The King’s Avatar


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In the online game Glory, Ye Xiu is regarded as a textbook and a top-tier pro-player. However, due to a myriad reasons, he is kicked from the team. After leaving the professional scene, he finds work in an Internet Cafe as a manager. When Glory launches its tenth server, he who possesses ten years of gaming experience once again throws himself into the game. Bringing with him the memories of his past and an incomplete, self-made weapon, his return along the road to the summit begins!

After fighting and scheming, who snatched away my glory? Under the tossing of the wind and rain, my dreams shall still appear as though they had never been shattered. In all its splendor, the path shall never be lost. Before the gazes of millions, this is where I return!

*Under the Gaming category, The King’s Avatar received the title for Best Work in 2013 and is the first and only 1000 Pledged Work (千盟作品). It has 23 million hits on Qidian and has the 2nd most recommendations in its category with 4.6 million recommendations.

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Quan Zhi Gao Shou
Toàn chức cao thủ
マスターオブスキル [Masutāobusukiru] [master of skill]
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ausriukazz rated it
August 30, 2018
Status: Completed
Had to rate just 5 stars, because I'm not allowed to rate 10!!

It's light (perfect with morning coffee), humorous, no drama or angst, only few precious bittersweet moments and memories.

I'm not a gamer, but that doesn't mean I don't know how to play, so this novel is perfect for people like me. I didn't get annoyed with grinding stuff or not very accurate settings like some diehard gamers who commented AND rated bad. After all - all games has their own specific things and Glory has it too, just know... more>> this - Glory got green light in making, so maybe in few years we will also get a chance to play a battle mage or launcher role!

Anyway, MC is great, shamelessly great, I hope more people will read this gem, and rate as high as it deserves! <<less
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August 6, 2018
Status: Completed
The book is about an OP gamer's journey back to the top. He was kicked out from his old gaming company and made his own. Not draggy. No romance tho.
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sweetPotato rated it
July 14, 2018
Status: c1193
Long story short, this novel is unbelievable. I won't get into too much details but if you like gaming, then this novel is just perfect.

No pointless fanservice, well-developed plot, and a fascination with Ye Xiu that just leaves you hanging for more. The side characters aren't one dimensional; all aspects of the story are given ample focus and attention.

As most novels that go beyond the 1000 ch mark, it does get repetitive but its bearable. (Personally, it was around chapter 800+ that I lost interest for a while)

All in... more>> all, give it a shot and this novel can be amazing! <<less
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BillionJellyfish rated it
November 6, 2017
Status: c788
First watched the anime before reading this, so I had positive expectations of the novel. After reading it, I realized it contains a lot of gaming jargon and info, which dragged on the storyline a bit. I started to lose interest as more and more info was being dumped into the chapters, but I still hold out hope that maybe later chapters will be better. &Gt;_<
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Wyntile rated it
June 1, 2017
Status: c460
Reivew as of 460. I'm one of those people where ever since I heard the anime had aired, I was interested in seeing what this novel was about. (Haven't watched the anime since I wanted to read the full story more than the current 6+ aired episodes). And after binge-reading these chapters non-stop I am absolutely addicted to this novel. A few points though.

~ No spoilers!


... more>> I'm pretty sure that most of these were covered by the other user review here, but here are some of my thoughts:

> Very elaborate designed game and explanation of class's skills and mechanics. I have played a few mmo games myself, but having come to read about the 24 different classes and the way certain characters use them are another thing on its own.

> Very interesting characters, indeed. Each has their own personality, and has at least 1 trait in which sets them apart from everyone else. And unlike other works such as the webtoon Noblesse in which instantly discards a character after a one-time intro and use, some of these characters just keep coming back!

(^ More importantly, Huang Shaotian FTW!? Am I right??)

> Lastly, stemming from the characters themselves which bring us such many hilarious events and battles that occur. Oh so many times. Ye Qiu does deserve to be called a top tier God player in the game as some of the tatics and gaming strategy he employs are simply pure genius! I don't know how many times I laughed my ass off whenever I see his interactions with his enemies and allies.


If you're the sort of person where, take any superhero story for instance, wants the hero to reveal their true identity to at least one person in the story - you won't be getting any, anytime soon.

What I'm trying to point out here is that, the entire beginning portion of the novel (~300 chapters) mainly focuses on Ye Qiu's journey of his second coming, which in other words is him grinding his ass off as a new and unique character in the game. So things start to pick up around 300 chapters later for things to get really exciting and kicking-off in terms of plot, in which some readers may not find that entirely exciting. And often in-between where 2 major climatic events of the story are introduced, the story would become really grindy as it continues to show in detail the "adventures of Ye Qiu grinding while tormenting more people!"

(Though currently it stands I'm still only 400 chapters in at this point, so this view will most definitely may change).


Would I recommend this? If you want a good laugh, but don't mind the story being too grindy a little bit at times, then most definitely for sure! One can always skim over the parts of the story in which drag out during the grind moments after all. Otherwise with how detailed the author makes the game to be from its classes, characters battles etc.. While being able to incorporate some simply hilarious inducing moments - as of yet Butterfly Blue doesn't fail to disappoint! <<less
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May 1, 2017
Status: c617
One of my favourites, with plenty of humour and excitement, and even some "feels." This isn't a drama, so don't expect every scene to advance the plot. It's also not a thriller, or a romance. The genre is slice of life, action and comedy, all three of which are delivered well.

If there is a flaw, it is the descriptions of the action in-game as if it was real-life or in a VRMMORPG. In reality, Glory is a 1st-person shooter-style action MMORPG - many of the scenes are patently impossible in... more>> a real game. They also don't suffer from lag - I have yet to play an MMORPG that doesn't have lag.

The MC is mature and serious, "my-pace" in real life, OP in the game. As for side characters - some are enduring, some have their day in the sun and only get some cameos once in a while after that, some temporarily fade away but leave us with hope that they will be back.

There are complaints that the MC smokes, doesn't exercise and has an unhealthy lifestyle. I'm speechless. Is that even relevant or important? Do you complain that James Bond always gets the girl at the end of every movie? These are just stuff that flesh out the MC as a person. There are also people complaining that the MC is a NEET. These are probably people who describe online stock traders and entrepreneurs setting up a new business as jobless. Then there are those wondering why the MC doesn't use his in-game skills to earn money. That's obviously because the MC has more important things to do than spend all his time and energy farming for cheap drops off small-fry mobs to sell for a pittance. Rare drops that sell well are only dropped by bosses, and these are largely monopolized by big guilds.

Some reviewers complain that TKA is grindy. IMO, if you consider Dragon Ball, Naruto, Bleach and One Piece to be grindy, then yes, TKA is grindy. The MC grinding in-game is a mechanism meant to show a few things: early-on, it illustrates the MC's OP skill and shows the MC's personality; then it shows the growth of various side-characters; it is also used to introduce some of the other characters - antagonists, rivals, allies, etc.; it shows the MC advancing his goals. There is no grinding for the sake of grinding. <<less
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Stop staring at my username rated it
June 9, 2016
Status: c429
Hilarious book which focuses more on esports and pro-gaming compared to other gaming novels which an interesting change. It is also more realistic compared to other gaming type novels. Ye Xiu is supposed to be like a God but the way he interacts with other guild leader makes him seem a bit like a scammer hahaha. Really enjoyed this book, even if gaming novels are not my cup of tea.
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rapture_edge rated it
May 25, 2016
Status: 355
The one thing that stopped me from reading this novel is the concept. I mean, its just a mouse and keyboard MMORPG game. How can it be any good right? Oh was I so wrong. Once I started I just had to read it to the latest chapter.

Have you dreamt to be someone sooooo freaking awesome at something? If you have, then this novel will surely satisfy your fantasy.

Imagine him, a mighty king, reduced to a simple peasant. And imagine what he will do to reclaim his throne. This super-divine-paragon-high-saint-universe-multi-galactical-presedential-lord-of-Pandemonium... more>> isn't just going to sit and cry. He will return. He will make his comeback.

The plot is awesome. Don't underestimate the setting. This will captivate you. Read It. 5 well deserved star for this. <<less
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Asf rated it
January 1, 2016
Status: --
Its a unique novel about games. Its characters are funny and interesting.

Its about dungeon records. Pro pvp scene. Guild strugles within a new server..

The many aspects and little details that is relateable when you plays an mmo is what makes this soo good. While being funny in its own way.
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BQDJ rated it
November 19, 2015
Status: --
Nice story that brings you into the universe of pro-gaming and a super OP MC who's god at this game and wants to make a comeback after being unjustly banned from his club.

Well, this novel is amazing, read it ^^.
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Recklezz rated it
November 17, 2015
Status: --
it's a really nice novel. Though I feel it will have trouble developing.

The MC plays unspecialized and that means he is done getting skills at lvl 20. That means that he won't develop anymore, instead others will just get stronger. While he can only rely on his god-like gamer skills.


I will probably pick this up again in a few months.
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Redo rated it
November 16, 2015
Status: --
The story’s great, more importantly the main character is NOT a super arrogant douche like the usual chinese MC that I usually read. Aside from boastful words/trash talk to bait his opponent, Its refreshing and easier to like the MC too. He’s canny, good at thinking ahead, and posses a good long temper...

... more>>

Other character is quirky and likeable too, like SBI random (and funny) talk...

Also, the fact that many player denies his (shameless but true) claim as the retired God of the game is kind of funny... and few who started to suspect is sweating bullets because God (of the game) has descended!


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likyliky3 rated it
November 14, 2015
Status: --
Really like this MMO novel which is similar to LMS in the way that the MC is a pro gamer.
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the_cheater17 rated it
November 12, 2015
Status: --
Best story about gamer. No VR, no transport to other world. Pure gaming, keyboard and mouse.
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Jay rated it
November 7, 2015
Status: --
I had never read a game based story before. Am glad to say that it was better late then never. King's Avatar has been a good revelation and has been a pleasure to read with a rich development of characters and the ensuing relationships.
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Lachiel rated it
October 16, 2015
Status: --
So its not a VRMMO novel but a normal MMORPG that's on a pc. Unique in the sense that the MC is not selling equipment for money or has to support his whole family with his mmo money. But instead is a story about how someone chased out of a pro-scene makes a comeback. I would say the blend is about 85% game view and 15% real life. While there might be some romance in the future the novel doesn't focus on it but instead on the main plot which... more>> is the MC's come back into the scene.

I do highly recommend this novel to people who enjoy stories about people making a comeback from something they were chased out of. Do note that this novel has a ton of technical terms that one will have to get familiar with so it can be off putting at the start. <<less
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conspible rated it
October 7, 2015
Status: --
Probably only mmo related novel I'm willing to read besides Ark.
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Xing rated it
October 6, 2015
Status: --
Best novel with gaming theme.

Unique characters... they have their own personalities and not just flat!! I actually think the writer really love and taking a great care in developing the characters.
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doza17 rated it
October 6, 2015
Status: --
for those who like reading game novel I recommend this one.

the best game novel I have read so far.
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