April 15, 2015

Vision in Silver Review

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Vision in Silver 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…

Wow. It having been awhile since I read the first two books, I was once more blown away by the amazingness of Anne Bishop. I mean, the woman can write! Her words were unique, smooth, very subtle and her imagination knows now bounds. I read this book in a day, and honestly, I just want to read it again! Unfortunately, Bishop is one of those authors who pens a book a year, unfortunately. The next book comes out in 2016, the final one in 2017. I have to wait two more years to know the end of this book... but the brief glimpses I will get along the way make it completely worth while.

The main character, Meg, was really fun to read. She had the mindset of a well trained child, her only "life experiences" are pictures in binders, for the sole purpose of recognizing things in visions. Ah, yes. By the way, Meg is a cassandra sangue, and can tell prophecy when her skin is cut. However, she can only withstand a thousand cuts before she dies. Even tripping can be deadly to her.
The second main character, Simon, was just super cute! (see above quotes). Meg is his squeaky toy, as Simon is a wolf, Meg is who he plays with. Meg is the one who curls into Simon's back when she's scared of a movie, or feeling any emotion at all. She curls her fingers into his fur, plays "prey" and has puppy fuzz hair.
Bottom line, this book is highly recommended! Though you do need to read the first book, Written in Red and Murder of Crows before you try Vision in Silver.

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