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.
Praise for Bridge of Dreams
"With a well-paced mystery, likable characters, and fascinating world building, this is a fun read."--Booklist "[Readers] will find the characters worthwhile and the story satisfying."--RT Book Reviews "Strong on world-building."--Publishers Weekly "One of Anne Bishop's fascinating worlds...[She] has a wonderful way of creating new characters, new worlds that are mind boggling."--The Reading Cafe "An entertaining tale with an incredible vivid description of the Bishop mythos and a wonderful self-sacrificing hero...a super-fast-paced exciting thriller."--Midwest Book Review
Bishop's fantasy story is set in a world broken into pieces. Lee and his family are charged with connecting the pieces and maintaining a balance within them, guiding the childlike spirit of the world called Ephemera. But darkness threatens, and it's focused on Lee's sister. To protect his family, Lee hurls himself into a disconnected piece of the world, where he is brutally attacked. There he encounters Daniel and Zhahar, who are threatened by darkness in their own way. Will the three of them be able to fend off the darkness and find a way home for Lee? Only if they can learn to trust themselves and one another. A story of fantasy, filled with intricate details, danger, conflict, love, and family creates a landscape well worth visiting. VERDICT The ninth book in the "Black Jewels" series provides something of a steep learning curve for newcomers, but enough detail is provided for the work to stand alone. Narrator Holter Graham takes on a large cast of characters with ease. Recommended for readers of fantasy who prefer an immersive, alternative reality such as those created by Mercedes Lackey, Christopher Paolini, and James Owen.-Lisa Anderson, Metropolitan Community Coll. Lib., Omaha (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.