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“Whoever will reach level 100 first shall become Earth’s new Overgod.” So said the screen as dungeons summoned invaders from alternate realities, woke up ancient gods slumbering beneath the earth, and empowered humans with levels and classes. A battle royale of worldwide proportions begins as the world descends into anarchy. 

But Basil Bohen doesn’t give a crap about the apocalypse.

He would rather live in the woods with his monster pets, but people just won't leave him alone...

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Maxime J. Durand (Void Herald)

Maxime J. Durand (Void Herald)

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44 Chapters
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1: Man vs Wild ago
Chapter 2: Man vs Goblin ago
Chapter 3: Man vs Menu ago
Chapter 4: Man vs Otter ago
Chapter 5: Man vs Surprise ago
Chapter 6: Man vs Drone ago
Chapter 7: Man vs Architecture ago
Chapter 8: Man vs Craft ago
Chapter 9: Man vs Evolution ago
Chapter 10: Man vs Stone ago
Chapter 11: Man vs Robots ago
Chapter 12: Man vs Merchant ago
Chapter 13: Man vs Garden ago
Chapter 14: Man vs Bomb ago
Chapter 15: Man vs Machine ago
Chapter 16: Man vs Introspection ago
Chapter 17: Man vs Do-It-Yourself ago
Chapter 18: Man vs Police ago
Chapter 19: Man vs Witch ago
Chapter 20: Man vs Mermaid ago
Chapter 21: Man vs Angel ago
Chapter 22: Man vs Army ago
Chapter 23: Man vs Countdown ago
Chapter 24: Man vs Raid ago
Chapter 25: Man vs Dragon ago
Chapter 26: Man vs Future ago
Chapter 27: Interlude: The Guards in Buckingham ago
Chapter 28: Man vs Rooster ago
Chapter 29: Man vs Market ago
Chapter 30: Man vs Main Quest ago
Chapter 31: Man vs Breeding ago
Chapter 32: Man vs Dinosaur ago
Chapter 33: Man vs Beach ago
Chapter 34: Man vs Superboss ago
Chapter 35: Man vs Spy ago
Chapter 36: Man vs Fire ago
Chapter 37: Man vs Home Invaders ago
Chapter 38: Man vs Oath ago
Chapter 39: Man vs Funeral ago
Chapter 40: Man vs Castle ago
Chapter 41: Man vs Man ago
Chapter 42: Interlude: The Cats of Tunis ago
Chapter 43: Man vs Guild ago
Chapter 44: Man vs Planning ago

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Tajarim
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People already know and like previous novels of this author, which is very obvious in the automatic glowing praise of many of the reviews. This story - so far at least - doesn't deserve to be equaled to the masterfully written stories like Underland, Kairos, or Perfect Run. The MC of this story is unbearable and way too samey to ones you find in all those other litrpg apocalypse stories out there. He's not very bright, makes stupid and unfunny quips all the time and seems to be without any common sense.

It doesn't really help that the "story" progresses very slowly and reluctantly, just like his very first work, which this story is connected to (which was equally not up to the authors usual established standards). Overall this entry just feels hollow, like a thing that was mandated, more written to market than filled with passion. Truly a pity. 

hakatri gin
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Teaching manners to the apocalypse

Reviewed at: Chapter 3: Man vs Menu

Initially this looks like an apocalypse litrpg well done, the usual tropes of status screeens and the outlining of a class and team development, its in chapter 3 when it all finally comes together and shows us how hillarious it can be

For you see, the MC is not some dude willing to tear a path for power, with blood and steel, nope, he is a grounded man who wants to live a peaceful life in the woods, so, what does he does when the apocalypse comes for him?

HE DRAGS THE APOCALYPSE TO HIS LEVEL, and forces it to behave in a civilized way

Not current civilization, mind you, the MC is a mixture of modern social values and an "old coutry" type of decisive action man

He has no problem in killing his enemies or preparing for violence, not because he is a modern person who realizes the need for violence, but because his values are still rooten in older traditions that declare violence as a necesesity of life

Basically, take a 18th century dude, give him modern knowledge and throw the apocalypse at him, and he will treat it as another instance of having to crush the savagery of the world, in order to pursue civilization

And its kind of epic and funny

The comedy reminds me of Malcom In The Middle, where the MCs were very extreme people trying to live a civilized life, except that is a berserker and his tamed beasts trying to be civilized when murdering their enemies

 

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Praise the Void Herald´s return!

Reviewed at: Chapter 1: Man vs Wild

I´ve been a loyal subject and follower to our Lord and Herald of the Void since Vainqueur (Vainqueur, best Dragon!) was still fresh on Royal Road.
He has proven time and again that he can protrait basically anything with a System and make it seem perfectly reasonable.
You can expect a story closer to Kairos in vibe, with lots of humor and Pop culture references reminiscent to Vainqueur and Perfect Run, but not as serious as Never Die twice.
This time, he tackles one of many peoples favorites: Apocalypse/Post-Apocalypse Lit-RPG!
Enter Basil Bohen, a guy who, instead of fighting the apocalypse and the forces of destruction to liberate the world, couldn´t think of anything better than living in seclusion with his cat and just laze about, while doing some light gardening and diy.
But Ragnarok doesn´t wait for no-one!
So have a look how Basil, slowly realising and coming to grasp that the apocalypse is very much a thing, and his army of monsters faces the End of the World in a typically Void Herald-y, hilarious fashion!
The multiverse of madness has nothing on what Void Herald leads you to explore. See what opened its maw and try not to go crazy! XD

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First and foremost, this story is a well-crafted system apocalypse. The overarching plot direction is quite simple; whoever reaches level 100 first, human or monster, will become the Overgod of Earth. The main character is very unique, with a mix of slight mental derangement, and stubborn self-centeredness, which extends to what he considers his, like his house or cat. This trait is powerful enough to compel him into engaging in an arms race with the nearby monsters as a preventative measure, which is an fitting way to acknowledge and circumvent the protagonist's preference for non-interference. And of course, a description of Basil wouldn't be complete without mentioning his class, [Tamer]. Able to recruit monsters to join him, most of the main cast in this story is made up of these creatures. Personally, I'm very happy to read an apocalypse-themed story with a main character who isn't constantly alone, it adds a fleeting 'slice-of-life' feel which helps relieve the constant tension.

In terms of the actual writing, it is a wonderful treat. Stylistically, the blend of dialogue between the tamer and his bonded animals with tense action and adventure results in superb pacing. Subplots with relevance to the story are executed well, while grammar and formatting are near-flawless. Specifically, the system tables are quite thorough and interesting, with a consistent structure. 

I've been enjoying this story greatly, and I believe that it is worth reading for anyone not averse to LitRPG elements. I hope this review helps convince potential readers to take the plunge into this amazing work! 

lolbroman25
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As usual for Void Herald, he knows exactly how to hook someone on the first chapter and leave them salivating for more. The first chapter gives you more than enough context to figure out the general situation our friend Basil is now in, and he adapts fairly quickly to it. Excited for the next chapter, and can't wait to see how this goes!

Aster Loka
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Apocalypse + Tamer... Love It!

Reviewed at: Chapter 1: Man vs Wild

I've always loved stories where the main character gathers an army of creatures and monsters around him, and now we've got one from one of the most prolific writers on RR, so we can be confident that it'll be finished and have a proper conclusion!

So far there's only the one chapter out, but it's got plenty of character and fun, setting up the situation very cleanly and setting a light tone for what could easily be a very grim premise.

Basil is a funny character, and his companions are equally amusing. I am really looking forward to seeing where this goes!

DanceLikeAFool
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Lots of fun right out the gate. Came in with some expectation and each chapter is better than the last.

Reviews must be at least 50 words long, and I sure could write a huge one about how good this is. Going to wait until there's a bit more to chew through though.

Xodarap
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I've always liked your approach to humor with circumstances and this story looks like a keeper the likes of Vainquer and Quicksave so I desperately want to see where this goes.

I'm sort of confused on the lab references but I haven't read Magik online so that might be a problem 

TuliusII
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Pokemon meets the End of the World

Reviewed at: Chapter 17: Man vs Do-It-Yourself

Really good history, its like a Pokemon using the RPG rules of the world of Vainqueor. Really interesting history, it has a fast paced narrative and interesting characters, the only dowside i think is that the personalities of the said characters are really predictable. 

The take on the apocalypse of Void Herald is not really a new one, but still a good one to be explored. It is still early in the history but you can already see some pieces of clues about why the apocalypse is hapenning and who is behind it, dont know how he will make is progress or how it will be resolved yet. At least in all his books the end are all well done. 

My favorite character is the Rosemarine, the only sane one among the Protagonist party.  

 

Jerry Humes
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Great Start - with some refreshing unique ideas

Reviewed at: Chapter 9: Man vs Evolution

some refreshing unique ideas

Character and monsters act differentlly enough to the MANY many MANY other similar stories to make me hopefull for the rest of the story! I only hope that the usual band of black-hearted naysayers who try to Dis EVERYBODY who dares to publish won't discourage this promising new author! Anyone who reads any story online - for free even - then still feels a need to disparage it, should just keep their opions to themselves and go look for another story that they DO like.