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Lost in Fantasia

A LitRPG Sci-fi Fantasy (The Fantasia Series, Book 1)

by Chelsea Caslie


When virtual reality takes over, it’s hard to tell the difference between what is real and what is a part of a game. Having all memories of life before The Game erased, Tack’s experience is altered when a glitch infiltrates her world. After her partner disappears, infected by the glitch, she is forced to find answers to the mysterious Game malfunction to determine if he is dead or alive.

Her home, partner, and game are seemingly destroyed. Glitched herself, Tack embarks on an adventure to unfamiliar and new worlds, including the largest Fantasy role-playing game, Fantasia. However, this glitch isn’t like anything else the Gaming world has experienced. With no one respawning and the Game’s Production team in a communication blackout, the lines between what is virtual and what is real are blurred even further. If Tack can’t stop the glitch, she risks more than just losing her partner forever—everything she knows and loves might disappear.


Henry Fudders created the largest virtual reality game in the world, one that everyone experiences, whether they want to or not. The Game is praised for its adventure, creativity, and ability to blur the lines between reality and virtual reality. In less than one hundred years, the Game took over real life and built an experience indistinguishable from imagination—until a glitch began eating away at the core of Fudders’ creation.

Fudders is dead, and those who know what to do to stop the malfunction are not doing anything to fix it. Struggling to survive in a world outside her own, she uses her battle tactics to make allies and progress in her quest to protect the world from the glitch. However, when confronted with the answers she’s looking for, Tack is forced to choose between either saving the game or her newfound allies and partner.

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Praise & Reviews

“A surprising and engaging Lit-RPG adventure set in a future where gaming was so evolved (or decadent, depending on your point of view) that humans were employed as avatars… kept me involved in both the game world and the mystery.” —Readers' Favorite

“I was fully enthralled from the first page.” —Early Reader Review

“The most fun I’ve had reading a book in a years. Chelsea Caslie seamlessly blends action, adventure, romance, drama, and fantasy in a whirlwind love letter to video games of all genres.” —Early Reader Review

“An exciting take on video-game genres and multiverse storytelling with lovable characters, fun banter, and pace that makes it impossible to put down.” —Early Reader Review

“An exciting thrill ride. Female led, it adds a new element to the LitRPG genre. Will leave you begging for more!” —Early Reader Review

“Extremely detailed and fantastic world-building and character development… If you love feisty, strong female characters, you’re going to love Lost in Fantasia. All three novels deliver the same emotive entertainment we love to read while relaying the importance of friendship. I can’t recommend it enough.” —Early Reader Review

Chelsea Caslie


Chelsea Caslie is an author, reader, and avid video game player who incorporated all of her passions into one project. A perfect day is when she plays video games with her dog next to her. When it comes to video games the longer and more immersive the better and you’d probably find her playing the same games as the main characters from her debut trilogy. Chelsea was born and raised in California and calls the Bay Area her home with her family and dog.

The Fantasia Series is a Sci-fi and Fantasy trilogy composed of Lost in Fantasia, Fatal Reset, and A Broken Game. Please follow @chellycaz on Twitter!

Books by Chelsea Caslie

Lost in Fantasia

Lost in Fantasia

A Broken Game

A Broken Game

LOST IN FANTASIA (1st Edition) - ISBNs:
Hardcover: 9781990158872
Paperback: 9781990158889
Ebook / Kindle: 9781990158896

Author: Chelsea Caslie
Editor: Alex Williams
Cover Design: Eric Williams

The first edition of LOST IN FANTASIA was released in February 2023.

ADULT FICTION (with Young Adult interest, 16+)
FICTION / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk
FICTION / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure

Themes explored include: Science fiction; Cyberpunk; Contemporary/Futuristic Fantasy; Love and relationships; Themes of death, grief, loss; Interior life; Identity and belonging; Science fiction: near-future; Magical realism; LitRPG: Game-related; Dystopian/utopian fiction

When virtual reality takes over, it’s hard to tell the difference between what's real and what's a part of a game. After Tack's partner disappears, infected by a glitch, she is forced to find answers to determine if he is dead or alive. If Tack can’t stop the glitch, she risks more than just losing her partner forever—everything she knows and loves might disappear.

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