Selected Reviews

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FANTASIA

Plug into Fantasy… Drizzt Style!

By SovereignofAshes, author of The Vorrgistadt Saga

Apr 28, 2017: Disclaimer: It must be revealed that the author of this story wrote a post for my fiction during the April Fool’s Day Swap 2017. The work Unice5656 produced was amazing. I shall endeavor to keep my bias in check and maintain objectivity during this review.

Introductions: We all know that MMO’s secretly—or not so secretly—control the world at this time. Most everyone has either played one, tried one out, or knows someone who is hopelessly addicted to one. Think of a [more . . .]

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THE OPEN ROAD

The Autarch is Dead… Long Live the Autarch!

By SovereignofAshes, author of The Vorrgistadt Saga

Apr 28, 2017: Disclaimer: Before we proceed, I must reveal my bias towards this story and its author. I wrote an April Fool’s Day entry for this author and through that became quite invested in the story. I will try to maintain as objective a view as I can, throughout this review.

Summation: The Open Road is a wonderful fantasy story that exists somewhere in the middle of the spectrum between epic mid-to-low fantasy and typical swords & sorcery low fantasy. There are evil [more . . .]

 
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TAINT

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By Jester0fDeath, member

Apr 24, 2017: This story is worth checking out. I’m a sucker for inhuman demon stories and this one takes the cake. Take a demon training in a killing tower for 300 years and drop her in a medieval fantasy world and see what happens. A lot of intricacy squirms underneath a seemingly simple story of an amoral demon looking for her roots.

The demon is cute, her companions are appropriately charmed and fearful of her, and the villains can be easily understood. The [more . . .]

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THE WANDERING INN

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By Jester0fDeath, member

Apr 24, 2017: This story is somewhat worth a look. First off, I’ve only read 11 chapters so far and I don’t plan to continue. I can see its appeal. An inn in a fantasy world is a fun idea and the main character could be seen as comedic. I still look forward to exploring the world the main character was dropped in between necromancers and insect guards.

However, I have two reasons for not continuing. I never really got invested in the main [more . . .]

 
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INTERVIEWING LEATHER

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By Jester0fDeath, member

Apr 24, 2017: This story is compelling. If you’ve ever had a passing interest in the life of a villain you should check it out.

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HOW TO AVOID DEATH ON A DAILY BASIS

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By Jester0fDeath, member

Apr 24, 2017: This story is worth taking a look at. The main drawing point is the main character, who’s cynical, intentionally provocative, and has a unique view on life in a world that constantly shows different moral structures. You’re either in it for the setting or the character, however you must at least tolerate the main character to determine if you will find anything you enjoy in the story or not. I think it’s best you try a few chapters and decide on your own opinions on the main cast.

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THE COVEN

A seeker of truth in a world of lies

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Apr 21, 2017: I’m not sure what prompted me into reading this serial, but I’m glad I did – it is my best new find in awhile. The title is a little misleading, although there is a coven, this is not about Wicca or an urban fantasy. What is it? it reads somewhat like a Victorian novel, but either in an alternate reality, another planet, or even a post apocalyptic world.

The setting is a dystopian theocracy, where a young woman who is an [more . . .]

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EXISTENTIAL TERROR AND BREAKFAST

A Terror for Malcolm, a pleasure for me

By Maromar, member

Apr 17, 2017: Firstly, I must commend Rev. Fitz for his use of inkblots on his website, it fits tastefully with the story’s main source of conflict, Malcolm’s own mind.

At first, the style and writing mechanics are minimalistic, but tight. Just enough information is given to set the scene, and no more. This does wonders for trivializing the physical world, lending greater impact to Malcolm’s inner crisis. Later, Rev. Fitz treats us with more elaborate prose that incorporates many scenery aspects with his [more . . .]

 
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EXISTENTIAL TERROR AND BREAKFAST

Refreshingly Different

By Scott Scherr, author of Don't Feed The Dark

Apr 14, 2017: My review of Existential Terror and Breakfast is based on the fourteen episodes currently available. I was easily able to read through all of it in one sitting and I feel like this work is still very early in development. As this story progresses, I may alter my rating accordingly. Although, I’m already leaning toward a higher rating since I have a real good feeling that I won’t be disappointed with the progression of this tale and I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far.

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TWO WORLDS

Funny and Fascinating

By Calypso Llewellyn, member

Apr 10, 2017: I’m currently reading this web novel and I find it an intruiging read. The characters are elegently designed to draw you into the story. Their foibles, achievements and character flaws all help to draw an image of who they are as individuals.

By far my favourite characters have to be Coop and Eve. One about as uncouth as you can get, the other about as rigid and controlled as you can get. For the most part. They are the perfect foil [more . . .]

 
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THE GLASS THIEF

A tale that combines lobsters and fantasy in fresh, fantastic way

By tripleblacktri, author of The Eternity Acts

Mar 22, 2017: The Glass Thief is a wonderful story that I’m glad I stumbled upon. The author states that this is unlike anything you’ve ever read before. And he is correct. It is 100 percent not an exaggeration. So if you want to read something different, this is your serial.

What makes it stand out? Well, the characters all are all lobsters and it works wonderfully. Besides being lobsters the characters are interesting and unique. They would work even as humans, but their [more . . .]

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THE ETERNITY ACTS

A fantastic adventure with animal shifters

By Samuel Chapman, author of The Glass Thief

Mar 22, 2017: If you’re looking for an adventure story with likable heroes, an evil king, magic, and animal shapeshifters, plus a broad and well-developed world, you could do a whole lot worse than The Eternity Acts. The author keeps the main story moving along at a fine clip, through many adventures as the heroes follow a rebel king in his attempt to take down the vicious system established by an evil wizard.

Jochro, the main narrator, is a slave who gets handpicked by [more . . .]

 

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