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Chad T. Douglas was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina in 1989. He has lived in Florida since 2002 and graduated from the University of Florida in 2012. In 2009 he published the first book in the Lore series, A Pirate’s Charm. Douglas released the second installment, East and Eight, in December 2010, and the third and final installment, The Old World, in November 2011. His most recent novel, Earthshine (2012) is the first installment of a science fiction series.

Since 2010, Douglas has been a traveling staff writer for the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the Florida Museum of Natural History. When he isn’t spinning tales of his own, he travels with and writes for the McGuire Center.





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Lore: East and Eight

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“Darkness only darkens when you put out fires…”

Thomas Crowe and Molly Bishop walk into trouble’s open arms once again when an Atlantean sorceress, the mermaid Oi’alli, comes to Tom looking for a stolen talisman. When Tom refuses to return it, the consequences are dire. Plagued by two new foes, a demon and a mysterious octet of immortal-hunters known simply as “The Eight”, there is nothing Tom can do when the truths of his past come to surface and try to eat him alive.

Molly Bishop is Tom’s only hope. Wrought by anger and confusion toward her father, the beautiful and talented magesmith must confront demons of her own if she hopes to live long enough to keep Thomas from succumbing to his end. Armed with new strength and magical powers, Molly lights the way as she and Tom make a treacherous journey east, to the heart of Romania.




What people are saying...

"Lore: East and Eight by Chad T. Douglas is a young adult fantasy story that follows Thomas Crowe and Molly Bishop's adventure and feud with a mermaid sorceress. Tom has a stolen talisman that the Atlantean sorceress Oi’alli wants and trouble brews when he refuses to give it up. When the sorceress unleashes "The Eight" immortal hunters against Tom to retrieve the talisman, it is all Tom can do to keep himself alive. But luckily he has Molly as his companion on this adventure. The two journey toward Romania in search of answers. To keep Tom alive, Molly must master her new found strength and growing magical powers. But is it enough to defeat the sorceress and her hunters? Can Tom keep the talisman safe from falling into the hands of evil?

Readers will love the setting and characters of this fantasy story, especially the fantastical elements like demons, vampires, and mermaids. Readers will appreciate the many aspects of this story that cross genres, including romance, mystery, and adventure. This story takes the reader on a magical journey and dives deep into a descriptive, magical world that readers will love. Fans of romance will appreciate the chemistry between characters Tom and Molly. Fans of adventure will love the treacherous journey to Romania, and fans of mystery will love the intrigue and deception of the evil sorceress. There are many lies and half truths for readers to discover in this tale."

- Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite


  • Title: Lore: East and Eight
  • Author: Chad T. Douglas
  • Genre: Epic Fantasy
  • Length: 594 pages
  • Release Date: June 30, 2015
  • ISBN-13: 978-1512086973
  • Imprint: Chimera

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