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Vision In Silver (A Novel of the Others Book 3) Kindle Edition
The Others freed the blood prophets to protect them from exploitation, but their actions had dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before. 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 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 battle is threatening to break right on Meg and Simon’s doorstep...
Praise for Vision in Silver
“The Queen of Fantasy...Teeming with intrigue, suspense, heartbreak, and hints of romance, Bishop’s literary skills continue to astound and enchant.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
“Bishop’s world building is second to none.”—Fresh Fiction
“Storytelling that is flawless...A fascinating, fun, tense, and exciting story, in a complex world.”—The Reading Café
“Anne Bishop is so good at writing character development....I love this series and I NEED MORE!”—USAToday.com
“Without a doubt one of the best UF series on the market.”—RT Book Reviews
“A stunningly original yarn, deeply imagined, beautifully articulated, and set forth in clean, limpid, sensual prose.”—Kirkus Reviews
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- ASIN : B00KWFZ7CE
- Publisher : Roc (March 3, 2015)
- Publication date : March 3, 2015
- Language : English
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- Print length : 407 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #57,014 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Her third book in the series is Vision in Silver, and the plot picks up right where book two A Murder of Crows leaves off. War is on the horizon. The question that is up in the air is can the inhabitants of the Lakeside Courtyard change the tide that is coming. The fate of the humans of Thasia could very well depend on how the Lakeside Courtyard, handles it’s community. For those of you who haven’t read the prior books below is a simple primer.
Easiest way to explain the world that Bishop has created is to use points that the readers are familiar with in our collective history. So Thasia is the land of Bishop’s world, humans crossed the Atlantik to a new world, they had already spread out in Cel-Romano (kinda Europe) and had learned that earth natives (indigenes inhabitants) pretty much owned the world and the humans were the ‘new kids’ on the block. Upon arrival in Thasia humans were eventually allowed to stay, after some humans unfortunately became snacks to the earth natives. The earth natives let them stay and lease land and human settlements grew. The earth natives who deal with humans are called terra indigene; they can take on human shape; but they are not human. It is made clear in these books that they have never been human, they can wear the skin of a human; but they will always be earth natives. They are at heart animals, wolves, bears, crows, owls, etc. But even these are not their original shapes as they have learned to adapt, to what is around them. So humans aren’t the dominate predator in the world. Makes for a very interesting novel and series.
The world of the ‘Others’ is represented by the Courtyard in Lakeside, in the Eastern part of Thasia. I won’t tell the reader where this is, because the fun of these books is the world building, and spoiling would be wrong. Meg Corbyn is still struggling to learn how to live, as a blood prophet, outside of the confines of the institutionalized prison where she was raised. She is no longer the only blood prophet in the outside world. Meg and the other blood prophets struggle in the world that is too loud, too busy and with too much stimulation; which only make the girls want to cut. Their struggles are not easy to read, and what humans have done to these girls was horrendous. How the ‘Others’ who are seen by many as animals react is what makes the divide between humans and ‘others’ so stark. As an other would never ever hurt or not care for their young; their very future. The events in this book are at sometimes hard to read, as mans inhumanity of man is great; and seeing humans through the ‘Others’ eyes is frightening. As I read the book, I got a sense of those characters that really do see the ‘Others’ as uniqued and valued and those humans who are just giving lip service to what the ‘Others’ want. The ‘Others’ aren’t used to people talking out both sides of their mouths, or stabbing someone in the back. It is not the nature of the ‘Others’ to speak falsely. They are straight forward being. The humans of Thasia, who want more and more, without the ‘Others’ interference are making themselves known.
No one can write a story like Ms. Bishop or encompass a reader’s imagination in such a uniquely structured world. The depth in the characters relationships with each other is powerful, as every character in and about the courtyard is fleshed out and complete, no characters background story is lacking. Meg one of the main, is experiencing more stressors in this book, which makes her want to cut to escape. She is going to have to learn to live in the bigger world or she will end up making one cut too many. It demonstrated that Meg was not that far removed from the other cassandra sangue ‘blood prophets’, that she was still struggling. Simon Wolfgard is coming to terms with what Meg means to him and the other inhabitants in the courtyard. Meg’s influence on the Lakeside Courtyard residence and some of the humans who work there has been profound. The ‘Others’ and Simon in particular, are struggling with their instincts versus human social mores; when interacting with humans, and in Simon’s case be with Meg? Simon even wonders if he can become human enough for Meg? As these are creatures that have adapted throughout time, it isn’t a jump for their next adaptation to be to human. Can what is happening in the Lakeside Courtyard, influence the rest of Thasia. Yes, war is coming; and the Lakeside Courtyard and Meg Corbyn along with Simon Wolfgard are at ground zero.
This book and serious is phenomenal and is book a like crowing about.
Well this was another book that i just couldn’t put down! This is such a fascinating and unique world that it is very hard to put the book down.
This book picks up shortly after the previous one ended. The humans are trying to take control of Thasia by blaming food shortages and other issues on the Others. This book basically shows how greedy and self-absorbed humans can be, especially when trying to gain power. I am really enjoying this storyline a lot, even if it is a bit dark at times.
Meg has changed so much since book one. She is continuing to figure out how her abilities work and is now crafting a guide to help others. She makes a lot of progress but also a few mistakes. I really am enjoying the progression of her character and how she is handling her urge to cut. She is building confidence in herself and learning to rely on her friends for help and support. All of the human pack members have become great side characters and I love how they take care of each other.
Simon is changing too. He is becoming more human-like in some ways but also more ruthless at the same time, especially when it comes to Meg. Simon also is learning that not all humans are bad and has started to trust them more. He is seeing them more as part of the pack than as just meat which I really enjoy. Simon is also still struggling with his reactions to Meg and still hasn’t worked out yet that she is his, but then again Meg hasn’t figured it out yet either. I am really loving the slow burn on their relationship, which isn’t something I expected since I don’t usually like slow building relationships like this.
Overall, this was another wonderful addition to this series. I cannot wait to jump into the next book, especially after the ultimatum given to the humans.
Trigger Warnings: self harm, murder, death of side-characters, injuries,
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Meanwhile the animosity between humans and the Others is increasing thanks to the HFL (Humans First and Last) movement. Nicholas Scratch is the perfect spokesperson for the group, full of charm and playing on people's fears and prejudices to stir up hatred and bigotry. Not all humans agree with the HFL but unless Simon can figure out a way to reduce tensions between the two groups all humans will pay the price. They have no idea what kind of trouble they are stirring but they're about to get a few reminders.
I'm still totally hooked on this series and haven't really come up for air since I started Written in Red a few days ago. I'm fascinated by this world that Anne Bishop has created and I love so many of these characters. It's been really interesting to see the changes that have come over the Lakeside Courtyard since Meg walked into their lives, the small human pack they've accepted for her is gradually growing and the Others who live there are starting to see how interesting life can be with cooperative humans around. Of course the more trouble that HFL stir up around the whole of Thaisia the greater the danger is but Simon is still trying to find a way forward that allows both groups to live side by side.
I've loved seeing Meg start to make friends and build a life for herself but now she's facing her biggest challenge yet and struggling to find answers that could help the rest of the blood prophets. She has friends around her now though and I really like the camaraderie between the human pack but also the Others who have taken her under their wings. One of my favourite things is the friendship between Meg and Simon though, it's so easy for everyone else to see that they're falling in love but Meg has no experience and doesn't understand while Simon isn't willing to admit his feelings because Others mating with humans just isn't the done thing. I really want to see some payoff between these two soon but so far I'm enjoying the slowburn. We're starting to see more of police officers like Monty and Burke and how the way they act is having a huge impact on relationships between humans and the Others too. Monty has a lot going on in this book and honestly it was something I was really hoping would happen so I did cheer a little when a certain new character showed up.
I finished this book at 6am this morning so that should give you an idea of how much I was enjoying it, especially if I add that I managed to grab three hours of sleep before I was awake again and making a start on Marked in Flesh. I honestly can't remember the last time a series grabbed me this hard but right now I'm loving every minute of it.