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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Vainqueur the dragon is a great read with hilarious and likeable characters, satirical spins on genre tropes and a world reminiscent of a tabletop rpg.
I found it to be engaging all the way through and at no point did I not want to read the next chapter!
The style of void herald is unmistakable with a more lighthearted tone and plenty of well deserved character development. The wacky world and story does not often lend itself to more heavy topics such as genocide or sincere interactions but the writer knows when to tone down the wacky and zany to make way for touching scenes.
Whilst I won't delve into details to avoid spoilers the plot was great.
Following the titular character through his adventures and learning more about the world of otremonde with enough twists to keep it interesting but subverting twists just as much so that it becomes far harder to predict.
Not my strongest topic so this will be brief.
When new chapters came out there were sometimes misused words or grammar but the writer would always fix these after being informed.
The characters are very fun and contain elements of the "overpowered MC" trope without seeming forced or like a power fantasy, the characters are flawed enough to have each one given unique challenged throughout their development. As mentioned before the characters don't remain static throughout the story, as is often an issue in other works on this site where characters either remain unchanged or flip on a dime, they receive character development that does not feel forced but is influenced by the events in story that alters or shakes their world view.
If you enjoy a fun adventure through a world full of wonders and intrigues with a whole cast of fun and quirky characters then this is a must read!
Whatever you think is going to happen next, the author multiplies that by 10. This story is chaotic and funny, and will absolutely not let you take it seriously. There is a character who attacks with smutty fanfiction. My only complaint is that it feels way too short compared to other stories on here, but it wraps up nicely
Honestly it's been a wild ride but I waited to write this review until it was completed. First of all it's on my list as a must read up there with mother of learning by many means one of the best story's you will find on royal road and possible top 3 in lit RPG story's.
now why I think that for you curious folks. Style a absolutely phenomenal flip on a common trope that few think of and fewer pull off written skilfully in a creatively drawn world the whole thing was 1 ascension away from being a new style completely. So 5 out 5 on that front.
Charector arguably the most important sub category of a story. Every single charector has a unique personality woven into the tappestry of the story so well they really feel like natives. Of course there are mob like personality's here and there but that's normal for a story with a whole new world developed. I think possibly they could of added some more variation in the accents and terms to emphasise different cultures but still excellent.
Grammer the simplest and easy I found few errors if any at all but I did find some here and there that's why it's not 5 but it's as close and reasonably possible without a crack team of proof readers and in no way impacts the reading quality.
story the weakest link for the story I believe not because they failed far from it they drew my attention with a fluid and smooth story well written. Although I feel it was a little rushed and could have further depth. It didn't feel completely like the story matched with the world. Slightly like anomaly's In a world.
Overall one of the better story's I've read on this website a must read 5 out 5 generous yeah definitely bias most likely but non the less my personal opinion holds equal weight. So I'd advice you give it a good read if you don't like it I'm sorry for your loss.
Vainqueur is one of the best LitRPGs that you can find out there. The story perfectly captures the essence of a game world, the characters are interesting, with absolutly great main characters, that feel both unique and still familiar, plenty of interesting secondary characters, and more than enoght character development.
The story doesn't try to be longer than it needs, the progression feels natural, there are no unnecesary filler, there is some filler chapters to lower tension but they are really enjoyable and help to build both the tempo and the atmostphere. The ending doesn't feel rushed, something that is quite common in plenty of stories that don't try to overstrech themselves, but Vainqueur is not one of them.
Beyond that, the System, one of the core elements of a LitRPG, is one of the best and most fleshed out that I have ever seen, if not the best stright up. And the story doesn't fall in most LitRPG problems, trying to explain the system with infodumps or giving it more or less importance than the neccesary one. The system is important, but it is not the main character nor the only piece of worldbuilding.
If I might find a critique to this story, it's the title. It just isn't impactfull enoght given the quality of the story behind it.
This is a really enjoyable read, and one of the best stories in RoyalRoadl. If you haven't read it yet, I strongly recomend you to give it a try.
Vainqueur the Dragon is a fun and sometimes suprisingly emotional comedy litRPG/isekai.
Starring the morally ambiguous everyman isekai protagonist Victor and the hilariously greedy and vain (its right there in his name, come on) dragon Vainqueur, the story begins as a funny but somewhat shallow parody of litRPG tropes that blooms into a deeper but still comedic adventure.
While the power system is a bit loose for my personal tastes, the ridiculous and lovable cast more than make up for it. The evolution of the main duo's master/minion relationship takes obvious center stage, but the secondary cast and villains are all enjoyable as well. Some of the extended cast are a bit forgettable, but there isn't any character I can say I dislike.
Overall, this is a great (and complete!) story that I can recommend without reservation.
Amazing novel with a good ending the only thing it lacks is details in the battle scenes it leaves much to the imagination so only people with great imagination could enjoy the epic scenes thes novel has.
It was a great story filled with great characters, funny jokesand i would read it again.
This novel holds a special place in my memories as the first and possibly best story I have ever read on Royal Road. While I can't say I was here at the beginning, if I recall correctly I started reading before the first volume was finished. As we are drawing to the end of the novel, I thought I should get around to adding a review. One thing I will say is that I will never give a five star in every category, simply because I believe it's not possible to create a book that perfect. If I have in the past, it was an error.
Style. This book Has many comedic moments, and as such doesn't feel as heavy as many other books I've read. However, it does have the necessary seriousness and intensity that is required at certain points. This provides a good balance.
Story. Overall, the story is good and solid, though it does feel weak at certain points. This is mostly okay though, because this book is mainly about the characters in my opinion.
Characters. The characters are good overall. There are likeable and hateable charcaters, with their own flaws and morals. There are many characters by the later chapters, but they get indtroduced gradually, so its not overwhelming. Throughout the book, we see characters develop and change in both their power and personality, which is nice. Too many novels have main characters that only change physically, and not mentally.
Grammar. Grammar errors are minimal and rare, and they all get fixed quickly. Not much else to say here.
Overall, you should definitely read this book, and is one of the greatest novels on this site.
Crap I clicked the spoiler button and don't know how to get rid of it
Oh no, in my attempts to get rid of the spoiler, i made another one
Has unique twists, and relatable characters with an outlandish sense of humor from dragonkind. I particually enjoy the subtle randomness and quirks the story has, from one chapter to the next you can have multiple laughs in a single stroke and the unknown around the corner. While saying that I don't mean the story isn't incoherent, I mean that you never know what random thing will happen which usually sparks another laugh. Best dragon.
Is amazingly funny
brings me joy and laughter with every chapter
Watch out for unprotected charisma checks
I freaking love this crazy dragon, I know usually dragons aren't logical, but this one is so absurdly awesome that even the ilogycal things he says end up seeming to be logical.
He loves his hoard, but he loves getting princesses more.
Just loving this one.
I ain't a very good reviewer ain't I? 😅😅😅