The Dog at the End of the World

The Dog at the End of the World

by Skwrepb

Lucky Lachlan is just your average mutt. He's been living with his Girl for as long as he can remember and he'd do anything for her. He might have to do more than he bargained for.

One day when he awakened from his mid-day nap, he saw a box. It had no scent and floated calmly in the air.

Greetings Lucky Lachlan!

You have been chosen.

The End is coming in three days.  Prepare yourself!

Thanks to Kieran Pierce for the lovely cover!

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Chapter Name Release Date
Day 1 - Words of Grass ago
Day 1 - The Girl and the Squirrels ago
Day 2 - Dream, Girl, Dream ago
Day 2 - Training Montage! ago
Day 3 - The End Begins ago
Day 3 - The First Wave ago
Day 3 - He's Got Class! ago
Day 3 - Doggone Hard Decisions ago
Day 3 - Rabbit Tales ago
Day 3 - Hello, Neighbors, Strays and Squirrel! ago
Day 3 - To Grandmother's House We Go ago
Day 4 - Shoes ago
Day 4 - A Meeting of the Minds ago
Day 4 - So Much to Do, So Little Time ago
Day 4 - There Are Rocks in My Socks ago
Day 4 - Not the Luckiest of Days ago
Day 4 - It's a Flocking Pack ago
Day 4 - Cat Tails ago
Day 5 - A Girl and Her Dog ago
Day 5 - Change, Is a Good Thing? ago
Critters at the End of the World - Quick 1 ago
Day 5 - Yellow Eyes and Black Wings ago
Day 5 - Shattered ago
Day 5 - Incoming! ago
Day 5 - Caught ago
Day 5 - The Hawk Circles ago
Day 5 - Rabbit Fleas ago
Day 5 - The Pack Thrives - Lucky ago
Day 5 - The Pack Thrives - Val ago
Day 5 - The Pack Thrives - Axel ago
Day 5 - The Pack Thrives - Intrepid ago
Day 5 - The Pack Thrives - Calypso ago
Day 5 - The Pack Thrives - Sugar ago
Day 5 - The Pack Thrives - Lobo ago
Day 6 - Something ago
Day 6 - Wickett ago
Day 6 - This Way ago
Day 6 - Comes ago
Day 6 - !! ago
Day 6 - When Dinner Talks Back ago
Day 7 - Wind Around the Midnight Stones ago
Day 7 - The Gryphon and the Doggo ago
Day 7 - Dawn Comes ago
Day 7 - Gifts of the Cat-Bird ago
Day 7 - Into the Void! ago
Day 7 - On an Adventure with Lucky and Girl! ago
Day 7 - First Contact ago
Day 7 - ROUSes? ago
Day 7 - Girl is Fine! ago
Day 7 - What Could Be Worse Than Titanorats? ago
Day 7 - A Giant Hole, That's What! ago
Day 8 - Car! ago
Day 8 - Hospitality? ago
Day 8 - Inhospitable ago
Day 9 - Bases Are Belong To Us ago
Day 10 - Something is Rotten in the City ago

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kieranpierce
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Perks to being a Doggo! (Aside from Apocalypse)

Reviewed at: Day 7 - ROUSes?

I enjoy this story so much, absolute full stars from me. If you want dog litRPG, start reading this already!

Literally, this dog Lucky is an absolute Luckster. He gets early access to the System and is going to get all of those perks to become a 10/10 best doggo ever! He has three days to prepare for the End.... Oh wait, maybe he's not so lucky after all.... The System apocalypse is NOT one of the perks to being a doggo.

Onto the rest of the review!

The story is adorable and unique. The System comes with a mysterious apocalypse of some kind. The dogs really want to protect their humans and others who they are considering part of their pack. It's thrilling to see how the apocalypse shapes out. My theory right now is:

It seems like god-like alien entities are choosing their champions for some.... higher purpose. That's the vibes I get!

It's a lot of fun reading the developments of the story and seeing where this goes.

Lucky is such a good dog, and he needs to quickly adjust from being just a dog, to talking and complex thoughts and superpowers, to becoming a pack leader to protect everybody that he cares about. Girl (Isobel) is his closest human and they have such a positive dynamic that is perfect for a girl and her dog.

Most recently (as of this writing during Day 7), Lucky and Girl leave the stronghold that was established to find out what's actually going on out there. The adventuring party gives a fun, new spin to the story, so if you don't like how cooped up it feels in the community in the early days, you might enjoy the developments of Day 7 onwards!

There's some rare typos here and there, but it's completely readable! Grammar is wonderful for a web serial.

The style is perfect with all the doggo perspectives and words used without being overwrought. Additionally, there is some beautiful contrast between our Happy-Go-Lucky MC and some of the poor, tortured doggos in mourning that the apocalypse did not treat so kindly... 😢

Read the doggo litRPG! 🐶

Potassium
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A dog, his girl and the apocalypse

Reviewed at: Day 5 - Caught

Take the standard LitRPG, someone living their normal lives, suddenly they are warned of impeding doom and receive some OP skills/ forewarning and training, then the apocalypse begins and they begin to kick ass. This is that story, except the someone is a dog (a very good boy), and, honestly, this should not work as well as it does, but it works and we receive a well above-average story for it, so enjoy!

DropOnAMountainPond
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This is one of my favorite stories on RR. A similar feel to Beware of Chicken in that it is a of a "slice of life" feel to a post-apocalyptic LitRPG. But its one of those stories where practically every chapter leaves you feeling better from having read it. And there are some interesting characters. Man and Girl are charming... Lobo's owner is intriguing... and Lucky is both a "goodest boy" and shows some complexity of "what if a dog started to become self-aware and intelligent to the level of a human?" It's an interesting premis, and it is a wonderful story. You won't regret reading and following. I can pretty much guarantee it.

AlejoTheBear
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I read chapter one and my heart is growing like the grinche's already. I love lucky and love the love luck has for Girl. Who doesnt love the idea of the secret life of pets? Mixed with rpg apocalypse this is My Jam. I fully expect this to be one of my top reads on this site and with how much I read thats no small feat. 

Veivisurter
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I didn't know I needed this

Reviewed at: Day 5 - Shattered

Still a bit earlydays, but I have been hooked from chapter one.

-Grammar is great and what few mistakes have made it through look like they are being quickly fixed once pointed out.

- Characters are full of life and only seem shallow in that we haven't had the time to see a whole lot of it yet. The hints are there just waiting to be told.

 - The plot uses alot of tropes to set up its world, but from such a new perspective that it feels fresh and new.

 

Personally there were few chapters that didn't have at least one scene that made me feel warm and fuzzy.

Only thing that has me worried is that so far there has been quite a bit of follow the leader type behavior from the secondary characters. I get the feeling this might be more setup, but am not entirely sure at the current point in the story.

 

TLDR - Go read the fluffy litrpg for warm and fuzzy feels!

caerulex
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System Apocalypse Meets Disney Movie Wholesome

Reviewed at: Day 6 - Comes

So on RR, there are a lot of system apocalypse books.

Imagine a book that tries to capture the wholesome of a Disney movie and funnel it into the system apocalypse genre. Not cheesy wholesome, but the timeless wholesome that hits you in the chest whether you're 5 or 50.

This is that book.

Our MC is a floofy mixed breed dog named Lucky. He's one of few chosen by the system to get a head start 3 days before the apocalypse. But this isn't your average human centric system apocalypse. Animals get system interfaces as well! And rather than choosing only humans, the gods are willing to choose animals instead to be their champions. It's a super interesting twist.

Lucky soon ends up leading a "flock" of humans and other animals and defending his territory with his "pack" of dogs, coyotes, etc. There's base building as Lucky collaborates with humans to try and best plan how to survive The End. But there are difficulties--humans are not all trustworthy, and the group as a whole has precious little information about the deadly hot winds that killed people on the first day and the alien monstrosities that attack day after day.

The animals are kind of Disney-esque in their ability to talk to one another, so some disbelief suspension is required, but it's disbelief that I joyously suspend. I'm very willing to accept that dogs can have complex conversations with one another via bark and body language, for instance. And of course, with the system apocalypse giving even the animals status screens, their growing intelligence stats and language skills make the suspension of disbelief rather irrelevant.

The writing itself/prose/grammar are all excellent, no issues at all. There's no swearing and while the book discusses difficult topics ie animal abuse and the death of loved ones, it's done in a wholesome Disney way. Feels like a middle schooler could easily enjoy the book just as much as me, a 24 year old, though we might get different things out of it.

Highly recommended!

Pakko
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Lucky is the best doggo

Reviewed at: Day 6 - This Way

Lucky is the perfect dog everyone needs for the system apocalypse and so are his friends. This is a great read for everyone who needs to relax and enjoys the companionship of animal friends. This story is near perfect in every way and everyone should check out this Litrpg.

This is your standard apocalypse RPG, but with the twist that Lucky is at the helm of all that is changing in the world and he will do everything he can to lead his pack to a better future.

The story is easy to read and is lots of fun with no noticeable editing mistakes. Enjoy the read.

Read It
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Floofy dogs must rule the world.

Reviewed at: Day 6 - Something

So the story basically is our MC Lucky is a dog who has been chosen 3 days before the End(Apocalypse) to save everyone he cares about, especially Girl.

Most of the story is from the perspective of Lucky and the animal side characters.

I recommend reading till Day 6 before deciding if you want to stop or continue reading this story.

I am enjoying this story a lot, to be honest, and I hope you like it too.

Lordamnesia
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Thanks for the great read! You've nailed dog behaviore, and I can't wait to see more of the dogs and their people!

The different dog perspectives just make this story feel a bit more... rounded? More realistic, since dogs do act that way in real life and it's great to see on paper. Keep up the amazing work!

Rumtwist
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Just discovered a hidden jewel, thought I'd share.   Come take a peek.    So far, the mc is critter has a girl and is buddies other critters.  

I really don't want to spoil this tale, with a poor review.    So come take look, as a semi obsessed reader of litrpgs,  I'll almost guarantee you'll enjoy the experience.