Fantasy Novella The Grail Maiden Book Launch Today

I’ve been working on The Grail Maiden, a novella tie-in to the Dark Apostle series, for a little while now. I enjoy exploring the background of some of the secondary characters in my work, and  I hope to do more of this.  (I’m looking at you, Martin!)  This story also goes back to my historical hinge point, during Edward Longshanks’ campaign against the Scots.  In the meantime, here’s the cover by amazing artist Rachel A. Marks!

Cover art for Dark Apostle novella, the Grail Maiden

Cover art for Dark Apostle novella, the Grail Maiden

1307, Carlisle, England

Young Allyson is the first to hear of the death of King Edward II during a battle with the Scots—but cannot reveal her knowledge lest she be exposed as a witch.

When the man she loves, a Templar, returns from France with news of the disbanding of his order and the arrest of its leaders, she realizes that the heir to England might well betray the Templars to his own advantage. She must turn for aid to the one man she dare not trust: her own husband.

Each of them holds a secret that will change the lives of the others as they work to prevent the war with Scotland from becoming the ruin of them all.

40 years before Elisha:  characters you thought you knew, history you’d never suspect.

It also includes an excerpt from Elisha Barber for those who haven’t read the series yet.

You can purchase the ebook at (, Barnes and ( or through Smashwords (

It’s also available in trade paperback on or directly from me.

About E. C. Ambrose

I spend as much time in my office as I possibly can--thinking up terrible things to do to people who don't exist.
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