Tag: Anne Bishop

Mar 07
Etched in Bone (The Others #5) by Anne Bishop (review)

Etched in Bone (The Others #5) by Anne Bishop (review)

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… Read more »

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Mar 08
Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) by Anne Bishop (review)

Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) by Anne Bishop (review)

This series just keeps getting better with every book. It also gets a little darker as well. I love the Elementals. Winter has been my favorite since book 1, but in this book we also get to meet more powerful Elementals like Ocean. We learn that there are in fact, other Elementals with the same name in different parts of the world. We get to meet Air and Fire, who are not the same Air and Fire from the Lakeside Courtyard. The ponies also make reappearances and get to come out to play. Meg is getting steadier in some ways…. Read more »

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Jul 09
Twilight’s Dawn (The Black Jewels #9) by Anne Bishop (review)

Twilight’s Dawn (The Black Jewels #9) by Anne Bishop (review)

This is a collection of 4 novellas in the Black Jewels universe. It should not be read out of order, as some of the novellas refer to events that have happened in the later books as well as the earlier ones.   In Winsol Gifts (79 pages), we get to see Daemon learning where he fits into his family and the household at Winsol. Saetan teaches him a few things about how to distract Daemonar from destroying the presents. And they deal more with the after-effects of what happened in Tangled Webs. Shades of Honor is probably my favorite of… Read more »

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Feb 25
Vision in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop (review)

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

“Humans were like sticky vines. If you didn’t escape at the first touch, you got more and more tangled up.”   It seems like by the third book, Meg should be growing more. Or at least that’s what I’ve seen others complain about, as far as book 2 went. But in book three, you find out it’s only been 4.5 months since Meg came to the Courtyard. A lot has happened in such a short time. Especially for Meg, who led such a sheltered life before running away. And she is growing. She’s learning when she actually needs to make… Read more »

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Feb 11
Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop (review)

Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop (review)

The central plot line of the first book in this series was all about Meg and how she came to the Courtyard and made friends with the Others. The central plot line of this book, seems to be Meg and Simon dancing around dating. There was also the tracking down of the Controller and finding Jean and the other cassandra sangue. Meg and Simon figuring out their friendship and how it’s changing was cute. Simon was mostly the one realizing that the friendship was changing, and his reactions as well as his confusion about things was amusing. We find out… Read more »

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Jan 25
Bridge of Dreams (Ephemera #3) by Anne Bishop (review)

Bridge of Dreams (Ephemera #3) by Anne Bishop (review)

“The world has been given a new toy, and you and I are in charge of supervising playtime.”   I love the idea of a sentient world, and having it act like a “wild child”. Trying to beg for treats and playtime from it’s ‘mother’ and ‘uncle’. There was a lot more of the world as a character in this book than there was in the prior 2. I kept wanting to call it ‘her’, even though the world has no actual gender. Just because of how it was described in the book. It reminded me of a slightly willful,… Read more »

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Jan 01
Written In Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop

Written In Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop

“Whatever rules humans have for employers aren’t my rules unless I say they’re my rules. So I can hire you even though you don’t have any idea what you’re doing, and I can fire you for having stinky hair!” This is one of my favorite authors, so when I saw she had a new series out I had to snatch it up. And I wasn’t disappointed! From the first page, I was hooked. I like the way she described the werecreatures and elementals. It’s a different take on something that is in a lot of fantasy books these days. The… Read more »

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