Vision In Silver By Anne Bishop
Publisher’s Description: 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…
SPOILERS. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.
I don’t get your fascination with this series. I read the whole first book, per your nagging, and though I did manage to get through it and I did kinda like it after I read quite a few chapters, I just don’t see the attraction. The story was okay but it’s a very ‘hard’ story. Simon is not kind or good-hearted if you ask me. Killing comes way too easy to them all. I tried the second book, but something made me slam it shut and say “NO WAY!” I can try it again, I suppose. Maybe it was my frame of mind that day.
Simon’s gruff, that’s true, but he loves Meg and he’s trying his best to keep his world from falling apart — so are all the characters in the book! Besides loving all the characters, I like the role reversal in this book. What if humans were not on the top of the food chain? What if we were treated the way we treat other people and species? We can be as cavalier about killing other creatures as the Others in the book are about killing humans.
I’d never be cavalier about killing a creature. I love my animals more than people, for goodness sake! Remember that motorcycle guy I tailed for miles after he purposely swerved to run over a squirrel crossing the road? If I had super powers, I’d MAKE him be nicer! I mean, really? What’d the poor squirrel ever do to him? I used some colorful descriptive words to describe what I thought of him……and I still do today.
Well, in this series, a giant shape-shifting squirrel would hunt him down and run over him! Vampires would suck out all his blood and he’d become “special meat” for the Squirrelgard. Wouldn’t that be great?!
Invested Ivana says …
I’ve been a fan of this series since it came out and I particularly enjoy the books in audio. The writing and narration give the story a very innocent feel, in contrast to some of the awful things that actually happen in the story. I described this book to Nellie as “light and fluffy,” because of that innocent feel and because of the way the romantic relationship is building between the main characters. She totally scoffed at me, saying there is nothing “light and fluffy” about people being abused or eaten. She’s so touchy!
Main characters: ♥♥♥♥♥ Meg, Simon, and Monty are all extremely live characters with full background stories that make me want to see them overcome their challenges.
Other characters: ♥♥♥♥♥ There is a whole cast of characters in this book that I’ve come to adore. The reader gets snippets from these characters’ perspectives from time to time, which makes them even more real.
World: ♥♥♥♥♥ The world of the Others is recognizable, while being distinctly different from our own. Because the world is as much a character in the books as the individuals, it is rich and wonderful.
Story: ♥♥♥♥♥ While the three books can be read individually, the richness of these stories is in the way they build on the events of the previous book. It’s only been about four months since the first book, Written in Red, and the effects of the events in the first and second books are coming to a head. Nellie will be happy to know that this book has a happy ending, at least for the moment…
Narrator: ♥♥♥♥♥ Alexandra Harris does a great job with these books. There is not a whole lot of distinction between the voices of some of the secondary characters, but it’s usually pretty clear who is talking. The innocence of the voice she brings to the reading, however, is excellent. I tend to listen to these books rather than read them.
Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥ Superb series, one of my favorites. This third installment doesn’t disappoint.
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