Fracture: Tales of the Broken Lands

by Vreasque

Original HIATUS Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-fi Anti-Hero Lead Cyberpunk Dungeon GameLit High Fantasy LitRPG Magic Male Lead Multiple Lead Characters Mythos Ruling Class Supernatural
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Fracture is a place where broken things are sent to become whole. The landscape is a chaotic amalgamation of fragmented worlds smashed together by the Logos. The Broken Lands are a perilous place filled with intrigue and hardship which suffocates the weak and rewards the strong. However, the denizens of Fracture are not left to the mercy of the land and its rulers. Each inhabitant is bestowed with the power of the Logos upon arrival giving 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, a nexus of dying worlds formed by the Logos,  with no memory of his past. Chased by the powerful, tormented by his failures, and scarred from loss, Jack has fallen into a downward spiral 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, a routine job takes a turn for the worse and spirals out of control forcing him to face his fears and survive the most dangerous mission of his life.

 

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 38: Complications ago
Chapter 39: Into the Depths ago
Chapter 40: Into the Depths II ago
Chapter 41: Going Forward ago
Chapter 42: Seed of Corruption ago
Chapter 43: Dead Worlds ago
Chapter 44: Drake ago
Chapter 45: Rewards ago
Update ago
Chapter 46: Helbiel and the Harbinger ago
Chapter 47: A Different Perspective ago
Chapter 48: The Enemy ago
Chapter 49: The Path to Strength ago
Chapter 50: Hope ago
Chapter 51: Welcome Back ago
Chapter 52: Trust II ago
Chapter 53: Transfer ago
Chapter 54: Dark Truth ago
Chapter 55: Bonds of Necessity ago
Status Update ago
Chapter 56: What I Want ago

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Arthicern
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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.

 

 

Elliot Moors
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This review applies up to chapter 18.

STYLE:

The style of this story is smooth and pretty easy on the eyes. Some of the paragraphs are a bit wordy, but the narrative is easy to follow and there’s some nice prose on display.

STORY:

The worldbuilding here is really quite nice. I am a big fan of the magitech/science fantasy vibe. It helps pull me into the story and get invested in the characters.

The narrative itself is a regular chosen one story, but the world is the main focus here, at least for me. Without spoiling anything, the technology and magic systems are interesting, especially if you are into that sort of intricate worldbuilding.

GRAMMAR:

It’s good! I can’t think of any major mistakes, only a couple minor ones, but definitely not anything that ruins the flow of the story.

CHARACTER:

The characters have clearly defined personalities, and their backstories feel fleshed out. They’re pretty different, too, so I expect most readers will be able to pick out a couple favorites.

OVERALL:

A recommend, especially if you’re into LitRPG or cool, intricate worldbuilding.

Hectic1
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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. 

thejoker195
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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.

SeaGangster
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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. 

This novel is good for RR, but with a few revisions I think it could be great.

nita112
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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!

06rockstar
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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.