This week for Serial Saturday I’m back with more in Rainer’s journey. It’s Arcane Emperor Chapters 33-39 by Aternus!
Plot Synopsis: Having ranked up to the second tier and become an Archon, Rainer is now much more powerful than before, and just in time as Kara and Gunthar were being attacked by Fae assassin’s sent by Luna’s mother to retrieve her….
Plot: This is an excellent set of chapters. I could say more, but that would be so spoilerific that it’d be a shame for those who have yet to read this series.
Characters: We get to meet quite a few new characters, but my favorite is probably Theodore. And that’s not just because he shares the same name as my favorite historical president.
Overall: An incredibly solid set of chapters. If you haven’t started reading this series, you ought to do so.
This week for Serial Saturday I’m back with the second set of chapters in Anton’s exploration of a new world. It’s Atros Imperium Chapters 9-16 by Terry!
Plot Synopsis: Anton Thorn died in an incident of his own creation, his body torn and shredded to pieces. Yet death and eternal rest did not await him. Gods, from another world, took his soul along many others to their world to fight an overwhelming and impossible foe. By chance and oversight his soul was missed by the gods, his soul destined to remain in limbo and torment for all eterinity. A few weak and desperate gods took a chance with him and brought him through to their world. Now sent far away from the battle, in his original body, to a small village in the husk of a dead kingdom. It is now up to him to restore the Kingdom and fight off anything that would threaten him or those he loves; be they human, beast, monster or hero.
Plot: This is a rather important set of chapters as it really sets up the rest of the series, and shows us how dark the world Anton has found himself in. I won’t say much more, but this set of chapters is not for the faint of heart.
Characters: We get to meet a couple new faces, but for the most part this entire set of chapters is based on exploring the already met cast. Anton is still very much the protagonist though.
Overall: A solid, if somewhat dark, set of chapters in a series that is pretty awesome.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with a new series I’ve yet to cover. It’s Hachinan tte Chapters 1-11 by Fuzi Choco!
Plot Synopsis: Ichinomiya Shingo, a young 25 years old, single, worker of firm company while thinking of tomorrow’s busy working day goes to sleep. However, the moment he woke up, it was inside a room unknown to him. He then learned that he took over the mind of a 6 years-old child, remembering a lot from the memories of the said boy: he was born as the youngest (8th son and 10th child) in a of poor noble family living in back country. Having no administrative skill, he can’t do anything to manage the vast land his family has. Fortunately, he is blessed with the very rare talent of magic. Unfortunately, while it could bring prosperity to his family, in his situation it only led to a disaster. Yes, this is the story of the boy, Wendelin Von Benno Baumeister, opening his own path in a harsh world.
Plot: The plot is okay, but it’s not super amazing. Wend isn’t the smarted guy around, and that can be aggravating at times. Another aggravating thing is the frequent breaks to monologue or do random world building. The author is not that great at writing and I’ve read much better written stories before.
Characters: The cast in these first few chapters isn’t big, but Erich is probably my favorite side character. Wend on the other hand is kind of a dumbass and the stupid stuff he does just because he can is mind boggling.
Overall: A skippable series, this isn’t worth the time you’d spend reading it.
Hey all I’m back for this week’s Serial Saturday with another set of chapters in Rainer’s story. It’s Arcane Emperor Chapters 27-32 by Aternus!
Plot: Having fled successfully from the world of Nalmar after having been trapped by the Arch-Lich, Rainer and his friends are now getting ready to tackle Rainer’s advancement to the 2nd Tier of classes, but first they have some unfinished business in the area…
Plot: This is a rather fun set of chapters, as it brings us a side of Rainer that wasn’t fully explored quite yet, although it was hinted at. I won’t say more, because that’d be super spoilerific.
Characters: We get to meet quite a few new characters, but the stars are still Rainer and his friends.
Overall: A solid, if a bit less action packed set of chapters.
This week for Serial Saturday I’m back with a series I have yet to cover. It’s Atros Imperium Chapters 0-8 by Terry!
Plot Synopsis: Anton Thorne is a working man with no family, friends or loved ones in his life. One day after a particularly brutal day at work which ended with him berating his boss and probably losing his job he boards the bus to go home. However everything quickly goes awry when it’s boarded by a group of gang members, unfortunately for Anton his day is only beginning to go wrong and much worse things await him…
Plot: I won’t go to far into the plot just quite yet, but this is a Fantasy series, I will say that. What you gather from that before reading is up to you, however the prologue is not fully indicative of the rest of the series, I will say that. There are some minor plot threads left hanging and they still have yet to be answered by the author, but that’s not too big an issue as the story isn’t terrible enough for me to really nitpick.
Characters: We get introduced to a pretty large cast in these first few chapters, but of them all my favorite side character is probably Right Jeff. If that makes no sense, you’ll understand when you read these chapters. However Anton is the star, sort of. He makes the best of his situation with a bunch of grit and is honestly a pretty good main character. The rest of the cast is just as good, with most of them having pretty good depth, for the amount of characters that are in just these first few chapters.
Overall: A solid and fun Fantasy read with quite a few twists from standard genres that Atros Imperium is based off of.
For those who like: Fantasy, Magic, Good Plot, Excellent Cast of Characters.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but how can you hate all that?
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the third set of chapters in Takumi’s travels. It’s Isekai Yururi Kikou Chapters 81-120 by Minazuki Shizuru!
Plot Synopsis: Having traveled to the Twentieth floor in the Underwater dungeon after returning there after taking care of some stuff on the Surface, Takumi, Allen and Elena are ready to get to the last ten floors and beat the dungeon….
Plot: This is another fun set of chapters. It’s nothing really new though, so you might find this series growing a bit boring now to you if you’ve read the previous sets of chapters. Or not, and you might find it just as heartwarming as the rest. Personally it’s the latter for me, but it could easily be the former for others.
Characters: We get to see quite a few new faces, but none really stood out to me that we haven’t met yet. Takumi, Elena and Allen are still the stars of the show though.
Overall: More heartwarming in a story full of it, so a fulfilling set of chapters.
This week for Serial Saturday I’m covering the third set of chapters in Rainer’s adventures. It’s Arcane Emperor Chapters 19-26 by Aternus!
Plot Synopsis: Having been sent to the Fallen City, and World, of Nalmar Rainer, Luna and Kara have encountered numerous Undead. However after severing the control between one Lich and a Death Knight they encountered a new ally, Gunthar a fallen Paladin of Nalmar. He now journeys with them to destroy the Arch-Lich that destroyed his home and stole his father from him…
Plot: This is a pretty awesome set of chapters, and it really highlights how overpowered Rainer’s class is. Not that he doesn’t have to sweat and bleed for his advancements, but the price is incredibly minimal for him compared to others. I enjoy that the author balances his overpoweredness with the fact that he actually has to work his ass off for it, often killing himself thousands of times per minute during his Sleep Learning.
Characters: Gunthar’s addition to the party was very welcome as it brought a needed sense of normalcy, sort of, to the group. Really the entire party are pretty amazing characters with flaws, although some aren’t explored quite yet this early into the story.
Overall: An excellent and action packed set of chapters. If you aren’t reading this series yet, you ought to be.