After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…
As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.
With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave
Rating: ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
I have a book hangover. Seriously, I’ve just binge-read the Others series from the first book “Written in Red” to this latest book and I have to say that while I loved every moment of it, I’m disappointed because A) I have finished the newest book and B) according to GoodReads, book #6 which is called Lake Silence (which won’t come out until next year, probably around March), is not about the Lakeside Courtyard pack and I’m not ready to leave them yet even if I am thrilled that Anne Bishop has not yet grown tired of playing around in the Others world. There are so many things I’d like to know in regards to my favorite group of characters (POSSIBLE SPOILAGE YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED). Like whether Monty and his mother are able to reconnect this baby sister, Sierra and her kids. How Monty’s niece Frances is doing now that is she has been parted by the bad members of her ‘pack’ and has a chance of being a good person? And will her brother Clarence change after the events of this bok
Like whether Monty and his mother are able to reconnect this baby sister, Sierra and her kids. How Monty’s niece Frances is doing now that is she has been parted by the bad members of her ‘pack’ and has a chance of being a good person? And will her brother Clarence change after the events of this book? Will Nyx mate with Stravos when she comes into heat? (and vampires only come into heat once a year like other earth natives? I thought they would be more often since have a more human shape or not…)? What about Hope Wolfsong and Jean? And I’m wondering about the people in Bennett/Prarie’s Gold and Sweetwater and the other place by the Falls that I cannot remember the name of for the life of me. And why does the Prarie’s Gold librarian have issues with vamps?
So yeah there are a lot of questions to be answered within the cast of characters we know, although we finally have a bit of resolution on the Sim and Meg front although I want to know if it’s possible if the two of them can have children/pups. But besides that, this book shows that even how the smallest of us can have such a big impact on the world around us. Look at Monty’s good for nothing younger brother almost caused a catastrophe by causing issues between the human pack and the earth natives. Or to the point that the human race what was left of it (and I honestly think there were still too many since they were still hateful ass humans in the books) of being wiped out. In any case, part of this problem could have been solved if Monty was more firm with his brother. I know he’s family, but it’s clear he’s a bad human and the diseased part needed to cut out of the pack so the rest could survive (which also included his wife, I’m still debating his son and whether he can be changed or if he was just born no good). Actually I find that a good chunk of the time I’m more in favor of the Others reasoning then that of the police pack who understandably want to protect humans, but they have to realize that the diseased humans must be removed so they cannot harm other humans or the Others or the the planet.
It really makes me wish we had had Others in this world. Perhaps our world would be less screwed up or at least our planet would be a whole lot healthier.