[Story] Viscount’s Rise

Title: Viscount’s Rise
Author: Darkwood
Genre(s): Action, Historical
Tags: Male Lead, Ruling Class, Strategy, War and Military
Audience:(contains, Gore, Profanity, Traumatizing content)
Main Lead: Male
Status: Ongoing
AVB Assessment Score (?): PDE 1 CDD 2 SWB 2 || TQ 3 SV 1 || Overall: 9
Number of Chapters: 248
Chapter Length: Medium
Reading Level: Medium
Date of First Release: February 1, 2021
Date of Last Update: October 20, 2021
AVB Reviewed? No
Available on Platform(s): Royal Road
Number of Views: 190, 657
Number of Reviews: 8
With his father dead and his brother inheriting the earldom, Braydon sets out to inherit the family’s neglected title, Viscount of Cliforge, the only land of the Kingdom on the other side of the Brimstone Mountains.
His new lands are on the border that is held peaceful by an uneasy truce and the same lands that claimed his father’s life on the battlefield.
With no reputation in noble society and no military might to speak of he will be a long way from challenging his brother whose land is some of the most prosperous in the empire, and has the backing of their younger brother, who has the smarts to raise their position even further.
Will he become another casualty to the lands that have already claimed his father, or become something more as he climbs his way to prominence?
At least he can be sure that his brother would never see him rise peacefully, and the neighbouring Grand Duke desires the last territory of the kingdom on the eastern side of the mountains. His position is anything but stable, he will do anything to change that and build his realm.


PTPogg: After a fairly weak first chapter the story takes off a bit slow but nicely. The characters are well developed, the story flows well, there is a good backstory, there is enough twists and turns to delight and surprise the reader. So far this is a story that is PG for violence, suitable for teens as well as adults. I’m hooked and eagerly await each update.

Fishface: PROS- Well written and with decent plot and characters.
CONS- The story is a bit slow to take off, the main character is bland and the setting is as-of reading a historical medieval fuedal society with no fantasy elements written. the writing while good doesnt grip me, so overal the story comes off rather bland with much room for improvement.

qmills88: Fantastic story, well written and great characters who are well built out, intruiging and make you want to read more the main characters go well together. The story flows nicely no stale plot lines of pitfalls of Bordem or over explaining great pace of story, some comedy/humour in just the right places. Just a well rounded well written peice. 

Turtle Wars: I dont have any complaints. Quite a decent read when it comes the genre it belongs to (historical/political intrigue). There are a lot of chapters to binge and binge I did. Entertaining enough not to put down, but not gripping enough to worry what happens next. 
The best of the sort I have read was one by a Chinese author (Kingdom’s Bloodline), unfortunately that stopped mid way. This one is not at that level. Also this is not one of those ones where other than the MC everyone is an idiot. Good thing about this novel is that the MC is not that much of a grand strategist. He has to depend on others.
Now the negative aspect. In lot of places the author has used modern terms compared to the age in which this is happening. A usage like “silver bullet” makes no sense in a period where there are no firearms. Also usage of the command “fire” to archers. Another 4th wall breaking point was the use of tea names like “Darjeeling” – since there is no India or Darjeeling in this world, how can a tea be named like that? 
I might be being picky, but a noble shouldn’t be named Chandler. Historically it makes no sense.
Other than these minor things that the author has to be aware of when writing a historical story, the grammar is good, couple of (inadvertent) spelling issues, a good read.

Story Post Last Updated: October 22, 2021


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