Vainqueur the Dragon

by Void Herald

Vainqueur is now available on Amazon! Book 1, Book 2

Vainqueur Knightsbane is your average dragon: a giant, fire-breathing lizard who loves to take naps on his golden hoard, kidnap princesses for fun, and make the life of adventurers miserable. Vainqueur's only pleasure in life is to watch his treasure get bigger, one coin at a time.

So when a would-be thief turned unwilling minion tells him about "classes," "levels," and "quests," Vainqueur wonders if maybe, just maybe, he should consider a career change. 

After all, why bother hunting monsters for free when you can get paid for it?

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
1: Vainqueur the Dragon ago
2: V&V ago
3: First Quest ago
4: Chief of Staff ago
4x: Human-Sized Loot ago
5: Food Chain ago
6: Gather the Minions ago
7: Interlude: Murderhobos ago
8: Level Grinding ago
9: Gods and Zombies ago
10: The Battle for Haudemer ago
11: Multiclassing ago
12: Looking for Dungeons ago
13: The Event ago
14: Just your average Hometown ago
15: Cult Management ago
16: Vainqueur's Private War ago
17: Job Interviews ago
18: Uninvited Guests ago
19: The War of the Hoard ago
20: Emperor Vainqueur ago
20x: Minions of the Month ago
21: Interlude: The Shining Knight ago
22: The Meat is Life ago
23: The Regent ago
24: Dragon Profiling ago
25: The Demon King ago
26: First Blood ago
27: Heaven's Door ago
28: Interlude: The Chocolatine Factory ago
29: Dragon Guests ago
30: Demon Feast ago
31: The Monsters of Murmurin ago
32: The Bitter Day of Brandon Maure ago
33: BFF ago
34: Bragging Day ago
35: Season Finale ago
0: The Great Calamity ago
36: Interlude: Tales of the Kobold Rangers ago
37: Meet the Dwarves ago
38: Minion Deathcare ago
39: The Ballad of Jolie Dragon ago
40: Tomb Trouble ago
41: The Djinn in the Bottle ago
42: Interlude: God Game Night ago
43: Fool's Gold ago
44: Lawfu Fight! ago
45: The Dragon Wingmate ago
46: Quest Competition ago
47: The Smartest Bandit in the World ago
48: Ghostbusters ago
49: Those who hunt dragons ago
50: Class Struggle ago
51: The Greatest Gladiator ago
52: To the Mooooon! ago
53: Interlude: The Fairy Lords ago
54: Dark Side of the Gold ago
55: Perk Practice ago
56: On Relationsheeps ago
57: The Dragon's Speech Check ago
58: Detective Work ago
59: Fangs in the Night ago
60: Interlude: A Lich's Tale ago
61: Castlevania ago
62: Basement Dwellers ago
63: Bottomless Fear ago
64: Dawnfall ago
65: Don't Wake the Dragon ago
66: Buzz's Jelly Adventures ago
67: Season 2 Finale ago
68: Beware the Orcs! ago
69: Criminal Games ago
70: Heart to Heart ago
71: Vizier Holidays ago
72: Interlude: Interim Chiefs ago
73: Of Witches and Flames ago
74: Victor Dalton and the School of Necromancy ago
75: Pocket Minions ago
76: Graduation Day ago
77: Starter vs Legendary ago
78: The Storm ago
79: Dragon on the Shore ago
80: Swimming with the Sharks ago
81: Goldbeard the Pirate ago
82: Raiders of the Lost Hoard ago
83: The Burning Fields ago
84: A Clash of Kings ago
85: Interlude: Jolie Dragon vs the World ago
86: Advanced Civilizations ago
87: The Trip ago
88: El Dorado ago
89: The Life we Lead ago
90: The Shiny-ing ago
91: The Superboss ago
92: Fallout ago
93: Golden Leaders ago
94: That time I reincarnated as a cup! ago
95: God Game Night II: Good Expansion ago
96: Need a Raise ago
97: The Dragon's Share ago
98: Scaled Woes ago
99: Dice Island ago
100: The Winning Card ago
101: Empathy Training ago
102: Dialogue Options ago
103: Kaiju Day ago
104: The Mermaid's Revenge ago
105: Orknoob Unchained ago
106: Last Minute Merchants ago
107: Kings of Monsters ago
108: Pride and Prejudice ago
109: Minion Recipe ago
110: The Heaven Talk ago
111: Interlude: The Princess Documentary ago
112: Baths and Munchkins ago
113: A Slice of Cat ago
114: Looking for a Farm ago
115: Item Farming ago
116: TPW ago
117: Sleep Disorders ago
118: Home Again ago
119: Prophecy Fulfilled ago
120: Season III Finale ago
121: Breeding for War ago
122: Slimonies ago
123: One for the Team ago
124: The Return of the King ago
125: The Third Way ago
126: Relationship Boards ago
127: Interlude: The Tomb of Furibon ago
128: Opening Salvo ago
129: Retaliations ago
130: Nova Tactics ago
131: The Gathering ago
132: The Dragon Conclave ago
133: Rent-a-Prophet ago
134: Interlude: A Flight of Dragons ago
135: The Last Sidequest ago
136: Dungeon Waltz ago
137: The Plot Armor ago
138: Before the End ago
139: V-Day ago
140: Landfall ago
141: F&D ago
142: The Yarn Solution ago
143: The Line ago
144: The Arrows of Light ago
145: Interlude: Fullmetal Jelly ago
146: The Darkest Hour ago
147: Endgame ago
148: Drifting Lights ago
149: The Last Battle ago
150: Valhalla ago
151: Left Behind ago
152: The End ago
153: [Game Epilogue], [Credits] & [Afterword] ago

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Bandicoot
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One can't summarize this without sounding insane.  The chapters themselves are models of directed chaos but the over all story is barely held in order with the romping characters and plot.

 

Give the first 3 chapters a try and you will finish the story.

Summercat
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Non human protagonist? Check.

Snowballing misunderstandings? Check.

Self aware humor? Check.

Lampshading and playing true to tropes? Check.

Character development? Oh yes.

I enjoyed this story from the moment I found it and wish I could read more. Luckily as of this posting the author seems to be intending to write a volume 2.

Since I couldn't wait, I reread volume one in one go again and loved it a second time.

 

-1 star because there are no otters

+1 star because the Kobold Rangers are awesome

-1 star because I can't afford to get fanart of the Kobold Rangers as Pink and I want to

+5 stars for being an engaging story where the characters make sense, nothing is overpowered that shouldn't be (and even then has failure modes), and the human protagonist gets Vainquerized to acceptable levels as a starting point.

 

 

13lack12ose
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Is only matched by his ineptitude!

Our scaley MC is a dragon who has recently discovered the 'system' and loves gold. 

Becoming an adventurer enables him to gain gold for doing dragony things that's he wants to do anyway. Hilarity ensues!

 

 

HURGMCGURG
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Well, first of all, let me say that I love this story. It's a fun, action-packed adventure about dragon named Vainqueur and his reluctant human minion, Victor, as they travel the world, slaying monsters, slaying humans, eating humans, and raking in as much gold as they can. Vainqueur and Victor have a good double act going, with lots of interesting people showing up for a bit. 

It's a good book if you're looking for a funny, light hearted comedy action fantasy mix. 

Keep in mind, you probably don't know where this story is going.

fanobody
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It is funy, good system, natural character, litrpg and DRAGON

What do you want more? For me it is 5 star and i like what i read

Random Passerby
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Honestly, this is just one of those stories. That good ole reliable story. It's a dark humor comedy action story. It all balances up. The humor keeps my spirits lifted and has indeed cracked me up far too many times than a story about an arrogant dragon that is socially insecure and his sarcastic minion should. It's a balanced out, lighthearted, well paced, humorous story.

 


There is no boring part of the story, the side characters are fun, the main characters are fun, the descriptions are short and concise, the romance is fun, and the story is overall wholesome. You can finish a chapter of this book and feel giddy, refreshed, and content with what you just read.

Oh and the chapter release schedule is a good every 2 or 3 days. None of that shaky whenever 3 week bullshit.

This is a real treasure to find in Royal Road. I have been reading this story for a while and I decided it was high time I wrote a review on it. I hope that you found this review helpful.

 


Near the end, it kinda gets in to the ridiculous zone when you get into the late chapters.  It used to be a sense of humor, but now it is just hard to keep track of.

 

RoadStone
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It's a very good comedy throughout.

The style is good, the story is novel and entertaining, the grammar is well done, the characters are interesting to read about.

All these parts contribute to the main theme of the book - comedy. And comedy it is: you will laugh like crazy.

Erriballon
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At first when i saw the title i was a bit worried it would be boring. When i sarted to read it, i was hooked the stroy is juat so funny and amuzing. I love the dragon and the manling chief of staff priceless .. And the minions to the head minion . so good 

 

amassie
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This story is great. It's very lighthearted most of the time even while dealing with dark issues. I'm constantly chuckling to myself while reading it.  I highly recommend that anyone who wants a light/fun litRPG read this.

provocatio deus
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I always try to leave the stories I read alone for a few weeks so I can stack up chapters to read. Vainqueur has bested me, I’m unable to stop myself reading chapters as soon as I see them come out. An excellent story that’s very enjoyable to read.