"Terrific romantic fantasy"
In a distant past beyond the handed-down memories of
humanity, the Eater of the World was devastating Ephemera.
To stop this global assault, a desperate plan was
developed by the most powerful magic practitioners, the
Guides of the Heart. The planet was split into numerous
lands connected by strange magical bridges while the Eater
of the World was "imprisoned" without a land base. Over
time the pandemic attack by the Eater of the World became
part of mythology though the Landscapers knows of his
presence and continue to insure his isolation.
At the Landscaper's School, angry at the world student
Nigelle enters a forbidden zone that everyone fears. Her
action is the prelude of what the Landscapers hoped would
never happen under their watch, the first opening of the
prison that restrains the Eater of the World.
At the same time, Sebastian the Succubus is bored of
sexual fantasies, a bad condition for a sexually charged
being. His only pleasure comes from his nocturnal visits
to Lynnea the maid, who dreams of love. However though he
wants to pursue her even in daylight he fears his kind
only destroys her kind. Meanwhile a Landscaper and a
Bridge enlist his help on a quest to prevent the Eater of
the World from returning.
This terrific romantic fantasy rolls out on two
delightfully interrelated subplots: save the world segue
and a star-crossed love story. The story line is fast-
paced once the quest begins, but takes a wonderfully
original twist involving Lynnea. The title character is an
intriguing protagonist who at almost thirty is bored with
sex games, which is the essence of a succubus. Fans will
treasure Sebastian's duel sagas.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted January 31, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 22, 2007