Memento Mori: Death Incarnate

by Monad

Original HIATUS Action Adventure Fantasy Psychological Magic Male Lead Supernatural
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The emergence of monsters and superhumans hasn't disrupted the modern-era. People have adapted to their new way of life and among them is Casper Clay, a man who has long since awakened to a gift that seemed to be more of a curse until it leads him to a different path. Seeing the opportunity in front of him, Casper heads down a road that could lead to prosperity just as easily as it could lead to an untimely end.  


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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Prologue: All Things Must Die ago
Chapter 1: The Corpse Whisperer ago
Chapter 2: Something's Calling ago
Chapter 3: Let The Dead Stay Dead ago
Chapter 4: Awakening ago
Chapter 5: Read The Fine Print ago
Chapter 6: Classification ago
Chapter 7: Everything's In Working Order ago
Chapter 8: Taking The Proper Steps ago
Chapter 9: An Inexperienced Fighter ago
Chapter 10: A Step Further ago
Chapter 11: Practice Makes Perfect ago
Chapter 12: A Deadly Encounter ago
Chapter 13: A Dead End ago
Chapter 14: A Murder Of Crows ago
Chapter 15: Which Witch Will Go? ago
Chapter 16: Being Noticed ago
Chapter 17: New Neighbors ago
Chapter 18: Fly Like An Eagle...Or A Crow ago
Chapter 19: All Isn't Well Among Sisters ago
Chapter 20: Rest And Relaxation ago
Chapter 21: The Fight Ahead ago
Chapter 22: Forest Of Nightmares Pt.1 ago
Chapter 23: Forest Of Nightmares Pt.2 ago
Chapter 24: Forest Of Nightmares Pt.3 ago
Chapter 25: Forest Of Nightmares Pt.4 ago
Chapter 26: Forest Of Nightmares Pt.5 ago
Chapter 27: Inner Demons And Outer Demons (Fixed!) ago
Chapter 28: A New Debt ago
Chapter 29: An Offer Of Cooperation ago
Chapter 30: Dearly Departed ago
Chapter 31: The Ferryman ago
Chapter 32: The Descent Into Madness Can Be Abrupt ago
Chapter 33: Many Forms ago
Chapter 34: Traces of the Unwilling ago
Chapter 35: Cleanup Crew ago
Chapter 36: The Great Witch, Evanora ago
Chapter 37: The Whispering Morning Glories ago
Chapter 38: Another Debt Resolved ago
Chapter 39: I Dreamt A Dream That Wasn't A Dream At All ago
Chapter 40: Benign Masochism ago
Chapter 41: Experimenting With Blood ago
Chapter 42: It Eats ago
Chapter 43: High Risk, High Reward ago
Chapter 44: A Not So False Alarm ago
Chapter 45: A Bloody Good Time ago
Chapter 46: Penelope ago
Chapter 47: Someone Else's Shoes ago
Chapter 48: The Dawn Of A New Era ago
Chapter 49: Eat Your Heart Out, Casper Clay ago
Chapter 50: Who Is Casper Clay? Pt.1 ago
Chapter 51: Who Is Casper Clay? Pt.2 ago
Chapter 52: Awakened Once More ago
Chapter 53: Burned and Broken ago
Chapter 54: There Is Hope Within Despair ago
Chapter 55: Champions Are Made ago
Chapter 56: Ill Omens ago
Chapter 57: Making It A Fair Fight ago
Chapter 58: We're Not Done Here ago
Chapter 59: Aura of Blood ago
Chapter 60: If I Scratch Your Back... ago
Chapter 61: A Look At Casper Clay ago
Chapter 62: Step One, Make Them Aware Of You ago
Chapter 63: Step Two, Figure Out The Next Step ago
Chapter 64: The Drachen Arch ago
Chapter 65: A Dragon's Wisdom Can Be Tempting ago
Chapter 66: Life From A Drop Of Blood ago
Chapter 67: Reaching Ever Higher ago
Chapter 68: Penelope's Nightmare, Rusalka's Past, Alexandra's Regret ago
Chapter 69: One Hundred Heads Are Better Than One ago
Chapter 70: Stirring Up Monsters, Old And New ago
Chapter 71: Is It The World Or Is It You? ago
Chapter 72: Ivory Warden ago
Chapter 73: The More Souls, The Better ago
Chapter 74: A Fair Trade ago
Chapter 75: A Night To Forget ago
Chapter 76: The Hell Gate ago
Chapter 77: An Empty Castle ago
Chapter 78: Dancing With Demons ago

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The story is a bit haphazard.

Development seems dependent on the authors wily burst of inspiration rather than careful consideration.

 I say this because the story lacks foreshadowing and just introduce new development out of nowhere. Some are even bit cliche that you'd think would never have happened. 

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Monad writes a variety of different stroies on this site, and continues to improve the further he gets into each book. It took me quite a while to sit down and read this book, but once I did I was hooked right away. 

Monad's style of writing, and his use of an MC that is powerful at the start, is what really makes me enjoy every book that he puts out. The character isn't "OP" per say, but he is certainly strong.

Grammar is the only place where I see some mistakes, though in this book it is mostly towards the begging where at the end it seems he started to catch the same mistakes before releasing them. 

The characters on this book haven't really been explained in depth, but there are a couple (Like Emma) that you know there is an interesting story to. 

As always Monad, I appreciate and enjoy this work you have put out, and look forward to the future chapters that are to come. 

Sanguine Rayzel
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Okay-dokay my dudes Monads an old hand at damn fine write up on this site and while there are some endemic issues with his writting style (for example action scenes always seem a little janky to me- but who am I to say?) but his narrative and characters are always solid fuckin gold. 

This story is no exception to the above, but his ironed out some kinks action while still not the best at least flows well with the pacing and he's got alot better that making it feel viceral. The characters often feel like people not realistic ones but very much people who fit well within his story. 

dunno where to go from here so give it a shot and if you like it keep reading and if you don't I'm not keeping you. 

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Good idea, good writing style, bad direction.

Everything looks good for the first couple of chapters, but as we get to chapter 10 and 20, the charm of the series that earned the author his views start to get dropped and the story turns into "Everyone Else is a Returnee". In short, it pulls a "Bleach" or "Dimensional Sovereign".  We signed up for one storyline, but the author abandons it in favor of a standard shounen action story.  

Obviously this can still turn out to be an interesting series as was the case with "Bleach", and given the authors skill with writing, I believe he will retain a large following of readers.  However, I believe that any depth and originality the series had is disappearing fast.  

I also don't like the pacing of the novel.  It hasn't even been 25 chapters and the protagonist is challenging class 5 enemies.  For context sake, class 7 is the highest on Earth.  If you compare it to something like I Shall Seal The Heavens, the protagonist there was at the first rank for like 100 chapters.  I admit that was a bit slow, but it helped ground the series a lot better.  

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Looking forward to more!

Absolutely no complaints so far (and that's saying something coming from me). All I ask for is more!

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Don't quite know how I would advise you on improving because you're better than me at this writing stuff, so I'll just stick with what I know. Good read, love what you're doing, please keep it up. 

humble reader
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Really solid story. I havent noticed a single flaw myself but there could still be some. As for the direction the story is going, I like it. There's no good or bad direction take a story its all opinion so don't sweat it. 

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Really interesting main character, great job at his unusual background and the way he comes onto his powers, besides what hasn't been explored yet. Slow but steady worldbuilding, no complaints. Relationships aren't developed yet, but it makes sense as the MC was/is a loner.

What didn't please me much was the speed at which the MC grew, surpassing most beginners and low level people in a flash. Others may like it, though. His secret is quite a bit overpowered and really versatile, and I'm not sure if the 'Souls' currency is the best naming, as a powerful creature gives lots of Souls - at first glance I imagined he would have to butcher even more creatures. 

The last chapters defused a bit the fear he would just steamroll anything, fortunately. Keep up the good work.

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Enjoyable all around good read

This is quite good. I enjoy the pacing of things. Enough detail to make the setting and characters interesting, and enough lack of detail that I don't feel nitpicky over arbitrary class definitions and the like. The book is cool, and the abilities are interesting.

I look forward to more skills and interesting things resulting from the MC's original gift. Easy 5 stars.

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(at chapter 8) Extremely interesting premise. Interesting MC that starts off weak but soon finds his gift and a way to improve it. Excited to see where this goes.