Monday, March 6, 2017

Review - Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #2
Berkley Publishing Group - Roc
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Date Read: March 1, 2017
Source: Purchased

Return to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s "phenomenal" (Urban Fantasy Investigations)  world of the Others — where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules.

After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard — Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader — wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat.

As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014597-what-doesn-t-kill-her
My Review

I liked this book just as much, if not more, than the first book in the series.  I love all of the wonderful characters in this book but I also was really drawn to the story.  Meg has really sparked a lot of change in Simon and her world.  I now completely understand why so many people love this series.

Meg speaks prophecies but she doesn't just come out and say what is going to happen.  It takes some work to put everything together.  The Others seem to be very good at piecing together her warnings and they don't hesitate to act upon them.  There has been an outbreak of strange behavior in both humans and the Others caused by a new drug that has resulted in a lot of deaths.

There is another group in danger.  The other blood prophets, like Meg, are not being cared for in the manner that everyone believes.  They are used for profit and really live in a prison.  Once the Others learn how things really are for this group they intervene.  There are some truly heartbreaking scenes involving this group of people

I love the characters in this book.  We met nearly all of the characters in this book in the first book but the more time we spend with them the more I like them.  Simon is just awesome.  He confused himself but he knows that he wants to be around Meg and considers her to be his.  Henry is another favorite character.  He is always so peaceful and has a really gentle strength.  Tess, Vlad, Jenni, and the rest of the individuals in the Courtyard are all a lot of fun.

I would highly recommend this series to others.  This is a second book in a series that really does need to be read in order since each book builds on the last.  I can't wait to read more of this exciting world.

The Series

Book #1 - Written in Red - My Review
Book #2 - Murder of Crows
Book #3 - Vision in Silver
Book #4 - Marked in Flesh
Book #5- Etched in Bone
About the Author

Photo: © Merri Lee Debany
New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop is a winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award, presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, for The Black Jewels Trilogy. She lives in upstate New York.

Author Links: Website | Facebook

6 comments:

  1. OMG! I always wanted to try Anne Bishop's story and now I know what book or should I say series to start. Great review Carole :)

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  2. yay I'm glad you had another great time! this series is soooooooooo good!

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  3. Glad you are enjoying this series! Great review!

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  4. I am sure you will love the rest too

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  5. I can't wait to read the last and final book! Glad you're enjoying these. :D

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  6. I am glad you loved the sequel and that it was just as good as book one. I also like that even though Meg knows the future because of the prophecies, the reader doesn't get to know it all and still has something to peace together and play with :D

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