the institution she was raised, survived to even make it to the Courtyard. With all that is happening to the newly freed cassandra sangue in this story, it makes her survival even more incredible than we already thought.

If you haven’t picked up these books yet – do it. Because this review won’t make sense otherwise. This world is so different yet so similar to ours I want to keep everything as vague as possible. So read it. And come back here and let me know what you think!

four-stars

About Anne Bishop

Anne Bishop lives in upstate New York where she enjoys gardening, music, and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the author of seventeen novels, including the award-winning Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel is Murder of Crows, the second book in Anne’s urban fantasy series set in a re-imagined Earth. She is currently working on the third book about the Others. Since you’re reading this, there’s no point in telling you to visit her website at www.annebishop.com.

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2 Responses to “Review: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop”

  1. Melanie Simmons (@mlsimmons)

    I so love this series. It is one of my favorite UF. I just started it last year and have fallen, head over heals for it. The world is completely unlike anything else I’ve read. I love how the shifters are way more animal than human and they like it that way. Great review.

    • Laura

      Thanks! I wasn’t sold on book 1, but I think I didn’t like the audio-book narrator. So I switched to reading and that made all the difference!

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