Alan Tucker


Alan Tucker, author of The Mother-Earth Series (A Measure of Disorder, A Cure for Chaos, and Mother’s Heart), as well as a new science fiction novel, Knot in Time, is a dad, a graphic designer, and a soccer coach. Mostly in that order. He’s had a lifelong adoration of books, beginning with Encyclopedia Brown, progressing through Alan Dean Foster’s Flinx, and continuing on with the likes of Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, and Naomi Novik, to name a few.

“I wanted to write books that I’d enjoy reading. Books that I hoped my kids would enjoy too!”

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A Measure of Disorder
Price: Free! Words: 90,850. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
Join Jenni Kershaw and her classmates as they are whisked away to a world full of life, adventure, and danger. One which reshapes each of them by its vision of their soul. Some accept it, some fight it, all wonder: will that vision control their destiny? The class find themselves pitted against a powerful evil — and each other — all while trying to discover who, and what, they really are.

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Randal Doering
Latest book: Power. Published December 21, 2015.

Smashwords book reviews by Alan Tucker

  • First Utterings on July 20, 2011

    Thank you, Michelle, for sharing these glimpses into your life and soul. It's not an easy thing to express so deeply for all the world to see. I was particularly taken with "The Plea" and "In March". March seems to be a momentous month for me as well for some reason. Strange how that works! Keep writing!
  • Zahid's Tale on Feb. 26, 2012

    Zahid's Tale is a sure bet for lovers of high or epic fantasy. Doering has crafted a detailed world in which the energy and emotions of memory power the forces of magic. Zahid is a wizard whose desire for a more pastoral life led him away from the Academy where he'd spent the majority of his life studying magic. He has a new wife and home in a small village, and is respected by the community. Zahid and his wife wish to start a family, but a recent raid on the village has cast doubts in his mind regarding his ability to defend the family he desires. The Academy draws Zahid reluctantly back, with the help of a precocious friend, Kalan, and the promise of enough power to keep his family safe from harm in the future. The story is alive with magic, friendship, political intrigue, and action. Doering has written characters full of life and complexity that draw the reader in to the experience. His writing style is smooth and detailed, bringing each scene into sharp focus. I look forward to more work from him in the future!