The Gilded Hero

The Gilded Hero

by wercwercwerc

Warning This fiction contains:
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  • Profanity

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.

Book One - Completed on 7/15/2020

Book Two - Under Construction

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
1 - Summoned ago
2 - Amazing ago
3 - Identify ago
4 - Training ago
5 - Too late. ago
6 - Ritual ago
7 - Golden Wing ago
8 - Real Training ago
9 - Soldier ago
10 - Realization ago
11 - Desperate ago
12 - Last Ditch ago
13 - Calm Before ago
14 - Battle ago
15 - Winner ago
16 - Calm after ago
17 - No One Cares ago
18 - Noobs ago
19 - Questions ago
20 - Gods and Men ago
21 - Punishment ago
22 - Retreat ago
23 - Arrival ago
24 - Storm ago
25 - Temple ago
26 - Hunted ago
27 - Fishing ago
28 - Learning The trade ago
29 - Visitor ago
30 - Town ago
31 - Coward ago
32 - Death ago
33 - Messy ago
34 - Stay ago
35 - Alone ago
36 - Thriving ago
37 - Hello ago
38 - Fantasy Cops ago
39 - Captured ago
40 - The Road ago
41 - Hammer Time ago
42 - Golden Handcuffs ago
43 - Meet the new boss ago
44 - Playing With Fire ago
45 - New Guy ago
46 - Settle In ago
47 - Eidolon ago
48 - Stupid Games ago
49 - Stupid Prizes ago
50 - Scribe ago
51 - Practice Makes Perfect ago
52 - It reminds me of the... ago
53 - Hunt ago
54 - Ghost ago
55 - Well Read ago
56 - Guildmaster ago
57 - Cautious ago
58 - Trouble ago
59 - Combat ago
60 - Revenge ago
61 - New Beginnings - End of Book 1 ago
Book II - Chapter 1 ago

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Just read it, you will enjoy it.

Reviewed at: 36 - Thriving

Lovely, and fresh take on isekai and not the usual instant gratification novel.

You can feel reality meets game math, and no wikkipedia to solve it. 


Lawrence Yan

This is the author that made The Snake Report, and boy have they outdone themselves this time. If The Snake Report was 10/10, then The Gilded Hero is an 11/10.  


A realistic approach on hero summoning.

Reviewed at: 36 - Thriving

This is an awesome story story with an interesting MC the pacing seems slow though. But it is very good read.


It is rare to find a believable and relatable character in recent LitRPG, but in this case it is exactly that. Usually you find the written down fantasy of a misogynist adult. John is instead a real person in a real setting going through hardship, which is what life usually is, especially if one is thrown in a completely new and hostile environment. I like it very much and really look forward to read new chapters! Keep this up!!


Pretty good and def worth the read if the author can keep this quality I could see it becoming one of the tops stories 

mike karr

Seems good so far some chapters are really short but considering 17 chapters have been posted in about an hour I’m going to overlook that. Like the concept tho


What would happen if any of you fat sucker went isekai

Reviewed at: 42 - Golden Handcuffs

I found it interesnting at first but by chapter 42 its just a sad story about some sucker that gets summoned, gets enslaved with other suckers while they sell them the "you are a Hero" BS, then MC is just plain boring, no powers, no skills, just plain stupid luck, which is good. no forced power up or anything but it gets old when he is treated like shit over and over again and then you realice that MC is going to be the bitch of the bully in turn like this:
Bully -> peace -> Bully2 -> peace _> next bully and so on and so on.
I found the story just depresing, so not for me.
again, its really well written and it is interesting but I see how the MC is going to be going from sad tale to sad tale.

Uuuud Gvaga

Engaging well written


Nice world building beginnings 


Characters feel human and worthy of empathizing with



fun and quick read - with great potential 





This is not a wish fulfillment story. The protagonist is not a Mary Sue. The characters are real, the stakes are high, the action is satisfying, the setting and world building is engrossing. 


2/2/20: Still going strong. Wish author would update more!


Strong worldbuilding. I can get a real sense of different world political powers and the struggles going on without huge walls of text/exposition. 


Characters and motivations feel real and personalities shine through. Main character is intelligent and it shows, and you have a real sense of confusion, contrasted a bit with the epigraphs that provide some cool context. 


If the quality remains consistent, I would claim this to be one of if not the top story on this site. 


This Story Takes Boring To Another Level

Reviewed at: 61 - New Beginnings - End of Book 1

There is little excitement to be had in reading this story, and without exciting content there is little point in reading any of this.

The first couple of chapters are interesting I'll give it that much, but from the time the MC enters the service if the Baron it becomes a tedious and unfulfilling read. There is no doubt the story has potential, but that potential is lost on the author.

I don't care what the title says, the MC is no Hero, he is in fact a chump. If my math is correct the MC killed a total of 1 animal and 2 people throughout all the chapters, and most of that happened in the last 3 chapters. Having said that one might wonder what happened in the rest of the story? The answer is Nothing. Nothing at all, nearly all of the story is made up of exclusively filler content where there is little to no story progression.

In my humble opinion, this was an epic waste of time and not worth the digital paper its not printed on.