Also by this author: Written In Red, Vision in Silver, Marked In Flesh
Published by Penguin on March 4th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, romance
Return to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s “phenomenal” (Urban Fantasy Investigations) world of the Others—where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules…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 murder 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 if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or 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’m officially obsessed with Meg and Simon. Murder of Crows, written by Anne Bishop and narrated by Alexandra Harris was so good it gives me chills just thinking about it. I mentioned in my earlier review of Written in Red that Bishop gives the teeniest tiniest hint at romance between Meg and Simone and in Murder of Crows we get a teeny bit more, maybe an eighth of a teaspoon and that little bit has me lunging for book 3.
In Murder of Crows, Meg has further integrated herself into the courtyard, enough so that the Others consider her one of their own and when Meg puts herself on the line to protect the Others time and time again with every fresh cut, they return the favor. No one is going to try and take Meg and make it out alive.
You know the book/audiobook is good when you’re taking headphones with you everywhere you go and when you’re lingering in your driveway with it pouring through the speakers, unable to turn the ignition off because you’re just not ready to stop. I was going to bed with a headphone in my ear, staying up late, telling myself…just one more chapter.
I loved Murder of Crows so much, I went out and bought the print copy because I NEED it on my bookshelf. If you love urban fantasy, you need the Others in your life.
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop is the winner of the RT Book Reviews 2013 Career Achievement Award in Sci-Fi/Fantasy. She is also the winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award for the Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel is Marked in Flesh, the fourth book in Anne’s urban fantasy series set in a re-imagined Earth. When she’s not communing with the Others, Anne enjoys gardening, reading, and music. Since you’re reading this, there’s no point in telling you to visit her website atwww.annebishop.com.
Some of my favorite quotes from the book….
Jane held up one of the cookies. “Human-flavored?”
Meg stifled a sigh. That would be the first thing on her feedback list: don’t make people-shaped cookies. The Wolves were way too interested and all of them leaped to a logical, if disturbing, expectation about the taste.”
They heard a bang and thump from the kitchen. Followed by Meg yelling at something.
That many males can’t be wrong.”