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Aeons once ruled the world with a power called Ethermancy. They reigned for centuries until a human faction called the Templars overthrew them. Now, their empire lays in ruin, and the survivors hide in every corner of the world.

Nahlia is a librarian’s apprentice who’s obsessed with Aeon lore. Until now, she had only read of their powers. But when the Templars attack her family, Nahlia is forced to infiltrate a secret academy and rise beyond everything she’s ever known.

Book 1 (The Lost Redeemer) is complete.

Book 2 (The Justicar's Heir) is complete.

Book 2.5 (Sky Pirates) is complete.

Book 3 (The Crowned Sanctifier) is complete!

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Book 1 - Chapter 1: No Place for Aeons ago
Book 1 - Chapter 2: The Templars ago
Book 1 - Chapter 3: Graywind Pass ago
Book 1 - Chapter 4: The Ethereal ago
Book 1 - Chapter 5: Flesh and Blood ago
Book 1 - Chapter 6: Golden-Eyed ago
Book 1 - Chapter 7: The Nature of Dreams ago
Book 1 - Chapter 8: City of Steel ago
Book 1 - Chapter 9: The Prince of Dragonshard ago
Book 1 - Chapter 10: Dwindling Flames ago
Book 1 - Chapter 11: Guest Clothes ago
Book 1 - Chapter 12: One of Them ago
Book 1 - Chapter 13: The Brink of War ago
Book 1 - Chapter 14: Blindfolded ago
Book 1 - Chapter 15: The White Council ago
Book 1 - Chapter 16: The Warrior's Calling ago
Book 1 - Chapter 17: Fire From the Sky ago
Book 1 - Chapter 18: Wolfe Clan ago
Book 1 - Chapter 19: No Sweeter Sound ago
Book 1 - Chapter 20: A City Never Conquered ago
Book 1 - Chapter 21: Half-Blood ago
Book 1 - Chapter 22: A Light in the Darkness ago
Book 1 - Chapter 23: Sunform ago
Book 1 - Chapter 24: Raiden's Blade ago
Book 1 - Chapter 25: A Forest in the Night ago
Book 1 - Chapter 26: Master of Dreams ago
Book 1 - Chapter 27: To Kill an Army ago
Book 1 - Chapter 28: Priceless ago
Book 1 - Chapter 29: Shards of Etherite ago
Book 1 - Chapter 30: A Forbidden Oasis ago
Book 1 - Chapter 31: The Testament of Virtue ago
Book 1 - Chapter 32: Betrayal ago
Book 1 - Chapter 33: Opportunity ago
Book 1 - Chapter 34: The Faintest Scar ago
Book 1 - Chapter 35: In a Heartbeat ago
Book 1 - Chapter 36: A Different World ago
Book 1 - Chapter 37: Merciless ago
Book 1 - Chapter 38: One Mistake ago
Book 1 - Chapter 39: Just a Boy ago
Book 1 - Chapter 40: True Clarity ago
Book 1 - Chapter 41: Playing with Fire ago
Book 1 - Chapter 42: Fear, Loss, or Pain ago
Book 1 - Chapter 43: A Story Untold ago
Book 1 - Chapter 44: The Heirloom ago
Book 1 - Chapter 45: Without War ago
Book 1 - Chapter 46: Black by Flame ago
Book 1 - Chapter 47: Treason ago
Book 1 - Chapter 48: Expendable ago
Book 1 - Chapter 49: By the Laws of Aegon ago
Book 1 - Chapter 50: Risen from Legend ago
Book 1 - Chapter 51: The Power to Destroy ago
Book 1 - Chapter 52: Justice ago
Book 1 - Chapter 53: Tonight ago
Book 1 - Chapter 54: For Whitecliff ago
Book 1 - Chapter 55: A New Reason to Live ago
Book 1 - Chapter 56: Into the Caves ago
Book 1 - Chapter 57: Sabotage ago
Book 1 - Chapter 58: The Front Lines ago
Book 1 - Chapter 59: Buried Alive ago
Book 1 - Chapter 60: Ascendancy ago
Book 1 - Chapter 61: The Codex ago
Book 1 - Chapter 62: Chain of Deceit ago
Book 1 - Chapter 63: Knight Commander ago
Book 1 - Chapter 64: Strength and Fortitude ago
Book 1 - Chapter 65: To Preserve and Protect ago
Book 1 - Chapter 66: A Unified Realm ago
Book 1 - Chapter 67: A Chance for Redemption ago
Book 1 - Appendix: Characters ago
Book 2 - Chapter 1: A New Emperor ago
Book 2 - Chapter 2: The Moonstone ago
Book 2 - Chapter 3: The Words of Raiden ago
Book 2 - Chapter 4: Kings and Pawns ago
Book 2 - Chapter 5: A New Reason to Fight ago
Book 2 - Chapter 6: Assassins ago
Book 2 - Chapter 7: Torn Between Worlds ago
Book 2 - Chapter 8: To Starglade ago
Book 2 - Chapter 9: Shattered Chains ago
Book 2 - Chapter 10: Moonform ago
Book 2 - Chapter 11: Strength of Will ago
Book 2 - Chapter 12: The Gates of Eternity ago
Book 2 - Chapter 13: A Way Inside ago
Book 2 - Chapter 14: Alone ago
Book 2 - Chapter 15: Sanctuary ago
Book 2 - Chapter 16: The Codex ago
Book 2 - Chapter 17: Nightbridge ago
Book 2 - Chapter 18: Brass Bloods ago
Book 2 - Chapter 19: The Age of Archaeons ago
Book 2 - Chapter 20: A Taste of Pain ago
Book 2 - Chapter 21: The Onyx Company ago
Book 2 - Chapter 22: No Middle Ground ago
Book 2 - Chapter 23: Around One Hearth ago
Book 2 - Chapter 24: Empathy ago
Book 2 - Chapter 25: Bondforging ago
Book 2 - Chapter 26: Pride ago
Book 2 - Chapter 27: Serenity ago
Book 2 - Chapter 28: Kings of Ashes ago
Book 2 - Chapter 29: Reunions ago
Book 2 - Chapter 30: Balance ago
Book 2 - Chapter 31: Beyond This World ago
Book 2 - Chapter 32: The Black Steppes ago
Book 2 - Chapter 33: Life and Death ago
Book 2 - Chapter 34: Aftermath ago
Book 2 - Chapter 35: Traitor ago
Book 2 - Chapter 36: Villa Solizhan ago
Book 2 - Chapter 37: Connections ago
Book 2 - Chapter 38: Last Chance ago
Book 2 - Chapter 39: Charging Into Fire ago
Book 2 - Chapter 40: The Right Words ago
Book 2 - Chapter 41: War Room ago
Book 2 - Chapter 42: Hope ago
Bonus: Ethermancy Glossary ago
Book 2 - Chapter 43: Sincerely Yours ago
Book 2 - Chapter 44: Steelbreaker ago
Book 2 - Chapter 45: Dragonshard ago
Book 2 - Chapter 46: Before the Storm ago
Book 2 - Chapter 47: A True Leader ago
Book 2 - Chapter 48: The Sile’zhar Creed ago
Book 2 - Chapter 49: Between Realms ago
Book 2 - Chapter 50: Illusion ago
Book 2 - Chapter 51: Peace ago
Book 2 - Chapter 52: Honor ago
Book 2 - Chapter 53: The Night Sky ago
Book 2 - Chapter 54: Revivals ago
Book 2 - Chapter 55: The Power to Destroy ago
Book 2 - Chapter 56: Infinitely Greater ago
Book 2 - Chapter 57: Bent or Broken ago
Book 2 - Chapter 58: Humanity’s Best ago
Book 2 - Chapter 59: Kin and Countrymen ago
Book 2 - Chapter 60: Burning Embers ago
Book 2 - Chapter 61: A Tyrant to Kill ago
Book 2 - Chapter 62: From the Shadows ago
Book 2 - Chapter 63: Within Reach ago
Book 2 - Chapter 64: The Sword of Aegon ago
Book 2 - Chapter 65: The Only Redeemer ago
Book 2 - Chapter 66: The Words of Vashet ago
Book 2 - Chapter 67: A New Age ago
Book 2 - Epilogue: The Heirs of Reverie ago
Book 2.5 - Chapter 1: The King of Dragonshard ago
Book 2.5 - Chapter 2: The Invitation ago
Book 2.5 - Chapter 3: Acceptance ago
Book 2.5 - Chapter 4: The Long Game ago
Book 2.5 - Chapter 5: Farseer Falls ago
Book 2.5 - Chapter 6: Trust ago
Book 2.5 - Chapter 7: From the Sky ago
Book 3 - Chapter 1: Exile ago
Book 3 - Chapter 2: Built for War ago
Book 3 - Chapter 3: The Sky Pirate King ago
Book 3 - Chapter 4: Worse Than Death ago
Book 3 - Chapter 5: Lady Raider ago
Book 3 - Chapter 6: Noble Rulers ago
Book 3 - Chapter 7: Fonder Memories ago
Book 3 - Chapter 8: A Lesson in Strength ago
Book 3 - Chapter 9: Revolution ago
Book 3 - Chapter 10: To Tongshan ago
Book 3 - Chapter 11: Poetic Justice ago
Book 3 - Chapter 12: Stained with Blood ago
Book 3 - Chapter 13: The Ashmount ago
Book 3 - Chapter 14: True Invisibility ago
Book 3 - Chapter 15: Wanted ago
Book 3 - Chapter 16: Raiden's Codex ago
Book 3 - Chapter 17: Broken ago
Book 3 - Chapter 18: Aeon Souls ago
Book 3 - Chapter 19: Shattered Crystals ago
Book 3 - Chapter 20: The Western Wall ago
Book 3 - Chapter 21: Fire From the Sky ago
Book 3 - Chapter 22: Pretending ago
Book 3 - Chapter 23: The Emperor's Shield ago
Book 3 - Chapter 24: Redcliff Enclave ago
Book 3 - Chapter 25: Waiting to Burn ago
Book 3 - Chapter 26: Warlord ago
Book 3 - Chapter 27: Strength and Weakness ago
Book 3 - Chapter 28: Vauldenport ago
Book 3 - Chapter 29: The Balance of Power ago
Book 3 - Chapter 30: From the Ashes ago
Book 3 - Chapter 31: Bloodsong ago
Book 3 - Chapter 32: Civilization ago
Book 3 - Chapter 33: Unfinished Business ago
Book 3 - Chapter 34: Revelations ago
Book 3 - Chapter 35: Perfection ago
Book 3 - Chapter 36: Bloodlines ago
Book 3 - Chapter 37: Before Nightfall ago
Book 3 - Chapter 38: Deception ago
Book 3 - Chapter 39: Choices ago
Book 3 - Chapter 40: Invasion ago
Book 3 - Chapter 41: Steelbreaker ago
Book 3 - Chapter 42: Rings of Moonfire ago
Book 3 - Chapter 43: Escaped ago
Book 3 - Chapter 44: Final Stand ago
Book 3 - Chapter 45: Faith ago
Book 3 - Chapter 46: Origins ago
Book 3 - Chapter 47: The Eve of Battle ago
Book 3 - Chapter 48: The First Step ago
Book 3 - Chapter 49: Aegon’s Throne ago
Book 3 - Chapter 50: Against the Current ago
Book 3 - Chapter 51: Tunnel Vision ago
Book 3 - Chapter 52: A Second Revolution ago
Book 3 - Chapter 53: The Heirs of Kalazhan ago
Book 3 - Chapter 54: A Perfect Mirror ago
Book 3 - Chapter 55: Focal Points ago
Book 3 - Chapter 56: Soulfire ago
Book 3 - Chapter 57: Phantom Pain ago
Book 3 - Chapter 58: Future Generations ago
Book 3 - Chapter 59: The Power to Destroy ago
Book 3 - Chapter 60: Ascension ago
Book 3 - Epilogue: Fate Itself ago

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Cocop (Cale Plamann)

Perplexingly, this novel starts slow and a little laden with lore.  Don't let that slow you down.  It quickly speeds up into the tale of a young girl thrown into a magical world that she struggles to understand.  It IS written more like a traditional novel than a light novel, but I consider that to be an asset rather than a fault.  Just be aware that it flows a bit differently than what you'd expect.

It is well written and enjoyable.  Perhaps a little slower to get rolling than I'd like and with a little bit of lead footedness near the beginning but it quickly picks up into a well written and enjoyable read.

I didn't notice anything so very good.

The world is dense with lore and the author does a good job of introducing it without exposition dumping.  It feels like a well planned out and lived in world rather than one invented on the fly.  The story feels epic in scope so be prepared to buckle in.

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My biggest weakness is that I have a hard time identifying with the MC and the other POV character.  She is well written as a girl scared and alone in a terrifying world, but I'm not sure I'm interested in that.  In short, the characterization is good but a bit different than I would be looking for on Royal Road.

This is young adult fiction but well written.  Much better written than most things on Royal Road (and frankly better written than many of the young adult stories turned into movies).  It is easily worth reading if you enjoy the genre.  


This isn't the normal, find a theme, find a trope, and fill in the gaps for your steriotypical story.  This is a full, well edited, and imersive tale.  A history and an adventure.  Every instance the author keeps you trapped deep down into his writing and doesn't waste a word.

This has the feel of a book that has been edited and re-drafted until everything fits together perfectly.

Stylewise this isn't an area I can judge.  It feels familiar, and it works for the story the author is telling.  It does well to avoid tropes and predictability.

As far as grammar, I can find no faults in any of it.  This is well edited and the author and readers have clearly gone over this with a fine tooth comb and picked out and corrected any obvious mistakes.  Just for laughs I plugged in a couple chapters into grammarly and the only things it preceived as mistakes were the names specific to the story.  

The story is complex and rich.  Everyone is right in their own eyes.  Each action taken has some deeper impact at a later time.  I can and will keep you hooked and pull you further in by each line.

All of the characters have their own distinctive personallities, histories, and quirks.  Each relationship is complete and real.


If I walked into a bookstore and pulled this off of a shelf I would be a very happy reader indeed. This is a well-polished, beautifully constructed piece of literature, and I mean literature.

The flow is perfect, the writing is immersive, the descriptions are detailed and the plot rivals some of the greats.

This is almost a flawless, full marks from me, but I do find that there are some convenient moments in the story that don't always logically follow, and seeing characters act irrationally when they have been nicely set up can be a bit jarring.

The characters themselves are great, and a lot of personality is injected into them in a very short amount of time. It's economical writing, and very effective. The tradeoff is that I am yet to see multiple facets from any one character, but I will happily update this if that changes.

I spotted a few typos along the way but nothing glaring at all, and the author has generally fixed them within two minutes of me pointing them out! David Musk is clearly committed to his creation and I always love to see that.

The grammar and style are really spot on, and it makes for easy reading. There's not much to say on this matter, because really it is as good as it gets.

I had to review this at some point, and my review comes earlier than I would like. If the fiction carries on at this standard, and I suspect it will, then I imagine it will be one of the best fantasies I've read in recent years. My comments above may appear critical but I'm really pointing out tiny blemishes on an otherwise absolute gem.

I will be coming back to this, and I fully anticipate more of the same great quality, and perhaps even better!


Read up to chapter 30 but never really got into the story. If you are upto chapter 4 - 5 and not enjoying it, this is likely not for you either.


Disclosure: I reviewed this as part of a review swap

I started off struggling with this story. I felt the premise was going to be boring. I was wrong. :D

The first few paragraphs of chapter 1 start off really slow, but I pushed on and by the end of the chapter I was hooked.

So far I am very engaged with the fate of the main character and curious about the world the author is creating.

as of chapter 6, the story seems to be progressing well.

I have some concerns right now with character motivation, there is a degree of luck without which the main character would surely be dead and she has yet to really show us her potential as a character.

But, considering I have over 800 chapters to go... im faairly sure said things will develop :P

Thanks for the great story, once you get past the first 3 paragraphs of chapter 1, its great!


Warning for minor spoilers in the review!

For a fantasy story to engage a non-fantasy reader, Aeonica is certainly doing something right.

The first book quickly hooks you with an excellent description of its setting and characters, and the writing style is very pleasant to read. Sentence structure and word choices are great, and although similes and metaphors are used as descriptors quite prevalently, they're still done at an appropriate level and only serve to enhance the reading experience. While the pace of the first handful of chapters leaves little time for us to get close to Nahlia and her world due to the plot, I think it's done on the fly quite well. Plus, I'm only an eighth done the first book; with how it's been handled so far, I'm confident we'll have lots of time to become perfectly accustomed to the setting and characters.

Also, many of the action-packed or suspenseful chapters leave you with tense cliffhangers, urging you to turn the page so you can find out what happens next. I had a hard time putting the story down because of that; not only does the story hook you well, it keeps you interested for the long haul.

However, one thing that stood out to me was Nahlia's lack of reaction to a couple of the more traumatic events that happened early on in the story. It is mentioned in the story how she's been on the run for a long time, which tells the reader that Nahlia has probably steeled herself quite a lot by this point, but I was still a bit surprised to see a lack of emotional response to such events.

I also did see a fairly noticeable number of typos and minor errors throughout the first half dozen chapters, but the author quickly fixed them when pointed out (props!). For now, consider the grammar score tentative until I've read more.

I'm still very impressed with what Aeonica has to offer. I imagine the story is only going to get more spicy from here!

Tito Uyanna

"Please just give me a chance I promise I'll do whatever it takes to fight for our race"....

Intriguing. That's one word to describe the entirety of this book. I read it in two days which is itself a recommendation for the story. I especially enjoyed the evolution of the female lead from intrinsic unrefined naivety to true artfulness. The even pace, the suspense and the intricate weaving of the plot was a huge turn on for me. 

All in all, it was a good read! 


Overall: The story is good, massive bonus points for it being finished.

The setting makes sense, and the characters got to have more depth and character development in 60 chapters than some do in the entire story for other fictions on this site. The plot is well rounded and you can empathise with most characters' motivations.
The only problem with the story I have is that the "even greater evil" was kind of tacked on in my opinion for the sole intention of creating a sequal. Not to say it was bad, but introducing a new antagonist 6 chapters before the book is over doesn't feel right to me...

Grammar/Spelling is by far the worst part of this story, nothing that makes it impossible to understand what is going on, but just annoying to make it difficult to parse what is being written. The worst offenders are random " marks that make you search for when the character started/stopped speaking and mistaking 'sparing' with 'sparring' in a couple of places.

Overall, enjoyable read and well worth your time!


I haven't gotten far into the story, but the Illogical and entitled way of the MC is grating on my nerves too much...
Stylewise, the story is quite good, and from what i could glean it actually looks like an interesting world setting, so if you can handle flawed MCs, it might actually be a good read for you