Sunday, 1 March 2015

Review: Vision In Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop

Title: Vision in Silver (The Others #3)
Author: Anne Bishop
Published: 3 March  2015
Source: Roc Via Edelweiss
Reviewed: Sapphired Dragon
Rating: *****

My Review:
This book is truly as good as I expected it to be.  I have been waiting breathlessly for this book since I finished reading Murder of Crows in last year and literally devoured it in a matter of hours.

Ms bishop is a master story teller. There is so much contained in her books, so many threads being expertly weaved, so much character interaction and dialogue that is just perfection, so much story that you just lose your self in it from beginning to end and are left wanting even more and just the right amount of edginess to make this tale the masterpiece it is.

In some ways this is quite a complex tale, with a lot going on, this is in fact the third book in the The Others series and there is another two books slated after this one so we are thick in the action and the story with this tale. There are many different characters and story lines all going on at oince, each weaving its own little piece of the puzzle and yet despite this, never once did I feel over whelmed or confused. Each piece just enhances the tale and my enjoyment of it a little more.

I absolutely adore the way Anne Bishop writes her characters, both in this series and her Dark Jewels series. They all just leap off the page in their vividness and the tension and connection Ms Bishop creates between her characters through their dialogue and interactions is just, as mentioned before, perfection.

The whole premise that this story is based around where the others are the owners of the land and the predators and humans are just clever meat is both original and incredibly chilling and the way Ms Bishop writes the evolution and escalation of events in this book at just the right pace to give the most impact to the story. There is not much time frame from start to finish in this book and there is quite a bit of action, but even when there isn't 'action' to speak of there always something that keeps you in the story whether learning more about the Cassandra Sangue in general and the impact releasing them from their compound brings or more about Meg herself as she struggles with need to protect the courtyard by cutting and speaking prophesying and the real threat of the cut that could finally end her life.

If you haven't yet delved into this series, you should start now and this is one of the best, most satisfying series I have read in a long long time and I cannot wait for books 4 and 5.

I give it 5 stars!

Sapphired Dragon xx

About The Book:

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

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…

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