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The Children of the White Lions
Progeny is R.T. Kaelin’s first book released for publication by Terrene Press and the first volume in The Children of the White Lions series.

The 634-page fantasy novel is the tale of two young siblings - a brother and sister - whose home is destroyed, friends and neighbors lost, and lives are forever changed after a vicious attack on their village by a stranger. The event spurs the pair into a strange world where they discover their heritage has little to do with being the children of simple farmers. Swept up by myth and magic, they discover their destiny is much more than they could have ever imagined.  
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"I was soon swept up into a world so large, and a tale so relentless, that I could not put it down."
-Diane Kistner, FutureCycle Press
"I would favorably compare his writing with Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, Robert Jordan and even a bit of David Eddings flavor mixed in."
- C. Shadis, LuxuryReading.com
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"For me, Progeny is in league with both The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings and far better than Harry Potter - Progeny has a wealth of depth to it that I haven't seen in many books."
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Past reviews:

"Anyone who enjoys adventure stories or magical and paranormal I would suggest you give this a try. For me, Progeny is in league with both The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings and far better than Harry Potter - Progeny has a wealth of depth to it that I haven't seen in many books.

From the first chapter I was completely hooked. Progeny has many layers of stories within its pages, and I found it totally awe inspiring as a read, with each character that is developed really coming to life and adding weight to the story telling.

For all of its 650+ pages, Progeny is the biggest book I've read for a while - however it is also substantial in content and storyline.  I've enjoyed it immensely from start to finish and am really looking forward to whatever happens next - it's sure to be good after the high bar R.T. Kaelin has made with Progeny. "
-Clover Hill Book Reviews
"Cleverly conceived and expertly crafted, Kaelin demonstrates great talent as a writer with this work. "
-Lisa G., Her Book Self Book Reviews
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From a recent review of R.T. Kaelin's writing:

"RT Kaelin has taken the time to think through his storyline, he has created a history and personality for each of the characters and I'm sure as the books are published we will find that each has their own individual story "behind the main story".

I found the author carefully planned out the topography, the language, the poetry, the events and the battles just like Tolkien did and I think that is partly why I loved the book so much - the nice thing about RT Kaelin's writing though is that I didn't have to concentrate as much to keep the events straight."

-Family Literacy and You
"Robert Jordan.  George R. R. Martin.  Stephen Donaldson.  Brandon Sanderson.  These are the masters of fantasy and readers of Progeny will be able to discover a new voice that is destined to match those authors."
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Out of 88 Amazon User Reviews:
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"Fantasy is one of my favourite genres to read, and when it is done right, it will keep me coming back for more. Progeny is absolutely done right. Kaelin has a way with words that fully immerses the reader, demanding they invest themselves in the world he has created; much like Terry Goodkind and Christopher Paolini."
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Read about my first year journey as an author:
Adventures of an Indie: Year One in Review
R. T. Kaelin, author of the fabulous Progeny, has done it again. Prophecy, the second novel in The Children of the White Lions series does not disappoint fans.
-Novel Obsession
Right after Hurricane Sandy, I had an idea: to reach out to fellow authors and put together an anthology of short stories, sell it, and donate 100% to relief efforts.

So...we are. To date, our list of authors include:

Robert Silverberg (Hugo and Nebular Award winner), Marion Zimmer Bradley (Locus Award winner) (donated by the MZB Literary Trust), Elizabeth Bear, Michael J. Sullivan, Mark Lawrence, Bradley P. Beaulieu, Philip Athans, Michael A. Stackpole, Stephen D. Sullivan, Rick Novy, Jean Rabe, Maxwell Alexander Drake,  Erik Scott de Bie, Ari Marmell, Tobias S. Buckell, and Alex Bledsoe.

Oh...and, me, too. I've contributed an original tale and am editing the anthology with the help of Sarah Chorn of Book Worm Blues.

The anthology is out now and available here