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

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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.

QiJia
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Original and entertaining

Reviewed at: 21: The Rehearsals

Its a great read, i recommend it to anyone who likes 'superheros' stories. :D

first time writing a review i wanted to keep it short but need to be 50 words long rip so im just writing this to add to the word count lol lmao XD great story hope to read more of ittttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

 

235shaun
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like most things that void herald wright this is great, to summarise without getting into spoilers i'd say that it has buildup and there isnt and endless progression it has an end in mind and that elevates his writing becuase its no meandering inexaustible plotlines that burn out its selfcontained and that's what make his storys great becuase they are planned as storys 

BoopDaSnoot
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This is Void Herald's, so you know it's guna be gud.

Real review: The MC has OP power but limited by cooldowns and the human body. He is witty and hilarious, to the point I heard Ryan Reynolds every time I read his line. He is a chaotic good murderhobo and he is awesome.

The plot is good, our MC trying to travel the world to find his long-lost girlfriend/ bestie, in a world of post-apocalypse dystopia with PR-slave superheroes, bands of cannibal drug-addicted lunatics, and supervillains running the underworld.

It has humor, touching moments, and badass fighting scenes with explosions. Only a few chapters so far, but I have a high expectation for this.

Uuuud Gvaga
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Boom shakalaka

time chronomancing crazies shenaniganery  

Came here for a good time not a long time 

But temporal powers make a long time actually into a short good time

fun story great pacing world building and characterization as expected from the author of vainqueur 

Strong recommendation to enjoy this story!

N33
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A story that fills the void in my heart

Reviewed at: 42: Progress Made

I've read Void Hearlds other fictions and I can safely say that this does not disappoint any of his previous work. The style is comedic and wacky but can easily get deadly serious. Which gives the author a large amount of room to expand his characters while still keeping the tone of the story the same. The Story itself is too young to accurately rate right now but so far has been a blast to read. I only took off the half star because it's a superhero story and the media has been saturated with those a lot. At the very least the source of the people's powers is all the same mostly which I am thankful for. I may change this score of Void Hearld takes the tropes of this story and flips them on their heads in all the right way but we'll have to wait an see. The Grammar is great with no instances of misspellings so far. The characters are where this story falls a little short, I think with a story like this. And if you've read his other works. Hearlds characters are a little hard to love, sure their funny. But it takes a few chapters to care what happens and a few more to love them. I think it's gotten better. Since I know what to expect with his characters I began to like Ryan quicker. I think with this story the flaws I just talked about may be changed quicker. Now that the author has experience. 

Nameless32
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My First Void Herald Work

Reviewed at: 2: Story Branching

I can finally say that I get why this author is rated so highly - absolutely fantastic first few chapters! I honestly didn't expect the writing to be this funny, but I'm 100% glad for it. Of course, now I'm obligated to check out his other works and potentially lose the next few days to them.

leoidicel
Overall

Two words ;Void Herald

Reviewed at: 1: Quicksave

I quite enjoyed vainqeer the dragon and absolutly loved never die twice. You just dont quit man . Your stories let me discover the treasure trove that is royal road. Im not really interested in hero books in general but this one seems pretty good from the first chapter already

imhotep
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Author is a genius at comedic sci-fi and fantasy.  Great worldbuilding, memorable MC, ok is supporting cast. 

 

Not as good as V&V from VtD - which shows the benefits having a straight man to blend with the comedic and disruptive MC.   Solid effort for any book - 5 stars on RR standards.

Mark Michael Lewis
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Fun - funny - clever - fast paced - a joy ride!

Reviewed at: 52: Chance Meetings

54 chapters in (because that's all s/he wrote so far). It was a good day. I just wanted to find out what happened next - each chapter. 

just when I thought I would stop, it sucks me back in ... Oh yeah, and the pop culture references.

great world building.I am enjoying learning about the context and the wars and the tech. the "potion/magic system" is fascinating. It is interesting that the powers are on or off - there doesn't seem to be any development in power, only in the skill of leveraging the power that suddenly exists.

I am curious about how deep the author is intending to go into the lore of the system - can the geniuses reverse engineer the various realms? What will happen with the black?

Good superhero style dynamics and banter. So many characters to like, especially the MC. He is extremely likable even if he is not morally inspiring. They are surprisingly human vs. tropes - even though the author is not shy about brashly playing with tropes. It makes the whole read more enjoyable.



I have zero thoughts on grammar and spelling - I don't notice or care either way. I just know if I enjoy the story. 

Such a great ride. Looking forward to more.