{Effie Reviews} Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

Posted July 1, 2016 by Effie in Book Change Life, Reviews / 0 Comments

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{Effie Reviews} Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

Marked in Flesh

by Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #4
Published on March 8th, 2016
by Roc
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: The Black Jewels Trilogy, The Invisible Ring, The Shadow Queen, Shalador's Lady, Written in Red

For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community...

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs…

5 Stars

I finally get to read Marked in Flesh and once again Anne Bishop delivered me an awesome book.

Marked in Flesh was everything I’ve been hoping it would be! We get so more of Thasia and even tiny bits of Cel-Romano and of course new terra indigene!!!! Which was my favourite part by far to be honest.

So the story sets off again a bit after all the Cassandra sangue have been rescued and placed in with good homes to help them readjust to the world. However the HFL movement with their spokeperson Nicholas Scratch, have outdone themselves and pissed of the terra indigene big time. And in doing so, attracted the attention of terra indigene that even other terra indigene fear. They call them the Elders, and as far as I know, they don’t really have much of a form. The author did give us some description when they finally came in to play, but the description did lack a clear view of them, so we know they can walk on two feet and some have fur, but mostly they’re still a big mystery. However one of the more dangerous terra indigene we do get to see is Ocean. And I think she’s one of the coolest terra indigene so far. Anyway, as the HFL (Humans First and Last movement) continues to wreack havoc and chaos (starting with the bisons in Prairie Gold, btw), even going to far as to attack their own people. It all boils down a sort-of-big-confrontation with the Elders, Ocean and other terra indigene.

As for the characters, we get to see some new characters and also the old and familiar. A few of the new ones being Joe Wolfgard and Jesse Walker who live in Prarie Gold, since we get to see them the most in book. There are others, but it’ll take a while to list them all. We also get to see how Hope is fairing among the Wolfgard and some of the visions she gets to see, however we do see some development here, Hope tries not to cut, instead she tries to use her paintings now to convey her visions, most of the time it works, other times Jackson and Grace Wolfgard have their hands full getting her healed and keeping her safe and sound. Also can I just say that Bard Debany and Tolya Sanguinati should become a couple? Despite their limited interaction with each other, I still vehemently believe there is something there and should be explored. Or it could just be me trying to pair up some of the good humans with awesome terra indigene. Now as for our favourite “couple”, Simon Wolfgard and Meg Corbyn, since the Elders left Simon with a choice, he and Meg do try at times to find a solution to the problem. But it gets a lot more complicated down the line. But that’s not what I wanted to talk about, when it comes to them. I want to talk about the little skinny-dipping scene at the end: I CAN’T BELIEVE WE HAD TO WAIT SO LONG TO GET SOMETHING LIKE THAT!!!!! I was so happy to see even the tiniest bit of romance, that I just cooed and squealed when I read it. I’m actually hoping that we get a bit more of that in Etched in Bone. My dream for the ending of this series, is for Simon and Meg to be together as a couple. But I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Now I just have to wait months until Etched in Bone comes out so I can read what happens next and how HFL is gonna continue, after all that’s happened in MIF.


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