Fantasy James Enge Blood of Ambrose

ISBN 13: 9781591027362

Blood of Ambrose

3.43 avg rating
( 788 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781591027362: Blood of Ambrose

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

Enge competently blends a compelling plot and unrelentingly grim prose in this somber stand-alone fantasy debut. The heir to the Empire of Ontil is twelve-year-old Lathmar, a terrified child recently orphaned by his own Protector and uncle, Lord Urdhven. His ancient and powerful relatives, controlling Ambrosia and morosely forbidding Morlock, offer their magical aid to reclaim his throne and defeat the Protector. Slowly growing to manhood, Lathmar struggles to assert himself as the Emperor-to-be while craving his guardians' parental approval and longing to become more of a participant than an observer. Though the characters are more fascinating than lovable, Enge's precise and elegant language and some darkly harrowing scenes are sure to tug on readers' heartstrings. Legends frequently have predictable conclusions, but even with an unsurprising destination, this coming-of-age narrative makes for an engaging journey.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Review:

A powerful obsessive dynastic fantasy with clever shades of Arthurian mythos. I particularly like the drawing of Morlock and his dwarven artificer apprentice. Compelling reading.--Dave Freer, co-author of the Heirs of Alexandria series

James Enge writes with great intelligence and wit. His stories take twisty paths to unexpected places you absolutely want to go. This isn't the same old thing; this is delightful fantasy written for smart readers." --Greg Keyes, New York Times bestselling author of The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series

James Enge's work is like Conan as written by Raymond Chandler: rich, witty, aware of its genre's traditions but not bound by them, with a new surprise of plot or turn of phrase every moment." --Paul Cornell, Hugo nominated writer of Doctor Who and Marvel comics

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Enge, James
Published by Pyr
ISBN 10: 1591027365 ISBN 13: 9781591027362
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pyr. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1591027365 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # HGT8262ACIV103116H1127

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Enge, James
Published by Pyr
ISBN 10: 1591027365 ISBN 13: 9781591027362
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Orion Tech
(Grand Prairie, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pyr. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1591027365 . Bookseller Inventory # HCI2834JTGG051517H0098P

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Enge, James
ISBN 10: 1591027365 ISBN 13: 9781591027362
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY82M007EV6

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Enge, James
ISBN 10: 1591027365 ISBN 13: 9781591027362
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9781591027362

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Enge, James
ISBN 10: 1591027365 ISBN 13: 9781591027362
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781591027362

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

James Enge
Published by Prometheus Books, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 1591027365 ISBN 13: 9781591027362
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prometheus Books, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781591027362

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

James Enge
Published by Prometheus Books, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 1591027365 ISBN 13: 9781591027362
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prometheus Books, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781591027362

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Enge, James
Published by Pyr
ISBN 10: 1591027365 ISBN 13: 9781591027362
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pyr. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1591027365 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132249150

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

James Enge
Published by Prometheus Books, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 1591027365 ISBN 13: 9781591027362
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prometheus Books, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781591027362

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Enge, James
Published by Pyr (2009)
ISBN 10: 1591027365 ISBN 13: 9781591027362
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pyr, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1591027365

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book