The Harvester

The Harvester

by Ahra Manyu

Rakna was not normal. No, unmistakably not. Whether it was his appearance, his personality, his abilities, his identity, nothing about him had ever been banal. Was it his choice? No. He was merely but a tormented soul doing its utmost to live the life it had learned to never enjoy. 

Would being picked by a glorified universal abductor calling itself a system bring something out of him? Would he finally learn to breathe in the pool of blood that suffocated him?

The Harvester does not sow, he only collects. All he has ever known to feel was loss and the only thing he can do is take. He will devour their hearts and drink their blood if it is what it takes.

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313 Chapters
Chapter Name Release Date
Glossary ago
0. Prologue - Pool of Blood ago
1. The First Step ago
2. Assessment ago
3. The Azure Sonata ago
4. Industry ago
5. Encounter ago
6. First Harvest ago
7. Wolfy ago
8. Learning ago
9. Ireful Shell ago
10. Heading to Zero ago
11. Scram ago
12. S+ Potential ago
13. Shadows ago
14. First Howl ago
15. Wolf King ago
16. Avian Trial ago
17. Hunger ago
18. Weapon Mastery ago
19. Zeera ago
20. The Piano and the Puppy ago
21. Discussion & Planning ago
22. First Times ago
23. Raid ago
24. Darkness Reigns ago
25. Rolling in ago
26. Oh… ago
27. Nightmare ago
28. Path ago
29. The Trickster’s Sleeve ago
30. Eyes of the Soul ago
31. Five Minutes ago
32. Delightful Ire ago
33. End of the Hunt ago
34. Luquila ago
35. An Offer ago
36. Toast to Survival ago
37. Guilds ago
38. Throne of Glory ago
39. Old Wang ago
40. To Yearn for the Stars ago
41. Soul Core ago
42. Obsidian ago
43. Pavilion ago
44. A Magical Myth ago
45. Abyss ago
46. Black Steel's Spear ago
47. Wilderness ago
48. Slimy Fight ago
49. Cold Energy ago
50. Battle Trial ago
51. An Overload Implicates... ago
52. Dreorins ago
53. Cold Star Manifestation ago
54. First Spoils ago
55. The Scavenger ago
56. Seed Grotto ago
57. Vermins ago
58. Down we go ago
59. Hidden Boss ago
60. Badge of Honor ago
61. Trafford ago
62. Item Box ago
63. Sorting ago
64. Do Not Seek the Answer, Reach for it. ago
65. Titanism ago
66. Training ago
67. Aura ago
68. Revision ago
69. Duty ago
70. Mental Trial ago
71. The Swamp ago
72. Magic Theory ago
73. Big Doggy ago
74. Curse ago
75. Dark Arts ago
76. Tomb ago
77. The Rage of A Titan ago
78. Promises ago
79. Date ago
80. Board Quests ago
81. Sharing Pasts ago
82. Soul Scourge ago
83. Quest Rewards ago
84. Spiritual Tree ago
85. The Demon ago
86. Never Forget ago
87. Necromancer's Rule ago
88. Dusk Lion ago
89. Ding Dong ago
90. Jill Family ago
91. Soul Drain ago
92. Lyra ago
93. Spiritual Anchor ago
94. Soul Breath ago
95. Regrouping ago
96. Spar ago
97. Catching up ago
98. Gradation Hex Buffer ago
99. Cuteness is Justice ago
100. Enthymio ago
101. First Meeting ago
102. Sinking in Flowers ago
103. Soul Realm ago
104. Heart Shopping ago
105. Weapons & Names ago
106. Relax ago
107. Gu ago
108. Infinity ago
109. Stampede ago
110. Stampede II ago
111. Tyran ago
112. Cold Star Reinforcement ago
113. Taste of Success ago
114. Lazy Day ago
115. Eva ago
116. First Blade ago
117. Spell Evolution ago
118. Soul's Decree & Primal Soul Core ago
119. Star Puppetry ago
120. Weapon Practice ago
121. Lullaby of the Soul ago
122. Cōl Lāli ago
123. Runecraft ago
124. Sweet Girl ago
125. Full Moon ago
126. His Madness ago
127. Insanity's Stairway ago
128. Werewolf’s Moon Shine ago
129. Star Hearth ago
130. Golden Sea ago
131. Oasis ago
132. Aquarius ago
133. The Exalted Quill ago
134. The Three Tales ago
135. Heavenly Chaos Box ago
136. Asura & Hydra ago
137. Grit Castle ago
138. Skulking Angels ago
139. It's Normal ago
140. Green Lamia ago
141. The True Potential of Void ago
142. Best Tactic ago
143. Freedom ago
144. Dungeon Bane ago
145. Wilden ago
146. "Smashed it." ago
147. Plateau Zero ago
148. The Morbid Equilibrium of Wealth ago
149. Club Cards ago
150. "That's cool too." ago
151. Gravity Room ago
152. The Book ago
153. Simulation Trial ago
154. Legends, Ancients, and Ultimates ago
155. Bugs! ago
156. Wild Boss ago
157. Level Alteration ago
158. Kings ago
159. Dungeon Tear ago
160. Resurfaced ago
161. Jealousy ago
162. A Factory ago
163. What is love? ago
164. A Threat ago
165. Good Evening ago
166. Sub-Guild ago
167. The White Witch ago
168. Breaking In ago
169. Dimension Breaker ago
170. Beyond Yourself ago
171. Dragon Clan ago
172. Powermove ago
173. The Demon's Specter ago
174. The Kind Demon’s Kin ago
175. Believe ago
176. All Virtues Shall Sloth ago
177. Wisdom of Ariv ago
178. Errands ago
179. Inventing Magic ago
180. Skulking Sonata ago
181. Magic Lesson ago
182. Full Shift ago
183. Natcattiram Viḻuntatu ago
184. Foxy & Foxy ago
185. Earth [ᛤᛡ.63.5B] ago
186. Rich Again ago
187. Karna Xiorra ago
188. A Nap ago
189. Soul Diving ago
190. A Bad Guy ago
191. Symphony ago
192. Ordeal ago
193. The Boogie Man ago
194. What Lives In Your Dreams ago
195. Chimeric Core ago
196. Wight Andante ago
197. Legendary Wolf Emperor ago
198. Myth Council ago
199. The Storm ago
200. Fang ago
201. Vampire ago
202. Spill The Blood ago
203. The Mightiest Star of All ago
204. Eye of Symphony ago
205. Chalice of Wishes ago
206. Overhaul ago
207. Prima Alkahest Materia Physique ago
208. Level 100 ago
209. Enchanting Flakes ago
210. Sub-Path ago
211. Nephilim ago
212. End Goal ago
213. Privileges ago
214. Imperial Guard ago
215. Ceresta ago
216. Silly Things ago
217. Research ago
218. The Pool of Blood ago
219. Pathetic ago
220. Union or Separation ago
221. Obsidian Throne ago
222. Workaholic ago
223. Appraisal Vision ago
224. Nine-Headed Hydra ago
225. Scale of Maat ago
226. The Mask of Phobos ago
227. Twin Blades of Conflict ago
228. Rhapsodic Sonata ago
229. "We succeed or we blow up." ago
230. Eion Fission Blast ago
231. Sovereign Monarch of Firmament ago
232. Origin Flux ago
233. Emperor of a Solitary Land ago
234. Expensive Lady ago
235. The Last Laugh ago
236. Nine Heavenly Flames ago
237. Soul Stele ago
238. Quintuple Ascent ago
239. Quintuple Burst ago
240. Eat ago
241. Cardiac Scavenging Pill ago
242. Ancient Sentinel of The Moon ago
243. Clairvoyance ago
244. Lunar Kingdom ago
245. "Tell me; Who am I?" ago
246. The Sentinel's Power ago
247. Hoarfrost Nova ago
248. Binary Thinking ago
249. "Why am I not surprised?" ago
250. Fragarach ago
251. Moon Shine of the Nine Moons ago
252. Varunastra ago
253. "Can you overcome a star?" ago
254. Cleaving Divinity ago
255. Cliffhanger ago
256. Chalice of the Crystal Wolf ago
257. Sunken Ripple of Rupture ago
258. Valkal of The Reverse Side ago
259. Blood Tear Crescent ago
260. Centaurus ago
261. Intent ago
262. Kaleidoscope Crystal Sight ago
263. Chintamani Lord ago
264. Prophecy ago
265. Perfect Possession ago
266. The Architect of Eternal Night ago
267. Defusing ago
268. Cold Yet Warm ago
269. Eldron ago
270. Broken Depths ago
271. Rara ago
272. Soulmate ago
273. Kryas Io Fascio ago
274. Stash ago
275. Infinity of Stone ago
276. Domineering ago
277. The Last Page ago
278. Paths Onward ago
279. Assault Contingency Plans ago
280. "Do not be alone." ago
281. Child of Twilight ago
282. Ichubyr Vapiria ago
283. Infernity ago
284. Grand Reinforcement ago
285. Noble Passion ago
286. Atlantis ago
287. Silver Mana ago
288. Fishing a Kraken ago
289. Cycle of Eternity ago
290. Tiamat ago
291. "Appeal?" ago
292. Purest of Loves ago
293. A Wolf To Pacify ago
294. Code One Verdict ago
295. Joint Guild Quest ago
296. Regressor ago
297. Eternal Night's Prophecy ago
298. The System's Collapse ago
299. Nebula ago
300. Soul Beasts ago
301. "Efficiency. Teach me." ago
302. Full of Hatred ago
303. Open Books ago
304. Incarnation ago
305. "A tale just for you." ago
306. Hurlement D'Hiver ago
307. Wake Up ago
308. "Something to be proud of." ago
309. "What the fu--" ago
310. Wish Of The Unknown ago
311. Ego of Lucifer ago

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Mrfireice
Overall

Short summary: edgy op mc gets more and more op after every advanture/every few chapters. No harem trash. 

I quite like this story, grammer is fine and it's a good read but nothing too deep. Characters are okay. 

You should expect a total and completely overpowered main character who gets transported to a system world.

Mc is op even before the system and is getting stronger and stronger all the time...

That's my one complaint with this story: it's always more, better, stronger, more op more more more and sometimes it feels like overkill.

Like "you won a death star" / next day "you won two death stars" - > your three deathstars combine to the ultimate super diamond triple platin death death star of doom premium. 

If that doesn't bother you give it a try. Can recommend. 

 

mastnes
Overall

The story feels like it's setting up to have a tragic ending filled with retcons. I did enjoy it up to chapter 100 and the world setting is the best in a story I've read on royal road. I've just gotta stop here before it turns into something I'd hate.

regik
Overall
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Tries to fill a niche but doesn't quite deliver

Reviewed at: 7. Wolfy

This story  sets  out to  do one  thing and  one thing only  --  the MC is supposed to be a certified bad ass and the general plot of the story is a fairly generic power-trip wish fulfillment fantasy. Unfortunately, the execution is somewhat lacking here, although there are still some interesting ideas within the story itself. It's still alright for a popcorn read, but don't expect too much.

I'll get the grammar out of the way first -- it's very good, so good job there.

The writing style is quite wooden. This is something that really does need to come with time, but essentially the sentence structures are all very similar and it makes reading through the story quite repetitive. Look towards showing instead of telling as well as flipping the construction of your sentences around ("Rakna does X" vs. "Doing X, Rakna ...") to give your writing a little more life.

The story is pretty unfortunate. There are some interesting concepts scattered about, such as the way levelling works and how the scarf works, but the excessive amount to which the main character has already been powered up (even before he meets anyone else) is a huge turn-off. I'll go into that a little more later. Additionally, the way in which this happens is not natural at all; it's almost like the author knows that it's somewhat bullshit for the MC to get all of the things he is getting, so their immediate defense mechanism is for the MC to ask 'why am I getting this/why am I here' and get an immediate handwavish response, to which the reply is inevitably some flavour of 'oh I guess that makes sense'. There is no mystery to the story because all questions are instantly answered and done so in an unsastifactory manner. For example, little thought is given towards the fact that just before the whole system event happens, the MC runs into a sentient snake and manages to get over it within the space of a few minutes as well as knowing instantly where it came from because of his dark and mysterious past. Like what? It would have been much more interesting if he had known nothing about the snake and over the course of the story the snake could have gotten smart enough to tell its own story. Instead, it is relagated to a looker-on for the most part and played for mugged reactions (which are not very varied either). 

The worst part of this story is the characterisation. None of the characters are anything more than one-dimensional hunks of cardboard used to show off the story -- the MC is supposed to be this emotionless stone-cold killer and is pretty much edginess incarnate, but it's so overkill that you can't help but laugh at how over-the-top it is. Additionally, he doesn't seem to be able to properly function around the two women he has met so far even though he's supposed to be a sociopath -- it just doesn't make sense. If your main character is a sociopath, the surrounding characters need to be deep enough to play off that sociopathy. Instead, you have the snake just looking at him funny all the time and everyone else just kind of ignoring his behaviour or just handwaving away his inexplicable competence at literally everything.

 

I'm sorry if it comes off harsh, but I do feel that there are some interesting concepts in here somewhere -- it's just held back too much by the main character being too good at everything for his own good.

 

 

Ezaiahs
Overall

The story takes the korean transported into a system of leveling and experience and mashes it together with ideas and themes from all over the place. Classic mythos mixed with modern fantasy, purely modern born fantastical creatures, and stuff from what I believe to be the japanese FATE series. Its clear the author has a wide knowledge base of fantasy old and new and they add it into the work.

The story itself is interesting enough with some highlights of truly great things yet that is all that it is...echos of what could be but is not. The writing has so many different ideas and systems worked into it but not a single one is truly explored and fleshed out.

Not only that but the leveling system type of novel has an extremely famous trap that many decent novels fall into that turns them into trash and this one is no exception. The leveling, skills, and abilities of the story are supposed to be the framework of the story not the story itself. There should be something more to what is going on than just someone walking forward and picking up new abilities and skills then going "Wow!" and then moving onwards. Its like if harry potter was just about harry sitting down in his room all day learning new spells. Interesting for a bit, sure, but its not a story in of itself.

This writing cleary COULD do something as it introduces numerous interesting minor plot points that get introduced, explained, and then gets shoved aside. 

Funnily enough the most interesting part of this "story" is what is equivalent to a sidequest in an RPG.

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Now if I had to choose what this piece of writing does best is that would be to create interesting "scenes". There are small isolated scenes in the novel that are quite good and fun to read such as the MC's dynamic entrance or the MC silently watching two quareling foxes. The problem is that there is really nothing that links these scenes together or perhaps there is no rising force that carries the reader along. Forces such as tension, mystery, and curiosity. You get a cool scene then a bunch of introspection from the MC and skill windows and abilities then the MC thinking and considering about all of this and maybe testing it out and then a slog of dialogue before the next interesting scene plays. 

 

Keneti Kin
Overall

Honestly?

Pretty decent for a story that the author is just winging. Is it ridiculous? Yes. Are there likeable characters? Yes. Are there terrible characters? Yes. 

For a story that the author is just throwing out there it's fun, it's 50/50 for most people. If you you like it you should continue reading, if you don't than just simply read something else. In my opinion it's a ridiculous, fun story with an OP mc and that's fine 4/5

Andrexus Kasnia
Overall

I have already read all 216 chapters on webnovel i must say i really enjoyed it, it might be generic but it's pretty good i would recommend it if you are looking for an OP main character, there is also no harem so that's a big plus at least for me. The system is good too i really like the way it was done. And last the characters are really interesting.

alcelaphinae
Overall

not for me - cringey and overkill

Reviewed at: 42. Obsidian

as a reader, i should be curious about story. This one couldn't do it.

There are only 3 characters -> MC, side-kicks and stepping stones. No more.

Side characters only talk about how mysterious the MC or how dark he is. Voo he is super cool.

MC being badass with "past, traumas, nightmares, split personality" is kind of flag for your goth teenager story. It is like "Teen wolf" but litrpg, cold MC and without romance.

MC dont have any purpose. He is like "because of this system, i had to wake up from my nap, so i am gonna beat its' ass". I mean... mc ridicule players because they became slave of system then does same thing with "i am different, i am gonna beat system's ass".

while side kicks praising MC non-stop, narrator does its too. Narrator always comment about MC's actions like how correct MC is or how brave he is. You shouldn't do it, as a reader i needed to read these traits between lines, not because you describe them.

As for system, normally litrpg makes story easier. You could assess characters with numbers but so many spesifics not always good thing, it could be overkill. MC gain OP skills easly but other ppl dont or system describe ranks as roman numbers which is weird cuz a alien says "no one knows why". The alien is probibly older than earth civilizations and system itself much older than all but using roman numbers and no one knows why??

For conclusion, i wouldnt recommend this novel. It could be good but it didnt. 

Masterthetime
Overall

I want to say I enjoy reading the story but it's weird, most of the time the story is great there might be some minor thing I don't like but it's not bad, but sometimes, out of the 161 chapters I read 5 or 6 different chapters all very far apart that absolutely grated on me, I think it's the way you write out the characters when introducing them, but I don't think ill keep reading maybe it is just me because otherwise the story is fine it's not top quality but it is enjoyable, again it's probably just a me thing but each time one of the chapters came up I absolutely had to stop reading, but otherwise I enjoyed the book to this point

Bookwyrm9001
Overall

simply marvelous, I love the way he is so nonchalant about everything, and the system society is one of my favorite concepts so far, and the pets are awesome as well. This is by far one of the better LitRPG novels out there and you will regret not reading it

McWuffelpuff
Overall

An absolute gem, found it by accident, i love it. 

Superedgy and OP MC, well written, not smutty - couldnt ask for more.

No shitty harem, no stupid monologues. Give it a try. Read 200 chapters in three days and enjoyed it.

Holy shit. 50 words for a Review? I am a reader and not a writer