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The Dark Apostle 4
Elisha Mancer
By (author): E.C. Ambrose
9780756409289 Paperback, Mass market English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Historical Feb 07, 2017
$10.99 CAD
Active 4.13 x 6.75 x 1.07 in 400 pages DAW
E.C. Ambrose's gritty, sharp historical fantasy series, The Dark Apostle, follows Elisha Barber through a magical reimagining of 14th-century England

Elisha was once a skilled barber-surgeon, but healing is no longer his finest art. After discovering his exceptional potential for a singularly deadly magic, Elisha has slain a king, stopped a war, and even had the regency thrust upon his own commoner’s head until he could rescue the true heir, Thomas.

With Thomas back on the throne of England, Elisha must now work on his king’s behalf to fight an even greater threat than civil war: the specter of the necromancers, a shadowy cabal that has already corrupted priests and princes, and that may have even grander, darker plans.
 
Elisha travels to the continent to warn England’s allies of the mancer threat, as well as to discover the full extent of the mancers’ plans. But it soon becomes clear that if he is to have any hope of stopping those plans from coming to fruition, he must forge new alliances in unexpected places—as well as embrace the terrifying magical abilities in his possession, a move he fears will make him into just the kind of man he strives against.

E. C. Ambrose is a fantasy author, history buff, and accidental scholar. She lives with her family and a very friendly dog in New Hampshire. Author websites: ecambrose.com; twitter.com/ecambrose

Praise for The Dark Apostle series:

"Ambrose's fantasy debut depicts a 14th-century England in which magic and fledgling science exist side by side.... This beautifully told, painfully elegant story should appeal to fans of LE Modesitt's realistic fantasies as well as of the period fantasy of Guy Gavriel Kay." —Library Journal (starred review)

"A vivid, violent, and marvelously detailed historical fantasy set in the perilous world that is medieval England in the middle of a war. Elisha Barber wades through blood and battle in his pursuit of arcane knowledge—forbidden love—and dangerous magic." —Sharon Shinn, author of Troubled Waters

"In a grim world of medieval warfare, witch-hunts, and primitive surgery, EC Ambrose has crafted a shining tale of one man's humanity and courage. A gritty read for those who like realism as well as hope in their fantasy." —Glenda Larke, author of The Last Stormlord

"Elisha Barber is, at its heart, a story of resilience, of why we strive to be better, even when that journey seems pointless. As the start of a new series, the book sets a half-dozen plates spinning, and not a one wobbles for a second." —San Francisco Book Review

"EC Ambrose has created an exciting, adventure-filled world that draws you in; you are able to picture not only the characters but the world they live in. Elisha Magus is fantasy at its best, and I can't wait for the next book." —Fresh Fiction

"I am really enjoying this series. After reading the first book, I was eager to read [Elisha Magus]. It did not disappoint." —Night Owl Reviews

"The historical milieu is detailed and brings the period into sharp focus.... The magical battles rivet readers' attention as Elisha fights for his life and sanity. Book three looms in the wings as Elisha learns to wield his powers and protect his chosen king." —SFRevu

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