Live by the Sword

by Needs More Curry

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy Psychological Anti-Hero Lead Grimdark
Warning This fiction contains:
  • Gore
  • Sexual Content
  • Traumatising content

--This story begins by following a bandit prone to making poor choices in life. He lives in a somewhat medieval age where steel is king, blood is shed fairly lightly, and weakness gets you punished fast. But that's okay. As long as he has his sword, he'll be fine. Right?

--This story is tragic and contains some depictions of violence and nudity, so I've flagged it as adult content.

--I've been working on Live by the Sword since as far back as 2012 and it is my first actual effort at completing a book. I hope to one day be able to live off of my writing, as I am excited about Live by the Sword and want to tell you all of it as soon as possible! Not to mention I have more stories floating in my mind for years now, and I'd like to share them. I hope the words I tell give you amusement and perhaps some cause to think. Cheers.

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Achievements
Good Commenter (II)
2nd Anniversary
Word Wielder (III)
Rising Star
Group Leader (III)
I Am Ascending (IV)
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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
A Very Serious Swordsman - Prologue: Zarak Hitches a Ride ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter I: Pissing Life Away (1) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter I: Pissing Life Away (2) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter II: The Deal (1) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter II: The Deal (2) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter III: Premeditated Suicide (1) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter III: Premeditated Suicide (2) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter III: Premeditated Suicide (3) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter III: Premeditated Suicide (4) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter IV: Fond Memories ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter V: Slum Dogs (1) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter V: Slum Dogs (2) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter VI: A Welcome for a Hero (1) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter VI: A Welcome for a Hero (2) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter VI: A Welcome for a Hero (3) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter VII: Cigarettes and Corpses (1) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter VII: Cigarettes and Corpses (2) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter VIII: Refuge (1) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter VIII: Refuge (2) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter VIII: Refuge (3) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter IX: According to Kord (1) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter IX: According to Kord (2) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Chapter IX: According to Kord (3) ago
A Very Serious Swordsman - Epilogue: How does one sleep at night? ago
Dying is Easy - Prologue: The Bloom (1) ago
Dying is Easy - Prologue: The Bloom (2) ago
Dying is Easy - Chapter I: A Brother’s Bond ago
Dying is Easy - Chapter II: Mr Gone ago
Dying is Easy - Chapter III: The Endless Night (1) ago
Dying is Easy - Chapter III: The Endless Night (2) ago
Dying is Easy - Chapter III: The Endless Night (3) ago
Dying is Easy - Chapter IV: Revelations (1) ago
Dying is Easy - Chapter IV: Revelations (2) ago
Dying is Easy - Chapter IV: Revelations (3) ago
Dying is Easy - Chapter IV: Revelations (4) ago
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Aeoniam
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  Well, for starters, the main character is lovabl- not. He's a cynical, murderous mofo, and I love it. For what I saw till now, the characters that got more dialogues are very well done, not explained yet(as chapter III-4) and the battle scenes are fast and well done, not to mention the beautiful drawings. If it keeps this quality it(in my humble and completely insignificant opinion) should really get on the best rated list.

 

Ps: me dumb and know english bad. english no me language.

emberwing
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A story with both a lot of potential and a great start

This story is extremely well written with close to no grammatical or spelling errors.

The characters are vibrant and well thought out and the main character feels like a reel person, he is't always sure about his actions but he's hit rock bottom before and it seems like he stuck around for quite a while. 

The stories synopsys feels a bit lacking if you ask me but that's because despite the darker tone and synical lead, the story seems to be progressing in the way of redemption or at least personal satisfaction.

I have already decided that i will still look foward to the next chapter as whatever will happen, will happen.