Author: Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #2
Published by: Roc
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. 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 murders of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside's shape-shifting leader—wonders whether their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or of a future threat.
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.
I am purposely taking my sweet time with this series, trying to spread them out so it’ll last longer when all I really want to do binge. It’s effing hard to restrict myself after reading Murder of Crows, though. It was so damn good!
I really enjoyed the storyline in this one and how it progressed the overall arc of the series so far. There’s definitely some screwed up stuff going on, but of course, it wouldn’t be Anne Bishop if there wasn’t. The tension starts to run high between humans and Others, and I can’t help but to pity some of the humans and their ignorance. Like seriously, do they not realize what they’re screwing with? Ah, but I’m thrilled with the way Simon and his Courtyard are attempting to handle everything and lead by example.
Oh man, Simon and Meg crack me up! It’s so funny how much they confuse each other, and then Simon gets frustrated because he doesn’t understand his own feelings. They’re extremely entertaining, that’s for sure.
This is one of those series that’s overflowing with a phenomenal set of characters and different dynamics. And I freaking love how formidable the women are! The ones that are truly feared and respected in this series are female, like Tess and the Elementals. Even some of the human females have started to earn respect from the Others.
There’s so much to love about Murder of Crows, and now I’m seriously jonesing to read the next book.