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By Is_Generally_Hostile, member

Oct 24, 2016: I just finished what’s completed of this story last night, and I was extremely disappointed there was nothing left to read because I enjoyed it so much.

It clocks in, currently, at 51 parts and each is maybe a five minute read or less, but I’m not sure of the word count.

The story itself takes place in a generic high fantasy kingdom with seven distinct types of magic. The nobility may [more . . .]

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For Those Who Like Whimsy

By LadyAnder, author of Hy'Ruh-Ha

Oct 23, 2016: I’ve never been so quick to write a review until now.

Odd& Ends is one of those stories I describe as a happy discovery. The writing reminds me a bit of Terry Pratchett for a comparison . Basically, for those who like the fantastic mixed with humor, this is the story for you.

It’s about a magic shop keeper and his assistants who run a little shop in a city called Skymoore.It [more . . .]

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Amusing, Interesting World-building

By Jordan_Severns, author of Odd & Ends

Oct 23, 2016: The Archive is not your typical narrative, and often times it isn’t even technically a narrative, but that isn’t a bad thing! It takes the form of a series of entries in the eponymous Archive, which documents strange events all over the world. It’s really an exercise in continuous world-building, with a sense of narrative peppered throughout via reoccurring incidents and ideas.

Its creativity and wit are notable, and if you like urban fantasy and exploring unusual worlds, you can’t go [more . . .]

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When is a bible like a Raven?

By Alexander.Hollins, member

Oct 21, 2016: Unsong is a pun lover’s dream. Lets just get that out of the way. If you don’t like puns, just walk away.

Still here? Good. Many of the puns in question relate to the Bible, and kaballah. You don’t have to know anything about kaballah, but some of the jokes make more sense if you do. The story has several seperate plot lines all in motion, and is slowly weaving them together. There are also regular extra bits and pieces, news [more . . .]

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By GretaWoods, member

Oct 18, 2016: I just finished reading the whole thing in less than 24 hours, which, given that I’m a slow reader, shows how much this book hooked me. In the beginning it had shades of Lovecraft but also Environmental Horror, but as it went on it headed more directly into Eldritch Abomination territory.

I tried to think of something other than a glowing review for it, but struggled. I suppose the most frustrating part is actually the prologue, since it gives away that [more . . .]

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By ChrysKelly, author of Sanctioned

Oct 17, 2016: I’ve read about 50 installments of this, and I managed that in a day. The installments are very small, no more than 300 words, and the story pulls you in deceptively easily. You think I’ll just read one more, it won’t take long, and then you read another five.

The story is described just up above here, so I won’t go into that. I will say that I loved the town descriptions – I think because it’s UK and I’m in [more . . .]

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Character Driven Superhero Fiction

By Team Contract, author of Once Giants

Oct 16, 2016: Sanctioned is a superhero themed web serial that revolves around the lives of several young women in a near future Scotland. They each possess powers, some to greater degrees than others, but all failed to pass the test to become government sanctioned "superheroes" and thus must each determine their own paths towards a future unknown.

This is the basic premise of Sanctioned and serves as the platform for the main characters. It’s hard to describe Sanctioned in terms of its plot, [more . . .]

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A good read if you’re looking for a solid fantasy experience

By Etrail, member

Oct 15, 2016: Heretic: Unbound is an excellent example of an interesting fantasy work that manages to be unique without conjuring up gratuitous gimmicky elements for the sake of standing out from more clichéd works. At the time of this review, the serial is up to its 22nd chapter (currently these chapters are divided among two parts) and consistently updates weekly. I began reading around when the 6th chapter was posted and the work has only improved since then, so I made an account here to post a review about it and spread [more . . .]

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Fairly solid fantasy

By Is_Generally_Hostile, member

Oct 13, 2016: Before we start, I’ve only read the first "Book" of the Iron Teeth. Each book is comprised of four separate sections, each made of roughly 6-11 individual posts of roughly 3,000 words each. The Iron Teeth currently has four main Books.

The story is set in a fantasy universe and most of the story is told through two main viewpoints: Saeter, a world weary woodsman turned bandit and Blacknail, a goblin.

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5 things some people may not and 10 things I definitely like about "The Gods Are Bastards"

By APansirus, member

Oct 12, 2016: 5 things some people may not like about "The Gods Are Bastards": - the beginning is a bit rich on exposition, and although I like it, not everyone does - some of the longer books take a while to get to the end due to the multiple plotlines and groups of antagonists and protagonists, though if you binge-read the archives (you probably will . . . ), that hardly matters – on the contrary, I wish the books were longer - the death rate and change of the death rate [more . . .]

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Excellent story for people who like things

By Walter, author of The Fifth Defiance

Oct 6, 2016: Heretical Edge is a story that will remind you of everything, and I mean that in the best possible way.

HE is immediate kin of Harry Potter. A character discovers that the world they have known is just a muggle subset of the true world. They are introduced to the world at the same time as the readers, and discover that they are at the linchpin of world shaking events.

It is [more . . .]

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By Is_Generally_Hostile, member

Oct 6, 2016: Contrarion is very interesting.

At the time of this review, it sits at 18 fairly short posts and makes for a mostly easy read. The narrative is done in the style of the main characters journal as he navigates his way through a post apocalyptic world at the mercy of Cthulhu esque monstrosities.

The "bad"

The individual entries are named as numbers, but [more . . .]


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