Turning

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Yuder was a commoner Omega who rose to the top with his ability.

When he woke up again after being falsely accused and executed, he was back 11 years ago before everything began.

A chance to get back……

He must not repeat the same mistake he did before.

To survive, and to save the world, now he had to save the man he had killed!

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Xiuzhenzhu
New Xiuzhenzhu rated it
June 9, 2024
Status: c670
This is an amazing novel, I couldn't stop reading. The plot carried intrigue and great storytelling with its world building and main character Yuder. The side characters are great and well incorporated into plot where I never forgot a character that reappeared. The way the author described scenes shows how great of a writer they are, as they have an ability to give the reader a clear descriptive picture of what is happening. I felt like I was attached to a string, being enamored onto Yuder's path.

Main Genres: Pastlives/Rewinding Time,... more>> Omegaverse, Fantasy

About Yuder (Mc) :

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"Without him, there is no future that I desire."

  • Yuder is powerful. He is well versed in his own abilities, but this is the result of two lifetimes. He gains new powers in the second lifetime, and it was interesting to see how he developed it. On that note, he is observant and perceptive of others. He can guide any awakener and lead them down a path of new opportunities when if comes to their own capabilities. Yuder does not need anyone to protect himself, but sometimes he took on things alone at the detriment of his own safety.
  • His experiences from the previous lifetime shaped who he is now. He isn't that innocent awakener who joined the Calvary in the first lifetime anymore. When he went back in time, he came back to right before the first recruitment. He could change the timeline and prevent the loss of many at the hands of an unfit ruler. Kishiar was a huge focus for this. I did find it interesting that Yuder slowly over time remembered details of the past through dreams. It does make sense, since ML dies 9 years before Yuder in the first lifetime.
  • A theory I have is that Yuder is the descendant of the great Archmage. He was never tested for magic growing up, but it is seen that he had a talent for magic and that if the timeline was different, he could have been apart of the mages.
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About Kishiar (ML) :

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  • The backstory of the imperial family is complex. It stretches among all the noble families who inherited illnesses and afflictions over time. Both ML and his brother had the same issue, they knew if no cure wasn't found then their lives were at stake. It was why the Dukes in the kindoms were so brazen with their actions. They created the Cavalry in order to jumpstart Kishiar's reputation as a Hero to take back control from the Crown Prince and Dukes. More plot devices are there, so I'll only say that.
  • In the first timeline, ML was blinded by his own trauma. He missed cues, and the way he handled things with Yuder led to a bunch of misunderstandings that festered until Yuder followed through with the assassination. Kishiar knew he was dying, and knew what was coming when he met with the MC for the last time. It felt bittersweet, their entire past together. With Kishiar's vessel broken, he sort of gave up trying before it began. The plan with his brother would never come into fruition, and the feelings he clearly felt towards Yuder were never expressed.
  • His reputation is built through his playful games of manipulation. He hid his strength and capabilities to protect himself and his brother. He isn't frivolous, nor does anyone who truly knows him would think he was a fool. His intelligence matches Yuder.
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With their union:

I honestly love the growth of their relationship in the second lifetime. Both of the main characters have a lot of unresolved issues. Both suffered in the first, which led to them both hurting. Unlike other stories, they are both mature adults. When Yuder went 11 years back in time, he still had the demeanor of 31 year old him.

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  • Yuder changed his approach when joining the Cavalry. He formed relationships and gained respect with each action he took. In the first TL, Yuder was conscious of how people viewed and talked about him. He grew a thick skin, and ended up with only a few left in his corner. Kishiar was interested in Yuder in both timelines. With Yuder's determination to change things, he proved that he was loyal to Kishiar. However that trust had to be built.
  • Their foundation was stronger in the second. They had great communication, and although most secrets Yuder has are revealed hundreds of chapters in, the layers between them became sturdy. The barriers from the first life were slowly healing, and being broke down. MC became who he was because of ML, but it was also ML who brought him back. They needed TIME to OPEN UP to each other. With how much Kishiar had to hide away who he is and his own health, while Yuder still held onto the trauma of the previous life.
  • I melted with how attentive and in love Kishiar is. Yuder had no chance in the second. It makes you think that if the mission with the red stone in the first life went differently, would Kishiar have been more open with Yuder? Kishiar may not remember his pastlife, but the snippets told him all he needed to know. He antagonized over it, going over the game Yuder played. I know it made him aware on why Yuder had certain reactions throughout the time they've known each other. He is a green flag in the second life.
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With the Omegaverse:

Now Omegaverse isn't for everyone. Most of the novels or graphics from this genre is more risque than plot driven. With this novel, it is a new concept in the main character's world. We already have the fantasy world set in a time of kingdoms, magic, and swordsmanship. Now we have a new element introduced recently into the world in the form of a red stone awakening people with abilities and a separate gender. It is up to the character's to develop new norms/laws, and for researchers to discover the new quirks and inventions when if comes to Alphas and Omegas.

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  • The ML and MC are fated mates. They allude to the red string of fate a lot. They end up sharing dreams, (of the past), and their scents and emotions are more potent to each other.
  • In the first timeline, fate was different. That string was severed, I don't know how it happened, but with how that timeline went between the leads I can understand that there was no fix. Think of a bunch of unfortunate events that kept on growing until it exploded.
  • Which brings me to another thought, Yuder could not smell others scents, nor could other's smell him. This was probably the result of the union between ML and MC being severed. MC had an 'unfavorable' first time in that timeline. In the second, they had a healthier union, but there is a lot they have to unpack there. I won't go on about the first timeline, because you would have to make your own judgement.
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With the Other Characters:

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  • I love the Cavalry. The characters introduced were likable and memorable.
  • One of my favourite things about this book and the stark difference between personalities from the past Yuder remembers and the present. The butterfly effect that Yuder jumpstarts caused a ripple effect where they prevented disasters and irreversible traumatic events that changed the characters in the first TL. They weren't broken down, they didn't lose anyone, and were able to move forward. (For example, one character was forced into a fighting ring. In the previous timeline when he joined the Cavalry, but died early due to going berserk during a mission. His personality was hardened by the time Yuder met him. In the second, he still retained his mind and who he is as a person.)
  • With Keilusa (ML's brother), I felt for him and his wife. The relationship between the brothers was good. All they had was each other and their plans were formulated in order to survive. I love how Yuder charmed his brother in law and sister in law.
  • Nahan is despicable. The awakeners under him were manipulated, they just wanted to survive in a new world where suddenly everyone was against them. (Especially the nobles). When Yuder collected them like pokemon and now they are happy where they are at, it makes me happy because they are not at fault. (Except for some). I need more from the sage, but with over 1000 chapters I am looking forward to it.
  • The corruption is strong with the nobles. A lot of weeding still needs to be done. With Katchian, he is a spoiled brat who suffered a defeat and blamed everyone else for his problems. I don't know how he was so formidable to control Yuder in the first TL because of his nature. He needs to be hit with reality, the Duke who got him that position is not his enemy. He is losing sight of the goal he worked towards and it will lead to his downfall.
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Black Manju
New Black Manju rated it
June 7, 2024
Status: c315
Bro this is so good I'm losing my mind. My reading speed can't keep up with my love for this novel. At this point reading is not enough I want the novel shot right into my veins.

Is this a review? Honestly idk, I just feel like I'll explode if I don't write something.

I actually cannot BELIEVE that I originally skipped over this novel when I initially scanned through all the top novels and marked the one's I want to read. Like something about the summary just wasn't clicking. And yet... more>> both the plot and the romance are so good I'm going to eat my phone. <<less
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LeniSnow
LeniSnow rated it
October 24, 2022
Status: --
O ho ho ho it's finally here! I actually have the epub opened in my tab so I can come back to it.

I usually don't read novels this long but boy was this an exception. This breaks a lot of my usual taste.

This is different from the usual troupe of rebirth where everything plays out the same way and gets revenge and where their previous life ended with a misunderstanding between the main characters. Even before, they're already sensible and mature adults with goals, they have good working relationship (and........ more>> hihihi). This MC have a brain and is emotionally stable enough to plan.

MC might be op with knowledge but that doesn't affect the development as there are a lot of things he isn't aware of from before, this one isn't frustrating because He was high in position when he died so his character right now fits his experience, as it'll be mentioned him being more level headed than he was before. His second life gives him a chance to focus on things he refuse to look at before or didn't had a chance to as his goal was different, it's like he was blind before and now he sees. This dude regretting killing his future hubby for his first ending. What made me really read 400 chapters is the ML, he is just as charming as his appearance in the book cover or more. I can feel his greatness across every word in his scenes. Both of them work well together, they make me feel like they're old married couple even before their romance started. I like how respectable and responsible but also playful ML is portrayed, he gives a humble royal feel. He makes you feel comfortable and disregard social class. He is flirty to MC and I'm here for it.

It's different to other novel in a way that MC and ML have things they are good at. It's not just a novel that shows how amazing and pampered MC is. There is an actual plot, and the author doesn't let ML be overshadowed by the MC for some Mary Sue reason. They're both amazing in their own way that is complementary. ML is definitely a great ruler that MC admires and deeply respect. This is set on how would the world turns out to be if ML who has great credentials and was a born leader have a chance to finish what he started and with an experienced MC by his side to uncover what actually happened. Because on MC's first life, it didn't turned out as great as he had overlooked a lot of things and he himself was manipulated.

I don't usually read slow burn this long but their chemistry fills it in. Even when I was reading it, I can feel the tension behind their poker faces. MC always unconsciously thinks or feel bothered about ML and I think that's wonderful. A couple that mutually respect and love each other.

I waited long for the full bed scene but it's nicely done everytime so I forgive author-nim. This among regression novels where MC wants to lay low is the real deal, he isn't attention seeker. MC doesn't do anything that would garner too much attention to him while still being able to help with knowledge from the future. So if you're tired of MC who seems to want a quiet life but keeps doing things that is too attention seeking while whining that they didn't want that, then this is for you, he is pleasant and considering the amount of chapters, the romance is not that slow, it's slow but you know, definitely worth it.

Edit: 700+ chapters now, ohhh this is gonna be the death of me. <<less
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Usagixneko
Usagixneko rated it
June 5, 2023
Status: c805
Honestly, I wanted to wait more to write a review about this beautiful novel, but after reading, the previous comment..... I thought, as a huge fan, misunderstandings must be cleared up.

If you are not patient enough to wait for the blooming there relationship (MC and ML), then it's definitely not for you. Judging a book by its cover, is not a good thing but also natural.

What have you expected from the ML who lived his whole life about covering his identity and keeping secret?!?! To open up to the unfamiliar,... more>> stranger MC immediately??? Of course not! It's natural, in my point of view, that he keeps acting like a "player", because that is his mask, his fake reputation and identity, and later there will be more explanation to his behaviour!

It feelt like you said, that a caterpillar never could be a butterfly.... They need time to "reveal" there true selfs to each other!

That's where the beauty of this story hides! Reading between the lines is essential to understand the whole story. And be more patient. There is more than 800 chapter!

I didn't mean to offend anybody, I just don't want, that other people may not read this amazing, well-built, stunning story because they think, that the ML is a tr*sh.

About the smut..... There first kiss will be at 200. chapter, the first more intime touch at 328 and there first s*x at 450. If you only came here for that, then forget this novel. Nothing wrong with liking deep skinship, but it's not the main point of the story.

It will play an important part of the plot and the character development, but I repeat myself, it's a slowburning, very long romance.

So please, if you cannot understand there actions, there reactions, don't try to find a meaning of it, it's like you'ra one of those noble who get fooled in the story. That's the point the whole thing! Don't let yourself get fooled! And please be a bit more patient, I promise that you will get the answers to your doubts and questions.^_^

Review:

It's a gem! A masterpiece! It always stayes interesting and surprising, and I just love how the MC slowly changes everybody's fate. His original personality doesn't fade away, but he also changes over time.

Highly recommend it to everybody! (No. 1 for me) <<less
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vivina.a
vivina.a rated it
November 11, 2023
Status: c620
Clarifying some points regarding the review above because apparently some people obviously aren't reading the same story.

First and foremost, I don't get how people are so fixated over Kishiar (ML) 's v**ginity tbh. He's 29 years old, and due to the royal family's peculiar constitution, he's cursed with a plate/vessel that will explode at any time. People like him don't establish their own family, don't have children, since they'll die young one day anyway. Even if he had some past relationships, can you really find fault with it? Finding fault... more>> with trying to enjoy your short life while it lasts? Perhaps some people would actually prefer to see people die as virg*ns.

And yes, the perfume chapter. Some people really can't move on with their pet peeves so they'd never know the perfume scent was from the Madame who was like Kishiar's confidant. Of course, Kishiar's v**ginity status is still up for debate (no mention of his past relationships, no ex-girlfriend drama you'd have expected in badly written danmei) so there's a likely chance he's already un-virg*ned, but that doesn't mean he just went around with any women in sight. Most of them were made-up tales to ruin his own reputation anyway.

ML did his own thing, never shielded MC, and made MC suffer from anguish? Honestly, Kishiar hid a lot of things in the past life. But claims of him never protecting Yuder are all nonsense.

Spoiler

Their relationship in the past life started in a wrong way anyway. It was an accident that neither of them wanted. Nevertheless Kishiar still did all the things that would better Yuder's position, even if he never explicitly said so and deliberately made Yuder question.

Sure, him hiding things may not be the best choice and it did hurt Yuder mentally. But would Yuder have been happier had Kishiar revealed everything back then? Remember, when their relationship started before regression, Kishiar's plate was already destroyed, which means his death was just a matter of time. Yuder back then was also too young (and somewhat immature) to actually understand some things.

'Never shielded MC' is even more of an absurd claim. Read the novel and you'll know how pre-regression Kishiar cared for him even after death. In fact, Yuder before regression would have been in much more danger if not for the little arrangements Kishiar made for him.

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Lastly, "MC despite the rebirth cheat is always 2nd place to ML". Utterly wrong.

Yuder and Kishiar are two different kinds of genius. Yuder is the 'specializer' whose power lies in his beyond-irregular Awakened ability, plus sword skills and combat skills gained from training and hard work. Kishiar is the 'all-rounder' type whose power consists of divine power, sword aura, magic and Awakened ability. He has more powers, sure, but that doesn't necessarily mean he is stronger in combat.

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After all, the problems with his plate are ironically due to his varied powers anyway. And it's not even only him who has this wide range of powers. All royal family members share the same issue and even the Emperor, Kaelusa, has various powers despite never undergoing strength training.

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If Kishiar was always No. 1 and Yuder was always No. 2, why would there be that special side story chapter where Cavalry/Mabyungdan members had a long debate whether Yuder or Kishiar would win in a duel? Most of them believe that the two's combat prowess is equal. Frankly, before Kishiar's plate issue got better, Yuder was even at an advantage.

Last note, I hope more people would actually try to read the novel first instead of picking stray spoilers from random places and claiming that the story is tr*sh when they apparently don't even know anything about it. <<less
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Sanya
Sanya rated it
October 21, 2023
Status: c805
This is honestly one of the best novels I've ever read. The story is well paced, the plot is very interesting, the characters are well fleshed out and the romance is absolutely amazing. I wasn't bored at all while reading (I usually get bored easily and I prefer under 100 chapters).

The romance is a slow burn but I think considering the characters, it is perfectly paced and the chemistry is super super amazing. The flame never dies out.

One thing I really liked was that normally the "rebirth" is just a... more>> plot setting and has no impact on the story except the MC having knowledge. But, in this story, the "rebirth" is properly explored. The past life had psychological impact on the character which is explored throughout the story, the MC is not all knowing and he did have character development and maturity that comes with age by adding up years of first life.

The MC is like the moon. Silent, diligent, driven, cool but not 2D. I believe writing characters like this and not letting them be 2D is very tough. The author wrote this character very very well. You see his character development and I just love how he just loses his cool in front of Kishiar. The contract is very well presented. His silent considerations and devotion to the ML is heart melting. And the ML, OMG THE ML. *Sighs* Kishiar is like the sun; he demands attention, gives the gentle warmth that the MC needs, is playful in contrast to Yuder's no-nonsense attitude and is ever present patiently as the sun is eternal. Kishiar is THE green flag Alpha.

On a side note, I love the back and forth between the MC and ML on sweets. 🤭 The ML gives the MC all kinds of sweets because he thinks the MC likes them or maybe he thinks the MC looks cute while munching on sweets. While the MC initially doesn't like sweets but develops an attachment because sweets are something that the ML always gives him. He just silently eats them because the ML asked him to and probably because it makes the ML happy watching him eat sweets. Ok. I'm done gushing. Moving on lol.

The MC and the ML both shine and don't take the shine away from each other. Both are equally strong throughout the story.

The whole plot is amazing. Things unravel in a way that your curiosity doesn't die but at the same time you don't get annoyed by the mystery.

This is my first review so I'm all over the place. But I just want to stress how much of a masterpiece this story is. *Chef's kiss* <<less
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xuexxi
xuexxi rated it
October 23, 2022
Status: c210
Oho this is a popular one~ It’s nice to see that it’s finally being translated.

It’s a plot-focused novel with both protagonists being very OP so the situations they get into gets resolved satisfactorily (or at least until however much I’ve read). Both protagonists are also mature and sensible adults (yay for not having frustrating leads who are supposed to be grown ass adults but can’t say 2 simple sentences to each other!) Though, MC is more of a closed-off person who likes to keep to himself, his struggles and all.... more>> Personally, I don’t think it’s in a frustrating way at all, he’s just sort of aloof. Meanwhile ML is more forthcoming and initiates most of the time. That doesn’t mean he’s coercive in any way though, very very green flag love interest. (And very hot if I do say so myself)

The romance is indeed very slowburn but it develops very naturally and trust me when I say it’s so satisfying when they get together. It’s not in like a super passionate way unfortunately but the writer’s skills are doing the heavy-lifting because it was subtle yet romantic. And at least their feelings are out in the open after so long... For anyone curious to know when this is:

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it’s at around chapter 200

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It’s also omegaverse but it only plays a small part and the usual tropes (you know what I’m talking about, “you’re in heat so we must bed” etc) aren’t used for plot device here (so far) .

I paused at chapter 200+ for now because I’m terrible with long novels and mtl was killing my already sparse braincells but this is one of the novels I hope I can read till the end.

tl;dr: I definitely recommend it to those who like fantasy-action plots with a healthy couple, including a very charming ML. <<less
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mettle
mettle rated it
August 29, 2023
Status: c394
Leaving this review here since someone mentioned this being Shounen Ai and they don't even kiss.

It's called plot; slow build even. And the plot is genuinely interesting, though yeah, I also felt a bit impatient because, although MC and ML were getting closer with each chapter and the tension between them was palpable, there was no kiss, until chapter 200 arrived and oh boy, what a kiss that was LOL.

There is smut, though it's like at least 200 more chapters in after their first kiss. And they do kiss more... more>> often as the story progresses. And that's what I truly enjoy about this novel. The author lets everything unfold slowly, which makes it more realistic. MC is trying his darnest to keep ML at a distance, while ML gets more and more interested in him. You can't expect two characters with polar opposite personalities to completely bury their thoughts and conflicting emotions so the deed happens quicker. I love that I have to WAIT for it.

The plot is enjoyable, has twists and turns and the characters do have personalities. Though some of the smaller enemies lacked a brain, most of the characters are well written and, overall, decent.

Even if you aren't really into fantasy, I recommend you give this book a try. The translation is good and keeps the flavor of the raws quite well! <<less
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Hruaisangi
Hruaisangi rated it
January 9, 2024
Status: c429
I adore it, and I thank you for the Subudai11 group; without you, I doubt my dull existence would ever be brightened; I dropped out of school owing to my mental health and the burden. So... I used to have suicidal thoughts and attempted self-harm, but reading TURNING changed everything. ANDDDD thank you for your constant uploading love you guys hope you always continue it and I'll pray for your well-being and health hope you guys have a wonderful day
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SHIPPER
SHIPPER rated it
February 16, 2024
Status: c850
⚠️WARNING: SLOW BURN

Recommended for patient sadists who likes delayed gratification.

Smut is scalding if you have patience but not for those who want immediate smut-gratification. You gotta work for it for maybe 200 chapters or so, when you are fully submerged and percolating, that a slight interaction will drive you MAD. I Made a patreon account and subscribed just for this just so I can read 850+ chapters. The slow burn is worth it that it left me bald. The smut is smutting a few chapters long so hang in... more>> there. The translation quality and speed is great.

Your standards for BL characters will never be the same. You will wish you have poor standards again after cause you can't go back; intelligent adult characters with deep introspection, thoughts, and character development. Ugh.

Like, you will be looking at the main couple and realize that that is a level of relationship you can't have. That man? That man right there is increasing standards you wish you didn't read about cause now you will want those same standards but then realize it is unattainable.

Even a simple game of chess can make you scream.

The smut intensity is sofa and bed shattering and yet cushioned by plot. ✨👉👌😏✨.

It is so worth it IF YOU HAVE PATIENCE. THIS IS WORTH IT.

JUST do it. Stop scrolling for reviews.

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Just read it.

NOW.

Also, there is a webcomic with a few chapters if you want some visuals at first but make sure to read it and be in for a long ride. Go on read it. <<less
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Alereee rated it
November 13, 2023
Status: c805
My God, where to start?

It's definitely my favorite light novel ♥

I remember that when I saw how many chapters the novel had, the first thing I did was laugh and think that I would never finish it because I was getting bored quickly. How wrong I was

This novel is definitely not for impatient people who want a BL novel just to see the +18 scenes, because literally the first kiss is in chapter 200, something more intimate in chapter 328 (idk, I don't remember anymore), and its first time at... more>> 447-450 if I'm not wrong. Is the wait long enough? Not at all. From my perspective, the building of trust, and from that to the relationship, was quite appropriate. The fact that the MC has not instantly fallen into the ML is one of the most appropriate things then after knowing what he went through in a past life. And the fact that both the MC and the ML were slowly creating their relationship with the respect and trust they needed, was quite pleasant.

So, Turning really is a very beautiful and well-written novel, designed for those people who REALLY ARE INTERESTED not only in the well-made construction of the couple, but also in the plot drl book.

For the people who have read to the end and are still waiting for more chapters, let's raise and clink our glasses, to celebrate this beautiful and well-written novel as it deserves. Let's celebrate Turning, let's celebrate the well-written pairing of Kishiar and Yuder <3 <<less
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999YJH_lover
999YJH_lover rated it
August 16, 2023
Status: c800
One of the best novels not only in the BL genre, but in general. Keep in mind that this novel is not for the impatient (in terms of smut). Of course, 18+ scenes are also present in the novel, however the story is more focused on the plot. For example, the first kiss was only in the 200th chapter, and the first skinship and a night together will only be shown after the 400th chapter, but trust me, the wait is worth it. Both the worldbuilding and powersystem are incredible.... more>> There are a lot of arcs with palace intrigues, many minor characters are well written and revealed. The MC and ML themselves are amazing. Sometimes it may seem that ML is s*upid, immoral and so on, but you should not judge a book by its cover, he is a wonderful person who loves MC very much. MC is somewhat similar in character to KRS!Cale.

I advise everyone to read this novel, you will definitely not regret your time. <<less
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Missaaa
Missaaa rated it
February 16, 2024
Status: c805
The plot, the romance, the smut, the pacing; It's not a slow burn, it's just well-balanced. I liked it a lot.

PLOT - the word building and arcs are fantastic. There's a lot of action, mysteries, politics, angst, and tragedy going on here. If you are here ONLY for the smut then better get out now rather than complaining later on about how slow this is because this is not for you. I'm so tired of these kinds of people. How about reading reviews first, yes? This novel is for those... more>> who enjoy a good pacing, natural romance, and interesting plot.

OMEGAVERSE - this matters very little to the plot and the characters. I think the only purpose of this genre here was to normalize the romance of our main characters since the gay relationship is still not a thing in their timeline, or maybe for the couple to have a deeper connection, or perhaps to continue the Imperial bloodline. Whatever it is, don't let this tag discourage you from reading. It's barely there honestly that you can simply ignore it. Most important of all, there's no R*PE here. I repeat NOTHING is forced at all, the couple consent to every intimacy they perform.

CHARACTERS - the main and side characters are all well-written and have their own weakness and strengths. Furthermore, they aren't one to easily trust and know how to be suspicious of others, which was also rare because others would just magically trust MCs just because they showed them kindness. The villains are REAL THREATS and not some idiots who immediately fall on MC's knees, no, they know how to put up a good fight. They know how to make me anxious, despite knowing it will always end up in our MC's favor but that's how you know they are well-written.

For our couple, I have a few things I want to say. For those who are here only for romance, I think you should read this.

Yuder Aile (MC) - he isn't a pushover, he is blunt, extremely powerful, and confident as f*ck. He can fight and scheme, quite brutal when needed. He is very protective of the ML and respects him a lot. The best thing? He isn't oblivious and understands his feelings (and you know that's very rare, MCs are usually oblivious that it gets to your nerves sometimes). Yuder isn't afraid to accept his feelings and is willing to open up, not just for Kishiar's sake but also for his friends. In my opinion, he has the best character development.

Kishiar La Orr (ML) - is a big godd*mn GREEN FLAG! He might be rumored to be a womanizer but don't believe rumors so easily. Actually, I don't think this really matters, like the virg*n debate. What Kishiar has done in the past is none of our business so long as he remains loyal once he gets together with MC. Anyway, he is very sweet and has never forced himself on Yuder. In fact, he was very patient with him. He knew boundaries and consent (and consent is sexy). He also knew that Yuder was hiding a lot from him (Yuder would be a very suspicious person if I were in Kishiar's position) but he NEVER ever forced Yuder to tell him anything and just comforts him (goodness, this guy is literally the best).

MC & ML RELATIONSHIP - They have a very healthy relationship. These two are a couple who know how to communicate and are mature enough not to get jealous or misunderstand so easily. I don't understand why other people hate the fact that Kishiar never gets jealous and is not possessive. Doesn't this only prove that he trusts and truly loves Yuder rather than just lusting after his body (like most BLs) ? Furthermore, I want to clarify this about the ML because I've seen a lot of people hating Kishiar for some reason. No, he isn't using Yuder nor does he see him as a mere piece on his chessboard. He is only interested in him in the earlier chapters and is merely teasing. He never planned to use him in any way, it's Yuder himself who keeps bringing him information without being asked.

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Blackcat95
Blackcat95 rated it
July 31, 2023
Status: c162
Remembering that this one is 900+ chap and still on going 😂 see you 2years later if I still alive.

Love it. The world building its so Fascinating.

The MC char is calm handsome smart Love love love

ML char is playfull OP love love love gime moree
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ZeyFletcher
ZeyFletcher
December 11, 2023
Status: c349
Paused cause translation is not yet finished 😩😩

GURL, this is so so so so good. That is all. I dont even know what to say. There's angst/sadness, romance, action, mystery

like?? This is totally my genre 🥹🥹 I hope the translations finish soon but the novel itself is still ongoing, and I dont even wanna complain cause I can feel that there's still may things to tackle even if its already chap 300 🥹

... more>> I LOVE THIS, I have a feeling it can be my favorite

the romance IS slowburn but GUrL, it is so freking worth it 😫🤌🏻

i love, love, love it 🥰

Yuder? I love you mann

kishiar? U so damn fine green flag

side characs? Very 😌

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Midnight_Dreamscape
Midnight_Dreamscape rated it
December 30, 2022
Status: c981
Hands down my most favourite story in this genre.

I love the characters in this one so much, there is just so much development for the mains and side characters. They all have their own distinguishable personalities, and are super consistent and show good growth! The MC & ML are as mature as they can realistically be, they don't know everything despite knowing so much. I especially like how they don't obviously follow any silly BL tropes, and the scenes so far serve to further the plot or the characters emotions... more>> in one way or another. Though, I really want to know if they will have kids... I know not many people like that genre of BL (ik its omegaverse, but this is the first time I've read THIS kind of novel where the author has integrated omegaverse into their own awoken concept), but it was talked about a bit and MC even wondered about it as a passing thought. I personally hope it does, but I logically know that it may not fit well in the story/plot that's going on (IDK).

The romance is a bit slow, but a good kind of slow. They communicate super well! The romance is super nice too, it gets shown in small bits, and that's just great! Since this novel is so long, we get more expanded emotions and conversations, which are not a detriment to the pace at all. You're able to get deeper into their feelings and get more out of their conversations than in other novels. One of the conversations in particular, one where the two leads are showing their amazing communication with each other (~CH560), we are able to get sooo much out of that conversation that I thought I was reading an extra sort of chapter. Like those bonus chapters where authors do a break the fourth wall and do a Q n A sort of thing. Normally, stories start a conversation to get one specific piece of information out, but that scene gave it as well as some stuff that you'd usually wonder about while reading the part. The characters are just as curious and theorizing as we are, and I found that to be something nice to point out, since I don't encounter this often (maybe it's just me, I don't usually branch out like I did with this one. I rarely read stories where we get to go into more detail with these sorts of things). However, there are times when you may feel like some lines/ideas/concepts are being repeated, but it's not terrible as those ideas get built upon and revisited, allowing you to discover stuff alongside the characters. I often found in a bit annoying in some of the shorter novels I've read where, they throw out some amazing concepts last minute, and just go with it. I enjoy how we are able to go back to old content, I've sometimes felt like I was reading a whole other novel when the contents of the beginning differ a lot from the end.

If I were to compare this novel to other super long novels like tr*sh of the Counts family, I'd say that the pacing is much much slower. I'm up to chapter 350 in that novel, and the in story time that has passed is about ~3 years or something. In Turning, it has not even been a year despite it being ~600 chapters.

Anyways, I can't wait to see where this one ends!

[Edit on August 15, 2023] changed reviews from 760 chapters to 940 chapters

The story now has integrated itself into my life now... I now read & purchase off the official site (you don't know how many means I used to ensure my safety on this foreign website and many others required to access and purchase stuff, like, I didn't know it had to be so complicated and I worried about my info being leaked due to several factors), and stay up till 4am just waiting for the next chapter to be uploaded... Yes, it is still amazing and worth it 1 million % :'>.

Somehow it has STILL not been a year since the cavalry started, but everything just fits in perfectly. A LOT (940 chapters) has occured in the first year of the cavalry's creation, but it feels a bit relieving for some reason. Maybe because it makes me feel like there is room for a LOT more episodes that I do see myself purchasing in the future when episodes exceed 1000 or 1200. I also just noticed stuff based on now having access to the comment section. Seems like the cavalry will travel to all corners of the Or empire. We've gone to the east? (been a while, but I think this was where Devran was captured in teh early chapters?), west, south and next is probs Kishiar's home in the north!

[Edit on Nov 30, 2023]changed reviews to 981

IDK how, but the story just gets better and better... The romance and affection between the leads are just getting better and better, like how?!?!? IDK what to expect will happen next in the story, as the only other world saving/big event novel I've read other than Turning is tr*sh of The Count's family (which I stopped at ch 400). I believe the climax of the story just passed, and we are getting to the resolution? The story will definitely be more than 1000 chapters tho. I hope we get lots of side stories!!! I feel like there is so much left to explore!

Note: Srry, I wont be able to share the chapters, I feel like actually personally distributing it is more potentially dangerous than linking it to sites that host this. Also, I can't copy paste anything, and when I translate from image, it makes the sentences cut off in weird places and translate wrong. It is super time consuming to fix, and I don't have time like that <<less
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Razio
Razio rated it
December 29, 2023
Status: c439
I spent the past week (edit: now two weeks) binging this and lord. When the tag says slow burn. This is truly a slow burn I haven't experienced in a while. Don't underestimate it but please don't let it deter you! It's slow but it doesn't feel needlessly drawn out, rather their progression feels natural and rewarding.

MC thinks before he speaks and acts, which I love. He's calculating and takes into account his past without relying on it completely. He chooses different paths and isn't afraid of changing things up.... more>> He's not infallible, he makes mistakes and has his own shortcomings, and he's really likable as a protagonist.

Personally I love the ML. He's a different type of scheming and thinker, and as you go you learn more about him and the last him's relationship with MC in the past. Things start to click as their current relationship grows. He's an interesting character and nudges MC in a less self sacrificial direction and is a great leader. His flirting isn't uncomfortable or overbearing, and I don't get second hand embarrassment reading it (commendable honestly). He seems like an OP character but he doesn't feel out of place compared to everyone else.

I can't wait to catch up to the spicier scenes. I came here expecting more of that flavor of omegaverse but I got hooked on the slow burn and plot, LOL but I'm very happily reading my way through this slow burning ember of a novel! <<less
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pointoverture
pointoverture rated it
October 12, 2023
Status: c205
This is just one amazing novel that's definitely up in my top favorites. I binge read 200+ chapters in a few days and I think I might be in love. I 100% recommend this. READ THIS.

Honestly, I could rant on and on about what a love about this, so I'll make a list.
    • Stunning Characterization (great chemistry)
        • The MC here, Yuder, is such a complicated and fascinating character. We start off with very little knowledge of MC (obviously). What I love is that we gradually see his character shine through as each chapter passes by. In his reminiscing of the past, we see snippets of who he was, and how he came to be the person he is now. There is no sudden info dump. You need to read and discover everything yourself.
        • MC is also an unreliable narrator who isn't very in tune with his emotions, so it's so enjoyable to read the descriptions of his feelings and then to interpret them yourself. At times I even stop between chapters to just interpret MC's feelings. Ie. When he says "guilt, " does he mean [this] or [this]? Is [this] what led to all his complicated emotions/lack thereof in the past?
        • Despite being very knowledgeable, he still has many gaps in his memories and general info of the past, so you follow him as he figures out problems and events that he had never known about, and as he theorizes possibilities of what led to his disastrous future.
        • The ML is just a flat-out amazing character. He is complicated and layered (like MC), with so much depth and history that I'm still interested in finding out more about him. He has amazing chemistry with the MC, and I love reading their interactions. I saw that some people didn't like him at first (which I don't really understand bc he's great from the get-go), but give it some time and you'll just see him blossom. He's an interesting, mysterious character at first, and, like the MC, we slowly get to know him more and more. One of my favorites is the contrast between the ML of the past vs. The ML of the present, shown through the MC's contemplations.
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          The ML of MC's present is a bright man filled with goals and aspirations. The ML of MC's past (before ML's death) was a tired, resigned man who MC didn't quite ever understand (so therefore, we don't understand him much either). Ultimately, ML's emotions were somewhat of a mystery. But, as you discover more with the MC, you see and understand exactly how the ML ended up the way he did.

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          ie. The ML was the commander of the Calvary, but he stepped down after a short amount of time to give the seat to the MC in the past. When the MC goes back in time, he wonders why he was given the seat and questions the ML about his intentions. But the ML states that he never intends to step down, and that he intends to stay as the commander. So we're left with the question of "why did the ML step down in the past?" And then we're given the answer to that question in the future chapters. It was an interesting but sad reveal. (I'm not specifying what it was--go and read it yourself!

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        • The side characters are also enjoyable to read about, but I'm too tired to gush about them. But the amazing thing about them is that they feel realistic and memorable.
    • Pacing/Development

        • my hands-down favorite thing is probably the development: the development of the characters, the development of the plot, etc.
        • For one, the greatest part is probably the development of the character's pasts and personalities. The author drops a few hints (through the MC's thoughts) and leaves you with so many questions. Why did [insert event here] happen? Why did [insert here] do this?
        • And then you slowly but surely piece together the puzzle of events from the MC's world, and it's so satisfying. You can see and guess how things turned out. You're granted the ability to compare the past and the present. As MC finds out more and more, you can

          understand how things ended up as badly as they did in MC's past timeline. There's lots of mysteries and questions, which I love bc I'm an avid fan of the mystery genre.

    • Plot
        • the plot very-much exists and it is amazing. I'm loving the world-building and gradual understanding of the world. There is no boring downtime. The MC goes from event to event, and each one is so significant to realizing how things came about.
      (and seriously, if you're going to rate this novel badly don't rate it because you were disappointed that it didn't live up to whatever nonsensical expectations you created yourself. I'm saying this to the one person who called MC naive for wanting to save the world (???) and rated this badly for the MC somehow not having the mindset they wanted the him to have. MC was given a second chance at life to fix his mistakes--of course he's going to take it and not just sit by while the world is about to end.)
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Terseinter
Terseinter rated it
January 25, 2024
Status: --
Turning features a beautiful slow-burn romance, decent plot and worldbuilding, and a great cast of background characters who aren’t forgotten in the overarching plot.... more>>
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Even hundreds of chapters into the novel, the characters briefly mentioned at the start aren’t forgotten.

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Don’t let the omegaverse tag deter you from reading, as although this book may not be perfect, it easily became one of my favorite books.

The book starts off as a typical regression story, but deviates as our MC, Yuder, doesn’t seek out revenge. Instead, he takes a path similar to his previous life and joins the cavalry, intending to stop the disasters that began happening in his past life.

Much of the novel’s plot is centered around politics, but the characters are actually rational, making it engaging. (Kiolle is an exception.)

However,
Spoiler

the plot seems to have no stakes because of how Kishiar and Yuder resolve most of the issues without any problem.

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There is mystery surrounding the past, the Red Stone, and much of the world that is also explored slowly. I find that the way this book handles such plot is done so in a realistic way because of how slow the plot is explored. As the plot progresses, the worldbuilding is done so similarly throughout the book as characters travel to the east, west, and the south of the empire to deal with different issues. The only thing I have issue with is how the different powers work, as there is barely any insight given to how powerful some characters are in relation to others.

Finally, the romance—one of the strongest points in this book. Kishiar and Yuder’s relationship and how it unfolds in the second life is—I would say—the best romance I have seen in all of fiction (though, I haven’t read enough romance to say.) While most books focus on the physical elements of a relationship (s*x mainly), Kishiar and Yuder actually take the time to know, love, and understand each other. They are genuinely so in love and you can feel it through the prose.

The slow-burn doesn’t detract from the romance at all—it isn’t forced and it makes it feel all the more realistic as both are given time to process their emotions before going on into a relationship. S*upid misunderstandings as excuses for plot instigation and other miscommunication issues won’t be found in this book, because Kishiar and Yuder actually communicate. (Shocker.) I have no words for how good the romance is in this novel—it is genuinely the first I’ve read of its kind, where both partners are attentive to each other’s worries and they actually resolve them through conversation that is realistic and innovative.

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The strategy game confession between Yuder and Kishiar broke my heart </3

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Like I said, the novel isn’t perfect. Don’t come in expecting a complete masterpiece, as you might be disappointed. The plot is good, but doesn’t compete with the best of the best, obviously. Some characters have such similar speech patterns that it’s difficult to tell who’s speaking at times, though this might be a translation issue. The power system seems to focus on soft magic and the worldbuilding may not be up to par with other fantasy novels. But, even with all these issues, Turning has the perfect balance of plot and romance, making it a captivating read.

I think the plot in this book is honestly good enough that it’d be able to stand decently without the romance. It’s a shame that there are people who will avoid this book just because of the yaoi and omegaverse tags.

(P.S. PLEASE do not take what I say as me being a hater towards this novel. It’s the exact opposite. I just don’t want people coming in expecting the book to be something it isn’t and rating it low because of that. In my heart, I view this book as a masterpiece but I know other’s won’t..) <<less
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Miss Long rated it
November 11, 2023
Status: c326
I love this kind of slow burn type of love and the plot, I'm kinda tired how many BL Novels just straight up spoon feeding the reader and tell the whole story because some of the readers are impatient and want to read the snusnu stuff. I love the world building and how every characters in this novel aren't annoying (even the villains or side character like Kiole aka the chihuahua) I also love how our pair are coping with their relationship progress, the ML is the man with greenest... more>> colour and I love the MC, he's thinking (logically and not based on short flowery feeling), uttering his opinions and learning on how to trust and depend on his friends and ML

There's a comment said that ML never help or shield the MC, letting the MC injured and then feeling regret with his choice... well I dunno, the MC and ML are not an omniscient reader like us so how are they supposed to know what's going to happen if they make this/that choice?

I think even the ML feeling regret and felt shaken when he left MC while continuing the mission and the MC ended up injured.

And also being too OP sometimes won't do any good if there are no restriction or bottom line, that's just too boring in my opinion, both MC and ML are powerful in their own way and have their own restrictions. That's what we called as balanced in both side.

I didn't read any spoilers after this chapter (326) so far ML is treating MC good and MC is learning to be more open when around ML or his friends.

So to the reader who only read the spoilers and not doing any reading comprehension seriously ended up making a false conclusion.

sekali lagi lu begitu lu, gue guser puyer dah lu *booom* <<less
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OrieOieoe
OrieOieoe rated it
January 22, 2024
Status: c804
I love this novel so much!!! The progression of the relationship in this novel is so natural and it genuinely makes my heart melt seeing Kishiar and Yuder together!!

Normally in novels, after reading the main couple get together, reading their moments feels boring, but not in this novel. The author did so well in building their relationship up that seeing them just interact feels so cute!!!
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Naeme
Naeme rated it
March 25, 2024
Status: c1023
So, let it be known first, that what you're about to read isn't just a cheap novel for some simple romance, s*x scenes and quick revenge that will only be satisfying for a moment. This is a very well thought-out novel that brings you on an adventure of mystery, magic and great relationships. You'll get character development from every character, ML, the friends, the family, the enemies and the MC (Hurray! This is becoming increasingly rare). Revenge isn't even on the table, even tho MC (Yuder) would have a good... more>> reason to, but he has no interest in this and has other priorities. Which I find makes him very mature, and I do love myself a mature MC.

This story possess amazing world building that was thought-out and is very well executed. The omegaverse is very new in that universe (barely 2 years) and it FEELS new, because barely anyone mentions it, especially at first. Why would people who have no idea what it is, and don't even have second genders, worry and judge others by their second genders? So they don't. And that's what I love, it's very realistic, they got other things to worry about. Things that they understand. While the second genders are there, and things need to be change for everyone's safety, it's still kind of a background thought for everyone. And I love that it's not just shoved in your face all the time.

The focus of the story is more around the new magic (the Awakeners) and the Cavalry making it's place in the world. It's about following Yuder who only wishes to change the future because it's going in a very bad direction and decides how he wants to change things as he goes. I like that he doesn't have a perfect plan immediately after reincarnation, it makes it more realistic, in my opinion, and relatable. Other thing that is realistic, Yuder, while he does know some stuff from the future and can predict some things, doesn't know everything. We never start an ''arc'' knowing immediately everything that happened in the future before because of Yuder. Sometimes we see him remember things, but we're basically seeing things happening at the same time as Yuder.

Now. The romance. Yuder and Kishiar. Let me just say it: I have never read about a more healthy and magnificent couple as these two. I think that one of the reason they are so healthy is because they are both very mature. And it shows. Yuder is physically 20, but he's actually 31 and it shows in his maturity and attitude. (And also when you compare him to past him) Kishiar and Yuder listen to each other, are honest about what they want and are very respectful of each others boundaries. Yuder's relationship with the past Kishiar was pretty bad and complicated, but it's clear that Yuder drew a line that separate the people of the past to those of the present. They're basically almost two different people to him. Which again, is very mature of him. After all, you can't blame someone for something he did in a possible future, but never actually did and never had any intention of doing. It's just not fair.

Kishiar and Yuder heal my soul and they are the most badass couple of the century. I'm a fan of power couple, couples that are equally strong are perfection and that's them. Their romance is just the best and their relationship with the Cavalry is very funny. The Cavalry idolise both of them and you get to see the Cavalry grow. They make mistakes, sometimes they can't keep up with Yuder and Kishiar but I swear to you all that there is growth! As I said at first, everyone as a character growth! The Cavalry too! They're not perfect, you can't blame them for that, but I swear that they will want to grow stronger and work hard for it. Which is beautiful to see.

I won't enter too much details, but I love pretty much every characters in this story even the villains (in the sense that I love them as villains for a story, if they were real people I would hate them with a burning passion). We get to meet some very interesting characters. There are a lot of chapters, but it's definitively more worth it to read this story than to read most of the story I've seen on this site that has only 200-300 chapters, let me tell you that much. And by a MILE at that. <<less
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