4.7Do people chase greatness, or does greatness chase us? A.I. genius, Gengyo, through the assistance of SAPPHIRE attains the means to time travel. He seeks a simpler life, and wishes to experience the warmth of a family. But often we do not get what we want, we get what we deserve. And his peaceful times soon end, as war storms Japan, and in order to protect his peace, he must conquer. Join Gengyo as he walks a blood-stained path toward absolute domination, seizing control of Japan. //Brief extract from one of the battle scenes. Written from the point of view of a samurai landowner, Niwa Nakatane. The hooves grew closer to Nakatane's position and their beating hearts grew faster. Perhaps they could simply remain like that, hiding behind the tree, and allow these barbarians to pass? That way could they not return home to their families? Could they not give their dear wives one final kiss, or share one final story with their enthusiastic youth? Nakatane knew exactly what they were thinking. And as the ground rumbled, and the mounted beasts howled, he was the first man to step out from the trees and make his stand. "OORAH!" Possessed by a furious energy, he thrust out with all the aggression of a war god, puncturing Ochi's stallion through the chest with the sharpened wooden point of his lengthy spear. The mammoth fell from his mount clumsily, his head colliding with a nearby tree root. He ceased to move, and a pool of blood began to form around him. "ARM THESE SPEARS MEN! VICTORY SHALL BE OURS!" He stood in front of the charge of over 150 horsemen, alone. But he did not give a single inch of ground. He met the charge of the next man in line, roaring vengefully, possessed by all the rage and power that had accumulated in his body over these past years. The horsemen shrieked like a pack of hyenas, fanning out, each eager for a piece of the man who had brought down their leader. //I did not create the book cover. All credits go to the original creator.
At eighteen years old, Giovanni Moretti achieves perfection. Both physically, and intellectually. It does not require much effort on his part in order to push forward. In the year 2030, the Italian government is running a rather controversial university. On a whim, Giovanni enrols, expecting something of a holiday. But he gets more than he’s bargained for from this ‘Roman Academy’ as within days of joining, chaos descends. This is a rather dark novel folks, but I think you will find it entertaining. Giovanni starts off rather dislikeable, but he’s a fun character. Give it a shot. //Sample "Let us say this then. The perfect man is he who stands above all others in definable elements. Appearance, strength, and intelligence." "That seems like it might lead to a more productive discussion along the lines of which you seem intent on pursuing." "Yes, well, let's say we have that man, who is capable in all those areas. What then?" "How do you mean, what then?" "Is that what all men should aim towards? Is that the ultimate happiness? Will he wed the most beautiful woman, and have the highest position of power?" "Ah… I see where you mean to go with this, young Gefreed. This is a question of power, not perfection. This hypothetical man that you speak of, is a man that will be capable of wielding the ultimate power, and you are wondering why you should aim towards that?" "…I suppose that's one way of looking at it." "Indeed. To wield ultimate power is to what? Make everyone subservient to you, so they only move in accordance with your orders?" "Yes, that's likely it. For you to stand at the top, and for others to do exactly your bidding. You have to answer to no one." "In making others do exactly your bidding, you are in essence eliminating the factor of chance." "Precisely, what's wrong with that?" Ah, he is young, so he can still ask such questions with a straight face. "To enjoy any game, my dear boy, it needs to have a fair balance of luck and skill. As it happens, life itself is no different. We humans have mastered much control over nature. It's whims no longer bother us or surprise us as much as they used to, and so much of chance falls to the humans around us." "Exactly, and so in having power over them, you will never be surprised. No one will stab you in the back when you are not looking. You'll never be depressed because something did not go your way." "Gefreed, what if you had a woman, who was liable to do everything you said?" "…I don't know." "Imagine it. A young beautiful woman. She will do exactly everything that you have said. She will pleasure you whenever you wish, and you can use her and abuse her however you will, and she would never complain." "I would not abuse her." He protested. "No, I think we would all console ourselves with that thought, but if she merely remained in the same state no matter what you did, then there would be no point in restraining yourself." "A woman that will do whatever I say… I imagine, I would be happy, would I not?" "Think more deeply, lad. You are thinking of it in terms of pleasure. A woman who only moved when you told her to. The highest level of obedience, and you had the highest level of power." "Then, she would move exactly as I willed her…" "Precisely. So how she moved was subject to what you told her, and thus, it is in essence, as though you are having a relationship with yourself. Eliminating the surprise and the unpredictability of the person is a shortcut to making that relationship worthless. She would be a mere tool. As would the other people around you be, should you have the highest of power." "And then, you mean to say, the closer one gets to perfection in the pursuit of power, the less unpredictable the world becomes, and so, the more empty he feels?" I nod once.
Jack Rojas, AKA Bloody Ripper; the most notorious assassin to ever exist. Jack was a United States CIA Black Ops Agent. His job was to go under the alias Bloody Ripper and murder any leaders from other nations that opposed the United States. On a particular mission, he got caught and tried to make his escape but failed. As he was about to die, everything went black. All he could hear was a woman's light but a loving voice. Is this new world better or worse?
In the Year 2269, a boy cursed to live without emotions was born. This boy was 'Special', for his intellect was unmatched by even the combination of HISTORY's Greatest minds... The only drive left in him was Curiosity. Only after 300 YEARS of research did he finally quench his thirst. He had reached his goal... He had gained emotions. Suddenly, a notification from his AI chimed in. | The last given task has been completed, would the user like to review the 4th dimension? | ... He woke up, without a memory after that point... He looked around and then he realized... He was in another world, in another life, in another body. With the greatest AI on command and 300 years of knowledge, survival should be a piece of cake, right? AN: the fantasy and 'another world' aspect comes a bit later because I want to build the MC's character. Also, I will keep this as realistic as possible and probably not omit any of the sexual stuff (thus, explaining the R-18 tag). This is my first time writing anything in this format so forgive me if you don't like the start, I assure you it will get better. Note: the story is slightly on the slower side and the chapter size stabilise at 1k words after 15 chapters The cover art is also made by me.
A new college student, who recently moved to the small town of Yuvakaya, gets caught in a heavy rain and seeks shelter next a book store. Located at the base of a mountain, an interesting set of events there lead him to discover a hidden world larger than he could ever imagine! However, this grand revelation comes at a heavy cost... The misery of loss awaits him as he prepares to face unimaginable dangers to solve an eons-old mystery. Training himself on a long-forgotten mystical art; will he give in to the fear and darkness, or survive the trial by fire to light up his own path?
Arthur was the ruler of a world where he possessed everything. The king dreamed of becoming a slave. In the dream, he became a shabby and insignificant laborer named Han Seo Jin. He worked nonstop in a factor, like a machine. After waking up from the long dream, the king fell into a state of confusion. Was he a slave dreaming about being a king? Or was he a king dreaming about being a slave? Which one was the dream? Which one was the reality? 「Your majesty. Everything within the dream is a lie. Please do not forget about this.」
The diplomatic relations between People's Republic of Mars and Atlantic-Pacific Federation have soured. The cold war between two major factions is getting hotter as both parties race for rapid mobilization of their space navies. At the calm before the storm, Lieutenant Kagan is called back to service aboard his old warship Lodos, under command of his close friend; Rear Admiral Tachibana. The time runs out, and the declaration of war is imminent. Will they be able to end this terrifying war before it crushes everything they once held dear? Is there right and wrong at the time of war? How do they know they are on the right side? NOTE: This is a hard-science Sci-Fi book that follows the laws of physics to the letter, and is likely to include many scientific terms. But don't worry, I included sources for their definitions, so you will understand the novel.
After being framed Ye Lang was imprisoned alone and tortured thoroughly, a harsh way to put it many people just hated him for his treacherous acts and selfish gaining for himself.known as the formidable [Sword king] of [Deaths Blade] the top game of the virtual reality entrance along with top notch gaming graphics and effects, people made livings and money out of it, some people played for its cultural graphics till it too became the source of everything entertainment a life, the real world was within Deaths blade able to do almost anything imaginable, however Ye Lang did not get the good side of this, the solo player Ye Lang with his vast knowledge over the game and famed for number one killer and contractor.Programmer 229713 Ye Lang known as [Shade] top of the swordsmen list and standing with the other 9 legends. Follow the [sword king] as he returns from a torturous death to reek his new path through it all and cause havoc once more but this time, will he build an army of players, will he gain trust, will he fail abruptly or will there be other things awaiting the [sword king] in deaths blade find out in the new novel [Deaths Blade].
The world we live in is a normal world , no magic , no heroes and no demon lord. That´s what we believe in . But what if all that we see is not what we really see? what if the sounds , the smells and all the other senses that we have are manipulating us ? you may say well if i could outperform everybody with all their senses ? what would that makes me ? an alien ? A prophet ? a god ? Come hear my story ! see if you can find yourself in myself and let´s start a journey to define ourselves !
Jamee is a happy-go-lucky girl who has tons of friends, and a supportive and caring family. She has a great life until everything changed. She suddenly has a fall out with her friends, and her family seems like they have better things to do than spend time with her. She feels lonely and does not know what to do because she is used to having people around. While she is struggling with loneliness, she slowly becomes too afraid of making friends, resulting in depression and later on having suicidal thoughts. She becomes mentally unstable as she somehow confuses reality with her nightmares, or the other way around. She needed help but no one was there for her. Except for herself. She hides behind her usual smile and laughter, hoping someone would eventually save her from herself. ;
"Your parents are dead." This statement from his so-called family sent Ling Dang into a state of depression for three years when he was a child. The absence of parental love that every child deserves to have, combined with a sense of guilt, regret and self-hatred has warped his view of the world since then and he is now scared to become attached to others, making him seem completely cold and unapproachable. Now as a recent high school graduate, he wants to leave his hometown and study abroad, in order to forget his childhood pain once and for all. However, he comes into contact with people investigating his parents' death overseas and learns that their deaths were not what they had seemed all those years ago. Ling Dang is once again trapped in a web of confusion and conspiracies as he uncovers the many untold secrets within his family.
After a huge natural disaster killed almost everyone he knew Zale was out for Revenge. Gods roam this world where magic is everywhere and they are almost almighty. Zale confronts the one responsible for the death of his loved ones, but he wasn´t strong enough. The god, taking a pity on him created a new opportunity for me. This is the journey of Zale as he rises to new heights, studying magic, and surpassing the limits
A series of incidents happened to a 23 years old young girl that made her a self_talker & introverted and changed her personality totally. It's all begin with a tragic accident of her trying to take her life away and someone appear to save her. Will she be able to change herself or Will she be able to survive....
Ben Capaldi is just your typical normal guy. Does the same thing everyday, over and over again but one day miraculously survived his life in a whooping maze of fun, craze, disaster, and success. NOTE: THIS IS A WORK OF FICTION. Any Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
Some a possibility, others from various times lines. What would happen if the modern-day British Crown & Parliament force had a civil war? What if the Samurai and Crusader Knights meet on the battlefield? How about British Napoleonic era forces faced the Roman legions? Modern Scotland and England went to war?
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