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Also known as "webfiction" or the "online novel", web serial novels are the prose equivalent of Webcomics which happen to have distinct Story Arcs. An author, usually an amateur, publishes a novel in many short installments (often daily or weekly) on a website.

Quite often, the work in question is some sort of Fanfic, but also included in this category are completely original works. Most long-form fanfic is posted on places like FanFiction.Net in installments, and thus would qualify as this trope.

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Web serials are the Spiritual Successors to the Serial Novels which Charles Dickens (and many other authors of that time) originally published in serial form in newspapers and in Dime Novel form.

See Web Fiction Guide and Muses Success for incomplete listings of serial novels, among other forms of online prose fiction. Top Web Fiction keeps a list of active/popular English-language web serials, employing a weekly voting system in order to stay consistently current.

In the years leading up to The New '10s, Japanese-language "web novels" began to attract attention from publishers — Recuts of these stories now make up a significant chunk of the Light Novel market, and in turn a number of these have gone on to become mainstream hits with anime and manga adaptations. Shousetsuka ni Narou ("Let's Become a Novelist") is one of the most popular hubs for this in Japan, with over a hundred of the works on the site having been adopted for publication.

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Please note that these works go in the Literature/ namespace, and not Web Original.


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  • Above Ground is a post-apocalyptic Dark Fantasy where humans live underground and the infected live above ground. The story follows the adventures of the human girl Lilith, who is trapped upon the surface alongside werewolves, witches, and the like.
  • Addergoole is a contemporary fantasy with erotic, Dark Fantasy and Fractured Fairy Tale elements taking place in a Boarding School.
  • The Adventures of Fox Tayle is about a regular fox made to be a soldier, but then the government project is cancelled. Fox escapes being killed and is hunted by the FBI for the majority of the story. First published on deviantART.
  • The Adventures of Pat O'Neil is a self-narrative of the life of Pat O'Neil, a "regular guy from Iowa" that somehow ended up battling the forces of Clan Platypus, a organization of ninjas trying to take over the universe by selling meth.
  • Adventures in the Pirate Continent a girl gets lost in the pulp adventurer filled world full of Vikings, Nazis, and Sea Monsters.
  • Aethernea is a fantasy series set in an original world created by Cloe D. Frost, where everyone can use magic. The story follows the adventures of Kiel Rroda and Elaru Wayvin who attempt to enroll into the most prestigious university of magic, become the most powerful mages and uncover secrets of their world.
  • Aivoton Aikamatka
  • Almost Nowhere is Cosmic Horror and hard science fiction web serial by nostalgebraist about humanity's First Contact with a species of Starfish Aliens.
  • A Martial Odyssey is a xianxia web serial, written by Kay Tea, where a young master who fell from grace tries to pick up the pieces that were scattered in his ruin, as his family and clan descends into chaos due to threats both external and domestic. To bring peace, to quell the disdain from everyone, he begins to climb the journey to strength once more.
  • Anachronauts is a web novel series in which multiple realities converge onto a single planet, and all the consequences that ensue because of it. Thus, its tagline: "a web novel series of broomsticks, semiautomatics, and jetpacks."
  • Anathema is an ongoing serialized novel that explores the stories of three superpowered characters with diverse backgrounds and motivations in an alternate universe very similar to our own. Their plotlines impact one another and eventually begin to converge. The story features tropes such as Anti-Villain, Crapsack World and Nice Job Breaking It, Hero. Tagline: Those comic books were lying about superpowers.
  • Anesthesia is a sci-fi adventure about a crazy boy, who is the heir to an incredibly wealthy company, and his twin sister.
  • The Angaran Chronicles short stories fit into this genre which are based in a Diesel Punk setting about the Hunters, magically enhanced super spies and assassins as they wage a Secret War against the oppressive theocracy which dominates the continent of Angara. Mostly following the elf Hunter Anargrin and his elite team in their morally ambiguous black ops missions.
  • Angel of Death is an Urban Fantasy Web Serial about a lich named Cody Giles coping with the guilt imposed by his need to devour human souls while trying to use his dark powers for good.
  • Angry Remembrance is a Coming of Age story with an Urban Fantasy bent. Brian Cargill learns that the father he thought walked out on his family actually died a hero—fighting an ancient battle between two warring factions of shapeshifters who call upon the powers of legendary heroes and their nemeses.
  • Animas Conquest is a web serial novel that updates at least once weekly. It is about a School for Scheming in a semi-post-apocalyptic setting.
  • The Antithesis revolves around the conflicts of a uniquely-perceived Heaven and Hell, narrated by the main character, Alezair Czynri, who is a member of the "Jury", a sect of non-Celestials who live in Purgatory and enforce "The Code".
  • Animated Critic Universe
  • An Outcast in Another World is a stuck-in-another-world LitRPG series that focuses on survival, characterization, and plot progression. The main character is kidnapped and struggles against horrible monsters and societal exclusion, determined to triumph over both.
  • Antlers Colorado is a horror/supernatural serial about a young medium who runs away from home and ends up solving mysteries with the sheriff's department in a weird small town.
  • Arcana Magi is a young adult fantasy universe written by H-M Brown. It features a web serial novel of the main series about a teenage girl, who received a mystical item from one of The Four Gods, and was captured and brainwashed by an Evil Company to serve their needs. He also wrote Arcana Magi Zero, an Alternate Universe Short Story Trilogy about the beginnings of two teenage girls, who received their magical items from The Four Gods, and try to understand their place in the world.
  • Arrow and Ace is a Slice of Life type story where everyone in the world has superpowers. It follows multiple characters and their struggles with both accepting their powers and more typical teenage concerns.
  • Ars Harmonia [1] is a collection of short stories told in Light Novel format, set in the same universe as Vacant Sky. It's an Urban Fantasy tale about a nameless demon hunter who fights to keep various supernatural entities from encroaching upon the unsuspecting society at large, and what happens when she fails.
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm: Follows a Bookworm who died and was Reincarnate in Another World. However, she was born with a weak body, the world is medieval, and her family poor, so she starts trying to make her own books with the help of her friend. Started publishing as a web novel in 2013 on Shousetsuka ni Narou and was later released as a light novel series by TO Books.
  • Ash & Cinders is an episodic fantasy story written by Connor M. Perry. It is a Fetch Quest and self-described Epic Fairy Tale where the two siblings and their mentor on a race to retrieve their half brother after he is stolen by a Wizard.
  • Associated Space is an often-hilarious science fiction story written by a friend of a troper.
  • ATL Stories From The Retrofuture is a sci-fi Post Cyber Punk story about a twentysomething slacker with technologically-enhanced superpowers who has to protect the city from Atlanta from whatever threat emerges this week. It's mainly a comedy, but has some elements of Detective Drama, with a bit of Slice of Life mixed in.
  • Avalons Reign is a cyberpunk serial novel.

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  • Babe Ruth: Man-Tank Gladiator is the half-remembered story of Babe Ruth, the world's greatest man-tank gladiator, as told by a priest in the year 4025.
  • Bad Influences is a blogged disaster fiction about a global flu pandemic.
  • BANG Series (taken down) is about a Robot Cat of Mass Destruction who joins a La Résistance to overthrow the Corrupt Corporate Executive who has taken over and destroyed the world.
  • Barkwire is a series of articles that imitate a social network for the obsessive fans of a small town's canine population.
  • Battle Is An Art is a serial about a dragon-girl trying to please her Maker, who she hates, so as to not get her universe destroyed.
  • Battle Kreaturez - Comeback is an adaptation/Continuity Reboot of the early chapters of the webcomic Battle Kreaturez.
  • Becoming a better writer is a group of books written by an amateur New Zealand author and serialized on his website. So far involves Demon Hunting and Werewolf Law.
  • Behind Closed Doors is a Spiritual Adaptation of Your Turn to Die and a Spin-Off of SWAP Ensemble that takes place 15 years after.
  • Beware of Chicken is a Deconstruction of Wuxia and Xianxia novels.
  • Beyond Logic
  • Though the results aren't nearly long enough to be considered "novels", BIONICLE includes web serials as part of their canon. They supplement the books and comics in that they can focus on and flesh out side characters—including the villains—or continue to tell adventures of those whose toys are no longer on the market. The final novel of the series was only available to read on-line (in English, at least... some European countries printed it into an actual book), so there's that for a novel-length serial.
  • Birthright (2017) follows a princess who has been cursed and impersonated, as she tries to find a way to break the curse and warn her family what has happened, all while avoiding the watchful eye of her captor.
  • Blackheart
  • blacklight is a modern fantasy web-serial about making the best of a really, really, really bad situation.
  • Blacktop is a horror/thriller web serial that follows one Gael Gonzalez, a man that can spout vines from his palms who works for an agency tasked with hunting down rogue daemons. Despite being a veteran of this agency and loved by the people, Gael's bored with his life and wants something interesting to happen. And he just may get that wish when, one day, daemon readings in the city end up spiking higher than they ever have in years...
  • Blank Rune follows the story of Tana, a girl who lost her magic after the defeat of her masters.
  • The Book of the Gear is the most complete part of the Gearworld setting from Ursula Vernon. Now abandoned and unlikely to continue, it never had much real plot to begin with and was more of an exploration of a compellingly strange world.
  • Blank Mastermind concerns an amnesiac villain who has to convince his henchmen that he hasn't lost his memories, stop his own evil plans and save his archenemy.
  • Blasphemous And Unintentionally Racist Things Keaton And Wyatt Say
  • Border, KS is a modern fantasy story about a fictional town in southern Kansas which is both on the border with Oklahoma, and the Border between supernatural realms. It updates Tuesday and Thursday at Border, KS.
  • The Brave New World Universe is a superhero story about people who are randomly Chosen to gain superpowers, which also changes their sex. It is hosted on tgstorytime.com.
  • Brennus is a story that's (mostly) about a teenager with Super Intelligence trying to become a superhero.
  • Building Tales is a set of serialized short stories, novellas and, apparently, will contain novels in the future, written by the artist of The Life of Nob T. Mouse and All Over The House.
  • BGQG is a romantic comedy about a loner and a shy girl and the relationship between them.

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  • Caelum Lex, is a sci-fi web serial about a woman who boards a space pirate vessel called the Dionysian and the ramshackle crew that mans it.
  • Canticle, a web novel series about a demon assassin who is banished to futuristic Earth after refusing to kill an innocent girl. Due to this, he's now hunted by his former comrades while he searches to uncover a sinister plot.
  • Can You Spare a Quarter?, a web novel about a 12-year old boy who has run away from Abusive Parents and eventually meets a kind man who takes him in.
  • Cardboard Chronicles, a collaborative chat-based narrative that spawned out of a number of running gags on the Spinnerette comment board in October of 2012. It has since spread to DeviantArt, where it has its own group page.
  • Card Force Infection is a Yu-Gi-Oh! inspired story about a trading card game powered by magic, cursed cards, and a plot to summon the devil.
  • The Case Files of Ibrahim Helsing is an ongoing serial about the black sheep of the van Helsing family,Ibrahim Helsing and his adventures in defending the innocent, whether they be humans or monsters.
  • The Champions (2011) is a superhero serial about a team of superheroes in both their public and private lives. is a web serial novel about a group of superheroes. The story follows these heroes as they struggle to defeat villains and their personal problems. The story is being published on a web site called Fiction Press one chapter at a time. A chapter is added to the story every Saturday. It has over 100 chapters.
  • Chaos Fighters, a serial novel series with extreme amounts of fighting scenes.
  • Chaos Timeline, an Alternate History 'verse beginning with the premature death of Genghis Khan and exploring the For Want of a Nail down the centuries that results from it.
  • Chatoyant College is an Urban Fantasy series about a group of friends of are studying at the only university in America that teaches magic.
  • The Chronicles of Steve Stollberg is a satirical web serial novel about 3 young boys (Steve, James, and Harrison) who hang out together at Northville Middle School.
  • The Chronicles of Taras is a regularly updated Horror/Science-Fiction Diesel Punk Web Serial by N. Somniack involving a teenage girl sent to an alleged Summer Camp called 'Camp Moric' that has some shady staff and hardened "Campers". Though, unfortunately, the worst of it is probably The Rake and the other horrible entities lurking about Camp Moric.
  • Chrysalis:
  • Cirno And Purple Steve is the story of Cirno Excalibur, who found a pole in his back yard, got struck by weird lightning, and went with his new talking pole to go fight the demons. It's an experimental adventure story published weekly.
  • Citadel follows a class of trainees through a brutally pragmatic Superhero School
  • City of Angles is a serial about a perpetually changing urban world of Alien Geometries and the people who end up trapped there, trying to eke out a living amidst the weirdness. The ongoing mystery about the origin of the City and its true nature forms the backbone of the series.
  • City on the Edge of Nowhere, a multi-part multimedia recap of the alien monster invasion depicted in the author's novel, Eden Green.
  • The Clockwork Raven is a Miyazaki-inspired Clock Punk saga about two teens, Action Girl Karla and Badass Bookworm Kio, who fight to survive on the floating castle where they've been trapped alone for ten years. Magical twists abound as their world gradually becomes more expansive and terrifying.
  • Codex Nekromantia [2]: life, love, necromancy, the fragile human condition when caught between the jaws of a very robust human condition, and wholesale zombie slaughter.
  • The Cockroach Metamorphosis is the transformation of people from having just suffered into becoming genuinely happy with themselves again, but not before they've had to deal with Lovecraftian monsters and worlds that cannot make sense.
  • Coiling Dragon follows Linley Baruch as he goes to the Ernst Institute to master magic, and then moves on reclaim his clan's legacy, find revenge for his parents, and seek a place among the gods. This 800+ chapter story is described as a mix of wuxia and Daoist fantasy.
  • Cold Obsidian is a story of a young man who becomes an apprentice of the creators of his world.
  • Color Shock is a tale of two cities. One is an unmappable, black and white maze called the city of all cities where street addresses are replaced with dates that mysteriously stop right before the millennium and musicians play the only color in the world into existence. The other is a high-tech metropolis where three teenage gangs (the Reds, the Blues, and the Greens) fight with colored solid light they can throw from their fingertips. In both cities, a mysterious force seeks to blot out all the color in the world forever. Here's the link, till I get around to making a page.
  • The Comfortable Courtesan by L A Hall is a novel, originally published as a Dreamwidth blog, about a Regency High-Class Call Girl and her circle.
  • The Cool Kids Chronicles is an ongoing Coming-of-Age Story about a group of superpowered kids and their friends that slowly gets darker as the narrative becomes more unified.
  • Correspondence From the Goddess is an ongoing Epistolary Novel from Lydia Devin, a normal woman who was mysteriously raised to the level of divinity, and her sister Elana. Through a series of flashbacks, Lydia tries to understand the events that lead to her destroying the universe and putting it back together.
  • The Countryship Yoors [3] follows the adventures of an oddly Genre Savvy protagonist who, without explanation, ended up in space, aboard a ship the size of a country.
  • The Court Of Tales is a fantasy story about the last human on the Land of Faerie and what goes on in the courts of these lands.
  • The Crusaders is a serial following the adventures of Kon Dui, a young, wealthy, alien immigrant struggling to fulfill his life-long aspirations to superheroism instilled in him by the first Age of Superheroes, and the team of inexperienced psychological train-wrecks he was assigned to lead.
  • The Crush, a discontinued serial set in an Alternate History with Elemental Powers. It centers around two friends on a Redemption Quest to make things right after a devastating defeat.
  • Cryptocracy Novel is a scifi drama/comedy serial by Dan Sabato which follows the exploits of a group of former space marines who defect to a band of pirates and unravel a government conspiracy
  • Curse Words is a magical boarding school fantasy about teenagers uncovering political conspiracies, mucking about with magic, and generally making poor decisions.
  • Curveball is Super Hero fiction about a mysterious conspiracy surrounding the murder of Liberty, America's Greatest Hero.
  • Cupid Able is a romantic comedy about an Otaku who has a hopeless crush on his neighbor until Cupid is delivered to his house one morning.
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  • The Daily Grind is the story of a tech-support guy and his infinite office-space dungeon. At least at first.
  • Dandere General And His Lord is the story of Cheng Qianye, a modern woman who transmigrates into the body of a noblewoman who commited suicide. Learning that the woman’s twin brother was the ruler of a city poisoned by a rival claimant and the besieging army of said claimant is about to take the city, Cheng Qiayne passes herself off as the brother and defeats the invaders, then rides off to one of the never-ending wars she is summoned to. After meeting Mo Qiao Sheng, a slave on the verge of death, she saves him and sets about abolishing slavery and unifying the country.
  • Dante's Infanzia is the story of Dante Willis who, after dying on his 18th birthday, winds up in Limbo where he will be treated like a baby for all of eternity.
  • DarkWatch [4] follows a team of agents who protect the world from supernatural threats. Relatively new, but updated frequently.
  • The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time: Follows a reincarnator, who after being killed as a teenager in a terrorist attack on Earth and then spending his second life as an illegal human test subject in a Magitek world, is out to do everything in his power to not lose his latest life as an orphan half-vampire death mage in a High Fantasy world and have to find out just how much worse a fourth reincarnation could get.
  • Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody follows a 30 something programmer who finds himself trapped in a fantasy world after some particularly bad crunch time / "death marching" to finish a mobile game, and decides to go on a sight-seeing tour vacation.
  • Decembersville tells the tale of a young girl who is sucked into a world of freaks, murder, and mystery.
  • ‘’Deeper Up the Tower’’ is a queer fantasy serial about a mysterious knight named Florian who enters the titular Tower and finds a world of strange magic and disco dreams. Each floor of the Tower is a new adventure for Florian where they may make a new friend or meet their end.
  • Defection is the story about Alecia, and Jessica. One knows too much, the other is caught in middle of a web of lies. Everything is progressing towards a collision of tectonic proportions and there is going to be collateral.
  • The Descendants is a Super Hero story formatted in such a way that it's a comic book without pictures.
  • Desolate Era is the wuxia story of Ji Ning, an Earth teenager that is killed and reincarnated on a world of immortal wielding fantastic supernatural abilities. The story follows him as he develops his powers to first protect his family and then to avenge them.
  • Deucalion Chronicles is a Fantasy Kitchen Sink Space Opera, with time travelers, mages, androids, werewolves and more all rubbing elbows and often as not beating the crap out of one another.
  • Deviant is a story about the rise of superhumans with the destruction of Seattle. A teenager gets involved in a world of violent vigilantes and seedy gangs, struggling to hold onto their morality in a world that seems to be lacking it.
  • Diaclone VS. Gridman, a four-chapter crossover between Denkou Choujin Gridman and Diaclone toy series, as well as the prequel to SSSS.GRIDMAN.
  • Dimension Heroes, a web novel series skewed towards a younger demographic featuring five teens who discover futuristic battle suits and are subsequently thrust into an adventure in which they must save their world from colliding with a parallel dimension.
  • Ding Hai Fu Sheng Lu
  • The Dionaea House, which was told in segments appearing on different websites, every October for three years.
  • Dis Acedia A Dark Fantasy where the main cast is trapped in Dis, a hellish prison dimension ruled by the Mad God Lazarus and filled with the most horrible monsters in all of fantasy with Dis' actual denizens being worse.
  • The Distinguished Cute Master is a Chinese transmigration and cultivation novel where the supposed villain is brought back to when she was a child and decides that this time around she's going to raise the protagonist to find treasure for her so she won't end up fighting him for it in the future. A bigger mystery surrounding why she was sent back and if she was the only one gradually emerges.
  • The Distortion Detective is a mystery novel set in the world of Library Of Ruina, showcasing the life of Moses, a detective able to see the "Distortion" phenomenon that turns people into monsters.
  • Division by Zero is a Science Fantasy Cosmic Horror Story. In a multiverse abandoned by God, its denizens are condemned to be free. Cast into an unsympathetic existence, two planets wage war that spans eons and spares none, sweeping Kohana Outtaike, a 15-year-old girl from Earth, into its chaos. Guided by Hiroyuki D’Accardi, her Spectrian Advisor, she becomes a general in a conflict upon which the fate of the multiverse hinges. Allied with 7 others like her subjected to the same fate, Kohana must confront God, who created the multiverse out of nothingness, and its creations, who create nothingness out of the multiverse.
  • The Dogs is an erotic deconstruction of the common stereotypes found in the transformation genre common in the Furry fandom, but meant to be read as Lit Fic.
  • Domina is a series about the titular city, which has evolved a unique culture based around Bio-Augmentation. Also, it is written by a troper.
  • DO NOT TAKE THE SHELLS is a Lovecraft-inspired weekly serial about a man who visits a coastal village that is not quite what it seems.
  • Doppio Senso is the story of Lee Eun Ha, a Mafia Princess who has been waiting to kill the man responsible for her parents' deaths. The opportunity comes when she is ordered to kill Shin Kyung Hyun, the right-hand man of her parents' murderer. However, as she begins to unravel the mystery behind Kyung Hyun, Eun Ha finds herself being the one seduced.
  • Douluo Dalu, a series that follows the second life of a prodigy from a Martial Arts sect that used Poison and Hidden Weapons, who after his death was born in a world of Spirits and Great Powers, he now looks to create his sect again and grow to the very top.
  • Dragomirs Diary is a daily fantasy serial about the man himself, who tries to live a normal life in a not-so-normal castle, and the consequences of this silly decision.
  • Dragon Queen is a young adult fantasy web serial following a girl's quest to find her mother.
  • The Dragon Wars Saga is a young adult fantasy serial in which four British teenagers are dragged into another world to become warriors and save said world from disaster.
  • The Dread Eclipse is an ongoing Grimdark switchblade-and-sorcery web serial by Mabel Harper and Cassidy Webb about two modern-day mages attempting to solve a mass murder within the city of Philadelphia. Notable for having two Transgender protagonists.
  • Dream High School is a variation on the Choose Your Own Adventure that tells stories of a high schooler who takes night classes in a shared Dream Land. Pages are uploaded bi-weekly, and readers vote on what happens next after each upload.
  • Dreams Of The Dying is an ongoing fantasy/horror web serial that follows a cynical mercenary into an ultra-capitalistic island nation where he has to enter the mind of a merchant king. It's a Prequel to Enderal.

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  • Fae Tales is a series of original dark fantasy/explicit erotica. Gwyn ap Nudd, renowned warrior and king of the Seelie Court, and Augus Each Uisge, Unseelie predatory waterhorse, should have had nothing to do with each other - but dark secrets, ancient grudges, and a growing understanding between the two faes come together to change the course of events throughout the fae realms.
  • Fartago [5], a serialized blog novel by author Tony Caroselli about the adventures of a tribe of cavemen who have found a monolith similar to the one from the opening chapters/scenes of the book/movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Not fanfic as Caroselli has said the cavemen are not the same ones seen in the book and movie (the lead one of whom is named "Moon-Watcher" in the book, a name not seen in the blog novel). Indeed, Fartago takes place at least 1 million years after the opening chapters of the book 2001, the tribe in Fartago is apparently much larger and better organized than the one in 2001, and Caroselli has said the monolith has not been created by the same race and not for the same purpose. Caroselli insists the premise is an homage, not fanfic.
  • Fabled Hearts is a collection of traditional untraditional fantasy short stories in web serial format. The stories are frequently kind of weird.
  • The Facility an upstart web serial, the story centers around a boy named Matsuo Kōdaina in a dystopian alternate Japan where children that "dishonor" their families with criminal behavior are sent to a large high school converted to a maximum-security prison filled with high school cliché gangs that are at constant war with each other.
  • Female General and Eldest Princess is an original Chinese web serial novel set in a fictionalized and embellished version of Tang Dynasty China.
  • "Fighting Monsters" is a superhero story that heavily plays with He Who Fights Monsters.
  • Finding Snowflakes is a rather heartwarming Rom Com featuring a book-obsessed Socially Awkward Hero and Genki Girl who, as all teenagers, have their issues standing in their way. Set to be a deconstruction of the usual high-school clichés.
  • Fine Structure
  • The Finite is a fantasy/romance story set in the universe of Kubera, set around 150 years before the webcomic. It details the meeting and subsequent romance of a revenge-driven human named Ian and the immortal dragon Taksaka, the one she has sworn revenge against.
  • The Finite Life of a Dating Sim Heroine, is a Gender Bender story about a boy who gets sent into a Dating Sim and forced into the body of the game's heroine.
  • First Do No Harm is a Web Serial Novel by Insanity Lord (Justin J. on Fictionpress). It follows the life of Chastity 'Vanilla' Jackson, a doctor and scientist in the 22nd Century, and the lives of her family and those close to her.
  • Fishbowl is an ongoing science-fiction Web Serial Novel.
  • Flesh and Blood is a Web Serial Novel and sequel to Under My Skin by A.E "Asynca" Dooland, once again focusing on Min Lee, a transgender artist, after she has quit her job and entered into a relationship with schoolgirl Bree Dejanovic. Both characters are faced with new issues that stem from their dysfunctional families.
  • Flight of the Godkin Griffin was a serial novel by M.C.A. Hogarth that has been published as a duology, with an audio adaptation.
  • Floating Point is a Cyberpunk series taking place Inside a Computer System populated by sentient A.I., each living out the social patterns of The Internet... the good and the bad.
  • The Flying Cloud, an alternate universe where World War 1 ended early and airships rule the skies.
  • Forbidden Book is an Adventure/Fantasy Manga Story on Fictionpress. It focuses on an adolescent boy and his True Companions as he journeys through an unfamiliar land to find his way out of the book. All the while warding off the hostile creatures known as Bakemono sent to kill him. Complete with 22 chapters.
  • The Forsaken Children
  • Fox Demon Cultivation Manual
  • A Frequent Travellers Guide To Jovan [6] is a political fantasy web serial by Senna Black featuring royal brothers Valentin, Deadpan Snarker and Magnificent Bastard and Cassius, Nice Guy and Oblivious Younger Sibling and their adventures in service of their niece, the Empress of Jovan.
  • From Winter's Ashes is a dark fantasy web serial by Patrick Rochefort and Keith Aksland, following Detective Heather Blackthorne as she struggles against arctic weather, past traumas, and old horrors made terribly new again.
  • The Future Is Also A Memory is an ongoing web novel focusing on the gay relationship between Commodore General William Masterson and the alien prince Nova ban Irdat after the war between their respective interplanetary governments is ended, published on the author's Neocities page.

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  • The Gaiad is an Epic Poem telling the story of evolution
  • Galactic Crucibles is a Science Fiction Shared Universe with numerous authors. It consists mostly of a series of original short stories as well encylopedic-style articles for worldbuilding. It was originally part of the Spore Wiki Fiction Universe until it broke off and became its own thing.
  • Galactiquest[7] is a Science Fiction series involving a ragtag young space crew's journey to Neptune under a bumbling space military.
  • The Galactic Series is a Space Opera short-story series set in a pair of colliding galaxies. Whilst very human issues of war, politics, and culture arise, humans, themselves are oddly absent, barring the occasional mysterious occurrences of time travel and their parting gift of "the human database".
  • The Gam3 is a Science Fiction series where Earth has been introduced to the Game, a virtual reality that controls real-world resources and government through the entire galaxy. Contains large doses of RPG tropes.
  • Game Of The Gods is a Science Fantasy that takes place 20 Minutes into the Future in a video game world.
  • Gamer Girl is a superhero action-comedy web serial novel following the bizarre adventures of Ralphie Hero, aka Gamer Girl, a costumed vigilante with the superpower to summon the items and abilities of video game player characters. Working alongside her partner Comikazé ‘Kazé’ Maniakku, aka Fangirl, a superhero fanatic with an electric fan gun, Ralphie sets out to make a name for herself in a city already full of crime fighters. Between the monsters, the supervillains, and Ralphie’s mild sociopathic tendencies, it does not go well.
  • The Gates Of Dawn
  • Girl: “Who are you?” Alien: “Er, I’m an alien.” is a story about an alien landing on a planet in search of emotions to fuel her ship, then comes across and befriends a girl who helps supply the fuel.
  • Glimmer in the Dark – is an Erotic Horror multi-genre (includes superhero, supernatural, science fantasy) is set in an alternative history future version of Australia. The plot centers around a teenage girl who is fascinated by the paranormal and wants to believe that superheroes can really exist but learns that means supervillains can be real too.
  • God Complex is a mash-up of mythology, post-apocalyptic, and fantasy tropes. Mortals are extinct but now all the mythology gods are back trying to figure out what to do now that they have no one left to pray to them.
  • The Gods Are Bastards is High Fantasy Western set at the end of the Age of Adventurers.
  • The Golden Feather is a deconstruction of several Boys' Love Genre clichés, in which a Shrinking Violet randomly receives a letter one day from a boy claiming he's lonely and in need of a friend... and said boy turns out to be the school player. All that's left is following the cliché, right? Ha, one could only wish...
  • The Good Witch: Initially started as a webcomic before switching over to written format, it tells the story of a young boy-turned-girl who receives incredible magic powers...and then starts using them to get revenge for all the wrongs done to him/her.
  • Good Fae [8], a story about a member of the Italian Mafia. Oh, and he's also a medium who regularly works with and against fairies, ghosts, gods, and monsters and is tasked with dealing with magical threats.
  • Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation: Mo Dao Zu Shi - Chinese Xianxia boys' love. A dead necromancer is summoned back and forcibly offered a new body in exchange for murdering the whole family of the body's original owner and is found by his former archenemy. They solve the mystery of a dismembered evil body together and fall in love along the way.
  • Grandmaster of Theft is an Action Thriller / Mystery which features multiple volumes of story lines and overarching story starring 1st person Classy Cat-Burglar Cassidy Cain.
  • The Greatest Magicmaster's Retirement Plan
  • A Grey World is an action/coming of age story with science fiction elements. The plot centers around a young girl, Alexis, as she contents with issues ranging from severe bullying and gang violence to social anxiety.
  • Grimoire’s Soul a fantasy web serial novel involving spirited teenage noble Ceyda Lucrece and their talking spellbook, Doc.
  • Grunvale, P.R. Storm's web novel about anthropomorphic animals.
  • Guide To Moral Living In Examples [9], an ever-growing collection of short stories about the daily challenges of life, such as what to do if you are attacked by a six-foot bacteria or if the company that you're applying to has been infiltrated by Hideous Telepathic Space-faring Lizardmen in Mansuits.
  • Guns, Swords and Steam
  • Guts and Sass: An Anti Epic deconstructs many popular fantasy tropes, providing both parody and serious exploration of being zapped to a Magical Land with feudal agriculturalist monarchy, semi-domesticated pastoralist, Proud Warrior Races, and hunter-gatherers.

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  • Hack Alley Doctor is a Cyberpunk web serial novel following an apprentice mod-doc named Derrick as he struggles to keep his mentor’s mod shop afloat in a gang-infested Chinatown. While struggling to pay the bills and trying to help the Chinatown residents live normal lives, Derrick finds himself on a collision course with violent gangsters who drag him into their problems.
  • Hackett is a serial novel that details the adventures of an interdimensional taskforce that works for (and with) the titular Hackett.
  • HALF Adventures [10], a comedy/Science Fantasy web serial about a young backwoods "Fuizan" recruited to work for the titular H.A.L.F. Technologies, a shadowy galactic Mega-Corp that hunts down magical artifacts (among many other questionable services and products).
  • Hands Held in the Snow is a Yuri Genre young adult fantasy serial about two young women falling in love in a wintery city. One girl is training to be a (celibate) priest, and the other is set in an arranged engagement to a noblewoman from a foreign country. W.A.F.F. ensues.
  • Harem Prince, a comedic Light Novel-esque parodies the Harem Genre as it follows a Moe Otaku who is forced to make friends and uses it to build a harem in the real world. Surprisingly Realistic Outcome occurs.
  • Heaven Official’s Blessing: Tian Guan Ci Fu
  • Heavenward on Golden Wings, hosted on LupineKing.com is a xuanhuan-esque heroic fantasy novel series centered on Valerian Steelborn, a boy genius clawing his way to the top in a magical world where might is right.
  • Hell's Kitchen Sink An Urban Fantasy setting about those who get stuck in the business of the Masquerade, in a modern world where All Myths Are True.
  • Heretical Edge a novel centering around Flick Chambers who is recruited into Crossroads Academy and brought into a world where she and her fellow students will be made into Heretics and taught to use their extraordinary gifts to protect the mundane world from Strangers, the endless variety of beasts and monsters that lurk within the shadows.
  • Heresiarch a novel about Ana Metremte, an inquistor hunting down a witch in a nearby village by herself, and the consequences of this action in a fantasy world.
  • The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious, a web novel about a summoned hero who refuses to do anything without considerable preparation.
  • Heroes Save the World, a superhero novel about geopolitics, the concept of tragedy as a conflict between irreconcilable goods, and what happens when one hundred fourteen-year-olds get superpowers.
  • HIFIVE [11], a superhero serial novel about a group of teenage superheroes tasked with defending the planet after their parents leave earth to deal with an alien presence.
  • Holly Woods [12], a serial novel about a young actress in Hollywood as she struggles to make it in show business and deals with romantic issues along the way.
  • Hokuou Kizoku to Moukinzuma no Yukiguni Karigurashi is a slice of life and romance about a modest nobleman from the frozen north and a decorated former soldier getting to know each other and fall in love over the course of a one year "trial marriage".
  • Some argue that Homestuck is a script-based version of this. The story is well known for its word-count and a format that sometimes edges closer towards an illustrated novel than a traditional comic.
  • The Homestuck Epilogues, the non-canon sequel/finale to Homestuck written by its authors, is all text and was broken up into multiple parts and released gradually online.
  • How to Avoid Death on a Daily Basis is an adventure comedy about a Borderline Sociopath being dropped into a fantasy world and being grouped into a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits
  • How to Build a Dungeon: Book of the Demon King is a now-Light Novel series that began life on the Internet, about an Evil Overlord building an empire while ravishing every female he comes across.
  • How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse is a comedic parody depicting the usually grim Zombie Apocalypse scenario while following the train wreck of a group called the Anti-Zombie Squad, which tries nothing less than ending the After the End world of walking dead. Hilarity ensues.
  • How to Survive Camping is a series of horror stories revolving around a campsite that is home to many creatures of folklore, with the campsite owner having established a list of rules in order to preserve the mystical nature of the site all while ensuring the survival of the campers.

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  • I Do Not Want To Do This is set in a modernized fantasy world, where heroes and quests are largely considered relics of a past Age. The protagonist, Brad, believes such things are best left in the past, and wants nothing more than to be left in peace so he can focus on his career as an enchanter at a firm building magic-powered cars, but the world has other plans for him...
  • Ilivais X can be summed up as the tribulations of a slightly psychotic young woman and her Humongous Mecha, the titular Ilivais X.
  • Imperial Dawn
  • I'm In Love With the Villainess is a web novel by Inori about a Japanese woman who is reincarnated as the protagonist of her favorite otome game, "Revolution," only to ignore the three handsome princes that would normally be her love interests in favor of the rival character in the original routes. I'm In Love With The Villainess has been adapted into a Light Novel format for the print edition as well as a Manga adaption.
  • Immortal Sun Mist Emperor is a story written by Gustavo J. under the pen name Imperial Sun. It's about a young boy who seems to become the strongest mage in the universe of Xeleria. The story is currently updating weekly on Wattpad and is on its second entry (technically it has three, but one of those is a prequel).
  • The Impossible Man is a comedy web novel also written by H-M Brown, about an Anime and Manga Store owner and the random antics he gets into.
  • I'm the Evil Lord of an Intergalactic Empire is a sci-fi isekai story of a man who aims to only live for himself as an evil lord, but who ends up bringing peace and prosperity to his people and the empire. Started as a web serial novel on Shousetsuka ni Narou in 2018, and started publishing as a light novel series in 2020. One year later, it received a manga adaptation and the light novel series was licensed by Seven Seas.
  • Industrial Zone
  • Inferno Unleashed
  • Inheritors is a superhero web serial about Gabe, a clone of his world's Superman.
  • Intertwined
  • Interviewing Leather is a short story about a freelance writer for a music magazine who is sent to interview a supervillain.
  • Impractical Magic A Wizarding School where competition is fierce, godhood is a career aspiration you can put on your forms, and where the medical students will push you down a staircase so they can practice. "Study, survive, and hold your secrets close."
  • Invisible Werewolf Dracula Meets Vampire Mummy Frankenstein
  • The Iron Teeth is a dark fantasy web serial about a Goblin named Blacknail struggling to survive a killer forest in a harsh medieval world full of savage beasts, and ruthless people.
  • Isekai Battle Royale is a comedic web serial wherein a young man named Brent fights for survival after being transported to another world that seems to run under Battle Royale rules.
  • I Swear I Won't Bother You Again!: Follows a young woman who regretted the actions she took in her life. For some reason, she is able to travel back in time and now vows to live a quiet and simple life without hurting anyone. Started as a web novel in 2017 on Shousetsuka ni Narou and soon after got a light novel and manga adaptation by Gentosha.
  • Ive Been Reborn As A Dungeon Monster is a web novel about a guy who is reborn as a monster and focuses on him trying to understand this new world and find his place in it. The story updates weekly on SpaceBattles.com.

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  • Jake And The Dynamo is a serial novel about a city protected by Magical Girls and the unlucky teenage boy who gets more involved with one of the girls than he'd like to be.
  • John Dies at the End got started as a bunch of self-proclaimed "retarded horror stories" written as Halloween specials. However, it was taken offline when it was published in book form.
  • Jolt is a web serial novel about a dorky superhero, a mean girl supervillain, and a schizophrenic anti-hero, living in a world where 20% of Earth's population has superpowers.
  • Junction Point is a hard sci-fi serial about humanity traveling to a nearby star and making first contact, as well as trying to find the originators of the signal that brought them.
  • Justice Squad was a Script Format series that followed the adventures of a team of superheroes as they attempted to save the world from all sorts of strange and kooky dangers.

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  • The Last Angel follows the last Human Dreadnaught, Nemesis in her quest for vengeance against the alien empire that wiped out Human civilization.
  • Last Mage is an Urban Fantasy story about Elijah Valentine's struggle to protect the Earth from forces Humans cannot comprehend.
  • The Last Skull is a comic-book-inspired series featuring "teenaged superheroism, explosions and time-travel".
  • The Late Crusader is a road trip comedy about a 12th century knight hitching a ride with an unfortunate Portuguese teenager to the Holy Land... in the modern day.
  • Legends Now And Then A Web novel just starting, it's about a teenager accidentally summoning three heroes from the past and the troubles they have to deal with in the present.
  • Legend Of The Five Knights is a fantasy web novel about five young adults chosen by their kingdom's king to save not just their nation, but the entire universe itself. Takes place in modern-like times but mixed with some medieval elements.
  • Legion of Nothing is a web novel about the descendants of Golden Age superheroes who inherit their grandparents' powers and take on their costumed identities.
  • Little Mushroom Xiao Mo Gu: A sci-fi novel set in 2020 where a mushroom manages to mutate itself into a human form and seeks out a human colony so he can retrieve his spore.
  • Liv in the Future: A high-school graduate accidentally finds herself in the year 3000 and tries to prevent anyone from finding out she's from the past.
  • Lovbird is a web novel about a young girl who unwittingly becomes a Legacy Character.
  • Lovelace ½ is a serial about a boarding-school student who spontaneously develops Super Intelligence during her freshman year of high school.
  • Lovers and Beloveds is a story following the young Prince Temmin as he leaves his childhood home for the courtly intrigues of the capital city. It started as the web serial An Intimate History Of The Greater Kingdom. The serial drew significant crowdfunding from the readership, and has been edited and published in paperback. It is MeiLin Miranda's first novel.

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  • Mage Life A story about the newly minted mage, Tristan, and his adventures after a cataclysmic event that devastated the fantasy world he lives in.
  • Mabaka! Magic is for Idiots! follows the story of an amateur wizard who falls through a black hole-like transportation system, and winds up crashing into a girl's yard in the first dimension - Earth. Thing is, he's not strong enough to get back by himself, and that transport system only comes around once a year... Let's just say that he and the human girl end up living together for a while. Updates are freqeunt, but not following any kind of schedule. Found on FictionPress.
  • The Magic Trials centers around a once-ordinary middle schooler who gets chosen to participate in a famous competition where magically-gifted kids and teens alike go head-to-head in battle.
  • Mail Fox Tales is an Urban Fantasy Slice of Life webnovel following the daily live of Eva Mayer, a former human turned Kitsune, and her her mostly non-human group of friends and acquaintances.
  • Many: The Blog of a Space Probe: follows the adventures of a sentient space exploratory probe.
  • Magik Online follows a young man discovering the titular Magik Online, a website where one can purchase magical powers after fulfilling quests in real life. The protagonist decides to use his newfound abilities to take down the Magitek dictatorship having taken over Earth.
  • Magical Girl Policy (MGP) follows Robert as he moves into Kesia City where he gets drafted by Fate into a squad of magical cheerleaders protecting the city from monsters.
  • Magical Security Taskforce follows a group of high schoolers drafted into the titular peacekeeping organization.

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  • Object Oblivion, an Object Show web fiction where 12 Objects compete for $10 Million Dollars.
  • The Occupation Saga: New chapters are first posted by the author on r/HFY before being taken down when the book is complete enough to publish on Kindle (due to Amazon's rules about Kindle Unlimited).
  • Of Fear and Faith, a book exploring the themes of fear, faith and the darkness of the human soul through the use of anthropomorphic animals.
  • OH GOD THE RAPTURE IS BURNING, based on The Fear Mythos, is a four-act epic that blends prose with a stream-of-consciousness journal-style making it seem more like Twitter. It's an Alternate History tale of Rapture actually coming on October 21st, 2011.
  • Okadu Realm is an interesting collection of stories about a collection of characters in the Okadu Realm, a fantasy serial novel on DeviantArt. Interesting from the fact that the high level of well-written description is perfectly fitting and some pieces are inspired by pictures from the site, whole chapters were practically written based on one image.
  • Oktober updates weekly on Fridays; hasn't missed an update yet. Each chapter is told four different times, once from each character's perspective. It follows the adventures of a journalist, a rock star, a hunter, and an assassin as they drive across the US, and has a feel of an American-road-trip novel mixed with House of Leaves.
  • Omniscient Reader's Viewpoint focuses on an RPG-style apocalypse that the main character recognizes as being exactly like the web novel he was a loyal reader of. He decides to take the story's ending into his own hands.
  • The Once and Future Nerd is a radio play about four high school students sucked into a magical world.
  • One Nation, Under Jupiter: An Alternate History about a world where Christianity faded out and people still worship the Roman gods in the present day.
  • Only Villains Do That: A half-Japanese, half-American wannabe musician is isekai'd to a fantasy realm. Except it was by the goddess of evil and she wants him to be her new Dark Lord, much to his displeasure.
  • On My Radar completely deconstructs the usual high school clichés. Sasha, a cold, quiet seventeen-year-old is known as the "love huntress". She makes boys fall in love with her to then break their heart while they try to do the same to her—and fail. One day like any other, she meets shy, unassuming Lucas Samuels. And it all falls downhill from there.
  • On The Road To Elspar: A fantasy Interactive Fiction quest. Neianne enrolls one of Caldrein's mercenary academies, a training ground for elite mercenaries renowned all across the continent, to fight back against a neighboring invading superpower, only to grow and realize that the conflict isn't just about good-versus-evil and that her country is not as perfect as it once seemed.
  • Ordinarily United: A parody of overpowered harem stories where a man good at almost everything teams up with a duplicating demon-like being also good at almost everything so they can save the world from ninety-nine invaders from the latter's home dimension.
  • The Other Kind Of Roommate: When the wrong address starts a superpowered recluse running for his life again, the voice in his head drags him into a second nightmare: saving a chatty artist.
  • Otoko no Ko wa Meido Fuku ga Osuki!?
  • Outliers: The superheroes are corporate. The vigilantes are trying to do good, with emphasis on ‘trying’. The girl is in way, way over her head. Welcome to New Chicago. Updates Tuesdays and Fridays here.
  • Outta Time
  • Overgeared
  • Overwatch (Taulsn)

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  • Qiang Jin Jiu is a historical danmei novel about Xiao Chiye and Shen Zechuan, two enemies who eventually fall in love.
  • Qian Qiu is about a Daoist priest named Shen Qiao and a demonic cultivator Yan Wushi who wants to see how far he can push Shen Qiao before the other succumbs to the evils that plaque humanity.
  • Quoria is a fantasy/detective/LGBT+ web-serial detailing the often supernatural adventures of conman-turned-detective Colton McKinley as he tries to make an honest living in the bustling port city of Quoria.

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  • Under the Oak Tree, a Korean web novel. A young noblewoman who has been beaten and abused since childhood is married off to a commoner knight to get her off her father's hands. When he becomes a heroic dragon-slayer and lord of a land, he whisks her off to his castle, where she is shown kindness and concern for the first time in her life, and begins her slow journey to healing and self-confidence.
  • Unhallowed, a surreal horror story about a college freshman who turns to her skeptical older sisters after making a deal with the devil to bring her boyfriend back from the dead. Set in a reimagined Massachusetts created by H. P. Lovecraft, this Genre-Busting tale blurs the line between witchcraft and madness.
  • Unimaa, an eight-chapter story about the titular location, a Dream Land for children that's been turned into a Lotus-Eater Machine by an evil spirit with a benevolent appearance and a black orb around her neck.
  • Unjust Depths is a sci-fi web serial novel about an underwater society hundreds of years after the surface became uninhabitable by humans, focusing on a mecha-based guerilla force trying to overthrow an Empire.
  • Unruly Phoenix Xiaoyao, a Chinese web serial novel about a genetically-enhanced heroine from a far-future Zombie Apocalypse who is reincarnated in the 13th century as a girl, disguised as a boy, who has just become the Emperor of China.
  • Unlikely Eden is a weekly-updated web serial told from the alternating points of view of two 10-year-old girls. The story begins with the destruction of the girls' home, which forces them to escape into the surrounding area. They immediately run afoul of the residents of a small outpost and, through fortunate coincidence, encounter a crotchety old trucker and his teenage ward, who become their only friends besides each other. Throughout the course of the story, they gradually begin to learn the complicated sequence of events that led to the destruction of their home. From prophecies to roller skates to robot teddy bears, there's never a dull moment.
  • Unsong is a Kabbalah-inspired speculative-fiction story set in an alternate history where people are much the same and the rules of reality are most definitely not.
  • Urban Reverie is a weekly updated serial about two people, Quinen and Chrysanthemum that live in a strange, New Weird city in which they don't belong. It is set in an Urban Fantasy world where sapient insects walk alongside intelligent amphibious reptiles. The story focuses on the truth behind Chrysanthemum's true existence, as well as Quinen's past.

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  • Vacant Throne: A woman challenges destiny and kills burglars in her home, rather than being murdered herself. Angel consequently transfers her off to an alternate world filled with magic and monster.
  • The Villainess Lives Again: A powerful political woman who ruined her country with her evil schemes turns back time to make amends for her past sins by supporting an honorable man instead of her despicable brother.
  • The Villains Need To Save The World?: A man is reincarnated as a female Demon God. She then proceeds to create a harem of the most beautiful girls in the world.
  • Vainqueur The Dragon: a dragon realizes that he can grow his hoard faster by becoming an adventurer, and drags an unwilling human minion in his quest for gold.
  • Vigor Mortis: a half-dead starved orphan discovers they can innately use Necromancy, an illegal and blasphemous branch of magic. Can they balance the need to use it to save them and the ones they care about from abject poverty with the need to not get executed?
  • Void Domain: A young mage is accepted into a school for magic. Necromancers, demons, and nuns all disrupt regular school proceedings. Completed in November 2017.

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  • you could make a life started as a short story about a Queer Romance between two Canadian NHL rookies and has since then expanded to a 11-chapter story and an entire universe consisting of multi-chaptered stories for at least six other gay NHL couples with a good amount of crossover happening between them.
  • You Yao

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  • Zhen Hun
  • The Zombie Knight is about a young guy who is revived by a Grim Reaper in order to save the lives of others. The guy in question, however, is quite the Shrinking Violet and encounters difficulty with the responsibilities of his new unlife. The story is a mixture of dark fantasy, drama, and humor.


Alternative Title(s): Web Fiction, Web Serial Novels, Web Novel

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