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Artificer Gearsprocket

Artificer Gearsprocket
by Innate_Lymphoid_Cell
ONGOING
38 pages

Artificer. Adventurer. Entrepreneur. Inventor Extraordinaire. His peers might have other choice words to describe him, but that would simply be their jealousy talking. His creations weren't pointless, and they most certainly did not have as high a likelihood of catastrophic outcomes as his competitors claimed!

Caught out by an unstable rift between the Planes, Gauge Gearsprocket is thrown into a world of magic and spellcasters, where Dungeons litter the land, and where corporations engage in the business of organising teams to plumb their depths. Though faced with a minor setback on the debut of Gearsprocket's Emporium, he is determined to explore a world that surely had to be the state of things in the days before the Spellblight. He may not be able to sling spells the same way the locals could, but every good Artificer worth their tools could prove an even match.

Make way, existing Dungeon excavation companies, for the Gearsprocket name will soon be known across the lands!


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Emanations

Emanations
by Innate_Lymphoid_Cell
HIATUS
28 pages

The greatest pinnacle of cultivation is comprehension of the dao. Through it, cultivators have been able to draw upon their insights into the fabric that forms all reality, manifesting the dao in the physical world. It is an eternal piece of knowledge, one that has existed for as long as the practice of cultivation.

But now, the immutable dao has changed. Masters find themselves unable to draw forth the powers that come from its comprehension.

In the preceding years, practitioners have struggled with their cultivation, and many have forever more had their cultivation crippled, or worse. As trouble stirs, tensions are rising within the Sects of the Immortal Lands. Taking advantage of the troubles plaguing the dao, cultivators throughout the Immortal Lands make their moves to seize control of power.

Li Xun has lived for three years on the run, after having been met with a devastating Qi Deviation in the course of his training. One chance encounter, however, sets his path back toward cultivation. Alongside his new mentor who possesses otherworldly knowledge and unique insights into cultivation, they seek to find the means to resolve the turmoil plaguing the cultivation world - for failure would have consequences beyond just their own world.

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The Strongest Fencer Doesn’t Use Skills!

The Strongest Fencer (...)
by DropShotEpee
ONGOING
402 pages

A world champion fencer is transported to another world and finds out that everyone can be a good swordsman with [Skills]. This offends him, as he feels it makes light of his hard work, and he sets out to see how far his own skills, the ones he earned through hard training, can stack up against [Skills].

This champion, Carr, seems to have other reasons for disliking [Skills] as well. Slowly, he begins to remember...

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Heaven's Laws - Prodigies - A Cultivation Epic

Heaven's Laws - Prodigies (...)
by Elorion
STUB
178 pages

Glory, honor, and enlightenment.

The realms of immortal cultivators offers many wonderous things.

But that which inspires awe, can also inspire fear.

Darkness, corruption, and despair.

Without a powerful backer, government is fragile at best. Who can the weak turn to when the strong justify lawlessness—or fall prey to their own lusts?

On the hunt for a rare beast core that will help her become the youngest cultivator to break into the sky realm in Monolith continent’s history, Xiao Huifen is ambushed by a monstrous dire beast that shouldn’t even exist in the Redwood Aurora region. Forced to flee, she soon finds herself running low on energy and is faced with certain death. A voice calls out to her.

She turns toward it, scurrying after her last glimmer of hope. A young man steps out from behind a tree with a cultivation a full realm lower than her own. She quickly decides to try to save the courageous fool when he commands the wind with the swipe of a hand, pushing her out of the way, and stands to face the dire beast alone.

What she witnesses in this one person is an undeniable weakness, and heaven defying strength.

Note: This book is already written and being edited. It will be heading for Kindle Unlimited so it will only be up for a limited time.

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Copyright © 2020 by Apollos Thorne

Copyright © 2021 by Apollos Thorne

All rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.

Content Disclaimer

This book takes on sexual assault. There is no sexual content or instances of abuse. No graphic content. Nothing is shown, explicitly or otherwise. The author has gone to great lengths to handle it in a mature and respectful manner, but it may be troubling for some readers. Discretion is advised.

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A Sense for magic

A Sense for magic
by JNorm
ONGOING
415 pages

Vance is a young man who has been blind since birth. He lives with his father and older brother. Over the years, he sought remedies for his affliction but had no luck.

This year, an Arcanist visits the small town of Wethermane. Vance is curious and intends to visit this powerful stranger, hoping for either help or hope. What he receives is something else, something greater - opportunity.

This book will follow his tale from afflicted young man to budding Arcanist, his struggles along the way, and hopefully a little humour.

Book cover art by: Ollie Wodge

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Peculiar Soul

Peculiar Soul
by TMarkos
ONGOING
244 pages

Not everyone gets a soul.  The rise of industry and mechanization has sent the world's population booming upward, striving relentlessly for the fixed handful of souls that level armies and steer the fate of nations.  The remnants of a crumbled empire fight in a grinding, bloody war against their ancient enemy.

Not everyone gets a soul, but Michael must - for he is the scion of a lord, and the soulless cannot hold such a title.  For five years he has tried to tempt one of the souls freed by its vessel's death.  Five years of pain and failure, earning only his father's contempt.  At last, one more opportunity to earn his soul has come.

But not everyone gets a soul quite like his.


Updates weekly on Wednesdays.

Cover art by Harry Rowland.

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12 Miles Below

12 Miles Below
by Mark Arrows
ONGOING
397 pages

The world is in ruins. 

Extreme sub-zero temperatures suffocate the surface, making even simple survival an ordeal. Frozen derelicts of bygone eras span across massive ice wastes. And the elite few hoard any technology rediscovered within.

The only escape from the deadly climate is beneath the surface. But it’s another disaster underground. Monstrous machines lurk in the depths. Unhinged demigods war against them, dying over and over, treating it all like a game. The land itself shifts over time, more contraption than rock. And an ominous prophecy states that the key to everything waits at the last level - but nobody’s ever reached that far. 

When an expedition into the far uncharted north goes terribly wrong,  Keith Winterscar and his father get trapped together in a desperate fight for survival. Stumbling upon an ancient power struggle of titanic scale; the two will need to set their differences aside while they struggle against sinister gods, deadly legends, and the grand secrets of the realm that lies below.



Author's note: Updating Monday and Thursdays.

This is a long planned out fic. If you're looking for a power fantasy where the MC gets everything right all the time, this ain't it. Fights get hairy, people get greedy. Bad descisions happen on incomplete information - and I don't write fake-failures where those mistakes don't matter. When the whammy moments come, they'll be earned. 

[Dungeon-lite and gamelit-lite, though both start being relevant much later.]

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Master of the System

Master of the System
by Virlyce
ONGOING
529 pages

Leveling systems create overpowered main characters. Cooking systems create master chefs capable of conquering any stomach. Founder systems create monstrous sects from nothing. However, who creates the systems?

This is a completely serious story written by the author of The Blue Mage Raised by Dragons.

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Chaotic Craftsman Worships The Cube

Chaotic Craftsman Worships (...)
by ProbablyATurnip
ONGOING
264 pages

Summoned after an unfortunate accident in hopes they could protect the world from a coming threat, Ben and his classmates are gifted another chance at life. With fame and fortune promised to whoever is willing to fight for the sake of the world it doesn't seem like a bad deal, there's just one small problem. Ben wasn't blessed with any magic or combat skills, just crafting and enchanting. While the skills themselves aren't useless they also aren't seen as being necessary to the coming war. Now not needed and alone Ben tries to find a place in the world while meeting some of its colourful characters along the way.

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Astrid Vs. The Asteroid

Astrid Vs. The Asteroid
by S.G. Seabourne
HIATUS
126 pages

An extinction level asteroid is hurtling toward Earth and the only safe place left is in government run bunkers deep underground. A SAFEsite.

Seventeen year old Astrid is determined to take her place and protect her family, no matter the cost. Even if it means making a sacrifice she never expected. Her childhood friend, Connor is sweet and nice, and everything a girl should want. He has a place in the SAFEsite, and for the price of marriage, she and her family can join him.

But then there’s Shane…

The independent firebrand has already caught her heart. But Shane didn’t win a place in the bunkers. He’s determined to survive the impact in a shelter of his own.

Connor is the smart choice. The safe choice. But no matter what she does, she can’t get Shane out of her head. With the asteroid closing in and the world falling apart, Astrid has a decision to make.

But what if there was a third option? What if Astrid chose to save herself?

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Gemstone Goblins (LitRPG)

Gemstone Goblins (LitRPG)
by HyperAlphaKing
COMPLETED
236 pages

Gild Domov found no solace in death’s embrace. The promised, eternal repose was merely the herald of his greater purpose. His soul, destined for the afterlife, was forcefully summoned by a desperate god.

Under the pleas of the goblin deity, Gild is tasked with saving the extremely weak but intelligent Amber Skin Goblins.

Unsatisfied with solely surviving, Gild will overcome his flaws and create a new legend. Under his leadership, goblin kind will rise once again!


Cross-posted to: https://www.wattpad.com/user/HyperAlphaKing


1st Draft.


Patreon closed, so all patreon links in the author notes don't work.

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The Path of Ascension

The Path of Ascension
by C_Mantis
ONGOING
1k pages

The story follows Matt, a young man planning to delve the rifts responsible for the monsters that destroyed his city and killed his parents. His dreams are crushed when his Tier 1 Talent is rated as detrimental, and no guild or group will take him.

Working at a nearby inn, he meets a mysterious and powerful couple. They give him a chance to join The Path of Ascension, an empire wide race to ascend the Tiers and become living legends.

With their recommendation and a stolen skill, Matt begins his journey to the peak of power.

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Chapters will now be MONDAY and FRIDAY AT 4:00pm EST.

This is a mix between LitRPG and Xianxia. It's like a car that looks like a LitRPG with dungeons and skills, but the interior and engine are all Xianxia. 

So no blue boxes and clicking +’s to get stronger.

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What you won't see in this novel:

Bland protagonists.

Bland love interests that immediately fall in love with the MC.

Murder hobos who kill entire families and clans for looking the wrong way at somebody.

Pacifist MC’s who wouldn't kill a single person to save millions.

Cartoonish villains who are bad just to be bad.

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What to expect:

A MC who acts rationally.

World building that has more depth than ‘strong people 'stronk'. There will be no rules only benefiting the strong and no rule changes as they see fit. 

An empire that actually cares for its citizens.

People who act and talk like real people.

A magic system and progression system that are logically and internally consistent.

Realistic fight scenes.

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