People are Talking about Elisha Barber

“This beautifully told, painfully elegant story should appeal to fans of L.E. Modesitt’s realistic fantasies as well as of the period fantasy of Guy Gavriel Kay.”

– Starred Review, Library Journal


“Blending magic and history, strong characters and gripping action, E.C. Ambrose brings a startlingly unique voice to our genre.  Part epic fantasy, part medical thriller, part historical novel, ELISHA BARBER is at once dark, powerful, redemptive, and ultimately deeply satisfying.  Highly recommended!”

– D.B. Jackson, author of THIEFTAKER


“A vivid, violent, and marvelously detailed historical fantasy set in the perilous world that is medieval England in the middle of a war. Elisha Barber wades through blood and battle in his pursuit of arcane knowledge—forbidden love—and dangerous magic.”

–Sharon Shinn, author of ARCHANGEL


“In a grim world of medieval warfare, witch-hunts and primitive surgery, E.C. Ambrose has crafted a shining tale of one man’s humanity and courage. A gritty read for those who like realism as well as hope in their fantasy.”

-Glenda Larke, author of STORMLORD’S EXILE


“Elisha Barber is a stunning debut from a gifted storyteller. It didn’t just keep me up all night, it transported me to a vivid gritty 14th Century England, and left me feeling like I’d been touched by the wing of that dark angel. A magical first novel.”

–Steven H. Savile, International bestselling author of SILVER


“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.”

– Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of CLOCKWORK ANGELS