The Charm of Soul Pets


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Author Synopsis: Cloud birds that soar through the blue sky; Terrorblood wolves that roam the wastelands ruthlessly. Dream beasts that dart through the moonlight forests; Ghost kings that dwell on foggy cliffs. Ocean spirit beasts that haunt the depths of the boundless oceans; thousand-eyed treants that stand unyielding on precipitous peaks.

Sword Beetles, Sunset Eagles, Ancient Wood Demons, Chaotic Thunder Sprites, Cursed Demon Fox: Ice… Plants, Beasts, Elementals, Undead, this is the eccentric, variegated, beautiful, and stunning world of soul pets!

Our protagonist, a soul pet trainer, had at first a young, mutated soul pet – a Moonlight Fox. In unending fights, it mutated into the stronger Evil Flamed Six-tailed Demon fox and the even higher leveled Queen Flamed Nine-tailed Firefox!

Under the companionship of this soul pet, he walked on the path to become a king, catching precious and rare soul pets, and never ceasing his endeavor to becoming the very best!

TL Synposis: Many islands dotted the vast oceans of this world. However, some of the islands were a lot more sinister than the rest. Those islands, known as Nightmare Islands, were true nightmares to all but the strongest and most fortunate. Children were kidnapped and thrown on these isolated islands by the Nightmare Palace, forced to sign soul pacts with evil soul pets: Nightmares. These devils slowly devoured the souls of their trainers to grow stronger. If the children did not cultivate fast enough, their souls will be devoured whole, leaving only an empty husk behind.

Chu Mu, the protagonist, was an heir to the Chu Clan, but due to a plotted murder, he was thrown on the island, sentencing him to almost certain death. Dancing on the edge of life and death, he struggled to survive with a small Moonlight Fox he captured. When he finally escaped the devilish foremen on his island, he couldn’t help but let a breath out. But little does he know, the experience was only a beginning to a fated journey with his little Moonlight Fox…

The Charm of Soul Pets average rating 4.4/5 - 252 user ratings
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Allure of the Pets
Chong Mei
Related Series
Taming Master (2)
Long Live Summons! (1)
Other World’s Monster Breeder (1)
VRMMO Summoner Hajimemashita (1)

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New acoleman2 rated it
March 3, 2017
Status: c98
This is a total Pokémon knock off. Pokémon meets cultivation novel. Entertaining, and I'm a loyal reader. Still, to me it's a 3 star novel. Lots of luck, MC has plot armor. Read if you don't have anything else you're dying to read.
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Aragorn rated it
August 28, 2016
Status: v1c13
Honestly, this is one of the most refreshing reads in a TL novel world littered with multiple OP mc/Cultivation. Don't get me wrong, I love those novels as well, but this is just such a refreshing change. Think of it as Pokemon, but for Wuxia/Xianxia style. The whole story revolves around an MC that is training their "soul pet" (pokemon) in order to become stronger and stronger.

Slight Spoilers: I have personally read ahead in the raws, and can attest to the fact that while the first couple of chapters... more>> are mostly world building, there is definitive plot development. Additionally, there is little to no harem, which is quite unique for any novel in a similar category.

Overall, I have been enjoying the translated chapters (job well done!) and I hope everyone else will love this novel as much as I do (go pokemon!). Feel free to message me for any specifics on spoilers etc. <<less
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Potatos rated it
September 11, 2016
Status: --
Well, I definitely wasn't expecting much from this besides being a new novel to procrastinate with.

First Impressions: Woah! Is that a chinese pokemon novel?
First few chapters: Better than pokemon, a lot of world building though. It's pretty dark though
More chapters: Wow! This is pretty good!
Reading through the raws: Dammit, I can't stop T-T

Real review:
Like most chinese novels, it starts off slow, with world building and a lot of potential. The potential (mostly) isn't wasted like in ATG and MGA(at least IMO, because we all have different... more>> tastes). The antagonists (so far) aren't 2D "You piece of trash!" "Bow before this young master!" characters and since I see no harem tag, so I doubt that there will be any 1D women throwing themselves at him because he's so strong... I honestly have very high expectations for this since it may even be able to reach the level of ISSTH(once again, IMO). The summary may make it seem like a pokemon rip off, but I can attest for the fact that although the world is similar, the plot is completely different(well, mostly). There aren't any major plot holes (yet) and the author makes the story flow well. The mc doesn't have multiple personalities (yet) so that's something I really appreciate. I also want to applaud the translator(s) for translating in a readable way and not giving us a non-edited machine translation.

Overall, like Vex said, as long as mc doesn't become another Ash Ketchum or rapist, I'll enjoy this novel very much. I'll also edit this review once/if I manage to get to chapter 150 or 200 because that is usually when a novel starts to get good, or goes downhill fast... <<less
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Vex rated it
August 31, 2016
Status: --
Okay, so when I first read the name, I was like " Eh, probably some girly pet care life of slice..." Damn I was so wrong...

Just imagine Pokemon, where ash is not an eternal 10 year old, not an eternal loser, uses brain, and where team rocket are enemies with cunning and wit. That's all this about.

The whole premises of the story is refreshing.The execution is also well done. Till now ( as of chapter 120) I am satisfied. The MC is gradually getting OP, but at the same time... more>> he is also facing OP enemies, instead of stupid bullies with almost zero brains and 100 backers.

The characters are a bit 2D, still it's not some great flaw. The writing is fine. The translation is great.Till now the translation speed is also great.

In short, the story is definitely a must read, until the MC becomes another Ash or Chu Feng. <<less
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zhangyenumbertwofan rated it
October 21, 2016
Status: c41
Overall, fairly solid novel. A good change up from the normal wuxia. The MC is powerful, but not annoyingly so. Pokemon comparisons aside, this is a pretty fresh novel with LOTS of action, and the fight scenes are depicted very well so far. Another bonus is the consistent releases. Looking forward to the rest of this novel!
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Dips rated it
October 2, 2016
Status: c32
So far so good. The story has flow and steady progress. It is going quite far and is hiding a lot of the mc and his beasts abilities until he unleashes them all at once. I assume it will slow down once it hits the 100 chapter point. But at chapter 32 and below everything is amazing. I can only hope for it to get better than it is.
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Wiger98 rated it
September 26, 2016
Status: c29
Call it a pokemon ripoff if you will, but it definitely is more interesting than pokemon in the fact that this book has no qualms with killing and a fairly dark plotline makes this a great read.
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puffiness123 rated it
August 28, 2016
Status: --
Kind of like Pokemon but a darker version.
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Slashs rated it
January 26, 2017
Status: c83
This is a chinese/Xanxia version of Pokemon.

This is not an exageration and knowing this you can already get a good idea of what to expect. The pokemon side brings pets to be raised by their trainer. The pets can evolve, will gain new skills with levels and evolutions, the trainer will explore looking for pets to capture. The potential of each pet will vary they have attributes and the chances are... you will probably find a pokemon version to a lot of those pets. At the begining most of the... more>> figthts are the trainer invoking their pets and staying behind while giving order to the fighting pets.

The Xanxia side brings cruelty, death, blood, gore, chinese trope and unreasonable people as well as a fighting MC. The MC will regularly find himself put against people that are unreasonable and self centered. The fights almost always end up in the death of the pet and their owners, in very bloody fashion. Since it is a Xanxia novel the trainers will have their skill to fight too. You get the usual tropes, pills/medecine/plants to progress faster, the need to meditate, the level X pet that is special so he can fight against level X+3 pets and so on.

Now that you have a general idea of the novel let's go a little deeper. The MC has a very close relationship with his pet(s) and that is a very refreshing part of the novel, their relationship is great and so far his pets are very cute. The MC is not stupid and will think and prepare. He is the type to swallow humilations and strike back later rather than unleash knowing he will loose. He is interesting but doesn't escape the egocentrism of most chinese MC... Still it isn't as overbearing as it is with some MCs.

The author has prepared a nice backstory for the MC and we get glimpses of it as the main story progress and it looks like it's gearing up to be quite interesting with possible clan building down the line. There is quite a bit of plot armor going on especially during fights but it's still at an acceptable level. Overall the plot feels prepared rather than improvised (although it still feels like some stuff is pulled out of a hat at the last second). You will have a lot of seeds that are introduced only to "bloom" much later in the story. I am hoping the author can keep this up even in a few hundred chapters.

The translation is good (not as fast as some crazzy translators though, but you can expect a chapter every 2 or 3 days). You do not need to be a fan of pokemon to enjoy this, although they share many similarities, the atmosphere and events make it closer to a Xianxa novel than the actual game/anime/manga.

I personally haven't enjoyed pokemon in more than a decade. But I binged read this in a night :).

It is a very enjoyable read despite its faults :). <<less
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Nana (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ rated it
December 3, 2016
Status: c17
it's good, but it's not that good. So when a translator god (someone like deathblade-ISSTH) came to me and ask to what novel i want to translate next, definitely not this one. It's quite enjoyable period

MC is battle hardened, he didn't really have any tender feeling towards fairer sex, which is logical since it's a death match everyday. The series show up much blood and carnage, but still maintain fluffiness feeling. The pet remind me of pokemon, they are separate by type such as plant, beast, bird, etc. then separate... more>> further as their individual attribute such as wind or fire. <<less
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Yokiri rated it
September 24, 2016
Status: c28
The story has a relatively interesting plot and is sure to have amazing developments.

So far everything is pretty unique, as far I know anyway no story started like this and pulled it off well.

Plus its great that the updater doesn't take months.
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Gainaxe rated it
August 28, 2016
Status: c12
Still very early in the book, but so far has a pretty cool premise and good writing/translating. Basically think Pokémon with a more "realistic" system and a much darker world (main character sentenced to death at 15, and used literally as a sacrifice while he does what he can to live)
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Ruubix rated it
August 28, 2016
Status: --
A realistic Chinese-style Pokemon-like story with cultivation and hardship. So far it's pretty interesting, the main character isn't ruthless, but instead simply indifferent. It's off to a good start.

I look forward to him deepening his relationship with his partnered fox, and getting stronger.
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Dusk rated it
September 24, 2016
Status: c28
This is just like Pokémon in a grown up world, with ash replaced by a winning, decisive and ruthless Mc.

The Mc is trapped on an island where kids are forced to survive against the monster that is living inside of them and at the same time, becoming stronger to survive as the remaining 10.

There will be lots of deaths and kills so don't expect this to be a flowery world like Pokémon, just imagine a Pokémon aimed for more mature audience, that's it.

It's extremely fun read and I hope for... more>> more to come! 8.5, good read. <<less
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Flashman rated it
September 24, 2016
Status: c28
I like it. Like pokemon but bloodier. 'Trainers' die and there are things that can eat your soul. Plus 'Trainers' can fight alongside their pokemon which is cool. The only real problem I have with this is that the chapters are really short.
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Perverted Virgin rated it
September 14, 2016
Status: c23
I find it to be well translated and written. I also find the story to be interesting. (The fluffy, cute, and deadly animals made it perfect.)
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Lumore rated it
November 12, 2016
Status: c50
Well I juste love the story, I read it in one day. It's well translates and the author style is pretty good and the major point of the novel is that it's not like the other chinese novel with the classic cultivation and type of fight, it has a total new point which is really cool for those who have read the like of ATG, ISSTH, Coiling Dragon and the other. Well it's very good to read and to put it simply it's a mix of a mature version of... more>> pokemon and chinese novel with cultivation. <<less
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porkbuns rated it
February 7, 2017
Status: c87
The darker version of Pokemon, where trainers and their soul pets are at risk of dying a bloody death and the criminal organization are actually competent at what they do. The main character's personality is agreeable (not wishy washy or arrogant to the point of annoyance) and strong (relative to his peers, not completely over the top OP).
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Moloks rated it
December 2, 2016
Status: c58
This is really quite an interesting read. After the first few chapters i thought this is similar to pokemon having "pets" battle but with a bloodier disposition as either the pets or the owner dies.

The plot is really interesting and the development is good but as of now i don't have any idea yet of the details regarding the world the mc lives in - where he was born, the map of his world, the levels of power the "pets" and the owner get. I don't know if these... more>> details are really important but it is kind of interesting to know the details from my pov. Anyhow, up to c58 this looks very promising.

P.S. I forgot to mention that the translation is quite good . You can clearly understand the intentions and the sentences flow well. Thanks and keep it up! <<less
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