The Iron Teeth: A Goblin's Tale
A new, darker age is dawning. The greed of kings has ignited a seemingly endless war. As men fight, the monsters of the untamed wilds are devouring the frontier. Villages are abandoned as fields go fallow. Murderous bandits roam the desolation.
None of that matters to a nameless goblin slave. He just wants to eat as much food as he can shove into his mouth when no one is looking, but fate runs a twisted course, so instead he is whisked away to the far off Iron Teeth Mountains. To stay alive, he will have to evolve into something more than a simple goblin, and carve a bloody path through the forests of the North.
However, first he has to get over his crippling fear of trees, and survive in a place where everything considers him to be the perfect size for a quick snack...
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Really enjoying your work.
To sum it up, your pacing is good albeit a little slow compared to most of the fictions on rrl. It does work though with the character and story line.
Story is unique, I haven't read anything quite like it.
Grammar is almost 100%, only a few errors to be found
Character is pretty cool. Not OP, not underpowered, just adept in his skill set. I don't like how overconfident he is, and I'm surprised he hasn't been killed yet, but I guess that's just part of the character.
ALL IN ALL a very good read and much better than many recent litRPG reads that I've gone through with. 10/10 would buy it off amazon
I love this story and I love the MC. But if I were you I’ll let the chapters pile up before reading as the pacing is slow. It’s great storytelling 10/10. Crammer 10/10. Character 10/10. The story 9/10. The 1 is for the pacing, I feel like it needs to go a bit more faster, it’s too slow. I don’t mind slow pace, but when you have such small chapters it gets irritating.
There's nothing a really dislike about this story. The characters are realistic and interesting, the world seems like it has depth, and the MC isn't given everything on a platter. I'm interested to see where it goes.
This story is a beautiful work that easily captures the essence of a full blown world.
The story includes fascinating detail of world building revealed to the reader as our Main Character a Goblin named Blacknail develops through the story.
Unlike many other stories where creatures people and events seem like simple plot elements the author has managed to portray The main characters adventure under the bandit Cheif Herald.
Creatures all fit into the world as wild animals in a dnagerous wilderness rather than a plot element of kill this as they are evil.
Bandits are displayed as a result of a long drawn out conflict that is continuously fleshed out through dialogue.
While small details these interactions of characters and slow incremental revelations of the world as our MC discovers the world himself and his tribe.
Any fan of true fantasy seeking a whole and complete world with a unique and true system believable creature and people all seamlessly coming togetehr to form a full story, well this is for you don't miss this series!
really good read, it interesting and we see a lot of the characters thoughts fears and emotions, which I personally enjoy. great writing and grammar, Im always scared if the green goblin will end up doing something bad, like kill the wrong person because of emotions or something. So far so good at least. Im really wondering if he will evolve like RE:monster or if he will stop at a certain point. Both ways I believe can be good but if he doesnt change at all it may and I mean mayyyy feel a bit frozen, but that can obviously be overcome by moving to new areas growing a clan etc etc. anyways really enjoying it thanks for taking the time and I love the non rushed writing style. PEACE.
By far, the best history I have read.
Yes, sometimes it's a bit slow ... but grammar (minor mistakes; an editor to clean some stuff would be perfect), style, plot and characters are really great.
Ans lastly, it's great to read some mature novel. I'm tired of demon lords, overpowered ain characters, harems and all that teen stuff.
One of the few completed stories on Royal Road, ClearMadness has done an amazing job with the Iron Teeth.
This is dark fantasy done right. Too often authors who write in this genre go way overboard with their evil protagonists and plotlines but Blacknail is just perfect. He's an amoral little beast but also endearing and fascinating and following his growth and interactions with humans is what really makes this book shine. The world building is also great, with hints of a world in decline with all kinds of monsters and dangers lurking in the wilds. Quite reminiscent of the Witcher-series in that regard.
By the points:
- Growth / levelling up of Blacknail.
- Fast paced action and lots of violence (gritty).
- Several mysteries surround the story (magic, mutants, mimics, forest people) that get occasional hints and reveals.
- Lots of well-developed characters.
- Nobody is really "good" in this book/series, just very real with lots of grey morals and practicality.
- The main character(s) don't always win, and the author handles that well.
- I can't really tell why without giving away some key plot elements, but there are a few big things that happen over the course of these 3 books that make the story even better. Some are expected, some are not.
About the only thing I didn't like with this book was the chick with the red hair from the city that loves dangerous things but is totally inept (Khita). Didn't seem very necessary and was a real Jar Jar Binks sidekick in my opinion.
Overall a fabulous story and well worth its place amoungst the very best stories on Royal Road. If you have some spare cash being a Patreon gives you access to bonus chapters / side stories. Plus advanced chapters of his other story Though the Heavens Should Fall which is also posted here on RR.
it's lovely to see actual novel with interesting characters and interesting MC, and most importantly no stupid stat screens!!! the story feels very well paced neither to slow nor rushed. MC doesn't get to many retarded power ups, no stupid heroines, it rely is a properly written novel not someones power trip after geting pked in some MMO or after bad day at school.
main character has a lot of things going for it.
the story has a lot of good progression without getting boring or overly complex.
good amount of humor and some cynical jokes