What happens when a man gets transported into a foreign world filled with magic?
Will his knowledge in hardware technology help him out after he discovers its correlation to the words of power?
How will he fit in with the other noble houses as the lowly 4th son?
How will his story play out in a world where skills and stats equal power and status?
First time trying to write a LitRPG, so problems might arise x3
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This is a story about an isekaid worker into a bastards son of a noble who makes the best out of the tools given to him(hehe).
The characters are realistic and lifelike and MOST importantly consistent, there are NO asspulls for progressing the story. The world seems intresting and the level system even more so.
As of chapter 55 MC is still on his way becoming a runesmith, but it feels organic and progressing realisticly.
I didnt like the mine-arc, but other
So far 4.5 stars
Main Character has a cheat ability, CHECK. But it's not total BS, and not even much use in combat, but CRAFTING. Love this title, I cant wait to see where this will go.
The side characters are a little bit childish, but well MC is technically a child so maybe they are reacting to it.
The "game" system is a little bit mysterious but that's a good thing.
Please moar moar chaptooors
EDIT: at ch 31, and still good! Definitely go for it!
Good story, like the advancement system. Characters have some development and personality. Grammar is better than most.
Frankly a lot of the criticsms of this novel seems to be the poor grammar. i read a lot of crappy foregin novels on other sites and I'm pretty sure i've read many chapters of stuff that's been hastily google translated. The writing here isn't unreadable, the sentences do tend to rattle but I'm rarely confused as to what's happening and maybe I'm just smooth brained but I never get tired of this novel. The grammar is definitely a massive weak point but it's not as bad as some people make it out to be. The other main criticism I see is it's a cliché isekai and I largely disagree. Honestly the start does come off that way but the standard isekai protag would just charge into fights constantly and it gets repetitive whilst this novel has a lot more going on. I cant spoil much but it's been about 50 chapters since the last actual fight and it's largely been slice of life chilling since then. I really like the grind of the protagonist getting better at making stuff, It's honestly somewhat hard to review as the story changes heavily after 150ish chapters. It's kind of like Attack on Titan where in if youre trying to get someone into the series you cant mention anything from the later seasons. I see a lot of people dropping this early and that's fair, but the early chapters I honestly see as setup. I obviously dont know where the story is going but from where it's at now it seems to have really dug itself in and this is where the meat of The Runesmith lies at, you just kinda have to sit through 150 chapters of setup with some shockinlgy poor grammar.
The story is good. (as of ch 86)
I found only three problems. First is too much details about blacksmithing, after the third time it become repetitive, after the tenth i stop counting because it's too much. Second, is repetition overall, too many times runes are compared with this or that, hardware and software as words are used too much, in a few places something is told and then again on the same or the next chapter. Third, not much character interaction. This is more possitive for me, plus it make sense when from character perspective BUT one thing grind on my nerves.
Before leaving the home, the it's stated that the little sister was fond of the character. The character left. Durring the story, in multiple places, the said character talk about the maid in the first home, while the little sister isn't even mentioned.
This is a well written story, but god do it need more influential secondary characters, I'm at chapter 79, and Roland still don't have any long term relationships, this cause character interaction to suffer, Roland become a blander character, because he has no one to interact with, which make everything internal monologues.
Edit, read further along, and I see the story is finally gaining more characters, so I'm upping my rating of it, I do still think it took far too long, before Roland stopped being a total loner.
In summary, you have a good story here, but there's a reason almost all stories have more than 1 important character.
Starts of a little rocky, but well worth the reading. Characters seem to have real growth in personality and talent. All though some side characters might need more of a presence or impact, it doesn't take away from the over all expereince.
You can really feel for the lively struggle of a craftsman in his progression, while trying to stay alive in a trying world. There are so many things happening in the shadows that you could probly write fanfics about it as a sub fanfic like some do for Metaworld Chronicles or some others.
One thing though. Fanatics are scary... All fanatics are scary. Cults are just as scary. With each interaction our MC has with society really shows the positives and negitives of each encounter, wether he wants to encount them or not. The would is complex and simple to its core.
It may feel like the world is of a Darker theme, but I think it is just protraying the world as it would normaly be, light and shadows. Some darker and color the pitch of tar.
All in all this story is a great read for me and I would suggest you read it too. At least read a decent chunk before you process your verdict.
Am @ chap 16 so far OK worth reading a bit average story/plot wise but story still in setup mode so has lots of potential
A different route for the Mc, rather than being simply op.
The story started well, system introduction is way clearer than many I have read and way better. It is like starting on the narrow road and then moving slowly to the highway. A study pace to the story which reflets the author's style to be consistent and improving with the story.
Characters in the story have different shades, even if they were mentioned for a short term, that is to say great work here. Plot is also nicely developed with it.
Grammer needs little works, but its way more than manageble.
Great work in progress.
Hope it delivers with this pace like slowly smithing the metal until it became masterpiece.
The world building is truly uninspired, nobles are dumb, honorless and haughty, adventurers part of the adventurer guild do adventurer stuff, dungeons exist, there are all the basic fantasy races. You don't need to know more.
There are all the time shifts in perspective from third person mc, third person completely clueless. I guess the author wants to use this as stylistic choice, but it doesn't work at all, mainly because it's used all the time at unfitting moments.
MC is standard, and all other characters are cardboard cutouts without real personality.
In addition to all that we don't see the MC doing any smithing or runeing for hundreds of pages.