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Melissa McPhail

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 Maine Coon cats.

Cephrael's Hand is the award-winning first novel in her epic fantasy series A Pattern of Shadow and Light.


Books by Melissa McPhail

Cephrael's Hand (A Pattern of Shadow & Light, vol. 1)

Three hundred years after the genocidal Adept Wars, the realm is dying, and the blessed Adept race dies with it. One dangerous traitor holds the secret to reverting this decline: Bjorn van Gelderan. It is the Vestal Raine D'Lacourte's mission to learn what Bjorn knows, but first he'll have to find him...

In the kingdom of Dannym...Prince Ean val Lorian faces a tenuous future as the last living heir to the coveted Eagle Throne. When his blood-brother is slain during a failed assassination, Ean embarks on a desperate hunt for the man responsible...

In the Nadori desert...tormented by the missing pieces of his life, a soldier named Trell heads off to uncover the truth of his shadowed past. But when disaster places him in the debt of Wildlings sworn to the First Lord, Trell begins to suspect a deadlier, darker secret motivating them...

Novel: $3.99 Epic Author: Melissa McPhail

The Dagger of Adendigaeth (A Pattern of Shadow & Light, vol. 2)

At long last, the reason for the blessed Adept race’s decline has been discovered: powerful beings known as Malorin’athgul are disrupting the Balance and preventing Alorin’s Adepts from awakening to their gifts. Who are they? Where are they? And how can they be stopped when they wield a power meant to unmake the universe itself?

Ean, Trell, Tanis, Raine...the time has come for each player to claim his role in the First Lord's masterful game. All will be tested, but only time will tell how many can survive the dagger of Adendigaeth.

Novel: $4.99 Epic Author: Melissa McPhail

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