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Anne Bishop's "erotic, fervently romantic, [and] superbly entertaining" (Booklist) novel Sebastian introduced readers to the realm of Ephemera. Now, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author continues her tale of light and darkness... The Eater of the World is casting its shadow over the landscapes of Ephemera, tainting people's souls with doubts and fears. Only Glorianna Belladonna possesses the ability to thwart the Eater--but she is not alone. In dreams, a call has traveled beyond the Landscapes--"Heart's hope lies within Belladonna"--and reached Michael, a man with mysterious powers of his own. Together, they may offer Ephemera the very hope it needs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 454 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 38.1mm | 249.47g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • ROC (imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc)
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0451461541
  • 9780451461544
  • 55,193

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"The work of a master... thought-provoking." "A shattered world of extraordinary, interconnected landscapes." "A fantastic read. Ms. Bishop has a very fertile imagination... Belladonna is worth reading on so many levels." "Set against a unique fantasy background and filled with intriguing characters, [Belladonna] is another tale of enchanted worlds." "Those who enjoy sophisticated, mature and original epic fantasy will be well rewarded by spending time in Ephemera. Strongly recommended." Praise for Belladonna "A shattered world of extraordinary, interconnected landscapes."--Publishers Weekly "Belladonna is the work of a master...thought-provoking."--Fresh Fiction "A powerful and emotional tale, set in a land of dazzling complexity and deep magic."--SF Revu "Bishop excels at characterization...compulsively readable."--RT Book Reviews "A fantastic read. Ms. Bishop has a very fertile imagination...Belladonna is worth reading on so many levels."--Romance Readers Connection
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About Anne Bishop

New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop is a winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award, presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, for The Black Jewels Trilogy. She is also the author of the Ephemera series, the Tir Alainn trilogy, and the Novels of the Others--including Etched in Bone, Marked in Flesh, Vision in Silver, Murder of Crows, and Written in Red. She lives in upstate New York.
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Rating details

6,581 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 33% (2,202)
4 36% (2,390)
3 23% (1,503)
2 6% (394)
1 1% (92)

Our customer reviews

Fast-paced page-turner. The story telling quality is very compelling. I would give it a 5 out of 5. Anne Bishop is one of those rare story tellers who draws you away and run away with you that you forget the time. You forget to eat. She draws a reader in so deeply that you can feel and hear the vibration as the demon motorcycles go by... World building is incredible. I would give it a 4.5 out of 5. At first, I imagined that it would be difficult to convince readers to believe in a world of shifting geography. I scoffed at it when I first encountered it. So it tells of the author's story telling skills that she has somehow managed, not only to pull it off, but sell the book to boot! I'd give the "suspension of disbelief" a 4.5 out of 5. Character development? Is a 5 out of 5. Anne Bishop gives us characters who lingers on a reader's mind long after the book was read. This book being the second book in a duology, is best appreciated if the first book is read first. I would give this book an overall entertainment value of 5 out of more
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