Tag Archive for CrossGen

Scion, vol. 3: Divided Loyalties

Ethan’s world is getting both more complicated and simpler at once. As he flees North to escape his enemies, accompanied by the daughter of the Raven Clan Ashleigh, he is faced with the inhuman experiments and cruelty that his own…

The First, vol. 3: Sinister Motives

In an interview at the back of Sinister Motives, Barbara Kesel describes the CrossGen universe as a Buckmister Sphere: “a round shape built of interlocking triangles.” The individual titles (The First, Meridian, Scion, Sojourn, Mystic, and many others) are points…

Crux, vol. 1: Atlantis Rising

Taking off from popluar mythology concerning Atlantis, Crux follows the idea that the mthyical Atlanteans, much more knowledgable and powerful than their Greek neighbors, were both eons beyond the human race and sent to Earth as humanity’s protectors. As this…

Sigil, vol. 1: Mark of Power

Samandahl Rey doesn’t ask much of life. All he wants is to enjoy a night out of gaming, the companionship of his best friend and partner, the sassy Roiya Sintor, and the command of his own ship in the intergalactic…

Mystic, vol. 1: Rite of Passage

Workaholic though I may be, I deeply understand the need to party. Even I need to let everything go, maybe dress up, and go crazy with my friends. Giselle, however, may have run with this urge a little too far.…

Scion, vol. 1: Conflict of Conscience

Rivals clans locked into peace by ancient ritual, an underground resistance, and a chivalric code to rival the Round Table’s. Add to that genetically engineered slaves, computer-controlled dragons, and electronic armor, and you have Scion. This tale artfully combines court…

Scion, vol. 2: Blood for Blood

In this second volume of Scion, young Prince Ethan, having escaped his enemy’s overzealous vengeance, once again walks into danger. He has lost a beloved brother and the heir to the throne at the hands of the same man he…

Ruse, vol. 1: Enter the Detective

I am a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes mysteries. I love period mysteries of all sorts, but nothing quite beats the acid tone and deliciously complex mind games of Holmesian cases. Ruse beautifully plays with the Holmes mythology, featuring a…

Meridian, vol. 3: Taking the Skies

In this third volume of Crossgen’s epic fantasy, the tale shifts into a higher gear. Sephie is growing ever stronger, testing her new powers and blossoming into the leader her father knew she could be. As she grows more confident,…

Meridian, vol. 2: Going to Ground

In my last update I introduced you all to Meridian and the world of Sephie, Minister, girl, and rebellion leader. In Going to Ground, Sephie realizes that though she desperately wants to return to Meridian immediately, in order to defend…

Meridian, vol. 1: Flying Solo

Sephie lives in an ideal world– destined on day to rule as Minister of her land, Meridian, in her father’s place, she adores her family and friends and, most of all, the miraculous floating island she calls home. Everything changes…