Review: VISION IN SILVER by Anne Bishop


Anne Bishop

SeriesThe Others #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Roc
Pages: 400
Release date: March 3rd 2015

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…

There are more storms coming.

Vision in Silver is a brilliant addition to one of the most unique Urban Fantasy series I’ve ever read. The complex plot and incredible writing come back with full force, giving us strong character development, action, dark and twisted turns, deaths, and a little bit of romance sprinkled through the plot.

I’ll never get tired of singing Anne Bishop praises. She is, without a doubt, a fantastic writer, and that only becomes more and more evident as this series progresses. The slow pace still colors the narrative, but this novel brings back the spark that made Written in Red so unique. In other words, Vision in Silver is freaking amazing!

Things get darker and darker as every new installment comes out. It’s no different in this novel, as the plot develops and some threads that have been established in the previous books are tugged on. Danger rises, and with it our characters have to face and learn to deal with new challenges and face new obstacles.

I still maintain that every single character in this novel is amazing. They’re layered and very well-developed, changing with each new storyline. Even the villains are interesting to read about, especially with the troubles they bring to the plot and the destruction they cause. It moves things along beautifully, and the slow pace only makes the readers savor all of the reactions we get from the terra indigene.

The slow pace does mean it takes a little while for the story to really get going, but once it does? Hold on to your seats! There is a little more action this time around than in Murder of Crows, and the twists are all surprising and well executed. There are also some really sad moments, and a few dangerous ones, as the stakes are higher and higher when it comes to survival.

Once again, very little romance! As readers, we know and can see the potential is there, but Bishop does take her time focusing on more important plot aspects and letting this connection develop in the background. It means the little moments Meg and Simon have together are sweeter and more meaningful, and I love that.

In the end, Vision in Silver is a fantastic, enchanting, and engrossing book. Fans of the series will love this installment, and anyone who hasn’t picked this up should do themselves a favor and run to a bookstore or library.




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