About

Welcome to my blog about the intersections between history and fantasy. I’m the author of a new dark historical fantasy series, The Dark Apostle, that will be starting with DAW books on July 2, 2013.  The first volume is entitled Elisha Barber.

Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of CLOCKWORK ANGELS says: “ELISHA BARBER is an edgy, vivid story with engaging characters and a well-drawn setting that’s almost, but not quite, our own history. I was drawn right in, quick as a slash of a barber’s razor.”

England in the fourteenth century: a land of poverty and opulence, prayer and plague, witchcraft and necromancy. Where the medieval barber-surgeon Elisha seeks redemption as a medic on the front lines of an unjust war, and is drawn into the perilous world of sorcery by a beautiful young witch. In the crucible of combat, utterly at the mercy of his capricious superiors, Elisha must attempt to unravel conspiracies both magical and mundane, as well as come to terms with his own disturbing new abilities. But the only things more dangerous than the questions he’s asking are the answers he may reveal…

I’ve also published articles in Clarkesworld on “The Romance of Ruins” and “Spoiler Alert!” and won the Tenebris Press flash fiction contest with a dark little piece called “The Custom of the Sea.”

My most popular blog posts include and

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A little more about me. . .

As a result of my research, I spend too much time in the Middle Ages, but I do get around to some science fiction and fantasy conventions, and I play with my dog, though not as often as he’d like. I never thought I would turn into a history buff, and now I find myself in an office surrounded by books with titles like “Town Houses of Medieval Britain” and reading on my Kindle a book about the search for Christ’s foreskin. Yep, you read that right.

When I’m not writing, I work as an adventure guide and rock-climbing instructor.

2 Responses to About

  1. termitespeaker says:

    Hi again! I just discovered the interview with you at http://www.ambersistla.com/blog/2012/08/08/writer-wednesday-e-c-ambrose/ I found that really interesting! If you really want to promote yourself, you probably ought to include something along that line of self-revelation here at this blog. I’ve been following you for some time and really didn’t know anything about you.

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