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EIKASIA

Rocks Fall. Everyone dies.

By Tim Holtorf, author of Rocket Fox

Feb 3, 2010: Rocks fall.

Everyone dies.

That was just one of the many memorable moments I found reading this. I actually had to pull myself away at one point, having completed the first seven chapters in one sitting.

The story revolves around Elmyrin and Nyx, and explores their relationship as they venture through their quest. Really Elmyrin’s quest.

As the story passes, the reader is slowly introduced to the past of these two women. Both outcasts from their own worlds. At first, it was a little difficult to understand the quick change in point of view, but after a while became clear. Nyx always tells her story in first person, while the reader is allowed to watch from Elmyrin’s point of view. Elle never speaks to the reader in first person. And at times when Nyx would shift into her feline form, the sentences become disjointed and rather abrupt. I liked that, because it showed an internal battle within Nyx.

As this continues I will continue reading. As I said, it is hard to tear yourself away from it.

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EIKASIA

Great Read

By vannito, member

Dec 7, 2009: I recently came across Eikasia. Actually very recently: just yesterday which worked out well for me because I read all 12 chapters and have a very good opinion about this story.

First of all I love fantasy novels. And this serial novel has a lot of fantasy. It has shifters, warriors, and other magical beings that I don’t really know how to classify. However, its not the fantasy I am used to. That being said, the author is really good at not writing a typical warrior and shifter fantasy. As other reviews note, there is a quest, but I don’t find that to be the overlying point of what is happening in this story. It seems to be more about identity. And thats what makes it so enjoyable. As Nyx and Elmiryn (the two female leads of the story) find each other and dig into their pasts they really start to learn about themselves as well. I think anyone who is also finding themselves will enjoy reading about the obstacles of these two women.

Secondly, I am a reader that looks at the whole story. I don’t dissect grammar or whether something could be said differently. I am all about what’s happening, why’s it happening, and who’s it happening to. So basically, when I read I focus on the characters and the plot.I will say I love these characters. The author writes in language of today and plays with it. I love language and the way language and words are thrown in dialogue makes it really fun to read. I can honestly say a few parts made me laugh. At the same time, its really easy to love these characters.

The chapters are broken down in different voices. There are some pros and cons to that. When Nyx is the narrator the part is in first person, but everyone else as narrator is third person. Which leads me to believe that Nyx is supposed to be the main character. However, its misleading because sometimes you are in Elmiryn’s head. If you aren’t big on change of view than you might not like the constant switching. But it does help to tell the plot since certain scenes aren’t happening to both.

Lastly, there is romance. I have no problem with lesbians and if you are turned off by just the mention of two women together. Don’t read this. However, I find the romance to be intriguing and so far innocent. I actually find it very similar to the romance of When Women Were Warriors. So if you liked that novel you will love this. Especially since there is fighting!

I am so glad that I read the 12 chapters within a very short period of time but now I can’t wait for the next section. It is definitely a serial novel you should keep your eye on!

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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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