Wondrous discoveries

Improbable love

Terrifying enemies

Adventure awaits in novels by Christopher Halt

The Angriest Angel, The Emancipation Pattern, and Pillars of Amorum


The Angriest Angel - Book One

The Caelans are a nonviolent and technically advanced people who long ago conquered anger and interstellar travel. Virtually indistinguishable from us, they hide in plain sight. They live in our neighborhoods and work in our offices.

But something unexpected happens at their base of operations in the Midwestern United States. Anger begins to infect some of them—like a disease. When the mysterious outbreak takes their leader, Regulus Lafaye, he becomes hostile and violent. He even abuses his mind power, psy, in order to control others.

The Caelans' peaceful nature makes it impossible for them to stand up to Lafaye's aggression, until Avery—one of the uninfected—stumbles upon an unlikely hope: Chase Madison, a plucky criminal recently incarcerated for selling his ADHD meds. Avery discovers that Chase's ADHD makes him immune to the Caelans' psy, and therefore key to the cure.

It also makes him a target.

The Angriest Angel (The Angriest Angel #1)
The Angriest Angel - Book Two

The adventure of Chase Madison continues as he uncovers the shocking identity of the man who shot Avery. His discovery leads him back to the Caelans, where he must explain that they are all in grave danger. But as they attempt to manage the crisis, Chase quickly realizes that the Caelans' innocent nature makes them incapable of handling the evil headed their way.

Despite all efforts to put his criminal past behind him, Chase is forced to call upon those skills in order to help Avery and her people. But will that be enough? The villain is revealed to be the most powerful man on the planet. And Chase's only clue in how to defeat him is something that the Caelans refer to as emancipation.

The Emancipation Pattern (The Angriest Angel #2)
The Angriest Angel - Book Three

Regulus Lafaye has come out of the shadows, psying both Caelan and indigena alike. Darcia's report detailing his lust for power has been intercepted, leaving Caelus in the dark. Chase has been tortured and imprisoned, and Avery is to be psyed and made compliant.

Everything in the universe is stacked against Chase and Avery—superior psy, technology, and intellect. The key to their survival lies deep within themselves. They must cast aside who they were told to be, and become who they were born to be.

Pillars of Amorum (The Angriest Angel #3)
The Dharma Revelation

Father Daniel Sheppard's life takes an amazing turn when he joins Osiris—a group comprised of scholars from all major religions. Together they sought answers to the oldest questions plaguing humanity. Why are we here? Why do bad things happen to good people?

It isn't until a mysterious young girl joins them that true progress is made. Claiming to be a prophet, she tells them that they are close to unlocking one of the most amazing and wondrous spiritual revelations of the modern era.

But during their quest for answers, Osiris draws the attention of a group intent on stifling their research—by any means possible.

The Dharma Revelation


Christopher Halt's books on Goodreads
The Angriest Angel The Angriest Angel (The Angriest Angel #1)
reviews: 2
ratings: 5 (avg rating 3.60)

Pillars of Amorum Pillars of Amorum (The Angriest Angel #3)
ratings: 1 (avg rating 5.00)

The Dharma Revelation The Dharma Revelation
ratings: 12 (avg rating 4.33)

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Kirkus Reviews awarded The Angriest Angel the Kirkus "star"
"A brilliant, reckless troublemaker appears to be the only person immune to the mind-control camouflage of benign aliens dwelling incognito on Earth . . . Halt sets up rich, emotional character minefields and conflicts without letting his antihero's pathology take the focus off the bigger picture."

NetGalley professional reviews
“. . . ADHD is one of the most misunderstood disorders. The author's ability to fuse this with sci-fi is interesting and you'll not put this book down, well, at least I didn't." FIVE STARS
“Really enjoyed this from the moment I picked this up. Great characters, unpredicable plot, and a lot of suspense." FIVE STARS
“Halt has contrasted the negative and positive aspects of life marvellously . . . I guess you'd predominantly categorise this one as Sci-Fi, maybe an abstract fantasy? But, it's not singularly dimensional. It's intricate, and multi-faceted. Delicately weaving its way through technology, to lead you to an all encompassing finale moment . . ." FIVE STARS
“It was amazing . . . A wonderful entry salvo into a trilogy. Although the premise is science fiction, the theme is much deeper and complex, involving relationships and overcoming disabilities . . . Thanks to NetGalley for supplying an Uncorrected Proof of this unpredictable page-turner in exchange for an honest review." FIVE STARS

Reader comments
“An amazing genre-crossing read. Hilarious, riveting, and socially important. And best of all, this is only the beginning.”
Amazon customer review
“The Psy is a wonderful thing. Better than Jedi. I love the contrasting point of view. The Caelans are like a secret society. Loving this story.”
Wattpad user NyteWrytr
“I have a few close friends which have been diagnosed with ADHD, and to be honest, I feel that reading this book has made me understand them more than any other news article, cable TV special, [or] internet blog.”
Amazon customer review

The Angriest Angel reaches #1 on Amazon Kindle
July, 2019


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD remains one of the most misunderstood disorders in the world. ADHD is not developmental; it is a serious medical condition which one is born with, which is why it shows itself at a young age.

Many who show periodic symptoms mistakenly think that they suffer from ADHD. However, positive diagnosis requires symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity severe enough to cause impairment in the daily functioning of the person: at home, in school, in the community or in the workplace.

ADHD is a serious public health issue. Sufferers have higher rates of behavior problems and accidental injury, and are at greater risk for difficulties in academic performance and career attainment.

The U.S. Surgeon General, the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), among others, all recognize ADHD as a serious medical condition.

ADHD is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For more information, or if you think you might have ADHD, please contact your primary care physician or your local mental health professional.
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About the author
Chris was born in Youngstown, Ohio, but has spent most of his life in the Chicago area. A lifelong fan of reading, he wrote his first story at age of eleven titled "The Life of a Grasshopper's Tennis Shoe," a task given to him by a teacher as punishment for his inability to pay attention in class. He embraced the assignment, however, and filled an entire spiral notebook with a tale filled with antics of the grasshopper community.

Chris pursued advanced writing at the college level, but subpar grades and lack of attention to the fundamentals caused one of his professors to tell him that he would never make it as a writer. He took the advice and pursued a career in computer software, where he found success.

Then on July 6th, 2006 his life would be forever changed when he was tested and diagnosed with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. While there is no cure for ADHD, he was given a treatment plan to help manage the symptoms, which enabled him to pursue writing once again.

In 2008 he published his first novel The Dharma Revelation, where it found critical acclaim on Wattpad, and a favorable Kirkus Discoveries review.

In 2010 he began writing a non-fiction piece on ADHD awareness, but he soon realized that the best way to tell his story was in novel form. Thus, The Angriest Angel was born.

The Angriest Angel was a semifinalist in the "Soon to be Famous, Illinois” writer's competition, and went on to become a trilogy, which was completed in 2018.

Chris currently lives in suburban Chicago.


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