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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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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Art Gallery ago
0. Advent ago
1. Rocks ago
2. The Others ago
3. Learning Experience ago
4. Magic Attack ago
5. Not Like Me ago
6. Red Fire ago
7. Rest ago
8. Lesser Demon ago
Poll: Which blurb is the best? ago
9. Evolution ago
10. Gratitude ago
11. My Companion ago
12. Two of Us ago
13. Awesome! ago
14.1. Wolves? ago
14.2. Wolves? ago
15.1. An Attack ago
15.2. An Attack ago
16. Not Rocks ago
17.1. ??? ago
17.2. ??? ago
18. Hazelbury ago
19.1. Adventurers Guild ago
19.2. Adventurers Guild ago
20. Temple ago
21.1. Ashes. Lots of Ashes. ago
21.2. Ashes. Lots of Ashes. ago
22. Recognition ago
23. Unwarranted Attack ago
24.1. Divvying Loot ago
24.2. Divvying Loot ago
25. Dialogue and Preparation ago
26.1. Spirits ago
26.2. Spirits ago
27. Are You Evil? ago
28.1. Liar Liar, I Make Fire ago
28.2. Liar Liar, I Make Fire ago
29. Silkfall's Crevice ago
30.1. Screech ago
30.2. Screech ago
Poll: Volume 1 Title ago
Poll: LAST TITLE POLL ago
31.1. Grinding and Learning ago
31.2. Grinding and Learning ago
32. Monster Lair ago
"Salvos: Vol. 1, Curious Beginnings" NOW LIVE ON AMAZON KINDLE! (Read up to Chapter 40 for $2.99!) ago
33. Led into a Trap ago
34. Centinels ago
35.1. Blame ago
35.2. Blame ago
36.1. City Under Attack ago
36.2. City Under Attack ago
37. Race to Silvergrove ago
38. Reunion ago
Poll: Cover Art ago
39. Lament of Lucerna ago
40. Survivor (End of Volume 1) ago
41. Daniel's Dilemma (Start of Volume 2) ago
42. Journey Back ago
43.1. Adventurer ago
43.2. Adventurer ago
44. Weird Human Things ago
45.1. Emotions and Stuff ago
45.2. Emotions and Stuff ago
46. Gold Rank ago
47.1. New and Familiar ago
47.2. New and Familiar ago
48. Testing Out Skills ago
49. Ignition ago
50. Hardest Hurdle ago
51. Centinels Camp ago
52. Expanding Vocab— Uh... Inventory? ago
53.1. Escort ago
53.2. Escort ago
54.1. Noble ago
54.2. Noble ago
Important Patreon Poll (Please Respond Honestly) ago
55.1. Crest ago
55.2. Crest ago
Announcement: Patreon Update (Follow up to the poll) ago
56. Human ago
57. Breaking In ago
58. Cultists ago
59. Ignavare ago
60.1. Rachel ago
60.2. Rachel ago
61. Double Battle ago
62. Bounty Hunters ago
63. Revealing Secrets ago
64. Harrowed Vindicators ago
65. Eye for an Eye ago
66. Princess ago
67. Road Trip ago
68. Viechester ago
69. Cringe ago
70. Summoning Ritual ago
Side Story 1: Survival of the Fittest ago
71. Minor Harassments ago
72. Caught! ago
73. Going on a Trip ago
74. Trial of Fire ago
75. Giant Ape ago
76. Refinement ago
77. Finally! ago
78. Drakes ago
79. Sleep Sucks! ago
80. Nightmare ago
81. Brilsum Ruins ago
82. Return ago
83. Observations ago
84. Doing Bad Things ago
85. Stampede ago
86. The Inner City ago
87.1. Cultist Scheme ago
87.2. Cultist Scheme ago
88. Minotaurs Found! ago
89.1. Seeing the Light ago
89.2. Seeing the Light ago
90. Burning with Excitement ago
91. Company War ago
92.1. A Nice Feeling ago
92.2. A Nice Feeling ago
93. Stand and Fight ago
94. Declaration and Introduction ago
95.1. Faith ago
95.2. Faith ago
96. Siege ago
A Demon's Pride: Salvos Volume 2 is now live on Amazon! ago
97. Found ago
98. Escape ago
99. Prejudice ago
100. Contract (End of Volume 2) ago
101. Consequences (Start of Volume 3) ago
102. An Offer ago
103. Compromising! ago
Announcement ago
104. Fancy Disguise ago
105. Heathens ago
106. Vampires ago
107. Apologies ago
108. Crossing Borders ago
???. A Witch and a Demon walk into a... ago
109. Big and Scary Demon ago
110. Blight ago
111. Spooky Skeletons ago
112. Plaguelands ago
113. Experiments ago
114. Ghostlight ago
115. Depth ago
116. Lost... ago
117. Xidra the [Herbalist] ago
118. The Scale Guard ago
Reminder for this week ago
119. Unarith ago
120. Shopping! ago
121. Diviner ago
122. Helping Hand ago
123. Alex Cromerth, Member of the Vaun Qiuer Empire’s Elite Swordsguard Forces ago
124. Combination ago
125. Edithe's Enterprise ago
Announcement: Salvos Vol. 1 now available as an audiobook! Also, graduating today! ago
126. Interloot ago
127. SPEED ago
128. Catching Up ago
129. Reckless ago
130. Blanket ago
131. Zombie Horde ago
132. Seeking Help ago
133. Blessing ago
134. Overzealous ago
135. Northeast... or Southwest? ago
136. Growth ago
137. Straight Down ago
138. Haunt ago
139. The Hero ago
140. Skills and Stuff ago
141. Pricks ago
142. Myths ago
143. Chains ago
144. The Truth ago
145. Revelations ago
146. Apocalypse ago
147. Trial of the Scales ago
148. Darkening Horizons ago
149. Dragonet ago
150. What an Idiot ago
151. The Next Step ago
152. A Dime a Dozen ago
153.1. Partial Mortality ago
153.2. Partial Mortality ago
154.1. Blaze of Glory ago
154.2. Blaze of Glory ago
155.1. Wishful Thinking ago
155.2. Wishful Thinking ago
Salvos Volume 3 now available on Amazon! ago
156. Weak Hero ago
157. Frozen ago
158. Mad ago
159. A Heroic Act ago
160. Lilian, My Lilian ago
161. Self-Destructive ago
162. It's Coming Home! ago
163. Proudly Awake ago
164. Cathartic ago
165. Companion Construction ago
166. Knock Knock ago
167.1. Who's There? ago
167.2. Who's There? ago
168.1. Nobody ago
168.2. Nobody (End of V3) ago
169. The Return (Start of Volume 4) ago
170. Lily the Fairy ago
171. Fairing Well ago
172. Cosmic Compression ago
173. Remembrance ago
174. Attacked Again ago
175. Mavos Academy ago
176. Facade ago
177. Interlude - Daniel's Debate ago
178. Surprise ago
179. Mountain Island ago
180. Centinels are Crap ago
181. Friendship! ago
182.1. Personal Statement ago
182.2. Personal Statement ago
183.1. Orientation ago
183.2. Orientation ago
184. First Day! ago
185. Aspiring Elites ago
186. Alchemy ago
187. Tiring Learning ago
188.1. Interlude - Edithe's Emancipation ago
188.2. Interlude - Edithe's Emancipation ago
189. Office and Library ago
190. A Mistake ago
191.1. Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings ago
191.2. Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings ago
192. And Pride ago
193. Empathy? Or...? ago

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DancingRose22
Overall

It's an overall fantastic story, I can tell the author put a lot of time and effort into this story and that they like exploring the world they built just as much as Salvos the half star is only for the fact that i wished that it delved deeper into the different cultures of this world and showed how things like the gaming system and magic have shaped the people of this world as compared to the people of our world or in other words more world-building. I really enjoyed how the story started and how Salvos views the world. Keep up the good work, can't wait for the next chapter!

Keepo
Overall

I really like Salvos as a character, she is cute. I wonder what makes her different from other Demons. Really nice evolutions in the story and the LitRPG elements feel very good. No real grammar mistakes that you have to worry about. Thank you for posting your story and I hope you continue to do well with your writing!

catdust1
Overall

The best and only way i can decribe Salvos is Chaotic nutral (don't give me that look.) she's just a person trying to survive, make her name known, understand the world(worlds?) she inhabits, and make friends no matter their race while b-lining past your (possibly) unconscious body becuse reasons . 

MidNightWriter24
Overall

I rated this four and a half stars because the worldbuilding is great, we slowly get introduced to it instead of a info-dump, there are only minor typos, and I like our demon MC. She doesn't 'become human' all at once, the author slowly develops her character adding in more human emotions along the way. You should definitely give it a read if you enjoy stories with fantasy themes!

Edward Ravenbear
Overall

When you enjoy a book, you just do, at least that is how I see it.  And I have really enjoyed this read. I will buy Vol 1 just to support the author.  A fine job, keep at it.  It is a very unique take on the group, and Salvos reminds me of another on RR called  " Misadventures of a Rampageinng Demon"  and the loli Elder God in "" which you can find on Amazon and Scribble Hub.  These book(s) have been well worth the read.

PanzerSoul
Overall

A breath of fresh air

Reviewed at: 7. Rest

In a world where 90% of stories are Isekai/Reincarnation stories, Salvos sets itself apart by having a protagonist that's an inhabitant of the world where the story takes place. The story is written from the perspective of a newborn demon and and it shows when the protagonist makes illogical decisions based on a foreign thought process, or from naivety.

There is not much of the story to on at the time of this review; but if the author's other work is any indication, this is one to keep an eye on.

Wolfman9001
Overall
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Grammar
Character

This is one of the most solid and captivating stories on RR. 
The style is good; the execution of the gamer system is especially well done, being incorporated as a fundamental aspect while still keeping it as a secondary aspect.

The story is compelling and has a clear and logical progression; it is remarkably well executed and remains internally consistent and cohesive .

The story was not written by a four year old or a non-native speaker learning the language; the grammar is at an acceptable level for a professional work.

The characters were really the best part of this story; Salvos and Haec are awesome and well thought out. Having a child character allows the reader to learn about the world around them with them, and the characters are both individually and dynamically compelling to read.

This is an awesome story all around and I cannot overstate my excitement going forward for season two. It is nice to have a protagonist who is focused on survivability before all else, and I cannot wait to see the adventures the little group gets into; also, love the mystery component, can't wait for the specifics on his true identity although there have been hints.

Michael Roth
Overall
Style
Story
Grammar
Character

A story like few others

Reviewed at: 35.2. Blame

If you are wondering if you should give this a try, the answer is most definitely yes. If you want a story synopsis, I won't be able to do a better job than the author already has, so read the story description.

STYLE: The author's writing style does the job, and does it well: doesn't break immersion, is easy to understand, (no need to reread sentences or paragraphs trying to understand it) and overall makes the story pleasant to read.

 

STORY: This is where Salvos shines the most in my opinion. The premise of a new born demon/creature is not new, but it does allow the author to explore a lot of interesting ideas in which I think a lot of other similar stories overlook. Things like the nature of sentience, morality, etc. The author uses this potential well, not beating the reader over the head with he same point over and over, and making the allusions subtle enough to not get in the way of the story. Nor does it take itself too seriously; it is fun to read, and is relatively light-hearted. No complaints here as regards to the story, overall very solid.

 

GRAMMAR: Typos exist, but unlike some stories, this seems to have been ran through a spell checker, so that's good. As far as I could tell, the author never made the same typo twice, and typos never break immersion or make it difficult to understand what is being conveyed.

CHARACTERS: While not as strong as the story, it is by no means bad; only slightly behind the story for me. Characters feel dynamic and real, rather than walking personality traits, like "the brash angry one" or the "cool and collected one". They also show signs of real character development. At the time of writing it's still pretty early in the story, but it's obvious the author has plans for the characters, and is thankfully not trying to rush their development.

 

Overall, this is an easy 5 star, and I always look forward to the author uploading a new chapter. Keep up the good work delta!

Knightfire
Overall

Good Slice of Life LITrpg

Reviewed at: 69. Cringe

Really enjoyed this first volume.  Read it in one batch.  Has a similar feel to Azarinth Healer.  Power build is at good speed and not to fast.  Each evolution makes sense and its interesting watching the mc learn more about the world.   I'm curious how the author will handle the mc with once main motivation solved.

SickSadWorld
Overall

Has some boring and some good parts

Reviewed at: 70. Summoning Ritual

There are parts which are painfully boring, overall a decent story.

The beginning is really good. It starts to slow down coming into the 2nd arc.
3rd arc picks back up and has some good character development in it.

World is not overly intresting of what I've read so far. Evolutions are pretty intresting but nothing out of the ordinary. Really what saves this story is its characters