Day 50: The Crossover by Larry Kollar
Summary From Goodreads:
The warrior-mage Chelinn and his friend Lodrán have visited many strange places. But when a curse goes awry, sending them to a world where mundane devices have supplanted magic, nothing is familiar at first. Then, after rescuing a merchant, they find themselves embroiled in a far more dangerous situation.
As hundreds of lives hang in the balance, two heroes and their new friends must use all their talents to foil an evil plot — and survive until they can catch a rainbow and return home.
The Crossover brings classic fantasy characters into a modern-day setting. Neither Earth nor Termag will ever be the same!
I received an eBook copy of The Crossover from Larry Kollar in exchange for an honest review, this in no way affected my opinion of the piece.
It’s time for another edition of Frodo’s Hobbit Sized Reviews! This is where I write a review in the time I have before I go to work or before I go to bed. Short and sweet just like 2nd breakfast!
The Crossover is a fun-filled novella that explores travelling to a different world, only in this case it is from one called Termag to our own. That reversal of the norm allows for new ideas to come into question such as if there is still magic in a world that is so filled and reliant on technology. If there is what is its purpose, who can use it and to what ends? That is part of what Chelinn and Lodrán have to figure out as they try to become accustomed to the strange ways of Earth.
The main characters are wonderful. The banter between Chelinn and Lodrán is often hilarious and the different things that they are unaware of once transported to Earth make for more humorous displays. The novella does start a bit slow with the talk aboard the ship, and there are some things I didn’t care for at that beginning stage (the song lyric changes most notably felt corny/childish). However, that is all soon forgotten when the battle scenes begin, which I must say were done splendidly, Kollar definitely has a knack for them.
I thought that there were a lot of possibilities for this to continue into another story or two, or even a full length novel if Kollar wants to go that route. The characters are easy to latch onto and enjoy, the plot was fun and the idea of magic in our world is always a crowd pleaser. I recommend this to fantasy fans as well as anyone who likes a quick and enjoyable read. Thanks as always for reading and come back tomorrow for Day 51!
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge #50/365