Title: The Shard Legacy
Author: Whimful Writer
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Tags: GameLit, High Fantasy, LitRPG, Magic, Male Lead, Multiple Lead Characters, Portal Fantasy, Isekai, Reincarnation
Main Lead: Male
Status: Ongoing, Hiatus
AVB Assessment Score (?): PDE 1 CDD 2 SWB 2 || TQ 3 SV 1 || Overall: 9
Number of Chapters: 39
Chapter Length: Medium
Reading Level: Medium
Date of First Release: March 1, 2021
Date of Last Update: April 10, 2021
AVB Reviewed? No
Available on Platform(s): Royal Road
Number of Views: 4093
Number of Reviews: 1
Shara. A beautiful world full of wonders and excitement, full of sights that are worth finding, and people that are worth meeting. Although riddled with monsters, and with threats from The Great 13, it is still a place with much wonder and exciitement. And yet, the dangers that they face also cannot be ignored.
And perhaps because of that, a certain someone has taken action. After a terrible bus accident on Earth, a class of twenty students and their teacher are reincarnated into the world of Shara. Given new lives and a bit of special power, they will end up awakening in this world through unexpected ways. And they will have to fight the darkness that threatens them all.
But also, in this world where they do not all agree with each other, with different ideologies, it is not just the approaching darkness that they will have to fight…but they will need to deal with each other as well as the factions form.
The faction formed by the popular Class President, who wants them all to become the heroic shield, selflessly devoting themselves to protect everyone at all times and disturbing the culture and nature of this world as little as possible.
The faction formed by the ambitious top student in the class, which believes by unifying the world under the rule of him and other reincarnators, they can live luxuriously while also leading the world to prosperity.
The faction formed by the loyal and determined teacher, who will do everything in her power to take every single one of them back home to their world, no matter what, and abandon this world.
And then, the fourth faction…led by the boy who would come to be known as Rikuo. Whose journey throughout this world will shape him, change him, and as a result, make him choose the most chaotic option of all.
This is their story. The Great Battle has begun. But in the end, who will win? What will the goal of the fourth faction even be? And how will these desires end up shaping the world?
The fight is on.
Azken: Overall, I give this five stars. Although it has flaws, the author is genuinely trying to improve it and listens to edits, and there are some areas that just make up for it. I have read up to two arcs now, and the work is very original and well thought out and the characters feel alive. His world has some aspects that seem strange, but it gives it that different world feeling and he doesn’t put too much focus on it, only just enough. And he really loves detailing beautiful scenes. Like, a lot.
For style, I like the way he thought about things. I can’t say personally I’m a big fan of it, but I understand why and can respect it. The flow I think could be better though in some areas, but as a whole I find it enjoyable.
For story, I give top marks for originality and thoughtfulness. It’s clear he has something planned out, and the story content itself goes into good details. There is proper world building and thought, and he excels at describing a beautiful scene.
For grammar, he does well and nothing at all ruins the story, but occasionally he slips up and accidentally misspells or forgets a word. That said, when pointed out he tends to be very quick to fix it, and I don’t see the same error repeating itself usually. It’s very fluent and flows well when you get past those minor issues though.
For characters, I think he might excel at this. Everyone seems to have been created with their own desires and feelings, resulting in all the characters feeling present or fully developed. They have motives, dreams, opinions, and you don’t really see any that are basic or underdeveloped, at least not unless they are low leveled grunts who barely count as characters.
Story Post Last Updated: October 21, 2021