by Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #3
Publication Date: March 3, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: NAL Hardcover
This book wasn’t quite as engrossing as the first two, which is both bad and good. There’s nothing like getting sucked into a book so thoroughly you lose all sense of time and place as it pertains to reality. But books like that can be exhausting, and I wasn’t disappointed that I was able to put Vision in Silver down long enough to eat and sleep. That’s not to stay my husband didn’t get an ‘I will hurt you’ glare whenever he attempted to interrupt my reading.
In each of the first two books, the stories each centered on one big, mounting crisis that resulted in a showdown towards the end between humans and others. This book felt more like a bridge used to setup a much larger conflict that will carry through into future books. We get a lot of information (sometimes repetitively – a first for this series), a lot of background and learn more about how the hierarchy of the others works. We find out what the HFL’s larger purpose is, although I don’t understand how any human with a brain in their heads thought they would accomplish it. We’re also given reason to think that perhaps not all the cassandra sangue are doomed to a life of cutting.
I frankly missed seeing the Elementals bring down their wrath, although Fire was impressive as a character. The final conflict in this book sneaks up on you; there’s not really any build up to it at all, and the results of that conflict are rather anticlimactic compared to the first two books, but the result of the others finding out what humans have been doing to each other in order to defeat the others leaves a curious tension for future books: no pressure on the Lakeside community or anything. Nope, no pressure at all.
Anybody hear anything about the fourth one yet? 😉
[PopSugar 2015 Challenge: A Book with a color in the title.]