Sarah Stella

Vitam Impendere Vero (X-Files/Wind In The Door)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 24th January 2001 (8)

When I saw this crossover, I thought, hey, great! I wonder what the author will do with Madeline L'Engle's universe meets the X-Files? Apparently not much. This story is a re-telling of a portion of "A Wind in the Door", with Scully taking the Meg role, and Mulder taking the Calvin role, and The Well-Manicured Man taking the Mr Jenkins role. In other words this is an insertion story. And like every other insertion story I've read, one is better off with the original. It doesn't make sense to use Madeline L'Engle's plot as well as her setting, because the plot doesn't fit these other characters as well as it fits the characters it was written for. Shakespeare could do it, but most of us aren't that good.