Etched in Bone : The Others (Bishop)

  • by Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by Alexandra Harris
  • Series: The Others (Bishop)
  • 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shape-shifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves….
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.

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Scary and Beautiful Story!

I love the writing in this entire series but the voice in this last of the Lakeside Courtyard stories takes on a very dark and realistic tone as its nemesis pursues the worst in human nature. Officer Montgomery's wayward and uninvited brother arrives in the Courtyard, is told to leave by Simon and others in the courtyard council before he even lays down his bags but the Elders interfere, wanting to know why the shifters think this human is such a threat to them and their courtyard. Tying Simon's hands this way, opens up the courtyard to Lt. Montgomery's brother's (Jimmy) trouble making, and it's not minor mischief.

Jimmy, unlike his brother, Monty, is incredibly base, violent, a bully and a manipulator whose "voice" in this book is realistic, crude and scary as you listen to the audiobook. Makes the reader want to reach out and throttle him! This story is all about how "Jimmy" is handled and what it teaches to the Elders who insisted he be allowed to stay for observation. Meanwhile, Meg and Simon continue to try and work out the puzzle of their growing relationship, Skippy makes a giant leap in his development and Sam is learning about pack politics with the pup pack.

Alexandra Harris does an amazing job in reading these characters, and adds much of the individuality expressed in them.
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- Pauline

About Damn Time

All I can say is ABOUT DAMN TIME. There was a lot going on in this book. And it closed up a lot of storylines that have been hinted at for a while now, but oh my God, my heart is broken at the thought that this was Simon and Meg's last book. That Tess and Vlad won't be explored more. That that happened to poor Monty and Mrs. Twila. There were times I cringed in sympathy for what was happened to a character and I wanted to cry when characters were sad or when...well that's a spoiler. The elders were hilarious. And I love this series. I recommend it to everyone who comes in the library (I work there, not just randomly hang out there recommending things to strangers. Haha). And I recommend it to you, audible reader. It was a great book. Sad that it's ending but at least I got some closure.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-07-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio