Law of Shadows
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- Traumatising content
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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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.
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.
For once, this gave a VERY different vibe from his other stories.
Smacks of wish fulfillment. There's a whole lot of sex (which honestly isn't terrible) and head-tilting (for the love of god, why?) going on. If you can look past that, the story isn't bad and the grammar is also not terrible. It's not highbrow, but it might tide you over for a few evenings if you have nothing else going on. The backstory and worldbuilding is different and enjoyable, which is why I gave it two stars.
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 ^_^
Good start , a promising story. Downside is that not much battle scenes and too much focuses on Fae's as the enemy(which is fae vs whole world yadayada). Im a fan of xianxia like novels , why so sad not having much battle scenes. Sometimes got irritated to how character build up where mc moves always when enemy provokes first( well thats what u get for making mc a godlike char at first tho) no scenes like on rpg or cn mc's. Old ones not really act best ng old ones , and it ticks me to interview 2x scenes where they care social shits(llike duh they should act like gods right)
So over all a good one , not best that i envision tho
Nice reading. The story flows well, and the author does a nice job of evading overused tropes so popular in novels for kids. The setting feels fresh too.
Though, I expected a little more from a "romance" tag. Feels more like a romance subplot to me. Also, there are a few loose ends forgotten by the author; it highlights that he doesn't have a thoroughly planned story before starting to write, the usual downside for many web novels.
If I can choose one problem that should be addressed, it will be how rigid immortals sexual life is. No bedding kids under 16, monogamous behavior, and so on. Considering the endless and uneventful life, you can expect them to degrade so much until they start to enjoy bestiality orgies and other wild fetishes, especially when they know that morals and sexual rules are a social construct (many immortals were born in times when there was no civilization and everyone freely fucked like animals), but no, the author made them magically proper. Of course, he offered an excuse that immortals are regulating their violent nature that way. Your choice is to believe it or not.
It's a silly problem that shows that there isn't much to complain about in this novel.
One more thing, sadly, the author isn't into harems,
I hoped the MC would bed Sely's sister too.
Guess it's a welcomed thing for fanatical harem haters. Personally, I can enjoy a well-made compact (2-3 person) harem.
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!'.
The story is great as always!
This time I don't hate the female lead as much as in Andur previous work. You could say I got a change for once!!
And when I read until the end, it just click to me that perharp the male and female lead in this book is the reincarnate of Seria and Marcus!! Becaue I see tha line about sucar and honey bear from Marcus's grandfarther & Sely's mom~~~
First of all We all know andur's works are great.And i'm not a fan i tell you.
The writing is damn good. Fun story and it goes on very smoothly.
I Must say over many of the works which i have read in rrl Law of Shadows is one of the best i gave 5 star rating and not 4 star cause it deserves it,compared to other books which are xianxia/wuxia driven which gets me on my nerves, these original works are much better.