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Review: “Wild Country,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Fascinating world and society building; great characters Cons: A couple of setting details feel off; too many characters Rating: 4 out of 5 Anne Bishop’s Wild Country (World of the Others, The) introduces us to the town of Bennett.

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Review: “Lake Silence,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Creative and original Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Anne Bishop’s Lake Silence (World of the Others, The Book 1) takes place in the same world as her other “The Others” books, but it doesn’t follow Meg, Simon,

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Review: “Etched in Bone,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Warm, whimsical, dark in places, tense Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 In Anne Bishop’s “The Others” world, humans live at the sufferance of the terra indigene, or earth natives. These include shape-shifters and vampires, among other, less

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Review: “Marked in Flesh,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Continues our fascinating tale Cons: Too many characters to keep track of Rating: 4 out of 5 Anne Bishop’s Marked In Flesh: A Novel of the Others is book four in the series. While there’s a well-done summary of

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Review: “Bridge of Dreams,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Great characterizations and an interesting plot; stunning short story at the end Cons: I’m still not all that fond of Lee Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Bridge of Dreams is book three in Anne Bishop’s Ephemera series, after Sebastian

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Review: “Belladonna,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Fascinating world-building; great new character Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Belladonna (Ephemera, Book 2) comes after Sebastian, a book I certainly enjoyed. If anything I liked Belladonna even better. The lands of the world have been fragmented

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Review: “Vision in Silver,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Harrowing and delightful Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 There are two major plot threads in Anne Bishop’s Vision in Silver: A Novel of the Others. In one, Meg is helping the Others and the Intuits figure out

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Review: “Sebastian,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Fascinating world(s), interesting concepts Cons: Frustrating relationship developments Rating: 4 out of 5 Sebastian (Ephemera, Book 1), by Anne Bishop, introduces us to Sebastian–a half-human, half-incubus. He lives in a world of eternal night. It suits him well, but

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Review: “Murder of Crows,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Tension between Others and humans definitely going up a notch Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Meg Corbyn has found a place among the terra indigene (the ‘Others’) of Lakeside. She acts as their day-to-day liaison to the

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Review: “Written in Red,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Wonderful characters, plot, pacing… Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Anne Bishop’s Written in Red is the first book in her series “The Others”. The terra indigene include such creatures as werewolves, vampires, and some far more frightening

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