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Mirror of Ambrose

James Enge

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This blog is now the mirror of the one I keep at my website, cunningly named jamesenge.com. But I'm reluctant to surrender the connections I've made here on LiveJournal, so the account will remain active for the foreseeable future. You can reach me here, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

I've written a lot of stories and a fair amount of them. A number have appeared in the awesome adventure-fantasy magazine, Black Gate, and others have seen the light in Swords and Dark Magic: the New Sword and Sorcery (Strahan & Anders eds), the Stabby-Award-winning anthology Blackguards, and elsewhere. And I have a series of fantasy novels out from Pyr. Blood of Ambrose (a standalone, not part of a trilogy) was released in April 2009. The second book, This Crooked Way appeared in October 2009. The third, The Wolf Age was published in 2010. (I know that's three books, but they aren't a trilogy; it's a series that's three books long so far. And, yes, I do know what denial is; it's some river in Egypt.) I have committed an actual trilogy, also: that's A Tournament of Shadows, the last volume of which appeared in 2015.

The blog has been and will continue to be mostly about genre fiction and related issues. Although I have certain fairly extreme political opinions, I won't usually vent them here. When I do, though, I'll try to be civil and will expect the same in return from people who want to argue with me. I don't usually ban people but I reserve the right to do so, or to screen comments from people who seem to be getting out of line.

The art for the Morlock stories appearing in Black Gate is the work of the thrice-greatest fantasy artist, Chuck Lukacs. He also did the interior art for my books, including a great map of Morlock's world for This Crooked Way. See more of Chuck's art at the Black Gate website, or at his own on-line portfolio.

The covers for Blood of Ambrose, This Crooked Wayand the upcoming The Wolf Age are by Dominic Harman; his website, full of gorgeous art, is here.

Digital artist Steve Stone did the covers for A Tournament of Shadows: his site is here.