The Primal Hunter

by Zogarth

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy Psychological Anti-Hero Lead LitRPG Magic Male Lead Mythos Ruling Class Strong Lead Supernatural
Warning This fiction contains:
  • Gore
  • Profanity
  • Sexual Content
  • Traumatising content

On just another normal Monday, the world changed. The universe had reached a threshold humanity didn’t even know existed, and it was time to finally be integrated into the vast multiverse. A world where power is the only thing that one can truly rely on.

Jake, a seemingly average office worker, finds himself thrust into this new world. Into a tutorial filled with dangers and opportunities. In a world that should breed fear and concern, an environment that makes his fellow coworkers falter, Jake instead finds himself thriving.

Perhaps… Jake was born for this kind of world, to begin with.


Release Schedule:

5 chapters a week here to begin with. Will decrease as my backlog starts to run out.

Average chapter length: 2500 or so. I have a backlog of quite a few chapters to go through, but I will post faster than I can write in the beginning as I have a fulltime job.

Tags and content warnings are mainly to give me creative freedom later on. This is my first novel ever, and English isn’t my native language, so go easy on me chaps. Any feedback is more than welcome, of course.

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Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1 - Another monday morning ago
Chapter 2 - Introduction ago
Chapter 3 - The tutorial commences ago
Chapter 4 - First battle ago
Chapter 5 - Big pig ago
Chapter 6 - Questioning ago
Chapter 7 - Training & rest ago
Chapter 8 - A wonderful night ago
Chapter 9 - Blood ago
Chapter 10 - Reflection & frustration ago
Chapter 11 - Friend or foe? ago
Chapter 12 - A splitting provocation ago
Chapter 13 - Nicholas (part 1) ago
Chapter 14 - Nicholas (part 2) ago
Chapter 15 - Diverging paths ago
Chapter 16 - A bit of hunting ago
Chapter 17 - Loot ago
Chapter 18 - Finding a challenge ago
Chapter 19 - Everybody Loves Blue Mushrooms ago
Chapter 20 - Death & courage ago
Chapter 21 - An impactful choice ago
Chapter 22 - Alchemy! ago
Chapter 23 - Progression ago
Chapter 24 - Palate of the Malefic Viper ago
Chapter 25 - Enjoying life ago
Chapter 26 - More skills! ago
Chapter 27 - Evolution ago
Chapter 28 - Base building ago
Chapter 29 - It's just logical ago
Chapter 30 - Preparations for evolution ago
Chapter 31 - Professional evolution ago
Chapter 32 - A very weird encounter ago
Chapter 33 - True Blessing of the Malefic Viper ago
Chapter 34 - Manipulation ago
Chapter 35 - Blood of the Malefic Viper ago
Chapter 36 - A battle of life & death ago
Chapter 37 - Leave nothing behind ago

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This is a story of coming to grips with the reality that you no longer recognise. It is also a story of someone who has to accept themselves for who they are before they could unlock their full potential and completely blossom. 
While still in its beginning stages, the story follows the MC who is just a regular joe working a 9-5 job. However, as the world turns upside down, we get to see the guy outside of that time frame. We get to know his history and his lost-passion. We see him embrace his passion with open arms and accept the consequences that came with it.
The MC is an introvert and we actually get to see this. It is not like those cases where MC is supposed to be an introvert but is the most likeable person around. If you look closely, you’d see how the situation could have been handled better but the MC didn’t because of his lack of people skills.
The world-building is fairly decent at this point, but it hints at larger things in play. Why is there a tutorial?? Who set it up? What happens to the world while humans are gone? All these questions are left to be answered later.
Grammar is fairly good and the sentences flow nicely. The dialogues are natural, which is a plus point. Overall, this is a good novel.
Entrenched Position

Although this review is rather early in this story i am just brimming to get to create a review. I absolutely love the story line already, the author uses actual literary devices in order to complement the unique perspectives he offers. While also making an interesting story line which engages the reader and really wants you wanting more, honestly it is difficult to pick out parts you can improve upon. The only problem being spelling or grammatical errors in a few places but its really not attention breaking or bordering on the line of someone who has just picked up the language.

The characters follow a linear pattern and do not act out of what could be considered their personality, each character feels as though they have an individual interest to them which completely smashes the ball out of the prk when compared to many other novels where side characters are simply seen as the text book standard of a bystander. Further more there are no characters in this novel i would consider to be annoying or out of place, the author does not apply over exaggeration on personalities which often leads to the downfall of possibly good story archs. I truly cannot wait to see how this develops

The style is minimalistic and has you experience the novel from the eyes of someone who has just as little knowledge as you do. This helps the reader acknowledge world building without the need for information dumps which cqn sometimes ruin a perfectly good dramatic build. 

ah but in the end its yo story man so do whachu want, im in it for the long haul now baby because this is now one of my new favourite stories on this site, and author, if you are reading this, bravo. Now give me more.


He's not trapped in with you...

Reviewed at: Chapter 28 - Base building're trapped in with him.

I'm really enjoying 'The Primal Hunter' so far, and recommend any fans of the genre read it. Despite being a fan of magic and wizardry myself, it is incredibly refreshing to see the archer/scoundrel take done well in a LitRPG. The first twenty chapters set a pace that slows down shortly after, which is a bit jarring but makes sense given the context of what is happening.

Jake has the particular feel of someone realizing that they belong more in this new world than their old one. 

Careful handling of the "Ruling Class" tag will dictate, in my opinion, whether this story becomes one of the top or stagnates. I have full confidence that we will get the prior.

Zogarth does a great job of presenting a system that is relevant to the story rather than one that is the story. I eagerly await the next chapters.


I find this to be quite good reading material. Where usually the MC wimps out and follows the group, this guy realizes what is best for himself and goes off on his own. I enjoyed that part especially as I personally get tired of groups and the politics that often arise. The MC actively looks for challenges an boy does he find them. The writing and grammar are good. This book was definitely worth the time I spent reading it.


Primal hunter is a story about Jake and how he comes to terms with his new reality and begins to thrive in it. Add to the fact that its a system apocalypse novel with immaculate grammar (after edits atleast), makes it so that i read all 27 chapters in one night. Our MC is an Archer/Dagger wielding badass which is a build you dont see a lot in these kinds of stories, but author manages to pull it off. Really looking forward to more chapters!


If u want an intelligent, ruthless hunter, which goes from weak to strong with a little bit of LitRPG this is exactly for you. I love those novels.


That's is not a neutral review, but my simple opinion about this novel.


The MC is not dumb, he is not some wannabe superhero, he is quite ruthless with himself and to others, he is still quite human and not some psycho. I LOVE HIM. The story is very interesting and the story telling is real good. There is a good amount of text spend on the world-description as on the thoughts of the mc. Cant really put it into words. The flow is just good.

 The author swaps every one in a while to a different POV, while apparently annoyed a lot of readers.
While i dont really like those, why it is actually a necessity. It makes the villains and friends more 3d and as a result not flat and boring. 
What could be a good compromise would be to keep the changes perhaps a little bit shorter, or maybe make the chapter mixed with part mc and part sidecharacter. 
Since the readers really come back to the story because of the MC and not some sidekick.

What I would want for the future would be some kind of companion. A weapon spirit. An animal companion or perhaps shadow companion? Thats actually everything I would wish from the author apart from 50 chapters a day and that the story will have 20k pages because apparently I am seriously addicted.....

I hope the author reads this and can get some encouragment to keep on writing from this review, because he and the novel are amazing.


It's still in the beginning but I already love this story, maybe because I'm also an archer and I've been considering going hunting with my bow. Objectively speaking it's still a good story.

Style is good, with the right amount of explanation to not bore you but also not leaving all to your immagination. The different POV are also done quite well and, in my opinion they are perfectly placed to make the story better.

Story is a classical introduction to the System, for now, with them still being inside the tutorial, whith the MC getting a good boost from the start; a classic but still good. There are some little things that doesn't make much sense to me but i can gloss over with "magic" or "system stuff" like the arrows making more damage the more his strenght went up, or how he made fire with two knives.. EDIT: The arrow thing was explained later.

The characters looks well made, with different personalities, reactions and needs, though it's still a bit early to tell. I especially like the MC fighting style, his personality and his decisions; definitely one of the MCs I like the best among everything I have read.

Grammar looks good, I haven't spotted any error of any kind. EDIT: I noticed several errors in the last chapter, but since some looks more like typos and he does a good job at editing afterwards, I decided to leave the five stars.

This is definitely a novel to read, I can't wait for the next chapters.


Progressively gets better but we'll see

Reviewed at: Chapter 30 - Preparations for evolution

This story isn't bad or anything, clearly, otherwise I wouldn't be rating it 5 stars. But it has a certain poor effect that certain writers have when they over prepare a beggining. It's a bit, a lot, cringe-y and you're gonna have to just hand wave away reactions early on. 

Then, right up to chapter 18, you're gonna have to wave away the OP bullshit. It's fun, don't get me wrong, but after that is where the MC starts earning it a bit. That's really where I feel the story starts building steam. 

Ab A.

Normally the trop is that the MC finds himself alone in a different environment and is forced to power level. This book does that but with a way better set up and different stakes.  

Also, the action is done well in my option. 

I am enjoying the book so far. keep up the good work author! 

James Dean

The story so far is great. Just pissed off that the latest chapter was a cliffhanger! So excitied to see where this stories goes both the pacing and the characters are great so far! All credit to the author for creating a great new story to read. 

It does follow some of the cliches that all system fictions have but it is done in a new enough way that it isn't boring.