by RinoZ

Original ONGOING Adventure Comedy Fantasy LitRPG Magic Reincarnation

Anthony has been reborn! Placed into the remarkable game-like world of Pangera.

However, something seems a little off. What's with these skills? Bite? Dig?


I've been reborn as a WHAT?!

Follow Anthony as he attempts to adjust to his new life, to survive and grow in his new Dungeon home!

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Anthony Reborn ago
Coming to grips ago
Monstrous Associates ago
The first prey ago
To the victor goes the spoils ago
Exploration is perilous ago
Cohabitation ago
Titus ago
To live is to learn ago
The Study of the Beast ago
Forced from home ago
The trail ago
Arachnid < Insect ago
The express lane ago
How to last hit ago
Currents and undertows ago
The deep roads ago
The world below ago
The harvest ago
Offence is defence ago
Eye for an eye ago
Once more into the breach ago
The invasion ago
Core of the problem ago
New frontiers ago
Conqueror! ago
Long roads ago
True lords of the domain ago
Croc landing ago
Juniors are for light duties ago
Unwelcome guests ago
Seeking but not finding ago
A mutation sensation ago
Camping out ago
On the hunt for XP ago
Battle! For Darwin! ago
I hunt, therefore I ant ago
Rudely Interrupted ago
Finally! Evolution! ago
Check out my new ride ago
Follow the yellow brick .... pheromones ago
My family need more education ago
Blood is thicker than ichor ago
Something never seen before ago
My mother is a giant monster ago
The Colony ago
On the hunt with my brethren ago
Anthony and the giant centipede ago
Nest assault ago
Storm of blades ago
Royal Intervention ago
R and R ago
Skill up! ago
Back to work ago
Timber ago
Anthony's colony growth strategy ago
Practice makes perfect ago
Hunger for Wolf-Dragon ago
The first war of the hill ago
The first war - war never changes ago
The first war - war is mother to us all ago
The first war - winner takes it all ago
Core concern ago
Right to the core ago
Mutation trepidation ago
The human factor ago
These guys are a serious pain ago
Drawing a line ago
The evolving situation ago
Using the power of the mind ago
Too effective!? ago
Finer things in life ago
Establishing the network ago ago
Reconnect with my people ago
I can't bear it ago
Crossroads ago
The (actual) evolving situation ago
Chatterbox ago
Birth of the mage ... ant ago
Flex the mental muscle! ago
Mechanic in training ago
The ants new move ago
The gravity of the situation ago
Voluntary Beating ago
Still more to learn ago
Tunnel solution ago
Once more to battle! ago
Splendid Chap ago
Conversation with a mind ago
Breaking ago
Prelude to the second war ago
The second war of the hill ago
The colony flexes ago
Anthony's fight ago
Anthony's decision ago
The family ago
Digging commences ago
Experiments in mechanics ago
Concerning Tiny ago
Storm Kong ago
The great dig! ago
Rising Tide ago
The roar that follows the dark ago
Kong fury ago
The endless battle begins ago
Counter attack ago
Experiments with Gravity! ago
Something weighing on your mind? ago
Temporary reprieve ago
The reality of the wave ago
Interloper ago
The vigil ago
Bleary days ago
Retreat from danger ago
Body of Iron, heart of flame ago
Raid ago
The furious Tiny, the delectable feast! ago
Breaching the surface ago
Cultural exchange ago
Whoops ago
New home ago
Territory ago
Strange new life ago
It all comes back to mana ago
Just so skilfull ago
Embers ago
Core farming ago
Transform and roll out ago
Whispers in the dark ago
Flee from fire ago
Crafting of the JellyMaw! ago
Diggin is the song of my soul ago
Back into the breach once more! ago
Rising! ago
Brawlin' ago
The beating goes on ago
Anthony, beyond human ago
Monster Unleashed ago
The human menace ago
The Queen ago
The path forward ago
Within the mind ago
Talking points ago
Flames rising ago
The mini escapade ago
Small fish, smaller pond ago
The risk, the reward ago
Desperate times ago
The case for cooperation ago
Fall like dominos
A tunnel is always the answer ago
Assault on the surface ago
Premiums are going way up ago
Gateway ago
Into the palace ago
Battle to the doorstep ago
The Queen circumstances Part 1 ago
The Queen's circumstances Part 2 ago
The Queen's circumstances Part 3 ago
The sweetest voice ago
The endless nightmare ago
Those who descend, that which rises ago
Settling new lands ago
Green thumb ago
Combine harvester ago
The finer vegetation ago
Salad ala carte ago
Stairway to Biomass ago
Field trip ends, itching begins ago
Laying the foundation ago
Core, what is it good for? ago
Well behaved ape ago
Options abound ago
Exceed mortal kind ago
Words with the White Wizard ago
Low Rider ago
The work of the mind ago
The pain inside ago
The day that changed Pangera ago
Unexpected company ago
Rumour has it ago
Inconvenient ago
Ape slap ago
The surge ago
Dire lightning storm kong ago
Crinis unleashed ago
Playing with water ago
The Croca-Army ago
The Marsh Expanse ago
Tentative exploration ago
Battling the marsh ago
The next wave ago
A tasty feast ago
Surface situation ago
Humans and their needs ago
Improve thyself ago
Quick! Status report! ago
Spendin' ago
Upgraded and ready to roll ago
The world below part 1 ago
The world below part 2 ago
The world below part 3 ago
The world below part 4 ago
The world below part 5 ago
New dawn ago
The boys (and girl) are back in town ago
Compression obsession ago
The state of play ago
The A(nt) team ago
Farewell surface ago
Assault begins ago
Contact ago
The new Croc on the Bloc ago
Magical Ant ago
Feast of Croc ago
Skirmish conclusion ago
Expeditious retreat ago
Once more into the expanse ago
The wonders of nature ago
More marsh exploration ago
New growth ago
The rebel child ago
The Push ago
Woodstuffs ago
Undying ago
The bigger they are ago
The encroaching doom ago
Eye of the Beast ago
Eye of the Beast 2 ago
Eye of the Beast 3 ago
Eye of the Beast 4 ago
To consume the beast ago
The spoils and return to the surface ago
Discussions ago
Misunderstanding ago
Confrontation ago
The Priest ago
Learnings and Worship ago
Sudden Attack ago
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree ago
The troops arrive ago
Battle of Unity ago
Gathering thoughts ago
Changing Ways ago
Changer of ways ago
I mutate, therefore I itch. ago
Hey big spender ago
The ancient itch ago
The new Crinis ago
Getting down to work ago
Preparations continue ago
Check out my skillz! ago
Grinding all day, grinding all night ago
Time advances rapidly ago
The day draws near ago
The feast, the grind, the spend ago
The final preparation ago
First words of a new era ago
Another voice from the dark ago
Training day ago
New rules ago
The waking monarch ago
The new colony takes shape ago
The beast slumbers no more ago
Lining up those ducks ago
The second phase ago
Diving into the depths ago
Back from patrol 1 ago
Back from patrol 2 ago
Triumph of traning ago
Naming the Twenty ago
The first Council ago
Purpose going forward ago
Anthony sallies forth ago
Delving once again ago
Aphid Association ago
The grind of battle ago
Modified Aphid ago
Counting the gains ago
My finest creation? ago
Feast averted ago
The Queen has a new pet ago
The second council ago
Scouting report ago
Surface Situation ago
Deflect ago
The impact ago
Colony building ago
The surface is just so draining ago
City under attack ago
Bird is the word ago
Salvation? ago
Flexing profile ago
Just barely ago
The children of the beast ago
Bring down the commander ago
The stuff of nightmares ago
Leap of faith ago
Mind War ago
Chapter 302 - The Fall ago
Don't mess with Momma ago
The sound of the inevitable ago
Regroup ago
Stealth ant rides forth, status update ago
Return to the others, the plan ago
Spending and patrol ago
Making motions ago
Settling in ago
Approaching Liria ago
The opressive sense ago
Over the wall ago
The beast itself ago
Flight from Liria ago
The escape ago
Advance ago
Fleeing south (again) ago
Reunite with the family ago
Mother of Planning ago
War Council Part 1 ago
War Council Part 2 ago
Crinis Evolves ago
New Crinis, Spending up ago
Belonging ago
Consultation ago
The forward HQ ago
The first ambush ago
The first ambush part 2 ago
Musings ago
Regroup ago
Stepping forward ago
Crafting the future ago
The third ambush part 1 ago
The third Ambush Part 2 ago
The third Ambush Part 3 ago
Third ambush part 4 ago
Third ambush part 5 ago
Revel ago
All revved up and.... ago
Ant + Simian ago
Hatching a plot ago
The never ending ambush ago
Planning is hard ago
People Helping People ago
Tussling with Mage Slaves ago
Angry Wizard Lizard ago
Ride the lightning ago
Cradle of the end times ago
Dignity of the Eldest ago
The final stretch begins ago
Tempting fate ago
Go Time ago
Timely Intervention ago
Lightning Crashes ago
Dangerous Games ago
Council Councils ago
At least stamina is levelling up! ago
Get 'em ago
C'MERE ago
Level 40 ago
Return and Nest ago
Wrestling with the core ago
Crushed ago
Evolution Begins! ago
Rounding out the evolution ago
Sinking ago
The soldiers life ago
War Queen ago
The Dark Army ago
The approaching tide ago
Contact ago
The boldest soldier! ago
Pushes and pulls ago
The Queen strode forth ago
The Queen Effect ago
Her time will come ago
The Patient Ones ago
A new perspective ago
Fight for your life ago
Croc around the Block ago
The Leeroy Initiative ago
Shadow Offensive ago
Mosh Pit ago
Gotta go fast! ago
Dreaming ago

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Interesting premise, poor MC development.

The premise of a person being reincarnated as a monster and embracing the new life wholeheartedly was enough to get me though a large portion of this story. The method and though behind monster progression here are also quite interesting


However, there are some massive problems with the characters in this book. The main one being that because of the fact that this is a person being reincarnated as a monster with human intelligence, there are vast stretches of this story without interaction between intelligent beings. As a result, RinoZ has the MC constantly voicing an inner monologue to himself, which is entertaining for a while but gets old since there is no development of the MC’s personality. Once you get tired of MC’s thought process there is little to keep the story interesting because the plot pretty much boils down to different versions of “kill monsters to evolve in order to protect the colony.”

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Mediocre due to lack of thoroughness

This can be an entertaining story, but you must not care about format, grammar, word choice, repetitive fallback jokes, or inaccurate litrpg.

I still read this story as a fallback, but it's quality is severely hampered by the lack of attentiveness from the author.

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Yes I made the pun...

Do I regret it?



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Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink. Here's mine.

Chrysalis is a great Story, Novel, Lit-RPG or whatever you'd like to call it. Is it perfect? No but Nothing is that is a simple fact of life.

It's an enjoyable; easy enough to read story that is gripping while still not taking itself too seriously. The humor used brings a smile to my face; helps to melt away the seriousness of everyday life that we all put up with. 

Along with these fact's the Author is kind enough to publish it for free on Royal Road. When it could easily, in my opinion be sold or blocked behind paywall like other novels on different websites I won’t mention. 

Chrysalis has a great story, releases frequently, doesn’t charge, is easy to read; has a compelling story. Can a reader really ask for more? I believe not.

Message to the Author

Thank you RinoZ, I sincerely appreciate the work you put into your novel/story it’s noticeable; after starting my own novel I can say that my respect and opinion for your work has only grown and that is the reason I am leaving this review. You take the time to put forth your work into the world, this is my humble thank you for doing so.

-Sincerely Mauger

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Amazing world, mentally handicapped protagonist

The world is very interesting, with a unique take on evolution and the dynamic of monster interactions. However, this all falls so painfully short of the sheer stupidity of the protagonist, who likely is autistic to a scary level.

Otherwise, good story.

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Why All The Ant Puns?

Ok, it wasn't the ant puns, those are fine. I read this story because the idea sounded fun and I was hip-deep into Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? so what wasn't to love about a nearly identical premise? As the story progressed, I kept at it mostly because it was fun.

And Chrysalis is fun, it just isn't anything else. Its like cotton candy. The MC is barely more than someone the story happens to, the prose is bland, costars are 2D, and the plot and world feel like they are there just to give the MC something to do between leveling.

I really am surprised I stuck around this long with this story, this is normally the kind of thing I grow bored of and move onto something else. The fact it mostly updates daily is a huge factor in why I kept reading.

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Fun Action Comedy, Marred by Grammar Problems

The long, meandering tale of an insane human boy reincarnated as a monster ant in a fantasy world.


Good comedy, good character interaction, good worldbuilding, TERRIBLE spelling errors and formating problems.


I especially enjoy the main character; it's not every day we get such an amusingly unhinged protagonist. Would recommend.

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Straight from the business district

I really enjoyed it at first. Interesting concepts, and I can’t wait to see how some of the world’s mysteries are solved. My problem is, even with daily releases (bless you RinoZ), it seems like the story is being drawn out too much, and with short chapters where it seems little happens. I still enjoy it, but I’m going to let a backlog of chapters build up before I continue. 


Plenty of jokes. Anthony’s business district seems to be over used, give his commercial zone a break, or the market will be over saturated with product. 


Overall a good read. 

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fast-paced and smattered with funny ant puns this story is a light read which you can delve into on occasion. 

Anthony is a likeable MC which helps give the story it's charm.


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This is a great example of a bad example, probably one of the worst monster protagonist novels i ever read. why you ask? simple, first the author is using the characters stupidity to hide how awfully bad his character design is.

secondly he constantly changes POV as a replacement for any decent world building, thirdly the system he made is all over the place with no resemblance of any common sense i mean what the hell is "cunningness, might, toughness" could you even use any worse description of stats and apparently as long as you write the monsters name in third rate Latin it somehow makes the bad descriptions of monsters somewhat "believable".

lastly using Gandalf as a curse word doesn't make the novel funny it just feels forced and out of place. the only reason you should read this is if you've run out of anything good to read and have time to kill.

Oh yeah, and the formatting is crap.