This novel ticks all the right boxes for me. Based heavily on mythology in the modern world (Athena no longer a virgin goddess?) this novel has all the characteristics of being something absolutely amazing. Despite only being 12 chapters long as of writing, there's plenty to get you almost instantly hooked.
Spelling and grammar are impecable, the characters that have been revealed so far have their individual personalities and from what I can tell, there doesn't appear to be any stereotypes (unless you call a child of Aphrodite being a bit of a loose lover a stereotype).
All in all, an excellent novel and I look forward to reading more.
This story ticks all the right boxes for me.
It's well written, the characters are very well fleshed out and there's the perfect mix of humour and seriousness whilst not being too overbearing on either of them.
Lino as a character, is inherently flawed. He's got a mouth that never seems to stop and is normally very quick with a comeback should somone start making a few wisecracks at his expense. All of this is down to deepseated issues in his past that make him who he is.
Is he the strongest? No, but he damn well tries his hardest to overcome the gaps with his skills in Blacksmithing.
Is he the smartest? Not by a long shot, but he tries to make up for that by relying on his instincts.
Give it a go and you will be laughing at Lino's antics whilst at the same time you will feel shocked at the events that happen throughout the story.
Perhaps it's not everyone's cup of tea, but you do still have to at least try it to get a feel for how beddedOtaku is steering this story.
Now some people may come here and think; "Oh great, another Dungeon Core novel... Boring!" But trust me on this, it's not your typical dungeon core story. Our little dungeon core is not some reincarnated little shit stain with an assistant, oh no, he is a mana filled rock. That's right, a rock. Oh sure, he gains some semblence of sentience eventually, but it does take him a while to actually gain that tiny little spark.
Sylistically it's written as a narration by the Dungeon Core himself from the future, as if he's telling us directly about his origins and how he came to be what he is.
Gramatically, it's perfect. That's always a guarantee from an Ace story.
The characters, though few at the moment, are excellently written and rather funny to boot. I'm fairly sure more will come and will be full of personality.
All in all, read it and love it. And once you've done that, go and read everything else Ace has to offer. This is not a request. This is a command.
What can I say about this story that probably hasn't been repeated in other reviews? I picked this up on a whim around a quarter to half way through book 1 and I haven't regretted it at all. The characters are brilliant with even the side characters having unique motivations, whether they are working with our protagonist (Chaos) or not.
It's well worth a read if you're interested in some demonic magical nonsense and some well planned out and executed fights.
Chaos is not your average magical demon...
Probably one of the funniest LitRPG-esque novels i've read for a while. Whilst the novel is still technically in it's infancy, what we have is just pure joy.
The characters we are given are all very well fleshed out and all have their own unique personalities... Hell, even some of the inanimate objects have personalities!
Grammar wise, there is absolutely nothing to complain about. You hardly see any spelling mistakes and everything can be read with extreme ease.
Ace has so far created a hilarious world that looks to only get better.
This is probably the best twist on the standard cultivation novels ever. Everything is described with such perfection and wit that you can't not laugh at the whole thing. The characters are just brilliantly written and even their daily motions are written so well that it just makes the story even more entertaining.
The best thing this story has to give is the comedy brought out by our MC and his pet rabbit. All hail the rabbit.
Once you start reading you will not stop, the authors writing style hooks you in almost instantly. I can only say that this is probably the BEST cultivation novel I have read.
What can I say? I enjoy the absolute hell out of this story. Characters are well written, each with their own unique foibles and personalities. There's nothing generic about any of the characters, not even side characters.
The story is pretty good as we watch Alice & Hiro grow in strength and find friends and allies all the while murdering shit in their own unique way.
I've got to give a 4* for grammar because reasons :P
Anyway, this is a really good twist on your usual cultivator novel and well worth reading.