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The Etlu Games

(The Gods of Nibiru #1)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Learning the truth about your past and your destiny can be more daunting than living in ignorance. Maybe that’s why people say ignorance is bliss…

This is something twenty year old Sara Fuller quickly learns after she reunites with Niobe Freeman, after being in hiding for fourteen years. Niobe holds the secrets to a past she cannot remember and offers her the keys to a futu
Kindle Edition, 476 pages
Published March 2019 by Ishtar LLC (first published June 30th 2015)
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Aimee Janetzki
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just finished this book and OH MY. Speechless as I am, I will try and write a review that explains my love for this book in 25 words or more!

I have to admit. I was hesitant to start reading this book as I have heard nothing about it. But this has the most under-hyped book on the market. I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.

This story follows a girl named Tianna, who after an old friend comes back into her life, life goes into chaos. She is being hunted by the same people who killed her p
On My Kindle BR
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I received a free copy of this book and opted to share a review.

The plot takes readers to different realms; each realm has its own unique environments, sentient beings, and societies. What makes "The Gods of Nibiru Series" universe even more impressive is that Allan incorporated mythology, philosophies, and religions from many different cultures in a lucid and cohesive manner. What I found incredibly interesting was how the major conflict in the plot wasn't caused by differing cultural ideologie
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
`We took care of her afterwards. One clean shot in-between her eyes.'

New Jersey author C.E. Allan was born in London, England. He studied Clinical Hypnosis and his passion is for adult, high action-adventure, fantasy, sci-fi novels have brought him to the point of writing his dreams. THE ANCIENT ONES is his debut novel. From the `quick facts' he offers such quips as the fact that he is `caffeine dependant organism' and a proud Nerd/Geek. He also seems to have a terrific sense of humor!

Before All
On My Kindle BR
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Joseph Collins, a successful and wealthy businessman, is informed that his wife, Adrianna, and his daughter, Tianna, are being held hostage by High Lord Daemonium. Joseph suspects that Daemonium took his family hostage because he uncovered am unauthorized project that one of his subsidiaries was working on. Expecting the worst, Joseph edits his last will and testament as his trusted employee, Dan Fuller, drives Joseph to meet with
I can't even express how much I loved this book.

This scifi heavy on fantasy story was so original, if possible I'd give it more stars.

The creation of the order of Lumias, the 3 realms Ki (Earth), Eden & Agharta-all totally different with their unbelievable life form diversity, so many interesting intelligent beings, demons all different, kishpu a technique of healing, self healing, firing balls of light, seeing the world as it is on it's subatomic level and manipulation with matter, disguise to
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The opening to “The Ancient Ones” is rather curious, but it is sure to hook just about any reader. Our protagonist, Joseph, becomes witness to several murders within the very opening pages of the book. His family is killed in front of him, but his daughter is mercifully spared for another fourteen years. We eventually find her attending school after this time has passed, but we are left wondering whether she is going to seek revenge and how she will go about it. Between Joseph’s daughter and Jos ...more
Phil Bolos
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1998: Paris, France. Joseph Collins is forced to rush home after receiving a disturbing phone call. When he returns home, he finds the guards around his family’s home slaughtered in the most gruesome way. Inside, he finds his family being held hostage by High Lord Daemonium. To say the high lord is a demon is to put it mildly: the creature is the essence of evil and is capable to horrifying destruction. Before his eyes, Collins is forced to watch as his family is butchered. In his last moments, ...more
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My “Prophecy” is that you will enjoy this book! @badwordplay

The plot to The Ancient Ones: Prophecy of the Ilat is a complicated one. It centers around Sara Fuller, who is more than she seems. She is in fact Tianna Collins, but at a very young age, after her parents were murdered, she was whisked away from her old life, to one that is much safer. Or so she thought. Her dreams of going back to that world, becoming a lumia, and avenging her parents deaths, become much closer to reality, when Niobe
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sara and Niobe make for a compelling duo in this unexpectedly complex sci-fi and fantasy novel that takes us through time, space, and to different realms of existence that I never saw coming. I love when the real world manages to cross over with fantasy realms, and it makes for very exciting reading, I must say. I also like the Bildungsroman style of this novel, as Sara is forced to gradually come to terms with her destiny. In essence, we learn about her life at the same rate as she does, allowi ...more
Veritas Vincit
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read as complex a sci-fi/fantasy novel as The Ancient Ones in quite a while. I was initially daunted by the length, and also by the vague plot description that didn't give me much to go on in terms of content or quality. However, once I started slugging through it, I became immersed, as so often happens with good fantasy literature. I didn't quite understand how Sara was going to connect with ancient Sumerian tablets, otherworldly god-like beings, or the fate of the entire world, but I ...more
Cheri Roan
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Complex Sci-Fi, Fantasy Adventure That Is Refreshing And Entertaining

It’s been fourteen years since Tianna’s parents’ wealthy businessman Joseph Collins and his wife Adrianna, were murdered in their chateau by High Lord Daemonium. Everyone assumes that young Tianna’s life was taken too; at least that is what was reported. However Niobe, who was placed in the home as her protector rescues her, hiding her away at Venefica Academy under the assumed name of Sara Fuller till the day it will be safe t
Marta Tandori
In many ways, The Ancient Ones by C.E. Allan is a great book. The author’s taken pains to create a wonderful alternate world that holds many secrets and his wonderful imagination makes the book a treat for lovers of sci-fi and fantasy. There are complex characters who add to the storyline and the main protagonist, Sara, is both feisty and utterly likeable. Niobe guides Sara on her journey of self-discovery and has just the right amount of mystique to keep the reader’s curiosity piqued. Having sa ...more
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is a wonderfully exciting and thrilling Sci-Fi meets Fantasy story. I would actually categorize it in with the Epics. You liked Game of Thrones, Prometheus or even the Hunger Games? Then you will love this story. It brings grand sweeping world building along with intricate plots and betrayals and ultimately redemption. I loved this story, and I was sad it ended. In the last bit of the book I kept checking to see how much of it was left because I wanted to know how much time I had left ...more
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I’m still a bit phased by C.E. Allan’s The Ancient Ones: Prophecy of the Ilat. There was a lot going on here, mostly good but some confusing elements that made the book a less of an impact than it could have made. All the same, it was still a brilliant read.
I was really impressed with the way the author meshed reality with fictional worlds to create an awesome environment that was fun to recreate in my mind. The details were fantastic and painted an amazing picture which made the book all
Leslie OBrien
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“The Ancient Ones” is the debut novel for C.E. Allan and it is as complex as it is rich. Balancing the line between science fiction and fantasy, Allan introduces us to Sara Fuller, who has spent the past fourteen years in hiding and has now been thrust into a world where factions want her dead and she has no idea why. She can’t remember her past and while her present is unfolding before her with a richness that she has only dreamt about, her life quickly starts to unravel, as she finds out who h ...more
Dennis Hinton
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The American Dream

I just realized that I don't know, since the author chose to use initials, if C.E. Allen is male or female. However, he or she has a truly remarkable gift, of that I have no doubt. That no publishing house recognized this is truly amazing. It must be incredibly difficult to self publish a book, particularly one of such magnitude.
To properly express how much I was enthralled by the scope and story I must paraphrase the main character, Tatianna's last paragraph; if you possess th
Cathi Grainger
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Ancient Ones: Prophecy of the Ilat by C.E. Allan
For a debut novel, this book is definitely a remarkable accomplishment. Author C.E. Allan clearly displays his passion for fantasy and science fiction, and a distinct talent for writing both. The Ancient Ones: Prophecy of the Ilat is a tremendously complex novel, full of enchanting and creative details and descriptions, in addition to a very complicated storyline enacted by a large cast of riveting characters. The central story itself is quite
Jan 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This is a fun fantasy/sci-fi (it has elements of both) story with a very appealing central character. I loved reading about an ass-kicking multi-racial heroine whose main relationships were positive ones with other women. The world-building and language were also both marked by an exuberant imagination, and I felt like I couldn't tell where the story was going to go next. The editing, however, wasn't always on par with the quality of the concept, something that was occasionally distracting. Howe ...more
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is filled with epic fights, action, and deaths from cover to cover. At the beginning of the book we meet a father, who is thinking of his wife and little girl and is afraid he is about to get killed. The book then shifts to the life of the daughter, who is hiding from those who took her simple life from her. At first the girl remembers nearly nothing about her family and upbringing, and the more she remembers and learns, the more unbelievable it all seems to her. As she trains to be a ...more
Rafael Rodríguez
The book starts well in the formatting area as it has a working table of content with chapter numbers and titles, I personally dislike when it is just chapter numbers I prefer both. I also noticed that each chapter starts on its own page which is also a must in my view for books, digital or print.

As for the story itself, it is about Sura Fuller and her incredible life. The story starts in the past and how Sura is unaware of it until it is revealed to her and it comes rushing to catch up to her 1
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ancient Ones begins when a businessman named Joseph Collins learned of the hostage taking that involves his wife and daughter Tianna. He suspects the violence against his family is a result of the top secret project his company is undertaking. After a meeting with the perpetrators, all three are killed brutally. Fourteen years into the future, we discover that Tianna has survived that fateful night at the family’s chateau. Still under High Lord Daemonium’s wrath, Tianna struggles to gain back th ...more
Curtis Kinnett
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know what to expect from this book when I looked at the title. It quickly pulled me in. C.E. Allan is a talented writer. He has adopted his own voice. This book is well-written and easy to follow, unlike many other Sci-Fi novels I have read. Usually, I get lost when reading a novel of this kind but it didn't happen with The Ancient Ones. The story flowed and held my attention to the end. The book was hard to lay down. I wanted to know what happened next. The book kept me on the edge of ...more
Mia C.
Aug 29, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
With a catchy cover, “The Ancient Ones: Prophecy of the Ilat” is a novel with a high level of complexity but one which ends up to be enjoyable. It was written by C. E. Allan, British author. The story develops between a fantastic and a real world. Fantasy and adventure are the two words which best describe this novel. Although it is a fantasy, it is not the kind of teenage fantasy, easy to understand and with scenes you previously could have guessed.
It is a nice novel but I believe it could have
Christie Davis
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Ancient Ones: Prophecy of the Ilat by C.E. Allan is a high action-adventure full-length novels that would be enjoyed by all lovers of sci-fi.

Sara Fuller has lived the last fourteen years of her life in hiding. Now, she is reunited with Niobe Freeman. But there is an evil out there that has just now discovered that she is still living. Sara’s only hope is to fulfill an inconceivable plan that Niobe has given her. Now that Sara knows the truth, there is no going back.

This is a wonderful sci-fi
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sara Fuller is not who she appears to be. She is, in fact, a girl named Tianna Collins with a past she yearns to return to. Thought to be murdered, along with her parents, fourteen years ago, Tianna has been whisked away to a place of safety. Still marked by High Lord Daemonium, Tianna is destined to become a Lumia and avenge the death of her parents. A reunion with Niobe Freeman unlocks her past and brings the clarity of her future.

I am a big fan of science fiction and fantasy. That said, Ancie
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Ancient Ones, from the first page is an action packed page turner, which will leave you wanting for more. The storyline and plot are fantastic. What I enjoyed the most was that the story wasn't predictable. I love to see strong female characters. Tianna and Niobe are the epitome of badass heroines. ...more
Katie Houston
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great job

It the book kept going. It was action, suspense, a who did what to whom? I really enjoyed the book. Hope the next book I read is as good as this one.
Mar 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A young woman who was orphaned at a young age grows up to discover her destiny.
Enjoyable Read

A young woman who was orphaned at a young age, by a horrific event, Grows up and finds her destiny.
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My passion for stories started at the age of three. I was transfixed with books like James and the Giant Peach and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Television programs like Batman with Adam West. And I was completely mesmerized by movies like Clash of the Titans, Jason and the Argonauts, but my all time favorite hands down is Star Wars.

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