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In Sebastian, national bestselling and award-winning author Anne Bishop introduced a stunning new realm, a world of strange and magical landscapes connected only by bridges – bridges that may transport you where you truly belong, rather than where you wished to go. But only the magic of the Landscapers can protect this world from the entity determined to enshroud it in darkness...
One by one, the landscapes of Ephemera are falling into shadow. The Eater of the World is spreading its influence, tainting people's souls with doubts and fears, and feasting on their dark emotions. With each victory, the Eater comes closer to extinguishing Ephemera's Light.
Only Glorianna Belladonna possesses the ability to thwart the Eater's plans. But she has been branded a rogue, her talents and vast power feared and misunderstood. Determined to protect the lands under her care, Glorianna will stand alone against the Eater if she must – regardless of the cost to her body and soul.
But she is not alone. In dreams, a call has traveled throughout Ephemera: "Heart's hope lies within Belladonna." That call has traveled far from the landscapes Glorianna claims and reached Michael, a man with mysterious powers of his own. It awakens a fierce hunger within him to find the dark-haired sorceress he's dreamt of, over and over again – a beautiful woman named Belladonna.
As Michael and Glorianna's hearts call out to each other across the Landscapes, together they may offer Ephemera the very hope it needs...
Praise for Sebastian:
"Erotic, fervently romantic, superbly entertaining, Sebastian satisfies." –Booklist
"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."–Library Journal (starred review)
"[Anne Bishop's] worlds are so fully realized and three-dimensional, they jump right off the pages...Exotic, original, sensual, there's nothing here I didn't love. I can't recommend this author and her newest novel highly enough."–FreshFiction
"[A] page-turner...[An] impressively unclichd battle between light and dark...Pure originality and lyrical prose...will delight fantasy readers."–Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"I enjoyed every page of the book from beginning to end and absolutely love the characters that inhabit it."–Romance Reviews Today
"Highly recommended...Glorianna is a fantastic presence, a nascent goddess."–SFRevu
"A wonderful book to get lost in."–Romance Junkies
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Updated Monday October 01 2007