Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

Marked in Flesh

Oh wow this was an emotional roller coaster for me. I actually waited 24 hours before I wrote this post. First the blurb and then I’ll tell you how I feel, and keep it spoiler free.

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…

The first 50% I spent just wanting anything to break the suffocating tension. And the last 50%? It wasn’t like a bubble bursting, more like something dropped down a steep incline, you never will stop it but at first you think you can catch it then it moves faster and faster until you just have to let it go. And the end, ugh just a touch of sweetness. Amazing! I would tell you more but I feel it’s impossible without discussing something that might spoil it for you.

If you follow the series read the other three don’t short yourself and miss this. I would not recommend starting this series with this book though, start at the beginning with Written in Red

trust me it’s amazing!

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20 thoughts on “Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

  1. Well, you are just adding books for me to read now. All these great reviews! This one sounds interesting though, definitely more up my alley. I’ll have to check this out too! Hope things are going well.

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      1. The beauty of my reading is that I am as eclectic a reader as I am a writer! I enjoyed Twilight and some of the newer dystopian series out there Maze Runner and Hunger Games. But I also love classic fantasy. My current hook is a bit of Urban Fantasy, The Dresden Files. I am listening to it on audio though cause writing is taking up all my time. So to and from work it is me, Jim Butcher, and James Marsters (narrator).

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  2. They’re so good. Reminded me of a character I used to write about, Castor Doyle, Intergalactic Bounty Hunter. I was so inspired by the first person narrative and surliness of Harry Dresden, I had to resurrect Castor Doyle. So be on the look out for a novella in the future (see what I did there in the future, hehe).

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    1. Awesome! And yes my nerdiness (yes I made up a word) totally laughed 🙂 was it a serial or can I read the old books too? If not I’ll be patient and wait for the novella, sounds interesting though…

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