Selected Reviews

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HOW TO AVOID DEATH ON A DAILY BASIS

Skip the first ten chapters. Trust me.

By TanaNari, author of Price

May 14, 2016: They’re basically not even the same story as what comes after.

Story starts out painfully generic. The main character is uber-geek-stereotype #Lostcount magically teleported into a fantasy world. He decides it’s a computer RPG world, with generic ogres and what have you. Things are stupid for a while.

Writing’s sloppy, choppy, and stilted early on, with chapters only ~500 words or so at most and so many sentence fragments and non [more . . .]

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ADVENTURES IN VIKTORIUM

Very Original with a Vast World of Possibilites

By DanWeatherly, author of The New Devil

May 13, 2016: It says "Dystopian Steampunk Serial" at the top of the website, but that description doesn’t really do it justice. Adventures in Viktorium dips into many more genres than those.

Its main strength is its detailed world. Rarely have I come across a web serial with a premise that has been so thoroughly planned out. The main benefit of the carefully designed setting is that there are so many different directions the story can go. There’s so much plot to be had [more . . .]

 
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REAPER

The Killer Healer and his Grim Reaper

By Shaeor, member

May 12, 2016: What it has:

Reaper, as an urban modern-supernatural story, is pretty good. The magic is intriguing, and the information all hints to a bigger world. The worldbuilding itself seems skillful, but not particularly like the child of long contemplation. That’s not to say, though, that everything isn’t fleshed out. There is fairly strong logical consistency, here.

I enjoyed the character interactions and even got a grin or two out of them. With [more . . .]

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THE SOULREAPER CHRONICLES

Thieftakers & Faeries in a dark renaissance world…

By Pietroschek, member

May 8, 2016: A worthy reading with atmosphere & interesting characters. Somewhere between a Warhammer Fantasy Witchhunter & Solomon Kane I would hint to roleplayers.

The first French author, whom I have read in a decade, came as a positive surprise and in full book length! Thanks to James Monaghan for sharing this freely.

The prose is easy to understand, detailed enough to imagine the scenes, and the chapters are kept short, so the [more . . .]

 
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ROYAL SCALES

Stephen Morse does emotion well

By Taulsn, author of Reaper

May 8, 2016: The story of Royal Scales follows Jay from a first person perspective, giving us a tainted view of the world around him. It’s a good world too, filled with werewolves, vampires, and elves all of whom would like nothing better than to get a piece of our protagonist.

We get to follow Jay as Stephen crafts both him and-and the world through intrigue and violence. Fortunately, for all his faults Jay is excellent at violence allowing him to survive in one [more . . .]

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THE LEGION OF NOTHING

An Old Favorite

By Malacai, member

May 2, 2016: I’ve been reading this web serial for a few years now. It was the first, or close to the first, story of this format that I’ve read, and it’s still really entertaining. I’ve even gone and reread it a couple times, and it continues to intrigue.

Style: The story is written in 1st person, which works mostly because the main character is analytical yet spacy. He does go into detail about people’s powers, some wondering, but a lot of stuff that [more . . .]

 
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A GREY WORLD

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By Taulsn, author of Reaper

May 1, 2016: I don’t like romance; it usually leads to tiresome drama, don’t get me wrong there is a lot of romance in A Grey world. I don’t care; it’s relatable, and it doesn’t contain beaten to death tropes. The rest of the world is twenty minutes in the future, with the story spending time between a rather nasty slum, and a rather nasty high school.

Our protagonist and hero Alexis, who spends most of her life being broken down by these environments, [more . . .]

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THE FIREWALL SAGA

The Matrix meets The Walking Dead

By Lee Carlon, author of The Bastard Cadre

May 1, 2016: I was drawn to this first by the title and then the first couple of paragraphs in the description, though I admit I stopped reading the summary because I was worried it might give too much away. While we’re inundated with zombies, I like the idea of techno-zombies and this just made me like the title even more.

The first episode does a nice job of introducing the dramatic situation and ends with a suitable hook to ensure you keep reading. [more . . .]

 
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JUMPING RINGS

Dystopian Magic

By Palladian, editor, author of Super

Apr 24, 2016: One of the things I liked about Jumping Rings is that you’re jumping into the deep end right away with the story. As readers, we follow the parallel stories of Taslin, a young woman who chooses to become a gladiator, and Valran, a young man who chooses to become a slave, both in order to climb in their position in society into the inner rings of their civilization, which ensures safety against everything that’s being walled out.

I really liked the [more . . .]

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TOWER OF SORCERY

The first book in an EPIC series..!

By Seastallion, member

Apr 23, 2016: This is the first book in an amazing series, sometimes called the Firestaff Series. Or the Tarrin Kael Chronicals. Regardless of which overall title you prefer, it is very well written, has a highly detailed world, a large cast of characters, and combined with the 7 other books, a long but very enjoyable length. The author (Fel aka James Galloway), is also currently writing a short story that takes place post series, that is also turning out very nicely. I would however HIGHLY recommend that you read the entire [more . . .]

 
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DOMINA CITY

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By Taulsn, author of Reaper

Apr 15, 2016: I’ve been reading Domina City for a surprising amount of time now. Every update is of consistent quality, and generally on time, that’s a big plus in it’s favor. Like G.S. Williams said in 2012 it’s a RPG world, and that hasn’t changed. Lots more powers have been added, and there was supposedly a massive upheaval politically. The problem is I didn’t see that have much of an effect in the story, and that’s the problem. Despite how much has happened in the story, with the exception of maybe two [more . . .]

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DEATHWATCH

I See Dying People…

By TheStorymonger, author of The Firewall Saga

Apr 14, 2016: For me, Deathwatch was a delightfully refreshing discovery. Set in an intriguing fantasy world with airships, subtle magic, and diplomatic intrigue, the story stars two young military cadets whose forbidden love for each other launches them on separate journeys.

Kieron ends up on a military airship, where his condition allowing him to predict the deaths of others presents an unusual danger.

Jet is captured by slavers and sold to a powerful man [more . . .]