John Thomson is a regular college student, the kind of average person you cross on the street every day.
Or at least that’s what most people assume, because he’s far from what’s considered “normal”.
After all, a normal person isn’t regularly dragged into life-threatening tribulations involving fantastic creatures, otherworldly beings and people with logic-defying superpowers. Not to mention that he seems to have a knack for sticking his nose into the nefarious plans of secret societies and ancient cults.
But John’s life wasn’t always such a mess: Everything began when he accidentally invented a way to rewind time…
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fantastic book, fantasty meets sci-fi in a unique and fresh way. A big fan of the whole “hidden world” plot and this book pulls it off perfectly. The premise is so interesting one could only imagine how the author decides to progress the story.
Genre: Action, Fantasy.
Protagonist: a guy that got a time travel ability. he can travel to any point in time in the past 24 hours. ah, but he doesn't have mana.
Setting: mostly on earth, but also include other universes and dimensions.
Tension Level: high
Basic Premise: the mc, after getting this ability, finds out that his best friend is actually a werewolf. and after saving him from some fishman monsters (or, was it merman?, I forgot), he got dragged into the "hidden world".
Chapter Content: how he discovers the hidden world, how he has to fight there, how he use time travel ability make equipments and to win fights.
Chapter Reached: 50
Personal Opinion: well, I like time travel ability and that he abuse it to cheat during fights and more real life situation, I also like his equipment, but once I hit chapter 50, I stop reading this fiction. because the mc lied to his followers, also because he easily threaten people. I hate evil mc (he isn't too evil, but that feels like betrayal).
this one deserves 4 or 4.5 stars, but because it isn't my preference, I dropped it to 3.5 stars
Just a short blurb, burn through all 24 chapters on a flight from the West Coast it felt like I was reading the Dresden Files, the same Supernatural, craziness that I find in that series kept me captivated here. It it needs polish but it has a good foundation. So far it has my vote of confidence.
TL;DR: Great story, great characters, great world building. Unique premise executed marvelously. Read this fiction. You're really missing out if you don't.
Interesting premise. Excellent execition. Author as excellent mastery of the English language. The characters and their interactions and motivations are believable. MC is sympathetic and likeable. Magic system and universe seems well thought out. MC's unique abilities are just limited and quirky enough to make him feel like an underdog you want to root for despite having extreme potential for interesting growth. The MC himself is somewhat of an introverted reluctant hero who is dragged into events because he wants to do the right thing, then continues to persevere in the face of overwhelming odds and hardship. A highly likeable dude. There are a few chapters that are from the POV of other chars, just to give the reader a better picture of the story and insight into their mindset. But they are not that numerous, nor jarring or long winded like most other works that incorporate multiple POV, so you aren't feeling like they're in the way or that you want to skim or skip ahead to get back to the MC'S POV like you otherwise might. You can tell by the prologue that the author definitely has a long term plan and is building the story with specific outcomes already in mind rather than haphazardly writing one chapter at a time. There is definite set up for future arcs and char dev. The author is clearly skilled and well rounded. Tone and style are very well done, and you get enough insight into the MC though processes that he feels like a very round and well characterized protagonist. All in all, I highly recommend this book.
Due to the story premise, there actually is a reason why a talentless, manaless and overall average young man can "survive" and adopt to his terrible situation, and not the usual he gets through everything because he is the protagonist.
And it seems there is more to his ability than at first apparent, and a little bit of mystery is always a plus.
At the very least, you should read the first three chapters before forming your opinion.
review as of chap 19:
lovin it all
easy to read
no problems that stand out
round characters and great thought through concepts!
give me more chaps >~<
I really like the time back idea with getting better per loop. I am not sure how the whole other world thing pans out but so far it is very enjoyable.
This novel has a very interesting premise and a very good execution that should net 4.5 stars (is not perfect for five but is very close) however it has a few moments where either is not explained yet or what is happening just breaks the suspencion of disbelief. For example (NOT SPOILER) the mind reader, if is is capable of reading unconsious thoughts when directed should only read the current iteration of thoughts not the thousand of memories for the same moment, also that increadible data dump should generate some sort of powerful rebound however as soon as that ends the mind reader is capable of speach and can easily walk.
Another flaw (however it can be by desing) is that the power is mostly used when a) crafting, b) trading/money making and c) fighthing. MC could easily use the power to gain information about lots of things (where to get materials, good no questions asked crafting teachers, test the waters for possible repercussions, etc) instead its focus is almost bull like, i'll do it this way and let's see how everything ends afterwards.
There are lots of things that are needing proper explanation and quite a few things lacking resolve so this will change whith time so the score is just temporal.
Kudos to the author for the amazing job of writing. Please keep going, we have faith the story will improve whith time
New twist on an old trope.
There are some minor issues with grammar but nothing too jarring.
My only gripe is that the story doesn't seem to evolve naturally, one thing happens in quick sucession to another. First we get the time travel, then the fish, then riley is a werewolf, then etc. There are alot of elements here, and before I can come to terms with one, I'm faced with another.
My suggestion would be to unify them in some way - one coincidence is fine, you can probably push for two, but I feel that right now, it takes a few too many leaps of logic for the reader to suspend their disbelief, especially early on. An alternative could be to delay the other aspects of it?
After chapter 45 just drop it. The Time travel in this story is ignored and after ch45 it just turns into a mess. The mc starts doing more and more shit and the chapters are boring expositions of his thoughts. Time travel is used as an oopsie let's see if I die. If he does he time travels back if not then he continues