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Blood of Ambrose - James Enge
Blood of Ambrose
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Behind the king's life stands the menacing Protector, and beyond him lies the Protector's Shadow... Centuries after the death of Uthar the Great, the throne of the Ontilian Empire lies vacant. The late emperor's brother-in-law and murderer, Lord Urdhven, appoints himself Protector to his nephew,... show more
Behind the king's life stands the menacing Protector, and beyond him lies the Protector's Shadow... Centuries after the death of Uthar the Great, the throne of the Ontilian Empire lies vacant. The late emperor's brother-in-law and murderer, Lord Urdhven, appoints himself Protector to his nephew, young King Lathmar VII and sets out to kill anyone who stands between himself and mastery of the empire, including (if he can manage it) the king himself and his ancient but still formidable ancestress, Ambrosia Viviana. When Ambrosia is accused of witchcraft and put to trial by combat, she is forced to play her trump card and call on her brother, Morlock Ambrosius—stateless person, master of all magical makers, deadly swordsman, and hopeless drunk. As ministers of the king, they carry on the battle, magical and mundane, against the Protector and his shadowy patron. But all their struggles will be wasted unless the young king finds the strength to rule in his own right and his own name.James Enge’s fiction has appeared in Black Gate, Flashing Swords, and everydayfiction.com. He is an instructor of classical languages at a Midwestern university.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781591027362 (1591027365)
Publisher: Pyr
Pages no: 390
Edition language: English
Series: Morlock Ambrosius (#1)
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This book has some pretty significant problems with pacing and characterization. Despite all that it was quite enjoyable in part, especially the end. This is Enge's first novel and it is very u even. Where it is bad it is pedestrian. Where it is good it is amazing. I will absolutely read on in this ...
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4.0 Blood of Ambrose
I've been quite fortunate recently in that my closest charity shop seems to get donations of science fiction and fantasy books I want to read, some of which then get recycled there by me once I'm done with them. This book is another from that source, an unexpectedly good example of the fantasy genre...
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it
4.0
This book is engrossing, original, and uneven. Various parts epic adventure, humor, political intrigue, and horror, it veers unexpectedly from witty banter to cruelty to deep emotion. Set it the imaginary Ontilian Empire, it is possessed of a long and complex, if not always relevant, history. A few ...
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