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Demon's Virtue

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Author: DiceVR

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"Bleh." - Imp

An Imp, a monster known to kill with a grin, a demon of the world, a creature of incredible might! Something that no force in the world can stand against! At least that's what the Main Character would like himself to be, the reality is very different, however.

Exactly that Imp stumbles along a path of unfortunate fortunes and grows through it, in a world that hates its very existence.

It grows more intelligent, more powerful, simply better at whatever it needs to do. Amongst other things, that includes raising children, killing Soldiers, and carving wooden figurines for money.

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    rynafly
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    TL;DR: This novel is like having a steak dinner after only eating hamburger helper for months. First off, the writing itself is on point. Just talking about grammar, punctuation, and spelling, it reads like someone actually proofread the chapters, and there aren't noticeable errors that distract from reading! Many available webnovels seem to suffer from a lack of proofreading, but this one doesn't. Even if this author doesn't actually proofread. In addition, the author's voice and varied vocabulary ensure good sentence variety and proper flow in each chapter all the way to the end, upon which one realizes they've read a lot, but still want to keep going. Once again, good flow is often hard to find in webnovels, so this one is a breath of fresh air. Or rather, a bite of sirloin steak. Plus, the characters have tangible character development--the big brain imp from the first 100 chapters is very different than the one now. Not just in power and figure, but also in what he values and how he reacts to events now. Ok I'm tired of writing now--it's a good book, story good, characters good, author good, I def dont regret spending 3 days reading all the way through. Though my wallet hurts a bit, I'd do it again.

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    AureonW

    Very good Our Big brain Imp is growing, and this is pretty Nice to see its not absolutely braindead and has Actual development Ex: if he takes big dmg he gets resistance stat/ if he hits with anything he gains beginner mastery over that weapon or art and get strenght stat/ By thinking (This is Big Brain time) and so on But gotta say i laugh in the part where he justs be like ''I finally won against my Ultimate nemesis the box (Aka: The stat thingy) cuz hes learning how to remove the notifications XD

    4yr
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    ExodusGaming555

    You know that a book is good when you see that the author is DiceVR. Fyi he was the creator of "spending my retirement in a game", one of the best novel i have read to date. DiceVR is an author that was famous for it's roller coaster emotional ride that we get from reading his book. Not to mention he created a world that is very realistic and logical yet very likeable that some if not all reader can relate to. Each character have their own traits and flaws that we as a reader can see so clearly that i sometimes wonder if it's author personal life experience. Very similar to how every character in one piece have a flaw that drive them forward. Overall even though i never read this book, you can bet i'll read it as it is a book that have a high potential to enter on the list of best books i've ever read.

    4yr
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    Aeternabilis

    Another sht monster mc novel. Came to read monster mc but all this story is so far, is that the mc is being mind controlled, a slave and pet. Something that annoys about this is how everyone is loving the humans when they make a slave outta the mc. In the comments everyone says he is being treaded nice etc but this is the most dumb thing I have seen. Thyere being nice ? They are going to SELL him ? They treat him nice to get more money when they sell him. can go on but already said loads in the comments xD Something that annoys me in monster novels is that they authors are all human superiority. I wanted to read this novel bc he is NOT human. Not so you can just make him human later on, a hybrid of human and beast etc Dunno about the rest of the story but from what I have read it is an alright start made terrible. If your into the mc being pet/slave then good for you and might be worth the read. If looking for a pure monster mc story then dont bother. gl to author, bye

    4yr
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    Gerd_Eisenheim

    Demon’s Virtue This story divides me. It has really strong points but also glaring weaknesses. But the weaknesses are to blatant to give this story a positive review. The good: 1. The characters feel 3 dimensional. They feel alive and are not the simple dummies that you would expect, to make the main character look good or to give him a weakness. Even the main character does not feel generic, wether the reader likes his attitude or not. 2. Some of the concepts in the story are deep and well thought through. For example: It is carefully explained how the magic cast is working and why a mage gets an edge over another. The bad: 1. The power creep is a major issue that plagues this novel. The power levels feel off, because of poor writing. System novels have the advantage to explain a structured and comprehensive feeling for strength. The motion of levels is used. But it is not used in comprehensive manner at all. Enemies seem glaringly overpowered for no apparent reason, coming out of nowhere. Godly characters are found across the street. Forcing the main character to use his "cheat" time and time again, even though the main character seems to be an abomination himself. The main character gets overloaded with divine abilities that would make every person in the world exceptional by having one of those. And the main character still feels weak, because of the inconsistent world building. Yes, the main character is told that he seems broken by his friends, but the feeling is not conveyed accordingly, as his enemies are even stronger for no reason. And no. It is not even close. They literally stomp him in the ground. I think it is supposed to create suspense or anything but it does not. It just feels off. It destroys the world building. Example: MC and his children try to sleep in an inn for 1 night. But nope. The town is created by the devil itself and the 7 deadly sins demons are already waving. A random chief guard is a hidden expert, that can stop time and absolutely trash mc. A random murder suspect is an undead overlord that mc can not even touch and gets toyed with despite being in his third major power up. Yes. The combination that the main character managed to pull off in each evolution step, was probably not pulled off in the history of the world. It is supposed to be that good. But nope. Does not make any difference. 2. There is barely any storyline. As alot of novels on this site this novel does not follow a typical western storyline. Instead it forces unlikely events to force the plot in a certain direction time and time again. The story is glued by random events that forces the main character to act in certain way. It loses me here. Why make such complex characters to simply make them follow the life goal to "get stronger"? The characters do not seem to have another motivation, as at least the main character is constrained on this goal to protect his loved ones. As i have already said the powerlevels are off at the same time. It makes the story feel shallow. In the beginning the story is told by sequence of highly unlikely events that should not even happen once in a lifetime. And it goes on. Nothing is foreshadowed. It just happens, by literally taking a walk. As the characters are not motivated by tangible goals the story writes itself as a slice of life. That is fine, if it is well done. But so many plots are started and simply forgetten. We do not even have a clue how much time has passed in the later chapters. At some point the progress just halts, by filling the story by unimportant trivial matters. Example 1: His children are barely getting any character development at all. We do not even know how they are progressing in their levels or what their classes that the had obtained a 100 chapters ago are even doing. Even though they are supposed to be overpowered themselves. Do they even know how to fight? They have not fought a monster by themself in 250+ chapters. Yes, they get new abilities, but progression stops there. We do laterwards not even know how old they are. Example 2: The main character likes to read. But it does not feel that he has gotten any knowledge, as the reader is flooded with trivial matters without knowing anything about the world. It is not even mentioned, that his language skill is progressing. 3. The story feels slow and dragged out, although having no substance already. It neglects its strong points, but it weirdly puts focus on complete trivial matters that should be mentioned in a time skip: Interactions with his familiy. It is fine, but it gets redundant as the same interaction seems to be repeated time and time again. Training without getting stronger. I mean it that way. Every single action of the main character is explained. Like sitting there and feeling nature. Getting new abilities that make no difference on the scale as already mentioned. The main character is overloaded with divine abilities, but after introducing them they are simply forgetten shortly afterwards. Example: One of the main theme of the story is that the main character is able to produce life like limbs, figures and so on. But in over 100 chapters the main character has not gotten a single skill points to show his progress. It is also not mentioned that he is progressing at all. Like what? Example 2: Mc was supposed to be an expert in water and ice magic. He literally faces a foe that is slippery like an eel (random undead overlord) and should therefore by frozen and he does simply not make use of his main magical powers??? Showing that the main character is irratic. Threatening random people to show that he is a big bad demon. Happens literally every chapter. At the same time highly crucial concepts of the story are barely touched. This ist he final nail in the coffin for me: The world building is really lacking. It is barely explained that the world is supposed to be the japanese hero and demon king theme, as it was never explained. That these concepts are not just titles but literally positions of power. You do not get to be the hero by being good, but the hero is already born being godly as he is the hero. Another example: There are royal monsters of exceptional power at the absolute top of the world. But we do not how many of them even exist. Why is there a balance between good and bad. Why is the hero even needed if there seems to be a balance so that humans are not getting wiped out? Mc also just happens to come across two of them in the span of 1 year… Another example: We do not know anything about the geography of the kingdoms. Is there a demon kingdom? Is it one the same plane of existence? How many human kingdoms are there. We do not know anything about the races the inhabit the world. How many are there? How are their living conditions and their relations with each other? You clearly do not have to mention every race that is supposed to inhabit the world…but just scraping the introduction and then writing ten chapters how the mc constructs training weapons for his children instead that are not even using them, seems really really off to me. Another example: The main character is a collector imp that collects trophies. It should be a major concept as the world uses a class system and a class is singlehandedly the most important aspect of a person bound by the rules of the world. But we do no even why he collects trophies even after changing his class, even though it is his major class ability. It seems that the mc just needed a storage ability and conveniently got one. Another major theme (plot hole) in the novel are divine cards, that give the holder divine abilities. But as previously mentioned they are not explained at all. They are just "there" and easily accessible for the main character, even though we later get the information that some people would start a war to get their hands on 1 of them. The main villains of the story got their power by using these cards!!! How can they not be explained at all? And again i have to mention major plot holes: mc manages to lay his hands on a major arcana card that allows him to become a royal, because the previous royal was weakened and therefore a pushover. Really? No strong noble monster even had the idea to do the same thing even though they are supposed to be that much stronger and older than him and having human intelligence? It is mentioned that the mc can not even use this card, as he is that far off on the power scale. We do not even know how the mana system works. It is said that the MC has alot of it. How can he not as being the godly imp. But how much mana does a regular mage have? How many spells can you cast? How long does it take fort he mana bar to refill. Does it refill by sleeping? Are there mana potions? Not metioned at all.

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    Kritiko
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    This is a book that offers the taste of REALISM as what we would expect in having a Monster(namely an Imp) as the Main Character in a fantasy world. The story, so far as what I've read, is about the MC's gradual development to an intelligent being, struggling to survive in an unfavorable environment. As he slowly learns the workings of the world, he is again and again faced with new questions and obstacles that he needs to address in order to improve himself and to demystify his purpose of existence.

    4yr
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    DaoisttG3KuY

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    2yr
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    Tanmay88

    A great book, wonderfully written, absolutely intriguing. Love the way the characters are given a proper personality and the way the story progresses. Hope you keep updating like you always do.. Hope to read a lot more in this book... I have really high expectations for thia

    4yr
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    This is a good read so far wish it update more often but as long it does not get drop then it fine I guess. It was funny it see how the imp was slowly learning how to do things.

    4yr
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    Lordyken

    Sorry dropping the novel at this point when i read about the children i thought you were adding depth to the novel, letting him have a family of sorts to develop the backstory. I ignored all the obvious plot armor because the overall story was interesting enough to continue and wonder about what will happen next However now i realised his family just turned out to be convinenr sidekicks to go slay the monster king, i feel this novel is very superficial and shallow, the way everything just falls into place for him is very boring and also kinda disgusting to read about. Finally why is he even a imp or demon when most of the time you make him out to be some kind of mr. nice guy...... Did u think a nice demonic imp is interesting? I think at the start it was interesting to see his reaction but later on he turns into such a bland generic human that i feel confused for you the author, u have forgotten the demonic part or monster part of your own main character. So this are the 2 main complaints i have about this novel. Thank you for all the interesting chapters so far.

    4yr
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    DaoistJang01

    Diceeeeeeeevrrrrrrr why are you so bad at writing 🤬 Don't you know your supposed to post 100 chaps a day like a slave if I don't get enough chapters I swear to god I'll feed you to the fairies it's your fault for writing a good novel that I have to jack off every 4 hours to calm my craving for your novel

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    Kenteaaazy

    Current chapter 443 The novel overall is pretty good my complaint is it’s very slow paced a lot of dialogue fight scenes are not enough specially this is a monster MC we all expect with the mark of wrath even the level ups is a bit lazy it’s either gone stale or he got boosted/cheezed he’s way through early chapters shows he’s proficiency in skills but after his father arc we don’t get to see it again which pretty concerns me since he trains all the time it’s good to know as readers what’s the progress since less than a year he goes from a lil good to the become strongest in the country 300-400+ chapters he’s still training mostly slice of life and 2 boss fights (plays boss music)

    2yr
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    A_Canadian

    Godly Big Brain Imp. Not a smelly imp, Big Brain imp. Big Brain Helps raise the kids~ In all seriousness this is amazing and you won't lose out reading this. So please do give it a go, it is rare to have an ACTUAL monster as the Mc instead of being reincarnated into a monster.

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    Brother59

    Its hard to write this given I’ve been here since chapter 20, but I’m done. I’m not going to spoil the plot, but I am going to list the major problems. 1. Over the course of the novel the ‘system’ becomes an afterthought. It’s a common problem amongst novel’s that use a system with balance, and large bricks of text becoming harder to manage. It ends up getting updated once every hundred chapters. 2. Eiro becomes more, and more 1 dimensional as the story progresses. Without giving specifics Eiro loses his initial wrathful charm as it gets replaced with a more karen like anger. 3. Dice goes for way too much consistently causing random important plots to be dropped, and filler added. At chapter 600 3 giant plots have been seemingly forgotten that immediately come to mind. This compounds with the massive roster that leaves many characters thin. This all slowly ate at me for the last hundred chapters, and I’m dropping it now. Goodluck, hopefully Dice fixes this stuff so you can enjoy his work more than me.

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    pelefoti

    Got to chapter 40 when the story started getting tiresome to read. Read to chapter 50 but the deadly sin arc came out of no where and every one of the enemies the imp talks to seems to be retarded. Sorry author not my cup of tea.

    4yr
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    Silakai
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    Bad review simply because the author abandons works in progress to start something new. So disrespectful to his readers.

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    TheDaoOfTheBear

    In the about two years of using this app I’ve never read anything with this just spot on character growth. I just binge read 34 chapters of it and the only reason it’s not more is because I’m waiting for it to update. I love this novel and will recommend it to anyone that’s asking for recommendations

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    HyeChoii

    The beginning was great, it was exciting, never knew what is gonna happen next, but after he met the childrean everything kinda went downhill. While at the beginning it actually felt like we are having a mc who is a monster later it felt more like a family friendly disney show, not sure while the author deceided to switch genre to wholesome from one chapter to the next. Overall great beginning but starting at 35+ transformed into a boring disney movie.

    2yr
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    Zanosara

    I Greatly Enjoy reading this novel, I have read many novels of different genres, and only a few of them make me excited enough to wish for more chapters, although, at the time of writing this review, it has only been 104 chapters, the depth of the world and the character development has left me entranced, I wake up each morning looking forward to see how the story unfolds. *spoiler start* though Rumia has the cliqué holy fanatic vibe, to the point it borderlines on psycotic, shouting heretic at every chance he gets, I do hope he only represents part of the religion of the "Holy King", I have read enough of "holy/light religion = bad", I know eiro is a demon/monster and the humans are against him so I dont expect that they will welcome him with open arms just aslong as they do not know he is a demon they will act light a "holy religion" should. *spoiler end*

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    Aurey
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    So, firstly, Thank you so much Author, the story at the start is absolutely amazing. it intrigued me to read on. BUT after which, when the mc adopted the children, the story just went downhill... well it's a bit before that actually. The cards that only have 52 pieces are in front of mc when he need it, the antagonists are like 1D character with no brain, this also include mc after he got the children, the general that holy empire/kingdom literally sent to negotiate with gods, and even 7 lords of sin. it's just frustrating how the story started so high above average standard. I understand that the mc supposed to be smart, but what about other people who live for tens or more of years. The world background is definitely lacking, the mc read books for years without using any actual knowledge he gain from them. when he read general knowledge book, kingdoms on the continent isn't even mention. it's like we switched Author even. All in all I liked it before, but I'm sorry Author-san, I need to drop this soon. btw I can't wait to see how great your 2nd book will be when you write it with experience from this book, I'm sure it would be great, keep writing!! btw(2), i think i will read it a bit more bc i just don't have anymore books to read lol

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