Saturday, March 5, 2016

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (The Others #4)

Marked in Flesh

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Written by: Anne Bishop
Series: A Novel of the Others
Sequence in Series: Book 4
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Roc
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451474473
ISBN-13: 978-0451474476
Genre: Dark Fantasy

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For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community...

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. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs…

My Review:
Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4)Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

Absolutely riveting from start to finish, I just can’t get enough of The Others series.

This is a world where the mythical, paranormal and magical powers rule the world. They’ve co-existed and tolerated the humans time and time again but as history has shown the humans are a greedy lot.

It seems the human’s greed and self-worth have once again gone to their heads. They have slowly and methodically plotted against The Others. The Others haven’t forgotten the past, I guess it comes with such longevity, but it seems history is about to repeat itself.

Will the Others have mercy on human-kind?

Will the relationship between the Cassandra Sangue and the Others persuade them to leave the lesser Terra Indiegene, Others, and non-confrontational human’s alone?

Simon struggles with the adaptations made to assimilate Meg into his life. He is worried for the loss of his animal nature. While Meg battles the blessing/curse of being a blood prophet.

Simon is also walking a knifes edge, trying to decide how best to save the ones he's come to care for.

Dark and brutal is the reckoning. The reckoning the humans have brought it on themselves. Unfortunately, the creatures that are coming are truly those of nightmares and have little distinction for those weaker than themselves.

Anne Bishop weaves a magical tale that sticks with you long after the reading has ended. Simply amazing world building, an absolutely unforgettable cast and an exhilarating plot makes Marked in Flesh a truly remarkable and irresistible read.

I received this ARC copy of Marked In Flesh from Berkley Publishing Group - ROC in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication March 8, 2016.

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