Law of Shadows

by Andur

Original COMPLETED Action Fantasy Romance Anti-Hero Lead Female Lead Magic Male Lead Multiple Lead Characters Non-Human lead Slice of Life Strong Lead Supernatural
Warning This fiction contains:
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Mercs are causing trouble in my city. They are hunting someone, whatever the cost. It’s not like I care that some lowly humans died, but if I don’t act now it would set a bad example. So what would the hero do? Probably he would save the victims and protect them while the enemies keep coming…

Yeah, as if I would ever do something so troublesome! They aren’t calling me the demon lord for no reason. I suppose I’ll just shoot the victim and be done with it.


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Author's Comment:

If you find mistakes, pls tell, thx. I don't like mistakes.[/window]

Author's Comment:

I was asked about reading my work on other sites.

The answer is simple: Currently, I am not active in any other networks than Only here, I correct mistakes and errors.

If you read it anywhere else and have to pay for it or have to deal with an annoying amount of advertisement, You Are Being Betrayed.

You would do good if you make other people in that network aware of it. This is a free project of mine for the purpose of having fun. And if people try to make money with it you shouldn't bother visiting their website.

I have no problem with translation and reposting of the story, as long as the person in question isn't doing it for money or stealing my identity.

The only one whom I actually allowed to have my work on his website is Armaell who invested the time to compile them into pdf.


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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
1. ~Alone~ ago
2. ~Free time~ ago
3. ~Crash the party~ ago
4. ~Problem~ ago
5. ~Visitors~ ago
6. ~Spying~ ago
7. ~Followed~ ago
8. ~Restricted~ ago
9. ~Awakening~ ago
10. ~Home sweet home~ ago
11. ~Exploration~ ago
12. ~Inhabitants~ ago
13. ~Date~ ago
14. ~City~ ago
15. ~Sides~ ago
16. ~Command~ ago
17. ~Connections~ ago
18. ~Twice~ ago
19. ~Deep~ ago
20. ~Raid~ ago
21. ~Discussion~ ago
22. ~Awoken~ ago
23. ~Twist~ ago
24. ~Visitors~ ago
25. ~Relationship~ ago
26. ~Solo~ ago
27. ~Many things~ ago
28. ~Lessons~ ago
29. ~Prep~ ago
30. ~Atlantis~ ago
31. ~Argument~ ago
32. ~There is beauty in death~ ago
33. ~Interview~ ago
34. ~Human relations~ ago
35. ~Never rest~ ago
36. ~Cleanup~ ago
37. ~Uncomfortable~ ago
38. ~Chaos~ ago
39. ~Old things~ ago
40. ~Answers~ ago
41. ~Demonstration~ ago
42. ~Speed~ ago
43. ~Return~ ago
44. ~Ride~ ago
45. ~Enchanter~ ago
46. ~Surprise~ ago
47. ~Thieves~ ago
48. ~Trust~ ago
49. ~Doodle~ ago
50. ~Off~ ago
51. ~Fairy~ ago
52. ~Departure~ ago
53. ~Home~ ago
54. ~Hatlix~ ago
55. ~One voice~ ago
56. ~Visitor~ ago
57. ~Convinced~ ago
58. ~Beach~ ago
59. ~Conclusion~ ago
60. ~New World~ ago
61. ~Priorities~ ago
62. ~It~ ago
63. ~Question~ ago
64. ~Torch~ ago
65. ~Life~ ago
66. ~Prologue~ ago
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Absolutely Fantastic!

Bias Warning: I love andur novels. Alternatively his most recent were not my favorite of his/hers, until now. Beyond? is probably, no not probably, one of, no not one of, IS my favorite novel on this website. So then onto the review:

The writing is fantastic and is a clear improvement over time. It reads so absolutely smooth, there are no hiccups. I love the main character from the start. Just a few chapters in and I already feel like I know the characters shown. Such quick and deep characterization is fantastic that still leaves some mystery. I never feel bored, nor rushed, nor anything I don't want to feel. 

The story, in general, gives a far different vibe than his usual and is quite compelling and engaging even for me who loves his usual. It is definitely in competition for being my favorite novel of andur's, which also means my favorite on this site.

I don't see a need to spoil anything, just give it a read, even if you didn't like andur novels in the past, you may very well like this one. 

It still has a OP mc(a well-done one who is smart in his opness), as a warning, or perhaps a plus. 

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For people looking for an actual review:

The story is cool and not a overused i got tp'd into bullshit story which i like. the story is about a "demon lord?" who runs a town and doesnt like people (who woudda geussed a demon lord doesnt like people).
the  grammar is constant and good. with only minor spelling mistakes.
The mc is grumpy rude and (op as far as i can tell) just how i like em.

overall something to look out for.

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Love it (may contain spoilers for his previous works)

If you are going to read andur's works i recommend that you read his whole series in order, this isn't the only one of his works. I have been through Andurs whole adventure of writing and I have loved it, hell i created an account just to write a review. As you read through his works, you can see his improvements and you can see the work behind it, he is one of the few authors ik that actually has a constant update and finishes his story always so far.

^ That is just about Andur's works in general

Now the review,

on chapter 32, and I expected no less, i love the characters as I always have, and I am sure the readers of previous andur's books have already realised the correlation of the character XD. I will be honest even though i love the characters i don't see much Character development on the MC Character atleast on the male side, I think i have def seen alot of development on the female side, changes but the male, although character is likeable his development isn't as dirastic as the females(throughout all the books in general), but hey I still love him, who knows maybe that's what he was going for.

Not much to say about grammer, never really noticed things enough for it to make a difference, I mean minor things here are there but nothing eye catching or anything that makes you wonder the meaning, hell you won't even catch it unless you try XD.

Story, nuff said I love all his stories, I wish he could like release 5 chaps a day, so I can read more of it but yeah. I love his story building, i so have some questions about the multiverse and planets and such but I am not too concerned as I am sure he is going to build on it at somepoint.

Love his style, no issue with it not even sure what to say about it, I wonder where he pulls these random quotes from XD, quotes themselves seem to sometimes tell a different story XD. I also like his multi point style to give us readers a better understanding of the world and the story progression, it's the secrets of the present that keep you hooked but more like progress of the story.

And can I just say I love the romance in all his works?

Also why so many negative nancies in the reviews XD (the main reason I wrote this review)

Also Andur, keep writing you are doing great, if you publish your books I will def buy them.

I hope I am atleast a little bit encourging ^_^

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Another story to keep me going

First time writing a review and I just have to say; Andur - Damn good work. This had me hooked from the first chapter and didn't have the stereotypical scenarios most other series have. 

Love your work Andur, keep it up!

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For once,  this gave a VERY different vibe from his other stories. 

As of now,  this could potentially be my favorite of his works. 
The MC is much more likeable than most(All) of the other MCs in Andur's other stories. At first, I thought this would be his typical "The Adventures of Cuck in a Cuck World" type of Andur story, but it wasn't . At least not yet.... And something unpredictable happened. For once, Andur introduced a shy and prude woman... Blasphemy! 
I think this story is what could bring back previous Andur fans who got tired of his previous works. (I know there are some). 
Another thing,  the title doesn't have a 'question mark'. Makes you wonder if this correlates with his other works. Hopefully not.  For me at least. 
Cool,  fresh and entertaining.
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Relatively short but extremely good!

I have read more than few stories on RoyalRoudl without an account made. So when I decided to reread some books Law of Shadows was my first choice. Why? Simple. It is a good book.

I like the story arc the protagonist has, from a solitary man to a family one. It is captivating and immersing. As for grammar, it is very good. Maybe if you especially look for mistakes you may find some but otherwise it is impecable, at least for me, and more importatly it doesn't take you out of the story. Which is the most important thing.

The only downside this book has is the fact that it is too short. I would have liked to spend more time with Marcus and Sely, to have more interactions between these characters. But you can not rebuke the author for this, if anything else it's comandable.

Maybe the reason I want more of these characters is because they could have been developed a bit more.

So my last words are 'relatively short but extremely good!'.

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The story didn't feel like the usual ones from the author, it felt more like an urban fantasy book that I am used to (The Hollows, Guild Hunter, or other supernatural romances). I liked the change in style, if I could have a word with the author I would like more stories like this from him. But he is busy recycling his characters and focused on the Sea of souls and reincarnation thingy he has going on. 

The characters are engaging, but the few romances begin quite unbelievably. So, we have something different from the usual and we see the potential the authors has if he tried something else, but hey whatever works for him I'm not spitting on a good story.

Thanks for an awesome distraction, Andur.

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One of the best novels I have read on royalroad.I read it in one go, i just could not stop reading it. I absolutely loved the main character. I wish it had more chapters. After finishing it i am having withdrawal now !! hahaha 

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Loved it, ve9rv professionally written compared to other books by u  still hav to read 3 books written by u. I recommend to publish this story.

The ending is a tad repetitive with other novels but loved the book. 


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Wish i'd found it sooner.

One of the best completed works ive read on here.

Can't beleive it took me so long to find. 

A brilliantly dark and humorous book with a satisfying ending.