Early chapters where good until the part where he becomes an official wizard. From that part, the story becomes dark and the MC getting more and more unfeeling. Another thing is that IMO this is not a harem nor a romance novel, so if you're picking this up for those reasons like I am, then you'll be disappointed. Better replace the romance with TRAGEDY tag because a lot of those females that had relationship with him end up dead or left hanging. The story becomes more and more ridiculous at the later part such as the MC ate elves alive to test their bloodline, the MC was sent back to a modern world, Starship Armada annihilated by the MC, and a lot more. There are also a lot of useless text such as describing side characters exaggeratedly which will be forgotten on the next chapters. Another thing is that most of the characters are meant to be forgotten except for that female lord of the nightmare world which becomes his companion at the ending.
Most of the women he have fetters with had an open ending. Novel has only one arc (saint catastrophe) which last for 1115 chapters so other areas and characters were not introduced well and I think they would be reserved for the second book. Only thing I hate is that it would have a different MC already.
MC love life is quite complex. Well, I don't know how should I explain but here are list of women that he have fetters with:
**MC is an evil god and quite open-minded so there are times that he's not rejecting it when he's invited (ex. When he request the Goddess of Wealth for cooperation, then Goddess of Wealth invited him to stay at night so that they can talk more and maybe become more close) **
(names are based in LNMTL)
Considered as most important women by the MC:
Vivien and Lilian - child of frightened god; most important person for MC; half-sister of MC; they have 2 souls in one body and only after they became true god that they became separate entity
Julia - northern witch; main female lead; only acknowledge love interest by the MC; went with MC in the kingdom of God; she's the most capable female lead as well as the adviser of MC
Corinna - Julia's mother; fallen witch; because she have the succubus mark given by the Succubus Queen in exchange for power, she needs to satisfy the Queen by doing some immoral things. By that time, MC is already a true god so she successfully convinced him and from then on, they're relationship improved a bit and become intimate; She chooses the path of arcanist so she didn't went with MC to the kingdom of god but the MC leave a divine spark for her so if she suddenly got tired of being a mortal, she can follow them in the kingdom of god as the poison and corruption goddess
Princess Anna - successor of the Snow and Ice country; sister of Crown Princess; before MC fall in love with Julia, he pledge to her that if ever she needs him, he will be there; because of her stubbornness and MC is also guilty for her, she may be considered the lover of MC; before MC goes to kingdom of God he left a child for her; Because MC gave a fountain youth for her and she also has a talent and have the warlock bloodline, there is a small chance she can follow the MC in the kingdom of god
Crown Princess - Princess Anna's elder sister; patron of Snow and Ice country; trusted ally of the MC; she has the blessing of goddess of luck; became the snow goddess; She helps the MC every time he needs help. She also sometimes gives advice for the MC; although they're relationships are not quite clear but I think they will end up in the same place, they just need some life and death event
Lulu - cat person; became the female servant of Vivien and Lilian; became the cat goddess and also assigned by the MC to be the guide of souls in the netherworld
Adelle Isabella - she's a pirate captain and became the first follower of MC; she's also a successor of some kingdom; she's also a devoted follower of MC and I think the MC also made her one of his emissaries; She seduces the MC and serve him every time MC will stay at her assigned domain; MC assigned her to be the Queen of Southern Kingdom after saint catastrophe; She also drag her female cousin (past naga priestess chip to recruit MC) to serve the MC
Goddess of Agriculture - daughter of Radiant God and Earth Goddess; she's one of the goddess convinced by the MC to form an alliance; although MC is an evil god, she had very favorable impression for the MC; MC still owes her
Goddess of Sea - she's one of the major helper of the MC during his road to god. Although it's for her benefit but you can't deny the fact that she's the one that has the most contribution so that the MC has smooth development in his overseas archipelago territory. She is also one of the goddess who help the MC during the contest for the God of Death power. This is where I'm really disappointed. Even though it stated that they have a few words every time that they met but overall, she didn't even have an actual dialogue with MC which is really disappointing.
Goddess of Misfortune - one of the mysterious character throughout the novel. She is also one of the boost of MC. Although she didn't help the MC directly, she did bless him which causes misfortune to his enemies
Goddess of Magic - she is helped by the MC to avoid her fate (death) ; It's unclear if she had s*x with the MC as a repayment but in some chapters it is implied and for me, I think it happened because she would not think the MC as her current lover if it didn't happen; During the contest for the God of Death power, she can't make the decision when MC ask her for help because one of the competitors is her past lover which cause the MC's disappointment and just requested her to stay neutral which causes their relations to become estranged or possibly hostile (MC has plan to kill her so that Julia can gain the Magic godship but after the saint catastrophe, their original strength returned which make MC's plan to be cancelled)
Goddess of Wealth - she is one of the allies of MC during his contest for God of Death power. She is also have some cooperation with the MC to enhance their deity belief power. She invited the MC to stay at night and also the MC agreed so I think they did it.
Red Duchess - one of the enemy of MC in his overseas archipelago. She was forced to ask help to MC during when her duchy was invaded by undead. Because she has the bloodlines of a dragon warlock, MC plans to make her one of his emissaries. It is also implied during that time, she successfully seduced to the MC so they did it.
Tree Spirits - 5 of them performed a sacred ceremony with the MC so that they can save the forest from the plague (they need the divine power of MC). The MC agreed because he wants to save the Goddess of Magic from her fate so that their would be less casualties during the catastrophe
Succubus Queen - she pretends as high-order succubus and become one of the commanding officers of MC's devil incarnation during the saint catastrophe to hide her identity. She tried to control MC's devil incarnation so she can be her subordinate because besides that the MC's devil incarnation can satisfy her desires, he would also be good boost to her forces; She cooperate with the MC to eliminate her mortal enemy in the abyss plane together with another abyssal lord.
Copper Dragon Princess - loli dragon met by the MC during his search for some crystals so he can become god. They traveled together and kill the final boss; They have a contract of alliance; Sad thing is she was never mentioned again throughout the novel
Xiao Yuan (small circle) - strong unique loli doll roaming in the third floor of abyss; They traveled together until the arena. She always forgot herself everytime she wakes up so she always named herself snall circle. She also remember the name that she gave to the MC; sad thing is after she killed the feudal lord managing the arena, she was never mentioned again
Sasha did have a total of 10 men within her 200+ years of her life and its an instinct because they need to multiply. The only exception should be the 10th. By the way, MC is 9th. The 10th should be the replacement for MC for her to move on during their cooling off time which was shot by the MC after he came back after realizing his feelings. Of course no NTR happened because that guy is afraid of Medusa and only our MC here has a unique fetish. And MC did have 2 or 3 women in his previous world and I think he also indulge in debauchery in the kingdom during their cooling off period.
This the volume where they fall in love with each other
This is the volume that consists a lot of their sweet moments as well as their trials. This is also where the MC becomes capable.
This is where the MC lead and fight so that monsters and humans can co-exist as well as him and his wife can lead a peaceful life.
There is no epilogue on how the MC's life and his wife after they traveled. My personal ending would be they would go on adventure and then would settle near the sea, grow old then after the MC died, his wife would follow, just like the ending in Aion manga.
Just like the other reviewer said, he got 24 women, excluding those who got eliminated. Feiyan becomes the lead of those harem. Half of those women got a good interaction with the MC. Bai Xue got the most of the bed scenes. Zheng Mo got the most romantic scenes (but he decided to leave her for a stupid reason but at the end she's present). Qin Zheng, Zheng Mo, Nan Feng, Mu Wanqing, Wan Qihong didn't have conclusion how did they end up with MC. Han Mei, Jin Shinyu, Wu Nuanyu, Sun Yao got eliminated, I mean they're not included in the last chapter but IMO, they need to be.
If you like adventure type novels, you'll surely hook to this one because it covers a lot of genre from oriental legends to western legends. Despite the MC being OP, action scenes are quite good. For romance, it's quite bad because it's taken for granted and usually goes with the "Hero save the Beauty" plot and after a few a chapters will be forgotten. A lot of characters that have been introduced are not used well specially those girls that have great interaction with him. So if you're like me who are reading this because of the Harem tag, you'll really be disappointed (WTF kind of harem plot where you'll introduce a beauty then have interactions with the next 10 chapters then leave it hanging like that and be forgotten). So probably after 800-1000+ and you're reading this out of Harem;Romance tag, you'll get bored and drop it.
- Nationalism (this one has a good feel of Nationalism on it but it became worst on the later chapters to the point of Racism)
- Literary Compositions (some of the literary works are great, dunno if it really exist, I'm lazy to do a research, but when you read some of those, you can really feel the power of those words)
- Comedy (Well, no question asked, but this depends on how to you take it, for obviously some are offensive to others)
- Sequence of events are repetitive (MC plot goes like this, MC begin a new a career>MC perform well>some people are unhappy so they try bringing MC down>MC trashes them down>MC got a bad reputation in an employers's point of view (which is really obvious) >repeat cycle
- Racism (Well if you're like me who doesn't care at all which type/kind of nationality/person you are, maybe you can endure it)
- MC's Personality (rationally it's bad but I think it's one of the MC's selling point but in my POV it's bad so I still put it in cons)
About the romance, well I admit it's quite bad on the start because the MC is kinda sexual harasser but when he did got a girlfriend, it becomes good until now. Don't expect much though
Good read. The plot is quite good. In the earliest chapters, MC shown signs that he can really make ruthless decisions for the benefit of his own side and formulate plans to destroy his enemies which it seems that he has been doing this for a long time, and this is proven later that his actions are natural because of his true identity. Only downside for me is that the main heroine didn't get a lot of moments with the MC compared with his other wives. The only advantage of the main heroine is that she received forced power ups so she can stand on the same level with the MC and that's it. His servant was even luckier compared to the main heroine when it comes to skinship, so for a romance it was really a letdown. Other than that, it is still a good novel to read.
His true identity was the soul emperor and the reason that he planned his rebirth was for the perfect blood so that he can defeat his enemy million years ago.
Fang Yuzhu - lucky star of MC; she's one of reasons how MC rises in his career fast before marrying Zhao Jingjing (main wife). She's the only one who didn't divorce her husband while being the lover of the MC probably due to her position and politics issues.
Xu Lan - loose end; former girlfriend of MC; breakup because of family issues. Got hit by a car saving the MC and became comatose. After waking up, she never appeared again in the story; I think she is the most aggrieved one and deserve the MC most.
Zhao Jingjing - main wife; she belongs to an influential family. Most of her families have high positions with in the government and military. If I remember correctly, her grandfather is the previous head/chairman of the state.
Xiaomei - loose end; central bureau guard assigned to Zhao Jingjing; She develops feelings to MC through time. MC can't face her feelings due to her relationship with his wife.
Zhang Hui - cousin of Zhao Jingjing; She is the rival of main wife from childhood. She herself is an owner of an influential company. Her father is one of those who supports MC's political career.
Zhang Jing - former mayor; the MC was assigned to be her secretary during her term; out of all the female leads, she probably the best girl.
Yang Qiqi - helps the MC during his first real trouble; She's a widow
Li Shanshan - good colleague of MC before his rise; Failed marriage, divorced her husband when she caught him having an affair.
Jiang Haiyan - entertainer girl; main cause of MC's first real trouble. She's probably have the most common background among MC's women. She got bedded together with Li Shanshan by the MC during their drinking session; Almost forgotten after that. I think she deserve more scenes.
Yan Wenjie - current secretary of MC; cast all her dice to the MC/ ties herself to the MC. Probably the most motivated by self-interest out of all.
Han Bing - belongs to an influential family; She's your typical spoiled naive rich kid.
Sun Qingmei - former Huling county leader; hates and blames MC for what happened to her career. Hate turns to love; Political marriage. Divorces her husband after trying to kill her.
Hu Xiaohong - friend of Sun Qingmei; They are the reason how Zhao Jingjing (main wife) and MC end up together. After her fall, she treated herself she belongs to MC and vows to dominate/conquer MC.
Tian Manman - high school admirer of MC; She was married but long divorced when MC and her reunited.
Meng Sisi - granddaughter of Premier; girlfriend of MC during university days. Break up with MC that time for the sake of safety of MC; Forced Marriage. On the wedding day, her husband was killed by his GF/lover. After stabilizing her company, she returned to MC to continue where they left and after she got pregnant she avoided him again for fear MC takes their child away from her. After MC find out that the child is his and reassuring her, she decided not to avoid him anymore.
QinQin - loose end; police officer; romantic pursuer of MC; she tries hard to follow MC wherever he was assigned and be recognized by MC. Unfortunately, MC has already sow a lot of debts and can't see her unless she probably becomes assertive.
Almost gave it 5 stars. Although it's a harem, still this is a good novel. It covers a lot of genres ranging from modern action to ancient cultivation. Harem novels usually become bad especially when the number of harem increases, but this one belongs to the few exceptions. Romance part is also great, although sometimes it's quite annoying due to some stupid actions of the MC. The characters of the female leads are well developed especially the main female lead, she's really acting how should it be facing the harem of the MC. MC is also OP so there will be no tense moments and if there is, he's covered with plot-armor. Even so, you won't dislike it since it's quite arranged/portrayed well. Translations are slow, so you can try machine translations.
The novel has quite a unique feel on it specially for a Chinese novel that is. Some maybe annoyed because of the female lead but well as the plot goes on, you'll understand why she acts like that. Only downside is that although the MC is single minded but he didn't no how to reject. There are a lot of females that did fall in love with him yet his just keeping them close and I really feel bad for them. Lastly, about the ending, the only thing I can say is that it's "THE BOMB!". I've really become dumbfounded when the plot reveals that part. It's not that great or unique but well, just find it out yourself guys. Overall it's a good read specially if you love Romance novels.
For harem readers, this novel is bullsh*t. There are 5 potential heroines (Yixue, Yanli, Sun Xiaozhen, Ning Feng, Liu Tingruo) and MC only end up with 2 and the rest are paired with others. There are actually no problems with that but what's the point of their romcom like interactions with the MC if they will not end up with him? I will probably feel better if those scenes where spent in their respective pairs instead.