The Damned

by Simly

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He is haunted by the memories of his past as by his demons in the present. A man with nothing to lose and nothing to cherish. His broken soul gets another chance in a much crueler world. However, he seeks neither redemption nor salvation. Where will this blood paved path take him?

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Oh. My. God.

This is so good. The way that the MC is forced to progress and how he is not very good in the head.

It makes for a story that wants you to keep reading until its 4:33 AM and make a review right after.

I was sad when I got through the entirety of the old version of this a while ago, but I remembered it existed and came back. I saw the rewritten chaps and the new ones and was like.'When did good story's get better'.

One thing that's bugging me though, is that theres no real gauge for strength. For all I know, he could be one of the bottom tiers in actual power.

Something  that could fix this though is that theres an item that would glow brighter for how powerful the user is. Make 2 types though. One for magic and one for strength/technique.

It might not fit with the story, but it's an option that would fix this problem for me.


Very glad to see this story picked up once more.

Reviewed at: Chapter 35 - Teacher and Student

Not a review really, just wanted to say that I read the story previously until it went on hiatus and I really enjoyed it then, and I hope you have the will and motivation to go even further with it this time. The story as I recall always had this way of making the grim nature of the world around the MC feel omnious and looming and oppressive in its cruelty, but also rather fascinating as someone with a very broken past and troubled mind navigate this world of many variations of myth and fantasy. I do recall as well that I really enjoyed "companions" he picks up along the way in the previous version and their own little unique backstories that fit into the world. I hope to see a return to some of those :D


Very happy that this fiction has been picked up. This story is one of the best in this site when i was new here. Definitely worth your time if you're looking for Dark Fantasy.


Well I am glad that he picked up the story again and the author seems to be in a good mood. Everyday he releases one chapy^^.

Furthermore I just love the pragmatic, "evil" and ruthless MC and the author thought abou the lore of the world.


Story is okay, charactization is done well enough.

My biggest gripe is the constant change between first and third person. It's really hard to read.


Why have 1 tragic backstory, when you can have 2. MC is an isekai but other than just making him more pitiful, the first world's memories currently only serve to give him PTSD.


It's just meh. After several rewrites, I don't see the quality increasing at all. The dialogue doesn't fit the setting at all, with slavers and nobles talking like regular, modern-day north americans. The characters themselves are very flat with little personality. The plot jumps around from setting to setting, and after a hundred pages I still don't understand what the overarching plot is. Simly is trying to write a dark, epic story, but just doesn't have the experience or knowledge to pull it off. The Damned is just wish-fulfillment.

Kaiser ッ

One my favorites - Please pick up again!

Reviewed at: Chapter 35 - Teacher and Student



Frankly. I have never read something like this on RR. I love it. Most novels with the tag 'anti-hero' don't deliver yet this one really dives deep into some deep shit. I am loving every second of it. 

I am mainly writing this review because I hope to motivate the author into picking it up again despite the long hiatus. Please, don't let such a hidden gem be forsaken to the horrid hiatus.

I really enjoyed the novel so far. The characters are believable and the story engaging. The plot is interesting and never boring, the descriptions are fantastic, and the main character is believable and (to an extent) relatable. The story doesn't pull its punches, delivering the cold, hard truth. A refreshing bucket of cold water if you will. 

The chapaters are always a decent length, bordering on long. The grammer and sentence flow is perfect with little to no inconsistencies or mistakes (at least that I have caught). 

Once more, author, please pick up this story again soon!