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Anne Bishop

by Terrance Mc Arthur


Anne Bishop’s series chronicling the humans and the Others of the world of Namid have been special to me since I first read Written in Red.

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by Cynthia Chow,
Sandra Murphy, Terrance Mc Arthur, & Lorie Lewis Ham


Once again another year has ended, and we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2017. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5 favorite books they reviewed in 2017 (well some of them may fudge on that a bit).

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by Terrance McArthur


You know how, once in a while, you come across a book that makes you think, “What a great idea! Why didn’t I think of that?”
You know how, once in a while, you come across a writer who makes you think, “This is so good! Why can’t I put ideas together that well?”

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by Terrance Mc Arthur




Humans have a tenuous footing on Namid, the world. Tolerated by the shape-changing wolves, bears, hawks, crows…vampires…and other beings, people think they can get rid of The Others and live as they please. They don’t know that The Others are mild and forgiving compared to The Elders, who allowed some of their number to take less-powerful animal forms, in Anne Bishop’s Marked in Flesh.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



The series of The Others books was my first experience with Anne Bishop. I was impressed by Written in Red, went crazy over Murder of Crows, and now the third book, Vision in Silver, keeps her series in my top-tier picks list.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Sometimes, a book comes along that has so many fantastic concepts that you have to stop and say, “I wish I’d written that.” Anne Bishop’s Written in Red is one of those books. In Bishop’s world, the Others were created first: the Wolfkind, the Vampires, the Crows, and other creatures we’d consider legends. Humans came along later, looked on as easy meat, but tolerated for their inventing abilities. Humans are limited to small towns surrounded by the terra indigene/Earth Natives/Others. In the few cities, Courtyards are established, embassies of Others that deal with the human infestation and interact for business purposes.

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