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BREAKING ANNOUNCEMENT! Threadbare Volume 1: Stuff and Nonsense, Volume 2: Sew You Want to be a Hero, and Volume 3: The Right to Arm Bears are now available on Amazon.com! For US residents, you can find them at the following links: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3.  Residents of other countries, please browse your local Amazon market.

 

 

Meet Threadbare. He is twelve inches tall, full of fluff, and really, really bad at being a hero. Magically animated and discarded by his maker as a failed experiment, he is saved by a little girl. But she's got problems of her own, and he might not be able to help her.

Fortunately for the little golem, he's quick to find allies, learn skills, gain levels, and survive horrible predicaments. Which is good, because his creator has a whole lot of enemies...


(Cover by Amber Rimkus)

My name is Andrew Seiple, I'm an author and a long time roleplayer. I am the writer of Threadbare, and I own the rights to this story, and many others. I've published works on Amazon before Threadbare, but this is my first litrpg. You can find my various stories available on Amazon.com
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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Awakening 1 ago
Awakening 2 ago
Awakening 3 ago
Parties and Perils 1 ago
Parties and Perils 2 ago
Parties and Perils 3 ago
Quests and Questions 1 ago
Quests and Questions 2 ago
Quests and Questions 3 ago
Does a Bear Sit in the Woods 1 ago
Does a Bear Sit in the Woods 2 ago
Does a Bear Sit in the Woods 3 ago
Behind the Scenes Interlude I ago
A Wildling Brood 1 ago
A Wildling Brood 2 ago
A Wildling Brood 3 ago
Catastrophe 1 ago
Catastrophe 2 ago
Catastrophe 3 ago
Behind the Scenes Interlude II ago
The End of Innocence 1 ago
The End of Innocence 2 ago
The End of Innocence 3 ago
Behind the Scenes Interlude III ago
The Bear Necessities ago
A Quick Poll: Poll Closed! ago
Getting Your Bearings 1 ago
A Cat has a Sheet ago
Getting Your Bearings 2 ago
Getting Your Bearings 3 ago
A Bear has a Sheet too, of course ago
A Paw Full of Undead 1 ago
A Paw Full of Undead 2: For a Few Undead More ago
A Paw Full of Undead 3: The Bear, the Vamp, and the Catlady ago
Story Interlude: A Hard Knight's Day ago
Born Again 1 ago
Born Again 2 ago
Born Again 3 ago
Background Interlude 2-1: On Gods ago
Bonus Content 2-1: Old Friends, New Sheets ago
Story Interlude 2: Bad Comfort ago
Unsafe Sects 1 ago
Unsafe Sects 2 ago
Unsafe Sects 3 ago
Winning Hearts and Minds 1 ago
Winning Hearts and Minds 2 ago
Winning Hearts and Minds 3 ago
And Yet She Persisted 1 ago
And Yet She Persisted 2 ago
The Bear Necessities 2 ago
Bonus Content 2-2: Of Other Planes and the Powers of Darkness ago
Surviving First Contact 1 ago
Surviving First Contact 2 ago
Surviving First Contact 3 ago
You're Fired 1 ago
You're Fired 2 ago
You're Fired 3 ago
Interlude 3-1: The General ago
Give the Dwarves Their Due 1 ago
Give the Dwarves Their Due 2 ago
Give the Dwarves Their Due 3 ago
A Small Giant Problem 1 ago
A Small Giant Problem 2 ago
A Small Giant Problem 3 ago
Interlude - Vae Victus 1 ago
Interlude - Vae Victus 2 ago
The Brokeshale Battle 1 ago
The Brokeshale Battle 2 ago
The Brokeshale Battle 3 ago
Interlude 3 - The Spoils of War ago
The Sins of the Fathers 1 ago
The Sins of the Fathers 2 ago
The Sins of the Fathers 3 ago
Loose Ends 1 ago
Loose Ends 2 ago
Loose Ends 3 ago
Afterword and Intermission ago
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l nimbus
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Worth every last second.

This story is in one word, a Masterpiece. I have yet to meet another story on RRl, hell, even in general fiction, that can tell such a powerful tale. What starts as a charming tale through the eyes of an animated teddybear, slowly builds into a desperate fight to save the country. 

Lost Demiurge is in his element here, with unique characters, outstanding backstories, interesting mythos, powerrful, heart-wrenching moments and nigh-perfect grammar. I only recently picked up this wonderful story, but found myself entranced by it. And coming from me, that's saying A LOT. i reccomend this story to ALL fantasy fans, no matter which genre you like. THIS is a masterpiece, and i can't wait for more.

Savane
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Recomended for all, not only the concept of the story is great, but the quality of writing is top notch.

 

Opticdata
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After the main twist, It got very predictable

Every mini-arc after the main twist was easy to predict and the ending became very painfully obvious by the reunion. Read the first part nof any mini arc and you can know the ending by making very few logical leaps and knowing the story will turn out well.

I predicted almost 90% of the endin by the first chapter of the dwarves except a few minor things, but if you just keep in mind that the story will end well, it becomes all too easy to predict the next plot points even up to the ending.

Somehow by the end it feels like Threadbare is almost a self-insert character just getting with the author's waifu (Though even by the end Cecelia felt bland compared to most of the cast), it made me just feel akward reading through the final chapters because it felt like there was an unneeded flirtation between the two. Most of the (Very little) romance in this book felt natural as if it had been there for years, but this felt completely out of place for the two.

The other meh thing in this book are most the cast of characters feel like if you replace them, the story feel like you could replace them with another character without any real change (Or just take them out entirely). It takes me out of my reading when I stop reading for a few hours (e.g. school or work) and then come back and completly forget who a charcter is and by the wrapping up chapters I had forgotten half the mentioned characters even though I read this in three days.

All in all even though this is a better story than most on the website, it definately does not deserve to be praised as highly as it is.

starburst98
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it's very well put together and all that but... i just can't get over the hump that is the beginning. the golem maker is supposed to be smart, but he seems like an idiot. the idea that golems can't join a party becuase they don't know what a 'yes' is, seems to never cross his mind despite supposedly trying to do this for months. and everything else that happens is just a string of coincidence and luck.

Yeah-uuh
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This is a lovely story. Thank you for bringing this to the world for all to see.

SwiftC
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The only reason I read this was due to it being #1 currently on the site. Expecting a phenomenal book, especially from all the positive reviews, I was a bit disappointed at how overhyped people made it seem.

Novel idea by making the mc a teddy bear? Sure. But that’s about it.

I really enjoyed the first 10-15 chapters, but after that it started to go downhill.

Style – Good, but became bogged down under its own weight. While LitRPG makes the story, it shouldn’t run it. In later chapters the LitRPG elements weren’t integrated smoothly. (don’t even get me started on the interludes…)

Story – Descent start, but too many plot points that are attributed to characters stupidity. (i.e. Why were golem scrolls just lying around in a random book in your house, when they make your security essentially null? Why did Caradon pass up all the blatant times Threadbare showed intelligence? Why did Caradon and Mordecai let Celia leave her house without warning her on what to do and what not to, considering her background/circumstances?) Also, as I’ve stated before with the style, the LitRPG elements were great at first, but then the author added so many it became bothersome. In later chapters, two sentences can’t go by without some random level up. It’s excessive and detracts from the storyline.

Grammar – I have no clue how people are saying this is almost perfect. The first few chapters were decent at best. The good thing is that it does get better. Seeing improvement is greatly appreciated.

Character – Threadbare? Well, it’d be almost impossible to not see improvement considering he’s as dumb as a block starting out, and leveling up makes him smarter. Though I’m still not sure I can consider that much, considering a few adjectives could sum up his whole personality at this point. Others? Truthfully, with so little time spent with them, they haven’t been flushed out enough for me to rate them. Sure, they all have intriguing backstories that drive them, but other than that, the characters feel a bit flat.

Editor
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To Stuffed to Read More

I like my bears cuddly and cute. Not like crazy maniacs and for that reason I'm out. 

RandAlTh0r
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 Such a subpar series. I cant believe it is in the top rated list. Please dont be fooled by this series ranking. It's not the worst on RRL but it's not far off.

Zimzimbadabim
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The intro makes no sense. It speaks very poorly of the author's ability to put a sentence together.

lee_list@yahoo.com
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Wow I am loving this story, it's amazing. Though you might have to put a tag warning of the level of cutieness that is in this novel. I went aww like 15 times so far.