The Calamity of a Reborn Witch

The Calamity of a Reborn Witch

by Vera Anne Wolf

Warning This fiction contains:
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  • Sexual Content
  • Traumatising content

**WARNING: The following story contains DARK, TRAUMATIZING elements that may not be appropriate for young viewers or those who struggle from traumatizing events. If you're not good with mature content, regardless of your age, this story is not for you. You have been warned. It's nowhere near as bad as GOT but it has dark shit. Again, you have been WARNED. Plenty of other less dark webnovels to safely read. **

**Additional Warning: A minimal amount of LGBT content is included in this story. There is no TAG for this so I'm including it here. If that makes you uncomfortable, go ahead and give it a pass. **


Previously titled: A Maiden's Frozen Heart.

An Isekai, Fantasy Regency, Thriller with Witches, Gods, and plenty of Drama and Betrayal.

{Book 1: A Den of Wolves} 

What if you knew the future? But what if that future was not yours?

After a gruesome death, Carina was reborn in Lafeara as Lady Maura, the unwanted “half-blood” of an impoverished noble family. The previous Lady Maura was publicly executed as part of a conspiracy to conceal the murder of Queen Eleanora.

With Maura’s memories to guide her, Carina prepares to follow her predecessor’s path into the palace as part of the Selection to become Crown Princess Eleanora’s lady-in-waiting. Her meticulous years of planning and preparation to ensure her survival, fulfill Maura’s revenge, and avert the oncoming Calamity will require every ounce of courage, cunning, and intellect she can muster.

Because Carina has more than one secret which she can not reveal—her true identity among them—but even more treacherous is her frozen heart and the ice magic that comes with it.

After all, they still burn witches in Lafeara.

{Book 2: A Coven of Crows} 

The problem with changing the past is that the future changes with it.

Although Carina survived the Selection and earned a place in the palace beside the Crown Princess, her battle to change the future and protect Lady Hana, the future Queen’s favored lady-in-waiting, is far from over.

As Carina becomes further entwined in the hidden witch covens of Lafeara, their history and magic unravel a dangerous secret long forgotten by most. It is not just Maura’s memories that threaten to shift the balance of Carina’s carefully laid plains but her own forgotten past as well.

And the more mysteries Carina uncovers, the fewer allies she finds standing on her side. Everyone wants something, but the most dangerous players in this game of mortals and witches are the gods themselves, who have their own sordid plans for Carina’s frozen heart.

{Book 3: A Plague of Witches} 

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
[B1] Prologue: The End of the Beginning ago
[B1] Chapter 1: The Masks of Society ago
[B1] Chapter 2: Run Rabbit Run ago
[B1] Chapter 3: Less Than Human ago
[B1] Chapter 4: The Stench of Gossip ago
[B1] Chapter 5: A Manor of Malice ago
[B1] Chapter 6: The Taste of Poverty ago
[B1] Chapter 7: The Stain of Misfortune ago
[B1] Chapter 8: A Brush of Deception ago
[B1] Chapter 9: A Taste for Poison ago
[B1] Chapter 10: A Touch of Cruelty ago
[B1] Chapter 11: The Shadows of Lovers ago
[B1] Chapter 12: The Poison of Royalty ago
[B1] Chapter 13: The Scorpion of Vetrayna ago
[B1] Chapter 14: History Cautions Ambition ago
[B1] Chapter 15: Foxes hunt the Rabbit ago
[B1] Chapter 16: A Battle of Queens ago
[B1] Chapter 17: A Dash of Violence ago
[B1] Chapter 18: A Skulk of Beasts ago
[B1] Chapter 19: Deal with a Ghoul ago
[B1] Chapter 20: Dance with the Devil ago
[B1] Chapter 21: A Merciless Dawn ago
[B1] Chapter 22: Trail of a Witch ago
[B1] Chapter 23: The Winds of Change ago
[B1] Chapter 24: A Blindfold of Pride ago
[B1] Chapter 25: The Weight of Prejudice ago
[B1] Chapter 26: A Theater of Cruelty ago
[B1] Chapter 27: The Justice of Beasts ago
[B1] Chapter 28: The Value of Virtue ago
[B1] Chapter 29: A Nest of Secrets ago
[B1] Chapter 30: The Game of Nobility ago
[B1] Chapter 31: A Prison of Hope ago
[B1] Chapter 32: A Den of Wolves ago
[B1] Chapter 33: The Thorns of Nobility ago
[B1] Chapter 34: Pride of the Fallen ago
[B1] Chapter 35: Shadow of the Scorpion ago
[B1] Chapter 36: The Cost of Loyalty ago
[B1] Chapter 37: The Weight of Poverty ago
[B1] Chapter 38: A Touch of Divinity ago
[B1] Chapter 39: Shadow of the Crown ago
[B1] Chapter 40: The Bonds of Family ago
[B1] Chapter 41: A Test of Grace ago
[B1] Chapter 42: A Dance of Courage ago
[B1] Chapter 43: A Twist of Fate ago
[B1] Chapter 44: The Priest’s Witch Hunter ago
[B1] Chapter 45: A Test of Knowledge ago
[B1] Chapter 46: A Blade of Justice ago
[B1] Chapter 47: An Examination of Truth ago
[B1] Chapter 48: A Gift of Friendship ago
[B1] Chapter 49: The Lies of Faith ago
[B1] Chapter 50: The Taste of Magic ago
[B1] Chapter 51: A History of Witches ago
[B1] Chapter 52: The Scent of Suspicion ago
[B1] Chapter 53: Wolves in the Garden ago
[B1] Chapter 54: The Queen of Wolves ago
[B1] Chapter 55: The Corruption of Paradise ago
[B1] Chapter 56: The Winds of Sorrow ago
[B1] Chapter 57: The Final Challenge Begins ago
[B1] Chapter 58: A Banquet of Wolves ago
[B1] Chapter 59: A Gala of Discord ago
[B1] Chapter 60: A Glimmer of Magic ago
[B1] Chapter 61: The Fortune of Fools ago
[B1] Chapter 62: The Claws of Guilt ago
[B1] Chapter 63: Weight of the Dead ago
[B1] Chapter 64: The Chill of Death ago
[B1] Chapter 65: A Garden of Secrets ago
[B1] Chapter 66: A Test of Loyalty ago
[B1] Chapter 67: Chosen by the Scorpion ago
[B1] Chapter 68: An Oath of Loyalty ago
[B1] Chapter 69: A Mother's Love ago
[B1] Chapter 70: The Treachery of History ago
[B1] Chapter 71: The Color of Desire ago
[B1] Chapter 72: The Shackles of Pride ago
[B1] Chapter 73: The Shadow of Grief ago
[B1] Chapter 74: The Solace of Friendship ago
[B1] Chapter 75: Scent of a Witch ago
[B1] Chapter 76: Secrets of a Lady ago
[B1] Chapter 77: A Matter of Trust ago
[B1] Chapter 78: The Color of Betrayal ago
[B1] Chapter 79: A Shadow of Deception ago
[B1] Chapter 80: A Brotherhood of Sorrow ago
[B1] Chapter 81: A Vendetta of Power ago
[B1] Chapter 82: A Clash of Wills ago
[B1] Chapter 83: A Lover's Cursed Fate ago
[B1] Chapter 84: A Broken Family Affair ago
[B1] Chapter 85: An Unholy Reckoning ago
[B1] Chapter 86: A Baptism of Fire ago
[B1] Chapter 87: A Pure-Blood Devil ago
[B1] Chapter 88: A Spark of Chaos ago
[B1] Chapter 89: A Trail of Destruction ago
[B1] Chapter 90: A Twist of Malice ago
[B1] Chapter 91: A Storm of Crows ago
[B1] Chapter 92: A Sanctuary of Sin ago
[B1] Chapter 93: A Feast of Crows ago
[B1] Chapter 94: The Rot of Power ago
[B1] Chapter 95: A Crown of Vengeance ago
[B1] Chapter 96: An Official Death Notice ago
[B1] Chapter 97: The Absence of Grief ago
[B1] Chapter 98: The Wings of Fate ago
[B1] Chapter 99: A Crown of Crows ago
[B1] Chapter 100: A Specter of Betrayal ago
[B1] Chapter 101: A Treacherous Path Forward ago
[B1] Chapter 102: The Beginning of the End { Part 1 } ago
[B1] Chapter 103: The Beginning of the End { Part 2 } ago
[B1] Epilogue: The Pope of Zarus ago
Interlude Part I: The Disgraced Prince ago
Interlude II: Mask of the Ghoul ago
Interlude III: The Betrayed Prince ago
Interlude Part IV: Goddess of Destruction ago
Special Interlude V: The Crow and the Earl ago
Story Art Work: CoRW - Book 1 & Book 2 (to come) ago
[B2] Prologue: A Husk of Mortality ago
[B2] Chapter 1: The Fragrance of Sorrow ago
[B2] Chapter 2: The Fate of Sisters ago
[B2] Chapter 3: The Sting of Gossip ago
[B2] Chapter 4: Roses at a Funeral ago
[B2] Chapter 5: Tortured and Twisted Grief ago
[B2] Chapter 6: A Whisper of Malice ago
[B2] Chapter 7: The Weight of Guilt ago
[B2] Chapter 8: The Shadow of Valor ago
[B2] Chapter 9: The Ties of Blood ago
[B2] Chapter 10: The Mark of a Master ago
[B2] Chapter 11: A Blade of Secrets ago
[B2] Chapter 12: A Trade of Secrets ago
[B2] Chapter 13: The Color of Fear ago
[B2] Chapter 14: Prince of the Desert ago
[B2] Chapter 15: The Bloodlines of Covens ago
[B2] Chapter 16: The Shackles of Power ago
[B2] Chapter 17: The Ripper’s Smile ago
[B2] Chapter 18: Shadow of the Witch Hunters ago
[B2] Chapter 19: A Lady of Mystery ago
[B2] Chapter 20: The Divide of Power ago
[B2] Chapter 21: A Bog of Poison ago
[B2] Chapter 22: The Sounds of Discord ago
[B2] Chapter 23: A Prick of Cunning ago
[B2] Chapter 24: A Breach of Trust ago
[B2] Chapter 25: A Trace of Poison ago
[B2] Chapter 26: The Scent of Violence ago
[B2] Chapter 27: A Play of Power ago
[B2] Chapter 28: The Guilt of Providence ago
[B2] Chapter 29: A Breath of Deception ago
[B2] Chapter 30: The Labyrinth of Anthraticus ago
[B2] Chapter 31: Daughter of Frost ago
[B2] Chapter 32: The Price of Immortality ago
[B2] Chapter 33: A Dangerous Deviation ago
[B2] Chapter 34: The Politics of Marriage ago
[B2] Chapter 35: A Wave of Ambition ago
[B2] Chapter 36: A Prison of Fear ago
[B2] Chapter 37: The Web of Politics ago
[B2] Chapter 38: The Peril of Gossip ago
[B2] Chapter 39: The Scent of Manipulation ago
[B2] Chapter 40: A Mark of Enmity ago
[B2] Chapter 41: The Taste of Emptiness ago
[B2] Chapter 42: A Menu for Disaster ago
[B2] Chapter 43: The Weight of Dawn ago
[B2] Chapter 44: A Wrinkle of Truth ago
[B2] Chapter 45: A Testament of Humanity ago
[B2] Chapter 46: A Questionable Alliance ago
[B2] Chapter 47: The Spoils of Matrimony ago
[B2] Chapter 48: The Fate of a Queen ago
[B2] Chapter 49: The Fragrance of Treachery ago
[B2] Chapter 50: The Prodigal Son Returns ago
[B2] Chapter 51: The Spice of Discord ago
[B2] Chapter 52: A Conflict of Interests ago
[B2] Chapter 53: The Fangs of Winter ago
[B2] Chapter 54: The Consequences of Fate ago
[B2] Chapter 55: The Unveiled Truth ago
[B2] Chapter 56: The Path of Failure ago
[B2] Chapter 57: A Channel of Power ago
[B2] Chapter 58: A Vision of Ghosts ago
[B2] Chapter 59: The Trouble with Twins ago
[B2] Chapter 60: The Arrival at Dawn ago
Interlude VI: Predators of the Desert ago
[B2] Chapter 61: A Peddler of Betrayal ago
[B2] Chapter 62: The Gift of Family ago
[B2] Chapter 63: The Art of Seduction ago
[B2] Chapter 64: A Banquet in Red ago
[B2] Chapter 65: A Shiver of Dread ago
[B2] Chapter 66: A Dance of Assassins ago
[B2] Chapter 67: The Promise of a Reckoning ago
[B2] Chapter 68: The Pendulum of Power ago
[B2] Chapter 69: The Discomfort of Diplomacy ago
[B2] Chapter 70 {Part 1}: The Poetry of Cannibals ago
[B2] Chapter 70 {Part 2}: A Servant of Chaos ago
[B2] Chapter 71: The Rose of Lafeara ago
[B2] Chapter 72: A Stage of Fools ago
[B2] Chapter 73: A Scene of Tragedy ago
[B2] Chapter 74: The Face of Death ago
[B2] Chapter 75: Lines of Division ago
[B2] Chapter 76: The Specter’s Twisted Vendetta ago
[B2] Chapter 77: The Trouble with Ghosts ago
[B2] Chapter 78: The Daughters of Ramiel ago
[B2] Chapter 79 {Part 1}: A Reflection of Pride ago
[B2] Chapter 79 {Part 2}: The Face of a Monster ago
[B2] Chapter 80: The Murky Truth ago
[B2] Chapter 81: The Widow in Mourning ago
[B2] Chapter 82: A Prelude of Misfortune ago
[B2] Chapter 83: A Union of Trust ago
[B2] Chapter 84: The Wisdom of Diplomacy ago
[B2] Chapter 85: The Trouble with Curses ago
[B2] Chapter 86: The Pearls of Stratagem ago
[B2] Chapter 87: The Heart of a Diamond ago
[B2] Chapter 88: The Mantle of a King ago
[B2] Chapter 89: The Lips of Fate ago
[B2] Chapter 90 {Part One}: Marked for Death ago
[B2] Chapter 90 {Part Two}: A Balance of Truths ago
[B2] Chapter 91: An Alliance of Convenience ago
[B2] Interlude VII: The Role of the Second Prince ago
[B2] Chapter 92: A Twist of Betrayal ago
[B2] Chapter 93: A History of Treachery ago
[B2] Chapter 94: The Immortal Heart of Kirsi ago
[B2] Chapter 95: A Rose with Thorns ago
[B2] Chapter 96: Blood Stains and Visions ago
[B2] Chapter 97: The Veil of Diplomacy ago
[B2] Chapter 98: A Gathering of Wolves ago
[B2] Chapter 99: A Dangerous Pedestal ago

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A survivor's story of a girl reincarnated into another body with knowledge of future events that will happen with the original. For those familiar, you would notice that it is basically a reincarnated as [insert character type] in a novel. BUT in all honesty, I cannot sum it up in those words, God no I can't. This story is SO MUCH MORE!

There is a great cast of characters that you would love and hate, sometimes both at the same time. The pacing is something I find is one of its strongest parts as the story just GRABS you by the Sleeve and drags you into its beautiful and complex world full of interesting characters. 

Lots of political intrigue mixed in with just enough mystery and drama and I found myself HOOKED by the end unable to put it down. If you like a standard genre done beautifully (Which I wonder how can you NOT love that) then you will LOVE this one. 

There are so many ways the story itself can turn out and there is a lot of connection to the past of the original which I love was not just combined into our character and that she did not just instantly abandon who she is. She is referred with her original name by the narrator and I love that the Original's past affects her but is not considered as her own past. 

The story itself is quite complex and I cannot truly express its beauty without spoiling and even then there is a lot I would miss and I would feel ashamed to do such injustice to the author. So, in the end, I would Like to say; Just read it, give it a try till even if just the 1st chapter, I can positively bet that you will get Hooked and will not be able to put it down till the lastest chapter out. 

For the extremely stubborn here are some points (some people like points so here I go!) 

  • Fast Updates like very fast. 
  • Top 20 Best Rated on RR content level
  • Great Grammer and Editing 
  • Very Well Paced
  • Just Give it a Try, like come on man (or woman). 
  • I rarely give all 5 and the 4 and a half in style is because I could not find anything else to cut

A Gem of a Story I wish I had found sooner.


Girl reincarnates with future knowledge and goes on a one person tear through the timeline.

Political intrigue plot with some romance on the side. Not many action scenes but the ones we do see are done flawlessly. 

Easy 5/5 this has quickly become a favorite!

Style - Way above average on RR, the Author manages to keep you interested regardless of where you are. This honestly reads more like a published novel that you'd buy in a bookstore rather than anything you'd expect to find online. 

Story - Plot is solid. Political intrigue can be difficult to keep entertaining, and the author presents us with a brilliant example of how to pull it off. Don't want to spoil so no details, but absolutely great and definitely a strong point.

Grammar - I will admit that the grammar isn't literally perfect, but any errors are small and do not break flow in the slightest. Author also does a commendable job listening to corrections from others, so most of the older chapters are essentially flawless.

Character - Everyone knows the joy of good characters! People so real that we think about them more as a friend we've never met. The characters here are fantastic! One of the strengths of the novel, I'd say. Carina is brilliant and I have been rooting for her from page 1!


Would give more detail but I'm running late for work. Read this story please so I can see it page 1 of Best Rated where it deserves to be :)


Strong FL- political intrigue, magic, slow burn romance = sold

Reviewed at: Author's Note: Hiatus (Update)

Author has a talent for writing. She clearly plans ahead, as there are times where you wonder if her decision for the charecters was correct only to find that every bit of her writing has purpose else where in the novel. There is foreshadowing, more showing than telling and the romance is perfect. Its slow burn, it isnt rushed, there isnt anything cringey, or forced. The plotical aspect was done well, though I wish to see more. There isnt any slapback Young Master How Dare bs for filler drama and just to forward the plot.  When mc gets served, she often finds her hands tied behind her back, however she carefully lays her plans thick like a chess move 30 steps in advance, and with a little bit of luck she is able to suceed.

Style: This is a third person novel, where we mainly see the perspective of mc, but also we get the view of other charecters, as well as what they are thinking. When I first started reading this novel, it was the style that captured me. Author writes in a way where the dialogue is interactive, and not amateur. Many times, writers will fall for the trap of basic dialogue that takes away the juice of high potential stories. In this novel, the dialouge serves to propel the plot as it should and isnt used for inane word count. Lastly, the style gives the atmosphere of a mideval genre, as it should. In amateur novels, we often find mistakes such as modern lingo, and the author does her best to avoid this allowing a fully immersive experience in her story.

Story: Like I mentioned before, this is a novel where there is equal parts of political intrigue, a slow burn but spicy romance, magic, witch hunts and a tension that makes you wonder why all the bad things happen to good people. There is so much world building. Unlike amateur writers, author is an expert at world building, releasing just the right amount of snippets as to how the world around mc works, how the plotics and religion work at a grand scale and how individuals not only make up the parts but play a large role in the whole. For a quick summary, its about mc whos a half witch with ice powers, escapes an abusive family not through god forsaken isekai plot armor and such, but with careful meticulous planning. We all read xiaxia, where reincarnated mc comes back as this brand new bad bitch, slaps back the step mother and sis, and somehow convinces the abusive father to give the property ownership or some cop out. This novel is realisitic. When you transmigrate, modern women or not, circumstances will force your hand. And force her hand it did. She had to use external help, forge a fake identity, use what knowledge she had of the future to set up secret finances. All in the meantime, we the readers feel the tension of the ever glorius religion sneaking up behind mc, in their hunt to eradicate witches. And lastly for those who are here for the romance, you are in for a treat. Mc isnt one of those women who capture the ML interest by being the mc by virtue. And my god, nothing frustrates me more than seeing a paradoy of a "dominant yasss queen" FL snatching away the ML with her "magical skills" and glorius mc pussy. She is NOT a damsel, she does NOT rely on male lead or his friends. She instead, crafts plots within plots to save her ass , and appropriately uses her knowledge of the future when she can. 


Charecter- strong powerful female lead, doesnt rely on ML for anything, not even his friends like some other "strong" wannabe female leads of other novels would. The side charecters are fleshed out, and the writing allows the reader to visualize and understand what true toxic patriarchy would have looked like back in the day, and no its not flowery, and no its not exaggerated sjw stuff. Yes it is brutal just like reality

grammar- easy to read, im no grammar expert, but its solid

With equal aspects of suspense, mystery and thriller this is a reincarnation novel done right.  Highly reccomend, praise the ice witch


Unintelligent Donkey


Overall 5/5 - Look here, everyone here is saying that this novel is publish ready quality, so what are you waiting for???

Style 5/5 - The style is omniscient 3rd person, it was clear and concise, it read very smoothly, and didn’t stumble in the slightest, but maybe that’s because the story itself was too gripping, so I didn’t notice anything wrong ¯\_( ≖ ᴥ ≖ )_/¯ 

Grammar 5/5 - I spotted nothing wrong, but then again, maybe the godly quality story was distracting me, and I was too busy being dragged along for a ride to notice, 10/10 would read again. 

Character + Story 5/5 - Where do I even start? I was recently taught that “good plot can’t save bad characters, but good characters can save bad plots.” But what happens if both plot and characters are good? You get the ‘literal’ (*wink* *wink*) perfection that is ‘The Calamity of a Reborn Witch’! 

I mentioned that the story was amazing even in the style and grammar section, it definitely affected my reading experience a lot. If half-way through the novel, the author decided to write it in Russian instead and I was forced to use google translate to read the novel, I would still read the next ten books, the plot is that good.

Although the start of it felt cinderella-isque (evil steps sis and bad mom yo…), but it quickly transitioned into something else pretty quickly, the MC, Carina/Maura is definitely not a princess waiting to be rescued. She’s fun to read, because she doesn’t lie down at take shit from other people, and she’s definitely not the type to be married off like some piece of furniture! (oops, spoiled a bit there…) I don’t wanna spoil any more details, so give it a read!

The characters are very, very well written, you legit hate the step-sisters and the mom by the end of the first ten chapters, like gut-wrenching hate, like hate enough to be willing to go to court over the murder of a non-existent character hate. On the bright side, you’ll fall in love with the MC pretty fast, she’s sweet, kind, and stronk (this is not a typo, this is intentional), be honest with me, who wouldn’t like a charming, quick-witted and active protagonist?


One of the best stories i've read on this site

Reviewed at: [B2] Chapter 93: A History of Treachery

In short, it's great.

This story has political intrigue and great characters, all with their own motivations for doing what they do. Several times during this story, I have changed my opnions about certain characters, about wheather they are good allies or not for the protagonist. And that keeps things interesting. And wheather I "like" certain characters, or "don't like" them, they are all written well. The growth of the protagonist is also well paced. She does not start out as a powerhouse, but use the limited knowlege of future events to get to a good starting position to get where she needs to be. She grows over time as well. The world feels alive with events happening elsewhere in the world that you hear about.

Green Tang

Really fricken good!! The characters are novel levels of amazing. Great depth, and oh my you really begin to hate some of the early antagonists! Can't wait for the next chapter! 

and since I need to fill in 200 characters for advanced review, let me tell you this story so far already has a quite intense conflict brewing. From the claws of politics to the superstitious law enforcement who now hunt down the MC with a religious fervor, the plot has quickened and so glad to have caught it as it's brewing!


This story is fantastically written, with characters I care about, a prologue that immediately ties into the story(always a plus) and a plot that is at once visible and mysterious. You know some of the MC's machinations, but not all, and as more are revealed you come to discover just how clever she is.

The story so far is an easy 5/5. Same for the style. Characters are all wonderfully distinct, so there's another easy 5/5.

Seriously, my only complaint is the need for minor, minor grammatical edits here and there. Like maybe three spots so far. If that.

This will be on trending in one month, mark my words. This is good.


There are certain stories that command your attention. They seize you by your emotions and don’t let you turn away for a second. The emotions vary.

It might be joy at seeing a delightful character. Wonder at a well-crafted world. Empathy with a protagonist in a dark situation.

The Calamity of a Reborn Witch has all of these things, but the emotion it wields most masterfully is spite. Spite for these horrible villains!

But, before I get into that, I should go over the other categories.


Vera Anne Wolf’s style is excellent, with just the right amount of flourish to make the text pop yet smooth enough to let you glide from page to page with ease. It’s immersive, but does not wear you down.

I have no complaints and would gladly read a thousand pages written like this.

Hooooo boy! If you like dark turns then stop reading this review and start reading the story immediately. By the end of the first chapter I already had a grimace from just how rough things got and this transformed into delightful dread and suspense as I dived further into the narrative.

It’s early days yet, but a quick pace combined unpredictable events brings you deep into the story. And the stakes are quite high. Great for investment.


There are no grammar problems I detected, so not much to say here.


By far Vera’s strongest aspect of this tale are the characters. Carina - the protagonist - is easy to get behind and those she’s bonded with make you want to root for them. All are well-rounded and feel like living, breathing people.

…but what really captured me about this story were the villains.

Many stories with vile antagonists can sometimes make them over the top, but not so with Calamity. No, this pack of raging jerks are the people you’ve learned to hate in daily life: the selfish socialite, the arrogant bully, the abusive parent.

But in the case of this world, they have all the power and privilege of an aristocracy to let them unleash their darkest urges with impunity.

They make you want to reach through the screen and strangle them. And that’s a good thing!

Let me tell you, even if I didn’t thoroughly enjoy the rest of the story, I would spite-read forever just to see these jerks get ground into the dirt.


Calamity gets a perfect score from me. It’s a portal fantasy with extremely dark tones and an old soul that more makes you think of a grim Narnia rather than a modern isekai. 

I thoroughly enjoyed it, and if you like stories with gravity? I think you will too.

C.R. Mcmahon

What an intense prologue. I found myself on the edge of my seat while reading.  

This book does well to drag you in, and keep you there. The artwork for the over, and map are also wonderful. 

Another strenght of this book is how well the emotions are written. If you want to literally feel the tension this is the stroy for you.

If you are looing for something that feels professional then you will find that here. The plot seems very intriguing, and I look forward to continue reading. 


I don't even know where to begin!  This story is just getting started, and it's already easily in my top 3 favorites on Royal Road.  The other reviewers are spot on, once it gets noticed, this story is going to explode in the rankings!  I don't like spoilers in reviews so I will avoid talking about any actual plot elements, but I definitely want to speak to the quality of this amazing fiction.


Style:  From the first sentences, this story is oozing style.  The author manages to build interest and tension in the first paragraph and never lets up from there.  She does a great job of showing instead of telling without getting too bogged down in the details.  The dialogue is fun and punchy, and balanced enough to keep the exposition from dragging out too much.

Grammar:  I swear this story has near-professional level editing.  I haven't noticed any major grammar errors or awkward sentence structures that slowed me down.  I will often rewrite sentences in my head as I read, especially on Royal Road, and I have found myself doing almost none of that here.  Not getting bogged down trying to figure out what she really meant, helps tremendously with the pacing.

Story:  I can't say too much, as we're still very much in the rising action, but so far the story elements are downright enthralling.  The author reveals details and new plot elements with very natural pacing, and the story's of the side characters weave beautifully into the story of the main character.

Character:  The main character is obviously competent without being omniscient.  She doesn't feel like a Mary Sue at all.  I'm enjoying the pace at which Vera Ann Wolf is revealing plot elements.  The main character obviously has plans we don't fully realize yet.  Side characters are interesting and feel like they genuinely have their own agendas, which do or will, affect the MC in significant ways. 

I'm excited to see how this plays out as new chapters unfold!