The Overlord of Blood and Iron

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The Grand Sovereign, Kang Chul-In. The man who was so strong that he had to be defeated. Having lost, he must now go back in time to take up the challenge of becoming supreme in the Continent of Pangaea. Will Kang Chul-In be able to overcome the 9 other Grand Sovereigns in order to grasp the Continent of Pangaea within his hands?

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철혈의 오버로드
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04/20/19 Myoniyoni Translations c16-25
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03/09/19 Myoniyoni Translations c2
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LeeEzekiel
LeeEzekiel rated it
September 5, 2017
Status: v1c1
Forewarning: This is a very Korean novel. In other words, it has the usual traits of 1. Seething hatred of all rich people (gotta appeal to the angry overworked worker demographic), 2. "Moral" characters who are really scheming and despicable deep down (to lazily justify the MC's own jerkass actions), and 3. Random racism against the Japanese (not a throwaway line, it goes on for multiple chapters).

Anyway, let's move on to the story itself.

It reminds me a lot of Sovereign of Judgement, except there are no sadistic death games and... more>> it places a higher emphasis on "territory" and kingdom building. I love the idea of each sovereign having their own unique lands and troops. Great setting and has the potential for really epic battles later on. World building is a bit weaker than SoJ, though, but it's still early so that gets a pass.

But good god, the author loves fawning over his MC. The simplest of actions gets overwhelming praise from his cheerleaders/subordinates. It's hilarious how he's portrayed as a "military genius" in the first battle for... knowing how to set up a formation with his troops. Literally just putting shields in front and having riflemen fire from behind them. That's it. Second battle is a bit smarter at least, and has some semblance of strategy.

But you get the idea. For an action novel, the action is pretty damn terrible. It doesn't help that every single character is a one-dimensional stereotype.

On an unrelated note: I'm laughing at how Salexe is frothing at the mouth, angry at the MC for showing mercy, and rated this story 2 stars solely because of it. To clarify, the "enemy" was a dumb high school student. Who inflicted literally zero damage on him. That guy lost everything, but Salexe thinks that's not enough, KILL HIM! Really, man? Get off the power trip for a second and re-learn how to think like a normal person. <<less
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8Psycho
8Psycho rated it
July 18, 2017
Status: c46
New world, summoned adventurers, reincarnated MC, monsters, magic, usual staff.

Pretty good story so far, about dude with Sovereign class, with emphasis on dignity of the ruler.

Compared to other stories, this one allows for travel between earth and new world, Pangea, basically without limits. You can take things from Pangea to earth, but not the other way around.

I just didn't like how from the get go, lucky ones who got sovereign class, received so much more bonuses, than others. In other words, inherent, unreasonable unfairness of the system. There was also... more>> no mention so far about ingenious populase aside from ones in Sovereign Manors. In other words world too much game-like, as if it big map from RTS specially made for gamer to play.

Also MC refrains few times from helping friend, thinking of not wanting to create variables, despite huge amount of changes already made by him. I didn't like that either.

Ps. Translator seemed to mix up some numbers... like in chapter 8, total amount of adventurers is 300k, not 30k. <<less
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Xuanyu
Xuanyu rated it
September 13, 2017
Status: --
This had a lot of potential. The story is a pretty common setup and I already see plot holes and such.

I like the use of strategy and the protagonist stupidity ruined it. I like how he can be tough, but he is stupidly naive. People reading to this point and really get upset that the MC doesn't slaughter the guy who attacked him are justified in their opinion.

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Some enemies the MC spared including the gangsters from when he just gotten back, before the Grand Calling and a high school kid who got powers. Although some say it is because. "Those enemies did no real/little to no damage, weren't any real threat, and he could make use of them. The attacker because in his view it was just a foolish kid who suddenly got powers, who did no real harm. He just spent years at war with enemy nations, with massive bloody gut wrenching battles, this was nothing but a kid clowning around to him. If the kid had killed people, the MC admitted he would have killed him, but the kid didn't."

The kid started attacking people the moment he got his power, and gangsters are just gangsters they are a collection of people who kill, rape and plunder and commit all kind of crimes. Power does not corrupt, absolute power gives absolute freedom. The fact these people commited evil acts with the power they have means they are truly evil people.

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The thing bothering me the most are characters who do not act the way their characters are built up for. Like how most japanese characters are horny little virgin teenagers even if their character backstory set them up as a veteran fleet comander and an aged hero (over 50 years old). A bad character is like an bad actor, it ruins the story. Take this image for example an old heroic general leading his men to war! Skipping on stage singing lalalalala. It simply does not feel right. <<less
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Erlevien
Erlevien rated it
July 15, 2017
Status: v1c7
Well, though I have just started reading the novel.. I can say that I have high expectations for this!

It could be because that I'm a big fan of MC's gaining subordinates and all but.. The starting for this novel is pretty good, and the translations are nicely done as well :)

I just hope that the novel won't go to the very generic, common route and be one of those tasteless novels.. Haha xD

Overall, do give it a try! The MC is pretty cool too! X) (Unless he chases... more>> after women or something later in the chapter pfft)

Plus, I hope that the novel won't focus or just have zero romance at all, I'm not a big fan of it since there have been many novels which have been ruined due to that, ugh. Bromance is much appreciated though lol <<less
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Wind Jackal
Wind Jackal rated it
September 3, 2017
Status: c22
This has a lot of potential. I like the idea and the story, and I don't really see any plot holes or such.

I like the use of strategy and the MC's cleverness. I like how he can be tough, but he isn't stupidly ruthless/heartless.

People reading to this point and really upset that the MC doesn't slaughter the guy who attacked him should pay attention to the story. The MC has already demonstrated that he will spare some enemies (like the gangsters from when he just gotten back, before the Grand... more>> Calling). He's willing because those enemies did no real/little to no damage, weren't any real threat, and he could make use of them. He also spared the attacker because in his view it was just a foolish kid who suddenly got powers, who did no real harm. You have to remember he just spent years at war with enemy nations, with massive bloody gut wrenching battles, this was nothing but a kid clowning around to him. If the kid had killed people, the MC admitted he would have killed him, but the kid didn't. I think he'll probably put the kid to work, as a subordinate or such.

If the MC taking subordinates from enemies he overpowers really upsets you, this might not be the story for you. <<less
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Rangle
Rangle rated it
October 8, 2017
Status: c23
It's a pretty generic fantasy redo story. It makes a decent read while you're waiting for other good novels to update. While I'm not going to be as harsh as some other reviewers, I do agree with their observations tho'. The MC acted tough but he's really soft at heart. He promised himself that he would change and crush his enemies but he ended up breaking that promise early on. A soft merciful guy that likes to act tough. I don't see anything wrong with that. Not all MCs can... more>> be bloodthirsty warriors. <<less
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Salexe
Salexe rated it
August 31, 2017
Status: c22
This would have had so much potential. Seriously it has some good points, not unique but still rather interesting. But why? Ohh WHY? Does he go an become merciful! He knows that he cannot leace cockroaches alive. But he still spares an enemies life. WHY?!? Makes 0 damn sense. It is so weird and character breaking that you know it is just a setpiece. But it could have been done so much better.

Went from very good potential. To being almost dropped in 1 little action. I say almost because I... more>> might check it out latter with more chapters but I have no expectations for this anymore.

The MC got build up and had certain events happen to him. Making him swear never to make the same mistakes again. But now we see him make the exact same mistake again FOR no reason. Seriously there is no point in being merciful at that point NONE!!! Damn it makes me sad when good potential is wasted for no reason. <<less
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LordGrim102
LordGrim102 rated it
February 12, 2019
Status: --
"Revenge is a dish that is best served cold" that was the best way to do things if you are making a story of betrayal. There other ways too that is not including bloodshed but a half hearted story will not do even if you are making a "no bloodshed route". I instantly hate the MC for being immature and indecisive. He is not an ideal or minimum passable typical MC, he is worst.
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