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Yeon-woo had a twin brother who disappeared five years ago. One day, a pocket watch left by his brother returned to his possession. Inside, he found a hidden diary in which was recorded “By the time you hear this, I guess I will be already dead….”

Obelisk, the Tower of the Sun God, a world where several universes and dimensions intersect. In this world, his brother had fallen victim to betrayal while climbing up the tower. After learning the truth, Yeon-woo decided to climb the tower along with his brother’s diary.

“From now on, I am Jeong-woo Cha.”

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두 번 사는 랭커
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Date Group Release
07/22/19 Wuxiaworld Forums v3c8
07/20/19 Wuxiaworld Forums v3c7
07/18/19 Wuxiaworld Forums v3c6
07/16/19 Wuxiaworld Forums v3c5
07/14/19 Wuxiaworld Forums v3c4
07/12/19 Wuxiaworld Forums v3c3
07/10/19 Wuxiaworld Forums v3c2
07/08/19 Wuxiaworld Forums v3c1
07/06/19 Wuxiaworld Forums v2c25
07/04/19 Wuxiaworld Forums v2c24
07/02/19 Wuxiaworld Forums v2c23
06/30/19 Wuxiaworld Forums v2c22
06/28/19 Wuxiaworld Forums v2c21
06/26/19 Wuxiaworld Forums v2c20
06/24/19 Wuxiaworld Forums v2c19
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Ironicca
New Ironicca rated it
July 19, 2019
Status: v3c6
the 2nd novel I really like with male lead after Solo Leveling.

I really like the ML of this series, his cold attitude and his solo way of solving stages. I really like MCs who do everything solo with his own power, rapidly increasing his stats. And I like how he didn't get a cheat, it's just him using his head by the hand-down informations inhirited from his brother and just progressing faster than an average person. I totally enjoy the story.

even though there indeed were some unexplained plot holes, it... more>> was bearable and hopefully it would be explained later (although I'm not too sure). <<less
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Landi
New Landi rated it
July 19, 2019
Status: --
Nice story, stupid writing. So many loopholes, such a bad exposition grate on you when you are genuinely interested in following. Making it a core and having you suspend your disbelief.

I have only one thing to say. That "retard" of an author should have taken some kind of writing courses before going with this. Well at least I hope, once he gets proficient, he will come back to fix it in some way.
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kkgoh
kkgoh rated it
July 2, 2019
Status: v2c22
SUMMARY

Very average Korean dungeon-crawler novel written in 2017.
Nothing new or innovative, writing style/narrative is pretty mundane, poor world building.
3 out of 5 stars as of Chapter 47 (v2c22), would've rated it higher if it was more original or if it was an improvement over other similar novels.
I'd flag it as borderline shounen (ages 12-18). Besides constantly powering up, people losing limbs and slavery, there's no deeper plot, nothing you don't already see in a Dragonball episode, Hunger Games (PG13) or tons of Japanese isekai....

PREMISE

MC goes into... more>> a Tower (substitute any generic leveled dungeon) to seek revenge for his twin brother's disappearance/death (substitute any reason here).
He inherits his brother's powers while developing his own abilities. There are typical factional wars/politicking among tower climbers, and there's probably going to be some bigger mystery for all this, but for the moment it's all been done to death in previous novels...

ISSUES

(1) Absolutely nothing innovative.
Here's a quick comparison.
"The Tutorial is Too Hard" (2016), "Reincarnator" (2015), "Everyone Else is a Returnee" (2016), "The King of the Battlefield" (2016), "Main Character Hides his Strength" (2016).

Even the revenge component isn't new, done in "The King of the Battlefield".

(2) Flawed story
- Useless dungeon
All the other dungeon crawler novels had a raison d'être for the dungeons' existence. Save humanity, save another world, etc. Even "Reincarnator" was setup as a pointless game by a sick god that just wanted to see deathmatches between different races/species.

This novel's Tower/dungeon is to "become a god once you climb to the top". No clue why that is, or who would set it up. No mystery, nada. The MC's brother didn't care because he just wanted to find an elixir within the Tower for his mom. Even the MC doesn't care too! Readers are just supposed to accept that. We're completely disinvested in the story right from the beginning.

Even worse, it's mentioned at the beginning people became disinterested in climbing the Tower due to the difficulty. Well if you CAN CHOOSE NOT to climb the tower (since according to MC's brother you can apparently go back to the real world), and can't be bothered being incentivized to climb the tower to become a god, then what the hell is everyone still hanging around the Tower for??? Why not go back to the real world and become a badass with your newfound powers?

- Disconnected revenge plot
The only thing left pushing the story is revenge, which isn't particularly done well either. We're not emotionally connected to the disappearance/death of the MC's brother since there was only a brief diary from his brother.

Spoiler

Literally MC's brother was ranting along the lines of...
"I was betrayed by A".
"I could have become better/faster/stronger but I was betrayed by B and took an arrow/dagger in the knee/heart".
"I lost everything, then I was betrayed by C. Oh and then I took another arrow/dagger in the knee/heart". Yea we get it.

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- World Building is pathetic
Lazy writing. A lot of elements are just randomly introduced with no coherent explanation. Or details are thrown in haphazardly at the end after author realizes he didn't explain it earlier.

Spoiler

- There isn't an explanation on how people get access to the dungeon (they just randomly receive a phone message), but apparently nepotism exists (since parents can somehow bring their kids over). i.e. There's at the very least some way to communicate between worlds. But author just glosses over it.
- Skills/weapons that MC acquires are randomly mentioned as Unique, etc, or completely missing their modifiers in their description (e.g. Unique, D+). Then there are paragraphs of exposition explaining how awesome these modifiers are. Literally "this weapon is ranked D+. Holy sh*t that's so amazing, how did you not know that?" We're left wondering what the hell the difference is between E and D since author doesn't talk about it.
- Mana can apparently do anything/everything. Modify weapons, augment physical abilities, etc. And somehow MC is the only person in the tutorial that can utilize mana in that way.
- After randomly killing MULTIPLE bosses, they are mentioned to regenerate after each tutorial (i.e. every month). Many monsters are given backstories (love for their children, etc), but no reason why they are there. Often times they are not even there as a trial, they just live in their corner of the world minding their own business. Then MC constantly goes on and on justifying why he's entitled to kill the monsters (because it's a dog-eat-dog world). So what's the point of giving us backstories to the monsters? Fillers??
- Somehow other players such as the dark elf can give out quests/rewards. Huh??
- It's REPEATEDLY mentioned players have innate abilities, which seems to be luck-of-the-draw. No amount of effort/determination makes up for it. i.e. You're either born with a silver spoon or nada. And MC just happens to have TWO silver spoons, one from his brother.

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Just compare this to "Main Character hides his Strength" or "Second Life of Gluttony" where all of these mechanics were explained in clear logical detail.

(3) Pointlessly OP MC... right from the beginning
MC inherits his brother's powers, and combined with his own skills becomes ridiculously OP just in the tutorial phase (LESS THAN ONE MONTH'S TIME!!!!). There's nothing wrong with OP MCs if done correctly/humorously, but this is just totally absurd with zero humor/interesting draws. MC just proceeds to steamroll everything and everyone, even people outside of the tutorial (official tower climbers).

Compare that to "The Tutorial is Too Hard" and "Reincarnator" where we're slowly watching MC grow through excruciating trials. Even One-Punch Man had a more interesting backstory where we're witnessing an OP MC's struggle for meaning when he's too OP. <<less
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darthpsykoz
darthpsykoz rated it
May 8, 2019
Status: v1c23
This novel is similar to "This tutorial is too hard" and "Tower of God" but it has its own unique charm. The MC seems great and although it is a bit confusing how his twin gave him all this info and power while other people are not able to do the same, accepting this premise leads to a very interesting story. I hope the TL will find a place in the wuxiaworld official site as this story deserves it!
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Ascension
Ascension rated it
April 10, 2019
Status: v1c3
So far story seems quite good. And translation is decent.

It has one of the elements that I love in korean novels, the Tower genre. Those of you who like The Tutorial is Too Hard, The World After the Fall or others like these 2, will probably like this story.

Synopsis is good for this novel, so I won't spoil more than that, except to say that we have a different spin to the regressors/reincarnators genre. There's 2 twin brothers, and long story short, one of the brothers dies, and uploads his... more>> experience/life into his brother so that his brother can avenge him. <<less
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Sainify
Sainify rated it
May 23, 2019
Status: v2c20
The story carries on in a similar setting as the tower of god where there is a big ass tower and players try to reach the top and get their wishes granted. Mc's brother gets betrayed and dies in the tower after reaching a high rank in the tower. Hence MC goes to the tower to avenge his brother and also became the strongest in the tower. The translation is well done and the story goes through smoothly. The characters are unique and the prsnality and conversations are smooth and... more>> realistic. There is also a game like interface where the characters in the tower get to check their stats and skills. Overall I'd say that if you enjoy reading some Isekai, game elements stuff, Op MC I'd say you will enjoy reading this novel. :D. This review is until v2 and c7.

Edit: Now read till v2 and c20. This sh*t is lit bruh. <<less
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operativealyssa
operativealyssa rated it
June 11, 2019
Status: v2c12
First and foremost, this novel is amazing! The MC is OP and has an interesting background. The side characters have their own color too! They aren't just mere canon fodder for the MC. The translation is done well too. And it is somehow similar to Tower of God but honestly, I like this better than ToG. The MC is more clever and is goal-driven compared to the MC in ToG. Highly recommend!
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HelluvaReader
HelluvaReader rated it
July 14, 2019
Status: v3c4
Latest chapter was lit af. Really good story if you like a solo MC. Kinda like solo levelling. The story is cliched of course and not many new elements are there. At least the world is not befallen by an apocalypse as you can choose whether you want to go to the alternate world. The MC has a heart but not much of a companion guy as his brother was backstabbed. Pretty sure the MC wont have any love interest as his brother was backstabbed (Which is a good thing... more>> IMO)...

I like it. <<less
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AndyDarren
AndyDarren rated it
April 12, 2019
Status: v1c5
An interesting read so far. I was really worried when I thought he was gonna inherit his brother's power, because if it's one thing I hate in 'weak to strong' novels it's handouts. However besides his memories, the only other thing he inherited from his brother is his unique ability which he still has to slowly unlock from scratch. Nothing much to say about the mc's character so far as he shares many of the qualities of good KR mc's, a lone wolf focussed on his goal, which I appreciate.... more>> If there's one complaint I can make, it's the author's use of one of the most common tropes that seen to appear in KR novels, a sick mother who is in desperate need of a cure-all elixir to cure her incurable disease and so far I don't think there's been mention of a father being present either. <<less
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fuwa.fuwa
fuwa.fuwa rated it
April 12, 2019
Status: v1c4
At the beginning this novel is surprising good. Although at first, when I was reading ch. 1, I couldn't help but thought Tower of God (I don't know which one is first at debuting, but since I am new to WN/LN and followed ToG first). The concept is similar, but the MC's situation about is different [although it is similar that MC's foremost reason is wants to 'meet'/'pursue' someone. As ToG's reader knows MC entered the tower to find a bxtch-called-friend (Idk if she is still a bxtch) ; in... more>> here, MC entered the tower because his twin brother ~ who knows the truth about his twin brother] <<less
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shillbear
shillbear rated it
July 18, 2019
Status: v3c6
this serie is lit as hell the worst part is finding the chapter betwen all the comments XD

now things I like this for is the MC cause he isent one of those naive fools that get betrayed hes calm and collected and observe befor he take actions and isent afreid to take life but somthimes he overdoes it a little tho

another thing I like is that this isent romance harem MC mainly like doing thing himself but will coperate with other if needed

it also is some more thing I like... more>> abaut this series but then I would walk in spoiler territore so I will not walk there
Spoiler

its not hard to find if you want them other places :)

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Ichiiya13
Ichiiya13 rated it
July 12, 2019
Status: v3c3
If you liked Solo Leveling/I Alone Level Up then you will like this.
In analogy, MC in this one is the same as the Jin Woo that was reawakened, disregarding the noob days. Instead of the shadow power, he was given... or "inherited" his power from his lil' brother.

He aint BS around exploring, go on getting new friends... we have an MC that is smart, and level headed (trained from his military days).

But the story differs, as this one is the road of revenge to those that killed his lil'... more>> brother who joined in the tower first, became one of the top rankers, then betrayed by everyone around him. Normally, it would disinterest me as it is very similar to Solo Leveling (Gaming aspects, solo player, clans), but it caught me on how the plot will develop as the MC's goal is revenge, and not "I'll be strong to protect those I love" kind of Hero.

So please give it a try! I'm sure you'll like it (plus..! The manhwa's illustration is good! <3) <<less
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shan1102
shan1102
July 11, 2019
Status: v3c2
This novel is GREAT. The title was a bit misleading since you would assume it's another typical reincarnation novel, but NO. IT'S NOT. The story is based on a brother who's twin has been betrayed and killed ... more>>
Spoiler

while trying to get an elixir to heal their mother

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. The MC is furious after experiencing his brothers memories and decides to avenge him. Although he is mad, he is calm and calculative so it's nice to see a MC who doesn't overestimated himself or uses his brain even though he is quite powerful. He may be a loner but there are signs of him making 'friends' (since he hasn't accepted as friends but they have a good relationship) that you might see as you read on. Remember that he joins the Tower AFTER his brother's death so this isn't reincarnation, it's him using the memories from past the as a stepping stone for his revenge and growth.

The translation is good, I haven't found any main issues and I doubt there are much grammar mistakes so I would rate that 4/5.

The plot is developing nicely, typical revenge plot where the MC levels up fast cause he's gotta catch up to the perpetrators that are responsible for what-so-ever. I would rate it 4/5 so far.

Character development is also commonly seen in 'rebirth' novels, the MC starts out strong and grows even strong due to
Spoiler

the inherence from his brother and his own strength.

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(not really a spoiler but I'll put it there anyways), and hopefully he won't be overpowering even after he enters the Tower. I'll rate this 3.5/5.

World Background is slow, you probably need to give it some time, it's going nicely right now since the information is steadily flowing in but we still don't know much. This will be rated 3.5/5. <<less
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Raneday
Raneday rated it
June 27, 2019
Status: v2c18
I really love reading this novel!

The novel was full of action in every chapter and the pacing of the story was quite made well too. Add in the fact that the Mc's one of those type that uses his wits and brains rather than just bulldozing everything.

Recommending to those people who love action filled novels and the likes
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