The Whisper of the Nightingale

by SnowyFeffe

Original HIATUS Action Adventure Fantasy Romance Tragedy Female Lead Gender Bender Martial Arts Reincarnation Strong Lead Xianxia
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When Raven Night was alive she had, since the age of three, been trained into a deadly killer and by the age of 25 her prowess had become legend; she was beyond a shadow of a doubt the most deadly assassin the world had ever seen. They called her the night songstress and every man and women in power feared to one day hear her "singing" - for it would be the last thing they would ever hear. It was then that the young miss Night was sent on a mission she refused to complete, and as a consequence she was hunted down and killed. As darkness claims her, she cannot help but feel resentment - would her countless slaughters, on other peoples command, be her only legacies!? However, to her surprise, the darkness faded once more and she found herself reborn in a world of magic and martial arts. Perhaps this time around she would create a better legend for herself? Warning: Tagged 15+ for Gore, Violence, and Strong Language. Donations given will affect the release speed. Visit snowy.pub/donations for information.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
The Prologue ago
Chapter 1: Life Begins Anew ago
Chapter 2: Spirit Essence ago
Chapter 3: Three Years Pass ago
Chapter 4: Time To Enroll ago
Chapter 5: Sky City ago
Chapter 6: Foreign Might ago
Chapter 7: An Unexpected Gift ago
Chapter 8: Twilight Lullaby ago
Chapter 9: Hoatzin Returns ago
Chapter 10: A Token of Depreciation ago
Chapter 11: Light, where have you gone? ago
Chapter 12: Hope? ago
Chapter 13: Moving Forward ago
Chapter 14: Hungry Persuit ago
Chapter 15: Faked Bravado ago
Chapter 16: Masquerade ago
Chapter 17: The Thrall of Her Voice ago
Chapter 18: The Prefecture Border ago
Chapter 19: Finding "Cover" ago
Chapter 20: Rumors and Consequences ago
Chapter 21: Entering the Passage ago
Chapter 22: Ambushed ago
Chapter 23: To Help... ago
Chapter 24: ...Or Not to Help? ago
Chapter 25: Sending of the Dead ago
Chapter 26: Answers ago
Chapter 27: The Debt ago
Chapter 28: Development ago
Chapter 29: News from the Capital ago
Chapter 30: Morning of the Exam ago
Chapter 31: The Exam Begins ago
Chapter 32: Unprecedented ago
Chapter 33: Admittance ago
Chapter 34: Imperial Banquet ago
Chapter 35: The Dare ago
Chapter 36: The Library ago
Chapter 37: An Arbitrary Amount of Skills ago
Chapter 38: The Fake's Performance ago
Chapter 39: Threats and Lies ago
Chapter 40: Setting Things in Motion ago
Chapter 41: A Slip of the Hand ago
Chapter 42: Things You Live For ago
Chapter 43: Saving a Madman ago
Chapter 44: The Soul Stirs ago
Chapter 45: Merciless ago
Chapter 46: Memories ago
Chapter 47: Visions ago
Chapter 48: Familiar, yet Unfamiliar ago
Chapter 49: Recognition ago
Chapter 50: Confrontations ago
Chapter 51: The Plot Thickens ago
Chapter 52: Nailing It ago
Chapter 53: Between a Rock and a Hard Place ago
Chapter 54: The Lunar Trials ago
Chapter 55: Combined Assault ago
Chapter 56: A Spoke in the Wheel ago
Chapter 57: Darkness Descends ago
Chapter 58: Spirit Hall Tower ago
Chapter 59: Desperate Decisions ago
Chapter 60: Revelations ago
Chapter 61: Meeting Again ago
Chapter 62: Deep in the Mountain ago
Chapter 63: Foes and Allies ago
Chapter 64: The Passage of Time ago
Chapter 65: Jealous, Are We? ago
Chapter 66: Determination to Catch Up ago
Chapter 67: Hunted Hunter ago
Chapter 68: Fighting Nocebo ago
Chapter 69: Interrogation ago
Chapter 70: Winds of War ago
Chapter 71: Dealing With . . . Stuff ago
Chapter 72: Impatience ago
Chapter 73: A Tricky Situation ago
Chapter 74: The Jig is Up! ago
Chapter 75: The Importance of Finding Fenris ago
Chapter 76: Acting Without Thinking ago
Chapter 77: Falling ago
Chapter 78: Being Found ago
Chapter 79: At What Cost? ago
Chapter 80: Death's Door ago
Chapter 81: Lone Executioner ago
Chapter 82: Sending a Gift ago
Chapter 83: A Pleasant Surprise ago
Chapter 84: Heads Start Rolling ago
Chapter 85: The Beginning of the End ago
Chapter 86: Haunted ago
Chapter 87: Intrigues ago
Chapter 88: Fatal Consequences ago
Chapter 89: A Losing Battle ago
Chapter 90: Leave! ago
Chapter 91: An Old Nemesis ago
Chapter 92: Settling a Score ago
Chapter 93: Returning the Favor ago
Chapter 94: Soul Bound ago
Chapter 95: Young Lady Nightingale ago
Chapter 96: Fuzzy Feelings ago
Chapter 97: Awakening ago
Chapter 98: Trouble at the Horizon ago
Chapter 99: Across the Plains ago
Chapter 100: First Impressions ago
Chapter 101: Thunderous Progress ago
Chapter 102: Familiar Faces ago
Chapter 103: Fastest Way Down ago
Chapter 104: Sea Skirmish ago
Chapter 105: Royally Impressed ago
Chapter 106: A Frank Fiancé ago
Chapter 107: A Hound is Sent ago
Chapter 108: Tomato Soup ago
Chapter 109: Down Memory Lane ago
Chapter 110: A Blast From the Past ago
Chapter 111: In for a Ride ago
Chapter 112: Taking a Hit ago
Chapter 113: On the Outside, Looking In ago
Chapter 114: First Blood ago
Chapter 115: Bloody and Bashful ago
Chapter 116: Advice ago
Chapter 117: Hell Has No Fury ago
Chapter 118: Silent Deaths ago
Chapter 119: Poisonous Plans ago
Chapter 120: Foreign Influences ago
Chapter 121: Setting the Mood ago
Chapter 122: A Day of Worry Begins ago
Chapter 123: A Night of Fear Ends ago
Chapter 124: Losing Faith ago
Chapter 125: Love and Hate ago
Chapter 126: Tense Emotions ago
Chapter 127: A Sudden Strike ago
Chapter 128: Burn, Crash and . . . ago
Chapter 129: . . . Die? ago
Chapter 130: Tying Up Loose Ends ago
Chapter 131: Friends or Foes ago
Chapter 132: A Wolf's Chanis ago
Chapter 133: A Valkyrie's Offer ago

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Filthyleacher
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Spirit Connections or spirit plot holes?

The main plot of the story, while in my opinion not great is ok and passable. However the concept of how cultivation works doesnt make sense.

Cultivation in this story is based on the amount of spirit connections someone has, so the more connections one has the faster you cultivate. So now we get into the math, Our Mc Raven has by 1 year of age 243 connections so, she can cultivate 243 times fast then someone with one connection, and the average person gains 1 connection a year give or take. 

So we have her brother who in 4 years of his first connection has a cultivation of High novice. While his sister who has had 243 connections for the same 4 years is only at high novice. 

So lets say 1 day of cultivation is equivalent to 1S. 

So in the first year her brother would have 365S then the second 730S the third 1095S and the 4th year where he gets 2 more spirit connections 1825S for a grand total of 4015S. And thats if you consider cultivating the time he spent without a spirit core , if it was with it hed only need 1825S.

Compare this to Raven who in 4 years hasnt cultivated seriously, she would only need 16 and a half days to get to that level, but for some reason shes at the same level as her brother?

This is farther inconsistent once we get to deeper into the story, Once raven recovers from losing her connections she has a whopping 373, not to mention how they're "Thicker".And by 9 years old she is a recently advanced mid spirit champion. Comparitively a 14 year old Javelin becomes a low spirit champion. 

It is said the Javelin had 25 spirit connections before the sould bond and he was a High Adept so, it took him 8 years to get to low champion and 7 to get to high adept. So lets say best case he cultivates everyday and started with 25 connections. He would need 63875S to get to high adept , and once hes soul bound and has Ravens 373 connections on top and cultivated every day it would take 209145S to become a low champion. 

Raven who joins the school and becomes a low champion by 9, cultivates with mercenarys for 2 years would get 272290S in those 2 years, which would make her a low champion already rather then the adept she was, and in the next 3 years she would gain another 408435S totalling at 680725S, which should be more than enough to get to high champion, as the spirit master headmaster cultivated for ninety years and couldnt have had close to her 373 as the most recorded spirit connections wasnt even close to ther 243 she used to have. So If he had say 50 connections he'd only have 1642500S if he cultivated every day.

Now as I cant make a number for how much the enlarged spirit connections increase cultivation if they were only twice as big it would still giver her millions of S, and if you go off the basis people dont cultivate everyday she'd be even stronger as she can cultivate what a genuis student like Javelin would cultivate in 15 days in 1 of hers. 

Basically the actual use of spirit connections doesnt make sense as they dont speed up cultivation nearly as much as having 15 times the ammount of connections from birth compared to a genuis should via math

Aspiringauthor
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Superb creativity and Plot

Hello! :)

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Good plot and nice flow of the story. Unique cultivation names.

Well, I think there are too many unanswered questions(which keeps me hanging on my seat and anticipating the next chapter)

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some lack of action scenes, slow plot progression.(my opinion only)

 

Still a 5 star for me, since the chapters are released regularly and the mc is FEMALE and KICKASS #bias

Thanks for this excellent work. :) God Bless!

Bloag
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Slow, but well written and entertaining

I really enjoyed the story. I really like the main character and the overall story flow.

It might be a bit slow for other readers but I like the more detailed writing. And while the style is nice for me the grammar as well is usually good. The minor flaws did not disturb my reading and it is easily above RR average.

There is reason for me to only give the story 4 stars. Later chapters are even only worth 3 at best for me.

My reason come with certain SPOILER:

The romance part is too much of a central element for my taste. The author really thought about the development and all the soul connection things but it gets rather annoying for me to read. Javelin and his mindless lovestruck behaviour feels awkward, especially when he falls in love with a 3 year old girl. It is not unrealistic with the circumstances in mind but I really am not into a "Love story that bridges time and space".

The core story just loses drive and is more and more about the relationship. For me that is boring, others might enjoy this. 

There are also some minor logic flaws, which keep bugging me. But that's just my personality and other might not even notice.

There was one other review mentioning something about a typical Xianxia novel. Well, it is obviously not such a story. It has many aspects in common like the setting and basic social common sense like the "the strong rule the weak" and "face" but it's really in name only and western style fantasy nevertheless. Besides, Chinese novel characters are usually stupid as a brick and while for example Javelin is a big pain in the ass, he is not stupid.

 

I don't know if I would reccomend it to everyone. The first chapters are just the way I like and I more or less have to keep reading. 

But now at chapter 111 it is a drop for me because I cannot stand all the love drama with Javelin anymore. It would have been better if he would have just died and the mc Raven and the core story would receive more attention. At least for me.

rei.hitomi
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Certainly one of the best stories inRL

Certainly one of the best stories i have read in RL. the characters and world are quite interesting and pace wise quite fast and not dragging at all.  I wish most of the stories i have read in RL have this level of quality. 

markhtar
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It does stinks of wuxia, but I prefer your story to original wuxias: at least the characters are more humans ;) 

 

Aside from me relenting about it being a wuxialike story, I really did enjoy reading it, It might have been better if the bad guyz were a bit less obviously bad, but it's inherent to the style so I guess it's alright! 

 

I would give you a general appreciation of around 4.3, because I really did enjoy reading it, Gogh I almost cried reading it erm.. I mean I had some dust in my eyes when she sang to honor the deads (like this we avoid spoiler I hope :D) Back on track, it's RRL, so to many story are overated and i'm not gonna give a 0 to someone because his stry was not worth his 4.5 stars :D So to even it I'll give you 5 stars! 

 

By the way, I think you need a proofreader/editor for this story, it gets better in the second half of the current chapters (about 45 at the time of the review); but too often in the first 20 chapters there has been confusion with words or typo, sometimes big enough to hinder the read. It would be sad to loose readers for something so easily fixed especially.

 

Congratulation for this story and keep going your doing an awesome job! 

Asceal
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I really like this story so far. Although the MC is op, you have built her with some depth to her and have not just given her the typical personalities that most MC's on this site have. I would suggest integrating a bit more of her past life into the story, i.e. she is able to do so and so because of her training in the past or perhaps she has a fear of/distrusts so and so, in other words, make use of her past/background. Note: I don't mean make her extremely op and give her a whole spartan training type thing. I also quite like how the MC is not completely oblivious to things and such. I also appreciate how there isn't an info dump as a result of the MC reading a book and that the information has been integrated into the story quite nicely. 

 

Overall, this novel is great!

Reigsta Di Raizel
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While I find this story not one of the best that I have begun reading it is a good one. I like the main character but the side characters are somewhat annoying for me. But the story is good but not amazing but I still enjoy reading it. That and I liked reading this story but it is not the best of storys that I have read before. If you want to know it yourself try it yourself because a review only get you so far so try it. You will only know if you like it or not.

chay
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it's a great story

hope you will keep developping the story like this

good grammar some mistake here and there but quickly corrected

a good style

 

Demodril
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OMG CLIFF HANGER! I love it. I just love it. I read a few things that destroyed all other stories for me. My standards rose and I could find nothing that held my attention for long. I normally go for stories after they have been written and forget short ones that I finish. This one gets into the favorites top 3.  Only one other fanfic and an actual light novel have made it onto my follow list. I prefer male main characters, I don't like ditsy female leads, I prefer strong ones and you have one. Only thing I don't like is how devastating the ending was. Hit us all at once. Could have had at least one, the brother maybe survive held captive? Such a heart wrenching cliff hanger, about cried. And I've only cried after the end of one anime, OK two.

cartographer
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This story is a pleasure to read, especially after wading through many of the shallow self-insert harem stories on this site. Occasional typos and grammar mistakes, but there is maybe 1 or 2 ones that jump out at you for every 10 chapters, which I consider good. Plot and characters are good so far, definitely not perfect, but overall deserving of 5 stars and more readership compared to some other works on RRL.