Trigger Warnings: Self Harm and Rape Mention
For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community…
Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.
But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs…
This review contains spoilers.
Marked in Flesh is the fourth (4th) book in The Others series by Anne Bishop. There are a few triggers in each book, yet the re-occurring triggers are Self Harm and Rape Mention.
I didn’t know what to expect at all when I read Marked in Flesh. All I knew was that this fourth book would be a very interesting one, with incredibly high stakes involved. There is so much that the characters in this story could lose. Just like in the other books before Marked in Flesh, there are some characters who lose and have lost a lot.
What I like most about reading the The Others series is that I don’t know what to expect when I read the book. I don’t read the synopsis, which leads me to have a more open mind on what could possibly happen.
I laughed quite a bit in this novel. I had hoped that there would be some laughter on my end of the story. And there was! There’s also a TON of badass-ery all around. I loved every minute of it.
For most of this novel there’s a sense of doom and I’ve got to be honest and tell you that I really enjoyed the Doom part of this novel. It was creepy as heck and seeing all of my favourite characters freak out was quite a different pace of story.
I liked that Marked in Flesh, the humans finally got what they were asking for.
I gave Marked in Flesh, 4 of 5 stars on GoodReads.