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4.0 out of 5 stars Deep, wonderful, dark and a titch confusing, March 17, 2006
This review is from: Sebastian (Ephemera, Book 1) (Hardcover)
I actually finished this book a few days ago. I've been letting it settle, like the very rich meal it is.

The story is to deep for a quick synopsis, but it follows Sebastien, a half incubus and his dear ones in the world of Ephemera, a land built on dreams and wishes.

As with all of Anne Bishop's work, this a very textural book, with depth you don't normally see. The characters aren't perfect, they make mistakes have dark impulses and dark needs as well as light

The problem I ran into was that perhaps it was just a bit too rich. The whole Guide, Guardian, Landscaper, Bridge, Demon, and the rest of the terminology left me a bit breathless for about 1/3 of the book until i just gave up and pitched trying to figure it all out to the wind. Her other series were so clear to understand. I hope the next book is clearer with the background we need.

The pros:

1. Wondeful Characters with a richness rarely seen

2. A wonderfully imagined world

3. An excellent mythology if it is a little confusing

The cons;

Well - just one. As I mentioned, the background and terminology was a bit too, well, ephemeral and hard for me to grasp
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Luv Alston says:
You should try Book Two of Seven
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