The Way Ahead

Nov. 11, 2022, 4:11 p.m.

Novel details:

  • Status in COO: Completed
  • Total written: 180 chapters
  • Available: 180 chapters
  • Year of publishing: 2021
  • Language: English
  • Authors: NorskDaedalus
  • Publishers: RoyalRoad

Novel description:

What do you do when you don’t fit in?

Edwin never really felt many connections to other people, but as a physics student, that was fine. He didn’t really need it, anyway. He was content to peel back the mysteries of the universe… not that there were many left to find. Modern-day research was just too well-established, too well-trodden for any single enthusiast to make any significant headway.

But that doesn’t apply to other worlds. Not ones where magic and Skills run rampant, where well-defined roles and Classes dominate much of society with little room for novel experimentation from its residents. That kind of world would be perfect for an overeager, newly-minted Alchemist to make his mark.

Things are never that easy, though.

The Way Ahead is a very slice-of-life story following the story of someone trying to find his place in a world that doesn’t know what to do with him. Expect lots of science, lots of alchemy, a few sarcastic quips by the System, and lots of exploration involving the world, self-discovery, and above all, science.

After all, further research is always required.

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The Way Ahead

Novel Chapters

Chapter 1 Today’s Forecast Includes a Miniscule Chance of Planeswalkers
Chapter 2 Decidedly Sarcastic Skills
Chapter 3 Revelations of Varying Fortune
Chapter 4 An Unstoppable Force Meets a Movable Object
Chapter 5 Identifying Identify
Chapter 6 Sparks Flying
Chapter 7 Firmly Outside Normal
Chapter 8 A Stormy Disposition
Chapter 9 A Chilly Reception
Chapter 10 Let it Burn, Let it Burn, Let it Burn
Chapter 11 Roadside Assessment
Chapter 12 A Talk With Friends
Chapter 13 Pretentious Neighbors
Chapter 14 There Are Worse Internships
Chapter 15 End of the Lime