The Second Coming of Gluttony

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He was an addict, a loser, a despicable human being.

But, one fleeting dream that may not be a dream at all reawakens his once-lost senses.

Possessing a very unique ability, he will use that, and the dream, to forge his path in the world now known as the Lost Paradise.

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“The son of god Gula has returned.”

I was lost in the world of gambling.

I turned my back on my family and even betrayed my lover.

I wasted every day of my life.

It was a life of trash.

The reality told me thus:

That I would amount to nothing no matter what I did.

In order to change my pathetic life, I chose fantasy, instead.

Even then, it was the same story.

I wondered if salvation would come at the end of the long road.

But, I was forced to kneel down in defeat in front of a powerful entity.

The tower I built up with my own hands crumbled into nothingness.

Just for once, I dearly wished to know the truth about myself.

– Come closer, my child…

I will not hold back this time.

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The Second Coming of Avarice
탐식의 재림
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JLive99
New JLive99 rated it
July 14, 2019
Status: c90
I was initially debating whether to try this book or not. For months I had it on my reading list and I finally said hey why not, there must be a reason almost 1000 people gave it a 5. I wholeheartedly agree that this novel is a 5, the author has some of the best dialouge and plot progression I have seen in a long time. If I were to describe the book in one word it would be smooth. Everything flows into each other and nothing feels choppy or... more>> forced when I read. The chapters flow into each other in such a way that I can retrace the entire story so far and not get confused or lost. I also heard that the quality does not drop even into the 500 chapter mark. If you are looking whether or not to read this I would tell you yes. <<less
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Twinbleid
New Twinbleid
July 14, 2019
Status: c90
Very consistent writing. A fifth into the novel and the pacing, world building, character interactions have been fantastic. A lot of likable, fleshed-out and realistic characters. Seol Ji-Hu is not overpowered and he paces through arcs with enough suspense and tension that leaves you wanting more.

I applaud the author for a very well-developed story so far and cheers to all the people who support this novel.
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TerraEarth
TerraEarth rated it
October 14, 2018
Status: c35
This review was made after finishing the latest chapter (c35) available at the time.

One of the strongest intro arcs I've ever read. Second Coming of Avarice is interesting in how it initially sets up the main character - it does it in a way where you can't help but feel invested into seeing where he'll turn up on his journey. Additionally, he has one of the more interesting powers I've read of and it fits in very well with the novel's theme of personal growth and development - which is... more>> a mainstay in all novels that involve RPG mechanics, or at least it should be! Though it should also be mentioned that although his powers of

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foresight

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are unique in their concept, the implementation falls short:

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Basically, most of his ability's functionality serves as merely a warning bell to varying degrees; i.e. It tells him on a scale of 1-10 how 'bad' or how 'good' a situation is and you must invest massive resources and potentially training to unlock another tier. The problem with this is, if you know a situation is 'bad', it doesn't do you much more good to be able to differentiate whether it's 'bad', 'really bad', or 'terribly bad' - all of these outcomes are unfavorable and should be avoided! The scope is dimmed with this particular enactment and I feel that it was poorly carried out. The caveat in this situation is that the skill does have a lot of potential and it could potentially be redeemed in the future, we will just have to wait and see.

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It is frustrating to see MC invest so much time and effort to -upgrade- his innate ability only to read on in disappointment on how the evolution and development of the skill is carried out.

I'm currently rating this at a solid 5/5 stars, however that may change later on. Although the novel had a strong start, I could easily see it devolving into the ranks of the countless riff-raff gutter trash that you can easily find strewn about on this site.

Reading the latter chapters past the introduction I can see the novel falling into many of the same trappings as other Korean novels; namely, the focus on class templates and mechanics (tanks, healers, dps, mage, etc.). It lends nothing to the story other than being an annoying reminder of how Korean writers just can't get out of a certain mold of thinking where they just have to implement a restricted class system. Why? Because everyone else does it, of course, on top of the fact that Koreans love their grind-fest cookie-cutter MMOs (please spare me). Japanese novels have the same issues with their Adventurer Guild systems (which are equally annoying, by the way).

Adventurer guilds are an issue precisely because they deter from the fact that adventurers are supposed to be free and uninhibited, fantasy and exploration should be the rule here, not bureaucracy and rigid structure hiearchies. For much the same reason, the korean MMO class system adherence detracts from the fluidity and freeform styling that you would come to expect from a adventure fantasy/isekai.

It's an issue because real (or fantasty-based) combat is best when mechanics are smooth and uninhibited by unnecessary fetters and restrictions and in the case of Second Coming of Avarice I could see my interest levels plummeting as soon as they introduced the class system along with their version of 'dungeon runs' complete with a partying system where aforementioned warriors/healers/mages team up to split loot and exp (Are you snoring yet? Because I am). I'd like to give this novel the benefit of the doubt but statistically speaking I'm overwhelmingly convinced that these particular story devices are more bane than boon and that they have always detracted rather than added to a novel's enjoyability. <<less
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Ruyue
Ruyue rated it
December 4, 2018
Status: c56
I really enjoyed this novel, well until it was dropped. If you are looking for a great novel I would really advise reading this one, but since its dropped I will warn you to read at your own risk. This novel has very great character development with our main character, turning from a lazy piece of dog s*** to a very hardworking swords man. This novel really captured the heart of characters and made them have very human flaws. This novel does have one factor which is consistent with many... more>> k-novels, A hard-headed protagonist. <<less
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Thorium
Thorium rated it
June 10, 2019
Status: c90
To the guy asking why the novel changed name from avarice to gluttony: As far as I'm aware, it is simply the proper translation of the title. I get that it sounds a bit odd with how big of a role greed plays in the story, but gluttony honestly makes more sense over all. The reason is a semi-spoiler since some people realize it right away while others read through the story with no clue. At least up until the current translation (c90), it doesn't seem to have any real... more>> influence on the story, so it doesn't take away from the experience if you don't know. I'll still throw in a spoiler tag for good measure though.

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If you know some latin, you will notice that the 7 gods are named after the 7 deadly sins (e.g. Luxuria = lust). In this case, the main character serves gula, which means gluttony

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The trigger for the change is the same as the reason why all the links are currently dead - the story is switching translators. The old translater no longer has the rights to the chapters, so they have been taken down. However, I've heard that the new translater (same translator as "The Novel's Extra") has bought the already translated chapters from the old translator, so once the translation starts getting posted again, we should be able to keep reading from there.

On another note, to those of you actually looking for a review, just go read the story (once it's back), it's amazing. <<less
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Vidashall
Vidashall rated it
June 4, 2019
Status: c90
It was a great novel.

I was going to wait for the translator to reach 100 chapters so I could read it from the beginning and give it a proper review but sadly, the f*ck*r who owns the rights for the English translations decided to change the translator and start from the beginning so...

Well besides all of that, lets start.

... more>> Characters - 5/5:

All the characters so far have their own unique personality, they don't feel two-dimensional and you can see them develop as characters and not stay static like many other side characters from countless novels.

Also, so far it doesn't seems like there is a character that has been forgotten or thrown away, what I mean is that characters who you saw at the beginning of the story don't just appear during that part of the story and that's it, they keep reappearing (at least of what has been translated) in the future and some might even have a major role to play on the Arc they appeared, instead of being deleted once they fulfilled their role on the Arc they were introduced.

MC - 5/5:

The MC is pretty unique. He was a greedy scumbag but because of... something, he started changing into a better person. Something that I like is that the people around him don't just simply start accepting him again just because he changed, they are suspicious about him really changing, as anyone would be if a scumbag out of nowhere changed... The reaction of the people who knew how he was before is realistic, and that is something that I can appreciate as someone who has read many novels with similar starting plots.

Besides that, is not like he just became a great person just like that, through the story you can see him struggling with himself and trying to change his way of doing things, after all someone just can't stop being who they were before, something is bound to stay the same or be difficult to change.

Plot - ?/5 :

The story so far has been amazing, but I can't really give a "proper" review to the plot because what I have read is less than 20% of the novel, so it would be unfair.

What I can say is that I love how the author is able to give some hope to the MC and other characters, just to throw them into the depths of hell at the last moment lol, I suffer along the MC in those situations, but I still can't help but to want to see the MC struggle to find a way out.

Action - 4/5:

The fight scenes so far have been pretty good, nothing too amazing neither mediocre, I would say above average, although I can't give it a proper review since I'm not one to focus on that kind of stuff.

As long as there is no boring fights that expanded for about 20 chapters (of which I and many others skimmed through), or the power levels are really outbalanced, I'm happy.

By outbalanced power levels, I was talking about those novels in which the MC or some other character was able to destroy a mountain and 10 chapters later they can punch a planet out of existence.

EDIT: It might be a bit confusing by the way I structured those two sentences, but no, there is not a 20 chapters boring fight and neither there seems to be outbalanced power levels on this novel, I was just talking examples from other novels.

Translator - 10/5:

Well, analyzing translations is my bane of reviewing, after all I'm pretty bad at trying to find misspelled stuff or something like that, that's because when I'm reading a novel, I'm either too concentrated on the story to pay attention to the sentence structure or I'm skimming through all of it (And also because I also suck at grammar, structure and all that sh*t but lets just ignore that fact for the sake of my image...). But well, that also means if I'm able to find something wrong while been in any of those two mind-states, then either the translator was pretty unlucky or he made a grave mistake and didn't proofread

But I couldn't find any faults with the translated chapters. I think the translator, or ex-translator did a great job with it and doesn't get the support that he deserves.

10/10 would suck his d*ck again...I mean, would read his translations again!

Well that's it, I really can't give it a proper review because not only am I pretty new at this reviewing stuff, but also because there isn't enough translated material to give it a proper review.

TL;DR:

So far of what I have read, the novel is pretty good, with unique characters and MC. the plot so far has been also great, not too slow neither too fast, you can enjoy the pace of the story, but sadly there isn't enough chapters to give it a proper review. The fight scenes don't seem to be that special but the execution is pretty good, and the translator did a good job. but beware, the rights holder for the English translation changed the translator and decided to start over so it might take a year or two before it surpasses the current translation.

EDIT: It seems that the new translation will use the ex-translator's chapters, so we will not have to wait that long to read it again. <<less
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FontSize72LOL rated it
December 31, 2018
Status: c56
I don't feel that the Synopsis accurately reflects the content or quality of the novel. At the very least, the first 56 chapters are well-written and solidly translated.

Character wise, The MC starts off as a piece of trash. This might be pretty off-putting to some people but in a way, this is a story of redemption where our MC uses the vague memories and feelings of bitterness to improve himself as a person and try to right the wrongs of his past. There is a wierd dynamic where this is... more>> an "Isekai" but you also have segments in the modern world.

But anyway, If you enjoy second chance novels, this is definitely one of the better ones on this site. I'm leaving this review in the hopes that more people pick this novel up thus generating a more concrete interest for the TLers to continue with the translation of this otherwise diamond in the rough novel. <<less
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Meihua
Meihua rated it
December 29, 2018
Status: c59
(Ch.56, 12/29/18) Hello, I started reading this just yesterday, as I was caught up with The Novel's Extra and saw this was recommended on the TNE page. I skimmed some reviews and jumped right into the reading, and boy was I glad I did. It's true that the MC does have a sucky personality at first, but similar to the other reviews, you really only need to get past the first few chapters for things to start looking up. Translation quality is top-notch, and very consistent. Story is constantly... more>> moving forward with the MC's character development and the plot, in general, very captivating. Yes, it's currently on an indefinite hiatus due to it's unpopularity + the long lengths of the chapters, but I'm hoping it'll either be picked up, or this slew of accurately 5-star reviews will help up the popularity and re-motivate the translator. Read on with no doubts, I honestly really like it.

UPDATE (Ch. 59-1, 1/7/19) : Alright, so I picked up this novel at a GREAT time, it's updating again, and although the story isn't really going to be the main focus of the translator, they did say that they'll continue updating it!! I'm happy. The positive direction the novel is heading in after the last update hasn't really changed (which is to be expected, since only a couple chapters have been posted since Ch. 56), so that's good. I'll update with more later I guess. 👋🏻 <<less
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Ner0
Ner0 rated it
August 15, 2018
Status: c10
Regarding the style and story telling, it deserves a 5/5
It is simple yet profound. Not overly descriptive, at the same time delivering all the necessary information and more.

The plot: MC died on a battlefield in the future, he makes a wish to a God to return back to the past. His wish is denied, because only his emotions at the time could be sent back to the past him.

That's where the story start, the MC is a son of a..... basta** who is living in modern Korea. He's an... more>> addicted gambler and took advantage of his family to get money.

Then one day, a woman comes to him, offering him the opportunity to travel to another world in exchange for something (more complicated than this).

The story kicks up as he's entering "mission worlds" where he has to complete some objectives (at least that's what the tutorial is about).

Once again, what makes it interesting is the way the author describes the world and character's internal state. You quickly immerse in the story without realising. <<less
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sleed
sleed rated it
January 12, 2019
Status: c59
Wow.. just wow.. this novel just didn't stop in bringing surprises.

A novel That actually deserves 5 Stars..

It's mature in the sense that.. it feels like it's written by an actual adult... Like the author doesn't hold back experiences or insights about what's interesting to see..

... more>> It's like.. a merit of it's own.

A work of art that really encompasses all aspects of human being within this world... And not in a compulsive way.

But.. It felt like if I was reading the work of a human being.. In a long time.

The start it's cringe.. but it adds a level of realness.. like it's definer worthy and after reading ahead.. I can say the writing is honest.

Just. Wow. Totally worth it thank you translator for reminding me what a real personal style feels like..

For me.. I think the big merit of this work is aesthetic.

Secondarily is just.. adding to watch..

Like.. the story progresses but I don't really care about pacing.. I just care to continue experiencing..

In being honest when I say I can experience it.. it's only 59 chapters but somehow im like satisfied..?.. like.. I can sleep sound and know tomorrow or whatever day.. this novel is going to progress.. hehe I don't know.. Just my first time experiencing this..

Even it looks like the translation is alive (I mean it continues wich is veeryy good)... wow... How could this bee? I feel lucky being able to read this..

This novel is not something that blows my mind.. it's like.. this little kitten that somehow.. manages to earn my respect.. sure I can think of snob words to make my review but.. is like it deserves a different way of addressing it.

This Novel dia things different. Not extremely different but just enough too... Be like radically different.. when all things combine.. and in a good way.

It's like the little differences are truthful and consistent. Wich then over the passing of time.. Are honored and become something unique. Wich then continuously add up to something extremely precious and valuable.

This novel. It reminds me of some quirk writer having fun doing it.. like in glances like honestly he's doing things right. Even if he's not perfect or whatever for sure he's more than a worthy artist.

Btw.. on a secondary note;

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the chapters are lovingly long! hehe, I mean this is how chapters ought to be.. Long and fulfilling

Surely my thanks for the translation team again ;)

I mean this looks like a hard endeavor thanks x3 this doing it's super cool

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Spike Speigel
Spike Speigel rated it
December 18, 2018
Status: c56
I love this novel! I truly think its a hidden gem. If I were to find it in a bookstore, I would definitely buy it. Compared to most web novels I feel like the characters actually have depth, and the combat has a much more realistic feel rather than fantastical magical [email protected]$es plowing through huge monsters as if they were butter. Real combat is messy, and huge monsters would be creatures of horror and mass murder, I like that the author acknowledges that. I hope someone picks this back up,... more>> Its definitely worth a read.

On a side note, why is it that I feel like Korean web novels are better than chinese and japanese novels? To me the storytelling aspects are usually worlds apart. I also feel like Korean WNs tend to be more Gritty and real... <<less
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wiiyum
wiiyum rated it
December 16, 2018
Status: c56
I created an account on here to write my first ever review on any type of novel, and I have decided to do it on this one. It was disappointing to learn that the translator had dropped, but we will do with what we got for now...

As a long time lurker on this site, I happened to stumble upon this novel very recently, and I am so fortunate to have run into this novel.

This novel deserves 5 stars. Plan and simple. The characters in this novel are incredibly diverse. The... more>> diversity brings a sense of realism and culture to each chapter and arcs of the story. The environments of each area that the protagonist is in sets a tone for the story at that point in time, which is something that you don't find often in these types of novels.

The fighting, stats, and magic is explained enough to keep the reader actively engaged in each character.

Honestly, this is the best korean novel I have read, and because of that, it inspired me to write my first review on here. Hopefully someone will pick this novel up soon. <<less
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asterro
asterro rated it
January 26, 2019
Status: c62
It is a very nice novel with a very nice setting and story is moving in very natural manner. I really hope that translations of this novel speed up. It is like a gem in hiding.

Thank you Mr. Transalator for doing such a good job. Now I will like be always waiting for new releases.
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samdmans
samdmans rated it
January 11, 2019
Status: c59
This is a brilliant novel. It's a true emotional rollercoaster. You feel the main character's struggles, his doubts, and you really sympathize with him, as well as the ones who don't forgive him. The action is fantastic as well, and the adventure is only getting started. 10/10 would recommend.
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Saroojan
Saroojan rated it
December 27, 2018
Status: c56
This is soooo gooood!!!!!

I hope this gets picked up again soon by a good translator course this instantly became one of my personal favorite novels in the genre. Its especially a cool take on the "second chance" troupe.

From me and many others, this is a 5/5 novel. I will guarantee that you will absolutely love this web novel if what you are looking for is a good story with characters that feel real. Over time without yourself even realizing it you find yourself invested, I promise. The sad thing is... more>> that the novel is currently dropped at chapter 56 due to it now getting enough readers and the translator not having enough time as well. I would never have picked this novel if not for its high rating, and when I read the synopsis I was still skeptical, that changed by chapter 15-20 though. The author os this novel is honestly quite good at making characters who feel real and aren't completely stupid as well. This novel specifically though? It's really really really really really good. I recommend reading the other reviews for a better understanding as a whole. <<less
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Iling
Iling rated it
July 4, 2019
Status: c90
This book has top-notch dialogues. The author does not waste readers time on pointless info dump or mindless action. He will let the protagonist explore the world and acquire knowledge with engaging conservations or by other means.

Although the novel has a second chance plot, the MC does not retain memories only feelings which means he does not go around collecting items and skills like other regressors. Instead, we get to see MC going on adventures in the fantasy world to change himself. He is a hopeless gambling addict which has... more>> ruined his life in the modern world. The characters have some of the best personalities I have seen in a long time and they behave in a realistic manner. Even the emotions are perfectly blended together with their conservations.

The story atmosphere is really good, in dark moments it has a heavy psychological impact with eerie feelings while the light moments feels refreshing to read.

If you love to read captivating conservation between characters with little to no action and is a fan of survival, adventure, fantasy theme novels with the added touch of romance then you should definitely give it a try. <<less
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pexan
pexan rated it
April 25, 2019
Status: c82
My current Favorite novel, contains very realistic behaviors to the point where sometimes you feel like the author went through the same situations... The characters development are very fluid and makes sense, and whenever I start questioning things by finding loopholes I find the answers in the next chapter immediately like the author is listening to my thoughts. Ultimately I am very awe-struck by how amazing this author is, he makes your brain wander to places but the author decides the destination of those thoughts. The quality of this novel... more>> is insanely hard to maintain I hope he doesn't deviate from his current path. Oh and finally the translator of this novel deserves a kiss on the mouth, truly outstanding work from my perspective. <<less
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ShigSik
ShigSik rated it
February 26, 2019
Status: c69
Absolutely fantastic read, but I just wish the release date was faster because I'm addicted. They do a good job though since the chapters are usually about 3 times the length of other novels. It seems to be coming out much more frequently and I will have to look into supporting the translator. =)
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Moonlight Snow
Moonlight Snow rated it
February 6, 2019
Status: c64
This novel exceeded all my expectations. During fighting and dangerous scenes, I felt like I was watching a horror movie. Emotional scenes brought tears to my eyes. The interactions between characters felt so realistic and enjoyable to read. MC felt like a real human being who makes mistakes, reflect on his mistakes, feels every emotion, the mental struggle to make correct decisions. The Character growth is done incredibly well. Other characters are also fleshed out, feels realistic and has distinct personalities.

The world building is divided into 3 parts so far... more>> tutorial, real world, fantasy world. Every single of that world was enjoyable to read which is rare as normally I always prefer one thing to another. Even the adventure parts where MC learns new things was something I was able to savor with relish. It was quite unique. It almost felt like I could never get bored from this novel no matter what happens. The start prologue - 2 chapters might be hard to get into but after that, you will find yourself getting immersed into the novel world, well starting any new novel is always hard for me so maybe it's just me.

The chapter length is 2x-3x big compared to other Korean novels. So don't look at 64 chapters and think it is a low number. It actually has enough story progress that will be a very enjoyable experience. <<less
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Duskan
Duskan rated it
February 1, 2019
Status: c63
What can I say, I absolutely love this novel, definitely one of the best I've seen.

A very well written story that has pulled one or two of my heart strings here and there. With quite reasonable decision making it makes for a very easy to enjoy story, with potential love candidates coming up here and there, and amazing fight scenes.

Some of the antagonists make it quite easy for you to hate them, and vice versa of the supporting cast also being easy to become attached to.

The only thing I dislike... more>> is the lack of people reading this amazing little gemstone.

All in all, an emotional roller coaster of tension, "epic-ness" and seeing how our protagonist deals with his relationships. <<less
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peerless007
peerless007 rated it
April 23, 2019
Status: c82
The best web novel, KR/JP/Otherwise, that I have read by far. Contains realistic human behavior, genuine character growth/redemption, and tons of action. Main character is strong but not ass pull sudden unexplained power up strong, and it feels like every character has their own distinct motivations and personalities. There aren't that many chapters out, but each chapter is basically 2 or 3 times as big as usual web novel chapters. Definitely read this one!
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joyfan
joyfan rated it
January 17, 2019
Status: c60
I don’t know how I even randomly stumble upon this novel but 10/10 no regret will do it again.

The arcs in this novel are really well written and they vary from one another, so much that it keeps you hooked. The author is really good at creating tension in the arc, in the latest translated arc, there were not that much physical fight or whatsoever but man... I got to say it’s one of the best one I had ever read from a web novel. Just from describing things and... more>> atmosphere he managed to make me gulped nervously many times.

The world building is also fun and I like how the author gives tidbits about the world in a sporadic manner, every information making you even more curious about the social and political situation in their world. Every new information made me go, wait a minute and scroll back to re read earlier chapter and once you did that things seems to click more but that’s only a small tiny piece of the puzzle on a gigantic puzzle board.

Hnggggghhhhhh I need more chapters!!! <<less
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