Release Day Review: Crowbones by Anne Bishop


In this engrossing and gripping fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, an inn owner and her friends must find a killer-before it's too late....

Crowbones will gitcha if you don't watch out!

Deep in the territory controlled by the Others-shape-shifters, vampires, and even deadlier paranormal beings-Vicki DeVine has made a new life for herself running The Jumble, a rustic resort. When she decides to host a gathering of friends and guests for Trickster Night, at first everything is going well between the humans and the Others.

But then someone arrives dressed as Crowbones, the Crowgard bogeyman. When the impostor is killed along with a shape-shifting Crow, and the deaths are clearly connected, everyone fears that the real Crowbones may have come to The Jumble-and that could mean serious trouble.

To "encourage" humans to help them find some answers, the Elders and Elementals close all the roads, locking in suspects and victims alike. Now Vicki, human police chief Grimshaw, vampire lawyer Ilya Sanguinati, and the rest of their friends have to figure out who is manipulating events designed to pit humans against Others-and who may have put Vicki DeVine in the crosshairs of a powerful hunter--


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**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**

I just absolutely love the world that Anne Bishop has created for the Others series. It is one of my all time favorite and Anne keeps on delivering engaging, suspenseful, and fantastic stories. I love all the characters in the village Sproing, and this is one of the very few series where I love that there are multiple POVs. It's Trickster Night and it starts off with pretty good but then someone arrives dressed as Crowbones, the Crowgard bogeyman and things take a weird and dangerous turn. The blurb like always gives a great summary of what to expect to I won't go into the plot of the story.

Crowbones was just another phenomenal addition to the series and I was hooked until the very last page. I just love the author's writing style and imagination. Also the interactions between humans and the Others (aka terra indigene) is so intriguing. You can really feel the danger when they are around and the author is able to bring that aspect to life very well. But I also love how loyal the Others are when they care or find a particular human interesting. Vicki is one of them. She is a serious trouble magnet but thankfully she is surrounded by many forms of terra indigene to protect her. I loved seeing friendships and relationship develop and grow stronger, and I also really appreciated getting a glimpse of previous main characters. Crowbones is one of my favorite reads of the year and I can't wait to see what the author will come up next for this series.
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 the author of the Novels of the Others series and The World of the Others series.

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