I liked this story so much I decided to pay for it on Amazon as a way to support the author.
Most stories in this kind of genre have the main character die in our world, then are either reincarnated or transmigrated (shifted) into a world of magic. Our heroine, Jade, gets shifted. There is no special fanfare or group of people who summon her, and indeed, she arrives with no fanfare at all. Still, she must try to prove herself to everyone as she is the image of everything a hero is not. She is not strong, she can hardly walk, she has no family, no money, no background. Yet, she is able to slowly overcome her obstacles as she learns more about the world and the people around her.
The spelling and grammar are excellent, and the characters are well thought out. They each have a reason for the way they act, and everything that happens is consistent and believable. The magic system introduced is somewhat standard to these kinds of stories, but the power granted to our heroine is unique to these kinds of stories. It puts an interesting twist to her quest to become stronger and independent.
The only thing I wish is that the chapters were a bit longer. I want to read more! Still, I look forward to more of Jade's story. That should help me to feed my hunger for more. =)
I think having a main character that only speaks up to four words at a time is an interesting character trait. The thoughts of the main character are verbose enough, and the other characters in the novel can certainly carry the conversation easily. The more I read the story, the more I look forward to reading more.
One of the best lines in the story so far comes during a certain combat situation. The main character says, "I. Am. The. King."... after which, you just KNOW all kinds of mayhem will happen next.
This is definitely one of my favorite stories on Royal Road.
EDIT: It's unfortunate that the first nine chapters were revised a bit. I think the original versions were much better. I also hope the author comes out with new chapters eventually. It's still a great story.
This novel is pretty close in terms of plot and characters to "Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (also called The Irregular At Magic High School)". There are some differences in circumstances though, such as the siblings sleeping together in this novel. As such, I can't really give it more than 1 star. I've read up to "Potentials and Regulars III" (the fourth chapter). The story may diverge after this point, but right now it's not enough for me to want to continue.
Searching the Internet by the names I mentioned above should provide more information for anyone curious. I tried to include a link to the manga in a previous review, but it got deleted since it pointed to a web site that infringed the DMCA. =)
I should be able to include the link to the light novel on Amazon below though.
For the manga adapation, see the link below.
So far I've read up to Chapter one. I like the general concept of the leader of the 'bad guys' traveling to the world where all the heroes come from. I also like the idea of a lich trying to make sense of how magic works in the modern world, as well as trying to get his bearings.
With all that said, I probably won't follow the series as it's a bit too brutal for me. The human race in these fantasy stories are usually too arrogant towards the other sentient races, but in this story they seem to go overboard. On top of that, when the lich gets provoked he goes even further than the human ever did. That really puts him into the category of a bad guy and not an anti-hero.
Good luck with the series!
While the title of the story seems to indicate this character will be a Necromancer, the first few chapters are basically a copy of the story "Legendary Moonlight Sculptor". Some small details are different, but if you read the first two chapters of LMS you'll see what I mean.
You can see a translation of LMS at the link below. This may yet turn out to be a good story, but as of the first two chapters it is almost a copy & paste job.
Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
I like stories where sci-fi meets fantasy. In this story, a girl from the stars cra... er, lands on a planet with magic, swords and monsters.
The characters are memorable and unique. The overall story is a good one, with a good use of various points of view to help progress the narrative. The icing on the cake is that there are times when I just can't stop myself from laughing!
I highly recommend this story for anyone who is interested in fantasy novels or a sci-fi fantasy mix... or just wants a good laugh.
When this novel first started, I thought it would be a minor spin-off of the other story by this author (The Heretic -- see his signature block at the end of any given chapter for the link). Yet, the more I read The Saint, the more I become interested in this story.
I decided to go back and read this from the beginning only to realize I hadn't voted yet! Now at chapter 121, I can say that the story is certainly good enough to stand on its own.
It is an interesting take on what happens when our modern-day world becomes increasingly exposed to magic. I definitely recommend it.
I have read up to Chapter 4, and this shows promise as a story. It follows similar patterns of when someone plays a Virtual Reality game and is suddenly transported into the "real" version of the game.
The pace of the story seems good, and parts of the character's background is revealed at various times in the story when it is most relevant. The grammar is excellent as well.
I look forward to more!
I should say that this story reminds me a bit of "Don't Fear the Reaper" here on Royal Road: http://royalroadl.com/fiction/403
With that said, the story seems to be developing extremely quickly, with the main character becoming overpowered just as fast.
Only time will tell if there will be some kind of compensation to balance out the superpowers. Perhaps the NPCs will hinder him in some way or something else will happen. I guess we'll just have to see.
I am currently thinking of the first six chapters as pretty much a prologue to the story. I hope that future chapters will get a bit longer and add a bit more of everything (plot, action, character development, etc).
Overall, I rate this story as 3.5 stars because I think it has a lot of potential.
The story has an interesting angle.
I've read stories before about people reincarnating into dungeon cores. This is the first time I've read a story about someone who tries to cultivate as a dungeon core. What is more, he is also trying to get his dungeon monsters to cultivate!
With only six chapters written as of this review, I believe this story has a lot of potential. It is true that the writing is a bit rough in spots. With time, the quality of the writing will improve. I look forward to reading more. =)