Etched in Bone (Anne Bishop's Others Series #5)

Etched in Bone (Anne Bishop's Others Series #5)

by Anne Bishop

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ISBN-13: 9780451474506
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Series: Anne Bishop's Others Series , #5
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 41,792
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop is a winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award, presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, for The Black Jewels Trilogy. She is also the author of the Ephemera series, the Tir Alainn trilogy, and the Novels of the Others—including Etched in BoneMarked in Flesh, Vision in Silver, Murder of Crows, and Written in Red. She lives in upstate New York.

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Etched in Bone 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Won't give any spoilers but this was a great book. Right amount of laughter, right amount of suspense. The Elders are quite interesting, and even cause a few laughs themselves.Miss Twyla is slowly entering more into the stories and its a great thing. My only regret is I stayed awake most of the night reading and finishing this one andnoe I will have to wait for the next. There needs to be a next. Do not end it please. There is a whole little world here, not just Meg. Keep it going.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne Bishop writes so well it's like watching a movie in my head. I really hope there are more coming soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have waited with great anticipation for each book in this series, and I am never disappointed. The ending was beautiful, and the journey throughout Etched in Bone has held me spellbound. Just a beautiful series
LynnLTX More than 1 year ago
When a truly excellent series comes to an end, readers and the author alike feel the stress of expectations, hopes, and fervent wishes for the final book. In this book, the last of Meg and Simon’s story arc in The Others series, ECTHED IN BONE, much is riding on whether the Elders, a “primal and lethal form” of the terra indigene who rule the world, feel they should continue to allow some humans to live in Thaisia. The blood prophet, Meg, and Simon Wolfgard’s relationship as well as her connection to the terra indigene in the Courtyard of Lakeside balances the future of humans on the edge of a knife. The Others essentially wiped out the nation of Cel-Romano for bringing war by attacking the shifters in an effort to be a human-only part of the world. Lakeside was largely spared and because of the unique relationships between some humans and the terra indigene there, the Elders have decided to closely observe humans connected with the earth natives to figure out who are bad ones. The affected parts of Thaisia still remaining and those areas that were mostly destroyed are trying to rebuild under the deadly watchful eyes of the Elders. Tensions are high and people are stressed for what happens in the Lakeside Courtyard, the Intuit, Simple Life communities and other shifter controlled places in Thaisia connected to the Courtyard will determine its fate. Despite the harsh violence in this series, Simon and Meg’s tentative relationship has a sweet innocence which is the heart of the story. Everyone around them realizes they are mates, but since that kind of relationship has not been seen or understood in Thaisia’s memory, no one is sure what that means for them and the Others. They have taken tentative steps towards each other throughout the series. Simon and Meg are both changing and evolving; their relationship brings something new to the world which gives hope for the future. Meg has once again seen some chilling prophecies as she continues to try figuring out how to make a prophecy card deck for herself and the other cassandra sangues so they can live a life unshackled by the need to cut. The human “pack” becomes more intertwined with Courtyard life always aware that one wrong move can swiftly end in death by Namid’s teeth and claws. Monty, as the police liaison, has perhaps worked harder than anyone else to form the bonds of trust and a functioning relationship with The Others, so when his criminally-minded, abysmal brother, Jimmy, shows up looking for opportunities, he knows strong potential for disaster exists. Anne Bishop’s prose strikes at the heart revealing deep emotions whether of joy or wounded places. The world she has created is fascinating, thrilling and, sometimes, very chilling and somehow disturbingly beautiful and calls me back long after I have finished reading.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Fantastic series!! Loved this book!! Anne Bishop is amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this whole series.
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great conclusion to the series. I loved that we got a lot more time with the Elders as they watched and observed the Lakeside Courtyard trying to figure out what humans to keep and which ones to eliminate. Their involvement led to some conflict in the story and I’m really glad that we got some POVs from them. Plus, I loved the chapter where the Elders, these big bad mamajamas who all the other terra indigene fear, go off on a hunt to try to find the “wolf cookies.” Not only that but they put in a request for cookies from Meg and the whole scene had me laughing out loud. I loved how when I started this series you could clearly see the difference between the terra indigene and the humans, but now the terra indigene have their own human pack that they take care of and they’ve started to sort of soften the way they interact with humans. You see them look at things differently and I loved that you slowly saw the progression to this point. However, with that being said, they are still terra indigene and they are still deadly creatures. I felt like the author did a great job balancing the two and also giving the characters that pause as to whether or not they were becoming too human by interacting with humans all the time. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed in the lack of romance in this novel. From the first book we’ve been watching Simon and Meg grow together. I mean, if it wasn’t for the close relationship of Meg and Simon, there wouldn’t be a human pack in the Lakeside Courtyard. Their friendship changed the way the terra indigene interact with the humans. Heck, their relationship helped save the human race. So, the fact that this has been building and is so monumental, I felt cheated that there was no romance in this. We never got to see these two come together and become mates. However, with that being said, this is a fantasy novel. There was never any real romance in it and maybe if the author had written in some lovey-dovey crap where Simon goes all googly eyes on Meg, I would have called foul and screamed that it wasn’t true to the characters or the story. However, the romantic part in me REALLY wanted to see these two hook up and become a mated pair.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy reading of an intriguing story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like always Anne Bishop hit home run and leaves a reader wanting more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so glad when i came across the 1st book in this series. Next thing i knew I bought the next 2. Waiting for the last 2 books was hard because I always wanted to know how, what and where the storyline would develop.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story has many layers that will delight readers of many genres. The main characters are well established and engaging and supporting characters add interest. Highly enjoyable on the surface and seeing deeper into themes of diversity acceptance, what separates humans from other species, and taking risks among others help this be an intriguing series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has to be my favorite so far. I absolutely love this series and I can't wait for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very detailed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read every book in the series. It’s amazing how Much I get into these books. The way that they are written makes it seem real and not too far fetched. I have enjoyed every book and look forward to more. Her views of humans in the books are spot on and how the worst in humans comes out just like prejudices in today’s world. And how the good in people come to the fore front as well. I have reread this series many times and will reread them again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful sad happy exciting perfect
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne Bishop's writing is as clear and strong as ever, folding the complexities of family and what it means around a "kept me up at night" story and satisfying (but far from easy) resolution.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
all of them & a
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great ending of these series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all the novels that I have read by her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Anne Bishop
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as good as the other books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every single book in the series and can't wait for the next installation. Simon and Meg...great characters that I enjoy learning more about as they learn about each other. Read it!