Let’s all give a big warm welcome to Cloe D. Frost who will be joining us at Gravity with her novel, “Aethernea”!
So, Aethernea, is literally a book full of decorations. Upon a few months of its release, it jumped to top 30 on the wattpad fantasy charts (it’s still around there if you were wondering), got an official fan club, and has hit the number two spot on topwebfiction. In other words, it's a good read. But honestly, neither of those are what sets Aethernea apart.
What really sets Aethernea apart from most original novels is probably the hardworking attitude of its author. When I first saw Aethernea, I thought to myself, well, just another original novel. However, as I went further, I discovered that the author went so far as to do her own audiobooks (only 4 chapters are done) which can be found on youtube, official character art and even a wikia.
If that isn’t enough motivation for you to start reading this series, I don’t know what is :P.
P.S. Here is a summary, in case you are wondering what it is about:
In the world where everyone can use magic, where quest seekers, treasure hunters, and enchanters are common professions, and where mage duels are the most popular form of entertainment,
Kiel is a "non-mage" - a person who doesn't have the aptitude to use magic on regular basis - until he meets Elaru - a breaker of mysterious origin, wielder of the fabled 'Aethernea of Sight' - eyes that can see magic, who claims she can give him the power to become the greatest mage world of Halnea has ever seen.
Coerced into binding his soul to hers, Kiel enrolls at the most prestigious University of Magic to learn how to control his awakened powers and train to become a top ranked mage.
However, between defeating his peers in duels, climbing the social ladder, and trying to keep Elaru both out of trouble and his love life, there is little time for studying.
And as if Kiel's life wasn't difficult enough, their mentor takes them on a secret mission into the forbidden zone - a perilous quest neither of them is ready for. Together, they must fight their way through the vicious creatures lurking in the shadows of the uncharted zone, avoid living traps and solve ancient riddles, all in hopes of finding the truth behind the spell binding them together.
Who is Elaru Wayvin really - a friend or foe? And what is her relation to the 15 noble mage families? What truly happened over a millennium ago to change the lands of Halnea into its current state? What secrets are hidden deep in the darkest parts of the forbidden zone? What is the source of The Ink - a mysterious plague spreading through the continent? Why has the third race of Halnea - the Ascended, mysteriously disappeared? What is the connection between the remaining two races?