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thomas_headshot_light_2x2American Author of the Fantasy Series, Orrleth, Thomas McClellan was born in San Jose, California.  He has lived in many parts of the U.S., as well as volunteered abroad for two years in the Nagoya region of Japan.  Thomas is currently working on his next novel in the Orrleth Series.  For book information, updates, and media inquiries, visit our Orrleth Series,  Media, Buy Books, or Contact pages, as well as Follow the Author on Facebook, Goodreads, and his Amazon Author Page.

Text and images © 2014–2016 Thomas McClellan; all rights reserved.

NOW AVAILABLE: Second Edition of Orrleth Volume One

New revised, Second Edition of Volume One in the Orrleth Series, Orrleth, is NOW AVAILABLE in paperback and Kindle editions!  This highly-anticipated, Special Edition includes a BONUS Lexicon! The Kindle Edition also offers a PREVIEW of Volume Two in the Orrleth Series, Orrleth: Burning Cold. The Kindle Edition can be read on any device with the FREE Kindle app, including PC, iPad and iPhone, Android phones and tablets, and others.  GET YOUR COPY TODAY!

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Synopsis of Orrleth, Volume One:

Driven from their home by pursuers garbed in shroud of night, Tyrus Savage and his younger brothers, Jayce and Caius, are awakened in a distant land by a whimsical girl named Myeu, and her band of misfits.  Doubting this questionable alliance and still on the run, they learn to trust one another in order to make sense of the chaos that they have all been thrown into.

Finding their new location to be that of Orrleth, a world far different from their own, the Savage siblings’ limits are tried as they adapt to the dangerous and mystical life forced upon them.

Realizing his own latent capabilities after obtaining the legendary sword, Frostsinger, Tyrus must piece together fragments of a forgotten prophecy, freeing the inhabitants of Orrleth from the bondage of a fallen government, while honing his skills to combat the tests and afflictions that stand between him and his return home.


thomas_headshot_light_2x2American Author of the Fantasy Series, Orrleth, Thomas McClellan was born in San Jose, California.  He has lived in many parts of the U.S., as well as volunteered abroad for two years in the Nagoya region of Japan.  Thomas is currently working on his next novel in the Orrleth Series.  For book information, updates, and media inquiries, visit our Orrleth Series,  Media, Buy Books, or Contact pages, as well as Follow the Author on Facebook, Goodreads, and his Amazon Author Page.

Text and images © 2014–2016 Thomas McClellan; all rights reserved.

Orrleth Book 3 Available in Paperback & Digital Editions

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Synopsis:

Snow falls, but it is not without blood in Book Three of the Orrleth Series.

Left for dead and the woman he loves gone, Tyrus must cast away the unnecessary and unworthy aspects of himself in order to pursue his goals without hindrance. Changing his view of happiness and forging new alliances, he travels the globe in search of a way back to his friends and family.

Subject to the violently beautiful nature and elements of the uncharted planet, the First King awakens within himself his latent abilities lost in days long past, learning of the true scope of his existence. Frostsinger at his side, he delves into its secrets and converses with the sacred blade, finding new power to topple those who impede his ambitions.

Refining himself into one more fit for the responsibilities thrust upon him, the eldest Savage son carves his way back to the Academy, finding that he was not alone in hardship. The members of the Lost Pack reunited through trial and stronger than ever, they set out for Orrleth Castle and the main root of the world’s decay—Tenrael Krassden. As our band of unlikely alliances wars against the Luemin and its head, darker forces coalesce in the shadows and the blackest of mysteries begin coming to light.

Each turn of events more trying of his conviction than the last, Tyrus learns that though we are all finite, our potential is just the opposite.

“If I am the only one left to see this work through to the end, I will.”


thomas_headshot_light_2x2American Author of the Fantasy Adventure Series, Orrleth, Thomas McClellan was born in San Jose, California.  A resident of Hawaii, he has lived in many parts of the U.S., as well as volunteered abroad for two years in the Nagoya region of Japan.  Thomas is currently working on his next novel in the Orrleth Series.  For book information, updates, and media inquiries, visit our Orrleth Series,  Media, Buy Books, or Contact pages, as well as Follow the Author on Facebook, Goodreads, and his Amazon Author Page.

Text and images © 2014–2016 Thomas McClellan; all rights reserved.

Orrleth: Ghost in the Field NOW AVAILABLE!

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Click to Purchase the Kindle Edition of Orrleth: Ghost in the Field, Volume 3
by Thomas McClellan.

Synopsis:

Snow falls, but it is not without blood in Book Three of the Orrleth Series.

Left for dead and the woman he loves gone, Tyrus must cast away the unnecessary and unworthy aspects of himself in order to pursue his goals without hindrance. Changing his view of happiness and forging new alliances, he travels the globe in search of a way back to his friends and family.

Subject to the violently beautiful nature and elements of the uncharted planet, the First King awakens within himself his latent abilities lost in days long past, learning of the true scope of his existence. Frostsinger at his side, he delves into its secrets and converses with the sacred blade, finding new power to topple those who impede his ambitions.

Refining himself into one more fit for the responsibilities thrust upon him, the eldest Savage son carves his way back to the Academy, finding that he was not alone in hardship. The members of the Lost Pack reunited through trial and stronger than ever, they set out for Orrleth Castle and the main root of the world’s decay—Tenrael Krassden. As our band of unlikely alliances wars against the Luemin and its head, darker forces coalesce in the shadows and the blackest of mysteries begin coming to light.

Each turn of events more trying of his conviction than the last, Tyrus learns that though we are all finite, our potential is just the opposite.

“If I am the only one left to see this work through to the end, I will.”


thomas_headshot_light_2x2American Author of the Fantasy Adventure Series, Orrleth, Thomas McClellan was born in San Jose, California.  A resident of Hawaii, he has lived in many parts of the U.S., as well as volunteered abroad for two years in the Nagoya region of Japan.  Thomas is currently working on his next novel in the Orrleth Series.  For book information, updates, and media inquiries, visit our Orrleth Series,  Media, Buy Books, or Contact pages, as well as Follow the Author on Facebook, Goodreads, and his Amazon Author Page.

Text and images © 2015 Thomas McClellan; all rights reserved.

COMING SOON! Orrleth Book 3: Ghost in the Field

orrleth3_coming_soon_square_graphic2Synopsis:

Snow falls, but it is not without blood in Book Three of the Orrleth Series.

Left for dead and the woman he loves gone, Tyrus must cast away the unnecessary and unworthy aspects of himself in order to pursue his goals without hindrance. Changing his view of happiness and forging new alliances, he travels the globe in search of a way back to his friends and family.

Subject to the violently beautiful nature and elements of the uncharted planet, the First King awakens within himself his latent abilities lost in days long past, learning of the true scope of his existence. Frostsinger at his side, he delves into its secrets and converses with the sacred blade, finding new power to topple those who impede his ambitions.

Refining himself into one more fit for the responsibilities thrust upon him, the eldest Savage son carves his way back to the Academy, finding that he was not alone in hardship. The members of the Lost Pack reunited through trial and stronger than ever, they set out for Orrleth Castle and the main root of the world’s decay—Tenrael Krassden. As our band of unlikely alliances wars against the Luemin and its head, darker forces coalesce in the shadows and the blackest of mysteries begin coming to light.

Each turn of events more trying of his conviction than the last, Tyrus learns that though we are all finite, our potential is just the opposite.

“If I am the only one left to see this work through to the end, I will.”


thomas_headshot_light_2x2American Author of the Fantasy Adventure Series, Orrleth, Thomas McClellan was born in San Jose, California.  A resident of Hawaii, he has lived in many parts of the U.S., as well as volunteered abroad for two years in the Nagoya region of Japan.  Thomas is currently working on his next novel in the Orrleth Series.  For book information, updates, and media inquiries, visit our Orrleth Series,  Media, Buy Books, or Contact pages, as well as Follow the Author on Facebook, Goodreads, and his Amazon Author Page.

Text and images © 2015 Thomas McClellan; all rights reserved.

Countdown to Orrleth: Burning Cold

Proof copies arrived! Countdown to the launch of Book Two in the Orrleth Fantasy Series, Orrleth: Burning Cold in April…

Copyright 2015 Thomas McClellan; all rights reserved.

Copyright 2015 Thomas McClellan; all rights reserved.

© 2015 Thomas McClellan; all rights reserved.

© 2015 Thomas McClellan; all rights reserved.


thomas_headshot_light_2x2American Author of the Fantasy Adventure Series, Orrleth, Thomas McClellan was born in San Jose, California.  A resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, he has lived in many parts of the U.S., as well as volunteered abroad for two years in the Nagoya region of Japan.  Thomas is currently working on his next novel in the Orrleth Series.  For book information, updates, and media inquiries, visit our Orrleth Series,  Media, Buy Books, or Contact pages, as well as Follow the Author on Facebook, Goodreads, and his Amazon Author Page.

Book Two Coming Soon! ORRLETH: Burning Cold

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Set to release Spring 2015!

Synopsis:

Winter fast approaches as Tyrus and the rest of the Lost Pack continue their adventures in Book Two of the Orrleth Series, Burning Cold

The end of the school term draws nigh, but events take a turn for the worse.  Chaos ensues at the Academy as both students and faculty go missing.  

Now acquainted with his role to be First King with the magical sword, Frostsinger, Tyrus is swept away from the people and places he has begun to love and accept as his own.  Consigned in battle against foe after foe, he must face them all while fighting against the most dangerous opponent he has encountered thus far—himself. 

Placed at a crossroads between the Path of Snow and the Path of Blood, our hero races against the clock to tame the beast within while solving the mystery of the kidnappings. 

Impossible?  No. 

“I, Tyrus Savage, will right the wrongs of this world.” 

Interview with Author Thomas McClellan, Part One

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Author Thomas McClellan

Please join in the conversation with Part One of an interview series with Thomas McClellan, author of Orrleth, Volume One of the Young Adult Fantasy Paranormal Adventure Series, Orrleth.

Book-specific Questions:

What inspired you to write Orrleth?

Thomas McClellan: The story of Orrleth came to me in a dream one night, and I could not keep myself from writing down every shred of every detail before I might have forgotten.  Luckily, I wrote down everything that I wanted.  Luckier still, is the fact that I did not forget the dream and merely have to base the story off of written recordings.  After being gifted with a sturdy base for the storyline, I incorporated elements from my own life and the lives of my brothers to connect the main sequences.  Anything that was not from the original dream and personal history was more or less made up on the spot. 

Orrleth is a world, a school, a living being walking the same world? Is there a symbolism here, or theme woven throughout?

TM: Although Orrleth is all three, there is little that I would like to divulge at the moment.  At the very least, however, the three uses of the name “Orrleth” are in fact connected.  Some further clarification goes far back into the history of the world and its associated beings, but the base concept is to be that of a United Nations organization, or something of the like.  It is supposed to be an ideal body of the best to which all can look to and aspire, especially with the current corrupt government of the Luemin. 

Which character was the most challenging to create, and why?

TM: All of the characters were difficult in their own right to create, but I must go with Lospeck Vontef as being the most cumbersome to construct.  There is more that is said in his words than just base meaning alone.  Even more is said in his absence of clarity.  I wanted to scream out all of his secrets so that people can know how he ticks, but that will be saved for another day.  Keep trying to draw your own conclusions in the meantime.  Maybe your predictions will be correct.  The second book will illuminate the shadow over Lospeck. 

orrleth_book_front_cropped_28mar2014What is your favorite storyline/arc/scene in Orrleth Volume One?

TM: I like different parts of the first book more or less depending on mood and circumstance, but the final storyline arc remains constantly among my favorites.  Everything that the book has been building up reaches its crescendo near the end, and the link between brothers is strengthened through the hardship.  All loose ends are not tied up, nor are all the mysteries solved, but the conclusiveness and rightness are without parallel anywhere else in the story. 

Author-specific Questions:

Who or what inspired you to become a writer, and/or inspires/inspired your writing?

TM: Nothing and no one inspired me to become a writer, nor is my writing influenced by any sort of idol.  I simply had a dream, found it to be worthwhile, and put my pen to the paper.  My own personal belief is to be someone others could pattern their lives after, not simply a disciple condemned to self-restraint under a hero.  My advice is to make your own advice.  Don’t shackle yourself to the ground when you could fly.

Who, or what do you credit for your education and/or training as a writer?

TM: Credit must be given where credit is due, and I must give some credit to my high school AP English teacher, Ms. Sharon Smith.  I spent a year in her class, and it was brutally effective.  There’s nothing quite like a teacher whose dedication to her field leaves such a lasting, positive impression.  Ms. Smith’s zeal for the subject must be commended.  That class was pivotal in cultivating my insanity and refining it into a make meet for literature.

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Please post/send me some questions for following interviews.  There are copious amounts of secrets in the world of Orrleth.  Suspicions often lead to truth.

Thomas McClellan, Author of Orrleth

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Orrleth Volume One Now Available

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Click on the Orrleth image to go to the Buy Books Page to obtain your copy of Orrleth, Volume One by Author Thomas McClellan, or click here to be directed to the Orrleth Series page to read more about the book.

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