Amberlight is peopled with vivid characters
that stormed up off the page into permanent residence in my mind and memory,
in a unique world, and driving an original plot. If some writers' prose sings,
Kelso's is an opera."
- Lois McMasters Bujold
"A major new voice in fantasy. Read Sylvia Kelso: she''s great!"
-- Rosemary Edghill, author of Paying the Piper at the Gates of Dawn and
Sumptuous, sensuous, and passionate, Amberlight is completely
delightful. Sylvia Kelso is a master of world-building, beautiful prose, and sheer
romance." -- Delia Sherman, co-author of The Fall of the Kings
272 pages, $6.99
Publication Date: November 2007
An impossible love.
Why would the Head of a great ruling House retrieve a robbed, battered victim
left for dead in the streets of the legendary city of Amberlight?
Why would the oracle that guides all House-heads tell her, It matters, if he
What would an outlander stripped of all memory know of cabal and coalition along
the River, where Amberlight holds the monopoly of power and wealth?
What threat might he reveal to Amberlight's one, unique possession: the
motherlodes of the qherrique; the pearl-rock that gives the River's rulers their
most powerful tool?
What could the Head of a great House feel for a nameless stranger, that would
make her risk her House and city for his sake?
Is it honor or betrayal that brings war, siege, and the ruin of their every
The answers lie beyond tangles of intrigue and insurrection and brutal warfare,
when in the final upheaval they both begin to understand the more-than-human
mystery that first brought them together in the streets of Amberlight.
"Speculative fiction in the true meaning. Amberlight casts
an unswerving eye on the roles we take for granted and forces us to see that what lies beneath them may not be what it seems.
Elizabeth K. Burton, author of Shadow of the Scorpion