Eva Galana
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Joined 05-14-10, id: 2363389, Profile Updated: 10-20-13
Author has written 18 stories for Dragon Age, Forgotten Realms, and Mass Effect.

Well, let's see: I have been playing DnD since the early '80's, love Baldur's Gate I&II, Neverwinters Nights, Dragon Age, Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings...and not just the games or movies, but the books, too. Am an avid reader, ferocious gamer, and wanna desperately be a writer. Hey! I am! 20 years after putting the pen down, I recently picked it back up at the urging of another writer of fanfiction (thank you, zevgirl, you gave me the push I needed). You may have seen my ID on the Neverwinters Nights forums, the NWN Reviewers' Guild (now defunct), Academy of Modding Excellance, and the BioWare forums for DA and such. But, then again, maybe not. *shrugs*

10/20/13: Oh my! I am really, really bad at this, aren't I? So sorry...RL continues to push forward even as we make our own plans. This year has seen so many changes - not good, but, surprisingly, could still end up being what could be best for us - and ignoring what we wanted. However, we'll roll with the punches, gather what flowers grow from the manure...ah, I'm sure there are other poetic analogies out there, but my brain and Muse both have other plans for those brain cells and just are not listening to me.

Quite frankly, I'm trying to get the next chapter of Reborn out and even hope to update Tainted and maybe another within the next few days. Problem is...that Stupid Silly Muse (yup! That's her new name for now) has other ideas - she's more focused on planned sequels for the Halla series and is completely and utterly ignoring what I want to do in Reborn and Tainted! To quote Isabela 'Argh!". She wants to concentrate on flowery prose depicting atmosphere and scenery, while I want to. Get. Reborn. Completed.

See? Stupid Silly Muse!

By the by, you should really, really check out some of my favorite authors' stories. I may have forgotten to 'favorite' others as well. Shakespira, CCBug, Arsinoe de Blassenville, Tropical Fool, Isabella Monroe, Wyl, Fluid Consciousness, MsBarrows (ah, check my favorites list)...and many more. And, if you're really, really interested in good ideas, challenges, or just plain talk about DA:O and DA:2 (plus Star Trek, hot men, voices that make us go weak in the knees...), join us over at the Cheeky Monkeys of Dragon Age forum: http://www.darkstorm.co.uk/cmda.

At the helpful suggestion of fellow Cheeky Monkey, Wyl, I am putting up a chronology of my stories:

DragonAge: The Halla Series as follows:

DragonAge: The Halla: This tale tells of when Adaia meets Maric, Rowan and Loghain, all told from their varying points of view. Complete

DragonAge: The Halla At First Sight: A short telling of the first time Duncan sees Adaia. Complete

DragonAge: The Halla Tainted: This is the tale of Adaia and Duncan's first adventure together. This is a work in progress, and can actually be read prior to, during, or after reading DragonAge: The Halla Reborn. It will, eventually, tie into events set in Reborn (below).

DragonAge: The Halla Reborn: My pet project, the one that truly inspired me to begin writing (well, with Zevgirl's help! She inspired me to start writing instead of just reviewing others' works). This is a work in progress, and there are two planned sequels for the story. However, we all know that sometimes plans change...

Other stories (you can read these in any order you wish - they are stand alones):

From Isolation: Jowan finds himself as the Commander of the Grey in Fereldan. This is a work in progress, inspired by Fluid Consciousness' series of one shots entitled "The Dragon Medley", the chapter entitled "Isolation". She had breathed life into the city elven warrior, Sorcha Tabris, which I had asked her to write a pairing with Jowan for. She did such an awesome job that I decided to carry on with it. In order to get a feel for this story, I strongly suggest reading this chapter in the above series. Actually, I strongly suggest reading all the chapters. It is really, really good. Work in Progress.

Into Isolation: short prequel to From Isolation detailing the final battle at Denerim. Complete.

Worth Fighting For: Teyrn Fergus Cousland/Magda Amell planned pairing. Work in Progress.

Ten Minutes to Dying: A series of shorts – prequels to Worth Fighting For. This is in answer to the Cheeky Monkeys Ten Minute challenge – each chapter was written in ten minutes. Work in Progress.

Darkness Paths: She is the dark light, seeking to end the deepest of darkness. He loves her - but can never have her. Complete

Beyond the Sylvan Paths: The Dalish Mage, Say'reil Mahariel, joins the Grey Wardens, and in so doing her life is saved. Darrian Tabris and Alistair went through the joining together and have been fast friends since. Adrian Cousland is conscripted against his will into the Grey Wardens, and his anger and hatred threatens to overtake him. Alim Surana is saved from a fate worse than death - the mage's prison of Aenoar. Can these five very different people find the means to work together to end the Blight that threatens not only Fereldan, but all of Thedas? Work in Progress.

The Watching Giant: A Sten/Brosca pairing. Complete

Blackened Skies: This story is in answer to a challenge over at the Cheeky Monkey's Forum, writing a scenario containing different wardens from different stories/authors (and by wardens we mean 'The Warden'). I am using my own Adela from Halla Reborn, Wyl's Alim Surana from his The Little Hero story; and Malcolm Cousland from mackillian's series 30Dragon and In Peace We Lie. This story has these three wardens come together in a different universe where the Blight is never defeated. Work In Progress.

The Lie: My entry into BioWare’s Asunder contest. Complete.

Darkness of Us All: This is my first crossover between the Forgotten Realms and DragonAge universes. M/Drow original character, M/Hawke, Fenris. Work in Progress.

Legacy of the Hawke: My own take on the Legacy DLC. You know, with my own twists and takes on it. Work in Progress.

How Well: A Cheeky Monkey Secret Santa gift for pennies-4-eyes: Just how well does Byron Hawke's companions - those who claim to know and love him best - really know hom? Complete

See ya there!

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Their Shallow Graves by mackillian reviews
AU, sequel to 30 Dragon and In Peace We Lie. In the wake of Morrigan's departure, change starts to kindle across Thedas. While Morrigan takes the path leading to her future, those left behind find themselves facing a past thought dead. M!Cousland/F!Mahariel
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 76 - Words: 518,789 - Reviews: 533 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 2/3 - Published: 12/4/2012 - [Cousland, Mahariel] - Complete
The Precipice of Change by Wyl reviews
DA2: A cynical, taciturn rogue returns to Kirkwall. Three long years have passed since Bartrand's betrayal and Misery Hawke struggles to pick up the broken pieces of her life and find new purpose. Act II, sequel to 'Hurtled into Chaos'. Book 2 of 3.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 76,037 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 8/29/2013 - Published: 7/14/2012 - Varric T., Hawke (F)
Nolo, Nolle, Nolui by Nithu reviews
Nolo, Nolle, Nolui : To be unwilling, wish not to, refuse. "Passion and shame torment him, and rage is mingled with his grief." - Virgil. Fearghal Cousland refuses to leave his family and Duncan is forced to conscript him.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 54 - Words: 152,995 - Reviews: 500 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 8/27/2013 - Published: 10/1/2010 - Alistair, Cousland
A Subtle Poison by Binsfeld reviews
While being taken back to Tevinter by Danarius, Fenris comes in contact with Alistair and the Grey Wardens and becomes a reluctant traveling companion. Slowly his respect for Alistair begins to grow into something more. DAO/DA2 slash
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 53,676 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 7/4/2013 - Published: 4/4/2012 - Fenris, Alistair
Telling the Tale by Seredine reviews
After twenty-eight years of silence, Nyra and Alistair finally decide it's time to tell the tale of their adventures during the Blight. However, even telling a simple story can have its problems. This story is set both within game and 28 years in the future where we see glimpses of life afterwards for the fated Grey Warden couple. M for language, themes, & content.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 179,451 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 3/22/2013 - Published: 6/2/2010 - Alistair, Aeducan
DA 2 Act V: Wheel of Fortune by Rattsu reviews
After the events of Act IV, M!Hawke and Anders find themselves back in the south, settling in as leaders of the revolution. Dodging old friends and older enemies, can they stay ahead of their inevitable end long enough to make a difference?
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 86,892 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 2/17/2013 - Published: 5/18/2011 - Hawke (M), Anders
Hurtled into Chaos by Wyl reviews
DA2: A cynical, taciturn rogue with a strong sense of duty to her family struggles against her past and present. Can she overcome the misery within to find purpose, friendship, and later love? Campaign story with lots of twists. Book 1 of 3 Act 1 .
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 217,255 - Reviews: 314 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 7/10/2012 - Published: 7/15/2011 - Hawke (F), Varric T. - Complete
Fickle Games by metal-mako-dragon reviews
'My first thought was, he lied in every word' - Lien Cousland and Alistair Theirin caught between forces far greater than their own love - runs in the same timeline as 'A Life Less Ordinary' - M!Cousland/Alistair-
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 35,064 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 5/31/2012 - Published: 3/5/2012 - Cousland, Alistair - Complete
The Heart of the Leader by Kira Tamarion reviews
AU: Siobhan Cousland, wife of Gareth MacTir brother of Queen Anora. Siobhan is Teyrna to his Teyrn. Now she is The Warden and he is leading the Chasind. Together will they change the face of Ferelden? A look at love, leadership & family during the blight
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 64 - Words: 183,945 - Reviews: 295 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 2/12/2012 - Published: 12/21/2010 - Cousland - Complete
Dragon Age: The Kill by Shadow of Light reviews
Zevran, friend of Warden Commander Asleena Cousland. Shianni, elf of Denerim. Xai, Crow turned Warden. Shale, once dwarf, once golem. Ciela Tabris...who never had Duncan attend her wedding. The Tevinter Imperium. Blood Mages. Sequel to 'The Hunt'.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 23 - Words: 84,633 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 12/27/2011 - Published: 7/1/2010 - Zevran A., Tabris
Through the Blackest Nights by Snarkoleptic reviews
Sequel to The Smallest of Deeds, following the characters after the conclusion of the events of DA2. Reading TSOD is not required, but it will give you some background for the premise and character development in this story.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 34,233 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/29/2011 - Published: 11/24/2011 - Hawke (M), Anders - Complete
Dark Game by T.R. Hunter reviews
A tale of love and intrigue in Amaranthine. Anders, pirates, Alistair & Darkspawn - need I say more? Very mature content throughout.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 58 - Words: 76,294 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/1/2011 - Published: 1/2/2011 - Anders, Oghren - Complete
Undertow by SurelyForth reviews
The saga of Warden-Commander Brand Cousland six years after the end of the Blight as she confronts a love lost and the potential destruction of all she holds dear. Cousland/Exiled Alistair w. Cousland/Anders Rated M for violence and adult themes.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 48 - Words: 257,225 - Reviews: 330 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 3/13/2011 - Published: 4/25/2010 - Cousland, Alistair
The Little Hero by Wyl reviews
DA:O - Alim Surana is proof that sometimes the hero isn't always tall, handsome, strong, or even confident. But he manages to inspire others despite his shortcomings, and even get the girl.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 167,047 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 2/19/2011 - Published: 9/6/2010 - Surana, Leliana - Complete
Heart's Recovery by Piceron reviews
Once the Landsmeet is won, Alistair publicly rejects Talia Tabris. After the defeat of the archdemon, she must find a way to go on with her life. Will Alistair regain what he lost or will Ser Perth be the man to heal her broken heart?
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 79,490 - Reviews: 297 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 11/18/2010 - Published: 9/21/2010 - Tabris, S. Perth - Complete
The Buried Life by Caela Illu reviews
After Jowan, Uldred and the Blight, Neria Surana joins the Grey Wardens to find a reason to keep living. She meets Anders, who ignites in her a desire and longing so potent, she simply cannot bear it, and Aedan, who will save her again and again.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,681 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 9/23/2010 - Published: 7/6/2010 - Anders, Surana
Queen of Thorns by Xandurpein reviews
This is the full story of Prince Michael Cousland and Queen Anora, amidst intrigue and politics. A lot of the content has been previously been released as separate stories, but I have now edited it into one long story, with several new chapters.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 54,822 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 8/10/2010 - Published: 7/11/2010 - Anora, Cousland - Complete
Dragon Age: The Hunt by Shadow of Light reviews
The Blight has ended, the Archdemon slain, but the Hero of Ferelden does not yet mean to rest. Alistair fled Denerim before the siege and she intends to track him down. Either he will return with her, or she will burn that bridge forever.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 44 - Words: 130,211 - Reviews: 549 - Favs: 356 - Follows: 161 - Updated: 6/12/2010 - Published: 1/8/2010 - Cousland, Zevran A. - Complete
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DragonAge: The Halla Reborn reviews
A young elven craftswoman, friend of the queen, respected member of the Elven community. A nobleman's obsession causes her carefully planned future to take a different path. To unite a nation against the odds and stop the Blight.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 77 - Words: 437,347 - Reviews: 496 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 6/24/2013 - Published: 8/2/2010 - Tabris, Alistair
Effects reviews
Maverick Shepard, Earthborn, Sole Survivor, Adept. He has lost much over the course of his life. One loss still haunts him, years later. As he faces the end of everything, he struggles to hold on to what little of himself remains.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,716 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/4/2013 - Published: 1/28/2013 - Shepard (M)
Legacy of the Hawke reviews
Based upon the DLC: Legacy. Pursued by unknown parties who seek his blood, Garrett Hawke soon finds himself delving into the depths of a family secret. Can his deceased father provide the answers he needs to survive this latest test?
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,001 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/1/2013 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Hawke (M)
How Well reviews
Just how well does Byron Hawke's companions - those who claim to know and love him best - really know hom? A Secret Santa gift to fellow Cheeky Monkey, pennies-4-eyes. And, by extension, all of you!
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,268 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/25/2012 - Hawke (M) - Complete
Darkness of Us All reviews
In answer to a Cheeky Monkey Challenge: Crossover. A drow warrior is displaced during a time of great upheaval between Lloth and Eilistraee and finds himself in an unfamiliar world beneath an alien moon...M/Hawke, Drow OC
Crossover - Forgotten Realms & Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,824 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/25/2012 - Published: 1/2/2012
Despair to Determination reviews
For Sten, assisting the Hero of Ferelden was more than finding the answer to the Arishok's question. A Cheeky Monkey Secret Santa gift to roxfox1962.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,951 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 6/23/2012 - Published: 12/23/2011 - Sten
Ten Minutes to Dying reviews
Series of prequel drabbles pertaining to my Amell/Fergus story "Worth Fighting For" - no order. This is also in answer to a Cheeky Monkey challenge to write a story in 10 minutes. Each chapter is an answer to that challenge. Amell/Alistair/Fergus & Crew
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 3,841 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/29/2012 - Published: 11/17/2011 - Amell, Fergus C.
From Isolation reviews
A blood mage conscripted into the Grey Wardens found love & acceptance from the most unlikely of persons. Now, left alone to command the Fereldan Wardens, how can he continue on without her to guide & trust in him. Jowan, Anders, F/Mahariel, Nathaniel
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 30,637 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 2/4/2012 - Published: 11/19/2010 - Jowan
The Lie reviews
Her faith had ever been strong, fears lain down at the feet of The Bride. Now she struggles w/her belief in the Maker, His Bride, & the Circle itself. And wonders which was the lie…My entry to BioWare's Asunder contest
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,108 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/28/2012 - Complete
Worth Fighting For reviews
He lost everything & everyone he ever loved; She put aside once the throne secured, the Blight ended. Can two who have suffered great heartache set aside their pain & find acceptance/love with one another? Hurt/Comfort PostBlight/PreAwaken
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,998 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 1/19/2012 - Published: 3/1/2011 - Amell, Fergus C.
Beyond the Sylvan Paths reviews
Grey Wardens do what must be done to end a Blight. It must be remembered that not all heroes wear shining armor & there are varying shades of Grey. FMage/Mahariel, M/Tabris, M/Surana, Alistair, M/Cousland; Romance/drama/angst
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 65,883 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 1/8/2012 - Published: 9/18/2010 - Mahariel, Tabris
DragonAge: The Halla Tainted reviews
Duncan is a young Grey Warden; Adaia a Dalish hero of the Rebellion. Can the Dalish huntress set aside her distrust of humans to help the Grey Wardens? Rating may change
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 31,179 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/2/2012 - Published: 10/11/2010 - Adaia T., Duncan
Blackened Skies reviews
Three Wardens from different universes are thrust into the Blight of a fourth by forces unknown. Adela Tabris: DragonAge: The Halla Reborn; Alim Surana: Wyl's The Little Hero; Malcolm Cousland: mackillian's 30 Dragon & In Peace We Lie series - SPOILERS
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,935 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/9/2011 - Published: 7/30/2011 - Cousland, Surana
Into Isolation reviews
This is a companion piece to my story, From Isolation. This is the fleshed out version of the Battle of Denerim chapter 1, and the immediate aftermath for Tabris, Jowan and Alistair in answer to a Cheeky Monkey Challenge "In Which the Warden Dies"
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,919 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 7/23/2011 - Tabris, Jowan - Complete
The Watching Giant reviews
It always amazed him how someone so small, so seemingly insignificant, and completely unfettered could prove so overwhelmingly effective in battle.
Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,010 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/1/2011 - Sten, Brosca - Complete
Darkness Paths reviews
She is the dark light, seeking to end the deepest of darkness. He loves her - but can never have her.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,492 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Published: 2/15/2011 - Complete
DragonAge: The Halla at First Sight reviews
Duncan knew Adaia prior to conscripting Adela. This tells of the first time the Grey Warden, as a young warden, sees our lovely savage. All from Duncan's POV.
Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 958 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/12/2010 - Duncan, Adaia T. - Complete
DragonAge: The Halla reviews
The first meeting between Adaia, Maric, Loghain and Rowan as seen through each of their own eyes. This is the same moment they all meet, just told from differing perspectives.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,963 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/30/2010 - Published: 8/10/2010 - Adaia T., Maric T. - Complete