Katalepsis

by Hungry

Original ONGOING Contemporary Fantasy Horror Romance Female Lead Magic Supernatural Urban Fantasy
Warning This fiction contains:
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  • Traumatising content

Nightmares and hallucinations have plagued Heather Morell all her life.

 

Diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child after the loss of her twin – a sister who never really existed – now struggling with her mental health at university, Heather teeters on the verge of giving up on life. A chance meeting ends in a revelation: she is not crazy, her visions are all too real, and probably want to eat her soul.

Embroiled with a crippled, bad-tempered magician and her self-proclaimed ‘bodyguard’, Heather rapidly descends into a world of terrifying magic and otherworldly monsters, in an effort to stay sane, bring back the dead, and maybe, just maybe, make out with cool older girls.

 

Katalepsis is a Ancient Greek word which means ‘comprehension’, or perhaps more accurately, ‘insight’.

Katalepsis is a serial web novel about cosmic horror and human fragility, urban fantasy and lesbian romance, set in a sleepy English university town.

New chapters are currently posted once a week, on Saturdays.

 

This is a Royal Road mirror of Katalepsis' own website, located here, currently updated at the same time with a new chapter every Saturday.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
mind; correlating - 1.1 ago
mind; correlating - 1.2 ago
mind; correlating - 1.3 ago
mind; correlating - 1.4 ago
mind; correlating - 1.5 ago
providence or atoms - 2.1 ago
providence or atoms - 2.2 ago
providence or atoms - 2.3 ago
providence or atoms - 2.4 ago
providence or atoms - 2.5 ago
providence or atoms - 2.6 ago
providence or atoms - 2.7 ago
providence or atoms - 2.8 ago
providence or atoms - 2.9 ago
providence or atoms - 2.10 ago
providence or atoms - 2.11 ago
providence or atoms - 2.12 ago
conditions of absolute reality - 3.1 ago
conditions of absolute reality - 3.2 ago
conditions of absolute reality - 3.3 ago
conditions of absolute reality - 3.4 ago
conditions of absolute reality - 3.5 ago
conditions of absolute reality - 3.6 ago
conditions of absolute reality - 3.7 ago
conditions of absolute reality - 3.8 ago
conditions of absolute reality - 3.9 ago
conditions of absolute reality - 3.10 ago
conditions of absolute reality - 3.11 ago
conditions of absolute reality - 3.12 ago
conditions of absolute reality - 3.13 ago
the other side of nowhere - 4.1 ago
the other side of nowhere - 4.2 ago
the other side of nowhere - 4.3 ago
the other side of nowhere - 4.4 ago
the other side of nowhere - 4.5 ago
the other side of nowhere - 4.6 ago
the other side of nowhere - 4.7 ago
no nook of english ground - 5.1 ago
no nook of english ground - 5.2 ago
no nook of english ground - 5.3 ago
no nook of english ground - 5.4 ago
no nook of english ground - 5.5 ago
no nook of english ground - 5.6 ago
no nook of english ground - 5.7 ago
no nook of english ground - 5.8 ago
and less pleasant places - 6.1 ago
and less pleasant places - 6.2 ago
and less pleasant places - 6.3 ago
and less pleasant places - 6.4 ago
and less pleasant places - 6.5 ago
and less pleasant places - 6.6 ago
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Sereminar
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 Easily one of the best fictions on this website.  The style is clear and flows well. The characters are all painfully real and well fleshed out. The dialogue feels natural and every character has their own clear voice. The romance is sloppy and fumbling in the best way.  If you are looking for a thrill then this story is for you.

lulol
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I read it all on the author website. It's dark, it's not grimdark, it's cool, it's cute, it's full of feelings.

I just zoned out for 3 hours, messing my sleep schedules to get to the end of an arc.

It's well writen. All characters are interesting.
I'll follow this.

Filipzajac
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Incredible story.   Love the atmosphere, the characters and especially lozzie. I recommend reading it to anyone searching for something dark but light, scary yet sweet.  I give this recipe 10/10

CinnamonPie
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Incredible story easily in my top 3 best storys on this website. The characters all have tons of personality, insecurities and faults.

The story is very interesting and unique, but it can sometimes be a bit slow.

Cosmic horror and romance are a weird combination, it makes the whole story les bleak. This makes the story feel more like adventure than horror. In my opinion it just works really well.

Gtocjma
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Up their with practical guide to evil

Reviewed at: mind; correlating - 1.1

     I read this a few months back on the website and I can honestly say it's up thier with the zombie knight or practical guide to evil, in quality.it admittedly has a very different tone that is (shocker) real reminiscent of something more horror oriented.

     My only real issue with it is I genuinely have no clue what going on when the more complicated bits start popping up, making me reread chapters. However this is probably the intent or maybe is just my dyslexic ass coming undone either way check this one out it's worth your time

HaruDevil
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Very well written. The protagonist is very interesting and realistic, but what drags it down are the two other main characters. They are fairly uninteresting, and really wow is Raine a terrible character. The romance is also very awkward and uncomfortable, the author constantly injects little lines where the protagonist mentions how she feels, or how cool Raine looks, etc. I hate it. The story would infinitely be better without any romance or potential sex at all. The cosmic horror is interesting and done well, but the story really had such an amazingly strong feel at the start, that is still there, albeit not nearly as much. The story basically throws the 'horror' part of 'cosmic horror' out the window by instantly introducing characters that the protagonist can rely on. I think the watering down of a solo-struggle hurt the story, but it's still worth a read for the quality.

Beyogi
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Lovecraftian urban fantasy romance

Reviewed at: and less pleasant places - 6.6

The review title says most of it. The story is about a seemingly insane/shizophrenic girl who learns her visions may be a bit more real than she thought and would like to appreciate.

A plot of discovering the strange new reality, romance, magic as well as action ensues. The story begins dealing with the protagonists problems, but soon the cast drags her into their problem and the protagonist drags them into her problems. While things escalate she finds love.

Overall I find this a very good story, honestly better than some fantasy romances you can get in the bookstore. Like many webnobels the pacing could be much accelerated. Right now it's pretty slow and the main plot's advancement is somewhat glacial. Apart from that the story is basically completely lacking male characters outside of villain archetypes. I guess it's better than the archetype/caricature/white knight thing you get in most of the hetero-variants of this sort of story, but it still struck me as a bit weird.