Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop
Vision in Silver – Anne Bishop – The New York Times bestselling author of The Black Jewels Trilogy transports readers to a world of magic and political unrest—where the only chance at peace requires a deadly price…
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…
Praise for Anne Bishop, winner of the RT Book Reviews 2013 Career Achievement Award in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and the Novels of the Others
“Anne Bishop is so good at writing character development…I love this series and I NEED MORE!”—USA Today
“Amazing….A compelling story set in a seamlessly crafted universe.”—Fresh Fiction
“Near perfect…Written in Red isn’t just the best urban fantasy of the year, it may be one of the best ever.”—All Things Urban Fantasy
Review By Douglas C. Meeks TOP 500 REVIEWER
What do you say about the third book in possibly one of the most original, addictive and exceptionally written series being published?
I will try to limit my use of superlatives but my first thought was that Written in Red was one of the best books in many years, Murder of Crows while being a 5 Star reading experience was missing that elusive “I can’t put this book down” quality. Vision in Silver has recaptured that feeling that I had while reading Written in Red.
Seldom do many books live up to their own hype; this one did and surpassed it. You may notice I am not giving a lot of examples because almost anything I can say about this book could be a spoiler other than Meg becomes more a part of the Lakeside Courtyard and is considered by them to be more than human and almost terra indigene. The fact is that any action against Meg would be considered an attack on The Others which is another comforting thought in this world. We do get to know more about the world in general and it is amazing just to consider the things that are fact in this world that would be mythology in almost any other novel you ever read.
Good things happen, bad things happen and you find out more about what The Others consider important and you keep wondering how the humans on this planet get so stupid at times. You should never forget that The Others still are the predominate predators not to mention pretty much the owners of this world, the humans keep forgetting that bit of intelligence.
A note: You will love the very last page 🙂
Bottom Line: This is going to be one of the Top 5 Urban Fantasy novels of 2015, it is just too good for me to describe without sounding like a slobbering fan and not a reviewer. To use an old cliché, if you only get one book this year, this is that book!
About the Author
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 (Daughter of the Blood, Heir to the Shadows, Queen of the Darkness). Her Novels of the Others include Written in Red, Murder of Crows, and Vision in Silver.