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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.

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Review: Orrleth: Ghost in the Field, Book 3 in the Orrleth Series

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An Absolute Must Read Inspirational Adventure Novel!”
on March 1, 2016
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

“Definitely the best book so far in the Orrleth series! This book is full of adventure, action and suspense – So much so, it was difficult to put the book down! Tyrus travels around the magical world or Orrleth in search for the rest of the lost pack, and finds new friends along the way. The biggest part of this story is the self-growth of the main character Tyrus and his internal fight to choose the path of Light or Darkness. I was also inspired by the theme to forgive others and to look beyond what appears on the outside, trying to look for the good in everyone! Really inspiring story, definitely lifts your spirits! Absolutely recommend this story to anyone interested in a hearty adventure novel!”


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 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.

Now Available: Orrleth: Burning Cold, Vol. Two

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HOW TO BUY & AVAILABILITY:

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Expanded Distribution channels: 6-8 Weeks

**For a Limited Time: Volumes One and Two in the Orrleth Series participate in the Kindle Match Program; if you purchase the paperback edition through Amazon, the Kindle edition is discounted to only 99¢ (US)! (Restrictions may apply).**


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.

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.

ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT for ORRLETH Goodreads Giveaway!

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ORRLETH, Vol. 1 of the ORRLETH Series is now on Goodreads!
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FREE PAPERBACK COPIES OF ORRLETH!

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Open May 27, 2014 to June 27, 2014 to readers in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Australia.
(Other countries may be included in future drawings.)

 

Interview with Author Thomas McClellan, Part Three

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

The Fnir are such an adorable respite in the story; they possess a hidden quality.  Is there a deeper meaning for them as characters than one would notice at first glance?

Thomas McClellan: The Fnir are, as mentioned, a respite from the chaos and darkness of Orrleth.  No longer in possession of a physical body, their spirits continue to live on in the snowy mountains.  A true cause cannot be stifled with death alone, and the grave ends nothing. 

Every Fiction Author digs into their own reality in creating a story.  Is there something you’d share from your own world that made it into Orrleth?

TM: I drew many things from my own world and put them into that of Orrleth, but the most robust would be that of the brotherhood within the Lost Pack.  Taking experiences and stories from life with my own brothers, I carefully recreated it all in another world.  The petty bickering and unique terminology to the powerful bond of family—all of it is written at least in part throughout the book.  My own family is already interesting enough, so very little tweaking was needed to provide readers with a cast that would entertain in some sense of the word. 

Any hints on what comes next in Book Two?

TM: As mentioned earlier, Lospeck becomes more a person of interest in Book Two, though I might be getting ahead of myself.  Either way, much of what is to come deals with Tyrus Savage, Myeu Ansi, and the two’s relationship.  Tyrus must choose between many paths, and his trust in Myeu will be brought into question.  The second book will be the crux of their love and a test of Tyrus’ devotion. 

fnir_cellphone_case_smHow many volumes do you anticipate/estimate will be in the Orrleth Series?

TM: I originally intended for there to be only four books in the Orrleth series, but as I was writing the second book, I realized that what I had hoped to be one book was far too long.  Rather than trying to mash the two major climaxes between the same covers, I decided to make the stories into books of their own.  As of now, I intend for there to be five books, but the same issue could present itself again in future works, so nothing is for sure. 

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You’re invited to post/send me questions about the book, or my writing process for following sessions.  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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Interview with Author Thomas McClellan, Part Two

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Author Thomas McClellan

Please join in the conversation with Part Two 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 is the role of the Four Kings, in terms of hierarchy, purpose, and/or influence?

Thomas McClellan: The Four Kings are supposed to stand for the four pillars of the world, including the four basic cardinal directions.  Each has their own quadrant of the planet, but the four together are united as one in purpose for the sacred cause of protecting all of Orrleth.  Compared to the traditional notion of a king, the Four Kings of Orrleth differ only slightly.  The rights and responsibilities resemble traditional notions, but the Four Kings are chosen by quality of character, not strictly by birthright alone.

Which character was the easiest to craft, and why?

TM: Tyrus Savage was by far the easiest character to craft, seeing as he was based on many of my own emotions, ideals, and thought processes to the best of my ability without completely driving readers away from the book.  [Laughs]  His balance of neuroticism, calm, and rage stem from yours truly.  There is very little else to say on the matter, since I have already revealed the inner workings of my mind through the actions of Tyrus.

Out of all the weapons and/or gifts that your characters possess or acquire in Orrleth, which would you like to have, personally?

TM: Out of all the curious and magical devices and things in Orrleth, I would definitely have to grab Frostsinger if I had the chance.  A frozen blade of purest white, light and biting as the winter air, and filled with the intelligence of song—I couldn’t think of anything I’d rather want, especially with what comes bound to the sword.  Even so, there is more to Frostsinger than has been revealed.  The aesthetics and properties are just the beginning.

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How long have you wanted to be a writer?

TM: I never wanted to be a writer until about two years ago, when I had my dream that set the foundation for the Orrleth universe.  Writing was always enjoyable for me, but I never envisioned myself to do anything with it past graduation.  Let’s just say that a lot can change when you find a new passion.

Any tips you’d like to share with aspiring writers?

TM: I think that the most important thing to learn is that if you want to be an author, don’t dabble in it.  If you want something to be published, you don’t write here and there as you please.  Make a schedule with set quota for the day and stick to it.  Sporadic, infrequent progress isn’t real progress.  Continued endeavors will yield a complete work in a more timely manner.  For example, I had a bare minimum of 1,000 words a day.  If things weren’t going the best, I would stop there, but if it was a really good day, I would write until I needed sleep.  If you want to write, make room for it and let it consume you.

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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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