The Chaos Reigns Saga

Carol Hightshoe Author Interview

Call of Chaos follows a young half-eleven woman who is trapped in a temple searching for a lost artifact.What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?

​The original inspiration came from a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. It started out with having Kyrianna keep a journal of her travels and I would write the notes up, the characters started to take over the story and it grew from there. 

Kyrianna is an outcast but refuses to give up and hide away, determined to find redemption. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

Like many of my characters Kyrianna started out as a name with a general description of her background. That general description is generally what is needed to set up the story opening and let me know why the character is facing what they are facing. It is usually the story that helps me develop the character further. They start telling me more about their background in their actions as they move through the story world. 

I’m typically what some call a pantster when I write – I develop stories from a general conflict idea, a title and a main character. I might have a general idea of how I would like the story to end – but it’s the characters who take me on the journey to get there. 

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

Most of my stories tend to explore the themes of redemption and hope. While my characters may suffer during the story – I alway want to show the reader the power hope has. That hope and redemption can always be found if you want it and you look for it. 

Can you tell us what the second book will be about and when it will be available for fans to purchase?

The second book, Chaos Embraced, finds Kyrianna and her friends trapped in an elemental maze. As they work to find their way out of the maze, we learn more about the reasons why Kyrianna was brought through the portal in the first book and the group will have their first encounter with the Goddess Thynitic. 

Chaos Embraced as well the next two books: Road Into Chaos and Chaos Challenged are all available now. 

I am currently working on Book 5 – Chaos Bound (tentative title) and hope to release it in 2024. There is 1 more book planned after Chaos Bound – that will be The Artifact of Order and Chaos which will see the group finally collecting and having to work with the artifact that was mentioned in the first book. 

There are also several short stories available as ebook stories that try into the Chaos Reigns stories. 

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The exiled daughter of a minor noble, Kyrianna Dalynne, finds herself trapped in a temple dedicated to Thynitic, The Lady of Chaos.

She and her companions, are charged with finding an ancient artifact before the ones guarding the portals out will allow them to leave.

As their search continues, Kyrianna begins to question if there was a specific reason she and the others were brought to this place.

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