From Chaos Comes Order 2.0
*Rewrite/Retelling of the 2015 Watty Winner - From Chaos Comes Order*
Welcome to Vernain, the only continent citizens of Malleford and Destilia know and love. The land is governed over by Father Chaos and Mother Order, deities that created the continent to protect their followers from foul creatures that would seek to destroy what took so long to build. Malleford, the country ruled by Father Chaos, and Destilia, the country ruled by Mother Order, are split by the great River of Equilibrium, which runs directly through the entire continent. The only place these two nations come together, is in the beautiful capitol of Valcrest. In the capitol, the most accomplished and wealthiest families live and send their kids to school together. Though the city is still split by the great river, the kids have ten years to attend school together, from ages 10-20. Valcrest School for the Promised is where magically gifted children can learn to maintain peace in Vernain for as long as the gods show favor upon their creations.
From the small Eslor Island, just off the coast of the mainland, seven year old Jacob Titus is discovered by a Conduit, magical humans charged with finding potential in those not born in the capitol city, Valcrest. Struggling to survive on his own and support a mother who forgot that he existed, Jacob is given the chance of a lifetime to start anew as a student at Valcrest School for the Promised, which he only read about in books. That is, if he can win the Malleford fighting contest or Destilia block-building entrance exam. Only then can he earn the chance to learn the skills and magic necessary to cure his mother's disease, fall in love, become a man, and maybe even save the world.
From Chaos Comes Order is a coming of age story in a land of gods, magic, brutality, death, and love. I hope you enjoy the ride.