Vanguard of the Eternal Night


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A master assassin transmigrates into an interstellar era.

Other players were responsible for competing in the e-sports arena, while he was responsible for stringing up and beating up the other players.

His sword was hidden during the peak of day, and he was a gentleman who arrived in a flash of light;
As a vanguard of the eternal night, he was the variable between life and death in the world.

“As you know, the Star League’s difficulty levels are arranged in this way:
Paradise < Simple < Normal < Difficult < Nightmare < Hell < [Tyron Odin]”

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New scrapsd rated it
November 24, 2021
Status: Completed


- Even if everyone finds MC too OP, I think its cool. Though it can get quite exaggerated, most of the games last 3 chapters which I think is a good amount of chapters for an individual competition.

... more>>

he literally is so OP, he never lost in this whole novel. Not a single fight lost. Lol. So take this piece of information in anyway you want.


- Very cute flirty romance. MC is a big flirt, and ML is just a blushing mess, though both of them are strong in their own fields.

- Really love the backstory of MC, his childhood, experiences and how it affected him, making him strong AF.


- World building and side character building is meh. The world building as well as the MC's circumstances are abit iffy with some plot holes. There are basically no side characters except for ML (Victor) and maybe his parents, and the side couple (which comes in quite late). The rest of the side characters have no names, no back story, they're almost just used for making the MC look better. I feel like having a little more depth to the other characters would be nicer and make this story a little fuller.

- The progress of MC and ML went from 1, to 100 and getting to marry in seconds. If you don't mind minor spoilers...


MC, Odin, is supposed to have trust issues and what not from his past, i.e. his parents etc, he even knows he himself has a hard time loving someone, but it seems like it was easy with Victor. In less than a few meetings, and just a small push from Victor, they're already a trouble free couple... doesn't make sense, but then again, their interactions are very cute.


- Game play? If you can even call it that. It's not really e-sports imo. It's more of fantasy gladiator fighting type (even though there's group fights, this novel mainly shines on MC's OPness in individual competitions. The set up of the games seem endless. There's so many classes/jobs and some of them are even unbalanced. E.g. the card summoner?

he can summon like fire demons that no one manages to defeat, but of course MC does.

and even a class like Hacker... smh. I was thinking more of LoL or at most Val kinda set up, but nope.


It's actually quite good if you like combat scenes and the fantasy type of action novels. The romance is well spaced out, so it doesn't have huge chunks of fight scenes vs romance, and all in all the relationship is very fluffy. I enjoyed the start and middle ish of the novel more, while towards the end, I found myself speed reading/skipping some chunk of the fights. <<less
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New dday0425 rated it
November 23, 2021
Status: c93
This story is one that's pretty hard to rate. I stopped reading it for a long times before decided to resume the read, and immediately found a reason why I shelf it for so long after only a few more chapters of reading.

Initially, the writing is good, the setting is good, and the characters are fine, many of the dialogues also refreshing and beautiful and it should be no problem with getting 5 stars. However, the MC is so OP, too OP, to the point it's boringly predictable. He's a... more>> real-life master assassin whose skills are far beyond others, hence his achievements are inevitable. It's to the point that his character becomes 2D, meaning he's uninteresting, and I can barely read through it. The most ridiculous thing is his performances in the team competition matches. Lol what's the point of it being a team competition? When he could just solo kills all individuals present at the field? Then everyone practically become radishes and cabbages in front of him, just let him reap whatever he wants. I wonder why the writer even bother writing this scenes at all? It's almost no difference from his other matches where he killed all his opponents within 20 seconds with his fancy moves. Even the romance of the main couple, it's sometimes good and sweet, but sometimes it left me with a strange aftertaste with the way they interact with eachother. Idk it's really hard to rate the story. I feel really complicated doing so. Lol <<less
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maevalily rated it
July 4, 2019
Status: c18
This story is good. No, it's really good. No, no it's really really amazingly good ?

Just that, your heart may not be able to handle this suave MC and adorkable little shou and it may explode and you may die.

And very importantly, this is a story translated by our family's amazing XIIN. Super quality and timely updates are guaranteed since this is her project, so what are you waiting for? ?
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Melange rated it
September 4, 2020
Status: Completed
If you ignore the entirely illogical and poorly explained setting as well the corny pick up lines, then this is a pretty fluffy novel. Try to endure as the novel is wrought with cringe-worthy moments as the entirety of the plot is essentially just idol worship directed at MC.

As for the eSports aspect, it's really not even eSports. It's some weird mish-mash of futuristic interstellar VR mixed with fantasy, I don't know.

Maybe some readers enjoyed the romance between MC and ML, but I just felt it was cheesy as hell,... more>> and the way they got together made me shudder from the palpable cringe.


ML got jealous that MC told some reporters that he already had a partner, so ML ran to MC's house and begged for a chance to be together. Then they kissed, MC tried to walk away, and ML kissed him a bunch of times while screaming 'sorry.'

Ughhh, nooo... After that, their relationship is occasionally sweet but also written like an 8th-grader's ideal relationship.

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YaoiMom22 rated it
September 23, 2019
Status: c45
I don't write reviews very often but I simply couldn't help it this time.

This story is GOOD. Like REALLY, REALLY good!!

That said, it's not perfect- there are pacing and plot issues- but I can't remember the last time a story made me feel this giddy inside. It's SO rare to see a gong MC (one of my ALL TIME fave things) and this guy is... dear lord. His lines are just melt your panties hot. The way he goes after the little shou (Who is no weeping, weak bottom btw.... more>> He's pretty damn badass in his own right.) is simply flawless. Kabedon... hnnnn. Without a doubt Tyron is ridiculously sexy.

I'm an old mom who's been around the block a few times and I was squealing like a teenager.

So is the MC wildly OP? Like a little scarily OP? Yes. If you can't stand a MC who wins every battle like he's robbing toddlers then skip this, BUT, if you can get past that and make it to the romance.... it will be worth it. It's straightforward with very little "Omg does he liiiike mee?" silliness and confusion. It was refreshing to see how easily they managed to get together. I have no idea if there are any smutty scenes and for once I honestly don't care lololol Tyron's lines are more than enough for me :D

OPness (hehehehe sorry, I'm horrible) aside, the MC is actually pretty sweet and very gentle when dealing with the ML. He's a romantic soul. Definitely someone the ML (and we readers) will sigh over. He's very smart but not annoyingly so. I'm interested in seeing what drama the plot has in store for him. So far it's been pretty smooth sailing.

The ML is adorable and feisty. He's a fighter and no one better get in his way when he's got a battle to win. I really like how he reacted to the injustice others face. He's determined and selfless... and super, super cute!! In the boardroom, he can hold his own with the best of them but when he's in front of the MC he folds like paper

flowers. (Under a cut, because the MC actually folds bluebell flowers out of various things and teaches the ML how to do it after he asked for a flower... siiiigh.

There's a reason behind it related to his past as an assassin but it doesn't take away from the romantic aspect.)

His collection of the MC's fan swag is hilarious- especially when you find out why he has so much of it hahaha

Mind you, I'm only 45 chapters in but so far so amazing! If you've been hemming and hawing about reading this (I was tbh for a long while) give it a try. I bet you won't be sorry.

My only real issue is I keep reading "Tyron" as "Tyrion"!! Damn Game of Thrones! <<less
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YoriMei rated it
September 14, 2020
Status: c140
Sometimes you just want a story filled with cool people doing cool things and don't want to sit through 50 chapters of character development. Sometimes you don't want a fantastic story to reel you in, sometimes you just want some cool fights and a decently likable protagonist before you pack it up and go to bed.

Honestly, the story is average. MC's cool but a bit of an edge lord, he's set up to basically be an extremely loyal but absolute s*x God (half incubus half elf) whose also an unstoppable... more>> assassin whose killed gods and kings alike. He and the ML are quite cute and it's nice to have the smooth, cool gong as our protagonist for once rather than the cute but very competent shou. The problem is, MC's so OP in his new world that all tension in fights is nonexistent and the fact that it'll end in his win no matter what makes it quite boring even with all the action. While it makes sense since you essentially have an experienced warrior in a world filled with people who only fought in video games, the power disparity in this world is so big that it gets tiring to keep reading about it. Tension between MC and ML is nonexistent as well, they both are interested in each other very quick (basically love at first sight). It's not a bad thing, it just leaves the story feeling overall a little bland.

In the end, it's alright. To me, the fight scenes were kinda dull and I found myself skimming them but the main couple was quite cute. However I feel like this story would have been better had it been set in MC's original world and his whole backstory rather than the interstellar world. It kind of felt like eating a pound of mashed potatoes, it wasn't bad in the beginning but got dull later on. Still, it's quite entertaining at the start and the translation quality is quite good so give it shot for yourself. <<less
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MukuruA rated it
December 1, 2018
Status: Completed
I love this premise! Reading from the perspective of the gong, slowly falling in love with the cute shou, this really fits me. Also, gamesssss and OP main characters who are great at games... yessss. Tyler is far from ordinary, which makes this novel very different and refreshing compared to BL I commonly see (perspective of the shou, weak to strong, still weaker than gong most times, etc) I'm really anticipating new chapters ^^ thank you Snowy so so much for translating!

I MTLed this last year, and died at ... more>>

The proposal xD

. So beautiful. They're both really strong in their own way, a power couple~ Shou is so sweet and smart, such a breadwinner~ and our MC is super doting. I love love love this. Normally, I get tired of mtl'ing but this was the first time I finished a novel in mtl. I'll wait until the good translations are completed before revisiting (I really need to revisit to understand the fight scenes properly x'D) <<less
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Oceanskyice rated it
July 28, 2019
Status: c24
My friends, this is quality material.

However, to those who dislike op mcs, this isn't for you, because this MC is badass. The fight scenes in the novel are hot blooded and beautiful, and the MC is a rare gong MC, which means he flirts devastatingly well. Like damn, he's smooth with the little shou.

but still, my favourite is the action, as he crushes his opponents without mercy. It's a work of art, and I'd Recommend it to anyone who likes waiting for you online and love you 59 seconds, though... more>> this novel is heavier on the fighting rather than romance.

This is one of those novels about enjoying the ride, not nitpicking the plot holes, so please read with a grain of salt. (Granted, there isn't any holes so far though, I'll have to see)

edit: that's some intense smut <<less
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earlgreyt rated it
November 15, 2020
Status: Completed
First half of the story was very humorous and a great read. Then it was boredom.

Enjoyed the part about both strong/OP MCs. The Esports part was entertaining in the beginning, but began to get really really repetitive. You know that the MC will win 100% without batting an eyelash. In most novels, this is true, but at least there's tension about how close the fight will be and there's always the possibility of losing a few battles (but winning the cup).

I basically fell asleep twice trying to finish this story.

The... more>> ending is wrapped up very fast. In the beginning, the wooing between the two characters were pretty fluffy, comedic and adorable. But as another reviewer put it, 'it reads like an 8th grader's ideal romance.'

This is very on point. The author's shortcomings and inability to write a full-fledged relationship was exposed after the two get together.

Overall an entertaining shallow read with no obstacles. Good palate cleanser? <<less
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Asteroit rated it
May 14, 2021
Status: Completed
I really liked this Novel.

Our main character is seme/gong. He is an old assassin and after coming to New worl he becomes an e-sport player. If you're so bored and tired of the drama and never coming happy endings in novels you can try this Novel.

I laughed a lot while reading the Novel it was enjoyable. Read it if you want to read something light
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Acidelia rated it
September 12, 2019
Status: c66
This story is beyond just being a BL novel which happens to involve gaming, nor is it just a gaming novel with a romantic subplot - neither description really fits. But if you do like BL, gaming and getting fed a lot of dogfood this is definitely for you!

This couple I swear, definitely one of my favourite ships of all time. It's not your typically cold (but melts in front of shou) gong and smart (but loses IQ in front of gong) shou well it sort of is but... more>> ML is so flirty and smooth with his words that shou really had no other options but to fall (I was swooning/blushing/squealing okay?! getting second-hand embarrassment). Noticed a few gaps in logic, mainly around real world development, but easy to brush off since the main focus of the novel is on the MC's gaming experience and the couple development. <<less
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rhianirory rated it
March 30, 2019
Status: c110
the first six chapters were interesting enough that I started to mtl it but I got a little tired around chapter 100. at chapter 110 I decided i'd wait for the translations. there are a lot of pvp descriptions. the MC doesn't play a game story line he just fights so there are a lot of tournament battles. I like the super OP gong main character but I don't understand ... more>>

why his new body IRL is just as bad*ss as he is in the game without any effort on his part to build up strength and flexibility. some of the moves he does should be damaging to his body unless he's at the proper fitness level. apparently his new body was born with an 8 pack and muscles... no work needed. I don't know why, but that bothers me. maybe because he has it too easy in the game and now it's just as easy in the real world


I'm also unclear on his motivation to keep playing games after he achieves his goal. he wants a peaceful life so he decides to become famous as a pvp gamer?? doesn't make sense to me. also I wasn't always clear when they were in the VR world as opposed to the real world. hopefully the translation will clear up some of my confusion. for now I'm giving it a 3. i'll revisit when there are more chapters to read. <<less
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Chiaroscuro rated it
December 25, 2019
Status: c64
A stallion novel written by shoujo author with the genre of danmei lmao

The MC is overwhelmingly OP that he beat people in seconds. No struggle no suspense.

ML is every shoujo protagonist ever, but is also a boss in real life. Confusing? To word it better, he's a lovestruck idiot.

... more>> I can't relate to both MC and ML since they don't struggle. MC's struggle happened in the past so he's already awesome now. ML is basically a genius with doting parents, endless resource and his struggles feels as conflicting as mosquito bites.

Despite my ruthless remarks, this novel is actually quite good in fluff. It's just that feel good BL so don't think too much about plot or character development (there are some, but miniscule)

It's like an overly sweet chocolate, but hey, it's still chocolate. <<less
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erikvio rated it
October 28, 2019
Status: c51
Rather superficial, but is entertaining if you like stories where the protagonists stroll through life on easy mode.

Story follows Tyron Odin, a master assassin who has been in the service of a God of Slaughter for centuries before gaining his freedom. He wakes up in an interstellar world where his skills catapult him to prominence within the world of virtual e-sports.

The story isn't complicated. It's a constant string of action packed scenes where the MC is vastly overpowered compared to everyone else, followed by other feel-good moments. Imagining the... more>> action scenes can be pretty cool, but there's absolutely no tension whatsoever, since there's just no question that the MC would win. It's more a matter of how badass he'd look winning this time. Obstacles aren't really obstacles.

It's a bit amusing and disturbing to see the crazed fanbase he accumulates in the story mirrored in the chapter comments section. There's a lot of squee-ing involved.

The love interest is hyper competent in different ways than the MC, but always becomes a blushing violet and a complete derp in front of the MC. He's really cute though. The MC is incredibly suave, and his flirt game is great. There are darker edges to his interest due to his experiences/family life, which he refreshingly doesn't try to hide before truly committing to the relationship.

Again, there's no tension in this area either. This fic is essentially a feel-good popcorn flick. <<less
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Zianthus rated it
March 14, 2021
Status: Completed
Love this story, it's light and have little conflict. It might be a fit for those who enjoy gaming or action kind of story. I am mainly here for the dog foods 😁.

I didn't know if it was only my imagination or not, but for me the "fighting" or "battle" are a bit boring. The ML have a very obvious golden finger and the results are basically set.

Anyway, I really like how sweet the interaction between ML and MC and how the story is not so complex.
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Evesneon rated it
February 16, 2021
Status: Completed
Me like, me like, me lick!!

Too handsome. Too funny. Too much action!

After a good novel from "Surprise! The talent show is actually', I'm so glad to find something similar like that!

My first novel that I totally don't mind reading from the gong's perspective because seriously, he is just. Too. Awesome! The shou isn't a useless one either! Both powerful and omg so cute together. The evil overlord vs the smart president. — Edit after completing —

Applause people. Applause. Definitely a solid 5 stars.
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Chipmunkch33k5 rated it
December 14, 2020
Status: Completed
(人*´∀`) 。*゚+ Another fantastic read! The Great Demon King x Political Little Prince are perfectly in sync with their op-ness in every situation. Yes it does sound cliched but it was done well; even the clap-backs didn't have the usual intense bloodshed and what's not but the canon fodders were still dealt with properly or should I say it was done with class lol.

... more>>
Which also mades me think of all of those superb pick up lines were done by the author! Aw man I wish I had half of those fitting skills..... I'd make a killing (≧▽≦) get it? Cause its about an assassin? Okay I'm done now (◕ᴗ◕✿) <<less
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En-Jay99 rated it
December 8, 2020
Status: Completed
A surprisingly interesting and exciting story despite MC being OP from the start. But that's kind of the point. There's no revenge plot, no 'face-slapping' not hatred or cruelty or conspiracies in this story. (Not much anyway) So, yeah if you go in expecting some sort of assassin story, then you might not have fun. Because the action is only part of the story.

Our MC has been an assassin from more than a hundred years. We do eventually see his story (when he opens up to ML) but his skills... more>> exist for a reason. And he's tired. And hurting. And numb. So, when he wakes up in this new world it actually becomes a journey of healing for him. Because you see, the 'violence' in this world is a game. And so our MC gets to use his skills for FUN. Which is amazing. Our ML is a sweetheart who fell in love at first sight. And this is not ignored. MC asks him directly what he wants and why he wants it. So, even though from the summary it feels like a shallow story, it's really not.

Both MC and ML slowly tend to their relationship. And it's not easy because our MC is an assassin. And his heart has been carefully hidden so our MC could survive. Our ML is kinda naive so this serious relationship is also very important to him. And they have pillow fights. Because you know they're both a little silly sometimes and love each other very much. ML calls the MC 'his old antique' which is super cute in the story because the MC is really really old and this new world is like interstellar advanced. So we get a lot of good comedy ???? Moments.

The rest of the story? IS. ALL. ACTION. Because I think the author did a fantastic job with the tournament and all the games. Even though you know the MC is OP, you still see him pushed to the limit because this virtual world and virtual game is something he has to learn about. There's always something new and exciting in every match. And the fans are hilarious and MC cannot handle such positive affirmation after a long life in darkness. He gets embarrassed and a little weirded out (these people are very uhh shameless about their thoughts which can even make a 100 year old assassin blush lol) but the MC is HAPPY which is the best thing that could happen to him. <<less
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calledout rated it
September 7, 2020
Status: c81
i dropped this halfway and honestly would say if this was no romance id like it a lot better. It reads like a typical self indulgent OP MC beats everyone up novel so why even try and disguise it as anything but, if the romance is going to be bland and the characters one dimensional?? The translation quality is excellent, which is why this review isnt a two star, but seriously I just found myself wanting only the action and none of the romance
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Honefuusen rated it
October 12, 2019
Status: c48
Such a tooth rotting fluffy romance interstellar battle game story.

MC is OP assassin flirt from ancient times with a mission. And he is a gong! With a possessive streak a mile wide. Locked on the shou from the very start. The shou is actually OP too but he's such a silly fanboy in front of the MC it's easy to forget he's a badass too, lol.

The story sets MC as the number 1 assassin in his original world and when he died, he made a deal with the God of... more>> Slaughter to obtain a new body for his wandering soul. So he set out to perform tasks given by the God. This time, MC was transmigrated into an interstellar world where he try to get to the top of the battle game in the VR world of the interstellar society.

What I like is that he's such an iceberg but in front of the shou he is such a major flirt. I just died with no regrets every time. Also, the battle scenes are amazing! Detailed and engaging. MC is so OP but his battle is still thrilling.

Most of the novel tell stories about his battle in game so far, so romance was like a side plot. Though, they are still so very sweet, I just. Can't.

I recommend reading this. <<less
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silverwings24 rated it
August 25, 2019
Status: c1
So exciting. Such a great novel. Only at 32 chapters, and I caught up way to fast. The romance is developing. The MC is OP, BUT, considering his background its reasonable. In addition there's no annoying power drop/fighting new overpowered people tropes.
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dee_ism rated it
August 14, 2021
Status: --
I don't mind the OPness of a character, but this story just can't make it interesting. It so boring through and through.

If you like a gaming story, I would like recommend FOG (with lot fluff) or God of Summoner (lot of game) instead.
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