Fallen Monarch


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The Demon Lord, humanity’s greatest enemy. Every few decades one rises to power, threatening the human realm and all who inhabit it. To stand against the Demon Lord and its armies, humanity relies on Heroes who are sent forth to face the unfaceable.

Thoma was one such Hero, though he defeated his generation’s Demon Lord over 20 years ago. Now, he is but a simple monk living in a remote abbey in the mountains of the Holy Kingdom, where he cares for abandoned children and orphans of war. Though his life has been peaceful for a long time now, things are changing. Times are getting tougher and the abbey is struggling to make ends meet. Thoma knows the future is uncertain, yet he continues to struggle toward a better tomorrow.

Will he succeed, or will the past he left behind finally catch up to him?

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타락의 군주
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New Stompound rated it
January 13, 2020
Status: c19
It starts off a bit slow IMO. But the plot seems excellent so far and it ramps up excellently. Looking forward to more.
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TheJudge rated it
November 9, 2019
Status: c15
I really want to like this novel, but after reading the few latest chapters it's difficult for me to do so with such a ignorant MC. The writer tried to cram too much in the start and it became an utter mess; remember the MC is not some kid, he's at least over 35 years old.

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From the start we learn that the MC is surrounded by desperate, poor, greedy, and corrupt people that are willing to do anything for money, however you can't fully blame them as the "holy church" takes 50% to 70% tax from the people (the novel states 40% standard, but we later find out that is only on paper, and because of war it changes to 60%). There are very few people around him with the exception of the kids and maybe a nun or two that aren't scheming behind the MC's back (yet?). They all suck up to him because he's the almighty hero that defeated the demon king, but laugh at him behind his back and how stupid, blind and ignorant he is.

Thoma has a special skill that allows him to know if others are lying (based on color) that I don't believe anyone knows about or very few that knows, however despite knowing that others are lying, deceiving him he chooses to ignore the matter and let them off with a "don't do it again speech". On another chapter, Thoma is given fake/dangerous medicine by a person whom Thoma sees as a father figure and even though he knew for a fact he's being lied to, he choose to accept the medicine and even give them out for others to use.


For a "hero" and a person with 40-50 years of knowledge he sure acts like a idiot. He is blinded by his hardcore belief that the church is good and the so called "demons" are out to destroy all of mankind. The writer tries to come up with all these reasons that will cause Thoma to snap and join the dark side but enough is enough, I'd find them believable if the MC is some gullible 12 year old kid, but for a hero and a man well past his prime is just stupid and unbelievable. We all know at some point, probably when he loses all the people that he loves he'll become the demon king/lord.

Went from a 4 to a 2 from me afterwards.

Edit: More betrayal by those around the MC, the more I read this the more annoyed I get. I have put this novel on hold as the novel hasn't gotten any better. May come back to read it later in the future or not; when more chapters are out.

I mean at this point, it's pretty damn easy to figure out how this story will end, MC will become a demon lord/king to purge the world of its greed/evil by the holy church after being betrayed by those hes served and help and having those that hes loved slaughtered. <<less
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INeedAHiiro rated it
November 8, 2019
Status: c12
Oh my god is this series good. It takes every plot hole known to traditional fantasy and isekai and fills it in, making me want to learn Korean to keep reading.

The world takes a few chapters to get fully grounded, but after the events snowball into one another as things quickly spiral out of control, but in a predictable way if you read very carefully. You can tell the author put a lot of thought into the series, and I'm excited to see where it goes!
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sukets rated it
November 18, 2019
Status: --
8 chapters in and I can already see where this novel is going in the near future, and it is going towards the worst of korean novel cliches.

This kinda reeks of those revenge chuunibyou japanese novels, only with a korean twist at it, and better character writing because of it (not as much as other korean novels tho). If these novels interest you, check this out.

For every other person I can't recommend this, as how prepotent this plot is. It features: betrayal, rich people are evil, characters that are in... more>> the plot just so that they can die so that MC goes into despair. This may sound like a spoiler, but it really isn't, because although I didn't read it happening yet, in chapter 2-3 the flag was planted. <<less
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JNhanSmile rated it
November 4, 2019
Status: c4
Very interesting on how the author decided to start this novel.

Starts off slow but I can definitely see the author cares a lot about background and world building.

Very excited for this novel and will update my review when there are more chapters.
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