• Mother of Learning

    Mother of Learning

    2552 pages by nobody103

    Zorian is a teenage mage of humble birth and slightly above-average skill, attending his third year of education at Cyoria's magical academy. He is a driven and irritable young man, consumed by a desire to ensure his own future and free himself of the influence of his family, whom he resents for favoring his brothers over him. Consequently, he has no time for pointless distractions or paying attention to other people's problems.

    As it happens, time is something he is about to get plenty of. On the eve of the Cyoria's annual summer festival, he is killed and brought back to the beginning of the month, just before he was about to take a train to Cyoria. Suddenly trapped in a time loop with no clear end or exit, Zorian will have to look both within and without to unravel the mystery before him. And he does have to unravel it, for the time loop hadn't been made for his sake and dangers lurk everywhere...

    Repetition is the mother of learning, but Zorian will have to first make sure he survives to try again - in a world of magic, even a time traveler isn't safe from those who wish him ill.


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    As some of you may know, this story has already been posted to fictionpress for a while now. It's a story about a teenage mage living in a fantasy world, albeit one with guns and trains, trying to make sense of his world after being stuck in a Groundhog Day style time loop. After a number of people suggested I post the story here as well, I have decided to do just that. The story was pretty well received by the readers so far - more than I ever dared to hope when I first started writing this - so I hope the Royal Road community will enjoy it too.


    I plan to post the first 8 chapters in quick succession and then slowly start updating the story at a rate of 1 chapter per day, until all 91 finished chapters are up.


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    The cover you see on the side has been made by a fellow RoyalRoad user Sydorow. Thank you for your time and art skills.

  • Super Minion

    Super Minion

    282 pages by Gogglesbear

    Fortress City has Super Villains, who have evil lairs, and in them they make super weapons. But when a bioweapon is granted super powers of its own will Fortress City be able to handle the Super Minion?


     


    Updates Mondayish


    Originally written for NaNoWriMo 2018 Royal Road challenge.

  • The Iron Teeth:  A Goblin's Tale

    The Iron Teeth: A Goblin's Tale

    2562 pages by ClearMadness

    A new, darker age is dawning. The greed of kings has ignited a seemingly endless war. As men fight, the monsters of the untamed wilds are devouring the frontier. Villages are abandoned as fields go fallow. Murderous bandits roam the desolation. 

    None of that matters to a nameless goblin slave. He just wants to eat as much food as he can shove into his mouth when no one is looking, but fate runs a twisted course, so instead he is whisked away to the far off Iron Teeth Mountains. To stay alive, he will have to evolve into something more than a simple goblin, and carve a bloody path through the forests of the North. 

    However, first he has to get over his crippling fear of trees, and survive in a place where everything considers him to be the perfect size for a quick snack...




    Expanded and edited books are availible at Amazon.



    Don't forget to vote every week at TopWebFiction, thanks.
  • Everybody Loves Large Chests

    Everybody Loves Large Chests

    5037 pages by Exterminatus

    Everybody Loves Large Chests is now available on Amazon and Audible! Featuring lots of editorial love and a more enjoyable reading/listening experience!


    Large chests are said to encompass all manner of hopes and dreams. Men covet them. Women envy them. But one fact holds true - everyone wants to get their hands on some big ones.


    The same holds true for one intrepid adventurer - a strapping young lad by the name of Himmel. Armed with his grandfather’s trusty longsword and the dream of being the strongest, he sets out on the journey of a lifetime! It is sure to be a long and dangerous road, fraught with danger! And it all starts with a simple test - reach Level 5 in the dungeon called the ‘newbie zone’ and earn the right to become a full-fledged adventurer!


    However, such things get hopelessly derailed when his adolescent mind beholds an exposed chest for the first time. A fateful meeting that would inevitably lead his life in a direction he never even dreamed of!


    This fiction is written, maintained and owned by Neven Iliev. It is also a participant of the WriTEr's pledge.


  • There is no Epic Loot here, Only Puns.

    There is no Epic Loot here, Only Puns.

    956 pages by stewart92

    She became a dungeon core.


    Everything pointed Delta to murdering her way to success. People were just mana farms, right?


    No, that was wrong. Delta refused. Then everything became odd.

  • The Wandering Inn

    The Wandering Inn

    11254 pages by pirateaba

    The Wandering Inn updates every Tuesday and Saturday on the main website. Join the discussion there.


     


    An inn is a place to rest, a place to talk and share stories, or a place to find adventures, a starting ground for quests and legends.


    In this world, at least. To Erin Solstice, an inn seems like a medieval relic from the past. But here she is, running from Goblins and trying to survive in a world full of monsters and magic. She’d be more excited about all of this if everything wasn’t trying to kill her.


    But an inn is what she found, and so that’s what she becomes. An innkeeper who serves drinks to heroes and monsters–


    Actually, mostly monsters. But it’s a living, right?


    This is the story of the Wandering Inn.


     


    Volume 1 on Amazon


    Reddit Page


    Discord Server

  • Threadbare

    Threadbare

    1261 pages by Lost Demiurge
    BREAKING ANNOUNCEMENT! Threadbare Volume 1: Stuff and Nonsense, Volume 2: Sew You Want to be a Hero, and Volume 3: The Right to Arm Bears are now available on Amazon.com! For US residents, you can find them at the following links: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3.  Residents of other countries, please browse your local Amazon market.

     

     

    Meet Threadbare. He is twelve inches tall, full of fluff, and really, really bad at being a hero. Magically animated and discarded by his maker as a failed experiment, he is saved by a little girl. But she's got problems of her own, and he might not be able to help her.

    Fortunately for the little golem, he's quick to find allies, learn skills, gain levels, and survive horrible predicaments. Which is good, because his creator has a whole lot of enemies...


    (Cover by Amber Rimkus)

    My name is Andrew Seiple, I'm an author and a long time roleplayer. I am the writer of Threadbare, and I own the rights to this story, and many others. I've published works on Amazon before Threadbare, but this is my first litrpg. You can find my various stories available on Amazon.com
  • Metaworld Chronicles

    Metaworld Chronicles

    3706 pages by Wutosama

    Gwen Song awoke in a new world where all that she was familiar with had disappeared and she must begin from zero. A 21st-century tale of an Earth ruled instead by magic, where humanity lives in enclaves shielded from magical beasts and otherworldly beings. Follow Gwen as she struggles to once again rebuild her life in the new world, a tale of companionship, adventure, and Spellcraft! Grow with Gwen as she grows from high school to university, and finally onto the real world, discovering the secrets of a real-life world made unreal by magic and Mages. 


    Inspired by the spell system of classic Dungeon and Dragons, but set in the Modern World.   


    Bonus ::  Gwen's Outfits
    Character Summaries :: Character Summary (Newest) 
    Glossary and Magic System :: Glossary


    Voting for the novel - voting :: Voting button 


    Art Commissioned From Laovaan 
    Art Journal Deviantart
    https://www.patreon.com/laovaan/posts

  • Skyclad

    Skyclad

    315 pages by a_man_in_black

    Morgan Mackenzie had a very bad day. First at work, then at home, and then her bathtub fell through a portal to another world, with her in it. Now she's stuck thousands of miles from any sort of civilization with nothing but the bathtub and a lace puffball scrubby. But she learned magic, so that's sorta nice. Now if only she could find some clothes...


     


    Cover art by SourMonkey and Tox

  • Brimstone Fantasy

    Brimstone Fantasy

    515 pages by stern trooper

    Given his first weapon when he was still a child, Edward Lee lived a life full of violence in a nation torn by war.


    Tormented by the demons of his past, he believed Death would free him.


    But through the games of beings beyond his understanding, his death turned out to be the starting point of a new life in a strange world of magic and monsters, as a young teenager.


    Beyond simply finding a way to survive the dangers of his new life, Edward will soon realize that there is still a price to pay for his past actions.


     


     


    Cover art isn't mine.

  • RE: Trailer Trash

    RE: Trailer Trash

    122 pages by FortySixtyFour

    In the year 2045, an MRI mishap transmits Tabitha Moore's mind back into her body in the past. Now it's 1998, she's thirteen years old, and she has to confront her long, miserable lifetime of failures—and once again being trailer trash—all over again.


    ...Or does she?


    /// A re-do story, everyone's guilty pleasure. Updates every month.

  • Forgotten Conqueror

    Forgotten Conqueror

    1567 pages by Za1d3

    Powerless and filled with raging anger for half his life, an avenger grasps hold of what was to be his redemption only to find despair and darkness. His mind lost, his anger went on to bring about the path of carnage. He is, but an inextinguishable flame that threatens to consume everything; all in the name of retribution. Death was but a moments reprieve for his agony. His rage overflows even after the sweet release. Unable to be snuffed out by the laws of the world, he is granted life once more In a different era. All those whom his vengeance is focused on, vanished into obscurity with the passage of time. What does one who has all the power of the world at his finger-tips do, when all the reasons for that power have vanished?

  • The Scourged Earth

    The Scourged Earth

    508 pages by Mirrored

     Derrick is no ones hero.  He is barely dealing with his mundane life when all of humanity is forced to confront the extraordinary. Overnight, all across the world, mysterious machines appear. They offer people the chance to purchase almost anything they can think of. Weapons, medicine and even super human abilities are offered, seemingly for free.


    But following these machines, come the Scourges. The most dangerous creatures, diseases and machines that infest the universe. Ever growing and battling, these empires of horror and hunger will overhelm and devour the Earth and its inhabitants. Unless Derrick and humanity can stand against all the horrors that battle between the stars.


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    My first Story, an attempt to turn the standard fantasy litrpg apocalypse into a Sci Fi. Trying for a slower build to power for the MC, so don't expect him to have cheat powers. I delight in helpful crticism so no holding back plz.

  • Dungeon Heart

    Dungeon Heart

    839 pages by MinningDragon

    The death of an old dwarf, the reincarnation of an old soul into a dungeon. He was expecting a peacefull, lonely death, and now he is a dungeon. Well, it could be worse, after all, dwarves are at home underground. Now he has to re-discover how to survive in this new life. He and his creations must carve out their place in the world with their own hands. 


    Note: Currently trying to update every Tuesday  week.

  • Lament of the Fallen

    Lament of the Fallen

    2791 pages by Vihyungrang

    What happens when the great war is over and the 'good' side has won? What happens to the last surviving members of the fallen 'evil' side of the conflict? This is the tale of one of those survivors. Will she try to seek revenge? Will she try to hide her origin and ancestry and live in peace? Or will the universe have something else in mind?

  • Daedalus

    Daedalus

    1006 pages by Skully

    Daedalus is a mecha story which follows the life of Etana Daedo, who is born in 2130 into a world obsessed with Mechs for military defence, corporate power and entertainment purposes.


    The story follows him, his friends and enemies while they attend Fortescue Military Academy where they learn to build and fight with mechs at the elite level. The young cadets are primarily concerned with their academic and social standing within the Academy and the Inter-Academy league they compete in.


    Where the adults are primarily concerned with preparations from a perceived Alien threat and their usual domestic squabbles over money and power.


    The characters will evolve as they age and progress through year levels at the Academy, they have the potential to be the best mech engineers and pilots the world has ever seen but will they be ready to defend planet earth by the time they graduate?


     


    January 2019: 4 chapters per week MAX schedule.  Goal chapter 95 by the end of January.

  • Paladin

    Paladin

    766 pages by Komikhan

    When the first derelict alien spacecraft fell to Earth, humanity took what was found in it and propelled themselves to new heights. In their new Golden Age, humanity developed technology that they had only dreamed about. The following years saw hundreds more ships crash into the planet, spurring even greater technological leaps.


    An unassuming spacecraft, one of the dozens that fell yearly, descended on Siberia in 2021. The world took no particular notice of it. However, this one contained something beyond the miraculous technology that had made humans so prosperous.


    Three years later, in a top-secret underground facility in eastern Colorado, the automated construction of an army of Paladin Mobile Infantry Suits was underway. With this new, state-of-the-art weaponry, the military would turn the tide against the alien incursion that was consuming the planet. Humanity fell before that could happen. Sam was an engineer responsible for overseeing the facility. Now alone, he lives in utter boredom and near insanity, his only company the base’s pseudo AI and an army of empty Paladins. With the world gone to hell around him, and the things that caused it still living above, he decides that he is much better off staying exactly where he is. Unfortunately for him, that is no longer an option.




    This is the first novel I've written. The first fifteen or so chapters are going to be a little slower. I want there to be time to get to know the characters before they start blowing stuff up. Also, though the MC will be strong relative to the world, he won't be OP, and won't win every fight. Not every fight will be physical either.


    Currently, I'm aiming for something like 5 fairly short chapters a week, after the introduction part is done, but we'll see how that goes. Thanks for reading, and please let me know if I've made mistakes!

  • The Dungeon Boss's Favorite Game - A Virmo Story

    The Dungeon Boss's Favorite Game - A Virmo Story

    172 pages by Michael Dale

    Kragathor is the final guardian of the world’s deepest dungeon. He is an immortal pinnacle of existence that is otherwise known as an ancient dragon. And he is terribly bored. His sole source of amusement comes from scrying on the adventurer teams that are in the upper levels of his dungeon.


    Through spying on adventurers, Kragathor hears of a new magic item, called a Virmo, that allows one to project their mind into a fictional world in some sort of grand-scale game.  Recognizing these Virmo games as a potential diversion for his endless boredom, he orders a minion to infiltrate the nearby town and acquire some of these games. Once the minion returns, he logs into a game set in a world that runs on the twin magics of ‘science’ and ‘technology’, and embarks on his new journey as Bob, the Level 1 Human with no class.


     


    Release Schedule:  As I wrap up the end of the first major arc, I will publish the chapters as they're completed.  However, as I transition into the next arc, I will go with a two or three times a week release schedule, since I will be splitting time between this story and Chimera.


     Discord Server

  • Epilogue

    Epilogue

    352 pages by Etzoli

    In the war-torn land of Cyraveil, four heroes strove to overthrow an empire. By cold steel and elemental sorcery, they brought peace to a warring land on the brink of destruction. As the flames died, the realm needed strong leadership, and who better than the champions who had saved the kingdom? But when the people sought out their saviors... they vanished.


    Matt, Blake, Jen, and Carl: the four mysterious companions, who together had deposed an insane ruler and saved countless lives, were gone—spirited back in a whirlwind of magic to a sleepy suburb in Mellbridge, Oregon, never to return. The friends found themselves home in the real world, exactly as they'd been the night they were taken, as if no time had passed... except only three came back.


      


     




     


    Hi there! This was my entry for National Novel Writing Month, because why only write one series at a time? The more the merrier! (meanwhile, my keyboard bursts into flames...)


    I'm also the writer of The Last Science, an ongoing low-fantasy/speculative sci-fi series. If you're familiar with that, you know what to expect here: lots of character-focused drama and dialogue, not a whole lot of traditional action. However, I'm writing a bit differently than usual here, and in a very different structure, so there should be some surprises for returning readers. I hope you enjoy it!


     [Discord] — for those of you who want to hang out and chat.


     


    Cover art (fullsize): Path of Revelation, by taenaron (Tobias Roetsch), modified by Etzoli. Normally I like to do my own cover art from scratch, but I was in a rush for the contest. Might be replaced down the line if I get time.


    [participant in the NaNoWriMo Royal Road challenge]

  • Memento Mori

    Memento Mori

    196 pages by Monad

    Temporary Synopsis: In a world where the invasions of fantastical monsters and people with abilities to kill them have become commonplace, a certain young man with an "illness" which causes him to obsess over death will discover its a gift rather than a burden. 


     

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