Date published: March 6th, 2012
Reviewed by Dawn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Bridge-Dreams-Ephemera-Anne-Bishop/dp/0451463811/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346028244&sr=1-1&keywords=Anne+Bishop
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Glorianna Belladonna has been working to keep Elphemera balanced & when the bellicose wizards arrive, Glorianna finds herself under attack. But when her brother sacrifices himself to save her, all hell breaks loose when he is sent to an asylum in Vision, a place where darkness is spreading. It will be up to Lee to help figure out how to stop it even as he tries to stay alive and sane.
I never read an Anne Bishop book before and found that BRIDGE OF DREAMS was part of a series. Unfortunately that caused me to have a few lost moments while reading this one. It made it hard to follow a few things that were mentioned in this story. Anne Bishop is a fabulous storyteller though and I was soon caught up in the dynamics of Elphemera and the characters of siblings Lee and Glorianna Belladonna as well as their allies and friends. The author gives Lee a much expanded storyline and introduces some new characters as well. The writing flows nicely and the author’s amazing world building is evident in BRIDGE OF DREAMS. The characters are well written and I found myself rooting for Lee to find a way to end the darkness that is slowly overcoming their world.
The characters are very well written and are completely enjoyable, even the bad guys. The reader gets a feel of the main character, Lee, as he struggles to distance himself from his famous sister and he finds himself in a perilous place. Lee was quite entertaining. He was quite one of my favorite character in this book. The secondary characters also were well written and helps move the series along nicely.
BRIDGE OF DREAMS was my first introduction into this author’s work and I am eager to begin reading the first two books in the series to see how Glorianna got to where she is in this installment of the Ephemera series. BRIDGE OF DREAMS is an imaginative and highly entertaining story. If you are looking for an engaging fantasy story then please grab Anne Bishop’s BRIDGE OF DREAMS. I do highly recommend you read the first two books first to see how the series began and be introduced to the characters in full.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.