Forfatter billede

Elaine Isaak

Forfatter af The Singer's Crown

24+ Works 355 Members 19 Reviews 1 Favorited

Om forfatteren

Omfatter også følgende navne: E.C. Ambrose, E. C. Ambrose, E. Chris Ambrose


Værker af Elaine Isaak

The Singer's Crown (2005) 122 eksemplarer
Elisha Barber (2013) 79 eksemplarer
The Eunuch's Heir (2006) 58 eksemplarer
Elisha Magus (2014) 25 eksemplarer
Elisha Rex (2015) 12 eksemplarer
Elisha Mancer (2017) 7 eksemplarer
Elisha Daemon (2018) 7 eksemplarer
The Bastard Queen (2010) 6 eksemplarer
The King of Next Week (2020) 3 eksemplarer
The Burning 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Warrior Women (2015) — Bidragyder — 91 eksemplarer
Prime Codex (2007) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Issue 066 (March 2012) (2012) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Issue 076 (January 2013) (2013) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer

Satte nøgleord på

Almen Viden




I was hesitant- how was the author going to make it "ok" to work with a Nazi, accepting her money and working personally with her. Sure, it was to rescue a whole library of extremely important books, but still a *Nazi*?
She not only made it work, she made me actually begin to like the woman with the paycheck. And I was kidding about being hesitant, I dove in willingly, wanting to lose myself in this world of E. Chris Ambrose's again!
Nightwing | May 10, 2023 |
"The King of Next Week" is a romance in its literary definition and a historical fantasy. The story's latter two-thirds is set in the seaport of Phippsburg, Maine in the post-Civil War 1860s. At its heart, is a love story that transcends not just race but worlds, of a human man and a djinn woman of diametrically opposed natures.

Captain Matthew Percy, a wounded Union veteran, has the idea to sell blocks of Maine ice to western Africa. However, his ship grounds upon an island not on any map -- an island of djinn. Here, he falls in love with Janiri, the djinn chieftain's restless daughter, and she with him. She agrees to return to Phippsburg with him to be his wife for as long as her nature allows. And it is their immutably disparate natures, he of earth (and ice) and she of fire on which this tale brilliantly turns.

"The strength of fire is in what it burns. The strength of the earth is in what it builds."

With Matthew's djinn bride comes, by their nature, three wishes. In Phippsburg, Matthew, Janiri, and (soon) their young child face turmoil: threats to his reputation, his career, even to his beloved family home overlooking the sea. Matthew could "wish" these threats away. He could have vengeance on his enemies. But ...
Read and find out.

Ms. Ambrose's prose is beautiful.
"Have you ever seen snowflakes? They're like lace made of ice..."

I am pleased to highly recommend "The King of Next Week" by E.C. Ambrose.
The tale is magic.
… (mere)
Dr_Bob | 2 andre anmeldelser | Aug 19, 2020 |
The story continues with Elisha involved with a cabal of necromancers who focus on influencing the kingdom and their enemies. The beginning of the story picks up quickly. The story is fast and exciting. Then about halfway through it became more difficult to read. It almost moved too quickly where events and decisions didn't make sense. I wasn't a fan of this book and will likely not finish this series.
renbedell | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jul 31, 2020 |

Måske også interessante?

Associated Authors


Also by
½ 3.5

Diagrammer og grafer