The Realm of Gods

The Chronicles of Chaos Book 3

Young Adult - Fantasy - Epic
387 Pages
Reviewed on 03/25/2024
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Author Biography

Glen Dahlgren is the award-winning author of the acclaimed book series, the Chronicles of Chaos, dubbed "what fantasy fiction should be" by New York Times bestselling author and fantasy legend Piers Anthony.

Books in this now complete series won multiple Readers' Favorite Gold Medals, American Fiction Awards, Independent Author Network Book of the Year awards, and the Dante Rossetti Award.

Glen has also written, designed, directed, and produced critically-acclaimed, narrative-driven computer games for the last three decades. What's more, he had the honor of creating original fantasy and science-fiction storylines that took established, world-class literary properties into interactive experiences. He collaborated with celebrated authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (The Death Gate Cycle), Robert Jordan (The Wheel of Time - now a TV series from Amazon), Frederik Pohl (Heechee saga), Terry Brooks (Shannara), and Piers Anthony (Xanth) to bring their creations to the small screens. In addition, he crafted licensor-approved fiction for the Star Trek franchise as well as Stan Sakai's epic graphic novel series, Usagi Yojimbo.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Realm of Gods is penned by author Glen Dahlgren in the epic fantasy, adventure, and interpersonal drama genres, and is the third novel of The Chronicles of Chaos series. The work is intended for young adult readers. This immersive tale takes readers to a realm where dreams and reality merge, setting the stage for the ultimate battle between Order and Chaos. Despite efforts by priests to maintain peace, rebellion brews, pushing the world to the brink of war. Galen and Eve embark on a desperate quest to prevent Order's return, confronting both their nemesis and the exiled gods of Order, who still hunger for dominion.

Author Glen Dahlgren has crafted an immersive and thrilling story that captivated me from start to finish with its command of action and atmospheric scenes. Dahlgren's intricate world-building and compelling characters are evident from the first page, drawing readers into a rich tapestry of conflict and intrigue, where the lines between good and evil blur in the face of overwhelming odds. Each well-paced twist and turn kept me on the edge of my seat, eagerly turning the pages to discover the fate of beloved characters and the world they inhabit. I also felt that the character work was appropriate for the YA audience, offering authentic dialogue and realistic reactions from the characters that will be relatable to teen readers. This final installment of The Chronicles of Chaos series delivers on its promise of epic storytelling, weaving together themes of courage, sacrifice, and the enduring power of hope. Overall, The Realm of Gods is a fitting conclusion to an unforgettable journey that will linger in the imagination long after the final chapter. I recommend it and the series in general to fantasy fans everywhere seeking a thrilling new read.