Sebastian- Anne Bishop

Written By: Kellie - Aug• 12•11

Synopsis: 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. -Goodreads

Review: There are a few similarities between this book and elements of the Black Jewels Trilogy, but at the same time, the vibe is really different. The concept of this world is really fun and has loads of potential. Ephemera shapes itself around the people that live within it’s borders. There are countless different landscapes, all connected by bridges. When crossing a bridge you risk going where you are most meant to be, rather then where you wanted to go.

While I thought the world building was fantastic, I didn’t find the characters as engaging as what I expected. The plot was awesome, I loved the whole entity devouring the world thing and the storyline flowed beautifully but I don’t think I cared enough about which characters would still be standing at the end. Which is odd, because the characters are strangely reminiscent of many of the main cast of Black Jewels.

I’m going to keep this review fairly short as it’s been a couple of years since I’ve read it and don’t want to say anything I don’t know for sure. I will say that the story line and world building are interesting but the story is still a little rough. The second book in this series has a bit more emotional pull for me and I’m really interested to see what the third book will be like. It has been four years since this book came out so I want to know what she’s dreamed up for this world in the mean time.

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2 Comments

  1. I still have to pick this one up.
    If it’s as beautifully written as Bishop’s other books it’s worth reading.

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