With translation rights sold in twentyfive countries, Gordon Dahlquistyes'>#8217;s spectacular and extraordinary debut novel was one of the mosttalkedabout acquisitions of 2005. Now this monumental Victorian thriller is destined to be the publishing sensation of 2006.It began with a simple note: a letter of rejection from Miss Templeyes'>#8217;s fiancyes'>#233;, written on crisp Ministry paper and delivered on her maidyes'>#8217;s silver tray. But for Miss Temple, Roger Bascombeyes'>#8217;s cruel rejection will ignite a harrowing quest for answers, plunging her into a mystery as dizzying as a hall of mirrorsyes'>#8212;and a remote estate where danger abounds and all inhibitions are stripped bare.yes'>#8230;Thus begins Gordon Dahlquistyes'>#8217;s debut novel of Victorian suspenseyes'>#8212;at once a dazzling feast for the senses and a beguiling, erotic literary adventure.Nothing could have prepared Miss Temple for where her pursuit of Roger Bascombe would take heryes'>#8212;or for the shocking things she would find behind the closed doors of forbidding Harschmort Manor: men and women in provocative disguise, acts of licentiousness
and violence, heroism and awakening. But she will also find two allies: Cardinal Chang, a brutal assassin with the heart of a poet, and a royal doctor named Svenson, at once fumbling and heroicyes'>#8212;both of whom, like her, lost someone at Harschmort Manor. As the unlikely trio search for answersyes'>#8212;hurtling them rom elegant brothels to gaslit alleyways to shocking moments of selfdiscovery they are confronted by puzzles within puzzles. And the closer they get to the truth, the more their lives are in danger. For the conspiracy they faceyes'>#8212;an astonishing alchemy of science, perverted religion, and lust for poweryes'>#8212;is so terrifying as to be beyond belief.In a novel that shatters conventions and seethes with danger and eroticism, Gordon Dahlquist has made a spectacular literary debut. And in Miss Temple he has created an unforgettable guide through a disturbing, seductive, and alltooreal world. By turns brutal and tender, shocking and deliciously romantic, The Glass Books of The Dream Eaters is a novel for the ages, a bold and brilliant work of the imaginationFrom the Hardcover edition.