The Young Master in the Shadows

The Young Master in the Shadows

by AkaIchi

He has returned to the past. And this time he will live up to his role as a young master, which he lost in the past.
He will use all the resources of his family to his advantage. He will cheat the world it self.
He will get what he wants, and he will protect his loved one's this time.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 01 : Reborn ago
Chapter 02 : Breakfast ago
Chapter 03 : The Reduction Rune ago
Chapter 04 : The Trip ago
Chapter 05 : The Girl ago
Chapter 06 : The Guy ago
Chapter 07 : The Ceremony (1) ago
Chapter 08 : The Ceremony (2) ago
Chapter 09 : The Results (1) ago
Chapter 10 : The Results (2) ago
Chapter 11 : The Results (3) ago
Chapter 12 : The Evaluation ago
Chapter 13 : Meeting Grandma ago
Chapter 14 : Scamming Grandma ago
Chapter 15 : An Unexpcted Reward ago
Chapter 16 : How it was done ago
Chapter 17 : Lily’s thoughts ago
Chapter 18 : Punishment ago
Chapter 19 : The Flight ago
Chapter 20 : Arrival ago
Chapter 21 : The Mansion ago
Chapter 22 : The Twins ago
Chapter 23 : Hug Pillows ago
Chapter 24 : Fate Weaver ago
Chapter 25 : Morning Routine ago
Chapter 26 : Linda ago
Chapter 27 : Fiancé ago
Chapter 28 : Troublesome ago
Chapter 29 : A Phone Call ago
Chapter 30 : Another Cliche situation ago
Chapter 31 : Not on the face ago
Chapter 32 : Aria ago
Chapter 33 : Only One ago
Chapter 34 : Purple ago
Chapter 35 : Shopping ago
Chapter 36 : Birthday Party ago
Chapter 37 : Scion ago
Chapter 38 : Pervert ago
Chapter 39 : Nick ago
Chapter 40 : A change of plans ago
Chapter 41 : Resovle ago
Chapter 42 : My Precious ago
Chapter 43 : Somethings to do ago
Chapter 44 : Hunting Snakes and Brewing Poisons ago
Chapter 45 : Getting Ready ago
Chapter 46 : The Mountain ago
Chapter 47 : Into the woods ago
Chapter 48 : Dungeon ago
Chapter 49 : Awakening ago
Chapter 50 : First Kiss ago
Chapter 51 : Tom ago
Chapter 52 : Evil Poison ago
Chapter 53 : Margret ago
Chapter 54 : Deal ago
Chapter 55: Crash Course ago
Chapter 56 : Cure? ago
Chapter 57 : Boss ago
Chapter 58 : Rewards ago
Chapter 59 : The Whimsical System ago

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Starts off strong, then becomes creepy

Reviewed at: Chapter 35 : Shopping

I enjoyed the beginning quite a bit, but it becomes too creepy later on.

The 'Villainous Lead' was well done for the first section of the story, but it then becomes the story of an MC who creepily mistreats his teenage slaves, acting like a sex-obsessed buffoon for the sake of hiding his acumen in public, but not in a way that really works.

Constantly we have situations where pretty young women are creeped out because it seems like the MC will force himself on them, only he tells them at the last minute that he will instead just lay his (reborn as youth) young head on their thighs as he sleeps.  This creepy, overbearing way of his seems to be the key to many a young woman's heart, as they all progressively fall for him...

Honestly, it would be way better if the MC acted his mental age and was better able to deal with his sex drive (rather than turning the story into a creepy romance), focusing more on growth, power and believable loyalty derived from treating people right.

Rivernite
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Stopped Reading at the spanking bit

Reviewed at: Chapter 18 : Punishment

It is a lovely friday morning, and i decided to read some chapters, it started off with the mc waking up in the lap of a (12 year old ??) girl, then proceeding to spank her and call her "naughty" and "needed to be taught a lesson" .

Considering his mental age, and actual physical age(i cant imagine a 12 year old boy spanking another 12 year old girl, let alone someone that is supposedly hundreds of years old behaving like a creepy old pervert). 

I felt quite disguted, and immediatey stopped reading.

The story is fine in the begining, but based on what i read this chapter i will not be reading further.

Lordamnesia
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I've read a decent amount of SI/Time Travel/System stories, and this one does its job, and does it well. The MC isn't a massive asshole, he didn't automatically start sleeping with all the womanz, he didn't go on a massive revenge scheme, he just played it cool and allowed himself to break the game. Which is what you want from these stories, they are wish fulfillment of the highest order and as long as you understand that while reading it, stories like this become a lot more fun. Keep up the great work Author!

Ethernet Storyhunter
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Likely to be the villain of those chosen by fate. 

Is this story worth a read. 

Yes, with conditions.

Need to enjoy/tolerate: main character with chip on shoulder, sexual tension+ teasing. ( Includes spanking, do note this story includes slaves, + large multi wife families) 

There is a bit of near explicit plot armor but for a story like this it's expected. 

The interesting bits come farther in after the intro is over. The class he picks and the knowledge he brings set him up as dangerous. 

There are chosen individuals who are simply more talented then he is. Just by existing people flock to their banner.

At least as of this chapter he is being setup in opposition to these chosen of fate type of characters. 

Essentially to save his family it seems he is willing to play the villain. 

Or is there another way? 

( One star off for the fake addutude the mc fakes+ the way sex/ sexual exploitation is handled in the story) 

ExBlazE
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It's not bad, just... weird sometimes

Reviewed at: Chapter 57 : Boss

Honestly, it's a decent story if the reader can learn to ignore the pedo vibes that some of the characters give off.

Style: A more or less straightforward writing style. The occasional attempt at suspense or mystery comes off as a bit amateurish but the general descriptions of people and places is decent. Though personally, I think the character descriptions (at least, the important ones) need more depth.

Story: Decent... is about all I can say about it. It has its moments here and there so it's not really bad. Though I'm beginning to not appreciate the repeated 'convenient' items or people or events that fall into the MC's lap.

Grammar: Nothing to quibble about here. A minor typo every once in a while at worst.

Character: Yeah... no. The story stumbles here quite a bit. MC is made to seem like a rampant pervert. Girls and women are made to seem like either gold-diggers or damsels-in-distress. Pretty much every other male besides the MC is made to seem like closet perverts and/or pedos. Even the MC himself might be said to be a pedo, considering his mental age. But at least he has the excuse of being in a body the same age as the girls.

This is not even mentioning that the MC's (or first girl's) age is said to be 12 at some point. This would have made it immensely disconcerting as it is but I'm choosing to rationalize it as being a typo for 15. Mostly because the sexual vibes do not match up with the characters' behavior and because it was stated multiple times that the awakening candidates (like MC and first girl) are somewhere near 'adult' age. The MC is also often referred to as a teenager, which while 12 is technically a teenager, it makes more sense for someone a little older to be called that.

The only reason I'm not giving a lower character score is because the non-MC characters are not just cardboard pop-ups like in a school play. They are shown to have their own feelings and motives even if they are shallow at times. So yeah... not the worst characters but not the best. I think they could improve as the story continues.

My only true character complaint is that the MC's intentional perversion and arrogance (to present a false front) is too exaggerated. I think he can still present that false front while toning down that behavior a little. As it is, those specific parts feel painful to read.

Also, dear author... Please find other ways for MC to annoy his girls besides just spanking and lap pillows. There's things like cuddling and tickling too, you know?

Overall: Honestly, this is a decent story but I think most people are turned off from it by the oversexuality displayed by what was once said to be 12 year olds but the rest of the story treats as older. In my opinion, this would be a better story if the general sexual vibes are toned down in general.

But as it is, one can still enjoy this story if they can learn to ignore some disconcerting parts of it (or better yet, mentally replace those parts with their own headcanon).

NaTash
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Very interesting story, characters have depth to them, interesting world building, 'Cheat' isn't something worldbreaking and I'm realy glad about class choice and his attitude towards enemies and family he shows his strenght doesn't make himself underwhelming but doesn't run around screaming IM OP MASTA.  some grammatical problems but nothing atrocious.  Definetly recomend giving it a try

Louis Jac
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It is well written, updating regularly and the MC is not an idiot. 

Better even, its not a dark / grim type of novel.

The MC is a young master so he has resources and he is a little evil?.

As he has political power, he can accumulate minions / partners quickly and provide them benefits contrary to over MC that have no money.

The style is a mix of Chinese and corean novels.

Good novel overall and I wish the author could continue writing it until the end.

Go read it!

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I wish there were more novels like these nowadays.

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It is well written, updating regularly and the MC is not an idiot. 

Better even, its not a dark / grim type of novel.

The MC is a young master so he has resources and he is a little evil?.

As he has political power, he can accumulate minions / partners quickly and provide them benefits contrary to over MC that have no money.

The style is a mix of Chinese and corean novels.

Good novel overall and I wish the author could continue writing it until the end.

Go read it!

It is well written, updating regularly and the MC is not an idiot. 

Better even, its not a dark / grim type of novel.

The MC is a young master so he has resources and he is a little evil?.

As he has political power, he can accumulate minions / partners quickly and provide them benefits contrary to over MC that have no money.

The style is a mix of Chinese and corean novels.

Good novel overall and I wish the author could continue writing it until the end.

Go read it!