Nikolas and Company: The Merman and The Moon Forgotten (#1) by Kevin McGill

Nikolas Lyons is the only hope for the city of Huron, the cradle of all magical civilization. Oh boy.

“The Rones lie about their true intent. They enter the city of Huron at the peril of us all.” – The Voice of Huron
After hearing the cry for help from a strange woman, fourteen year old Nick Lyons and company are transported from a space age future to a mythic past when Earth is tethered to the fantastic world of Mon, or as we have come to call her, the Moon. He soon learns that the city of Huron, with its fire-breathing winged lions, volcano-born nymphs and magic so thick in the air you can breathe it, is the cradle of all magical civilization. More so, Nick Lyons is the steward. There’s only one problem.
Nick Lyons.
When Nick gets involved, things tend to go awry—burning down the neighbor’s greenhouse kind of awry. And so no one believes him when he says that an evil lurks under the cobblestone streets of Huron. To make matters worse, his best friend, Xanthus, is infected by a mysterious creature while aboard the Mottle Craw.
Nick finds himself tasked with finding a cure for a sick Xanthus and protecting the city of Huron from the mysterious creature most foul.

  • Classification: Universal
  • Work is: Fully available on Authonomy
  • First submitted Nov. 1, 2011
  • Last updated Nov. 14, 2014
Nikolas and Company: The Merman and The Moon Forgotten (#1)
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  • Su Dan's avatar
    Su Dan wrote 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    this is a very promising fantasy novel. skillful with flow and confidence. a little like a well know wizard from a few years ago[nothing wrong in that], but this is minimal. this is original within such a genre= all good perfect ingredients that works well...
    SU DAN

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  • kevinonpaper's avatar
    kevinonpaper Author wrote 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hey folks. Just published an updated version of Nikolas and Co. A round of edits and three new chapters! Enjoy.

  • Tod Schneider's avatar
    Tod Schneider wrote 2 years, 7 months ago

    Stellar fantasy writing! You create a wonderful cast of ... creatures?! With vivid descriptions, and you leap into a high-action scene right from the start. The dialogue feels right as well. Most excellent! Six stars! Best of luck with this.
    Any interest in kids' literature? If so, you are invited to take a peek at the Lost Wink!
    Thanks!
    Tod
    http://authonomy.com/books/40646/the-lost-wink/

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  • Retired user
    Di Manzara [Retired] wrote 2 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Kevin,

    This to me looks really interesting. The title and pitches are good, well-written. I've WL this for now. I'll come back soon to read it.

    It's me,
    D
    LEO & ROVER: THE PURPLE MARBLE ADVENTURE

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  • Retired user
    superostah [Retired] wrote 2 years, 7 months ago

    Hi, your friend Laura suggested I come over here and take a look at your manuscript. I could only give the time for the first chapter right now, but there's so much going on in that first chapter that I know I need to come back just to see where all these different items are leading. You're on my WL, I'll be back.

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  • artifactory's avatar
    artifactory wrote 2 years, 7 months ago

    Great start, so original, and the descriptions are well crafted. I'll be back to read more!

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  • Karen A. Librarian's avatar
    Karen A. Librarian wrote 2 years, 7 months ago

    I believe I have convinced my director to order this for our branch if funding is still available this year! Wonderful!

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  • M. E. Harrow's avatar
    M. E. Harrow wrote 2 years, 9 months ago

    This book has overtones of Tad Williams' Otherland novels - my personal favourite. I love the tension in the story, questions are raised straight away and as an avid reader I want to think about a book instead of just getting drip-fed everything. The dialogue is well written and the descriptions aren't overly drawn out. I can really imagine the world being like this in the future which is exciting.
    Well done,
    ME Harrow.

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  • kevinonpaper's avatar
    kevinonpaper Author wrote 2 years, 10 months ago

    [QUOTE] STILL an awesome book from a very talented author..... just sayin' :) [ENDQUOTE]

    :)

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  • Laura A. D.'s avatar
    Laura A. D. wrote 2 years, 10 months ago

    STILL an awesome book from a very talented author..... just sayin' :)

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  • cskarp's avatar
    cskarp wrote 2 years, 11 months ago
    Wow. Really loved Chapter 1. I rarely like a book so much right from the start, but you've got my attention! Great job! High stars for great writing too, reads well but doesn't feel "dumbed down" in any way. Just a couple suggestions: "Is--Is it painful?" said Yeri, should read "asked Yeri" Slowly, he sidestepped to the stagecoach and pulled out, what Yeri could only describe..., I believe there should be no comma between "out" and "what" Great start, watchlisted ...
    Read more

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  • Shelby Z.'s avatar
    Shelby Z. wrote 3 years, 2 months ago

    Nope, I've never seen a bigger version of this before.
    Yet I think it is a good cover for your book.
    Well, hope to read more of your book this up coming week.

    Shelby Z./Driving WInds.

    P.S. Please, when you have time, take a look at my pirate adventure Driving WInds. :)

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  • kevinonpaper's avatar
    kevinonpaper Author wrote 3 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks. Actually my illustrator did this one. Question. Can u see a bigger version of the cover somewhere? People have commented on the cover before, but I don't know where they're looking. [QUOTE] The cover is a lot better.
    Good work.

    Shelby Z./Driving Winds [ENDQUOTE]

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  • Shelby Z.'s avatar
    Shelby Z. wrote 3 years, 2 months ago

    The cover is a lot better.
    Good work.

    Shelby Z./Driving Winds

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  • kevinonpaper's avatar
    kevinonpaper Author wrote 3 years, 2 months ago

    Chapter 6 R-5235 is live!

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  • kevinonpaper's avatar
    kevinonpaper Author wrote 3 years, 2 months ago

    Hey folks. Every friday I will release a new chapter!

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  • kevinonpaper's avatar
    kevinonpaper Author wrote 3 years, 2 months ago

    OK. Well. I learned my lesson on that. Went under 10,000 words and lost my bookshelves. Oh well....

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  • Shelby Z.'s avatar
    Shelby Z. wrote 3 years, 2 months ago

    I only read the first chapter, but I was captivated nonetheless!
    The details in this book are so real with excitement.
    It really gets your pulse climbing.
    It is eerie at times but very good.
    The pace is fast, which is good.The title and pitch are also very drawing to the reader.
    Will be back for more.
    Super work!

    Shelby Z./Driving Winds

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  • Laura A. D.'s avatar
    Laura A. D. wrote 3 years, 2 months ago

    Just wanted to say hi and let you know I still think you and the world of Nikolas you have created is nothing short of FANTASTIC! In fact, ... people need to hear about it!;)
    Blessings and best wishes for the week and on,
    Laura A. Diaz

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  • Lacydeane's avatar
    Lacydeane wrote 3 years, 3 months ago

    A very creative and imaginitive story--you are certainly a very good writer and storyteller. Good job.

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