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Sebastian
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Sebastian
Ephemera Series, Book 1
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The New York Times bestselling author of the Novels of the Others invites you enter the realm of Ephemera, a place that is ever-changing, caught between the Light and Dark forces of the heart...

Long ago, Ephemera was split into a dizzying number of magical lands—connected only by bridges that may take you where you truly belong, rather than where you had intended to go. In one such land, where night reigns and demons dwell, the half-incubus Sebastian revels in dark delights. But in dreams she calls to him: a woman who wants only to be safe and loved—a woman he hungers for while knowing he may destroy her. And an even more devastating destiny awaits him, for an ancient evil is stirring—and Sebastian's realm may be the first to fall...
"Erotic, fervently romantic, [and] superbly entertaining."—Booklist
The New York Times bestselling author of the Novels of the Others invites you enter the realm of Ephemera, a place that is ever-changing, caught between the Light and Dark forces of the heart...

Long ago, Ephemera was split into a dizzying number of magical lands—connected only by bridges that may take you where you truly belong, rather than where you had intended to go. In one such land, where night reigns and demons dwell, the half-incubus Sebastian revels in dark delights. But in dreams she calls to him: a woman who wants only to be safe and loved—a woman he hungers for while knowing he may destroy her. And an even more devastating destiny awaits him, for an ancient evil is stirring—and Sebastian's realm may be the first to fall...
"Erotic, fervently romantic, [and] superbly entertaining."—Booklist
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from December 5, 2005
    Sweeping onto the scene with flair and grace, this latest page-turner from bestseller Bishop (Dreams Made Flesh
    ) flutters its eyelashes at you like a shy country maid and then sinks its teeth in like a hungry succubus. The maid is Lynnea and the succubus is Sebastian, and their unlikely romance is at the heart of the impressively unclichéd battle between light and dark raging through the world called Ephemera, where the land changes in response to the deepest desires and fears of the inhabitants. When the Eater of the World came into being, the Guides of the Heart shattered Ephemera into myriad pieces, each shaped by the will of a Landscaper and linked to other pieces by Bridges; they also cornered the Eater in a Landscape unconnected to the rest of the world. Now a foolish student has set it free, and Sebastian must help his cousins, Glorianna and Lee, a Landscaper and a Bridge of unusual power and talents respectively, to trap or destroy it. Bishop's pure originality and lyrical prose bolster the occasionally uneven characterization, and the tender romances and friendships will delight fantasy readers tired of gore and lust.

  • Library Journal

    Starred review from January 15, 2006
    The world of Ephemera exists in the form of many magical landscapes, guarded over by Landscapers, women who shape these worlds into their myriad forms, and Bridges, men who act as transition points. When an ancient evil known only as the Eater of the World finds a way to escape its long imprisonment and begins its destructive onslaught within the many landscapes, only a few of Ephemera's residents still remember this creature's existence or know how to fight it. At the center of the battle is an incubus, a half human -half demon named Sebastian, whose powers over the land -and over himself -have yet to be unlocked. The author of the -Black Jewels - paperback series (Daughter of the Blood; Heir to the Shadows) makes her hardcover debut with a dark romantic fantasy series in which reality is shaped by desire and each person finds the world they deserve. Bishop's talents lie both in her ability to craft a story filled with intriguing characters and in her flair for smoldering sensuality that recommends her to fans of Tanith Lee, Storm Constantine, and Anne Rice. Highly recommended.

    Copyright 2006 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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