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EIKASIA

Eikasia is an intriguing fantasy novel with philosophical and psychological elements

By anomaly, member

Jul 13, 2013: What makes Eikasia an original and interesting fantasy novel is the fact that its two main characters, Nyx and Elmiryn, have mental maladies and unconventional ways of seeing the world. I was also pleased with the subtle featuring of philosophical ideas, ethics, and complex relational dynamics between all of the varied and fairly-realistic characters. The plot was exciting and compelled me to read continuously to get to the latest update.

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EIKASIA

A story of ideas

By Myyst, member

Feb 15, 2013: Eikasia is a story of ideas. A story where the major battles are interior, while the demons might be real, yet they might be not. Thus said, Eikasia is a great story of ideas. One that really matters. Full of darkness and danger . . . 

The journey begins in a village’s common outskirts, where Nyx, an ever out of place shapeshifter girl, stumbles on Elmiryn, a former warrior with a controversial sense of humour.

The writer’s pen follows with care their adventures in a land of magic and myths, while developing their deep romantic relationship and a captivating fantasy world that leads to a diversity of interesting paths for the mind. Did I already mention that Eikasia is a story of ideas? Well, it really is, in a diversity of what that may means.

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EIKASIA

Fantasy Buddy Movie

By Palladian, author of Super

Sep 18, 2012: Although I’ve only read the first of three parts of Eikasia, I wanted to review it now so that I could let everyone know how much I love it so far. I may as well say I inhaled the first part of this story, because once I started reading it, it was difficult to stop. I was drawn in right away by the way the author made the two main characters, Nyx and Elmiryn, so real. She’s written them into reality: good qualities, problems, bad habits and all, and I found I could relate to them right away.

The dialogue between them was one of the things that drew me in, as well. Their conversations span the playful to the dead serious and everywhere in between, and the author does a very good job of developing the voice of each characters completely differently. I also really liked the skillful way she gradually reveals each of them, starting with everything you can see from the outside and little by little, as they become comfortable with one another, filling out the picture of who they are and what path their previous lives took.

The plot itself is interesting, starting with the saving of a life and setting out on a quest, and gets more complicated from there. The author is also good at throwing in interesting plot twists as the story unfolds, so that readers can’t be absolutely sure they know where the story is going next.

The one thing that bothered me about the story so far is the way the author chooses to write some confused/disordered thinking of the main characters. It was interesting at first, in the manner of a curiosity, but there was enough of it that I felt I’d already gotten the sense of what she was trying to convey and it seemed a bit tedious. I have to admit that I skimmed through some of those sections, which is, I know, not what an author would want to hear. If there’s some way to condense some of those sections, it might benefit some of your readers.

At any rate, I’d definitely recommend this story to fantasy fans, especially those interested in female-centric stories, and anyone who’s fond of the ‘buddy movie’ type of story, which I found myself thinking of at various times as I read this piece. All in all, a compelling and fairly polished story.

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