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…Audiobook, Unabridged digital downloadPublished March 3rd 2015 by Penguin Audio
Five Stars: Read this series.... Enough said.
Meg Corbyn is still constantly adjusting to life in the Courtyard amongst the Others. As a cassandra sangue, a blood prophet, Meg is able to see visions of the future once her skin is cut. When Meg decides to make a controlled cut, she learns some disturbing things that might endangers those she loves living in the Courtyard. The Humans First and Last Movement is gaining popularity and causing problems for the Others. Meg's vision warns of danger from the HFLM. Will the humans destroy the fragile peace between the humans and the Others with their movement?
What I Loved:
- It is no secret that I absolutely adore this series, and I am not alone. This book is a favorite amongst bloggers and readers. If you want an exciting, well written series featuring all kinds of intriguing paranormal entities, you must read The Others. It is one of the best Urban Fantasy series out there. I can't get enough.
- I absolutely love the rich and diverse cast. You have so many paranormal entities, some familiar such as shapeshifters and vampires, along with some more unique characters like the elementals, harvesters and the cassandra sangue. I love the depth and the diversity, and I love getting to know each and every one of them. If you enjoy books filled with all kinds of paranormal creatures, this is a must read series.
- At the heart of the series are Meg and Simon. Meg the blood prophet who is slowly learning to build a life for herself away from the Controllers. Meg continues to grow and evolve. I like that she is losing a bit of her vulnerability and naivety, and that she is trying to control her powers. Alongside Meg is Simon the wolf shifter. Simon is the leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and thanks to his interactions with Meg, he is learning to be more tolerant of humans and see them as something more than meat. Even though he is becoming more sympathetic toward humans, you never forget that Simon is a wolf. I am loving watching Meg and Simon together, and seeing how they are changing each other for the better with their friendship.
- The romance is still nothing more than a fragile possibility that takes further root in this installment. This is the best type of romance, in my opinion, as it is slow to develop. It is a relationship built on a strong friendship, and right now it is a romance that consists of new feelings, a look, a touch, or an inexplicable emotion, and hopefully it will blossom into something more. I am loving watching this one unfold, and since it is an interspecies relationship, there are some funny misunderstandings.
- The plot continues to be complex. This isn't a series where you can dive in with any book. You have to read all the books as many of the threads that come to fruition in this third book were introduced early on. Ms. Bishop is a master at weaving together her plots and there aren't any insignificant storylines. Something that may seem unimportant, will later develop. Even though there is always a great deal to keep track of, I have never felt lost or been bored. This is a masterfully written series.
- I continue to read this series via audiobooks, and I love that narration by Alexandra Harris. Her wolf voice for Simon has gotten better and better, and I think she is absolutely perfect for Meg. I highly recommend the audio versions.
And The Not So Much:
- I only have a couple of tiny niggles. For me, there was this big buildup with the Humans First and Last Movement that has been evolving the entire series. It seemed that things were going to really come to head in this book. There were some big developments and revelations, but I was expecting a bit more. I think compared to the thrilling action packed finale of both the first two books, this one was a bit of a fizzle in comparison.
- I was disappointed that the Elementals didn't have a larger role. I think they are some of the more fascinating creatures in this series, and their role was minimal this time out.
- I also wanted more of Jean, Meg's cassandra sangue friend. She has only one brief appearance in this book. I was hoping to see her acclimate to the real world.
- Early on, there is a plot line involving abandoned cassandra sangue and their babies. This story line was quickly brushed aside in favor of the conflict between humans and the Others, and I was left wanting to know what happened to the girls.
Vision in Silver was another thrilling and satisfying installment in what has quickly become one of my all time favorite UF series. I could go on and on here telling you why you should read these book, but I won't. Instead I will end saying, read this series... enough said.
I purchased a copy of this book. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review.