Mother of Learning
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.
Mother of Learning is now available for sale on Amazon. The story will remain available in full here on Royal Road and on Fictionpress, but if you're more interested to read the story as a Kindle Edition e-book you now have a way to do that.
The audiobook for the first, second and third arc is available for on this link here. The physical edition is available through a Kickstarter campaign, which can be found here.
I will keep you all updated on that as things develop.
If anyone is interested, I have a story-related worldbuilding site that can be found here. I don't update it as often as I should, but there is a fair amount of content there already. It also contains a page with all the fanart, fan translations, audio books and the like - you can reach it directly by clicking this link.
I have a patreon account for those kind people that want to give me money. It also contains info for those who want to donate via paypal.
The story was originally posted on fictionpress, back in 2011. When I reached chapter 91, I started uploading the story to RoyalRoad, one chapter per day. The Fictionpress version of the story can be reached by clicking on this link if somebody is interested, though at this point there is nothing there that isn't also on RoyalRoad.
The Perfect Run
The Perfect Run is now available on Amazon and Audible: Volume 1 (Audiobook), Volume 2 (Audiobook), Volume 3
Ryan "Quicksave" Romano is an eccentric adventurer with a strange power: he can create a save-point in time and redo his life whenever he dies. Arriving in New Rome, the glitzy capital of sin of a rebuilding Europe, he finds the city torn between mega-corporations, sponsored heroes, superpowered criminals, and true monsters. It's a time of chaos, where potions can grant the power to rule the world and dangers lurk everywhere.
Ryan only sees different routes; and from Hero to Villain, he has to try them all. Only then will he achieve his perfect ending... no matter how many loops it takes.
The Perfect Run updates on Tuesday and Saturday. Cover by Vitaly S. Alexius.
Mother of Learning: The AU Chapters
This is a collection of what-if scenarios for my other story, Mother of Learning. Time related stories are full of interesting concepts, and alternate timelines are one of them. I've always been fascinated with AU stories, and I've decided to make a few chapters to celebrate getting Mother of Learning official published on Amazon.
(By the way, if you are interested in that, you can find the Amazon link here.)
And yes, this is basically the author making AU fanfiction for his own story. Don't take this too seriously: none of the stories here are canonical and are made purely for fun.
If you aren't familiar with my main story, this will probably not make too much sense to you, but Mother of Learning is a story of a magic-using teenager stuck in a time loop, set in a fantasy world that is in the midst of a technological and magical revolution. If you like what you just read, go hop to the main story and give it a try.
The Perfect Run: Bad Runs
An anthology and companion piece of The Perfect Run, covering the question you've all asked once... what if?
What if Quicksave had become a Psycho? What if Len Sabino had taken the Violet Elixir rather than the Blue? What if Jasmine had remembered? What if Ryan had gained a different power or fallen in love with someone else? Follow the Ultimate One as it guides you through these roads not taken.
Updates on special occasions.
Warden of Time
PathOgen [Forge Your Own Path] Reader Interactive
This is a 100% reader-interactive, game-like book, based on my novel Technomagica. It is written in collaboration with the readers - every comment drives it forward. Once there are enough interesting or fun comments on each chapter, various paths forward begin to manifest that you can [choose] to follow.
Summary: Soviet bio-weapons designer Vladislav Kerenski died in 1992. Upon meeting "god" he rejects a continuation of his narrative. It's up to you to help him survive the darkness of the Astral Ocean.
This is the only book on Royal Road where your choice can make the MC become a villain or a hero, to die horribly and quickly, or slowly and painfully, to live out an interesting life, to become god, or to be trapped in a nightmarish loop without an end!
Cairn is a prince who is already tired of ruling. Faced with an imminent coronation and an overbearing father, he wants nothing more than to drown his responsibilities in cheap liquor and poor decisions. With the help of his sister, he hatches a plan to escape the clutches of the throne once and for all. It all goes terribly wrong, and Cairn finds his priorities shifting in the face of unimaginable tragedy. The change of heart comes too late, however, and Cairn dies. He reawakens to find himself transported ten years in the past. He immediately begins to plan for the future, only to discover his killer has somehow followed him. To succeed, Cairn must unite the kingdom and discover the motivation of his killer, using as many tries as it takes.
I exhausted pretty much every time loop story ever written and decided to write my own. You'll see a few similarities here between this story and some existing stories, at least initially. There's a lot of inspiration drawn from both MoL and Re:Zero, though in terms of pathos and darkness, this story leans more towards the latter. Be warned, it is something of a slow burn. The main character will grow and become powerful, but a theme of this story is that power comes slowly and often at great cost.
Book One: Kindle Edition and Audiobook
Developmental Editing by the all seeing Irock4691
DIE. RESPAWN. REPEAT.
Every time he dies, Ethan Hill gains a little more power.
Earth was chosen for Integration, but Ethan knows from the second his Trial begins that the Integration is a lie. These creatures giving Earth the 'honor' of access to their Interface want something from Earth - he just doesn't know what.
Now he's trapped on an alien planet and lost in a time loop, fighting for strength and for his own humanity.
One thing's for sure: He'll die as many times as it takes to tear it all down.
Mark of Time: A LitRPG Timeloop
In a trial of gods, where eight Marks would compete to find treasures unseen and vast, a ninth one appears with the ability to revert time.
Jennifer was ready to enter Lienmont's Mage Academy, the place she'd been aspiring to reach for years now, in hopes of learning the many secrets of magic. What she hadn’t expected was to be dragged into the city's dungeon.
Her journey found her in a trial of life and death that left a Mark seared on not just her body, but her very soul. And if that wasn’t enough, when she escaped the dungeon, she found her city in flames, burning as monstrous invaders slaughtered everyone they came across, including her.
When Jennifer closed her eyes, she was certain her life had taken an unfair and tragic turn. But then she opened them, only to find that none of it had ever happened.
The only proof she hadn’t gone mad was the Mark on her hand, burning with an inner fire.
Player 0.4 [You have died.] [Reset in progress.]
The battle against the Kobar Empire was utterly lost, and I lay dying when a strange blue screen appeared.
[ You have been identified as having the aptitude needed to be a Player. Would you like to reset the game and try again? ]
I laughed. Blood spilled out of my mouth and ran down my neck.
"I don't know if this is some weird near-death hallucination… but if I have a chance to reset everything and save everyone I cared about… of course, I damn well accept."
[ Reset in progress. ]
[ Beginning Round 2. ]
[ … ]
[ Error. Partial Player. ]
[ … ]
[ Active Players: 0.4 ]
** If you're looking for a story with a MC who starts out very strong or very clever, this ain't it. Luca is neither. Luca is weak AF and... an idiot.
** Luca will also die. A lot. It's a time-loop story. But with enough game resets (ahem, deaths), Luca will learn and grow, so there's hope for him yet.
** This is a slow-burning and character-driven novel. It's also going to be long.
I post 2x a week, Tuesdays and Saturdays at 12PM PST / 3PM EST / 9PM CET
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The Flower That Bloomed Nowhere
It is an age of wisdom and prosperity. The world has been at peace for two centuries, all things are available in abundance, and the human lifespan has been extended further than ever before, with many living for five centuries or longer. In this strange era, a class of gifted young arcanists are invited to attend a conclave that pursues the secret of eternal life, but one of the guests, Utsushikome of Fusai, has an ulterior motive for attending. Soon, however, a dark truth is unveiled, and a tragedy unfolds at their hidden refuge.
And all of them must ask: What can be found in the world, that is truly eternal?
The curtain rises on this, mankind's final battle with entropy, and the possible outcomes are death, or a slightly later, more complicated form of death. Please try to enjoy yourself.
This story is a time loop murder mystery with a slow pace and a focus on psychological elements.
The Great Core's Paradox
Book 1 available on Kindle, KU, and Audible!
Species: Snake, ?
Description: A tiny snake with great potential.
That was who I was. That was what I was. A tiny snake with great potential. The sole creation of the Great Core.
It was just us, the Great Core and I, tucked away in our little corner of the World Dungeon. Together, we hid from the bad-things and the Coreless of the world outside - safe from the horrors that would consume us.
Until, one day, the Coreless found us. Until they tried to steal away my creator. Until, with no other option, I swallowed the Great Core that had made me.
Only after that did I become what I was always meant to be.
At last, I became the Great Core's Paradox in more than name.
[The Endless Cycle] began.
Thus begins the story of a little snake zealot and his journey to greatness.
Book one now available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and Paperback, as well as Audible.
Continuing book two every Sunday with potential extra chapters.
For millennia the demon lords known as the Goetia enslaved the human race, until a group of mortals known as the Archons received divine blessings of power and overthrew them. Under their dominion mankind flourished, though the war in the shadows never ended. A thousand years later, sixteen-year-old Leones' family is executed for the crime of heresy. Burned to death for questioning whether the Archon of Flames is a divine being, and whether any of the Archons truly are.
After manifesting the power to control time, Leones survives and embarks on an uncertain journey for power and revenge. But if he is to overcome a god, he may need some help. Along the way he will discover the truth behind the demon lords, time, and reality itself, as he walks along the razor path.
Artwork is used with permission from the creator, @chinfongart.
The Menocht Loop
Ian Dunai is trapped in the only maze an arch-decemancer can't escape.
Only 1% of the population is blessed with magic affinity at birth. Fewer still have high enough affinities to rule. Ian’s decemancy eclipses all, granting him ultimate control over Death. He conquers cities with a thought and turns them into ruins with a gesture. But overwhelming power isn’t enough to escape the time loop or reveal its purpose.
When Ian discovers a critical clue that he missed years ago, escape is finally at his fingertips.
Little does he know, it's only the first realm.
Release schedule: 1 or 2 chapters/week (Monday and/or Friday).
Book 1, The Menocht Loop, is complete at ~100k words (~370 pages; chapters 1-41).
Book 2, The False Ascendant, is complete at ~110k words (chapters 42-83)
Book 3, The Eldemari's Wrath, is complete at ~145k words (chapters 84-143)
Book 4, The Samsara Crucible, is complete at ~165k words (chapters 144-211).
Book 5, The Blade of Revelation, is complete at ~122k words (chapters 212-260).
Book 6, (Name TBD), is complete at ~140k words (chapters 261-326)
Book 7, (Name TBD), is ongoing (chapters 327 and on).
After being on Royal Road for nearly 20 months, Book 1 came down from Royal Road on Nov 17th, 2021. Books 1-5 are all on Amazon. Please consider buying the books on Amazon. The first 10% of all the books are still available to read on Royal Road so you can try before you buy.
****DM me if you want to read the books but do not have the financial means to purchase them.***
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Covers for books 1-2 are by Jeff Brown. (Book 1 higher res version here; 3840 x 2400 ultra high res wallpaper version here). Covers for books 3+ are by Kart Studio.
The Agartha Loop
They asked Amber to become a magical girl three times.
That only made her more interesting.
The fourth time, she asked them.
The Agartha Loop [Time Looping Magical Girls]
A reupload of the Agartha Loop, with significant fixes.
They asked Amber to become a magical girl three times.
That only made her more interesting.
The fourth time, she asked them.
What to expect:
-Magical Girl Shenanigans
-Lesbians across the spectrum of usefulness
-Interesting worldbuilding and interlinked magical systems
-Conspiracies and mysteries
-A time-looping main character
A Cosmic Weight
Decades ago, strange gateways to other worlds opened across Earth. With these came alien races, strange magic, and danger unlike any other. Reed is what most would call an everyday citizen, but when thrust into a broader universe filled with ancient civilizations, eldritch horrors, and godlike powers, it's only natural one must adapt in order to survive.
Reincarnated into a Time-Loop Dungeon as a LVL100 Catgirl Chef!
I was reincarnated as a catgirl NPC in a dungeon. There are loops. There are marble races. There are other catgirls. What else is there? (Ice cream.) Turn the page and see!!!
Updates Mondays and Fridays.
Volume 1 is now available in paperback on Amazon and as an audiobook on Audible!
Come join the madness on Discord!
Renewal : A Daughter of Fate - VILLAINESS/LITRPG/CULTIVATION/OTOME
Death has a funny way of finding Lynette Heversham, but after three lifetimes filled with pain, anger, and misplaced emotions, she finds herself waking, yet again, as her younger self.
Cursed to re-live as the Crazy Cerue Lady, can she survive her fourth time round, or will her past as a villainess bite back to haunt her? Can she survive the Viscount’s household when they have killed her before? As the unwanted adopted daughter, can guidance from the gods push her to unlock the power of her core to fight back against the summoners and demonic beasts who wish her dead?
Will this life finally hold the threads to change her fate?
Upload Every Sunday
This is a developing story I hope to improve and bring my ideas to life with. It follows a rise in power for a young girl exploring a system of magic and complications of country politics and the monsters that threaten the Zopan Empire. I would appreciate any comments on your thoughts on the story so far / where I can improve.
TO NOTE :
This is light LITRPG - It is not the main focus but comes in around chp 5/8. There is Otome inspiration mixed in.
Progression Cultivation - This is combined with the LITRPG system but is more central.
Romance - This will be a slow-burn romance, again not the main focus, but it will be there. You will have to guess who this may be for a while :P
Regression - This is a Villainess who has regressed, experiencing a part of her world she didn't get to in her previous lives
Find me on Patreon : https://patreon.com/JLDanielsAKAJaffaJessie
100th Run (A Regressor's LitRPG Adventure)
Updates Monday and Thursday at any time before 7pm Est.
The world devolved into chaos as a game-like system reduced the population to a series of statistics and screens. Confusion reigned as everyone struggled to survive in this new reality. Everyone but one man. Anthony Franklin had a secret. One that gave him an edge. He had lived through this exact series of events... 99 times in a row.
Anthony needed to take advantage of all he accomplished over the past centuries: every play, shortcut, and strategy, to save as many lives as possible by the end. He would contend with vicious boss monsters, elude the ever watching eyes of the system administrators, and watch his back from the scheming players that wanted the game to go their way no matter the cost.
In a world where every individual has their own goals, dreams, and fears, shepherding them won't be easy. Anthony must use all of his considerable experience to gain a powerful class and put the scared populace on the right track and take out threats before they become too big. There will be no more chances; win or lose, his 100th run shall be his last.