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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.

The Perfect Run updates on Tuesday and Saturday. Cover by Vitaly S. Alexius

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
1: Quicksave ago
2: Story Branching ago
3: Men of Honor ago
4: Random Encounter ago
5: Mission Accomplished ago
6: Divergence Point ago
7: Rust Town ago
8: Past Fragment: Len ago
9: The Made Men ago
10: Heroes & Villains ago
11: Railroading ago
12: Corporate Heroes ago
13: Batman & Robin ago
14: Field Work ago
15: Good Karma ago
16: Secret Enemies ago
17: The Hidden Route ago
18: Acid Rain ago
19: The Right Road ago
20: Past Fragment: Under the Sea ago
21: The Rehearsals ago
22: Speech Checks ago
23: The Reunion ago
24: Transition ago
25: Never Enuff Dakka ago
26: FPS ago
27: Past Fragment: The Crimes of Augustus ago
28: Suicide Run ago
29: The Rampage ago
30: Bites the Dust ago
31: Knight of Faith ago
32: Change of Plans ago
33: Black Swan ago
34: Hit and Run ago
35: Pre-Party ago
36: Color Rave ago
37: The War of the Suit ago
38: The Olympians ago
39: Court of the Lightning King ago
40: Past Fragment: Mechron's Last Stand ago
41: Past Fragment: The Darkness Beyond ago
42: Progress Made ago
43: The Ghost of Drug Island ago
44: Return of the Corpo ago
45: Blood in the Water ago
46: Chekhov's Gun ago
47: While Rome Burns ago
48: Bad End ago
49: Time and Again ago
50: Past Fragment: How to Tame Your Plushie ago
51: Route Split ago
52: Chance Meetings ago
53: Fashion Disaster ago
54: A Gambling Man ago
55: The Future Past ago
56: Heartfelt Talk ago
57: The Island of Dr. Tyrano ago
58: Family Business ago
59: Corpoalition ago
60: Lucky Break ago
61: Death Warrant ago
62: Quest Complete ago
63: End of Disc One ago
64: Past Fragment: A Death in Monaco ago
65: In Mysterious Ways ago
66: The Hit ago
67: Murphy's Law ago
68: Death Stranding ago
69: Limited Time ago
70: Gotcha ago
71: A Friend in Need ago
72: Plushieland ago
73: Civil War ago
74: Running the Asylum ago
75: Foreign Policy ago
76: Brainy Work ago
77: Change ago
78: Happiness Overdose ago
79: Past Fragment: Goodbye, Monaco! ago
80: Lonely Together ago
81: Good Morning New Rome ago
82: Corporate Raid ago
83: R&D ago
84: Left Behind ago
85: The Light Beyond ago
86: The End Times ago
87: Medical Care ago
88: Atom Smasher ago
89: Past Fragment: Bloodstream's Last Stand ago
90: Past Fragment: The First Run ago
91: Bloodline Empire ago
92: Best Laid Plans ago
93: Defenders of the Realm ago
94: Cheat Code ago
95: Double Date ago
96: Beast of the East ago
97: A Breath of Fresh Air ago
98: White Night ago
99: How I Met Your Daughter ago
100: Past Fragment: No Planet for Old Men ago
101: Lover's Breath ago
102: Moving On ago
103: Drug Bust ago
104: Return of the Cashmere ago
105: Miracle Cure ago
106: Mice Trap ago
107: Black Dinner ago
108: Go Daddy Go ago
109: Carnival Town ago
110: The Truth Beneath the Ice ago
111: Past Fragment: Origins of the Species ago
112: The Thing ago
113: Final Contact ago
114: Chemical Reaction ago
115: The Clone War ago
116: Couple Therapy ago
117: Making Waves ago
118: The Last Quest ago
119: The Last Save ago
120: Speedrunners ago
121: Presidential Debate ago
122: Second Chances ago
123: The Last Break ago

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Axel1989
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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!

tllgsis1
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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.

leoidicel
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Two words ;Void Herald

Reviewed at: 1: Quicksave

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

Masharu
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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.



Elgore
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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.

Rex Zero
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One of the Best Novel I read After A long time

Reviewed at: 42: Progress Made

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.

oli0202
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I expected to dislkke it but ended up loving it

Reviewed at: 94: Cheat Code

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

RAMavy_Xschnickuelfritz
Overall

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.   

WakeUpMySon
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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.

bustedrobot
Overall

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.