Michael McClung

Biography

Michael McClung was born in San Antonio, Texas, but now lives in Singapore. He's had a number of odd jobs over the years, including soldier, book store manager, and bowling alley pin boy, but the oddest by far is being a father.

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. It has been re-released as 'The Thief Who Spat In Luck's Good Eye' and is available just about everywhere ebooks are sold.

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

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Books

Comes The Conqueror: Dead Birds
By Michael McClung
Series: Comes The Conqueror, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Category: Fiction
The second installment in the new epic fantasy serial by Michael McClung: Vostock and Edda have survived the murderous attack in the village of Senonius, but at a price. Ahead wait new allies and new enemies, an unfathomable mystery -- and, like a spider in the center of some vast web, Aeternox, the Eternal City.
Comes The Conqueror #1: Blood & Roses
By Michael McClung
Series: Comes The Conqueror, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Category: Fiction
The new epic fantasy serial from Michael McClung: Vostock Soundredeson has planned for ten years to destroy his brother-in-law, Olse the Conqueror. As events begin to come to a head, Vostock must harden his resolve -- and survive the treacheries of a war-torn, near-lawless land on his way to Aeternox, the Eternal City -- the ultimate prize he intends to deliver to, and then take from Olse.
Reading Made Easy Volume 3
By Michael McClung
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction
The Reading Made Easy series has grown out of more than six years of research and experience in teaching phonics and literacy to beginning readers and pre-readers. It offers a step-by-step guide to teaching beginning readers how to tackle the intricacies of the English language.
Reading Made Easy Volume 2
By Michael McClung
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction
The Reading Made Easy series has grown out of more than six years of research and experience in teaching phonics and literacy to beginning readers and pre-readers. It offers a step-by-step guide to teaching beginning readers how to tackle the intricacies of the English language.
Reading Made Easy Volume 1
By Michael McClung
Price: Free! Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction
The Reading Made Easy series has grown out of more than six years of research and experience in teaching phonics and literacy to beginning readers and pre-readers. It offers a step-by-step guide to teaching beginning readers how to tackle the intricacies of the English language.
The Complete Reading Made Easy
By Michael McClung
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Category: Fiction
The Reading Made Easy series has grown out of more than six years of research and experience in teaching phonics and literacy to beginning readers and pre-readers. In this complete volume, all 42 lessons are included, which means everything your reader-to-be needs is in this volume.
Phonics Primer For Pre-Readers (Book 1)
By Michael McClung
Price: Free! Words: 770. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
This phonics primer is intended to do two basic things for the pre-reader: First it will, with your guidance, introduce the common letter sounds to the young learner; and second it will help them to begin blending those sounds to form words, again with your guidance.
The Thief Who Pulled On Trouble's Braids (Amra #1)
By Michael McClung
Series: Amra Thetys. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,130. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction
Book 1 in the 'Amra' sword & sorcery fantasy series: Amra Thetys is a thief with morals- she won't steal from anybody poorer than she is. Fortunately, anybody that poor generally doesn't have much worth stealing! But when a fellow thief and good friend is killed in a deal gone wrong, Amra turns her back on burglary and goes after something far more precious than jewels or gold: Revenge.
All the World a Grave
By Michael McClung
Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction
*Short Story* "Untold gallons of blood have soaked the flagstones of this windowless edifice of despair. The stone walls have echoed back centuries of doomed, terrified wails, and absorbed fierce amounts of psychic terror. So much that the spirits move about freely through the empty rooms and black hallways..." How do you save the world when all you're good at is killing?
Children of the Mandrake
By Michael McClung
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
*Short Story* ...I shrugged, and stepped back off the fine woven rug that was fast soaking with blood. I said nothing. I couldn't, possessing neither tongue nor mouth. After father had made Lyssa, he’d decided children should be seen and not heard. A short dark fantasy story drawn from the short story collection 'The Sorcerer's Lament & Other Tales'.
Fade Into You
By Michael McClung
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
*Short Story* "The first time they made love – the first time he had ever made love, though not her – it was in his Malibu, on a frost-rimed night in early spring. The act itself was accomplished with a gentle urgency and a seemingly unending need." A story of love, loss, pain and time travel. Mature themes.
The Heroes of Harbin IV: A Short Military Sci-Fi Sendup
By Michael McClung
Price: Free! Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Send-up (noun): A humorous parody. P'uy (noun): A vicious alien race with too many legs and teeth and not enough heads. Varger: (noun): An alien species bearing a striking resemblance to pink jello. Subaltern Flint (noun): A very junior officer who never meant to start anything... On Harbin IV, it's better to be lucky than good.
Silly Stories for Beginning Readers: Volume 2
By Michael McClung
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Category: Fiction
Beginning readers who devoured Volume 1 made their wishes clear: Turn up the silly factor! So in Volume 2, the silly is almost overpowering! Ready for ten more simple, amusing stories for children just beginning to read independently? Each story lists the target sounds and common words used, so that adults can help the beginning reader along when necessary.
The Thief Who Spat In Luck's Good Eye (Amra #2)
By Michael McClung
Series: Amra Thetys. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,730. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Category: Fiction
*The complete novel* Amra the thief and Holgren the reluctant mage set out to find a mythical city that legend says holds the key to immortality. What could go wrong? Everything... The second installment of the Amra Thetys series. "McClung has an impressive ability to write compelling characters & a fast paced & action packed plot that never seems to let up." -Speculative Book Review
Silly Stories for Beginning Readers: Volume 1
By Michael McClung
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction
Ten simple, amusing stories for children just beginning to read independently. Each story lists the target sounds and common words used, so that adults can help the beginning reader along when necessary. As with any reading instruction course, the pool of appropriate words is necessarily limited so as not to confuse the beginning reader.
Mister White: A Johnny Zero Casefile (#1)
By Michael McClung
Price: Free! Words: 7,100. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Category: Fiction
In Miracle City, the cases are as unusual as the detective who solves them... Johnny Zero has a problem with magic. He's also the best gumshoe in town. But when he's hired by the most powerful man in the City to shut down a guy who's cheating the uncheatable roulette wheel at the Four Queens Casino, Johnny learns a thing or two about history - and himself.
Waste Land: A Free Sci Fi Short Story
By Michael McClung
Price: Free! Words: 6,080. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
We fell out of the void toward the planet that Hugo had named Eliot. Its G-class star, Pound, hung like a fiery jewel in the void. I was frozen, and Pound thawed me from an eon's sleep, gossamer arrays drinking in light and heat and literally, though indirectly, warming the frozen sludge of my blood. It brought me back to life. Five thousand others slept on. Eighteen corpses thawed, and bled...
The Sorcerer's Lament and Other Tales
By Michael McClung
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,910. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nine dark, weird and wonderful tales of fantasy, science fiction and the paranormal tinged with horror. From a boy who kills an entire world, to a mother who would give the entire world up for revenge, to a world that may actually be a god, these speculative fiction stories pull no punches. Try not to flinch.
Thagoth: A Free Sword & Sorcery Novella
By Michael McClung
Series: Amra Thetys. Price: Free! Words: 14,710. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Fiction
Daring, quick-witted heroes in a swashbuckling sword and sorcery adventure! Amra the thief and Holgren the reluctant mage set out to find a mythical city that legend says holds the key to immortality. What could go wrong? Everything... "McClung has an impressive ability to write compelling characters & a fast paced & action packed plot that never seems to let up." -Speculative Book Review

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