The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Volume One

Publisher: Bantam

Here begins an extraordinary alliance—and a brutal and tender, shocking, and electrifying adventure to end all adventures.

It starts with a simple note. Roger Bascombe regretfully wishes to inform Celeste Temple that their engagement is forthwith terminated. Determined to find out why, Miss Temple takes the first step in a journey that will propel her into a dizzyingly seductive, utterly shocking world beyond her imagining—and set her on a collision course with a killer and a spy—in a bodice-ripping, action-packed roller-coaster ride of suspense, betrayal, and richly fevered dreams.


Chapter One


From her arrival at the docks to the appearance of Roger's letter, written on crisp Ministry paper and signed with his full name, on her maid's silver tray at breakfast, three months had passed. On that morning, her poached eggs steaming their silver bowl (gelatinous, gleaming),...
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“A tale that combines swashbuckling adventure, a big dose of science fiction and burgeoning romance.” —USA Today

“Rich…studded with treats…beautifully written.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Sweeping, highly original and absorbing…Defies categorization.” —Dallas Morning News

"Kinky, Atmospheric." —Washington Post

"Ingenious."—Richmond Times-Dispatch