Yes, I know. I’ve been remiss in doing RIM lately. Mostly because I haven’t had a lot of time to sit and read something. However, when taking my son to the library on Saturday, I saw there was a new Anne Bishop novel out. I had to grab it. And then I proceeded to devour it.
Written in Red is a new realm. I love the Dark Jewels books and the Ephemera books, so I wasn’t too worried about starting this new series. Overall, I really enjoyed the book and I’m looking forward to more books in the series. My only complaint about it was the location names. More times than not, I found myself going, “Ugh. Really?” But that was my only real complaint. Bishop has a way of making me invested in her characters. I also liked her treatment of the usual “other” tropes: vampires, werewolves, etc.
This is more realistic fantasy than her other books, and I thought that was an interesting change for her. If you’re not big on the usual fantasy books, consider giving this series a go.