For the month of March, I decided to take a break from my TBR pile and return to the world of The Others, created by Anne Bishop.
The Others is one of my top two favorite Urban Fantasy series, the other one being Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs, and the one that I return to most frequently. While there are currently 7 books in the series, with an 8th one soon to be published, Books 1-5 are a complete series that one could enjoy as a stand alone.
Like most urban fantasy books, in The Others we have both “vampires” and “werewolves”, that’s where the similarity ends. In the world Anne Bishop creates for the reader, humans are not at the top of the food chain, in fact they rate somewhere near the bottom. Bishop creates a fantasy world that was created in a completely unique way to our reality. Instead of brining the “monsters” into a world based around humanity, humans are born into a world that is already sustained by the pre-existing, sentient beings that inhabit and care for the planet. In this world monster is a relative term and we learn that sometimes humanity can be even crueler than nature itself.