Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Vision in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop

Dark Fantasy

From Goodreads:

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.

As I read the last page of Vision in Silver it looked like this might be the last book in the series.  I did a quick check of Anne Bishop’s web page and found (to my relief) that there was a contract for books 4 and 5.  This is a wonderful world and I for one was not ready to give it up.

Vision in Silver expands the world building and the character development in the series.  While Meg is still a big part of the story she is not the main focus this time.  In fact the focus is on many of the side characters and how their actions are helping drive the story.

Some humans never learn is at the heart of Vision in Silver.  Humans First and Last are causing more and more trouble and the Others are beings driven to take action.  The relationship between the some of the humans around the Courtyard with the Others takes on more and more importance. 

The plot is complicated and the relationship between the characters grows more complex as the book unfolds.  By the end it is apparent that Others might just wipe humans off the continent.  Lakeside and The Courtyard hold the future of all in their hands.

Vision in Silver is a great story.  Bishop knows how to keep everything moving in a direction that holds the readers interest.  Now I just have to wait for the next book.  Vision in Silver is book three in the series.  It could be read as a stand alone but read the first two books first for maximum enjoyment.

Penguin Group published Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop in 2015.

I received an ARC of Vision in Silver from Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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