Title: Empire of Souls (System)
Tags: System, Reincarnation, Antihero, Magic, Gods, Revenge, Divine Kingdom Building, Strong-protagonist
Main Lead: Male
VB Assessment Score: PDE 2 CDD 3 SWB 2 || TQ 3 SV 2 || Overall: 12
Number of Chapters: 202
Chapter Length: Medium
Reading Level: Medium
Date of First Release: July 16, 2018
Date of Last Update: August 28, 2020
VB Reviewed? No
Available on Platform(s): Webnovel
Number of Views: 1M
Number of Reviews: 70
He sought the truth, an end to the mysticism, superstition and belief in gods which he believed had shackled him and all his kind but in their arrogance they found much more than they ever dared to imagine..
Having power over life and death and no other recourse, the ‘Soul Eater’ seeks its revenge in a corrupt and decadent world ruled by oppressive gods and their creations. The Empire of Souls is a grim/dark fantasy novel with LitRPG elements, world building, elements of dungeon management/creation, politics, intrigue, large scale conflicts and adventuring.
infinitesheep: I like the world building so far, and I think that It promise. I like the inclusion of different pov’s; as we can see what the side characters think of the main character.
NeoLiteBrite: Great work right here. Has a nice pace to it and the characters are really cool. The first 2 chapters were a little confusing but after he becomes aleks the story really takes off.
Zanovik: I was immediately hooked from the first chapter. A bit confusing but interesting, everything makes more sense with each successive chapter. Excited to see how it unfolds and liking the Overlord elements.
RazLey: Found this story after binging a bunch of chapters of another novel was looking for something different. The picture caught my eye and then i stayed for the story! The story is really well written and doesn’t have many mistakes also I like how the main character is cold and ruthless.
TheBringerOfPeace: I like the story so far, and I think that It has a great potential. I also like the points of view that we have, we get to know the world around the main character a lot more.
(second) This story is unique and well written. The system is more than the general systems that you see in other novels, which is great for people who like to read system novels like me and got tired of repeated novels in the same genre.
SunnySideup: Honestly, I’d throw my lot down with this novel just from its readability alone. Among the sea of broken grammar and sentences, this thing floats pretty darn well. Most mistakes are so minor that they’d be difficult to spot in a first read. As for the content, the story feels a little rushed at first, but it settles down quickly enough, forming into a straightforward and fun narrative that you can get used to pretty easily. Good work, would recommend.
mazlog: This is possibly the best original story on this site. Not only does it have a solid cast of characters, but its MC is consistent. The author avoids common pitfalls when writing especially in this genre where they focus too much on gathering female followers that they forget to give them a personality. He also makes it plain that the MC is clearly antihero, so if your into that stick around. I’ve got nothing else just read it it’s well written, good characters, a solid and expanding story and a world you can really dig your teeth into.
Deliverer: This novel is just insane.
Really confusing in the beginning.
The first few chapters may have scared of some potential readers, because it is just really confusing and the mc seams to be simply evil.
But it all gets better, it is awesome to progress in the story and learn more about the mc etc…
The pacing is awesome.
The only thing i think of as a shame, that we cant see the mc progress through the early levels of becoming stronger, he is already stronger than the most and i would have loved to see him grow from 0 to 100.
But I’m definitly going to keep reading the brilliant story
Tinalynge: I enjoyed the story, it is very different from what I usually read, but it has been an enjoyable read so far, and I will continue reading it. I will not go into details about the plot in this review, as to not spoil anyone.
This was a joy to read. I found no glaring mistakes, it was very pleasant to read through and the flow was good.
I think the plot is quite interesting, I had a few issues with the first few chapters, both because I have not read many stories in this genre, and because it was slightly confusing, but after reading further into the novel everything started to get explained well and the pace was wonderful.
I think that the world and characters gets more fleshed out the further into the story you reach. It is explained well, without feeling intrusive into the story at all.
I would suggest you to try it out.
ledski: So i finally finished reading all the chapters released so far (chapter 61), and i can with confidence that this novel is a hidden gem. The story is really original in a way that ignores the cliches we are so used to, and instead presents us with a concrete plot and rational MC.
About the story: We have a soul tormented by its past decisions, and fuelled by a sense of purpose and revenge that is presented in a way that is natural and makes us understand why the MC does what he does. Make no mistake this is an evil MC. Although his actions are explained together with his troubled circunstances and we can sympathize and even understand his choices, he by no means has limits to achieving his goals and will crush anyone who stand in his way, enemy or not.
The lore of the story is not tha unique in a sense that we have the common fantasy world and gods with a system. What is different however is that the system is not so clear to its inhabitants, whom only have a superficial understanding about it, and not the full detailed information. For example, you would know your class, level, and skills, but not your specific stats or how the skill calculates damage.
Its relevant as well to say that the story picks up the pace as you read. At start, not all is explained, but as you go you will be told about the world, the gods, the MC himself and his past.
About the Updates: The releases are somewhat too little and too sparse for now, but the author has promised too pick up the pace as more interest is shown on his novel.
All in all this is a really good novel that can be amazing if done right. I would definetely recommend you give it a try because if you stick around you will definetely enjoy it.
jensseng: This is done as part of a review swap, but I haven’t finished the entire 100 chapters. It’s not because the story is not good but I figured by the time I could finish all posted chapters, it would take me a month or something. By the way, this is the first five star review I’ve ever given. As of writing this review, I’m only at Chapter 26.
Writing: Your writing is excellent with a strong list of vocabulary. I could perfectly envision the world through your narration. There were a few minor errors such as incorrect punctuations for dialogues, but it didn’t impede my reading comprehension at all.
Characters: I like the slow build-up of the MC. The MC is intelligent, resourceful, meticulous but also vengeful and ambitious. I wouldn’t necessarily call him the typical protagonist. He seems more of an antihero to me, but it’s always a lot more fun to read a protagonist that isn’t black and white. Lenia intrigues me as well. I love how ‘inexperienced’ and ‘childlike’ she is in the beginning but gradually, she is learning to become more individualized.
World design: The world is still being built and we learn a little more about the world as each chapter progresses. I haven’t read all the chapters so I can’t say much, but as of now, I really enjoy the world design. There are some mysteries surrounding the world, but I think this is where I’ll have to read more chapters to uncover the world’s mysteries.
Story development: Since I’m barely halfway through the story, I can only comment up to what I’ve read and so far, the story development is fantastic. Even when I was at chapter 12, I thought everything was well paced (be it story or character development) so I totally don’t understand why some reviewers were giving this story a bad review. A good story always takes time to build its character and plot. I’m glad you are taking your time to do so and not jumping the gun.
All in all, it is a well-written and well-developed story with enough mysteries and action to keep you wanting for more. I’m definitely going to keep this story in my library and finish up the rest of the chapters! I’m so excited to read the rest of the chapters. MUST READ.
[possible spoilers removed as noted by reviewer, overall review abridged for length]
Anyways, this is already in my library and I will be slowly finishing the rest of the chapters 🙂 By the way, this isn’t usually my type of genre but I’m so freaking intrigued so I’ll be following it. I love a novel that shocks my brain.
Story Post Last Updated: October 5, 2020