The Blue Tower

by Nick Duggan

Original ONGOING Adventure Fantasy LitRPG
Warning This fiction contains:
  • Gore
  • Traumatising content

When I heard a soft, and gentle voice, asking me if I'd like to go to a new world, far away from here... I didn't even think twice about it. My life on Earth could hardly have been any worse, right then - and the chance to start back over was more than I could have dreamed of.

But now that I'm here, I'm starting to discover that this new world is really nothing like what I had been expecting.

Right now, I'm all alone, in the middle of a huge, and darkened forest, with nobody to tell me where to go, or what to do next.

And somewhere, far off in the distance... I can hear something huge, and strong, moving slowly through the woods.

Before, I was hoping to get the chance to start my life up all over again.

But now, I'm just hoping to make it safely through the night.

Maybe once I achieve that, then I can finally start to think about what's going on...

... and then, maybe, I can figure out just why it was that I was brought here, exactly - and just what sort of a world it is that I've arrived in.

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Uncomfortably heartwarming.

This is clearly not my cup of tea.

I got chills while reading this.

All characters, despite the world they live in, suffer from chronic naivety. Aside from treacherous ones, all hearts are open. Mc who is a criminal turns into saint upon arrival.

World and settings seem decent though, a pity.

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As of the time I am writing this review I have just finished the 20th chapter: Interlude

To be to the point I personally really enjoy reading this story, and I would recommend others to try it out.

Here is why. It almost reminds me of a slice of life anime adventure show. That almost works, Grimgar is the first thing I'd compare it to. 

There are of course some major differences. Such as people of different races and promises of greater things to come. I have moderately high expectations for this story's future. Many things I expect to see and a real goal for our main protagonist to reach. 

I'm looking forward to reading more but I'm already expecting tragedy and I'm already scared of how strongly I feel for our characters. 

A possible flaw in this story is all the fluff, simple things like, how the characters feels about every little thing and every step of their day almost and every event that happens involving them. I enjoy it but I either don't understand the point yet or there just isn't a way all this ties into the point of the story. It does connect me to and allows me to relate to the characters so maybe I'm just trying to find a flaw and this is the best I got. 

Hopefully there is a point to a level system, it is of course highly convenient and cool but I am not sure how it will tie in to the point of the story.

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Interesting and well written

Great start to a new series.  I'm not sure if this is the authors first novel or not, but it certainly well written.  There are very few grammar or spelling mistakes, and the few that exist are easily overlooked.

The premise is transmigration from Earth to a 'system' based world.  A wrongly convicted man sentenced to jail for a murder he didn't commit is given a fresh chance.

LitRPG elements are introduced in a logical progression and skill gains and levels mirror real-world actions.  How the character levels hasn't been addressed as of this review and Chapter 6, but the author seems to have thought out the hows and whys for this story.  I look forward to seeing where this goes and have added to my favorites.

So worth the read and better than 98 percent of the stories you can find on this site.

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Unexpected narrative shifts while reading, too many interludes, few grammar mistakes. The writing is a bit stilted, this will fix with practice and editing. Great story and ideas just great. Keep on writing and editing, keep your narrative point of view consistent. Don’t go from your normal writing style to suddenly making this seem as if he was writing a dairy and knows what will happen in the future “i was going to the store” “more on this later” 

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The story is alright, word choice could be better I've found. The excessive use of "And then" or "then" at the start of most paragraphs or when retelling events seems more like a list of things being ticked off on a recipe rather than a story being told.

That is all.