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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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Maxime J. Durand (Void Herald)

Maxime J. Durand (Void Herald)

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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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Xegzy
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Worth buying,  it's a fun ride and asks fun questions with real stakes.  Death or a Fate worse than death are a real possibility in this time loop story. It doesn't read like a loop story either.

Quick save starts as a character I didn't particularly care about, but it seemed decently fun anyway. As the story goes on he becomes more relatable.

NotGoodAtNaming
Overall

I really enjoy this novel. The MC is OP (more or less immortal) but his power comes with sever limitations so this makes the story very interesting unlike many stories with OP MC. Also, the quirky character of the MC is fun and very understandable given his unique circumstances. One of my favorite MCs for sure.

Aesoir
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There’s a reason it stays in top 5.

Reviewed at: 109: Carnival Town

From grammar, to world building. From side character development and meaningful relationships to MC growth and change. This story deserves its place in the top rankings in RR. There is no critical aspect in which this story does not exceed. So don't hesitate to read it, it's a good one, even by legitimate publication standards.

Reader Nr. 10
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Basically, Ryan Romano aka Quicksave is a greatly written character and embodies chaotic good. The story is fun, action packed and has it's serious moments without feeling off. There are some really lovable characters in it and I got a bit teary at times (partly because I tear up rather easily). The story is greatly written and cohesive. This is a genuine 5/5 for me at least. I cannot bring up a single complaint. I mean if I went over it again and nitpicked probably sure but yeah. Give it a read, you won't regret it (most likely, don't blame me in the case that you dont).

EverShadow
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Enjoyable Start, Intriguing Concept

Reviewed at: 3: Men of Honor

I am only two chapters in so far, but it has already caught my eye. Stories with a quicksave mechanic are difficult to do correctly. Oftentimes they just devolve into nonsensical adventures with no actual plot, but so far this one has checked all the boxes.

-The main character recognizes the absurdity of his life and is as carefree as you would expect, pretty much treating everything like a videogame (referring to smaller tasks as "side quests" and such, although so far there are no actual game mechanics which I'm fine with). However, there are already the beginnings of a larger plot brewing, so my hope is that he does not get too caught up in his side adventures.

-The world seems to be kind of cyberpunk but with superpowers, which is pretty cool as far as I'm concerned. Cyberpunk isn't exactly original, but there can be some pretty great stories set in it. Also, the author doesn't seem like he's going to take a completely traditional approach in regards to the genre.

-And of course, the MC's style is just impeccable. Just look at the cover.

We'll see how it goes, but I'm optimisic. Void Herald has proven he can write stories with a good balance of humor and seriousness before. Those skills will definitely come in handy for a concept like this. If this story is anything like his others them it will be an enjoyable time.

Lone
Overall

What? This story is unbelievably good. Like, what the hell?

I'll be honest, I didn't really like the author's prior works. The dragon one got off the rails all the time and was quite focused on weird sexual stuff. Not my kinda fiction.

The necromancer one just seemed a bit boring to me. No fault of the author's, just not to my taste.

This, though? This is freaking gold. I love this story so much, even more so since I know the author will finish it as he has done with his other stories.

More than worthy of full marks, in my opinion.

AoiPuff
Overall

I love the humor in this so much. Tbh, the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because of the romance, but it's just a personal preference since love stories aren't my thing. Still a great book though, although I wanna see more of the strategies that Ryan takes in order to complete one more step in his plan.

0hope
Overall

Outstanding so far!

Reviewed at: 94: Cheat Code

I'm not the person that's good at writting reviews or just writting so i'll keep it short.

After reading summary of a story i didn't expect to keep me this hooked up as plot which revolves around MC reliving the same timeline over and over again seem kinda hard to keep fresh and interesting, but it has outdone all my expectations and i eagerly await every new chapter.

Dragonsune Of Legend
Overall

This thing's a joy to read from beginning to end. It's a wild, wonderful ride, and after every chapter I've always wanted MORE. More character, more story, more of the world.  And Void delivers on all points chapter after chapter.  There's a couple grammar errors, but when caught by the readers they're always fixed.  (I read things as soon as they appear, so the changes aren't caught yet, haw-haw)

The characters are great, the world is well-made. Hell, even the things the characters can DO are well-thought out. It's given me ideas for SEVERAL oc's on its own.  If you like post apocolyptic superhero time-loop stuff, hecking READ THIS. Hell, if you only like ONE of the 3 still read it.  And if all that sounds...odd to mush together, don't worry. It's done VERY WELL.  This has become my favorite story.

LittleSquirrel
Overall

I haven't read the entire thing yet, but I'm getting there.  The characters are interesting, the premise is very original.  About my only complaint (and it's a very minor one) is that the author could use a few more commas in the narration (some of the sentences get away from you while reading them).

Looking forward to the rest of the story.