New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shapeshifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves…
After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…
As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.
With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave.
Warning! Mild spoilers below.
Finally had the chance to get my hands on Etched In Bone and it was another wonderful installment in The Others series from the start to the finish!
Etched In Bone picks up after the events in Marked In Flesh. The Elders have decided it’s time to decide once and for all if humanity belongs within their lands. So everybody at Lakeside are making sure nothing will anger the Elders. Sadly, thing do not always go as planned. Lieutenant Montgomery has a brother, Cyrus James Montgomery, who has arrived to the Lakeside Courtyard. Sounds normal doesn’t it? The truth is Jimmy is a con artist who is quite a piece of work. Jimmy believes Lakeside is an easy target because he has family living there already and believes the human laws will protect him in the Courtyard. Luckily, Simon and his fellow Terra Indigene can already tell he will bring nothing but trouble but before they can throw him out, the Elders tell them that they want Jimmy to stay instead. Their reasons? They know he’s trouble but they want to see his actions in order to understand human behavior and guard themselves from humans like Jimmy. Little do they know, Jimmy’s actions will lead to a great amount of trouble.
Overall, Etched In Bone was another well written plot that is definitely engrossing! Also, this installment makes you realize how things have changed between The Others and humans. To think, this all because Meg arrived in Lakeside Courtyard. If it wasn’t for Meg, the new relationships between humans and Terra Indigene would have never happened. Just goes to show you that one person can really make a difference.
I’ll admit I was a bit sad to hear that this would be the final installment but then I heard this was just the end f Simon and Meg’s story! Anne Bishop will return to the world of The Others series in 2018! So not only do we get a new story and new characters, we’re also getting a chance of possibility seeing the characters from the Lakeside Courtyard again as side characters! If you’re curious to know more about this new spin-off be sure to keep an eye out for my next post!