Vacant Throne

by TowerCurator

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy Female Lead Magic Supernatural

Alyssa Meadows, a worker at a local home improvement store, returns home one evening to her home invaded by burglars. A bad night gets worse when, after accidentally killing one, an angel appears before her and tells her she is destined to die. Alyssa takes exception to that and saves herself, only to find out that angels don’t like destiny being messed with. She finds herself shunted off to an alternate world filled with magic and monsters to preserve Earth’s future.

Chapters here will be posted slowly as it requires a bit of fiddling to get the formatting correct. They are also posted twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays, on along with a handful of extras.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
000.001 Prologue - Tenebrael ago
001.001 Near Death Experiences - Alyssa Meadows ago
001.002 Near Death Experiences - Tenebrael Appears ago
001.003 Near Death Experiences - Off the Books ago
001.004 Near Death Experiences - Balancing the Scales ago
002.001 A Whole New World - Stranger in a Strange Land ago
002.002 A Whole New World - Exploration ago
002.003 A Whole New World - A City..? ago
002.004 A Whole New World - Inn Keeping ago
003.001 The Festival - Work Work ago
003.002 The Festival - Supplies ago
003.003 The Festival - Magic ago
003.004 The Festival - Closing Ceremony ago
003.005 The Festival - Breakdown ago
004.001 Leaving Teneville - Home Sweet Home ago
004.002 Leaving Teneville - Another Angel ago
004.003 Leaving Teneville - Back to Teneville ago
004.004 Leaving Teneville - Lessons from the Future ago
004.005 Leaving Teneville - The Mountain Pass ago
004.006 Leaving Teneville - Harping On ago
005.001 Lyria, The Grand City - The City ago
005.002 Lyria, The Grand City - Poor Porridge ago
005.003 Lyria, The Grand City - The Observatorium ago
005.004 Lyria, The Grand City - Waters Street Gang ago
006.001 Interlude - Tess ago
007.001 Real Monsters - Waters Street Gang II ago
007.002 Real Monsters - Lovely Ladies ago
007.003 Real Monsters - Meet and Greet ago
007.004 Real Monsters - Escape from Lyria ago
008.001 City Under Siege - City Defense ago
008.002 City Under Siege - Knights Solaris ago
008.003 City Under Siege - Dangerous Streets ago
008.004 City Under Siege - Intelligent ago
008.005 City Under Siege - Brechen Overlook ago
008.006 City Under Siege - The Burning Shadow ago
008.007 City Under Siege - The Black Prince ago
009.001 Interlude - Iosefael ago
010.001 Brewing Trouble - Potion Delivery Service ago
010.002 Brewing Trouble - Failed Recruitment ago
010.003 Brewing Trouble - Fractal Mirror ago
010.004 Brewing Trouble - Mental Fracture ago
010.005 Brewing Trouble - Madame Webb's Fine Threads ago
011.001 Freedom of Choice - Intimidation Techniques ago
011.002 Freedom of Choice - Gathering Storm ago
011.003 Freedom of Choice - Helpless to Help ago
011.004 Freedom of Choice - Contract ago
011.005 Freedom of Choice - Empty Mirror ago
011.006 Freedom of Choice - Infinite Regress ago
011.007 Freedom of Choice - Rigor Mortis ago
012.001 Interlude - Kasita ago
013.001 A Little R&R - Fear and Self-Loathing ago
013.002 A Little R&R - Assassin's Greed ago
013.003 A Little R&R - A Friend with Needs ago
013.004 A Little R&R - Praying for a Cure ago
013.005 A Little R&R - Sisters ago
013.006 A Little R&R - Apologies ago
014.001 The Demon Angel Brings - Avoid The Bedehouse ago
014.002 The Demon Angel Brings - Doctors of Death ago
014.003 The Demon Angel Brings - A Deal with an Angel ago
014.004 The Demon Angel Brings - Shadows in the Dark ago
014.005 The Demon Angel Brings - Breaking and Entering ago
014.006 The Demon Angel Brings - Turning the Tables ago
014.007 The Demon Angel Brings - Three Heads Are Better ago
015.001 Interlude - Oxart ago
016.001 Murphy - Gaunts ago
016.002 Murphy - Fractal Vision ago
016.003 Murphy - The Fairy ago
016.004 Murphy - The Society and The Gaunt ago
016.005 Murphy - Lightshow ago
016.006 Murphy - Captains of the Guards ago
016.007 Murphy - Ascent ago
016.008 Murphy - Healing ago
017.001 Into the Desert - Cleaning Up ago
017.002 Into the Desert - Draken ago
017.003 Into the Desert - Back to the Potion Shop ago
017.004 Into the Desert - Modern Technology ago
017.005 Into the Desert - The Soul ago
017.006 Into the Desert - Rest Stop ago
017.007 Into the Desert - Pushed to the Limits ago
017.008 Into the Desert - Quiet Pillars ago
018.001 Interlude - Oz ago
019.001 Outpost - Pursuit ago
019.002 Outpost - Confessions ago
019.003 Outpost - Height ago
019.004 Outpost - Solid Ground ago
019.005 Outpost - Cavernous Plots ago
019.006 Outpost - Annihilator ago
019.007 Outpost - Annihilation ago
020.001 Interlude - Irulon ago
021.001 Dismantling - Three of Them ago
021.002 Dismantling - Lip Reading ago
021.003 Dismantling - Captives in the Church ago
021.004 Dismantling - Toymaker ago
021.005 Dismantling - Immolating Gloves ago
021.006 Dismantling - One-Sided ago
021.007 Dismantling - Webbed ago
021.008 Dismantling - Broken ago
021.009 Dismantling - Chop Suey ago
022.001 There and Back Again - A Deserted Conversation ago
022.002 There and Back Again - An Unrefusable Offer ago
022.003 There and Back Again - Toilet Talk ago
022.004 There and Back Again - Heart-to-Heart ago
022.005 There and Back Again - Bullet-to-Heart ago
022.006 There and Back Again - Alcohol ago
022.007 There and Back Again - Conspiracy Theories ago
022.008 There and Back Again - Inventory Shuffle ago
023.001 Interlude - Adrael ago
024.001 City Matters - Pizza Party ago
024.002 City Matters - Return ago
024.003 City Matters - Unloading ago
024.004 City Matters - Potionspeak ago
024.005 City Matters - A Lease on Life ago
024.006 City Matters - Potion or Placebo ago
024.007 City Matters - "Fela!" ago
024.008 City Matters - Navigating the Maize ago
024.009 City Matters - Pacification ago
024.010 City Matters - Dinner and a Feather ago
024.011 City Matters - Donations ago
025.001 New Faces - Mathematics ago
025.002 New Faces - Adrift ago
025.003 New Faces - Setting the Bar ago
025.004 New Faces - French Toast ago
025.005 New Faces - Tineye ago
025.006 New Faces - Flawed Plans ago
025.007 New Faces - Divine Inspiration ago
025.008 New Faces - A Princely Meeting ago
025.009 New Faces - Chronosphere ago
025.010 New Faces - Charnel House ago
026.001 Interlude - Brakkt ago
027.001 Familiar Faces - Ticket to the Moon ago
027.002 Familiar Faces - Patching Up ago
027.003 Familiar Faces - Home Sweet Home ago
027.004 Familiar Faces - Impromptu Lessons ago
027.005 Familiar Faces - Despair and Hope ago
027.006 Familiar Faces - Thrown Back ago
027.007 Familiar Faces - A Lack of Concern ago
027.008 Familiar Faces - Extortion ago
028.001 Peaceful Days - Potion Delivery Service II ago
028.002 Peaceful Days - The Blacksmith ago
028.003 Peaceful Days - Busy Days ago
028.004 Peaceful Days - The Bedehouse ago
028.005 Peaceful Days - The Demon ago
028.006 Peaceful Days - Ember ago
028.007 Peaceful Days - Connection Established ago
028.008 Peaceful Days - Bright Eyes ago
028.009 Peaceful Days - Peaceful Journey ago
029.001 Interlude - Guillem ago
030.001 Vacationing - Field of Glass ago
030.002 Vacationing - Fiat Lux ago
030.003 Vacationing - Carpentry ago
030.004 Vacationing - Monumental ago
030.005 Vacationing - Home Away From Home ago
030.006 Vacationing - Sporting Goods ago
030.007 Vacationing - Thinking with... ago
030.008 Vacationing - Portals ago
030.009 Vacationing - Angels Deserve to Cry ago
030.010 Vacationing - Acquiring Assistance ago
031.001 Astral Authority - Kindness ago
031.002 Astral Authority - Burnt Chicken ago
031.003 Astral Authority - Investigations ago
031.004 Astral Authority - Patience ago
031.005 Astral Authority - Demonic versus Divine ago
031.006 Astral Authority - Watching From Above ago
031.007 Astral Authority - A Walk Beneath A War-torn Sky ago
031.008 Astral Authority - Retrograde Cognition ago
031.009 Astral Authority - Hunting and Hunted ago
032.001 Interlude - Decorous ago
033.001 War And Peace - On The Open Road ago
033.002 War And Peace - Plains of the Dead ago
033.003 War And Peace - Oasis ago
033.004 War And Peace - Illuna ago
033.005 War And Peace - Entropic Decay ago
033.006 War And Peace - Respite ago
033.007 War And Peace - Warning ago
033.008 War And Peace - Owlcroft ago
033.009 War And Peace - Cardinal Virtue of Justice ago
033.010 War And Peace - Open Soul Massage ago
033.011 War And Peace - Last Ditch Attempt ago
033.012 War And Peace - Where It Belongs ago
033.013 War And Peace - Help From Above ago
034.001 Breath of Air - Walkabouts ago
034.002 Breath of Air - Court Arcanist ago
034.003 Breath of Air - Soul Searching ago
034.004 Breath of Air - Spring Cleaning ago
034.005 Breath of Air - Distractions ago
034.006 Breath of Air - Nox ago
034.007 Breath of Air - Approaching Trouble ago
034.008 Breath of Air - A Long March ago
034.009 Breath of Air - Asylum ago
035.001 Interlude - Iona ago
036.001 Illuna's Happenings - Symphonic Ritual ago
036.002 Illuna's Happenings - Eye of the Draken ago
036.003 Illuna's Happenings - Bugle Call ago
036.004 Illuna's Happenings - Demands ago
036.005 Illuna's Happenings - Thief ago
036.006 Illuna's Happenings - Intelligencer ago
036.007 Illuna's Happenings - Extinguished ago
036.008 Illuna's Happenings - A Light on the Horizon ago
036.009 Illuna's Happenings - Thunderbolts and Lightning ago
037.001 Lost Authority - Trudge ago
037.002 Lost Authority - Beneath the Dome ago
037.003 Lost Authority - Sketched Out ago
037.004 Lost Authority - Beneath the Fractured Dome ago
037.005 Lost Authority - Continuum Split ago
037.006 Lost Authority - The Endless Expanse ago
037.007 Lost Authority - Of Thrones and Deities ago
037.008 Lost Authority - Snow Globe ago
037.009 Lost Authority - Bathhouse ago
037.010 Lost Authority - Staffing Problems ago
038.001 Interlude - Irulon ago
039.001 Back to Basics - Bring In The Dead ago
039.002 Back to Basics - Discussions Over A Drink ago
039.003 Back to Basics - Watchers in the Distance ago
039.004 Back to Basics - Questions and Answers ago
039.005 Back to Basics - Better Bestiary ago
039.006 Back to Basics - Espire ago
039.007 Back to Basics - Card Games ago
039.008 Back to Basics - Reunited ago
039.009 Back to Basics - Long Night ago
039.010 Back to Basics - Questions and... Answers? ago
040.001 Ritualistic Research - Research Complete ago
040.002 Ritualistic Research - The Search ago
040.003 Ritualistic Research - Oops ago
040.004 Ritualistic Research - Finding Minotaurs ago
040.005 Ritualistic Research - Lowering Tensions ago

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I personally wish to commend the story for being well written. A lot of other novels on the site averages 3-4 mistakes even months after they are pointed out to the author. This was well written up until where I quit.

The main character is pretty relatable with a bit more courage than I would expect most to have. Likely there will be some big reveal after where I quit explaining why she is so extraordinary.

The things I disliked and that made me quit is the actual premise though. There is a plan for the world and due to an "angel" messing up it breaks. The continuation of the plot line from this point is not something I enjoy.

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The setting we explore more and more of breaks my immersion as well. Thus after 200+ pages I decided it is not a story I enjoy reading. I force myself to continue when I could be reading something else.

All in all it is well written and mostly connects its story line well. It just isn't interesting to me.

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Amazing. How is this not more popular?

I’m not sure why this story hadn’t come to my attention until just recently. However, I feel like it is seriously under appreciated and should be more popular. The story feels similar to Metaworld Chronicles in terms of its pacing and story arcs, but I personally like this novel better. Highly recommend. It gets better as you get further into the story.

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Worth reading but the Plot is solidly in the drivers seat.

Reviewed at: 031.006 Astral Authority - Watching From Above

Well written, interesting characters, great worldbuilding.

This story should be in the top ten of the active only ranking on this website.

Things I think the author could fix to get that:

A. the cover is pretty uninspiring, a good cover is surprisingly important for this site.

but more importantly B. The irrationality and illogic of what the characters do. This story feels like Mr.Plot has his hands firmly glued to the steering wheel and Mr.Characters is stuck along for the ride. And by that I mean that the author wants to move the plot along but to do so they come up with some unbelievable choices by characters to do so.

It's quite jarring because a lot of the writing tries quite hard to rationalize character choices, but other times they simply do things that don't line up with what their characterization would do.

Get a better cover Mr author and insert some paragraphs in the first 100 or so chapters when there is a choice that a character makes that is hard to believe, paragraphs to rationalize the characters thinking better to the reader. If you do that imo you would stand a fair chance of hitting the second or maybe first page of the ranking.



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One of the best authors on the internet

TowerCurator is finally on RRL! Ok so I have read everything on the author’s site and the story is amazing with great character development and a well thought out story progression. The grammar is impeccable and the world building is very well thought out. Also the punctuality of the author is great. You should read it because it’s amazing. And while you’re at it vote for it on Also, if you liked this you should read towercurator’s other work “Void Domain”.

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Far above average RRL story - B+

This story is better than 90 percent of the "transported to another world" stories on this website, and better than 85 percent of online stories I've read in general.


The technical writing is basically perfect; I spotted only one small  plural possessive error which was a tricky one and forgivable.

The characters are generally realistic. There's been little to no flanderization/strawmanning/whatever you want to call it. The main character is intelligent and capable without being "overpowered". She makes mistakes but actively reflects on and learns from them in a transparent and satisfying way. 

I gave a less than perfect rating in the "Story" category because the MC's main goal seems to be "learn magic", which is alright but doesn't really give me any idea of what she's going to be shooting for throughout her time in Teneland. OTOH this does a good job of illustrating how directionless a person would be if they actually were put in the MC's position, so with that in mind I only dinged it a half star.

To the author: You're a very good technical writer, your characterizations are quite good, and your world building is interesting. Thanks for sharing this story, and I hope to see it continued! 

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The content are wholesome. Have realistic portration.

But I lose interest starting in the transmigration of the whole house.

P.s. Inspite of detailed narration, what happened to the corpse?