Chaos Looming Cover

The Legion of Pneumos - Book I

Chaos Looming


Build more than you break. Heal more than you destroy.

Fans of the Empirium Trilogy and Red Queen will love this exciting cross-worlds twist on the fantasy genre. Action-packed and intriguing, Chaos Looming features a strong female protagonist coming of age amidst the turmoil of revolution and political intrigue – a great fit for anyone with a love for unique world building, twisty-turny adventure, and just the hint of simmering romance!

Chaos Looming Mood Board

Reader's Guide

Check out these discussion questions, quotes to ponder, character interviews, and everything you need for your next weekly book club meeting, all in the Chaos Looming Reader’s Guide! 


What exactly is a book aesthetic? What’s it used for? How do you go about making one? And what exactly do each of the images in the Chaos Looming Mood Board mean

To find out the answers to these questions and more, check out this blog post on creating the Aesthetic of Chaos Looming!

Meet the Cast

Ever wonder why Keira wanted to become a doctor? What was Nazor’s daughter called and what was she like? Who was the girl that Danny left behind to go off to war? What does Elliott miss most about his world? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Meet the Cast: The Cantor Edition!

Were Landry and Junia close as children? How do the Marians plan on keeping control in the coming chaos? What brought the Cross-Sea warriors to Loren in the first place? And what exactly are the uplanders planning? If you enjoyed The Cantor edition of Meet the Cast, then you’ll love the newest Chaos Looming edition!

One of my favorite parts of any new writing project is the process of character creation! Backstories, motivations, goals, and stakes – these all come together to make characters feel life-like and unique. Many of those core components can be symbolized by a character’s name, and I’m often asked about the meaning behind these names. In fact, character name meanings are one of the most common questions I get asked! So here they are, your favorite Chaos Looming characters and the names that define them.

Character Features

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Check out the official Chaos Looming Reading Soundtrack! This playlist includes some of the many songs I listened to throughout the long process of writing Chaos Looming, but split up by chapter so that you can listen along as you read. Enjoy!

Check out this interactive, clickable map that details the history, geography, and culture of Loren in the year 241 M.E.

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H.B. Reneau is an author of YA fantasy and contemporary fiction. Author, ER doctor, and proud dog mom, H.B. Reneau is known for her character-driven, genre-crossing fiction that draws on her experiences in both medicine and the military. When not writing or at the hospital, she can be found hiking, drinking coffee to excess, and getting lost in new cities with her spaniel Rory.