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Overbalanced

The 0.5 star voters are attacking fictions before they even get a chance...

While too Early for an accurate rating this is far better than a 0.5 rating thus far the story seems to be off to a fairly good start despite only having two chapters. There were no major errors and the story flowed in a fairly descriptive manner. It certianly has potential to be a great story with a begining that if the quality holds looks like it could be enough to fall into the upper percentiles. Overall it looks to be well worth checking out to see if it holds up if it's a genre of intrest.

There needs to be somthing to deal with the 0.5 ratings some people seem to be using to burry or kill stories. It is quite an alarming trend. I hope the author can overcome this undeserved adversity!


Mother of Learning

One of the greatest fantasy web fictions of all time finally completed

This story is by far the best implemantation of "time loop" mechanisms in any story and probably one of the few to actually explore this mechanism without ever becoming stale. Instead it manages to keep things new and unique such that every repetition brings about new information new character and or world interactions and unexpected surprises. Moreover it is a fully rational fiction where characters act intelegently based on what they know. As a whole the story is a wild ride all the way to the end demonstrating exceptional quality worldbuilding due to its origins as a project intended to help flesh out the world.

Really what is not to love about this story for fans of fantasy?


Snipe

It is an Etzoli work at its finest

Etzoli shines again with a character driven adreniline rush with twists and turns this time on a futuristic vision of Seattle following Kara. The cast is as always full of complexity especally Faith who is just awsome. Seriously how can Faith do so much on so little sleep? :P This story is much shorter than Etzoli's main work but it is no less compelling and infact I'd even argue it might be more complelling as things come together nicely for an excellent conclusion.

Read it.


Dragon Rising

Katrin Hollistersays she likes bittersweet endings well this one could definitely qualify even if it falls on the more tragic side of the spectrum.

I could say a lot about this but much of it would lead to spoilers

The characters feel real enough to relate and care about much like the other work of hers on this site but the story takes twists and turns and raises important questions about guilt and innocence.

If you can handle a less cheerful end then it is definitly worth reading. their are many retrospective points where perhaps things could have gone better but alas the choices made are understandable somtimes you don't know what you had until it is gone.


 POWERLESS: The Reborn Saga (NaNoWrimo 2017)

This story had great potential it had a story to tell unfortunatly it had a very abrupt end exactly when NaNoWrimo 2017 ended. 

The quality drop off began a bit further before  the anticlimatic ending however with the mistake leading to the MC's bad decision and rushed judgment forcing him to leave.

Alone this would have been a minior complaint yet the meeting with a certian creator or more specifically the incidents after this led to a very abrupt end.


Sorcery in Boston

A story full of depth and characterization

This work as of chapter 25 is one of the most outstanding works I have seen on this site with the sheer investment the author has shown for her worldbuilding given a highly developed and advanced magic system human characters each with distinct personalities ideals and character development.

The Historic setting has been well reaserched and kept up to the period showing deep cultural biases between Aera and those around her as she comes to grip with her situation, what she wants and her ideas on how to achive it. This combined with her dependence on her magic, heavy noblesse oblige bias towards the powerful, and lack of understanding of technology all come togetehr to really paint her as a flawed but relatable character.

This series doesn't shy away from issues such as morality culturally engrained biases among other things.

If you are looking for an engrossing read full of complexity I recomend this series but if you want a quick power fantasy then look elsewhere. 

This review probably doesn't do this series the full justice but it is the best I can come up with. Overall superiro to many of the top rated fictions here given RRL's score inflation so I am left with no choice but to 5 star everything.


Wolf of the Wasteland

Truly feels like a Wasteland story

So far it is a quite enjoyable work I can tell the author cares about improving an developing their story and world better.

It may be too early for a detailed review but this series is definatly worth it as is as long as the reader is ready for a survival focused protagonist.

 

So far I can tell Wolf carries scars from a harsh life and carries a fair share of secrets of her own. As the author seems to have plans to continue even if it is their secondary fiction at this point in time it looks like somthing to watch for in the future as it updates.

 

In short my only complaint so far is that there aren't more chapters yet :P As a story particuarly a non standard genre og RRL It is way above the average for this site (compared to similar chapter count stories iiregardless of genere) So as of chapter 15 I recommend! Just as always be wary of Cliffs though ;)


Sky Prince

Just read this so far and it certainly delivers a wholly underrated story that needs more attention

This is certainly an enjoyable read at least so far(up to chapter 58). The story presents a fantasy world on death's doors with the protagonists serving as a last hope of redemption role. The author has stated he is also working to produce a harem story with a developed female cast to show it can be done and has succeeded quite well so far. 

 

Style -I don't really have anything to say except that it works. Never remember what perspective type is what but regardless of what type is used it works in conveying the story. 

 

Story-You have a sprawling narrative in your head with enough complexity to hold your attention. Much of it is shrouded by mystery but that is kind of expected as the enemy effectively holds most of the world in its grasp and is simply toying with what remains. A very character driven narrative.

 

Grammar-tolerable there is a tendency to misuse homonyms as well as inconsistent grammatical syntax but it is still quite easy to understand what the author is trying to convey for the most part. Still it takes a large penalty here as the grammar is bad enough to turn some people away. Still I understand that good grammar is hard at times.

 

Characters-This is the jewel her and the main thing that brings everything including the story together. Nearly all the characters (at least the ones not on Chronos' side ) will eventually get fleshed out enough to understand and the major character have all shown considerable growth.


I don't want to be a hero

The rise of Evil, cute and sarcastic but who knows what and how it will happen?

A Fun story following an interesting character.

This story has an interesting narrator which the reader will come to understand in time however the strong cynical flavor is fun to read.

 

There are flaws with Grammar but they are understandable as the Author has said they are trying to learn English and they have improved in grammar over time.

 

If you like crapsack worlds with a super hero twist try this out it combines cuteness seriousness sadness and many other feelings.


The Iron Teeth:  A Goblin's Tale

This story is a beautiful work that easily captures the essence of a full blown world.

The story includes fascinating detail of world building revealed to the reader as our Main Character a Goblin named Blacknail develops through the story.

Unlike many other stories where creatures people and events seem like simple plot elements the author has managed to portray The main characters adventure under the bandit Cheif Herald.

 

Creatures all fit into the world as wild animals in a dnagerous wilderness rather than a plot element of kill this as they are evil.

Bandits are displayed as a result of a long drawn out conflict that is continuously fleshed out through dialogue.

While small details these interactions of characters and slow incremental revelations of the world as our MC discovers the world himself and his tribe.

 

Any fan of true fantasy seeking a whole and complete world with a unique and true system believable creature and people all seamlessly coming togetehr to form a full story, well this is for you don't miss this series!