This is a must read series if you have not checked it out I suggest you do, but we warned you will fall in love with Dante, Von, Lucien and Heather. Was the finale of Meg's story what I wanted. Oh, and I do warn you. I actually took my time reading this one because I wanted to savor it since it will be a while to the next installment. A refresher: The Others are non humans, such as wolves, crows, vampires, elementals, grizzlies, etc , who control most of the world.
She remembers the tale of a weapon that only a Stark could wield. In their two week respite, Dante and crew sets out for vengeance for their murdered companion. Did he somehow miss that the Elders and Elementals just wiped out the majority of the human settlements across the world? There's no clear cut line between who the good guys are and who are the bad. The pace of the book was fast and exciting. Not because it was slow but because I was extremely busy with work.
Meg was still the centre of his universe. Some of the earlier books in the series spent quite a bit of time away from the Courtyard. We see a bit more of Nyx but I missed Erebus - would have loved hearing his thoughts more on the Wolfguard and Meg. Meg has had such a hard time adjusting to an outside life. Basically, if you're a fan, you'll love it. Aint letting them take you.
There were so many times I chuckled and laughed. There's something in Bishop's writing that Apparently, some times I'm a little subtle, and the trolls have difficulty following my train of thought. It gives me the drive to finish it. My Take The concept of a government-sanctioned experimental program is bad enough but what was done to Dante Prejean Baptiste, turning him into a tortured young soul with the heart of a poet and the Gothic look of a rocker is just heartbreaking. Possibly my favorite character in the book has switched from Von to Lucien though. She gets the point across when someone is dressed extremely well or is wearing something humorous.
If you could ever burn calories while reading this author and series would be able to keep you on the edge of your seat, since your mind is spinning keeping up with the possibilities of the plot. This obligation applies to all people, regardless of their ethnicity or culture, and it is more important than the claims of science. Also, the plot is timely. This was a well written tale for fans of Urban Fantasy, the rest of us may just not get it! She lives in Springfield, Oregon in a zombie-free home except when meeting deadlines with three cats, Keats, Emily, and Raven and has two sons, three grandchildren and three granddogs. All that is known is that it is too late to turn back now.
Overall, this novel was the most enthralling of the lot with more action, suspense, drama and romance then ever before. And there's an excerpt too! I'm tired of rereading the same phrases, rereading the same scenes, and the utter lack of any real dialogue It's all Fuck you's and Blow me's. Because of that she had a special position. But I bought the hardcover for bookshelf eye candy. I also liked Heat This Urban Fantasy wasn't really my style, but I thought I'd give it a try anyway.
This is a series that really does need to be read in order since each book builds upon the previous one. I don't know, it seemed like the entire Jimmy situation could have been avoided by the Others giving him a serious beat down right away. Can't wait until January to find out! While I love an emotional soul breaking storyline, the continuous betrayal and never ending nefarious plots becomes almost unbearable when it centers around your favorite characters. Across the North wolves gather. Heather is very patient and understanding with Dante, she looks at everything from his perspective and is his anchor. Just a few sentences in the end of the book, that is all we get for patiently waiting for this romance to develop?? This is not a happy book, there is so much sorrow and loss, it is a hard read.
Jimmy's presumptuous, arrogant, and just plain daft if he believes that he can hide behind human laws in the Courtyard. That or a true connection to the North itself or the Stark in Winterfell. Communication between regions is broken, so no one really knows how many human cities and towns in Thaisia still exist. Being half Nightkind and half Fallen makes Dante an extremely rare individual, which means those who are looking for him will not give up easily. The world would never be the same once Meg arrived on the scene.
That is where this series has taken me each time but this one just lifted me into that place where only a small handful of books can even be considered in the same class. I love the way that Anne Bishop develops her villains and deals out justice with a feral sense of flair. There is also a handy glossary at the front. The story was interesting as were all the beloved characters. In the winter, I read, watch movies, and spend time with friends.
Phoenix builds an amazing story into her books tha Three days after Beneath the Skin, Etched in Bone returns us to the world of Dante and Heather in one smashing fourth book. Nayinggul is aware that many of the old burial sites have been disturbed by scientists who collected human remains for museums. But there was a lot going on. I kept thinking it would get better or something, but it ended up feeling like a mentally challenged girl made out with a talking dog. But he is far from free of them as they demand a promise from him to return while they plot about how best to control him. Do not assume that this brief glimpse into Dante and Heather's life is without activity! Annie, however, is still Annie making it very hard not to want to strangle her.