Description
Two dinosaurs must choose between them who will resurrect an alien savior's vanished race before a doomsday meteor crashes on Planet Earth.
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The Chosen One is set in prehistoric North America, 65 million years ago. Dinosaurs still rule the Earth, but time is fast running out for them. Four light years away in a nearby star system a massive explosion sends an asteroid on a direct colllision course with Earth. The asteroid is large enough to cause an ecological catastrophe, but could it really wipe out the dinosaurs? As it approaches the Earth, a humanoid alien appears on the scene and offers one of the reptiles - the "chosen one" - an opportunity to escape the potential annihilation of her kind.


The Story Behind This Book
My wife encouraged me to become a novelist. Up until then I was unsuccessfully writing and illustrating children picture books, all unpublished. But I had a hankering to sink my teeth into more meatier writing, resulting in The Chosen One. Michelle, my greatest advocate and critic, perused the first draft and commented that it was " a bit of a dry read". Drawing upon my cartooning roots, I rewrote the book and injected my own brand of wit. And so, through the traditional working process of trial and error, I discovered and developed my style as a Science Fantasy humorist.


Praise and Reviews
"The Chosen One by Alan J. Garner is traumatic, dramatic, and enjoyable to read...I have only good things to say about his novel."

Book Reviews by Crystal Adkins
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"I thoroughly  enjoyed this novel...The Chosen One is good fun and well written."

Iain Duffy, The Northern Advocate
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"Local author Alan Garner has a wicked sense of humor. Garner's skilful blend of fact and fiction will hold your attention."

Dave Pope, HB Today
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"...intelligent, enjoyable, very readable book."

Reviewed by Smith for Aukon's Science Fiction Book Corner
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"From the outset The Chosen One lets you get lost in the fantasy of make believe and is very compulsive reading; a hard book to put down."

Bruce Le Grange
Mornington, Australia
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"I have read The Chosen One and enjoyed it very much. I thought it was well written and well crafted."

C.D. Weyland
Auckland, New Zealand
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"I honestly recommend The Chosen One as well worth reading and look forward to further books from this author."

Mrs. P. Fuller
Queensland, Australia
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"Wonderful descriptions from a skilled wordsmith. A well written book with a glossary full of explanations for the younger reader."

G.Woollett
East Sussex, England
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"A really good read, roll on the movie!"

B.Overend
Hastings, New Zealand
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"...is a well written novel about the life and death struggles of a group of prehistoric animals. It is an unusual mix of prehistory, fantasy, and science fiction all rolled into one.

Alan has a great sense of imagery and wordsmiths it seamlessly into a book that is hard to put down."

Michael Holderness
Auckland, New Zealand
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"An intriguing tale, combining fact and fiction, past and future, skilfully woven together.

With the computer graphics now available, this story is the ideal vehicle for an animated film. Hopefully, someone with foresight will do so."

V. Horton
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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I am science fantasy novelist Alan J. Garner, published by SynergEbooks. Check out my Chosen Trilogy (The Chosen One, Chosen Too & Three Times Chosen) as well as Wizards' Goal More...
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