A Sect Elder's Journey - Xianxia Isekai
Mo Duan didn't enjoy being taken from his life and waking up in another world.
Especially when that world was populated by violent kung-fu wizards and he woke up in another person's body.
Sure, it was nice that the person whose body he took over was fairly powerful, but it didn't help that they had so many... dangerous secrets.
Join Mo Duan as he attempts to navigate his life as an Elder of the Verdant Valleys Sect, and tries his hardest to avoid being killed due to the decisions of his body's previous owner.
A Practical Guide to Sorcery
In a world where magic is a science, Siobhan Naught is a genius.
But even geniuses need schooling.
Siobhan has just been banned from the country's only magical university.
As the unwitting accomplice to the theft of a priceless magical artifact, she has suddenly become a wanted criminal. There are fates worse than death, and if caught, she will face them. Unwilling to give up on her dream of becoming the world's most powerful sorcerer, she resolves to do whatever it takes to change her fate.
Even if it means magically disguising herself as a boy and indebting herself to a gang of criminals to pay for University tuition.
With the coppers after her, the pressure of trying to keep her spot in the devilishly competitive magic classes, and the gang calling in favors to repay her debts, Siobhan will need every drop of magic she can channel.
The Power of Ten, Book Three : The Human Race
This story TWICE Completed the Royal Road Writathon challenge!
Successor Book to Power of Ten Book One: Sama Rantha, and Book Two: The Far Future. Chapters began 9/5/2020. Chapters are around 2000 words (4 Word Pages), the author updating daily since Dec. 26, 2018.
This story is basically completed as it stands, at 500 chapters of daily updates.
Book Four: The Power of Ten: Dynamo, is continuing with the daily updates!
Ebook: The original Power of Ten: The First Day, Part One! The First Day
And Part Two! Part Two of The First Day!
A shard severed from a soul, full of Karma, but needing a body and life of its own.
The first true Rantha Hagbloods.
A Shrouded Earth invaded by magic, struggling to once again see the sky.
Three souls with the full knowledge of Power of Ten are on a world in need of something to break the stalemate and suppression of the Shroud of Undeath.
It's going to take gold, and Gear, and Levels, but the undead aren't the only enemies that they'll be facing as they strive to liberate a world, and guide it towards the Light of Heaven.
Power of Ten has a Patreon for anyone who wants to read advance chapters (up to 35 ahead, and you can even pay annually!). We use a Google Docs system, sending out access emails to our Patrons once Patreon confirms things to our Patrons' gmail accounts. Help support PoT today! :)
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Books One and Two for Sama Rantha are at: Rantha Hags Forever!
The permanent Discord Link is: Your Friendly Allegiance LInk is active!
I always have Discord up if I'm online, although I may be busy writing and not see it right away...
Virtuous Sons: A Greco Roman Xianxia
Books one and two now available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited.
The saying goes that when a man is born the Fates weave his destiny and swaddle him in it. Then one day the man dies, and the swaddle becomes a shroud. Heaven moves on.
It is audacity to question the Fates. Olympus is Olympus. The land of men is the land of men. To transgress that, to cross the line of divinity and scale Olympus Mons? To defy the Fates and cast off their threads?
That is hubris. It’s a mark that every philosopher bears plainly on their soul.
[Updates every Sunday.]
Return of the Runebound Professor
Lives are a currency, and Noah Vines is rich.
Reincarnated into the body of a poisoned magic school professor, Noah is given more than just a second chance at life. Every time he dies, his body reforms. With infinite variations of runic magic to discover and with death as a painful soul wound rather than a final end, Noah finally has a chance to wander the lands of the living once again.
And this time, he plans to get strong enough to make sure that he never has to wait around in the afterlife again.
Schedule: Daily 2k word chapter uploads at 11:15 AM CST
Now on Book Five! Check the Volumes selector to make sure you start at the right place!
Book One: Paranoid Mage
Callum had seen things all his life. There are monsters and beasts living among people, but he learned very early not to admit such things, not if he didn’t want people to think him crazy.
It turns out that the supernatural is real, but at thirty Callum has no desire to be part of that secret. Not that he has a choice when it turns out he is a mage, albeit one that hasn’t cast any spells in all his life. There are requirements, duties, and education that the powers that be insist he be subject to.
To hell with that.
Book Two: Renegade Mage
After escaping from the Guild of Arcane Regulation and the Bureau of Secret Enforcement, Callum has lost his greatest protection: his obscurity. Now the powers that be know who he is, and hiding is harder than ever. Nor is hiding a plan, just a reaction.
Now Callum is forced to decide how he wants to approach the supernatural world, and how he’s going to keep himself secure when the apparatus of government is arrayed against him. Even if he wanted to live as a mage, that bridge has been thoroughly burned, and even if he wanted to live as a normal person, he is far too deep to close his eyes to what he’s seen.
He has to make his own terms.
Book Three: Heretic Mage
Callum is at war with the Guild of Arcane Regulation, the organization that governs mages on Earth. He’s spent most of his time lying low and hiding out, trying to understand what he can do and how he can remain free from their meddling. What he’s learned is that he can’t.
It’s time to move from reaction to action, and take on GAR and its evils directly.
Book Four: Reclusive Mage
The Guild of Arcane Regulation has fractured, and new forces move on the board. Callum cannot quite declare victory, for even a weakened GAR still forces him to hide from the world at large, yet he is no longer prepared to run. Instead he builds his own strengths to stand against those who wish to do him harm.
Change, once started, is hard to stop. Callum’s actions have brought change to the world of the supernatural, but that can bring chaos and destruction even as he eliminates tyranny and corruption. He has to move beyond being one man against the world, and stand in the world he’s made.
Book Five: Sovereign Mage
The portal to the Night Lands is closed, and vampires are barred from Earth, but at a high cost. Not only does Callum have to deal with the fallout of the vampire race’s final spasms, but the political consequences of demonstrating his ability and willingness to attack portal worlds directly. The forces that were moving to control a weakened GAR have come out into the open, and Callum has to deal with stakes much higher than his personal freedom.
It's time to join with his allies and move to open conflict. Even the secret of supernatural presence on Earth is at play, and Archmage’s Council and the Seven Lesser Courts threaten the very concept of human sovereignty. Everything comes down to removing the would-be tyrants, and so preserving the Earth as it should be.
Paranoid Mage is an urban fantasy but it goes rather sideways from the normal stuff fairly quickly.
Chapters are Fridays, 5PM EST, with approximately 5,000 words per chapter.
In the wake of the Battle of Katze Plains, the banner of Ainz Ooal Gown flies proudly over the city of E-Rantel. The Sorcerous Kingdom has entered the world’s stage to the clamour of death and devastation; the surrounding nations fearfully prepare even as they reel from its calamitous debut. Within the borders of the newly annexed realm, its Human subjects cower in their homes as the Undead openly walk the streets and stalk the lands. Yet, when a destitute noble finds herself under the auspices of an unlikely benefactor, events are set into motion that will resound over the world for ages to come.
A kingdom builder based on the events and setting of Kugane Maruyama’s Overlord. In a fantasy world where beings of matchless power are transmigrated from the arbitrary existence of a game, Valkyrie’s Shadow chronicles the lives of the natives whose reality has been turned upside down by their advent. It is the tale of a nation created by the whims of a supreme sovereign, and his unstoppable servants who each have their own, often twisted, interpretations of their Master’s Will.
There is no victory in strength; no miracles wrought from magic that will save them: only the inexorable advance of a new world order where those who secure a place of service within will find themselves turned against the world that they once knew.
[Slow buildup. Methodical storytelling with a focus on well-rounded kingdom building and character development.]
The Power of Ten, Book Five: Versatile Wizardry
Book Five: Versatile Wizard began on 2/17/23 after Book Four: Dynamo concluded.
Cover by Jack of Hearts! He did great work!
Participating in the April/2023 Writathon challenge!
The last of the soul-shards of Aelryinth is cut free, and is drawn through astral space to a new realm... one with no exposure to the gods, powers, and system of the Power of Ten at all.
It is a world of Magery, where Elements of Magic is the science, the power is in people, and humanity dwells alongside countless magical creatures who actively contest the world with them... yet is still remarkably similar to our own in many ways.
Shard Zeben will have to hit the ground running and make some major adjustments in a gamer's outlook as she introduces the mages of this world to what it means to be a truly versatile wizard... and to bring the Light of Heaven to a world that has no such thing!
Ebooks in the Power of Ten Series (Never Online): Power of Ten: Series Page for the First Day, Books One and Two!
Based on, but not set in, the world of, the Chinese Webnovel Versatile Mage. There is no overlap in characters. The magic system is a guideline, and gets modified a great deal and fleshed-out for completion, because wizards are total geeks about that stuff and it's what they do.
No smut, no harem, sex is offscreen, profanity is mild. There'll be occasional numbers, occasional Assays of progress, and a lot of trying to work out how the magic is actually functioning.
Here is the link to the Fictions Page for the preceding Books One through Four:
I Ran Away To Evil - A LitRPG RomCom
*** updates mon wed fri ***
Henrietta was raised as the Warrior Crown Prince her parents always wanted, even though she didn't particularly enjoy stabbing things. When a new heir is born, she's sent off to kill the Dark Overlord alone - or die trying.
After spending her entire life preparing to fight the minions of evil, imagine her surprise when she's... invited in for tea?
With war on the rise, Henrietta will have to decide where her loyalties lie. Should she return to her kingdom and take up the mantle of the Hero, or continue baking for the forces of evil...
Her only real questions: Why is everyone in the Dark Overlord's Army so nice, and who is the mysterious Madame Potts?
Keith was raised as the Evil Overlord the minions of the Dark Enchanted Forest always wanted, even though he just wanted to study magic. Then when he came of age his godmother abandoned him to rule alone - or die trying.
After spending his entire life trying not to die to assassins, imagine Dark Lord Keith's surprise when a heroine knocks on his door with bimbleberry scones.
With war on the rise, Keith will have to decide where his loyalties lie. Should he crush the forces of good and kill everyone Henrietta has ever known, or go eat another batch of cookies?
His only real questions: Oatmeal or chocolate chip, and who is the mysterious Madame Potts?
Can the Hero and the Dark Lord fall in love, or does fate have other plans? A cozy LitRPG romcom reminiscent of the Bridgertons, with masquerade balls, fireballs, and butternut rumballs.
The heavily edited version of the story will slowly be published through Kindle and Kindle Unlimited (there will be Audiobooks too). Due to exclusivity for the infinite money glitch that is Kindle Unlimited, the heavily edited section of the story will be exclusive to Amazon but a small cut of each sale goes to Royalroad.
Find Book One here (Chapters 1-74): Book One - Ebook/Kindle Unlimited
Audio: Book One - Audio narrated by Andrea Parsneau
Find Book Two here (Chapters 75-151): Book Two - Ebook/Kindle Unlimited
Audio: Book Two - Audio narrated by Andrea Parsneau
Next to the published book on Amazon, I only post Azarinth content on Royalroad, Scribblehub, and Patreon.
A new world with nearly unlimited possibilities. A status, classes, magic and monsters. Sounds good? Well, for Ilea it didn't come quite as expected as for some other protagonists, nor was there a king or god to welcome her.
The grand quest? Well, she might figure that out someday but for now, a new world with new food is prize enough. Her fists at the ready, she's prepared to punch and get punched, however long it takes and however many limbs she might have to regrow.
A story I've started writing now quite a while ago. Transported to another world, somewhat standard fantasy setting with my beginner attempts to make it dark but funny. There are Litrpg elements here but I do hope it's not too heavy and annoying. The fights should be interesting and aren't just numbers vs numbers. Contrary to the title the protagonist will be quite an offensive fighter.
Ilea Spears is your average sarcastic kick-boxing fast food worker and soon to be student. She will be transported to another world rather conventionally and will be confronted with survival in the wild.
Give it a shot and let me know what you think. My experience is incredibly lacking. If you find yourself hating it early on, do convey your anger in a detailed comment or review :) I want to get better but without any feedback it's simply quite difficult.
Quick heads up: Around chapter 120 there are a bunch of longer PoV changes that I discontinued again shortly after. The Arc around chapters 150-200 is darker than the rest and the themes shift quite a bit. Just know that it goes back to what you've come to know after that section.
Thank you for reading.
Quick update June 2019: Many complaints regarding the formatting, specifically spacing in conversations and of course the usage of the present tense in the first 36 chapters have been addressed. I'm of course learning by the day but compared to how it was before it should be an improvement at least.
Chapters usually around 3k words
Cover art by Kevin Catalan
DEMON CORE : [A Demon-King Dungeon-Core LitRPG]
[I originally wanted to become a poet, but I decided to become the terrible Demon-King in order to end the life of every living creature in my search for true beauty instead!]
Despair – Lost in its bleak depths, Swain, a young poet who is driven toward horrific power by the crushing circumstances of his life, takes on the spiritual and physical embodiment of the one-hundred year crisis, becoming the destructive, primal entity known only by the people in their hushed whispers as ‘The Demon-King’.
Obsessed with his new onslaught against the world to find the only thing worth existing for, the Demon-King casts the nation under his horrific dominion, killing tens of thousands in his quest to finally remove the stain of ugliness from existence and to find the thing that his heart yearns for now in this new life more than ever before, a thing that simply can’t exist in the physical world. It is a thing that lies deeper, far down below the physical realm, and to reach it, the tangible barriers of life, of cities, of nations, and of living, breathing beings all have to go, so that he can finally breach through to the spirit world that lies beyond the veil to find it – True, ephemeral beauty.
Even if millions of souls have to die in his pursuit.
[Dungeon-Core][Demon-King][Base Building][litRPG][Villain][Revenge][Long Chapters]
Updates every 3 out of 4 Thursdays
A monster is born in the depths of the wilds, but she isn't like her siblings. Curiosity colors her every thought, and a hunger for understanding grows within this little creature. The world is full of wonders just waiting to be discovered! She's not just hunting for her next meal, her prey is something far greater: knowledge. But as wonderful as it is, discovery alone is missing half the point. After all, what joy is there in finding the next amazing thing when there's no one to share it with?
Aiming to update Monday and Friday!
Cover art by the amazing Kailey!
Full-size cover here.
Full banner pic here.
Gore tag for some somewhat graphic fight scenes.
Profanity tag because there may be some explicit language, it shouldn't be excessive.
Kate is a firefighter near Falstadt, living her life in the Alps between her demanding work, wandering, and enjoying the sanctity that is coffee. She's dealt with flooding, fires, and cats, but nobody is really prepared for the sudden appearance of bow wielding goblins, strange magical powers, and a game like system. Thankfully she won't be alone to face this new and strange challenge. Trying to survive in the forests and towns she thought were theirs was certainly not the plan, but she won't go down without a fight.
Genre: Fantasy Litrpg Apocalypse on Earth. Focus on action and slice of life.
Cover art by bacon: https://baconstrap.carbonmade.com/
A normal guy gets hit by a truck and isekai'd. Why? Because trucks are apparently some cosmic loophole. He decides to be a dungeon, because it sounds weird and interesting to be one. Is it? Let's find out.
Updates Monday and Thursday.
Cover by the talented and very cool Vitaly S Alexus
Jill MacLeod might be just a long haul trucker with a dirty mouth and back pain, but with Bertha the big rig under her she always makes her deliveries. When Mana, monsters, and an RPG style levelling system comes to Earth it's the end of the world as anyone knows it: the apocalypse is here. On her journey it's just Jill, her Soulbound truck, and any survivor she can find against the universe. Mutated animals, aliens, dragons, droid armies… it doesn’t matter. Nothing’s going to stop Jill from making her way home.
Blare the Horns of Valhalla and let slip the Rigs of War!
[A story in the apocalyptic LitRPG genre]
[Warning tags: Profanity, Gore]
Updates Mondays and Fridays.
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The Many Lives of Cadence Lee
Cadence Lee thought she was a normal girl, perhaps a little well to do, but not exceptionally so. She had her college classes, she had her job that her uncle gave her, and she had a nice boyfriend who was sweet if a little awkward.
Except, when a mugger accosts Cadence and her boyfriend attempts to wrestle a gun away from the criminal, Cadence ends up shot. A normal girl, with the kind of wound Cadence had, would die. Cadence managed to do that part. But a normal girl wouldn't then open her eyes again and learn that death is not as permanant for her as it is for other people. She can be reborn again, and again. Each time stronger and with new abilities.
The catch? Any world she is born into, she can never return to. She has infinite lives, but only one life for each.
So begins The Many Lives of Cadence Lee.
[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]
Prophecy Approved Companion
As the cheerful childhood NPC companion who helps the [Player] learn the world during the start of the game, it was only natural that the big bad would kill her at the end of the tutorial, kick-starting the Player on a quest for vengeance.
Book One is now on Amazon and Audible!
AND NOW BOOK TWO
No Audible Yet :(
Patreon - many chapters ahead!
Ko-fi - coffee!
Discord: - many friendships made!
This is essentially a first draft, so I welcome grammatical corrections etc.
The Aspects are long dead. The venerated creators of reality are no more.
Yet the final scheme of their slayer, of the deceased Betrayer, seeks to grind all they have ever made to dust. And the truth is, it is working. Slowly but surely, the end of all things has been growing closer and closer throughout the eons. Inevitably, unstoppably.
The last Hope is a desperate gamble: For one of the first children of the creators to cast their very soul into reincarnation and perhaps return as something strong enough to stop the end. If there ever was any chance to begin with.
Weak to strong quick-ish.
Powerful MC reincarnates, gradually starts regaining memories.
MC that is an actual character not a plot device.
My original unique magic system discovered along with the MC.
My original setting with mythos that have both been living rent free in my head for actual years.
Story that matters (or does it?)
Opening arc will be less fast than the following story.
Good writing and grammar. Reviewers seem to like it, you might too.
Upload schedule: 2 chapters a week of 3-4k words each. (Currently Tuesday + Saturday)
Meant to be read in RR dark mode.
NOTICE: We've added Volumes 4-6, to complete the story.
(Cover by Amelia Parris)
All the Dust that Falls: A Roomba Isekai Adventure
Some seek power. Some seek justice. Others seek to root out the filth lurking in the darkest of corners.
Spot was summoned from his comfortable charging pad and familiar floors to a world of magic and intrigue. After the flight of his new patrons, he is left to care for a filthy castle. During his quest to keep this new home clean, he will face demons, foreign armies, and the dreaded stairs.
All those who stand before him will be swept away. Those who follow his spotless trail will find enlightenment, purity, and a world on its knees.
Follow this wholesome vacuum on his quest to power.
Posts Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]