Sean McGuire


Sean McGuire is a man without a hometown, and a man who has a story to tell, just like you.

In 1992, he was born to a Roman Catholic Marine officer and an ex-Methodist lady. In his childhood, he moved with them between California and Virginia multiple times. They wound up in Milwaukee when his father retired from the Corps to get a theology degree, and in Montana when a college hired him as a professor. Sean graduated from high school there, and went to Kansas to study English at Benedictine College.

He's been influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Andrew Lang, Mel Gibson, Flannery O' Connor, Peter Jackson, Edmund Spenser, John Milton and many other fine storytellers. Nothing touches his day like a good story.

Where to find Sean McGuire online


The Quest (Part One of The Kingdom Trilogy)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,910. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
All Arman wanted to do was find his place in life. When he does, he is hurled into a madness he could never have imagined, and burdened with a quest that he might not have the strength to complete.
Die By The Sword
Price: Free! Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
After twenty long years, Torthan is free. He was thrown in a hellish dungeon for rebelling against the cruel Lord Vengir. He emerges into a world that is radically different than the one he fought for long ago. Everyone pleads with him to embrace this new world. Torthan scorns them all and seeks vengeance against the man who destroyed his life.

Sean McGuire's tag cloud

adventure    assassin    battle    coming of age    crime    epic    fantasy    good vs evil    hatred    humanity    intrigue    justice    love    magic    murder    orc    quest    rage    rebellion    revenge    survival    sword    swords    vengeance    violence    war   

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Smashwords book reviews by Sean McGuire

  • A Thousand Tears on June 12, 2011

    For a couple of characters who never reveal their names, you get to know the man and woman in this story remarkably well. In just a few pages, J.C. Martin cuts to the quick of two unique lovers. You just might gasp to see what happens to them.
  • The Doll on Oct. 29, 2011

    I feel it should take a little longer for an atheist main character to buy into ghosts. With that said, this is a taut and thrilling ghost story. It takes a lot to scare me, and J.C. Martin did it. I dare you to read it yourself.