Vision in Silver (The Others, book 3) by Anne Bishop
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…
Oh! Hot book! Vision in Silver is another flawless entry into The Others series! It may not have been as high an adrenaline rush as the first two, but that does not make it inferior. No. In fact, I think it was an even stronger read for bringing in the world scope and repercussions. At this point I'm not ashamed to say I'm Team Others and their humans.
I liked all the background story lines that came to the forefront here, so that readers weren't endlessly teased. The changing POVs are great and I loved getting to know so many characters. It was also wonderful seeing the world and humans through the eyes of other Others to see what they thought.
Vision of Silver was high on emotions, and to me it was a wild ride. Others and humans are hurt due to the actions of the Humans First and Last movement. I enjoyed the comentary that the movement was putting humans at risk. That some of the things they were doing and saying echoed of our own history. Not only that but it's becoming clearer who the humans should really fear and that even the Others fear these beings.
All of the friendships and budding love where on point. See people! This is emotional build up. This is what I mean about sexual and emotional tension. It's tiring and old for characters to just fall in love fast, especially in a series. Oh, and friendships are important. Along with multiple levels of character development
What I loved even more was addressing Megan's addiction to cutting. Though I'm wondering why no one is giving her a vibrator and connecting that she's addicted to the orgasms? Hm? I'm curious what she'll use to help her tell prophecy. One of the girls uses drawing, but I don't think that will be Megan's outlet.
Overall I loved this book just as much as the previous entries into the series. I'm very curious what will happen with The Humans First and Last movement, and the people really pulling the strings behind it. There's more to it. Megan and Simon are great together, I love seeing they're friendship develop. While many claimed this was a slower read, it isn't. It's just including more in a grander scheme of things. Which I appreciate so much. The real power of this series is that it is not an Urban Fantasy series that has to solve a case each book. It's more along the lines of High Fantasy in having grand schemes. So thank you Bishop.
Sexual Content: Dark themes, but it's never truly explicit. Sexual humor and such.
5/5- Fabulous, a beautiful obsession!
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