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Written In Red: A Novel of the Others di [Bishop, Anne]
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Praise for Written in Red:

“A stunningly original yarn, deeply imagined, beautifully articulated and set forth in clean, limpid, sensual prose.”—Kirkus Reviews

“An amazing novel.”—Fresh Fiction

Written in Red isn’t just the best urban fantasy of the year, it may be one of the best ever.”—All Things Urban Fantasy

“A gripping novel from start until finish...In the end, Ms. Bishop leaves readers wanting more.”—Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick)

“Fast-paced action, well defined characters and an imaginative storyline make for a fine paranormal read.”—Monsters and Critics

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No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans.

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others.

Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

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  • Numeri di pagina fonte ISBN: 0451417909
  • Editore: Roc; 1 edizione (5 marzo 2013)
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Di Ruh il 26 novembre 2013
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Piccola premessa: amo moltissimo questa scrittrice, ho letto tutto quello che ha pubblicato quindi, probabilmente, sono di parte.
Mini trama: in un mondo che è il nostro e non lo è, la 'vecchia Europa' è abitata dagli uomini, il 'Nuovo Mondo' da animali che sono in grado di assumere forma umana.
In una città degli Altri, si definiscono così, in cui gli uomini e gli Altri hanno raggiunto un equilibrio piuttosto precario, arriva lei. Umana, anche se poi si scopre che non è proprio così, di una ingenuità paurosa. Questa ingenuità manda completamente in crisi la popolazione, formata da animali, stagioni, condizioni climatiche e vampiri,che passa dal trattarla con sufficienza a sfidare dei cattivi che vogliono portarla via per sfruttarne le abilità.
La somiglianza con i vari libri sui licantropi finisce entro le prime pagine: normalmente i licantropi sono persone ammalate di licantropia, qui no. E, visto che gli Altri sono animali e non uomini, se qualcuno pesta loro i calli, lo mangiano. LETTERALMENTE.
I personaggi sono ben tratteggiati, Meg, la protagonista, è splendida, la sua ingenuità disarmante ha mandato in crisi anche me, oltre che gli Altri. Inoltre l'autrice ha una buona vena umoristica, ci sono stati due o tre punti in cui ero al collasso da risata.
Se leggete in lingua inglese lo consiglio vivamente. Come consiglio vivamente, della stessa autrice, la trilogia dei "Black jewels".
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Il mondo, Namid, costruito dall’autrice per la serie è un mondo estremamente simile al nostro, se non per gli essere che lo dominano: gli Altri (the Others). Namid ha creato tutte le creature esistenti ed oltre agli Altri, esseri dai diversi poteri tra cui la metamorfosi in animali, anche quelle creature terribili e meravigliose che sono le cassandra sangue. Come già il nome fa intuire, sono persone in grado di predire il futuro… tramite l’attento procedimento di tagliarsi con un rasoio. Ogni taglio è attentamente controllato perchè dia la miglior visione possibile e per questo è da tempo che le cassandra sangue vengono tenute “protette” in centri privati ad uso e consumo di coloro che possono permettersi i loro servigi. Le ragazze (non si conosce di cassandra sangue di sesso maschile) vengono quindi cresciute in cattività, addestrate meticolosamente, abusate e gettate via quando la loro utilitià si è ormai esaurita. Meg Corbyn, la protagonista, è una cassandra sangue fuggita da una di queste prigioni che, all’inizio del romanzo, trova rifugio presso il Lakeside Courtyard, un luogo di contatto costruito dagli Altri per poter interagire con gli umani, da loro ritenuti cibo intelligente. Ciò che colpisce il lettore immediatamente in questo romanzo è proprio il popolo degli Altri. Non sono persone, non è possibile identificarle come tali. Sono creature superiori, per forza o poteri paranormali, che ragionano come animali o forze della natura in grado di distruggere qualsiasi cosa gli si ponga di fronte, ma che hanno consapevolmente deciso di interagire con gli umani perché loro utili dato che li riforniscono di invenzioni e creazioni.Ulteriori informazioni ›
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3.0 su 5 stelle Emo Snow White... 1 settembre 2016
Di queenofnone - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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I think this may be the first book review I have ever written on Amazon, which would be surprising to anyone who could see my kindle purchase history. I am a reader, and urban fantasy is my guilty pleasure/vice. Sometimes you just need to lose yourself in an alternate reality full of exotic creatures and modern humans. That said, I was moved to finally review a book because of Meg. She really, really, really bugged me. She is basically a Disney princess who cuts herself. Emo Snow White. She shows up and everyone of these savage creatures (and the author does go to great lengths to illustrate how savage they are) magically feels protective of her. Even the ones who don't like her at first get to like her pretty darn fast. She plays to their domestic animal instincts- which they really shouldn't have- and ends up more or less taming them. Through her kindness and friendship. Because she's just so sensitive and wonderful. Sure. I understand that a Mary Sue is going to be found in a lot of books like this, but in Meg's case it's pretty unrealistic and tiresome. I spent most of the book hoping something bad would happen to her, just to liven things up. And on the other end, don't get me started on the villain Asia. What a ridiculous and one-dimensional character. Disney villains have far more depth. Even Simon, who had the most development of any character, was pretty lame. All of that said, the author does do a great job of world building, which is an area where most other urban fantasy authors are lacking. A lot of times the formula is just surprise there are vampires or whatever, surprise! So it is refreshing to see a world that is actually different. For that reason, I'm giving this 3 stars instead of 2, and I will take a chance on the second book to see if the characters get any more likable.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Loved this! 6 marzo 2017
Di Carole Wooten - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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I loved just about everything about this book! I can't believe that I waited so long to finally start reading this series. I bought this book 2 years ago but for some reason never actually started reading it. I should have read it then but I am making up for lost time now. Once I really started getting hooked on this book, I didn't want to stop. This is one of those rare books that make me want to lose myself in the world within its pages.

Meg is pretty awesome. Since I don't usually read book summaries before starting books, I had no idea what was going on with Meg. I was as lost about who and what she was as Simon, Henry, Tess, and all the others at the courtyard. I figured out pretty early on that she was smart, tough, and able to think on her feet. She went about doing things in a completely unorthodox manner but she tended to get results. There was an innocence about Meg that I liked and I also liked the fact that she was willing to take suggestions and input from others.

The world building was amazing. I read the first part of the book at a pretty slow pace largely because I wanted to make sure that I was completely taking in this world that Meg is a part of. The attitude and feelings between the humans and the Others was quite original. As a human, I have never thought of myself as meat but I suppose it is all in how you look at a situation. The Courtyard was a world on its own. I liked the idea of shops open to both humans and the Others and it was interesting to witness some of the interactions.

The story had so much going for it. Everything that happened with Sam really helped me see just how special Meg and Simon really were. The Elementals and Vampires on this world were very original and powerful. The pacing of the book was very well done and by the end of the story, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. The writing was at times detailed but I think everything added to the story.

I would highly recommend this book to others. I am planning to binge read this entire series because I am so taken with this world and its characters.
6 di 6 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
2.0 su 5 stelle Fantasy world had potential, characters failed to satisfy 30 gennaio 2016
Di Amazon Customer - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Overall: Written in Red had potential with its imaginative world, but failed utterly to deviate from the most basic and boring of plot lines. Do not recommend.

While the world was original, the characters were painfully flat. An overly masculine male lead, a poor, kindhearted victim for our heroine, and a superficial, obviously "evil" antagonist. I don't know that I really blame Meg for being pathetic, but the two images of runaway slave and helpless little girl were not well reconciled in the book. Given her education, Meg would understandably have been naive, but in order to run away she must also have had some spark of defiance and a desire for self-sufficiency. Simon remarks at one point that Meg trusts hardly anyone, but her actions reveal quite the opposite. She blindly trusts everyone in the Courtyard, approaching powerful, reportedly vicious unknown beings with a smile and a package. Why should anyone in the Courtyard like her? They seem to measure each other's worth based on physical strength and deadliness, and instead viewing the most helpless of all humans as prey, they love her?? Because she brings them mail??? Even I wanted to eat Meg most of the time.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Interesting and quite enjoyable 5 marzo 2017
Di Snowbunny1977 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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I wasnt sure I was going to like this. You know what its like reading reviews and well my friends seemed to like the book but there are a few reviews who didnt like it. It sounded great to me so considering my friends reviews I took a chance and I am glad I did. I really loved the book.

Its completely different from any shifter type romance novel out there. At this point its not a romance perse but as we get to the end you see that its a possibility. The Others are a little savage. They take any violent act in the Courtyard against them serious and usually eat them so there is a smidge of cannibalism but not really only because they are "others" and not human just can take human form. Even simple trespassing will get you maimed. I'll admit I got grossed out a couple of times. You would think that stuff would get me to stop reading it! Uh no...although I cringed and winced I kept freaking reading! I couldnt stop!

We meet Meg who is on the run from her Controllers. She's a Blood Prophet aka cassandra sangue. She bleeds with a small precision cuts and gets visions of prophesies. It causes a huge amount of pain and she was used in this way. It causes a pleasurable euphoria after pain. She is addicted to it but not horribly yet. She's sweet and it doesnt take long for the Others to see this. They dont know what she is right away but know she's hiding something. She's not well versed in much of the outside world. She knows what things are but as far as experiencing it nope. She's got an innocence to her. She's timid at first and scared. Especially of the Others. However, she goes and applies for a job with the scariest Other...the head of the Courtyard, Simon Wolfgard. Will she even survive or will she get eaten too?

Simon Wolfgard. He's abrasive and mean and scary. He's an a-hole to be honest. Especially at first but he warms to you about halfway in. He's still grumpy but his character grows as he gets to know Meg and how humans are. He knows not all of them are bad but he takes a bit to accept her even a little. He's got these feelings (not romantic yet) and he's very confused with how she smells and it pisses him off! He's totally grateful how Meg helps Sam...not happy with how she did it but he's willing to overlook it. Not everyone is and not everyone likes her at first. It really isnt easy for her to be accepted and trusted. They do so slowly. This has great characters interesting ones who are protective of Meg. I'm still curious what Tess is but she's one scary one! Elementals....scary too but wow they really like Meg. Vlad you gotta like this guy scary as hell for a vampire but funny and good personality and protective mode. Other characters so many to mention but all likable. Except Asia...well she got hers and thats all I am saying.

I really enjoyed this book and will continue with the series. One negative thing is I really like my books especially these kinds on audio. However, they are very expensive. 13 for audio and that doesnt include the cost of the book. I've never seen that cost before. Normally its 3-4 bucks. I cant afford that so I'll stick with buying the ebooks only.
5.0 su 5 stelle Excellent world-building! 16 maggio 2017
Di MrsLeif - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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“If you ever scare me like this again, I will eat you!”

Can someone please explain to me why I didn't read this series before? I'm blaming all my UF friends for not forcing me to do it.

Anyway, now I'm hooked and I can't stop thinking about this amazing world and its characters.

Meg Corbyn is a cassandra sangue, a blood prophet. She has been a prisoner and kept in a compound with other females like her. Her only contact with the outside world has been through images she has been told to learn and her own visions. Thanks to a friend, she's able to escape and her fate brings her to the Others' Lakeside courtyard.

The Others rule the world. They are powerful beings that have taken the forms of different animals and elements. They have let humans into their lands and as long as the trade with them is convenient, humans are allowed to live. The courtyard which Meg joins is ruled by Simon Wolfgard. For Simon, humans are just meat until he encounters Meg, who despite being human Is Not Prey. She intrigues him. He can tell she's running from someone and she's hiding things from him but he decides to hire her as the human liaison between the Others and the humans living around the Lakeside area.

“It was easier when all we wanted to do was eat them and take their stuff,” he grumbled.And it had been easier when he hadn’t cared if he made any of them cry.”

The Lakeside Courtyard is full of interesting Others besides Simon and Meg. To name a few: There is Tess (she's a mystery even to the Others) who runs a coffee shop called A Little Bite. There is Vlad who's a Sanguinati, and in conjunction with Simon, run the bookstore called Howling Good Reads. Elliot Wolfgard is the political face of the Lakeside Courtyard and Simon's sire. Crispin James Montgomery aka Monty is a human police officer for the Chestnut Street police station who was relocated to the Lakeside area after defending a little wolf girl against a pedophile. His job entails becoming an intermediary between the police and the Others at the Lakeside Courtyard. Sam is Simon's nephew and a wolf shifter. He's sweet and develops a strong friendship with Meg. Henry Beargard is a grizzly bear shifter. He enjoys sculpturing and is the spirit guide of the Courtyard.

Of course with the "good characters", we have the evil ones. The main two in this book were Asia Crane and the Controller. Asia was sent by big-wigs to obtain information about the Courtyard. The Controller is the human who's the owner of the compound where Meg was a slave. He wants her back and will do anything to get her back.

As you can see the world-building is very well established with many great characters who make the story so much more interesting. I had so many favorites and every scene was a new experience.

Both main characters have so much potential. Meg is discovering the world outside the compound. She's learning to make her own choices. She's learning what she likes and dislikes from the outside world. Despite everything she has been through, she radiates innocence which I think is the reason the Others learn to like her.

Simon is a predator. He tries to remain in his human form as little as possible. He tolerates some humans in the Courtyard but he doesn't care for any human until Meg joins his world. I believe her influence will make him think of some humans different.

“Most of the terra indigene didn't want to love humans; they wanted to eat them. Why did humans have such a hard time understanding that?”

Written in Red was a fantastic introduction to the Others world and I can't wait to read the next one.

Cliffhanger: No

5/5 Fangs
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