Throne of Magical Arcana

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“Knowledge is power.”

“The so-called God, is but merely an Arcanist that is a bit stronger.”

Bringing with him a great amount of knowledge, Xia Feng crossed over.

Throne of Magical Arcana average rating 3.7/5 - 141 user ratings
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Arcane Divine Throne
TMA
奥术神座
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keklel
New keklel
July 15, 2017
Status: v1c10
Not gonna rate this because obviously this novel wasn't written for people like me, but everything I've read so far is just so incredibly boring that I can't stand it.

It's not that the world is boring. There's magic, magical races (elves, dwarves etc), mercenaries etc. It's just that the novel is written so boringly that it's unbearable. Every chapter is filled with smalltalk between irrelevant characters and useless descriptions of the most random pointless shit imaginable. To give an example:

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"Good Afternoon, Mr. Victor."

"Good Afternoon, Elena." The man replied politely. He had blue eyes as deep as an ocean, "May I have the latest Music Criticism?" His voice was deep and rich.

Lucien was surprised. He did not expect to find a newspaper in this world, and even specialized ones. What impressed him more was the polarization here, thinking about the fact that many people in Aderon were still illiterate. Lucien guessed not many people would buy newspapers.

He also wondered how much the newspaper cost.

Victor roughly went through the pages and gave Elena ten Fells. He then went towards the stairs after nodding politely to both of them, with the newspaper under his arm.

After he left, Lucien asked Elena curiously.

"The newspaper costs 10 Fells?"

Having worked in the association for a whole year, Elena was proud that she could share her knowledge with someone, who was also from the same poor background like she was before.

"In the year 426 of Saint Calendar, the Cardinal Adelaide enhanced the method for papermaking. Since then, the paper price continued declining. Now you can buy a dozen newspapers with just a couple of Fells. But only members of our association can buy Music Criticism with 10 Fells. Others, including nobles, have to pay a silver Nar."

"Both Music Criticism and Symphony News are the most authoritative music publications across the continent." she then continued, "Every piece of music and article is produced by brilliant musicians and scholars. This month's Music Criticism published the comments from His Majesty and Princess Natasha on the concert held last week in the Psalm Hall."

Aside from showing off, Lucien's good looking face was another reason why she kept offering so much information.

"A Nar?!" For a moment, an exciting plan of robbing newspapers appeared in his mind. Five Nars could easily solve Lucien's problem! A second later he realized the thought was too ridiculous: No one would buy from him.

"Sure!" Happy with Lucien's interaction, Elena kept talking. "You think it's too expensive? In places like Tria, Antiffler, Ifai, Tilis and Anhadur, these newspapers are very popular. People there honor Aalto's music very much and would even pay one gold Thale for an old one."

Lucien took a glance at the newspapers under the counter while trying hard to resist his impulse. But, he also got some information from her words: Under the mighty church, currency across the continent should be unified; Secondly, there was no such spell for teleportation. If there was, it must have very strict rules, or the nobles in other cities would not read old newspapers.

More than ten minutes later, it finally occurred to Elena that Lucien still had work to do. She reluctantly stopped herself and asked a servant to lead him to the backyard garden.

"Be quiet. Don't talk loud. Don't move loud. In three months, Mr. Victor's gonna hold his first concert in the Psalm Hall. Recently, he's being pretty… um… sensitive," Elena kindly reminded him.

Lucien nodded to her gratefully and followed the servant towards the garden.

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An entire chapter about buying newspapers about musical criticism. Seriously? And the rest of the novel is equally boring and slow paced.

Only read this novel if you enjoy slice of life and boring, slow paced non-action. Not for me. <<less
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Ignus
Ignus rated it
May 10, 2017
Status: v1c29
The mood set by this story is it's best selling point.

It has a real gritty black ages western magic type feel.

The magic system is unique, diving more into science than most systems.

... more>> The pacing of the story is good, while setting up mystery for future chapters. Not everything needs to be explained up front in the first 10 chapters, or why do you keep reading the story?

Characters are also well done. Well, 30 chapters is not enough for the supporting characters to really shine, but its already better than most of the cookie cutter content out there. One the other hand, the MC is done superbly. It actually shows his growth and mentality. He is actually trying to lay low, and doesn't come out and show off right after saying so. He is not a smart MC, but he is well written as an average person adapting.

There is one moments that is not the best.
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A priest doesn't want to go into a smelly sewer, so he threatens the MC into going into the sewer after having him memorize the chant for multiple spells.... A much better scenario could have been crafted.

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ScotlandForsythe
ScotlandForsythe rated it
November 25, 2016
Status: v1c59
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(I never expected it to have such a wonderful blend of things I like. Music, magic and mystery. Oh my)

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... more>> The premise isn't the best, but it gets the point across. I love the idea. The guy get reincarnated into another boy's body in this magical world and the first thing he experiences is the burning of a witch.

Honestly it doesn't seem xuanhuan, but I promise you it is a Chinese novel. The idea isn't exactly unique, but it holds my attention.

The translation isn't the best, but it is readable.

It really needs more chapters. Glad it began updating recently. I don't have much to go on. *Sighs* I tried.

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the MC is crafty. Extremely crafty. He disguises himself as a sorcerer and succeeds because the ridiculous amount of knowledge he knows. (They call him professor *squeals*

He also is learning to play the piano (which he conveniently introduced into the world while helping his music teacher). He's moving up one step at a time. 😊

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I was not expecting such a nice story. It is extremely promising. The MC is thankfully not as boring as I first thought he would be, and the magic and knight system idea makes sense

it fits more into this story than a lot of others.

What really attracted me was the fated lovers tag. No harem (I'm guessing). This is the first time I've seen such a tag for a story (I'm pretty sure there may be others that deserve this tag that don't have it), and I'm excited to see the direction it goes <<less
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mrttao
mrttao rated it
April 17, 2017
Status: c14
MC dies on earth and body snatches a fresh corpse in a world of magic. As usual he has a cheat, but what bothers me most is that there is zero explanation or justification for his cheat. namely a library in his brain full of books from Earth. But some of the books are locked. and then some magic books get destroyed in his presence and that somehow adds them to the library in his mind (even though he never read them, nor was he involved in their destruction).

Where did... more>> the library come from? why is there a library in his brain??? who knows, the author is certainly not bothering to explain.

So far its barely tolerable. MC is very stupid and prone to both panic and emotion driven suicidal actions. And always gets saved by plot armor. That being said, the author seems to intend for him to grow and learn (ie, author probably wants to try to justify the MC being ruthless and wise later on instead of a random earth reincarnator suddenly acting OOC. I am not saying that ruthless is wise and the idea state, rather that i feel like this story is hinting towards what the MC will grow into) and it is only c14. so while it is pretty insufferable now he has been making vows to learn from his mistakes (despite repeating them, but maybe it's just to hammer it in, it has only been 14 chapters). Time will tell if he actually learns from it and changes. <<less
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raifan
raifan rated it
April 23, 2017
Status: c18
Good story so far. The MC got a new life by taking over another person's body in a different world. What's different is that he doesn't get the past person's memories. All he knows is the language (which is weird, so maybe some form of amnesia), so he has to be careful when talking to people since he doesn't know who they are. Doesn't seem like a super smart MC, just an average guy so far.

It is a world of magic with an MC who doesn't have memories of... more>> things of the past or common knowledge of the world. So as readers, we won't have that knowledge as well. As the MC learns where magic and other things come from or were started, readers will as well. Good story telling, not everything will be explained while the MC has no clue himself. I like how the author left some things inexplainable. We are seeing through the eyes of the MC, so if he is in the dark, so are the readers.

I don't see any plot armor. He hasn't put himself in situations that he can't control. Only one near death experience, but he was forced into it and he had 3 Knights with him. In his previous life he wasn't a fighter, so the first fight was a learning experience. Outside the first fight, he has kept his emotions in check. Making the right decisions in terms of when to get involved and when to hold back.

Early rating of 4 stars for me. Good start. <<less
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Demintika
Demintika rated it
June 25, 2017
Status: c823
This world's "Magic" system: The author tried to explain everything with ACTUAL Science. Not just some BS "this X is awesome" like other author, but I felt like he copied Wikipedia article to explain "magical" phenomenon such as Resonance, Chemical Reaction, Electricity, etc... Don't let the word Arcane fool you, 奥术 has nothing magical in them. In this novel's world, it actually refers to Science; and the "Arcanist" refers to "people who research science" (aka Scientist). Those Scientist can apply scientific knowledge to their Magic and make themselves more powerful.

MC... more>> was thrown head-first into a cruel medieval world, being someone with no money, no power, no talent, etc... A first few dozens chapter describe him struggling from both emotional and physical hardship as he slowly learn about the world, gained money and power until he became a musician. From that point on, his life went smoothly (due to careful planning and wit and luck) while his personality mostly stayed the same. It's hard to describe in words, he isn't a homicidal maniac like most CN MC, nor a saint.

With modern knowledge from the cheat library, MC didn't keep it to himself but rather slowly shared them. From Organic Chemistry to Nuclear Physics. From Calculus to Topology. From Astrology to General Relativity. From Field theory to Quantum Physic... Instead of suddenly throwing them all out and gaining all the fame and power, he "discovered" those theories through math and proved them in experiment.

Given 5/5 Stars because of how underrated this novel is. It's like "Interstellar" of novel, you gave it low rating because you understood nothing. Screw all of the reviews saying how "illogical" the MC was or how the author "explained nothing" about his cheat. Those people are too used to OP MC showing his OPness through info-dump and expositions. While this author slowly introduced the world, they just dropped reading. <<less
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Salokin
Salokin rated it
November 30, 2016
Status: v1c9
Promising, so far. "Died and gone to another world, replacing some weak schmuk then learning magic" setup. Theres even witch trials and a hypocritical church who uses magic while condemning witches for using magic. However, the witch that gets burned at the stake seems to have actually been a deranged person. The story is relatively dark and oppresive feeling like any 'dark ages' story should.

Nice world building and magic system.

I'd keep an eye on this one, but right now its a 'solid intro' thats... more>> got me intrigued. <<less
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summers
summers
June 26, 2017
Status: c60
Good slice of lice novel. Deals with normal city life, dealing with local gang, trying to make some money, learning how to read, trying to learn new skills that can make money. MC is not a jerk or a wimp, just a guy trying to improve, no insta haxx super powers, he does have a magic library but not everything is available to him. Novel does not get trapped by a romance that turns MC into an idiot. His goal with magic so far seems to be to find a... more>> place where its safe to practice and use in work as musician to supplement his practice.

Translation is good and the site its hosted on just lets you scroll down through all available chapters; no clicking back and forth.

chapter 55-60 is a super lame, "my music is so passionate I cry while playing, and make others cry" scene that was so predictable that it made me just speed read the rest of it. His music was plagiarized from Beethoven from the other world and he gets weepy over it? <<less
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acoleman2
acoleman2 rated it
June 6, 2017
Status: --
Reserving judgement for now.  It has an interesting premise, and a focus on western magic rather than cultivation.  I'm hoping that the music somehow becomes important.  Still, it feels all over the place, with a lot of plot threads developing at the same time, but with the focus being split too much among each thread.  I can't tell what's important, which isn't good.  You shouldn't be able to guess what will happen, but you should be able to tell that something is important to the plot.
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