{Effie Reviews} Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

Posted May 29, 2014 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

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{Effie Reviews} Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

Murder of Crows

by Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #2
Published on March 4th, 2014
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

Return to New York Times best-selling author Anne Bishop’s world of the Others - where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules.…

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

5 Stars


I can’t believe how addicting this book was! I couldn’t stop reading once I started. I loved Written in Red but Murder of Crows was just so much more exciting! We got to meet a lot of new characters, we got insides into the bad guys plans AND we get to see some development in Simon’s and Meg’s “relationship”, okay so technically it’s till a friendship, but C’MON everyone can see where it’s heading with those two.

Okay, so let me say a little about the story. Meg, is still living inside the Courtyard with the Others, but when she starts having itches and starts to cut, she keeps getting visions of the Crows being in danger. And when Crows actually start dieing because humans start targetting them, Meg cuts herself several times to provide the Others with visions on how to stop the danger for the Crows, as well as the other Others, as she soon finds out. Meanwhile the Controller still wants to get his hands back on Meg, however with doing it the way he kept doing, it didn’t end well for him, let’s just keep it at that. In the end Meg’s visions lead the Others to the Controller and the other cassandra sangue and Jean, Meg’s friend also a cassandra sangue and having much less of her sanity left than Meg.

As for the characters I enjoyed seeing Meg grow and becoming her own person while still retaining her sweet and innocent nature. She’s just loveable … in a weird kind of way. As for Simon, I just love him including his wlofy nature and tendency to growl a lot. It was especially fun to see him struggle on how to define Meg, is she a friend or is she more. Of course all the other characters were just as fun. Monty and Burke from the human police department, Vlad, the Elementals, Sam, Nathan, Henry, Tess, Merri Lee and many, many more. They all just fit so perfectly in the story that I couldn’t imagine it without them anymore.

Having read Murder of Crows now, I definitely can’t wait to read Vision in Silver, which sadly won’t come out until 2015. But if it’s anything like Written in Red and Murder of Crows it’s definitely going to be worth the wait. 5 STARS!!!


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