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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…
The plot line gets better and better as the Others see how important the cassandra sangue are, and are still trying to rescue girls that are on breeding farms, thanks to a vision by Meg. Meg is doing her best to do controlled cuts, but sometimes there's no helping what will happen. But the HFL are doing their best to go to war against the Others, a war they cannot win. Friends of the Others are being cast out of their homes, not allowed to shop at businesses. Companies are not sending promised goods to the Courtyards, or sending low grade goods.
Meg is trying to help the cassandra sangue by figured out what triggers may be harming them. It seems as if they cannot handle civilian life. Meg and her friends help her start a "How to" book to help the girls.
This series has been great from the first book! And.. its a year before the next. *sigh* I think this series is great for fans of Anne Bishop and maybe even Jim Butcher.