Cycles of Power

by Emliss

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy Romance Dungeon Female Lead GameLit High Fantasy Magic Non-Human lead Post Apocalyptic Reincarnation Strategy

Wild dungeons spread and conquered the world. Armies could not hold back the infinite hordes of spawned monsters. For thousands of years, the sapient races eked out survival in the corners of the world. Only the infighting between the savage dungeons allowed the sentient races to outlive these dark ages. Out of this struggle, adventurers were forged. By conquering weaker dungeons, adventurers discovered how to capture life energy to perform great feats of strength and create magic.

Now, adventurers pushed back some dungeons, allowing the population to increase. But with rising numbers comes new factions, greed, and war.

Riva is a sentient dungeon trying to survive and remember her tragic past. But no one can exist in isolation. Will Riva be able to survive the adventurers and intrigue to come? Will she ever reclaim her past and secure a future?


This is my first fiction. I have a lot of plot points and world building complete. Constructive critisicm is very welcome. I am more concerned with quality over quantity so I am going to stick to at least one chapter a week* (with more if I have time). This fiction will also eventually diverge from normal dungeon core series. Hope you enjoy!

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This has the makings of something truly amazing. Already I find myself intrigued with the MC and I'm looking foward to learning more about the world. I would love to see this novel get more support and to see it become a truly amazing work and a fine addition to this site that I think it could become.

(Warning below is just my little rant on favorite dungeon novel stuffs)

My only suggestion and this is based only off of my preference for technical thing-a'magiggers is that you may wish to add more detail about how things work. One of the series that I enjoyed made use of this in a jungle themed floor wherein he (the dungeon) wanted to make a miniature water cycle for the floor complete with rain and everything. So he added heating elements via heat runes and when the water slopped off to the side it would hit the heating element and turn to vapor thus rising to the top of the floor several hundered feet up where it would cool, condense, and rain thus creating a foggy jungle where it would rain. I just love that sort of stuff.

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  • A new twist on the Dungeon Core genre.
  • The story has a good flow.
  • The protagonist seems multilayered which is always nice. 
  • Great use of flashbacks (?) to expand the world and character.

Nothing negative to say but it is in my opinion that stories on this site has a 'make it' or 'break it' threshold at around 20-30 chapters. But it is looking great for now, fight on author.