Sebastian by Anne Bishop
About This Book:
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...Source: Info in the About This Book was taken from the author's website at http://www.annebishop.com/s.b.sebastian.html on 05/12/09.
“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.
My Take On This Book:
This is a story about a young man trying to find his place in a fantastic world where the landscapes shifts according to the will of individuals called landscapers. The idea alone of a world of shifting geography is sooo fantastical that, to me, it would be difficult to pull through a story like that and sell the book as well. But by god, Anne Bishop had done it! Not only that, done it so well that readers are following through the series. Unfortunately there are only two books in the series. I was kinda hoping that Miss Bishop would write more books in this series. Her official website is at http://www.annebishop.com/ where you can email/contact her and get juicy tidbits on her works.
Anne Bishop is a master story spinner. She paints a world so vivid that I can almost taste the texture and color of that world. The story pulls you in that you forget and lose yourself in her world, away from reality for a time. And that my dear friends, is what entertainment is all about.
Cherry's Rating: 5 out of 5 cherries