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Friday, November 1, 2013

The Megalith Union by Brad A. LaMar‏

The fate of mankind teeters on the edge of the megalith union…

Just as life was returning to normal for Brendan as a college freshman, the hands of fate intervene and adventure besets him again in the second installment of the best-selling Celtic Mythos series.

Elathan, the golden god of Celtic lore, is reborn out of the ashes of a dead king and evil witch. Through Brendan and his family, Elathan maneuvers the tendrils of destiny, seeking to gain ultimate power at the expense of all humanity.

Dogged by giants, alphyns, and ruas Brendan, Dorian, Lizzie, and a new cast of characters risk it all to unravel the mystery of the ultimate foe.

With Corways under attack and Brendan’s father captured by a forgotten enemy, can Brendan and his allies prevent the end of days?

As the megalith union looms, Brendan and his friends must look to the past to prevent a future where Elathan reigns supreme. 

If you liked Percy Jackson and the Olympians or Fablehaven, you won't want to miss The Megalith Union!

The Obsidian Dagger (Celtic Mythos, Book 1) was a #1 Contemporary Fantasy Best Seller on Amazon

Praise for The Obsidian Dagger:

"An excellent young reader fantasy novel! …There's a satisfying conclusion to the events of this book, but the witch is only the beginning, and LaMar hints at a more terrifying evil threatening to change the world as we know it. I can't wait for more in this series!"
–Tricia Lewis, Owner, Robots & Rogues Bookstore

“Hooks the reader right from the start... This is a must read!”
–Wendy Eckstein, Middle School Teacher

“Brad LaMar hits a homerun with this exciting tale!”
–Michelle Bridgewater Allee, Librarian

“A fun, exciting, fast paced adventure with a touch of humor.”
–Michelle Parsons, Love2ReadAlways.blogspot.com

Q) What inspired you to write this book?
I used to write stories for my kids when they were younger. I would put them into the stories and they would love to hear and imagine themselves on these great adventures. I wrote one story where I took them to Ireland and they convinced me to try and find leprechauns. After I thought about for awhile I felt like I could turn this simple story into an adventure for young adult readers and above.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
My favorite thing about writing is telling a story that I can see playing out in my head. It’s a challenge to convey my imagination, but that’s also what makes it fun.

Q) What is your favorite candy?
I think that my favorite candy is Mr. Goodbar. A person can’t go wrong with chocolate-covered peanuts.

Q) What is your favorite cartoon?
There are many good cartoons that have been made over the years but I probably have the best memories of the old G.I. Joe and Transformer cartoons from the 80s. Although, if I had to choose a more recent one, I think the Justice League (Unlimited) series was written, drawn, and presented in a very smart way.

Q) When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I have always been told by teachers throughout my education that I was creative and filled with good ideas, but I never even considered the possibility that I could become a published author until I became a teacher myself. I wrote an example story for a project that I assigned and the students were really impressed, so I submitted it via snail-mail to some agents and got some advice that changed how I perceived myself as a writer. She told me that my writing is good and creative, but if I wanted to become published then I needed to write a novel. That changed my focus and presented a challenge unlike anything that I had every tried before. I wrote my first novel and got a agent. That was a real boost in my confidence. Even though that book has not been published yet, I was energized to keep going, to keep writing, and eventually I signed a contract to have my Celtic Mythos series published by Light Messages.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
Readers can expect a variety of stories that will hopefully entertain them. I love to write adventure, science fiction, and fantasy, or to take stories into the future or back in time in a historical fiction tale. I plan on having children’s stories published and I am even working on a couple of nonfiction works. My wife is the most organized person I know and she has some great ideas that I’m working on with her, so I would expect a book like that will be in our future as well.

Brad A. LaMar is an author and educator who resides in the Indianapolis Metropolitan area. He has worked with middle school age students for fourteen years and loves the enthusiasm they can bring to learning. Sure, he enjoys long walks on the beach at sunset, but it’s hard to beat getting into a great story whether he’s writing it himself or enjoying the fruits of someone else’s imagination.

He is married to Lori, a beautiful and supportive woman, and together they’re raising Evan and Paige, two intelligent and wonderful children. He loves the way a story can make a reader think, laugh, react, and experience a wide range of emotions. Brad has tried to deliver those experiences in his best selling YA fantasy series, Celtic Mythos, and he is thrilled to be able to continue the adventure in The Megalith Union.

Brad’s imagination is bursting with stories and he can’t wait to share them with his readers. In fact, you can look for The Dominion Pulse, book three in the Celtic Mythos series, to be released soon.

Learn more about Brad and the bestselling Celtic Mythos series at

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