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.Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #3
Published by Penguin Group USA on March 3rd 2015
Number of Pages: 416
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban
Purchase: At Amazon
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…
“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 a cut, verses when she can use the tingles in her skin to narrow down where the danger is. She is learning what sends her into information overload; what has to stay the same all the time in order to keep her sane, and what can change in her environment that won’t scare her.
And she and her human friends, are making a book. The Guide To Blood Prophets, that they are sending out to the places the Others have taken the cassandra sangue they rescued in the 2nd book. So these girls have a chance to attempt to live like Meg does, instead of the over-controlled life they had in the compounds.
We also finally get the storyline about Lizzy, Lieutenant Monty’s daughter in this book. Lizzy herself doesn’t play a huge part, but she sets in motion a big plotline that we will get to see more of in the next book.
The dancing around each other that happened in the 2nd book, takes a backseat again in this book. Simon and Meg are still potentially interested in each other as more than friends, but with the new threat to the world, they aren’t dwelling on it much. Nearly everyone around them can tell that they are all but dating, but the two of them don’t seem to realize. Which can make for some amusing moments.
I really loved this book. So much so, that I’ll be buying myself a copy when it comes out. I don’t often do that with ARCs I’ve received, but this series is so good I have to own all of them. If you haven’t read book 1 yet, you need to!