Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Summary from GoodReads
Return to New York Times best-selling 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.
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Continuing the great, for me, success, of "Written In red" Anne Bishop continues with the stories of Meg, Simon and the Others as more problems arise in whole Thasia. The Controller is out there; and he has plans for both species.
The story goes slow mostly in the whole book, but the author manages to deliver the characters both new and old with equal attention. Alexandra Harris as a narrator is also one of the best I've heard so far in the audiobooks I've listened.
As for the protagonists, Meg and Simon are the best couple since they are both trying to understand their growing feelings for each other while the residents of the Courtyard have already find out about their growing relationship. Only Monty mentions later (in his thoughts of course) about Simon falling in love with Meg.
Meg becomes stronger and braver as she interracts with the Others and helps a lot in the progress of the story. The ending was a little rushed, quick but it didn't diminish the importance of the new enemy who will appear or the last sweet scene with Simon and Meg.
Overall, I want more which I hope to get my grabby hands into soon! :)
About the author:
Anne Bishop lives in upstate New York where she enjoys gardening, music, and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the author of fourteen novels, including the award-winning Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel,Twilight’s Dawn, made the New York Times bestsellers list. She is currently working on a new series, which is an urban dark fantasy with a bit of a twist.
Crawford Award (2000)