The Return of the Iron-blood Sword Hound


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He was the hunting hound of the Baskerville family.

But at the end, he was branded as a traitor and executed.

— — —

Now, he has returned… after 40 years.

“This time, they will be my prey… and I’ll bite every single one of them to death!”

Associated Names
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Revenge of the Iron-Blooded Sword Hound
Revenge of the Sword Clan's Hound
철혈검가 사냥개의 회귀
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Swordmaster’s Youngest Son (2)
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Recommendation Lists
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ErikHarrison rated it
April 1, 2022
Status: Completed
Pretty good returnee novel. Main plus is the harem, good blend of powerful and diverse women (he gets an amazonian huntress gf).

Fights were interesting even if some plot points were very contrived. Overall above standard and worth a read if you're a fan of the genre.
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Mr. White Tower rated it
April 24, 2023
Status: --
Amazing! The concept of the ending is truly unique and impressive, despite having many plot holes and abrupt shifts in the story arc. The author managed to build a solid foundation for the story to be enjoyed as the climax. I'm impressed with the author's talent for creating emotional atmosphere in both romance and main plot genres, as well as character development.

This novel has many flaws, but I still love it. It's a shame I didn't listen to the OST for this novel, but believe me, the ending is truly... more>> unique. <<less
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August 7, 2023
Status: c11
The audacity of someone to MTL something and not even bother editing is ludicrous, like bro it'd be fine if you at least put in some effort, but the a person's name can change 3 times a chapter, Camus, Camille, camel?! Even the gender isn't translated consistently- save your brain cells.

Story isn't much to write home about either, edgelord and Gary Sue - if not for the setting it reads like a typical wuxia/xianxia novel with MC as the typical protag
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dippityboppity rated it
July 26, 2023
Status: c20
These reviews are pretty clearly artificially inflated.

The story itself is just boring edgelord revenge p*rn. I couldn't tell you one trait of the main character. The author never even tells us anything about his emotions or thoughts other than "I was weaker in my past life but now I'm stronger so I'll wreck everyone"

The translation itself is also bordering on unreadable. Giant waste of time.
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July 18, 2023
Status: c21
The story is full of plot holes and weird things, like babies sent to their own death as if they should know how to save themselves, a baby able to kill poisonous snakes, or no one being suspicious an 8 years old is able to use advanced sword skills without ever training for it. Sad, because I really looked forward to the romance/harem.

Also, the translation is horrible, characters names change all the times, wrong pronouns (he becoming she and vice versa, sometime in the same paragraph, third to first person,... more>> second person used randomly...), weird sentences making no sense. <<less
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Rasselon rated it
November 18, 2023
Status: c202
Quality dropped so much in the last few dozen chapters, I'm doubting my sanity about having a thought it was interesting in the first place.

I was captivated by the gorgeous art in the comic, and continued with the novel for quite a long time, but it degraded in all aspects so much, I'm no longer sure if it was any good to begin with.

Everything was unreadably braindead for a while already, and I was skipping chapters in hope that elusive "plot" gets back on track, but it returned in as... more>> biggest turd you could possibly imagine.

This is a webnovel. These are long. It doesn't matter if there were some good things, if author flushes it all down the drain and replaces everything with the worst crap.

Please don't waste your time on this.

I don't recommend it to anyone. <<less
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set435 rated it
October 31, 2023
Status: Completed
TLDR: Plot feels really sh*t, characters other than MC seem almost brain-dead, and arcs can overstay their welcome. Regardless, I loved it, it is a decent web novel all around and I recommend it for people who like dialogue and action heavy stories. It is not for everyone and should be regarded as the level of the average Japanese isekais with the MC being very similar with such characters.

I read this twice, first through MTL and secondly with Korean, and I tried to have a perspective of a person who... more>> doesn't know Korean the first time through.

Full Review with spoilers below about my personal rant about this novel.


In short, the story is complete bullsh*t with little plot that is surprisingly only redeemable in its rom-com, slice of life, and combat aspects. Vikir shares the similar traits of a typical Japanese isekai edgy protagonist: he has effectively no emotions, is overpowered as f*ck even being in his pre-teens, and gets all the girls. This begs the question for me, what was the point of writing this kind of story in the first place? The world building on the surface isn’t unique in magical medieval fantasy land, but the depth of it is unimaginable. The 7 main families Leviathan (poison), Don Quixote (heroism), Usher (assassination), Baskerville (warfare), Quo Vadis (faith), Morgue (magic), and Bourgeois (money) are from different aspects of folklore and mythology that it is surprising to see them mesh together in a world so well. Additionally, factors like the Ballak tribes, monsters in the deep forest, and the prison in the deep add a lot of nuance to an otherwise very shallow world.

Yet the author makes easily deductible plot points (the 8th demon being Camus Morgue for instance instead of Snake Morgue, Sadi really being Ouruburuous, etc) while being able to show that they are to make really good twists (the principal turns out to be the 5th demon, while in the 5th demon’s lair, the ceiling above the 1st floor was where he really was, and the 1st demon had split into two into the evil 1st prince and Piggy, the 2nd prince, etc). So it just seems that the author was really lazy in making some plot points yet strong in others, which makes for a wildly inconsistent story line.

If there was the point in why such a story was conceived, the best answer I could give is “because the author wanted to write down their imagination”. If the point of the story was a way to show how the emotionless can regain their emotions or how precious such things are, the story should’ve stopped the moment Vikir hit the 8th fang swordsmanship, or the 10th swordsmanship should’ve been about emotions. Yet he reaches that point about halfway into the story, leaving me little to believe that was the point of the story. In particular, the virtual and the prison arc were the most slogging to read, and I frequently had to skip a chapter because I could not give a damn about the story itself.

Also, why is everyone but Vikir portrayed as dumb as shit, I feel like either the characters that are truly smart don’t get enough limelight or portrayed as much (with the exception of the head jailer and the former Sadi head) and the side characters just feel like filler to me most of the time. Vikir seems to discover something almost every single time, and don’t get me started on Dolores, it really took her 300+ chapters from the orphanage incident to realize that Vikir was the night hound? Like she even got a artifact that lets her peer into the person’s true face, and refuses to use it twice despite it stating her curiosity for Vikir, well it could be understood as her faith towards the Night Hound but still, it’s f*cking ridiculous to me as a reader. ‘

However, two things I thought the author did very well, using previous plot points and humor, there were many times I honestly just laughed from the writing, the dialogue is pretty good even through MTL, and the author has a tendency to use something from the past 200 chapters for a crucial plot point in the present, which is amazing but I can see some people not liking it as it requires memorization of past events and characters.

Overall, I liked the novel, I liked the harem, I liked Tudor, Piggy, Osiris, etc but me liking Hugo was a huge surprise for me in the end. Yet it has many major flaws, and I really wished the author stopped its style of wuxia/xianxia writing to have these ‘young masters’ act so superior and ultimately getting their face caved in, like it’s fine the first time, but once it comes up twice or thrice, it has overstayed its welcome especially within the light novel scene. Would I recommend anyone reading this? If you like revenge p*rn, action, and good worldbuilding sure, but the plot is like the ocean, you have to go along with the flow no matter where it takes you and the author seems to like overwriting a bit too much. Also I hate that all the romance was effectively shoved in 5-6 after story chapters and I really wished that more romance chapters was a thing, since the female cast all were superb in general in terms of character development, and I loved the happy ending most of all.

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Frog in the well rated it
October 6, 2023
Status: c184
The main character is a Mary Sue with almost no personality, the side characters are borderline ret*rded, and the plot itself is non-existent.

I was able to read (skim) the chapters due it it being a popcorn novel, but the author has gotten lazy and resorted to Xianxia level plot points to keep things going (think young masters and "low-key" MCs).
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Kawaii Panda
September 7, 2023
Status: Completed
I just finished it. Its basically a munchkin. We see how MC become op and they be like "*0*" Although its true there are flaws but I enjoyed this. I didn't expect the twist near at the end. Piggy have a bigger role than I expected (other than his lineage that I already suspect since early ch) ... more>>

In the end, he go back to original world and his wives followed. They cannot go back to the parallel (the one MC is in the entire story) because the door is closed and the dude who can open it is dead. Anyway, dead people resurrected and they have a happily ever after)


Im also unsatisfied because the supporting characters just disappeared.

Such as the trio. After the jail arc, they only appeared when they want to go to mc's base and then the next is the cutie niece! She just appeared during the time when MC made a deal with damian to summon juliet's soul and the side story where they bring back to life. I was actually hoping to see more of interaction between the two. Especially when she grow up *sigh*

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bananabonger rated it
August 3, 2023
Status: c39
although I don’t necessarily have a problem with the story like others do (they’re not wrong though, the exposition is really nonexistent), the translations that I can find online for this are truly terrible. MTL is one thing; but literally MTL’ing and leaving it as is to publish is something else. If you try reading the translations, I guarantee you you’ll be doing editing in your brain because it’s so frustrating to read
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October 4, 2023
Status: c84
Hi, I started reading the story after chapter 75 when I finished the manhwa chapter 45 the story is good and has an op and cool MC who regress back in time to take revenge on his father. The plot is going good till now but really him dying in the face of the world and his stay in the barbarian land ruins it for me like he is totally venerable there and gets beaten up badly though he retaliates but, it doesn't feel like the MC we know but... more>> now the story has again come to the right track and is going good, Talking about the translations they are really good like yes helscans did a good job by picking this up has they have my thanks for it though there are stilll some minor problems it way way way better than many translation sites and of course mtl the update schedule is also acceptable with mass releases frequently.
all in all the story's good the translation is good and the plot is good too
so mfs just go and read <<less
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wyvrusgriffion rated it
May 28, 2023
Status: Completed
I don't know how to write the good parts but I really wanted to rant about Chapter 300-350, I don't know if it because I am reading the MTL translation or just complete tonal change of the story. You can skip chapter 300-350 at it doesn't really do anything except for ... more>>

Hinting about Piggy and giving a insignificant boost to the main character. The author could have write something better but no he wanted to have a Dungeon/Virtual Arc, I know Solo Leveling is popular but a whole Arc/Volume for such an insignificant arc. It is fortunate that the next two arcs, The Prison and The War are intense and interesting. Also if you are wandering, yes, he will have a harem in the end. It is not told only implied after "They" followed him.

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Incyus rated it
May 27, 2023
Status: Completed
Enjoyable novel. It has several problems (chunks of its middle to late parts aren't solid). It has some considerably drawn, odd, and slightly dull arcs (and some strange/questionable character/plotline choices, holes, etc.). Although, as other users have said, despite its many flaws, the ending is quite interesting/nice/unique though, so I'll give it that.

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Courting Death
Courting Death rated it
October 3, 2023
Status: c320
I like this genre and I hoped/expected that I would like this story, but the academy arc really kills it for me.

The focus towards boring sideshow classmates in the academy undoes a lot of the enjoyment I initially had. It really overuses the trope of other characters messing up to make the main character look good. It's also worth mentioning that the blatant Harry Potter references hamper immersion.

That said, you may still really enjoy the story because my criticisms amount to "better editing and less filler". I would have preferred... more>> to read more about the major characters because that's what hooked me to begin with. <<less
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Loves_Translations rated it
January 10, 2024
Status: c358
It was enjoyable yo to a certain point. Most things are coherent and make sense all the way to the end of the Balak arc. The school Arc is where things get dicey but still nice enough for power fantasy school setting. Then... the tower arc might be bearable to you... and theni things barely make sense anymore. The MC is a Mary Sue and that's fine and all since this is a power fantasy novel, but why do his decisions make like no sense anymore. It's not even little... more>> things, but arc-defining decisions that seem so illogical. I suspend my brain A LOT to enjoy reading silly novels but you will absolutely question the MC on his ways of going about things. He makes certain things unnecessarily hard. He's a martyr. Can't, for the life of him, even tell his family that demons are everywhere? He pretty much single handedly tries to clean up demons, instead of, yaknow, using his family's vast power and resources to be more efficient in the job of SAVING THE WORLD!

School Arc


Was there really a point as to why he had to go to school? Not really. He just goes to school during the day and hunts demons at night, but he doesn't get anything out of going to school except friends and angst moments of hiding his identity. He doesn't learn anything at school because he is already beyond so I don't really get the point. He could just spend more time hunting demons if he didn't attend. His family already cleaned up his revival so it's not like he needed to reveal anything or even be public. It's just an arc that allows him to play commoner and surprise the nobles and strong people. Tickles that part of the brain that keeps people reading such novels probably. Professor Sandy was also an unnecessary weirdo perv. I got through it fine.


Tower Arc: I skimmed because what is happening?


In a way, the first question you have is... why didn't he prevent such a disastrous thing? The answer is tedious. The tower let's you become stronger and apparently has helped create heroes of the past timeline, just at the expense of people's lives so whatever.

The real problem is that a game system like power scale is introduced and it's just odd. No explanation as to why or how exactly this is a thing now, so just accept it.

Also, this place is the Hell Tree, but it can make its participants stronger once they get out. Why in the world would a demon ever let people out even stronger than when they went in? They're making their enemies stronger for what? It's not worth much except helping MC upgrade from a 7.5 to 8.


Night Hound and Prison


There were so many words wasted on how MC would need to keep his identity hidden so he won't be linked to his villain persona later. So what is the f*cking reason for him to confess!? Why be so meticulous if you were gonna reveal it? When he reveals it, it is explicitly so he gets arrested, not even to clear the misunderstanding of why he did the things he did as Night Hound. He clearly has the capability to gather evidence, he could even forge it if necessary, so why not reveal that demons are hiding in human society and trying to weaken them. Just reveal everything already. He didn't even tell the Baskerville family about the demons.

Plus does he even need to reveal? Granted this is the exact moment I decided to drop, but I read spoilers and the reasoning makes no sense to me. He needs some artifact or something (dragon egg?) Buried in the prison. And he thinks... the best way to get it is to become a prisoner and waste years digging and being a fake prison guard at some point? Ridiculous waste of time because apparently the demons still left use that time to become stronger.

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promet rated it
January 1, 2024
Status: c211
I just can't read this anymore.

The novel isn't good or bad per se as far as writing skills are concerned. There are good things, and there are bad things. The 5-star reviews are overly enthusiastic, and 1- and 2- star reviews are too harsh. I'd say the novel is 3 stars, probably. Maybe 2.5 stars. So far, of course.

MC is okay. I don't really like the love interests and their relationships with MC. Well, maybe one or two are normal, but they're not the first nor the second one.

... more>> However.

The author's preferences are highly disturbing. MC as a sub, golden shower, crossdressing, urgh. The last one where the whole academy crossdressed was the last straw for me. The pity party that the author likes to throw for the MC is already bad, but this is too disgusting for me to read. Think what you want, but get out with this gei shiet.

Hence 2 stars from me. <<less
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Reached_The_Apex rated it
September 3, 2023
Status: c457

This just wasn't enjoyable... too many excessive arcs such as 180+ school chapters, and 100+ prison chapters in a 500 chapter novel. The story seems poorly written and the characters seem effortlessly s*upid as they grow. Too many parts are forced and characters killed by seemingly s*upid reasons.

E.g the forest arc took like 90+ chapters and at the end of it they forced another 30 chapters just because author forced a scene where everyone let the antagonist talk, revive the patriarch and kill off several people of the tribe and then they fought a "tough" battle.

There are a few of scenes where they just stop mid fight to talk and let the antagonist push a plot directive.

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FirosAhoge rated it
August 8, 2023
Status: c101
I love this series so far. Unfortunately the series is machine translated and decently edited, which is fine for me because I've read unedited MTLs in the past so I'm used to it. It's still worth reading to me because I love the manhwa and the novel has slightly more details. The main character is your typical OP returner who is dense to romance, but he has a very likeable personality (to me at least) and he is still weak compared to the top fighters in the world as of... more>> where I'm at. He nearly dies on multiple occassions so he's not ridiculously OP thankfully. He's extremely resourceful, ruthless, yet kind and loyal where it counts. The fights are very entertaining and his romantic denseness is actually endearing to me, which comes to me as a surprise but maybe I just like the Sigma grind more nowadays. Anyway, if you can stomach MTL and like the manhwa, then you'll probably enjoy this one. Cheers. <<less
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