Fracture: Tales of the Broken Lands

by Vreasque

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-fi Anti-Hero Lead Cyberpunk Dungeon Grimdark High Fantasy LitRPG Magic Male Lead Supernatural
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In Fracture, everything is broken even the people. The landscape is a chaotic amalgamation of broken worlds smashed together by the mysterious force known as the Logos. The Logos maintains and merges these broken lands into a harsh world where only the strong and cunning flourish. However, the denizens of Fracture are not left to the mercy of the land. Each inhabitant is infused with the Logos which bestows upon them the ability to grow stronger by slaying monsters, fulfilling objectives, and collecting coveted Relics.

Jack is a man down on his luck. Five years ago, he woke up in Fracture with no memory of his past. Chased by the powerful, tormented by his failures, and scarred from loss, Jack has fallen into a spiral of self-loathing and paranoia as he dodges his pursuers who seem to know more about him than he does himself. To hide, he takes up a false identity as Atlas, a freelance relic hunter hiding under the noses of those who hunt him. One day things go south quickly when a routine job turns spirals out of control forcing him to face his past and survive the most dangerous mission of his life.

What to expect:

-A character-driven story

-Niche/subtle video game references

-A slower power curve to an eventual OP MC

-The LitRPG aspects while important at the beginning won't feature heavily until after the beginning arcs when Jack comes into his own.

-A chapter every Monday and Thursday by 10 PM EST. There may occasionally by more than two chapters per week if I have the time.


I commissioned the artist, germancreative, for my cover art.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Prologue & Chapter 1 ago
Chapter 2: Bad Start ago
Chapter 3: The Warrens ago
Chapter 4: Bad Move ago
Chapter 5: Into the Darkness ago
Chapter 6: A Fateful Encounter ago
Chapter 7: Encroaching Danger ago
Chapter 8: The Spiremen ago
Chapter 9: Wasteland Brawl ago
Chapter 10: Hidden Objective ago
Chapter 11: Torn Reality ago
Chapter 12: To Pull A Thread ago
Chapter 13: The Boss ago
Chapter 14: Facing Fear ago
Chapter 15: Convergence ago
Chapter 16: Moonlit Chat ago
Chapter 17: Opportunity ago
Chapter 18: Well of Souls ago
Chapter 19: Awakening ago
Chapter 20: Designation ago
Chapter 21: Reflection ago
Chapter 22: Trust ago
Chapter 23: Plan ago
Chapter 24: Conditions ago
Chapter 25: Departure ago
Chapter 26: Eternal Light's Embrace ago
Chapter 27: Into the Temple ago
Chapter 28: Corruption ago
Chapter 29: What Lies Beneath ago
Chapter 30: Area Boss ago
Chapter 31: Link ago
Chapter 32: Weakness ago
Chapter 33: Vitalist's Renewal ago
Chapter 34: Endure ago
Chapter 35: Soul Cradle ago
Chapter 36: Decisions ago
Chapter 37: Decisions II ago
Chapter Delay and Poll ago
Chapter 38: Complications ago
Chapter 39: Into the Depths ago
Chapter 40: Into the Depths II ago

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A Sci-fi & fantasy driven Shadowrun litRPG

From the second chapter on, Fractured has a very Shadowrun-esque feel to it, with a society riddled with corrupt mega-corporations, and violent gangs running the streets, all explained through the eyes of a jaded protagonist that has been mucking through the shadier parts of the world for years.

On top of this world is a (non-Shadowrun) [System] that is distinctly blended into the setting. The entire world is affected by the [System] meaning everyone has access to stats, designations (Classes), skills, and traits that all have an effect on a character's physical and social standing in the world. 

While Fractured's main setting is fairly similar to Shadowrun, it has aspects that the  have a distinctly more Portal Fantasy feel to it, given how Jack (the main protagonist) is just one of numerous people dragged to Fracture from another world, and how a number of these people take on a profession working for a guild that fights monsters at various sites connecting to other worlds while collecting Relics and Ethos (Exp.) to become stronger.

In the end Fractured is a world that blends together other worlds into its own, and in a similar way this story has taken to blending elements of fantasy and sci-fi into a setting that works and that I want to see more of, both in terms of the story as well as the world building.



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A good one in the making.

Found this when it was only a couple of chapters and while it seemed interesting I wasn't entirely sure I'd come back to it, but I have to say I'm glad I did as this story has a great deal of potential. 

The author is doing really well in thinking through the actions and personalities of his mcs, no old hand mercenary/former assassin or whatever that behaves like the only thing he/she has assassinated was a slice of pizza, carrying naivety of children that haven't been more than 10 steps away from mommy in their entire lives. Here fracture is a dangerous, unpredictable and harsh world, where the person you save today could be the one that knifes you tomorrow all in the name of survival, and the mcs behaviour and mannerisms reflect that, even his less intense and go lucky companion doesn't fool around when shit gets down.

The cast introduced so far have been well thought out, heck you can even feel some empathy for the evil butterfly man, asshole he maybe but he doesn't reek of entire evil like some caricature villain and when you put into perspective what he is then you could see how someone could become the way he and his kind are. 

All said, it's been a good 23 chapters so far,good dialogue and I'd definitely recommend it, more grease to your elbow and any other joints you may need it Mr. Vreasque.

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I’ve only read to chapter 6 so far but at the rate things are going I’m pretty confident my rating of this story won’t go down, thus I’m doing it early on. Will edit and add an in depth review when I get along further. 

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Definitely worth a read!

I can kinda tell where he's going with this story and not only is it fantastic it's also well written. Definitely a new twist in the litrpg genre and I can't wait for the next chapter!

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I'm not one for long reviews (mainly because I can't seem to put into words why I like certain books), but you should definitely check this one out! Its seems very interesting and I'm already hooked.

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The story has a wonderful and interesting world but the character actions and motivations are too unbelievable. I really struggled with believing why the characters took the actions they did. Having the characters repeatedly do stupid things to move the story along felt like lazy writing. I feel that this can be corrected with some good editing or a second draft which I believe will result in a fantastic story. Dont be disappointed, really good stories take time. 

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Very well written gamelit fantasy. It sort of reminds me of a fantasy/cyberpunk hybrid with some game elements. The broken worlds concept is interesting and I like the variety it provides.

The MC is a little bit typical when it comes to anti-hero types with lost memories searching for their purpose, but the author does a good job building some anticipation and mystery about his 'condition.' He has interesting limitations but you can't help but look forward to him eventually getting a designation as soon as you learn he doesn't have one. 

So, I rated the style low and gave an overall 4 star rating because I thought there were some show vs tell issues. This novel is good for RR, but with a few revisions I think it could be great.