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.

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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
Chapter 56: Gary's Gift ago
Chapter 57: Rainbow Smoke ago
Chapter 58: A Man of Malevolent Intellect ago
Chapter 59: Falling Short ago
Chapter 60: Making Music ago
Chapter 61: Trade Hall ago
Chapter 62: Have Some Damn Adventures ago
Chapter 63: Sunk-Cost Fallacy ago
Chapter 64: Take My Wife, Please ago
Chapter 65: Curious Urges ago
Chapter 66: A Stronger Weapon Than the One in Your hand ago
Chapter 67: This is What it Means to Fight Me ago
Chapter 68: Good News For Clive ago
Chapter 69: Dumpling Soup ago
Chapter 70: Rewards ago
Chapter 71: A Bit of Poo ago
Chapter 72: Rat Race ago
Chapter 73: A Grim Sword to Live By ago
Chapter 74: Doing Better ago
Chapter 75: Progress ago
Chapter 76: Preparations ago
Chapter 77: Group Cohesion ago
Chapter 78: Jason Has the Good Biscuits ago
Chapter 79: Sand Everywhere ago
Chapter 80: It's Not Work if You Love What You Do ago
Chapter 81: Crazy Desperation Move ago
Chapter 82: Choices ago
Chapter 83: It makes No Difference to the Ant ago
Chapter 84: Injury & Death ago
Chapter 85: Because I'm an Adventurer ago
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Almarna
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Best birthday present

I picked up this story on My birthday and you had me clapping like a seal and wheezing for breath so much did I laugh tank yo

Zenubis
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Reads like an old comic

Story includes a fun new ability system and powers that are engaging and have that nice breath of novelty. What really does it for me though is the banter. Makes me feel like I am reading an old Spiderman comic where even in the most dire of consequences characters exchange quips and barbs. The main character hinself is somewhere between a happy tourist and and social butterfly with a healthy dose of 'kill that becouse it wants to kill me', a combination that feels rather refreshing on RR where a solid majority of characters seem to have 5 times the inner monologue as actual spoken lines and seem to prefer the corner seat on the bench where the shadow makes thier trench coat look cool.

Lamashtu
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I usually just lurk here and read whatever catches my fancy, but after reading this delightfully funny take on a saturated field of litrpg, I actually felt the need to make an account and leave a review. So I’ll get right to it. 

This doesn’t need a long, detailed review of pros and cons. All I need to say about it is that the juxtaposition between the wonderfully friendly and downright pleasant attitude of our hero and his rather macabre powers is what drove me to actually write this. It’s such an excellent change of pace, from so many other, fantastic, but similar stories of some guy/gal swept off to some foreign world where they struggle to survive while getting meaner, crueler, and more vicious. All logical reactions, and excellent tales in their own right, but what sets this one apart is the snappy humor and the easy going personality of the MC make him readily likeable. So if you’re tired of broody, anti-social MCs, this is an ideal change of pace. 

(Review written for up to chapter 30)

PyroGaud
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Realistic characters and development. The world building is largely well done, if the Nightingale's backstory was a little lectury. Other than that no complaints a sold story by all accounts and would/have recommended it. 

I_AM_A_DEMIGOD
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It's very interesting to read, it's refreshingly different and not predictable. Its everything I want in a novel

Spencentino
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Great character interaction. Conversations seem normal and fun. Great work!

Larbpa
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Slow paced but a good litrpg story. Humour is well done and overall it's a good story that I recommend to read

Squirrelk
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Honestly this story is just great. The main character is a perfect example of a chaotic good with leanings towards selfishness and heroism from time to time. Well developed and well written.

The setting is inventive and original and the side characters are enjoyable.

This story is significantly better than most published fantasy novels.

NastySquire
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A really fun take on being transported to another world. Characters are entertaining and i'm excited for the MC to explore more of the world. The comedic aspects also land really well with the feel of this story.

*Beginning starts off a little rocky. The reactions feel stiff and unrealistic. Wasn't sure about it but continued on and it quickly gets better and settles down into it's comedic yet actiony tone. (yeah I used "actiony" as a word. Fight me)

Merecat
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Not going into anything too fancy.

I've greatly enjoyed it so far (Ch. 30) and itll definitly be one that I follow for a while. Everything the MC has experienced to get to where he is thusfar seems quite well thought out, especially love the fact that all the MC's abilities from being summoned although special. Aren't rediculous cheats (especially the looting, adding in that its rare but not summon exclusive really tickled my fancy)

 

Plus its nice to see an Aussie author on here