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Directly Inspired by Tales of Demons and Gods, with an Italian (European) spin and magic on top of cultivation.
Mix of light comedy and very dark parts. Darker chapters are marked with a disclaimer.
The chapters will be polished later on. You may find typos and some weird sentences here and there - please do report it in the comments when that happens.
Jacob reincarnates in his 15 years old body. It's just a few minutes before the Change that brought Demonic Beasts swarming all over Earth. In a matter of hours, all the big Capital Cities are razed to the ground. Dragons invaded Rome; Hydras assaulted Venice. Even nastier monsters lurk in the dark. Sadly, his talent is abysmal, and virtually everyone is stronger than him. And he knows that Demonic Beasts are not his only concern, for humans can be far more malevolent at times.
St. Peter, Jacob's small mountain hometown in Abruzzo, houses only a few hundred. And since bigger monsters appear in more populated cities, they are relatively safe, or so he thought. But, he soon realizes that even if he went back in time, not everything is the same. And one thing is for sure: he is not the same. His soulmate is now in front of him once again, but things are different. Maybe too different.
Follow Jacob in his struggles to protect everyone, change his talent, acquire strength, confront lost loves, and maybe meet new ones. This reincarnation story shows that people who can go back to their past may not be as successful as they thought.
I will write no harem in this story. The protagonist may be involved with more than one girl, but not every female will fall at his feet.
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I'm very blunt and my review will focus primarily on the negatives but you should know that despite them I am still enjoying this novel.
First off the strory feels painfully slow sometimes, I get that some things need to be dragged out but the first day doesn't end until chapter 32 which makes it feel dragged out. Though this may be due to short chapters.
Secondly the MC fluctuates between acting like a 15 year old and his older self this isn't even the end of it as despite his large amount of experience it often feels as though he's an idiot getting led by pure emotion rather than the more rational thinking someone of his age and circumstance would have.
Thirdly obsticales are often thrown at him for what feels like no other reason than to make the MC struggle not to push the story forward. Though it should be noted that this is not with most of the obstacles just the ones that rely on bad luck.
Characters other than the MC have personalitys and motivations.
There's some really good points in the novel around the changing relationships between him and his old friends.
The MC isn't the typical murder hobo MC found in most of these types of novels.
The MCs lack of talent whilst annoying provides a good way of limiting his power early on in the novel.
The characters make this book enjoyable for me. They are pretty diverse in personality and behavior, and there are some really entertaining characters. The things that really make this stand out to me are the Authors Thoughts section. Fowl's rant-like thoughts are fun to read (even if it took me a bit to not get a headache from THE ALMIGHT CAPS-LOCK SECT haha) and the missions he posts are pretty interesting!
I was hesitant to start this book at first for the same reason I clicked on it in the first place. I didn't want to read a Tales of Demons and Gods knockoff, especially since I barely liked the original lol. I'm glad I did start it though, since the author breaks away from that temlate VERY quickly and it becomes more like an urban fantasy with MC having the "reincarnated in his young self's body" schtick.
I'm loking forward to how things change as MC becomes stronger, starts getting out into the world more, and defeats old and new foes alike.
So give the book a shot!
Tales of Demon and Gods was my first cultivation, and I like what you are trying to make.
Everything is looking awesome at the moment.
Grammar is good,
Magic and Qi together looks interesting,
MC is a bit too weak but we know he will thrive.
Time to binge read!!!
So _Fowl_ has clearly read Tales of Demons and Gods (one of my early favorites) and then got inspired to write something in a similar style, but with a modern apocalyptic European twist.
For the most part, its pretty successful and makes for an entertaining read, where the MC has OP reincarnator knowledge but remains on par with his peers due to his very frail and sickly original body.
The MC does have a few odd reactions to things , but I suppose that returning to a sickly hormonal teenage body surrounded by very alpha teen characters might cause some internal confusion
Things I would recommend for an edit would include a grammar review, breaking up the first day into several days (too many things happen to fit into that space of time) and maybe expanding on the dialogue a little. There is also much emphasis placed on the MC being injured by pushing himself beyond his limits to do OP stuff, yet he never seems held back by that, so more time to heal plz. Also the chapters are really short.
I do like the character evolution, particularly the butterfly effect he has on assumed allies and enemies, with a nice switcharoonie in there.
Overall, this novel has a lot of promise and with a little editing could go a long way. Worth a read.
Grammar is decent, not the greatest but very readable, theres a few choice bits that i stumble over but overall decent.
Story line is pretty good too, with just enough suspense that i'm looking forward to the next chapter but nothing that i would consider a cliffhanger, as of now.
the authors notes are just as good a read as the actual story so theres that too.
Its very similiar to Tales of Demons and Gods webnovel so if you're familiar with that story (and its tropes) and enjoy it then this will be a good read as well. One of my favorite things about it is the actual character development in the MC as well as the side characters that show both mental growth as well as power growth.
Look, the writer is italian and the quality sentence by sentence could be better.
However, IDGAF. This is basically a OG xianxia written in better, way less broken, english and with a sensible plot. its fun, its easy reading, I like it.
Its not a filet mignon, but its a damn fuckin good margharitta pizza if you pick up what im putting down
This has been just delightful
For a nano writing piece it is incredible and it manages to be engaging and surprising.
He meets old loves and risks new ones, all the while trying to be true to himself and his real age
He was the last human left after everyone else died and ends up in the past as he flees his own death to try and save humanity
I am glad I encountered it.
Many of theses are really not worth your time. This one is.
It definitely has some sly humor, but manages to feel real and intense at the same time.
It starts with the main character having traveled back in his own timeline. He makes mistakes and missteps, but none of them are contrived and he manages to hold the type of perspective I would expect of such a character.
The story builds as his return ripples out, changing how he interacts with others and the paths they take. Karma has other ripples and he makes new discoveries as well.
Pesto even plays a part
A hopeless fight, but with hope. A repeat of past history where too much has changed by recreating it.
Not much more to say without spoilers. But this is worth your time.
The author interacts at time with the readers, but only on the comments and with good humor.
Well as my rates are here.
My reviews are found in comment sections.
So feel free to read the story and some of my rants on some flaws and story direction.
Its good with good side chars, but unlikable mc(imo).
Why i dont like the mc? Read the story and you'll know it.
Some dillusiinal side chars are a gem though.
Well enough of that. JUST READ THE STORY DAMMIT!!!
Overall it is very good as the spelling is okay the update speed is amazing while keeping good quality and despite low commenting rate the author keeps uploading rapidly so overall amazing! But some advice I would give is to stop uploading so rapidly make a stockpile of chapters to rely on and slow down so you don't get burned out
Cute, funny, laid-back. I'm excited to read it every night before bed after a long day at work. It's a nice relax for my brain and the story is actually pretty enticing. I think it's clear the author has a lot of experience with writing, and so the few grammar errors ca be totally over-looked. Thanks for uploading!