The Barrow

1/13/11

Rick Riordan on James Enge's Blood of Ambrose

Blood of Ambrose"This is a straightforward fantasy novel for a grownup audience. It’s set in a well-imagined fictional world where young Lathmar, the nominal king of the Ontil Empire, is facing a coup d’etat from his own Lord Protector, who is in league with some truly creepy dark forces. To the rescue comes Morlock Ambrosius, Lathmar’s great uncle, who is a centuries-old knight and magician from the Wardlands, accompanied by his faithful apprentice Wyrth the dwarf. Morlock is a wonderful character – powerful and noble, tragic and comic -- with more than a small nod to Don Quixote. The plot weaves from gruesome episode to gruesome episode, but balances the somber and sometimes downright horrifying action with some fine black humor. The novel is worth reading just to meet Velox, the flying, flaming, screaming horse. ‘Nuff said."#1 New York Times bestselling author Rick Riordan on James Enge's Blood of Ambrose

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

now that's a real sight there: one of my favorite authors giving a review of a book by my other favorite author!

which reminds me, have you read the percy jackson and the olympians series by rick? it starts out on book one being very potter-ish bet gets more innovative and creative as it goes on.

Lou Anders said...

I haven't but it is high on my to read pile.