Marked In Flesh by Anne Bishop
A Novel of the Others (Novel of the Others, A)

88%

26 Critic Reviews

While Marked in Flesh and the Others series is an urban fantasy it is also a series for the masses, from its vivid world, beautifully fluid writing and unique characters.
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Synopsis

Fourth in the “flawless” (The Reading Café) New York Times bestselling series from the author of Vision in Silver.
 
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...


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Anne Bishop

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Anne Bishop is a winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award for the "Black Jewels" trilogy, presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. She lives in upstate New York. Visit her website at annebishop.com.
 
Published March 8, 2016 by Roc. 417 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Marked In Flesh
All: 26 | Positive: 26 | Negative: 0

RT Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Jill M. Smith on Mar 08 2016

Without doubt this is one of the best UF series on the market, and in this newest chapter, the peril and terror factors are completely off the charts! Bishop is one hell of a storyteller!

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Fresh Fiction

Above average
Reviewed by Debbie Wiley on Mar 08 2016

Anne Bishop's eloquent use of language draws a haunting, evocative picture of a world where humans are merely prey for the darker creatures that inhabit the land and seas. MARKED IN FLESH gives us our first real glimpse at the terra indigene who have remained hidden in the shadows...

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Smexy Books

Good
Reviewed by Tori on Mar 08 2016

The ending is a dramatic affair that blends humor and horror together as it brings to a close a long-running plot line and opens the door to new and exciting storylines as more Others show a deeper interest in the Lakeside Courtyard and its inhabitants.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Jill M. Smith on Mar 08 2016

Without doubt this is one of the best UF series on the market, and in this newest chapter, the peril and terror factors are completely off the charts! Bishop is one hell of a storyteller!

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Good
Reviewed by Barb on Mar 08 2016

The ending was very well done, with some sad moments. We are left waiting impatiently for the next book to see where Anne Bishop will take us. Once again, Anne Bishop has done a wonderful job continuing this wonderful urban fantasy series, which is not to be missed.

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The Bookpushers

Excellent
Reviewed by Lou on Mar 10 2016

...Marked in Flesh definitely has an apocalyptic tone that makes me wonder, what else can freaking happen in future books that tops the stakes more than Fleshed? I give Marked in Flesh a big honking A+

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Above average
Reviewed by Jen on Mar 08 2016

The action is big. There’s a lot of tension, too, which really kept me turning the page. Waiting to see what the humans would do and how the Blood Prophets would see it in their visions.

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Good
Reviewed by Kimberly on Mar 04 2016

While Marked in Flesh and the Others series is an urban fantasy it is also a series for the masses, from its vivid world, beautifully fluid writing and unique characters.

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Vampire Book Club

Good
Reviewed by Amanda on Mar 08 2016

I finished the book and immediately wished I hadn’t, because that means I have to go a whole year before the next one. - See more at: http://vampirebookclub.net/roundtable-review-marked-in-flesh-by-anne-bishop-the-others-4/#sthash.VN8kKs2o.dpuf

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Badass Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Wendy on Mar 04 2016

Despite any tiny issues I had with this book, which were really just grumbles from someone who misses more one on one time between the characters, I still loved the story that’s being told. I had no complaints about the individual characters, and I still give it 4 stars. I’m fully committed to this series.

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Good
Reviewed by Sunny on May 08 2016

After finishing this book, I cannot help but compare it to the current political climate. Expressions of anger and discontent are rapidly boiling into something else. Words have power and it influences people’s thinking and actions.

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Fangs For The Fantasy

Excellent
Reviewed by Sparky on Mar 17 2016

This is one of those books and one of those series that I love – completely and unabashedly love. The world setting is amazing, the characters are excellent and hilarious. It’s original, the writing is excellent and every moment of reading it is a complete and utter joy.

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Pure Textuality

Good
Reviewed by Lorna on Mar 29 2016

There’s violence, but no sexual situations, although mating is mentioned at times. Highly recommended, even if you aren’t an urban fantasy fan. Wonderful read!

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Excellent
Reviewed by B. on Feb 29 2016

With the addition of Marked in Flesh, Ms. Bishop has proven, once again, that she is a master storyteller who still has plenty of tricks up her sleeve.

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All Things Urban Fantasy

Excellent
Reviewed by Kate on Mar 18 2016

MARKED IN FLESH was not exactly what I expected, but it was everything I didn't know I wanted. I cannot recommend this series enough, and I cannot over-emphasize how wonderful all the books are.

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Errant Dreams Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Heather on Feb 16 2016

All in all I loved Marked in Flesh and hope there will be more books in the series. I teared up a bit here and there. and felt totally sucked in by the plot and pacing.

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Supernatural Snark

Good
Reviewed by Jenny on Mar 17 2016

Some of the intimacy of the first two books is missing though, with beloved characters like Sam, Tess, the Crowgard and the ponies existing only on the periphery, but given the size of the events taking place as humanity begins to reap what its sown it's an understandable loss.

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A Book Obsession

Excellent
Reviewed by Katie on Mar 11 2016

MARKED IN FLESH proved once again that this series is an utter powerhouse in the genre that I hope will continue on for many books to come. Run, do not walk to get your hands on this one.

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Christy's Love of Books

Good
Reviewed by Christy on Mar 06 2016

Seriously, Marked in Flesh is a fantastic installment to The Others series. Hell, all the books have been amazing, but this one is definitely top tier.

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Gizmo's Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Shelley on Mar 15 2016

What I enjoyed most about this book is that the world that Bishop has written, which is almost an alternative version of our own, has been expanded to include parts of the Midwest, and Cel-Romano where the human thugs are fighting a war of aggression.

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My Guilty Obsession

Good
Reviewed by Kindlemom on Feb 23 2016

With beautiful fluid writing, Bishop goes above and beyond with her tale and her characters. She captures you, captivates you and always leaves you wanting more.

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The Readers Den

Excellent
Reviewed by Rachel on Mar 15 2016

Even though this book is very serious, there are a lot of playful, funny moments that made me smile. The swimming hole scene with Merri Lee, Ruth, Theral and Meg doing the “Squeaky Dance” made me laugh, and interactions between Vlad and Simon talking about “kissy books” or “exploding fluffballs” gave me a giggle...

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Ivy Book Bindings

Good
Reviewed by Keertana on Mar 28 2016

Marked in Flesh is obviously a must-read for fans of this series and to newcomers who have yet to pick up Bishop's work, I cannot emphasize enough what a truly wonderful series this is.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Missyb0103 on Jul 01 2016

As always there is just enough action, paranormal elements, and bad assery. Plus readers also get just a hint of romance that makes The Others so addicting. I recommend this series every damn time.

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For What It's Worth

Good
Reviewed by Karen Alderman on Mar 07 2016

My one minor quibble - there wasn't enough Meg and Simon. But there never is enough for me. BUT - Let's just say things are happening on that front! I can't wait for the next (and final?) book in the series.

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Whatever You Can Still Betray

Excellent
Reviewed by Ayanami Faerudo on Mar 15 2016

It takes a certain skill to establish a world, lay bare the facts of that world, expose the characters to the realities of that world and effortlessly let chips fall where they may in accordance with how those characters, in complete compliance with their natures, interact with the elements.

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