Title: Murder of Crows
Author: Anne Bishop
Series: The Others
Publication Date: March 04th, 2014
Synopsis: 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.
Review: I fangirl over this series hardcore. If you have not read it you are seriously missing out. Bishop’s world building is amazing. The slow buildup of the series arc is wonderful, the story arc was well done. This one played off of Written in Red but still managed to have a resolution and a happy ending. You can tell that are still problems and there is something bigger coming, but that will be dealt with in Visions of Silver.
In Murder of Crows we get most of our cast from Written in Blood back, I can’t think of anyone major who isn’t there. PLUS we get a ton of new amazing characters. Charlie Crowgard anyone. Seriously HE is amazing. I love him. We also see more of the Elementals, I seriously love them. We learn more about Tess and what she is, she is seriously one of my favorite characters, and is so amazing. There really isn’t anyone that I don’t love. Omg, Steve Ferryman and his settlement, they are amazing. We don’t see much of them in this book, but they have a much larger part in Visions in Silver (yes I’ve read it already).
Seriously this series is just amazing. If you aren’t planning to read it you are missing out and I’m not sure we can be friends. (Okay I’m kidding on that last part. Or am I?)