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Ryan "Quicksave" Romano is an eccentric adventurer with a strange power: he can create a save-point in time and redo his life whenever he dies. Arriving in New Rome, the glitzy capital of sin of a rebuilding Europe, he finds the city torn between mega-corporations, sponsored heroes, superpowered criminals, and true monsters. It's a time of chaos, where potions can grant the power to rule the world and dangers lurk everywhere.
Ryan only sees different routes; and from Hero to Villain, he has to try them all. Only then will he achieve his perfect ending... no matter how many loops it takes.
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Time loops story? Not really, but close. First time looping story done right imho was Mother of Learning. That was good stuff, ranking high in this site. This story is beating it though. The story is engaging, the main character is absolutely hilarious, the supporting characters are all credible and deep. Each has his own issues, and each has his/her reedeeming points. The powers are hilarious too, at times (at least the way the MC describes them). There's nothing in the grammar I could notice. The style is incredible, even the flashbackes of a distant past are done in such a way that you don't think "ah, the story is on hold", instead of "wow, so THAT is what happened!".
The main character, even though having a really busted power, isn't as overpowered as one might think. He has weaknesses.
Even though he's so strong (and old. Spoilers. He's OLD, with capital letters), he's not an old geezer. He's like a child with some sense of humor. And sense of popcult reference, if that isn't a super sense, I don't know what is. Almost all chapters are a blast to read only for the puns he's making (I correct, the AUTHOR is making), and all the chapters contribute to a story that apparently already was planned from start to finish, making it a good read even without the jokes.
I have nothing else to say but this. Perfect score in everything. All hail Lightning Butt, Final Destination, Omae mou wa shindeiru and the main star, The Blower. If you want to know who those characters are, read this story!
Great story, quirky vibes, good grammar, interesting characters. Once again, the author has created a great work with an interesting world. Only regret is that there isn't more, because the storyline is pretty gripping already. Rest assured that he isn't being stupid with making the character overpowered as often happens in Groundhog Day fictions, as it's well balanced.
I quite enjoyed vainqeer the dragon and absolutly loved never die twice. You just dont quit man . Your stories let me discover the treasure trove that is royal road. Im not really interested in hero books in general but this one seems pretty good from the first chapter already
Une excellente histoire avec de très bon personnages.
La trame de l'histoire est prenante même si je n'ai pas encore tout lue
L'humour, (ce côté deadpool-like), les références et la qualité des dialogues m'ont franchement fait accroché.
Ya pas a dire je l'aurais acheté en bouquin tellement j'éclate de rire durant certains passage.
Merci beaucoup à ce site, et a cet auteur pour un livre de cette qualité.
Franchement si sa devient une série netflix j'aurais payer pour avoir Ryan Reynolds comem perso principale
(And since I don't think you necessarily speak French, here is the translation (thanks DeepL))
An excellent story with very good characters.
The story line is gripping even if I haven't read everything yet
The humor, (this deadpool-like side), the references and the quality of the dialogues made me really hooked.
I would have bought it as a book because I was laughing so hard during some parts.
Thank you very much to this site, and to this author for a story of this quality.
Frankly if it becomes a netflix series I would have paid to have Ryan Reynolds as the main character.
In my opinion, this is one of the best stories on RR atm. You need to get a bit into it though as the initial chapters can be a bit disorienting. The MC initially seems a bit insane, but he really grows on you over time as you come to understand his thought process and the state of the world around him.
I know royal road is for new and promising author's, but reading terrible plots of noels again and again kind of dims the interest to read any in RR.
But today I gave this novel a try and found a gem hidden. The overall story, plots nad directions kept me reading chapter after chapter. I thank the author for witty sarcasm and all the intro of chapters i read so far proved this novel is truly something to enjoy. Thanks again from a reader.
Was not expecting to like a time loop story but goddamn is it fun to read, author has outdone him/herself. I was dcared that the time loop part would be overpowered but there are complications and danger with it. Characters are fairly fun and there are a lot of strong powers, one thing this story doesnt have is weak powers used cleverly so they become strong, i oove seeing that and i feel it when it's missing from a "superhero" novel
Hey, Xschnickuelfritz here,
If this book were a person, I would marry it. Not the author, not the characters. The book.
It's that good.
Witty, irreverant, and with excellent timing, this book somehow manages to balance a ton of characters without me forgetting a single one. Seriously, usually with this many characters I have difficulty remebering their names but not here. And that's because each one, even the inhuman ones, are irrevoccably people. Even minor characters are flushed out fully and treated as the protagonists of their own story. Anything with that much respect for its characters deserves love.
Marry me, The Perfect Run.
In most time-travel stories I have seen in various platform, the hero usually have limited chance to redo everything, in most case, only one. It makes the stake much higher if they fail. This story threw that out of the window. The protagonist can redo as much as he like, for as long as he like. Now, you would think that there was no urgency in his action as well as making the consequences irrelevant. However, the clever writing brought the storyline way beyond your typical time-travel bullsh*t. It was like Re:zero but way better. The characters were brilliantly crafted. The MC humour made up for all the dark, sometimes depressing stuff in the story. The world building was impeccable. The gramma was solid. 11/10.
The main motive for the main character, Ryan is that he wants to have a perfect run. He wants to do things in the best way although not always the most efficent. Many time travel/loop stories have the protagnist start off at the begining of the loop but not in The Perfect Run. The story startes off with Ryan having already being in loops for a uncountable amount of time. This makes Ryan not be fazed by most things as he already has experienced them so he attempts to find new novel ways to do things. Even so Ryan is not insane he still has morals that he does not want to cross.