[Story] Affinity:Chaos

Title: Affinity:Chaos
Author: Springs_Halo
Genre(s): Fantasy
Tags: Cultivation, Adventure, Action, Comedy (excluded some non-tags)
Audience:
Main Lead: Male
Status: Ongoing
AVB Assessment Score: PDE 2 CDD 2 SWB 2 || TQ 2 SV 1 || Overall: 9 (score explanation)
Number of Chapters: 251
Chapter Length: Medium
Reading Level: Medium
Date of First Release: January 2021
Date of Last Update: July 7, 2021
AVB Reviewed? No
Available on Platform(s): Webnovel
Number of Views: 2.7M
Number of Reviews: 97
Synopsis:
“Grey, elemental affinity, zero” The Elder announced the result loudly 
On hearing this, it was like a bolt of lightning struck Grey, he stood there dumbfounded and just stared at the Elder. 
Shocked voices could be heard from the people and there was some which were also filled with scorn. 
Grey stood dazed amidst all the noises without any reactions. One word was constantly reverberating in his head, ‘How?’. 
‘Why, why did this happen to me?’ Grey asked himself over and over again 
**************** 
Unbeknownst to Grey, something greater lies in wait in his body….

Review(s)

kusarScout: 24 chapters in and I’m already adding this novel to my favorites. so far this novel has an interesting main character with the supporting characters that have been shown (mainly family) having a vast room for future development. the world itself seems really interesting. Though it is easy to mistake the world for a modern one, the author has specified that it is medieval era style world due to the lack of specifics in the daily life. said lack of specifics however does (in my opinion) enhance the flow of the novel and allow the reader to use more imagination to set the story in their own minds.

TwistedSomnus: This story is direct, concise, and focused. The writer writes every sentence with a purpose. These are usually strong elements of writing, and most stories fail in these areas, but not in this case. This story is like pure alcohol, it does it’s job so well there’s no room for flavor.
I’m early in the story, so things may change later on, but in the beginning the main character never really has time to leave an impression. He does things, and things happen, but no particular attention is given to him as a character. Because of this, I lost interest in him.

No_Name_3707: In my opinion this novel is great. The grammar is impressive however you could use a wider range of synonyms. I like how you learn about certain things as the story progresses so that it feels as if you are learning with the main character. The character design is good I just wish I knew more about how he looks. I love the medieval-type background as well however in the future I think you should put a bit more description so that it is easier to visualise. 
Overall, it’s a great novel with huge potential.

TheArcher7: All around this story is average. It’s a cultivation novel with typical cliches and a few typical features, but I haven’t seen anything new yet. Sometimes that’s good, because you just want to have an enjoyable read, and indeed some people love how “fast paced” the novel is, but not me.
The grammar is near flawless but the author’s command of the English language is lacking. Moments seem to drag on forever and the writing seems to circle itself in a repetitive manner. These things happen mostly due to a bland, unvarried word choice. For readers like me, with higher expectations, I’m simply bored from reading it.
Plot-wise the story is average too. The world building doesnt seem very deep and there aren’t very many characters, as if the author doesnt want to put the work in to making a large world. The time period and cultures aren’t established (with either the use of objects, technology, or references). Nothing.
Furthermore the magic system is lacking. Even by chapter 30, when the MC has broken through two planes, I still dont know what the planes are, what the consequences of cultivating improperly are, what the elements are, or how the elements are used (in combat) ect. Even by chapter 30 there has been only one fight and it was totally lackluster. Missed opportunity for demonstrating the magic system in action.
Over all I would say average. I am still very impressed with the grammar, but there’s unfortunately no character or charm to the writing. So even though it isn’t distracting from the story, it is still detracting. Author should go back to rework scenes and actively use synonyms. Every adjective in a chapter should be unique. Every verb should be specifically chosen to best describe an action.

Story Post Last Updated: July 8, 2021

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