The Gilded Hero

by wercwercwerc

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy Psychological GameLit LitRPG Magic Portal Fantasy / Isekai
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To be summoned to another world, arriving in plane of existence filled with magic and potential! Already, you've been given the great privilege of becoming a [Hero] and the honored task of defeating the demon king! Some people might call that the opportunity of a lifetime!

With the chance to learn to become a master of the sword, to grow more powerful than anyone on Earth could ever dream, what's not to love about being a hero? It's just like the King said: this is destiny calling! This is what you were born to become!

Or... not.

It turns out, people summoned from another world are easily charmed with the title of "Hero."

And they really shouldn't be.


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Asviloka
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It turns out, people summoned from another world are easily charmed with the title of "Hero."  And they really shouldn't be.

I really can't think of any words to do justice to this story, in any way more than the description already lays it out. Just go read the first couple chapters and if you're not hooked by then, nothing I can say would do the trick either.

Aetholite
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Fresh and realistic take on being summoned "heroes"

Reviewed at: 31 - Coward

Enjoyed it a lot so far. An fresh take on the isekai genre, and probably a far more realistic take. If heroes can be summoned, you can bet that someone is going to want to exploit that.

 

Keep up the good work!

MoonlitJourneyUnderAForeignSky
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You should read it.  A rather unfortunate MC has been transported to another world.  Normally even unlucky protagonists feel somewhat enviable.  Werc does a good job of making you feel the unfairness of the MC's life.  He's powerless, screwed over and despised.  I recommend it.

John Marcus
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As of chapter 38, I have found this serial to be everything I want. While the mc has a special advantage, he often earns his progress through pain. The author raises questions that you want answers to, and when answered lead to more interesting questions as well as tantalizing glimpses into the story's mythos. The characters around him are compelling and very human, each dealing with the difficulties of life in their own way. There's more, but I think this is enough to get you started. Enjoy!

HURGMCGURG
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Another Fantastic Take on the Isekei Genre of Fantasy

Reviewed at: 39 - Captured

 The Gilded Hero is a story about a man named John after he is summoned from another world as a "hero", where the kingdom that summoned him and others only summoned them to use in their massive war to take over the continent. John struggles to survive while being given little to allow him to become stronger, and is forced to improvise. Watch as all his fellow summoned heroes either grow stronger and become competent or die, while John manages only minor gains.

The story is very character driven. John doesn't have a specific overarching goal or purpose, other than to get away from danger, but he continues to struggle to survive. The way it's written is compelling, holding your attention throughout. Hopefully, the author Wercwercwerc will deliver a story even better than his last one, The Snake Report. 

I look forward to future chapters.

ralph
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Fresh, Real, and well written!

Reviewed at: 34 - Stay

Real.

Non-one-dimensional characters.

Shows, doesn't tell.

Gripping. I read everything available at the time in 1 sitting.

Excellent grammer.

MC is relatable and not an idiot.

I can't wait for more. 

duhbigotaku
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This story is very frustrating for me to read in a way? Like, it's very good. And I can see the character development and plot and all that, and it's objectively well written. And yet I kept finding myself saying, "When is something going to happen?" followed by me skimming over 5 chapters before something finally happens. It feels like a lot of filler chapters that could easily be cut and improve the story, things that have no impact on the story. Like what plants he decides to eat. Or how long the walk is. Weirdly, and I don't normally say this, but weirdly I think that the pacing is off not because you're going too fast, or you have big exposition dumps, but it's off because you're too focused on writing a good book? If that makes sense? Like, this is what I imagine the first draft was for some amazing books before an editor came along and said "scrap chapters 36-40" and forced the writer to cut down on the unnecesary details. I don't know, that's just my feelings.

hawlol
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Going by other reviews, this series has been overrated.

First major problem: The MC spends too much time inside his head, like that time when he was about to attack a wolf and we got more than 3 paragraphs on how humans perceive time. The pacing is slow and reading becomes boring because of it.

Second: Lack of agency. The MC is a weak person being thrown about by every power since the moment from his summoning. Everyone is stronger than him and he lives only through plot armor / luck while suffering from abuse from any local.

Spoiler: Spoiler

Fourth: Unoriginal and unecessary system. The realistic mood of the story would be far better without a game system. The only game elements in the entire story are the Character Screen and Identify screen. It's a missmatch with the rest of the world building and ability discovery, which are made to be 'organic' as possible. The 'repeat-something-to-level-it-up' system is also brainless and should be avoided because it's... well, boring.

 The author has a fanbase and that means any negative critics gets shot down with dislikes. Maybe that's why this has been overrated. Hence, why I wrote this, although I'm pretty sure it will be disliked by them as well.

The review dislike system on RR sucks, after all.

Mishka Sorokin
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The story is incredibly well written, and is easy to follow. Not everything is what it seems in this tale of being a summoned hero. This tale is a bit gritty.

This is a tale about how those summoned from another realm are taken advantage, and one "hero" who slipped through the cracks.

Zazk
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Surprisingly good, really draws you in.

The flow of the story is really something and the pacing has been good so far.