Also by this author: Vision in Silver, Marked In Flesh
Series: The Others
Also in this series: Vision in Silver, Marked In Flesh
Published by Penguin on March 7th 2017
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Contemporary, Romance
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Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shapeshifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves... After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness... As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings. With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave...
This is a very dark book, and it wasn’t my favorite in the series. There is a horrid human in the form of Cyrus James Montgomery, the brother of police officer Monty. I have adored this series and I will miss Lakeside. But this book left a bad taste in my mouth all because of the horrific actions of Cyrus James (Jimmy) along with his wife and children. The language in this book is very harsh and there is sexual violence, which surprised me greatly as there has been no sexuality in the books prior to this. To go from no sexual content in the series to the introduction of sexual abuse was quite disturbing. The fact that the abuse was made by a child against another child, just made me scratch my head in confusion.
The story line was both perplexing and disappointing. I would have killed for it to have focused on Meg and Simon. I have been pining away to see there relationship move forward, not for it to happen in the last chapters of the book. The books main focus centered around the Montgomery family, instead of the other characters I have grown to love. It was an unfulfilling end to the series.