Reviewed by Rolanda Lyles for Readers' Favorite
In X World Episode One: The Magic Krystal, C.S. Larsen introduces readers to the Sterling brothers, Ben and Jon, who love to play and go on quests together. The eldest, Jon, believes that everything can be proven with science and facts. Their father persuades them to have an adventure in the attic to investigate the strange noises that occur at night. The boys decide to undertake this mission and discover the Magic Krystal. They also meet the menacing Mr. Frederick Fillbourne who also wants the Magic Krystal. Fillbourne takes the boys' parents and leaves them a note wanting to exchange them for the Krystal. Along the way, they meet a magical girl named Chi who helps them. They learn about the mysterious X World and the universe. The world as they knew it is about to change. Will the boys be able to rescue their parents and in the process learn more about themselves?
C.S. Larsen's X World Episode One is the first story in an epic fantasy series about magic and good versus evil. The Sterling brothers are embarking on an unexpected journey like no other. Larsen's writing is full of action, and suspense, and throws you right into the thick of things. I can't wait to see what happens next when the boys reach the X World! This is a captivating quick read that kids and adults who enjoy magic and fantasy adventure stories will enjoy.