I know there’s been quite a difference of opinion on this series, but I’m going to side with Malin here. This is my favorite current series of books. I’m a little bit in love with them.
A Vision in Silver is book three of Anne Bishop’s “Others” books, and they focus on Meg Corbyn, a young blood prophet who seeks shelters with the world’s “others”, the terra indigene, who were the first inhabitants of the earth. Way, way before humans.
I enjoy reading about Meg’s interactions with the Others in her life, and with the humans she is getting to know, as well. I’m interested in Meg and Simon Wolfgard’s blossoming relationship, which after three books, is still not settled. It’s way more than a “will they/won’t they” love story. I’m enjoying reading about the members of the local police department, and seeing which ones will stand up for what’s right, no matter what the consequences.
And I love seeing how the Others deal with getting to know the humans in their “pack”, and trying to understand their strange customs. At one point, Vlad, who is, for all intents and purposes, a frightening predator, gets flummoxed when confronted by a group of human women:
“…He picked up a pen and moved a couple of papers on the desk. He’d seen a human in a movie do that as a way to end a meeting. Apparently, the females hadn’t seen that movie. “Don’t any of you have work to do?”
They beamed at him before they filed out the door.
Vlad watched them go….
He sat back and sighed. “And humans think vampires are scary.”
There are a lot of day-to-day details in these books. We get to read about what each character is doing every day. IN GREAT DETAIL. I find this level of detail appropriate to the story — Meg is new to life away from the CS compound, and needs her days to be filled with familiar tasks and items. I find the details comforting, and a good way for us to get into Meg’s head.
But I get why some other ‘Ballers have had an issue with this and found it a bit annoying. But I can’t wait to read more about what’s going on in the Lakeside Courtyard. I was delighted to read that there will be at least two more of these books, and I look forward to finding out what’s going to happen to the humans and the Others.
Also, I just wanted to share the following with you. When I did my google image search for the book cover, I somehow was rewarded with this picture instead. So, I’m keeping it.