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Krytor's Return

(The Crystal Realm #1)

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Two Worlds. One Enemy.

A young boy's amazing journey into a lost subterranean world. Hanging around his neck is the only hope for all mankind.

In an epic urban fantasy, the first book of the Crystal Realm trilogy will take you to a world like no other. Nathan, a 17 year old boy in possession of a mysteriously powerful crystal pendant and being pursued by a rogue leader of
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Paperback, 508 pages
Published September 5th 2011 by Createspace
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Amberwoods
Nov 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Review of The Crystal Realm Krytor’s Return

I read this book when it was first published and I have now finished reading it for the second time. As it’s the first of a trilogy, I know I will be dipping into it yet again when the second book comes out – Yes, it is that good!
The story revolves around seventeen year old Nathan who badly needs a life-style change. He gets off a bus in Brownsville, Kentucky, and quickly finds himself on the wrong side of some nasty characters (loved these guys!). He i
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Gigi S.
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This book, in a word, is abrupt. Straight forward, to the point, 3rd person omnipresent, there you go, take it or leave it. The writing was abrupt, the style was abrupt, the characters were abrupt. Events would come and go so casully and so quickly I literally thought I'd dozed off. The only thing that didn't seem abrupt was the description of the realm and the crystal which may be why I rated the setting over character and plot.

I must say that adven
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Bjørn Sandåker
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it

What is it about Australia that brings us so many good new authors? I was lucky to find Trudi Canavan and her first book The Magicians' Guild and was lost in her great sequels, prequels and other books. Now another australian has arrived, Chris J. Ballantyne.

Krytor's Return is about Nathan, an african-american boy who is a bit lost in the world and seeks his own identity, and his purpose in life. He's good natured and gets into trouble with troublemakers in a small town. He's beaten up badly and
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Chris was born in Kabiningie, South Australia, which is now just a railway station in the Barossa Valley. Chris was adopted as a child and has a younger sister. Raised in Seacombe Gardens, Chris’ family moved to Glenalta, in the Adelaide Hills, where he spent his primary and high school years.

Chris went to Urrbrae Agricultural High School where he had to write his first important piece of writing
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