Neave is no cultivator, and if he can have his way he never will be. His desperate struggle to free himself from his father's grasp eventually leads him to a book. A cursed tome he shouldn't have touched. After being trapped in a hellish time loop for umpteen years, he is finally free.
Oblivious to the horrors he had dragged outside.
Unaware of the apocalypse he would become.
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Written at the end of book 2
I was told I was legally obliged to leave a five-star review, and honestly, that felt fair. This story has jumped up to among my favorites, mainly because of the writing style.
The Jester of Apocalypse is told mainly from the main character Neave's point of view. I think the story flows incredibly smoothly and the way Neave's thoughts and thought-processes are described are done incredibly well. I think both the storytelling and dialogue are very natural, something several stories and authors have trouble with in my opinion.
I especially appreciate how the author portrays Neave's descent into madness and attempts to deal with it through the writing style.
P.S. The first two chapters are slightly different in style. Read to chapter 3 to find out if you are interested or not.
Rules? What do rules matter when your main character is a psycho?
This is one of the more enjoyable and entertaining of the stories I've recently read, and that's for a good reason.
The characters feel alive, are intriguing and are developed to the end. You don't have any half-assing in this story. If it's introduced, it will be played out, and it will make you scream (hopefully in joy).
If there was a tag for bat shit insane mc this would be it's rightful owned
50 WORDS LONG
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I have high functioning autism and I have been banned from the school and I have been banned from the site and I have to be a part of an online terrorist organisation to help me find a manga where the protagonist has a better understanding of the retard and the majority said one of these days was the only thing I had no hot water
I love this story. From the moment I read there was a time look in the synopsis I knew I had to read it. There aren't many good stories that tackle them, and even less with enough chapters to satisfy me. But this story manages both.
One of the things I worried about was the transition out of the loop, because usually the protagonist is so powerful that things tend to fly by or character's we get to know before or during become forgotten. However it is handled well here and I realy like the rest of the story and where it's headed despite the loop being my initial reason to read.
So hurry up and read it
Fantastic character that has been built here. The MC starts out as the son of a powerful cultivator who hates cultivation and views cultivators as stupid and violence as not a solution to problems. This changes as he goes insane after being trapped in a time loop where he masters the ability to manipulate life energy to a degree in which the strongest his world has cannot match as well as gain an ability which allows him to break free of his impossible to escape time loop.
The MC has a broken sense of morality and believes that his previous beliefs weren't wrong but can only be brought to the world through force and seems to have that as a late-game goal.
That as well as the subjugation of the Gods and anhiliation of Demons as the latter were responsible for the eternity he spent within the time loop.
One of the few natural cultivation novels that I have seen made by an English-speaking writer. I personally hate cultivation novels that try to emulate a Chinese background that they don't understand so I'm refreshed to see that they didn't try that but have adapted a cultivation system that has its own background and lore.
The MC is truly insane and lacks any sort of morality and is only barely kept from his more extreme impulses by other characters. Examples include him being stopped from executing someone who was making noise while unconscious during a trial (he put the guy in the spirit trial) for being too loud which has demonstrated that he doesn't think too deeply and tends to act on his intrusive thoughts without a second thought.
The loop started in a very abrupt way and the author managed properly portrayed the main characters mental state and how it changed over the course of many chapters. Out of the loop the sequence of events, everyone's reaction and the ensuing chaos was very well written and foreshadowing suggests that he author has a clear picture of where he wants this all to go. It was a captivating experience reading so far and I'm excited to see how the story moves forward. Also the supporting characters are also nicely fleshed-out. It's a good read.
This story is very well done. It keeps a quick pace, avoids being annoying, and has many creative aspects in a cultivation world. The MC is not a standard xinxia character and while the world has some familiar tropes, it avoids being misery porn in any way. The time loop and the power progression are great and the handful of alternate POV tend to be quite purposeful. There is a certain degree of anime or LN feel to things, but the story is fresh enough that it isn't a problem. Being a bit vague to avoid spoilers about how it is different. If you're combing RR seeking that next gem, this just might be it!
Ok I'm conflicted. I normally don't really like the anti hero storyline, they just seem to be an excuse for the hero to act evil. That being said this story is fascinating.
The MC is under the influence of an eldritch being. and can rightly say to not be in his right mind. I'm hoping he gets to clear that influence and maybe grow as a character.
Okay, I will admit it, it took me by suprise.
Start of this novel was like... Typical xianxia lightnovel, with somewhat asshole MC and his depressed op father... The start of the loop, also not impressive, I tought it will also be typical loop, with hur dur few chapters of harships and then boom op mc.
Don't get me wrong, it is KINDA what happened, but there was so much more...
But dayum, what happened later, is beyond what I had ever read anywhere. The dread, the horror of loop, the insane descent to the madness and all the psychological almost impossible changes in our MC. Impossible? Just very not probable, but if you have infinite monkeys and give them infinite time and writing keyboard, some monkey by random will finally write a Helmet from Szakespear. And our MC got... Lets say almost infinite time, and we, as humans, are not supposed to life for that long, so his mind just... Broke. But it broke in most satysfying way.
And holy shit, I still have nightmares about what he found in this cursed cave. When you will read it, you will know what I mean.
I havent feel dread like that in long time. I really Hope that second book will hold up to that and will not change to typical xianxia cultivation... I really hope for even more insanity from our MC. And this insanity is kinda bad ass, ngl.
First 3 chapters. 3/5 next 80% of the novel 5/5.
Cultivation time loop story. MC is justifiably driven insane by his adventures in a truly hellish timeloop. He starts out a little cracked after the time loop and slowly gets driven even crazier.
Now I don't find the MC likeable which normally isn't a problem but as his behavior becomes more and more unhinged he becomes less and less compelling which is a problem. Unlikable MCs can be compelling although it is surely difficult to make them so. The author attempts it but in my experience falls short.