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Risen

Risen
by Zendran
ONGOING
210 pages

Note: Slight edits to early chapters (and removal of one chapter - previously chapter 2) have been made 2/2/21


The city, my city, had once been alive in a way that was hard to describe. Thriving, active, hopeful. Vibrant.

But life, as I had come to learn, sometimes possesses only the most tenuous of grasps. Finally, in the end, it became my city - mine alone.

I was, after all, the only one left.

Worse, it was entirely my fault.

There was red in my ledger that could never be wiped clean.

Not while I still lived, anyway.


This story follows Eran, a man who became the opposite of everything he had ever wanted to be; in a world where superpowers began to appear in a rare few, his lack of control over his own power relegated him to the role of a terrible villain - the Reaper, named so for the countless lives that he absorbed and made his own, each only furthering his deadly lack of control. Gone mad with guilt and isolation, he strove for a single heroic act - his own demise.

Death was less permanent than he hoped. Centuries later, he woke to a changed world and in a body not his own. Unfortunately, his power came with him. Yet this time, things would be different. This time, he had a chance to bring it under control.

He could never truly make up for the things he had done; he could never achieve redemption.

That wouldn't stop him from trying to be a hero.


Cover courtesy of the amazing Vitaly S Alexius, author of Romantically Apocalyptic. Go check him out!

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We're All Gonna Die in the Hellish Void of Space

We're All Gonna Die in (...)
by JasonLaPier
HIATUS
32 pages

We’re All Gonna Die is a 120,000 word science fiction novel, a modern allusion to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness that drops a Trek-like utopian spaceship crew into Eldritch horror.

October Moon Jankowsky-Smith – Moon to her friends – is the counsellor on the United Earth Ship Destiny. Twenty years ago, the UES Hope landed on Eris, the dwarf planet at the edge of the solar system. The captain of the Hope transmitted one final message before going dark: “There is life on Eris. Intelligent life. Send everyone, and spare nothing. Eris changes everything.” As the Destiny reaches the fringes of space, it’s up to Moon to keep the heads of the crew screwed on – first figuratively, then literally – as they uncover the terrors that consumed the previous mission. She is aided by the story’s narrator, the artificial intelligence unit embedded in her head at a young age to mitigate the challenges of Down Syndrome.

Upon arriving at Eris’s moon, Dysnomia, Moon witnesses her captain and several crew members succumb to an infectious alien fungus. Despite quarantine efforts, the contagion spreads through the Destiny. Meanwhile, the backup officers thawed out to replace the fallen ranks have an agenda of their own, and “accidents” claim the lives of the remaining crew one by one. Moon enlists the help of her friend Seamus, the IT operator, to investigate, but the situation is already out of control by the time they reach Eris. With the cultish replacement crew running the show, they must venture under the surface, where multidimensional aliens battle with self-constructed robots operating with frayed intelligences and dead set on protecting the captain of the Hope, having kept him alive – and prisoner – for two decades.

Moon finds Captain Short deep within the ruins of an ancient cyclopean city, of whose original inhabitants there remains only one. As her friends succumb to madness and perish, and she alone is left to combat the millennia-aged monster that deems humans no more significant than livestock, can she stop it from raining its apocalyptic vision down on Earth?

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Musical Land Trilogy

Musical Land Trilogy
by Ellen Taylor
ONGOING
447 pages

In an alternate universe where famous historical figures are all living in one era and musicals are their every day life, fourteen-year-old Marie Curie has been told that following her passion in science will lead to a future of flipping burgers and waiting tables. As hard as she tries, the arts remain an enigma to her. She is selected to attend Presley High, one of the most prestigious schools in the city, as part of a social experiment to help her grades. With budding geniuses all around her, she feels doomed to be forever an outcast. However, when she stumbles upon a secret which shakes the foundation of Musical Land, she realizes targets from bullies aren't as terrifying as targets from the president of the city. 

**This is a historical (fan)fiction, so technically I don't own these characters/real life humans. And I also take creative liberties with them, so they're not exactly who they are in real life, but that's what makes it fun!**

Updates every Wed. and Fri.

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RE: Monarch

RE: Monarch
by Eligos
ONGOING
809 pages

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. 

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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. 

Updates Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Cover commissioned from the amazing Viki-Vaki on Deviant Art

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Rise of the Firstborn Mage

Rise of the Firstborn (...)
by Briizy
HIATUS
120 pages

It began with ice. 

A relentless, bone-chilling tickle of frost that stretched across the lands of Axulran, crawling over the mountain crests and freezing the grassy meadows. Frozen in time, the kingdom fought for political control all across the region of Ellixus, paying no mind to the death and torment they may cause along the way. 

Cateline Bennett, a princess consumed with ice, found herself lost in a foreign kingdom with nothing but her wits to survive. As she explores this unknown land, she unravels her past and discovers that the magic she had concealed for so long could unleash chaos so intense, it could destroy the world as she knew it. 

With her untapped magic and new friends, Cateline must vanquish the enemies that threatened the world of Denzethea as they knew it, else they, and all they knew, would crumble to ruin. 

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Compline

Compline
by Bapper
HIATUS
445 pages

Hired on by the ridiculously influential Lauds Inc., Bec Namiko is soon to be one step closer to her dream of exploring the great cities of Earth—or at least what is left of them. Everything seems to be falling into place for her... except for one small issue. Her contract didn't specify where she'd be exploring.

Stuck on an alien planet called Dust armed with nothing but an ominous tablet, an AI with a death wish, and an odd power with no tutorial, Bec seeks answers for all of her questions both big and small such as: Why am I here? What does this thing called a Word do? And how the %@$# is this tablet telling me about my death?

(On Haitus)

Cover Art by: KrazeKode

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The Dragon Realms Saga

The Dragon Realms Saga
by Fancyotter98
ONGOING
548 pages

Young Elucard is thrown headlong into the ruthless world of the assassin clan: The Black Rabbits. There he must survive the grueling training, deal with cutthroat competition, and wrestle with the vastly different morality of being a killer. 

The Dragon Realms Saga is a sprawling epic that features, assassins, ancient magic, heroes and larger than life villians. I tried to capture an anime fantasy feel with over the top fight scenes and action, centering around an anti-hero along with moral compass characters that try to infulence him

This will span 5 volumes

Vendetta's Rise, Blood and Bounty, The Dawnedge War, The Mage King, and finally Wintertide!

Stay tuned!

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Angel's Dirge

Angel's Dirge
by Localforeigner
HIATUS
340 pages

After a year of silent manifestations, the angels that have appeared worldwide turn against mankind. Peri Delaney, a young woman with anger management issues, survives an attack that kills her only friend.

She and a handful of others have somehow been altered by the attacks, developing abilities that can only be called supernatural. The government begins to collect these ‘Changed’ into a group called Project Aegis, hoping they can be used against the "angels" and save mankind before it is too late.

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Cover Image by

Creator: pixy.org 
Copyright: CC0

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My intention is to publish the first 5 chapters one a day till Monday, then I will switch to a twice weekly release schedule. 

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Reborn in Another World as a (Colorless) Demon Prince

Reborn in Another World (...)
by Eyeball1844
HIATUS
455 pages

He made his break through and proved the naysayers wrong. But just as everything in life was falling into place, he died. A strange being meets him in the in-between, and he is given a second chance at life. The world he's reborn into in full of wonderous monsters and adventures to be had.

However, he's not human anymore, but a demon. And not just any demon, but a Colorless prince. Even worse, demons and humans don't exactly...get along. War looms between the two nations, and threatens to capsize his life into chaos and blood.

If he wants to make anything of himself, he will need to work very, very hard. 

It's a shame he's not sure what to do or where he wants to go.

Please note: The story is a slow burn and only starts to pick up after chapter 8. Also, if you like Re:Zero, give this one a shot. It is also a weak to strong story.

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Amongst the Sky

Amongst the Sky
by ArthurScott
ONGOING
205 pages

First came the stars. Then came the dreams.

Dreams that warn of the coming of celestial beings.

The year is 2036 and humanity faces one of its greatest challenges yet.

A technological war between the sky and the Earth manifests after aliens and cosmic beings seek revenge for a fallen brother, stolen and experimented on by the U.S. government.

Celestial entities from another dimension invade Earth, infiltrating the atmosphere through a hole torn in the sky. Humanity has to fight for survival and protect those they hold dear, while three teenagers must rise together to alleviate the battle before it spins further out of control.

Phoenix Newman, Alex Ramiro, and Andy Caulfield are three victims of a fallen economy, polluted to no end. Together, they derive plans to take down the enemies and save the good. The issue is . . . they don't know which is which.

Amongst the Sky is a book about the value of friendship, the fault in our stars, and the fears of mankind. It is a story about bravery and heroism, love and determination – how easily mankind falls under the heels of pressure.


They swaggered from the vehicle and stopped halfway across the junction with a disturbing aura of ambiguity, as if their bodies were robotic and all the components that made them human were stripped from their fibres; as if they might've been only so-so from shoulder to shoulder but dangerous from the waist down. Andy knew they were up to something – the way they instinctively glared at him was all the more reason to believe so. It appeared as though the apparel wasn't intimidating enough; they needed to foster nightmarish insanity – a demeanour he wouldn't want to spend the night alone with.

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Invincible Canadian Hermaphrodite Goddess Cultivator.

Invincible Canadian Hermaphrodite (...)
by l nimbus
ONGOING
239 pages

[THIS STORY IS A SATIRE/PARODY OF THE ISEKAI GENRE, PLEASE CONSIDER THAT BEFORE DIVING IN.]

Is also generally trashy and doesn't care so thats that. 

Let's say you're having a cunt of a day. Just a mild one, to be fair. You have work, a coworker who's an insufferable twat, cranky boss and long hours. You put in your time, you go home, knowing that you'll be sleeping late again because of some videogame you really like. You imagine everything has this grey layer of bleh to it, and dream about your life being just a tad more exciting. 

Shit happens. 

You wake up in another world. 

Butt naked. 

With thousands of people gawping at you. 

The person in this godforsaken mess is Steffany Hunt. 

She goes from a teensy rural farm to the capital of mankind in a heartbeat, crossing worlds and various states of disbelief to get there. Only the empire of man ain't as golden as all the guady paint on the walls would have her think. Slavery is commonplace, murder is they way disagreements are settled, might makes right, and worst of all, nobody fekking apologizes for fekking up a damn ritual and summoning her. 

To the short-tempered Canadian, this is a mortal insult. Now, fast forward two through two years of bottling up that anger and drudging through a city where life blatently sucks. 

She holds out, she really does. Smiles and shows that fabled Canadian politeness. Until, one day, she boils over. With the Grand Demon's Duel -a premier tournament for arrogant young masters to preen and show off their absolute lack of martial skills- on the horizon, Steffany is about to channel all that hatred and anger. Directly into someone's crotch. 

Faces will be stomped. Crotches smoten. Ancestors insulted. And All. Hell. Raised. 

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The Merchant Prince Book 1: Returning Home

The Merchant Prince Book (...)
by TaxReligion
HIATUS
323 pages

Enter a world of deceit and assassins.  Augustus DeCastellian is a member of a wealthy merchant family, with ports all over the known world.  He is sent on a voyage to new lands to open trade routes, but when he returns he will need to fight, using his tools of manipulation and cunning, for what he is owed.

Author's note:  This story is somewhat slow-paced, especially in comparison to the norm on Royal Road.  The first three chapters act almost as a prologue, to give you a feel for what the rest of the story will be like.  So, I suggest new readers try to get to the end of chapter 3 before deciding if this story is for them.
A few of my reviews have said that this story is abnormal for Royal Road.  I agree with that sentiment, at least based on what I've read on the site.  It was just an idea that was in my head, that I began trying to write once my hobbies were cancelled due to the virus.  I found Royal Road after I started writing it.  Honestly, it's probably not even tailored for the web-novel format.  But it's the story I wanted to tell.

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