Monday, March 2, 2015

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop: Killing me with the tension

Multiple plotlines are skillfully juggled in this urban fantasy novel. To go into them all would take several pages (and would be incomprehensible to those who haven’t read the previous books). I will tease you a little, though, and tell you that Meg is becoming more and more important to the Others. Not because of her prophecies, but because she may be a trailblazer for her sisters. Meanwhile, across Thasia and in Toland, Nicholas Scratch continues to stir up the Humans First and Last (HLF) movement, inciting riots, rebellion, and working with politicians to move against the Others. What the HLF movement doesn’t realize is that the Others who interact with humans are the tip of the iceberg, and the more benevolent, and human-tolerant, of their species.

The Elders watch. Humans only live on the continent by permission and contract with the Others, and it may be time to remind them of that. Again.

Vision in Silver is the third book in The Others series, which should really be read in order. Over the course of these three novels Bishop has skillfully built up the tension and plotlines, interweaving the stories and characters tighter and tighter. A quick Goodreads glance shows at least two more titles planned in the series, and I have no idea what mayhem Bishop has planned for the characters I’ve come to love, but I know I absolutely have to find out. The wait is going to be torture. 

Check out my review of Written in Red, the first book in The Others series!

Bishop, Anne. Vision in Silver. New York: ROC, 2015. 4.5 stars.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the review are mine alone. 

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