The King of Next Week

Historical Fantasy Novella by E.C. Ambrose.

When a captain trades his cargo of ice to bring home a djinn bride, his life in coastal Maine will never be the same.

In the wake of the American Civil War, ship’s captain Matthew Perry and his best friend and first mate William Johnson – veteran soldier and escaped slave – must all sort out love in a time of racism, friendship in a time of division, and magic in a time of skepticism.

“This is historical fiction at its best, intricately researched and honest with vivid characters – and the perfect touch of magic. This is a book to savor to the last word.”— Beth Cato, author of Breath of Earth.