The Legend of the Northern Blade


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For decades, the brave warriors of the Northern Army fought to keep the world safe from the evil Silent Night. But when the fourth-generation leader, Jin Kwan-Ho is accused of colluding with the enemy, he is forced to disband the sect and commit su*cide to protect his son, Jin Mu-Won. With no family and allies left, Mu-Won leads a dreary life under close surveillance… until a surprise attack from the Silent Night gives him a chance to escape to the mountains.

There, the young warrior trains to master the fighting techniques of his predecessors, before the mysterious disappearance of a loved one brings him back to the mainland. Follow Jin Mu-Won as he embarks on a journey to avenge his father’s death and take down the villains who threaten to plunge the world into darkness!

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6 Reviews

Dec 05, 2021
Status: c54
It's just amazing, in all honesty. I came here from the Manhwa due to how much I liked it, and yet strangely, I'm finding myself liking the novel more than the Manhwa.

It's just like, the characters are much better, skills actually have descriptions to them, etc...

I don't typically read novels, and the ones I did were for famous Manhwa, and yet I didn't like them.

But for some reason, I'm attached to this novel. I genuinely can't wait for the next chapter.

Massive thanks to the people who translated this!

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Dec 01, 2021
Status: --
I know everyone has their own right of expressing opinions and rights but I want to point out a few things.

Firstly this is what you might say to be a cliche or standard Murim/Martial Arts story. The reason this has gotten so much love is basically due to its intriguing style of writing the whole flow and framework of the plot and most importantly its 'Art' in the manhwa.

And as mentioned by a fellow reviewer, 'a forced drama nonsense'. Mate, either you just skipped through the important parts or your... more>> brain cells are not working properly but he 'DIDNOT' destroy his whole clan just because of a 'proof' but he was betrayed and accused falsely which ended up with most of the people in his sect to abandon the sect because no matter how innocent you act, if they have proof of the crime (even if its forged), without a solid counter you will never be free from what you have gotten into. The next part is that, if he did not kill himself, he and his only child would also be killed without mercy. If you were given a promise/word by a martial artist (who are generally known for their act of abiding by principles unless they are of the demon way) that if you kill yourself then they will let your child leave, what will you choose? Would you choose your child to die with you or let him live with the hope of one day bringing you justice by leaving behind a huge inheritance that will make him strong asf?

One thing I agree with you is on the Love Interest part. But she thicc and beautiful so not much complaining. <<less
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Oct 11, 2021
Status: --

A man who holds large military power and has great achievements, because of an accusation without proof, destroys his whole clan and family, leaving his only child in the hands of traitors? yeah.... right.... what kind of forced generic drama nonsense is that?....

Protagonists love interest practices a generic technique that will make her lose emotions, and he will have to make her overcome that and remember their relationship blah blah blah, like in hundreds of other light novels.

Most infuriating is that later when he is pretty much one of the strongest people in the world, in situations where people he wants do defend are attacked and could die, he "heroically beats up" the attackers and lets them go... and let's not forget that he witnessed the extermination of everything that was important to him as a child and was later tortured for years. Someone like that either breaks or becomes a mu*derer, so this writing here is childish babble with a few "cool" martial arts elements. Waste of time.

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Nov 17, 2021
Status: c49
Tbh the worst aspect of reading this novel right now is the occasional pictures from the webtoon that the translator likes to just throw into the middle of a chapter. I get that a bunch of you have been reading and loving the comic for years, blah blah. I haven't, and just looking from an outsider's perspective, the art isn't very good.

However, that's not really anything much to do with the novel, which is really really great so far. I like the protagonist's way of enduring, and being sufficiently willing... more>> to abandon his dignity when necessary to survive, without being oh so generically 'shameless'.

He is authentically portrayed as neither op, nor a scheming genius. He has some ideas, and some clues towards what might be his path to liberty and self determination, but nothing concrete, so he must take the slights, and the indignities, not because he knows his time will come, but because he hopes his time will come, and he is determined not to let go of whatever chance he might get.

The cast is fairly small so far, but there are a few other promising character that suggest this won't devolve into a one man show later.

So, yeah, preliminarily, I give this a recommendation. Go give it a shot. <<less
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Sep 13, 2021
Status: c21
A pretty good novel as of now! Since I have read the manhwa I know it gets better and better as it goes on! As of now its a pretty solid start and it also gives a lot f info and exposition the manhwa skips! 👍
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Dec 11, 2023
Status: --
Came here from the manhwa. The manhwa art is gorgeous so give it a try.

Yes this story has a typical murim plot but the characters have a great motivation and the way the ideals clash in fights is fun.

Honestly if you want to read a murim novel with a solid basic plot and want to enjoy yourself without thinking too hard it's great. Even with flaws it's alright. Slightly above average of you will.

The charm of the story is the characters

Overall 3.5 stars
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