Web serials are woefully unknown despite the fact that they are often pretty dawn great. Hence this post aims to be a place to recommend and discuss your favorite serials or be made aware of their existence if you aren't.
The great thing about web serial is that they're entirely free novels that are updated regularly, so there is a LOT of content ot there ready to be read whenever you feel the urge.
The site Topwebfiction has a list of the most popular webnovels and, since I'm here, I'll also the the time to recommend a few of my favorite ones :
A swell novel about Erin Solstice, a modern day american girl, being transmigrated to a fantasy world while going to the bathroom. But instead ofbecoming a hero and going to chase the dragon, she finds herself taking over an abandoned inn trying to survive in a dangerous and hostile world.
A merge between an adventure and slice of life story, the world building is amazing and there are tons of fleshed out characters.
The story is about 2,000,000 words at this point and updates bi-weekly with 10,000 words chapters.
In this version of earth, people can get superpowers (by experiencing traumatic events). Taylor Hebert gained the power to control bugs after being subjected to bullying (this is an euphemisism) still, she wants to be a hero and she has a plan for that… let's see how things will turn out.
One of the most popular webnovel. This is a superhero story with a twist, people with superpowers are mostly messup people since they have to suffer a traumatic event in order to gain their powers (or trigger) and powers are rarely simple or totally beneficial to their users. Which makes the world an arguably worst place, borderline grimdark. Still, the world building is amazing, if terrifying...
The story is completed at about 2,700,000 words.
Decades ago, the kingdom of Callow was invaded by the Eeeevil kingdom of Praes (ruled by dread emperors with hilariously evil names). An orphan by the name of Catherine Foundling, who lived all her life under occupation wants to help her country. Her plan, join the legions of terror and change things from within…
The story is set in a fantasy world ruled by narrative where greater than life heroes and villains (or Named) are bestowed with powers called aspects. Loves to play with troopes and subvert them. Every chapter has a little historical quote "à la" Dune, from past kings and Dread emperors such as Dread Emperors Traiterous, Sorcerous, Revenant, Malevolent, etc. An exemple of such quotes : "Those who live by the sword, kill those who don't".
Updated bi-weekly with three huge books finished.
The age of heroes is over, wands are now mass-produced in factories and the Empire of Tiraas has conquered the whole continent with the frontier being constantly pushed back and elves now have to live in reserves. Still, more then twenty years after the death of the last paladin the god of Justice and the god of the Sun both appoint a new paladin. And now, Trissiny, paladin of justice goes to school, the The University, no less have fun following her and her classmates (another paladin, a fairy, a dryad, an arch-demon and a pirate princess) in their scholarly adventures in a school where teachers are ex-adventurers and the principal is a millenias old elf who tusseled with dragons, demons and gods.
A steam-punk fantasy spagetti-western… yeah.