Dragon Poor

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After being summoned in this other dimension world, all of the people that were summoned had their classes awakened. As someone that doesn’t even know English, Kim Sunhyuk had awakened as the lone Dragon Rider. But wait, there are no dragons?!?! They looked down on him, shunned him for being worse than a regular soldier, and called him a dragon-less rider. But little did they know that he would soar the skies on one above them.

Come forth!

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드래곤 푸어
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Darvene
Darvene rated it
February 12, 2018
Status: c25
I rated 5 stars only as the story is far better than the other two reviewers gave it credit for. This story starts slow, but the bias in the other reviewers pissed me off. I'm at the latest current chapter and plan to continue reading. Now, to the review. Style: The author isn't crap. Ther are decent, and the worldbuilding is slow but constant. No info dumps, but rather, a well thought out progress. What you need to know, you know. Its a solid 4/5 stars. ... more>> Translation Quality: Solid. Mistakes are limited, and speed has picked up considerably. It paints the novel in a good light. Characters: I enjoy them, but they aren't the best. Far better than I've seen in many books, but not developed too much. 3.5/5 stars. I'm sure I could do a few more parts, but I've got novels to read. Look, it's worth a try. I enjoy it, you probably will too. TLDR; It's way better than the other reviewers say, give it a chance <<less
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SnoopyGM
SnoopyGM rated it
January 16, 2018
Status: c11
It may be too soon to rate this novel, but till ch 11 nothing happen, yes the MC have cheat advance power, yes he is hardworking, yes they belittle him thinking his class is tr*sh, but the essence of the story itself is lame. The MC doesnt look like he have strong interest in his story, its just narrative story about what he do, and other around him do and little about what he think or feel. For 10 ch of story its lame, it cant make you want to... more>> read more, its stale and not exciting whatsoever.

There is not enough background of the story or the MC and people around him, only the description of his power and the situation which is mostly too boring. Maybe it will get better, maybe it will not, but one thing for sure I dont want to read this again. You cant even feel strong feeling in the story either its good, evil, romance, or whatever, its just a narrative beginning that is not exciting enough for people to read further.

The author really really need to learn to write an exciting and interesting story, not just 'promise' it will become exciting but just the exciting part only, there is too many stale and unimportant information in the beginning until ch 11, it bore me out and maybe others.

So those who want to try this one, prepared for at least 10 chapter of boring narrative and nothingness of story, if you can read past that maybe you will find this interesting, or maybe not. <<less
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Ignus
Ignus rated it
April 8, 2018
Status: c50
4 star story raised to 5 for uniqueness and enjoyment.

The story telling is great, even if the writing itself is sub-par.

The writing seems to skip scenes and some details here and there. This is both bad and good.

... more>> In essence, only the most important parts of the story are told, no repeat boasting about the same event for 3 chapters, no face slapping young masters appearing one after another in order of strength. Just a real story being told.

Although it creates some confusion and disruption. At the same time it adds charm, and lets the reader fill in parts with their own imagination.

I really look forward to any future stories by the same author, perhaps more matured and comfortable with his story telling. <<less
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Wyntile
Wyntile rated it
February 9, 2018
Status: c14
A solid 2 stars out of 5. Just remembering the crappy translation quality and bad story "Kumo Desu-ga" had me annoyed to no end. So rejoice! Since the translation group for this novel also did a popular Korean LN series called "Everyone Else is a Returnee", you don't need to worry about any bad translations.

If I were to put a short summary of my thoughts of this novel so far, is that Dragon Poor is an inferior version to another Korean LN called "The Main Character Hides His Strength". If... more>> you are familiar with that novel, then you will be aware that Dragon Poor uses a similar world system, where...

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...a bunch of summoned people from modern Earth are forcibly summoned and trained to be the weapons/pawns of the fantasy world. Where unlike "MC Hides His Strength", this story starts with the protagonist and other Korean citizens being summoned and shows the protagonist's training in the fantasy world's military.

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What I didn't like the most about this novel is that I have a hard time visualizing and imagining what this world looks like. Apart from being given barely any story/world exposition (like do monsters, adventurers guild, demons, exist?), I feel as if the author does a bad job trying to describe the surroundings/places of the world. The story progression is also slow as heck! While I don't expect every LN protagonist to be overpowered right off the bat, you'd think there would be a faster story pacing. Where 14 chapters in the story is still primarily focused on grinding, making me start to lose interest in the protagonist and this story as a whole. The author doesn't even bother using other summoned characters to its full potential, the military characters are portrayed to be ignorant and s*upid - so don't expect much from any character.

Would I recommend this? No, since I will guarantee you that there are better isekai LN series better than this one. The world is boring, the protagonist is boring, the characters are boring, and the story is boring since (again), all I currently imagine is a dull grey world since the author has pretty bad writing skills. I would recommend giving "The Main Character Hides His Strength" a try if you haven't, since that novel takes a different take on summoned to a fantasy world troupe.

I may be reviewing this novel too early, but seriously - some people just don't have the patience to bother reading something that doesn't interest them right away. Or in this case for me, right after 3 chapters are read. So if a novel can't be interesting by over 10 chapters then, this simply isn't worth my time. <<less
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bloggbigg
bloggbigg rated it
April 5, 2021
Status: c52
Giving 4 stars (for now) and hoping this gets better. This is newly translated, so it's natural that this rating may change in the future as the story develops. That said, the writing is solid, and I'd be surprised if the quality were to drop.

The GOOD:

  • This is a good example of a story where you eagerly anticipate the direction, challenges and growth of the MC. It hints at the goal, then reveals each step, one at a time- to create a journey that is naturally shaped upwards.
  • MC is mostly likeable and reasonable
  • Characters are done well, and interactions, relationships & responses are mostly natural.
  • Plotting is solid. Story direction is properly influenced by characters and events.
The Bad:

  • Some of the drama is a bit overdone.
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    The prejudice against 'foreigners' is a bit excessive- especially since they're supposed to almost be 'saviors'. The hazing/hate is also overdone if you ask me, but 'whatever'.
    The MCs first major battle where he repeatedly loses focus and is pressured is a bit excessive-- especially considering he's ex-military (not that that means a ton- but it should help). People needing to almost 'slap the panic out of him' despite the life or death situation... I know what the goal was, but 'a bit too much' I think... In other words, a bit 'overdramatic' at times.

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  • Pacing is a touch slow at times- but it's mostly acceptable.
  • Another 'All transmigrators are from my home country' story.
The Different:

  • There is some slight cleverness in the 'external guidance' factor which allows the MC to be provided direction without the usual need to force 'lucky events' and such needed to otherwise have the MC follow the (obviously) odd path needed to grow.
    Also, stories like this (Not full 'RPG mode') aren't usually the ones to use LitRPG elements (character sheet), so I don't really see why it did- but it's actually barely used, which I appreciate.
    Spoiler

    A lot of LitRPG stories go full 'RPG Game' mode, where weapons are +n, and items can be identified to get game-like stats (which this currently is not doing). Don't know if it'll be added later, but given the rest of the story mostly doesn't acknowledge 'the world is gamified', hopefully this won't develop.

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Overall I find this an enjoyable read, with a progress I'm looking forward to.
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AvERaGeNP
AvERaGeNP rated it
March 24, 2021
Status: c20
There is nothing really to look forward in this novel. MC is granted inactive class, the dragon rider, which is not one bit interesting and somehow I have to sit through chapter and chapters of him slowly being fully able to utilize it. The rest of the premise isn't anything new either with multiple people getting transported and MC being ridiculed because of supposed low tier skill. No new idea and the main pull being not one bit interesting are the problem.
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GodlyGodMcGodGod
GodlyGodMcGodGod rated it
July 20, 2018
Status: c52
Excellently written novel with an unusually human protagonist for Light Novels/Web Novels (even if a couple of the supporting cast are somewhat cardboard cutout LN tropes, but they pull it off well so it's fine), and beautifully translated as well. Rather than "I am a paragon of honor, and will fight to the death those who dishonor me!" Or "I'm going to build myself a harem of hot girls!", this MC has a much more grounded, realistic mindset. That doesn't mean he doesn't care about people disrespecting him or is... more>> oblivious to the fairer sex, but he prioritizes his wants and needs in a much more normal, human-like way. His very first priority at all times is survival in this harsh world he's been thrown into, followed by his desire to return home, and then everything else can take a backseat to that. He still gets aroused at the sight of a certain attractive naked woman, and when given a reward from the royal family he uses it to exact petty revenge against someone who was extremely rude to him. But even then, while he does embarrass someone much stronger than himself with it, he makes absolutely certain to get the Royal Family's guarantee that revenge won't be taken against him.

One thing that really stood out to me was
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when it came time for his first ever battle, the author managed to extremely skillfully convey so many things: the claustrophobia of being stuck in full armor with vision narrowed by the helmet's visor, the stress of being in a life-threatening situation, not to mention being in the most dangerous position that shoulders the lives of his comrades as well, the way that high-stress situation can limit one's ability to think and narrow one's perception of their surroundings even further, the added stress of being forced to take another human life for the first time... It's very rare that I get sucked into a novel but the author and translator managed to get me to the point that I knew exactly how he felt, I felt like I had experienced everything he had.

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Raneday
Raneday rated it
March 9, 2018
Status: c41
In all honesty I could say that it's one of the typical "weak to strong" kind of novel where MC was often mistreated/neglected in the beginning due to some certain reasons i.e being unable to fit with others, bloodlines, looks or perhaps their hobbies. But for me this novel still has ignited my interest to read it, due to the fact that our MC here is more realistic one compared to others. Add in the fact the character development that we could see and his ability to cope up with... more>> the situations err his pretty flexible imo.

Btw the comedic scenes was a additional bonus for me. Beware of the drunk Suhyuk - 24th Heavy Cavalry Regiment XD XD <<less
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Yung_lane
Yung_lane rated it
March 7, 2018
Status: c39
Starts off pretty average, his character isn't ideal, however, it is realistic. Him being rather sheepish and slowly growing from that makes a lot of sense honestly, even if he was in the army, killing with your own hands is something completely different as the repercussions of your actions are right in front of you. It's only a small part of his character progression, but as I said it's more realistic compared to people who are transmigrated and kill people on a whim and have bold heroic characteristics.

It gets more... more>> interesting, even though there's still not many chapters, I think it improves a lot after around chapter 10-15 as the story starts to kick off. Should be a lot of fun! <<less
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SunDream
SunDream rated it
February 27, 2018
Status: c34
This novel is fantastic. The characters are human, who feel organic and realistic in the given situation. The MC isn't just a clichéd murderbot figure that is the norm for these kinds of protagonists. He's powerful enough to be satisfactory, but there's still a good deal to look forward to. The story itself can be humorous, but still takes itself seriously. Translations are good. The story really picks up half way through, and there's a consistently good development throughout. A solid read overall, will definitely be keeping up with it.
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Tasear
Dream Seeker rated it
July 6, 2018
Status: c52
A book that is to hard to put down. A tale that tells now of a dragon rider, but how he became a dragon rider. He suffers, and endures and gains tenacity and strength from his blood and sweat that wpuwo put other heros to shame. A story of man who became a dragon rider not just in name, but in honor.
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Jarrow
Jarrow rated it
March 18, 2018
Status: c6
In the first 6 chapters, the only descriptions are of the 'dirty castle' and 'hard bench' variety. Those 6 chapters cover more than a month of events including forced transmigration of random Korean civilians into effective servitude, harsh physical training, awakening of magic / game systems, segregation by talent, days of travel through a new world, and finally hazing and more harsh training at another location. All of the above deserve multiple chapters of worldbuilding, yet are handwaved into emotionless meaninglessness in a matter of a few dry sentences.... more>> This does not meet even my minimum threshold for artistic integrity. <<less
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