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MOTHER OF LEARNING

One Of The Best Fiction’s 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 heard the quote above, I literally thought the book was going to be about some "mother" of "learning," aka a wise witch or something who teaches magic. Nope! The title could just as easily be "Repetition."

Zorian, the MC, is a normal guy in a magical world, as in he has decently well-off parents, an older brother who seems to be better than him (or so he thinks) in every way, and an annoying little sister. He heads off to school, goes to class, does well, yadda yadda.

Then, his school falls under attack. And at the end of a series of incredible events, everything goes black. And then, Zorian wakes up, back in his room at home, away from the academy and all the insanity. What happened?

Soon, he finds that he’s stuck in a month-long time-loop. This is a story of Zorian unraveling the secret of the recurring attack that occurs at the end of each month, Zorian finding out who he really is (coming of age), and Zorian using his excellent brain-power and cold cunning to uncover the mystery of the time loop and find a way to escape.

Mother of Learning is one of the most excellently written fictions I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading, right up there with my favorite, Worm.

Even if you hate time travel (me!), the science (or magic, I suppose) behind the time loop is explained and makes practical sense: it isn’t just a convenient gimmick.

tl;dr: read Mother of Learning, no matter who you are, because it is pure, distilled excellence.

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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 going on.

It doesn’t help that his eldest brother is considered a genius, which leads to people comparing him to his brother as soon as they know his last name. (As well as another brother who is doing and living as he wants.)

So as every middle child, he can’t wait to get away from his family. the story begins on the day he returns to his school.

Zorian is a magic student at Cyoria’s academy and is at his third year. And a month after he returns, he witness an incident that involves one of his class mates, Zack, And a Lich. And following the incident, Zorian wakes up after the incident, but its not a new day. He wakes up a month earlier, the same day the story began for him, the day repeats in a similar manner as before, and after a month of time passes by, he is sent back to the same day yet again. He is stuck repeating a month over and over again. [Groundhog’s day as the description says. Great movie starring Bill Murray!!!]

Now for my personal opinion. I find this webnovel amazing, the time loop is executed so well. The MC moves between tasks in a pace that refresh the plot instead of falling into looping as one might think.

The grammar is as far as I can tell is amazing. I can’t judge someone with grammar better than mine anyway!

There are no romantic interests so far, but i prefer my novels romance free so its a plus in my books!

My only complaint about this novel is the update rate, (and the lack of the Lich scenes!!!) it still deserves a full score. I don’t care about update rate as long as its well written. I will still crave more chapters after I finish one. And it’s always a celebration when it updates!

In short, An amazingly written fantasy novel with lovable characters, a good magic system, and an amazing plot twist! Recommending this to everyone like a zealot.

Enjoy your read.

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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, and (later) diabolical.

As another reviewer pointed out, this fiction does have incredibly explicit, violent sex and disturbing psychological trauma (i.e. extreme masochism). Personally, I wasn’t super into the extremely explicit parts of the fiction, as they read like hentai and that’s not my cup of tea, but I still read them and they do make sense/add to the plot and the general absurdity of the entire fiction (they aren’t just mindless fanservice).

tl;dr read this fiction if you love hilarious, well-executed absurdity.

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