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…
Vision in Silver is the third book in Anne Bishop’s Other series. I love this series so hard it may be classified as extreme fangirling. I own the series is every format. Generally, I listen to the audio version first and then read it. I have listened to the first two books twice and read them each once. This is unprecedented as I am generally one who rarely does re-reads outside of a few classics. If you have not read/listened to this series, you are missing out. This is a combined review, as I read the arc and listened to the audio arc.
Five Caffeinated reasons to hug, read, and caress Vision in Sliver
- The world Anne Bishop has created known, as Thasia is breathtakingly beautiful with unique shifter creatures and a society that continues to blow my mind. This series is in a league of its own. In Vision in Silver, we learn more about how the world works from land leasing to the terra indigene who lives in the wilds.
- There are quite a few characters from terra indigene to humans and gods above and below Bishop gives them each depth and unique personalities. Since my experience has always been audio first, I wondered if my ability to keep track of who was who had something to do with Alexandra Harris, the brilliant narrator. *shakes head* While she adds depth that I love it is Bishop who clearly defines them. She makes me care about them all from the little girl who needs a wolf protector to the Crows and their obsession with all things shiny.
- Meg Corbyn and Simon Wolfgard are the main characters and their interaction and growing friendship/relationship warms my heart and makes me giggle as it continues to progress. Simon is the leader of the Lakeside Courtyard and until Meg came along he had very little understanding of humans. This has caused some hilarious moments as Meg and Simon learn about each other. I love them together and while it has not progressed to a romance (yet), their bond is fascinating to watch.
- Vision in Silver has a suspenseful plot with multiple threads that weave together. The released Cassandra sangue are having trouble adapting to freedom and Meg plays a role in helping them. Food shortages and the Humans First and Last movement are stirring up trouble. An unexpected young visitor stirs things up, and we sea e change from Simon concerning “some humans.” Events and his action change things in the courtyard and beyond.
- Anne Bishop has created a world that is truly brilliant. Her writing style, character perception and ability to create an engaging tale held me spellbound. Every book in this series has been as strong as its predecessor and each increased my love of the series. I consumed Vision in Silver in a single day and cried when I closed the book for the simple fact that I have to wait another year. Bishop ended the tale wrapping up the current threads and having us excited to return.
If you love unique characters and original, well-crafted worlds than explore the Others series. I recommend reading them in order. My reviews of the previous novels are listed above in the book info section of this post. Vision in Silver was brilliant and the wait for the next installment will be brutal.
Listening to Alexandra Harris narrate the Other series has been an absolute joy. While Vision in Silver comes in at around 16 hours I was saddened when it was over. On the upside, my home sparkled as I used every excuse possible to keep listening. While I have read all of the books, listening is my preferred method for this series. I love hearing the characters voices and Harris does such a great job with pacing and tone. For me she elevates the story bringing the world to life. I have no doubt I will listen to this again.
Buy it, Own it, Hug it, Love it peeps!!!! If you don’t enjoy it I will eat crow. Seriously.