The Calamity of a Reborn Witch

The Calamity of a Reborn Witch

by Vera Anne Wolfe

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**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} 

As the annual Royal Hunt approaches, so too does the first signs of the devastating plague Carina foresaw in Maura’s memories. The once lady-in-waiting to the Crown Princess now finds herself in a far better position to steer Lafeara’s future. As allies become enemies and old enemies form alliances for survival, Carina finds herself pulled into the shifting political struggle between Lafeara’s powerful nobles and secret witch covens.

But there is still a chance that Carina and Hana might just make it through the oncoming calamity—that is, if the future doesn’t shift too far from the previous timeline. As the Duchess of Winter dons her armor and prepares for the Crown Prince’s coronation, another attempted assassination, a witch-born plague, and the approaching forces of Pope Jericho and his Witch Hunters, only one thing is certain.

The gods themselves are pulling the strings of fate to force the future Carina has fought so hard to change back towards its inevitable conclusion. Now Carina, like Maura, must face the chains of her own mortality—or completely break free.

Even for a half-blood blessed/cursed with the immortal heart of a god, power comes at a cost.

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260 Chapters
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
[B2] Chapter 100: A Grave of Mercy ago
[B2] Chapter 101: A Necessary Sacrifice ago
[B2] Chapter 102: The Price of Naivety ago
[B2] Chapter 103: The Seed of Calamity ago
[B2] Chapter 104: The Shackles of Destiny ago
[B2] Chapter 105: An Alliance of Covens ago
[B2] Epilogue {Part One}: An Oath of Allegiance ago
[B2] Epilogue {Part Two}: A Crown of Sorrow ago
Interlude VIII: Tears of the Sun ago
Interlude IX: A Glimmer of Opportunity ago
Interlude X: The Corruption of Power ago
Interlude XI: The Chosen of Ramiel ago
Special Interlude XII {Part One}: Supposed to be Dead ago
Special Interlude XII {Part Two}: Bargaining with a Ghost ago
Special Interlude XII {Part Three}: The Lady of Turnbell ago
[B3] Prologue {Part One}: A Spark of Divinity ago
[B3] Prologue {Part Two}: The Shadow of Zarus ago
[B3] Prologue {Part Three}: A Den of Perversion ago
[B3] Chapter 1: A Taste of Immortality ago
[B3] Chapter 2: A Garden of Stratagem ago
[B3] Chapter 3: A Resolution of Lovers ago
[B3] Chapter 4: A Tense Reunion ago
[B3] Chapter 5: The Secrets of a Maid ago
[B3] Chapter 6: The Stench of Death ago
[B3] Chapter 7: The Hunter’s Demon Eyes ago
[B3] Chapter 8: A Dance of Scarlet Snow ago
[B3] Chapter 9: A Tremor of Ambition ago
[B3] Chapter 10: A Wake of Crones ago
[B3] Chapter 11: A Gift of Consideration ago
[B3] Chapter 12: A Tainted Respite ago
[B3] Chapter 13: A Declaration of War ago
[B3] Chapter 14: A Risky Alliance ago
[B3] Chapter 15: The Pretense of Power ago
[B3] Chapter 16: A Trail of Ambition ago
[B3] Chapter 17: Broken Delusions of Grandeur ago
[B3] Chapter 18 {Part One}: A Waking Nightmare ago
[B3] Chapter 18 {Part Two}: Defensive Preparations ago
[B3] Chapter 19: A Gaggle of Lords ago
[B3] Chapter 20: A Cunning Arrangement ago
[B3] Chapter 21: The Weight of Experience ago
[B3] Chapter 22: Of Leaf and Shadow ago
[B3] Chapter 23: Of Envy and Pride ago
[B3] Chapter 24: Of Blood and Water ago
[B3] Chapter 25: Of Rot and Wood ago

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Wnderer
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One of the stories for which I come back to RR

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

Not going to be very technical here. I like the drama, the thrills, the fact that it's all flowing neatly (up till now).

 

It's one of the stories which isn't GameLit but is still good (I do like GameLit stories), which is a bit uncommon on RR imo. 

gregoryzhukov
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The Calamity of a Reborn Witch is a very good novel (or book I guess?) about politics, intrigue and all things related. It's a creative story, written in style which is very fluid and easy to understand to a non-native english speaker like me. Grammar is also seemingless very good, but you might have to take others opinion since I am not exacly an expert on the subject.

The characters in this story are all intersting and well written, with complex personalities. When things happen to one them, I can actually feel empathy or anger or some sort of emotion, because they feel like people with their own flaws and quirks who could exist in their own way, not just plot devices which happen to progress because the story has to progress. None of them are so, so evil for the sake of the plot, or just god-given angels who are so good they would never harm a fly. Sure, some can be given more simpathy than others, but yet they're not harmless or flawless in every way, which is a pretty rare thing compared to other fictions similar to this.

The setting to unattentive viewers might seem a generic fantasy rulling class setting, just with witches instead of the generic beastmen, elfs, etc. They couldn't be more wrong. The author managed to add her own twists and turns to the story that made very mysterious and unique.

But most importantly, this story read more like a regular book than fiction common to here. The author has clearly planned ahead for everything that happens, which make it a very enjoyable reading experience. I've never felt like a single chapter was wasted on writing random stuff just so the author could fulfill the deadline he gave himself and his patreons. It's baffling this story is less recommended than Metaworld Chronicles and Kairos, which while intersting in their own regard, seemingless fall for this trap of posting filler and unintersting chapter with events happening because the author has to post something, or because he though on the fly it would look cool.

Anyways, this novel is very good. You should give it a try.

savethatprincess
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I don't seem to be the target audience.

Reviewed at: Chapter 33: The Thorns of Nobility

This Review will most likely end up unseen somewhere on the latter pages of this novels reviews, and therefore not make much of a difference. Still i am writing one, because of all the Reviews i have seen, those on the first few pages, aren't talking about one main Aspect of this novel: It reads like a western, dark victorian Edition of the now very popular Villainess/Shoujo Genre one might know from Manga or Anime.
Or putting it differently, for everyone who isn't familiar with this Subgenres:
It usually are Reincarnation Stories where the female MC has knowledge of the future (or one future, i should say), where she ends up dead. Most of the time she has a really tragic backstory as well, so the Readers are actually on board with saving her. Then it usually targets a female audience, with a cast of young, male characters, that are being described as attractive and powerful, and are for one reason or another, interested in the MC. End goal of those stories is always a happy life, and not ending up dead.

And that is exactly what is happening here.
We have the female MC, Carina / Maura who is really kind, uses her knowledge and smarts well and is generally well developed. Then we have the tyrannical and straight up evil family that ostracized her, complete with rapist males and venomous females. We have a diverse cast of male romantic targets, including the son of the matriarch who saved her, a disowned Prince turned edgy assassin, the playboy son of the prime minister, etc. Some key allies. And, of course, a really hostile and toxic environment anywhere else. Our MC is hunted as a Witch, ostracized as bastard child, has a Harry Potter-esque Stepfamily that wants to put her down at every opportunity and of course our MC is nowhere recognized for her actual abilites outside of those key allies.

I could now rant that of course there is a powerful Matriarch just around the corner that really values her strengths even tho no one else wants anything to do with her, plus a minion who's loyal and basically subservient to a fault for basically no reason outside his own 'integrity', but oh well. Someone out there needs to help her after all, right?
Even worse in my eyes are the male characters, tho. They only come in like two shades, not counting her own family and the minion: Either young, attractive, powerful with mysteries attached and completely smitten with the MC after one or two meetings, or characters that are being talked about, but never appear or do anything, like the King or the Prime Minister. Seriously, that's the complete cast of male Characters outside the family that have more than like 5 lines of dialogue or are in any way important. Both of those points are what make me think of this story as a well written, dark girlish teen drama above all else.

 

Now, i want to be fair above all, and appreciate that the story is still very well written, and is doing a great Job keeping up the suspense, and adding new Challenges and unexpected Situations to the mix. So i still would call the author a competent storyteller, but there are a bit too many unbelievable Scenarios that are only there to guide the story in the right direction.

So, as a final verdict i would still call it a good story, with flaws when it comes to making believable characters. Or making the characters act for their own interest instead of the story's.

Avaritia
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Easily the BEST read on RR so far ; )

Reviewed at: Epilogue: The Pope of Zarus

This is unequivocally the highest quality novel I have read so far on Royal Road! I will start off by saying that this story is NOT FOR EVERYONE, and Vera Anne Wolf knows that, evident by the massive warning text in the description of the novel. It is very dark, and a mature read. If you cannot stomach reading about some very gruesome, albeit realistic things, this one isn't for you. Game of Thrones is a very good standard if you want to know what you can or cannot handle. The first chapter of this novel is also a good benchmark to see if you can handle it!

With that out of the way, let me explain why I felt this novel was good enough for me to give it a 5/5 in every category:

Story: Oh boy, the story. Let me start by saying that this is an Isekai novel through and through. Meaning, the MC accidentally travels (in this case "reincarnates") in another fantasy world. However, take that with a grain of salt. I have read MANY Isekai novels, and none come even CLOSE to this. It's difficult for me to go into the details without spoiling, I will try to keep things broad. Do you like a gritty, slow, and meaningful climb to power? This has got it. Do you like magic? Got that too. Do you enjoy political intrigue and medieval societal structure with kings, queen, nobles, etc? Yep all here. A smart, thoughtful, but not overpower MC? Mhm, got it here. A slow, meaningful, and realistic romance? Yes!! 

Characters: Unlike a lot of web novels, light novels, etc. that I read here on Royal Road and elsewhere, this one is unique in its characters! Having a well thought out main cast of characters is obviously something every good novel needs, but in my eyes, what sets the good from the great comes in the finer details! CORW, in my opinion, done those finer details wonderfully. Almost each and every character is different, has their own motivations, backstory, and move independently from what you THINK they should or will do. In other words, they feel real! They're not just NPC like installments in the world, simply there to further the goals of the main character. In fact, in some ways, it's could even be considered the opposite! 

Style: CORW is centered primarily around Carina/Maura and for most of the story, you will be experiencing it through her perspective. However, the story also frequently jumps around to the perspective of a multitude of characters (even MID scene) which ends up giving this very unique outlook on the world. It's done fluidly and with proper timing. Vera also does a tremendous job with her choice of words, and knows when she needs to explain to the audience what's going on, versus when she needs to let the story show it! In my opinion, style isn't necessarily someone you should hang yourself upon, but if it's something you're very particular about, I personally think it's very well done. 

Grammar: Not too much to say here. Consider these are works in progress and as far as I know, Vera does not have a team of proofreaders and editors, so you are more or less bound to find mistakes here and there. However, they are minor and almost never detrimental. From my read through, I would perhaps find a small grammatical error every few chapters or so. 

Overall, I think this novel is fantastic. It's one of the closest novels I've read that could in fact compete with well-published works! After giving the novel a readthrough, I cannot help but a few similarities between this and the Assassins Apprentice (Farseer trilogy). Give it a read, I'm almost positive you won't regret it! 

DNKK
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Long story short, this novel is pretty good and it got me hooked through the entirety of book 1 to book 2 which I'm currently reading. For those who are considering giving this novel a shot, I say go for it!
Listed below are some brief points of the story for those who would like a bit more context and not an entire essay to read through:


Style:
This will be bit of a hit and miss for some readers but it isn't bad in my opinion compared to some novels that I've read on royalroad that can make your eyes bleed.

Story:
The action is neat but some of the scenes are seemingly rather forcefully dragged out which doesn't do this novel much favor.

Eg: The clash between Tristan and Nero. *The plot armor for Nero was thicker than The Great Wall of China in this one*

 

Grammar:
Fantastic. The author will be pleased that the grammar nazi's out there won't be taking up arms.

Characters:
For those expecting an MC who is thorough and ruthless (If that's your preference) after the crap they've been put through, it isn't present up to the point I've read but that doesn't mean she's a complete softie however. The main heroine aside, the other characters have their own respective personalities which makes for an interesting read and not your typical Side Character A, B and C.


Overall, its a nice novel but it could use a fair bit of polish.

Benztaubensaeure
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TL,DR: Really compelling Story with well written characters, most of which have a somewhat questionable personality. A mix of mystery, intrigue/pilitical drama and time travel-ish. You will get sucked in and have a nice just-one-more-page-feeling. So go ahead and treat yourself to one of the much better stories on this platform.

 

Playing with information and who knows what is really important in this story. Lots of situations can be interpreted completly differently, depending on the information available to you. You get most of your information from the different perspectives, which brings me to my first point.

Characters:

The characters in this story are a very varied bunch. Most of them are some shade of grey or have some heavy flaw. That is great. They are all as well written as they need to be and you can sympathise with (most of) them in their chapters. The pace of introduction is also well done. Not really much more to say here, except that if you like a lot of variety in your characters and multiple perspectives, then come right in.

Grammar:

Always the shortest section for me. The grammar is really good, aside from the occasional typo.

 

Style:

Multiple perspectives and a lot of different pruposes, both by author and character. The story is shaped like an onion, which gets revealed layer by layer....sometimes....or one layer for one character and one way deeper for another, but the first one does not know about it. You get all the good and bad that comes with this style. If you like it its great, if not then not.

 

Story:

Mystery and political dramas of this type always need to hook you and this one gets you on multiple hooks at once. What is also nice, is that it gets you early. You will get a lot of shifts in this, but without saying too much, just wait for all the plot twists. The really good thing about this, is that it feels natural.

The only downside, as with every story with multiple perspectives, is that you rarely get enough of your favourite character. But hey that comes with the territory. At least this is one of the best ones to do it. This one however, as structure and prupose in both story and characters down.

 

Overall: Give yourself a treat, it is worth every page. Though i recommed reading the books as a unit, this one might be somewhathard to read chapter by chapter.

 

This was a more rambling review than usual, but hey. Everybody have a nice one!

 

 

 

Kman890
Overall

I want to start off by saying this is an extremely well written story from a skilled writer.  It's an Isekai, and the world that Carina is transported to is complex and detailed and interesting. There are large mysteries that the story presents about what happened to Maura originally, and why Carina is there at all that slowly reveal themselves as you learn more about the different characters and factions and schemes in play on multiple levels. I would strongly recommend this if the description sounds interesting to you. 

Flaze Burn
Overall

A good story written by good author about half witch Marua( Or Carina in her previous life) who must deal with troubling political realties she's born into as well as face backlash due to being born out of wedlock.

 

It's take on magic is pretty nice but still could see more of it, the main character comes off cocky early on due to having some knowledge of alternative life of future but it only leads to attracting unessary attention.

 

The only fault I see with the story is too fast paced during times and takes place in such short amount of time, Marura not given time to breath before the next tradegy breaks out.

Aroti
Overall

Got tricked into reading middle age politics.

Reviewed at: [B1] Prologue: The End of the Beginning

~ It's more fun to read, not knowing what to expect. ~

Got tricked into reading middle age politics. Then got tricked into liking it. Refreshing to see discrimination based on heritage rather than the everyday ethnicity or sex. Old times drama of wine classes spilling on dresses and bare ankles' scandals are all good fun. It turns out to be a proper magic fantasy story after all.

The first book's fast pace story development is very satisfying. The second book adds too many less interesting side characters for my attention span but those chapters are fairly easy to skim through. Main character's story continues to be very exciting for the character development. Not taking any breaks reading this one.

Meepoverlord
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Return of the Reborn Witch of Calamity: A Review

Reviewed at: [B1] Chapter 27: The Justice of Beasts

This story is one of the best on RR. Follows Carina the transmigrated ice witch as she explores a world of magic and mystery. Has all the good stuff you'd want from a transmigrator story with a sprinkle of time loop shenanigans for seasoning. Some bad things happen to the MC, especially in the beginning, but she makes plenty of great friends along the way too. The only problem I have with the story is the extremely slow leveling pace for the MC, but I have hope that she will reach her next evolution soon. Pacing is a little slower than other stories on RR, but things still happen at a regular pace and every chapter adds value to the story. Also updates pretty fast so there is plenty to read. I recommend 9.8/10 

TLDR: A great story that is kind of like a mix between Re Monarch, Don't Fear the Reaper, and The Metamorphosis. The lows are canyons and the highs are sky-high in this adventure/comedy/mystery/tragedy that will keep you on the edge of your seat for its entire run time. 

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