Great Demon King


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Custom synopsis from etvolare:

If I don’t die… I swear I will act on all my evil thoughts.

Not exactly everyone’s typical thought when they’re about to die. What will a cowardly young man do when reincarnated with the evil powers to redefine his destiny? Can the natural kindness of human nature triumph over evil? Will he become the cold-blooded demon king of legend, or will he forge his own path and rain down another kind of terror?

Original synopsis:

A kind, cowardly young man received evil powers to redefine his destiny when he reincarnated. As he changed his fate, his personality began to shift as well. He started to become strong, cold and even bloodthirsty!

Great Demon King average rating 4.4/5 - 501 user ratings
Associated Names
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Da Mo Wang
Đại Ma Vương
Великий Король Демонов
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makenai89 rated it
April 29, 2016
Status: c91
Reviewed at c91, rated 4.

With necromancy, skeletons, and various magic, Great Demon King feels more like a western fantasy than a chinese novel. It started off a bit iffy, but after we passed the intro, things began to develop nicely, be it the plot, characters, and world building. The MC too is relatively relatable as a young boy -immature thoughts that were tempered by situation, easily horny near his “darlings”, not necessarily gave in to pressure but neither he looked for trouble-. By chapter 90s, I’d say that it is... more>> a well-constructed novel, although we can’t say it is superb yet.

Nevertheless, there are downsides. The MC personality changes was somehow abrupt, though it didn’t go unexplained. Additionally, the plot was highly attributed to his fortuitous encounters -an over-reliance that might deter some people from reading this piece.

Still, I’d like to advise people to read this novel at least 50 chapters first before giving it up. It’s not that good in the beginning, but it is definitely got better. It’s not for everyone, but you might like it. <<less
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PoshMafia rated it
April 2, 2016
Status: --
I have read 71 chapters of this book and can honestly say that it is not very good.

The book falls into the problem of the main character getting everything he wants, while the world bends over to make sure he gets it.

The interactions with other characters is awkward and often the dialogue is cringe worthy.

1 Star. Just not very good.
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platinumangel rated it
May 3, 2016
Status: --
Thus far it is my favorite novel. It's dark with a touch of humor, MC is pleasantly twisted and novel elements seem new and feel fresh. Furthermore MC isn't too idealistic. It has yet to fall into repetitive pattern.
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alexelielchain rated it
July 4, 2016
Status: --
I just cant help dropping this one. I really thought that MC at least sympathize with the real body owner and will somehow have a good start from then on. But it turns out to be a annoying ...ugh..comedy with those hateful bitches. The MC seems masochistic and moronic, quite immature. I just can't help but get pissed.

This is one of the reasons why I usually avoid harem, it cheapens the novel. Sorry, I just cant go forward with this one. Especially the narrow minded harem build up.
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MondoX rated it
February 28, 2016
Status: --
I had to drop it early, this novel is stupid. The title "Great Demon King" caught my attention, but the MC does not seem evil. The MC has three lives worth of knowledge, but several of his actions are moronic, like that of a 10-12 year-old. When the MC tried to "avenge" the previous owner's death, it turned into a gag with that person. First, it was not funny and second that person is a murderer. I thought he would try to kill her, but... more>> I guess not. I would not be surprised if that person turned into a love interest. <<less
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shuiko rated it
December 16, 2015
Status: --
In the raws it's pretty good, unfortunately people won't be able to enjoy this much till it reach around chapter 95, which of course is far away.

Update for those who have caught up. It gets much more funny as time progress IMO. =D

Please note that the amount of sexy fun lewd times stays pretty consistent. Somehow it manages to stay within the story which automatically makes me go 5 stars!
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Dusk rated it
May 9, 2016
Status: c137
Great Demon King, one of the very few western oriented novel here in the community. It's CN but it feels more like a western read, especially if the cultivation parts are erased and Han Shuo's name is not well..Han Shuo I'm not sure I would be able to recognize it as a CN novel at that point.

The very first advice to those who wanted to read this novel is that you must be patient. I too, used to read GDK up till chp 40s then stopped because I felt that... more>> it wasn't that interesting. However when you reach chp 60s and further, the story becomes more interesting as Han Shuo finally decided to ditch school and travel alone delving into the world, meeting dwarves, other races and fellow humans or let's say woman in his adventures, it then pretty much stabilized as a solid 8.4 read all the way till chapter 130s when I truly felt that as time passes, GDK has only gotten better and better.

Oh and GDK is a harem novel, remember you have been warned. A big one too if I did not hear wrongly.

The interesting part here in GDK lies on 2 points.

1. Although Han Shuo is a necromancer, he is actually not a mob-wave necromancer esque human-wave tactic. He is actually more focused to a particular summon in his lovable skeleton and the unique method he obtained from the memory of the expert.

Ps : slight spoiler.

There will be more 'unique' summons later on, although not an en masse one.


2. Han Shuo's personality who can be said as..naive& pure in the early chapters gradually begun to change and become more " evil " lol, although not in a truly evil way. This is very unique in novels and it can either deter some readers or bring the readers who liked this type of novel.

Some of the drawbacks to some people is that Han Shuo will be involved in a two-err..three-timing in the future, although it will be resolved, this may not be within everyone's palatable taste, so be warned.

Translated by our dear translator etvo, you can definitely be assured of the accuracy. I would totally urge you to try it out, especially to those western novels reader. 8.7/10. It only keeps getting better and better. <<less
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Araragi Koyomi
Araragi Koyomi rated it
March 23, 2016
Status: --
I'll keep it short cause instead of reading a long as hell review id rather read the first chapter.

I like the change in setting from a typical 'cultivation' type universe to somewhere with magic like in western type fantasies. There's cultivation regardless tough but it adds more to the story than take away from it.

The point is, there is character development, it might be slow but the story does mention and i feel the need to emphasize on this point, the MC is not evil / demon by nature, he... more>> has such thoughts but never acts on them , what makes him evil bit by bit and makes him act on his instincts is the cultivation he's practicing. Also it doesn't just make the MC more evil, it makes him calm headed too, read the story to know what i meant.

End rating, 5 of 5, nice change in pace from so much cultivation and i like the MC. <<less
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Nana (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
This series is one of don't judge a book by it's title or description. Simply fascinating. I've just finished reading until chapter 2, and i'm already hooked up by this awesome series, the MC is human from earth that got kidnapped by an evil guy to became his extra life. But the spell is broken, instead MC is reincarnated into a body of ryan, 16 y.o. slave from a magic academy.
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koog008 rated it
February 20, 2016
Status: --
i love necromancer stories and this is one of the best.. this story is pretty funny too.. sometimes the mc does things that irritate me but its ok.. why you say.. because i love his minion.. im not gonna spoil it.. but if u read it you know who im talking about.. love that fella.. i like how the story doesnt seemed rushed like others.. and i like how hes not op all of a sudden.. i like stories where the mc builds himself to get stronger without shortcuts
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Cocaine rated it
February 19, 2016
Status: --
This is probably the funniest series I've ever read. All the other novels I've read in this genre are more focused on the seriousness and the brutality of the cultivation/fantasy worlds with a splash of unrealistic harem of beautiful girls that unconditionally love the MC for no reason. Something along the lines of: only those who are ruthless and seriously dedicate themselves can be successful. Granted I'm only 48 chapters in, but somehow this novel goes into a similar universe but gives me a totally different feeling. It includes all... more>> the brutality but somehow the light heartedness of the writing style underplays the severity of all the misfortune, while also giving a more "realistic" feeling from the world.

I think that anyone who enjoys this genre can appreciate this novel because it tells the same story differently. <<less
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shotuyoka rated it
February 18, 2016
Status: --
A very good novel, when all the times stumbles on the general plot. Necromancy, pull-push relationship, enemy turned lovers, hot teacher, and forbidden relationships. Undeads grow with the MC. Read it till the end. Worth oh.
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yamikage rated it
July 26, 2016
Status: c136
A very good read, there's no convoluting parts of level, the characters are interesting and there's no one with a similar names since they're not Chinese. The fight is good and the MCs skills are interesting, definitely a must read thus far.
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March 24, 2016
Status: --
Normally I don' t comment but for some reason I can't help it. The premise of the story is so so, unique but at the same time not so unique. The MC is honestly not a like-able character. The title says Demon King but there is nothing Demon King about him. I was up to chapter 31 and so far he didn't exactly kill anyone, the people who treated him like shit got beat up (but not everybody). I get it at that point he isn't strong enough for the... more>> whole revenge and I'm gonna screw you over plot. But really he doesn't seem evil or "Demon" like so far. To me it's more like he's a bit mischievous and you'll hear this a lot from the author "can't control himself". I won't say its bad but it totally went a different direction than how I thought it would go.

I imagine at least if you're gonna go the evil route of a rising Demon King in a Xuanhuan universe I was hoping you put your all into it and not half ass it. He says he's evil but honestly he's basically a horny teenager. Technically he is, but I was hoping that after getting fucked over all of a sudden by a random guy which made you rethink your life, then re-living memories of the shittiest life you can have. You would be more resentful and I hate to say this but fall to the dark side. Honestly if it went with a more serious, almost tragic kind of tone instead of comedy it would really improve it. The whole half ass proclaimed I'm evil and his mischievous and perverted demeanor towards woman kills my motivation to keep reading. I'm mostly ranting instead of making a review but I wonder if other readers feel the same way, or you feel differently. I hope more people review it and tell me what you think. Hopefully it gets better! <<less
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chewy562 rated it
February 20, 2016
Status: --
I enjoy the comedy and the slow fall to the dark side of the mc haha
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Synyster Jeet rated it
September 7, 2016
Status: c119
What can I say... it's very hard to write a novel with a demonic MC but GDK has pulled it off beautifully.

The MC is an OP character who only reveals strength in battles and otherwise likes to keep it hidden. His various love interests keep making him horny of course but well we can't have a 'demonic' MC without domination of females can we? I would encourage you to read it even though some chapters might get boring long drawn or too informative, in the end it is a... more>> very good blend of fighting and echhi <<less
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naviet rated it
June 27, 2016
Status: c124
A little bit slow at first chapter but this novel very good. Action, comedy, and romance build in c50.

One of my favorite. Very funny with dark humour. I recommend to read.
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pr81 rated it
May 15, 2016
Status: c101
I really like the setup of the story and the characters are interesting and likable.
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normal guy rated it
April 15, 2016
Status: --
the concept and the story is actually fantastic. the MC is a bit impulsive when it comes to women, but other than that, he is a bit different from the regular MC’s. personally, i felt that the story (till chap 85) was more promising than good with the pacing being a bit inconsistent. but, then again, GDK has a long way to far as recommendations go, I would say that those who binge read should wait till there are atleast about 100-125 chaps to get a better gist of... more>> the series. also, the humor in this series is pretty thoughtful. as far as rating goes, i would say 3/5 for now with a potential to get to 4/5 by chap 125. <<less
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Shikonbel rated it
November 17, 2016
Status: c186
Great Demon King is written by the same author as God of Slaughter. Both MC's are cruel, perverted and shameless. There are many love interests, relationships can feel somewhat casual, and there are plenty of NSFW scenes, (and one non-con scene with a certain girl). Great Demon King is more toned down than God of Slaughter in terms of both violence and the perverted aspects. I personally prefer Great Demon King over the other. The MC here is evil and completely unapologetic about his actions... more>> and nature, with an "I do what I want" attitude.


This is especially the case as the novel goes on. In the beginning of the story, the MC is an underdog in a bad position, so that plus the fact that he was originally a normal person (with evil inner thoughts) in his past life means that for a while there he has to stay more low key. Once the MC starts gaining power he loosens the cap on his inner desires and becomes much more unbridled. I admit that I wasn't a big fan of the story for the first 40-60 chapters or so, but if you get past that part it gets more interesting as time goes on. I will say that the novel isn't a serious one, with a bit more comedy than you might initially expect, and the MC just kind of messes around at some points. If you want a more serious, really evil MC I'd say Leylin from WMW is much better.

The side characters' development is somewhat limited, so naturally even more of the story hinges on the MC and your personal feelings about him and his actions. In other words, if you read a bit and don't like the MC, or the violent or perverted scenes, you will probably struggle with the novel. If you enjoy the excessive violence and/or outright pervertedness, then you will likely find the novel enjoyable.

Because the MC's actions and character are more extreme, how you view the novel ends up being even more closely tied to personal preference than some other, more moderate novels.

I personally am not a big fan of romance, so the MC's casual attitude is a good thing, but on the other hand I feel like there are a few too many perverted scenes, and sometimes the MC comes across as a bit more childish or casual than I'd like. I admit to liking the violence though, and the magic aspect is quite interesting. I look forward to seeing how the MC develops in the future.


For me this novel is closer to 3 1/2 stars, but I'll just go ahead and put it at 4 for now. The translator is awesome and the release speed is good. It makes for a good casual sort of read. <<less
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