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Aka Mark Barrowcliffe.

MD Lachlan is a pen name - created after Mark Barrowcliffe, author of works such as Girlfriend 44 and Lucky Dog, felt himself irresistibly drawn back to fantasy after writing his Dungeons and Dragons memoir The Elfish Gene.

Wolfsangel might surprise readers of Mark's other work. He's always been noted for his comic writing ('Wickedly funny' - New York Post, 'Painfully funny' - The Bookseller) but Wolfsangel marks a sharp departure of content and style.

The book is a historical fantasy/horror hybrid that reflects Mark's childhood reading on the occult and witchcraft. 'If it makes you laugh, I've done something wrong' says Mark.

The MD in MD Lachlan stands for Mark Daniel - Mark's real name. He went with initials instead of...more

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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 793 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
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Son of the Morning by Mark Alder
"Writing 5/5
Imagination 5/5
Plot 5/5
Setting 5/5
Characters 4/5

My Overall Enjoyment 5/5

Expertly written, highly detailed, and vividly imagined, this is an outstanding work of historical fiction/alternate history which pulled me in with its prose and s..." Read more of this review »
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"The Hundred Years War spanning the 116 years between 1337 and 1453 is one of those great sprawling medieval conflicts that roams back and forth across Northern Europe encompassing a huge number of iconic battles and names of Medieval history. Crec..." Read more of this review »
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"When I first read the blurb for Son of the Morning it was like someone took my ideal premise for a book and wrote it, needless to say I had high hopes going in and I wasn't disappointed.

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Only Loki was not a fighter. Only Loki stood at the sides and laughed, a laughter more deadly to the self-important gods than any sword or spear. No wonder they had chained him.
M.D. Lachlan, Wolfsangel
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“There is a moment between waking and sleeping and between sleeping and waking when the mind seems to be in many places at once, when memories mingle with dreams, when what has been and what is yet to be exist side by side, and when the mind slips free of time and personality to wander in strange halls where the familiar and the strange become indistinguishable and ghosts and visions walk hand in hand. Aelis tumbled toward sleep and fell into this place, to the mind's borderlands, where magic is.”
M.D. Lachlan, Fenrir
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“What is your name?" she asked.
"Names are like clothes, lady. I have many."
"And which one do you wear tonight?"
The god smiled. She could see he liked her words. He pulled her to him, pressed his wolf lips to hers and said, "My name is Misery, and would you know yet more?"
"Yes," said the girl, breathing in his scent, the scent of something beautiful, strange and burned. "I would know more."
He flicked at her lips with his tongue and whispered, "So is yours.”
M.D. Lachlan, Wolfsangel


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M.d. Lachlan Thanks Lucinda! It means a lot to hear from people who enjoy my stuff. The trilogy (which isn't called Claw, despite it being reported absolutely everywhere that it is) isn't a trilogy! Book IV will be out soon and I have a new book coming out in the New Year under the name Mark Alder. That's going to be called Son of the Morning and should be fun! Thanks again for your kind words and sorry it's taken me so long to reply to your friend request, I don't come on here often!

Lucinda Dear M.D Lachlan,
As a huge fan of your 'claw trilogy' i would like to thank you so much for being by friend, as it is a real honor and privalidge to be able to connect with you here on GoodReads. I adore the fantasy genre and found your work totally origonal & the concept was inspired. I can assure you that your books will remain at the top of my bookshelf for a long time!
Kind Regards
Lucinda x

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