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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.


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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

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Velara
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This is part of a series of reviews where I read the first 50 pages of the book and give a verdict on if I wish to continue reading. 

Continued? No.

Aeonica is a expertly written book. Lacking many of the frustrating spelling and grammar mistakes that often plague so many web novels. Stylistically as well, I found the writing to have an excellent flow. Unfortunately, 50 pages in and it failed to capture my attention, though not for lack of trying. 

Favourite Part:
As highlighted above, the quality of the prose is excellent. There was not a single instance were I was forced to pause by an awkward turn of phrase or a grammatical error. Instead I cruised through my 50 pages quite pleasantly. 

The pacing of the individual chapters is also excellent, with many of the chapters leaving you with something that induces you to flip to the next.

I'll also give an honourable mention to the world building. Aeonica has a number of unique races, and you can tell a great deal of attention has been paid to crafting its lore. Which is distributed in delightful nuggets throughout the story rather than thrust upon you all at once.

Ulimately the experience was so smooth, and well written I was left scratching my head trying to figure out why I had no desire to continue. Too some noodling but I think I managed to figure it out. 

Least Favourite Part:

The Characters: At 50 pages in I've yet to feel like any of the characters have depth. Despite following along with Nahlia and experiencing her thoughts and feelings. I rarely felt like she was a real person. Avoiding specifics, so as not to spoil the events of the story. I often felt like she acted in particular ways because that was what the story required of her.   

More egregiously, I was left feeling as if her past was only barely there. 

Spoiler from Chapter 1: Spoiler

The other issue was, despite the well crafted prose, I rarely felt the emotions you tell us Nahlia is feeling with any intensity. 

In the end I think that despite being a technically excellent story, its flaws keep it from being a story that draws me in and leaves me hoping for more. 

But for readers who can look past the weaknesses with the characters (at least in the first 50 pages), there are hints of an intriguing plot coupled with masterful prose. 

Thus, those of you who it grabs are surely in for an stellar ride. 

4/5

 

Fernicus
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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!

Krahie
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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
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"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! 

Zelemir
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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!

cthakur92
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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.