The Chaos Formula: A Dark, Contemporary Fantasy

The Chaos Formula: A Dark, Contemporary Fantasy

by Richard Stooker


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The Chaos Formula

Can Jaxon Hampton love the Moon Queen enough?

If Zeth, the servant of her enemies the Shadow Giants, defeats Jaxon in battle, the Shadow Giants unleash chaos on Earth and destroy humanity.

Every night Jaxon experiences vivid recurring dreams in which, 10,000 years ago, he escorts a beautiful woman through many dangers to the top of a cliff overlooking the Nile River.

How come his boss's daughter dreams the same story? And why does a strange man hypnotize Jaxon to take the young woman to a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River during the next full moon?

Jaxon works as head trader for a small money management business. His boss tells him she came up with a sure-fire trading system, the Chaos Formula. Her test account verifies a terrifyingly high number of winning trades.

Jaxon can't believe. Stock market results form a random, bell-shaped curve. Perhaps not a strictly normal distribution, but unpredictable.

Yet this ability of his boss to foretell stock market results constitutes just one sign of reality going haywire.

What compels Jaxon to spend his evenings staring up at the moon, even to the point he forces his girlfriend to leave him?

Every night, he dreams he wields a bronze sword ten thousand years in the past, at the mouth of the Nile River, long before the pyramids. He fights as a soldier for the king of a growing empire. The other soldiers call him Blood Reaper.

One night the king assigns him to take a young woman far upriver, for a sacrifice.

A strangely beautiful woman, despite her white skin, blue eyes, and gold hair.

She must travel to where bluffs overlook the Nile River, protected only by Blood Reaper -- against roving animals, wild people, and superstitious dirt farmers.

Jaxon does not understand why the sacrifice takes place so far from the temples, but he must obey his king. He figures a wealthy merchant wishes to sacrifice an ex-mistress to gain merit with the gods instead of just selling her to a brothel.

When she reveals her true identity as the Moon Queen herself, he does not believe . . . until he meets her ancient enemies the Shadow Giants.

How and why does his boss's daughter, Laura Ewing, dream the same story, only as the woman?

And how can he and Laura use her mother's Chaos Formula to win over five hundred dollars at a Mini-Bac table at the Lumiere Place Casino?

Why does Mr. bin Hasad, the small, dapper foreigner keep visiting Jaxon on his job even though he doesn't open up a trading account? And Jaxon can't remember what they discuss?

How did Jaxon's brother Keith buy the most evil book in the world from Ken, the Romani and Bosnian refugee who runs the largest occult bookstore in the New World, when Keith claims he stopped dealing drugs?

Why does someone calling himself Zeth kill young women and drain their blood into a crystal bowl to scry messages to and from the Shadow Giants?

Blood Reaper's story comes to a conclusion on top of the cliff overlooking the Nile River.

Jaxon's story reaches its conclusion on top of a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River.

Who lives? Who dies?

Do the Shadow Giants overwhelm life on Earth with chaos and destruction?

To find out, scroll up and download the dark fantasy adventure The Chaos Formula now.

86,000 words.

This paranormal fantasy adventure combines stories from ten thousand years ago -- a nitty gritty historical dark fantasy -- with a contemporary dark fantasy in the modern world. A form of urban fantasy as well.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481094788
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/02/2012
Pages: 422
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Richard Stooker hails from the small Mississippi River town of Alton, Illinois. According to FATE Magazine, "the most haunted small town in America." Alton's history mixes legend and violence -- great lessons for a budding dark fantasy writer.

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