Series: The Others #3
Published by Penguin
Published on March 3rd 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Vampires
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…
It’s been a while since I read a book series that I really liked. I have put of reading The Others series, but when I finally picked it up, I couldn’t stop reading book after book after book. Now I understand why a lot of my peers loved The Others. It has a lot of everything.
When I read a book, sometimes I don’t absorb everything.There are things that I’m bound to miss, and sometimes I get confused. But I love the fact that Bishop gives the reader bits and pieces about the characters or the place being talked about in some chapters.
The story did mesmerize me. I love how, in this story, it is the others that have the upper-hand. Humans are at the mercy of the terra indegene, the reason why the dinosaurs are extinct. Most of them are shifters – to pass as human. They want very little or no contact with humans, but everything changed when Meg Corbyn, a cassandra sangue or blood prophet, came into their lives.
Meg is 24-years-old, but since she’s a blood prophet, she maintained a child-like personality. Sometimes I forget that she’s in her 2os. In my head, she’s like a teenager. I love her relationship with Simon, the Wolf; and the relationships that she built in the Lakeside Courtyard. In this installment, Meg has become stronger and more adept with her surroundings. She’s becoming more mature and not easily spooked.
In the previous books, Written in Red and Murder of Crows, we saw how The Others protected Meg, and we also learned more about the blood prophets. In Vision in Silver, it’s quite the opposite. Meg used her prophecies to help The Others.
The Others is a book series that everyone should read. I love how it doesn’t focus on the romance, but more on the plot. It also made me think about how humans think they own everything, and want to deforest a lot of places to build more buildings. I love how Bishop incorporated reality into fiction. #
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