The Child of Chaos

BOOK ONE OF THE CHRONICLES OF CHAOS

This is what fantasy fiction should be.” –New York Times bestselling author and fantasy legend Piers Anthony

Nothing can break the stranglehold the gods of Order have on the world

. . . except a roll of the dice.

An irresistible longing drags Galen to an ancient vault where, long ago, the gods of Order locked Chaos away. Chaos promises power to the one destined to liberate it, but Galen’s dreams warn of dark consequences.

He isn’t the only one racing to the vault, however. Horace, the bully who lives to torment Galen, is determined to unleash Chaos–and he might know how to do it.

Galen’s imagination always got him into trouble, but now it may be the only thing that can prevent Horace from unraveling the world.

This is no ordinary sword and sorcery story. There is a quality of imagination and detail here that impresses me. [Glen Dahlgren is a] novelist who I think will become more widely known as his skill is appreciated.” –Piers Anthony

Winner of the 2021 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Award for YA Epic Fantasy

REVIEWS:

This book shows [Glen Dahlgren] to be a formidable novelist in his own right.” –Piers Anthony, New York Times best-selling author of the Xanth series

An immensely satisfying page turner with some profound things to say about friendship, responsibility and true courage.” –Lee Sheldon, award-winning writer of Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Lion’s Song

The book managed to surprise me with clever twists and turns, and as a lifelong fantasy reader, that’s a tough trick to pull off.” –Christy Marx, award-winning writer of Conan, Red Sonja, and Elfquest, and author of Writing for Animation, Comics & Games

A truly unique, well-crafted fantasy novel. It’s an impressive work of fiction. And, since this is book one, I’m eager to read more!” –Barbara Blackburn, Knights of the Dinner Table

Having made all of my games about the battle between Order and Chaos, I was captivated by Glen’s interesting, powerful take on that eternal struggle. Why not roll the dice and see what a fantastic, surprising adventure this wonderful book can lead you on!” –Tom Hall, co-creator of Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM, and Anachronox

Epic yet somehow intimate at the same time. [The Child of Chaos] echoes similar shades of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones and is a fun, sprawling story that’s hard to put down!” –Cliff Bleszinski, lead game designer of Unreal and Gears of War

One of my favorite fantasy novels, period.” –Lily Luchesi, USA Today best-selling author
“Brilliantly conceived and perfectly executed fantasy story.” –Indies Today

This is fantasy at its best, hands down the best book I’ve read this year!” –Betaworlds

The Child of Chaos is my debut young-adult fantasy novel and the spark that created the multiple award-winning YA series, the Chronicles of Chaos.

Since childhood, I’ve devoured fantasy and science-fiction novels. When I joined Legend Entertainment, I was lucky enough to design games based on some of my favorite literary properties like the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and the Death Gate Cycle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

In those games, I told fresh stories in familiar worlds. Now, I’m introducing my own original fantasy tale in a world you won’t soon forget.

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