"Efficiently excellent epic fantasy. . . . Enge's engaging portrait of Morlock. . .will have readers hunting down earlier books to learn more about the adventurer and his history."
- Publishers Weekly starred review
"Providing a back door into the Arthur/Merlin mythos, Enge creates a fascinating counterpoint to the familiar legends."
- Library Journal
“Morlock is a wonderful character—powerful and noble, tragic and comic—with more than a small nod to Don Quixote.”- Rick Riordan
, New York Times-bestselling author
"Enge's books are like a strange alloy of Raymond Chandler, Fritz Lieber, Larry Niven and some precious metal that is all Enge's own. They're thrilling, funny, and mysteriously moving. I see 10 things on every page I wish I'd written. I could read him forever and never get bored." - Lev Grossman
, New York Times
-bestselling author of The Magicians
"A delightfully thoughtful fantasy. Instead of recycling tired old tropes with dragons, dwarves, and general magical folk, [Enge] creates a new context for a son of Merlin story. . . . A must-read for anyone who enjoys elegant ideas converted into pure adventure."
- City Book Review
About the Author
is the author of Blood of Ambrose
(nominated for a World Fantasy Award), This Crooked Way, The Wolf Age, Travellers' Rest, A Guile of Dragons
(A Tournament of Shadows Book One), Wrath-Bearing Tree
(A Tournament of Shadows Book Two), and The Wide World's End
(A Tournament of Shadows Book Three) . His fiction has appeared in Black Gate, Flashing Swords,
and Every Day Fiction
. He is an instructor of classical languages at a Midwestern university.