arjaye wrote:MURDER OF THE CROWS by Anne Bishop (Written in Red #2)
What did you know?! While i was slow-reading the last few pages of this wonderful world of the Others and the humans as well, i just finished my dinner of a bowl of spaghetti. Huh?! beat that coincidence. You'll know what i mean when u reached till the end. It was kind of cute to share that with our Meg and growly Simon.
Back to the book, this is the second installment for Anne Bishop's Written in Red. The first book just introduced us to the world Namid had created. All the creatures, human and terra indigene. Wolves. Vampire. Crows. Hawks. Prophets. And even Tess, so scary that you cant even give a definition to her. A world where the Others owned most of the land and humans were just subletting. They tried to co-exist because they benefit each other but in all honesty, when that understanding was breached or violated in any way, all hell breaks loose.
And that point was spread all over the entire story when human started to provoke the Others, and these earth natives cannot help anything but to fight back and create the disaster in magnitude proportion. Bloodshed cannot be avoided. But the one aim was to protect cassandra sangues, which Meg is one of. The other was to scour the whole Lakeside and neighboring towns and places to catch this Controller, who held Meg before. When you come to think of it, it all boiled down to the Meg. She was the the center of it all. Hey, maybe even the one who started and let the big changes to flow. She's our kind of heroine, less of physical strength, so fragile you cannot afford to have a bruise or a cut on the lip, but more of visions and future-seeing, more on preventing than curing. What a big factor when she saw a prophecy and was able to dodge it, saved again by our Meg. Terra indigenes came to like her and made her as one of their own.
But Simon was a different case. Simon was falling in love with her without even recognizing it. And their so cute together. All those innocence, it was refreshing. I liked the way they handled the mushy and cheesy parts, they both lack malice in their bones and body. But you cannot fool a heart, so when they start questioning their actions, you know that they were caught in that love vibe.
For the meantime, Lakeside and the whole of Thaisia found their peace, again. But we all know that hanging the balance between two very different races will always be a battle, will always be a challenge that they have to endure and and be able to win off.
Funny dialogues at times, with overwhelming new characters and places involved, but with action scenes dominant and familiar names and faces, though i miss Sam and Meg together, sweet moments between Meg and Simon filled my romantic plate, i enjoyed reading it.