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Michael McClung

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Michael McClung was born in San Antonio, Texas, but now putters around Southeast Asia. He has had the requisite number of odd jobs expected of a speculative fiction author, including soldier, book store manager, and bowling alley pin boy. His first book, the Sword & Sorcery novel "Thagoth," won the Del Rey Digital first novel competition in 2002 and was published by Random House in 2003.

The first four novels of his self-published Sword & Sorcery series "The Amra Thetys Chronicles" will be re-released by Ragnarok Publications in 2016.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys kickball, brooding and picking scabs.

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I'm still working on The Thief Who Went to War. Knock on wood, it will be out before the end of the year. You can watch this page; I'll be…more
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I'm still working on The Thief Who Went to War. Knock on wood, it will be out before the end of the year. You can watch this page; I'll be putting up a blog post as it gets to a stage where people might ant to think about buying or pre-ordering.

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“I take back all the times I took back all the bad things I said about Kluge,” I said. “He really is a moron.” “Actually, you’ve never taken back anything you said about him,” Jessep informed me. “Well that just goes to show how good a judge of character I am.”
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“But instead of thinking myself as better, or more, I came to the realization long ago that I am simply other.”
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“Nematos? Who’s that?” “The god of murder.” “That’s, uh, not good.” “Well, he’s supposed to be chained up until the end of the world.” “Maybe he escaped?” “He certainly wasn’t let out for good behavior. Apparently one of the few things all the gods agreed upon was how much they hated Nematos’s guts.”
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