Book: Chosen One by Alan J. Garnercategories: Book, Dinosaurs, Aliens, Evolution, Asteroids, Prehistory, The Chosen One, Synergebooks, Alan J. Garner, The Chosen Trilogy, Chosen Too, Three Times Chosen, Science Fantasy
Alan James Garnerabout this book: Always fascinated by prehistoric and extraterrestrial life, I decided to combine the two interests in my debut novel and so was born The Chosen One. The story covers the final days of a disparate group of North American dinosaurs before the extinction event that gives the rat-sized mammals a huge step up the evolutionary ladder occurs. Throw a mysterious offworld visitor into the mix and the scene is set for a tumultuous tale of aliens and asteroids, reptiles and rodents, love and betrayal. A former cartoonist, I injected wry humor to offset the pathos of a bleak, roller coaster ride that, while without a typical happy ending, nonetheless does end on a ray of hope. Young Adults and older will find The Chosen One an intriguing blend of science fiction and fact.
I take immense pleasure in designing all my book covers, which can often be more challenging than writing the actual books! Afflicted with a stammer since childhood, I find writing to be the ultimate expression of my beliefs and opinions. Freed of the limitations my speech disorder imposes in my daily life, I can - in the words of an editor of mine - "...wax lyrical" as a novelist. And that's what books do, fire the imagination and fuel the spirit.
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