Child of Light

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Zhang Gong decides to learn light magic, a magic few show interest in and eventually becomes the legendary Grand Magister. While trying to end the continent’s east and west separation in order to unite all of the different races, he becomes every race’s Child of Light.

Associated Names
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Guang Zhi Zi
光之子
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
10/09/16 Radiant Translations v12c31
10/09/16 Radiant Translations v12c30
10/09/16 Radiant Translations v12c29
10/09/16 Radiant Translations v12c28
10/09/16 Radiant Translations v12c27
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10/09/16 Radiant Translations v12c25
10/09/16 Radiant Translations v12c24
10/09/16 Radiant Translations v12c23
10/09/16 Radiant Translations v12c22
10/09/16 Radiant Translations v12c21
10/09/16 Radiant Translations v12c20
10/09/16 Radiant Translations v12c19
10/09/16 Radiant Translations v12c18
10/09/16 Radiant Translations v12c17
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Shikaz
Shikaz rated it
May 14, 2016
Status: --
The main character is very naive and childish throughout the whole story and can't seem to stick to a personality, but changes to whatever the author wants him to be.... And he isn't the sharpest knife in the kitchen, so to speak.

The story is supposed to revolve around magic, but it’s seriously flawed, casting take ages, and enemies just stand there waiting. It’s like a turn based RPG game. Even though close combat “Qi” like energy exist which makes warriors OP, but never really fully utilized, because “magic”. The combat... more>> is very predictable because of this, which kinda makes it boring.

Now all of this might sound pretty bad, but it was a solid 3/5 or even a 4/5 before Volume 9.

You had two potential love interests in this story, but the MC falls for one of them and taking in his innocent and “pure” character he stays as friends with the other potential love interest, which is fine, because nothing happens, you know, until it does.

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The MC is truly in love and says he would never betray her or be with anyone else, ever. But Lo and behold, it turns into a harem. Love interest nr 2 keeps nagging MC, telling how much she loves him, and he just caves in, totally going against his “pure” and honest character. MC says that he might never love Nr2, but she can at least “be with him and Nr1” What the f**k!? It seriously doesn’t make any sense at all, I guess the author wanted a threesome, and this was as close as he could get.

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Anyway, TL:DR: Don’t read this if you hate childish, naive, stupid MC and stupid harem, which goes against the very characteristics of the MC.

I had enough of the rage inducing story, so dropped it.

The rage you will accumulate from this novel can become quite great, but it can still be enjoyable at times, hence the 2/5, but definitively in low tier of 2s.

If you got nothing else to read, I mean literally nothing else, give it a try. <<less
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Varno
Varno rated it
March 1, 2016
Status: --
Nothing good comes from leaving your kids home alone. They can either start a fire or write the tragic piece of work that is child of light.

The story started off below average and somehow manages to go below that, the grammar is horrible, description aren’t there, characters are flat and their action are nonsensical and unrealistic (like when the mc’ s best friend ends up stalking a girl for years who threats him like sh*t, even though he has a hold class of females vying for his attention).

Wanted... more>> to write more but got tired of thinking about this sh*t. Take my advice stay away from this novel 0.5/5 (for effort) <<less
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craBebe
craBebe rated it
May 20, 2016
Status: --
This was an exceptionally terrible read riddled with terrible, TERRIBLE, western fantasy cliches. The only explanation I have behind this is that eastern readers aren't familiar with sword and sorcery epics so this guy just ripped off a bunch of old western fantasy tropes, stuck them in a novel and because the mythos was new to the eastern audience he created something "new" and "different".

Having consumed most decent fantasy novels before I started reading any of the Chinese WN stuff this novel really stood out as being exceptionally awful. Aside... more>> from the cannibalized tropes and content (mages, dragons, elves, dark elves, swords of light, hero of light etc. Etc.) the story isn't even well written. There's no real reason behind the hero's power, he's basically walking around in a Gundam suit of plot armor and his entire purpose in the story is so stupidly overpowered and cliche it's painful to read.

I have no idea why this is on Wuxiaworld as their website seems to adhere to a certain standard which this one certainly doesn't meet. Highly unrecommended. I can however see why it's on Radiant Translations. <<less
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Tetsuki
Tetsuki rated it
December 4, 2015
Status: --
really not up to the standard of the author.

Multiple changes of narrator. Selfproclaimed Hero... And the whole story is just like it's writen by a child.
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Discordia
Discordia rated it
May 18, 2016
Status: --
Absolute crap writing. Terrible plot with severe lack of depth and very forced scenarios. Not worth the read.
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BlackHat88
BlackHat88 rated it
February 13, 2016
Status: --
Read up to v8c2. Brommance is gone and the romance started and even the beginning? Of the harem. Usually I'm not a fan of harems but it's well introduced, logical so I don't mind. The story I agree is not the typical xianxia and has a feel of slice of life sometimes but that change of the usual hack&slash of the other novels.

It's also has more realistic fights with limited amount of mana and even if MC is a genius he can't fight someone as strong as him and follow... more>> up with an army of 10k.

Sometimes the characters do idiotic things for love but that's not unrealistic even if some might find it stupid. Overall it's not a bad story and it really change from the usual stuff so it's nice to read. <<less
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DeviLaugh
DeviLaugh rated it
August 25, 2016
Status: v7c6
I've really come to hate reading this. When the story first started getting translated, it was an interesting read. The MC was young and talented. He was lazy which allowed him to cut corners like a genius. It was funny. Things were exaggerated, but I was just getting into it and it was okay. Then it sort of gets ridiculous from there. There really isn't any sense of urgency. We are told from the very beginning that MC saves everyone and becomes this legendary person. We know he succeeds and... more>> is amazing. Throughout the chapters, the author will include little snippets of "Little the Child of Light know, this incident would have lasting consequences, " or whatever. So whenever there is a battle or tournament with the MC, we know he wins. It's not always a crushing defeat of his enemy, which is strange because he is supposed to be super powerful, but we know he wins.

MC gets strong really quickly. It's kind of ridiculous. Still, he's not that strong? Compared to other wuxia/xianxia/magic stories, his abilities are kind of meh. He's not really much stronger than everyone else either. All his allies are really strong (of course, they go to the best magic school in the country, but still), but he is the child of prophecy so he's the best. He's childish. So annoyingly childish. Like ten years old childish, but the MC is an adult for a good portion of this. Just take his stupid romance for instance. He meets this girl and she's cold to him or something so he starts teasing her and then falls in love with her. It's the dumbest stupidest romance. Then there are all these other girls who like him as well and I could not for the life of me as a fellow female understand why. He's strong, arrogant, childish, handsome. That's all he's got going for him.

His magic beast is supposed to be a super powerful beast when it grows up. In it's weakened state though, it's really not that amazing.

Anyway, I'm quitting here. I'm fed up with the MC doing stupid things in the name of love. He's blinded by his dumbass love. I don't even care if it gets better or whatever. These stupid things just ruin it for me. <<less
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Rawr
Rawr rated it
February 18, 2016
Status: --
It was interesting in the beginning. I can tolerate his laziness and becoming OP despite always slacking off But

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when the MC decides to free the archenemies of the human race over love (especially one where its development is lacking)

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I dropped the series like a hot potato. I can't respect a MC that

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would betray his friends, country, and family for a girl. These demons, though I'm not prejudiced towards them, came to annihilate the human race. If their plot was successful, then everyone including his family, teachers, friends, etc. Would all be dead.

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shirsong
shirsong rated it
May 31, 2016
Status: v6c1
I succeeded reading until the middle of the second book. I regret it. I am also little sad that I couldn't give this novel 0/5.

I have to say that this novel starts not so bad and the pov of the writing was refreshing. Also the fact that the MC have 2 (!!!) living (!!) parents is amazing. This novel could have become a good novel. Sadly, the MC changes his lazy personality, there are no supporting characters with personality, and there is nothing... smart about this novel. Even the magic... more>> concept (perhaps clinch but I like it) had stayed in the mind of 3 y old boy.

This novel becomes bad slowly step by step. Now that I think on this, I should have seen the signs from the start.

If you want to read good novels go to my just go to my list. <<less
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ninthlite
ninthlite rated it
November 24, 2015
Status: --
This is a story consisting entirely of telling and not showing. For those unfamiliar with the term, the author shoves flat character traits down the throat, forces events, and generally means boring written. The main character barely has a personality he just floats along while stuff happens to him, the rest of the characters are so artificial it makes me puke. 1 star for not being nonsense, and 1 start for amount of chapters.
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ccostin93
ccostin93 rated it
November 15, 2015
Status: v12c29
Edit: Finished reading

The story starts ok, the pace a little slow, but otherwise a good setting and character development. The world description is very good (magic levels, magic types, etc) and the way the MC cultivates is way too funny.

The problem is that the action seems written by a 7-year-old. The relationship between the main character, Zhang Gong, and the other characters is, nicely put, innocent and immature. For those parts, I simply read between the lines and skipped the 5th-grade details. I can't blame that author, because the story... more>> starts when the MC is very young and trying to make him act too mature might ruin the story another way. For those that like this type of story, I recommend 'Close Combat Mage', which also has a very young MC. Another thing that bugged me is the ending, which was too abrupt and forced. It seems like even the author got bored with Zhang Gong stupidity and decided to simply end the story.

I definitely recommend this book for small kids. Is has everything, from blind trust to true friendship and love. In the end, the book theme is the fight between light and darkness, good vs evil, etc. Overall, the author stayed true to the character, maintaining the innocence that only kids have and ending up with a fairy tale. <<less
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Lao
Lao rated it
August 6, 2016
Status: v9c44
I rarely ever write reviews, but I'm not trying to say this story is so amazing that I just had to write a review for it. It's the complete opposite, this story is trash.

I don't know wtf was going through TJSS's head when he wrote this sh*t, but this novel is sooooooooooooo childish.

At first, before volume 9, I just read this novel just to pass the time when I had nothing else to do. The childish story was ok to the point of being able to stomach all of it,... more>> but after volume 9...... things are sooooooooooooo bad that I was forced to write a bad review.

The characters are shallow and TJSS tries to cover up this borderline yaoi MC with two chicks.

The magic itself is inconsistent and pretty weak, since the MC is supposedly one of the top 5 strongest humans in the continent, but the author just throws some enemies that don't make any sense in order to develop this non-existent "plot". Not to mention that the MC is just so childish, it's beyond childish

There's basically no background building or character development and if there's any, it's extremely shallow. Everything about this novel is pretty childish and sounds like it's trying to get the reader to go on a feel-trip at least 5 times per volume

The action is boring, the romance weak. The only thing I found interesting about it was some of it's unique things that's specific to this story and that's been the thing that's letting me push on reading.

I seriously don't understand why this crap was published <<less
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Eternal Tranquility
Eternal Tranquility rated it
May 30, 2016
Status: v9c43
At first I really liked this novel. The MC was the lazy yet smart type. He practiced light magic, entered the best academy and became the disciple of an extremely powerful light magician - A Magister - The story flowed nicely and the MC wasn't rash. He also valued friendship greatly. All in all it was good until................ He met a girl.
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The MC suddenly became and idiot. He did a childish trick on the girl for a stupid reason. He confessed his love for her so that he can dump her after she develops feelings for him. However after some time he magic~~ly fell in love with her and she... the same. Afterwards the story goes even more down hill. The plotline becomes worse and the MC becomes stupider. The characters slowly lose their personalities and now Zhan Gong - the MC- suddenly has a harem even though he claimed he'll only love the Female lead. The current events all feel forced

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I am currently skimming through the chapters. Hopefully it'll become better later on or I'll drop it. Gave it 3 stars for the beginning. <<less
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clowred
clowred rated it
May 5, 2017
Status: v5
I give up.. This novel managed to bring me close to death with one of the most obnoxious protagonists in the history. I understand that simple is beautiful, but for f**k sake, this kid's mind is somewhere up in the sky all the time. At first I was inclined to believe that the author tried to create a pure and relatively peaceful world expansion. But no, the only peaceful thing is the protagonist's brain. There is no activity whatsoever inside his head. I know that this is the first novel... more>> of this author, but I find it hard to believe it somehow reached the status of a translated novel. While MGA is annoying AF, at least it had some decent parts. This one instead is like free diving inside the abyss. At some point you just ask yourself, "can it get even worse?". I sincerely don't want to know. <<less
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Yuehan
Yuehan rated it
February 18, 2017
Status: Completed
The plot is quite good. It's just that is not well written enough. There are lot of loopholes (e.g MC got his face full of scars and acts like there will be no chance of curing it. Damn! He's the representative of the gods and his main element is light yet he lose hope like that). Another downside is that the MC is quite childish or stupid? When his face got scarred, he just give up her girlfriend w/o even asking her opinion. It's like he's belittling his girlfriend. And... more>> his childishness even caused harm to the other girl. Well overall, it's still quite a good read for those who are running out of their list. <<less
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SuzyKay
SuzyKay rated it
July 23, 2016
Status: v10c19
I don't know why I read so far, I thought it was am alright read, but I found it to be frustrating and suffocating once the MC became all powerful.

Romance I admit was pretty sh*tty btwn the MC. It was almost childish. But I didn't mind it. I really minded the addition of several girls he had no interest in and another forcefully dropped on him just cuz she loved him for beIng the only oone able to beat the crap outta her.... masochist much? I hate harem, and... more>> wish I saw this on novel updates first with the tag 'harem'. I read it somewhere else tagless.

The story itself was an alright read. I don't remember much now.

It is not BL. There is nothing near BL in here (I wish it was rather BL...).

The recent events in the story pissed me off the most...
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MC goes to see his beloved muzzy in the demon kingdom. His face gets ruined by dark attributes in the process and because his 'handsome' face is now hideous, he pretty much throws her aside with the excuse 'I'm to ugly for u now'. Like srsly, just wear a fking mask! The author doesn't seem smart enuf to think of such idea, so he just has the MC walk around with such a face and have him lose confident with himself, thus leading to his constant 'I'm not good for u' statements towards the female lead who he went to see. It's REALLY f**ing annoying having to read him avoid her cuz his face. He didn't even have a proper talk with her!

Whenever I read anything about his face, I'm like 'here we go again'. I wish the author had planted the idea of a mask and made him more like a 'mysterious' figure later. But instead he had to make him into low confident guy who uses his face to avoid his 'true love'. Srsly, Just deal with it bro. This is how ugly ppl feel. Move on!

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All in all, it would have been an ok read if the recent events didn't annoy the HELL outta me. I'm so mad at the author for ruining his story, srsly. He wasted my f**ing time. <<less
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Demonic Reader lv 451F
Demonic Reader lv 451F rated it
June 18, 2016
Status: v4
Drop. Unable to hold my integrity if continue reading this novel. 1/5 because it's early TJSS in his journey to be king of the CN, like legandary Gu Long early novel.

You won't miss anything if read not this novel. However, for the newbie, it's great. The translation quality is good. The story is easy and simple. There's not much bloodshed scene like other xianxia novels. Thinking of it as Early Guide to Journey Through CN Novels. That's all.
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mukkaar
mukkaar rated it
January 30, 2016
Status: --
Really good lighthearted Xianxia although MC loses too easily compared to his strength and experience. Story is really fairy-tale like :D World is about mage and qi cultivation in typical fantasy setting. Edit. At first this was decent, but after reading initial chapter to current one it really has exposed its flaws. I would give maybe 1.5 stars for this.
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Lachiel
Lachiel rated it
October 31, 2015
Status: --
Like the review below me, the great story, with a MC picking up something that has feel outa favoritism. We get to see a "genius" rise to power and go on adventures. While theres too much bromance at the start, there is hope in future for less bromance and more romance :D.
I do recommend this if you want to watch a child grow up from being lazy into a hero.
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nixxara
nixxara rated it
November 27, 2016
Status: Completed
3.5-4.0 stars~

I lowered my standards before diving into the book so I definitely enjoyed it a lot more than the people giving 1 star reviews. Still haven't finished reading but I've read enough to get the feeling that the relationships built between the MC and the other characters are really superficial. It really doesn't take much to be "sworn brothers" with the child of light...

MC seems to have a magical personality where others automatically start to like him. Enemies eventually become "sworn brothers".

Characters serve no other purpose than to help... more>> the MC grow and succeed. They're just conveniently there to help the plot trudge along.

Also, it's starting to get irritating how easy the MC gets others to believe in him. If he's wanted by a whole kingdom because he's accused of betraying humanity, it would be normal for people to feel skeptical if he were to explain himself. But unfortunately, the characters in this story don't think that far and takes things at face value. Even before the MC opens his mouth, they're agreeing and understanding. UGH.

I will continue reading since the story line isn't that bad.

Edit:
I'm really surprised this was the author's first novel. It's pretty good and kept my interest. Because it is kind of short when comparing it to novels like ISSTH, MGA, etc. this is a good mini-novel to read when you want to take a break from the novels with a massive amount of chapters. Also, I'm very grateful that the fights weren't dragged out. Some authors prolong those fights for amount 10+ chapters. The good thing about this author is that he doesn't prolong things unnecessarily. <<less
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