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Crossover: Krisálys Chronicles of Féyree Paperback – June 20, 2007
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"I give a resounding Wow!" for Claudia Newcorns book, Crossover. This intelligently written adventure story involving old grudges, ambition, love, and other dimensions of existence, also speaks to the difficulties of growing up and making independent, responsible choices. The story follows the personal growth of Danai and her possible importance to the future of her people. Danai and the other young sprytes undergo the rituals of Krisalys in order to obtain their fairy wings. However, it quickly becomes apparent that each of the Rites involved is going to be far more dangerous than the sprytes realize, as not everyone wants them to succeed, or notice that a dark time in fairy history is about to return... by mid-chapter, I was hooked. The tightly written characters and adventures in this volume were engrossing, and although the story can easily be continued in future books, Scroll 1 is complete and satisfying on its own. The terrific storytelling in this book has certainly made me a fan of its author. Crossover: Krisalys Chronicles of Feyree: Scroll 1, by Claudia Newcorn, will appeal to a variety of ages, and is a good choice for those who think, as I did, that fairy-world stories are generally too fluffy. Interesting and unique, this is simply a wonderfully written, action-filled, thoughtful fantasy book. Deb Shunamon, Readerviews.com
With Crossover, Claudia Newcorn has crafted a truly imaginative and breathtaking fantasy realm. Her engrossing storytelling and great attention to detail put Crossover among the top tier of fantasy books, on par with the famous works of Tolkien. Her research and well-laid groundwork have really paid off, as her fantasy world seems surprisingly realistic. The physics are believable, magic has its rules and limitations and every action has a consequence. She brings much needed rhyme and reason to the otherwise anything goes genre of fantasy. Newcorn has even developed a wholly original language system for her characters and fictional world, raising the bar yet another notch. But the real heart and soul of the book are the characters, which are as lifelike and engaging as any you will ever find. The way the characters interact with each other is so natural and real, its easy to forget that theyre only fictional. Newcorns debut novel has set the bar so high that its difficult to imagine what levels the forthcoming installments in the series will achieve. - Nick Pena, Editor, Chart Magazines
Crossover. Krisalys Chronicles of Feyree: Scroll 1
Winner of the 2008 Reviewers Choice Award
Can you surive the danger-filled Rites to earn your wings when even your High Loremaster is set against you?
In the best traditions of high fantasy and the immortal quest, the contemporary saga of the Krisalys Feyree Chronicles is a riveting tale of magic, danger, plots, dreams and ultimate betrayal that will engulf two realms, forcing féyree, dwarves and elves into a perilous struggle to discern truth from trouble as two ancient prophecies pit friends against each other in a battle of beliefs.
How do you convince an ice dragon to give you a tear when you're only three inches high? What do you do when you're dumped off at night in a bog filled with wraiths, and told "Hope to see you in the morning"? Crossover's gripping adventure weaves a fascinating saga in which féyree struggle through increasingly dangerous Rites in a quest to earn their wings, even as shadows of a forgotten prophecy gather to change their realm.
The saga continues in Dark Fire: Scroll 2 and concludes (for the moment) with Firestar: Scroll 3.
Top Customer Reviews
Danai and her fellow sprytes must survive the nine Rites of Krisalys in order to earn their wings and be given the gift of flight. Guided by their solemn mentors and overseen by the mysterious and harsh Dolmen, they grow up fast as each day brings some new risk and reward. It soon becomes clear that Danai is chosen by some higher power to save her people from some great threat in the future, though the Dolmen denies it and calls her merely evil. She must overcome him, her own doubts and the love and loss of her friends to succeed.
This is a charming story in the spirit and style of Lord of the Rings. It's the best fantasy novel I've read to date. Ms. Newcorn created her own images and the language is fascinating. I love her name for things. Insects are manylegs, butterflies have become flutterbies and many more. My favorite is her name for spiders - webbers.
I recommend you try this book if you love fantasy, or just a good story that holds together and is true to its own internal rules. Book 2 will be available sometime this summer. This is a quality self-published book. (Gee, there really is such a thing!)
Her research and well laid groundwork have really paid off, as her fantasy world seems surprisingly realistic. The physics are believable, magic has its rules and limitations and every action has a consequence. She brings much needed rhyme and reason to the otherwise "anything goes" genre of fantasy. Newcorn has even developed a wholly original language system for her characters and fictional world, raising the bar yet another notch.
But the real heart and soul of the book are the characters, which are as lifelike and engaging as any you will ever find. The way the characters interact with each other is so natural and real, it's easy to forget that they're only fictional.
Newcorn's debut novel has set the bar so high that it's difficult to imagine what levels the forthcoming installments in the series will achieve.
This is a book worth reading.
It is a thrilling, fantastical adventure, combining many mythical creatures and different languages that meld into a wonderful read!
I recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy!
Carolyn S., 12 years old, California
From the time I picked it up, I could NOT put this book down the entire time I was in Europe--
All I have to say is BUY THIS BOOK, READ and wait patiently for the next, if you can!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Crossover is suspenseful, surprising, wholesome, and thought provoking.
I love the sprinkling of faerie words scattered throughout the book - enough to entice, but not... Read more
Creatively entertaining! As a lover of fantasy books and movies, Claudia's 'Crossover' rates right up there on the 'A' list! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kelly Smith
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Crossover and commend the author on an incredibly well written and captivating book!! Read morePublished 23 months ago by MMS
I am allway interested in science fiction in book. Now that I have a kindle, it is easier for me to read the book I love. Read morePublished on June 1, 2013 by Guimont Carrier
What a fun and exciting book. I love Faerie fantasy.Claudia has found a way to draw you in and keep you in the story.My wings are fluttering for more..Thanks Claudia.Published on February 28, 2012 by Ms Bookmark
The best that can possibly be said of this book is that it's entertainingly awful. The writing is lackluster, the characters are flat, the world is bland, and the story-telling is... Read morePublished on August 6, 2011 by Ash
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