Soul of the Warrior

Soul of the Warrior

by Kyfe

In a world where Classes, Stats, and Levels are the everyday norm, Reivyn has a secret.

He was unusually aware of his surroundings from an incredibly early age, and Skills and Stats were acquired easily. He was just the son of an ordinary village family, and nothing appeared out of the ordinary on the surface. But below the surface, dreams of another life help shape his mentality and growth. Why does he have some remembrance of a past life, and what is his purpose in this new one?

"Soul of the Warrior" is what I call a Semi-Isekai LitRPG. I say "semi," because Reivyn's past life is remembered like a dream, and very incomplete. It is still Isekai, though, as he remembers enough that it directly shapes his personality and his sense of self.

The System that governs the world of "Soul of the Warrior" is a combination of modified versions from Selkie's "Beneath the Dragoneye Moons" and Kosnik4's "Magic Smithing." I have changed enough of these Systems and combined them in a way that is unique that I'm mostly sure it's fine, but I still have requested permission to use these ideas. They have both graciously granted me permission.

Winner of the April Writathon Challenge.

Release Schedule is Mon, Wed, Fri on Royal Road.

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Logibear
Overall

Great story. Very interesting beginning. Never have seen a story that starts and describes a baby's point of view in the womb and leveling after the birth. Very cool. The main character is one of the more interesting protagonists I've read about, and he's less than 14 Earth years old! I can't wait to see what he does with his mana training. 

Ep1c
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So far, the story has been really interesting. Not an entirely new premise, but it was executed well. Blew through the story ina day, and enjoyed it. Only issue rn is lack of chapters, but that will be fixed with time! Overall, I recommend this book seeing as it was executed well and an enjoyable read!

crystalscan2056
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I've read quite a lot. There were some bumpy litrpg over explaining mistakes in the first few chapters. Get through them, the book really takes off and shines once he is out of the village.  

it's early yet in the book, but so far, this is outstanding and worth your time to read. Great job to the author. 

Jonathan Hall
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An enjoyable Lit RPG entry. A young MC who is skilled for his age, but not overpowered compared to many of the adults. A few open questions remain - either areas for expansion, or oversights by the author. I look forward to new chapters. I encourage fans of the genre to give it a try. Two thumbs up. 

entityUNKNOWN
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There is an info dump near the start that nearly made me quit, but I'm glad I stuck with it. Having just finished chapter 14, the author has managed to write one of the best large scale battle scenes I have read in years, and that alone is worth the 5 stars from me.

 

 

Ziggy11
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I have been enjoying this book as the chapters come out and I'm impressed in every way. The  book is a fairly standard good example of the litrpg genrebut what makes it stand out is it's method of giving the MC a slightly OP advantage over other characters. Having a past life provide some advantages is common but because the past life does not shape the maturity or personality of the MC to much, the character develops with the reader instead of a pre made personality.

TLDR. Great litrpg book; is special because semi-isekai gives the book an interesting unique twist

Alarez
Overall

Normal military in light novel? Why not

Reviewed at: Chapter 26 - Table Manors

I love this novel for now, character development is great. "Isekai" reborn does almost nothing so the mc is not too op. Side characters feel like normal people instead of to-be-villains which are only concerned about harming mc in order for him to grow in power. 
Only minus which i saw is that 27 chapters felt like about 6-12months for mc because he got new friends, a lot of new skills and even helped in build a road and clearing first floor of dungeon so i was surprised when autor written that it was only 1 month.

armyofsheep
Overall

Excellent military story (so far)

Reviewed at: Chapter 26 - Table Manors

This is my new favorite story and I can't wait to see where it goes from here.

Things I like:

- I like how the MC and his family interacts with each other. In this genre, the MC often has a strained or traumatic family experience, but here the family is supportive and loving. It is refreshing to see a MC that has an optimistic view, and it is clear that the bedrock for that view comes from his family 

and the snippets of his past life that we are shown.

 

- I love the descriptions of the military. It is clear that the author served in the military. His descriptions of military training, marching, chain of command, and the MC's observations of how orders are given, commander's intent, and interactions with military officers, are so realistic. I loved that the military units are described as competent, the commanders actually care about their troops, and the little details of the soldiers being assigned duties, from cleaning latrines to cooking, to patrol. These realistic descriptions and the favorable view make these chapter a joy to read.  I like how this story doesn't fall into the tropes of the military being corrupt or nefarious. I like how th MC is part of a team instead being a lone adventurer or in a small party. 

There are hints that he will go do the solo adventurer thing, but I kind of hope he stays in the military and rises through the ranks. 

- The characters:  The characters are flushed out individuals. It is clear that the author has really thought about what each character's motivations are. These are not just shells, but fully fleshed out individuals. 



Things that could be improved: These couple of things are why I didn't give the full 5 stars, and for me they are not deal beakers, it is clear that the author was writing during the writathon and I think he'll fix these issues I further revisions. 

- The first couple of chapters were a little wierd. The author uses grandiose language that doesn't really fit his style. 

Once the MC is born and is interacting with the real world instead of the void, the simple straightforward style settles in and is very easy to read.

 

- Sometimes it seems the MC (and maybe the author) overlooks some simple things that are obvious. For example, when working as the Aide to the Knight Lieutenant, why doesn't the MC think about writing home to tell his parents how things are going? It seemed strange that for such a young boy he never really thinks about missing his parents or being concerned about them know that he's ok. This could be explained in a line or two, maybe there is no post that are carrying messages out of camp, maybe he can't afford it, maybe he has reasons he doesn't want to, but it seems strange that it doesn't cross his mind.

 

Overall, this is a solid story and an absolute joy to read. The plot is interesting, the characters are awesome, and I can't wait to see what happens next.

 

Theevilfish
Overall

The LCP Underground has expanded to a new world, proving it's omnipotence. Was it there before the story was ever written? Is it just hidden in all the rest of the stories I've ever read?

The story is well wrtten, and kept realistic with what I assume are personal experiences from the author. The military life is vivd and is without a doubt as accurate as you will possibly get in a fantasy medium.

Arensor
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Lacking character, but full of substance

Reviewed at: Chapter 14 - Promising Prospects

This story in a lot of ways is greatly enjoyable. The author of course has his own plan for the story but I will say the focus on mana skills in the beginning into being ignored is a bit odd. Some of the interactions early on need to be revised as the story feels like context and dialogue is sometimes ignored in order to progress the story. Otherwise, the characters introduced in chapters 10-14 feel much more realistic and solid. The litrpg borrowed from kosnik and others feels thought out and good for the most part. I would argue that some of the skills don't feel like they fit their "rarity" in terms of difficulty of access and effectiveness. Some of the skills effectiveness might be shown later on but currently the higher tier skills don't seem much better than lower tier skills.. I am greatly looking forward to how the story progresses and the author's personal experience shines through in the chapters 10-14. For anyone worried about descriptive violence the author does a good job of putting warnings in the beginnings of chapters with it. Overall the story is one of the best litrpgs on this website in the last year.