The Fabled Islands

by munxy

Original HIATUS Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy Female Lead LitRPG Magic Male Lead Martial Arts Multiple Lead Characters Strategy Strong Lead Supernatural

Somewhere out there, in the great expanse of space and time, exist the Fabled Islands. Nobody knows how or why they exist, but only that it is a strange and special place that operates under laws separate from the universe.

 

The Fabled Islands are made up of vast floating continents. They vary in size, with some ranging from the surface area of a small planet, to a star. If you look at them from afar, you would find that they are placed in a line. Each island is separated by a vast amount of space, so there is only one way to travel from one island to the next; a gateway on the edge of the island.

 

Each island is governed by strange rules. The only thing they share in common, is that the rules are governed by the System. The rules change vastly from one island to the next, so you must quickly adapt.

 

Tristan was raised on the first island, Fertility Island, and has finally been allowed to become a Brave; a respected profession throughout the islands. Fertility Island is a peaceful island. There are hardly any monsters, the land is fertile, and the people kind.

 

This is the complete opposite of what Tristan wants.

 

Bring on the monsters! Bring on the magical items! I want adventure, loot, and to put my life on the line! Where are the dungeons, caverns, and mountains to be explored? Where is the mythical equipment to be found? The next island? Then the next island I will go!

 

His adventure begins now.

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AndrewIsntCool
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As of Chapter 11 As of Chapter 34

Story:

This story follows Tristan and Sofia as they traverse through "the fabled islands."

So far it has been a lighthearted slice of life adventuring story, with each island being essentially, a different dimension. The two main characters have only just arrived at the second island as of now, but it does indeed have different mechanics and is interesting.

Style:

Honestly, I don't quite comprehend what the style category means. The chapters are short, full of dialogue, and contain blue boxes.

Grammar:

Great, but not excellent. No blatant misspellings or anything immersion-breaking. The only (semi-uncommon) issues are poor word choice, such as writing definite when definitely should be used, and sometimes repeating adjectives when describing objects.

Characters:

This (again, only 11 Chapters so far) is the weakest point in this fiction. It's not bad, per se, just not as good as it could be.

As of 34 Chapters, still the weakest point, but it's not really a big deal

Sofia is tall, ditzy, blue eyed and blonde. She pretty much just goes along with whatever Tristan does.

Something about her parents characters seems off, slightly. They are one-dimensional and their interactions are a tad stiff. (Although they get little screen time, so it's excusable)

Most side characters are a bit one-dimensional, and many interactions seem off, somehow. Like the author has an idea where the plot will go, and not how to get there. (story is dialogue-filled and some actions are a tad strange/nonsensical) It is a minor issue.

Tristan is a wild card. He is short, and has golden hair and eyes. (what is the difference between golden and blonde hair anyway?)

We don't know his past, his family, or much about his (disney princess-esque) power with animals. This would normally be a big deductor of stars, but I sense that the author is intentionally creating a mystery surrounding this character that will be revealed in due time.

I would recommend this.

RainbowCookie
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decent story really like the system and the world so far but the story is made considerably worse by the characters almost anything they do and say feel unrealistic and needs a lot more work. from what i have seen from reviews on the authors other works biggest complaint there was characters as well so as long that the author works on that and get better could be great

PlasmaticPi
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Great Concept, Flawed Execution

The premise of the story is good but the characters themselves are very flawed in their behavior and the system itself seems flawed as it progresses.

The main characters are constantly saying they have done one thing or want to achieve one dream but then do things that should obviously keep them from following their dreams. For instance the female companion says she wants to be a great brave but doesn't get all the achievements and experience from the first islands. And the mc says he went through all this grueling training with his grandpa but later on says he is only so skilled with the sword cause he got bored of it after a while.

As for the system it doesn't make sense because starting from a lower island should make you stronger than those on later islands cause of the extra stats but the mc faces someone who came back from a further island and gets utterly trashed because he somehow has higher stats.

Nilsy
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Has a light breezy tone that is just very pleasant.

Overall its somehow relaxing to read this which is according to my taste very rare, almost all that goes this path are themed against my taste or badly executed.

hask225
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Really enjoying the story so far! Has so much potential! Well written, interesting characters and better story line/execution of gaming system

EverShadow
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I read Desire, the other story by this author, and I can say that this one has improved by a substantial margin. I absolutely love the concept. It's a truly unique twist on the LitRPG genre, and although there are a few holes that exist (such as how could people grow if they are born on a later island and have to deal with extremely powerful enemies?), it holds up and promises to be entertaining as the characters progress.

 

Of course there are a few flaws, such as the characters being relatively simple in personality, Sophia being annoying at times(but that comes with having an OP main character being held back by a companion), and the character interactions sometimes seeming slightly stale, but overall I'm enjoying the story. It's always quite enjoyable to watch an author grow. Thanks for writing!

 

Short Version: One of the best concepts I've heard of, and an author that is constantly improving. A few flaws, but overall a very fun and enjoyable read.

Steady
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 Up to ch 54

World building was done decently. The story is alright, although so little has been revealed. I recently read a confrontation in this fiction. Apparently, the guy was a bad guy so they beat him up. Afterwards it was revealed he wasn't so bad, so everyone walked away happy. This was what I thought of the whole ordeal. It's a pretty simple story. The way the protagonists have been solving things so far have been to just beat stuff up. It's a pretty decent read but don't expect a masterpiece.

Kedryn
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Only three chapters so far with 94 average views, but already has 35 followers. Thats how you know its going to be a good one.

Houhou no Mizu
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Ok so this review is far from being an advanced one because I'm at work right now but I can definetey say that this story is fun to read and the author shows great promises. I'll edit when I have time with a more in-depth review, like all other stories I'm reading 'cause it's long overdue.