Feb 7
2017

Locus on Etched in Bone

Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

“The fifth book in the urban fantasy world of the Others picks up shortly after the Elders, particularly powerful and deadly forms of the Others, stopped an attempt by humans to kill off the shapeshifting Others and take over. Having wiped out much of humanity in this world’s version of Europe, the Elders, who have little experience with humans, want to know what makes some humans so much trouble. They decide to invisibly observe Lakeside Courtyard, where humans and Others have learned to co-exist. Unfortunately, the Elders turn up just as a particularly bad human arrives ­ the brother of police lieutenant Crispin James Montgomery, one of the cops who helped defend the Courtyard, and brought most of his family there to live. That brother, Cyrus, is totally different, a self-absorbed petty criminal who manipulates others to avoid the repercussions of his actions, with a troubled wife and two children already imitating their abusive father’s bad behavior. Cyrus makes a fascinating villain, too stupid or lazy to learn what’s really going on, making plans that fail because of his ignorance ­ which has its funny moments ­ but also causing a lot of pain for those around him. The leaders of the Courtyard, aware that the Elders are watching, keep a close eye on him, but his plans suddenly take a far more dangerous turn, leading to some serious thrills. As always, Bishop spins an engrossing tale ­ and ultimately we get a sweet ending that those who’ve been following the series should really appreciate, as the story arc involving Meg and Simon Wolfguard concludes.” — Locus

Jan 26
2017

Marked in Flesh is a RT Award nominee!

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop has been nominated for a RT Award in the Urban Fantasy category!

Jan 6
2017

Library Journal on Etched in Bone

Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

“VERDICT: While the human vs. Others conflict was mostly resolved in Marked in Flesh, the long-unresolved romantic tension between Simon and Meg remained. Fans will be pleased Bishop finally has the pair addressing their feelings.

After the uprising from the Humans First and Last movement left the Others with no choice but to take action, there is tentative peace in Thaisia; the Elders now must decide if they should allow any humans at all in their lands. The Courtyard where Simon Wolfgard and Meg Corbyn live is their test case. The Elders watch Meg and her “human” friends and wait to see if they can be trusted. Into this fragile blend comes a dangerous man accustomed to taking what he wants and using everyone around him. While Simon and the Others who live at the Courtyard would prefer to take care of him their own way (teeth and claws would do the job), the Elders want to wait and see what happens. The world of the Others is as compelling as ever.” — Library Journal

Mar 17
2016

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop is a NYT and USA Today bestseller!

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop, the fourth book in her acclaimed Others series, has debuted on the New York Times fiction bestsellers lists at #13 print/ebook combined, #9 ebook, and #20 hardcover print extended! It has also debuted at #16 on the USA Today bestsellers list!

Mar 8
2016

The Others Series Primer at B&N

There’s a great feature up at the B&N SFF blog called “Anne Bishop’s Others Is Urban Fantasy Perfection.”

“The Others series, beginning with Written in Red, stands alongside [Anne Bishop’s] best work, even as it stands out on crowded bookstore shelves. If you’ve yet to encounter them, fret not! Not so long ago, I was just like you. Today, I am a full convert, and I’m here to bring you up to speed, and tell you why you need to jump onboard, now.”

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