The Editor Is the Novel’s Extra

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Kim Jeongjin, an editor of a publishing company on the brink of closing due to bankruptcy, ends up transmigrating inside a fantasy novel as the incompetent youngest son of a wealthy family.

And here he thought that he should live a rich life in this life…

“Why was I given a high-level skill? Don’t even bother!”

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Going to Another World That I’m Not Sorry About Even Though I’m Liberal Arts
I Don't Want to Go to A Different World
Went to Another World Where I Don't Have To Be Sorry For Being A Liberal Arts Major
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wondermity
wondermity rated it
June 28, 2020
Status: c22
TL;DR: This novel doesn't have anything in particular that other ones don't do better. Read if you have nothing better to do. Feel free to wait and see if it gets better.

I typically try to refrain from offering my opinion on a novel too early, especially when there are so few available chapters. However, at the time of writing this there aren't many reviews, so I thought I'd try contributing. But still, bear in mind that many of my issues and complaints may be addressed further down the line.

The first... more>> thing I thought when I picked up this novel was "this is really similar to other stuff I've read" and "that isn't how editors work". It's hard not to draw parallels between this novel and other novels with the transmigration into a book idea. That alone isn't bad, but it doesn't properly take advantage of all the perks that come with it. My main irk was the fact there are absolutely no long-term goals to work towards at the moment. Discovering the identity of the author doesn't even count since the protagonist cares to know just as much as I do.

Additionally, he has some idea of what the future holds, but never even elaborates on the plot of the original story. I at least want to know more about the setting, but I presume there wasn't anything enough unique about the novel's generic world to warrant an explanation. I don't expect the protagonist to divulge every detail he knows, but I don't expect to be given nothing at all. It makes me question if the author themselves has any idea what's going to happen or if they're flying by the seat of their pants, much like the author within the novel.

There's no trace of any colorful, stand-out characters that I look for in literature, and I'm not even sure where the narrative is heading at the moment. The lack of any real "conflict" only drags it down even further, so I can't even say for sure why you'd read this when there are so many better options.

I'll come back and edit this if my thoughts change. <<less
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Grandorus
Grandorus
April 21, 2020
Status: c30
The protagonist starts off very foolish, short sighted and cowardly despite being handed immense potential and wealth with a restriction that he is effectively chained to the dangerous main plot/characters. He is not familiar with fantasy fiction and just wants to escape the plot entirely. I have read ahead on the Ridi publisher site. He does get some backbone when he finally realises his restrictions and works on a long term strategy to protect himself. It is worth reading. Though not as intelligent as the MC's from ToaCF or NE,... more>> this main character is much more realistic in his initial behaviors so I appreciate the rather slow start establishing the rules and motivations. I give it 4/5 stars. It would be 5/5 if the "user narrative" notifications were halved. Sometimes multiple notifications in a row! Perhaps the translator can find a way to solve this filler as it gets repetitive after 30 chapters. <<less
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UnkownLoser
UnkownLoser rated it
June 23, 2021
Status: c234
At first I thought MC gonna be some badass character after seeing his first battle with a monster. I have high hopes for this. Instead almost all the fight goes like this :

  1. Unleash his most powerful magic.
  2. Immediately almost lose all of his Ether (mana).
  3. Slumped to the floor and became vulnerable.
  4. Usless midfight, have to received help from friends.
  5. When things almost go south, MC Chant some amazing magic to end the fight
  6. FAINT.
MC is cautious, Cunning and very smart.

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Nothing seems to go his way because maybe he goes with the mindset "Your enemy can't figure out your plan if you don't have a plan"

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Reio
Reio rated it
December 13, 2020
Status: c190
The novel is very interesting, tho clayo wasn't very motivated at first but when he makes a choice he'll fully cooperate with Arther.

And I might add that Melchior is a very interesting antagonist from his goals to past. the genre turns to horror everytime he appears lol.

Nothing in the story could be pointed as a plot hole, and even if clayo knows the future, he can't know everything so things still take him by surprise sometimes.

The supporting characters are well written their reasons and goals why they support each prince,... more>> it's not just blind loyalty. No annoying harems thank the gods.

Behemoth is my favorite character lol. <<less
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Hoouuujae60
Hoouuujae60 rated it
February 14, 2021
Status: c98
It's a fun read! Currently on chapter 98 and after all those chapters, I really like the mysterious, insidious crown prince though he's probably an antagonist in the story... bad guys are also in demand! He makes my heart palpitate (in a bad way) whenever he appears and the novel becomes a thriller.... huuu~*shivers (I'll say this just in case you misunderstand...I'm not m)

How MC can remember the story from the system is like a certain popular novel out there... you know what I mean...? (if you... more>> don't check the recommendations above)

Unfortunately, truck-kun is busy finding people to isekai in japan... so bridge-nim is taking over in korea.

MC can even talk to a 'noble' cat! Oh my gosh! He isn't a son of a wealthy family, HE'S A PRINCESS!! I can imagine a cat at my home purring asking me for some rice cause he's a 'noble cat' and me, he's 'servant' haha~ meh liepfu <<less
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Monomololo
Monomololo
March 27, 2021
Status: --
The main character is an idiot. A top notch moron. It's a wonder that someone like him managed to operate in modern society.

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He finds out that if he graduates from the academy or whatever, he has to join the military, because he doesn't want to go into the military, despite having already been in the military back in his world, he first tries to get himself expelled, and when that fails because his father cuts off his funds and tells him that he needs to get better grades or he'll pull him out of school and enlist him anyways, he first shows off his absurdly overpowered magic cheat to get good grades, and then when he gets back access to his dad's money he steals a shitload of it and runs away. Obviously he is caught soon after and returned to school, and he is told that if he gets really good grades he can avoid the mandatory enlistment upon graduation. So all that could have been easily avoided with his cheat skill if he literally put in even the slightest bit of effort into researching his situation. Or asked about his options at all. What a useless arc that was, complete waste of time.

Another thing that annoys me about him is the sheer lack of any sort of interest in his new situation, like the first day he wakes up he finds a magical hundred year old cat that he can communicate with because of his cheat. He read the manuscript so he knows that talking cats aren't a regular thing in this world, but he just straight up accepts it, doesn't try to research how this magical talking cat can exist, doesn't ask anyone about magical long lived animals or anything. The worst part is the cat itself, it serves as a basic as heck mentor character that exists for no reason but to fill the role of introducing the character to the world without making him interact with real people in ways that have actual consequences, and also be the cute mascot that apparently every single damn story needs for some reason.

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So far this story has been nothing but frustrations piled atop one another. <<less
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Lili1478
Lili1478 rated it
June 7, 2020
Status: c15
This novel is overall an okay read. 3/5

The MC comes off as foolish and lackadaisical due to him indulging in the riches provided to him when he took hold of his new body in the fantasy world. It is due to his behavior that the plot is slow going and not much action as of yet.

It is easy to forget that the MC was a poor 32-year-old man who spent most of his life working in a failing publishing company and was ... more>>
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forced into this situation by the author of the novel by making his jump off a bridge and drown.

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in his old world, so he doesn't really want to go back. He has nothing to return to.

His desire to not be a part of the plot is also realistic. It would be very different if he was reborn into the main character and not as cannon fodder that
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survived his death event.

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The MC has no real incentive to go along with the plot.

I hope that this novel gets more exciting or at least has more detail in worldbuilding if nothing else because the MC is pretty OP with his power to
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rewite what happens in the book 3 times each chapter.

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Gotnosleep
Gotnosleep rated it
March 29, 2021
Status: c100
This is a bit similar in tr*sh Of The Count’s Family but I personally TOTCF better.

The beginning might be hard to get through but it gets better in later chapters.

(Melchior is the most interesting character here)

So-- the issues that I had with this is how the MC gets transported into tbe story. It just felt a bit forced. And too plot convinent.

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He ends up falling into a bridge and drowning. I don’t have an issue with way he died.

My problem lies with the fact that the pulled the “it called out to me“ card. If they wanted him to accidentally fall and not be suicidal then they could’ve made him drunk since he did go out to eat with his ex-superiors.

Maybe cuss them out while he’s walking aimlessly near the bridge and make him trip and fall off.
Idk-- just not the “oh it called out to me.“ it isn’t a big deal but it just peeved me.

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The next issue I had is with Behemoth. Serves no point. Is only there to be a mentor.

If you want a better cat mentor character who actually serves a point to the plot. Then go check out Eleceed.

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Behemoth is literally POINTLESS--
The only point of him being there is to be that one tutorial guide npc.

He serves no point to the plot. He’s only there so that the MC doesn’t need to interact with other characters to get information.

Other than the times the MC asks him for info he’s almost forgettable. Only popping up to talk about his wine addiction.

Also from the early chapters when the MC asks if all cats are like him he says he’s one of a kind. But in the later chapters the MC just reveals that he’s 100 years old cat and no one bats an eye??? They just treat it like it’s normal.

PLUS behemoth has a useful ability but the MC doesn’t even bother to utilize it.

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The third issue I have is with the MC. I can understand not wanting to get mixed up with the protagonist since he wants a peaceful life.

HOWEVER! The way the MC goes about things just pissed me off. The MC is 30 smth years old. But that fact is almost forgotten because he acts like a child.

“Try to escape —> realize it doesn’t work —> go back”

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He repeated that cycle multiple times. He acts too much like a kid for a 30 year old man.

The first time he did that when he skipped school and had a drinking spree for a week.

So that he could get kicked out of school and not enlist in the military. Then his dad tells him that he’s gonna to freeze the mc’s bank account and enlist him early if he doesn’t get his grades up.

So he kinda flunks the swordsmanship class but aces the magic class. His dad didn’t even ask him to make it to top 10 btw— the MC just put that on himself. He did so well that his teacher said that he would be an 8-circle mage. Which contradicts the MC saying he doesn’t want to stand out.

The second time he repeats this cycle is when he’s waiting in the hallway with the protagonist.

The MC finds out that “Leo” was actually Arthur, the protagonist. He tries to use his editor’s authority skill to make it so that him and Arthur never met.

It doesn’t work the first time but he still tries anyway. Using up all of the times he could use the ability. Which is pretty s*upid.

Clearly the reason the author rejected the first one was because they wanted the MC to interact with Arthur. But he still tries it TWICE— even though he could only use the ability three times per chapter.

I also hated how he immediately avoids the protagonist the moment he found out his identity. Like seriously? Way to make yourself suspicious. Be neutral so that he doesn’t get interested/curious. Talk to him enough while distancing yourself since you guys didn’t talk in school before in the first place.

The third time is when he goes off and runs away. Only to get caught and get detained because he injured a knight. It was a half-assed attempt in the first place. It wasn’t thought out well enough. Did he forget who his dad is? His dad is filthy rich he could easily hire people to track him down.

And the most frustrating part is that we find out that all his efforts to drop out in attempts to not enlist is POINTLESS because he could've just been at the top of the magic course whatever you call it so that he could be exempt.

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The only times I even remember that he’s 30 years old is when a character says “Sometimes you talk like an old man”

Maybe it works better in korean but it doesn’t work that well in english.

I don’t like the fact that characters constantly point it out. Because it feels like a cheap way to remind us that hey! The MC is a 30 year old man trap in a kids body.

The characters aren’t that fleshed out. We just kinda get a dumped information about them which is fine I guess.

We’re only 100 chapters in so they’ll probably get fleshed out in later chapters.

It gets better in the later chapters since there are characters that are pretty interesting.

For example, Melchior and Arthur’s dead mom— We only hear about her through Arthur though.

I also began to like Arthur’s character a lot. I liked his backstory and his personality in general. He’s pretty cute at times but I also like when he gets serious.

I’m p into the drama between the 3 princes. So look forward to that.

Also still curious about the “accident” that the MC keeps mentioning that involved Melchior. Idk if it was revealed already and I just missed it or if it’ll be revealed later on. <<less
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Ludoret
Ludoret rated it
July 26, 2021
Status: c153
A lot better than what I expected. A slow burn, it took a lot of time for the MC to treat the world he found himself into as no longer as a novel and it took him time to bond with the OG Protagonist, which I find very realistic. The MC might be smart and a genius in magic, but he also has flaws, he makes mistakes and just because he had read the manuscripts of the novel doesn't mean that he is an expert of the world... more>> of the novel. The main antagonists are also more powerful than the main characters and gives this novel a sense of danger. The MC and other main characters aren't definitely invisible, they're just children in the dangerous world of politics. I can't really predict what would happen in each chapter. Overall, I think this is better than TOCF.

And a bonus: MC's friends and allies have their own motivations and goals, not just there to be the MC's cheerleaders or to gush for several chapters how strong and good he is. They also act like how real friends would act, with occasional teasings. And the Protagonist act like a true protagonist of a story, and isn't just there to become the MC's lapdog. He is also the center of the novel and didnt become a secondary character despite the MC transmigrating in it and the story told from MC's POV. Arthur is a breath of fresh air from all the transmigration novels' original protagonists. <<less
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nakie08
nakie08 rated it
June 20, 2021
Status: c121
I was hesitant to try this at first because of the bad reviews and I have to say I'm so glad I tried it and I suggest you do too. It's probably one of the best written web novels I've read in a while.

People nitpick about the MC's cowardly personality and his imperfections etc. But for me I thought that was the BEST part of this novel. The MC is flawed. He is human, unlike most of the MCs out there who are perfect at everything they do. It gives... more>> him so much personality and gives a lot of great tension in the story, as any proper story should have. It also gives some natural comedy at some points as he doesn't have the personality of a rock and can have friendly banter with people (and with his cat).

He was given an OP ability but he isn't able to use them perfectly every time, which I guess irks some people. He feels dread and is afraid to jump right into the middle of the story, which the novel aptly portrays would have been a very suicidal behaviour. He is given superior talent but is far from the strongest character in the story. He is smart but he also makes mistakes, which I guess some people hate as they're used to Gary Stu MCs wrapped in a tight bundle of plot armor.

The characters in general also aren't two-dimensional puppets that exist solely to complement the MC. They have their own goals and plans, and you really get this feeling that he is only the deuteragonist in this in-story novel where the world actually revolves around another character.

The villains too feel very dangerous and ominous. They're not just treated as nuisance, they actually have the upper hand. They are the ones in power and the MC and his gang have to tiptoe around them so as not to provoke them way too early.

The political setting, which dominates alot of the chapters, is well thought out and alot of it is rooted in actual history. The system doesn't feel sloppy, it feels well researched. This makes the characters and their individual struggle for power very juicy and fun to read.

What I like most about this novel is that it sticks to the idea that this world is a novel. Unlike what The tr*sh of the Count's Family it doesn't treat it as just a plot device to give the MC a foreknowledge of what would happen in the future. In this novel that setting is incorporated into story and the MC's main power is tied tightly with it.

My only complaint about this is the translation quality seem to drop at some point. The earlier parts are edited quite nicely but halfway through the chapters I've read (currently at 121) the mtl translation becomes very obvious. So yeah, it might be worth waiting out on this one for several months still as the current translators work on the editing. <<less
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ouhell
ouhell rated it
January 25, 2021
Status: c39
the novel seems very interesting with a lot of potential, but sadly the translation quality start dropping at around chap 20 and keep dropping to mtl level

and when dialogue occures at least 50% of the time you cant even tell who is talking especially if 3 or more people are talking, there is nothing to hint at who is saying what, its pure chaos

pretty sure if this novel got a good translation it will be a very good read
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mimic
mimic rated it
August 22, 2021
Status: c45
Main character

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Kleio is just like any other lazy shounen MC that ends up getting the attention of others. I normally like MCs like this, but its a little boring with how convenient everything comes to him (taking advantage of knowing the book and making bank off it). Not to mention its just weird how he doesnt actually think like how a burnt-out 30 year old worker would. His only two personality traits are being lazy and an alcoholic (he drinks wine as if its water and it comes up every paragraph). I dont think hes a terribly written MC, hes just boring.

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tldr: boring, hypocritical, plot armor

Compared to orv, dokja is definitely better written and more realistic than whatever convenient plot armor kleio has going on.

Dione

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Shes supposed to be his senior by 5 years and super capable (she definitely is), but shes so boring outside of doing errands. She acts like kleio's personal paimon, and she is in awe of everything kleio does. Its boring and she lacks personality outside of being money-hungry because of her unstable magic business.

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tldr: one-dimensional, tutorial-fairy personality/dynamic, annoying

Plot development

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So much happens in every chapter, but theres not a lot of substance. An eventful day can pass in a single paragraph. What im saying is, kleio went from being a level 2 wizard to a level 4 wizard within 2 weeks, but those two weeks were described in less than 2 paragraphs. For reference, theres only ~30 wizards on the continent that are level 4 or something like rhat, and only one level 8 wizard on the continent.

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Yes the plot is dense with many events, but there is almost never a peaceful moment. I wish the author spent more time on each scene and fleshed out character interactions more, because its so boring just moving from scene to scene as a linear sequence of events. The story feels more like its written as a script fic.

tldr: novel reads like a diary and lacks prose, making many scenes fall flat and lose impact.

im still reading this story only bcuz I have caught up on my other series. The story isnt terrible, it just fails to stay interesting after ~30 chapters. <<less
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WeepingBirds
WeepingBirds rated it
August 15, 2021
Status: c160
I wanted to finish through and continue but couldn't and just dropped it altogether.

Story wise there's definitely a lot of plotholes. Adding on to that, there's a lot of blatant plot armour for the MC and its due to his sort of OP yet half-functional ability. Obviously it was made half-functional so that there can be still elements of danger for the MC and it's "not a one use win all button". But in my opinion his powers were not designed well enough and at times gimmicky.

I am often times... more>> annoyed with the MC.
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Till now everytime he meets the 'antagonist' he shivers and clenches his fists hard enough for blood to come out etc.. in order to resists the charm abilities. It's come to the point where everytime I see the antagonist's name mentioned I can immediately predict these series of actions the MC will make in the following lines. Yes we get that the enemy has an OP charm ability that even overpower's MC's ability... Please stop shoving it down our throats.

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I'm also annoyed by how much times the consumption of alcohol is mentioned in the novel. I like the occasional drink but in this novel you can expect there to be a sentence of MC taking a sip from whisky/liquor/alcohol etc. sometimes multiple times in a single chapter... Poor writing as the author could not think of a better scene for the MC to be in other than drinking.

MC's motivations and actions are also very weird. As we all know from these types of novels where the MC has the power to 'know' how the story progresses and ends. ie. as an editor would. The actions he takes to secure himself in the novel is written in a very awkward way. one moment "oh yes this place gonna make me loads of money imma invest in it" and then the next when he beats around the bush trying to save someone who he knew was in trouble. To put in simpler words, sometimes he does direct actions with the knowledge at hand and other times he does it in a roundabout way that makes no sense. Since he knew what was coming he definitely could take direct actions all the time. This is quite hard for me to explain but if you read and think about it, the MC is quite s*upid.

One of the major setbacks of this novel is the fight scenes. I love using words and poems to conjour spells. This is where the imagination of the author best shines. It scales the fight scenes so much more since MC is able to come up with unique and beautiful chants compared to magicians in the world. Yet.. There is just not that much fight scenes. In fact most of the story focuses on anything else other than fight scenes. Theres a long drought inbetween fights and they end quickly as they come. It would have been so much better for the MC to just be devising cool unique chants and confront problems directly instead of the awkward "neither here no there" approach that he has taken.

I think this novel deserves a rewrite... Kinda shame its potential was not explored. <<less
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Mustakarhu95
Mustakarhu95 rated it
July 31, 2021
Status: --
This gets more convoluted than kingdom hearts without any meaning it doesn't make sense the MC is an idiot alcoholic who thinks its ok to just faint any time he uses magic because he cant be bothered to work out enough to be able to even walk for 5 minutes its so frustrating to read and it makes no sense he will died at 25 from kidney failure because hes frailer than a toothpick
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Lordtwarog
Lordtwarog rated it
March 18, 2021
Status: c32
The novel started a little slow, I wasn't sure where they were going. The MC reminds me of tr*sh of the Counts Family, but I like him better. After about a dozen chapters I got a lot more invested in it, and am willing to see where this is going.

The MC gets pulled in a book that he's read and given some minor powers. The version he is in has unkown changes baked in already from what he last read, so it is not a perfect foreshadowing. He wants to... more>> live a carefree life but the Author's will seems to be against it. Surprisingly MC seems to make peace with this somewhat and tries to better his situation as well as he can instead of obstinately doing the same 'rail against fate' you usually see.

The MC is relatively grounded as far as these novels go, it is funny enough to keep me engaged, and the translation quality is pretty good. Someone mentioned MTL level work, and I just don't see it. There are small mistakes (ironically could maybe use a better editor) but perfectly enjoyable. <<less
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M_for_Mary_M_Q
M_for_Mary_M_Q rated it
January 20, 2021
Status: c61
I have to say that when I first started to read this book I was if-y on it to say the least! But now I am so happy that I started reading this. So thank you so much that this was picked up!

SO without any further ado......

The MC is really human at least to me bc he has so much potential but is so lazy that it is practically going to waste in his hands. But it also shows you that he is willing to move for the sake of... more>> what he wants to do and those he wants to protect.

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Like really MC has the best of the best magic sensitivity a person can have and he's just like... well instead of working hard I want to live easy! Which I totally on board with. Which is nice to see that even when he should be overpowered it's off set with the fact that all he wants to do is lounge around. But when someone he does like seems like they will be in trouble or get hurt he goes through the effort to protect them!

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Another aspect that I like is that even though the MC is in a seventeen year old body he acts like the old man that he is! And that everyone always says that he's an old soul. I like it bc he is not trying to act like a hero and an energetic teenage that he is supposed to be. But only takes action when the things he cares for are in trouble. It really shows his age and why he is so lazy ;}

I also like that this book seems to move more around the relationships of the characters in the book and that side characters are given their own back story and have a life of there own. So its not like they follow the Prince simply bc they do but that they have a valid reason to do so.

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Also the reason that Arthur goes through so much trouble to get the MC on his side is funny. But when he told the MC that if he had gone to one of his brother instead he would have to assassinate him and that would have made him sad so he was happy the MC came to him was just down right funny! The poor MC was like WHAT!?!?!??!

I have to say one the biggest reasons I was so attracted to this novel was bc it has more bromance than romance and I am a big sucker for close friendships! There is also no harem which is nice given that almost all the time the MC always ends up with one. <<less
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Suriiin
Suriiin rated it
January 14, 2021
Status: c47
This novel is definitely one of my favorites. There's no harem, just pure friendship with other characters. I love how the MC is OP but lazy, while still being meticulous in his own way. I have no qualms with the writing and translation (since active translation is doing it!!).

Yeah, some readers will inevitably be bored during the first 20 or so chapters, but please be patient!! Kleio will gain his motivation after chapter 30.

I'm giving this a 5/5 because I love Behemoth the cat
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AvERaGeNP
AvERaGeNP rated it
January 14, 2021
Status: c48
Novel follows a character that tries to be irrelevant to the whole political mumbo-jumbo but sadly gets inserted due to his gift. Until where I've read the political aspect is not so much blatant and its more of a introductory to the rules, environment, characters and the relationships. First dozen of chapters are slow but well drawn out and its only gets better later on after major characters join in and its fun reading how MC interacts with them.

We follow a character with a major potential that quickly gets recognized... more>> by people around him that shapes the future events. MC chooses to build his wealth rather than solely focus on cultivating his power which is big + for me and although MC has the greatest potential it is somewhat balanced by his equally lazy demeanor and lackluster reaction towards being a authoritative individual. Think its a good find. <<less
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sweetnarry
sweetnarry rated it
January 14, 2021
Status: c72
The MC is not really likeable at first, kinda whimsical. But he's very human ... more>>
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he doesn't want to get involved with the story at first, nor does he cares what the author wants till it was revealed that if he does not help the story main character, the world will pretty much collapse.

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But the premise itself is not that bad, and there are mysteries and aspects differ from what the MC knew.

I'm starting to look forward to the story once the original protagonist of the manuscript is around.
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MC avoid him at all cost once he realize the identity of his drinking buddy, lol.

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The Protag is likeable, and the story progress nicely around chapter 23. So just bear with the beginning.

Some pros and cons:

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(-) slow pace, the beginning feels incredibly boring.

(+) But it slowly catches up, and the world building is fairly well made.

(-) MC feels lackadaisical, pulled dumb moves despite trying to avoid attention, and probably gonna annoy you with his active whim and avoidance to the story.

(+) But he developed better along the way, accepted his inevitable role within the manuscript as he notes the different development ongoing, solving mysteries, and protecting the protagonist.

(-) it's difficult to identify who is speaking when there are more than two characters speaking.

(+) The friendships between the characters (especially MC and manuscript's Protag) is developing wonderfully. The mind games MC plays with the enemy is also very interesting.

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Will edit review once I've read more. <<less
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Shadowlancer_95
Shadowlancer_95
June 20, 2021
Status: c120
I really really really love this novel omg. The MC is reminds me a lot of Cale from TCF, though he’s different of course. The story sequence just has a way of making everything exciting to read and makes me look forward to the next chapter - which sucks because I’ve caught up with the translations and now I gotta wait for the next set of chapters. I like that the MC is powerful but not overly so - there are different power levels and while it’s obvious he’s gonna... more>> reach there eventually, right now he is aware of his own limits and knows better than to pick a fight he can’t win.

the only issue I have with the translation thus far is that it gets hard to tell who is speaking at times because of the lack of names attached to the sentence. Some scenes it’s easier to figure out but at some parts I get a bit confused.

overall I think this is a really great and underrated novel. I’m surprised that it’s been flying under the radar so much when it definitely deserves more recognition. <<less
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