Holy Emperor’s Grandson is a Necromancer


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Our MC dies from an accidental electrocution and ends up inhabiting the body of a young prince in another world, his new profession being the Necromancer he chose in the game he was playing before his untimely demise. However, things are not what they seem – including his own Necromancy skills!

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Toralk rated it
October 24, 2019
Status: c13
Imagine an author taking the KN obsession with necromancy, the overused CN transmigrate into a complete tr*sh young master template, the JN s*upid obsession with the "almighty" shovel, and fused them into an unholy amalgam that is somehow... really good?

This novel has so many elements that normally make me rage-quit a novel, yet somehow they don't grate this time. Maybe it's the low-key but very well done world-building, that introduces everything in a way that makes it seem natural and plausible, worked into funny dialog with no dry info-dumps. Maybe... more>> it's the characters, simple enough to be easy to understand and relate to, but with just enough depth to keep them from being caricatures. Whatever it is, it's funny and entertaining so far. <<less
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Ascension rated it
October 24, 2019
Status: c13
This reminds me of Isaac. Smart protagonist put into a bad situation.

Honestly I gave it 5 stars, but it's a bit early to put a vote for it.

Story is basically, guy died, wakes up reincarnated as the grandson of the current king. But before he reincarnated into this body, the actual grandson of the king was an a**hole, trying to r*pe any women he saw or beating servants, basically the tipical arrogant young master. And he was exiled to the edge of the kingdom, where there's undead.

On this continent when... more>> you die in a shady place, there's a 50/50 chance of you becoming an undead zombie.

So he gets exiled, and his task is to be a gravekeeper that performs burial rituals for the dead (since he is the grandson of the holy emperor, which is basically an emperor as well as a pope). The MC that reincarnated into the grandson, before he reincarnated he died while playing a game where his choice of character class was necromancer. So when he gets reincarnated into the grandson of the king he also has special necromancer skills. Only problem is since his current body has so much divinity, his necromancer skills become opposite, so for example: "swamp of death" gives you instead of death, "puddle of holy water".

Other than this we are also shown who the girl in the picture of the poster is, she is a girl he saved from the undead. And who wants to repay her debt to him. After some circumstances due to the MC, she happens to get very strong and very agile. She then decides to become his shield.

I don't want to say more so as not to spoil the story further. But as I said, the story strangely makes me think of another novel: Isaac. <<less
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HankyPanky2.0 rated it
February 1, 2020
Status: --
Good novel. The necromancer aspect of the novel doesn't feel worn-out like it ends up becoming in other novels (coughs in Solo Leveling). Never got to read much but I think this story definitely had potential.
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Keyesmen rated it
April 14, 2020
Status: --
I've really liked what I've read of this so far. The guys personality amuses me and all the ideas in the story clashing together wonderfully surprisingly makes for quite a fun story.

Really hope someone gets around to translating this again someday.
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rhianirory rated it
March 26, 2020
Status: c32
the MC is interesting and smart and the chapters I read seem pretty decent. I've only seen the "holy necromancer" theme used once or twice before and it's used well in this story so far. It has the stereotypical light vs dark theme going on, just like almost every other isekei ever, though this one also looks like it's going to be mixed with court intrigue as well.

on a different note, I didn't like the overdose of slang the translator chose to add to the novel; slang can be really... more>> confusing for international readers who aren't native English speakers. <<less
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N01 rated it
April 26, 2020
Status: Completed
After reading the mtl, I wanted to thank the god of isekai---Thank god its not harem!

After reading too much cliche fantasy webovels, I almost lost hope on reading a good action pack story this days that doesn't have too much bs. This will be my first review! The MC transmigrated into the body of a disappointing royal prince and for the crimes of the original, the MC has an amusing inner monologue of having to pay for it. What makes him not so different from the or!host was how rude... more>> he is at the beginning and how much he curse the goddess, the ever loving and merciful goddess of life and mother of the world and how much he complain about his misery. It made a funny dynamic of being a necromancer and priest at the same time.

Though sometimes the MC's thoughts appear irresponsible, he's actually hard-working shown in the latter part of the story and a great guy with the right empathy and feelings towards people around him. Not too shallow and not too overly dramatic. The adventure and battle scene was epic! The phasing and world building doesn't seem deliberate and it feels so natural.

All in all, though somethings are a bit missing (like his past life and why he was chosen in the current life with the gods and other realms) the ending was really heartwarming and it made me want more.

Really hoping some translator will pick this up! <<less
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