Selected Reviews

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ENTIRELY PRESENTING YOU

Stick It Out and you’ll be Amazed

By Nico H, author of Yokaishiteru!

Jul 13, 2017: Stick it out? That’s right, the first few chapters have some clumsy phrasing. The foreshadowing is appreciated but a bit obvious, and the characters aren’t incredibly defined. All of these problems are shed to the wayside as the story continues, and it goes from a mildly interesting story with some unimpressive execution, to an entirely compelling read that kept me up late reading. I was so interested by this story that I completed the entire thing in under 24 Hours.

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THE OPEN ROAD

A Familiar Story Done Well

By M.T. Bade, member

Jul 5, 2017: Disclaimer: This review was done as part of a review exchange.

The Open Road is, on the whole, a fairly decent story of low fantasy adventure. Although it doesn’t do much that’s new, what it does do, it does well.

The prose is largely unremarkable, being neither subpar nor stellar. It lacks a strong, distinctive style, and is occasionally amateurish with its use of said bookisms and repetitive paragraph structure – nearly [more . . .]

 
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MOTHER OF LEARNING

An extraordinary fantasy that continues to outdo itself, one of very few that are a MUST-READ.

By nyteli, member

Jul 3, 2017: This is the time loop story that anyone and everyone who’s a lover of fantasy never knew they wanted. And oh boy, once you start, it is soo addicting so prepare yourself for hours gone by in a blink and sleep deprivation. I should also mention the hair-tearing wait in-between chapters . . . 

I think all you really need to know summary-wise can be condensed into the author’s own blurb: "Zorian, a mage in training, only wanted to finish his education in peace. [more . . .]

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NEWSHOUND

Newshound – Stories of a Werewolf Journalist

By thelonewanderer, author of The Open Road

Jul 3, 2017: Heather Stone is the only werewolf journalist in the American Southwest. And her lupine nose smells conspiracy.

Most fiction with a journalist protagonist is centered around conspiracy, usually political. M.T Bade’s Newshound is pretty much on target – political, the small and persecuted in one corner with the big guys on the other. But the most interesting bit is how it takes reacts (inspiration if you are feeling optimistic) to the current political scenario in America. And yes, this means travelbans, [more . . .]

 
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TWIG

Twig: The Fantastic Biopunk Thriller that you have to read

By dashelgr, member

Jul 1, 2017: Review after finishing the first 7 arcs.

Twig is the latest novel by the author wildbow, after the wildly acclaimed superhero novel Worm and the more controversial (but in my opinion great) series Pact.

The plot revolves around The Lambs a group of kids who are made or modified as weapons by a Mad Science Academy. These scientists have unlocked the secrets behind the human body and gone nuts with it, using [more . . .]

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MOTHER OF LEARNING

One Of The Best Fictions I’ve Ever Read

By caerulex, author of Apex Predator

Jun 27, 2017: “Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.” – Zig Ziglar

When I first heard of this book, it was on a Reddit forum for fictions similar to HPMOR (Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality). I had just finished that book and was desperate for another excellent, binge-worthy read. I found that in Mother of Learning.

At first, since I had never [more . . .]

 
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MOTHER OF LEARNING

An amazing read. Always.

By Chillypepper, member

Jun 26, 2017: This was my third webnovel to read, and currently my first fiction to be reviewed. Ever. So I apologize if my review isn’t sufficient.

The story is set in a high fantasy world.

The story follows Zorian, the (kind of) middle child who’s 15(?? forgive me, it has been a long while since i read the first chapter :P) years old MC who has all those teenager ‘I hate my family’ thing [more . . .]

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EVERYBODY LOVES LARGE CHESTS

Absurd in the Best Way

By caerulex, author of Apex Predator

Jun 26, 2017: This story is one of the most absurd I’ve ever read. The main character is a man-eating treasure-chest look-alike who, by the most freakish of lucky events, becomes a warlock.

I have no idea how the author, Exterminatus, was able to come up with this premise, but it’s absolutely brilliant. The story is enormously ironic and made me laugh constantly. If you’re tired of boring protagonists with human morals and goals, this story is perfect. The MC is violent, ravenous, heartless, [more . . .]

 
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DENHAM'S DENTIFRICE

Web Fiction Sketch Comedy

By revfitz, author of Existential Terror and Breakfast

Jun 24, 2017: Denham’s Dentrifice is totally anachronistic and overly silly. The constant irreverent humor is either a product of stubborn integrity or of a particularly productive form of madness. If these things sounded more like a warning to you than odd praise, turn back now! There is nothing here for you. If, however, the idea of Monty Python’s Flying Circus put to pen and prose sounds appealing, god’s speed, you just found your new home.

Denham’s Dentrifice is written by Phineas Clockword, and [more . . .]

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THE UNDYING PRINCE

Absolutely Amazing

By caerulex, author of Apex Predator

Jun 11, 2017: I’ve been reading this on the author’s blog for a while now. Imagine my surprise when I just came across the fiction on this site. There have been times when I’ve refresh-spammed the author’s blog on release dates because I’ve been desperate to read more.

What is the story about?

Erik is a prince. He isn’t perfect, and has some seriously messed up relationships with people around him. At this point, we’re [more . . .]

 
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FORTRESS SEVEN

If you’re having a dreadful day, you can take solace in the fact that Ressen probably has it worse than you.

By Maromar, author of Mystic Nan

Jun 6, 2017: “Fortress Seven” promises an underdog story and delivers just that, at least, from what’s posted as of now. Dumped memoryless into the ruins of a village with nothing but leather bracers and a broken sword to hunt rabbits with is rather close to “as screwed as you can get” for the genre. After days of dancing the waltz of primordial man, his first encounter with civilization very nearly kills him. He later finds himself talentless for magic that everyone and their grandmother has at least some access to, possibly the [more . . .]

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EVERYBODY LOVES LARGE CHESTS

Very disturbing, but some excellent character development.

By Alexander.Hollins, member

Jun 6, 2017: I usually open with a stylized interpretation of the story, but . . . I have to open with a warning.

This story contains graphic violence, sex, and violent sex. I despise the casual overuse to which the word Trigger is used these days, but . . . this story is very potentially triggering for victims of sexual and psychological abuse. It contains very definite scenes of rape, stockholm syndrome, ptsd, and violence triggered depression, as well as mind control used for evil. If you don’t want to read [more . . .]

 

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