The Perfect Run

by Void Herald

The Perfect Run is now available on Amazon Kindle

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

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JollyRancher
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I'm enjoying it so far.  Hopefully it keeps up with itself.  It's decently unique with it's neo europe and the humor lands well enough for me to keep me reading. Maybe the occasional excessive semi colon every once in a while (I don't like semi colons ever). Overall, I like it

Silver tail
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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!

Nomad1791
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Void Herald has done it again

Reviewed at: 15: Good Karma

Honestly I don't know how void does it but here we go again another great story with a mc you instantly like and plot that gets better every chapter. I'll write a advance review when there's more. I hate having to write fifty words much less two hundred. When will I make fifty?

mf_aurelius
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Its Goddamn Void Herald...

Reviewed at: 9: The Made Men

As the title says, its goddamn Void Herald. I expected nothing less than for this to be another RRL classic, and I was not dissappointed. The only reason I didn't give five stars is because I personlly find the snobbiness of the MC grating at times, and because I feel the pacing is a bit slowet than in his other works; there is more filler. Not to say the filler isn't enjoyable (everything Void Herald wwrites is enjoyable), but it is filler nevertheless. 

 

Read this is you're tired of trash like Randidly Ghosthound, He Who Fights With Monsters, Magnus, and other uncritical self inserts. Yes, I said names. 

mephi
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In another story inspired by Mother of Learning and similar to Wyrm, we have a superhero story set in a near-future dystopian society. 

While a humorous read, I just can't feel that the story makes the most of its premesis. The MC is a time looper, who makes a huge deal out of traveling all the paths to find the best answer, but... so far, there hasn't been that much variety offered.

Instead of learning and growing over loops from everyone and everywhere, the MC basically has already picked a path and just tweaking his actions down that one path. This is a bit sad, because the author is refusing to explore a lot of possibilities in favor of just grinding one path over and over.

Part of what makes time loop stories so interesting is the character growth that occures as they pick different paths through life, and see "what if." Not only are we starting off with the MC after centuries of looping, so not a lot of character growth, but we're really only getting different angles of the villains and their relationships. Nothing else.

Also, I find it rather ironic that the "best path" he found so far is the result of ... not being a jerk to his coworkers. And its somehow a surprise.

This story stands on the strength of its comedy and its characters, but less so on the strength of its actual plot. Don't get me wrong, its funny as heck and the characters are interesting, but the plot is nonsensical at times.

Clone_vengeance
Overall

One of the best I read on RR and in general so far, I can only recomend giving it a try.

Only a few annoyances and not really something thats worth mentioning in my opinion.

The humor, the pace and the violence matches perfectly and gives a truky wacky and heartfelt story

if it keep this up it will truly become The Perfect Run.

Pom
Overall

Excellent characters!

Reviewed at: 88: Atom Smasher

Started this novel not long ago and have already fell in love with the characters of this world. Each iteration provides a deeper and more personal aspect of each character and its great to see that not all is shown on the surface. The different perspectives, pop-culture quips, as well as the witty humour make this well worth the read and the emotional rollercoaster of the MC's persona makes the content feel immersive. Can't wait for more content!

Estojo Verde
Overall

After Mother of Learning, I thought I wouldn't enjoy another time-loop based story... and, this BLEEEEP author proved me wrong. I can't stop devouring it, like Vantablack after discovering a new Universe. 

 

But, I need to make this 50 words long, which is a challenge for me, because I'm not that good with words. Maybe... Jar Jar Binks? 

Entitled Infracaninophile
Overall

Wasn't sure initially, but boy was I wrong!

Reviewed at: 72: Plushieland

So, RR kept suggesting this story, but I'm not so much into superhero stories, well, at all, so I had dismissed it. Tried to read it once, but found it lacking, stopped after the fourth chapter for a few months. Then, after reading another of the author's stories, and watching The boys, and reading Reroll here, I gave it one more try. And changed my opinion. But, but, I'm not writing a review for each story I like. I only write reviews if I think it's important for other potential readers. Well this is the case here. Just read it. I'm now at chapters 70—72, the pay off is fantastic, I can only say it's all worth it and the ranking well deserved. 

The hammer...

Thanks so much.

EmpireofTrust
Overall

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