The Ascendant: Endless Reincarnation
My name is Richard Brooks. I died while saving a kid.
Kicking the bucket at 28 was really depressing, you know? There’s so much I still wanted to do.
But instead of passing on, I was thrust into an endless series of reincarnations. Whenever I die, I earn Karma points based on my achievements and growth. These points can be exchanged for weapons, spells, or other bonuses to make my next lives more interesting.
“What kills me only makes me stronger!” Or something like that.
Honestly, it feels like I’m stuck in an RPG. The difficulty setting can be pretty ridiculous too.
Sometimes all I can do is grit my teeth in frustration as I die an ignoble death.
But I won’t complain. Even when it’s dangerous and painful, I love life. This is all an opportunity; I’ll do my best, no matter what kind of sadistic fate the System throws at me.
I will swing the warhammer of justice! Craft and enhance the most amazing artifacts! Overwhelm opponents with a barrage of auto-casting spells! Lead powerful vassals in Domain wars!
All for the sake of creating an eternal sanctuary.
With my unique power of Runecrafting, maybe I’ll even become strong enough one day to overturn fate… or at least find out what the hell is really going on.
It might take a few hundred or a thousand lifetimes, but what’s the rush?
I have all the time in the world now.
(Note: R15+ This is the work of a very inexperienced author with a full time job. Please expect an erratic release schedule.)
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This story is the first I'm leaving a review on. Yay!
First of all, I personally think the idea of a new game+ rouge-like type of story is genius, the MC isn't unnecessarily OP at the start, but you can see huge amounts of potential in the future.
Referencing common tropes and having the MC be a semi-gamer is awesome. Can't explain it accurately, I don't usually write reviews, but great work.
Despite you saying that you aren't an experienced writer, I'm enjoying your story a lot. The only issue I have is the pacing (as of chapter 13) is a bit too slow for a story about reincarnating multiple times, but it just could be because it's currently his second life, and kind of a tutorial. It doesn't take away much from the story either.
One of my favorite parts of this novel is the grammar. Correct your, you're, there, their, and they're, basically. I'm enjoying noy having to reword every other sentence in my mind.
Loving the MC and other characters so far.
I highly recommend this to everyone, your time will not be wasted. If only rhe author would upload more, eh? (Nudge nudge)
reviewed at chapter 4
This is an interesting premise, the world contains people that reincarnated if they meet certain unrevealed at this time criteria. Depending on how the author handles the reincarnations of the MC I can see this being a very interesting story.
Enjoyable so far, like everything i have seen.
It's certainly an interesting idea. The main character reincarnating so many times is a new take on the reincarnation idea...the only problem I have right now is that it's taking so long for the MC to get through his first life. I get that it's supposed to be important, but for a story thats going to have a very, VERY large number of stories and lives in it, I think this first life is taking a bit too long. Maybe you'll speed up later, after taking a few chapters to do the second and third lives, but that's just my opinion. Don't get too caught up in one life because then it starts to seem like your standard reincarnation story.
The writing style and plot is outstanding, though it's a little 'western-like' for me who spends time reading eastern literature. The grammar is nearly perfect too, and the character is great; a realistic man in an unrealistic world.
Reviewed at Chapter 10
Character Score subject to change depending on events of Chapter 16.
I am basing this review due to all chapters up to 15.
Love the novel so far! Keep up the good writing. And proofreading. HOLY heck you didn't cause me to pause and go "WTFrak" with any odd words or typos. Keep that proofreader in your pay. Good job!
However if you make or break characters during pivotal events, you have to be sure to have a damn good event to do so. So do be very careful about personality changes for Chapter 16.
So far our MC is the hero type. NOT the dark brooding and emo type. Actually pretty much optimistic and not too pervy sensei.
For other readers out there: Read the story. It be Good Stuff (tm Pending)
great book so far, read all chapters to 13, the only thing i think should be different is the age progression other than that its great!
that story was really awsome and inspiring ,although this chapter about side character but it story telling and idea to be amazing ,you should give it a try
I think maybe once it gets past the life thats hes in right now it will either kick off or go in the drain. Its a little slow right now but i still highly suggest this book because unlike most books the charcter can be op but has to work towards it and doesnt give the excuse of the MC starting Op becuase we started like halfway into his life cliche. How he got the body he is in and how that part of the book goes is something that needs worked on but still decent.
I read the description and thought "meh why not."
But the second I read your authors notes on the first chapter and prolouge I knew this would be different. And so far it has been very enjoyable. *Cough* and better than most of the stuff on this website *cough*
I'll probably do a full reveiw once more chapters are out. But, i'm just content to sit back and watch this unfold.(of course I start reading when the last released chapter is a cliffhanger before the first real action in the story)