He Who Fights With Monsters

by Shirtaloon

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy High Fantasy LitRPG Magic Portal Fantasy / Isekai

Jason wakes up in a mysterious world of magic and monsters. He’ll face off against cannibals, cultists, wizards, monsters, and that’s just the first day. He’s going to need courage, he’s going to need wit and he’s going to need some magic powers of his own. But first, he’s going to need pants.

Follow Jason as he makes a place for himself in a world that is strange, yet sometimes strangely familiar. He’ll meet crime lords and aristocrats, gods and monsters on his path from would-be victim to heroic adventurer. At least, he tries to be heroic. It’s hard to be good when all your powers are evil.

Release schedule is 5 chapters per week, Monday-Friday.

Please note: I am Australian and this story is written in Australian English, so there will be less of the letter Z and more of the letter U.


This web novel is also available at scribblehub.com

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1: Strange Business ago
Chapter 2: Of Course Magic is a Thing ago
Chapter 3: Local Cuisine ago
Chapter 4: Cannibals and Spelunking ago
Chapter 5: Wizard ago
Chapter 6: Potent Potable ago
Chapter 7: Spoils ago
Chapter 8: Dark Magic ago
Chapter 9: Escape ago
Chapter 10: The Evil Pit of Evil ago
Chapter 11: Dashing Heroics ago
Chapter 12: Sanguine Horror ago
Chapter 13: This is the Part Where We Step Back ago
Chapter 14: Worlds Apart ago
Chapter 15: Outworlder ago
Chapter 16: Rescue Party ago
Chapter 17: A Conservative Pillage ago
Chapter 18: One of Us ago
Chapter 19: I Want a Lava Cannon ago
Chapter 20: By the Power of Grayskull ago
Chapter 21: I Have the Power ago
Chapter 22: Apocalypse Stone ago
Chapter 23: I May have Made a Huge Mistake ago
Chapter 24: Astral Space ago
Chapter 25: Blasphemy is Kind of My Thing ago
Chapter 26: Waterfall ago
Chapter 27: Water, Fall ago
Chapter 28: How Did You All Fit in There? ago
Chapter 29: That's What Adventurers Do ago
Chapter 30: Closing the Door Too Hard ago
Chapter 31: Taming the Beast ago
Chapter 32: Monster Hunting For Beginners ago
Chapter 33: Mistrun River ago
Chapter 34: Waving the Flag for Secular Morality ago
Chapter 35: Greenstone ago
Chapter 36: The Island ago
Chapter 37: A Good Adventurer and a Great One ago
Chapter 38: Just Another Adventurer ago
Chapter 39: Training ago
Chapter 40: Eyebeams and the Ethics of Adventuring ago
Chapter 41: Vulnerable and Exposed ago
Chapter 42: This is the Pits ago
Chapter 43: The Nightingale ago
Chapter 44: Complimentary Ointment ago
Chapter 45: So Much For Atheism ago
Chapter 46: Blatant Manipulation ago
Chapter 47: Mirage Chamber ago
Chapter 48: An Endless, Inescapable Nightmare ago
Chapter 49: A Voice From Home ago
Chapter 50: The Full Keanu ago
Chapter 51: Song of the Nightingale ago
Chapter 52: Pain ago
Chapter 53: Nightlife ago
Chapter 54: Field Assessment ago
Chapter 55: Rune Tortoise ago

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I'm loving the characters and the power system. The story is progressing well and I'm truly enjoying it. Good stuff, keep up the good work please.

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Fresh Portal Fantasy LitRPG

He Who Fights With Monsters is a portal fantasy with a fresh litRPG system and solid characters.

The litRPG system in the story benefits from effectively being a well thought out hard magic system that the MC can interact with via a system thanks to being from another world. In addition, the MC's build is looking very interesting, and has the potential to be great for the story. It is not OP, but situationally strong with clear weaknesses, and the story and characters recognize this.

It's hard to put a finger on all of the exact reasons why, but this story feels fresh in a variety of ways. In addition to the magic system and balanced build discussed above, the reaction of the native adventurers and dialogue style are quite different as well.

To the native adventurers, outworlders are uncommon but not unheard of, making them generally familiar with the way the MC interacts with the magic system using litRPG mechanics. This allows for a lot of entertaining discussions and conversation that one wouldn't normally see in a story like this. The dialogue style is also highly entertaining, with the quirks of a very Austrailian MC being on full display. The dialogue is sometimes both a strength and weakness of the story, since while it is always funny and well-done, it can sometimes get a bit repetitive.

The main and supporting characters have been well established so far. The MC has been given some good depth and is an interesting character, and the adventurers have each been given disctint personalities fleshed out via their banter with the MC and each other. 

The grammar could be improved a bit, since there are sometimes noticeable but minor spelling, grammar, or sentence structure errors in chapters. 

The release schedule helps as well, since 5 decent-length chapters a week maintains a strong story pace.

I would strongly recommend this story.

(As of Chapter 32)

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A great story I hope to see flourish in the not to distant future.

The characters are absolutely amazing, and I love the fact I can say with honesty that I love the MC but love Gary even more.

Other than that pretty standard transported to another world and got a system story with slight variation I wont spoil so as to keep things interesting. Grammar is fine and I have been left laughing for a couple minutes from certain bits of dialogue and the hilarious writing style. 

If you are on the fence about this one, give it a try, it probably wont be a waste of time unless you're looking for hype realistic fantasy but if you like the tags you will like this story

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Honestly one of the best stories I’ve read on this site. 

The MC is funny, not an idiot (in the frustrating way), well thought out and an all round good guy without being a ‘nice guy’ I honestly hope this is a self insert just so that I know that there is a guy out there who’s like this

The story is maybe a little on the slower side and the chapters seem a bit short but that very well might just be because I enjoy them so much that it seems like they’ve barely started when they end.

The writing is great, there are no glaring problems with grammar or spelling. I haven’t noticed any actually but I admittedly haven’t been looking. 

All round great read, 100% recommend and I can’t wait for this to blow up even more once it hits trending. 

Really getting spoiled by all the great stories being released recently.

Stephen Lewis
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Ch 19

Enjoyable read

the mc doesn't seem like an idiot so far which is great

Different magic system makes sense so far 

I didnt notice anything annoying while reading 


Lol... using the authors words here best "shame-to-dignity story"

Ch 35

Dropping because I got bored and annoyed with the mc 

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Australian MC? sign me up

Shirtaloon has written an MC who has honest (and uncensored) reactions to his apparent teleportation to a new world. 

Follow him on his journey to clothes, magic and fucking shit up.

Loving this tale, wish more authors would give us raw untamed reading like this!

Hello I am Mullen
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The main character (MC) is excellent which us rare for isekai mcs. He's different with Australian charm and a realism about him that makes him relatable and outrageously funny. The world is a little undefined but that just adds to the story because our mc Jason is as new to it as we are, only serving to increase his relatability. The author is excellent, its chapter 53 as of this review and he has been releasing daily, consistently and updating us lowly readers in a gentleman like fashion.

I would highly recommend giving this story a go. Thanx for reading:] hope you have a nice day

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The mc personality is what makes this novel interesting

rather than be shaped by the world around him I feel like the world is beginning to change because of his existence.

even the gods of the other world are talking notice, what unique about him isn’t his power or even being an ”outerworlder”, but his ideas and how he interacts with the world around him, he is the type of character that affects the mentality of the people around him and forces people to question everything even religion.

This is just a short review after reading all the chapters released so far by the time I posted this review.

i add to it later on when I feel like it lol

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Great job and some thoughts on the novel

I am enjoying to story so far, the main character is powerful in his own right however the author has kept in check the balance of the story making it an enjoyable read, with the reader looking forward to what comes next.

The story so far stays true to an adventurous spirit and I look forward to the development of comradery between the main characters.

I believe there is potential for an underlying romantic subplot to be implemented into the story and hope that if done so the author will take into account that often times the enjoyable part of a romance is the journey and often not the final destination, especially with an adventure focused story such as this one.

All in all, I recommend this as a quality story on royal road and thank the author for the hard work he/she has been putting into it. +Respect

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Non standard litrpg is a plus for me and I personally find the story funny at times.

aleast the all the g'day's and shovels