Kingdom’s Bloodline

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A lowly child beggar, a noble prince, a monster viewed as the enemy of the entire world. If you possess all three identities at the same time, which identity would you choose to help you earn a better ending?

Thales did not have the answer.

He only knew that he came to a different and magnificent world, and he had to face a future that was as difficult to handle as a nightmare.

The glorious Empire had already been destroyed for one thousand years, the dying royal family suffered many problems, the legendary sacred battle had plenty of conspiracies, the divided world was in chaos.

But Thales had nothing.

The only thing he had left was an unswerving determination to preserve his own identity, bravery which would allow him to survive in a perilous situation, and a belief that he would never submit to principles he did not believe.

“A King does not gain respect by virtue of his bloodline. The bloodline’s glory rests on the deeds of the King.”

Darkness will baptize light. Fire will create true steel. The forbidden prince’s story starts here.

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Wang Guo Xue Mai
王国血脉
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Ner0
Ner0 rated it
June 27, 2018
Status: c9
Nothing happens.

The author is trapped in a time loop, always repeating, never moving from the current situation of the MC.

The chapters are long, but nothing happens.

Not much descriptions, or actions, but the chapters are still very long. And nothing happens.

At one point, you expect that something will happen. Something will change. But nothing happens.

Wasted my time reading 9 chapters. To learn that nothing happens.

The author learnt well with Qidian how to fill his chapters with nothing but air and 2% for the actual progression of the story.
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CookieMonster
CookieMonster rated it
July 26, 2018
Status: c14
The chapters definitely aren't fillers. The world-building is well-thought-out. The power system and setting seem different from other novels, and the side characters get really fleshed out, with their own backstories and motivations.

The MC is just the right balance. He's smart, clever enough to infer things and motivations based only on details. At the same time, he cares about and tries to protect the children in his group (he's 7-8 years old physically), but he's not the selfless, stupid kind of MC. He's trying to make the best of his... more>> situation with calculated decisions, but he still has a heart.

He's not a wimp. He can take beatings but he has a back-up plan. He's not OP yet either. In the first 14 chapters, he already meets plenty of people who could kill him in a heartbeat.

The first few chapters do have dark violence and a bit of gore, but there are hints of comedy afterward, so there's a chance the tone might lighten up after the action-packed buildup finishes.

Overall, it seems like a promising novel without the braindead, obvious plotlines other novels have. Don't mind the 1-star ratings. Give it a try first~! <<less
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kkgoh
kkgoh rated it
October 27, 2018
Status: c45
SUMMARY
Decent read, isekai + dark fantasy + political intrigue (aka Game of Thrones).
Identical to several sci-fi/fantasy opera novels out there, so if you've read a lot of those before, this is kinda boring. Basically a poorer version of "Release that Witch".
Good world building. But gets bogged down with pedantic details/filler with slow plot progression. It does show the impressive translation quality though.
MC being an intellectual transmigrator/child is pointless and ruined the story. Note that Vol 1 is Chapter 1-17, Vol 2 is 18-66, Vol 3 is... more>> 67-82. Chapters are LONG.

PREMISE
PhD level MC gets transported to a dark fantasy world. While struggling to survive in the harsh environment with his prior knowledge, he learns of his true heritage and must find new meaning/responsibility with his gained position.

CHARACTERS
MC was an academic in his previous life (unclear if he died). His past life memories are vague, but enables him to approach problems with maturity and calmness. That said, despite his previous life memories + 4 yrs of street smarts, he is sometimes emotionally immature which can be quite frustrating. Side characters are well developed with their own backgrounds/motivations. Everyone has different layers of morality.
Spoiler

A "mercenary" female assassin who shelters beggar children. A "righteous" knight who won't hesitate to kill. A "just and wise" king who is completely callous to familial relations.

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COMMENTS
(1) A carbon copy of most sci-fi/fantasy opera in the 90s, nothing original
Lookup "Star of the Guardians" by Margaret Weis (Dragonlance fame), "Star Wars", etc. The plot development is identical, from a constantly struggling lost prince to all the side characters that he meets and recruits. But I guess it's reasonable to expect some plagiarism from a Chinese author.

(2) Detailed world building, with some mistakes
Kudos to the author for at least being able to flesh out detailed environments, political factions, character builds. Very similar to "Overlord", you can tell author must've been an AD&D fan too.
Some parts of the world building/lore don't make sense though.
Spoiler

Natural disaster happened. Famine broke out. Everyone rioted. Most of the royal family was assassinated. All that happened within 1 year (named "The Bloody Year"). Huh?? Anyone who studies any world history in school would tell you such nonsense couldn't happen.

Poor attempts by author at describing political changes. The kingdom was supposed to be absolute monarchy, then lost control to feudalism due to wars (lords granted land and powers to assist in governing the country), then back to absolute monarchy again, but everyone is now doing a power grab.

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(3) Frustrating inconsistency of the MC
Commentators have pointed this out. MC is a mature PhD level person (likely philosophy/sociology).
He's a PhD (on average 30+) who isekai'd into a child's body (3 yrs old, currently 7 yrs old), demonstrated years of street smarts and emotional control, so he's at least mentally 37 yrs old, but suffers from several bouts of whininess and immaturity when confronted with occasional unexpected situations. This is not supposed to be a coming-of-age story since MC is old.
In other novels ("Mushoku Tensei"), being a child has a unique advantage of jump starting their learning process, power-up, etc. In this novel there is ZERO purpose to being a child.

All of his theoretical knowledge is also pathetically applied. MC launches into pedantic exposition of various modern day theorems on inconsequential problems. There's no significant advantage or purpose of being a transmigrator. Utterly stupid, ruins most of the initial premise of the story.

Spoiler

Chapters and chapters were devoted to showing how MC was emotionally mature. He stabbed a gang leader to death, witnesses large scale carnage and massacre, but can regain his emotional control in a span of a few moments. He can even talk down a vampire after being kidnapped.

But when MC meets his callous father (a King), he gets completely tongue-tied like some kinda shoujo. When MC is confronted with zealous fervor of his subjects, rather than argue sensibly that their fanaticism was misplaced despite his own strong misgivings, he goes along with it. SO PAINFUL TO READ.
Whenever MC gets into a difficult situation, it's only his adult mature mind that allows him to assess the situation calmly and see if he can negotiate/use his cunning to find a way out. It never relates to his previous life's skills/knowledge as a bookish academic. What's the point of the PhD?? "Release that Witch"'s MC did something with his knowledge. What is this guy doing?

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(4) The repeated, pointless references to modern-day philosophy
There are multiple quotes of modern-day philosophy/sociology (Kant, Durkheim, etc). These quotes usually come to the MC in the form of memories.
It gets old really quickly and has no plot bearing since MC doesn't capitalize on the knowledge. Author is just making up the word count, or attempting to sound sophisticated/sesquipedalian.

(5) Pedantic writing and nonsense exposition
-- A ridiculous amount of detail explaining and summarizing things that have no consequence, way beyond typical Chinese webnovel filler.
Does it matter if there were 223 casualties, 514 house burned down?? Is this a statistical report? Or do we need the MC constantly "organizing his thoughts" by summarizing what happened in the last 6 chapters (or even previous lengthy paragraph) ? This nonsense constantly distracts from the plot.
Spoiler

To figure out how to recreate his power (which appeared to be incited through anger/emotion), MC goes through nonsense exposition of various modern day theorems. Such as:

'There are too few samples, too many variables, and the mechanism is too simple. The overly complicated Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) cannot be used. I can just use the most basic Mill's Methods of induction. First of all, with 'bleeding' and 'losing control' as the keywords, select relevant cases and events.'

WTF?? Why expound all this crap, just go ahead and test it??! And many chapters later, author realizes what he wrote was stupid, so he contrived a scenario (which should be the normal way of doing things) for MC to activate his power. Because author realized there was no theoretical way to explain what mystic power was. So he came up with this nonsensical crap:
"Blood had acted as a medium with the previous two times he 'lost control' by bringing the dagger, which was a material object, and the mysterious sphere, which was an energy, before him in a mysterious manner. Hence, he made a tentative guess that the power might be related to dimensional teleportation." WHAT??

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-- It's also REALLY annoying to write sentences in parenthesis for a fictional novel, especially when it's a random 3rd person injecting a DIFFERENT viewpoint. Poor sentence structure, wondering if they went to writing school for this.

-- Nonsensical fillers of characters talking to each other with no resolution
Spoiler

An entire chapter devoted to a crazed gang leader murdering children in excruciating detail. I get the point of the occasional gratuitous violence depiction, but was there a point to this chapter at all? Could have been done in less than half. And this repeated itself throughout the entire novel, likely to make up word count.

Entire chapters with either: Exposition about historical events, which at the end become a fake out and we're told isn't true, OR
Fake pleasantries between characters, then all the pretense drops and we're told all the earlier discussion was false. WTF. This is why other commentators said the plot goes NOWHERE.

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(6) Mired in useless plot lines
Mentioned by other commenters, author tries to be too clever and introduces many inconsequential plot lines/factions/characters without prior introduction. That style of writing has rightfully disappeared in recent popular media because it's pointlessly confusing, especially for a web novel with serialized chapter releases. If you were following this chapter-by-chapter instead of binge reading, you would be hard pressed to remember what happened. <<less
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BellMarsT
BellMarsT rated it
September 20, 2018
Status: c62
Ok, I don't usually write reviews because I am a very lazy person; however, this story is a gem, and you all who are skimming through here should know that you should read this. I don't listen to rap, but my brother does, and he forces me to listen sometimes, so let me make this comparison: this story is lyrical rap and most of the stuff you have read - I am sure, like me- is mumble rap. In other words, this piece of work is a 5-star restaurant while... more>> we are accustomed to eating junk food at McDonald's or your near junk food joint.

I see that one of the things that many people are whining about is the pace of the story. Well, just like Mao Ni's Ze Tian Ji (Way of Choices) the author takes his (?) time in world-building and character-building, and that is not something wrong but good. The story starts with THALES, our MC, who has reincarnated and is having flashes of memories from his past life, sometimes at inopportune moments. We see him going from a beggar to being recognized as the only offspring left of the current king. We are dealing with a smart MC here, and a complicated power dynamic in a feudal society, which can be a disenchantment for some.

The author takes his times building his secondary characters which some people seem not to like. However, the author does it for a purpose, because we, the reader, need to know what drives this "villains." There is face slapping and the MC has a "cheat"
Spoiler

he is a Mystic one of the most powerful people in this verse

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, but he has yet to nurture it, so he is fighting now more with his brain than brawn. I am in ch 62, the latest released by this date, and I am waiting for more. You all will regret it if you don't read this. This is not only entertaining like all the junk food we read (Gourmet of Another World, The Daily Life of an Immortal King, Otherworldly Evil Monarch, etc., .), but it also makes you think and be like "WTH, this is so freaking smart, " or something. The point to all this is, give the story a chance. There will not be takebacks. At least get to ch 62, we are I am now.

Finally, the chapters are long and the release consistent, so yeah! <<less
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zavita
zavita rated it
September 8, 2018
Status: c10
There are rarely detailed novels like this, usually Chinese novels full of rotating narratives. I like the writing style like this in almost every conversation has the purpose of being heard. MC is a transmigrator who doesn't have any cheats and he doesn't always just rely on himself in every face of a problem, like in other Chinese novels, the self-contained and cold MC is really boring.

Togetherness, trust and friendship become points that cover their weaknesses. At least that's the beginning of the story, for the development of the... more>> story I don't know, but because I like the beginning of the story I gave five stars for a while. <<less
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GodlyCash
GodlyCash rated it
January 7, 2019
Status: c257
Are you a

masochist and a shotacon? Well this is the perfect novel for you.

Pro

    • Almost all situations are solved by the mc's strategy, plannings, and a little bit of luck.
        • This novel is full of scheming which adds to our MC.
    • Super complex world that starts out mysterious and interesting before giving you the explanations later when you actually care about it. Instead of other Chinese novels where they shove all the exposition in the most boring fashion on chapter 1.
    • Every character as some sort of story making them more complex, interesting, and memorable when they are actually some sort of focus
Cons

    • Story likes to jump around in perspectives making it super confusing as 10 more characters are mentioned and you have no idea who they are. Nothing is really explained, we only understand as much as the MC.
      • Even in perspectives you do know, side characters, there is still alot of jumping around. When a large event happens and there are multiple things happening, instead of finishing one scene before going to the next, the author likes to jump around left, right, down, and everywhere else. It breaks the flow of each scene and situation.
    • The author likes to omit information making the story even more confusing. When the information is finally revealed near the end of a section or chapter, it's more annoying than the impact it creates. I hate this way of story telling because it ruins the pacing. Not that this novel had good pacing anyways.
    • OPEN UP FBI
        • There is no break, no downtime. Everything happens, just like every other Chinese novels, except on a 7 year old boy
    • I'm like 100+ chapters in and the amount of time that past is like around a month. The pacing is disgusting.
      • The conversations beat around the bush too much. They always delay the final conclusion of the argument and scheming too. Everything is extremely extended and sometimes by several chapters.
      • There is alot of exposition about the world. They show it after you get into the story so you're more interested, but it takes up so much time. These expositions can range several chapters and what happened in the story was just the group traveling or something.
      • Something that would've taken a paragraph to explain and do, takes up to several chapters sometimes. It can take so freaking long that as a reader, I've figured out the entire plan before the characters even finished their introductions. So much Business Jargon it's terrible. Nobody wants to read that stuff.
    • MC gets stronger, but it doesn't matter because he is 7 years old and he powers cannot be known by others too widely. He is never able to defend himself.
    • There are any too many "stunned" expressions. It get unrealistic fast.
Conclusion

I need to take a break from this novel. I don't find torturing a little boy pleasing.
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Lazybumkin
Lazybumkin
March 16, 2018
Status: c9
This novel has quickly become one of my favourite. The MC isn't just handed things he has to struggle fight for his right to survive. Ignore Ra3ie1 review because his review has nothing to do with the novel, and I wish there was dislike button because his review is for a totally different novel.
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deathcoy
deathcoy rated it
October 7, 2018
Status: c311
Well written and intriguing plotline. The world building is well thought out, the narrative is meticulous and detailed and the storyboard is well planned. A mix of fantasy, magic, medieval with more focus on court politics and conspiracies. Kinda gave me the vibes of Game of Thrones.

However its not without the flaws. The pacing is excruciatingly slow, hundred chapters down the road and the plot only progressed slightly.

Too much redundant details or at least unnecessarily elaborate descriptions, this contributes to the snail's pacing and also more often then not causes... more>> the story to be complicated. Theres a difference between complicated and complex, the latter defines a good read. I feel the author is trying too hard to impress that it backfires.

The story switches character perspective too often, literally every chapter is from a pov of a different character, it breaks the flow of the story and only serves to confuse the reader. <<less
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wait321
wait321 rated it
February 15, 2019
Status: c285
Only read this if you're a masochist. I like the storyline but the chapters are far too frustrating to read. It's like 70% filler. Entire chapters are devoted to pep talks before a fight. Every small tremble or thought is described in excruciating detail. Unrealistically, twenty thoughts go through the character's mind in the second it takes for a punch. There are useless and meaningless flashbacks everywhere. And everybody goes to extremes to hide the main mysteries. I ended up skimming most of the chapters and still had trouble weeding... more>> out all of the useless filler. It's like the author buried a great story under a pile of garbage. <<less
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dotdot
dotdot rated it
January 7, 2019
Status: c272
Starting with why people dislike it, also me sometimes dislike it for this reason.. the slow and fully detailed display of information. Oh God. It really does make me sleep or go read something else sometimes...

But please believe me, IT IS f**kING WORTH IT !

Why ? The plots that you can figure out because the author gives you some tips, the *BRAIN* working, the NOT USUALLY SUPERFICIOUS CHARACTERS, yes people here really have brains and feelings, things are done for reasons, and has feelings to back it up O.O OMG... more>> IT CANT BE ! R-REALLY ?

it's incredible how many times you think, omg why again, when will it ends, why our beloved MC can't have some PEACE (#leavemealone), even so, it's exciting how he play with his cards, how good ours villains is, how our young MC do his show time, yes hes not OP.

SORRY, SINCE I DONT KNOW HOW TO USE THE SPOILER THING I WILL BE DOING THE OLD WAY, PARDON ME

*SPOILERS**SPOILERS* *SPOILERS*

Until now, the 270 chapters I had read, our MC Thales Jadestar, still has 7 years old, and only one/two months had been passed since he lefts Constalations for his diplomatic trips to Eckstein the Northland's, but SO MUCH THING HAPPENED, he learned more about MYSTIC, even has contact with one of them, even has already... Okay won't tell you what because its really cool to read be yourself, and I promise that you won't find out, only when it happens you will know that it's was about that that I was talking about.. he got more mature, blablabla.. the good way of MC development, the good way I say, because he's not the only one that evolves, every character in this novels is SUPERB and could be the MC.. real talk there. No jokes.

If you can endure some, or too much information you MUST READ IT!

there is others platform that has already updated farted then what I read, and it just hadn't uploaded it in here, in case you r looking for more chapters.. <<less
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Chourou
Chourou rated it
August 8, 2018
Status: c68
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The novel. Intresting setting, we have the usual cliché of transmigration bla bla bla, bloodline power slowly awakening and him becoming overpowered in the future, cope with an adult mind.

And yet I still feel there is a little annoyance around the atmosphere by the main character Thales and his surrounding acquaintances.

Another part that really really irritates me is that, this writer leaves so many riddles and mysteries and questions all the time. Novel is in 70+ chapters and there are tons of unawnsered questions. If I were to take out... more>> my old books, Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, Joe AberCrombie, Trudy Canavan, Nick Perumov, and the list goes on, they also leave mysteries and questions to be anwsered later. BUT NOT THIS MUCH (KINGDOMS BLOODLINE). It is a good novel. But irritating at a same time. Is that still a good novel? Yes but not to that degree of being an awesome novel, in my experience and my own personal opinion.

We are in for an adventure to see how his personality will change and how he will change his world. (Hopefully he will change) Expect xianxia kind of fights where magic and aura or qi energy will fly around and things will explode. Sometimes I just feel lost in the context when reading this translation. Gender bender translation. A character was one time he and changed to her in another chapter. Strange wordings, basically strange context and paragraphs that made me lost in the reading, not often but it happens in some chapters.

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I want to give this novel a higher rating but I feel more irritated than enjoyment when reading this novel. The "plot/story" is intressting, the world is intressting. But the writing is irritating. Cliff hangers every chapter. Unsolved mysteries and riddles all the time, and too many to keep track of. I dont have photographic memory. Annoying main character, Thales. Annoying flashbacks in the middle of situations or conversations that just suddenly happens and half the time I dont connect the dots. Whatever. Writer/Author trying to not make the novel into the usual cliché transmigration stuffs by trying to make it more complicated, filled with questions everywhere. Sure, I dont mind that, but its executed in such an annoying and complicated way. As I mentioned earlier, the chapters often ends with cliffhangers, and sometimes the novel continues where it left off at cliffhangers, SOMETIMES the next chapter does not continue where the cliffhangers left off. PoV = Point of view changes a A LOT - ANNOYING WRITING TECHNIQUE

-GOOD NOVEL PREMISISS, BAD EXECUTED. <<less
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Ruthless
Ruthless rated it
December 29, 2018
Status: v2c7
This some bullsh*t. The author sure does f**king take his time with the start, but that's fine, but to then reveal to me that he is a Mystic, which here is basically extremely powerful, like ridiculously powerful, and then not focus on that, but focus on politics? One of the most retarded things in novels like this?

Like seriously, modern day, politics are important, sure. But here? Where Mystics, who are basically impossible to kill, participate in politics?
Disagree with the MC who is a Mystic, who (if he focused on... more>> training his mystic powers) would be immortal basically, is suicide.
There should be 0 aspects of politics in this story, maybe as a thing for mortal side characters, but otherwise, 0!
Disagree with me? Die. Test my kingdom's strength? Die. And so on and so forth.
Giving it a 2 star only because it attracted my attention enough to read it. <<less
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Ananya
Ananya rated it
May 3, 2019
Status: c465
Best Chinese novel I have read so far (Yes, even better than Death Sutra.. IMO) and I have been reading Chinese novels for three years now. What really sets this novel apart from the usual CN novels are the characters, you can remember all of them (Well... most anyway), and even if the characters show up for only a chapter or two, they still make an impression on you.

The Structure of the novel is unique too..... if you have observed, while reading most novels we (readers) tend to know more... more>> about the plot than the MC but not in this novel, here the reader journeys along with the MC and learns about the plot and it's unveiled through the interactions between the various characters including MC as opposed to in a prosaic manner (info dumps!).

Next good thing about the novel are the twists and turns! There are a lots of them, they keep u hooked......I mean really hooked!

Combat is also really good but build-up to the combat is fantastic....... they give the necessary intensity to the fight scenes...... kinda like the Japanese anime-lvl intensity...... where the characters r not only fighting physically but also for their ideologies.....

Above are some unique aspects of the novel which sets it apart from the rest of CN novels.... having said that the novel has some draw backs too...... like sometimes it drags a lot and things are exaggerated but these are some minor issues in an otherwise fantastic novel! <<less
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Erlevien
Erlevien rated it
August 29, 2018
Status: v2c3
It is an interesting story, though it has similar aspects to other fantasy stories: MC actually being a.... blabla..

I have been enjoying the read for now, but I just hope it won't lead to one of the generic paths these kind of stories usually have, and hopefully, romance won't ruin it as well.

Translations= good, kudos to the translator

Just hope that this story will be unique and shine in its own way.

Give it a try!
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ziki
ziki rated it
April 9, 2019
Status: c457
Probably the best novel or even story in general that I read in recent years. As other reviews point out though, it does have a lot of weak points though because with this novel, the author truly set out on a grand undertaking of making a great story but fails at making it enjoyable read.

When reading this novel, it takes a long time before I could appreciate it's greatness, but even then I will curse it flaws. For example MC... I could write an essay about how I didn't like... more>> MC from chapter 1 all the way to chapter 457.

This is a morally grey, realistic world, which has complex side characters that with their own individual motives, plot endless schemes whose each reveal brings a major plot-twist. But MC continues to be this one selfless existence whose only goal is to be a good guy and bring the world peace. For the most of the story, MC is usually a spectator watching things unfold. But whenever he makes any decision on his part, it's always for the sake of others.

This novel has a lot of great side characters, a lot. And if I had to make my top 30 favourite characters of this novel. MC would still not make the list. <<less
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pomoli
pomoli rated it
November 21, 2018
Status: c127
Good, but sloooow.

Pro

  • MC is a good natured character. You feel his weakness, but also his cleverness.
  • The world is interesting and the lore developed.
  • Side characters have all their lives and schemes.
Con

  • Too much lore, like really, way too much digressions.
  • Give the MC a break! He had zero downtime until now, going from one crisis to the next.
  • I'm all for progressive weak to strong, but this story is way too slow.
  • Too much "stunned" repetitions, it's like everyone is perpetually awed by all discussions or something.
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ththth12
ththth12
October 13, 2018
Status: c80
This is a brilliant story. It's full of intelligent characters, interesting plot twists and desperate struggle in combat. MC is weaker than almost any character, so he needs to use his brain to survive. Side characters are intelligent and they have their own motivations and goals. MC has to talk to them and play political games, but nobody is easily manipulated. The story gets only better in later chapters. 200+ chapters, and the characters are even more intelligent and challenging for MC. No cliches, and no easy solutions. Struggle is... more>> still hard, and that makes it just more fun. It's more like a traditional novel than a web novel, so the pace is slower and the story is much more detailed. However, it'll be truly worth it when the story develops on the later chapters. If you seek instant gratification and MC being OP in 3 chapters, then this is not for you. But if you wish to read an intelligent story with complex characters, then it's definitely worth trying. <<less
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rengetsu08
rengetsu08 rated it
October 5, 2018
Status: c300+
I really like the plot and twist on this novel. Up to now there is no one like this with more detailed political and cause & effect choices that that span for millennia/ages. Of course the downside is that there will be a short time span with the chapters as the author need to write how it all happen. This is a novel that make you cringe as the question keep pilling up and when you get to the point that at least one question is answered, you are satisfy... more>> with that answer and of course you go back to read more as you discover more intriguing question that need answers. This is not a novel with MC that can trample everthing, in a sense the MC is weak against time and occurrences that is happening in his surrounding. Whether it is the past, present and future, he is helpless, that the only thing he can do is keep on struggling and struggle for the best outcome. This is what make me like this novel. Where characters are vibrant and each has their place in the novel. I don't hate MC or characters that can pinch any problem and solve everything in one move, but I already had enough of those type of characters. With this novel the MC struggle is alive and each characters are growing as the novel expand. In the struggle for life each characters have their own story to tell that you can sympathize or rather relate to their own story. This novel do all those thing and this make the story great. <<less
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NoobaLoob
NoobaLoob rated it
September 19, 2018
Status: c59
I simply give it 5 stars because the great parts are great. The writing is superb and when the MC is in danger I forgot I was reading a book; the danger felt real. At times, I found myself putting my tablet down to think “what would I do?”. In my opinion that is the best sort of reading experience.

If there were any downside to the novel it’s that the other Nobles are too competent. They can spring traps for the Royal family and retenue in the middle of the... more>> street in broad daylight. They can do this AND leave no trail back to themselves. This novel doesn’t have just 1 outstanding disloyal subject who’s a brilliant mastermind. Instead it has multiple families with multiple motivations who are apathetic/disloyal to the royal family, and each of these families are capable to various degrees.

The novel is written in the style of a western book. There are multiple POV sections where the story breaks away from the MC to tell a related story involving someone else. The person who at the center of the POV is not always evidently connected to the main progression, but you see shortly after that the POV either sets up interaction with the MC or gives some understanding of the world at large.

With only 59 chapters out, I wouldn’t dare claim to be “the best CN” - but this does have the foundations to be one of the best translated CN to date.

The MC is a royal bastard who slowly gains memories of his past life on earth. He has various abilities which indicate he will be OP, but at the current timeline is only 7. I don’t expect him to be Roland (Release that Witch) - his flashbacks (usually 1 paragraph in length) seem to indicate he was a philosophy major, and not an engineer/scientist of any sort.

For anyone wondering if this book is worth picking up, I’d say it is. Be warned though, we don’t know how the MC will rule as he’s only just now about to be corinated as crown prince (it’ll probably happen around chapter 60-62). This world has magic/esp/multiple species (including the likes of vampires, though dragons appear to be extinct) and that’s all great, but I fear it will be easy for the author to slip.

I don’t know how the future will be, as of now though, it’s pretty great. <<less
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KirbyReviews44 rated it
May 17, 2019
Status: c280
Kingdom's Bloodline is a sword and magic type novel set in a fantasy middle ages setting. Its an interesting novel and it is certainly very unique. The author does not follow the mold of the standard transmigration novel with stale characters, stale plot, and stale formula. This novel is driven by plot and driven by the world that the author creates. The style is similar to Game of Thrones where the author tries to build up a cast of supporting characters around the main characters with plenty of twists, politics,... more>> and violence. If you are a fan of the magic/sword fantasy setting it is a decent read to kill time.

Even though this novel is unique and not formulaic compared to standard cultivation novels, I still cannot give it higher than a 3. The reason is that the novel has some huge flaws which will to me is just plain stupid. Some people might not make a huge deal out of it and that's ok but this is just my opinion.

1. For 250+ chapters, the main characters is 7 years old. He is going up against 1000 year old wizards (called Mystics), bloodthirsty gangsters, armies, vampires, kings, dukes, etc. All while he is 7. What powers do he have to solve these problems? A plot armor magic skill that activates to save him when he is about to die. Literal immortality so that if he dies he comes back stronger. Talk no jutsu lvl99, way better talking skills than Naruto and able to talk himself out of most situations verses grown politicians and kings.

2. Pacing is just atrocious. Fights seem to last forever and a day. There's POV shifts to different characters fighting different battles to the point that the climax of an arc lasts for way too many chapters. Pacing is hard to describe. To me, a great pacing novel keeps me reading every single word while being a page turner. This novel, I was getting seriously, I mean seriously, bored because it took WAY TOO LONG for some plot line to resolve itself. Something that could be resolved in 2 paragraphs takes 1 chapter. Something that could be resolved in 1 chapter takes 5 chapters. Etc.

3. The Main Character has no agency over the plot. The entire plot up until ch280 where I stopped reading is about this pauper prince who is the victim of the machinations of politicians, nobles, kings, assassins, and basically everybody. He scrapes by barely in each dangerous situation using the few allies he has and his super OP cheat skills listed above. But, and this is a huge but, he at the end of each situation and crisis is back to square 1. He is still 7 years old, he still is controlled by the surroundings around him.

4. The author has a fat drunk lunatic kills a bunch of orphan children in the beginning and that is just messed up. I was waiting for a good resolution of that situation but it never came. The MC at the beginning was also an orphan child beggar in a gang. This fat drunk lunatic gangster started murdering these children and the MC was able to save some by killing the drunk. However, turns out the drunk's father is a bloodthirsty gang leader and tortured and killed most of the remaining surviving orphans to find out how his useless fat f**k of a son died. Talk about some sh*t plot resolution. No thanks. <<less
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