Cover art by Larry Rostant
Cover design by Ray Lundgren
A man's journey to find his humanity.
A woman's journey to find her courage.
An ever-changing world that can be
saved or destroyed by the human heart.
From the Front Flap:
Her worlds have been described as “vividly painted” (Lynn Flewelling) and
“lavishly sensual” (Library Journal). Now, award–winning, bestselling author
Anne Bishop invites you into a new realm, one that is ever–changing, caught
between the Light and Dark forces of the heart...
“Let your heart travel lightly. Because what you bring with you becomes part
of the landscape.”
Long ago, to stop the onslaught of the Eater of the World, Ephemera was
split into a dizzying number of strange and magical lands connected only by
bridges—which may take you where you truly belong, rather than where you had intended to go.
Now, with the Eater contained and virtually forgotten, the shifting worlds
of Ephemera have been kept stable by the magic of the Landscapers. In one
such land, where night reigns and demons dwell, the half–incubus Sebastian
revels in dark delights. But then 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.
But a more devastating destiny awaits Sebastian, for in the quiet gardens of
the Landscapers' school, evil is stirring. The prison of the Eater of the
World has weakened—and Sebastian's realm may be the first to fall...
Intoxicating, erotic, and intensely romantic, Sebastian is for those who
know on which side of the heart—Light or Dark—their passions lie.
Praise for award–winning author Anne Bishop:
“Rich and fascinatingly different dark fantasy.” –Locus
“A terrific writer...the more I read, the more excited I became because of
the freshness of [her] take on the usual high fantasy setting, the assurance
of [her] language, all the lovely touches of characterization that [she
slips] in so effortlessly.” –Charles de Lint
“Lavishly sensual...a richly detailed world.” –Library Journal
“Vividly painted...dramatic, erotic, hope–filled.” –Lynn Flewelling
“A darkly fascinating world...Vivid and sympathetic characters...lavish and
sensuous descriptions, and interesting world building...Many compelling and
beautifully realized elements. A terrific read.” –SF Site
“Intense...erotic, violent, and imaginative. This one is white–hot.” –Nancy
“Mystical, sensual, glittering with dark magic.” –Terri Windling, co–editor
of The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
“[Anne Bishop's] poignant storytelling skills are surpassed only by her
flair for the dramatic and her deft characterization...a talented
author.” –Affaire de Coeur
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