The Godking's Legacy
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A legendary sword is left behind as a legacy by his master, the Godking. Trapped for millennia, the sword's spirit awaits the day he'll be set free. Will his new master be worthy of inheriting the Godking's legacy?
Written by the author of The Blue Mage Raised by Dragons and Demon's Journey.
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5 stars. 5 stars everywhere. "The best story ever." "A must read."- majority of reviews here.
Now I don't claim I'm a professional reviewer or something like that, but this is a no-no. In a review you must criticise a book, expose it's flaws, say your own opinion, not just praise it for what it is not.
Now, onto the actual review.
So we have the premise of the story, a not so normal demihuman ( a very overused trope, them being humans with ears and tails of animals, lack of imagination this is -.-) who gets the legacy of the world's greatest "hero" and then proceeds to hijink around. It's ok from this point and to a certain moment.
All of this author's stories seem to be a blend of light-hearted comedy and dark humour. Which is ok. What it's not okay is the lack of character progression. The squirrel starts as a homicidal psycho and as far as I've read she stays that way. And the self denial. Oh the self denial. "I'm a good person. Just give me that or I'll kill you. And I'll cut off some of your fingers just to make sure you'll do it" *innocent squirrel girl smile* ( not a part of the story, just a generalisation). So yeah, this is what made me drop this story. He MC is completely unlikeable, unless you're a psycho (I don't judge).
The story is the same repetition of the same things over and over. MC kills stuff, eats food, threatens people, kills more stuff and eats more food. While pretending she does it in the name of good. Totally ok? No. And this is why I can't understand why it's so popular....
Grammar is okay, style is the same as the other stories by this author.
I think 3 stars may seem too few to give to this " masterpiece", "this fun comedy and must read story". But no, I think it's too much even. The only saving grace of this story it's that it has good grammar and a somewhat interesting premise. Nothing more, nothing less.
P.S. I'm sure I have written another review on this but it's been deleted. Hmm
P.S.S. if I see this review deleted as well, we'll see what happens.
I hate but also enjoy this story at the same time. On one hand, it's fun at times and there are some characters that I like, as well as some plotlines that have true potential. On the other hand, the main character is horrible, and while sometimes it can be funny it usually leaves me with a foul taste in my mouth and feelling dirty. I wish the author gave her at least some redeeming qualities, but unfortunately she is a liar, bandit, murderer, and sadist. However, I can live with that. What really bugs me is her continued denial that she is a good person. It's infuriating and I now hate the main character, which makes it hard to like the story. The only reason the character score isn't half a star is because I like some of the other characters, but again they are overshadowed by Lucia. It isn't fun to read about the adventures of a monumental idiot for several hundred pages. It may be a fun joke at the beginning, but there has been no character growth and it's tiresome.
Short version: Has some great potential at times, but it's totally destroyed by the main character's continued insistence that she is a good person despite the senseless horrible things she does, and it's hard to like a story when you hate the main character. She is literally my least favorite main character from any story I've ever read.
P.S. This is my personal opinion. Other people seem to like it. If you read Demon's Journey and liked it then you'll like this book as well.
I would have rather read about the sword's old owner. It feels like I am reading every chapter twice from different view points because they don't vary in content that much.
A fairly entartaining adventure/comedy book with overpowered MC. However, I don't think I've ever read a book with MC more disgusting than in here. She's dumb, dismissive about everything that isn't her and hers, falsely self-righteous, self-delusional, greedy and bossy. I guess author emulated thought process and character development of a simpleton quite well? I'm not sure why anyone would want that as a main character however.
The Godking's Legacy follows a delusional squirrel beastkin who receives (wait for it) the Godking's Legacy. Well, the Godking's sword anyway. And some training.
I think what makes this story so much fun to read, is that most of it is told from the perspective of Lucia, the squirrel-kin. She notices enough details to clue herself and the reader in on what's actually happening, but willfully ignores the implications of it. Every now and then we get a perspective change that more explicitly states what's actually going on. Sometimes, I have to wonder if Lucia knows how talented and powerful she actually is.
Or maybe I'm overthinking it. Either way, it's an entertaining read that makes (some) fun of the Wuxia/Xianxia genres.
TL;DR: Pretty well written slapstick variation on xianxia/wuxia tropes with an idiot MC and a convenient straight man. Made me really laugh out loud every few chapters. I'm still inte first volume and it starts getting a little bit repetitive. Otherwise pretty good attempt to deconstruct the genre and go with the slapstick. Recommended.
I have a thing for cute things. I remember about fifteen years ago I was at high school dormitories and a friend of mine had a girlfriend. The girlfriend was a real catch of really nice really inteligent super hot chick who was also quite down to earth. And I when I say really really hot I mean the type of pornstar supermodel hot that left you a drooling idiot when you watched her stretch.
Well, the girl was not allowed to have pets at home for one reason or another and my friend being the really good boyfriend he was wanted to surprise the teen hartthrob. So he thought about it and bought a puppy.
The puppy is the main reason I'm taking this tangent. It was the cutest little "pupper" you could imagine and it was a rescue from the shelter. It was a mix of a yellow lab and few other things, but mostly looked like a short slick furred yellow lab. It was also the most incontinent and stupid animal you could imagine (of course it was a motherless small puppy just taken from foster mother).
The pupper would shit in his water bowl and pee into his food, and as every puppy try to chew everything it could. It would also get scared of it's own reflection in a mirror and sometimes bathe in it's own excrement. It was also pretty funny to watch for some time, but after half a year of the same behaviour it got really boring.
And this story is exactly like that. The pupper I mean. It's fun lighthearted read for a few hundred pages, but three freaking volumes of an incompetent characters bumbling about because random is fun? Try watching clowns in a circus for six hours and tell me how fun is watching the seventy seventh variantion on cream pie tossed into the face.
It's the attempt to deconstruct the xianxia/wuxia/fantasy tropes by pushing a slapstick brand of incompetent indestructible idiot and whatever straight man is available into the cliches happening around them and watch the ensuing hilarity.
The MC is a fumbling idiot mentally on the level of five or six year old kid, while the legacy sword is meant as a pseudo straight man only to be revealed to be on similar level to he MC. Every other character goes along with the slapstick and the straight man is always there for a few dozen chapters and then converted to another slapstick trope.
The plot is mainly concerned of the fumbling idiot (MC) doing something or other and being distracted by random things while the straight man watches in awe as plot armor makes sure that every situation ends with as much hilarity as possible.
Officially my Favorite Author on Royal Road.
This story is so amazingly funny good that I can't give an unbiased review so none of my usual ratings, just check the stars.
The MC of this story is by far my favorite of all MCs of all stories with the exclusion of Kvothe from The King Killer series by Patrick Rothfuss (and he only wins because Mr. Rothfuss is a literary genius). She's a psychopath in a very literal definition, but she's a funny psychopath that we get to see the inner workings of. She absolutely thinks that there's nothing wrong with what she does, everything is everyone else's fault or responsibility. If this was dungeons and dragons she would definitely be Chaotic Neutral, just doing things to satisfy herself, her goals, or because something seems like a good idea at the time.
She's the best.
You can't do this to me!!!!! Don't leave me on such a huge cliff!!!! Evil!!!
MC is typical hero character who believes in her own narrative and any opposing views is considered idiocy or injured (killed but MC doesn't think herself as killer so they'll regenerate or come back to life later).
MC is a psychotic squirrel girl who imagines herself as good while extorting, pillaging, killing innocents for random reasons or greed, everything goes as she considers herself as a weak girl trying to survive at the cost of billions of innocent lives. Hitler, Stalin and Mao are cute when compared to her.
I did binge read this in one go. The main char is easy to like and her actions are funny as hell. As a comedy, I find it almost perfect and had many good laughs.
The Spoiler contains some massive ones, so first read the story and see if you agree. Or be the author and send me a PM if you agree or disagree.
There are only two things I can think of that isn't to my own satisfaction, which does not mean that others might like it.
First would be the relatively slow start, I think it took nearly 40 chapters to gain real fraction and then became faster and faster until it ended almost in a full stop.
And secondly is the lack of a true story. The whole story of the book can be put into one sentences. The MC learns the foundation and then uses these to kill monsters and get her way. Good many books can be crunched together like that, but the first 40 chapters she does learn her foundation, then the next 60 she kills things to rise in cultivation and uses the last 20 chapters to bully others to get what she wants
The end of Snow was also kinda anticlimactic. I really did hope for some grand plan and intrigue on his side, but a take over by a plant monster was not what I have thought would happen. It made him from a great antagonistic villain into something like a no-name NPC. The evil boss could have been generic soldier A and it wouldn't have made a difference. Using Snow robed me of the torture scene I hoped for since chapter 37.
Still, it shows that there is not always a need for some great plot or deeply spun story to have a good read. This book was funny and I enjoyed reading it the whole time.
And writing a good story plot is hard as fuck, I know I'm not good at it.
I’m gonna be honest. What really makes me like this story is the split between who the main female lead acts, and how she actually thinks of herself. It may be a bit caricatured after a fashion (or so it seems so far, but I’m only about Chapter 4 when writing this), but it’s honestly kind of believable in a weird, mentally-ill kind of way. I’ve certainly seen characters like her in anime or VN’s - it’s a fairly common archetype, except this time we’re getting to see inside her head instead of looking through the solo perspective of some male lead.
Its a kind of vaguely morally disturbing, guilty-pleasure kind of story with really good writing quality. Give it a try.