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
Yes, the story was interesting and entertaining.
I liked the beginning as it grabbed my attention immediately and made me want to continue listening
The performance had no depth. A more dynamic performer using different voices would have made this book so much better.
Maybe, maybe not. It would depend on the actors involved.
There is no pause between paragraphs where they change scenes. It was very confusing and I had to keep backing up and relistening because I was confused by the transition.
I didn't expect much from this book based on the description. I was pleasantly surprised by the unique world and the unusual heroine. She's not a badass but has an inner strength and I grew to love the way she sees her world around her.
I enjoyed the minor characters just as much as the main characters and this world is very easy to fall into. I wasn't sure I was going to like the narrator when it first started but was soon enjoying the narration. I look forward to listening to the next book.
Senior Manager, Test Engineering Special love for SciFi and pondering the possible "Don't just think outside the box... use a different box"
I was taken by the authors depth in her character development. She did a great job in differentiating between innocence and naïve. I thought it started slow, but when she started tying the characters together through Meg, I could see the bonds she was forming throughout the community. By the end of this book, I was enthralled and could not put it down. I was not disappointed, the ending was excellent
A very eclectic reader that listens to books compulsively
I would listen again to set me up for book two, but I have already bought! I really enjoyed the story and the view of an alternate world and reality. It sounded great. It didn't present the "alternate" life forms as cute versions of hunks but rather multidimensional characters.
It was pretty good but would've been made much better by a different deferent narrator. She made Meg sound like a whiny child and Simon like a b list WWE wrestler the ENTIRE time. It was constantly taking me out of the story and made irritated by the characters when I shouldn't have been. Easily would've given the overall and story an additional star had they not been ruined by a bad performance.
Downloaded this as I liked the description. Turned out to be so good I couldn't stop listening! A detailed, world of complex characters. Looking forward to the next installment.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a fresh take on the supernatural. The only thing that would have made it better is if they had a man read the voice of Simon. The female narrator had a really hard time making a deep voice, and that in my opinion took away a little from the story.
This is one of the best stories I've listened to in awhile. Anne Bishop has created a new world for us and Harris has brought that to life.
I think what is most memorable about Written in Red is the twist Bishop has taken with the relationship between humans and the others. The others (vampires, weres, elementals, etc.) are not hiding in secret or unknown to humans. Yes, there are some other books out there with this take as well but I guess Bishop's story just feels different...fresh.
I just couldn't stop listening I think I only took one break to eat I thought it would be more dark and creepy so I was surprised by how light and funny it was. Really is a great read if you like all things supper natural like me
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