Magic Gems Gourmet (LN)


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Thanks to the Goddess, he was reincarnated into nobility! That should have been great―― but the skill he got, 【Toxin Decomposition EX】 was simply too plain, and he was made fun of everyday at home……

However, at one time, he noticed he could eat the magic stones of monsters with that skill and absorbs their abilities, furthermore, he was informed he was the prince of the neighboring country!

What awaited him at the royal castle was an environment where he could train and experiment with the abundant amount of magic stones, bringing out his strong potential――and finally, even acquiring the ability of the legendary monster, the Dullahan!

Surrounded by an assertive fiancée and a clumsy knight girl, the new life for the boy who will become a “King” begins!

Associated Names
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Magic Stone Gourmet: Eating Magical Power Made Me the Strongest
Maseki Gurume: Mamono No Chikara O Tabeta Ore Wa Saikyou!
Maseki Gurume ~Mamono no Chikara wo Tabeta Ore wa Saikyou!~
魔石グルメ 魔物の力を食べたオレは最強!
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11/15/22 NyX Translation v9c12
11/11/22 NyX Translation v9c11 part2
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11/03/22 NyX Translation v9c10 part2
11/03/22 NyX Translation v9c10 part1
10/18/22 NyX Translation v9c9 part2
10/18/22 NyX Translation v9c9 part1
10/18/22 NyX Translation v9c8 part2
10/18/22 NyX Translation v9c8 part1
10/18/22 NyX Translation v9c7
10/18/22 NyX Translation v9c6 part2
10/05/22 NyX Translation v9c6 part1
10/05/22 NyX Translation v9c2 part4
10/05/22 NyX Translation v9c5 part2
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Zakoo rated it
March 23, 2021
Status: --
Well, honesstly, the writing of the LN is good, the story is quite interesting, the characters are average though.

So why I bring myself to give it a 2 star ? Well the moment I read the book, I thought something was fundamentally wrong and I really can't bring myself to enjoy the whole story with such a flawed point. And this is truly personnal, some people won't mind this I think, but for me it was a huge plot hole in term of world building.

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To recap, there is a contract between two countries. The princess of country A marries a noble of country B and so country A can mine some petrol like stone in country B. At some point a child (the MC) is born. Ok no problem so far, but the father in question quickly gets a second wife, a second child and treat his first wife/child really badly. So the author wants us to hate the father in question for his horrible behaviour. Seems legit.

At some point, princess of country A has enough and decide to return with her child in country A. Fine normal. According to the official of country A, treating the first wife and child badly and getting a second wife is a breach of the contract between the two countries. So the father is in the wrong. Seems logic here.

Then suddenly we learn the MC isn't born from the father. The mother isn't human, but actually a dryad. The dryad specy has some special characteristic such as if they mate with a personal they can only mate with this person for their whole life. The princess didn't love the noble of country B so she was using a sleep spell everynight so that they don't mate. Morever the other ability of dryad is to be able to create an offspring the same way an apple tree produce an apple (the dryad still need the blood of the opposite s*x though)....... Wait what?

In short, the princess of country A not only betrayed the bethrothed vows, she use magic on her husband to not sleep with him and their child isn't actually their child but something similar to a clone. And the husband is in the wrong for getting a second wife and a true descendant ??? What kind of irreasonable bullsh*t is this. How come nobody in the f*cking country A tells her she has a screw wrong in her head? Actually everybody tells her " oh my poor girl, it was hard going there, you aren't in the wrong, it's your former husband that is horrible". Nah girl, you destroyed the contract between the two countries first by not upholding it.


So yeah, with such an enormous plothole like this. I can't bring myself to give it more than 2 star. Totally personal though. <<less
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Zeninth125 rated it
September 6, 2020
Status: v1c3 part2
I have been following Kari Translations when they start this LN's WN. I have been wondering why there was no update for WN for 5 months.

So, enough reminiscence. This story is pretty entertaining when they translate the WN. Good enough English where you can understand and enjoy the story without cringing or annoyed at the confusing wordplay and one of those situation where you thought 'Wait, whose speaking right now?'.

If you didn't know if this is your cup of tea, read a few chapters in WN from Kari Translations and... more>> make your choice by continuing the LN. <<less
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Gadget rated it
June 15, 2021
Status: v1c5

With the premise, I though that the protagonist would grow by working and hunting monsters, then raise his low status to the top.

But no.

It turns out that his low status wasn't actually low, and that his mother is kind of a b*tch. Frankly, the reveal of his race and birth was a low blow. Him being a prince from the most advanced and powerful country completly ruins the starting background, as he is going to have the best people to support him, plus money for high grade magic stones (the... more>> first one he receive is actually a treasure). Then, we learn that his race can only have one partner by binding their lives together during mating, yet there is harem and polygamy tag, so that aspect is going to be discarded later by some bullsh*t ability. <<less
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bigstew rated it
August 27, 2021
Status: --
dont agree with zakuu, its a wierd novel, well the ln is more hashed out than the wn, only grips are the how long the author takes to bring all the wierd things together that tie into the story, alot of unexplained stuff starts to make some since several hundred chpts of the wn into it, from the wn only seemed that it was difficult for the author to tie in some things and finish the main story, but tried to extend it and is working ok but some of... more>> the after/continuation of the story as teh MC grows up is grabbing at least on the wn, u could read the trans manga to catch up on wn trans but wn does add some more details, essentially keep in mind that said country MC was born in is a human supremacy country so alot of problems gets explained later on and reason for MC to move to mothers home country gets explained over time also why they are more advanced... in short give the ln a chance or wait for more translated is done too at least be able to finish main story to appreciate author, at least the author advances the age/timeline of MC instead of the MC staying shota type like alot of other authors leave the mc <<less
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Chaosrune rated it
July 22, 2022
Status: v2c3
A completely average novel, there is nothing remarkable about it, the characters have the personality of cardboard, the MC is utterly bland, and the novel also has some of the cringiest moments I have ever read.

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Like at the end of volume 1, when the MC gets back together with the FMC, the way they speak to each other and interact is OK until you remember that they are 6 YEARS OLD, like wtf? Has the author never interacted with kids at all? He is writing them as if they are already adults, which is kind of weird.

Also, how come nobody bats an eye when the 6 years old MC defeats fully grown up knights adults, they only praise him for a job well done, but that's it, I mean, can the MC even hit his opponent's face? All I can think of is a kindergarten fighting an adult.

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Asphyxia778 rated it
October 31, 2021
Status: Vol 5
I came here from the manga as I found the premise of eating magic stones to absorb them interesting.

There are definitely some plot holes but this is interesting enough to pass time and I kinda take it as a popcorn read so it's ok.

It could definitely be better if fleshed out more but this isn't unbearable so far so I give it 3 stars.

Edit: right now at vol 5 there are very interesting development taking place. This has certainly elevated the level of the story and I like that the... more>> plot is coherent and consistent. I'm changing my rating to 3.7 and hope it maintains this level.

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July 15, 2021
Status: v3c5 part2
Story and writing is pretty good. My only problem is that story often focuses on non-essential things. It's like you are playing some shooter but 80% of the time you are spending on inventory management and running from one point to another.

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for example everything about his school is pretty much useless. Including information about his bodyguard. MC has skill to absorb power from mana stones. So you would thing that they will feed him best mana stones? - Nope. He gots some super powerful dullahan skills so you would expect he will be training them - nope. Instead he just goes to school and it's not even explained what he is learning there.


Also there were few complains about how he was born and his mother. And I think it's unjustified


This was political marriage to inferior country, to man with way inferior status. It's also explained that at the beginning she was doing this to simply check how was this guy. So yes when you look at this like on simple marriage - it looks ugly. On another hand if you look at this like on a part of business deal - there is nothing special about using your skills to gain advantage over inferior business partner. She is shrewd but she isn't really bad.

If you were in her shoes would you really sleep with the guy?

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Spiritogre rated it
July 19, 2023
Status: v1
So, this is as generic as it gets. That doesn't mean it's a bad read but nothing special at the same. It's good enough that I want to read further.

I do however have some nagging to do. What is with the names? The MC's love intererest is called Krone which means Crown, how is that even a female name? The MC is called Ein meaning "a" or "one" (a car, one tree).

The MC's father, his second wife and their son, the younger half-brother of the MC, are made out to... more>> be the bad guys of the story. In my opinion, especially the father, is actually a victim here. He was forced to marry the MC's mother for political reasons (as was his mother but she did so willingly) and had no clue who she really was but was told she was a commoner and daughter of a merchant so way below what he would have liked as a spouse. Also the mother faked the consumption of the marriage by hypnotiszing him. She is a half monster race, a dryad, and got pregnant by splitting her own core in half and bearing a fruit and just used a bit of her husbands blood as catalyst. So the count isn't even the real father. Of course he has no idea about all of this as well.
So why is the mother even wondering why he has no interest in her? They never were intimate and she never had any real interest in him. So that everything goes south in their marriage is her fault as well, if not mainly her fault. She has no reason to be upset.

Shortly after the count married another woman whom he really was in love with and had another kid with her. His second son is a genious, he has a special job "Holy Knight" and his stats are over ten times as high as the MC's, so yes of course he loves and prefers his second wife and child way more and it's absolutely understandable that he wants the second son as his heir. How should he know that his superiors made a deal that the first son has to inherit his title? Why does everyone in the story think it is okay to punish him for that and strip him of his title and anect his land for that?

That the story is an isekai is totally useless here since the MC loses his memories one after the other, anyway.
Another problem is a mistake too many authors make, the little kids here, while between 4 and 10+ years old, all act like 15+ one's. This is a fault of the story, that they have to be so young. Author, just make them all older and everything more realistic. 4 or 5 years old can't do swordfighting as good as knights and kill monsters by the dozen. <<less
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Deadmantellnotales rated it
June 10, 2023
Status: v9
I was looking forward to someone translating the novel after reading manga for 1 or 2 years and NYX translation took over and translated it.

It was a good story, and it has extra content than manga so you can start from volume 1. The MC is not a doormat who doesn't kill and he is also not a psychotic killer and acts like how a ruler of a nation should behave and I like that. If you're a king/crown prince you can't just do what you want and have to... more>> into attention of everything. The other characters and really interesting and their interactions are really good. If you feel frustrated by how the MC is not honest with feelings for FMC, you should remember that this is his "Boyhood" story so expect that from a teen, he finally went to his "adolescent hood" in volume 9, So don't sweat I was frustrated too but thinking about it, it was how you and me acting that time. I feel that volume 9 is kinda rushed in details and slow in progress, yea you might be thinking "What do you mean it is rushed and slow?" You will find out when you read it. Still, it was a good story.

You might think that there are things that are left out in volumes 8 and 9 like the back story of the RedFox chief etc. Just like how the author explained in the Vol9 afterword, this is the "boyhood" part of the story that is the first 9 volumes, the next "adolescent hood" volume which is already completed is about 13 volumes long and the author said it was not yet decided whether it will be published, so don't keep too much hope for it.

Overall I'm happy to finish this Novel, I hope somebody translated this novel's "adolescent hood" phase. <<less
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SprigganRance rated it
May 9, 2023
Status: v1 afterword
TBH the only reason I've read this far is the milf and also the only reason I might continue to read. And while this novel is nothing special its also wasn't that bad... At least till chapter 7 of the first volume. Idk if it's the translation's fault or the author's but the speech MC gave at the party made me cringe so bad I nearly pluck my hair out.

Also why the fu*k is this an isekai? Can't it just be a regular fantasy? I feel like that would work... more>> just fine why are japan so obsessed with isekai? As far as volume 1 the MC being from modern earth has made no significant impact on the story, he didn't reinvent anything nor introduced any new knowledge to this world.

Overall it's pretty bad.

Ps- Someone please spoil me what happens with the milf later in the story. She's my only motivation in reading this story <<less
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XVictoriuss rated it
July 27, 2021
Status: v3c6
Story of novel is good I was reading with smile on my face. If you looking for light, kind novel with good romance (in my opinion) part and very lovely atmosphere its my recommendation
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satoshi1 rated it
November 20, 2023
Status: --
Pretty shit. Author has issues making the story work. I would only read it if you wish to pick it apart to find where things can be improved.

Characters are stiff. Like, they're very faithful to their templates. They don't feel "alive" as one would call them.

The back story to justify the power up is pretty bog standard. Could have done more on that front.

Also, isekai has no point in this as it could have just been "fantasy".
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October 14, 2023
Status: --
Well this is pretty much a decent story with a fairly standard and pretty cliche story with that I mean it's the standard isekai story but most of it is so trope heavy or obvious that you know whats gonna happen way before it does. With that said

The things I have a problem with the story are the folloing some spoilers ahead.

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Pretty much from the get go the story is that MC is born into a noble house but he and his mom is being neglected cause his skills isn't as good as his younger brother from the 2nd wife. However the mom is the 2nd princess from the most powerful kingdom in the known world and the country their in had an agreement to take care of the mom + MC but they don't. So MC + mom leaves to go back to the stronger kingdom and MC is instantly made the crown prince there.

Then from there it just goes on and on with situations where for some reason the MC is looked down upon or people try to boss him around. But because the MC is JP I guess? Though he can't remember anything from his past life, but there is sort of an underlying tone that because of his previous life as a japanese he still retains their values. He therefore always tries to compromise or be understanding and so on. Like for instance while having an important meeting with another country for some reason the 3rd prince of the country he was previously born and raised in just randomly breaks in like he owns the plac and then goes on to first accuse the two countries of being criminals and then force them to work for him. Like how is it possible for the 3rd prince of another country to just barge into a countries diplomatic meeting and then try to force the country + the strongest country in the world to just be his gophers while insulting them and then all of it is just brushed under the rug like nothing happened. Stuff like this just keeps happening in the story and it often times just feels way to forced that I guess it's funny?


The good part is that it is for the most part an easy read where you don't really have to pay attention to anything since nothing that happens in the story actually has any meaning or weight outside of an underlying plot line that I don't really know how to feel about and is a bit forced but also weird now that I think about it.

There is also a weird part that the author is pushing hard for a harem where the MC has at least 2 wives however we get told early on that the MC is a dryad and that dryads can only have 1 partner for life so I honestly have no idea if the author just forgot his own setting shortly after starting the story or if they are gonna make something up eventually or something to make it "okey" somehow with multiple partners.

Anyway lastly the author is going for a stat + skill story but it's all just kinda becomes like what does it mean? With that I mean that for instance we are from the get-go only told that the average stat for a 5 year old is 10 stamina, but the MC has like 50 then when he's 10 he has around 4000+ and when he's around 12 he has ??? For all his stats. But we have no idea what it all means since for one we never get told what anyone else's stats are outside of the average for 5 year olds I mentioned earlier. On top of that for some reason everyone he fights is a seemingly close fight like fight against the sea dragon who is suppossedly the N.2 after the demon lord who is the strongest of them all. Beats him and then grows stronger, fights the ice dragon barley wins and grows stronger, fights the living armor has a seemingly close fight and so on. Like it doesn't matter that the MC just grows stronger and stronger since everyone he fights is somehow stronger then the last enemy. <<less
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ZeroA2 rated it
May 25, 2023
Status: v9c12
The first nine volumes is a complete story so there's no need to worry about the hiatus.

I'd rate the execution of at least the first four volumes at 3/5 in terms of things that need to happen to get to the next milestone event just happen as needed and it feels very forced, but the characters are fun and distinct and the execution improves in the later volumes. I'm glad I read it and I'll read the sequel/continuation when the LN version comes out (part 2 is already complete in... more>> the WN version). <<less
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December 18, 2022
Status: --
I do understand where you're coming from about the way the characters speak to each other. What you have to consider is these children have been raised within an inch of their life to behave a certain way to act a certain way, to conduct themselves on rank and station in life. The hierarchy of class and nobility was super strict and unless you got permission to be a little more casual you had to be completely formal and Show extreme deference to your betters.

Even the casual conversations that everyday... more>> people have wouldn't be a thing in public at all. The casual conversation that 2 nobles would have would be vastly different than people who were Commoners. <<less
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