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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Its like you combine Mother of learning with Neuromancer, and then add a little Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy type of humor.
So far the pacing is very quick and its all sunshine and potential. Hope the author can keep up the quality.
And since the site insists i waste your time with more words this....
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.
This is the good type of story where the author obviously created the world and charectors and knows them in and out. They have motivations and personalities that shine through and I love it.
Also, this is my favorite type of story a really strong power with a conflict and motivation that doesn't simply require "more power." Love it so far!
The first chapter is a bit of a slog to get through since Quicksave seems like yet another OP, wacky hero. But if you push through, a real story begins to unfold.
It's too early to tell how good The Perfect Run will be, but I guarantee it's going to be good fun.
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.
So far, I love it. Which is to be 100% expected as it is the great Void Herald who has brought us already incredible books so my expectations are that this will be in the trending if it isnt in the future. Now read because its Void Herald! Not much else needed :D
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.
Just finished chapter 19.
The Perfect Run gets full marks in its creative approach, world building, and dialogue. There are a lot of challenges to be faced in writing a time loop story, but there is never a dull moment with our insane, humorous, and usually reliable protagonist. The story is pretty fast-paced, action filled, and character-focused as it constantly explores the city from its different factions and perspectives, with the primary goal of pursuing Len, Ryan's long lost friend.
Definitely give it a try.
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.
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!!!!!