"Thirty years ago, the world went mad. Today, it continues to fall apart."
The year is 2061. The Golden Age of empowered heroes ended in the cataclysmic fires of The Collapse. Costumed demigods brought the world to a dire precipice and individuals and institutions are still picking up the pieces, still walking the precarious tightrope of a world-shaking paradigm shift.
The world is not as it once was. The relics of the Golden Age, natural and artificial both, stand as monuments to a period of history that some wish to forget. All across the known world, individuals and institutions try to guide the new world towards salvation, preservation or destruction.
In a city on the verge of collapse, Sabra Kasembe dreams of being a renowned hero, even as her idealistic efforts draw her towards a future where the only crowds calling her name are her victims. Pavel Fisher is a weary ex-hero, bereft of powers and costume in the wake of horrific trauma, listlessly searching for purpose.
When their lives intertwine with that of the iconoclastic mercenary known only as Leopard, whose murderous associates threaten to usher in an apocalypse, the trio realizes that maybe — just maybe — three people can change the course of history.
But heroism and villainy are matters of perspective — and narrative.
Not all apocalypses are cataclysmic. And some say apocalypses don't merely end.
Not All Heroes began on August 29 2017. Updates Tuesdays and Fridays weekly. Visit the Wordpress site for further information on the world. Comments and feedback are encouraged!
“The greatest folly of any hero is not recognizing the tension between salvation, preservation, and destruction.”
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Brian attends AnimeCon with a special charm that has a mysterious effect on the girls it touches.
What do you get when you put the soul and mind of a lazy weeb who has managed to haul himself into a reasonably productive life, into the body of the most ferocious and savage species ever concieved by the mind of man? You get Dah Ork Life! Both Cunningly Brutal and Brutally Cunning, Felix strives to become the stronkest and killiest Ork that ever was, all the while struggling to find a proper balance between the wisdom of man and the ever encroaching fury and madness that permeates every aspect of Orkish life, all set in the most horrific and dystopian sci-fi fantasy universe ever dreamed up by the nightmares of man, the Warhammer 40k universe.
Born in a spaceship poised directly for one of the Bastions of the crumbling Imperium of Man, the planet of Armaggedon, Felix must strive to both survive, and cope with the necessities that come with his second chance at life. And he has no intent to squander his second chance at life, even at the cost of a tarnished and dirtied soul.
An inexplicable reincarnation into the magical world of Harry Potter!!
An avid fan of the series is born into this magical world with quite detailed knowledge about it. With his fore knowledge, he has the ability to influence the timeline or characters in many ways. Let us see how the story unfolds now …. after this new character has entered it.
All characters belong to the magical writer JK Rowling. I sole own Darius and let him play in the open sandbox that is Rowling's world.
A man from our world is dropped into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with nothing but a watch on his wrist to make a life with. Luckily, it's one hell of a cool watch. Now if only he'd gotten the manual...
Warning! This novel contains explicit sexual scenes, so don't read it under the legal age of adults in your country. The cover picture isn't my possession and all credit goes to its original creator. Special thanks to SSDDX for photoshopping it! You can find the creator of the picture here: ArtStation.com
Each chapter is 20k+ words long and I'll most likely update around every second week.
Tags: Cultivation with sex, Magic, Romance, Slice of Life, Faithful to the love interest, Overpowered protagonist, Secret identity
On a fated day, on the first day of his third year in school, Seth ran into an old acquaintance. It didn’t take long for him to realise that it was his childhood friend, so he got close to her quickly, but there was a slight problem. The once small and cute girl turned into a tempting beauty. Due to a small event, his childhood friend was forced to find a new lodging and being a gentleman, Seth offered the empty room in his family house.
Based on his knowledge, there were only two countries left in the world after the apocalypse, but after the girl moved in, a series of events led him to find out that things weren’t that simple. Meeting one threat after the other, he was forced to leave his cover behind and come out of hiding, for he wasn’t a simple person either.
He was the incarnation of a god, after all…
What young boy doesn't crave adventure? What young man doesn't wish to be a superhero?
But time marches on, and life grows dull with responsibility. Is it any wonder that old dreams are forgotten?
Welcome to The Law of Averages: In which a man is dragged solidly out of his comfort zone. Be careful what you wish for, you never know when it will come true.
This story follows Daniel Newman as he adjusts to a strange new world. One where superpowers are for sale, where heroics are frowned upon, and where life is constantly defying Daniel's expectations. Dan always thought that he was destined to be normal, but one world's normal is another world's special.
They say Kaiser is more beast than man.
They say he fought two armies at once by himself and forced them to retreat.
They say he cavorts with witches and demons.
They say he has a thousand lovers, each more beautiful and deadly than the last.
They say the Night Goddess adores him, shrouding her beloved in her dark embrace.
They say that blood still stains the Wyrm King's throne.
They say, They say, They say...
They say a lot of things. Rumors and myth surrounding Kaiser float through Gods' Nature like the wind through the trees, but sometimes, the truth is stranger than fiction.
*Chapters will be released on Mondays to Patrons and here Saturday.*
*Warning, this story has a slow start as I build up characters and the world. If you are looking for something that dives right into action then this is probably not the fiction for you. If you want a believable plot, good development, and character growth, then I welcome you.*
*This work is under constant improvement. Volume 1 now finished.*
What defines endgame content? Is it raiding epic dungeons to take down the strongest bosses there are, or is it facing off against other players to climb the ladder and become the top PvPer? Is endgame content gathering materials and crafting the strongest and most exotic equipment that there is, or is it all about playing the market and amassing more wealth than everybody else? Some people even argue that fashion and minigames are endgame content!
Ryouta has already done all of that. Having spent most of his life playing MMO after MMO, he now finds himself wanting to live a virtual life that is far more relaxed and casual than what he is known for.
To Ryouta, the true endgame is fishing.
Updates at 6pm EST, Mon-Fri.
Reincarnation is a roll of the dice, naturally some people get better prizes than others. This story is about someone who is making the best of a bad situation. he doesn't get to be a human or a dragon, he gets to be a bug. even a slime would be better than that.
Let's hope he gets to be a special bug.
HOLIDAY Schedule: Every Saturday Evening (EST.)
Current Number of Books: 6
Their world is broken and so are they.
Arianna is an outcast. Her affinity for darkness terrifies those around her. Haunted by dreams of another time, she doubts if she even belongs among her people. Rather than dwell on fragments of a forgotten past, she dedicates herself to protecting her twin brother and their people from the monsters beyond the city walls.
The God of Balance, Nalithor, was born a Devillian prince. Twisted monstrosities and unhinged deities are a threat to the world’s mortals. His duty is to restore order, yet his superiors block every move he makes.
In order to salvage their world, Arianna and Nalithor must overcome their foes. However, they must put themselves back together first…or Avrirsa will fall.
Cover Illustration by Thander Lin
Graphic Design by Bonnie L. Price
The humans of Astalon have always wondered what lay beyond their home. At night, the skies give all that observe a reason to ask that question. In midst of the stars, beyond the moon and the edge of the world, what is there to see? What wonders await?
In the place after the world, in the great Beyond, what could possibly be lurking?
Astalon. Caereith. Ibbeathis. Kalsdyn. Ilbithar. Blackrend. Cassima. Ooum. The Everfrost.
Nine names. Nine realms.
Brought together in a single, great collision, nine of the uncountable number of realms in Beyond are destined to converge and eventually become one. In this mess, one boy accidentally finds himself crossing through the boundary of Astalon and Caereith with the help of a mysterious Amarid girl.
Armed with his quill, a notebook, and an intense desire to learn, what could possibly go wrong?
Deep in a secluded forest, within the depths of a long forgotten cave, an unnatural silence that has reigned for little over a million years is shattered as a hatchling takes its first breath. To the various species that called this world, one of seven, home, the matter seemed beyond insignificant.
The hatchling, like all monsters, had no divine backing and with its age, could only be considered a lesser existence. A being to be used by the Chosen and noble monster bloodlines in their never-ending pursuit of power, fame and immortality.
However, how could any of the short-lived races, Chosen and Monster alike, know that the tiny, weak, lizard-like creature was much more than it seemed. That it was an entity only spoken of in myth and legend. From a species that their ancestors, with the backing of the Gods, paid a huge price to remove. A heretical existence that threatened the fragile peace that had descended upon their world.
** Cover done by the amazing Felix!***
I am writing this story for a friend who is currently in hospital and in a very precarious situation. He gave me the plot/ concept and, after my own health issues, I wanted to try and brighten his day and provide a distraction from the monotony of their hospital stay.
I am posting it on RRL mainly in case anyone else can find enjoyment from the story and to show the readers of my other stories that I am not permanently MIA (and will 100% return to those stories in the future).
A group of friends are hired to test a new game linked to a powerful corporation. They soon find out though that they are not just testing the game, but helping create it.
Outside the game, the past of one catches up which has consequences for all of them.
Will the game help or hurt them?
The version on here will stay but does not match the published version exactly.
The average person can easily understand that when it comes to living in a villain-infested, crime-filled city like Brockton Bay, treating life like a game can get you killed.
It's kind of ironic, then, that Greg Veder has always been far more serious about games than he ever has about life. (Worm/The Gamer AU)
Nova Terra, a new world, a new reality. Nova Terra runs parallel to the real world and seeks to fulfill the fantasies and desires of those who dare plunge into its mysterious depths. Nova Terra, your dreams, your world.
Jump into the world of Nova Terra with Thorn, a giant young man seeking reprieve from his life of pain. Watch as he carves out a place for himself and discovers that there is much more to his life than he realizes.
New chapter every Tuesday + Friday
Great news, Endless Online #4 is now LIVE on Amazon! If you wanted to check it out or leave a review, I would be extremely grateful!
A big shout and thanks to all my fellow lovers of LitRPG who have embraced this adventure with me. Here's to many more books written and chapters shared with all my friends here on Royalroad!
In the meantime, I'll get busy cranking out fresh material for book 5 where Val and Julia must brave fearsome odds not just to survive, but to claim the crown of Jordia and reign as Overlord!
Ane day, to take the fight back to Earth!
But that day is far, far away. And Val has many horrors and moments of joy and tragedy to savor until then! In book 5 I plan on exploring just how deadly Val can be with the magic he is starting to master, and what hideous consequences Jordia will face when Oblivion's Chosen makes his bid for the throne :)
I plan on releasing at least a chapter a week, more as I get in the swing of it, and I truly hope you enjoy!
Val had returned from his latest tour of duty maimed and scarred in body and soul. Barely able to walk and drugged to the gills for pain, he thought his killing days were finally behind him.
He couldn't have been more wrong.
Endless Online, a hyper futuristic game where players could live another life. Val loved the idea of starting over in virtual reality. But when his friend turns up missing after chasing that same dream, Val quickly learns that Endless is no simple game. If Val can't stop the bad guys, it's game over. For everyone.
Description: Zachary Alan Lee was a computer programmer who died in his sleep. Having been a fan of LitRPG and a writer on his favorite website. Little did he know that a God of a different universe was one of his fans. Upon his death, Zach was reborn on the World of Argos. Having a second chance at life and the ability to live in a world with Magic and system that would allow him to upgrade his body and soul, Zach sets off to forge a new destiny. One of his own making.
Author’s Note: Hey, if you like Town building please come in and read my story. My main focus will be writing a fun story about a struggling MC trying to gain power and a little bit of safety in his new life. Since I am starting a business and have a family I will be posting infrequently. Additionally, there will be errors in spelling and grammar, but I am being up front about it, please leave specific feedback and I will gladly correct it. Cover art is not my own and I will be returning from Hiatus soon 4/27/18
Gabe is a clone of the greatest superhero in the world. He lives in the gutters of Houston, hiding from agencies that would liquidate him, and trying to live up to the legacy that Megajoule left behind. He bleeds in dark hallways, he breaks bones over little girls sold into sex slavery.
He wonders: can he make a difference when he’s got a fraction of the power that Megajoule had? Or is he doomed to being a cheap imitation of the real thing?
CAST LIST (contains spoilers)
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