Melissa McPhail

Biography

Melissa McPhail is a classically trained pianist, violinist and composer, a Vinyasa yoga instructor, and an avid Fantasy reader. A long-time student of philosophy, she is passionate about the Fantasy genre because of its inherent philosophical explorations.

Ms. McPhail lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, their twin daughters and two very large cats. Cephrael's Hand is the award-winning first novel in her series A Pattern of Shadow & Light.

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Books

Paths of Alir
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Series: A Pattern of Shadow & Light, Book 3. Pre-release—available October 1, 2014. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 320,290. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Melissa McPhail’s award-winning epic fantasy series introduces the realm of Alorin and a magical Adept race facing extinction. The Vestal Björn van Gelderan has launched a desperate plan to save the realm: a “great game” played upon the tapestry of mortal life. Now, in Paths of Alir, A Pattern of Shadow & Light Book 3, Björn’s Players are taking the field - and the game - into their own hands.
Cephrael's Hand: A Pattern of Shadow & Light Book One
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Series: A Pattern of Shadow & Light, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 322,140. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Two brothers find themselves on opposite sides of a great battle, neither knowing the other is alive... A traitor works in exile preparing for the disaster he alone can see coming... A race of beings from beyond the fringe of the universe begin uncreating the world from within... And all across the land, magic is dying.
The Dagger of Adendigaeth
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Series: A Pattern of Shadow & Light, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 271,990. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
At long last, the reason for the blessed Adept race’s decline has been discovered. Now the time has come for each Player to claim his role in the First Lord's masterful game. Some will struggle, all will be tested, but only time will tell how many can survive the dagger of Adendigaeth.

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