Summon Imp!

by Oskatat

Original ONGOING Adventure Comedy Fantasy High Fantasy Low Fantasy Magic Non-Human lead
Warning This fiction contains:
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  • Traumatising content

In the world where demons live.

The Swarm is closing in and the prey is panicking! The hunt-leader calls for the attack and my powerful leg muscles fire to launch myself at the beast! Suddenly things start to slow down. Colors start to blur into one another and all I can think is "Shit, not this again!"

I hate being summoned.


Join a little demon as he gets summoned again and again from his own world to other worlds in order to, usually, die for others in strange and exciting places, sometimes repeatedly and in grueling ways. At least the rewards are nice.

First though, he'll have to grow a bit.

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Slow paced. It's as much about physical growth as it is about mental growth so, yes, he's not that smart to start off with

The idea for this novel began out of frustration with many monster MC novels, I hope to avoid many of their pitfalls


In the first few chapters I'm trying to convey the confusion of the hatchling demon, sorry if I got carried away!

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VMJaskiernia
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Through the eyes of a demon

Reviewed at: 5. Please be Gentle

Wow. Well this is unique and fun. A first-person told story about a demon imp and, at the moment, growing up and figuring out the world. There's a very clear voice, unique, and the story goes about the mundane as our MC learns about life, trees, humans and being caught in a cage...

The style is great, first person and stream of consciousness done well. I don't see any issue with grammar. I love the MC- he's curious and tiny and figuring it out, since he's still basically a baby, but he's getting the hang of it.

zapking5
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Some of the Best Progression Fantasy on Royal Road

Reviewed at: 20. Sparring?

Very good story. Some people seem to be having some problems with the xenofiction aspect especially when the MC is a newborn, but I think it's great and enhances the progression aspect of the story. 

I like how the protagonist appears in several different stereotypical stories that anyone on this site should be familiar with, such as being summoned by adventurers to fight a monster, as the familiar of a noblewoman at a magic academy, and by a dungeon core.

The progression on the Demon world is quite good too, with both the increasing strength and social skills of the protagonist being interesting. I'm very interested in how Gal's life will change as he gradually moves up the hierarchy.

Overall the story is a great example of progression fantasy, it does a wonderful job at making you excited and impatient to reach the later parts of the story where the protagonist finally becomes truly powerful while all the incremental steps remain satisfying.

sandro530
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Taxing beginning, gets better later on.

Reviewed at: 19. Orders are Orders

The beginning of this story is awful. The first 3 chapters a pain to read, but I must say it does good, on describing the slow, yet fast growth of our newborn MC. Yet it will definetly chase away many readers.

Things get easier to understand after the first summon. The real story, where it gets reasonably comprehensible begins, at around chapter 6-9. There our newborn imp gets more intelligent and can tell us more about the world.

(I still would like a synopsis about those few starting chapters, as they are easiely forgotten or hard to understand though).

Where it 'really' starts to get good is chapter 15 though. Where our MC can already be compared to a child. Now, this novel has got a good idea, a willing author with a good release-rate and a nice MC. So simply said this is on the road to success.

Anyway, style seems fine and 'unique'.

The story is there and is beginning to build up, we also got the summonings which also help build the different worlds the MC visits. Everything awesome here, with the only ingredients missing being time. As we have to wait for more chapters.

The grammar is also super with some small hic-ups sometimes.

The characters are the real gem, I guess. The MCs character is starting to form and the other characters are also looking real and living.

All in all the beginning isn't for everyone but who didn't like the beginning will most likely like the later chapters. So don't be discouraged and read on.

Just Another Lurker
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Great story, lovable characters, definitely worth the read.

Reviewed at: 17. Lesson Learned

An incredible read. Vivid detail, well thought out plot and characters. Definitely worth the read. And if you think the story is too slow, give it a chance, you'll start to love the story and the characters. 

 

I worry that having multiple summoners could cause issues and difficulties, but it makes perfect sense. Otherwise, practically 0 issues. All around just great! Thank you, Oskatat, for the amazing story.

seagull
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To start, the summary describes well the story you're about to read: the life of a young imp as he is summoned from his dimension to another repeatedly.

Honestly, the first two-three chapters are a harder to read, a bit of a slog (which makes sense as it is from the perspective of a newborn). As a stone rolling down a hill, it gains momentum as the story progress and offers a gem in writing as it unfolds

I favor the summoned phases which are always pacted with interesting characters and storyline. Yet the home dimensions phases still offer a lot.

perfect grammar and well thought prose that changes with the evolution of the imp

Well worth a read

SuperPowerRon
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The story is fairly orginal and the progression is beliveable. There are a few concepts that I find pretty enjoyable. Somethings are cliche, but they do fit nicely with the story so I can blame the author. Or should you, it is their story dangit, just let them write it their own way.

The grammer is good that you do not have to reread certain parts of the story or get confused by terrible discriptions. It actauly has some of the better discriptions on this site. Once the author gets into the grove of this story, they will only get better.

The style changes over time as the imp grows older, and I find that really adds something to the story. The way the imp acts is also fits in very nicely.

The author also take constructive criticism and activly changes part of the story that does not sit well with them. Overall this could be a good story if things continue, and an even better one whent the author gets more experince.

Rivet
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Grammar and syntax is pretty good, which is important. Otherwise the story is interesting as well.

Carson6319
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It's interesting but still unclear

Reviewed at: 19. Orders are Orders

Its a very different read following a new born who does not comprehend everything. It feels far more realistic for a minion but it does mean that even 19 chapters in everything feels a bit like. What the hell is going on? 

Few grammatical mistakes so far. That cast is still being established so god knows if they are one dimensional or not.

cthakur92
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At chapter 19. Story is interesting, grammer is good but... Stage shifts can be a bit confusing. Overall, it didn't really click for me so far. Might come back later.

W.D. Gaster
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A breath of fresh air

Reviewed at: 16. Weak

unlike so man stories with demon protagonists it dose t make the demons feel like humans just powered up but their own species with their mannerisms and cultures. I also like how that author keeps our protagonist more agility and endurance/strength oriented then just magic only with little signings of physical growth. I’m liking this story so far and hope for it continues until is done