New Book ‘The Odyssey for Arznel’ is Reminiscent of Nature’s Struggle for Survival

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Author Keiran McCarthy has written a tale that drags readers in through the sheer vibrancy and imaginative nature of its prose.

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The plight of animals is a pitiful one indeed for not only are they doomed to be considered a food source by humanity but there is also a fact that a huge majority of them are being slowly driven into extinction by humanity’s constant encroachment upon their habitats. In author Keiran McCarthy’s new book “The Odyssey for Arznel,” the story revolves around a band of animals and their struggle to overthrow humanity’s tyranny.

This highly engrossing tale is sequel to the author’s first book “Looking for Lough Ine”. It follows a band of animals and their quest to find Arznel the great tiger. For there is a legend among the animals that long ago, a great tiger, known as Arznel, led an uprising against the humans, in a bid to save the world from destruction. But Arznel was defeated, captured and never seen again. Yet hope remains, that one day he will be free, and the great revolution can begin anew. This imaginative work boasts of a cast of memorable characters and an impressive plotline.

“The Odyssey for Arznel” is a great read that is reminiscent of George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ where the animals seeing the corruption mankind has brought to the world rally together to make a better one.

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About the Author
Kieran McCarthy was born in Cork, Ireland in 1990. After finishing school, he sat a number of art and design classes, before self-publishing his first book at the age of 21. He lives in the small village of Baltimore, a five minute drive from the beautiful nature reserve, Lough Ine, the setting for his stories. He is a member of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for whom he would like to work full-time one day. When not writing, Kieran enjoys drawing, hiking, basketball, going out on the weekends, and playing the drums.

The Odyssey for Arznel* by Kieran McCarthy
Publication Date: 2/13/2014
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 316 pages; 978-1-4931-2745-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 316 pages; 978-1-4931-2746-7
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-2747-4

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