Written in Red

Written in Red

hardcover March 2013
paperback March 2014

Cover art: Blake Morrow
Cover design: Adam Auerbach

available as audio bookavailable as ebook

Anne's Essay About the Others


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“[Bishop’s] worlds are so fully realized and three-dimensional, they jump right off the pages…Exotic, original, sensual.”
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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. 


“Near perfect…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

"It all adds up to a stunningly original yarn, deeply imagined, beautifully articulated and set forth in clean, limpid, sensual prose." –Kirkus, Starred Review

"Bishop has always been a storyteller whose world-building is second to none, but she really outdoes herself with her brand new series featuring a re-imagined Earth where humans are most definitely not at the top of the food chain. All of the myriad characters in this tale, whether protagonists or minor players, are mesmerizing and beg for further exploration. At times brutally realistic, there is also an air of sweetness in this novel that focuses on a young woman’s fight for freedom. Awe-inspiring and absolutely not to be missed!" –Romantic Times, 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick Gold!


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