Jan 6

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

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

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.”

Feb 10

Library Journal on Marked in Flesh

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

“VERDICT In Bishop’s fourth dark fantasy adventure (after Vision in Silver), the stakes have grown higher. There are plenty of parallels to draw between current events and Bishop’s alternate world, but it is the stories of the characters woven through the action that keep the books fresh. Vivid worldbuilding and myth creation are Bishop’s strengths, and this title is a welcome addition to the series.” — Library Journal

Feb 5

Locus on Marked in Flesh

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

“The conflict between Humans First and Last and the Others heats up in this fourth novel, with humans thinking they can “reclaim” more land for themselves and get rid of restrictions on travel between human settlements. HFL steps up their sometimes deadly harrassment of humans and businesses who don’t join their movement (not unlike the early days of the Nazi party). A big part of the problem is the humans are unaware that the Others aren’t fighting back seriously yet ­ they have to decide “how much human” they want to keep. Shapeshifter Simon Wolfgard and others of the Lakeside Courtyard are too fond of the human Meg, the Cassandra sangue or blood prophet, who runs their mailroom. Since she arrived, other humans have been brought into the Courtyard, and some of the Others fear becoming too human. The elementals are angry, though, and the expression of their anger ­ superstorms, tidal waves, and tornadoes ­ will be deadly. Humans could be facing extinction, and the HFL has no clue. There’s a big buildup, but not a lot of specific details about the real attack on humanity when it finally comes. Still, there’s a lot of death and destruction, even if Lakeside Courtyard manages to escape the worst of it. It all comes down to the magic of friendship, but when it’s elemental ponies (Tornado, Hurricane, etc.) and their riders involved, humans, vampires, shapeshifter puppies, and fortune-telling females need to be extra cautious, making a nice blend of scary and charming.” — Locus

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