Tuesday, 28 April 2015

The Infinite Expanse, by BC Powell - Review

The Infinite Expanse: by BC Powell
Published by:  BC Powell
Genre:  Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: PDF 387, Paperback 374
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Evil lurks in the desolate Barrens of Krymzyn. For millions of Eras, predators with insatiable cravings have prowled the wasteland. When a traitor of the Delta enters their realm, the solitary beasts may finally have a leader to unite them.

As the new order emerges in the Barrens, Chase and Sash begin their lives together. While Chase fights to prove he belongs in Krymzyn, the power inside Sash flourishes in ways no one could have imagined. But vengeance from the wasteland is soon unleased upon them.

After Chase is trapped deep in the Barrens, his only escape is into the Infinite Expanse. Unaware of the deathly perils that take shape there, he may be lost forever. For Sash to return him from the endless wilderness, she'll have to harness a mystical energy not seen since the beginning of time.

The Infinite Expanse is book two in The Journals of Krymzyn series. This novel is not like anything I’ve ever read before!

Our hero, Chase, apparently dies in his own world of a brain tumour/aneurysm and becomes a permanent resident in the land of Krymzyn. We learn about the strange land of Krymzyn beyond the Delta and the Barrens, out to the Infinite Expanse, and how Chase and Sash, his Krymzyn partner, manage together as an ‘interdimensional’ couple.

There is a very elemental quality to this book. I feel like I’m reading about archetypes. The inhabitants are at baseline an array of colours when seen correctly (vibrations?) though they look much like humans. All the elements of Krymzyn have such strong, vivid colours (the grass is a brilliant red!) that James Cameron’s movie Avatar also comes to mind.

Krymzyn seems to be a place of balance for all of being. They have visitors (Tellers) from all worlds, including the earth, though Chase is the first permanent one. There is a very loving, caring attitude by the inhabitants of the Delta for each other and for all life, and especially between Sash and Chase. I could really feel the special, supportive love they come to have for each other. And we begin to see the inherent and particular power in Sash that promises to grow into something beyond all expectations.

Everyone in Krymzyn has a purpose. For example, ‘travellers’ learn to blend their light, a sort of mental control over one’s physical particles by separating them enough to latch onto streams of light, in order to travel much faster along the light streams to accomplish certain tasks. This is the skill Chase learns, and is such an interesting technique that I’d like to learn it too!

Chase himself begins to affect his new world and those he interacts with. He is eager to be of service and help, a great quality, which gains him acceptance. The inhabitants come to ‘honour’ Chase and respect his earthly ways, thereby learning and acquiring some of them.

We also find that evil lurks in Krymzyn, and is determined to overtake the Delta. This plotline runs parallel to the main story, intersecting at crucial moments, and definitely to continue in book 3.

This book is quite concisely written, and thoroughly explores all its themes and characters. There are many unique beings for the reader to get to know, some themed on our own mythology (I love the serquatines!). The world building is very good and I really feel like I'm there. 

Author B.C. Powell
I found the land of Krymzyn and its inhabitants interesting, though the overall execution a little bit distant, neutral, polite? This may be partly on account of the semi-formal speech that the inhabitants use in communicating with each other.

If you want to break out of a reading rut, reading The Infinite Expanse will do that!  Some sexuality.

Infinite Expanse Available at Amazon


  1. Great review, Kristin! This sounds like a fun read and very unique, too! Glad you liked it! :)

    1. Hi Giselle; thanks for popping over! This book was just so different, glad to be given opp for reviewing.

  2. Hi Kristin,

    Thank you so much for being part of the tour. I appreciate you taking the time to read and review "The Infinite Expanse." Glad you enjoyed it!

    All my best . . . BC Powell

    1. Thanks for visiting BC ! I think this would make an interesting film and hope that's where this goes for you. Have a great tour.

    2. "from your lips to a major studios ears!" LOL. Thank you!


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