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Bridge of Dreams (Ephemera #3)

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  2,711 Ratings  ·  142 Reviews
When wizards threaten Glorianna Belladonna and her work to keep Ephemera balanced, her brother Lee sacrifices himself in order to save her-and ends up an asylum inmate in the city of Vision.But a darkness is spreading through Vision, perplexing the Shamans who protect it. And Lee is the only one who can shed any light on its mysteries...
Hardcover, 435 pages
Published March 6th 2012 by Roc (first published March 2012)
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M—
Mar 19, 2012 M— rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I'm just going to have to admit that Ephemera is my least favorite of Bishop's works and be done with it. As excited as I had been to learn of the development of a Lee-centered book to round out this trilogy, I'm a bit nonplussed to discover it crammed with so many other viewpoint characters it hardly feels Lee-centered at all. I wonder if Bishop slipped her grasp of him, and indeed of the whole world, between the writing the first book and writing this last. Two and half stars.

As happenstance,
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Rita
Jan 13, 2015 Rita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meus
Já não lia Bishop há muito tempo e depois de pegar neste livro e progredir na sua leitura apercebi-me de quantas saudades já tinha.
Anne Bishop é uma das minhas escritoras favoritas e pegar num livro dela faz-me sempre sentir em casa, em família.

O Mundo Efémera é provavelmente, a minha série menos predilecta da autora. Depois de Belladonna, um bom livro com um GRANDE final mas um personagem masculino que me tirou do sério e não era suposto, temos Ponte de Sonhos, uma boa história e um livro que m
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Kristina Circelli
Jul 11, 2012 Kristina Circelli rated it liked it
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Patrícia
Opinião do blogue Chaise Longue: http://girlinchaiselongue.blogspot.pt...

Com Filha do Sangue, Anne Bishop tornou-se um dos nomes mais adorados da fantasia, principalmente no que a gótica concerne. Uma autora com uma voz única, alguém inimitável e genial, Anne tem-nos passado o seu gosto por histórias densas e românticas através das suas próprias palavras, através de personagens que nos marcam e nunca mais esqueceremos. Para além da escrita, dedica-se a jardinagem e tem um certo apreço a música b
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E.
Apr 25, 2012 E. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Lee is a rare Bridge and brother to the supremely powerful Glorianna Belladonna. In this chapter of the 'Ephemera' series he must face the feelings that he has had since his beloved sister has become both Glorianna and Belladonna and deal with the lack of resonance he's experiencing and the feelings of resentment he has toward Michael the Magician whom he feels has replaced him in her life. A supreme sacrifice thrusts him in the midst of a city named Vision which is being overrun by the darkness ...more
Sonia Cristina
Oct 30, 2015 Sonia Cristina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: português, 2015
Já passaram uns anos desde que conheci o mundo Efémera e as lembranças já eram poucas e vagas; custou-me um bocado reconhecer Efémera e as suas particularidades.

Foi um prazer acompanhar Lee na sua viagem por Visão e os percalços que lhe foram acontecendo entre os quais, conhecer Zhahar e as suas irmãs e, de certo modo, a reconciliação com a irmã, Glorianna Belladona e com o seu companheiro Michael.

A possibilidade (ou impossibilidade) de um relacionamento com Zhahar foi o que mais me prendeu; com
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Maaike
Jun 13, 2015 Maaike rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reading
I want to gush about this book a lot but I will keep it short. I absolutely loved it! It has been a while since I was this occupied with a book. It was standing on my shelves for ages, because I was worried that I forgot too much about the first books and I was afraid this one would not make any sense without the previous knowledge. But that was not needed. I enjoyed the characters enourmously, Bishop really is a master is describing darkness and light in persons. And the world is unbelievably i ...more
Rosana Maia
Mar 17, 2016 Rosana Maia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-read
"Ponte de Sonhos" foi uma das minhas leituras natalícias. Se por um lado o Natal foi bom para pôr algumas leituras em dia, por outro não sobrou muito tempo para escrever estas opiniões. Assim, já com alguns meses de atraso vou tentar pôr as inúmeras opiniões em dia!

Para quem não sabe "Ponte de Sonhos" é o terceiro e último volume da trilogia Efémera de Anne Bishop. Assim, como seria de esperar é um pouco dificil falar desta obra sem a mínima referência às anteriores.

Livro após livro, Anne Bishop
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Ubiquitousbastard
Jun 04, 2015 Ubiquitousbastard rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, romance, squick
So, there is a reason why this book took me nearly three years to finish: it just wasn't very good. I mostly enjoyed the first too books of the series, so I thought that the same would happen here. But for me, Anne Bishop's usual formula did not work here. I think what makes her personal cliches work is the strength of the characters involved, but here I could not connect with almost any of them, and none of them seemed to offer anything new or compelling. Having a three-in-one person doesn't cr ...more
Barbara ★
Apr 02, 2012 Barbara ★ rated it really liked it
I loved the first two books in this series but I read them years and years ago so I wasn't sure what to expect from this unexpected sequel. I'm actually embarrassed to say that I don't remember Lee from the previous books. Apparently he wasn't a strong enough secondary character to leave any impression but then again the fact that I can remember anything about these books after 4+ years says a lot.

I had problems with Lee's jealously over his sisters happiness at finding a man and supplanting Lee
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Lisa
Apr 27, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it
The world is 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, Ephemera. But darkness threatens and it has its heart set 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 darkne ...more
Jennifer
Mar 15, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: aadl, sff
I have to begin with this, Bridge of Dreams made me really happy to read. I've read everything Anne Bishop has ever published. And I've enjoyed all of it. I thought until recently that there wasn't going to be another Ephemera book, and I am glad that this was the third.

Bridge of Dreams centers on Lee, Glorianna Belladonna's brother, and what happens after Belladonna's return from the landscape where she trapped the Eater of the World. Essentially, without giving anything away, Lee leaves Glori
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Gardavson
Sep 06, 2012 Gardavson rated it really liked it
The first half of the book was a 5 star, the last half a 3, so I settled for an overall 4. In the first half, Lee struggles with accepting his sister as she is now, with being split into light and dark with less or no middle ground. I understood his struggle. Belladonna would be a difficult personality for someone of balance to accept. He meets Zhahar, who is a very interesting character, and Danyl, whom I liked very well. The last half got too caught up in boundaries and borders and resonations ...more
Lyn
Aug 01, 2013 Lyn rated it really liked it
Shelves: high-fantasy
In 1 sentence? I loved it.

Having read some of the reviews that there was too many viewpoints or too confusing with Tryads and stuff, I decided to revisit the entire Ephemera series. Starting from The Voice, Sebastian, Belladonna and finally, Bridge of Dreams. And it worked great in my opiniion.

This book starts out with the pain and misgiving from Lee that he lost his sister. I enjoyed reading his struggles, and his pain that he couldn't or wouldn't accept what his sister is right now. The book g
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Sonya
Jun 05, 2012 Sonya rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 2012
There was not a strong, well-defined plot. It has been a long while since I’ve read Sebastian and Belladonna, so I can’t remember if the writing style was the same, but it wasn’t clear to me who was the main character. Based on the title, the main character should have been Lee, but Danyal and Sholeh Zeela a Zhahar seemed to receive equal time.

I was interested in what happened next for all the characters, which kept me reading. But overall, the story was not interesting. To me, this book is not
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Heather
May 27, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
Lee still isn’t my favorite character of the series, but he definitely gains dimension and learns a few valuable lessons over the course of this volume. I like the fact that learning and growing doesn’t change him too much; he’s still himself. He believes he’s falling in love with Zhahar, but this isn’t a romance and they face some serious, possibly insurmountable odds. Zhahar is a Tryad. She has two sisters, but the three of them exist in one body. Sort of. One of the three is visible at a time ...more
Caroline
Apr 12, 2012 Caroline rated it did not like it
Gave this an honest go, but I just can't get interested in this series again. Belladonna was a rough read for me, and I'd forgotten a decent amount of what had gone on in that and Sebastian, but I'm finding I don't really care. I love, love, love her Black Jewels series, and the Tir Alainn series is a solidly fun fantasy romp. I'm not going to spend any more time on Ephemera.
Margarida
May 19, 2012 Margarida rated it it was ok
I have enjoyed all of Bishop's books to date, but i really struggled with this one. This is the third book in the trilogy and was promoted as being from the view point of Lee, but, there were too many characters, too many voices and POV - all too confusing.

This hasn't been an issue for an author such as Bishop, but it made for a very hard confusing read.
Hobbes
Mar 02, 2016 Hobbes rated it really liked it
This book focuses on Lee, Belladonna's brother and Bridge. Lee is having a very difficult time adjusting to Belladonna's new state of being, and as such his heart is in conflict with his family. During a fight with some wizards Lee creates a bridge to take them away, while denying Belladonna. It carries him to a Landscape beyond his family's reach. A place where he is captured by wizards, beaten, blinded, drugged, and committed to an asylum. This book is a bit more direct in its story telling th ...more
Chrissy
Mar 17, 2014 Chrissy rated it really liked it
Honestly, I can't believe it took me so long to read this. I just kind of missed it in the scheme of things, even though Anne Bishop is my favourite author.

I adore this trilogy (although nowhere near to the extent that i enjoy The Black Jewels Books).

Needless to say, this book didn't quite seem to have the action that 'Sebastian' & 'Belladonna' both had, and yet it fits, as the perfect way to tell Lee's story.

This book is written in the way that only Anne Bishop can deliver. It is descriptiv
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Lesli
Jul 14, 2014 Lesli rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, lm-lib-loan, 2014
Probably the best of the three books. It's interesting that the underlying theme of this book was xenophobia rather than gender equality (as in the first two books). I can tell that there was a gap between writing the second and third book. Bishop no longer focuses the story on just one character. This is obvious based on the title and the plethora of characters and settings trying to gain the reader's attention. I have a feeling that whatever series you first read by Bishop will be your favorit ...more
Tina Kayser
Mar 12, 2012 Tina Kayser rated it it was amazing
OMG SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Anne Bishop! I hope we dont have to wait too long for her next book.
Nicole
Mar 22, 2012 Nicole rated it it was amazing
I just can't say anything bad about Anne Bishop. I lovelovelove her books and this is no exception.
Doranna Durgin
Mar 07, 2012 Doranna Durgin rated it it was amazing
Loved the whole Tryad concept, above and beyond all the other goodness...
Maria Ines Alvarez
opportunities and choices.

i really hope there will be a 4th book.
Wayland Smith
Jan 28, 2014 Wayland Smith rated it it was ok
Shelves: avx
Ok, I'm usually MUCH better about starting a series from the start, but I needed this one for a reading challenge I'm in. The writing is good, but, if you haven't read the other books, as I haven't, it's rather confusing.

The writer takes many common words and embues them with special meaning in her world, which takes some sorting out. She also has some phrases that get repeated over and over and over.

It's hard to give a good assessment of book three of a series, but the repetitions got kind of o
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Tokio Myers
I liked Bridge of Dreams more than Belladonna but only slightly. It helped that I read this a year after Belladonna because the first half of Bridge of Dreams is a giant recap of the last two books. Which could be annoying, if you read the series back to back.

The story itself was okay but god did it drag and the second half felt like a completely separate book. The horrible problem they were dealing with wasn't a problem anymore. The first problem wasn't even major. Lee could have left a lot ea
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V.
Jun 29, 2015 V. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A toda esta série, foi-me impossível não lhe dar as 5 estrelas; porque merecia e porque também eu consegui tirar várias conclusões e anseios do meu coração.
Neste terceiro e último livro da série Efémera, há um grande foco na jornada de Lee e de como ele próprio terá de se aperceber que em todos os corações existe luz e escuridão - incluindo no seu próprio coração. Mas não só, tal como no anterior, há um cruzamento de novas personagens na história que também elas próprias necessitavam de olhar so
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Shannon Roland
Apr 03, 2014 Shannon Roland rated it it was amazing
This is the last of the Ephemera trilogy. The first book is Sebastian.

It took me a little while to get into this installment. I think the issue was the time between the last book and this one, taking place a month later. The issue I had was the change in Lee. I won't go into details, because I hate spoilers, but I think if the lapse of time was a few days leading to a month later, and the reader could follow Lee from the time of his sister's return, then I really think I could have re-immersed
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Cayleigh
Jan 05, 2014 Cayleigh rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
Of the Ephemera series for me this one was the best. The Eater of the World has been contained at a great price by Glorianna Belladonna. Her brother Lee, who is a Bridge (Males who can make and break “bridges” to connect different landscapes together) is having a hard time accepting the price Glorianna paid but when he sees Wizards trying to break into Glorianna’s landscapes he sacrifices himself and ends up in a landscape he has never heard of before. Where they don’t know about Landscapers and ...more
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Anne Bishop lives in upstate New York where she enjoys gardening, music, and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the author of fourteen novels, including the award-winning Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel, Twilight’s Dawn, made the New York Times bestseller list. She is currently working on a new series, which is an urban dark fantasy with a bit of a twist.

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