But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon's only hope Anne Bishop - The Others 03 - Vision in soundofheaven.info 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. Anne Bishop is really a remarkable writer. Vision in Silver is the third book in her Others series, and I was Print Friendly, PDF & Email.
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The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg. To ask other readers questions about Vision in Silver, please sign up. Anne Bishop is a master story teller, and I wish,given her talent, she could write faster. Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Vision in Silver “The Queen of Fantasy Teeming with Vision In Silver (A Novel of the Others Book 3) - Kindle edition by Anne Follow New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop to a “stunningly.
War Room: A pack of human females and some Crows in a building full of things to buy. Most of the pack, having slowed to a trot as their prey tired, circled back toward the Wolfgard Complex. Autistic Logistics: And there are so many! She and the other members of her human pack are attempting to write a sweet blood guide of sorts. You know, when they act like they are trying to understand you?
Didn't seem fair to blame Boo Bear, though, since he wouldn't have blabbed to anyone. So many times, when I was reading the different wolves thoughts while they were trying to understand the humans, I thought of my dogs when they do that cute head-tilt thing. You know, when they act like they are trying to understand you?
Aww, that's so cute. Let's give him something! But, most of all, I love the relationship between Meg and Simon. Since Meg doesn't know how to human any better than Simon does, it is super adorable watching them grow into a romance of sorts.
There has been no actual romance in the books at all, but it seems like it may be heading that way. Very very slowly. I am dying for Simon and Meg to get together. They will be the cutest couple ever!! Apr 23, Carmel Rabid Reads rated it it was amazing Shelves: Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.
No joke! I listened to the previous two installments, so I did have some concerns that switching to hard copy might diminish my enjoyment Reviewed by: In this book we learn a lot more about the cassandra sangue, gain perspective on Simon Wolfgard, and get a glimpse of the terra indigene that live beyond the courtyards.
She and the other members of her human pack are attempting to write a sweet blood guide of sorts. I liked how the author approached this aspect of the story, the progression was gradual, and each new discovery felt as though it could be the key to their very survival.
Most stories that feature shifters put emphasis on the humanness of the characters while as Bishop does the total opposite.
View all 6 comments. Sep 27, Lindsey Rey rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 4 comments. Why is Meg in this book's cover?
This isn't a book about Meg. This was Monty's and Lizz's book. I saw very little of Meg and I am so upset and disappointed. I mean, Monty and his daughter aren't even Others. And she and I.
Meg and Simon being friends or something they don't understand.
Ok, I can't expect Meg to know what Romance or Love is because she's been confined for all her life and I suspect she doesn't even know those feelings and I guess there's a long way for her and Simon, if they are ever going to try anything , but Simon?
It annoys me so much!! Yes, the Others are definitely more stupid than the humans. And not only in this case. In many others. Only the Sanguinati seem slightly intelligent.
I can't believe this book was part of this series. It has nothing of the previous' books glory. The second half had me like: I wanted desperately to finish it. It was becoming too boring. I didn't even care for some of things that were happening.
Only in the end the things became a bit interesting, but it wasn't enough to get another star in my 3 star rating. I will continue the series, because I loved the first 2 books and I know Anne Bishop can write wonderful things. I really hope book 4 is better. Feb 02, Steph McG rated it it was ok. I hate to say it but this instalment in the series was boring.
The book started off promising with the conflict between the humans and terra indigene but this plot overpowered everything else in the book. There was little to no character growth between Meg and the inhabitants of the courtyard. This was particularly annoying in relation to Meg and Simon. Everyone, including readers and the characters in the book, know where this relationship is going and yet nothing has happened to further my int I hate to say it but this instalment in the series was boring.
Everyone, including readers and the characters in the book, know where this relationship is going and yet nothing has happened to further my interest in this relationship. The most growth that happened between these two happened in the first book. I would have been okay with this if the plot was intriguing but I found myself constantly skipping through pages since I was bored.
This book did not ignite the need in me to immediately know what happens next like the first book did and I'm unsure if I will continue on with this series. Nov 23, Robin Bridge Four rated it really liked it Shelves: I want to preface this by saying I totally enjoy this series. I like Meg. I like Simon. There are a few issues though that I saw in this.
It sometimes gets a bit repetitive. Good if you are going a year between books and need a refresher, everything from prior books is br I want to preface this by saying I totally enjoy this series. Good if you are going a year between books and need a refresher, everything from prior books is brought up and distilled down. But if you are reading these back to back then I think it might be an issue. In the last two books she is fragile and strong all at the same time.
Her fragility has more to do with the world around her and being really sensitive to her surroundings. But now she is having panic attack like symptoms. That said though I liked that with her human girl pack they are working to discover some of the mysteries of the blood prophets to share with others.
Problem solved. Ruthie was a teacher. She wrote sentences all the time. But the story is still good and I like the addition of both Jean and Hope in their communities. This is one of those books that makes me hate humans.
Yes not all are bad but it does speak to what happens when one group thinks they are more important than all the others and decide to get mean about it.
I still love seeing the world through the Others eyes and finding how different they think from us. I mean just buying a building can be a little bit hilarious. The violence between the factions is escalating and soon there will be no going back for sure.
Especially the lengths the Humans First and Last movement is getting. There are a few heartbreaking moments and more development on the Cel Remano story arc and just what Nicolas Scratch is planning. Plus finally we get to meet Lizzy and he furry bear companion.
There in for some surprises. Jul 11, Steven rated it it was amazing Shelves: This series is quickly becoming one of my top favorites. Such an interesting world. I'm totally caught up in the lives and challenges of these two groups of people struggling to make things work in a world that is headed towards a war. The Others and their "human pack" are such an intriguing story to read. I love the growth we've seen in the Others as they come to care for some humans, and the increase in number of humans on the "right side of history.
We lost a few good characters in it and it seriously broke my heart. I see Hope in the darkness. The darkness is growing stronger and deeper, but there is a light there waiting to help overcome it. I can't help but feel that by the end, Meg will be the required sacrifice for a world at peace.
I hope not, but I feel like Anne Bishop is preparing us for that potential. And so begins the wait for book four. Two books remain in the series, if I remember correctly. I'm ready for the next chapter! Nov 22, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: This series continues to get better and better. The overall arc of humans trying to live in harmony with the original inhabitants of the planet, The Others, and failing miserably, has taken a very interesting route under the treatment of the author, Anne Bishop.
I have heard many times that you either like her writing or you hate it, and once again I am finding out that I am on "I Love It" side of the argument.
Is there a particular reason for that?
No, not really. There is something about her storytelling though, that speaks to my love for small details, which enrich the big picture, even when those small details seem silly or superfluous For me they add this charm and whimsical feeling to a story, which at times might seems as if it is stalling, but instead it just builds on the emotional connection of the reader with the world and characters.
He wasn't human. Would never be human. And Meg didn't expect him to be. But feeling her hand in his, Simon thought maybe he could learn to be human enough.
And this is perfectly fine with me: I love the way the two of them, just as the two cultural groups they represent, are finding out more about each-other, discovering things necessary for their shared safety, but also things that just make you smile And as raw and animalistic as the Others are, and as much as they have looked upon humans as "Smart Meat", there are breakthroughs happening in the human-Others relationships, mostly because of the budding romance between Simon and Meg, and also all species of Others in the Lakeside Courtyard and Meg, whose visions have kept them safe more than once already.
It just sucks for all of them that this is the time the "Humans First and Last" or HFL movement has decided to incite violence between the two groups in order to make money off of Humanity's suffering and blame it on the Others, thus starting a civil war Humans blame The Others for everything that befalls them, attack and when there are consequences, they blame The Others once again, unwilling to admit or even see that they are the true culprits No wonder some of the Big-Bad Others, who don't even come in contact with the humans, are fed up and thinking about Exterminating the species from the continent And I have to agree, the Humans kind of deserve it As bad as it is on the Big Scale of things, the Courtyard residents are falling in love with their Meg, who is trying to figure out ways to help the newly freed Blood-Prophet girls in order to stay alive Freedom seams to be very difficult for them, since a strict sensory input control has to be imposed, but most who have taken the girls in with the desire to help are fully unqualified to do so, not having any idea of how to even approach what the real issues are Meg feels safe in her own circle of friends and those whom she consideres family now - Simon and Sam, as well as the newly forming Human Pack.
Favorite part of the whole book was when the mother of two human children told him that they are not called pups, but kids When she had said kid, maybe she had meant kid? He eyed Robert and Sarah with more interest. Would human-turned-goat taste different from goat-goat?
I guess we do change forms from when we are kids to adults: Still, my favorite characters were scary Tess and the developmentally disabled pup, Skippy! I want them to adopt me into their pack!!! Now I wish you all Happy Reading and many more wonderful books to come!!!
Mar 12, Sanaa rated it it was amazing Shelves: I need the next book right now View 1 comment. Apr 16, Shannon rated it really liked it Shelves: This series is pure comfort reading for me now. I can't explain why but even when the characters are planting a garden I'm engaged. And when Tess gets mad I need to know why and what exactly is a "picnic that's not a picnic" and who is this new person and what is the plan and why are I need to read about these characters' lives and how things are changing for them: And I swear that almost every time Meg tears up I d This series is pure comfort reading for me now.
And I swear that almost every time Meg tears up I did too. I don't know what it is about her finding out new things that's so endearing but I'm right there with her. Also, the way the wolves think and act are so NOT human that I'm really starting to wonder if the author This is urban fantasy and not paranormal romance so don't go in thinking there's going to be any romance of the sort.
There's something I tend to like more, even though it's taking a very, very, VERY long time to develop. These are Others who barely even tolerated humans but now guard and interact with Meg like she belongs so I can understand how any sort of love or romance would take a while to manifest.
Mar 24, Wendy Darling marked it as to-read Shelves: Very excited. Jan 09, Beth rated it it was amazing Shelves: Simon Wolfgard, leader of the Courtyard, is dealing with the aftermath of cassandra sangue's freedom.
The once exploited seers are not handling their new freedom very well. There are those who wish to use the difficulties to regaining use of cassandra sangue while causing political turmoil against the Others. Someone is trying to insight war between the inhabitants of Atlantik. The treachery is growing in the human government, hopefully they realize they live by the Others' leave before its too late.
In the Courtyard, the bond between humans, cassandra sanque and the Others is evolving. It is truly amazing.
Meg is also struggling with her urges. With the help of the Courtyard residents, she is discovering ways to help herself and her fellow cassandra sanque. Bishop captures the essence of humanity at its worst and best and infuses it into her characters. Truly hitting the top of all my favorites! I flat out loved this book and this entire series.
Vision in Silver has completely rocked me, jarred my emotions and kept me clinging to the pages. Vision in Silver is dark at times and can be quite distressing so it is not for those who prefer meeker reads.
I would highly recommend this book and series; especially those who enjoy complex urban fantasy reads. This book is set for publication March 3, Favorite Read!
Written by: Anne Bishop Series: A Novel of the Others Sequence in Series: Book 3 Hardcover: Roc Publication Date: March 3, Rating: Dark Urban Fantasy Find this book on: Everyone who loves Urban Fantasy! Despite that, Meg was becoming one of them. Jul 03, Kathe L rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first half of this book is like a gigantic puzzle.
It gives you tons of information and builds a world and situations that are bond to happen. You know it. The thing is: But it is. And it will come back later and you'll be 'ahhh now it makes sense.
She wasn't a terra indigene. In this book, Meg realized that for the first time in her life the terra indigene are her friends and love her for who she is, not because she can save them through her visions. In fact, they don't want her to cut because they want her to live with them as long as possible. While in the first book I thought he was very narrow-minded and got angry too fast, he grew on me in a way I've never seen before.
In the last book and in this book, I was always very anxious to hear his sides of the story and was very happy when it was his POV. He always had thoughts of Meg that weren't hard to hear. Who am I kidding?
I live for Meg and Simon. This book is practically all focused on the relationship between our paranormal group and humans. I have no shame in saying that I will always root for the others - in this book, I was ashamed of our race but proud of Montgomery, Meg, even Merry Lee. Humans who think in this series. It should feel different. It made me read it so fast I only realized I had reached the middle of it because my brother said I wasn't even blinking and when I did, I saw the page I was in.
I waited so long for this book and I'm almost kicking myself for reading it so fast. Everyone grew, and I was a very proud mom. These books are not for everyone, in fact, they are not my typical kind of book, either. But once I fell in love with the environment, the characters, the mystery, the situations they have faced and will have to face yet in the future, I couldn't be happier for giving this series a shot.
It is funny? Yes, because the others often wonder about human things and I always find myself giggling. The romance? You will never root so much for characters that are soooo slow.
It has mind blowing situations and this book even had a bit of politics, something I always thought as boring but that in this book made me feel as if I was in the middle of a chess game or in a game of 'war'.
Seriously, I can talk all day long about this series and never be bored. Blood prophets are shown on this one, corrupt governments, the 'wild side', and our lovely characters are as present as ever. Tess, I love you. You're bad-ass. Vlad, you're the sexiest vampire.
Henry, I want to hug you and never let you go. Jenny, I felt your pain! And Nathan, come be my wolf guard, would you? All Bella my Yorkshire does is sleep. What to do now? Die waiting for the next one and it has to have another one, otherwise I'll die for sure. Read this series people! View all 8 comments. Nov 05, Jen Davis rated it really liked it. The Meg is back! Well, she is not actually The Meg anymore. She's Our Meg and that may be even better.
If you have no idea what I am talking about, you are clearly missing out on one of my favorite Urban Fantasy series and you need to stop what you are doing and go buy Written in Red. No really. Do it now. This third installment picks up right on the heels of book 2. It follows Meg as she continues to find balance, free of the Controller and the Walking Names who shaped her life for so long.
She h The Meg is back! She has come a long way, but she still struggles with her need to cut. Now it's not just her life on the line, but the lives of all the girls rescued who are like her. Meg needs to understand herself and her triggers in order to help those like her survive in the outside world.
Meanwhile, tension is nearing the breaking point between humans and the Others. Right in the middle of it all are Monty and his little girl, Lizzie. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.
Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more. The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities.
As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet - and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.
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.
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. Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed.
Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.
But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others.
Vision in Silver is the third book in her Others series, and I was already on the edge of my seat in chapter one. Between the finely balanced tension and light-hearted humor, I was completely engrossed, savoring every sentence. Her characters are so well developed that I want to read each one of their backstories.
There is a theory that the life span of a blood prophet consists of one thousand cuts. The temptation to cut in order to protect her friends and the addicting euphoria that accompanies each cut becomes a constant struggle for Meg.
Learning to be a friend and live within a society present their own challenges as well. With the increasingly dangerous movement of Humans First and Last swaying more followers to its rank, the terra indigene are once again thinking that humans are not worth the effort of compromise. Patience wears thins when the threat is brought within their walls.
It seems the humans have forgotten their own history not too long ago, doomed to repeat it. A lot of suspense is built up, making you wonder what it will take to make the Others wipe the board clean once again. That is what actually made me keep holding my breath. Will this act of contempt be the last straw? I must say that even though the timeline of the story is quite short less than three weeks , it reads rather quickly.
Time does not move forward so much as the growth and transformation of the characters. It is amazing how each of her characters is so well crafted as to make you want more of each of them. And there are so many! Even more impressive is the lack of long descriptions. The actions and dialogue itself is the scaffolding this world is built upon. The actual physical setting of the story is in the background where it belongs.
The characters truly drive the story, and it is a fascinating one that tackles issues like what it means to be truly free, what family looks like, what a friend looks like.