Vainqueur the Dragon
by Void Herald
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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The grammar, spelling, and general technical skill this story is written with do their job wonderfully- they make the story more understandable, flow better and let me just leap in, in addition to doing their basic job of simply not breaking flow or immersion.
Edited because I noticed some mistakes, can't give 5 stars
Void has a certain flair to their works, it feels like a flight of fancy, yet my feet are still on some sort of surface. Kind of like jet-skiing or windsurfing. Which I like.
Despite being a whimsical, light hearted (in tone) comedy there is an emergent (background?) plot. It is emerging very tastefully and organically in my opinion, the hints are intriguing and what has been revealed captivating. I like the shape of the plot and think it adds a dimension to the story without taking away from its premise and style.
Finally, the characters. I love reading the character interactions and delight in the personalities on display- both of which fit in to the story's feel by being super-realistic whimsical caricatures of people that could exist.
Thank you Void. To anyone else reading this, try a few chapters
Then this story is gold for my hoard.
Has a good twist for LitRPG subgenre. Characters are funny and feel fleshed out if they are not fodder.
Grammar wise there wasn't any mistake that I could find or notice.
Author's style is attention-grabbing.
So go on and read this story and have some fun.
Also please consider joining as a minion.
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.
Wow, what a ride! This really is something else. So many five stars and the antics of the dragon and his trusty minion didn't disappoint.
Vainqueur best dragon indeed.
What happens when the most op fantasy creature, dragons, gain access to the fair omnipotent MC factory known as 'the system'? Antics, shinanigens, and this story right here.
Ok, I need two hundred characters so lets go further, thought it may be a bit dry.
this is a comedy bromance story set in a fantasy world paralel to earth. Victor the protag is a charismatic thief who uses his street smarts and satyr realism to survive in a fantasy world. Vainquar the real protag Knightsbane (with a capital K he can tell and he is listening... maybe its over 200 characters so maybe not) Calamity of his age King of the Albanion mountains is the real protag and quickly hijacks the story the protags life and all good things like any good natured protag should. Hijinks and shinanigens ensue in a very bromantic way that will captivate all the hearts and minds of bromantics everywhere!
Sadly there are very few completes stories that were as as consistently good and fun as this one, and I am very glad I picked this story.
Plenty of "meta" jokes and just enought OP characters to keep things both interesting while not overdoing the drama.
Definitely a must read.
Dragons, comedy, drama and overall an actually coherent story. With a satisfying conclusion to boot. honesly the way that characters are developed and interact with each other is just so satisfying and funny. With a dragon protagonist as well. The power level is good and the rpg elements are very good. def a must read
This is a great LitRPG story, I really enjoyed reading it. What grabbed my attention when I first started reading it was the fact that the main perspective is from a Dragon and what would normally be the typical main character is just the sidekick, the minion. It's a great and interesting twist that sets it apart from other LitRPGs.
Edit: Bring back the old cover.
Creative premise. Great original main characters that stayed true to their personlity throughout the story. Large, supporting characters; I wish some of the support characters had more name variation to better keep them all straight in my head ( 4 have the letter "C" and 3 or 4 have the letter "M".)
It was filled with cleaver and hilarious jokes. I won't spoil any, but on a couple of occasions the author would repeat a few of them, which decreases their fun factor. But it is a long story and that can happen on occasions.
I highly recommend this. This is a must read for those who like a lightheard, humourous dragon tale!
Very funny, LitRPG-isekai parody about a dragon who becomes an adventurer, essentially, and the hapless minion dragged along with him. Vainqueur is a joy and, as a result, the best parts of this story are character-driven: most of what happens is a perfectly natural consequence of a dragon, absolutely certain that he is the centre of the universe, coming up against that universe and seeing what gives way. That's not to say that the plot isn't also engaging: it moves along at a good pace and there's some great action. The ending is spectacular and satisfying.
So why not five stars? Like a lot of serials, it could really use some editing. A lot of editing. Not little grammar stuff, real cuts: the author swings between writing a genuinely good genre story and jamming in unnecessarily referential gags, like Orknoob, Dungeon Poker (a Yu-Gi-Oh! parody) and the 5-coloured Kobod Rangers. It's not that this isn't funny (though I don't think all of it is), just that most of it doesn't really serve the story at all.