Krymzyn

Krymzyn

by BC Powell

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Overview

Chase was twelve the first time he arrived in a strange land where dark, ominous clouds never move, ancient trees violently spring to life during Darkness, and people seem to live without emotion. Doctors tell him they're hallucinations, but he knows his visits are real. She's there-Sash-and she's more real than anyone he's ever known.

His visits stop but, as years pass, the memories haunt Chase. Without warning, the young man suddenly finds himself again in a world called Krymzyn. Arriving during Darkness, he's rescued from death by the extraordinary, beautiful but terrifying young woman he first met when he was twelve.

When Chase is thrust into the war of balance against vile creatures who threaten all who live there, Sash helps him understand his purpose in Krymzyn. A dark secret from the beginning of time reveals he might be able to stay there forever. To prove he belongs in Krymzyn and be with the only woman he can ever love, Chase will have to risk his own life in the ultimate battle.

This is a new adult work of fiction intended for mature audiences 17 and older.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990500711
Publisher: BC Powell
Publication date: 09/19/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

BC Powell is a fantasy author from Los Angeles, CA. "Krymzyn" is his debut science fiction fantasy novel, the first in a series titled "The Journals of Krymzyn."

Powell has a diverse background, having held several creative positions in the entertainment industry, including executive roles at ABC-TV and Technicolor. In recent years, he's authored several non-fiction works, primarily educational books and training programs for trading the financial markets. He dual majored in journalism and philosophy at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Writing fiction has been his lifelong passion and goal. "Krymzyn" is his first published novel and represents, in his words, "finally finding the story I want to tell with characters that are able to bring that story to life." He's an avid reader and lists Ernest Hemingway, Frank L. Herbert, Stephen King, Jane Austen, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. as his favorite authors.

Brad, as he prefers to go by in personal communication, lives with his longtime girlfriend, three sons from a previous marriage, and their rescue dog and cat. He enjoys hiking, ocean kayaking, spending time at Southern California beaches, movies, and reading.

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Krymzyn 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
Thrilling and spellbinding, this book drew me in from the very first page and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment spent in Krymzyn. Even with the evil that lurked, it was a fascinating world that I wanted to get lost in, very much the same way Chase did. With intriguing characters and interesting plot twists, this book was a wonderful read. I enjoyed the mix between reality and fantasy, and although my heart broke for Chase in the real world, there was plenty of excitement when he returned to Krymzyn. From exploring this new world, to the epic battle that ultimately decided his fate, there was never a dull moment. This book will delight readers with its action, adventure and even a bit of romance. 
ConciseReviewsByMichelleL More than 1 year ago
I liked this book, but not loved it. It's not anything specific, as its written really well, and the characters are very likable. The world building was amazing. I could see it all in my head as Krymzyn was described. I guess it was part that it was almost unbelievable, in the same way his doctors and parents thought he was have hallucinations during a seizure because of the brain tumor, and he only "visited" this place when he was in the seizures that this happen, so it sure makes us think this as well. But as it goes on, it does seem he really does visit this place called Krymzyn and meets Sash, a very unusual girl. But one thing too again, that makes me think, that it's not another world, but more a possibility of an afterlife, almost as if he gets a glimpse of it, like its where he will go when he dies. Though in that world it is said that if he died in the real world, while he was there, he could stay. So not sure. Guess I need to make myself believe it's actually another dimension/world of sorts like I think the author wants us to. I read a ton of paranormal/dystopian/sci-fi/fantasy books, in fact it's all I read, so I can easily get caught up in the "non-normal" but this book gave me too much feel of the normal, that it made it harder to believe. Can't pinpoint what it was that gave me that overall feel. But I think I may like the next book better, as it sounds like it may strictly be in the other world of Kryzmyn and not our real world. At least I am hoping anyway. I will say I did not like the part toward the end, as his entrance into Krymzyn was not something I liked to read about, and sure do not think that is something that should be in a book. Just my opinion, and do not want to say exactly what it is, so not to spoil it. I know the author made a note that they do not condone this type of thing, but it still didn't sit right with me. I still do like this book, and found it a very interesting read, and think anyone who likes fantasy books with some real world in it, will like it as well. I will say I didn't feel there is anything sci-fi about this book, just straight fantasy. When I think of sci-fi I think futuristic stuff or strange technology, stuff like that. My personal opinion of course. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review
APratt0414 More than 1 year ago
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.* This book is so insanely different from anything that I have ever read that it's hard to write the review for it. The synopsis doesn't really do the book justice. It's so much more than this condensed version. I really enjoyed the dynamic in this story. We get the story told from Chase's perspective from when he is young up to adulthood. He is a seemingly normal kid who has an abnormal situation. He suffers these "seizures" of sorts and ends up in a foreign land that he can't believe is real. But it is. The imagery that BC Powell portrays in this book is so vivid that you feel as though you are there watching everything happen with your own eyes. The world of Krymzyn is a very odd place but you don't feel like it's confusing or feel disoriented when reading about it. I would love to see some of these images from the book made into pictures. I can imagine them in my head but they are so beautiful and interesting that they should be available for all to see. This would make an excellent graphic novel. I give this 5 books.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite Krymzyn (The Journals of Krymzyn Book 1) by BC Powell is the first book in a series (with the next one being published in 2015) about the world of Krymzyn. It is a world or rather plane that is connected to all other planes, and it is the only one in which complete balance exists between all aspects of life. Every now and then, a so-called Teller from other plane arrives on Krymzyn to tell the inhabitants about his or her plane - so that Krymzyn can help with any imbalances, or allow the other plane to self-destruct. When Chase (from planet Earth) arrives, he not only arrives in a different place than all other Tellers, he also arrives for no good reason (at first) because Krymzyn recently had a Teller from Earth - and many strange things happen every time Chase occurs. His problem is that he can only get to Krymzyn when a brain tumor develops in his head, and seizures take him to the other plane.  Krymzyn by BC Powell is a rather unusual story, which is a good thing because with other books you can often anticipate what will happen. Krymzyn is not only a very interesting fantasy story, but it also talks about a variety of philosophical issues (if you have the mind to find them and understand them). There are issues like where does beauty really come from, which path do you take when both options lead to suffering of other people etc. It is definitely worth a read for everyone who enjoys fantasy that is different (no elves and dwarves here).
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lorena Sanqui for Readers' Favorite In Krymzyn (The Journals of Krymzyn Book 1) by BC Powell, Chase was 12 years old when he first traveled to Krymzyn. The doctor said that the tumor was causing the hypnagogic hallucinations he was experiencing but Sash, the girl he met there, and the place seemed very real to him. The tumor was removed and he wasn’t able to go back to Krymzyn. The place stayed with him though and he paints it whenever he can. When Chase was 17, the seizures and the tumor returned. He was also able to go back to Krymzyn. This time he spent more time with Sash and feelings grew. When the tumor was removed for the second time, Chase sometimes wished that he was still sick so he could go back to the other plane. When a third tumor grew, Chase found himself having to decide whether to let the cancer grow so he could go back and be with Sash or remove the growth once and for all. Krymzyn (The Journals of Krymzyn Book 1) by BC Powell is intriguing and a strong start to a very promising series. It was a page turner. It wasn’t action packed but I didn’t know what would happen in every chapter, keeping the book full of surprises. The main plot where Chase has to have a tumor and be in pain to go back to Krymzyn and see Sash again was sad, but if I think about how he would endure the sickness just to see her, I found it sweet and romantic. It wasn’t just their love story though, it was also the setting, the fight scenes, the way of life, their philosophies and limited emotions in Krymzyn, the characters and everything else that I enjoyed reading. I was pleased and entertained with every page of it and can’t wait to read the next book. I find the ending a little unbelievable so I would love to know what twists would happen next in the series.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Krymzyn (The Journals of Krymzyn Book 1) by BC Powell is a dark fantasy story. Chase is young when he has visions of a strange place with storm clouds, a field of red grass and really bright light. He could also see a girl kneeling in front of a huge tree surrounded by streams of light. Doctors think he is delusional, but Chase knows it's real and the girl is also real. But as years pass by, these memories stay in his mind and haunt him. One fine day Chase finds himself without any warning in a different world called Krymzyn. And here he meets a woman, Sash. And, strangely, she is the girl he saw when he was twelve. Sash guides him through his adventures in Krymzyn as he has to encounter the dark creatures living there. Will Chase be victorious in his mission and will Sash support him? The plot is intriguingly mysterious. The different elements and the visions Chase experiences add to the plot. The language is exquisite and that complements the mysterious quality of the story, the characters and the scenes. Chase realizes that a lot of things don't happen in Krymzyn, such as people don't smile, and they don't draw pictures using pencil and paper. I found the story compelling and disturbing at the same time. The world of Krymzyn is unique and extraordinary and has been sketched well by the author, leaving readers curious and eager to know more about it.