The Leaning Pile of Books is a feature where I talk about books I got over the last week – old or new, bought or received for review consideration (often unsolicited). Since I hope you will find new books you’re interested in reading in these posts, I try to be as informative as possible. If I can find them, links to excerpts, author’s websites, and places where you can find more information on the book are included.

Before I get to this week’s book, a couple of reminders:

There’s still time to enter to win a copy of Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs (US only). The fourth book in the series, Dead Heat, releases next week.

Courtney Schafer shared four concluding volumes that she thought were the best book in the entire series last week. I now want to read all the books she mentioned that I haven’t read yet!

On to this week’s book.

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

Vision in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: March 3 (Hardcover, Ebook, Audiobook)

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View Upcoming Book Events (including five with Patricia Briggs for the release of Dead Heat!)

Previous Books in the Others Series (with at least two more to come):

  1. Written in Red (Read an Excerpt)
  2. Murder of Crows

New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop has also written the Black Jewels series. I’ve heard good things about both series, and Written in Red was actually on my wish list after reading Angie’s review at Dear Author so now I might have to order it…


The Others freed the  cassandra sangue  to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.

Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict.

For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…