The Perfect Run
by Void Herald
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.
Cover by Vitaly S. Alexius.
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I've been following Void Herald's story "Vainqeur ever since it appeared a bit more than a year ago. The story has been discussed in more detail on his discord and he gave a more comprehensive summery of the story on his Patreon where her let everybody, not just his patrons, decide between this and a wuxia. I have high hopes for this story and will give a more comprehensive review later on.
Somehow manages to combine Deadpool, cyberpunk, Fallout New Vegas, a little bit of bioshock, and the movie Palm Springs and makes it work really well. I recommend reading it if you like time loops or have an interest in any of the disparate blend of influences that makes up this story.
Void Herald has always been my favorite author on this site, so i am giving this review to hopefully boost this fiction so more people can find him like i did.
I have like most people found his fictions through vainqueer the dragon and after tha got hooked on never die twice, so now hopefully we will have a third masterpiece coming. it is alredy looking promising for me after just a single chapter though i have always had a soft spot for time stop powers in fiction.
I am giving this story a full score for now as i doubt his story wll under perform considering his previous works on this site, but since this story only has one chapter as i am writing this review might change this score at a later date but for now i will just sit back and relax while watching this story unfold.
Ps please excuse any typos or grammatical mistakes i have made as english is not my first language and i dont have grammarly or any other spellcheck websites to see if i have made any mistake son my phone. hopefully i will not have to change my score.
bye for now
The story is really amazing. It lives up to the story that predated it, Vanquier, and provides a new world to experience the comedy and story that Void Herald is known for. The style is amazing, with witty commentary and interesting descriptions given to each and every person, place, or thing that appears. I'm always hesitant to read time loop stories, as they can sometimes get really crummy and boring as the loop goes on, but Void Herald has done a good job at making sure that there are some real stake for the protagonist and set up some really good foreshadowing. The grammar is astoundingly perfect, with excellent word choice and no misspellings. The characters are amazing, with funny interactions from the main character, and threatening villains that I can really hate.
A super fun loop story. Not super op but definitely op main it's not really the fights I like even if they're good.
I come for the mad MC and still feels human in a world that feel crazy but natural. I can't wait for more!!
The chapter length is good and other characters easy to remember even with loopy woopy time stuff so ya!
I'm too lazy to write a complete review but if you know void herald, you can expect an original story full of interesting characters and fun moments (you can also interchange the adjectives, still pretty descriptive of his stories). This applies to the perfect run as well.
The story has the same feel as watching deadpool. Ryan, alias quicksave, is a hero (for now at least. Even if the tag says anti-hero lead) that does his hero work nonchalantly but still thoroughly. He doesn't take things much seriously but this can be explained by his ability to create save points.
A sniped from chapter 2
“Twenty-five throwing knives, two revolvers, including one desert eagle, one energy pistol, one frag grenade, a switchblade, a hand buzzer, and…” The bouncer frowned, seizing a tiny metal sphere the size of a baseball. “Is that bomb?
“Yep,” Ryan answered. “Genius tech.”
If you liked "all you need is kill" you will you will like this.
15 chapter in it seems like the author has but thought into the madness that a person would experince when looping. There are little charakter ticks that show currently how experienced the MC is because he has safety nets for critical looper situations and nothing for the things that none loopers think are critical.
The story content in proad strokes can be described as volume dial that goes to 10 and the MC respone is allway x>10 its over the top. But when you consider the story the "over the top". Becaumse reasnoble, advantagus, practical. The world is full of mutants, but you have lived in that world longer than anyone ever will and you are bored.
I like to analyise this story, because there has been thought but into the idea. And holly S*** the author just cave himeself a way to write "short" charakter progression. Wonder how he will handle that.
'The shown snippet had me laughing for 10 minutes.
Author, keep up the good work.
Good superhero story; wacky, fast-paced and just the right amount of seriousness and intrigue to make you keep on reading. There's no blanket good guy or bad guy faction. It's very very very very very very very very very very very very very very veyr vey vry ve ve gooooood.
I can finally say that I get why this author is rated so highly - absolutely fantastic first few chapters! I honestly didn't expect the writing to be this funny, but I'm 100% glad for it. Of course, now I'm obligated to check out his other works and potentially lose the next few days to them.
A future history viewed through shattered goggles and clockwork oranges with much less sex.
Anti heroes, super heros, villians with superpowers all stirring around in the leftovers of a postwar society.
To get 5 stars from me requires Gibson mixed with Pratchett.. the story and prose are good but not that good