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400 pages, Hardcover
First published March 3, 2015
“What do you expect us to do?” Meg shouted. “Write The Dimwit’s Guide to Blood Prophets?”
“Yes! That’s exactly what I want you to do.”
Looking at their stunned expressions, he wondered if he’d been a little too honest. “Figure it out and write it up so we can pass on the information to everyone who is trying to help these girls.”
“I’m not a writer,” Merri Lee protested. “I can make notes, sure, but I can’t write up something like that!”
“Ruthie will help you write it.” There. Problem solved. Ruthie was a teacher. She wrote sentences all the time.
Didn’t humans realize the terra indigene had heard such words before? Didn’t humans understand that such words were a warning that a fight for territory was building under the surface? Didn’t they wonder what had happened to cities, and civilizations, the previous times humans had made such claims?
Why couldn’t they just give the human female a bag of money and then pee on the building so that everyone would know it was theirs?
She wasn’t a Wolf. She wasn’t terra indigene. Despite that, Meg was becoming one of them.
There are no words to convey how much I LOVE this series!!!
SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE PREVIOUS BOOKS.
When the Others saved the cassandra sangue from their jailers, they never expected the danger that would follow. No one knows how to protect these fragile seers, especially when all of them seems unable to handle their new surroundings. And the only one who can provide the answers to saving them is Meg Corbyn. Simon Wolfgard hates asking Meg for help in saving the blood prophets, knowing she would have to face risks in order to do so, but he has no choice, she’s their only hope.
When blood prophets start to only predict devastation and death, it seems to be a warning of things to come. The HFL, humans first and last, movement is becoming stronger, gaining more human followers and posing a big threat to the Others and to those who interact with them. They don’t care to what lengths they need to go to spread their prejudice, the betrayals they need to commit to win their fight.
Meg is still a wonderful complex character. She’s still struggling with her addiction to cutting and it makes her friends very worried about her. But even though she knows that her kind can only survive a thousand cuts, her fear about missing some valuable clues that could save her friends, makes it hard for her to resist. I couldn’t blame Meg for needing to know about the dangers they would face, but seeing how addicted she was to cutting made panic. Is she ever going to be able to grow old??? The only thing that bothered me a bit about her in this book was her sudden inability to cope with her surroundings, with any changes. I guess it was necessary so that she could help the other blood prophets navigate their issues with adapting, but the sudden change did confuse me a bit.
The plot continues to escalate with the HFL making things worse for the Others and their friends and acquaintances, and it definitely seems that a war is coming. And I for one can’t wait to see these monstrous HFLs get eaten.
As always I loved spending time with all the characters and I’ve come to love all of them. I love how attached the Others has become to Meg and her human pack, especially since there has never been any kind of bond like this before between the two different species in this world. I also really like that we’re getting to know more of the other blood prophets, and seeing what they are capable of.
He wasn’t human. Would never be human. And Meg didn’t expect him to be. But feeling her hand in his, Simon thought maybe he could learn to be human enough.
The very slow romance between Meg and Simon keeps making my heart melt. I love how much their friendship means to them, and how possessive Simon is becoming of Meg. They are definitely one of my favorite couples ever, and they’re not even a couple yet!! :-D
I adore this series and I just want to inhale every page!! Anne Bishop has created a unique and fascinating world, with amazing characters and plot. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO ALL UF FANS!!!.