The Chosen carries us into the Commonwealth of the Three Lands; to its heart, Osrakum, an earthly paradise hidden within a crater. Here reside the Masters, men who rule with savage cruelty. Soon after Carnelian is born, his father is exiled to a remote island where Carnelian grows up free from the rituals of the Masters, secure in the love of his household.
Years later, a ship comes flying through the winter gales. Three Masters disembark and beg his father to return to oversee the election of a new God Emperor, and so destroy Carnelian’s world.
And so Carnelian begins to fulfil his destiny. He learns bitter lessons in intrigue, power and bloodshed. He finds love and treachery, and sets in motion the conclusion of a story four thousand years in the making.
The Chosen, the first book in the epic trilogy The Stone Dance of the Chameleon, is a vivid, total immersion in a fresh vision of fantasy.