Title: The Three Realms
Main Lead: Male
Number of Chapters: 44
Date of First Release: December 31, 2018
Date of Last Update: March 4, 2019
VB Assessment Score: TQ 3 PD 2 CF 2 || RL 1 CL 3 || Overall: 11
VB Reviewed? Yes & Special Reassessment
Number of Views: 144.3 K
Number of Reviews: 24
Follow Aureus Astrea as he journeys across the three realms,
Gathering a Team,
Building a Kingdom,
Fighting Demons while facing internal strife.
Join him, as he struggles through it all.
nothingisit4me: The overall world building is stunning considering the number of details placed into the story. Grammar is pretty good and the story flows well. If you want a unique story that actually expands upon the kingdom building, here’s your cup of tea.
(Honestly, the synopsis doesn’t do the book justice since it makes it seem like a generic story of the genre when its not)
Keep up the good work, author! >3</
VlassisBehrakis: I thoroughly enjoyed it. It scratched my need for a decent kingdom building story on the macro level. It is rather interesting that the transmigrated character originally had a secondary position but slowly seems to rose to be the main character instead. Additionally, the characters are believable and real maybe add some stronger vices. That is all cheers.
Chryiss: A lot of detail and thought went into world building. This, as well as your writing overall, is good. There’s rather a lot of dialogue/reporting/ordering, even during fights, and while I don’t mind so much, I prefer feeling as if I was in the scene/action. Aureus is very kingly, and I like his poise, but I don’t feel as much of a connection as I would like to the MC. Perhaps because we can’t hear his thoughts much, unlike Edward who we can as soon as he arrives in the new world? Otherwise, this is well written and the details are understandable. I’m rather curious about the gates~~ Hmm, keep up the good work!
UnliMegane: Wild megane, dropping in for a review! A pretty nice read we got here. For some reason, I kept being reminded of ‘Tales of the Reincarnated Lord’ while I was reading.
I like the ancient Roman theme you got going. It’s also more of a Western fantasy novel mixed with some eastern elements rather than the other way around; which is a nice change of pace from the typical translated Chinese webnovels of the same genre.
The grammar is superb, except for a few hiccups here and there. Nothing too major; and most of the time, dialogue and scene depictions are nice and smooth.
The scene transitions are nice and quick; though sometimes, a little too quick. It just felt a bit awkward at times. But maybe it’s just me lol.
All in all, a nice read if you’re interested in this genre. It also has great grammar, so readability (or lack thereof) isn’t a problem. Great job.
WWFire: The story start up strong, i.e. with MC and other characters straight in a battlefield. What I noticed until this point is that the author decided for “strong character interactions” part at the start of the story (considering the bigger ratio of dialogue:narration). It was not until chapter 6 did he picked up on the “world building” part, which will be revealed slowly as the story go (good point here). Other than that, I have to admit that the writing quality is superb, which also supports the great story flow.
But honestly, I don’t like how the synopsis had too little content for it as the story doesn’t deserve such small info. If you could write such an awesome content, it won’t hurt to add a little more to the synopsis. Also, I would like to tell you to be careful on character diversity as it is quite a challenge (imo) in a hierarchic world (i.e. the supporting characters of the lord)
StenDuring: This review is part of a review swap and valid as of chapter 32.
First of all I need to state that I personally dislike litrpg, and that the main reason for that dislike is because it turns a fantasy story into a system fantasy story.
This is not litrpg, but it is most definitely a system fantasy story.
Now when I’ve accounted for my dislikes I’m also going to flat out state that this is an absolutely amazing story. To the degree I can pretend I’m not seeing the references to levels and tiers.
What we have is kind of a reversed transported to another world story. Sure, we have this guy from our own Earth transported into fantasy land, and he is one of the main characters. End of similarities.
The story is told from the perspective of fantasy land. This is absolutely central. It means that the rest of the ensemble cast have their own individual plans and ambitions, and while the outworlder arrival plays an important role, he’s still just another player in this world.
The story is set in a faux fantasy version of the Roman Empire with magic. Apart from titles and names there’s honestly very little resemblance with any Roman Empire from our past.
At chapter 32 the story has just begun. As far as I can see it’s going in the direction of kingdom building, but I could be wrong. It’s most definitely following the archetypical gathering of a dungeon party but on a much larger scale. Where you’d normaly recruit a mage, here they’re recruiting a mage commander with a lot of retainers.
These guys aren’t planning a dungeon crawl — they’re planning to crawl all over the continent.
And now for the stars.
Writing. Five stars. This should have been four and a half stars. There’s something slightly off with the Engish used.
Updates. Four stars. While changes to updating schedules are explicitly announced, the fact remains that there are changes to said schedule.
Story: Five stars. Did I mention earlier that the story is absolutely amazing?
Character: Five stars. This should have been four and a half stars. There’s a horde of characters in the story. I probably should have shaved an entire star, but since this is a system fantasy I’ll refrain from doing so. In this case I’ll accept that they rely on levels and tiers rather than being wary of other players’ strength and weaknesses.
World: Four stars. While I could show some leniency concerning characters, I’ll definitely yank a star here. While the world shown is good, there’s simply not enough shown and way too much told in terms of levels and tiers. The characters don’t experience the world — it can all be looked up in a dictionary.
Lastly, for the reader reviewing this story, it’s a tale distinctly better than its execution. While plot is flawless, world and to some degree character suffers. Let’s face it, I’m subjective; I believe there’s a valid reason I dislike system fantasy.
Story Post Last Updated: March 20, 2019