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Eikasia by Illise Montoya

An adventure of love and magic. 

On a tower of metal and light, a girl faces an uncertain future. Awash with the tears of gods, a warrior stares down the universe. Together they journey across dangerous lands, to spare the world a demon’s madness. Romance and dark fantasy blend together in this interesting tale about the things we see and the things we don’t.

Eikasia—Sometimes, all you need is a little perspective.

Note: Eikasia contains pervasive graphic violence; also, some graphic sexual content and harsh language.


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Listed: Sep 17, 2008

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Good start

By Sonja Nitschke, editor

Sep 29, 2008: I wasn’t sure if I’d like Eikasia. In some ways, I’m still not sure partially because the story is still just beginning.

However, the story starts out solidly enough. We are introduced to Nyx, a shape shifter (always fun). I don’t necessarily agree with why she is stealing, but over all she is a sympathetic character without it feeling forced with the "take pity on me syndrome" so many stories have.

She then meets Elmiryn, who saves her life. I think that Nyx could have been a little more grateful about it, but perhaps it was just her feline nature (you know those cats, terribly ungrateful creatures).

As with most fantasy, there is a quest involved but it doesn’t involve saving the world from the Big Bad (well so far at least) so bonus points for that.

The writing is mostly solid. Sometimes it gets a bit too mythic and grand for its own good with an overuse of adverbs, but that is forgivable.

I’ll be keeping an eye on this one and, since it’s still updating and still "young", this review is subject to change.

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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 [more . . .]

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If I could be like Xena

By bozaki87, member

Apr 28, 2012: I stumbled on this novel late one night after looking for hours on forums for some fantasy fiction worth my while.

While I do not consider myself too picky when it comes to fiction, I find reading online too be too tiring and I usually get bored easily. I can’t say that this has happened with Eikasia yet.

The story follows a young shapeshifter, Nyx, who stumbles on a controversial fighter, Elle. [more . . .]

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Nomen est omen

By Eldoran, member

Dec 12, 2009: Eikasia is quite unusual fantasy story. Similar to "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R. R. Martin it is told as seen by some of the protagonists, most of the time that is Elmiryn and Nyx. Later a few others are included. What’s really special is that not only they are quite believable persons with a very different background, virtually any of them has a serious mental problem. For example Nyx has troubles with her animal side and Elmiryn suffers from a curse that warps her perception. So [more . . .]

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