Monday, March 17, 2014

Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop

Murder of Crows (The Others, #2) 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.

The much anticipated sequel to Written in Red is finally here!

Murder of Crows picks up where we left off in Written in Red. In this book the focus is less on the individual characters and more on the Others as a whole and dealing with a series of violent events between the Others and humans that could ultimately affect the entire world.

The book feels a bit rushed - everything happens very quickly and is resolved almost too easily. There is no build up throughout the book so you know exactly what's coming and it makes the ending feel a little flat. If I hadn't read Written in Red first and loved it, I would have had a hard time connecting with the story and characters.

Overall I was a quite disappointed. It was still a good read and really well written, but I felt like a lot of the humour which I loved from the first book that stemmed from Meg's daily interactions with the Others was missing and Meg, who did so much growing and developing in Written in Red, didn't make any further progress. The only character that seemed to develop further was Simon and his feelings towards Meg.

I'll be interested to see what the third book in the series will bring.

Rating: 4/5
Published March 4th 2014 by Roc

You can find my review of Written in Red here.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This series looks intriguing! I'm going to have to look at the first one!

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