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Lord of Mysteries

With the rising tide of steam power and machinery, who can come close to being a Beyonder? Shrouded in the fog of history and darkness, who or what is the lurking evil that murmurs into our ears? Waking up to be faced with a string of mysteries, Zhou Mingrui finds himself reincarnated as Klein Moretti in an alternate Victorian era world where he sees a world filled with machinery, cannons, dreadnoughts, airships, difference machines, as well as Potions, Divination, Hexes, Tarot Cards, Sealed Artifacts… The Light continues to shine but mystery has never gone far. Follow Klein as he finds himself entangled with the Churches of the world—both orthodox and unorthodox—while he slowly develops newfound powers thanks to the Beyonder potions. Like the corresponding tarot card, The Fool, which is numbered 0—a number of unlimited potential—this is the legend of "The Fool."

Cuttlefish That Loves Diving · Fantasy
4.8
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Prime Originator

In a world where strength reigns supreme and only the strong are revered, conflict and injuries are commonplace. The Divine Medicine King was a saintly doctor that saved the lives of many practitioners with his highly accomplished art of healing, garnering the respect of all, and becoming an existence not inferior to the other Divine Kings. As the son of the Divine Medicine King, Leon enjoyed the protective halo of his father and had very smooth sailing in life. However, everything came crashing down when the news of a peerless treasure in possession of his father with secrets of the everlasting was leaked. Greed was ignited, and gratitude was repaid with malice. Helpless to change the inevitable, both father and son lost their lives to their own subordinates under the schemes of the Divine Kings. When everything seemed to have come to an end, Leon was granted another chance, another life, and in another world foreign to the Divine Realm. Will he throw away everything and walk the path of the avenger, killing his way back into the Divine Realm to avenge his father? Or will he embrace his new life and forgoes the past? In the end, what lies at the end of the road of vengeance? When two seemingly separate yet intricately-linked worlds collide and calamity strikes, who will he save and who will he kill? This is a story of revenge. No, this a story of self-discovery. From a useless young master to a supreme being revered by all, Leon will unravel the mysteries of the world and become the one true creator. =====Author's Note===== This is my first time writing a novel. Please go easy on me. Feel free to join the discord for discussions about the novel, https://discord.gg/cxpRTCkzH9 =====DISCLAIMER===== The cover is not mine and belongs to its respective owner. Found on pinterest

Pointbreak · Fantasy
4.6
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Magic Deity: Godly Choices

Fick, who transmigrated over to a world of magic, and was tied to a godly choice system at the very start. Henceforth, he would have to choose from three choices in everything he did, with each choice being rewarded generously. When he was mocked by a prodigy for his poor talent during entrance exams… “Ding! Please take a pick, Host.” [1: Retort (Reward: super magic crystal)] [2: Ignore (Reward: super fire-element strengthening potion)] [3: Retort, and agree to a duel (Reward: Pinnacle talent of the nine magical elements)]...

Hundred Thousand Feet of Red Dust · Fantasy
3.4
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Steampunk Apocalypse!

Earth suffered apocalypse. All electronics over the world were destroyed. War and famine ravaged the lands. When humanity tried to rebuild, they discovered that most technology no longer worked. The laws that governed the world had changed! Steam technology rose in popularity after the apocalypse. Humanity entered a new golden age. Then, the seven nightmares attacked. Espers with strange powers appeared. Mutants took over most of the world. This was the beginning of the Mana Apocalypse! My name is Edward Tesla and I was born during the Mana Apocalypse. This is my story about trying to protect everything I care about in this living hell. My inventions will defeat the nightmares and save the world! Steam rifles, steam tanks, and steam mechs. My inventions will surpass them all! Extra Note from the author: Some of the early chapters are a bit rough and need rewritten. Most of the long-term fans come from Chapter 21 and up. I guarantee the story continues to improve from there as you continue reading. Political factions, wars, steam tech, mana mysteries, and more. Though the story starts in America, it also visits China, Europe, Africa, and other areas of the world later on. -------------------------------------------------- Note from author: This novel was the winner of the Steampunk writing contest. Chapter Length: Chapters usually average between 2200 to 2800 words. Chapter Updates: Daily Updates. Chapters are usually posted around 12:00 PM US EST time. -------------------------------------------------- Readers, if you enjoy the book I'd appreciate anyone that adds the following tags: Academy Action AntiHero Apocalypse Esper Fantasy Futuristic Setting HiddenGem Horror Kingdom Building Magic Mech Mecha Mutant Steampunk SwordAndMagic War Weak to Strong

SnoozySloth · Horror&Thriller
4.4
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District 42

More and more obscure times fall on a place known as district 42. Poverty can be seen everywhere you go. Misery resides in the lives of every citizen. A thin line is about to be crossed. The final battle will soon begin. On the one hand, those who value tradition, order; On the other, those who cry out for freedom. Everyone knows, although no one claims ... but the district flag will soon burn. However, in an event perhaps headed by fate, a soldier wakes up. A man transported from another world, plunging into all the Chaos spread over that place. Perhaps, the only man capable of extinguishing the flames of that cruel war. ......... Support us in: Ko-fi.com/syall We would be very thankful for this :)

Syal · Fantasy
5.0
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Inferno Ascended

What if a modern guy transmigrates to the body of a citizen of Stygia, the Continent that once housed Hades? What if he discovers he just landed in the middle of a battle royale to become an aristocrat by marriage? Stygia just evolved to clans, power struggles, and magic, and he'll learn it the hard way! And what if he discovers he'll fight weird machines, meet legendary creatures, mess with powerful people, and become stronger as he learns who he is? It's what you will find in Inferno Ascended. Daily updates. ::::::::::::::::::: EXCERPT OF PROMO TEXT 2 - INSTAGRAM The Hell ascended and left the Underworld forever! The Old Olympian Gods were forgotten. New Old Gods took over! But… What are these machines? Will the transmigrated nerdy-guy-turned-champion become a new mythic hero? Or will he screw it, literally and figuratively? ::::::::::::::::::: WHAT TO EXPECT: - Worldbuilding - No easy life for the hero - Things happening all the time, but not straightforwardly. Non linear ' go from A to B plot". -The MC has emotions and acts like a human, not a fan service machine or a dummy - No info dump (Discover the world's story as the MC discover it too. If you need to know the metaplot beforehand or know more than the MC knows, this novel is not for you) - 'Weak to strong' tag that really means it (He'll become OP one day, though) - Intrigues, mysteries, warring clans, mythic creatures, mechas, steampunk technology, divine technology, magic powers, action - MC won't fall in love - No, it's not a femdom SPOILER: ARC I : introduction to the world, MC is still weak and wary. ARC II : MC has some power and start getting allies and answers ARC III : MC expanded his powers and is about to get more powers etc... THERE'S A DISCORD FOR SHENANIGANS, GIVEAWAYS, SETTING INFO AND STUFF. https://discord.gg/CESYZACDT7

MizA · Fantasy
4.8
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I Only Know Forbidden Spells

Lin An transmigrated to a world of sword and magic, becoming an apprentice in an academy of mages. In this world, there were swordsmen who could cut a mountain in twain, wind mages who could summon the winds of the world, fire mages who incinerated worlds, and summoners who could call upon demon gods across the world. While Lin An was left at a loss of what to do next, he suddenly awakened the Forbidden System—as long as he had enough points, he would be able to redeem forbidden spells from the System. Hence, a mage apprentice who could only cast forbidden spells was born. His Armageddon left the whole world in shock and awe. His Undead Prelude summoned a legion of undead. His Earthen Wrath left the ground shaking. His Wind God Prelude buffeted the world in windstorms. He was Lin An, a mage apprentice who wielded forbidden spells and left everyone shaking in their boots.

Baa Baa Can Talk · Fantasy
3.8
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The Steam Empire

One woman was supposed to be a Queen but lost her kingdom and was exiled to a city to be it's City Lord. The other woman lost her chance to become an Empress. Can these two strong women build the city of Tomorrow?

XianPiete · LGBT+
4.7
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Ruler of Iron and Flesh

Inian shook his head, "I know I couldn't. It's a rush, but I couldn't stay in constant danger for my entire life. I know that I can survive and be fine with you at my side, but eventually, I will need a quiet job." Marc sighed, "I get it. I think that I may want to do this for the rest of my life. It's great money, fun, and I get to fly around on a ship! I had just hoped maybe hoped that you would enjoy this as much as I did, and we could stay doing this for the rest of our lives." When his friend joins a mercenary group, Inian has only one choice: to go with him. With nations at war fighting for land that giant monsters roam, Inian must find his place in the world. Hearing an echo of a voice saying that he is destined to rule with enormous power, what will he do with this knowledge? Will he protect himself and his family while keeping the peace? Or will he destroy the world instead? Will his son, Alaric face the same questions? Follow them on their journey and watch as one becomes the Ruler of Iron and Flesh!

Cythraul · War&Military
4.3
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Rising Dawn

Fear, anger, and a desolate feeling of hopelessness. A young human child grew up in a loving, but poor family, with the simple desire to help his parents. With his coming of age, however, everything takes a turn for the worst, as a tragic series of events changes and forges him into a man capable of fighting the world itself. As callous and indifferent as he becomes, the weight of an entire race's future, and loved ones, brings him back from the brink of self destruction. This contradiction of pity and self loathing, hate and care, has the MC, Cyrus, struggle to find his purpose in life. Fate, however, seems to lead him on the path of rebellion against the supreme pantheon itself! "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I will surpass the heavens!" ........................................................................................................................... First ever novel that I have written. Let me know any suggestions that you might think would help with the story! *The cover art is not mine* {if someone wants to make one let me know in a comment :)}

Minxs · Fantasy
4.8
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lnno

After being reborn as a young nobleman in a war-stricken kingdom, James a history professor back on earth is given a fresh start at life and is transmigrated to another world- Anno. Left with nothing but a small mining town on the brink of collapse and a handful of knights James( now Levi) must use his knowledge of modern earth to device unconventional means if he wants to keep his head in such chaotic times. Follow our unlucky hero on a thrilling journey of romance, adventure, intricate schemes, and intense action as he battles his way to supremacy. Anno~ _____________________________________________ Steampunk elements Historical fiction Wars .......... “I will be posting this story on RoyalRoad.com” .......... Cover art, not mine source: Artstation. Discord: https:https://discord.gg/kvrWwCBb Twitter: @Raven_ael Instagram: raven_ael Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/ravenael Patreon: patreon.com/ravenaelwood

Raven_Aelwood · War&Military
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The Slime and the Bounded Starsails

After a lifetime of misery, his life came to an end and the boy was reborn as a genderless slime in a magical steampunk fantasy world called Theia. On Earth, he was called a psychopath and a freak. And now, he was a true monster and was hunted by humans. Even the so-called ‘god’ of this world wanted him dead. It was a good thing he was already a bit psychotic or else this situation would’ve driven him mad. Join my Discord: https://discord.gg/cNr8mts Support me and my works via Pateron and for advanced chapters! https://www.patreon.com/XeroDK Disclaimer: If you're looking for a typical isekai and or gender bender story, you've come to the wrong place! This story is a slow-paced character-driven fantasy isekai story with some very light RPG elements and heavy emphasis on psychological elements.

XeroDK · Fantasy Romance
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Awakening of an Engineer

Shen was hoping to take his first-ever hand-made airship out on a joy ride with his family, unfortunately, life had other plans. Now our dear MC has to deal with falling 200ft downwards to his inevitable demise. Luckily for him (or unlucky depending on how you see it) death also had other plans, when he wakes up he finds he is in the presence of the divines, who rule his soul to be a candidate for Project Awakening. Thus, the story of Ingen the engineer who was propelled into a world of magic without his say begins. Uploads every other day unless otherwise stated in the "official" Discord server: https://discord.gg/vzpu28k

Captain_Wonders · Fantasy
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Cursed Liberator

A passion burns inside the heart of everyone. It's spark may have bloomed during the most unlikelyest of times for strange and even the most unappealing of things till it kindled into a raging fire that you have long lost control of, but we must all thank the flame that helped shape our very essence. In a strange new world filled with marvellous works crafted from iron and powered by steam there lived a changed man. For his desire of knowledge about a history long buried he discovered secrets that shattered a well crafted illusion forcing him into a new life on the high seas. Where the danger isn't just from his previous king, but also from the navy, pirates, monsters from the ocean depths, and uncharted lands that he has to cross to liberate his world.

Loyalscum · Fantasy
4.9
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The Rubrum Columbae

Human have long history until they reaching this age. A great war that happen a centuries ago is one of the history. Even when the age of war had been passed, the dark cloud are still lingering until this day. Yusa has spent these past six years training to be a splendid spy for his country. At the age of six, he was adopted from an orphanage and go to the camp. He was given a mission to tracking a goverment member that has been suspected to do an embezzlement, and then a certain incident happened. He tried to remember but, when he opened his eyes the world that he sees are different from what he know. A world that darkest than his world. Yusa only have one choices, and the choice that he make is to fight from the shadow.

Uira · Sci-fi
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Metal Puppets

The global war ended two hundred years ago, not with a bang, but with a whimper. Nations fought until resources were almost completely exhausted. By the time a cease-fire was called, the ability to return to the pre-war industrial era was nearly impossible. With the lack of resources, humanity declined to a quasi-medieval society of city states. Now 200 years later "Metalmancers" or those with the ability to control and shape metal have started to appear. With these Metalmancers and their abilities to salvage and possibly operate pre-war technology, forces have started to come into play to vie for control, once again sending this scarred planet into war. Mand and Val are two such Metalmancers who have been living on their own for the past several years. With new forces in play and old enemies on their trail, will they be able to lean on each other to survive this new emerging world? ** It's really hard to fly a dragon made of metal. They could of made a bull, a horse, or really any simple device that could haul a wedge-shaped plow, but someone insisted that they try and build a bloody dragon. That someone now had her hands wrapped around Mand's waist and was having the time of her life. "See, I told you this was a great idea," Val exclaimed. "We'll have that field done in no time!" "You're not the one trying to steer this thing," Mand returned. "Now be a good sister and lower the tail so we can get to work." Mand felt Val shift her weight and suddenly become very still as she began to concentrate. Inside the shell of the dragon, a complex system of gears began to whirr and rotate. The dragon's tail began to curve beneath the belly of the construct, until the wedge-shaped tip curved towards the ground. Mand had her work cut out for her as well. She focused her mind on pumping the dragon's wings to keep aloft. The descended tail made the whole operation twice as taxing as it was before. The tail clicked in place and Mand began their pass towards the field below. "Are you sure this will work?" she questioned her sister. "It's my butt too," Val pouted. "You should have more faith in my plan!" Mand brought the dragon closer and closer to the earth. She began to sweat as the ground inched closer. Finally, at the edge of the field, the tip of the tail sunk into the soft earth, plowing a furrow as the dragon swooped along. When the dragon reached the far end of the field, Mand pumped the wings to get them back in the air. It was only when she brought the dragon around for another pass that she realized how hard she was breathing. "See, I told you this would work!" Val shouted happily, kicking her legs out as they approached the field once again. Mand felt darkness overtake her.

durinde · Sci-fi
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The Night Rose

Pirates. They bring havoc and death wherever they go. They steal from those who are not able to defend themselves and left innocents dead. They are a group of lawless individuals that are considered as thorns of the sea.  But what if within these groups of lawless thorns hides a rose? A rose that ended up to a remote continent that is considered as a prison? Will she be able to continue living while still pretending to be a man? Or will she need to use her female charms to survive? I have a discord server and if you want to join here is the link. https://discord.gg/zZnJu2J My ko-fi page ko-fi.com/the_cheshire_cat

The_Cheshire_Cat · Fantasy Romance
4.7
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Magitech Awakenings

In this world of Terrapia, myth states that Dragons are caretakers of the chaos wheel, a band of energy that encircles the world, penetrating through the very fabric of the dimension, they tame and convert it, not only to fuel their primal magic, but also to gentler forms that man and beast alike can tap. But now they have faded away, being sighted less and less the past couple millennia. With magic weakening, science has taken root and in many cases merged in a symbiosis with magic. Guppy Bright, a 17 year old young woman, is a technomancer apprentice living in the bustling city of Nolusburg trying to make ends meet. Apprenticed to the enigmatic and somewhat crazy Technomancer Friedrich BrassTuner, she participates in an experiment meant to tap a new rich source of energy. However something goes horribly wrong and a rip in the very fabric of reality opens in the workshop, sucking in her mentor and ejecting a dying white dragon. The dragon, after examining her, takes a gamble and entwines their souls, an act that causes the dragon, Barthurthalomalew Dresnarian Kratomanger Harrowhew Objuslorow, the 5th, aka Batty, to regress into a baby dragon, sealing much of his powers and memories in the process. This act also has profound effects on Guppy, her own magic is now crazily changed in ways no one, least of all her, understands. Guppy is suddenly plunged into a world of mystery, intrigue and politics, where everyone either wants to control, or eliminate her. Armed with little but her courage and unpredictable newfound magic how will she survive and protect herself and those she loves when everyone from techno radicals, magic purists, politicians and guttersnipes are out to get her. And those may be the least of her problems if Batty's fragmented memories are any indicator.

Nightdrift · Fantasy
4.8
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I'm No Savior

Michael had always been aware that a monster was inside of him. He's not a violent person, but for whatever reason, he's often struggled to fight the urges that nearly drive him to madness, and has spent most of his life isolated from the others to avoid hurting them. One night, a strange voice asks him if he would choose a different life, one more suited to the kind of person he is. Thinking nothing of it, he says yes, and wakes up to find himself in an unfamiliar place. But this is different from all the other times, he's in an entirely different world. One would think it would be a chance to escape from his horrible life, but this new life seems even more horrible, filled with endless horrors that dig deeper down into his already damaged psyche. He sets out to find a way back home, while keeping his own darkness at bay, lest it unleashes the monster inside.

RandomAtics · Fantasy
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Punk Genre

Introducing three new punk sub-genres created by Henry Farquhar. Martialpunk can be found in my novel "Deadliest Warrior." Mar-Scipunk can be found in my novels "Ling Fei & Shadow Walkers." Bellum Sacrumpunk can be found in "Ling Fei book one."

DeusVult001 · War&Military
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