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The Netherworld: it is a hellish landscape inhabited only by demons, creatures born from the dark abyss. It is also the only world Salvos knows.
Joining the ranks of newborn demons, Salvos is thrown into the violent, anarchy-ruled landscape of that world. To survive, she will have to learn, she will have to adapt, and she will have to evolve. She will gain experience to reach new Levels of power.
Her curiosity aids her but her pride could be her fall. It is the nature of the Netherworld to avoid or conquer any threats faced. After all, the law of evolution is survival of the fittest, and Salvos is a survivor. And perhaps, eventually, she will leave this world behind for a better place. But is that what she even wants?
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Hard to pinpoint why I just stopped caring enough to read new chapters, but what sticks out most is the "fuzziness" of character/faction motivations, a lack of investment in the characters or events. Felt rushed through plot, concepts that were fun or stood out weren't really explored or prioritized. Some solid baselines here but they're not done justice.
Also, grating to have patreon, topwebfiction, review boosting, reactions to negative feedback at the end of every. single. post.
If you want a fun read that doesn't take itself too seriously but doesn't undermine its more serious themes, then you should absolutely give Salvos a go. Incredibly fast update rate and a large number of chapters already out, so you get a book amount of content and ongoing serial at the same time.
I gotta say, I'm always a big fan of trans 'humanism' in the protagonist is Actually Not a Human genre. Like what is it to be human? Are those traits inherently valuable? Do humans only value each other for those traits? And this story is definitely approaching those themes and starting to deal with them in as of--ah shoot, I think I'm at chapter 62-3?
I like where this is going. The update schedule and the quality of the story have me joining the F5 sect on release days. I eagerly await more of the story!
Most of the characters are a little daft in some way or another, but that makes it more fun!
Thanks for your hard work Delta! The story is great!
I came in expecting a book about the salvos and was more curious about what it could possibly be like. It's not what i thought from the original Title but it is really good
The author keeps his characters personalities separate and clear with understandable motivations and i look forward to their future development
The grammar is great with only minor mistakes that an English professor would care about.
Story has clear progression with evolving goals.
The style of the author is clear and flows well
All in all a great book and thank God for the salvos or i would never have given this book a go
Read it you won't regret it!
I thoroughly enjoy nonhuman MCs. The problem with them is that they either become little more than pets or they just straight up become human. This one seems to be pushing towards the latter IMO. On top of that the MC seems to be beyond dense. Many can make the excuse that she is young and doesn't know better. But when someone is repeatedly telling you don't do thing A because it will cause action B. And you do it anyway what could you call that person besides dense, the worst kind of character. It gets even worse when the Author attempts to explain these actions away in the author notes.the actions were so bad you had to break the immersion of your own story to explain away how bad and how little sense they made....
I love the story, it's really interesting.
the big bad side i have to pinpoint is : your chapters are so shorts xD always need more haha
More seriously, i'm feeling the azarinth healer inspiration here, and i can understand it, really love this one too.
Salvos is a reallynice character, maybe sometimes little dull, but it goes with the demon newborn stuff i guess.
On the story, i don't put perfect score because there are some imperfections but hey, it's still really great!
On the style, i like the kind of mix you did between azarinth and your own touch, even again if your chapters would deserve to be a little lengthier to develop more the system, the way its working, the universe around...
I hope Salvos will keep going on her empowerment and manage to go back to the Netherworld.
Maybe some more about the spirit realm too? Seems like unlogical that she cant go back when she could summon a demon and steel his necklace like Djinn had :p
SO to conclude : Congrats! Keep going like that! Make Salvos the Demon Queen of the Mortal Realm haha
Cant wait to discover the next arc and read what you will do with her!
Great story, well worth the read i recommend it to any who are new to the litrpg genre. The litrpg is done well without overpowering the rest of the story which can be very challenging. The grammar and word choice are well done which i appreciate because too many good story concepts are ruined by poor sentence structure. The supporting characters are a bit 2d but i think thats mostly because of salvos pov since shes very naive. Salvos herself is well written and i love her distinct non-human outlook and drive. The only issue is that the pacing feels weird in places and salvos pov can be limiting at times. Also we dont get much reasoning and explination for salvos choices in the last chapter and at the very end she gained skills witch we learned nothing about leaving the volume on a mini sub-cliffhanger. 9/10 would recommend.
Im really loking forward to volume 2 and the hijinx of dear salvos. Perhaps we'll learn more about the mexhanics of the netherworld and learn more about our poor little fiend. I would also like to see more backstory of the other characters if the remain with Salvos thats including more information on spirits and the spirit world.
A demon "child" explores the world and her own personality as she grows.
Salvos shares many of the qualities of the author's other work and few of its flaws. More specifically, the main character does not pester and antagonize everyone she meets. Instead, we have amusing interaction between a bright of inexperienced demon and hapless mortals.
The characters are decently fleshed out, the story is well-done if unimaginative, and the combat scenes are good. It lacks depth but it is still one of the more solid works on RR. I would recommend it for fans of monster evolution and growth stories. It also matters that the author keeps improving so Dalvosnfollows an upward trend quality-wise.
This novel is growing quickly, steadily growing in complexity and depth. characters are not handed to you on a silver platter, but you get to see glimpses, inklings of their pasts, their desires, their morals.
The world itself needs a bit more work to make it stay as firmly in the mind as the people who live there, maybe more mention of the foods people eat, maybe the main trades of the people's? maybe a bit more harvesting from the monsters they fight for I bet some of those hides and horns and shells might fetch a pretty price if harvested by adventurers.
style wise the author already has a lovely style, few cliffhangers, but just enough to get you wanting more, to push you to the next read. early on this wasn't as evident, indeed rereading the early chapters can be a bit of a slog for myself.
However I feel like the story is adapting rather well and I can't wait to see what will happen next, will the protagonist pursue her goals or will she try to survive and focus simply on adventuring for the next arc until she gains a goal?
grammar nazis may have problems here and there, but for those of us who just want to enjoy a good read, I don't think there will ever be a problem from my experience.
for the author, maybe its time for solus to do research into skills, i am sure the adventurer's association has all sorts of books on what skills evolve into, various trees, how to get the best bang for your buck, even lists of different evolutions of demons, spirits, monsters and classes for salvos to base her choices on in the future, afterall salvos knows that planning is key to victory
One thing that usualy anoys me in many stories with a no-human character is that the character thinks like a human. I am happy tro say that in Salvos the autor was was able to make the character think and act in acordance with it's experience.
Onother thing that anoys me in most stories that is absent here is the character making absurd decisions without any information that end up being the best choice. The character makes a lot of mistakes because of inexperience and it learns from those mistakes.