Monday, March 6, 2017

Early Review: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

Etched in Bone
Author: Anne Bishop
Release Date: March 7, 2017
Publisher: Roc
The Others Book #5
ISBN: 045147449X
ISBN13: 9780451474490
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: NetGalley

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.

Another five star review for The Others series! Now is a perfect time to jump in because ETCHED IN BONE is the last book to focus on Meg Corban.

Meg is once again in danger and it comes in the form of Lieutenant Montgomery brother. This guy was a huge piece of work and it's clear from the moment he steps into the Lakeside Courtyard  that he is trouble. He had no clue who he was messing with and he deserved everything that came his way in the end.

I really loved the progression of Meg and Simon's relationship. Things moved slowly for them, but it fits with both of their personalities and it wouldn't have seemed real for it to move any faster than it did.

One of the great things about this series is that it isn't only the main characters that drive it. The secondary characters are just as developed and integral to the storyline. The Elders continue to be surprised by the howling not wolf, the female pack integrates even further into the Courtyard and a few other characters throw us some surprises in ETCHED IN BONE.

I can't believe that there are five books in this series and I have absolutely loved them all. It is so rare to find a series like this and I am so sad that this is the last book to focus on Meg. I really hope that we aren't leaving the Lakeside Courtyard for good as I would miss everyone way too much and there is so much story left to be told about them. No matter what, I won't stop reading about this world until the author gives me a reason not to and I just don't see that happening.

I gave it 5/5 stars

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


  1. A great series. I'm waiting on my copy of this one now. Thanks for the review; even more reason to anticipate.

    1. I'm going to miss the Lakeside Courtyard crew, but this was a great installment.


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