This is an awesome novel, worth the read. The best store cultivation novel I have read yet, avoids their general worst tropes wonderfully(complaining trash paper MC, System that provides everything to MC and also dictates MC's behaviour, goal and path ).
This action of his confuses me. As both of them are unarmed and monsters are most likely out there, would it not be better to arm yourselves with at least the gun and the bow, thus increasing your chances of reaching an unknown safe place alive?
The title and intro are interesting. The writing style and character of the MC are great in my eyes. It gives me great hope that this novel can keep me hooked until the end, even though I am currently only by chapter 4
I really love the concept Herb King and the focus on that instead of sword fighting, face slapping and killing. The introduction is also really good and makes you want to read the novel. What killed the novel less than 15 chapters in is how the main character is written and his interactions with other people. The MC is not written consistently: take for example the intro: the impression of the MC is that herbs and being a doctor is his passion and he actively seeks rebirth due to his regrets in life. Read the first chapter: the impression of the MC is that he reaches the rebirth tree due to plotarmor(i kid you not: it was mentioned multiple times that he managed to reach the tree with the help of some "mysterious strength". The mysterious strength could have easily been replaced by passion, curiosity, willpower, etc and it would have given a better impression of the MC as that strengthens the intro about him). The MC ate the rebirth fruit without further thought and reason aside from that he saw it and felt a bit hungry. The following chapters are also showing the MC in quite bad or unimpressive light. Another issue is the MC's mental age: Either the MC is an old man or a 3 year old ignorant dumb kid. He can't be either. No real human is both and in the novel the MC constantly switches between these depending on what the plot currently needs. Another thing is the character interactions: The interactions between the MC and parents(dialogue, actions) is too short. It's like the reader is getting a glimpse and then the novel moves on. This glimpse is too short to give the reader a real lasting impression about the MC and his parents.
I found this novel to be quite a letdown. The writing style is good, the beginning is good, the MC and all side characters are introduced with a defining characteristic and setups that promise a lot of potential for this novel. Honestly within the first 50 chapters, I really had the feeling that I found a gem and this novel could be a masterpiece. However, the more I read on, the more I was letdown and by chapter 130 the novel lost me. I stopped reading. It became obvious that the focus of the novel will be fighting and I am not looking forward to reading 1000 chapters and more with repeated fights where it is obvious that the MC will win and get with each fight some kind of powerup to get more OP. For me, fights are a spice to make your meal more delicious, but with spices alone will never be a meal that will satisfy you and fill you up. What I consider as letdowns: 1. There are no further/barely any specific details(not vague, relative mentionings) to the characters aside from what you find out the first time they are introduced. Don't believe me? Then ask yourself after you have read the novel: what are the MC's likings(color, food), disliking, hobbies, height, ticks, weaknesses etc? What is Lilith's likings, hobbies, height, etc. or where does she live, what is her living routine, her problems, etc? 2. MC and Lilith's relationship/interactions: By around chapter 100, the MC treats Lilith like a year-old good friend which is hard to believe and empathise as a reader, since MC at that time knows her less than a month and has no further knowledge of her. The only two interactions between them within those 100 chapters is where she either is teasing him or giving him knowledge about the new world. His personality is set as an asocial, awkward loner. Hell, he does not even know her full name. Just her first name. He is also never interested in knowing it. 3. Magic. So the title of the novel is blood warlock and from the synopsis it is implied that the MC has a super-genius level of magic talent. In chapter 104 it is literally said that the Soul Record is giving him special treatment due to this magic talent, so why is our MC a sword fighter(he fights mainly with the sword)? The title and synopsis promised different. For that hyped up level of talent, I expect Magic to be his main way of fighting and for him to do more with it. 4. The MC's motivation. His family. Honestly aside from the beginning where the MC fears their loss and then Lilith gives him the hope that they might have survived, the MC's behaviour barely reflects that they are his goal. He claims he needs to get to his family, but that sounds so perfunctory. Why? Simple: He is taking his sweet time getting to them. Like he never feels the rush to get to them as soon as possible. He never fears that even while they might have survived the beginning of the apocalypse, they might get killed off or live a bad live until he gets to them. When he sees woman's getting raped and abused, he never considers/fears that the same could happen to his mother and sister? He never has nightmares that they might be suffering? He also never attempted getting to their home. From observing the bad situation, he simply deduces and then takes as fact, without real evidence/proof, that the journey to his family is impossible unless he reaches a strong enough strength. Disclaimer: I have only reached around 130 chapters, so there is no garantee that in future chapters all these letdowns are properly addressed by the author. I know that I don't want to invest the time and money to find out so that's why I am stopping. Honestly, whether a novel is for you or not is best decided by yourself trying it. This is just my feeling and opinion. Because I feel this novel had the potential to be a masterpiece(at least in my unprofessional reader's eye), I am so disappointed at the letdowns.
Insanely good. I have read into 30 chapters and I am hooked. The main character is mature, likeable and I am very interested in further reading his journey to stardom. The system is good as in the author wonderfully avoided the pitfalls of having a system in the story(negative examples: system giving MC freebies for no reason in the name of lotteries or something, system being sentient with some annoying mascot character, system forcing the MC to behave in a certain way in the name of quests, etc.) All characters the MC has come into contact give the impression of real-life people with their own personality, history, etc.
I find the writing style(grammaticals, etc.) very good, like what I would get in a bookstore novel good. But i only managed to read to chapter 24/25, before I could not take it anymore and stopped reading. I think, for me, the major problem for this novel is that the show and tell do not go hand in hand. The tell of this novel promises you an awesome MC: old/experienced, wizened/knowledgeable powerhouse. Like Ni Li from Tales of Demons and Gods. The show of this novel delivers you a pubertal idiotic incapable muscle brained teenager. The generic mc template you get in so many online novels nowadays = Nothing special, oversaturated and quite frankly very boring. This is a problem as show ranks higher than tell for a reader and the fact that every time the MC's past "awesome" self is mentioned, it is kept very vague(How old was MC really when he died? etc.) makes it harder and harder to believe what the tell promises you. The author wants to show strongly that being reborn does not equal a smooth live again as you can see from the MC's interaction with his former best friend, how to handle the situation in his city, unexpected situations occur again and again and the MC can only passively react to them, etc. This further undermines what the tell promises the reader and strengthens how incapable, stupid the MC is. At chapter 24 my impression was that the MC being able to solve the events is more due to plotarmor and less the MC's ability. The idea is fine itself for me, but the things the author used were the wrong ones to proof it. Another frustrating point is the MC's illness and non-existent cultivation talent. It is written that the MC can't sprint more than 30 seconds before being out of breath and yet by chapter 24 the MC has fought 4 times personally within the time span of 1 day. If the author had made the MC deal with his illness and non-existent talent in a realistic way like thinking of original, believable solutions, then this setting would have been awesome and perfectly differentiated our MC from Ni Lie and any other generic MC template out there. But what you get instead is a disappointment. It's nothing but a cheap excuse for the author to write otherwise supposed to be easy fights as dangerous, exciting fights with real stakes at risk.
I love it. The beginning(currently at chapter 33) is good as if it were written by a professional writer. The starting point of the MC is such a refreshing change of breath: The MC is from a loving, living family. His familiy is rich and from a magic family. The MC has no inferiority complex about anything. And despite all these facts, it is still an entertaining read without boredom. I love the international/global openminded outlook of the MC and his family. It's so rare as one tends to only focus on the immediate environment and country one are living in.
Well, this thought of the MC is quite stupid. Just using the innocent Sirius Black, who was framed to be Voldemort's minion, as an example proves that this thought is not a better way to deal with Voldemort's minions.
I read to chapter 13 and that is when the story lost me. I love naruto and I like fan-fictions that show me new facets of naruto or have some changes that prevent the/some tragedies in naruto. The main reason why i stopped reading at chapter 13, is the repeated starts and the MC's non-existence to the naruto timeline. And with each start, the average impression of the MC's character starts to degenerate more and more. The first start is that the MC has a happy family and he starts to train to be an awesome ninja. The MC and his family are self inserts into naruto and with this start, I was really interested, what changes are going to occur into naruto due to the MC and his family as self-inserts. The answer: Absolutely no change. His parents die with no influence/change to naruto.(This is the 1. scrapped start). Then the MC becomes part of Itachi and Sasuke's family and it looks like the first influence/change the MC is going to do is to prevent the Uchiha massacre. What changes happen to the naruto timeline: Absolutely nothing. Out of nowhere with no setup for no reason, the MC is bamboozled into losing some years. The Uchiha massacre happened and now the MC has to start anew(This is the 2. scrapped start). This is at chapter 13 and from what I saw, I am not interested in reading further.
"What do you want more, you greedy bastard?" made me laugh. It's a great m-finger to the reward-driven system MCs in most/all novels are.
I think so too. I also think that due to the MC having knowledge of Harry Potter, for him, familiarity-wise, Hermione is not on the level of a complete stranger.
Why hide this ability? Isn't the purpose of these benefits for him to survive better? If yes, what is the point of hiding it? It might sound better to give some reason why it has to be hidden or just let the system energy run out at this point and that's why it could not tell him.
No problem. I think this is what a review is supposed to be helpful for. For me, there are a lot of likeable parts in your novel. I think that by further refining the story this story or your future stories could be a real gem.
I really liked the beginning of the story, until chapter 27. I liked the start, because the MC came across as a real human being and the author concentrated more on character development and growth development of the MC than following the MHA storyline and other such stuff. As a fiction of another work, i find that the MC is very important as all the existing characters and background already exists and is already well thought out. This is where I find this novel shines and the reason why so many other fan fictions suck. But I get the impression that at chapter 27, the author just wanted to end the MC's complete growth and rush to get to the adventure/action stuff. Points I did not like and made me stop at chapter 46 even though there are 78 chapters at this point in time: 1. I found his system unique and interesting, until the author added the shop(bad because now the author is pretty much copy pasting features of other work instead of writing his "own memorable" MC's ability/stepping stone/etc. - example: arc reactor from iron man) and made the system sentient with a dislikable character(Sister Melo, who abused the MC with silent treatment, when he wanted to be a hero she did not agree with and when that did not work, went with physical abuse such as giving him diarrhea, etc.) 2. MC is very selfish. He gets from his grandma, All Might, Nighteye, etc. so much help, but he himself never did anything for them in return. By chapter 26, we had the MC thinking of wanting to do something in return for the orphanage, but with the orphanage gone, it always remains at just a though or mere words. Though/words do not equal actions. 3. The way the author wrote the destruction of the orphanage and the death of the others is far too rushed. In fact, aside from the grandma, the death of the others was never showed, only told. With this and the fact that due to the MC being more of a loner, he did not have such a close relation with the others in the orphanage that his reaction after the destruction was just too extreme. 4. The MC's surroundings perceived him as a genius, while as a reader he did not give the impression of a genius(thoughts, behaviour, speech), so whenever he gets the "he is so genius" treatment, it feels like a farce
awesome, an MC that takes his time thinking his choices through This is such a rare sight [img=recommend]
ooh, an MC that has no delusions about harems or wanting strength(cause that's the solution for every problem and to reach the peak of whatever...). I already like this guy. He comes across as a real normal (loner) human would.
I am confused??? Doesn't the fact that you can catch and own more than one pokemon make this a redundant and moot point.
is this police-alliance stuff really a fact from pokemon or stuff the author made up? I admit, it is a really long time since my childhood, where I watched and played pokemon, but I am sure, I would remember such an illogical fact. Also can't find anything to this on the pokemon wikis.
This thought sounds more like exposition for readers instead of what a normal human would think.