After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…
As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.
With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave.
Etched in Bone wasn’t great, it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t what I was expecting it to be. After the last book I think I was hoping for … more. And not in the way that Bishop continually repeated the same information a hundred different ways from a hundred different angles but more with the cast and the plot.
The fact that she repeated so much information so many times created so many stall outs that I found myself completely bored because we’d already heard it already.
I don’t need to know the various angles to extend chapter space when you run out of ideas. You established the trade food issues move on to the next thing or find a better plot.
I couldn’t even invest in our characters love angle because I was already too withdrawn from the over all story as whole.
Etched in Bone could have been better served if the repetitious information had been removed and it had been written as a novella instead of a full novel. The pacing would have been more fluid and the interactions more organic instead of forced.
In the end Etched in Bone was okay but it definitely wasn’t my favorite by any means.
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