Sweet Delight Review: A Vision of Silver by Anne Bishop

Posted July 28, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Reviews, Sweet Delight / 24 Comments

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Sweet Delight Review: A Vision of Silver by Anne Bishop
A Vision of Silver

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Series: The Others #3
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Roc
Released on March 3, 2015
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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The Delight:

I’ve become quite enamored with this rather different world of parallel earth history when paranormals- or Others- are the ruling races and the humans live there on sufferance and only the prophesies of the Cassandra Sangue (blood prophets) keep the greed and ambitions that will lead to war and annihilation of the human race in check.  More intrigue, danger, and the hope of surprising friendship and alliances keep things just on the edge of danger in this latest series entry.

Review

Vision of Silver is the third in the Others, a parallel earth history urban fantasy series, that do best when read in order.

Meg is setting in at the Lakeside Compound among the Terre Indigene and her human pack.  She’s trying to figure out how to make the life of blood prophet less dangerous and more helpful to her friends who are all in danger from some of the humans who are shattering the peace and trying to force the powerful terre indigene peoples into war for the dominant position in the world.  The lives of many rely on hers and other cassandra sangue prophecy.  And, the newly freed cassandra sangue are relying on Meg to show them how to live out in the world where they control their own choices now.

Simon has instituted some major changes in relations between his people and the humans and now worries that it might have been too much.  There are more problems than ever with the Humans First and Last Movement and humans forgetting just how dangerous the others, particularly the ones in the Wild Country, truly are.  Humans confuse and anger him much of the time and only bringing Meg into the Lakeside Courtyard and seeing her interactions with a few good humans has kept him from seeing the whole race wiped off the map.  He sees the potential with these few, but the schemes of some may rile the powerful others and take it all out of his hands.  With the help of the other Courtyard residents, he must work with the few humans who stand loyal to keep the peace so his new initiatives have a chance to come to fruition.

Monty was forced to leave his old life behind when he saved a terre indigene child.  Now he is in Lakeside and liaison with the powerful Others.  He is well aware that humans are pushing their luck and he works to right the wrongs and keep the peace.  Now, there is the dark mystery of how his child, that he has been working to get out of the clutches of a Humans First and Last leader, suddenly arrives on the train, alone, with a teddy bear covers in blood, and a secret powerful enough to make her unsafe and in need of more protection than he can provide alone.  Lizzy’s arrival shows him, Simon, and the rest of their group of allies just what the HFaL movement is planning and it is worse than they thought.  Meg’s prophecies and this bit of luck may be the break they need.

So much is advancing and going on in this latest installment.  No sooner do they defeat the Controller and free the Cassandra Sangue women and girls than they have another powerful enemy rising up to defeat.  It was interesting getting the many perspectives and time with the large cast of characters.  Time at the Courtyard with all the familiar others including Meg and Simon was fab.  Meg is still growing personally, but so is Simon.  She has to confront her own demons and he has to discover just who he is in this shifting world that he is strongly responsible for make as he forges a connections with some of the humans that hasn’t existed for centuries.  I liked the growing hints of something more between Meg and Simon.

This book introduced the conflict of discovering the answers to the mystery that Lizzy brought with her, but it also felt very much like a transition book setting up for a greater conflict coming in the near future.  I can’t wait to see what is to come now that Meg is helping the other cassandra sangue find their way out in the world, the truly powerful Others are taking notice of the bad humans’ maneuverings, and the Courtyard people are firming up their loyalty to a few humans and taking a strong stance against the rest.

Urban fantasy fans who want a different and fresh world to explore should give this series a go.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Genesis @ Whispering Chapters
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I don’t really read Urban Fantasy but I’ve heard awesome things about this series! I’m glad you enjoyed it, Sophia!
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Sophia Rose
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It is definitely living up to reputation for me, Genesis. 🙂 I can’t wait to pick up the next one.

Lover Of Romance
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I love those refreshing worlds and this one that Anne Bishop creates sounds simply SUPERB!! Glad you enjoyed it so much. If I get back into UF mood…I will be picking this series up for sure.

Sophia Rose
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Yes, its very unique, Renee. I think you’ll like these when you get the chance.

Mary Kirkland
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I haven’t read this series yet but it sounds really good. I will have to read it at some point.

Sophia Rose
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Oh yeah, Mary! I think you’d enjoy the worldbuilding and the way she did her paranormals. 🙂

Rachel @Waves of Fiction
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That Lizzy was a brat if I remember correctly. Loved Simon and Meg and all the fun characters. Glad to hear you’re enjoying the series, Sophia Rose! 🙂

Sophia Rose
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Yep, you remember right! She definitely got spoiled by her mom and gran and now has some straightening out to do.

Oh yes, it is definitely hitting the spot.

Melanie Simmons
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I love this series sooooo much. I’m glad you’re enjoying it too. Now I want to do a revisit. LOL Great review.

Sophia Rose
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Haha! Glad to give you the good memories and tempt you back to the series. 🙂

Angela @ Simply Angela
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I’ve never been one to read Urban Fiction but they’ve been catching my attention lately and this series sounds like something I would find interesting. Great review!

Sophia Rose
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It’s a little different from the usual and takes a slower pace much of the time. Yay for dipping your toe into the UF, Angela!

Nadene
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I need to pick up this series. I have heard great things about it. Glad to see you enjoyed it.

Sophia Rose
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It’s got a little different vibe than the typical UF and it comes along slowly, but it’s really winning me over.

Carole Rae
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Be proud! Finally read book 1 of this series

Sophia Rose
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Haha! You’re well on your way. I think they get better from there. 🙂

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
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I’ve been on an urban fantasy kick and am finishing up the Kate Daniels Series. It looks like I need to add this series to my TBR! I like the idea behind the parallel earth history and the blood prophets. It’s good to know that this is a series that needs to be read in order. Wonderful Review Sophia!

Sophia Rose
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Yay for an UF kick, Lindy. This is definitely a series for your list to read. 🙂

Crystal @ Lost in Storyland
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This sounds like an interesting parallel earth history! I’ll keep this series in mind when I’m looking for an urban fantasy read!

Sophia Rose
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Yes! Another one for your list, Crystal. 🙂

Lola
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It sounds like this continues to be a great series. I like the sound of how things continue to change and how a new enemy rises in this book. I have this one on my to-read list to check out eventually and I already own book 1.

Sophia Rose
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Yes, its getting better and better. I’ll look forward to what you think. 🙂

Lorna
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Lorna

I just realized you reviewed this. I can honestly say that this is one of my all time favorite series ever. So unique. I’m glad you are still enjoying them!

Sophia Rose
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It is a wonderful series. I can’t wait to get to the next installment. 🙂