Marked in Flesh (The Others #4)
by Anne Bishop
What is it about:
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…
What did I think of it:
I think I loved this one just a bit more than Vision in Silver.
Again the story focused more on what's happening in the entire world instead of focusing mainly on Meg. And I loved some of the people it focused on. Especially the events in the town of Prairie Gold had my complete attention. Even though it's clear what is going to happen I was gripped by the story and had to read on to find out how things would unfold, and if my favorite characters would survive.
Meg is still Mary Sue-ing as only Meg can, but with the wider view these last few books, it's not as annoying as in the first books. I must be in a minority, but to be honest I wouldn't miss Meg if she was written out of the series. There are so many characters who are more interesting in my opinion.
All in all a great book. I will pick up the next book soon.
Why should you read it:
It's a cool Urban Fantasy read.
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