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Friday, January 18, 2019

There is evil to be undone - Natalsa of the Brim (Order of Terima Chronicles #1) by Chad McClendon

"Chad McClendon as an author is clearly not afraid to go to dark places and shine light onto hard situations and topics. I look forward to more of his work and I'm even more excited to spend more time with the Maiden of the Brim." Justin, Goodreads

Description:

Published: January 10th, 2019

In a world where witches have been revered, a cataclysmic evening changes everything.

Natalsa, the last witch, must find out what has robbed her of her power. But more than this, she must protect the world from the new order that has arisen, and cure a sweeping disease that threatens her new home.

There is evil to be undone, and Natalsa may have to sacrifice it all, in order to save those she loves. 

EXCERPT

It was the first time my magic failed me, or perhaps I failed my magic. It was hard to believe in anything when all around me the fools were burning our portion of the town, and smoke rolled through the alleyways. I pulled my cowl closer to cover my face, not daring to be discovered with the current state of things, but my knife was ready in case I had to do the unthinkable.

I looked over my shoulder, and in the dancing flames light I saw a group of youths tossing a witch's Familiar around, and I gasped as I saw one of them fling the cat as far into the air as they could. I turned my eyes before it reached the damning ground, I could not bear to hear its death.

About the author:
Chad McClendon is a 32 year old author who studied English & Creative Writing at Northern Kentucky University. Chad has been published most recently through Crossed Heart, as well as in several online publications. He has won various awards for Fiction Writing. His short story, "Uploaded Vengeance" is now available in "One Night In Salem" by FunDead Publications.

Chad attended high school in Alexandria, Kentucky at Bishop Brossart High School. He was a founding member of Monday's Child, a volunteer group that worked around the Tri-State to better the lives of others. He was active in French Language competitions, and a general troublemaker otherwise.

He and his wife, Briana, have two daughters and one boy . In his free time Chad enjoys camping at Red River Gorge, playing video games and also swimming. Authors who have inspired him include Stephen King, John Steinbeck, William Golding, J.K. Rowling, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, and others.

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6 comments:

Laura Thomas said...

I really like the sound of this one. A new author for me. And an enchanting cover too.

bison61 said...

I like the cover and read the excerpt-book sounds good

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Bocephallus said...

I love the cover. I would pick up this book just for the cover alone. I also like the story line. (jozywails@gmail.com)

Chad McClendon said...

You guys are making me smile! :D Thank you so much for the nice comments about the cover, I'll be sure to pass the comments onto the designers (https://www.deviantart.com/wolfke74 and https://www.deviantart.com/jerry8448).

Check me out on Instagram or Facebook, I'd love more interaction with potential readers. I'm working on the sequel now "Sisterhood of Terima".

Nancy P said...

Interesting cover

Chad McClendon said...

Thanks Nancy! I haven't always had a lot of say over my book covers in the past, but this time I had full control, and this one caught me. :)