“Xannu: the Prophecy” by Paul Dorset is the beginning of an epic tale geared to young readers. A group of school-age kids finds themselves transported into another world, assuming new identities with new abilities they gradually grow in to. As the story moves forward, the seemingly benign adventure becomes more dangerous, challenging the kids to face their fears. All around, it delivers in entertainment as well as the messages of friendship and bravery. Four stars!