Tales of the Reincarnated Lord


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In a world where magic is long but a thing of the distant past, where humans have the potential of harnessing a dormant power within them, called Battle Force…

A man from modern day Earth finds himself suddenly waking up in the body of Norton Lorist, a youth of noble descent that had been exiled from his homeland in the North by his family to Morante City, the capital of the Forde Trade Union on the pretext of pursuing his studies.

Little did he know what would await him when he receives summons from his family years later to return to the Northlands and inherit the position of the family head…

This is the tale of his life before the summons…

This is the tale of his journey northward and the allies he gathers along the way…

This is the tale of his rebuilding his family’s dominion and keeping it safe from other power hungry nobles…

This is the “Tales of the Reincarnated Lord”.

Tales of the Reincarnated Lord average rating 4.2/5 - 459 user ratings
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Chóngshēng zhī lǐngzhǔ chuánqí
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makenai89 rated it
January 28, 2017
Status: c131
Reviewed at c.131, rated 4.

Reading Tales of Reincarnated Lord brought me back to the eras of Robin Hood and Ivanhoe. Although, the author's storytelling was obviously not as solid as those of classic novelist's, but it was clearly different compared to what commonly found among translated Chinese webnovels.

It told the story of an earthling who was reborn in the body of an estranged young noble. The beginning of the novel talked about his escapades and relationships in a city of freedom. Devoid of tricky family entanglements, he gathered wealth and... more>> reputation for himself by making use of his earth knowledge and the strength he had gained in this world. Then some messengers arrived and he suddenly found himself as an inheritor of a faraway land. There came the main plot: how will he develop the land that has long been broken up by wars and corrupt nobles? The various knowledges he brought from earth was not enough. He also had to have good strategies and reliable supporters, joined hands with dubious lords, while looking for ways to boost his own strength at the same time. Also flirted and made love with beauties on the side.

Rather than saying the main theme is Domestic Affairs/Kingdom Development, I feel it closer to biography of a lord instead....well, that said, the title says it all. What it does not tell is that the content often talked about unnecessary details and confusing noble relationship. Knowing the landscape of a city might be good for readers; but the amount of each army provision? The exact number of slaves doing this or that? Those kind of chapters appeared here and there, and were recipes for good night sleep.... <<less
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Lurcher rated it
January 10, 2017
Status: c117
It's good; the setting is intricate and detailed, the main character is determined and smart yet not wholly without fault as he makes mistakes but works to correct those without hesitation. If you're tired of the usual tropes like "face" and iron-clad rankings or skills that seem wholly unrelated to anything real, then this is definitely a treat.

The power structures of individuals is based on something tangible and easily discernible, so the fact that people believe those rankings to be true makes sense. The main characters use of qigong to... more>> continue his training once he hits a cap also makes sense given how well documented his love for the art prior to reincarnation was.

While he does get some annoying freebies like "dynamic vision" and his qigong abilities, the main meat of the story is NOT about the main character defeating everything like in your usual martial arts novel, rather the fact that he is strong is merely the set up for the politics and friendships that he is involved in. Had his jolly gang of hangers on not decided to join him in his journey, this story would easily lose one or two stars from me.

Romance-wise the story hasn't seen much of any development as the main character has loved and lost before the novel proper and most of the subsequent encounters are casual or end in failure. I saw someone complain about maids getting raped and I had to laugh, as the setting already explicitly encourages this; one count had over 60 illegitimate sons while the main character has 17 illegitimate siblings as well!

Overall, it really only gets going at around 50-60-ish as the amount of flashbacks before that is quite staggering, but I still recommend it. <<less
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Tian Ze rated it
December 4, 2016
Status: c94
Man I'm so glad I read this novel i almost got scared away by some of the reviews that said it slow and boring. Now don't get me wrong this is a novel that really takes its time setting up the world and mc, but by no means is it boring this novel kept me engaged the whole way it was awesome. The mc is really what i love about this story hes not a push over or an asshole hes op but had to work for all of it... more>> and it doesnt go overboard with it. Anyway i suck with this review stuff i just highly recommend this if your looking for a looking for a well written novel with great mc, side characters with personalty and awesome world and kingdom building. <<less
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Best light novel I have read so far. The world is amazing, nothing is just white or black, and plot is great. Maybe the pace of novel is really slow, but I don't mind, personally hate when plot can be described as "defeating one villan, to find out that around the corner is bigger villan, and after him there are another 20, but fortunately plot armor on the MC is so thick that there will be always smt which will save his us and also help him crush the enemy".

In... more>> TRL plans are not always perfect and every one is doing mistakes like in real world. The MC is strong, but can't defeat an army or manage all small affairs by himself, which makes him more humanly and it easier to like him that way. Also side characters are not divided on (everyone who follows MC is good and smart, neutral people are good but not that smart so they will regret not following MC, and people which are againts MC are all evil and they power only came from their greed, but they are stupid anyway so MC can trick them as he wants..) but they are have their own goals and dreams.

I wouldn't recomennd this LN only for kids who are looking for most OP MC, who can crush the planet by his fart, everyone else could give a try (first chapters maybe are just backstories but we can all know MC and 'world' better thanks to them.

5/5 <<less
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storybookknight rated it
January 19, 2017
Status: c115
Thoroughly mediocre overall, but has some redeeming merits.

The worst part of the story is probably the writing. The author hasn't really mastered the principle of "show, don't tell" and resorts to cumbersome flashbacks to build out his world in the beginning. While this does eventually get better, there are plenty of other things to nitpick at, such as the author's obsession with precise numbers when discussing logistics, and a certain lack of consistency in the main character's personality.

However, other than that, the story has several things going for it.... more>> First, unlike many xuanhuan, it starts things off with a main character who is already strong, avoiding the usual state of affairs wherein a modest-seeming but fast-growing cultivator is challenged by a never-ending stream of arrogant idiots with poor pattern recognition. Instead the main character gets started on achieving their ambitions relatively quickly, which is a plus. Unfortunately, it does still fall into the problem of things being a bit too easy for the MC; otherwise I might have rated this higher.

Secondly, the author does manage to include a good deal of secondary characters with interesting personalities, which is a welcome change from many "lone cultivator" stories. This is a real strength of the story and although there are other books which do this better, there are many others that do it much worse.

All in all, it's a story that's probably worth reading, but not until you've already finished better stories. <<less
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shuiko rated it
August 9, 2016
Status: c0
A huge issue I have with this novel is the loop de loop of repetition of the same plot over and over again.

The MC isn't exciting or very interesting. Sure he has hidden abilities. If i wanted to waste my timeabout stuff like that I could just dream it and it would be better.

Writing is subpar by original author, though there are moments where side characters shine otherwise it's boring. (From RAWS)

Basically filler read. To be fair average isn't HORRIBLE, it's average.
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lamb rated it
June 14, 2017
Status: c20
Disclaimer: If you like very cliche'd XianXia novels don't this review and just skip to the book. For your mental health and my own.

Like most books on this website this story has the skeleton of a good story; unlike most stories on here it has more than that. The sad fact is, that instead of skin, organs, muscles, etc. it is like all that got partially digested and we are reading the end product. I found it easy to find pieces of the story that are complete and amazing. I... more>> also, find sludge that I can't make heads or tails of. At the very least when you start reading it isn't fully digested.

Take the exposition for example, It starts off amazing in the first chapter. The story reeks of fantasy from the word 'go'; it really got me hooked. It wasn't poorly written or translated. The quality of the translation doesn't drop, but when I got to chapter 8 and the MC had his first flash back it was incredibly frustrating. The author(s) showed that they could create an entire world without breaking the cardinal rule of exposition, NO FUCKING FLASHBACKS. (Yes there are ways to do it well, these guys did it in the worst way possible.) Seeing what this author can do made me want to read more and see if it improved. It did not, there were simply more and more flashbacks. It was like the author(s) were just fucking with us the whole time; seeing what they could get away with. ''Well now that we have proven that we can write well and completely lets not.'' Says the first author '' What a splendid idea.'' Says the second. This  leads us to the first love interest.

She is the worst kind of person, and both the author, and by extension, the MC have nothing against her.

The relationship between the two is incredibly one-sided, and everyone just seems to blame the MC, in some small margin, for their break-up. He has done nothing but give, and the love interest has done nothing but take.

The only reason you should read this book is if you are an aspiring novelist, and you want clear cut examples of good and bad exposition.

Someone has literally taken a dump on anything resembling good writing and posted it to the internet. I know very well that even shit stains can pass off as great writing in this community. In summary this is an objectively bad book that I know many of you who are reading this will love. I am confident to say that this is objectively bad, because two buildings can be just as beautiful as each other, but if one has a rotten foundation it is worse. As soon as someone stands in the wrong spot the whole building is coming down, and for this book that spot is chapter 8 and beyond.

(P.S. I refuse to torture myself with reading more, and yes I know how much that hurts my integrity.) <<less
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novelbrah rated it
December 14, 2016
Status: c171
UPDATE 4/1/2017********
If I could summerize Tales of the Reincarnated Lord in a sentence, I'd use "best character development I've ever read from an amateur novel comparable to many published fantasy novels".

The novel keeps getting better. There are a bunch of world/city building novels out there, but this really takes the cake. Why? Alpha MC. That simple. Not only is he smart and quick on his feet, he also is ruthless when need be. It is also a lot more realistic in terms of behavior and not a... more>> harem. Men and women have needs, whether they're sexual or emotional, and TotRL focuses on BOTH unlike some novels...

Another similar novel is Release That Witch which is also really good, but the MC is not alpha, can't battle and is a timid virgin entranced by women, always apologizing. Also, the harem keeps building, so it's very frustrating to read.

Original REVIEW**********

What a joy it has been reading this novel. I won't lie and tell you that the first 30 chapters are rough. Too much info dump, BUT, the story really shines after that. I knew from reading some reviews that I just needed to go through the initial grind to reach the sweet end, and they were right.

ALL the characters have life and personality. This is a masterpiece as far as web novels go. I am not surprised that it's published under Qidian as they have QUALITY novels.

I highly suggest reading this! Sooner or later, this novel will become really popular and I guarantee it. Right now it's kind of a hidden gem.

PS Being a noble back in the day brought a lot more advantages and privileges than just being rich... If you've read the first 30 chapters you'll understand why I say this. <<less
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Fathom rated it
October 14, 2016
Status: c57
Thus far up to Ch 57, MC hasn't returned to his home land yet. Excruciatingly slow place. The story seems more Slice of Life more than action. All the action is very simplistic with MC accomplishing everything in several moves despite his low level (but OP skills).

If you haven't started this series yet, I'd recommend waiting to just marathon it when a couple of hundred chapters translated are out. It's pretty dry storyline with no real suspense and tension. MC is pretty happy with his life and doesn't seem to... more>> want to strive for more selfish goals other than just accruing money for retirement purposes. His lack of driven desire communicates to a lack of tension or suspense to the reader.

Because of the pace of this storyline, he probably won't even be back in his homeland for another 100 chapters or so.

It's a soul migration story, but MC's history seems pretty shallow. His previous was lived in modern time, but was basically mediocre. In this current world where it seems a bit medieval, MC uses his knowledge to make a quick buck here and there. He also uses his former's life family cultivation skill which gives him more skills than his current level should have. Other than that one cheat which prevents him from leveling up, his personality isn't really fully fleshed out. No tragic events in his former or current history, other than his host's body being exiled in a far away land due to his spoiled behavior 10 years previously.

Overall, uber slow. Ok storyline if you're ok w/ Slice of Life. MC sleeps around mostly w/ his previous ex-girlfriend and prostitutes, but no harem yet. No real romance yet either, other than the failed one w/ his ex. <<less
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HonestSage rated it
August 9, 2016
Status: c21
I thought and hoped that by Chapter 21 that the author would reach a key point in the plot such as Lorist becoming a lord. To my dismay, the chapters so far are only flash backs and info dumbs. However, sometimes the chapters are interesting but my patience is wearing thin from reading all these dumb summary flash back chapters.

I mean, aren't I reading this hoping to see how the main character Lorist manages being a lord? or am i reading this light novel for the overall back story? And... more>> to clarify, the flash backs would have been more interesting if they are not just simple summaries of things happening. For instance, in some flash backs it talks about Lorist beating people or training people but not exactly telling us the whole story. Instead, we are left with he beat some up up and thats it, no action whatsoever talked about. And sure we are given details about how techniques works and Battle force works , just not how he uses them in battles or any action about how he defeated his enemies.

To put it simply, all the chapters so far are merely Lorist having flash backs and interacting with people; one could even say that all the chapters so far is the equivalent of watching anime filler: it doesn't matter and probably has nothing to do with the plot. I'm just hoping at this point that the author is going to move past the flash backs and actually talk more about the present. And hopefully the pacing of the story will improve. <<less
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Nyanko rated it
August 9, 2016
Status: c21
Okay, there are some good things about this series, and there are some bad things. First the good things; the world is interesting, as is the character, the scenario and the translation is good.

Where the series falls down is the long, introspective tales into the pass that ruin the flow of the story; i feel that rather infodumping everything at the beginning, these things should slowly be drawn out in the story; the reader does not have to know the Lore of the world in the first twenty chapters, the... more>> same effect could be replicated by weaving the world's lore into the actual narrative. Same with the love story. I'll continue reading; but if the style doesn't change I think I'll have to drop it. Nyan reserves the right to change this ranking as the story advances <<less
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Kal Dano rated it
June 8, 2017
Status: --

The world is vast and detailed. You can see it from the beggining that this author is not to be messed with. The only thing I found lacking is MC. It didnt leave me with any emotions whatsoever even tho it tries the main character here are side characters for me. The author wastes way too much time developing them only to abandon them and ocasionally glance towards their direction. Because they have made me tremble reading it. MC is just a husk that walks thru the story... more>> and acts acordingly.

I recomend to anyone that want some militarish novel with a reincarnation backstory. <<less
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OmegaDion rated it
January 5, 2017
Status: --
Too much info dump that sometimes I skipped some to just get into the action. I have a feeling that this might reach a thousand chapters with no clear ending or will get dropped midway.

Some may find this as a good read. But it doesn't fit my taste.

Translation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Flashbacks: 9/11
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Hitexh rated it
September 10, 2016
Status: c25
Im not having a good experience reading this just because its not my genre for the introduction part. If you like tragedy, and MC with low ambition, and easily control by surroundings, learn from its mistake and get better, then this is your thing. I prefer the story can be skip where he got titled lord. I really am. Thats why I gave it 4 star hoping it can let bygone past and go to the main story instead.
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