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.

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MR.DANTE
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I really don't know how to describe this

Reviewed at: Chapter 6 - Adventure!

I cant really find any major problem with the writting itself but its tedious and boring to read, everything seems planned out but the delivery come out as an info dump and the system seems well crafted but come out as an overly complicated and wall of text, couldnt find it in me to keep reading even if its evident that the author put a lot of effort in crafting the story 

BlackGreen
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Reviewed as at chapter 8.

The first chapter is a little clunky but after that it really picks up to become a great start. 

The whole reincarnated as a child thing is a pretty common trope on the site but this story handles it particularly well.

Pacing is excellent with enough time skips to prevent the reader wallowing in uncomfortable infancy with time still allowed for meaningful character growth. 

The litrpg elements are done well with meaningful feeling stats without recourse to painful maths. And there is enough stats to satisfy that blue box itch without taking over the whole story. 

The MC is a little OP but not so much as to break the story by removing any peril.

Only criticism is that the aging difference could be better explained. 

It reads as if the MC is levied into the army at 10 but due to the longer years they're actually more like 14/15 which fits much better with classical armies (and had further explanation within the world due to effect on tiers).

 

Characterisation is well done throughout and the characters all feel distinct with meaningful and realistic motivations. 

The fact the MC chooses to tell his parents about his higher than normal skill growth is also refreshing. It allows for more believable interactions compared to some of the similar stories on this site.

 

In general a great start to an interesting novel.

Ashwood82
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I gave this a shot going in with no expectations. Started out a little slow but I am really glad I kept reading. The wholesome family was an especially nice change of pace from most stories.

does an amazing job of capturing espirit de corps of a group that fights and trusts each other with their lives. 

No harem 10/10

Shadowkitty
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Straightforward, Engaging, and strikingly familiar

Reviewed at: Chapter 20 - Aide and Attendance

As a military man myself, there is a lot of this story that feels like I'M the one experiencing the flashbacks.  Much of the verbage used, different phrases and terms, are distinctly military and feel right at home.  I've always been a fan of these slightly niche stories written by fellow service members, because of this particular feel that they tend to carry. 

Beyond this, I imagine even civilian readers will find the story engaging.  The plot is very 'meat and potatoes', carrying itself forward with purpose and not spending much time dallying around.  Blue boxes are a favourite around RR, as well, and for those who's brain makes the chemical when watching numbers get bigger; this story will meet that demand to some degree. It isn't insanely stat box heavy, but the author makes an effort to give readers access to the various tidbits of world information and sometimes goes as far as to add extra info in the after-chapter notes for things like stat comparisons or what other Class/Profession data might look like.

The main character is a little bit bland at times, but he's young and without the typical 'isekai' advantage of fully remembering his past.  There's plenty of room for him to become a solid protagonist as he gains experience and moves forward, capitalizing on the various advantages he's been provided.  The supporting characters feel appropriately so, a functioning ensemble of militant professionals doing what military professionals do-- Complaining, standing by to stand by, and getting **** done.

Arochon
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I really Like this Book so far. The system is quite nice and Not the "you got a Quest" Shit. The MC ist clever and Not an asshole or plain stupid. 

Pacing is amazing so far and the worldbuilding top notch. The first class is a bit boring but i m excited for His class Evolution.

Todd Heino
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A well written story with a few downsides. Chapter 3 is a bit of a disaster, but the author is already planning on editting it.

It has a large military lean to it. Its difficult to describe what exactly stands out, but you can usually tell when a story is written by someone with military experience.

It kept me engaged to read through what's available at the moment, but I don't feel as invested as I would with a "great" story.

trasen56
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Incredibly well written so far.

Reviewed at: Chapter 10 - Regular Guy

This story is really good. I like the main character as well as the fact that he only got some traits from his reincarnation, and it doesn't completely define his character. This gives you the best of both worlds in someone able to be mature and disciplined from the start, but still allow them to act like a kid and learn without breaking the flow of the story.

 

I also really like the system used as it feels much more like a reflection of the person than the other way around. From my understanding you get skills and increase their level through effective practice of said skill and the system mostly serves as a way to track your current skill, prevent your skills from atrophied due to lack of practice, and support your own knowledge with that of others with similar level to you.

 

Finally the story and characters are well written, and I get the impression that the author has personally experienced much of the topics and themes he is exploring. I'm greatly looking forward to continuing the story.

Leephoya
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Overall: A nice story with an interesting plot and realistic healthy relationships with other people.

Style: I really like the writing style of this story. The only criticism would be the info dump in a few of the earlier chapters. The author reasoned that it will make the story move forward though it is said because the story until that point had a really realistic view of babies.  Aside from that the style itself is really good.

Story: I love the story so far. The prologue was interesting and watching the MC grow up is wonderful. The stations he goes through in life are shown in a nice slice of life style though at the actual chapter the action will probably pick up.

Grammar: The story has good grammar with no glaring mistakes. Note though that I am not a native speaker.

Character: I love the characters. The realistic and cute ways the MC interacts with his family. His childish thought processes. His family's reactions and healthy support. Him growing up. The characters around him also seem lifelike and have a personality though as of now they are all really nice and nothing really bad happened so they are not as fleshed out as they could be.

Kazmuth
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Great writing, well developing characters

Reviewed at: Chapter 20 - Aide and Attendance

While there are a couple events that seem a bit forced, the writing flows well and the world building is done well, and the characters seem real and engaging, and most importantly, hold true to almost every detail mentioned about them, no big changes or surprises.

Foreshadowing and hinting at secrets is also stunningly done, with just enough information to make you able to extrapolate in a hundred different directions 

DeepWaterMystic
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Solid writing throughout, though the first half of the prologue almost threw me off the story. Grammar and spelling are solid. Knowledge of military structure is apparent and welcome. By around chapter 6 I was thoroughly invested. MC is not completely overpowered, while also overcoming numerous challenges in a reasonable way. Looking forward to seeing how everything develops!