Camille d'irithyl

Camille d'irithyl

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The Primordial Tower

An anonymous, softy, and somewhat normal character who tends to think too much about the things around him is pushed in spite of himself to choose to climb the Tower. Too bad for him. But very good for us.

We still haven't really gotten into the main scenario, but it already seems to be good. Basically, the protagonist has to overcome some challenges not only to survive, but also to save (later) the lives of those around him.

The narration is very focused on the protagonist and his inner monologues, but this is told in a pleasant way, and the way the author describes the action scenes is excellent and makes them quite clear to understand. The story starts a little slow, but things start to get serious from chapter 6-7.

The menu of statistics is well done and not stuffy, unlike many stories in the genre, and the premise of the story has a lot of potential.

The main character, as well as the secondary characters so far, are both very good (although my preference is for the White Lion, probably because his character is well designed, he is too good). They have flaws and feel real, far from being caricatures made up of a single personality trait from the bad stories. Even an antagonist (maybe just temporary) has been written in a very realistic and well thought-out way.

In fact, I think the author has managed to balance the emotional parts, so that they're not so heavy that you wouldn't want to keep reading, but also not so light that you wouldn't feel they're not difficult. at all.

The grammar seems fine, but I'm clearly not an expert on it, so I'm probably not the right person to express myself on this subject.

Give it a try!


Holy World

Great! Fresh and pleasant.

It's a novel that you should read because it's a very good read.
The story has tons of potential, and its atmosphere is perfectly suited to the style of story the author wants to tell, it's dark and full of suspense, in which Aisha and Andrew fight for their survival, but also and especially for their future. The menu of statistics is well done and not stifling, unlike many stories of the genre, and the story itself flows smoothly from one chapter to the next.

The style and mood is somewhat reminiscent of that found in xianxias/wuxia and other novels of the genre. It has that indefinable something that makes us enter the story directly in a pleasant and comfortable way. It's very fresh and easy to read.

The narration is direct and precise, which works well in terms of the rhythm of this kind of story. I think some parts of the action scenes may be more descriptive, but I know how hard they are to write, and this is the author's first work, so I have no doubt that as the author progresses, they will only get better. To become epic and grandiose.

Although you may be confused as you read the first chapters, since these, including the prologue, somehow tell why the world will be the way it is in the rest of the story. It's an interesting idea, but the fact that it's not clear who the protagonist is, who's great, makes it a little less engaging at the beginning. It would have been easier if the prologue had been combined with Chapter 1. Andrew is the kind of protagonist you can care about or love easily, and you take great pleasure in following his progress or his little slice of life moments.

Fresh and pleasant. You should give him a try.


The Stained Tower

It is the story of a girl who unfortunately had no luck and whose life ended tragically. Yet in her misfortune, a chance presented itself to her when she was somehow reincarnated in a world similar to ours, but the story gives her a dark and magical side that you might usually expect from an urban fantasy.

With as a bonus, a rather unique lit-rpg mechanic, and especially with beautiful windows.

The story starts slowly, as things start to get serious from chapter 6 on, and then the narrative takes on some rhythm.

The narration is very focused on the protagonist and her inner monologues, but this is told in a lyrical way and the author skillfully uses slang and Old English words, which reinforces the immersion in the story. 
Although I tend to think that the flow would have been fresher and lighter if the story was a little more focused on the outside, since this particular choice, especially for a first person narrative, sometimes tends to make the narration feel claustrophobic, which is a shame since the universe itself seems interesting and full of things to discover.

The grammar seems impeccable, but I'm clearly not an expert on the subject, so I don't feel very legitimate to express myself on this subject.

Give it a try!


Acacia Chronicle

It's a world of high dark fantasy. With dragons, elves, undead, slaves, cruelty, real deities, and an immortal protagonist who somehow manages to right the wrongs, and acts as a kind of light beam to dispel the darkness that roams in this world in which they live, and transform it into a better place.

Elena, however, despite being the main character, is not omnipresent on the screen, as we follow many different characters, in order to be able to explore the world. The story is somehow constructed as separate episodic sequences, even if they follow each other, but are autonomous. There is a very slice of life that is enjoyable and refreshing, but also intrigue and adventure.

The prose is beautiful and full of imagery, and the style of the story and characters seems to have a strong manga cultural influence. It's as if the world of manga met Lovecraft and Tolkien, and together they made a child.

All aspects of storytelling contribute to creating an immersive and dreamy atmosphere. Almost like a story told in poetry. It is a valid and wonderful stylistic choice, although it slows down or weighs down the narrative, but it is an inevitable consequence of this style.

Typical of what an omniscient, well-controlled style of narration allows. It allows one to create a world that is at once complex, rich and deep, with the help of descriptions, or by exploring it through the perceptions and feelings of the different characters.

This novel is a pleasure to read for its old-fashioned universe and style. If you haven't read it yet, then you should.

You should read it.


Death in Siberia (The Last Woman on Earth)

This story begins in muddy trenches, in a country where it's cold as shit in winter -aka: in dystopian Russia-, where bullets and shells replace rain, and where corruption reigns among senior officers, to follow the story of a soldier already exhausted and tired of a war that sees no sign of ending.

The characters are so alive and shouting with realism that I honestly felt like I was next to them, watching them live, listening to them talk, feeling them breathe, and almost felt like I knew them intimately, despite the short time I spent with them. And when one of them meets his destiny and begins his last journey, it is a brother you feel like you are losing.

For here, the author has a mastery of narration exquisite enough, so that the story is as fluid as a flowing stream, more detailed than an FPS game with the graphics pushed in ULTRA mode, but above all, to tell us in a touching and touching way the inner thoughts of the characters -or to lead us to guess them-.

And already a lot of questions are being asked. What happened to it? Why did the women disappear? How big is this endless fucking war? Does it have any meaning?

In short, the story is alive, terribly real, and you really feel like you're in it. It is a story about the nature of man, his heart, his weaknesses and his strengths. But it is also the story of artificially born beings, who would usually be at the end of the list if we had to give someone a voice to express themselves about: what it is to be human.

Welcome to "The Last Woman on Earth".


Scavenger

a stalker-like atmosphere

this novel gives me a feeling similar to the atmosphere of the game series "Stalker", and I have to admit that I like it. 
It's a post-apocalyptic world, with technology more advanced than ours, the mc looks like a veteran, intelligent, experienced, and certainly able to make the right decisions.


A World of Monsters

a Gamelit novel of reincarnation

After a prologue written in 6 dimensions, the story begins very slowly when the MC becomes aware of himself and his new condition. He has become a weak and pitiful creature (a caterpillar) and begins his adventure by eating all the leaves he can crawl to, trying to survive predators who like to feast on tender flesh like his.

The MC caterpillar, takes advantage of the system of an immortal (allowing him to change his carnal envelope), although the system is unusual, a bit messy, and sometimes looks like an avalanche of blue windows, if you like this kind of slow progression story in which the Grind holds an important place, sprinkled with slices of life of a humble creature, then you'll be comfortable with it.

The narrative mixes a lot of inner dialogue and an MC who grinds his teeth at the philosophical messages that are very present, but that's the price you pay for this type of narration.  Honestly, I preferred the human pov, but it's a matter of personal taste.

I think the story would benefit from being shorter, containing fewer windows of status, and avoiding adding so many idioms inherited from oriental literature, which would make a story in which one is regularly confused clearer, and the reader's experience more comfortable.
The Caterpillar MC's way of thinking is quite regularly confused, as if he sometimes forgets his human memory, which sometimes makes the narrative confusing. The format that alternates between povs also requires the reader to memorize a lot of information, which makes the task of understanding the plot more complex, and quite difficult if your attention is easily overwhelmed by something else.  

Well, give it a try, and you'll quickly know if it suits your personal tastes.