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Vision in Silver (A Novel of the Others) (urspr publ 2015; utgåvan 2015)

av Anne Bishop (Författare)

Serier: The Others (3)

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"The New York Times bestselling author of The Black Jewels Trilogy transports readers to a world of magic and political unrest-where the only chance at peace requires a deadly price... The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before-both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn's help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him. Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon's only hope of ending the conflict. For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon's doorstep..."--… (mer)
Medlem:Jrah
Titel:Vision in Silver (A Novel of the Others)
Författare:Anne Bishop (Författare)
Info:Roc (2015), 416 pages
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Vision in Silver av Anne Bishop (2015)

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Still subpar writing, but still a lot of things that hit a particular chord with me. I am finding more bits of these books that I just have to skim because they drag, but the fun parts make up for it. Am I supposed to be rooting for the Others to go full on extinction on humanity here? Because I really find that I am. ( )
  duchessjlh | Mar 7, 2021 |
This seems to be the second "season" of this series. Books 1 and 2 make up the first "season" where the overall story arc was concluded. Now we have the relationships, characters and day to day dynamics from the first two books that have been built over time and a new "arc" that will begin in this book. Again, no romance. Relationships are being built over time, but no romance.

Also, I noticed that this series may have started with a primary character, but it has moved into a bit of "roving eye" focusing on multiple story lines, multiple characters with their own lives. It is about an overall community and those people within it, as well as what is going on in the outside world.

No "hero and heroine" although there are a handful of primary characters, and a bit of relationship dynamic that is explored further, but no romance.

I went into the series expecting it to be a pnr, but it has turned into fiction, alternate universe, sometimes thriller, sometimes suspense, sometimes a bit of interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship dynamics, fish out of water, and family/work/community drama.

A good read. ( )
  Rellwood74 | Feb 18, 2021 |
On par in quality with the earlier books—see a previous review on why I’m not comfortable giving it more than three stars regardless of how much I like the story.

This one was *dark,* though. Very little humor until the denouement, and with lots of (good) tension and conflict. ( )
  whatsmacksaid | Jan 25, 2021 |
I loved the first two books, and I love the majority of Anne Bishop's books. Vision in Silver was really just kind of bland for me. I started getting bad vibes from the book when they started making a how-to book for Cassandra Sangue. It makes sense why they need it, but the entire exchange between characters was just dull and inane. A few parts such as the sharkguard and Ocean taking out the ships saved the book, but not enough to get more than 3 stars. I'm still going to keep reading the series but I need better dialogue and less cliché (jewels hidden in a bear? Really?). ( )
  Katherax | Dec 29, 2020 |
I am struggling with this series. I clearly like it enough that after wading through book 2, I went back for book 3. My struggles remain though.

If you're unfamiliar with Ms. Bishop's Black Gem other series, I struggled with them in the same way. The Black Gem series switches out an abusive patriarchy for an abusive matriarchy, and yet keeps you rooting for the matriarchy. The difference is, in the Black Gem series, the rapes and abuse the men suffer under a totalitarian/evil matriarchy are called out as such and the female lead character works to destroy this problematic aspect of her matriarchal society. The questionable behavior by the "good guys" in the Others series makes it hard for me to side with them. I think you could easily write the series from the opposite point of view and make them much more worthy of your sympathy.

The "good guys" in these books give the humans as little land as possible, while heavily taxing them, using all of the wonderful things the humans create and threatening to eat the humans if they stand up for themselves. These "good guys" are working, vaguely, toward getting along with the humans, but only the humans they like, who they basically seem to view as stupid pets and yet all but one are basically on thin ice and taking their lives in their hands to work with these "good guys".

So yes, the humans hate the "good guys", but I want you to imagine that a powerful group of individuals treat you (basically refugees from even more of their kind) like monsters, while essentially appropriating your culture and threatening to eat you any time you don't let them do basically whatever they want. As I write this I will admit the word that came up over and over again for me was "racism" and it reminded me of the South (U.S.A.) after slavery was overturned. Sure, we won't keep slaves any more, but we'll benefit from them and systematically destroy any safety, family life or culture they try to build for themselves while segregating them from ourselves while retaining all the good things all for ourselves.

2 stars because in between threats to eat everyone I like the book and I think she deserves kudos for somehow beating it into me that these people are okay and I should cheer with them, because for most of the book I managed to stay hooked. Yes, the treatment of Meg and her people are horrible, but lumping everyone in with a few 1%'s and basically systematically abusing the humans until they are turning in on themselves and willing to face the wrath of creatures that are essentially gods? Becoming real hard for me to put up with. If Bishop would have any one of the human characters, or even Other characters point out that if you treat people like animals they will bite you and eat their young in the process I would read on. Instead all the "good guy" humans basically whine and wring their hands over "if we don't do whatever our abusive masters say they'll reserve the right to bite us and that's their right so we should shut up and just try to be peaceful while they levy taxes and literally eat us if they get annoyed or are just looking for amusement." It's like reading a book about Southern slavery written from the point of view of that one well treated slave who thinks we should let the beatings go on, because not all of us are nice, and really we don't deserve freedom.

I realize comparing fiction to an actual atrocious event is pretty terrible, but this is what I thought of this entire book: basically an excused way to enslave humans because they're bad/not as good as us. I won't be reading any further in this series. It leaves me with an increasingly sour taste in my mouth. ( )
  lclclauren | Sep 12, 2020 |
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Meg Corbyn entered the bathroom in the Human Liasion's Office and laid out the items she'd labeled the tools of prophecy: antiseptic ointment, bandages, and the silver folding razor decorated with pretty leaves and flowers on one side of the handle.
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[Simon Wolfgard explaining to Captain Burke & Pete Denby what will happen if there's not enough food]
'We will fight for what is ours. In the end, your young will have enough to eat because there will be fewer humans wanting a share. And our young will grow strong on all the meat harvested from the fight.' (chapter 6)
Ruthie was the one who had realized the terra indigne had a verbal hierarchy they used when talking about humans, a way of indicating the degree of interaction with an individual. Ruth had been the Ruthie when she'd been a customer at Howling Good Reads, but since she'd started working in the Courtyard, she was just Ruthie. Meg was Meg, the Meg, or our Meg depending on who was talking to her or about her.

And humans the Others didn't like had 'that' added to their names. (chapter 15)
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"The New York Times bestselling author of The Black Jewels Trilogy transports readers to a world of magic and political unrest-where the only chance at peace requires a deadly price... The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before-both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn's help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him. Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon's only hope of ending the conflict. For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon's doorstep..."--

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