main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
Literature: Only Echoes Remain

Only Echoes Remain is an Urban Fantasy novella by A.J. Kalliver.Set Twenty Minutes into the Future (but in a world which is still reeling from the sudden appearance of magic and magical creatures), the story is told from the point of view of Isa; a somewhat fierce girl living on the streets of Chicago. Being a homeless person is a challenge for Isa, but she has other issues too. For example, there's the thing where she's not actually human....

  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Isa fits this to a tee.
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Isa's true form is a dark and monstrous thing, but she is actually a kind and generous person who tries her best to be good... or at least civil.
  • Good Is Not Nice: This is what our heroine aspires to be. When she manages it, those who cross her live to regret it. When she doesn't... they don't.
  • I Know Your True Name: A sorcerer who learns of Isa's existence attempts to control her via her true name. While it is possible for a skilled practitioner of magic to determine the name, the trick is to keep the spirit contained for the requisite period of time.
  • Perky Goth: In her lighter moments Isa lands here, though she does occasionally spend time in a slightly darker place.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Isa certainly qualifies, with her gorgeous mane of inky hair that falls past her knees. It's also worth noting that she sometimes wishes she could cut it to a less conspicuous length, but cannot do so without causing herself intense pain—and the hair would quickly regenerate itself anyway.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Isa does whine a bit about how being stunningly beautiful makes her day-to-day life more difficult, although in her defense we see that this is indeed sometimes true.

October DayeUrban FantasyThe Otherworld Series

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy