Author: Anne Bishop
Narrator: Alexandra Harris
Title: Murder of Crows
Series: The Others #2
Genre: UF, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Published: March 4, 2014
Where I got It: Borrowed from library
After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.
The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard - Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader - wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat.
As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet - and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.
Making my way through the series for the 2nd time. Been having an itch for this world and who knows when the next (or IF) will come out.
Meg has won the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard. Meg has had some trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. She is caught in-between two worlds. She is human but she is a prophet. While she is trying to find her place and find a balance in herself, an appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others. When Meg dreams about blood and black feathers in the snow they wonder if it is a vision of the future or a past attack. As the urge to cut and speak more prophecies surges, Meg, the Others, and some trusted humans must work together to stop a terrible man who wants to reclaim her.
The events haven't even settled from book 1 and there is more trouble on the horizon. I know what happens but I was still nervous for our people. The humans are DUMB. SUPER DUMB. I honestly don't get why they have to be SO dumb!!!!!!! If I was in this world I would be BFFs with the Others. They are strong and magical. The humans in this world have nothing but some technology. Idiots.
I remember barely liking Meg and Simon in my first read through. But by the end of the series I fell in love with them. I carry this love with me here. I love them but I can see WHY I was annoyed by them the first time around. They are so rocky in their friendships. Meg is traumatized and still trying to find herself.
I adore Vladimir Sanguinati!
Now, I will say this one is pretty sad...we get to see more into the world of what the cassandra sangue (blood prophets) have to deal with. They are abused, manipulated, extorted, kidnapped, and raped/molested. Luckily they don't go into GREAT detail, but it does hurt your heart (or at least SHOULD). Humans are monsters to their fellow humans. No wonder why the Others do not trust them. But yes, far warning here in this book.
The narrator is fantastic and perfect and wonderful.
Yes, read this series. It is awesome.
4 stars from me for this one.
- #10 for Audiobook challenge
- #10 for Audiobook challenge