Body and Soul

by Andur

Original Adventure Fantasy Romance Anti-Hero Lead Female Lead Magic Multiple Lead Characters Reincarnation Secret Identity Slice of Life Strategy Strong Lead
Warning This fiction contains:
  • Gore
  • Profanity
  • Sexual Content
  • Traumatising content

The whole room is fully ablaze when the fire turns blue and even hotter. And I still keep my hands on the rune, ignoring the sizzling of my flesh. After a while I notice the blue, roaring flames on the other side of the window. At the edge of unconsciousness, I listen to the screams of people as they are taken by the Inferno.

 

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If you find mistakes, pls tell, thx. I don't like mistakes.

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Currently I am not active in any other networks than royalroadl.com. Only here, I correct mistakes and errors.

If you read it anywhere else and have to pay for it, or have to deal with an annoying amount of advertisement, You Are Being Betrayed. You would do good if you make other people in that network aware of it. This is a free project of mine for the purpose of having fun. And if people try to make money with it you shouldn't bother visiting their website.

Books:

Until Death? http://royalroadl.com/fiction/629

Transcendence? http://royalroadl.com/fiction/1587

Beyond? http://royalroadl.com/fiction/2850

Coeus? http://royalroadl.com/fiction/4745

Court of Souls? http://royalroadl.com/fiction/6545

Agent of the Realm? http://royalroadl.com/fiction/7707

Law of Shadows http://royalroadl.com/fiction/9766

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
1. ~Inferno~ ago
2. ~Ashes~ ago
3. ~Borderland~ ago
4. ~Others~ ago
5. ~Tarin~ ago
6. ~Departure~ ago
7. ~Marshwood~ ago
8. ~Marsh Riverbed~ ago
9. ~Squashed~ ago
10. ~City~ ago
11. ~Knowledge~ ago
12. ~Jebli Port~ ago
13. ~An Offer~ ago
14. ~Visitor~ ago
15. ~Art~ ago
16. ~Dreams~ ago
17. ~Money~ ago
18. ~Journeymen~ ago
19. ~Another Tale~ ago
20. ~Turmoil~ ago
21. ~Old Things~ ago
22. ~Contract~ ago
23. ~Wood~ ago
24. ~Never~ ago
25. ~Flexing Muscles~ ago
26. ~Social Status~ ago
27. ~Forward~ ago
28. ~Old Mine~ ago
29. ~Infestation~ ago
30. ~Wheels within wheels~ ago
31. ~Society.~ ago
32. ~New Horizon~ ago
33. ~Land Rights~ ago
34. ~Dinner~ ago
35. ~A long list of creditors~ ago
36. ~One Shot~ ago
37. ~Incident~ ago
38. ~Intermezzo~ ago
39. ~Life~ ago
40. ~Fete~ ago
41. ~Play them~ ago
42. ~Demonstration~ ago
43. ~Bye~ ago
44. ~As we are many~ ago
45. ~Pain~ ago
46. ~Rivalries~ ago
47. ~A discussion with the dead~ ago
48. ~Interlude~ ago
49. ~Vermin~ ago
50. ~Struck~ ago
51. ~Decisions~ ago
52. ~Joined~ ago
53. ~Dark Side~ ago
54. ~Agent~ ago
55. ~Island~ ago
56. ~Laos~ ago
57. ~Envoy~ ago
58. ~Diplomacy~ ago
59. ~Demonstration~ ago
60. ~Heights~ ago
61. ~Tie~ ago
62. ~Pets~ ago
63. ~Control~ ago
64. ~Hangar~ ago
65. ~Soul~ ago
66. ~Fled~ ago
67. ~Bedtime~ ago
68. ~Preparations~ ago
69. ~Deal with the Devil~ ago
70. ~A helping hand~ ago
71. ~Amitesh~ ago
72. ~Capacity~ ago
73. ~Top~ ago
74. ~Old~ ago
75. ~Reverse~ ago
76. ~As told~ ago
77. ~Bonds~ ago
78. ~Small~ ago
79. ~Bargain~ ago
80. ~World Assembly~ ago
81. ~Stage Two~ ago
82. ~Interlude~ ago
83. ~Negotiations~ ago
84. ~Another~ ago
85. ~A strange power~ ago
86. ~Pummeled~ ago
87. ~A complicated Truth~ ago
88. ~Orks~ ago
89. ~Day four~ ago
90. ~New~ ago
91. ~Interplay~ ago
92. ~Relax~ ago
93. ~About Power~ ago
94. ~Half truth~ ago
95. ~Pride~ ago
96. ~Old Bargain~ ago
97. ~New Bargain~ ago
98. ~An eye for...~ ago
99. ~Visions~ ago
100. ~End~ ago
101. ~Bargain~ ago
102. ~Mission~ ago
103. ~Patience~ ago
104. ~Voice~ ago
105. ~Worshipped~ ago
106. ~Share~ ago
107. ~Emperor~ ago
108. ~Reunion~ ago
109. ~Together~ ago
110. ~Introduction~ ago
111. ~Castella~ ago
112. ~Promises~ ago
113. ~Renovation~ ago
114. ~Resurrected~ ago
115. ~Roles~ ago
116. ~Clean Up~ ago
117. ~Living~ ago
118. ~Hide~ ago
119. ~Magic~ ago
120. ~Human Nature~ ago
121. ~Blame~ ago
122. ~As many~ ago
123. ~Hello World~ ago
124. ~Dinner~ ago
125. ~Aside~ ago
126. ~Rise~ ago
127. ~Joined~ ago
128. ~Request~ ago
129. ~Assembled~ ago
130. ~Decisions~ ago
131. ~Failsafe~ ago
132. ~Foe~ ago
133. ~Priorities!~ ago
134. ~Final~ ago
135. ~Ascension~ ago
136. ~Fin~ ago
New Project ago
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lineheart
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Ok. My i am measuring my scores based of RRL quality but mostly off of the authors previous works. Lets be honest, if i just based this off of RRL standards this would be  5s across the board. Also if you are reading this before you read the book. I implure you to not let this review prevent you from reading "Body and Soul". This is my opinion read the book and make your own.

I am currently writting this review at chapter 64 

Style: over all good. Only problem is that sometimes it just makes thing 'weird'. I find that the style in this novel is written around how the story should feel, and not the scenario that is going on. This makes it feel out almost off and out of place in certain parts that conflict with overall template. But this is rare.

Story: if this is your first book by Andur,  the story will be fine bit genric in places, but over all good. 

If you have read 3 or more. This will be really nothing but genric. Thats not bad, it won't in anyway kill the story. But it will hurt it. Like reading a story, forgetting you read it. Author rewrites it, you read it again with the nagging feeling that read this already. But the story is diffrent enough to the point were you know it is a diffrent book. 

Grammar: really good. Few mistakes even if you look for them. Are a tiny few but in no way do they break the flow of the story.

Charachter: most novels i can just say, 'good' or bad.  This is not so easy tho. 

Good charachter devlopment to me is when. At the start i am given a feel on the general type of person the charachter is, and thru the progressen of the plot i can see how. he/she grows and changes while over coming hardships and challenges. Learning about them thru there actions and reactions aling the way. 

While i see bad devlopment as, when the charachter stagnates and they do not change or grow tru the plot and i learn nothing about them. 

I find this storys MCs character development pretty bad because shr never grows. There is only an illusion of growth. From the 2nd chapter to the 64th she does not grow or devlop as a character at all. While the story progresses we, Learn more about her. The more the author introduces us to the scheme she has going we see the type of person she is. Thats it, she was always that person. While there might of been plot reason on why we could not see her thinking that way, or the author just kept it hidden. She was always that person. Her lack of intrest has not changed, he view has not changed, her goal has not changed, nohing has changed. There has been no development and that's why i see it as, not good.

So thats what i think. If any of that changes while i read. I will update review.

xTheBourbonKid
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Typical Andur story (sadly)

I've read all of Andurs stories and enjoyed them, but atleast for me the whole multiverse/reincarnation theme turns old. There isn't much to say about the story itself, the grammar is except for negligible mistakes perfect, the character has clear attributes and thought patterns which are realistic, the writing style is entertaining and is easy to follow and the world seems organic.

 

My "critic" is that the basics of the story become predictable if you know Andurs other works, which harms my enjoyment while reading. It just feels like he is wasting his talent by sticking to the same characters in different reincarnations instead of trying new things.

14simeonrr
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msg me a good review title plz (i need help)

review by that boy


Story: the story looked very good in andur's oneshot series and i am happy that he is turning it into a full blown story.
The story follows a female slave who escapes her master and leaves a little present for him and humanity? the way it is going now the story follows the slave as she goes into the world and experiences new things and the world experiences her. the story follows a pretty standard line for now and i hope andur can surprise us with some interesting twist and hopefully some good intriguing plot's.

Grammar: its andur his grammar is almost always very good and if there are mistakes they are mostly small and quickly fixed.

Style: andur says it will be darker. lets hope he keeps it intriguing and goes into an interesting dark and not a bad overly rapy/murder spree for no reason dark. (which i find is bad dark story telling). uptill chapter 13 the story has seen a few darker parts but nothing to descriptive/gory.

Character score: andurs characters always have a very distinct personality and i am looking forward to see what he cooks up with this mc. Edit: the character is looking to be a strong and intelligent female mc with a bit of OP added in and also a mc who tries to use her brain before her brawl but is not afraid to go against people who try to bully her. 

overall: if u like andur be sure to give this story a try and if you are new to andur you might want to check out some of his other less dark stories before you dive into this one.

Edit: i also hope andur try's a new format at some point because following the multiverse he has running now is interesting but becomes a bit dull and just more of the same. this does not at all mean that this story is bad just my opinion. ;)


 

 

Harshbrowns
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Editing my controversial review [5/5/17]

 

I'm going to edit this controversial review entirely. At chapter 35, this review has garnered 17 thumbs up and 18 thumbs down to be at the bottom fo the first page of reviews. I've been following this story because short and the Andur is a good writer in general.

 Pros and Cons below. Press "SHOW MORE" to see. 

The beginning of this story starts off weak. It tries to be edgy, and the authors own comments indicate that it was supposed to be "darker", unless I read the wrong thing somewhere.

Spoiler: Spoiler

 Now, after that part, our main character for many chapters is ment with MINOR issues she has to deal with, that she typically deals with in a single chapter, or is resolved quickly into the next chapter.

At this point I felt the story was episodic, resolving every issue in a single chapter.

After this, around 20~ it started getting into more 'slice of magic adventure life' where she just traveled around 'doing things'.

Spoiler: Spoiler

 There's also a strange point where the author tries to introduce some sort of reasoning for power in this world that feels week.

Spoiler: Spoiler

 From here, the story shifts to an almost comedy, where the joke is that the MC doesn't have any common sense and her massive power and understanding makes her do wacky out of this world stuff that baffles people and results in her going 'What's the big deal?', the punchline to literally every joke. Not the worst for a casual read.

TL;DR. Story goes through phases of Edgy to MarySue to SliceOfMagicLife.

PROS:

  • Easy and quick to read
  • Great gammar and writing style as to be expected from someone who writes so much and is willing to accept feedback.
  • Improves itself as it goes on as an enjoyable story

CONS

  • Tries too hard to be edgy in the beginning which will turn off readers
  • It indicates that perspectives are being used, by 95% of the time, it's the main character.
  • The majority of alternative perspectives are completely unrelated to what the main character is doing, so you get little insight into what characters around her are thinking other than from the narration. There may be 1-2 parts that narrate from a character around her and describe what they are doing.
  • MC always has an answer to everything though otherworldly magic which is apparently super easy to do as long as you know that it exists. A bit of a weak plot point, but I suppose I accepted it for 'Beyond?' which was great btw, so I guess I can try accepting it for here too. Though I felt 'Beyond?' did it better.

My hopes is that going forward it will maintain a more lighthearted nature for the bulk of the story and try to be fun. I would also enjoy more perspectives of other characters and what they are doing for the story. It feels a bit like an RTS where the MC is the player and all the side characters are units doing whatever the MC says to do.

Final words: The only other story I read entirely from Andur (and I loved it) was 'Beyond?'. This story so far doesn't live up to that in its early chapters.

Evrin
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Andur story, will revise as needed

So this is Andur's new project and judging from the plethora of stories he's come out with, you can expect a consistantly good result. 

(If you haven't read his other works, I recommend getting to those as they're good fun reads)

There aren't really enough chapters yet to give a decent review, but to be honest, I just felt that rating this sooner than later would at least expedite its rise to the best active list so that I don't have to search for it every time I log on.

Totally selfish reasons, but still looking forward to the story!

Edit: Well, that didn't take long, story made it to the front page already!

kvothe1
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Another success from Andur

I think the reincarnation theme that used in Andur's novels is a fantastic way to keep readers of his other stories entertained with guessing who is who from his past novels. This story is a bit darker than his other novels so far, and starts a bit slow like most novels on royalroad but is shaping up very well. If you enjoy an intelligent MC then you will love this and Andur's other works.

IMO Andur is the best author on RoyalRoad by far and you can't go wrong with any of his stories. Personally my favorite type of MC is the intelligent / scientist / engineer type character and the mc is such in all of his novels.

As a note for the author I'll just say that I've not been dissatisfied with the multiverse continuing to run and will happily read your next story regardless of what direction you try to take it, keep up the good work! Also if you need any help with editing I would be happy to do so.

Vatan
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Starts Great but quality takes a sudden dip mid way

I don't want to do an advanced review as this story is weird. Now some may not find this not to be an issue but for me the quality of the writing has degraded in this story. It started out with an very interesting premise and followed up with a well written expansion the world that was established. It's when we get to the later development of the character and story that we see problems. First as a reader I don't know most of the motivations of the MC and while there is plenty of story written from the MC's point of view as a reader I am not privilege to the thoughts and desires of the MC. This becomes a major problem as the MC goes through several major events without the reader knowing the impact of these on the MC. The author seems to have a general direction or plot lined out for this novel and its seems pretty good from what I know so far but the pacing of this novel is too fast to carry out the plot. This story needs long sections of dialogue and action only told from the point of view of the MC so as a reader I can better understand the thoughts and feelings behind the MC. The reason the story is weird as the side characters are better set up than the main character which leads to disconnect problems as I empathize with the side characters more than the MC as the major plot points are usually half or more told from the point of view of the side characters. I like this author and from their other works this wasn't an issue for me so hopefully this review doesn't influence them negatively as I am a fan of some of their earlier works.

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good as always read ch 1 can't wait for more.

ps. copy paste of my comment on the last post on laws of shadows.

 

I have read everything from Until Death? to this one and I look forward to the next one.

Tho I would love more details on your old books there is so much potential there, the story of their children, their lives after the point u left it off for, etc.

the story of their children,

their lives after the point u left it off for,

etc.

For eg. in this one, u could make a whole new book on just how they find out more about the pathways,

And we still don't know how the multiverse from the court of souls and agent of the realm came around,

There is so much to explore in your books.

I look forward to how this new one goes.

good luck and keep writing cos I will keep reading. 

loyal reader

Pajit3

tsundereboy
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I wanted to let you know, that I made an account on this website, just to be able to comment your amazing work! I'm really impressed by how you allways keep toping your stories! Since I've discovered your little sotry collection, I've spent every free minute I have reading it! Thank you once again, for entertaining me so nicely :D

Now to my review:

Overall

Everyone that like your previous work, will also like this story.

Grammar:

I'm not a native, so I can't say much about how good your grammar is overall. But sometimes even I had to find some typos :(

Style:

The story is easy and fluent to read, just like all your other works. But sometimes it isn't quite clear for me, who was talking.

 

Story:

Luv it! I really like, how it is a little bit darker then your previous work. I also like, how the reincarnation thing isn't too much in the spotlight, like it was in ur other works.

Spoiler: Spoiler

 Characters:

They are the same characters I've come to love and care about, for the past few fictions. Nothing much to say about them, except that Joyce could have been made a little bit crazier. She feels just too sane for someone that whith the past of a slave, especially because she was wearing that slave collar for over 80 years.

 

 

 

 

 

dosithee
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Unemotional. mostly about politics and mc buidling own magical devices and country. Much like Daniel Black...

 

This reveiw is mostly for my benifit so I can recal why dropped.