Tales of the Reincarnated Lord


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In a world where magic is long but a thing of the distant past, where humans have the potential of harnessing a dormant power within them, called Battle Force…

A man from modern-day Earth finds himself suddenly waking up in the body of Norton Lorist, a youth of noble descent that had been exiled from his homeland in the North by his family to Morante City, the capital of the Forde Trade Union on the pretext of pursuing his studies.

Little did he know what would await him when he receives a summons from his family years later to return to the Northlands and inherit the position of the family head…

This is the tale of his life before the summons…

This is the tale of his journey northward and the allies he gathers along the way…

This is the tale of his rebuilding his family’s dominion and keeping it safe from other power-hungry nobles…

This is the “Tales of the Reincarnated Lord”.

Tales of the Reincarnated Lord average rating 4.2/5 - 605 user ratings
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Anbu_Hero rated it
January 6, 2017
Status: c118
This is truly one of the best novel I have read. Top 5. I don't see why there's negative reviews at all. The story was beautifully created and well written. And are actually interesting. Not like most retarded Chinese stories that have no in depth background and story telling style that intrigues the reader to keep reading. I swear most of the negative reviews on this novel are so ignorant about this novel and are ruining its reputation by even inputting their insulting reviews. This novel deserves a top ranking... more>> unlike the ones in the current ranking. I will continue to read and love this novel. And challenge all who see my review to do the same despite these insulting reviews that are inconceivable to be even on here. There should be delete button for these misleading reviews.

Update- This is still an awesome good read. Anyways for others like me who like this kind of genre. You should also check out "I am the monarch" and "King of the battlefield". These two are not on recommended areas for this series so I thought might as well add it here. Also check out the top five recommendations on this series especially "Release that witch", "Hail the king", "Genjitsushugisha no Oukokukaizouki", and "Bringing The Farm To Live In Another World". They're all mostly good reads.

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LeeEzekiel rated it
June 16, 2017
Status: --
First off: As with 90% of Chinese novels, the MC becomes a rapist the moment he rises up to a higher position. This would be fine if he was written as a morally gray character from the start, but he's been continuosly portrayed as a paragon of virtue who just has a decisive side. The author is the typical gross nerd who can't write realistic male-female interactions to save his life once he gets high on his own power trip.

As for the story itself, it had great promise and has... more>> a few characters who I liked, but suffers from a ton of drawn out, unnecessary, poorly placed exposition. Many chapters have huge infodumps that you can skip with literally no consequence whatsoever. The story moves at a snail's pace, and most of it can be summarized by "Fighting then looting the enemy's base to steal supplies and gold. Recruit whoever is willing to join." That's basically it.

I don't agree, however, with the reviewers who said that the early part of the story is "pointless" because the MC leaves the city anyway. It served as a great way to build up the world, explain power levels, allowed the MC to build up his wealth, and gave us the companions who come with him on the journey. In fact, I consider it the best part of the novel. A pity it eventually loses its way. <<less
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pomoli rated it
April 7, 2017
Status: c174
One of the few stories that I bypassed the first time seeing it due to to some harsh critics. How wrong I was!

It's an incredibly detailed story, maybe way too much sometimes, but clearly a hundred time better than the lazy stories that don't bother to lay out any lore at all. The world felt literally alive when reading it, especially as chapters are long and fulfilling.

Characters are fleshed out, interesting, and not just the MC but the whole cast is developed. Also, no ridiculous power ups just to fill... more>> up some chapters: the character gets better really naturally through the story. Finally, kudo for the quality translation.

The only things I would nitpick about is maybe about how "average" morally the MC is: don't get wrong, he isn't the pretentious jerk you see so many times in Chinese WN, but he could slightly be better I guess... also, I wish it had a better romance, with maybe a female character to upset and balance the overbearing personality of the MC, though that's just personal preference. <<less
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KingCahir rated it
September 17, 2017
Status: c262
First and foremost this story is not for people who do not like a slow start. Yes the main character is reincarnated in a medieval setting but does not start implementing everything at one time which is good, second the author takes his time to develop each character third this is kind of my issue is that he doesn't have strong female leads but they are if you strong female characters and intelligent once at that. The best thing that I do like about this story is that the character... more>> is 100% apart of that time and his characteristic confirms that ideology of that time and he does not want to implement ideologies of where he came from. The only thing I do not like about the story whatsoever is the historical episodes about his future life, which takes away from the story, it would have been better if the author kept it as a surprise going forward in the story and not telling us up front <<less
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Angryfan rated it
August 31, 2016
Status: c30
The summary has nothing to do with the story. So far the story has only been about flashbacks. The worst thing is that the novel itself is mediocre at best.
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honglath rated it
August 10, 2016
Status: c21

The first 21 chapters will not enthrall, intrigue or enrapture you. It's all a massive info dump that barely manages to scratch the surface of the world built into the story.

This is the synopsis:
"After his consciousness transcended worlds and entered the body of an exiled noble youth, summons arrived for him ten years later to return and succeed the title of the Lord. Faced with a desolate dominion, uneducated common folk, treacherous nobles as well as the current Lord Duke, how will he cope and thrive?"

None of it is... more>> seen in the chapters so far and according to the translator, there's still plenty to read until the main plot is set in motion. This entire entry arc is a giant pile of literary manure that's supposed to fertilize the development of the character and rationalize some of his most likely poor decisions later on. And it is very and fully boring as hell. I skipped entire paragraphs that were just fluff details and feel no loss whatsoever. These entire 21 chapters would've been only 4 or 5 in any other novel of the same subject.

Why did I leave 4 stars for the review then? Exactly because of it.

This review is as much a criticism for the inflated 21 chapters and some more on the way, as it is expectation for the story as a whole. The world building, the character development, the storytelling, I have expectations that it will all be richly expanded and bring forth a sentiment of fulfillment. This isn't something to be read chapter by chapter, but arc by arc.

So, if you are not someone who can stand a slow start and a whole lot of pointless fluff, it's best you don't stress yourself. However if you like chapters with plenty of details for each moment and thought, then this is the good stuff you've been looking for.

So far. <<less
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2Girls1Cupcake rated it
October 27, 2017
Status: c288
I will try to write this without giving any spoilers, there will be hints to certain event in the novel, but I doubt it would ruin your read if you're just picking this up.

This is by far the pinnacle of kingdom building novels, no question about it, you won't find anything better out there. Everything about it is clearly well researched by the author and is very detailed, which makes it a delight to read for anyone who enjoys this genre. On the other hand you won't find any adventure-ish... more>> elements, even though the guild and everything else is clearly present, it is used to a minimal extend early on and most of his days of being an adventurer are sadly skipped.

Another thing differentiating this from other similar novels is how the MCs far superior modern day knowledge is used, he doesn't just build a gun 10 chapters in and becomes basically unrivaled, there is a logical progression with every scientific advancement made, these things are already in the world in some shape or form and it's the MCs job to unravel the basics, since the laws of nature differ from earth, these basics are then later used together with his knowledge to invent and improve things, while making sure that the MC isn't just some all knowing genius that we see in other novels.

The MC is overpowered in a way later on, but still toned down a lot which limits it to basically smaller skirmishes and duels, meaning he wouldn't be able to take on an army by himself. In the context of what this novel is about and the plot it is of minor significance.

These two later points in itself is something I find to be a huge improvement over any JP/CH/KR novel, not to mention the absence of a harem, don't get me wrong, I actually like harem novels but it isn't just mixed in there to fuel some fantasy, the novel has a clear understanding of what it is and what it's trying to say, things aren't just thrown in there to give fan service and attract readers. I won't say that the MC will only stick to a single woman, since he's a lord, which you can of course figure out from just reading the title, in a medieval setting, it would be unrealistic for him to do that. The author manages to handle this in a way that is realistic and doesn't make it into just a teenage boy's wet dream. (There are some points which I of course wished were in this novel as you can see both above and below in this review, but you have to respect that the novel sticks to what it is)

There are however three points that I am a little disappointed in, the first being the lack of any prominent female supporting characters. Seeing that he's a reincarnated MC, I would of course have liked there to be some female characters that were held down by the male-dominated society with the MC accepting them because of his difference in beliefs. The second point being how every potential enemy out there except for one suddenly turned into being complete fools in the later chapters, this smells like a way to quickly wrap up the novels with them just being steamrolled. The last point is how since his adventurer days were skipped it also means that magical beasts/monsters are given a minor role in this novel and it being all about human to human relation.

These last two points could however be resolved later since there have been hinted at other potential enemies out there besides the ones already introduced.

The rating is given for how well the novel does what it is trying to do, despite there being things I wish were included, it seems clear that it was excluded by the author on purpose because he had a clear vision, what is then a part of it is perfected to a stunning degree making it by far the best in its genre on this site. <<less
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Justcallmejust rated it
August 27, 2017
Status: c246
A good novel, really.

To summarize my chatter below, read it if you're in for some serious read. Well it got lighter along the way, but still. It has kingdom building, political struggle, strategic battle, medieval drama and sidecharacters are not just some fools.

To summarize it further, what should I compare it to? Game of Throne? Sorry, haven't read the novel. Harry Potter? Yeah, the start has that kind of writing style. Hmm, maybe Amber Sword with no game status and more kingdom management? Dungeon Defense with fewer superdark characters, less... more>> dramatic buildup and more action army battle? I stopped reading it halfway, but Realist's Strategist with more realistic fiction fantasy medieval character interaction (kind of Game of Throne-ish, yeah kind of with ish) and less cooking or other entertainment shows?

Well, it has slow progression at the start with a western novel kind of feel. But the details fleshed out is quite beautiful, so I don't think it's gonna be a problem and even a plus if you are the type of ppl who like to read heavy stuffs. The latter on is fast and can be seen as repetitive, but there are always some details and new smart plot progression making them different than the usual abuse of conflict plot where the enemy is just stronger than before.

I've gotta say most of the kingdom management problem or political struggle and society issues kinda makes sense in that kind of world making this story kind of real and not just a simple writing of an author but have done with respect and careful study. Sure I've got some problem with health issues of the convoy, but hey.

The best thing about this novel is that most of the character is fleshed out, even the enemy, making them not just a simple cannon fodder for the MC. Yes, later on we start to have a lot of cannon fodder but at least they show some kind of inteligence making this novel to have some depth in it. The MC is strong, seems OP at the start but still in the realm of human possibilities in that world.

Eventhough to be truthful I think there're some kind of changes in the type of writing, it still has a really good plot and story. I've gotta agree with coyote, the progress of power and cultural technology is not absurd and abused like the usual modern ppl reincarnated story. So yeah, good job author. Also I kind of agree with rustic soldier with how horrible they kind of now, I've just gotta say look at the situation, babe. It's war and most of it is not the one they start. Many innocents have already been suffering, at least he's also saving many more by making a save space in his realm. Their situation is not the one they can control after all. It's war of the 3 kingdoms, with some duchies, a lot of counts and barons with other countries medling and going to join soon enough.

The only problem I have with the story is just the plot of him and that one barbarian woman. It's just, why does it have to be like that, I know I don't know what it feels to be used like that but still. Other thing is just the problem I have with the people, higieny and health problem, but maybe in that world with body reinforcement, sickness is not a problem at all. Also the problem with gunpowder, I just think of how convenient. Like, really? Hope it doesn't change the style of war too much. Well, with how war and skirmish have been depicted before, I think it won't be a problem for the author to make it believable. I can't remember any other problem cz it's been 2 months since I finished binge read it and I haven't started to read the story for the 2nd time.

Also kudos for the translators, awesome work u have done here. I'm grateful, really... <<less
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milliontonnez rated it
April 25, 2017
Status: c181
Good novel if you like kingdom building and technology gap. I really like these kind of novels.

What I also like is that this has the MC leveling up his friends and building relationships with other lords/traders. He delegates his tasks. Also the author hasn't made it as smooth sailing as the MC faces challenges/uncertainties/set-backs. The MC has to tactfully negotiate those and steer his ppl towards prosperity. ... more>>

Like when negotiating / fighting his way across this one duchy. He also was on constant lookout for opportunities, so that the 1, 70, 000 strong convoy o his can reach his lands safely


The things I feel lacking in these novels is, how the author doesn't focus on the biggest deus ex machina available in these scenarios : establishing a bank to catapult the economy (as well as a postal system). Also one of the long term goals of MC should be how to establish a constitution for governing and safe-guarding the rights of man (EU4 anyone?). That and printing press. *Sigh*... ah, all this nitpicking is starting to sound more and more like that Monty python Spanish inquisition vid. <<less
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Hakkira rated it
February 3, 2017
Status: c134
This is the first time reading a web novel where I can actually feel that the MC is living a real life as opposed to having an unstoppable momentum that never ends. The MC actually lives a life that is believable and full of the little details that add a higher level of authenticity to his character. The world building and lore set up in this series is amazing thus far.
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There is more to a fulfilling life than constant fighting and bloodshed as what is the point of having power if you can never slow down and just relax. Don't get me wrong I enjoy many other webnovels that have constant action as they get the blood pumping but it is also nice to come across a different kind of webnovel that isn't full of the same exausted tropes.

I recommend this series for those who enjoy Wuxia like Transcending the Nine Heavens (due to well thought out characters who are not 2 dimensional) and Otherworldly Evil Monarch (because of the use of modern day knowledge used well in another world).

Will update review as I progress in reading but I hope that my impressions remain the same and that there may be some good action sequences alongside the other aspects.

Update 04/02/17 c 134: Still 5 stars for me as the action has fully ramped up ever since the MC made his way back home.

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rdawv rated it
December 6, 2016
Status: c95
Above average. Very similar to 'Release That Witch' in that an Earthling transmigrated to a foreign world filled with Western-style naming conventions, medieval/feudal setting etc. Both have magical, fantasy elements. The difference between the two is the RtW emphasizes on technology while TotRL is more on martial arts.

TotRL is decently written and action-packed. The MC is a likable, capable character and the author spends a lot (and I mean a lot) of time telling us his background and motivation. A reader might feel annoyed at the early chapters but... more>> soon the MC graduates from a simple duelist to a noble heir. The journey is arduous though, it takes some 90+ chapters for him to actually reach his inherited dominion.

The pet peeve I have with this particular title is the minutia the author insists on telling us. "They recruit 278 people... 14 died in battle... 37 horses slaughtered... 56 enemies captured" etc. The author loves to tell us specific numbers, though I suspect the story could easily be told with simple descriptions instead. It's like the stats window in VR-game novels, but in prose form and thus I am suspicious that the author did it to pad out the chapter word count.

The translator is doing a good job, though I fear he would soon show the whites of his eyes at the sheer amount of details and problematic naming styles used in Chinese. <<less
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ZhaWarudo rated it
December 5, 2016
Status: c95
A real novel :D miracle on NU, mirakurru! maybe I'll write a real review after reading to the latest chap, until then you have other reviews and my word.

Edit: here is the full review:
First a warning to those who only like the cheap web novels here, this isn't one! Well it may be a wn but not a cheap one... If you can't stand reading the backstories of characters, slowly moving plot and long descriptions this isn't for you, for example Harry Potter where it takes 500 pages to... more>> describe what happens in one year and characters have real personalities, they're also not mentally disabled as in xianxia.

We start in the middle of MC's life where he already transmigrated for no reason as usual and his former life doesn't matter other than being said he was a crafstman but that isn't of much use up to the latest chap translated for now. There are a few too many flashbacks which leads you to understanding Locke's situation after spending a few years in another world, some don't like these info dumps as they call them lol but I didn't mind. Locke, 40 in his former life and now 24 is somehow naive in his love life as he got duped by a gold digger... anyway he has funny friends which follow him on a loooong journey to become a lord of his family clan which is in dire straits. The journey is where the real plot begins (planning starts at c42 and to actually get moving ~50), it is filled with what you want "Kingdom bulding!" well it's convoy building for now but you get the picture. However due to him becoming a lord, his friends get more serious/less funny which is a shame. Latest chapters are about him finally arriving and settling the score with his enemies, building stuff... Oh almost forgot, until now there is no technology advancement, he made some useless stuff in the beginning and pretty much gave the stuff away, fck he was even giving gold away as he was living his life without ambition but luckily he had to become a lord so that changed. There are hints there will be technology developments, for now Locke is focused on defending so he doesn't have the time. Enjoy this rare jewel on NU!
Edit: I've only realised this after reading chapter by chaper since I've caught up with the latest one, it is a bit boring reading all the statistics, how many soldiers in a squad and of what type, how many kills, injured... skip read that and it's still an awesome novel <<less
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marsmyth rated it
December 5, 2016
Status: c370
This novel is surprisingly very good. After passed the laid down story of Lorist in the city, the plot picked up. It was so good that I continue with MTL till the latest chapter, and it is not boring at all. There are many things done very well in this story.

Before I get down to what I like on this story, lets look at the challenges on reading this story.
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1). The world is brutal and grim. In one side, MC gives some light to this world with his actions, but some are remaining and he just adapt to it. The worst is woman fate in this world. It is harsh, and they are seen as s*xual objects in most cases (MC kind of rape his maid - of course it is not rape by MC world standard, as in this world, maid also serve as the master s*xual companion). Don't expect any great female side characters here. All men.
2). some unnecessary plot which is quite annoying. we can just skip that and we are just fine. One example is the "love story" in the beginning, no plot impact at all till the last chapter in raw. Worst, there are an arc about barbarian about 5 chapters which suddenly being cut by author (looks like he get pressurized by fan or lost some ideas?)


Now the good parts
1). MC age is at 24, which gives some maturity to the actions and motives. No child act as wise old man here. The time line is also paced very well. No unreasonable power jump within sort of time. MC just like a normal (well, slightly OP) person in that world, at least not heaven defying genius.
2). No repetition. Very refreshing when the story flows well and new adventures is come up and all in a fresh idea. Some times you know that MC had big advantage compare the enemy, and then it turns out the enemy can bite back in unpredictable way.
3). World building. No info dump, all the world building is given piece by piece which really help readers to immerse in this world. All the politics, culture, geography, factions are mentioned in clever way which helps us to relate to the plot. Not just random info. The world is resembles typical western fantasy a lot (it reminds me on Game of thrones - without the dragon:)).
4). Reincarnation is done realistically. The MC was a soldier and a workshop owner. Aside form his martial arts "cheat", there are no "know it all" knowledge as in other xianxia. Realistically, what he brought is fresh idea. He need other person, his subordinate, to research on those and find the breakthrough step by step. So expect the sword and shields still be main weapons for long-long time before firearms.
5). Battle and warfare. The MC is OP, he almost win everytime he fight, but he cannot face 1000 person alone (in this setting a Blade master should be capable to kill hundreds soldier). He rely on his army - yes this story has more emphasis on warfare rather than martial arts. So we will see the emphasis on tactics, logistics, artillery, scouts, castle defense etc., which done very well.
6). Kingdom Building. Starts slow, pick it up later.

Our MC start kingdom building slow in the start until he fend off the external threat, then, the building starts picking up as well as MC's modern idea (think of RTW here) like steel making, university, real estate, road, gunpowder (very late in the story because of his failure to replicate - he need knowledge from dwarf), bank etc, He also fail a lot: fail to produce paper, cement, firearm etc.

Expect some normal kingdom building here (opening colony, creating farm and so on.
7). Plot. Most of the time, something happens due to some reason. MC is either force to act according to that or take the opportunity to grab first for his benefit. Most of it believable and quite realistic. The challenge he got whether on infrastructure or political relation is quite well thought as well.

I think this story is worth read. A real enjoyment. Many times I really want his super strong convoys to come back to northern territory and wipe his arrogant enemies.... know what happens? Really satisfied on what the author really did on this :) <<less
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Dusk rated it
August 7, 2016
Status: c117
Tales of the Reincarnated Lord is a novel full of ups and downs, although it had gradually stabilized after a certain set of chapters there are still various moments of uncertainty.

Tbh, sometimes I feel as if the author is a mad man, a freak who loves details and world building so much that I admired him. But other times I can be greatly disappointed on how he executed the plot.

There are certain moments that the author isn't able to bring the parts of the novel to life, I felt as... more>> if I'm reading a narration instead of a novel instead. Chapters like that are a real downer.

The way how the author slowy builds the world is definitely enchanting, but just as I said, the plot execution is a horrible flaw of the author.

I'll be jotting down my thoughts below when I was reading chp1-50. So this is more like an impression I have of this novel rather than a review.

Note that the chapters might not be perfectly accurate as I didn't read all 50 chps in one go.


- Chapters 1 -13/14 -

These chapters made me muddled headed reading it, it's full of info dumps that is written as if the author do not have a way to construct the world building in a better way. Pacing of the story could be better, the slight confusing order of the story inhibits a relaxing read and there are some details that could actually be left out.

- Chapters 15~21 -

Much better progress, the love story arc is old-fashioned but cute. The arc brings out more personality of the MC than the previous chapters. It is also done a lot better than the previous chapters, the read has been relaxing and easy. Info dumps had mostly lessened to a few and tolerable.

Actually, after reading chapter 14/15-21, I have gotten in a trance reading it, Felt like reading it while sitting in a chair inside a wooden house in medivial times, it just encaptures me and sucks me into it. I was not willing to digest fast-paced novels for the next hour because of it. At the time, I truly hope this novel can make me feel like that again.

- Chapters 21-26 -

Meh, another boring set of chapters that actually came out of nowhere that is dull enough to make me stop reading around chp 24, this part of the story tells the tale of Locke and one of his best friend, Els, how they meet and the events that led to how close they are.

Some details are very funny and intriguing, but the sudden introduction of this arc is poorly executed, but once you lived through this arc.. Get ready for exquisiteness.

- Chapters 27~45 -

This arc made me totally lose track of time reading it, what seemed like a borish chapters of Locke participating in the duel (finally) is actually the arc that made me fall in love in how detailed the author actually is.

The duel, which is orchestrated by the head academy and his friend, might seem incredibly annoying at first at how our MC is actually played around by the academy, but you would later find out that it's not actually all like that, the academy actually deeply cares about him too and his wages are considered astronomical when compared tp normal earners or his friends.

Chapters 45-50

Probably the most exciting arc yet to come for this novel, with the true story, described from the synopsis only starting from here on out, then you can truly understand why the TL writes out such kind of summary, I'll leave the details out, because when you are able to reach this point, I'm sure you are already an intrugued fellow reader too.


The characterization is mostly good, although the MC Locke might have some views that we, as a modern person might not agree.

The story is fairly realistic with touches of good ol' middle ages, pacing is indeed a bit lacking with some totally unnecessary details, had to admit it.

Execution of the plot is clearly not the best and is one of this novel's big-big downsides, but the world-building and intricateness of this novel has managed to keep it's ranks up.

For those who is going to read it, I suggest you to have very very great patience, and if you have problems with the of the way the author narrates the story then you might not like it.

8.4/10. On better times it could reach 8.7, but when it hit down low it could be lots lower. <<less
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cdlevit rated it
July 31, 2016
Status: c0
Interesting but not catchy enough for me. I rate with 2 stars and even those are for potential & world building. The writer seems amateurish as he/she tries too hard to describe things and even that's done in a heavy and awkard way as it points out useless details or too much details. The writer tries to explain things but.. Doesn't guide, nor allows the reader to make it's own opinions about facts. As a writer, you don't have to explain the actions of the characters but show them, show... more>> why they acted as such and allow them to 'live' and take decisions.

The novel has potential but it's not my cup of tea: Too much info dump, too many similar 'elements' to other novels & especially, the arhetypes & world values aren't grey as they seem but more similar to those of puppets: they think, act and 'live' only as the writer wants.

I'll modify my review when the plot builds up. Until then, i'll reflect more on the character & story - it's something that's forced on you from the first chapter... And I don't like that. <<less
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coyotte508 rated it
August 22, 2017
Status: c588
One of the most interesting CN novels, that maybe is the closest to western-style writing. As in - no overused cliche, no ridiculousness, the characters are multidimensional and some enemies can become allies in the future. The rise in power is not too fast and not too slow - the pacing is moderate compared to the average CN novel but not excruciatingly slow at all. The development of the industry is not ridiculous like in "Release that witch", but still there. The events don't feel forced and the story doesn't... more>> go sideways even at 500+ chapters.

There are still some inevitable things as in other chinese novels (the MC is well-endowed, good in bed, can KO a girl in bed etc.) but it doesn't become an eyesore - and girls, while being part of the story, are not the main part.

Personnally I liked learning about the history of things and it didn't feel like infodumps shoved in my mouth.

There are a few gripes due to my Western sensibilities that almost made me drop the novel:


- The rape of the maid, even if it stemmed from a misunderstanding (that she was experienced at her job etc.)
- When they completely exterminate the waves of magical beast, they could just control them


But that stopped starting chapter 230. There are a few things I can think of in later chapters that may not be perfect, but I still give it 5 stars given how interesting I find the novel. <<less
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masbroindo rated it
August 5, 2017
Status: c231
It is one of the Best novel I read. It has good story building, character, plot and twist, kingdom building, life as realistic in medieval fantasy, how protagonist build his romance story, and so on. I think it will be better if the story skip too detailed information. Overall the novel is good. I feel like reading it as adventuring in medieval fantasy as dominion lord
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BrownWool rated it
July 21, 2017
Status: c220
Great story. We follow the life of a modern man reincarnated into a noble, ostracized by his family, inheriting his family domain and bringing it to new heights. For those worried about a story in which the from the future protagonist creates revolutionizing inventions like gun powder and cement -- you don't need to worry about it here. However, mechanical inventions are sometimes introduced by the protagonist that exceed those of the time like water mills and catapults, but are still not to dominant.

Overall, if you like politics, warfare and... more>> kingdom building, read this! <<less
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zaim9999 rated it
July 20, 2017
Status: c208
One of the better reincarnation stories out there.... definitely worth a read. After reading so so many reincarnation stories I usually drop a story pretty easily if I don't like it.

What I really liked was the realism behind the story. No annoying cliches or plot armor and the like. Although most bad guys are kinda stupid (but not all though), overall the story flows really well.

Warning: The first few chapters are kind of annoying with all the flashbacks but if u can get through it, you're in for a exciting... more>> adventure.

The commentors are also pretty cool, specially in the later chapters, there's like a multiple discussions about what's going on and I usually find at least one other person who has the same retort as me lol. Also the translator Ryogawa is pretty active with replying which is pretty cool too. <<less
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[email protected] rated it
May 13, 2017
Status: c185
Best light novel I have read so far. The world is amazing, nothing is just white or black, and plot is great. Maybe the pace of novel is really slow, but I don't mind, personally hate when plot can be described as "defeating one villan, to find out that around the corner is bigger villan, and after him there are another 20, but fortunately plot armor on the MC is so thick that there will be always smt which will save his us and also help him crush the enemy".

In... more>> TRL plans are not always perfect and every one is doing mistakes like in real world. The MC is strong, but can't defeat an army or manage all small affairs by himself, which makes him more humanly and it easier to like him that way. Also side characters are not divided on (everyone who follows MC is good and smart, neutral people are good but not that smart so they will regret not following MC, and people which are againts MC are all evil and they power only came from their greed, but they are stupid anyway so MC can trick them as he wants..) but they are have their own goals and dreams.

I wouldn't recomennd this LN only for kids who are looking for most OP MC, who can crush the planet by his fart, everyone else could give a try (first chapters maybe are just backstories but we can all know MC and 'world' better thanks to them.

5/5 <<less
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