The Human Emperor


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Wang Chong was on the verge of death staring down the horde of mysterious soldiers. He put his final effort into killing his most hated enemy. His country, his people, everyone he loved were all gone… He died with regret.

However, destiny has given him a second chance at life.


17k’s Synopsis:

I cannot hand this world over to those who I disdain!

Thus, Wang Chong stepped over mountains of bones and rivers of blood to ascend to the throne of the Human Emperor. With his might, he reversed the fall of the Great Tang and brought it to the pinnacle of the world, thus becoming an unsurpassable legend!

The Human Emperor average rating 4.4/5 - 183 user ratings
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Nhân Hoàng Kỷ
Ren Huang Ji
The Records of the Human Emperor
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New mikaelhg
May 12, 2017
Status: c75
The drama in the story is completely based on the misunderstanding / miscommunication trope. Based on the story, the MC could cut 80% of the unwelcome complications by simply demonstrating his competence while still keeping his central secret, but that would mean that the author would have to actually learn to write drama.
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New Bakaleaf rated it
May 8, 2017
Status: c72
This is a good novel but the slow phase is very annoying

The repetitive chapters is no longer fun for me

Take this Stone arc something

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The MC crafted the most powerful weapon what happen next? a never ending loop of dragging, each chapter became POV by some random people saying this and that the annoying part is this arc seems won't be done even after a hundred chapter. I mean he make the so called amazing sword to advertise but he was so indecisiveness of whom he should sell it and it keeps on dragging and dragging to the point that I no longer feel reading


This is not your typical reincarnated MC as MC is from our earth transported to another world got a very mess up Life and manage to redo it, but the thing is I can't find any thing that will make mc came from earth, with those ridiculous decision making.

The Habit of author repetitive writing like this

MC do something big->Train->Random POV->Train

The training part is annoying like hell why must the author write half a chapter of training that can only be describe in a simple single sentence!

Decide to drop this novel I might read it again later or might forget about it as there is nothing that makes you wanna read it at least for me I already lose interest in this novel as that stone arc something already test my patience. <<less
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DoubleTake rated it
October 6, 2016
Status: --
I find it somewhat baffling whenever people write a review on anything be it a story or a movie with minimal to limited information or source data. Though I do understand that with the sheer number of stories and novels that if a story does not grab you in the first 10 chapters. People are more inclined to drop the novel there and then and after a review is done on any site the negative feedback in turn cast a downer on the translators and they then throw down all... more>> tools and a true gem sometimes go unseen. I think this is one of those true gems


As someone who has took decided to look a bit further and machined translated all the to the most recent chapter 250 This is one of those true gems and it is one of the better 'reincarnation' story more well balanced in its pacing and approach. It is a curious blend of actual history and Xuanhuan, this gives the reader an insight into the culture of the Chinese of the time, it is evident that the author is a history buff given the time period and the political intrigues affecting china in that time and its subsequent downfall. This chronicles our MC's attempt to stem that flow, albeit with mixed results.

The characters are not too overpowered, barring the occasional MC's plot armour as we know if the MC dies the story is over; It is however tastefully done and the author has done good job in representing both sides of any argument from the standpoint of protagonist and antagonist(s)

If you're looking for something that is different from the usual trope of reincarnation where it's just a power grab and power up where the ending is fast approaching this may not be for you.

If you' re looking for something decently paced, immersive in his world building and political intrigue, grounded in some basis of fact, characters who are not cardboard cut outs and do contribute to the story then this is something that may pique your interest.

P.S. Concerning the MC's logic, this is all explained in the upcoming chapters with him not being able to give anything away which hearkens back to what I said about formulating an opinion and a review on minimal information. Which is understandable giving the small sample size no offence to the previous reviewer


Hopefully the translators are able to pick this back up again and have another go at it because this is a true gem which readers would enjoy, I've gone into some detail in the spoiler but without giving too much away. Good story contrary to popular belief.

Cheers. <<less
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riida rated it
August 28, 2016
Status: c6
This here is really not that special, so I don't get the rating.

The author mashed together TDG, LOTD, reincarnator, and even a few pieces of TTNH, but not too well.
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Unfortunately I was immediately turned off by the lack of logic, when MC tried to persuade his father not to go to the secret meeting.

His internal argument states that he must not reveal information from the future, but who forbids him to speculate about current affairs? If the result of the meeting is a catastrophy for the family, how could his best attempt to make his father reconsider be "don't go, it could turn out bad", when there are enough reasons in the present why it's not a good idea, and he even MENTIONS THEM while thinking to himself!

That immediately made me think that the author isn't too bright and I shouldn't expect much from this title. I'll read a few more chapter though, to see if I'm wrong...

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Fanya rated it
March 23, 2017
Status: c81
Into another world AND back to the past! If this keeps up, then definitely a 5 star.

1. Yes they do martial arts/cultivate but there aren't paragraphs and paragraphs of world building/explanation of cultivation levels. The story so far seems to be focused on how a weak MC can keep his clan out of trouble between the struggle for the throne (thus "human emperor"? so he's going for the top of the mortal world instead of flying off to random cultivation/saint realms and stuff).

2. OMG his family loves him! It's more... more>> realistic than the ones where the MC is an orphan that gets blindly hated/bullied by everyone. His parents are strict but not unreasonable and loves him, and his little sister is childish but treats him like a big bro.

3. He's a normal person! He's not an assasin/secret agent/poison genius that adopts to the situation and pwns everyone within 2 days. The first time he reincarnated he acted like a normal person would, don't feel like the family is his real family, not really adjusting to the different culture. But now that he's back to the past, he tries to use his knowledge to rise up but he's not OP. He needs to think in order to convince people and find possible fortuitous encounters, no instant trust from random people or blind love/hate.

It's well written, well translated with a good MC and plot. It's got lots of potentials. <<less
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Keimichi rated it
April 15, 2017
Status: c521
[note: spoiler tags might contain minor spoilers from the raws]

I am actually more amazed by this than I expected. After 500 chapters of raws, the story has been absolutely AMAZING.

To summarize the background, this is a mix of historical and Xuanhuan. It is set in another world that shares a history extremely similar to that of Earth, and yet it is a different world. More specifically, this is a reincarnation + time travel. MC was a person from Earth that got reincarnated to this alternate history world. However, he... more>> failed the new life he got. However he gets a second chance. In summary, it might feel similar to TDG. However, it is NOTHING similar. This story is focussed on the MILITARY. It is not about a direct clash of power beams and "my level is higher than yours". It's all about politics and actual war. In fact, it actually feels like Wuxia at first. It's only when you read further than you slowly notice that it has Xuanhuan elements. (side note: no sign of romance so far, even if we see female characters).

The narration is not flowery and widely poetic like Ze Tian Ji for example. Rather, everything has a logical progression and everything is concise. The author doesn't just throw in randomly as things goes along and then resort to plot armor to fix them. Rather as things goes along you'll notice that actions and people that were mentioned so long ago would actually become crucial to the plans of the MC. I think the only thing that could have been handled better would be the minor time skips (ex: those that are a week or a month long), but that could be just a personal preference on my part.

We have a rational MC. He is not superhuman, but he is able to make rational decisions based on what he have and what he knows. He is a quite intelligent character. But it's not the same type of intelligence as the MC of TTNH for example, who was more of a cunning type that uses small tactics and deception. He's not like the MC of TDG who is smart but too arrogant that smacks people with his knowledge. No, our MC has a calm type of wisdom indeed benefitting of his background story. The reason why I like this MC is because the author has well done the "show, don't tell". We are able to see each of the steps, and hence, I do agree he has more skills than just the typical plot armor granted to protagonists by time travel. (I'd say, the only "plot armor" is how fast things go. Ex: if he estimates something will take 1 week, "MC will be surprised it only took 5 days". But that is really minor and could be attributed to him being cautious.)

The antagonists are not mindless drones. They don't exist just because they are evil or bad. Not all characters that disagrees with the MC is a bad guy. And the MC does not eliminate all people who disagrees with him. The MC is able to see the big picture and seek cooperation rather than have a pitiful revenge against people who he disliked. He is aware that he must maximize his resources, and therefore he must not remain on minor grudges.

In fact, rather than "antagonists", I'd say they are more like "opponents". What he is really fighting against isn't really the "enemies" per se, but rather "the future" he knows would happen and that he is trying to change.

I think, the only down point is that we don't really get to see things from the perspective of the side characters. The story is just really focussed on the MC, so even if the side characters have their own thoughts, the author doesn't really dig in too deep to show us what they are thinking. It doesn't mean these characters are less important, just that lot of their crucial actions, decisions and opinions are off screen.

Anyway, I think this is an extremely promising series. I won't praise the schemes as being ABSOLUTELY STUNNING—However, things are all well foreshadowed and planned out in a way that makes me acknowledge the MC as actually have a higher IQ and knows what he is doing(rather than the author trying to convince us that he does). <<less
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MondoX rated it
March 19, 2017
Status: c12
It is an early review, but hopefully it encourages some readers that are hesitant to begin reading the series. After twelve chapters, I am hooked with the story. The mc is a transcender from another world, and lived and died in his new world. However, he lived mostly has an observer and never tried to build any human relations and acted as a prodigal son. Through varying circumstances, he lost his family and friends and realized how he took for granted the love from those close... more>> to him, but now he has a second chance to fix his mistakes.

I felt slight tension during some of the dialogue, where it goes back and forth and builds to something and not boring and pointless chatter. The mc has knowledge of future events, but unlike other Chinese light novels, everyone is not going to automatically believe the mc and worship him. The mc needs to test what information he is able to divulge, when can he divulge the information, how to divulge it (subtly or not, etc).

I think I like the mc's little sister more (she is adorable, but crazy strong). I hope the author does not stop developing the little sister. Both the mc's parents are likeable so far, especially the mom.

Again, it is an early review, but as long as the author does not deviate from the character's personalities, or introduces a beauty with a bad attitude that instantly makes the mc stupid, this story has great potential. <<less
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nikhil rated it
April 24, 2017
Status: c523
A different novel with mix of historical + drama + fast paced action

The strategy used and how MC strives to excel even when placed with limits is gratifying unlike other novels where MC has to barely struggle and coast through to defeat his enemies.
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RezieNovian rated it
April 30, 2017
Status: c58
I write this review at the same time i decided to drop this.

The story line is good. The Main Character is likeable, cunning, and kind-hearted.  The grammar is fine.

My only problem is the pace is too slow for me. I have just entered 58th chapter but i feel that the current story (at 58th chapter) can be finished in only 30 chapters.

... more>> Some chapters are TOO MUCH  in describing every single people's feeling. The slow-paced story with only a few chapters. What a perfect combination! .

I decided to drop this temporarily. i'll read it again when the chapter is more than 200 or 300.

I'm not professional reviewer or kinda, but i feel like to write it since i really like the story. I'm not saying this story is not good, for reader that like to have every single detailed-description, it is the best story for you. <<less
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GusSan rated it
May 7, 2017
Status: c72
As now, it's a bit slow but good. The history is advancing, we don't have an eternally frocen problem for 200 chapters.

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He has been charged of violation, solved.

There was a plot against his father, stopped.

And without killing anyone nor doing very ridiculous things.

Now he is getting money, weapons and cultivating, but being the cultivation something secondary


There is a lot of plot armor with the time travel, and it can be the demise of this history, the MC has a lot of years to solve the fall of the empire... will the author do a good history or will be writting anecdotes till it becames stagnated, boring and repetitive?

The short term problems have already been solved, let's see how he handles the middle term ones. <<less
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raifan rated it
April 22, 2017
Status: c57
Good story. Would have been higher if there wasn't so much filler. It wasn't like this in the beginning, but the last 10 chapters have been full of filler. Something that should have taken at most 5 chapters have taken double the amount. Who knows when it will wrap up. I find myself scrolling because all the filler content in the chapter. It holds the novel back.

So I will give this a 3/5 for now. If the filler lessen as the story goes on, it will be a much better... more>> story. <<less
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April 16, 2017
Status: --
It's pretty good, I'm getting some TTNH vibes from this book. Well it certainly has its flaws and some failure in logic but compared to some other xianxias with mindless killing and power ups, this is not bad. I find the way he lived his life when he first transcended to be very believable, most MCs just seem to adapt so well after transcending so this is a nice change. I also like the fact that he has very normal relationships with women in the novel. (From what I've read... more>> so far)


Unlike TTNH where MC has physical reactions just by carrying a child qing wu... and even though she's the love of his life, he goes on to marry 3 other women. But I still gave TTNH 5 stars lol

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Enryu022 rated it
April 15, 2017
Status: c200
I freaking love this novel

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Main character is pure awesome. First of all if you're expecting a romance, there's none (so far at least)..main character has a mission and goal from the get go. What I like about this novel is that, main character 99

all the time helps or builds his country rather than fight bullies or train, usually when main characters go back to the past, they are always in the middle of blood shed and what they destroy turns out more than what they build, sometimes you will question yourself "what's their goal again?", but this main character 100

focuses on building his country, helping his people, give all the love his family deserved that he couldn't give them before, even that one bad apple that's in his family, rather than taunting them and destroy their reputation, he showers them with love until they come around on their own and notice how childish they are acting, because his main goal is unite his family first before uniting his country.

The power levels is very reasonable, main character doesn't power up very fast, even his 10 years old sister (he's 15) is still stronger than him in that 200 chapters, but yet that doesn't turn you off from the story, because mc focuses on uniting his country than powering up all the time, he makes a lot of allies, hires freaking strong body guards while he's slowly leveling up and enjoying his life.

Side characters, they are very well built characters, they notice main character's potential, instead of making an enemy out of him they make him an ally. Enemies are also likeable villains, there was this one villain where mc destroyed him politically, the villain saw his potential and feared his growth, it's predictable that he would think on eliminating him before he grows old enough, right? No, he decides to continue fighting him this way because the thought of him losing to 15 years old and eliminating him this underhandedly is unacceptable. Side characters/villains all are amazing.


Bottom line, I really recommend this novel, if you like very relatable main character with human feeling that builds stuff more than he destroys, makes more allies than makes enemies, then this novel is for you. <<less
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Rangle rated it
April 14, 2017
Status: c26
I've just started reading but so far I'm not impressed with the story. The MC's family is too rigid and stupid. They can't adapt to political machinations of others and too fixed on tradition instead of being wise. Thank goodness for plot armors or else these kind of people would've been destroyed in reality. I will update my rating if the story gets better or worse the further I read.

Edit: The story got one good thing going. The MC is different than the normal xuanhuan protagonist. He uses his wit... more>> to achieve his goals and not all things will go his way.

PS: I quite appreciate the translator notes explaining the cultural background in the story. <<less
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Kylix rated it
April 14, 2017
Status: c47
Story is currently only on chapter 47 and they have just started to introduce the concept of destiny however it seems to be done in a very interesting and unique way, and the personal interactions and intelligence of the MC is some of the best so far.

furthermore the translation quality is very good with footnotes to explain historical concepts that you may not have understood otherwise.
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Boon rated it
April 23, 2017
Status: c58
3.75/5. Tentative review as the storyline has not progressed very far at 58 chapters.

Pretty good. Definitely above most of the average xianxia, and by that I mean things like ATG, TMW etc. I'd put it in my top 75/200 of the novels I've read on here. (pretty much everything tagged action rated over 4.0)

This novel required me to skim a bit, and for that I knocked it's rating down a bit. Things happen like people lining up to get their faces slapped, endlessly praising the MC, or the cultivation techniques,... more>> but they are much shorter and much more tolerable than TMW or ATG by comparison.

The somewhat cheesy robotic voice with purchase options feels a bit cheesy compared to many, trying to cross genres into an mmorpg but not being very successful.

But I enjoy reading this very much, and was disappointed as I quickly ran out of chapters to read. What I like about this novel is that despite it being a xuanhaun that will no doubt be full of fighting, the cultivation technique takes a back seat. Yes he gets stronger, but we don't have to read about how he rotates his energy REALLY hard for 15-30 minutes at every step of his power progression. Though it did mention it, and I did automatically skim it, it was very brief. The point is that the plot is more complex than just train, bash heads, train, etc etc.

He is slowly training his martial arts in the background as the story progresses, but he is not really running around fighting anyone at this point. He is just using foreknowledge of events to protect his clan from scheming, while the early focus is on creating the highest quality swords using future technology. Also, the enemies he runs into are intelligent, and thus not boring.

Despite a few drawbacks, it is still an entertaining read, enough to race through 58 chapters in nearly one night. <<less
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