Revolution of the 8th Class Mage

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Humanity’s first 8th Class Mage.

Betrayed, he traveled back 30 years into the past.

The story follows Ian Page, archmage and the first man to break through the 6th class, then through the 7th and become the most powerful mage, an 8th class mage.

After a lifetime of war and killing, the continent was finally unified thanks to his efforts. Now, old, his wish is to live the rest of his life in peace and try to find salvation for all the blood he spilled. However, his old friend, maddened by paranoia, couldn’t tolerate someone so powerful, so he betrayed Ian and killed him.

In his last breath, he casted a time magic that allowed him to travel back to when he was a young boy. With all the knowledge he previously had, he decided to do things better so he could end with less regrets.

Revolution of the 8th Class Mage average rating 4.2/5 - 383 user ratings
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8keullaeseu mabeobsaui hoegwi
8클래스 마법사의 회귀
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torac
torac rated it
October 1, 2016
Status: c12
As of chapter 12 I already struggle to suspend my disbelief. I'm used to characters just being there for cheap plot points, I'm used to there being miraculously lucky coincidences around protagonists, but in this story these are clustered far too close together for comfort.

Right now we have already had:

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A generic s*xually harassing lowlife. Somehow this idiot decided to start loudly harassing the MC's mother right in front a couple of imperial knights and a noble mage, and just within seconds of the MC and his mother being pronounced nobles themselves. After barely getting away with his life, his next plan is, of course, to barge into their room (which is guarded by a knight) and rape the mother in front of the son. Makes total sense, right?

After that, the MC visits the local noble. Of course, just after he visits the noble is kidnapped by a once in a life-time, extremely unbelievably uncommon goblin horde. Also, he just happens to have that one specific item there that the MC really wants to have (and then gets as a reward). How Lucky!

And then in chapter 12, the MC decides to visit an alchemist. Of course, the moment he arrives, the alchemist's son is about to be kidnapped and the villagers (including the alchemist) are about to be killed. A good thing the MC visits that day, or everyone would be dead, right?

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As a side note, the translation is full of spelling mistakes. Not something that would deter me on its own, but it certainly doesn't make me want to read the story more. <<less
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Dusk
Dusk rated it
September 15, 2016
Status: c60
Another KR novel, another second chance-turn back in time novel.

Pros :

- It's an average read.

... more>> - At times it will spark excitement.

- A decent read for anyone new to these genres.

Cons :

- The novel chose the generic route.

- There are some bad writing here and there, either it doesn't really flow fluidly or the author skipped the bothersome process, those kind of stuff.

- The prev team who does this, their editing, I don't recommend at all. Also, they don't have schedules.

- There will be logical inconsistencies from time to time.

- Too much 'fateful' meetings and happenings, it's a lazy plot device.

Past Review :
R8C is plenty promising, the start of the novel is one of the run in the mill betrayal scene, but the execution of the plot is good enough to hook you in it. There is a degree of excitement when reading it, even if it's still on the early phase.

The character used to be an unparalleled magician that sheds lots of blood by his hand, after reincarnation though, he did not want to shed blood anymore. However, this doesn't mean that he would be against in killing, in fact he would resort to it should he meet with trashes. (60 chapters in I think the author totally forgot about this.)

The MC can be appealing to some and be contradictory towards another, because he is so cold and decisive that it might cause some people to be deterred by it. To me, it is actually in line with his actions he did in his previous life and since I am fine with his personality, I can enjoy this novel with no problem. However, if you are the type to not like such a cold MC, I am just warning you beforehand. (This plot has also not been used after 60 chps)

In conclusion, this is another second-chance novel that you can read if you have nothing better to do.

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keklel
keklel rated it
November 8, 2016
Status: c19
Alright, there are some problems with this story, as people have said:
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1. Chance encounters. It's completely unexplained as to how he just chanced upon Ledio & Douglas being attacked by slave traders. And Douglas just happened to be the person who created the poison that killed him in his previous life. Seems to be too much of a coincidence. It would have been better if he just remembered it from his past life rather than having it just randomly happen.


2. Random unexplained spells that he just pulls out of his ass. We don't know what the MC can do because the author never bothered to explain his spells to us. So when he uses a completely new spell out of the blue like "entangle" or "sleep" that we never knew he could do, it feels like lazy writing.

3. Generic story and motivation. His entire motivation is to "not be used" like he was in his past life. Which is about as generic as it gets.

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Ark-End
Ark-End
October 3, 2016
Status: c14
Contrary to the ratings. This is nothing amazing so far. It's been a pretty normal strongest guy goes back in time to be even stronger story.

I guess since it's a Korean story, people have much higher expectations than they do for that mass of Japanese cliche trash (Me included). Well, there's nothing to dislike so far.
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Ananya
Ananya rated it
February 27, 2017
Status: c45
Similar to 'I am the Monarch', differences being the MC also has an inherent talent and doesn't rely only on past life experiences. Also MC is pretty cold blooded as in he views people as tools, resources, etc well except his mother.

MC was a pinnacle existence in his previous life but was betrayed by his BFF due to his BFF's own insecurity, so MC is out for blood in the redo version of his past life, also he sets out to make better decisions in this life.

It's an entertaining... more>> read, but you can't help being reminded of 'I am the Monarch'. <<less
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UnknownSaint171
UnknownSaint171 rated it
February 11, 2017
Status: c55
So far so good. Its like a better version of "Close Combat Mage" It's still to soon to judge since story is slow. I really hope for more chapters. He is no longer killing for others but shedding blood to protect himself and loved ones. I like it.

I love how there's character development. Some light hearted humor too. I only wish it had Romance. Though it gives us hints there's really nothing confirm yet. I can only keep my hopes up. I fear there may be wasted potential.

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I love how the MC switched sides. Instead of siding with Ragnar the one who killed him. He sides with the Crown Prince. Though he's a huge idiot and I didn't like him at first.. But he's very loyal at least! He has some skills but needs polishing. I hope he teaches his Mother magic and also the Princess. There's just a lot of good characters with good personalities. I can only hope the Author uses them wisely. Like the arrogant noble girl who became nicer. I want him to end up with Mage Girl Mary. She was destined to die and is incredibly gifted but she was so weak and timid. However she's cuter and like Vivian from Law of the Devil. I want her as main heroine or at least very close friend.

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I just hope he turns the world upside down. <<less
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Dream Seeker
Dream Seeker rated it
December 9, 2016
Status: c34
Has a magical flavor spiced with redemption and butterflies... do you get what I mean? Well then read and find out! But, seriously, it's had a solid story, good characters, with stable and interesting background. I recommend this to fans of traditional western world fantasy.
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lco012
lco012 rated it
November 8, 2016
Status: c19
Story so far is good even though it does have the cliche elements but other than that the story is well paced and has its plots and twist would recommend to read. Translation is good no complaints cause I can understand the story flow even if their are small mistakes they get edited fast anyways hope you all enjoy this ln like I do.
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jackodawacko
jackodawacko rated it
October 25, 2017
Status: c60
Ignore all the people complaining about the predictable plot (Check the date of their reviews), that all happens in the beginning as the story slowly but subtly changes direction to build a strong and solid foundation. Once it does (which happens sooner than you might think) the story becomes that much more interesting!!!

  • Yes the MC is OP - but it's a slow process and in order to compensate for this new life of his he begins to rely on his cunning intelligence enabling him to outwit his foes who can actually prove to be more a threat than you might think. Crushing an enemy with cheat-like abilities is fun, but to see him truly outmaneuver his foes is very enjoyable.
  • Yes the enemies can't really hurt the MC - but that doesn't necessarily mean he has no weaknesses. One in particular would be the people he has to protect (Namely his mom and two friends who aren't strong but have other unique skills like alchemy and such that greatly assist him). When enemies bring them into the equation the stakes get much higher and there's a real sense of trouble and tension in the air that only makes this story more entertaining. Plus, watching him scramble to choose between protecting his family and striving for revenge brings an internal struggle in him which makes for good character drama and progression.
  • Yes he is genius and has knowledge of the future - however as he continues to change things in his favor it's revealed later that the timeline is changing and that future information isn't as useful as it was when he first started enacting his schemes.
This novel embodies the notion of "more than meets the eye" (No, that was not a "Transformers" reference) and for those with a little patience, an overall fun and enjoyable story that is worthy of your... more>> time. I encourage all to read this story and push for more people to pick it up :) <<less
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natsume142
natsume142 rated it
January 7, 2017
Status: c36
I will say this novel is somewhat still early to judge. It has the same premise like 'I am the Monarch' with the turn back in time and become OP. However there is still no backlashes from his time travelling like the IATM yet. I think it's an awesome novel. The MC probably behave little bit too mature for an 8 years old, kinda weird how his mom didn't notice his changing behavior. Nevertheless, still a good read
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SayMrrp
SayMrrp rated it
July 12, 2017
Status: c57
It might come off as a bit flat and normal initially, but I like it quite a bit~!

The MC feels pretty average (in a good way) and the rest of the characters are decent.

Ah, the MC is quite OP though. RIP.

The funny/quirky moments are nice. I enjoy the moments where the MC flattens his enemies in various ways.
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Flufflebutter
Flufflebutter rated it
February 8, 2017
Status: c44 part2
It's typical as you'd expect from the synopsis, not to mention the MC is powering up by leaps and bounds.
He easily gains powerful artefacts, and is the centre of attention in the entire story. So it seems as if there are red flags all around, but here's why I like it.
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1. The side characters aren't pieces of cardboard! Ok, maybe cannon fodder #1 is, and maybe his mother (a little). Everyone has little secrets, flaws, and plans which really add to the story. The crown prince comes off as a dumb dog, but ends up growing on you as he goes through his own "mini" character development, becoming more confident and less arrogant. You actually wonder how the side characters will further contribute to the story, and (hopefully) aren't just chucked away after making an appearance in one part of the story.
2. The story revolves around the main character... Wait, shouldn't stories normally do that? Well yeah, but rather than being given an OP plot device that pushes the MC along on a set path, instead the MC is guiding the story, and the events happening are heavily influenced by his prior actions. Not gonna name any names, but this MC actually has a goal in mind (even though its a rather basic one).
3. Familial Love! It seems to be a recurring theme here. You can tell the MC loves his mom, and it shows. (Unlike other stories...*cough* Coiling Dragon *cough* Alchemy dude loves his kid, Emperor dude loves his first son. I really found it heartwarming, and you can see how it plays into the decision making in the story.
4. There's no harem! At least not yet. No girls having fallen for the MC (yet). No useless pandering to the readers to try to make the MC seem more masculine and alpha, not that I would mind that all too much. But I'm ok with not having a "best girl" immediately shoved into my face with every story.
5. We're still in the beginning stages of the story! There's still so much to happen, and I'm already enjoying it immensely. There's already a setup for a war arc, and those are always fun... unless the writer gets sloppy and just has him nuking everything to oblivion. Ragnar is already being set up as a smart, capable individual, and he's the enemy! I'll put my money on this story being more than just a fight-> train -> fight some more type novel.
6. Oliver. No real explanation. He just seems cool, and it feels like he's gonna have some badass moments in the story to come. Again, redirect back to point 1.

Is it a masterpiece? No. But it's very good considering the overall quality of the novels here.

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OfficePony
OfficePony rated it
November 16, 2016
Status: c6
Grammar: 2.5/5
Story: 3/5
Writing: 3.5/5

Nothing really new, but it's entertaining. Grammar-wise, it's close to being unreadable for my tastes. Frequent awkward wording/phrasing, misspellings, and some rather confusing syntax at times. The story is your average rebirth/time travel story revolving around self-gratification through changing personal history and self-improvement. The writing, while I can't judge them too harshly, seems to be mostly a problem on the side of the translation team. I know it's very difficult to translate from one language to another, but they should have used Proof-Readers who were... more>> proficient with the English language to do some quality control. Other than that, I'm enjoying this series and will continue to read this until the author/translators give up or the story quality takes a dive off a steep cliff into the Void. <<less
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Zefelina
Zefelina rated it
October 2, 2016
Status: c14
While the translation could be better, this novel is still readable and understandable. I find that it has some potential. The MC got killed by the emperor who was actually his friend and went back in time to when he was 10 years old. He decides not to hide his talent for magic (which is great because I hate when MC is underestimated by various low-lifes and hides his powers just because) and from what I have read so far (14 chapters) it seems there will be a lot of... more>> politics, some fighting and ass-kicking. The novel is kind of similar to the 'I am the Monarch' in concept so far and I would recommend to those who liked it. <<less
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kavinh
kavinh rated it
June 3, 2017
Status: c53
so far a great "reincarnation" story where the MC is sent back in time after being betrayed by his long time friend.

The story telling's quite good and the MC acts like a real person, he'll get his revenge on people who threaten his mom, has pride as a mage but simultaneously knows when to use force or when he needs to talk things out.

The main characters are pretty well fleshed out and the contrast between the first timeline and the 2nd and the MC's actions that change it either knowingly... more>> or not is actually really well done but also doesn't establish an easy way out for the MC regarding the main plot.

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he was betrayed by the 5th prince so simple solution is to just not side with him right?, except the crown prince whose the other candidate for the throne is utterly incompetent at the role.

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The MC is also OP but not in a way like other series, he doesn't for example have secret powers nor are his spells overwhelmingly more powerful, the only advantage he really has is his past life knowledge which allows him to find more efficient training methods/items to power up. <<less
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edytor
edytor rated it
April 11, 2017
Status: c24
Characters are nothing to write home about. There's no interesting villains, and the only antagonists that have shown up have been painfully boring cannon fodder. MC is the standard power fantasy MC and comes with the standard revenge personality you'd find in any cliche reincarnation-time-travel-type novels themed with revenge.

World building is okay. Author's taken the cookie-cutter western fantasy world with some slight variation. Not a problem if it's delivered and executed well but the author hasn't done such. As mentioned in other reviews as well there is alot of plot... more>> convenience which screams poor writing.

Translation is in need of more work. Needs localization work as there's plenty of awkward phrasing and sentence structure as well as awkward wording. Grammar mistakes and spelling mistakes are scattered throughout as well.

If you're looking for a well executed revenge with no expectations on the story and plot, search elsewhere, this isn't the novel for you. <<less
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OneTrickDuck
OneTrickDuck rated it
February 5, 2017
Status: c42
The novel starts with the common betrayal / time travel to your past trope, nothing new so far, but that's not really a problem, it's a solid entry into the story and gives us a base explanation for the MCs power. Though he seems a bit overpowered, we dont really know why he already has such a large manapool etc (did he have it in the first go too?), so from the beginning, there's little excitement in conflict, because the MC is just that powerful. Despite that the MCs seems... more>> kind of realistic, sometimes he's guided by his emotion instead of logic, but his motives are relateable and make sense

It's fairly well written and translated. A few errors snuck into the translation, but they can be overlooked. The chapters are unfortunately rather short and though we are already over 40 chapters into the novel, we still dont know much about the world and story.

It's worth a read, but I'd recommend waiting for more chapters first.

/edit around chapter 47, ok, I'll take half a point off, the translation seems to have become worse and I dont like the split of the chapters, makes them insanely short. Lots of spelling and grammar mistakes in the newer chapters (and I mean A LOT), will change once it's fixed (3.5/5) <<less
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Chourou
Chourou rated it
March 19, 2017
Status: --
This one is good. maybe a bit too fast paced but atleast there are developments, things happening, action segments, and a plot understandable but we dont know how it will end yet. But I am a bit annoyed. The character is saying he is gonna keep a low profile but he keeps doing stuffs that attracts attention. oh well whatever. And he has a mother complex...
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