Lake Silence

Lake Silence

The World of the Others

Book - 2018
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Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others--vampires, shape-shifters, and even deadlier paranormal beings. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget.
Publisher: New York : ACE, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399587245
0399587241
Branch Call Number: Fiction Bishop
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Aug 29, 2019

One word: Trite.
This used to be a great series which went downhill starting with Etched in Bones.
The world became too black and white. All characters are 2 dimensional. No original plot, same tired story of a mixed community where it is somehow super important to assimilate human behavior (and protect the ‘good humans’). Can humans be so dumb after the great purge? Why still bother with assimilation? considering how the Others, overall, are invincible and can foil any bad plans especially if Air simply listened and simply again then cut off the air to the culprit!
Having an Intuit acting almost like almost a blood prophet was very confusing too!
I would be more interested in knowing why/how vampires came about. Unless you consider a mosquito a predator worthy of emulating! Or the true form for the smaller shifter that hasn’t been explained much!

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xxayu
Jul 16, 2019

Lake Silence takes readers to another area and town within the Others world after the great war. We are introduced to Vicky, divorced, filled with emotional and anxiety issues, and left with a deed to a boarding house surrounded by terra indigine. What I really liked about this standalone was that, while it did not include many characters or references to the cast of "Written in Red & others", it was really fun to get to know the fresh set of characters and get a perspective of other humans and terra indigine interactions beyond the Lakeside Courtyard. Fans of the Others series will really enjoy vampire lawyer Ilya, curious Crowgard Aggie, and Vicky's fun (when she's not feeling the stress though btw) personality and somewhat eccentric thoughts lol. Oh, can't forget about the Sproingers...they're sorta cute... In a deadly way... :-)

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sec_librarian
Jun 05, 2018

Great book. I love all Anne Bishop's The Others books with their unique take on shapeshifters and an alternate Earth.

Jess_library Apr 12, 2018

In Lake Silence, Bishop takes the reader away from the familiar Courtyard to visit another community within the control of the Others. Vicki DeVine, runs a rustic lodge near Lake Silence. The lodge is a place for the Others to learn to safely interact with the humans in the community. When Aggie Crowe brings home an eyeball and asks Vicki to cook it in the wave-cooker (that's a microwave to the rest of us), Vicki gets pulled into a murder scene on the edge of her property and life gets much more complicated.

Although I was a little sad to see a departure from the Courtyard and it's familiar faces, it was interesting to see a cast of new characters. Like all of Bishop's books, this one is filled with rich storytelling and a biting sense of humour that makes it difficult to put down.

Reader's unfamiliar with this series would fine Lake Silence a good place to start if they are looking for a taste of the world of the Others.

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jac523
Apr 09, 2018

While I might have wished that Bishop had tackled something new, Lake Silence was still a good read, especially if you enjoy the world of the Others. While there are huge similarities with previous books in the series, I nonetheless found this to be an engrossing read.

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Saphiredragonfly
Apr 08, 2018

I can't begin to express how terribly uncreative this book is. I made it to chapter 22 and had to put it down. Between the ridiculously named Sproings, blatantly obvious love interest and a mystery that isn't a mystery...groan. And then there is the recycling of characters and places. The Jumble is essentially the Courtyard at a different location. Bookstore being main hub, confused Others trying but not caring to understand humans. It's so formulaic (like the last few Others books) it could be a VC Andrews novel. A quick read if you don't want to think but if you are looking for something with a little more meat try Kelly Armstrong, Kim Harrison, Rachel Caine or Laurell K Hamilton.

ChrisLea Apr 07, 2018

New characters. New places. Same whimsy and humour. No previous experience with the world required. Good entrypoint to The World of the Others series.

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lulabelle
Mar 21, 2018

Awesome plucky heroine who manages panic attacks but doesn't bat an eye about forces of nature padding through her home. I really enjoyed this and hope there are many more stories ahead.

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B00ksRcool
Feb 02, 2018

If you haven't read Anne Bishop's "The Others" series, I encourage you to do so and in order! I'm very excited for this new line of books from Ms. Bishop.

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