Hail the King

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An ordinary student accidentally traveled into an other universe and became the king of a small kingdom. He had gotten a “Cheating Code” of life and was able to complete something extraordinary. This is the story about a king that was able to conquer continents and leave behind him an ultimate legend that will be recited between every generation to come.

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国王万岁
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laneofmagic
New laneofmagic
September 9, 2019
Status: c1011
This entire novel feels like a mockery of/ parody on the so called luck of MCs and football.

If the usual MCs of fantasy novels are lucky then this novel's MC is the God of luck. Everything that occurs in this world is a convenience for the MC. He is the Chosen One.

Be it his cheat powers or how opportunities open up after he hit a wall with his cheat, the world wants him to succeed. The world wants him to be a god.

Only complaint I have against this novel is... more>> that, the first half of the story was really interesting and the pace was good however after the marriage arc, the author started rushing like crazy. Slow and steady plot development flew out of the window. Felt like the author was trying to cram everything that came to his mind into a few chapters. However the recent chapters have slowed down a bit and it doesn't seem hectic anymore, which I appreciate very much.

Overall, I found it to be a very enjoyable read. It was enjoyable enough to the point of me burning through 1000+ chapters in half a month. There wasn't a moment that I got bored/tired of reading, which happens quite often to me while reading lengthy novels (happened to me even while reading amazing novels like King of Gods and Martial World). <<less
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TheBingeReader
New TheBingeReader rated it
August 27, 2019
Status: --
Started off with some hope, the diablo world setting was different at least and the way he gets his abilities/magic via that was more original than most, however as usual it does not take long at all for the expected info/filler dumps to ruin the whole thing.

Then there are the enemies he faces who ALL are nothing more than brain dead idiots, the kind you can picture as rolling up to the MC with swagger only to instantly scream "MWUHAHAHAH BOW DOWN" while swirling their bad-guy mustaches, they are utterly... more>> 1 dimensional cannon fodder, later on fights are utterly described as utterly moronic and unbelievably convoluted and dull and worst of all drawn out, oh my god sooooooo drawn out.

A good effort at the start that quickly went downhill, pity. <<less
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Ra3ie1
Ra3ie1 rated it
May 16, 2016
Status: c265
Spoiler

It wad good in the beginning, but after ~100, it's "another xianxia"... mediocre xianxia.
[Mode] game elements-OFF
[Mode] romance-OFF
[Mode] king-OFF
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[Mode] handsome, cool, smart, cunning, invincible, brave, awesome HOLY MC - on
[Mode] arrogant villains-ON
[Mode] idiotic world-ON
[Mode] plot armor-ON

This novel is not about King, it's about gang boss. All what he did for kingdom - mass slaughters and strengthened his force. Ch.265.
Villain:"on your knees!"→MC:"ha-ha"→Massacre→Hail the king→Diablo chapter→villain→brave MC→massacre→Hail the king→villain...→HAIL
Also that annoying 2nd harem girl. Author can't find normal role for her, she is useless, but she is everywhere! Every ch author notice that girl. Why?

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rdawv
rdawv rated it
April 2, 2016
Status: --
Dropped.

Like how I felt with “My Father In Law Is Lu Bu!”, I cannot get past the premise of the story. Oh, the basic background is fine: a university student wakes up to find himself right in the middle of a battle. He soon found out that he had transmigrated into the body of a mentally challenged, puppet king of a small kingdom that was being besieged in a fantasy setting where magic exists. Not only that, there were those who were manipulating the throne and using him as a... more>> figurehead. That is all well and good, a MC taking charge of a kingdom can be a nice read, but...

I did not get very far into the story, because this novel is almost a fanfiction as the power-up process is the game Diablo II. Not “something like Diablo”, but Diablo itself. For reasons only the author knows, the MC can jump into a game of Diablo II as a Barbarian player. So in addition to transmigration, we now also have a pseudo-VR game type story for Diablo II which is separate from the MC’s new world.

Diablo II. Yes, that famous game produced by Blizzard. Actual game characters like Warriv and Akara, actual questing and mechanics like Town Portal and inventory limitations; lifted wholesale from the game and placed into the story as a way for the MC to grind, level up and gain skills to be taken back to his fantasy kingdom setting.

Other reviewers enjoyed the story, but not me. Due to its heavy reliance on an existing, world famous intellectual property, I actually question it’s legitimacy to be listed here on this site. <<less
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Raine
Raine rated it
April 17, 2016
Status: --
Started out great for the first 100 chapters or so, but then it gets really really repetitive, everything is war war and more war I mean they go to war for the tiniest crap, the whole premise of the novel is good but only good if it was 100 or 200 chapters long, there just isnt anything else besides war, this is a xianxia novel that is missing the core or its genre which is exploring the world/universe and getting stronger in the journey
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Vampire1996
Vampire1996 rated it
April 14, 2016
Status: --
Story – Progresses at a good pace, has a good amount of action and build up of power levels. Small amounts of information is given and it is relatively easy to understand what is going on in the story.

Main Character – Main character is a generally cool-headed, and his power is quite unique but at the same time not because it is from a IRL game. I’ve seen some reviews dismissing this novel because of this reason but I suggest you to read it and check it out for yourself.

I’m... more>> currently waiting for new chapters everyday, because the hype is real <<less
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Queen of Sheba
Queen of Sheba rated it
September 6, 2017
Status: --
The foundations of the story are quite good, yet the execution leaves much to be desired. The game mechanics, as well as the rise of glory of a single city state is all rather intriguing. Yet, the greatest problem with this story is that the protagonist simply cannot adapt to the medieval setting. He's still very much Just a contemporary Chinese man whom has lived in a super-city all his life.

  • A slave to women
  • Seeks to modernise anything he sees
  • Delegates too much power
  • Abhors local culture in the belief that it is too 'primitive'
The story had great potential. The author ruined it all by projecting himself into the story far too much.
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Stark3
Stark3 rated it
June 1, 2016
Status: --
Like other reviewers may have mentioned, the novel was cool in the beginning. Even though initially, the thought of using Diablo 2 as an inspiration for MC's powers was offputting, it eventually grew on me.

What I couldn't take though was after the Diablo 2 part got a bit stale, the author then began using Saint Seiya. I found it inconsistent, with no particular rhyme or reason behind it. I then began to cringe at the thought of what else the author might throw in just to keep the series interesting,... more>> after which I dropped the novel. <<less
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NaM
NaM rated it
September 26, 2016
Status: c150
Certainely an Epic novel. One of the best chinese western style novel ive read so far.

But be remided that, this is NOT A XIANXIA WUXIA (with all cultivator and martial artist and stuff) but a WESTERN FANTASY NOVEL (with dragon, Magic, Kingdom, wars and stuff) Dont get confused and miss reviewed this novel because of your own personal views and misconception. Its simply ignorance.

Anyway, Normally when writing a novel. The author will choose a certain role /job for the Main Character and stick with that for the whole series and... more>> sometimes only changed once. But in this novel not only was the MC already sitting in a throne he is also able to wield different (Game Element) job class Styles and ability that is ideally awesome and OP. And if thats unsatisfying for you and instead a let down, Then before deciding to drop this then try the story's world building and politics. It will fill that unsatisfied self of yours. If you dont believe me then try reading this and you'll see that im not least bit exaggerating! <<less
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BaramII
BaramII rated it
September 27, 2017
Status: c189
First few chapter, is undoubtedly a 4 star.

But after that few chapter, it goes downhill.

Every chapter it's.

Enemy comes. Bad mouths the Chambord Kingdom, Alexander says 'Dumbfuck", "Go to hell, you can't look down on my chambord" Beats up the Enemy, Citizen "Hail the King!", Some random who-the-f**k says "Oh wow, this Unknown (emphasize on the unknown) has big potential!" Then new enemy comes. King destroys them and citizens goes "Hail the king" all over again OR if the enemy is stronger, a Diablo chapters just comes out and makes... more>> the MC stronger. Repeat the process.

Well after repeating that for like 200 chapter, I think 2 star rating is justified.

Again, the first few chapter is undoubtedly amazing, the plot is great. The side characters were well thought out.
But unfortunately, it's your typical CN where the MC is overly arrogant, every side characters on the side of the MC is overly loyal, like so fucking loyal their initial personality given to them at their introduction is destroyed and became a Yes man puppet. For example, the character "Lampard?" (I can't remember anymore), compare him to chapter 1 and later chapter.

His personality goes from Mysterious Master to Yes Man, and the other characters with strong personality, Yes all characters, not just him. Hell I can't even remember their names anymore since all of them are a fucking YES MAN PUPPETS. No personality of their own, all they do is say "Wow, the king sure is great", "All hail the king", "What a kind king". <<less
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nikideema
nikideema rated it
December 29, 2018
Status: c156
Dropped this when "that" happened.

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Spoiler

One of his followers is being bombarded by magic entering her body, and it's getting so that she might explode at any moment from the over abundance of magic. At this moment in time, the MC thinks, "Hey, let's stick my d**k in her. That'll help!" WHO THINKS LIKE THIS!? It was so random - so out of the blue, that I had to reread the passage to make sure I was reading it right. I could have taken it if it was foreshadowed somehow previously that "it" was the 7th wonder of the world with the power of Jesus to cure things, but nooo. It popped up out of nowhere. And of course that d**k is so magical that it cures her of all her symptoms right away. Screw logic, and screw her too I guess.

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I'm just laughing at the ridiculousness of it. <<less
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Astaroth
Astaroth rated it
August 2, 2016
Status: c82 part2
I really liked this novel in the beginning.

Now it's the 4th or 5th time in a row that random bullies appear and randomly kill citizens.

An entire cavalry just ran through the gate (which is apparently left open over night for some reason) and literally bull rush and trample the citizens for shits and giggles.

I don't hate arrogant villains in moderation, but so far there's ONLY been random arrogant villains showing up one after another kind of like how in Xianxia young master endless loop of grandpa's...

It's incredibly disappointing.
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Leonsomer74174
Leonsomer74174 rated it
April 13, 2016
Status: --
I'll be honest, I signed up just to write this review, this is a 5/5, of that there can be no doubt. When I came across this masterpiece I was looking for a new light novel to read, because I'm a serial reader finding enough material has always been a problem, but even though I will have to wait for more.... THIS BOOK IS WORTH IT! I was initially put off by the reviews about how it incorporated Diablo 2 in the story but as it turned out my apprehension... more>> was for not. I won't spoil any of this for you but I highly recommend this book. <<less
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The_Most_Generic_Name
The_Most_Generic_Name rated it
June 9, 2018
Status: c245
It's annoying. Very annoying. I loved it at the start, but it turned into your everyday Chinese op MC novel (xianxia for short). I am all for over powered main characters and I would be lying if I said that I haven't enjoyed some xianxia novels/graphic novels. What got me on this was my expectations being too high and the sudden shift in the main genre. What I mean by main genre is that, if at the start this was or seemed like at least a kingdom building novel with... more>> a smart MC, it then just shifted into a xianxia novel with a simple-minded MC.

The author tries to justify this simple-mindedness by saying that it is his strategy to trick his enemies. But it is pretty apparent that the author just wants to make an over powered main character that plows through things at the speed of light.

I would've given this a two, but the references warmed my heart. And the [give] skill the MC gets being used in such a way was one of the things I liked most about the whole novel.

I have finished Diablo 2 on the hardest difficulties with all the classes and I loved the game. So I also felt nostalgic reading this. But it relies on Diablo 2 too much in my opinion. At this rate, if you called it a Diablo 2 fan fiction I wouldn't notice the difference.

Being a harem also gets minus points from me. As I dislike the genre and see no need to have it in the novel, other than it turning into total fanservice machine like most fictions with the harem genre I have seen.

It is quite disappointing and unfortunate to see such a good novel so easily ruined. It had a promising start but the author ruined it. I have seen many like this and it is quite frankly sad to see so many good novels go to ruin because of incompetent authors. <<less
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shuiko
shuiko rated it
March 29, 2016
Status: --
look all everyone needs to know is, the MC is a man's man. Though some of the early annoying characters take a while to get rid/killed of... (bad guys that is) but it gets good after.

Another good point is he ain't a p***y when it comes to women.
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Suzaku67
Suzaku67 rated it
October 9, 2017
Status: c50
I read through about 50 chapters, the beginning made the story seem like it'd have a lot of potential. Though that all went downhill very quickly in the next dozen or so chapters. The story has a means of cultivating, but the MC side steps the entire thing. I felt like the story was dragged out and eventually utterly boring!!! He magically appears in this game i've never played (diablo 2?) and just grinds his levels up to be strong. Then fights in reality with tons of actual practitioners. High... more>> rating don't mean things are going to be good, this is a classic example of it.

Tl;dr - Grind, Fight, grind, fight, grind fightgqlrfbrlflbfwbrflblfqbllbflbjqbjklfbjk <<less
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Triwolf
Triwolf rated it
June 27, 2016
Status: --
At the early chapter, the story was kind of cool and still had some tactic and strategy to win. At least he wasnt a muscle head who swing his axe whenever he please.

Spoiler

but later on the MC fight like an idiot who think nothing but like a bull.
It is dissapointing because thestory was kind of intersting but it didnt have the factor that give me curiosity to read on

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bromo
bromo rated it
July 8, 2017
Status: c154
I love OP MCs. also I love Diablo. Ever since the necro expansion came out a week ago, I've been playing a ton of d3. I discovered this story at the same exact time... and omg its just too good to be true.

great plot, great story. I usually enjoy novels that include a MC who is extremely strong, and especially if those that don't have to do with a man chasing a woman in every single chapter. I understand why some people enjoy the harem aspects, but which guy in... more>> real life can actually... keep up with 6-9 women all the time.

Love the diablo references, except some of it doesn't make sense. Using mana potions as a barb (fury??) Overall i'd give it a 4.5/5 <<less
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OneTrickDuck
OneTrickDuck rated it
February 3, 2017
Status: c115
Dont have to say much about the story, reincarnation/transported to another world, MC can travel to a diablo world to get stronger by copying the characters' avatar. That part is pretty nice, though not really exactly like it was in the game, but that's fine. It's a typical underdog, weak to strong story, but nothing wrong with that, writing is decent, action fun and in general the story is pretty good. The villains are made to hate, but we have a few dark sides to the hero, which is nice.... more>> Not too much kingdom building yet, the story progression is very slow to begin with.

My biggest problem though, and I cant believe the author would do this, the naming. Many characters are named after popular footbal players or generally famous people (Drogba, Peter Czech, Fernando Torres, Paris Hilton etc). This might seem not like a big deal, but it's so immersion breaking and annoying, it's infuriating, it devalues the whole novel, it almost feels like the author is making fun of the reader. I dont know if it's a joke by the translator or the author, but whoever did it, has obviously no idea how to actually write a novel <<less
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rusticsoldier
rusticsoldier
May 8, 2018
Status: c164
Typical Chinese novel... MC goes to a new world gets some power. Becomes a boss. Then steals and murders his way to power.

MC really has no morals... But I believe that's actually just the frame of mind Chinese think.

Anyone who has a thought outside of the frame of MC. Is wrong.. everyone should be loyal to MC.

No one else has value unless MC says so.. when MC is not strong enough he lies low.. until he is stronger than nominal allies so that he can over power them and make... more>> them serve him.

Like I said typical Chinese author power dream written on paper. <<less
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Zak_Blak
Zak_Blak rated it
August 8, 2018
Status: c1023
I would give it 5 stars if not for the naming. The naming ruins all of it.

Pretty much everything important and/or influential would have football related names, whether that is people or places or states. It kills the whole vibe of the story.

If not for that, I'd rate this 6 stars out of five.
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valantias
valantias rated it
June 1, 2017
Status: c275
It's an okay read in my opinion.

The story is unique and different enough to be interesting. I suppose there will be those that doesn't like that his unique powers comes from him traveling to the world of Blizzards Diablo. I don't really mind that since I've always loved Diablo, and I find it interesting to have the protagonist interact with characters from the game, but I can see how some people find that kind of cheap.

Now there's a couple of things that I really dislike, which makes this review a... more>> 3 rather than a 4 or a 5.

First, some times the protagonist makes decisions that really doesn't make sense at all, and the antagonists react in a way that isn't very realistic, rather they react in a way that's just built to fit the protagonist, while they could and should easily wreck the protagonists plans. The plot armor is fairly strong and obvious in this one.

Second, this novel has been tagged for both comedy and parody. While the protagonist can be kind of amusing at times, it's hardly enough to be tagged as comedy. The reason it's tagged as such is probably because almost all characters and empires are named after famous soccer players, teams and stadiums. Maybe some characters are named referencing something else, but to me these soccer related names are the most prominent. Rather than being fun it just feels really out of place and immersion breaking when names like "Chelsea Empire", "Didier Drogba", "Fernando Torres", "Paris Hilton" etc shows up. I just feels like the author doesn't have any clues of western names for his novel that's set in a western world, so he just googled names of famous western stars. Maybe he did it because he found it fun to put famous names in a fantasy world (not that the characters have anything to do with the real people other that their names), but to me it just feels so immersion breaking.

Third, everything comes down to fighting. And I mean next to EVERYTHING. Some people like a lot of action in their novels. If you just like action, you will like this one, but it really is too much fighting for me.

Let me give you an example.

Protagonist's got to travel from destination 'x' to destination 'y' with some of his soldiers. On the road to 'y' there will be a couple of stops, a fort 'z' and a city 'u'. On the road from 'x' to 'z', there will be a fight with some enemies of the kingdom. When he gets to 'z' he will find a reason to fight the fort. On the road from 'z' to 'u' he will conveniently bump into some mercenaries that's done something bad to his people. Time to fight! Further up to road to 'u' there's someone that want to arrest him for the killing in fort 'z'. Time to fight! Finally reach city 'u'. Hmm, he's spent at least one day without fighting someone now... Let's throw the city garrison at him! Time to fight!

Finally reach destination 'y'. The first thing that happens? That's right receive a duel challenge for the next day. Well at least he isn't fighting anyone this day right? No, wrong! Let's go to an inn and fight off assassins! After the duel the next day, let's have him fight a couple of the other guys friends as well! Hmm, that's not enough, let's make sure that an assassin try to kill him when he leaves the dueling area.

You get my point? At least I think that it would be nice if he sometimes could solve things without fighting. There are some mysteries and exploration involved but as soon as he interact with someone other than his own people you can be 90% sure that it'll end up in a fight.

Fourth, the antagonists are really bland. As far as I've got (ch275) almost all his enemies have been kings and princes that have the same arrogant personality and want to bully him because they either think he's weak, or because of jealousy. The author also for some reason have to make sure that all the enemies knows that he's got a really hot fiance. In almost all, if not all, PoVs from the enemies that we get to read, they have to mention how they're going to take her once they've defeated the protagonist. It doesn't even matter if the enemy had any prior knowledge of her or not, if he doesn't, one of his subordinates will be sure to point it out to him. Even the one female antagonist that has shown up so far, told him how she would have a beggar r*pe her and sell her to a brothel the first time he met her. So basically all the antagonists are arrogant, horny royalty that wants to steal his wife. Hopefully some more interesting antagonists will show up later.

TL;DR

It's interesting enough to keep me reading, but the plot armor, the immersion breaking names and the boring antagonists makes me sigh out loud some times, and I skim through a lot of the action because there's just too much of it! <<less
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