Duke Pendragon

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The demonic army is where the worst of the worst gather. A man who survived for close to ten years, the illegitimate son of the Valt family, Raven Valt, is assigned to accompany Duke Alan Pendragon, the contractor of the white dragon, and be his guard. But due to an unknown conspiracy he is killed along with the duke and his dragon, Soldrake. When he opens his eyes, he’s back seven years in the past, and even more strangely, as Alan Pendragon…

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백룡공작 팬드래건
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MonkeDanana
New MonkeDanana rated it
May 5, 2021
Status: c35
Pacing is very slow. I read 35 chapters but nothing's happening. MC had just made contract with the dragon. I also don't understand the purpose of the contract for the MC or the Dragon. The contract don't have function and there's seems to be no benefit for both parties.

The power of human is also pretty low. There are magic mentioned somewhere but human knights and the so-called demonic army where MC belongs to only use physical power. Large war is also fought by these ordinary people.

I also don't like the... more>> MC's personality. He got angry at his maid (in his mind) because he felt insulted to be spoon fed by someone who is younger than him. He also has the JP-protagonist-like reaction to women.

Overall, kinda meh for me. I don't feel any fun or enjoyment reading this. <<less
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Pranefuji
New Pranefuji rated it
April 16, 2021
Status: c119
This is a story that's about the following character.

Raven, a dark and brooding killer, with a super tragic past, who has like really powerful regeneration, and uses these really cool scimitars to fight, who happens to time travel to the past into the body of a duke, who inherits the Queen of Dragons as a companion who's the most beautiful woman in the world and becomes incredibly smart, learns dragon magic, and recruits the smartest and strongest subjects and warriors, and... and... etc.

I'm not going to sugar coat this. It's... more>> junk food. For what it is, it's been enjoyable. There's been one kinda crappy homophobic scene so far, but beyond that it's been fine. There is worst stuff out there for sure. <<less
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TheJudge
TheJudge rated it
February 24, 2021
Status: c20
It's honestly hard to take reviews seriously anymore since most of them seemed so biased nowadays. Before any of you new readers are deterred from reading or giving this novel a shot, I'd take each of the reviews with a grain of salt and judge the novel for yourself instead. Overall I'm not too far in but its has been a interesting read so far and everything has been said by the past reviewers already, and while there are gripes (because many of us love to put themselves as the... more>> MC yada yada yada) nobody is perfect.

The 2 people that rated this novel a 1 (probably a 0 if they could) are notorious for leaving 1 star reviews on ALL the novels they have read, these kind of readers expect everything to go their way and how they planned out, if thats the case, why don't you go write your own novel and see how many people flame on them because I'm sure you can do so much better, right? Honestly, if all you do is rate novels 1-2 stars why even bother reading translated novels in the first place, because after reading dozens if not hundreds and the best score you have is a 3 tops. Save future readers the time and go do something more meaningful. Peace <<less
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Epythymy
Epythymy rated it
March 5, 2021
Status: c30
Korean novel written in style closer to western fantasy.

Concepts of system and any kinds of levels / power classification do not exist here.

It's also breaking the common sense of fantasy novels by making most of the lowest level creatures much stronger and more useful (like goblins who are sly reconnaissance experts in the army and portraying orcs as almighty high level creatures capable of going 1vs100 against soldiers). It's not bad but still feels somewhat strange.

At first I planned to continue reading it while treating it as a novel with... more>> somewhat unusual setting and strange common sense but its world-building is simply too half-assed and ludicrous. Sometimes author can even pull something completely nonexistent out of his ass.
    • As one of the 5 strongest families in the empire Pendragon Dukedom is described close to a level of some random village chief. They can't even gather 100 soldiers for an expedition. Even some random thugs have more than 50 people in their band close to duke's territory.
    • They don't even have control over surrounding villages. What a joke. Can the setting be any more absurd?
    • Knights and soldiers are useless. Their get-up is at the level of some street hudlums and beggars.
    • Ruthless MC who is accustomed to the sight of orgies somehow transformed into stuttering blushing ret*rd.
    • After successful expedition with 0 casualties author put some ridiculous scene showing how MC is going around giving compensations to the families of deceased soldiers.
The last one completely killed my interest in this series. This author is simply too delusional. MC didn't even have much soldiers in the first place, I have no idea where author suddenly found tens of families who needed to be compensated.

It's hard to imagine what other strange things will be introduced in the future. <<less
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Not Red Yet
Not Red Yet rated it
January 25, 2021
Status: c12
What seemed to be interesting is marred by bad writing and the typical shitty Korean misunderstandings that annoy readers at how s*upid it makes the characters seem.

MC takes over someone’s body years before and we are always reminded of this every chapter it seems, you’d think this is a Chinese novel with the way stuff gets repeated over and over.

Romance is shit, woman who wanted to break the engagement started to have feelings when he broke it. He still keeps her around for no reason which goes to show that... more>> she’ll be his partner later in the novel.

So much s*upid sh*t that the author took from other novels to shove into this one. <<less
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Random
Random rated it
January 23, 2021
Status: c34
Very generic hero, very generic plotline disguised as something unique, very generic harem. Its not a bad read but its nothing special either. Dialogue is pretty generic. Plot is generic. Hero is generic. So many plot points that should have possibly be saved and expanded as we progress through the world has been rushed into this slush within the first few chapters. It gives me the same overarching feel that "Mages are too OP" does so if thats your kind of novel then feel free to read this.
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Feng Tian
Feng Tian rated it
January 30, 2021
Status: c39
While the novel appears mildly interesting in the beginning it doesn't take all that long for rather severe flaws to appear:

1: Soldrake is absurdly overpowered, at the very least in the beginning. Nothing can threaten him and his army with his dragon waifu at his side

2: The cliche of recruiting his enemies best chess pieces. Only that he doesn't even go out of his way to do so. He just lucks out.

3: His enemies (and allies) are mildly lacking in the mental faculties. And with that I mean a 4-year... more>> old could run circles around them without breaking a sweat.

By no means an exhaustive list, but its pretty clear this novel is going nowhere. <<less
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hawlol
hawlol rated it
January 22, 2021
Status: c34
Premise: Convict Soldier dies in the battlefield but goes back in time. The twist is that he's in the body of a hero named Alan Pendragon instead of his old body. Him as a 17 year old Alan Pendragon, wakes up from a 3 year coma, 7 years in the past, with a Dukedom in shambles, a weak body and lots of infamy, nothing like the previous image of said hero. Now he must find out what happened, all while regaining the Dukedom's former glory and trying to avenge his... more>> original family's death.

I left some things out because the premise was already a little convoluted. Like a contracted dragon and some kind of mysterious power the soldier named Raven had before his time travel. What matters is that the novel is pretty good. Well written with expositions at the right places, well balanced descriptions and little to no random info dumps, there isn't a gamelit system and the people in the world have to actually work for their skills and magic, which is pretty rare in korean novels.

While the MC is a little bland and too perfect but the rest of the cast makes up for it. One of my favorite characters so far is a non important side character called Killian, which mocks the MC at first, gets his nut squashed and then redeems himself as a trustworthy and charismatic knight. It was a great character arc. The great aunt ghost was also great and funny. Seems like a trend of the side characters being more interesting than the main ones.

The plot is also interesting, with foreshadowing to a time travel paradox and the meddling of gods, pulling strings and causing the deaths of many people. The worldbuilding seems dnd-like in regards to monsters and magic: dragons, griffons, goblins, orcs, fighters, berserkers, mages, druids, etc.

I'll stop here since there are only 34 chapters so far and my goal was to elaborate on the premise and convince you to read. Translantion is excellent as usual and I hope this gets lots of attention. A great choice of novel for wuxiaworld (finally!). Hopefully it'll remain great until the end. <<less
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Infinite_V0id
Infinite_V0id rated it
February 15, 2021
Status: c59
Well, everyone seems to see only flaws in this novel, but I personally like it a little, I understand everyone want as much logic in everything as possible, but if you just let it go (in some cases it's better to just stop yoir brain) and just read, you'll suprisingly will start to enjoy it. Yes it seems unlogical, yes some things are cliche, but everything is not that bad, I give this nove 4 star (5 to make overall rating higher), because I was able to shut my brain... more>> while reading it and enjoyed it a lot. <<less
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Arkales
Arkales rated it
January 31, 2021
Status: c42
A pleasant reading if you do not judge the mental faculty of each character that appears in each chapter.
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conand4869
conand4869 rated it
January 23, 2021
Status: c36
Like the other said, this is a very generic novel where the MC (Raven Valt) travel back to 7 years ago to a different body (Alan Pendragon). He has power, status, loyal subordinate, and one thing that I like is his personality development.

Even though MC has plot armor on almost every arc, the interactions and misunderstandings between him and other character makes me enjoy this novel very well.

So, you can read this novel when you bored and confused cause 'there's no interesting reading'. Don't expect too much on plotline because... more>> like I said before, this is a very generic novel. <<less
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Ignis Lux
Ignis Lux rated it
March 18, 2021
Status: c89
Duke Pendragon is great. I don’t understand how people are giving it 2/5 or similar ratings when they only read 20 or something chapters. The MC is both physically and mentally strong (as in he’s intelligent). Romance is great as it does not take center stage but is not left behind either. Love that the MC is from the onset cold and ruthless and we don’t have to read hundreds of character and hope for character development. Finally, the translation smooth and, although I've not really paid attention, I haven’t... more>> seen any errors. <<less
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Aezir
Aezir rated it
March 24, 2021
Status: c95
I don't understand people rating this 1-2, sure this might not be the best but at least its decent enough, unlike tr*shes (which you should be rating 1-2 stars but somehow gets 4-5 ratings) that are anything but understandable. Also a reminder this is fantasy, expect logic not to fit here perfectly.

(Not putting spoiler tag even though I knew how to just to let new readers properly know the novel, not those biased ****)

1. The pendragon family is ONLY known for contracting the strongest dragon, soldrake, emphasis on... more>> only. So the duke died the contract got nulled and the supposed hier was not able to successfully inherit the contract then fell to coma. The whole territory was deemed to be lost unless the contract is established, so people left the territory in search of better life away from their current territory that doesn't have the protection of the dragon. And thats how the pendragon that was hailed as a glorious territory was reduced to one measly castle, few tattered soldiers and a few villages.

2. Now the MC is not a noble since he's from a family of knights but his an illegitimate child so his basically a commoner. Then he got set-up, his entire family framed and he thinks it was his fault, his father and brother plead guilty just to let him live. He got drafted to the demonic army (an empire army division) where the worst of the worst gathered, there he vowed he would cleanse the name of his family and take revenge so he moved with only those goals in mind so don't expect him to have experience with relationship and romance! He might have some experience with women but it was mostly about physical needs not about romance.

3. Soldrake (the ultimate waifu in this novel) might be the most powerful being in the world but she doesn't have enough power to destroy an empire alone, since the royal family are known to be powerful individually (i assumed them to be so, since prince Ian demonstrated that the royal family knows martial arts and there's no way their founder could be elected as emperor during the founding of the empire when one of his comrade contracted the strongest dragon) and there are also dukes that contracted dragons that can keep soldrake in check (of course with the empire's support).

4. Romance is decent, not the best but then again who expects an amazing romance from a harem-fantasy novel, only idiots would, we should be even thankful its decent. There are people complaining about the two ex-fiancée coming back to MC hoping to be loved, but the MC clearly rejected their advances, keep reading or at least don't post shitty reviews just cause you didn't let the issue conclude.

My rating should have been 4.6 but decided to rate this 5 since reviewers isn't doing this novel justice. <<less
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orpheus_rm
orpheus_rm rated it
April 7, 2021
Status: c44
Seems decent so far. Not a huge fan of the first few chapters but it's been steadily improving. Will update.

Update: Good translation, but every conflict feels horribly artificial. It's like every other man not directly connected subordinated to the MC is a cannonfodder, death-seeking villain who only seek after women and power (The MCs women and power obvs)
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Drake888
Drake888 rated it
March 28, 2021
Status: c101
An interesting idea with bad writing. Standard story about reincarnated MC doing broken things. But I like that kind of story, so I liked this. At first anyway. The MC has some Mary Sue qualities, especially in regards to his love interests, but that would be acceptable if the rest of the story was good. Unfortunately the side characters are strange and not very bright when interacting with the MC, which becomes obnoxious after a while. Also, despite being rather dimwitted around the MC those same side characters are still... more>> incredibly good at what they do, whether it's managing, leading, or fighting. The world-building is also problematic with weird issues in how the author portrays combat, armies, and territory management. The issues aren't too bad at first but they don't hold up under scrutiny. This is a problem because the story starts with the MC's territory in a ridiculously bad condition that doesn't get fully explained until several chapters later. This leads the reader to wonder how such a thing is possible. Frankly, it's not. The author's eventual explanation makes a little sense but there are still plot holes and before I can finish ignoring them, more little issues pop up.

There is no single unforgivable issue with this story but there are numerous small problems with the author's writing ability which make this mediocre at best. It might get better as time goes on but it also might not. If you don't like the first 20 chapters you can just pass on this one because while the quality goes up and down, it never really gets much better than it was at the start. <<less
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Kerai
Kerai rated it
April 7, 2021
Status: --
Before I started to read lot of web novels I used to read fantasy books. So I may like this sort of western fantasy like its writen here but I feel like I have read almost the same book before. Just cant remember what book it was as I think it may be 10 or even more years ago.

So for me at best its fan ficksion but at worst its copy under different author name. Beckause I dont plan to seach up the book I have read before I cant... more>> be 100% certan that I am right but still I am suspisious that author here made almost a copy of a book and if its like that then he should let readers know that its not original. <<less
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