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, Thursday, 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

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VanguardAI
Overall

Wait no, that's not the same story.

Seriously though, this fiction is great. It starts strong, I've found the main character immediately interresting.

Have you ever wanted to redo a conversation? A job interview or maybe just do something differently. Well the main character of this story can do exactly that, and he's immortal. But don't tell anyone.

He's funny and isn't afraid to take action, but as the story progress you learn more about him and his background. It takes a concept easy to understand and develops it through solid worldbuilding, conspiracies and schemes.

And, best of all, you get to see all sides of the conflict.

Side characters are all pretty much written well with a solid backstory and motives.

Follow the adventures of a mad man with a friendly plushy and a safety fusion-based bang snap.

Kaelein
Overall

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. 

Avery Light
Overall

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.

Daniel Koller
Overall

Its a good read by a solid author a weird mix of comedy, whimsy and post apocaliptic nightmare fuel with the main character both eternally hopeful yet incredibly jaded and bored. So far I enjoy it as much as Vainqueur I just hope it ends better than Never Die Twice did.

kambingHitam
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the best novel in this site at this moment!!!!

Reviewed at: 41: Past Fragment: The Darkness Beyond

the writings is good, the plot is good, the characters are unique with interesting personalities, background and history, the world building is very good, and the MC is crazy/refreshing without overpowered abilities or advantages, it got love story, it got sad moments, it is the best..

To summarized my review..EVERY CHAPTER IS A BLESSING..

hippo_mariachi
Overall

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.

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.

Night.Sparrow.777
Overall

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!!!!!

 

m_auctor48
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We've all heard of VoidHerald. We all know Vainqueur and Walter Tye and the rest. The Perfect Run eclipses all of those stories, however. 

Let's start with the main character. Ryan 'Quicksave' Romano is an oddball, eccentric madman that is two parts degenerate gambler (only in real life) and three parts GTA player character. He's a good guy, sort of, but his sense of good and bad is so warped by centuries of time looping that it is at times questionable. Which is amazing. Perhaps he's not the deepest (or he doesn't start off that way), but man, Quicksave has some incredible layers. 

Plot is the second thing I'll touch on. Wow. As a writer myself (wannabe anyways), the way Void can develop these loops and tie them together until we get to the title Perfect Run is so impressive and satisfying. It never feels like it's dragging or going to a place it shouldn't because with Ryan, things don't always have to make sense. 

Finally, I'll touch on worldbuilding. Quicksave is a mad man in a mad world. New Rome itself isn't that fleshed out in my head, if I'm honest. The factions there are, but the actual city? It's good, the atmosphere is fantastic and fits the main character, but I will say this might be a bit of a weaker point. Still better than most stories in general. Beyond that, the setting is so unique and so familiar at the same time. It's sci-fi and madness and Las Vegas wrapped into one crazy ball.

So there. That's my review. Not only is the Perfect Run one of the best stories on this site, it's also one of the most fun stories I've ever read. 

Ezaiahs
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I cant stop laughing and crying

Reviewed at: 38: The Olympians

When I first saw this pop up on RR and it was gaining traction, I decided to wait a bit as I thought it had potential.

Fast forward a month or two and one massive binge later...I am surprised that no one called the cops on me for how loudly I was laughing and rolling on the floor while reading this....followed by smashing things and questioning my existence(/s??)

Great story, great characters.