Lore is the story of two young lost souls, drawn together by love and moved across continents and oceans by fate. Molly Bishop, a young girl of strong will and honest heart wishes only to find the truths hidden in her famous father’s legacy, her place in the world, and to be happy. The young man she loves, Thomas Crowe – a roguish but lovable pirate – is stricken by the pains of a werewolf curse, persecution by mortal kind and a longing to absolve himself of his misfortunes and to be human again. The pair would be unoriginal if not for the beautiful and deep web of mysteries surrounding their pasts and their futures; she, a beautiful yet simple girl destined to be the greatest sorceress that ever lived; he, a charismatic outlaw who will literally travel to the afterlife and back in order to find solace for himself and protect the woman he loves.
The Lore trilogy is a surprising and captivating new take on a familiar and well-explored genre. The series is an action, adventure, romance epic, spanning the course of many years beginning in the late 1780s, and is a bold and exciting mesh of fantasy and historical fiction. Chad T. Douglas rewrites a history for a new era of fantasy, weaving together factual history with the many myths and legends born from every culture his characters encounter. Whether in the Caribbean, the British Isles, Spain, Eastern Europe, Morocco, East Africa, India, South America or even China, Lore immerses readers not only in setting but also in mythical and historical context. The series boasts a hefty catalogue of fantasy readers’ all-time favorite myths and legends, including vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, pirates and merfolk. However, the colorful and complex cast of characters that fill the pages of this particular series encounter places, beings and creatures not even best-selling competitors such as Harry Potter, Percy Jackson or Twilight attempt to capture. Every cult of vampires, every clan of werewolves, every tribe of merfolk has a unique heritage buried deep in the annals of human history. As the adventure unfolds, the journals of scientifically-minded magician Geoffrey Mylus guide the reader through the science and the folklore behind every twist and turn.
Though Douglas wrote Tom and Molly’s love story for the teen and young adult crowd, the pair has already won the hearts of readers of all ages. The entire trilogy, Lore Volume I: A Pirate’s Charm, Lore Volume II: East and Eight and Lore Volume III: The Old World is already published and Douglas is currently working on his new project, a work of science fiction. The trilogy’s success online, in independent book stores and at book festivals across Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas has been steadily growing, and Lore has already been honored in international contests including the 2011 New York Book Festival, the 2011-2012 Los Angeles Book Festival and the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition.