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Legends of the Lost Causes

Set in the world of the Old West, Legends of the Lost Causes is an action-packed adventure series for middle grade readers by authors Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester. In the first book, a group of orphan avengers, led by Keech Blackwood, must battle zombies and monsters and race through sinister forests to find the powerful Char Stone before the evil Bad Whiskey Nelson gets his hands on it.

  • The Key of Skeleton Peak: Legends of the Lost Causes
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    • The Key of Skeleton Peak: Legends of the Lost Causes

    • Legends of the Lost Causes (Volume 3)
      Brad McLelland & Louis Sylvester
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • Dark magic meets the Old West in Brad McLelland & Louis Sylvester's The Key of Skeleton Peak: Legends of the Lost Causes, the epic conclusion to the action-adventure series!...

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  • The Fang of Bonfire Crossing: Legends of the Lost Causes
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    • The Fang of Bonfire Crossing: Legends of the Lost Causes

    • Legends of the Lost Causes (Volume 2)
      Brad McLelland & Louis Sylvester
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • Dark magic meets the Old West in this rip-roaring middle-grade adventure series filled with scrappy heroes and diabolical villains.

      Keech...

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  • Legends of the Lost Causes
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    • Legends of the Lost Causes

    • Legends of the Lost Causes (Volume 1)
      Brad McLelland & Louis Sylvester
      Square Fish

    • The thrilling first book in a new middle-grade fantasy action-adventure series set in the Old West, about a ragtag team of orphans who must fight off the risen dead

      A band...

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Brad McLelland

Born and raised in Arkansas, Brad McLelland spent several years working as a crime journalist in the South before earning his MFA in creative writing from Oklahoma State University. A part-time drummer and singer, Brad lives in Oklahoma with his wife, stepdaughter, a mini-Aussie who gives hugs, and a chubby cat who begs for ham.

Brad is coauthor, with Louis Sylvester, of Legends of the Lost Causes.

Courtesy of Connie West

Read Author Interview at The Childrens Book Review

Louis Sylvester

Louis Sylvester is a professor at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. He earned his PhD from Oklahoma State University. He enjoys playing tabletop games from his collection of over 1,000 card and board games, watching western films, reading fantasy novels, and spending time with his wife and two dogs.

Louis is the coauthor, with Brad McLelland, of Legends of the Lost Causes.

Louis Sylvester