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Psychic Parasite

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Author: Overlord_Venus

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[Sequel Released] (Psychic Parasite: Final Serenity)

At the peak of his life, a man is transported to the future. A world that had faced an apocalypse, barely clinging to their humanity is what greeted him. The post-apocalyptic world, the Earth of the future was shrouded in mystery. In order to return to his timeline, an era where he had left his footsteps behind, he had to unravel the secrets of the world. The only problem being, this was an era dominated by the Parasites.

Note: Giving the story a light read like your usual cultivation novels will leave you confused. There is plenty of foreshadowing all throughout the story. Enjoy your read~!!!

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    remonssi

    The start is very slow, but that's not a bad thing. In fact, I think the slow pace does a very excellent job at showing and explaining the world to the reader without sounding like an info-dump. Much of Volume 1 is pretty much set-up for the main story; there is plot happening, but the focus is mainly on setting up the world and introducing characters (major and minor). So, for new readers who are put off by the slow start, the world is very detailed and interesting. It's worth sticking around, so don't give up on the story! The only issue (maybe?) that I have is that the writing is very dense, but filled with foreshadowing at the same time. So if you end up skimming a section/chapter because you want to see some action, you might miss a key detail and you might get confused in later chapters. Because Volume 1 does hop around with character perspectives, it is a bit hard to get invested in the major characters. However, I just started Volume 2, and it looks like the author is going to stick to mainly 2 POVs this time, so I might get more invested in the characters. It should also be mentioned that the story is intriguing enough that you can keep reading it without being invested in characters. Kudos to the author for somehow managing to do that. The story is very intriguing, if a little confusing at first.

    3yr
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    Teddy_910

    (For a Quick Analysis, skip to the tldr) Lately, I've been playing a game while at work. The game is called "what type of book would my coworkers like to read?" and I am semi-good at it. I believe that everyone has a book that they will enjoy reading. Despite my near perfect rating, this book may not be for everyone. Some people like thrillers, others like romance, drama, mystery, horror, philosophical, or adventure novels. If I were to place this book in a genre, I'm not sure if I could. It scratches a reading itch I never knew I had. Instead of dropping the book into an unfitting stereotype, I'll list some descriptors that come to mind. Similar to "Dune" by Frank Herbert. Sandersonesque. Thought-provoking, Simple to understand. Unclear magic system, A magic system with defined rules. Aloofness among society, Human emotions. This book is filled with almost-contradictions, yet never quite contradicts itself. The author has a grasp upon the truth of human nature, and has used that to create a culture where humans are both the pinnacle of feeling, and the most heartless psychopaths. And inside of it all is someone like us, but stripped of everything that ties us to him. If you enjoy the act of painting a picture in your mind, this may be the book for you. The descriptors are apt and concise in a readable manner. I sometimes reread the fight scenes, or even the relaxed scenes, to repaint the scene until I find it satisfactory. The world has a home in my head and my heart. If you are looking for a book, give this one a shot. It is fabulous. The first few chapters are a tough read because the author writes in a different style, but as you progress and reading becomes easier, the book becomes immensely more enjoyable. As I've said, this book may not be for everyone, but you'll never know if you don't give it a try. TLDR Read the first 5 chapters. Get used to the prose. Then decide if you like it or not. Also, if you like this, check out Brandon Sanderson.

    3yr
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    ShadyDemoness

    Where to begin... Though it had a complicated start, which most people seemed to get confused by, or right out made them curse at the author, a careful look will make one realise that it is in fact perfect. The psychological problems that plague the MC at the beginning are realistic and make one think. They are confusing and at first look make no sense, but upon taking a step back and asking yourself what you would have done in the shoes of the MC you will realize it makes sense. These Psychological Problems of the MC because of his kind of power remain for the entire Novel, but get less and less as he begins to master it. Even though that is the case some break downs occur. The whole Worldbuilding, and the why of all things are fantastic. One of the few times world lore has actually interested me. A rarity on this platform. The Characters is neither good nor evil, but he follows his own codex. He shemes and plans, but is incredibly caring, later on as he understands more of the world he begins to care not only for humanity. The whole concept that every ability is based on parasites and the genetic changes that occur over time are brilliant. The Side characters ar more fleshed out than most mc's on this platform. Even though it may not seem so at first, it is just because the mc hasn't interacted with them enough to understand theme. Battles are legendary written. You shudder at big fights and feel patriotism for a fantasy Humanity with abilities. These fights are mostly on a level higher than the mc. And the MC is mostly an onlooker, point is on mostly. This is unavoidable as the MC is still a student at the time and is growing up to be a pillar of humanity. Everything he does has meaning, even if not visible at first. All in all, you have here a masterpiece, a gem, that even though confusing at first, will make you feel like you are at the side of the mc all the way. This is just Book 1, Author plans to release Book 2 seperate. The reason being that if he gets enough patrons on P. A. T. R. E. O. N he will make the chapters free for all, and that only works if he releases book 2 seperately. Go on, enjoy a masterpiece.

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    2yr
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    Overlord_Venus

    Hello folks, Author here :) I finally decided to follow our tradition here in WN, hahaha. Updates will be 2 chappies per day, unless I am not feeling well (which is true at the time of posting this review). Chapter length averages around 1900 words (as of chapter 107). Coming to the story, I would like to tell you a few things. 1) The pace of the story is slow as I give attention to many things. But, as we go into the story, the pace picks up a little. 2) World background is detailed, I can say this with a lot of confidence. I have been fleshing out intricate bits since the beginning, taking measures to not make it overwhelming to the readers. After all, I too was a reader(A reader in WN since 2017) for more than 5 years before becoming an author, so I know the information retaining capacity of a reader, which is very less in WN (since each of you probably read 20 other stories). 3) The characters each will have their own life. Sure, there might be many of them that you wouldn't like (Since the setting of the story is like that) but in such cases, try to put yourselves in their shoes and see if their character is justified. Welp, reading experience matters haha. 4) The English language...well, no one has complained about it till now. So, I presume I am doing a fair enough job in that regard. 5) My MC...well, he has lots of issues, so much so that he at times makes decisions that are kind of radical. Well...parasites. 6) The story has a dark vibe. The world revolves around parasites so, it is not exactly a knight and shining example of bravery, justice, camaraderie, etc. The tone is realistic; meaning, the events will occur similar to if the world existed IRL. But, you will also have many heartwarming moments, familial relationships, etc. I won't spoil anymore but, let me end it with a small note. "There will neither be any instant gratification in the story nor a grandpa in a ring or a stone picked up on the street possessing heaven-defying capabilities, sword spirit, great Heaven Void Earth Rending Physique, etc." Oof, on another final note, please don't spam reviews, especially the troll ones. I can take criticism any day (Sure, I will be affected by them. I only said I can take criticism; I never said I am immune to them) but please use a neutral tone if possible. If you are leaving a lower star rating, do specify the parts that led you to make the decision. This will help me improve. But, just because I don't delete reviews doesn't mean you can take advantage of it. Leave me lengthy reviews if possible, I have a thing for them haha. **. I read all comments (Chapter comments included) and also boast a sound memory. So, I'll know... :P

    3yr
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    Danyz
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    The story is very good, it may seem slow to others but there is a lot of world building, foreshadowing, character development. I like all the details, especially those about the power system and the world background. I woudn't mind to know even more about the world. The characters are also quite likeable in my opinion. I really like the style of writing, it flows naturally and it seems "clean". Also, I didn't notice grammatical errors, just a name switch between Heima and Henrietta in a chapter I think, but that is understandable. What may be a put off to others is that the MC takes a lot of time to take control of the host. I am myself quite eager to see it happening already but the other details, developments and character interactions kept me focused and hooked until now. Also, at first I wanted to give this a 4 for the stability of the updates because I've seen that the update rate is around 4 chapters per week (which in my opinion can be better). But then I thought I can't comment on that too much as I only started reading this yesterday and the chapters are pretty long. Also, I want to encourage the author to write more and continue the story, maybe at a faster pace in the future (faster pace as in chapters released per week/day, not the pace of the story). So, keep up the good work author and don't ever drop this story, please! Good luck!

    4yr
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    laylag145

    It’s amazing. I read over 300 chapters in, and nothing happened. First, the author’s style of writing is pretty good. It flows well and is easy to read. The characters are all distinguishable and the side characters are reasonably captivating. The setting is very fresh. It’s the only story I’ve read based in Hindi culture. The world is detailed and has depth. However, if you want a story with a strong or even an active MC, this is not it. MC is weak, slow, and passive. The world spins around him while he does nothing. The side characters drive everything, and MC is off screen for most major events. It’s to the point where I don’t even get why he’s the main character. I kept waiting for something, anything to happen with this guy, but I finally realized nothing ever would and dropped this. For me, I need a proactive MC to get behind, no matter how good the side characters are.

    3yr
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    Nevermindthename

    High rating for the unique concept which is well written. The writing quality is pretty good, no obvious mistakes in that. Decent world building, volume 1 sets the stage for the story. It takes the time to explore things but doesn't reveal everything and keeps a sense of mystery. Though this takes focus away from mc for long and combined with the unanswered questions, it might be annoying for some. Now the characters, the mc isn't op but has unique advantages that he still doesn't fully understand. He's personality is being shaped because of his unique circumstances and doesn't seem forced. The other characters seem to have a role to play and it's hard to predict how things will go with the way they are set or developed. That being said there's also room for improvement for example the 1st volume could have been far more captivating. Since the mc is formerly from a similar world as ours, more contrast could have been shown to highlight the difference with not just the architecture but the way of life and attitude of people though this could be depicted later as well. These are just a few things at the top of my head right now.

    3yr
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    RachelRuth

    Psychic Parasite has been a unique and enthralling reading experience for me and is something that I'd recommend for you guys to read :) The initial chapters were a bit shocking as most stories I read take place in either a Western or Eastern Chinese setting but this has a refreshing setting and the Author writes from a setting that they are familiar with. The protagonist is young with a great future ahead of him but he is suddenly brought into a new world with mysterious events and customs. I hadn't read the synopsis prior to reading this book as the cover attracted me and I am in awe of the Author's capacity to build a world that is so different yet similar from ours. I've grown to enjoy the world and the characters in it, rooting for many characters and not just the protagonist. Will you also enter this world of mystery and parasites?

    4yr
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    IndolentFish

    A constructive criticism: A fairly sub-par work, highly not recommended as it is so far. The author is barely making an effort in keeping readers interested. This mostly comes off as a grade school project, with the author trying desperately to hit word count requirements rather than actually write anything of entertainment value. The writing comes across as completely forced, as if the author has no interest in their own webnovel. This is rather unfortunate as the plot is somewhat unique and could make for a compelling story, one that may get a good TV/Movie adaptation. Author-San, please worry less about filling a chapter with words and more on telling an actual story, one with plot, direction, and an compelling narrative. One of the most recommended tips from successful authors is to, in a separate document the readers don't get see, list the upcoming plot points you have in mind, then make it seem like you knew what you were doing all along. The story will come along seemingly on its own as you try to connect one plot point to the next. Using 12 words to describe a standard steel bowl, and writing down what each character does in the bathroom and how many minutes it takes to move their bowels followed by a quarter hour breakdown of each of their actions whilst in the restroom is how you lose readers. I probably will not be reading this novel again until a few hundred chapters have been written, and will probably jump straight from where I currently am (chapter 60) directly to future chapter... 600? to check how things have gone. I hope the chapters prior to that will be worth going back to read. Take care Author-San, and please, do try looking up writing advice online if you feel stuck. I hope my words do not dissuade you from continuing Psychic Parasyte, that your writing improves, and that readers come flocking to your work.

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    2yr
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    cip44
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    This is a very well thought out story, filled with relatable and very well drawn characters, an extremely rich world with complex relationships, cultures, hierarchies and paths to power. Some find the pace slow at the beginning, but I found it just right. The time investment is well deserved in order to slowly discover the richness and complexity of this world, where grey areas abound and right and wrong are not as clear as one might imagine. Very highly recommended!

    3yr
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    stan_Alexandru

    The story is worth a try but don t hold your expectations too high. I have to be honest here, in the first 34 chapters the story barely talks about the mc and is outright boring, he even used half a chapter to explaim a video game the kids were playing( what i wanna say is that the story has too many details). The writing style is good but the amount of filler is really excessive, i skipped like 10 chapters, from 24 to 34 and i feel like i didn t miss anything. The mc, rather than a parasite, is an invading soul, nonetheless the story is still quite unique. it is also very dark and i dont recommend it to those that despise sociopathic MCs. Overall, it is an ok novel, not a light read at all and definetly not my cup of tea, i like dark stories, but this world is ****ed up really bad

    3yr
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    NotUse

    (Currently on Chapter 10) Writing Quality. I love the tone, it is unique and creative. The use of uncommon words to describe objects, backgrounds, and etc, is what makes the writing quality of the book astounding indeed. Update. I'll give it five stars cause why not? Story development. Hmm, it's not fast-paced nor is it slow. I love the pace, it's perfect. Character Design- I have nothing to criticize about the category. It is truly remarkable, especially the way how you describe each character. World Background-I'll give it five stars cause why not? It is unique and well thought just like the character design. Overall I'm giving this book a five out of five. Continue the good work, for I am captivated to see what lies beyond the next chapters of this book. 👍👍👍

    4yr
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    Gruuno
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    (TL:DR at the end) First off. It's a good novel. But i just really, i mean REALLY don't like the way the author has written the story. The actual mc gets maybe a paragraph or two every few chapters and that's it. It is painful for me to read a story that doesn't focus on the mc at all. I know some people don't mind that, but for me it is painfully boring. I did hear that the story starts focusing more on the actual mc in volume 2. But sadly that means i have to drag myself through over 50 chapters to get to that point. Other than that. The writing quality itself is amazing. Characters and world building is extremely precise. Maybe too precise for some people. I'll keep reading this from time to time and try to get far enough to give a better review. (if i remember) That'll take a while though since at most i can take is 6 chapters until i feel like dying. Not the novels fault. Just my picky tastes. TL:DR I suggest giving it a try. The story is very well written, but be prepared for the story to not focus on the mc until vol2.

    3yr
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    GraySerpent

    Vague synopsis that doesn't really explain what the story is about and seems contradictory to the story title. MC that doesn't have a 'protagonist halo' so I don't know why I should care about them. A lot of exposition and boring stuff right at the start, author is bombarding me with people, places and names of things I literally don't care about and expecting me to want to keep reading. The author is basically fishing without bait, you've got to give the readers something right away for them to keep reading, to hook them in, but the author doesn't do that here, instead it's expected for you to 'be patient' and waste your time reading whilst trying to care about stuff you simply don't care about until the novel 'gets good.'

    2yr
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    LizardLord

    Let me give my little review a little over 50 chapters in. So far it feels like a very slow burn, not super action packed yet but it's got a nice easy going pace. the level of detail is quite vivid at times all in the right places. overall the writing is pretty solid and a good bit of foreshadowing. it doesn't feel like your generic story either in how complex they make the characters feel rather than the usual flat objects. if you want a OP main character that's strong and face slapping out of the get go this isn't for you, but it you want a slower paced book that the author takes their time with, then this could be it.

    3yr
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    Whatsacycle

    Love the way the story flows. Every scene is written beautifully. I can imagine everything that happens in my head. The characters are so real that I suspect the author threw a bunch of irl characters into the book and locked them up in the book world. The prose is also fresh and unique. This book is a real hidden gem

    3yr
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    Dimikb
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    well I now finished first volume, and I can say this is absolutely amazing. Story starts quite slowly, yes, but with every chapter epicnes of this masterpiece stedily grows as well. World background and story are very interesting, well thought through and inventive and novel. Even tho it starts with character in teens it is a mature story with no kiddy grade stupidity of family friendly category. This is dark serious story with lots of tragedy. Super like it.

    3yr
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    Lagat489

    Overall very good. Quality novel compared to the standards on this site/app.. Engaging plot even if its not really all about the MC. I've read all the available chapters in a day that's how this novel captivated me. Lol i don't usually write reviews neither know how to write one but just to support the author i post this one. Hope you wont drop this novel👍goodluck

    3yr
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    WondStain

    So far the books been interesting to say the least... but has anyone else seen the cover and immediately think of the caterpillar from ‘Alice in wonderland’ even the name matches haha 😄

    3yr
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    author_died

    Fuck yes, a new parasite type novel, I hope he can get stronger from taking over other bodies. This novel has potential for first place of the new books

    4yr
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