No one creates realms like New York Times best-selling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities - vampires and shape-shifters among them - who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans.
As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others.
Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she's keeping a secret, and second, she doesn't smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she's wanted by the government, he'll have to decide if she's worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
©2013 Anne Bishop (P)2013 Penguin Audio
Really enjoyed listening to this book. The characters are interesting and the plot is exciting. Can't wait to download the next book in this series.
I love Anne Bishop. I love every series of books that she has written this is going to be another fantastic one that I can't wait to read/listen. Although Ms Bishop is
writes science fantasy every character she develops has such a humanistic personality that you can identify with all of them. I won't tell you which ones I want to reach out and pet or run my fingers through their fur. I can't wait to find out how all the rest is going to develop. Another great job Ms Bishop I can't wait.
interesting ideas for an alternate reality but it kinda reads like bad fan fiction. the evil guys lacked depth and I couldn't figure out what was going on with the make protagonist.
Narrator good. Read it due to many of my young patients reading it that were all self mutilation patients. They all found the Cutting theme encouraging of helping them to release their pain. So talk to your young people please. Read what they are reading!
I was very impressed with this book. It has a good story line. The author gives you enough background to feel satisfied but not so much as to weigh you down with it. I also love that it takes a while before the main characters can even get along versus the tendency of other series to make the main characters soul mates by page 5. Meg starts out appearing as a small, weak human. However, the book slowly reveals that there is much more to her than meets the eye and is able to stand up to the strong willed terra indigene. I am definitely going to read more of this series. I would also be interested in seeing if this author has more than this series as well.
Once you get used to the awful narration the story is worth listening to. Of course, each time to stop listening you have to get used to the narrator again once you pick the story up.
The thought processes of the "Others." You realize that some things easy for humans to understand would baffle non humans. The process of the Others learning to care for their "human pack" was delightful.
The way it change my view on the Others eating humans. It was hard to deal with at the beginning but by the end I would have gladly given the bad guys a bite myself.
When Sam took his human form again and Simon realization that Meg had provided something that Sam had truly needed.
The cutting of the girls did bother me somewhat. But it does add to the storyline.
With a stand alone novel you get a good look at the character. A series allows you to build a relationship. I was impressed enough that I downloaded book 2 3 and 4 in the series right after I finished with 1.
Loved the range of voices this reader has. Very expressive. Anne Bishop is one of my favorite Authors, her fantasy worlds with comedic interludes is refreshing.
Like so many disappointing fantasy novels, this had the makings of an excellent story. But it ultimately read like Twilight-meets-Shades of Grey: pseudo-adult content written for pre-teens by someone who's only read about sex in books. Not that there was much of it; just more innuendo than the author was comfortable with. It was a bit awkward.
In fact, the entire book felt a bit naive and out of touch. The cutesy narration where all the cops have southern accents didn't help a bit. Imaginative premise and clever elements, amateur story-telling. Even though I'm a bit curious where the story goes, it's not really worth enduring the rest of the series.
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