James Clyde and the Tomb of Salvation

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Colm McElwain

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James Clyde and the Tomb of Salvation, a middle-grade fantasy novel, tells the story of eleven-year-old James Clyde’s search to find the mysterious Tomb of Salvation before his rivals do. Along the way, James soon discovers that no one who has ever entered the mysterious tomb has come out alive. Pure evil lurks in the Tomb of Salvation. No one has ever made it out of the tomb alive. James Clyde believes he can!


Romance, Action, Adventure, Children's, Epic, Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller,

Short Summary

Picking up shortly after the events of the first adventure, James Clyde returns with his best friends Ben and Mary Forester to his grandfather’s house in search of a map that will lead them to the Tomb of Salvation – an ancient shrine, where the three diamonds of Orchestra must be returned.


London/fictional world of Orchestra

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist, Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: James Clyde

Age: 11

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Empathetic, Funny, Heroic, Honorable, Leader, Aggressive, Beautiful, Complex, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities

Additional Character Details

Name: Queen Abigail

Age: 38

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Beautiful, Villainous, Aggressive, Decisive, Confident, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Leader, Power-hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: Gilbert, also known as the 'man in black'

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Crazy, Power-hungry, Villainous, Aggressive, Aspiring, Decisive, Desperate, Perseverance, Complex, Criminal, Badass, Confident, Narcissistic

Additional Character Details

Name: Kila

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Selfless, Badass, Charming, Faithful, Engaging, Heroic, Leader, Masculine, Adventurous, Heartthrob, Honorable, Skillful

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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