Heaven Official’s Blessing

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Eight hundred years ago, Xie Lian was the Crown Prince of the Xian Le kingdom; one who was beloved by his citizens and the darling of the world. Unsurprisingly, he ascended to the Heavens at a very young age. Now, eight hundred years later, Xie Lian ascends to the Heavens for the third time as the laughing stock of all three realms. On his first task as a god, he meets a mysterious demon who rules the ghosts and terrifies the Heavens……yet unbeknownst to Xie Lian, this demon king has been paying attention to him for a very, very long time.

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Heavenly Blessing
Thiên Quan Tứ Phúc (Vietnamese)
Tiān Guān Cì Fú
天官赐福
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02/08/19 Sakhyulations c20 part1
01/23/19 Sakhyulations c19
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12/22/18 Sakhyulations c15
12/03/18 Sakhyulations c14
11/26/18 Sakhyulations c13
11/18/18 Sakhyulations c12 part2
11/18/18 Sakhyulations c12 part1
10/18/18 Sakhyulations c11 part2
10/08/18 Sakhyulations c11 part1
08/07/18 Sakhyulations c10
07/28/18 Sakhyulations c9
06/21/18 Sakhyulations c8
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kly
kly rated it
August 7, 2017
Status: c50
Okay, even though there's only one chapter translated it's a bit ridiculous to cast votes already because the actual novel hasn't been completely published by the writer so there's no telling how this novel will go. Rating this a one star is poor judgement on whoever that casted that vote so these five stars is in hopes to counter that.

in terms of the novel, from where I've mtl'd up to, the plot progresses quite seamlessly. Intrigue and some stellar 'aww' heart-melting (in a good way) vibes are there too which... more>> is always a big plus in my books. Just like the writer's previous works (Founder of Diabolism, Self-Saving Scum), you don't get the full picture at once but as you progress through the chapters, pieces of info weave together a beautiful story with much more depth that you'd assume. Both MC and ML are both very enigmatic, and together they're one of the most adorable couples (even if they're not together at this point of the novel so far) I get the pleasure of reading.

In this genre of BL novels, I find it challenging to get the chance to read well thought-out novels that can juggle engaging plot and warm fuzzies so stumbling upon this writer and their works is an absolute blessing for me. I have high hopes for the writer and from what I've been reading, my faith isn't misplaced ;)

(I'll edit this review once more chapters are released, both raws and tl'd lol - one star ratings off the bat for any novel drives me up the wall a bit, especially for a novel with so much potential!)

In terms of the translation, it's readable and flows well so no complaints from me. I'm not sure about the updating schedule considering only chapter one has been posted but I don't think the translator, Evangeline, intends to drop this. Also, many thanks to them for picking this novel as their first (?) project!!

All in all, give both the translator and this novel a chance, I say! <<less
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eikyrona
eikyrona rated it
May 12, 2018
Status: Completed
The five stars is purely based on the english translation thus far, and not on the original chinese novel that should be reviewed on jjwcx instead, as the quality of the writing and translation is evident. As I've read the whole novel, and not read to halfway and skipped to the last chapter, I think my grasp on the novel's characterisation and plot is fairly solid.

Probably because the plot and characters hit a lot of the tropes that I like, reading this story was a very enjoyable experience for me.... more>> The MC's past is hinted at and slowly unfolds in a series of emotionally devastating flashbacks, revealing his tremulous fall from grace: from his position of coddled crown prince beloved by all, to being able to pick food off the ground and eat it without a care. His acceptance and resignation to his current state of life is something that hurts both me and the ML.

As the translation is currently up to chapter 5, the ML has yet to appear, but the ML's characterisation is still very interesting: beginning with the impression of that suave all-knowing, all-powerful seme, to gradually unveiling his insecurities and his reasons for struggling so hard to become powerful. The reasons for the ML's devotion start out opaque, but the more of their past interactions you see, the more it's understandable; culminating in that flashback where he says 'I still have a beloved person in this world' and the ML's previous skittishness all makes sense.

I personally really like both the MC and the ML's characters and personalities. MC on the surface seems like a soft, innocent angel, but in reality that's all because he's been worn down by 800 years of struggling to climb his way out of the mud. He lets most things slide without a care because he's long stopped caring about what other people think of him and has mostly become numb to his own suffering. But the MC has a steadfast nature and an unbending will and he's shaken out of this numbness by the ML.

On the other hand, the ML starts out appearing like the perfect boyfriend: ultra smooth, ultra powerful, and always like he's in control of the situation. But that's just how he's built himself to appear in front of the MC. Because he's devoted 800 years to becoming someone who can protect the MC from other people's cruelties and yet knows he's failed already because the MC has already become accustomed to pain in those 800 years. Behind the perfect facade, the ML is still that young boy who worships the MC with his heart on tenterhooks and never dared contemplate that his god might love him back. <<less
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alexfilia
alexfilia rated it
August 11, 2017
Status: c1
Its another novel by the author of the Founder of Diabolism and The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System!

It may not have many chapters out yet but just from the spoilers you can tell its going to be an epic story <3....I mean the mc's favorite past time is trolling the heavens!!!
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ritpoppy
ritpoppy rated it
October 19, 2018
Status: Completed
I've just got to say, physically reading this was exhausting. Not because of the storyline, but because I read all 252 chapters in a short amount of time cause I was so freaking invested in the whole story!

This follows the story of Xie Lian, our bubbly protagonist, and his adventures after ascending to Heaven for the 3rd time (you've got it rough buddy). On his first assignment, he meets our Male Lead (who has me sweating). Hua Cheng is literally the smoothest man you'll ever meet. If you're looking for... more>> a fluffy, angst, fantasy, bl, story driven novel. Boy, you picked up a fantastic one. Flashbacks get tiring sometimes, I gotta admit even I skipped a few times, but they play such an important role in the storyline that it's SO worth it. English translations may not get all the Chinese terms across perfectly, but please keep in mind that Mandarin is still a foreign language and it's culturally different, even I got lost on what they were saying to sometimes! Story is extremely well-written and let's not forget the romance. Based on this author, most of the book will be fluffy pinning (which I'm actually perfectly fine with, but if you aren't into slow burn be cautious), but they get together quicker than in GDC and Scum Villain (at least that's what I thought ¯_ (ツ) _/¯)

Overall, this novel was a fantastic read and if you can't read the Chinese chapters, english translation is slowing getting there, the wait is so worth it. One moment I'm screaming my sister to insanity from the fluff, and the next I'm curled up in my bed sobbing my eyes away. I really love this author and her works, and hope you'll too ❤ <<less
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rakuu-en
rakuu-en rated it
October 6, 2018
Status: Completed
I don't use this phrase lightly, but this book is a literary masterpiece.

I found the first ten chapters in English, and the premise was captivating enough that I gave the rest of it (200+ chapters!) a shot with my banana Chinese. That's how good it was, that I was willing to invest that much more time and effort in reading a book written in a mother tongue I am unfortunately not very well-versed in.

It was worth it.

The English translation is quality work, but invariably a lot of the original nuance... more>> and tone gets lost in translation. If you are able, I would recommend that you read the work in the original Chinese it was written in- to preserve as much of the hilarity and heartbreak that the author managed to skilfully convey as possible. Even if not, the countless plot twists, the strong supporting cast, and of course the stepwise progression of the main couple's romance work together to create a story that I really believe can transcend the language barrier to move any reader's heart.

The English fandom for this work is sadly minute at the moment, especially compared to the author's other works (ahem GDC I'm looking at you) I assume due to the dearth of translated chapters. Don't get me wrong, I love that other piece, but (this is my personal opinion) it pales in comparison to this one. If Baidu is to be believed, most of the Chinese fandom agrees with me on this. So I really hope that with time, this novel will receive the acclaim and fandom size it truly deserves. <<less
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aiji
aiji rated it
December 27, 2018
Status: Completed
After reading this novel, no doubt, I've officially become this novel's author's fan. I gave this one a full 5/5.

[Wall of words, incoming..]

STORY:

Having read the author's other two novel's (FOD and The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System), I must say the story's execution and pacing is quite similar to FOD's, which contains an interesting plot, intriguing chain of events, action-packed scenes, and unexpected plot twist. The fluffy/cute and heartwarming moments is also present. Though they have these mentioned similar elements, this story's premise and universe is completely different, which you... more>> can't help but be emerged and ride along in fascination and amazement.

As expected, the author did a great job in establishing a brief background of the MC, giving you an idea what his character is like which aids you in understanding why he do what he does, giving you a preview of how his world works. And yes, gods and ghosts/demons are present here.

The pacing is not too slow, and not too fast either. Just enough to give room for the necessary details for the story's development. But please we warned of the looong flashbacks and sad stories along the way as their bitter history unfolds. Though long, it's not at all boring. If you don't have a fragile heart (unlike me) and can stand heartbreaking scenes, I suggest you finish it until the end.

The story is not that too complex, I think. But a little deep. The only problem I encountered was the poor english translation I was reading painfully, and also had a hard time distinguishing names.

CHARACTERS:

Same with the MC of FoD's Wei WuXian, Heaven Official's Blessing's MC (Xie Lian) is very likeable, as they are both witty, caring, lovable and.. A little dense (which I truly love about them 'cause it adds to the 'kyaa..!!' factor). The only difference is, though Xie Lian is also a little shameless sometimes when it comes to his personal actions and decision-making, for me, towards others, he's too.. 'pure'. He's so kindhearted that you'd feel the urge to protect him at all cost, but also scold him at the same time. But he's not weak, mind you. He's just a selfless-type of god. But, by being so, sometimes invites harm and hurt himself in the long run. If you continue to read up until the end of the novel, you would somehow feel and understand why the ML (Hua Cheng) harbor such kind of feelings towards the MC. He is such a precious bun.

Speaking of Hua Cheng, the male lead (the 'smooth criminal'), I have a mixed feeling about this guy. At first, I was simply intrigued about the small description regarding him as the ".. Mysterious demon who rules the ghosts and terrifies the Heavens" and "this demon king has been paying attention to him (Xie Lian) for a very, very long time". I was like, "???".

If you think that Lan WangJi's (of FOD) love and devotion to Wei Wuxian is admirable enough to categorize as "eternal" and unrivaled, Hua Cheng's devotion to Xie Lian is in a completely whole different level. As in. To the point of sometimes you would pause for a moment and think of his actions as a little.. creepy. But in the end, you would only think of him as a very loyal guy, full of unconditional love and devotion for the MC. Like Lan Wangji, they don't have to say long and corny and cheesy words to express how they feel for the other. They just express it through their actions, which leaves you speechless in awe and admiration. This is what I like with the author's way of writing—you don't have to read straight from the ML's mind. Their action is enough for you to understand their intention and feelings, then just sigh and cry at corner, saying to yourself, "I also want this type of guy.." They got my utmost respect.

The side characters are all likeable, especially the ones who are frequently interacting with the MC (his two hot-tempered, cats and dogs-like "attendants" whom he had to babysit with extreme patience). The funny scenes mostly happen when they are around. Their reactions are gold!

OVERALL..

All in all, this is a pretty good read. The conclusion is good, but how I wish.. (See spoiler), but nevertheless, I'm very satisfied. The extras/side stories are especially good, too. JUST A WARNING: you might get a diabetes!

Spoiler

.. How I wish, at the later chap, their long-awaited reunion should have ended with a kiss, coupled with whispers of sweet-nothings or something..

(Although I'm a newbie when it comes to reading shounen-ai/yaoi novels, but I think that should've happened at least, right..?)

Oh well, it's just me. It's still a happy-ever-after story, nonetheless. Congratulations to Hua Cheng, especially. I think he received more than what he could have ever hoped for in the end.

*wipes tears of joy*

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If you're a fan of fantasy/xuanhuan genre with likeable characters, a good dose of comedy, pure love (or eternal love?) story, and *ehem* not minding a mild BL story, give this novel a try. You won't regret it. <<less
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feis
feis rated it
December 4, 2018
Status: Completed
Really enjoyed this novel, I've been through summaries and spoilers, and skimmed most of it by mtl so this review might contain vague spoilers. To start with, The ML is an absolute gem, going with this author's style, he's very devoted (even more so, and tbh he has a perfectly good reason to after witnessing everything). Initially thought the MC was plain and a bit boring, but damn, I'm so glad I was wrong, learning about him has been a pleasure honestly, I want to cry and wrap him up... more>> in a blanket, He is SO sweet, and I like how he chooses to be that way despite everything he went through. The basic premise is as written in the prologue, we go through MC's 3 ascensions (how it led to that), and how ML was (unknowingly) a big part of it. The more you learn about the past, the more you start to see how their current interactions play out in a whole new light. Their story is so amazingly tied up with MC's flashbacks, every part of it feels like a puzzle piece and following through present times, we see MC dealing with people from his past. I'm really looking forward to reading a proper translation of this. <<less
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RiYueLingKong
RiYueLingKong rated it
November 21, 2018
Status: Completed
I have a feeling that this is an extremely polarising novel, talking about the nature of gods and ghosts and their relationship to humans. A lot of the concepts would require a complete anthropological study, not to mention politics and the relationship of royalty with divinity.

Like, the main couple's relationship needs a lens of 800 years of suffering in order to be comprehended, which would require much thought. They get along well - too well. It requires a second read to note that most of the time it was Hua... more>> Cheng playing along with Xie Lian's pace, and Hua Cheng more or less stalking Xie Lian for 800 years; as a ghost, the only thing which really keeps him in existence is his attachment to Xie Lian. At all.

I don't think any psychologist would ever want Hua Cheng as a client tbh... <<less
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Shiio
Shiio rated it
July 29, 2018
Status: Completed
I love this story alot tbh„ the MC has a really sad past and it makes me sad to think about how the ML has been chasing the MC for so long but im glad they finally got together

Rated this 5 stars based on my own tastes„ so im not gonna be writing a long ass review lmao

But

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Spoiler

The plot twist at the end was unexpected (i read this a while ago so im not really certain on what the characters are called but) the guy supposed to be managing the heavens and all was actually the antagonist wowzas. I mean, , that's if I remebered correctly...

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PotatoCakes
PotatoCakes rated it
January 10, 2019
Status: c143
I'm usually a huge fan of this author (5 stars for both GDC & Scum Villain), but this book was a huge disappointment. The high point for this author is her ability to create likable and compelling characters who travel through a fantastic world with a beautifully crafted storyline. She may have been overly ambitious with this novel. The larger cast of character with multiple boring plot lines makes it feel long, slow, detached at the same time.

The issue may stem from the MC and ML being uninteresting in themselves.... more>> MC is an typical hero (similar to WWX) who always tries to do the right thing, but sometimes fails because that's just how life works. ML is a perfect, powerful, and utterly devoted husband type who watches over MC, with his only weakness being his inability to write calligraphy. The fact that the combination of the two of them as the most powerful couple in the entire world makes all their problems seem trivial. There's also very little relationship development since the ML has been devoted to MC for 800 years and the MC is clearly in love with ML within the first 30 chapters.

She uses and abandons great characters throughout the series: Yi Rong becomes comedic commentary after acting out his part in book 1 despite being one of the 4 evils, Feng Xin and Mu Qing become increasingly petting/childish after giving them great background story in book 2, the Black Water Demon becomes stupid and worthless after acting out his ingenious plot in book 3, and every side arc MC collects random children/other pets etc.

For me, the biggest turning point where this book goes from a 5 star to a 3 star is chapter 124. Chapters 90-124 was amazing - the character development, sense of mystery and discovery the reader gets as they follow the MC's logic/deduction was suspenseful and rewarding. However, she completely dropped the ball with the aftermath.
Spoiler

Perhaps I am biased since Shi Qing Xuan is my favorite character, but how she handled the aftermath of that plotline was atrocious. There's no explanation as to what happened between "please kill me" in a dungeon with the Black Water Demon in ch124 and "life is good" as a beggar in imperial city in ch200+.

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If this novel shortened by 50%, removed some irrelevant monster of the day side plots, reduced the cast of rotating comedic side characters, introduced some kind of high stakes friction between the MC and ML, this novel would have been much better. <<less
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saphire8626
saphire8626 rated it
December 2, 2018
Status: --
read this in chinese.

absolutely loved this. It's my favorite mxtx work because of its sheer scope and ambition. There is so much going on in this novel, it's such a treat reading this.

i think this book is quite polarizing. I think I can understand, since some of the flashbacks are really very long and my chinese is really very mediocre so I skipped some scenes.

but despite that, I really enjoyed this book because of the strength of her characters. Her characterization is always so well-done and each character is very... more>> distinct and so fun to read about. I really loved learning each of their motivations and seeing the arc that each of them goes through. This novel has her usual blend of hilarious-ness and angst, and I think this is the novel that expands on the little bit of social commentary we see in mdzs.

and this is not even mentioning the two main characters. I love xielian because I think it's rare that we get to see such a soft main character and I love his dynamic with huacheng so much. Fans may come after me but I think the sheer length of this book allows mxtx to develop xielian/huacheng's relationship much more satisfactorily than her previous novels. Their relationship growth was really such a treat to read, and honestly some of the best parts in this story.

really love it. I hope the translators will finish this so there'll be more fans <<less
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Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild
Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild rated it
October 24, 2018
Status: c11 part2
So far Heaven's Official Blessing has not disappointed. Hilariously funny one minute and then heartbreaking the next like the author's other stories "Scum Villain Self-Help System" and "Mo Dao Zu Shi". The story follows The Flower Crown Prince aka the worlds' crappiest Martial God. He's a God of War that wants to feed the poor and shelter orphans. How bad at his job is he? He got booted out of Heaven twice for trying to help the common folk! Very un-God of Warlike of him. He gets a 3rd shot... more>> at redeeming himself. He has no money, no powers, 2 useless "hand maidens" to babysit, and demon stalking him. <<less
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RenTheWitch
RenTheWitch
July 6, 2018
Status: c--
Im a big fan of this author already!! All the works are very good and interesting! The comedy and drama are well balanced so far, the plot is interesting and so are the characters.

I will edit this once the story progresses a bit more.
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rICKY
rICKY rated it
May 10, 2018
Status: Completed
UPDATE EDIT: In a fit to convince myself that the author didn't really drop the ball on such an interesting world, I read the last 20 chapters or so. And wow it's worse than I thought. Final thought: This story DESERVES 1.5 STARS AND THAT'S ONLY BECAUSE HUA CHEN EXISTS IN IT. Author completely did not give a f**k about this story. She didn't tie up any plot points, gave us this whole cast of characters that she didn't know what to do the f**k with. It felt like she... more>> was tired and done with the universe, tbh.

HUA CHEN DESERVES BETTER DAMMIT!!!!

Spoiler

Everything about hua chen's past is idk haphzardly mentioned in 3 paragraphs???Wh at?? This is how we find out some of what he went through and where his weapon came from?? I got so angry for hua chen. HUA CHEN DESERVES BETTER.

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i read up until halfway and then stopped (then read the last chp lol...). Honestly speaking, it's not that great. The plot is slow and plodding, and feels like it doesn't get anywhere. It also tries to be too "smart." Every plot point is entangled in some other plot point, every person is entangled with another person somehow. And some plot points aren't even resolved in the final chp! Cardinal sin!

i also didnt care for the main couple either. MC is refreshing in that he's not super over-powered dude, but has failed over and over again. But his character is just sorta eh.... flat. His dialogue scenes are uninteresting. Side characters are far more refreshing. ML is typical par per course for this author: SUPER in love with MC. Very powerful. But sadly... so powerful to the point that it's not really interesting. Like where is my flawed ML like crybaby maiden Luo Bing He ???

But this author always has an interesting slant in her novels (hence 3 stars even though reading it was pulling teeth). I thought it was cool how sometimes "doing the right thing" is never clear, or how you can try your best, and still f**king f**k everything up. Thought it was super interesting that a lot of characters had to make difficult decisions or face situations where there really was no easy answer, or much less, a "right" answer. It's a theme the author's been getting at since Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, and I think it was even more explicit in this novel.

Really disappointed - I thought her other two novels were superb and engaging. Her first novel had a really interesting premise that unfolded in ways that were unexpected and dare I say subersive. Her second novel had a lot of interesting characters (i could read 300 more chapters of the MC and ML just doing nothing) and a complex plot that was deftly handled. This third novel is unwieldy with FAR TOO MANY FLASHBACKS, uninteresting central characters, and what feels like... low stakes.

It's weird - the romance felt really low stakes. I never felt like they weren't going to end up together lol. They didn't fight, have misunderstandings, or value clashes. And that's usually refreshing, but it felt like.... they got along too well to the point of..."why should I care about how this relationship turns out?" <<less
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__elineem
__elineem rated it
December 13, 2018
Status: c88
MO XIANG TONG XIU IS ONE AND ONLY! I’m so in love with all of her works!! They are extraordinarily well written, beautiful masterpiece! Just like Founder of Diabolism and Scum Villain’s Self Saving System, Heaven Official’s Blessing is also filled with angst, romance, action, fantasy, and AMAZING CHARACTERS!! Omg I’m so in love with Xie Lian and Hua Cheng! One of the best novels I’ve ever read!

defiantly giving this 5/5. The chemistry between Xie Lian and Hua Cheng is sooooo cuteeeee

  • Spoiler

    [/I love how Hua Cheng looks at Xie Lian with bright eyes... I also love how he raises his eyebrows, his giggles and chuckles!]

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Whenever I read, I read it with all smiles and giggles!

Spoiler

[/ending is happy end but before that they go through the whole angst and it kind of breaks my heart, but I’m pretty sure that the novel will be even more beautiful with all those angst and heartbreaks]

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i cant wait to read more of it
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paputsza
paputsza
May 21, 2018
Status: c6
I'm not into it tbh. I don't think I like this author. Not my style. The characters aren't cute and I don't know how anyone feels. The story also jumps around to more boring parts without warning. Just plot dumps. I can handle a random training montage, but not a plot dump.
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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
January 3, 2019
Status: c16
well, I'm really iffy about reading this. I liked one of the authors novels (GDC/ FoD) and disliked the other (scum villain) so I'm not sure if I will love or hate this one. so far its pretty good, but then I liked the first part of scum villain too, right up to the 'betrayal for his own good' scene. I guess we'll see once more chapters get released which side of the fence this one will fall for me. the ML is the one I find interesting and finding... more>> out about him is my main reason for reading at the moment. I'm rating it on the high side for now... we'll see if it stays the same by the end. <<less
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