Summoned after an unfortunate accident in hopes they could protect the world from a coming threat, Ben and his classmates are gifted another chance at life. With fame and fortune promised to whoever is willing to fight for the sake of the world it doesn't seem like a bad deal, there's just one small problem. Ben wasn't blessed with any magic or combat skills, just crafting and enchanting. While the skills themselves aren't useless they also aren't seen as being necessary to the coming war. Now not needed and alone Ben tries to find a place in the world while meeting some of its colourful characters along the way.
Hi I'm ProbablyATurnip, just a guy doing some writing for fun. You can expect chapters twice a week from me on Sundays and Tuesdays while I experiment with figuring out the right number of commas to use at any given time. Let me know any thoughts you have I look forward to chatting in the comments
The cover was poorly made by myself in about 15 minutes. maybe one day I'll find someone who knows what they're doing
This is a very nice story, both in the pacing, and in the story telling. I highly recommend you read this. Quick disclaimer for the next part, if you like going in totally blind to a story, don't click the spoiler part beneath. I will be stating some things that the author does well, along with a few opinions and legit spoilers for the plot.
First off, let me start of by saying that so far the story has been excellent, and I greatly enjoyed discovering this last weekend, then speedrunning the available chapters. The pacing is well done, with the time skips feeling natural, flowing smoothly enough that for the first few chapters it was not explicitly pointed out, I legit did not even recognize it, needing to go back and reread it inorder to catch it. I do feel that the MC is slightly, just a wee bit, touch OP, and would like to say that it is at this point that the OP protagonist tag should be added, because, spoiler alert, they did not get the God Killer, Godslayer, Monster, Madman, and Threat titles for nothing. I would also like to say that you should add the underpowered protagonist tag, because at the start, they are very much underpowered. I would also like to say that despite this review being written as a stream of thought, I still have more to say. Another point to bring up is how well the POV changes are written, it is almost seamless with the rest of the story, the whole story feels very seamless to be honest. I even guess you could say it is well, Connect-ed.
If you know, you know. If you don't know, go read the story
Now that I have gotten my incredibly disorganized thought prosses out of the way, the TLDR is that the MC is summoned with his literal classmates to fight a world ending consuming threat, ends up underpowered, becomes a priest, and finds out aliens are real. In terms of writing, I know that not everyone is back where I found you, unemployed in Greenland, but it is a very enjoyable read, seamless, and something I have greatly enjoyed pouring a week of my summer into binging reading.
One of the best works on the site along with "Naruto: The Outsider's Resolve, and the runessmith".
The story is slow paced, but in a good way, it's not drawn out, repetitive or monotonous. The world is very well built and the rpg traits are well integrated into the story.
Things don't happen just to happen or just to give something to the protagonist, most of the events make sense and follow a believable logical line, there are some events that seem a little improbable but that are very easy to fall into the suspension of disbelief.
The romance is very good, although I personally don't like romance, and that includes this one, it's not hard to swallow and not forced, it's quite natural how they approach each other (I personally wish they would just decide that they were going to stay as friends well close or that later develops going back to friends due to incompatibility, different focuses or something like that, but if it ends only in a romance, that's fine too), the romantic interest of the work is well constructed and has its own concerns, dilemmas, faith and not just a helpless girl or dependent on the protagonist (although they spend a lot of time together)
It has a good refresh rate, higher than expected from a good work (2.5 times higher).
In my opinion, the parts that I don't like are: the romance, the protagonist's stupidity in the event after the ordeal, the lack of defense that he enters in the second ordeal, not having a clear picture of the size of the pockets of space, there is little or no difficulty in taking things from one place to another, despite having to drop subjects several times (wasn't it just making a bigger bag or bringing several smaller ones?) the lack of clear learning after suffering with the consequences of some decisions, like not taking more traps, space bags, potions or his tools with him ("but he didn't expect that something like this would happen", it's time for him to learn that this world is dangerous, fickle and unpredictable, he could without a problem prepare better before several events).
It's a great work and it's really worth your time reading it, the parts I don't like are just small I felt during the reading based entirely on my opinion and it doesn't affect the story/reading of the series at all.
Yes read it... Just do it. No need to hold back your curiosity.
Its original and just like Tod Howard said "it just works".
Ben finds himself in another world, with mediocre powers compared to all his classmates. While they go off to various countries to become heroes, he goes to a small town to learn how to make best use of his stats and skills, along with the help of a weird god cube. He uses his passion and talents to become a talented craftsman apprentice, and is on the road to becoming a powerful and inventive craftsmanship master
Caught up in about 3 days. Though the premise isn’t necessarily original, this one is in my opinion the best execution of it. The protagonist seems to make believable steps and the world is an interesting one!
Torture porn with hand-waved gaslighting :/
The writhing is mostly fine and it modestly improves over-time, honestly if the author was more up-front about their disturbed world view I think this would be quite a bit more popular.
If you like reading about how everything is men's fault and horrible things can be excused ad nauseum because ✰girl✬, this might be a novel to check out, it updates consistently which is a big plus.
They did admit that the whole premise is torture the red herring protagonist while good things happen to the real protagonist later on in the authors notes/comments.
Didn't like it. The MC, Ben, is beige - I know that's his thing is being rejected, but in a way that isn't interesting. The FMC, Thera, ticks a whole bunch of clichés, to the point where I'm thinking "oh please". Gave up at the gods trial that I found to be boring and a struggle to maintain any interest any more. The world seems to suffer from too much making "more being less". But, read it yourself, I prefer stories where things happen at something more that glacial pace, but I know others do like that.
Actually pretty good. I am eagerly waiting for more chapters.
First off, I made it to current after several days of marathoning this series. Yay. There was never a spot that soured the enjoyment to make me want to drop it.
Another review in this says it is torture porn. I'm going to say that this is flat out wrong. The MC gets the short end of the stick for bad RNG/unbalanced stats. He gets tossed out because he is considered a failure of a hero summon. If this is torture porn then so is Arifurita and failure frame. Also, the gender thing bashing men and exalting women, where is it? I don't see it. Maybe some of the issues Thera gets into with her charm skill could count but if 'men are bad' was the narrative the author was trying to make, why did he give her a charm passive that works on men and women equally?
There are a couple things that I didn't like though that stuck with me after I went through the whole thing. First, the author has made a choice to go broad and shallow with the MC. He is not a blacksmith. He is not an enchanter. He is not a weaver. He is not a jeweler. He is a crafter. &Nbsp; So in a sense he is all those things. Supposedly this is bad because it makes it harder for him to advance. However this turns out not to happen. MC's teacher stands out more because he has less of a wishy washy set of skills. He uses earth and death magic and smithing to create things. See the difference? The NPC has well defined limits, the MC can and does just whip stuff out of nowhere. The temple starts out with the MC being limited to resistance enchantments and non-aspect magic enchantments. I thought this was a nice boundary that would lead to some creative problem solving but was disappointed when a cheat was introduced to get the magic from other people. Even worse the other people didn't have to be involved hardly at all.
There are a couple other roadblocks that get solved with a paragraph of handwaving as well. For example, the whole ring thing is meh. We don't even get a list of what is stored in the rings. This sets up a plot device like someone who has a giant inventory space with this and that. They can just pull something out of thin air to solve any problem. -1 Do not like. Stories that are unclear about what is possible and impossible are frustrating.
There is also a lot of stuff that doesn't get explored very well. This webnovel is very skill/ability heavy. He levels up entire classes to max level in the course of a few thousand words. The whole tree tamer class seems like a missed opportunity. All the levels were obtained with just some magic nails. Where was the trial he had to overcome to complete that class? There is a lot of this where stuff barely gets explored and me as a reader gets left thinking. "Wait what?"
Great story! I really like the chacacter development and world building that the author has here. The story's interesting and original.