This book is all about discovering your strengths and who you are and who you are meant to be. Belladonna has always known she is the only one who can take on the Eater of the World. She is the only Guide of the Heart and Landscaper with the power and the connection to Ephemera to take It out of the world and stop it from destroying the Light. She thought when the Eater destroyed the Landscapers school (in book 1–Sebastian) that she was the only Landscaper left holding Ephemera together, but what she discovers in this book is that there are others in distant parts of the land. Others who do not know who they are or what their true power is. They have been holding their parts of the world together without training and knowledge. She meets two of these in Caitlin and Michael. She must help train and guide them as they help hold the Ephemera against The Eater of the World. Along the way she discovers that Michael is her dream lover, the man she has always wanted, the other half of her heart, and he shows her the knowledge of just how to destroy the Eater. But that knowledge may also destroy her.
How I love Anne Bishop’s books. She weaves this world and these characters together and makes them into such a rich story. I love the uniqueness of this world. Belladonna is a wonderful, strong, beautiful woman who knows what has to be done, is scared yes, but does it for the good of the world. I love that she has a great support system and family because this book is about family and being accepted for who you are and loved for who you are in your heart. That love and acceptance will ultimately save you and the world. I can’t wait to read the next book!