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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Top List #90
1st Anniversary
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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
Stand against ago
Shaping Up ago
Stay Away ago
The Paragon's Fight ago
Twisted Mind ago
Communal Will ago
Attack the mind ago
It's gettin' hot! ago
The person within ago
Dialogue ago
Sacrifice ago
The Boom Times ago
The Beast Falls ago
The Conclusion, The Feast ago
Heat is falling, heat is Rising ago
Food Coma ago
The church of Anthony ago
Unexpected meeting ago
Conversations with a Wizard Lizard ago
Let's get back to business ago
Aphid Time, Spending up ago
Hello again my old friend ago
Search for the Sophos ago
Tunnel Time ago
Shadow Flower ago
The Sophos village ago
Formo Returns ago
Day Spa ago
The real art of core shaping ago
The Fires of Industry ago
Road to recovery ago
Hospitality ago
Crinis Evolution ago
Gratuitous Death Sphere ago
Departure ago
Gate to the Second Strata ago
Breaking through to the other side ago
World of Shadow ago
Goals and responsibilities ago
Wrong Legged ago
Tunnels of shadow ago
Stupid Ape ago
The Wizards' favourite ago
The Monsters Come ago
Dust to Dust ago
The Deep ago
Wide open spaces ago
Reunion ago
Reunion Part 2 ago
Light the way ago
Crustacean sensation ago
Digesting Gains ago
Advancing into the unknown ago
The upper reef ago
Attack from two sides ago
Fishing for levels ago
Devastation ago
Devastation part 2 ago
My head hurts ago
Grinding for kicks ago
Fighting in the Shadows ago
Stone Skin, Fast Feet ago
The hunt is on ago
They're Coming ago
Spider to the fly ago
The latest candidate ago
Face to ... thing ago
Custody ago
Not a fan ago
Gateway ago
Escaping? ago
Run! To Captivity! ago
Chapter 458 - Changing Circumstances ago
Chapter 459 - Locked up ago
Chapter 460 - Honesty is refreshing ago
Chapter 461 - Too much honesty is maybe not so great ago
Chapter 462 - The Legionaries Tales ago
Chapter 463 - Morrelia Awakens ago

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I've had time to think about this story, and quite simply it just isn't very good. would you sacrifice almost everything else for :comedic: bits and pieces? (and I say pieces very literally here as most times that's all it is; pieces of)

I see all the reviews about; "don't take it seriously or you won't have fun!" but when the actual story itself brings the reader out of that mindless popcorn fest with its own disregard for even a basic standard of bookkeeping it goes a little beyond the pale.

see, I have no issue 'turning off my brain' if that's the kind of novel it wants to be, but it needs to be very careful with its own internal bookkeeping, so I don't actually have to be worried about it myself. that's the state of play a story like that has to bring to the table.

it has to be consistent, and, ultimately, it has to be largely funny and fun. I, personally, think the story fails to do so, and it's all the worse because of the rest of the issues that fall by the wayside as a result or because of this idea that one doesn't need to care about the rest making sense or working so long as one or two things is done serviceably.

but what do I know, right? 1800+ ratings and a 4.54/5 overall at this moment, it's gotta have something to it, right? maybe you'll see something I didn't, maybe it's just not to my taste, maybe I should ask myself why I pushed so hard to like this story? I read more chapters than I would normally do...


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Light Hearted story with some comic elements that blend in to make a pleasing read. Dont wory about colony saving mode, it makes it more entertaining in the end.

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

Reviewed at: Belonging

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 story, but that's only it

Reviewed at: Body of Iron, heart of flame

Fun and enjoyable story, with a fuck-ton loads of mistakes...

Style: You have it right, ladies and gents, this novel is one of the unique ones where you will see some times words ten times smaller than the rest of the words in the chapter~ Not to forget that reading from the phone is impossible unless you manually decrease the size of the letters. This part can be fixed and if it ever does, expect an almost full rating for the style.

Grammar: To get off with the hard hitters, grammar is shit. Well, it's not abysmal shit, but it's not great either. 

Story: Forgotten level have been pointed out in the comments and the author hadn't fixed it, and I myself have found another instance of it happening but I will be merciful and judge the story purely for the story. It's great. The story is an amazing Rollercoaster that never ends, one of the better stories on RoyalRoad  and the reason this is still a recommendation despite all of the bad points.

Characters: Not really sure what to say here... characters have a distinct personality that differentiates them from others. It isn't anything complex, but regarding the tone of the story, it's darn near perfect (aside from the priest).

Overall: It is a good read and definitely a recommendation. Not much to say that other reviews haven't covered, the story is definitely worth investing yourself into. 

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Yes I made the pun...

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Long live the colony

This has become one of my favorite reads here. I love Anthony and all his friends. This story has so much potential for growth. The author is slowly building a great amount of lore for the world and so far I find all of it fantastic. 

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I like it but it's not the best

Reviewed at: Getting down to work

It's good for what it is, which is a basic monster evolution story which I generally like. If you read it as a casual fun novel then it's good but don't expect anything groundbreaking out of it.

Enjoyable but with many problems with characterization, spelling and grammar.

I've gotten a little more than halfway through and I'll probably come back to it one day but it's very possible to get tired of such a long story when it's so basic.

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Monster Evo Story A True Ant Story

Reviewed at: Fight for your life

this novel is for your you secret ant-lover and for secret ant-wannabe

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This story is GOOOD. I really can't bear to hurt ants after this( so yeah their crawling all over my house now. Their good cleaners though.) Anthony is just so fun and understandable. I really pity him for his past life and feel afraid for every danger posed to his new family. It is different from other stories and has really good POV chapters. The author has thought thoroughly about the world and life in it. The world-building is the best part of this fiction. I can already see the potential of many more stories being told in this world.

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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.