Original ONGOING Adventure Fantasy Psychological Female Lead GameLit High Fantasy Magic Non-Human lead Portal Fantasy / Isekai
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Saskia thought her life was finally getting back on track after the accident. Then she got trolled.

Now she's up a tree the size of a planet, and all who meet her either run screaming or attack on sight. If everyone would just calm down and stop trying to kill her for one moment, she might get a chance to explain that this has all been a horrible misunderstanding.

 

Contains light GameLit/LitRPG elements, but no number crunching.

Chapters average around 4500 words / 16 pages.

Cover art by MrZombie.

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Lost Carcosa
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Read up till chapter 9 so far. I have to say that this is probably the best story I've read so far on Royal Road (which doesn't include many, to be fair. I'm fairly new.) The chapters are the perfect length -- at 3-5 thousand words I'm neither bogged down or bored -- and the characters are interesting. I especially like the worldbuilding. At times, I feel that there are a few too many made-up words for fairly standard fantasy creatures, but the concept alone -- of a world made from a giant tree -- is just awesome. And there is more to the world than just what we've seen. There's mention of interesting locations that the characters may or may not visit, and that have certainly captured my interest. Great job, Seal!

Astra19
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Style Score - The story's style allows for the reader to understand who is talking, what events are unfolding and what the characters are reading. SealJohnson also changes the text style to apply meaning to the affected text. 4.5 star because I want quicker releases and I need to have a negative occurrence somewhere.

Grammer Score - I'm not gonna say I'm perfect with english grammer so I won't notice the correct place to input a semicolon in stead of a comma but I do notice simple mistakes such as the usage of "your and you're", "Though and Thought" and other similar occurrences. So yes 5 star simply because I can't notice any of the story's mistake through a simple read through.

Story Score - The story seems to be an adventure story where you follow a women who woke up in a new world in the body of a troll. Her first meeting with sentientent beings end with a spear in her gut with them yelling in a foreign language.

Character Score - Some might find the MC responce to flee from a spear in the gut to be unrealistic however she has never fought before, she's in a monster's body which has a higher pain threshold than her human one and her body would be affecting her mentaility as well.

What I do find strange is one of her companions has been through decades of torture and seems to adjust to quickly to her current situation. (Though I do agree that having a catatonic companion would hurt the overall story).

TL;DR

The story is good with around ten pages per chapter and with what seems to be weekly release. If you're looking for a wish fulfillment or an edgelord type MC this story doesn't seem to be for you.

Serendipital
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Very nice, overall! I love how the world is being slowly revealed to us. All the lore is really very interesting! The latest character as of this reading is really excellent as well. I'm glad they've been introduced relatively early long, because I love seeing them and MC interact with each other. I recommend reading this, for sure.

Bombbastik
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wonderful start to a creative story

The story is truly wonderful, from the update speed, the characters, the world building, and he general special powers. All of these come together in a wonderful hodgepodge of a story.

voice of reason
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Definitely one of the best stories I've read on this site. The pacing is excellent in my opinion and grammar is near pefect. The world building is very unique and wonderfully creative as well. All in all I really liked it and I definitely recommend giving this a go.

CyclopsSlayer
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It started a bit slow, but has rapidly grown on me. Chapter 11 now. Truly a fun story so far. Even if our pair-up with a certain someone seemed obvious to me from the moment we saw them. LOL

Well worth the read.

skundimadog
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I drink writers tears and also i enjoyed the story

Firstly i'd like to say, fuck who ever made the insert image thingie in the ass with a necron pylon. it deleted my entire review cuz i was writing on my phone so i'll be re doing it.

second, the only reason i'm giving this a full five stars is that i feel this story deserves to be on trending and so i am fighting fire with fire, which is pretty stupid but muh, whatever IDK.

Here i will be going over the strengths and flaws of this story.

Strengths.

good grammar, i hate improper sentance structure so i'm happy to say this story's good on that front, if you're a grammar nazi you propably won't mind the grammar either. though i wasn't going through it with a fine toothed comb as i am sure some are.

The worlbuilding is quite good, even if it does feature the cringe worthy typical fantasy races ripped from the silmarilion. these have a somewhat creative twist, thankfully. make no mistake that is good by my standards, not RRL standards, and mine are much higher. It could, of course still be improved though.

the pacing is not a botched mess, but could still be vastly improved.

there are no super sues or mary sues in this story.

now onto weaknesses.

 

The first and milder one is pacing. it feels like there could be five or six more chapters to properly explore the setting and get some more stuff in. as it is, the story is very condensed, almost rushed. 

my second weakness is characterisation. There are no mary sues in this story, bit the characters are still a bit flat. All i've managed to glean of the protagonists personallity is, nonviolent(at least to begin with) and  adaptable, maybe kind? Point is, all the characters need more character. 

 

now i shall be giving my earnest, inner critic ratings 

5/5 stars for style

3.5/5 stars for story, which i assume means plot. the reason for this is, and spoiler alert, that the owerarching mystery feels like it could only be solved by the entrance of a heretofore unknown third party (couch Abellion's chosen couch) such an important force should preferably be alluded to early in the story, not as a surprise "now i exist, the god of *insert vague thingie here* and i will tell you, in this exposition dump all the pieces to the puzzle which you probably would have enjoyed putting together yourself!" of course i might be dead wrong (hopefully i am) and if so the plot gets a solid 5/5 stars.

5/5 stars for grammar

 

2/5 stars for character, couse i drink writer's tears, they're delicious.

 

4/5 generic fantasy races for worldbuilding. I am being generous (i have high standards) as the worldbuilding so far shows much promise. however, if saskia does not visit the mer at the seed of storm or further travel the world tree this rating is dropped to 3.5/5 stars cuz i will cry tears of deep sadness. 

dracobear
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overall a great novel with interesting characters and story.

HoloSol
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Might not be a literary masterpiece, but it sure does something right. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this; I only regret not waiting a bit longer to binge. I will probably pick it up again in 6~ months when there will (hopefully) be a plethora of chapters. Seriously though, 5/5 for enjoyment

K_Pak
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When you read many stories, eventually you see plots getting repeated and in the end you see same fantasy/adventure story over and over again. This is NOT one of those! I'll definitelly be comming back for more. :D