The Dark Apostle
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Featuring: Elisha Barber
Hardcover / e-Book
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England in the fourteenth century: a land of poverty and
opulence, prayer and plagueâ€¦witchcraft and necromancy.
As a child, Elisha witnessed the burning of a witch outside
of London, and saw her transformed into an angel at the
moment of her death, though all around him denied this
vision. He swore that the next time he might have the chance
to bind an angelâ€™s wounds, he would be ready. And so he
became a barber surgeon, at the lowest ranks of the medical
profession, following the only healerâ€™s path available to a
Elisha Barber is good at his work, but skill alone cannot
protect him. In a single catastrophic day, Elishaâ€™s attempt
to deliver his brotherâ€™s child leaves his family ruined, and
Elisha himself accused of murder. Then a haughty physician
offers him a way out: come serve as a battle surgeon in an
Between tending to the wounded soldiers and protecting them
from the physiciansâ€™ experiments, Elisha works night and
day. Even so, he soon discovers that he has an affinity for
magic, drawn into the world of sorcery by Brigit, a
beautiful young witchâ€¦who reminds him uncannily of the angel
he saw burn.
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 heâ€™s asking are the
answers he may reveal.
E. C. Ambrose writes with a razorâ€™s ruthless precision, and
draws new blood from the medieval world you thought you
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