The New Journey of an Old Soul

by Vihyungrang

Original COMPLETED Action Drama Fantasy Romance Female Lead Gender Bender Reincarnation Strong Lead
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The story of a soul seeking new adventure in a new life. A secret wish to find some things he never really found in his old life. Will the universe have other ideas for him again? Warning: 18+ due to violence, language and sexual content Note: The story is complete. A/N: Since people seem to be skittish with the gender bender tag, I should probably mention that it does not play a particularily important part in the story. More in the beginning, less as the story goes on.

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Prologue - Facing Judgement ago
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Chapter 2,5 - Return of the judge ago
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Mokonae
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Found this gem yesterday

Boy am i glad i tried reading it! It's awesome! 

 

The writing style is very engaging. World-building and character development is great. I read it in 1 shot over a few hours and i can't wait for more! 

tivanenk
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Good Grammar. Interesting plot. Just overall good quality.

alphangip003
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You Lit My Life of Grey as it is Boredom that surrounds me :) Wonderful!

 oh~!I wonder why this isn't much know when it is such a great work!
 The characters are build with interesting and quite amusing qualities and personality, their background brings interest and makes people desire to read more lol. The Setting is also great! With the many life experiences and friends/girlfriends or maybe potential lovers lol. It really is interesting, amusing and captivating...

---- So I say this is awesome~ ^^.
-------Well I'll say that Author, you're one of the few people who give light to my grey life XD!
---------Thanks very much for the story~! And I'll be expecting much more continuation of this :).

Harshbrowns
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Grinded to Chapter 29~ before stopping

Maybe spoilers?

Spoiler: Spoiler

 It's an honest shame because the writing itself isn't garbage, but the story is.

Sakane
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This was a really enjoyable read for me. While the reincarnation plot device has been overused, I never did feel bored with this rendition; it gave me a few laughs, to say the least.

 

The story was clearly well planned, engaging and adequately paced with a few comedic moments here and there. Most events do not feel overly “forced”,  meshing well with world and character development. But only a few characters are well developed as of Chapter 23; most of the supporting cast are either only mentioned by name, or have barely a few lines of dialouge before disappearing – not that I’m complaining though. I’m perfectly fine with centering the story around the MC and her immediate vicinity, though it might cause the plot to derail or lose focus. I’m not entirely sure what the MC’s future plans are now. I fail to see how she can continue learning from her father while undertaking “missions” from various sources.

 

Other than some grammatical errors, the language is almost flawless, and made for a relaxing read. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good story. I’m already itching for more.

 

(Edit: I noticed a couple of plotholes on my 2nd read. But they definitely don’t lower the enjoyment factor.)

tienunreal
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Probably my favorite story on this site.

This is the story of the typical op reincarnated MC. However what sets this one apart is the their are many others that can rival the mc and her raw power isn't a one stop solution. The author keeps the story fresh by having the mc actually use smarts and logic. Furthermore, the mc actually has a compelling past around their reincarnation that actually plays into the ongoing plot. My only hope  right now is that the authros spends a few chapters on an Academy/school arc after this last arc is done.

 

Also a note to the author your story is really good and as it becomes more popular you will start to see trolls like the authors of Blackthorne and Dragon child of Thunder I just hope you don't let that get to you and burn you out because this series is really special.

kari
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Luv the story but not everything (many ppl will luv it 100% though)

First I’l go with the POSITIVES

I absolutely love the story! 5 stars for that

Writing style is great and so is the grammar… The MC is fantastic!

 

(MINOR SPOILERS FROM HERE)

 

The ONLY FLAW is mostly the weird relationship everyone has with the MC… I’l explain it clearly:

(Not cuz of the lesbianism but due to the incestuous notes in the story)

1. Ppl get weirdly obsessed with Neleh… Its fine in most cases, even fun. But the family (mostly the mom) being obsessed is too much. It gets annoying in many many parts!

I mean seriously? Even though nothing happens nor will happen, she “wants” her daughter :/ I think the whole keeping that bond b/w the two was a baad choice. Should have simply severed it.

On top of the normal obsession she had with Neleh since the whole kidnapping as a baby, the bond made it worse.

I really dislike the mom character, especially since ur story with her getting the sword and power shows that she will be a major supporting character…

 

Also the lack of any recurring & significant (key words) male character is kinda weird… The MC has no association with any male, especially close to her age! Its become a world where every strong and righteous person is female? Its not a major problem but is still a flaw.

(I’m not counting the angels and random classmates cuz they are not her constant companions)

 

 

 

But 4 the story, its still awesome…I still recommend reading it cuz its still one of the best there is.

CrimsonSama
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The story is really well planned and organized, and you just don’t know what will happen next. The MC is great I love how she interacts with the world and how op she is.  this FF also one of the best in terms of world building. 

Tolack
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9/10. Amazing, but you have potential for more.

I wrote this review after completing chapter 54, but I will probably update it once I complete the remaining chapters.

 

Note: I write 9/10 but give 5 stars. Why? It’s because this is an amateur fiction site. I am 100% certain you will enjoy reading this story (unless the situation the MC is in is too hard for you to deal with).

 

*Plot Spoiler Warning.*

Now, this can’t really be called a review per say since unfortunately I’m not going to be of much help to you Vihyungrang. However, I just want to throw my opinion out there in the hopes that it just might actually help. Said opinion being that there’s something missing and I just can’t put my finger on it. No matter how hard I think, it just makes it harder for me to think of it. Maybe you have even greater potential with a different kind of story with different kinds of characters. Maybe I’m overestimating since the scale of the plot is so grand and so far it’s been written so well.

Maybe this review is too early and once you’ve reached completion of your story I’ll have found that unnameable thing I’m looking for. In fact, it might be that the death of Neleh’s sister (her name is already forgotten, along with the tens of thousands of other main and side characters that I’ll probably never remember the names of unless I go back and reread/watch the story/anime/movie/TV show/VN/LN) did not make me cry, and when confronted with a sad situation in a story – I want to cry, and if that death can cause a destroyer to lose all control of themselves, then I want to cry very very hard!

Although I’m heavily sensitized to sad events due to all the content I go through, I believe that a very important point is to make your reader heavily emphasize with your MC, to the point where you’re angry when they’re furious, you’re scared when they’re frightened, you’re sad when they’re devastated, and you’re happy when they’re joyous (visual and audio media are suppose to enhance the empathy – one of the reasons that the Steins;Gate VN made me cry so hard so often, even when relatively heavily desensitized). I feel that if you put your mind (and heart) to it, with your writing (or an improvement of it) then it would bring me these feelings, although I reckon that an OP MCs like Neleh happens to be pretty hard to frighten or make rage compared to more normal characters, so you sorta made it hard for yourself. Not that that’s a bad thing.

Reckon you have the persuasive textual power to make a desensitized reader cry from emphasizing with feelings felt by a being that is powerful enough to destroy multiple worlds and treat the average human as an insect? Push your imagination past your limits – I want to see the results!

 

Nanocide
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Good World Building with Poor Characters

First of all, the elephant in the room. The gender bender tag. The MC is reborn as a female, but throughout the whole story, the only sex she ever takes an interest in is other women. Not only that, but other female characters start to turn into lesbians by simply being around her. The longer I read this, the more I realize a simple fact, this entire story could have been written with a male MC and nothing would have changed. Absolutely nothing would be different. Every character that falls in love with the MC could still fall in love with them, all the children she, SPOILER,  fathers  could still be conceived without "it's magic" being used as an excuse, and the plot holes with the world building could be made right if the MC was male. I wouldn't be so hung up on this if more effort was put into feminizing the MC and actually putting in some conflict to her relationships. It was established in an early world-building infodump chapter that the elves, her species, are not a fertile race. Such an establishment in any world would make homosexuality at least be conflicted with society, but no effort was ever made by the author to build on this. In fact, there's so little conflict in the middle of the story that the author had to make up a villain from space to build a climax.

I have nothing against homosexual main characters, but this story doesn't do homosexual characters in a medieval fantasy world any justice. It reads like porn, the MC is a Mary Sue, romance (aside from sex scenes) is completely nonexistent, and MC's entire family are forgettable 2d characters.

The author excels in world building and political drama. But other than that, needs to work on everything else.