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Mirror of Ambrose - And Now... This!
James Enge

jamesenge
Date: 2012-07-25 16:09
Subject: And Now... This!
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Courtesy of Pyr-O-Mania, here's the full-cover spread for A Guile of Dragons.





Here's the full Publishers Weekly review. (I like the alliteration of "efficiently excellent epic".)
"Morlock Ambrosius, son of Merlin Ambrosius and Nimue Viviana, roams the world of Makers, developed in Enge’s first trilogy (Blood of Ambrose, etc.), in this efficiently excellent epic fantasy. Morlock returns to the Whitethorn Mountains and the dwarfs of the Seven Clans under Thrymhaiam, who fostered him from infancy, and is placed under the charge of clueless Summoner Earno. The Ranga region has stopped shipping provisions to other areas of the Whitethorns, and Guardians have gone missing. Morlock and his foster father, clan elder Tyr syr Theorn, suspect foul play. Earno, on the other hand, assumes the son of traitor Merlin is concocting nefarious schemes. Enge’s engaging portrait of Morlock—who identifies much more as a tallish, less gray dwarf than as the son of a fabled mage—will have readers hunting down earlier books to learn more about the adventurer and his history."
Publishers Weekly starred review
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C.S.E. Cooney
User: csecooney
Date: 2012-07-25 21:03 (UTC)
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*whimpers*

(I misread "efficiently excellent epic" as "excellently spiffic" for a moment. And I thought - how wonderful! That a spiffy epic might be called SPIFFIC! But that is not sufficient praise, I'm sure, for this particular origin story. So I'm glad someone else more accurately and ardently alliterated their admiration.)

Edited at 2012-07-25 09:03 pm (UTC)
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jamesenge
User: jamesenge
Date: 2012-07-27 01:29 (UTC)
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Spiffic specfic epics are spiffy!
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peadarog
User: peadarog
Date: 2012-07-26 09:57 (UTC)
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*very* pretty.
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jamesenge
User: jamesenge
Date: 2012-07-27 01:31 (UTC)
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PYR puts out beautiful books. My favorites might be the Burton & Swinburne series.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2012-07-26 13:22 (UTC)
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/fires up nook and prepares a tapping finger.

Okay, it looks like I'll have to wait a bit. But a question while I wait. Isn't calling a war the Longest War just asking for trouble? Somebody is going to take that as a challenge.

--Jeff
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jamesenge
User: jamesenge
Date: 2012-07-27 01:35 (UTC)
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Yes in theory PYR books will cross most platforms. In practice it seems to be easiest to Kindlify things.

Re wars: Hm! I doubt our species needs much encouragement to kill each other, but hopefully this won't pour gasoline on any fires...

Edited at 2012-07-27 01:35 am (UTC)
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