The Perfect Run

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
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

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LegacyBot
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Voidey is getting better and better at this thing called writing. Characters feel so real and the power system/world building are a breath of fresh air. This is peak content on RR. Looking forward to the day this story completed but also sad as well. High IQ people will check out his patreon 😉

Juanen
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I came looking for copper and found gold

Reviewed at: 107: Black Dinner

This is a really good story with lots of good moments. At least in my opinion, the story feels fresh and well-rounded. It has nice fun moments, as well as the ones that make you cry. You feel the pain of the characters when they suffer, and their joy when they have fun.

So, how can I not recommend "the perfect run". If I've enjoyed every chapter since the first one. I'm not saying this story is made for everyone, and there will for sure be people who won't like it. But at least, I think it deserves a try. Just reading the first chapters. And, if it's not made for you, you'll know for sure.

Ben Hunter
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Funniest author on RR,

Reviewed at: 106: Mice Trap

Generally, time loop stories do nothing for me, but this one is so good, creative, and above all funny, that I really love this story. It's about a courier of sorts newly arrived to New Rome, where various villainous and sometimes less villainous superpowered factions are facing off in a dystopian world. Our MCs power is over time, letting him stop it in combat, and more importantly, letting him "reload" and restart from a past save when he dies. So he is trying different approaches to meet his evolving personal goals and leave the city a better place.
I love the MCs manic energy, running rings around people because he knows them from past loops, alternately playing good guy, bad guy or just crazy guy to get that perfect loop where the day is saved. Love the dystopian post-superpowers setting. Finally, the many interesting side characters Quicksave is working around. His pandawan, an eldritch horror living in a stuffed rabbit, his Marxist undersea mad scientist foster sister, the costume designer, so many great characters.

Oh, as for those 4 categories, the characters and style are particularly linked in this one in my mind, and both get 5 stars. The strength of the story. Grammar should be folded into style, if anything, no one likes pedants. As for the story itself, it is good and continually engaging, but the characters, setting and especially the style are what make me like this book enough to leave an advanced review. And bonus, Ive got a new word of the day: leporiphobia. You too will come to share the fear of rabbits!

200 words? 

HoloSol
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Must read. Deserves its spot on best rated

Reviewed at: 3: Men of Honor

This story is phenomenal, and you should seriously just read it. I tried picking up this story several times, but never made it past chapter six or so because I just couldn't imagine reading several hundred pages with this main character character archetype. The problem is that I've seen it done wrong so many times such as in Vaudevillian, so I subconsciously wasn't expecting any real character development to happen. I was expecting a static character that is put into at first new scenarios that quickly become repetitive as the story loses focus. The characters really grow on you in this story and Quicksave is no exception: he will grow on you and his character growth arc is great.

HiAndy
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Super hero Groundhog's Day

Reviewed at: 1: Quicksave

I great world built and lots of restarts in the same locations so the side characters get filled out. I look forward to when Quicksave moves on to a new town and then the ride starts over again. 😁 Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. 

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.

 

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.

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
Overall

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!!!!!