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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Overall, it is interesting.

However, serious flaws with characters. As some users mentioned, Neleh just gets too much screen time and it feels like the entire world orbits around her. Everyone falls in love with her. So might as well say that she is a god of sorts? Not a person from prologue that just "Achieved" a lot :(

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This is an excellent story!

Amazing story. Read Immediately!! This is one of my favorite if not my favorite reincarnation stories. The main character isn't some weak willed and submissive person that can't think straight at the sight of the opposite sex. If your one of the the many people who visit this site who unwillingly place yourselves in the shoes of the mcs of the novels you read, You'll have a fun time with this one. 

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I Don't Understand...?

 The story is good and all, I never found it boring, but... Why exactly is it a gender bender? Is it a fetish or something? It just seems completely unnecessary to make it a GB.

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Could be worse, I guess.

Forced myself through the entire thing 'cause I refused to give up - but I sorta regret that. Generic, unimaginative, predictable, pumped with blantant plagiarism and weeb traces. On top of that it's quite clear what pornhub category the author has bookmarked given that every single couple present is lesbian. <.<



Dialogue is stiff, and so artificial it hurts. No one speaks like that in real life! Worse yet, every character speaks the same, without tiniest trace of personality - you could put any sentence into any character's mouth and it would fit. 


Story is as generic as it gets - guy gets reincarnated as a girl, is perfect in every way and the most beautiful in whole world, her only weakness is that she's too good at everything. Author's idea of subtle foreshadowing is the literary equivalent of delivering a shotgun blast to the face and the few "18+" segments are so crude they feel like a bad porno's screenplay.


Characters have little to no personality, as shown in dialogue I mentioned already. Almost everyone's purpose is to fawn over, agree with, and love unconditionally the protagonist - with a side of spreading thighs on demand.


Hard to speak of originality at all. What was not copypasted from various other work is so generic it would fit into any other tween self-insert fantasy seamlessly. And I mean copypasted literally - to point out the worst phrase "Blood for the Blood God, Skulls for the Skull Throne" is used non-ironically within an important plot line. Straight-up plagiarism.


And to crown this jewel the author is deeply confounded by homophones, confusing your with you're and other similar word pairs. Anything spellcheck doesn't catch, any word autocorrected into nonsense? No touchy. 

Really not worth the time. If you want some light reading with a powerful MC, there's better. If you want a complex and interesting world to explore, it's hard to find worse. If you want endearing and interesting characters, booooy, are you at the wrong address. If you want good writing... well, sorry to dash your hopes.

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a cheat MC, but not omnipotent. 

Neutral for there is calming and very relaxing chapters, Comedy, and there are also Heavy drama. 

Unique, MC do unusual things for a cheat characters, like offering dances,songs for the GODs.


Definitely, one of my Favorites!

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Awesome Story with lot of suspence and not so much action

I love this story line and how the plot is unfolding, but it would have been much better if you could emphasis some male charactors too. There are a lot of girls, but very less male charactors.

I love your story and keep up the good work.

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How have I not rated this yet?!

I seriously feel like I should lower one of my ratings to make this not look like a fangirl's enthusiasm or something, but I don't know where I'd remove it from.  The style works great and the story is top notch.  There aren't even spelling or grammar errors to notice.  And then the characters are all well done.  Except for one nearly catastrophic occurrence whom we never really got a good impression of, but that may have been a blessing in disguise.


Seriously, unless you have something against girls love, READ THIS.  Otherwise, I feel sorry for you.

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IMO One of the best works on Royal Road.

This fiction has everything i look for in a fantasy story. I really cant praise it enough. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone even if reincarnation really isn’t your thing. The chapters are longer than average and there’s lots to read.


Keep up the amazing work author


EDIT: It's been about 3 months since i wrote this review. The quality of the work has only improved and the characters have become more detailed. I stand by the original comment above. I cannot recommend this story enough. It is worth your time to read.

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A good story with excellent characters

"The New Journey of an Old Soul" depicts the life of an elf girl called Neleh, a reincarnated soul, and her adventure.  Neleh has retained her memories after her reincarnation and we follow her as she travels around the world, meeting both new and old friends/foes.



The style of the story is, for the most part, very nice. The author unfortunately has a bad habit of switching between view points. They switch between characters, which mostly benefits the story, but somtimes makes it more confusing and they switch between first person to third person. The switching of view points makes the story hard to follow at times and creates problems for the author as he really needs to know his grammar to be able to do this, which comes back to bite him later. This is however only present in the earlier chapters as the author mentions and if you pay close attention, it will not confuse you.



The story is one of the fiction's good points. It is for the most part well paced, and I really enjoy how the author describes the environment. 
The are however times where I wish the author would make the reader himself discover the environment, instead of using most, or the entirety of a chapter explaining races and whatnot. 



The grammar of the story is nice. It is not praiseworthy as such, as it contains the occasional fault, but it is not bad. I feel that the story is written in such a way that it is lighthearted, which is a double-edged sword.
The lighthearted feel works excellently in a lot of the earlier chapters, but the story begins to suffer later on as it gets more serious. 
I feel that the grammar (somtimes) takes away the serious tone the story is trying to convey. 



Oh the characters! 
This is by far the best part of the entire fiction. Neleh is a cheeky, but wise girl who always seems to be in control. She is not afraid of showing the powers she retained from her previous life and this gives her confidence. 
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When Neleh got the bond with her mother, I was afraid that it was going to limit her as a characters, but oh was I wrong. The bond made for interesting dialogue and gave the mother some needed attention and character building.

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The only thing that keeps the characters from receiving 5 stars from me is that the adults feel childish at times. There are certain parts where I imagine the story to be quite serious and it gets ruined by an adult acting in a way that doesn't make sense. There are also some times when I feel that Neleh gets a bit too cheeky. She gives a smile or a grin where the story otherwise would have been very serious, and it breaks the immersion for me. 

In spite of some flaws "The New Journey of an Old Soul" is a good read. The story is great, the characters are excellent, the grammar could be better, but is otherwise very good. 

If you're looking for an overpowered cheeky female protagonist with some witty dialogue and a nice story, this is the read for you. 

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My fear of Women have been Realized Because of this Novel

Thanks to this story, (And other stories from "Andur") I now have a certain distaste for the female gender.

Probably not gonna get married. Ever.


...Never said I don't like this story though. Nice work!


Just advisable to you guys who think they have a phobia of women.