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Memories Like a Dagger

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Author: SolAce

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“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is like a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” - Anonymous

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Kalani’s only unique aspect in life: being pecked daily by his bird, Whistle. Other than that, he was the average nature-loving boy and a mischievous prankster for his family, much to their dismay.

However, the world with its kingdoms and tribes weren't as calm as life portrayed it to be. Dangerous undercurrents were roiling beneath the scenes, sucking in anyone who even touched the surface of it. 

And with those dirty hands, ‘they’ snatched everything away from him, leaving him as only a shell of who he was before— a husk imprisoned deep underground.

Until, he finally saw a light in his dreary world— in the form of a naive, optimistic girl.

Far from perfect, she definitely frustrated him on many occasions, but the myriad of feelings he kept bottled up inside began to leak, and he couldn’t plug it.

“Am I willing to risk everything for her? Or do I want to complete my objective...?” he would murmur to himself, emerald eyes glued onto her petite figure.



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SolAce

Hey, Author here. I’m really happy to see such good comments about my book, and I hope it continues into the future as well. But that’s not what I wrote this review for... If someone rates the book at 3-4 stars, I sincerely believe that there was an issue with the book. After all, I can’t notice everything wrong, so I will check to see if there can be any improvements. Additionally, I hope that people who give 3-4 stars will specify what problems they see. Also, I would love to have those people to come back and read the altered novel again before finally deciding how they feel. Last of all though, to all readers and writers alike, thank you for taking the time to read it. Have fun !

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Tangerqueen

Honestly, I rarely give 5 star reviews and only when I think a book really deserves it. I haven't binge read something on this site for soooo long, and if all the books on here were like this one, I'd have so much more respect for it ;-; Writing Quality: Literally the prologue got me going like 0.0 It was just so beautifully put together? Like I'm not quite sure how to put it to words, but the moment I realized what the analogy was actually saying, I was low-key shook. That being said, there wasn't a single spot in this novel that wasn't beautifully polished such that every word felt like it had to be there. The tensions in the action scenes lived up to my expectations, as did the heart-warming ones. Story Development: If it wasn't for how clear your writing was, I think I would be lost with the switching between memories and reality sorta chapters. But literally because of how you set the mood and tone of the chapters depending on the emotions you were trying to convey, I had no issue going from mindset to mindset. Also, I think it actually made the current picture seem even more haunting with the juxtapositions. Character Design: Whistle. Enough said and more than enough reason for me to give a 5/5 for this. World Background: How do I put this. Not only do you describe the cells in a way that you make me want to punch the people (if you can even call them that) that put them there. But you also describe what seemed to be a utopia before it was corrupted, somehow making me want to punch them even more. Overall, I really want to say that this is a freakin gem. From the superrrr aesthetic cover art to the beautiful analogies and the story itself, I really really wish Webnovel would advertise your story more. Although it's still currently pretty sure, I think this novel would be one that actually somehow made an impact on me considering Webnovel as a platform. I think this is the first story I've added to my library from browsing the forums, but geez I'm glad I did!

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Bomboloni

Wow, 16 chapters, and I felt like reading a story worth a thousand chapters already. The narration was well-written, especially the actions and the characters' expressions as well as their emotions. All the time, I was either biting my lips or crying. This is a remarkable book that evoked emotions. It was heartwarming to see Kalani warmed up to other people, especially Nyx. Oppss🤭 And his relationship with Whistle, Lucas and waiting for more... This book shows excellent, well-thought plotlines and characters.100% recommended!

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NotReaper

I'm so glad my friend recommended this book to me. Honestly, if I was to look for a book like this I would have never found it on my own. Props to the author for doing this as well as my friend for recommending it. I will update the review as I read it.

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Whendhie1

I book filled with romance, action and adventure. All my favorites 😁 Definitely one I would like to keep following. Added to library ASAP 😁

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Vidit_Verma

The writing is nice so far and I enjoyed reading it a lot. The novel has a good plot and is promising . The writer is successful in appealing to the readers . At last the novel is overall good and will desperately wait for the next chapters to come . Suggestions- The author should update on a regular basis [img=recommend]

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niyaa1617

This is a very intriguing book to read. Just from the first chapter itself, it's very well written and mesmerizing to read. Added to my library and I can't wait to read more!

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Cuddles_Sempai13

Alright, I’m not exaggerating with the five stars here. But... This novel... I read the prologue and halfway through Chapter 1 and... This novel is smack down amazing! The way the author describes, the word choice, even the sentences are simply poetic to me. I find words in here that I hardly see anywhere else used and I could properly understand everything that is happening in the story. This is truly a story that I don’t mind waiting even a month for just one chapter and I don’t consider myself a patient person. Keep up this beautiful work, author-san, I see sooo much potential in this novel and I hope you continue to update!

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texascann

I am so enjoying your story that I hated to stop and do the review! It is well written, the characters are likable and are well described for the reader so that they can identify with them. Great job author! Another book for my Library. Thanks! Well Done!

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CN_NICOLE

This story is incredibly interesting, and its well written! and it peaks my imagination. I really love it! More power to you author!!

3yr
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Killerpants

A hooking synopsis and interesting character design. The world that the author built here is truly fascinating. Character interaction is also well-written and the very concept of this story is intriguing. Good luck, author! Keep up the hard work!

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MikruZero

If you want to have a wide range of readers then about describing the story a bit much. It's a bit dragging and I can't help but persevere more minutes. The characters seem good. Story building is lacking. While the world background itself also needs work. Overall it's a good read if the readers like long and dragging more descriptive novels. Thanks for this novel!

3yr
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MidGard

So far so good! Carry on releasing please! Can't wait to read more!

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Hua_Li_An

"Memories Like a Dagger" is an exciting fantasy-action novel, with a unique presentation of its characters. Much like the prologue, the MC, Kalani, is confronted with two sides of himself and is plagued with contrasting memories. This bout of mystery and intrigue is surely to keep you reading on your seats. Points to consider: -Grammar: Although it's definitely better than most, it's not perfect, but it's getting there. I've placed a few comments here and there so it could get better. -General Storytelling: Some areas can get a bit dragging, but I believe it's a matter of preference of the readers. Also, the mood of the stories can change abruptly, so be careful of that. Great points: -Frankly, it's an incredibly interesting read. I can sense great potential the longer it goes, so this will surely have a place on my library. The author has done a great job with the plot and characterization, and even the newly introduced characters are interesting as well. To conclude, it's a really great story that makes you want to read more. I'm looking forward to more chapters! -

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pravikk

Hi Author, It's a nice plot about dreams and describing the way of portraying characters in the story and interesting beginning to start with..overall its a very interesting story...

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Jyojiko
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A well-written book, you give a vivid detailed of your characters. I enjoy the dialogue and narration of the MC. You were able to put small details that would make your readers break into a smile, I mean, I never thought spanking a bird is even possible until now. LOL

3yr
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ploovonik

To be frank, I didn’t know what to expect when I started. The description was vague, and I was kind of skeptic about turning away, but I’m glad I didn’t. I thought at first, “maybe this is just another prosaic eastern fantasy romanticist novel.” But no, I was enthralled the entire way through. This novel had something to say, and still has places to go. Keep it up. 🙂

3yr
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kpthe1
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A very interesting plot. the chapters about dreams really made me think about my own dreams. An extraordinary line of thinking author. Keep writing more!!!!

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Beornhardt

Read a few chapters and here’s my thoughts on it. It’s a great read, the choice of words along with the writing style and great storyline make for an incredible story. I sincerely think that your book has great potential. Hope you see it till the end, keep up the good work! :)

3yr
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JustLikeWriting777

I've been reading this story for quite sometime and I must say, I am intrigued by the plot. In fact, the story itself can catch a person's eye. All characters are well-described and different, each with an entertaining personality. Overall, I'll keep on reading and eagerly wait for new chapters!

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Brian_Hanes_117

Solid story, good writing, and good character design. I think the world background could use a bit of work and there could be more of a description of the environmental setting within the story. I think the story has just a few moments within it that run a bit dull for me and the tension build could use a little enhancement (at least from my readings during the early sections of the story). A great story overall.

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