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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Avery Light
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Phenomenal early chapters. Different tones of comedy from Vainqueur but it hits the spot. My brain needs nutrients of healthy stories and they're in short supply lately. And this? Is nothing else but entertainment. A top-class entertainment!

So there, I just shove a 5 star on you and you can't take it back!! And there's no return-to-sender allowed.

Good day, keep writing.

kambingHitam
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the MC is powerful, but still have weakness..and there is a lot of interesting characters introduced as the story progress..until now he still did not save a checkpoint yet in his Perfect Run but i am curios in what situation he decide it is time..and knowing the author, he always deliver the story and making the end very interesting..

Kaelein
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Shadowrun+TheBoys+GroundhogDay

Reviewed at: 15: Good Karma

A time looping Main Character, in a post-apocalyptic Europe, dominated by Companies and Mafias, served by supers.

And it's just as great as you can expect. With a bonus seasoning of gaming and pop references served by the carefree MC. 

I mean how could it be any different : It's Void Herald. 

Crazy _AI
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Wait, Let me try that again

Reviewed at: 15: Good Karma

This is a story about a superhero who can travel back in time to previous save points.  The action is really well paces, and even though some of them are done twice, (hazards of time travel) the aren't boring on the second go around due to the efforts of the author.  The comedy is also pretty spot on.  I would recommend this story to anyone who likes superhero stories like Deadpool.

AncientCritic
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A very good story so far, if you like super heroes or always replay games trying to get different endings you will like this one. Light hearted while still including a lot of gory details, the story does a good job of making you laugh and is definitely worth your time to read. If you are giving the story a chance at least read through the first 5 chapters before deciding whether to stop or binge the rest.

Night.Sparrow.777
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Just literally read this!!!

It's amazing and funny!

Well worth the rabbit hole madness that will capture your attention for the next couple of hour or minutes... depending on how far you let it take you!

The world and powers of this story are amazing and blend well with each other.

Please let the madness continue!

Thanks for the novel!!!!!

 

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

Zethuron
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Retry until perfection. An Excellent story!

Reviewed at: 15: Good Karma

Just worth the read honestly, blew through this story fairly fast, and loved about everything of it, it is just so entertaining, the unusual premise helped a lot also, not often that you see a superhero ‘timeloop’ story, let alone this well written, by an already established author to boot!  And then there is the MC, what an amazingly well written character he is!

I just love the MC Ryan and how he is written, he has just a such carefree attitude developed from his many reloads. He just fully embraced the absurdity and yet remains sane, even if it does not seem like it at first sight. He just keeps advertising what he can do, that killing him is futile, and keeps making those jokes and references, all just part of the greater personalia the MC has built.

The MC’s power is just insanely strong, as one would expect from a power that allows you to set a save point AND also use time stop, though with clear limits, and he uses it to maximum efficiency to achieve the best possible result for him and those he cares about. But even with such a power, he still has to be careful because he is not truly invincible, he may be able to ‘reload’ his way out of any bodily harm, but cannot do the same for his mental wellbeing.

In my opinion, Void Herald has done a good job with the setting this story takes place in, even more so since its rather wildly different from his other stories, which were all LitRPG’s. While this does take place in a dystopian Italy where you can get superpowers from using one of the rare Elixir’s or their more common knock-offs which grant lesser powers.

 

Grammar is great in my opinion, some typos and inconsistencies do pop up, but not frequent enough to be of any hindrance to the reading experience.

This story reads amazingly well and is paced without even letting up, it just keeps going without slowing down and drags the reader just in the story from the very start. I really like the way information is delivered in this story, more than enough information to let readers become familiar with the characters and the setting, while at the same time also keeping up a sense of mystery, without even infodumping anything! There’s also just the right kind of humour and comedy as one would expect from Void Herald.

 

Looking forward to what this story will become, I personally have high expectations due to the author's previous works, and the rather phenomal start this story has so far. The author is also very capable of writing quite different types stories and succeeded at it all, like demonstrated with this story.

Anyone interested in reading a good story with an interesting premise executed very well and fun MC, I recommend you this one. Oh also the author is one of the most reliable on this site, having completed multiple books already and in my opinion, this one is shaping up to be his best work so far. And if you loved his other stories, then of course you should start reading this one right now.

 

InnocentWeeblet
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Another masterpiece from Void Herald

Reviewed at: 15: Good Karma

Just like all other stories written by this wizard, The Perfect Run is definitely another masterpiece.

The save-point superpower Ryan has is not a unique idea, but the way Void tells the story around it, undeniably is. Usually, stories have the hero setting save-points multiple times during fights to overcome his enemies. In this story however, Ryan only has one and will not place a new one before he's sure he hasn't missed anything.

Many books have their character's following either the "good" or the "bad" side, but luckily for us, Ryan's ability allows us to experinece the story from many different perspectives. This heavily expands on the world and introduces many different and unique characters.

You would think having characters forget all the time whould be anoying and hinder their development. This isn't the case at all, this just allows us the readers to better understand Ryan who has to go through this every time he restarts a loop. The ability Ryan has isn't just all sunshine and rainbows, he is lonely and his ability renders social interaction worthless and thus causes him to become more lonely. Luckily, this superpower has given Ryan plenty of time to practice his jokes because THEY ARE FIRE!!!

As usual with Voids stories, the grammar is supperb, there are almost no mistake and the ones that do slip through and hurridly fixed.

Acolyte_of_cthulhu
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10/10 its feckin amazing honestly the comedie with the action and crazy deadpool energy is so perfectly blended together its makes an amazing story. The character is sorta like comic book deadpool with a tad bit better moral conscious. Only 8 chapter and love the main character and sooooo much plot already like damn its just feckin amazing #Cthulhuapproved