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Wild Country

(The World of the Others #2)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  2,306 ratings  ·  426 reviews
In this powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, humans and the shape-shifting Others will see whether they can live side by side...without destroying one another.

There are ghost towns in the world—places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others.

One of those places
Kindle Edition, 492 pages
Published March 5th 2019 by Ace
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Dan Allnatt I would say you do really need to read the other books with Meg and Simon in first. There are events that cross over in this book and there is a lot…moreI would say you do really need to read the other books with Meg and Simon in first. There are events that cross over in this book and there is a lot of mentioning of people and events that happened in them.(less)

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Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Getting a new book by Anne Bishop is becoming one of my most highly anticipated things of the year. When I started reading her The Others series exactly two years ago, December of 2016, I had no idea how much this series is going to mean to me. I just recently binge read the first five books again, and loved them as much as the first time around.

Wild Country is a kind of continuation of the original five books. Because of that I wouldn’t recommend jumping into this book without reading the other
Sheyla ✎

Now we are talking!

Wild Country was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!! It was as good as reading a Meg and Simon's book! It had all the right elements to hook me from the very first chapter.

The timeline of Wild Country is around the time Crispin's brother shows up to the Lakeside Courtyard on Etched in Bone. We get to meet new characters and get to know more of the old ones too.

Jessie and Tobias Walker (mother and son) are Intuits. Jessie gets a "feel" for people while Tobias gets a "feel" for animals. They are
3.5 stars but I’m rounding up because I loved the rest of the series so much!

Wild Country is the book I was expecting when I first picked up Lake Silence so I was really excited that we were being given the chance to catch up with familiar faces from Prairie Gold and Bennett. Bennett's human population was wiped out in the war started by the Humans First and Last group, only the Intuit settlement at Prairie Gold survived but they're pretty cut off now that Bennett is a ghost town. Thanks to thei
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Bennett is one of the towns where the humans were obliterated by the Elders (the scariest of Others) since the Humans First and Last Group slaughtered many Others, and humans alike. The Elders took out a bunch of towns, and so they sit deserted, but Bennett is a place that Others claimed, a town along an important train route. They feel they must claim the town, so other nefarious human groups won’t come in, take advantage and settle. Unfortunately, Bennett’s still an attractive prospect to a hu ...more
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, 2019
Initial reaction:

Not good and yet I'm looking forward to the next book. It's complicated... not this series, but the reason I'm drawn to it and keep on returning to it even though it just isn't good.

More on this later, when I sort it out.

* * * * *

Now that I've had a few days to sort it out, I've come to the conclusion that my attachment to these books is quite simple, really. I only like one thing and that one thing is karmic retribution, and this series has it in strides. By the end of each boo
Bishop masterfully writes a twisting tale that utterly ensnared me. White knuckle, riveting reading at its finest! Pulling the reader through the gambit of emotions, Wild Country and The Others Series truly delivers what I strive to find in every book I read.

I see a re-read of The Others series starting now!

I received this ARC copy of Wild Country from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace. This is my honest and voluntary review. Wild Country is set for publication March 5, 2019.

My Rating: 5 stars
Douglas Meeks
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When it comes to "The Others" I find it next to impossible to stay unbiased since this is one of the most unique series being written today. The mix of characters and the way you are brought into the mindset of each of them draws you deep into these stories and you wish they would never end.

This book as with the previous one is in a new locality, Bennett is not 100% new since we have heard of it before in the original books. It is a bit less settled than any of the other books and while it is al
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
There is almost nothing more than the dark almost creepy world that Bishop has created in The Others series.

With all the supernatural creatures we have all come to know, love and become fascinated with, but with a darker more sinister, no nonsense twist that is completely unique and one I completely adore.

Even though I miss Meg, Simon and all the gang from the original series so very much, I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to know after the first book in the spin off, Lake Silen
Mogsy (MMOGC)
4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

Wild Country by Anne Bishop is, bar none, my favorite book in the world of The Others to date. All my favorite elements have been brought back, while all the gripes have been either corrected or dealt with. Also, I am simply loving this spinoff format allowing the author limitless opportunities to explore the stories of other people, creatures, and places in this wondrous magical world of Thaisia.

Before I continue, becau
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
You can find this review and more at Novel Notions.

“We are here. We are different but we stand united to protect our home. We are different but we protect our families by blood or by heart. We are different but not alone. Never alone.

We are here.”

Wild Country is a fun return to a world I came to love years ago, but from a side that felt fresh and new and even more dangerous than the original series. It was more vicious than preceding books, though it still maintained the simplicity that first m
**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**


I absolutely love the amazing world Anne Bishop has created for The Others series. The paranormal beings aren't romanticized and shown in a heroic light. They are something to be afraid of because they will always protect their own first. They don't think or act like humans. They are and always will be predators. If you have read the previous books then some names will sound familiar but there are also a lot of new faces. Expect multi
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

Fans of The Others series may admit that not much has changed in the last 3 books or so, and generally that isn't an issue. The simple, day to day scenes of earnest humans living with their powerful neighbors are sweet and funny. These moments are the cream floating atop whatever greedy plot some other group of humans are building behind the Others' backs.

The key to this formula working, again and again, is not going to be the element of surprise. Rath
And now I have to wait for the next. *cries*
Narrated by Alexandra Harris, Bishop takes us to the town of Bennett, set at the base of the Elder Hills. Once a robust human occupied town along the railway, it is now almost abandoned after the Teeth and Claw annihilated the humans in retribution for the slaughter of shapeshifters. (mostly the Wolfguard) It is now being resettled as a mixed community for Others and Humans.

Jana Paniccia recently graduated from the police academy and is hoping to secu
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

Anne Bishop has really outdone herself with this one. I adore her series, The Others. The first five books take place in Lakeside and are some amazing books. I was so sad when I heard that Simon and Meg's story were done, and then elated to hear that she was going to continue the series with books set in other locales around the world she'd built, with different casts of characters. I enjoyed bo
Dichotomy Girl
Mar 14, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: top-100-to-read
I was so excited to create this book entry and add it to my to-read 2019!


Q. Will you be writing more books about the Others?
A. Yes. I’m currently working on a story set in Bennett, which will be released in March 2019.
All right, I’ll start by saying I love Anne Bishop. She is an auto-buy author for me, and when Wild Country came up for an Advance Reader, I couldn’t pass up the chance to get a hold of it early.
Rather than continuing the timeline established by Lake Silence, her previous book, the timeline in Wild Country takes us back to the towns of Prairie Gold and Bennett. Transpiring over the events occurring at the end of Meg and Simon's story, but before the events in Lake Silence. I feel like this book
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I finished reading this book last night and I’m literally tempted to read it all over again right now.

In Wild Country, author Anne Bishop brings us back to the world of The Others – and it’s a world of pack dynamics and things with teeth and claws.

Now, I do recommend you read the first book in the series before this one, if only to truly understand the very tentative Human/Terra Indigene relationships here…and how very dangerous it is.

Our Others are wonderful, our humans funny (or horrible depen
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Anne Bishop has done something a little different with this story. WILD COUNTRY is set in the world of the Others and if you’ve read the previous book, LAKE SILENCE, then I’m sure that you’ll recognize some of the events that happen in this book. The timeline coincide with one another and I personally really love it when authors do things like this because it shows off their talent as an author. It’s hard to keep timelines straight as it is but to have two books happening at the same time real
Roxy D.C
May 26, 2018 marked it as to-read
5/26/2018: AHHHHH😍!!!! We're getting another book set in the Others World! I wonder who's gonna be the main protagonist this time🤔?

I just have to wait 10 months and it'll be in my possession...........that seems so far away😭.
Under the Covers Book Blog

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Anne Bishop has done something a little different with this story. WILD COUNTRY is set in the world of the Others and if you’ve read the previous book, LAKE SILENCE, then I’m sure that you’ll recognize some of the events that happen in this book. The timeline coincide with one another and I personally really love it when authors do things like th
Note: This book should be read after Etched in Bone, as some events overlap, and before Lake Silence.

The action takes place in Bennet, a town that was depopulated of humans, and now Tolya Sanguinetti has the mission of keeping the railway station open to maintain communication and supplies between the places that still maintain a population.

With a decidedly 'last frontier' atmosphere (wild west edition), it may be the last chance for humans not to disappear. (view spoiler)
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
I was really excited to read this but it was a big disappointment. Nothing much going on throughout the first half of the book except endless characters -major and minor -moving around the lands. This book would have worked better if it was before Lake Silence. 😐
julia ☆ [owls reads]
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
#1 Written in Red: ★★★★★
#2 Murder of Crows: ★★★★1/2
#3 Vision in Silver: ★★★★★
#4 Marked in Flesh: ★★★★★
#5 Etched in Bone: ★★★★★
#6 Lake Silence: ★★★


4 stars!


If we help, we won’t die.

Wild Country is an atmospheric and fantastical addition to The Others series. It expands the unique world-building, introduces a new set of characters, and develops even more the old and familiar faces we love so much. The plot is engrossing and well written, with the right amount of darkness and danger that balan
That was great.
It overlaps with Etched in Bone but with the focus on the town of Bennett rather than Lakeside.


What on earth happened to the characters in Lake Silence? Wasn't that supposed to be the beginning of a series?
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5-4


Wild Country is the second installment in author Anne Bishop's The World of the Others series. This series takes place in an alternative North America called Thaisia. The series is a direct spin-off from the authors The Others series. In the world of the Others called Namid, humans are not the dominant predator, and must live—sometimes uneasily—alongside vampires, shape-shifters, and other beings even more deadly.

*Full Review @ Gizm
Bea  Charmed
Not sure how I feel about it. I'll need to reread before writing a review. I did love Joshua's storyline and the mixed family storyline. I liked seeing Jesse again and getting to know Barb and Jana better. But....

2/1/19 I liked it a little better on the secobd and read but it's definitely my least favorite of the series.

Full review to come.
Dec 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
This series started out so strong, faltered a bit in the middle, resurged for book four and five, and now it's just over. It has become the proverbial dead horse that Anne Bishop needs to stop beating.
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Unfortunately my least favorite book in the Others universe.

The Blackstone storyline is what ruined it for me. Would humans really be that stupid right after the great predation? I'm just not sure... (view spoiler)

There were still so many things I liked, but it ended on a darker note than the books that centered ar
Brit Andrews
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Let’s start off by saying that I love the original series with Meg and Simon... I did not like Lake Silence and this? I was excited for this one because I liked the characters familiar from before. Up until I wanna say 75% of the book I liked it was ready to give 4 stars... it couldn’t be 5 for me for various reasons but then... everything just went sooooo wrong.

This book takes place in Bennett one of the towns previously occupied by humans but due to the events in Marked in Flesh and the whole
LaRonda (Flying Paperbacks)
02/19 -- This isn't a DNF.... but I can't finish this today I'm BORED
03/21-- If you thought I wasn't gonna jump on this... YOU WERE WRONG
07/25-- A COVER!!! *faints*
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Anne Bishop lives in upstate New York where she enjoys gardening, music, and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the author of fourteen novels, including the award-winning Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel, Twilight’s Dawn, made the New York Times bestseller list. She is currently working on a new series, which is an urban dark fantasy with a bit of a twist.

Crawford Award (2000)


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