Saturday, February 28, 2015

Early Review: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

Vision In Silver
Author: Anne Bishop
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Penguin
The Others Book #3
ISBN:   045146527X
ISBN13: 9780451465276
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher
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…

Phenomenal , extraordinary, remarkable, amazing, they all describe The Others series.

Meg has a little bit of difficulties in VISION OF SILVER, but the other cassandra sangue have it worse. They are having a really hard time being in an uncontrolled environment and Meg, with the help of some of the other human woman, is drafted to make a guide that will help those caring for the cassandra sangue understand what they need to be happy and enjoy the world they now live in. Meg continues to show how strong she is in every chapter of VISION OF SILVER. I love the way that the others treat her and in turn how she treats them. She has proven to be a huge part of the courtyard.

The Humans First and Last movement is really amping up their game. Vendors no longer want to deliver to the courtyard even though there are consequences and the Others are NOT happy about that. They are also treating the humans that work with the Others like scum and singling them out and making their lives difficult. The relationship between the human employees/police and the Others is still going pretty strong. There were a few mishaps in VISION IN SILVER that made it feel like that would change, but the difficulties ended up making the partnerships stronger.

I was really happy with not only the development of the storyline in VISION IN SILVER, but also the budding feelings between Meg and Simon. It's a delicate situation and Bishop is doing a fantastic job of making it come to life in a slow, well measured and believable way.

I tend to be pretty stingy in giving out 5 star reviews, so 3 for one series with only 3 books in it so far should tell you something. Go grab your copy of book 1, WRITTEN IN RED, and fall into a great series that will leave you wishing the year would fly by really fast so you can get your greedy hands on book 4.

I gave it 5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.