I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Etched in Bone (The Others, #5) by Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #5
Published by Roc on March 7th 2017
Number of Pages: 416
Genres: Paranormal, Urban
Purchase: At Amazon
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
I’m so sad this is the last book. I’ve heard there will be another book in the same world, but not centered around the Courtyard we’ve come to know and love.
There is a lot of emotion in this book. Everything from funny moments (Meg treating an Elder as a naughty puppy), to emotional abuse. There is definitely a case of “some people shouldn’t be allowed to have kids” in the book.
The police play a large role in this book, as do the Elders, and of course Meg and Simon. There is more relationship building on all sides, and we come full circle as Meg once again follows prophecy visions.
You would think that by book 5, there wouldn’t be much left to world-build with, but there are still a few surprises in store. All the characters have felt so real in every single book, and this final one is no exception. There were a few twists I didn’t see coming, as well as ones that I did (and have hoped for, for ages now!) This is definitely a series I will be re-reading for years to come.
If you haven’t read this series yet, you are really missing out!