Chronicles of Primordial Wars

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Shao Xuan joins a friend in his expedition to a recently discovered archaeological cave. After he picks up an ordinary looking stone he is teleported to a different world and wakes up in the body of a small orphan child. The world he is in now is still in it’s stone age with primitive tools made of stone and the ways of the people are savage. Savage isn’t the only thing special about the people though, because they have superhuman strength, jump higher than trees and punch stones, in short they are able to cultivate their bodies. Despite all this, it is a real struggle to survive because of the scarcity of the food. Together with Caesar, his wolf pet, he tries to survive in this cruel world.

Chronicles of Primordial Wars average rating 4.5/5 - 391 user ratings
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Sai47s
New Sai47s rated it
April 5, 2017
Status: --
In the action of the novel occurs in an interesting time period and the idea of the novel is not bad, but for 31 chapters (no longer mastered) we see only the stifling daily routine of the Stone Age, without interesting, gay, male, and female characters. There is no humor, interesting enemies and battles (obviously, a protracted beginning). It all boils down to the production of food (usually meat and fish, and after all, a hero from the present, could be engaged in agriculture and collecting sometimes.) Simply put, the... more>> novel is boring, at least at the first stage. The price of the novel is too high. <<less
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Tellestarle
Tellestarle rated it
July 16, 2016
Status: c793
I love this novel. Reading ahead I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. Though there isn't much romance, girls and women do appear. Unlike most novels women are seen as just like any other person apart of a tribe and not as a sexual/ love interest. For those afraid, yes the MC gets alot of attraction from females at certain points but it isn't exaggerated. It isnt that kind of story.

The MC is smart and a pioneer. He doesn't and does use his memories of his past life. He doesn't... more>> remember much with regards to how he lived as he has said numerous time but his thinking process is more advanced and ideas make him stronger than his peers as well as bring his tribe back to former glory. He is hardworking as well as calm and decisive. He is not much of a chatterbox like most MCs and gets shit done.

I admire that he isn't a very emotional character and many people come to be in fear and awe of his power. If he says or do something with his powers that people do not understand instead of lying about it he just says it's intuition or a guess. No big deal. The guy is just smooth like that. What's even greater is that he never once treated people who has more power than him with any special consideration or his elders like his elders. He carries himself like a leader from the start until he truly becomes one.

I would say more regarding that but I feel it's more exciting to discover the powers of his tribe and other characters in the future than me saying it. It would be a disservice to this great story spoiling the MCs journey thus far into the world and must see it yourself to really appreciate it.

The world building is phenomenal and characters are very interesting. It's so great I'm having a hard time saying everything good about it.

The MC does have enemies as he does allies which bring his tribe slowly to the top. He isnt kill happy and even those that offend him has thier uses. (He'll still beat them to a pulp though) He's ruthless when necessary as well as kind. Im not sure if he's OP but he's far from weak as there are many powers he cannot overcome but his strength isn't just physical and being cunning. He's a visionary.

I know it may be just my own exaggeration but he's the most perfect MC I've seen in a long time and the story is A1. 10/10 <<less
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Blcktron
Blcktron rated it
June 17, 2016
Status: c10
Good read and pretty interesting novel. Not a typical transport to another world or rebirth novel.... no crazy family or village/city that thinks the MC is trash. Smart character just trying to survive, likable and relatable supporting characters. Looking forward to more from the TL group and the story!
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Soma
Soma rated it
June 28, 2016
Status: --
A unique xianxia story without cliche bullying, trash mc,etc.

But it's a bit boring, especially when there is no romance. All the story describe is just how the people never paid attention how the male dressed, whether they are nude or not?

But hey, no one ever mentioned a chick..cough, it's a bit lonely.
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tanzmoon
tanzmoon rated it
April 3, 2016
Status: --
Interesting. Only chapter 1 uploaded. A young man transporting to 'a stone age' sort of ancient time. He is currently in the body of a child. Quality of translation is good. Looking forward to more.
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hanglekuk
hanglekuk rated it
July 3, 2016
Status: c21
I've read up quite ahead on raws with MTLs and it is still very good. Very different from regular cultivation grinding and slaughtering of the random enemies, resource hunting and consuming. It is very refreshing for me.

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Guy travels around the world/legendary locations, meets the various tribes

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JetonS
JetonS rated it
November 6, 2016
Status: --
The story is interesting, the author doesn't rush things and instead set the atmosphere in a way to allow us to build the general scenery steadily. In short, it's a good story with many strong points such as an original MC who isn't arrogant neither overpowered. But then why do I only give this 3 stars? There are 2 main reasons :
1. It's lacking romance, it's lonely :(
2. Rather than being an action type Novel, it's rather a Slice of Life with a bit of movement. Althrough it... more>> shouldn't be displeasing to some people, I was sometimes bored. Until now (c55), I've not felt the "chill" I've always liked to feel in action/adventure type novels. <<less
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captain crunch
captain crunch rated it
February 7, 2017
Status: c138
Updated review. Rating of 3/5, and translation is 5/5.

[[5 star = almost all readers will enjoy. 4 star = majority of readers will enjoy. 3 star = 50/50. 2 star = a niche audience might enjoy. 1 star = even the niche audience might not enjoy.]]

[[5/5 = Minor spelling and grammar errors. 4/5 = occasional major grammar errors, no loss of meaning. 3/5 = common major grammar errors or some loss of meaning. 2/5 = difficulty understanding story. 1/5 = unreadable.]]

MC is a university-aged Chinese guy who, after touching... more>> a magic stone at an archeological site, transports into the body of a dying 9-year-old orphan boy in a late Stone Age society. Think pre-agriculture but post-writing. There isn't a special magic system, but some kind of mystical superstrength and herbalism. No magical creatures or races, but the animals are ugly, large, and dangerous. There's no journeying, significant combat, wars, romance, or technology gap/cultivation. Which leads to my main criticism about the content, and my main one about the style.

There is very little going on, especially in the first 40 or so chapters. It's slice of life about MC looking for stones, crafting stones, and finding sources of food. There is little progression of the MC until he gets his super powers, which aren't out of the ordinary until he begins to unlock more abilities. Afterwards, things actually start to happen, mostly hunting and related activities. The content becomes somewhat more exciting, and the MC begins to interact with more characters.

However, even though the content progressively becomes more interesting, the writing style does not. It's very redundant and full of self-explanatory or irrelevant details. It feels like how kids will repeat the same thing over and over in different ways, or add unnecessary information, in order to make their essays longer. Additionally, the style is also very matter-of-fact, not much personality (personality of characters, relationships, tension, suspense, mystery, etc.).

Before chapters 40-50, I initially gave this series 2 stars because it was extremely boring. Then the content became much better, so I gave it 3-3.5 stars. But because the writing style hasn't improved, I think it is solidly a 3. I think half of readers who pick this up would lose interest at some point, especially the early chapters. But the story has enough content to maybe keep the other half hanging on. I think if you have lots of free time, wait until after c40's before deciding whether or not to drop. But if you don't have free time and have other series on your to-read list, maybe read those first.

Also, I'm not sure why the title has "Wars" in it, so far all the combat is just hunting ugly animals. <<less
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alexelielchain
alexelielchain rated it
June 29, 2016
Status: c19
As for now, this novel is pleasing to read. This author did a great job in creating an interesting and exciting novel without having most characters evil. Unlike most xianxia novel which solely focus in having the characters around the mc antagonistic, this one really have good intentioned characters and of course with bearable complications.I can't help but look forward for more.
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darthpsykoz
darthpsykoz rated it
September 1, 2016
Status: c55
Some people complain about lack of humour or romance, but please note that this is set in an alternate universe stone age where everyday is a struggle for survival. Not sure if it makes sense for people to be that much concerned about romance when they can barely survive. It is true that that the story telling is a bit dry, but that's just the authors style and it's humorous in its own subtle way (how people think of food like gold etc). On the "action", looks like things are... more>> picking up. I am giving it a tentative 5 just based on the very non-standard world building and theme for this website. <<less
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shanarock
shanarock rated it
February 19, 2017
Status: c844
I have read all the raws and I have to say, what an amazing read! The pace is snail-pace but it has a solid plot and amazing world building. We don't just get stuck in his tribe's hunting life stories, there are more exploration and mysteries regarding the world outside his tribe. But honestly, what marvel me the most is actually the protagonist's personality. He is intelligent, brave, wise, kind and yet ruthless at the same time. He knows when he has to follow the flow and when he has... more>> to be creative. From a young leader of cave orphans to a dependable leader of mankind. His progress is beautiful to watch.

The lack of romance might put off some people, but there is actually a hint of romance, it's so small that you might even miss it. And what's great is that the MC doesn't get intimidated or swayed by women (Heck, there are more interaction of him with Cha cha the bird than him with females! lol) or people with bad motives, he is very decisive and smart. There is a conclusion of his relationship near the ending too. I wish I could read more of his journey and how he advance the civilization. It's just not enough. <<less
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Chiaroscuro
Rhealora rated it
September 12, 2016
Status: c61
Recommended to read. The story itself is like a slice of life at first and there is little to no humour and romances. Development is slow and world building is much on point
The side characters are given a set of personality and is growing alongside MC
Villains/archenemies wasn't completely brainless
The details are exquisite and the story itself is engaging
Plot armour is thick, but ignorable since the logic was played well, so far
4.5/5 I enjoyed it
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yuki555
yuki555 rated it
July 2, 2016
Status: c21
Original concept with strong and intelligent MC. MC is very young and so far the story has been mostly world building and MC adapting and learning to survive in a savage fantasy Stone Age tribal world. There's totemic cultivation system, but it hasn't been fully explained yet.
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Haigi
Haigi rated it
June 17, 2016
Status: c11
Being a person from the modern world, the MC obviously has better knowledge on how to use tools in the stoneage which gives him an edge over the others.

Surprisingly they didn't start off with when he first woke up but at a point after some months have passed after being transported. The intro briefly described him quickly learning the ways of how a 'savage' orphan child would act in a cave full of them and skipped the otherwise lengthy introduction.

The people apparently will awaken totem powers at around 10 years... more>> of age and do all those superhuman feats (ie jump power/ muscle power). Nothing magical as of yet, I hope it will stay a little more grounded to reality. <<less
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orario
orario rated it
January 30, 2017
Status: c124
A different type of novel. A different type of MC. A different type of cultivation. A different type of setting and a different type of side characters - and all these in a good way.

I strongly recommend this novel for those that want a decent MC, a MC that doesn't think like a psychopath. It's a MC that simply tries to integrate in the tribal society that he had wounded up in. Don't expect the MC slaughtering arrogant douchebags and don't expect the MC to be the once-in-a-thousand-years type... more>> of genius that doesn't put anyone in his eyes

This novel also lacks the rather embarrassing exaggerations of the usual xianxia - you'll not read about castles of 99999999 km in length and other similar bullshit.

It's a very good novel, a very unique novel, without the usual mindless slaughter and harem crap. It's a strong 5 stars from me <<less
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ultragunner
ultragunner rated it
August 31, 2016
Status: c55
Typical reincarnation... But the twist here is it sent him to a far cry primal world, so far I'm still hoping for him to lead his own group or tribe perhaps. 5 stars for laugh out loud worth end of chapters. Author-san knows how to portray a strange world with strange people in a humorous way
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sal
sal rated it
July 13, 2016
Status: c19
The beginning is a little slow but i myself like it give character depth. The story itself is interesting because normal in novels the protagonist will be transported to a magical medieval type of world but this novel gives a twist. I feel the twist make this story became much more interesting to read because i myself have not read a novel with this type of world. But it simple it is a good story and you should try to read it.
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shadowtrap2010
shadowtrap2010 rated it
July 4, 2016
Status: c23
Very amusing ... let say i dont think he have overpower yet so i dont know but it start out as survival type! and it interesting enough.
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Crimefridge
Crimefridge rated it
January 26, 2017
Status: c122
The first review that people see on this page is a 2-star, and that's just wrong.

This is borderline slice of life transported/reincarnated action... The main character is a modern Japanese who for some reason ends up becoming an orphan in a primitive tribe after finding some mysterious stone in a cave with tribal drawings.

The thing I like about this main character is... he's basically normal. He doesn't fall in love with his fucking wolf-dog like those obnoxious MCs from wuxia, there is no harem, and his higher-than-average intelligence from the... more>> pseudo-reincarnation doesn't make him pretentious, though his "fortune" is a bit on the high side (LUK stat maxed out, minus the near-death that comes with it).

Overall, it reads like a journal of a guy just adapting to a caveman-esque lifestyle and how he's rising up the social ladder from the bottom.

It lacks a little on the inter-social conflict that I would expect in this setting, but minus how that portion is downplayed, and how the characters are a bit shallow most of the time, the story is fairly enjoyable.

It's like staring at clouds in the sky. There's not necessarily much deep meaning, but sometimes the imagination can be compelled with a bit of movement.

No, this is not a hard 4-star. It's a rounded-up 4 star, but if I were to be honest, this puts it in the top 5% of novels you'll see on this site. So ignore that first review and dive in, since you're basically not going to find a lot of choicer picks if you voraciously read this genre. <<less
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Kagamiya
Kagamiya rated it
October 22, 2016
Status: c79
Interesting and exciting. It is about a boy who was transported back to prehistoric land, where savage and humanity is coexisting each other. Don't expect any of romance, harem or some shit like that, because in this world survival to the fittest is a top priority than that farce. The MC's character is not bad, sensible, and cool-headed. Nothing like your general Xuanhuan like "trash, trash bin, some shit" line you would found in those novel.

I, hereby recommend you to read this novel.
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makenai89
makenai89 rated it
August 31, 2016
Status: c55
Reviewed at c55, rated 4.

Chronicles of Primordial Wars is interesting, but the development is rather dry. It tells the story of a young man who suddenly woke up in the body of an orphan child in ancient stone age (?). Many mysteries abounded around the MC as he grew stronger, and this story was mostly about these mysteries and how the MC struggled to survive in the harsh new world, instead of simply about fighting evils and corrupted people.

Theme-wise, it's strong and attractive. However, there's not much humor, romance... more>> or heart-shaking twists so far. Definitely not a shallow read, but less entertaining for those who likes their novels with a bit more hooks. Still, I'm open to hike the rate up if things got more lively in the future. <<less
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