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

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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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Well written with strong religious themes

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.

Spoiler: Spoiler

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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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?