I've merged several of the earlier entries together to be more accommodating to new readers. If you tried reading before but couldn't get past the whole "I have to click next a hundred times" thing then it should be much better now.
Hi. My name is Erica. I'm a sprite, and though I might be a little young I'm living on my own for the first time. I can't wait to meet new people and to learn more about the world I call my home.
His salvation comes in the form of a digital invitation...
Mild-mannered accountant Dylan McIver needs something more than takeout, spreadsheets, and the occasional PUG. Everyone around him is getting married and popping out kids, and neither of those sound like the adventure Dylan wants out of life.
His best friend, Nakala, has the answer. A beta invite to Monsoon Entertainment's latest MMO. But it isn't just an offer; it's a plea for help. Dylan will need to sacrifice five years of his real life to protect her. The grind in the game is real, but Dylan is up for the challenge. There's monsters to kill, towns to build, mysteries to uncover, crafting to master, and fishing to enjoy.
He'll sleep eventually.
Echoes of Rundan is a Royal Road and Patreon exclusive fantasy LitRPG that starts with Landfall. Fair warning: the beginning is a little slow.
Chapters are uploaded every other day!
Where am I? What is this! I... I don't remember anything. I am in chains? Why am I in chains?! And why am I so very...
This is a story of vampires as I believe they should be. Major trigger warnings. I update every week.
Thanks: Jemima, Omi Nya and Svensonsen for getting me started, and all those of you who write reviews and comments. All those internet points are what keep me happy. Also thanks to my patrons for the real incentive: money ;)
Anton Thorn died in an incident of his own creation, his body torn and shredded to pieces.
Yet death and eternal rest did not await him. Gods, from another world, took his soul along many others to their world to fight an overwhelming and impossible foe.
By chance and oversight his soul was missed by the gods, his soul destined to remain in limbo and torment for all eterinity. A few weak and desperate gods took a chance with him and brought him through to their world.
Now sent far away from the battle, in his original body, to a small village in the husk of a dead kingdom. It is now up to him to restore the Kingdom and fight off anything that would threaten him or those he loves; be they human, beast, monster or hero.
---[Cover art by ssddx]---
A puzzling encounter leaves Dimitry a beggar with a strange emblem on his wrist. Around him, the people suffer as ruthless organizations, opportunistic nobles, and an overly pious church vie for power in a land under constant siege by some unknown threat. He quickly learns the difficulty of life in this new world.
Starting from nothing, how can he use wit, modern knowledge, and magic to survive?
A story dedicated to anyone who thrives on intricate magic systems, realistic science, impossible odds, and those who rise to defy them.
A ritual, with the sole purpose of obtaining immortality, goes horribly wrong. What's left in its aftermath is a boy who receives an inheritance from the Void, a mysterious place that embodies darkness. With a newfound power, he is given a chance to carve his own way into the world.
Other Tags: Monster Evolution
The thief was confident that it would be another heist like any other. Steal the mark, get paid, retire, gamble away any money not spent at brothels, and come out of retirement. Again. That was how it was supposed to go. Only, the woman he was stealing from was a noble vampire, and he wasn't expecting to get killed and reincarnated as a puppy. Now, left in the underground dungeon floors of the city's tower, the infamous thief must adapt to his four-legged and fluffier life and quickly if he doesn't want to get turned into a snack by monsters several times his size.
To make matters even more difficult for him, he finds himself bound by a curse to not only hunt and devour the strong but to evolve and become his killer's cerberus. Though, none of these struggles are as difficult as the itch behind his ear that just won't go away.
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?
If you could buy superpowers—but they might kill you, would you?
When Raz disregards his late father's advice and looks into getting a superpower of his own, he finds himself trapped in a chaotic underworld of clandestine labs, shadow organizations, and supervillains. Used as a human test subject, he must survive long enough to escape. His only advantage? A nearly useless power—a heads up display.
Contains: monsters, violence, death, dismemberment, gamelit, superpowers, superpower consequences, good guys, bad guys, good guys who might be bad guys, bad guys who think they are good guys, good guys that might go bad, bad guys that might turn good, guns for hire, competence, incompetence, continence, incontinence, conspiracies, and some of what I just said wasn't true.
This story is written in third person limited POV. That means you can expect to know the many of the thoughts and inner dialog of one character, and only see the actions of other characters. This POV does include scenes without the main character, and thus means the reader can and will know things the main character does not.
This novel is complete, and being released a chapter or two at a time.
Waking up to discover the apocalypse had begun, and to find that I was no longer human, was not how I thought my day would go.
The city was a mess, with many buildings destroyed by massive black towers that rose into the sky like enormous thorns. And yet, despite all this, I was about to discover that the monsters and bizarre landscape weren’t the strangest things about the apocalypse.
At least, not if the visual hallucination that displayed game-like stats counted.
Cover Art Copyright © 2020 Kurtis Eckstein
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.
A girl suddenly vanishes from her world and finds herself drifting in and out of consciousness in a world of pure darkness.
Queen in the Mud is an unusual litrpg novel featuring a female monster protagonist as she makes her way through a vicious untamed world ruled by a "system."
(Cover art by Monomus)
[SE has the same content as the original story, split into smaller chunks for easier reading. Currently posting chapters frequently to catch up to the main story!]
No one ever knows the whole story.
Nestled deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, something is emerging. Kept in absolute secrecy, it seeps into a fading town, quietly shared from person to person. For Alden Bensen, a directionless high school graduate, this discovery could mean an escape from his empty existence. To Rachel DuValle, perpetually underestimated and dismissed by the world, magic represents a chance to become something much greater than herself.
In the face of an unsuspecting world, their decisions shape the growth of a budding society discovering untold power. This potent force offers anyone the power to change humanity forever—or send it cascading into swift and total annihilation.
The Last Science is an ongoing science-fiction / low-fantasy web novel series. This is the "Scraps Edition" of the story, where the chapters have been split up into bite-size chunks (roughly 1500-3000 words), for your convenience. The prose has been edited from its original form, with some improvements, but there are no content differences from the original. New chapters will be posted throughout each week starting on Friday and appearing on multiple days thereafter, depending on the length of the chapter.
Content Warning (by request): This series delves into some topics and situations which may be upsetting for some readers. In American rating parlance, the narrative would be rated PG-13 (except for language), but some have noted the story can get pretty dark on occasion. Please use your best judgment, and don't be afraid to take breaks and come back later. I'll still be here!
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Need more to read? Check out my finished novel, Epilogue — a post-fantasy psychodrama.
A troll wakes up in the "forest of beginning" of a fantasy world with only faint memories of his past human life and unable to speak. The human realm will spare no expense to bring down this monstruous threat. While clinging to his humanity, the troll must use his cunning and modern knowledge to survive and evade the hunters.
It is a dark age in a world of swords and magic, ruled by superstition and iron-clad rules. Tradition and conformity are the absolute cornerstones of society. There is no calendar, people count time by seasons, or days. Death, famine and vicious monsters are everywhere. People clutch in their communities, afraid of what is outside. Here and there, a Hero rises, his tale brief like a shooting star.
Powerful monsters that drift too close to human's realm must be eradicated at any cost, or society might crumble. The Troll comitted this sin.
This "isekai' LitRPG novel is an experiment in writing. We commit to the "Adventure" and "Fantasy" genres, but it might have comedy, romance, and both dark and light tones.
Some events in this novel are drawn from random encounter generators and others are decided on a die roll just like a tabletop RPG. Things take a unpredictable tone!
Non constructive / offensive comments may be deleted without previous warning.
Daily Updates: One each monday through friday, two on saturday and sunday.
As of september, the updates will be every even-numbered day.
Cover Credits: "Ett gammalt bergtroll" - John Bauer, 1904 (with modifications)
The River of Fate flows through all known worlds. When an old soldier from a future Earth dies, his soul is traveling to the underworld to be reborn when it is knocked off course by the Voice of the Heavens. He plunges into the River of Fate and is ripped apart and rebuilt by the energies there.
His fragmented memories merge with those of a young cultivator from a heavenly sect. Anger was his constant companion in one life and the memory of a family left behind haunts the other.
He is reincarnated in a world of cultivation, danger, and hope, where his initial plans will be complicated by the wars of those more powerful.
Walk a little with him as he chooses a name and treads an unknown path to immortality.
*In this story, you can expect Xianxia cultivation, a focus on jade and sunset magic, cool techniques and skills, lots of fighting, evil ghosts, and a theme of helping friends and harming enemies.
*Book I is complete, barring some minor edits, and fully released here on Royal Road.
Book II is under way now. Chapters 1-3 are out here. Chapters 4-7 of Book II are available on Patreon for advanced reading right now at the $3 tier.
The epub for Book 1 is on Patreon as well, at the $1 tier, if you want to read it that way. Total length is 202,000 words (~732 pages).
*This is not the end of Verse's adventures. Stick around!
*Verse is not intended to be all-powerful due to some secret method, by the way. He has advantages, but they're only intended to make him interesting and bring him on par with other top disciples. The rest is up to him.
*Three chapters a week guaranteed (Wed, Thurs, Sat unless earlier), but sometimes more. Each chapter is 3-4k words, generally, or about 10-15 pages.
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.
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?
"Um... Hello, I guess? Is this where I'm supposed to explain what's going on? Well, I would love if someone explained things to me for a change, but whatever, I will give it a try.
So, my name is Leonard Dunning, pleased to make your acquaintance. According to my ID, I'm a fairly average high-schooler, living alone while my parents are somewhere 'overseas', wherever that may be. I'm tall, pretty fit, living in an impeccably clean house, and I attend a scenic high school full of friends, romance and coming-of-age hi-jinks. Sounds neat on paper, right? Too bad I have absolutely no memory of any of this. One day I simply woke up in this weirdly pristine world with a splitting headache and a nasty case of retrograde amnesia that left me a blank slate unable to recognize even my face in the mirror. Worse yet, apparently this whole place is running on fairly clichéd writing conventions and stereotypes, complete with obvious background characters and dense harem protagonists!
So, what would your average guy do in this kind of situation? I have no clue, but as for me, I decided to roll up my sleeves, grab a notepad, observe this weird world and work out what makes it tick. If you are curious about how deep this rabbit hole goes (and trust me, we will need spelunking equipment), you are more than welcome to come along for the ride."
Nine-to-five. The daily grind. Life. Painful years of school. Working as a slave for some undeserving corporate big-wig. The monotonous life of unemployment. We all experience this in one way or another, and we can all conclude one thing: it's dull.
Such a fact rings true even for the fabled Lone Immortus, a powerful nine-tailed Golden Foxkin. However, what would you do if your monotony was suddenly ground to a halt and you were thrown out of your comfort zone along with a young girl forgotten by time?
Perhaps you might have done things differently, been more organised, immediately died, gained control of the world in a matter of days, but this is Lone's tale, not yours.
Watching two insecure people struggle to survive and find their place in an unfamiliar land just might be enjoyable to witness. Who knows? One thing's for certain: it won't be an easy path for them to tread, and what could possibly be more entertaining than watching people endure hardships and grow?
I know of at least eight gods that would answer with, 'Absolutely nothing.'
I wonder, after seeing this journey from start to finish, how would you answer?
[Guaranteed 2 chapters per week, the only exceptions being announced breaks or emergencies]
A/N: This story is in the middle of a rewrite, so please forgive any noticeable plot holes and wonky chapter numbers. I am working on it every day, so understanding would be greatly appreciated.
The new cover art is a courtesy of the very kind and talented ssddx.
This novel is a participant in The Writer's Pledge
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