Read by Alexandra Harris
Book 2 of the The Others series
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: hardback & audiobook
About Murder Of Crows:
After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.Source: Info in the About Murder Of Crows was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17563080-murder-of-crows on 17/08/2013.
The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murders of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside's shape-shifting leader—wonders whether their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or of a future threat.
As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.
Source: Info in the Excerpt was taken from the author's website at http://www.annebishop.com/b.murder.crows.exc.html on 14/12/2013.
The image here is how I imagine Tess would look when she gets angry and her hair starts to turn red. For those of you who have read this book, does this picture match the image of Tess you have in your mind?
World building. I've read a blog criticizing the world building of The Others series. Fine, they are entitled to their own opinions. And maybe they are even right. I guess that if you go through the world building with a fine-toothed comb then you'll probably find a lot of holes. But I want my fantasy. And don't wanna see the holes. So I turn a blind eye to it. Besides, the compellingness of the story telling quality makes it very easy to suspend disbelief. Plus, the enjoyable reading time I get out of the book makes it very easy to be willfully blind.
By the title alone of this book, I got worried about Jenny and Jake Crowgard. It is a testament to the mastery of the character development that they have now become like close friends and of course I don't want them murdered in book 2! But, I am not giving out spoilers. so if you want to know if Jen and Jake died, you just have to read the book.
At the end of it, I was very happy with the book and looking forward to Vision In Silver next year.
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 5
Story itself = 5
Ending = 4.5
World building = 5
Cover art = 5
Pace = 4.5(18hours & 33minutes listening time)
Plot = 4.5
(Narration = 3)
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 cherries
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