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The Elusive Human, So Often Forgotten [Progression Fantasy]

The Elusive Human, So (...)
by Rafael Kalleen
ONGOING
309 pages

Von of Redgrave wakes up to a rather wonderful surprise - five years have passed, and in that time he became the greatest human swordsman in the Six Principalities. Now, he realizes - to his joy - that he could laze around for the rest of his life, never accomplish anything, and still be considered to have brought pride to his noble house.

Yet he feels oddly unhappy about this, even though all he ever wanted was the ability to laze around and do nothing, he finds himself yearning for something more. A request from Talla the Elf sets his heart ablaze, and he once again sets forth on the path of becoming the strongest swordsman - and this time, he doesn't want to stop at just being the strongest human. 

He won't stop until he's the strongest to ever live.

[Participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

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Steamforged Sorcery [A Steampunk LitRPG]

Steamforged Sorcery [A (...)
by Actus
STUB
527 pages

This is a fantasy story in a steampunk setting, not a sci-fi.

The Great War ravaged the face of the earth many years ago. In the years that passed, the world rebuilt, mixing machinery and magic to form something new. Great blimps took to the sky, belching steam and smoke as metal cities sprouted like weeds below.

Angel, a talented mage, scours the desert endlessly in search of lost knowledge. When it unexpectedly falls into his hands, he quickly comes to realize that the world is far larger – and far more deadly – than he ever could have predicted. But no amount of danger is going to keep Angel from seeking out greater strength and traveling the world, claiming all the greatest treasure that it has to offer.

To most, the desert is a dangerous threat to be feared. To Angel, it’s a land of opportunity, waiting to be exploited.


Steamforged Sorcery is, as the title suggests, a LitRPG Steampunk story with heavy focus on magic and scenery. The main character starts out relatively strong (but far from overpowered) but will eventually grow in strength to incredible levels. It is moderately paced and does not progress at ridiculous speeds. 

Release Schedule: 1,500 words daily Monday-Friday

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The 3rd Law of Cultivation: Qi = MC^2

The 3rd Law of Cultivation: (...)
by KrazeKode
ONGOING
633 pages

In which we find the Science behind the Dao.

A lighthearted story about a guy transmigrated into a Xianxia who decides to make the best of his situation by pursuing his love for Science. 

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What to expect:

-meme science
-pokemon xianxia
-too many cultivation drug jokes
-a light hearted story that doesn't take itself too seriously

What not to expect:

-instantly OP MC
-Math/Science formulas

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Uploads Monday-Friday OR Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 11 am EST

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My Best Friend is an Eldritch Horror

My Best Friend is an (...)
by Actus
ONGOING
1.3k pages

Good things come to those who wait. Damien Vale didn't, and now he's bound to an Eldritch creature from beyond the farthest reaches of the universe. It's unfathomable, utterly evil, and likes to be called Henry. To Damien, none of that mattered. He was going to learn magic, and he'd be damned if he let something as small as this set him back. 

When Damien started his first year at a mage college, he didn't expect it to be easy. However, when he's assigned to room with a strange girl that has magic that even Henry is wary of, Damien realizes things might not be so easy. He sets out to accomplish his life goal of becoming a powerful mage, all the while dealing with a murderous professor, an eldritch creature that's created a persona to act like a teenager, and a new roomate that's far more perceptive than he'd like.

As Damien struggles to deal with the rammifications of the monster within him, a disturbing fact comes to life: Henry might not be the only eldritch creature on the mortal plane, and he's the only one that can stop them. 


NOTE: This story is  progression fantasy with some very basic litRPG elements (such as a wristband that shows a character's stats). It is not a full on litRPG - it's a progression fantasy story with litRPG elements. The story will contain some romance, but it will not be explicit nor will it take over the story. It starts off slow, but will pick up speed quickly around chapter 26. Enjoy!

My Best Friend is an Eldritch Horror was origonally started as a way to thank my patreons. I will be keeping the patreon updated 15 chapters in advance. Enjoy!

Cover art by Skyedrun

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Apocalypse Cultivation (Jake's Story)

Apocalypse Cultivation (...)
by BlaiseCorvin
ONGOING
42 pages

The earth has been overrun with monsters.  Post-Purple Rain America is unrecognizable from the past.  Jake is an adventurer, a leader of an adventuring team.  A former mage, now he follows the strange path of cultivation.  As far as he knows, he is one of the only people on earth who have stepped onto this path.

Events will unfold that change Jake's life forever.  He is about to be caught up in something much bigger than himself, but one thing Jake is really bad at is giving up.

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Trickster's Tale

Trickster's Tale
by Hounds (J PAL)
STUB
289 pages

Be careful when demanding reparations from gods. They rarely own up to their mistakes.

Due to a goddess's shortsighted error, Perry finds himself transported to a distant Universe with new proportions and a different identity. Instead of cowering before the deity, he demands she opens a portal home or provides reparations for him and his bereaved family. Unfortunately, standing up for himself doesn't earn Perry respect. Instead, she curses him with cowardice, limiting his combat and magical potential. 

Little does the goddess know that nothing can stand in the way of Perry's sheer will. If brute strength and arcane might won't get him the justice he desires, wit and creativity will. 

Perry's first target? A goblin shaman. Then, the world.

And so begins, the bard's ballad.


Trickster's Tale (Book 1): Is That A Lute In Your Pocket will release on Kindle Unlimited on the 10th of May.
Due to KU's exclusivity rules, I've had to take most of book 1 down.
Book 1

 

 

Bard's Ballad takes place in the same extended Universe as my other story, The Houndsman. It's set on a distant 'disk', though. As a result, the magic system is unique in comparison and has a harder LitRPG system. While the story utilises stats, it doesn't take them seriously and occasionally makes fun of regular LitRPG mechanics.

 

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Morcster Chef

Morcster Chef
by Actus
STUB
13 pages

Book 1 of Morcster Chef.

Adventurers flock to massive crypts brimming with riches and promises of power. Heroes storm the gates of dark fortresses, their swords drawn in the name of freedom. Gods tear the heavens asunder, clashing over the fate of the realm itself. Arek cooks lasagna and tops it with a dash of finely chopped basil. 

An orc who has seen more than his fair amount of fighting, Arek wants nothing more than to share his love of cooking with the world. However, when Ming and her crew of misfit adventurers hire him as their full-time chef, Arek's plans of avoiding violence crumble. He swore off killing for money and fame, but you can't make Wyrmfire Steak without killing a dragon.

NOTE: MORCSTER CHEF BOOK 1 IS NOW IN PREPARATIONS FOR THE TRANSITION TO KU - It will now be changed to STUB, even though it's not on KU yet. 

It's been up on RR for quite some time now, so I hope everyone has had a chance to read it. It's gone through some edits and overall quality of life changes, with the addition of 1 extra important scene and a lot of polishing. I hope you all enjoyed :)


Morcster Chef is a slapstick comedy novel that follows Arek and his new band of compatriots as they travel across the world, storming dungeons and cooking the best food that swords can kill. All the recipes that Arek uses can be found in the author's notes at the bottom of the chapter. They're all ones that I have personally cooked and vetted. Enjoy!

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Wax

Wax
by Simpolke
HIATUS
15 pages

The brightest candles burn the fastest. And his will burn brighter than them all.

In a world where some can harness the power of heat to enhance their physical abilities or senses, Kellal was born a normal human into a family of candlemakers. Kellal was always taught to show mercy and kindness, however, when his parents were given the honor of being slaughtered to fuel the tyrant king's imortality, something within him cracked, allowing him to harness the powers of heat.

Bent on avenging his parents and bringing justice to a broken nation, Kellal learned to control his powers. Then when history threatened to repeat itself, Kellal stepped in to rescue his friend Claire from suffering the same fate as his parents. He saved their life, at the cost of his freedom.

Chained to the wall of his cell but not defeated, Kellal bides his time and heat to escape.

When he does, kingdoms will burn, the unkillable will die, and Kellal will have his revenge.

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The Perfect Run

The Perfect Run
by Maxime J. Durand (Void Herald)
COMPLETED
1.7k pages

The Perfect Run is now available on Amazon and Audible: Volume 1 (Audiobook), Volume 2 (Audiobook), Volume 3

Ryan "Quicksave" Romano is an eccentric adventurer with a strange power: he can create a save-point in time and redo his life whenever he dies. Arriving in New Rome, the glitzy capital of sin of a rebuilding Europe, he finds the city torn between mega-corporations, sponsored heroes, superpowered criminals, and true monsters. It's a time of chaos, where potions can grant the power to rule the world and dangers lurk everywhere. 

Ryan only sees different routes; and from Hero to Villain, he has to try them all. Only then will he achieve his perfect ending... no matter how many loops it takes.

The Perfect Run updates on Tuesday and Saturday. Cover by Vitaly S. Alexius

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The Primal Hunter

The Primal Hunter
by Zogarth
STUB
3.7k pages

Book 1 now available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited & Audible

On just another normal Monday, the world changed. The universe had reached a threshold humanity didn’t even know existed, and it was time to finally be integrated into the vast multiverse. A world where power is the only thing that one can truly rely on.

Jake, a seemingly average office worker, finds himself thrust into this new world. Into a tutorial filled with dangers and opportunities. In a world that should breed fear and concern, an environment that makes his fellow coworkers falter, Jake instead finds himself thriving.

Perhaps… Jake was born for this kind of world, to begin with.

 

Release Schedule:

5 chapters a week.

Average chapter length: 2500

Tags and content warnings are mainly to give me creative freedom later on. This is my first novel ever, and English isn’t my native language, so go easy on me chaps. Any feedback is more than welcome, of course. Also, this novel is only posted on Royalroad and Patreon so if you are reading it elsewhere, it's pirated and you suck if you keep reading.

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