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Lord of the Mysteries

Lord of the 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
4.84
Prime Originator

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. ===== 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/9SUWMPZ Release Schedule: 7chapters/week ===== *Disclaimer* I do not own the cover photo. Source: Pinterest, Ryuu Dango

Pointbreak · Fantasy
4.38
Steampunk Apocalypse!

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
4.37
The Steam Empire

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+
4.67
Metal Puppets

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 Slime and the Bounded Starsails

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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Ruler of Iron and Flesh

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! Follow me now on Twitter @IsaacPreston1 Find more books and info on my website: isaacnovels.com

Cythraul · War&Military
4.33
Anno

Anno

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 .......... Cover art, not mine source: Artstation. Discord: https://discord.gg/duAzSF Patreon: Ravenaelwood Twitter: @Raven_ael Instagram: raven_ael Pay Pal: michaelagbaje57@gmail.com

Raven_Aelwood · War&Military
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Two Worlds, One Hero

Two Worlds, One Hero

All I wanted was to get a lot of money, retire before my 30th birthday, and spend the rest of my life in a simple cottage on a small island in the Nile, reading all the books, and watch all the movies I had missed. As you see, just a simple dream? Well, lt turns out not that simple. I mean, if you have the opportunity to move between Earth and another planet... another world, where you can learn magic, meet the glamour Elves, fight the dragons, and save princesses far more Beautiful than Disney princesses, but refusing their Marriage offers because.. Ahem, you see, I am too old for this shit. Okay, I admit it, I was lying. Well, let me stop talking nonsense now, and come approach me, so you can listen to my stories and adventures in the world of Narnia. No, I mean the world of the middle earth. Damn it, Hold on for just a second, I'll put those books aside so that I don't tell you the wrong story And now... Get closer, and listen to my stories and adventures in Saria world

OsirisGeb · Fantasy
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Magitech Awakenings

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
4.82
Et Machina Aliciel

Et Machina Aliciel

In a developing kingdom divided by war, a half-human-half-machine named Aliciel travels in search of her missing master. When a train she is on is hijacked by rebels, she saves the life of Detective Latrell but sustains a life-threatening injury. With her days numbered, Aliciel and Latrell journey through the war-torn kingdom to find a mechanic who can fix her. Eventually, they are caught in a crossfire between the government, the religious knights of the Sariyan Order, and the underground terrorist group Excidium. They witness first-hand a revolution that would change the history of their world.

Papina · Fantasy
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Seventh Fates

Seventh Fates

The war between Meister Maximus and Berzerker has been going on for years. Amelia Shimizu, a girl from Crystalhill always dreams to become a Meister Maximus alongside her adoptive brother Shiori Shimizu, they head to Starsea City and head to Seventh Star Academy in order become a Meister Maximus and meet Milla James and Elias Moonfall. Join them on their journey!

Tokusan94 · Fantasy Romance
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An Alchemical View on the Presence of Deities in the Universe

An Alchemical View on the Presence of Deities in the Universe

Auria Crane isn't overall new to alchemy, and her powers aren't quite the best, but she does quite well for herself. In a world full of witches and magic, she is one of few who don't think they exist, how could they? It isn't scientifically possible to create something out of nothing, so something else must be going on! Follow Auria's journey as she seeks to discover this secret.

Saikoes · Fantasy Romance
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A Blinding Future

A Blinding Future

After 19 year-old Bea falls into a sewer in the middle f New York City, she wakes up in an alternate dimension. This New York City doesn't only have futuristic gadgetry but even robots walk amongst people! As Bea tries to find her way back home, she meets the Steampunk Prince of this new world. With his sarcastic humor and egoistic attitude, Bea gets more and more restless to go home. But as she stays more in this alternate dimension, her interest in going back home starts to waver. Will Bea make this new dimension her home, or will she find her way back? This is a sci-fi reincarnation story which goes to the future instead of the past!

SelaraChan · Fantasy Romance
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Elena Ferraz : In the city of the Undead

Elena Ferraz : In the city of the Undead

(On the WPC contest ~~ Please vote with powerstones ) She reincarnated in another world and lived a good life, well ... not really good, but really exciting. Full of adventures, enemies, loves, dreams, pirates, flying ships ... But it all ended up in the hands of her former lover, she was killed by him, without reaching any of her dreams and still with so many incomplete adventures. However, she died in peace with herself, knowing that she did her best and that the future was in the hands of her friends, that they could avenge her and prevent the empire from destroying everything that was precious to them. Until she woke up in the heart of the empire, she was no longer alive, but neither did she appear to be entirely dead. She who was once the symbol of resistance when she lived, and who became a martyr for them, now dead, must sail again through a mysterious world alongside what appears to be her former enemies. ----- In a dark room, the woman in red opened her eyes . She took a deep breath and put her hands where she was shot. "Don't worry. You're in a better place now." Elena looked away. In an armchair was the most beautiful man she had ever seen, his hair was bluish black, like the night sky she spent on the captain's ship, his eyes were silver like the liquid mercury from her chemistry lessons in her first world . He was more handsome than Arthur could ever be, she gaped for a moment. "Where are we? Who are you?" She then noticed that his lips were redder than should be humanly possible, and his skin was paler than anything she had ever seen. He then ran his hand over his mouth and she realized that his lips were not naturally red, but that there was blood in his mouth. " What are you?" ----

CSena · Fantasy Romance
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Throne of Gears

Throne of Gears

A group of murders calling themselves the Phantoms of Elseworld. They claim to be revolutionaries but their vast body count and active targeting of those in power tell another story.

Hunterxstrikex · Realistic Fiction
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Birthright: In The House Of Ellington

Birthright: In The House Of Ellington

Sold at auction to the highest bidder, Cordelia Banks knows she has no choice but to become a breeder to the Ellington family. In this backwards dystopian dictatorship can she find a way to get along with her new Master or will she die trying to find her freedom?

TheLaceratedBrain · Sci-fi Romance
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Eastern Odyssey

Eastern Odyssey

Will update the synopsis. Sorry for the inconvenience caused! ----------------------------------- Release of Chapters : 2 to 3 chapters per week. --------------- Currently in hiatus... The story will be revamped and edited due to issues cited by readers.

TheTradeMaker · Fantasy
4.26
The almost emotionless assassin

The almost emotionless assassin

An assassin who's be trained to only kill without guilt without Emotion. This is his tale. From a land much different than yours. With the prophecy of a better future. The emotionless assassin went off to seek it. With Love soon sadness, and later even remorse.

BlazeDova · Fantasy
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The Better World

The Better World

During the Industrial Revolution, a new type of technology came out, one to advance progress without the need for constant hard work from humans. However, this technology affected the environment in such a way that most of Earth is now uninhabitable, whether it's because of toxins in the atmosphere or dangerous climate change. Now the rest of humanity lives isolated from one another in overcrowded shelters that can't contact each other. Alexis is a teenage girl who's orphaned in one such shelter with her adoptive brother, when suddenly, strange creatures dubbed "Gryffons" appear and soon prove to be hostile towards humanity and near indestructible to any sort of weapon. Desperate to ensure her and her brother's survival, Alexis joins a group attempting to find the Griffon's weakness before the last of humanity is killed off by them. Warning: Graphic Violence, Coarse Language, Some Sexual References, and Themes of Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

RandomAtics · Fantasy Romance
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