The First Door

Episode 1 of The Adventures of Benjamin Crosse

Fiction - Humor/Comedy
48 Pages
Reviewed on 12/01/2015
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Author Biography

Rain Oxford is a teacher who has been writing for more than half of her life. The Asian-influenced cultures she creates were inspired by Japan, where she attended Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. She does most of her writing in a secluded cabin in the woods with a four-pound Maltese as a companion. When she’s not teaching or creating worlds, she usually enjoys cooking, playing the piano, or photographing exotic wildlife.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite

The First Door is the first book in The Adventures of Benjamin Crosse series by Rain Oxford and A.M. Oxford. When Benjamin Crosse’s long lost uncle reaches out to him for help, he does not know what to expect. His uncle tries to tell him that things are not as they seem. It is not until Benjamin ventures through a mysterious door that he starts to believe his uncle.

The story is like an adult version of Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia combined. There are fairies, wizards, and weird creatures. The story is funny at times and the events that occur make it hard to believe and even harder to put down. The character of Benjamin is likeable and, just like me, looks for answers in a world he does not understand. If the first door led him to this different world, I cannot imagine where the other doors lead.

I was completely hooked by the time I got to the last page. I wish that the authors had told a little bit more of the story before abruptly saying “to be continued.” I hoped the first story might have ended with Benjamin achieving some answers or returning through the same door. What occurs is still worth reading, but be warned you may become anxious for some answers like I did. I think that this series has the potential to be really good. I recommend this book if you like fantasy series. I personally NEED to know what happens to Benjamin next, so I will be impatiently waiting for the next in the series.