Cohen of the Rebellion


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This is a story about a badass,

He lived a playful life and sang wild songs…

This is also a story about a hero,

He fought wars and crossed battlefields…

Two lives in one unyielding man, born again in a new world.

Burdened with endless destinies, struggled between fate.

He wished nothing but safety and well-being of the family, never has he fulfilled

One promise, half dream,

Chaotic times opened followed with touching and glorious music.

One saint befriended with blood, one warrior defended with honor.

When twilight slashed desperate clouds, the dark king returned with a miracle!

Hear the rhythm of battle, and wield the war with blood,

Swing his master blade, an unbending willpower will become the sword that cut off the world’s shackle and brings hope to this land, and death.

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NoobaLoob rated it
February 2, 2017
Status: v2c5
This is worth reading if you're caught up on your regulars. One of the biggest complaint I have for the novel is the translation. It make me brain not work so good to read it (I tried my best to give a sentence that would be in the novel, it's Engrish).

The novel itself is OK. I am personally not a fan of books giving away the ending. We know, because the history books say, that the MC will be a King. We know he will marry his 2 childhood girl... more>> friends. We know he will fight against the 'Divines' and have a bunch of negative titles and his childhood guy friends will all be friends forever and be generals and shit. These things are not spoilers, the story is upfront with this information. <<less
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MOYA rated it
May 2, 2017
Status: v61c10


I've completed reading the raw years ago and I must say this one is a book you would never wanna miss. The book mainly includes magic and sword, warfare and conquest, city/country building, religion and belief, and sure, rebellion.

The part of warfare is most praiseworthy, even in 2009 (the book began in 2002 and ended in 2010, the writing was so slow that a group of fans left),

many CN LN readers still take it as one of the top 3 XUANHUAN series.

As some has mentioned, the beginning part is kind of like a first, rough work of a young author... well actually, it was the first work of this author and at that time he was indeed a young college student. But after that, the novel improved unexpectedly.

The writing and flow would never let you down. Besides, the characters are quite funny and impressive, while most of them have not yet come out, so it would be a pity if you just read the first volume and quit.

Although there're some passages like spoilers in the first part of the book, it doesn't matter at all. Since the volume is extremely long, even beyond the author's initial expectation, the "spoilers" only reaches the middle part, not the end. Being the emperor is not the end for Cohen, nor for his rebellion, he is fighting against something more powerful.

If you still show little interest in it, I would suggest at least reading to V9 or V10, when the Protoss and Asmodian warfare ended. After that few people would put it down.

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Jiem rated it
April 2, 2017
Status: v4c5
Hiya, I'm the editor for Cohen of the Rebellion ^^

I've only began editing since the start of volume 3, but I've already read all the chapter, including those that are not edited. Regarding the plot, I found it to be a small letdown when they had revealed what position the main character would become, as well as who his wives would be. But!! The story shows the process he takes to get to the position that seems unreachable at first, and introduces the world's settings much better than most... more>> and the characters are relatively well fleshed out. It is pretty slow-paced compared to others of the same genre, but it does its best to show the reader the different viewpoints and traditions the people in this world have and the characters aren't that bad! Sure, there's the stereotypical personality here and there but they don't seem like cutouts. If you don't mind the slow-pace of the story (the MC only appears around chap 20? A bit less or more) then it's a story that won't leave you annoyed or disappointed! Regarding the quality of the translation's work, it may seem a bit crude but the reading experience is still smooth and won't be suuuuper confusing. Hopefully you see an improvement at the start of vol 3, though! (If not I'm doing a really bad job at editing :|) You won't regret reading it, I promise! <<less
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mukkaar rated it
January 7, 2017
Status: c4
Damn, seems like really good novel that is different from most. Style seems bit similar to Release that Witch. But story itself is totally different. Also its really relaxing to read this, and translation is awesome!
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UnknownSaint171 rated it
May 21, 2017
Status: v2.5
Being made in 2002. You could say its a Novel ahead of its time. The way things started was really good. The premise is also good. But I have no idea what's going on half the time.

    • There's no character development and its too fast.
    • The girls fall for him for no reason at all. In the span of 1 chapter.
    • They never question and accept everything to easily...
Because of this I can't attach myself to the characters, at times I can't tell who is who. (If it weren't for the TLs I'd be lost)


The MC personality changes to much, childish to cool guy, to hot blooded youth. He complained he can't manage a city but then the next chapter he has legit plans, plus didn't he run a lot of territory in his previous life? I'm like "WTF?" I love the fact he's using knowledge of his previous life but its all explain in a short paragraph and his so called knowledge is made up on the spot. For example: He's injured and close to death. The next chapter there's suddenly a Dragon injured then he uses his "medical knowledge" to do surgery on a dragon. In return they heal him. This is way too convenient!


Even if the writing DOES get better. The fact is, the damage has already been done. Its already pretty late to get attach to the Characters by then, don't cha think? I might still come back to read one day though, since its regarded as 1 of the top 3 Xuanhuans. The rest might suck but the Premise is good. We all know he becomes Emperor. But what I'm curious about, is what what comes after that!
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stifi222 rated it
January 27, 2017
Status: v2c2
As someone already wrote the story is slow paced, which is normally not a bad thing. The first arc is mainly world building and introducing the characters.

In my opinion the story is quiet good but:

For me the story does not seem really coherent and it's like there are some information's missing in the translated chapter which for me makes the story a little bit confusing. This mainly happens from arc 1 to arc 2. Furthermore, there are so many people in the story which I don't know anything about and... more>> are fast forgotten again. Lastly, not a bad story with some faults, and because there plot is not revealed we need to look how the story develops and I am left with a lot of questions about what happened and what happens. <<less
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Swei Wei rated it
September 22, 2017
Status: Completed

Worth Reading, Honestly.

This is a war fantasy novel, contain with a lot of smart and interesting plot.

No rubbish filler

Not boring

The Author really use his brain to make this novel really worth reading.

does its perfect? No, some flaws here and there but it's minor thing's.

Lazy s*upid people might not like this novel, coz it's to much for their brain to handle :)

Some write that they can't understand the MC character.... Well it's your fault, you need to read more carefully or you need to use your brain much better. The Author already described it the reason why clearly.

And Here are some of my favorite story:Sherlock Holmes, Death Note, A Thought Through Eternity, Coiling Dragon, Knight Run.

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rdawv rated it
January 12, 2017
Status: c17
A story that is hampered by the translation. It is very readable and the story seem simple enough, but it is obvious that the translator's command of English isn't the best. I do not know how close it is to the original Chinese, because the overall vibe makes me feel that I'm reading the first, rough work of a young author (eg: nobility talking very casually).

The first 17 chapters serves as an opening act. The MC's original self is given a few chapters to establish himself and the circumstances around... more>> his death, and only 'emerged' in his new body in chapter 17. Indeed, between his death and his 'arrival', it's almost entirely about the new body's own childhood and life before the MC was awakened. It is different than other stories where a MC is reborn and starts kicking ass in the first five paragraphs, to say the least. These 17 chapters serve as a world-building exercise, each chapter has short blurbs about the culture and quotations from the future selves of the people surrounding the MC.

The story does seem interesting, but slow pacing reminds me of Tales of the Reincarnated Lord where we're given a lot of backstory (some might call it filler) before the MC shows up proper. <<less
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akhdanp1234 rated it
August 24, 2019
Status: v11c07
Read it with the right expectation.

The synopsis describes the MC as an Overpowered Protagonist, but he actually isn't. He only as strong as elite soldier and weaker than special soldier. Well, at least that what I get from reading story since power system is never explained and inconsistent.

This novel is about war between army. Our MC is the enemy of both of the biggest influences. So his position isn't good, he'll have to use his brain and good luck to survive.

Is not bad but after v10 MC personality changes and... more>> in not good way. Before v10 MC is the leader. But after v10 the king and queen died and his friend, who is usually the lil bro character became the King, MC personality changed into a servant because he says to his best friend that he need to get used being king so many became his servant. I think I'm fine if the MC was his friend's servant from the very beginning, but what he did now is actually the opposite his personality. He used to be the leader of their group and what he did is like 180° change of his personality. Maybe some will call this character development. But I don't actually enjoy when character personality changes 180° in just one moment.

My main problem is the drop of MC IQ after he became his friend's retainer, he became s*upid who doesn't understand anything. And the change in the story. The MC used to be the leader and focus of the story, now is just an underling. Maybe the story will change again since there are many inconsistent in the story. But I don't enjoy the story enough to keep reading. Honestly, the war, which is the main story, is boring.

The beginning was good, full of flaw but still enjoyable. After the war begin, the story became so tedious to read it made me skim many chapter. Two star is because the beginning is still enjoyable. <<less
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Jessy_m rated it
April 23, 2019
Status: v3c7
i can accept weak and inconsistant story...i can accept weak character developement..i can accept his friends appearing out of no where and the MC collecting them like pokemons...i can accept the MC keeps changing his personality every chap... this novel has lots of problems that could be accepte an forgiven... but I can't stand the MC garbage char

aciter... he is tr*sh.. in begining I was ok havong two wives and all that.. then when he started flirting with the elf I was not so happy but ok.. but we reached... more>> the fox mady and the brothel.. it all become shitty and cringy.. like why he would act like that in that shop.. second why would he f*ck 2 girls with no care for std or even caring aboit his wives... he is all about friends abd sh*t but he doesn't care about his wives feelings... if you want to make a harem MC, don't male him so tr*shy piece of shit <<less
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XxSicariusxX rated it
August 15, 2017
Status: v7c10
So far a very fun novel.

Very similar to Heavenly Jewell Change, with less focus in personal strenght and more in territory affairs. The bad point is the romance, until now very poorly developed.

Anyway, a good pick for those who are tired from those brainless xianxia.
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Gsichtselfmeter rated it
March 13, 2018
Status: v2c5
You cant call this a story, this is more like sentences written by a third grader following some brownish thread. There is just so much missing. I dont know if its the author or the translator, or maybe its both, but the only value this has is as a freak show exhibit in a modern art gallery. Thats also the reason I give this 2 stars, its so bad it becomes good again.
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Talan rated it
January 24, 2018
Status: v2c9
I really like the story so far but sometimes sentences are worded so weirdly they make little to no sense or entire sentences or paragraphs are just repeated. The translator needs an editor with an understanding of english. I hope that some of the later chapters will be edited.
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