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James Enge

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James Enge lives in northwest Ohio with his wife and two crime-fighting, emotionally fragile dogs. He teaches Latin, Greek and classical civilization at a medium-sized public university. His stories (frequently featuring Morlock Ambrosius) have appeared in Black Gate , at Every Day Fiction , in the Stabby-Award-winning Blackguards and elsewhere. His first novel, Blood of Ambrose was nominated for the World Fantasy Award in 2010 and the Prix Imaginales in 2011. His most recent novel is The Wide World's End .

Look for more Morlock stories this year in Tales from the Magician's Skull and Guilds & Glaives .

You can reach James Enge through Facebook (as james.enge) or on Twitter (as jamesenge) or, if all else fails, via (ja

Is This Thing On? How About That Other Thing?

Stephen Fabian"s cover for Eisenstein"s BORN TO EXILE

Stephen Fabian’s cover for Eisenstein’s BORN TO EXILE

Thing 1: I return to the Blog Gate, writing about Phyllis Eisenstein’s brilliant Born to Exile.

Thing 2: I’ve got a little series of e-books going. The first is Ambrosii, out now from Amazon worldwide. The second one, dubbed Monsters, is slated for release in October. I’m shooting for one of these a month for a while. Each one will be an expe

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Published on September 16, 2016 20:39
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In summary: this book is a mixed bag, but I don't recommend it unless the prospective reader is already a huge fan of Nigel Strangeways. There is a modest spoiler in the comments below: _caveat lector_.

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“Maybee there is no guile here," Deor suggested. "Perhaps it is just a group of dragons who have come together to raid the hold."
"The diffirence? if they pretend to cooperate ... they must cooperate to pretend. It would be worse than a guile.”
James Enge, A Guile of Dragons

“Empty your mind of lies.
Fill your mind with truth.
Nothing is beyond understanding.”
James Enge, This Crooked Way

“Kindness can kill.
Enmity can heal.
Surgeon and destroyer both wield sharp blades.”
James Enge, This Crooked Way



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Jon Sprunk Hey James. Gratz on the World Fantasy nomination again.

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