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Supreme Magus

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Author: Legion20

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Derek McCoy was a man who spent his entire life facing adversity and injustice. After being forced to settle with surviving rather than living, he had finally found his place in the world, until everything was taken from him one last time. After losing his life to avenge his murdered brother, he reincarnates until he finds a world worth living in, a world filled with magic and monsters. Follow him along his journey, from grieving brother to alien soldier. From infant to Supreme Magus.

Tags: Transmigration, Male MC, Western Fantasy
Schedule: 12 chapters/week (unless I'm ill or stuff happens)
Chapter Lenght: 1200 - 1400 words
Warning: The MC is not a hero nor an anti-hero. He is a broken, cynic and misanthropic person looking only for his own gain. If you are looking for a forgiving, nice, MC that goes around saving people in distress, this is not your cup of tea. Same if you want an unchanging MC with no character development.
Discord Server: https://discord.gg/suprememagus
Cover of Tiamat form Lith Verhen by josh groban aka manohar aka Animustw. My new Pfp was made by Josh (same as above). Visit the official discord for his official portraits of the characters.

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    I've been reading this book for a while now, and it's amazing! although my words can't do this work of art justice I'll try my best: The characters feel so real and the author does an amazing job in making all of the magical laws make sense. when the protagonist becomes more powerful it isn't in some vague way that he is suddenly "stronger" but he gains some new thing through hard work. it makes the story that much more impressive because it feels like he is just describing how another world works rather than some make belive thing!

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    By far the best book on this platform. Remember to read the prologue otherwise you won’t understand who Carl or Chris or Ezio are. A great plus of this story is that there are no gratuitous good guys or bad guys, with one exception. The characters deemed to be protectors, guardians, are often passive in front of evil bacause they deem it necessary. Likewise, « evil » characters are not defined by their crimes and have believable motives and dreams that actually could change the world for the best. The main character also frequently does good for the wrong reasons. There is a love square, but the mc doesn’t allow himself to be tortured by it. He is able to resist the seduction of his love interests, especially when he thinks that love might be immature, that it might exist for the wrong reasons.

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    Supreme Magus is, hands down, one of the best fantasy novels that I've ever read. Perfectly blending a world with an unfathomable amounts of detail and lore with good character development, intricate storylines with a refreshing take on magic, Supreme Magus manages to amaze me with each and every chapter, reminding me of why I have been reading it for the past 2 years, time that I do not regret investing. The author's — Legion20's — writing style is particularly unique and I personally loved how it has grown and evolved over the past two thousand chapters. The novel has had consistent uploads for as long as I can remember, with a couple of breaks here and there, but too irrelevant for me to downgrade the rating. If you enjoy a morally complex character who permanently grows and changes, never faltering before whatever obstacles are thrown his way, then this novel is for you. From infant, to a soldier. From a soldier, to Supreme Magus.

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    Shameless 5 star review from the author, lol. Please read my work and share it if you liked it, thanks. :) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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    I can’t recommend this book enough. One of the sticking points for me is how fleshed out the characters are. Yes there are villains that can easily be labelled as evil and deserve to be killed off but there’s also others that have depth, not just into how strong or bad they are, but emotionally as well. You get a feel for who they are and grow attatched, not just leaving them as Villain B or something. The best part is that you still feel they need to be stopped or even killed, but it will make that choice heavier for you. Because their death means the loss of a character you’ve gotten to know and maybe even liked. Excellent Writing.

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    I am SO IMPRESSED! Definitely one of the best novels out there. Pro 1- very non stereotypical characters who are all 3D, the bad guys arnt just bad, they have families and aspirations etc and the good guys arnt some saints 2- the character development is fantastic! The main character starts off as a cynical, borderline serial killer type and slowly grows overtime and continues to face new growth hurdles just like all the other characters in the book 3- the level of complexity of the world,magical system, enchanted items, society is simply amazing 4- there is a main plot from the main charachter’s point of view but are many smaller plots and you get to experience the story from the POV of several characters, including bad guys. Also, the level of political complexity is interesting 5- The story goes through several sagas and eventually goes into open world exploration with more sagas 6- the female characters in the book are very strong and are not co dependent on their male counterparts. There is a nice balance 7- healthy dose of comical chapters that have me laughing out loud in public 8- good themes that are well represented- romance, bullying, family, empathy, greed, human brutality, hard work to name a few Cons 1- slow burn at first but well worth the wait bc it takes a while to set things up 2- the level of magical complexity and how the main character levels up is a bit beyond me at times but doesnt detract from the main storyline

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    I've been reading this novel for around 2 years now and finally remembered to drop a review. Before I read this novel, I was not much of a reader, I really disliked reading since at that time I thought of reading as 'boring and wasting time', but around 2 years ago, I randomly stumbled upon this novel and thought it looked interesting so I decided to give it a try, when I read the first chapter, I got so hooked that I continued reading and reading and when I stopped, I realized that I had been reading for more than an hour, I was honestly surprised at this moment as I never thought that reading would be this much fun and that I would spend an hour just for reading. From there, I read this novel whenever I had free time until I caught up with it's latest chapter which was around chapter 100+ at the time if I'm not mistaken. After catching up, I decided to try reading something else while waiting for a new chapter release, and from then on, I became the bookworm I am today, even my friends criticize me sometimes for spending too much time reading novels. All this was thanks to this novel, it got me hooked on reading even though it was my first time even reading a novel, this novel is really good and just gets better later on. It will forever remain as the number one novel on my heart and I just wanna say thank you Legion20 for creating this amazing masterpiece. -One of your most grateful and loyal reader

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    Great fantasy story full of mages and magic using beings. The Author does a fantastic job of combining a fairly complex magic system with a pretty simple concept of power levels. The Author uses this to write battles with realistic (in terms of the world) twists and out comes. When the MC and an antagonist come to blows and their of “equal strength” the MC does win just because of some “MC plot-armor bullsh*t” it’s because the Author laid down the groundwork for why he learned and obtained the skills and abilities to pull through. Even when someone does manage to seemingly pull some solution out of their a*s it’s because the Author left the information and reasonings behind in primitive chapters that were (mostly on purpose) meant to be overlooked as unimportant. Characters and character development is always one of the most important things to look at for in any story. In this both aspects are pretty straightforward. The MC has a lot of dark sh*t happen to him in the prologue & start of the series and that leaves us with a very untrusting and paranoid protagonist who is also severely protective of those who are are close to him. The main theme of the story is that the MC is going about his life while gaining strength in various ways in order be able to protect those he cares about and fulfill a few spoiler related goals while his interactions with those around both help and hinder him from slowly opening up to others. The Author does a good job of providing scenarios that that the MC has to contemplate while balancing his law of the jungle and his moral/human side in order to survive both physically and mentally. This series is not a “black & white” story by any means and would recommend it to any high fantasy loving reader.

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    Great book, great writing and superb character development. The journey we experience along with the MC from the baby arc in the beginning through the academy arc. The book stays consistent with writing and develops the world beautifully. We experience the MC gradually develop into what is considered a healthy and fulfilled person while also searching for meaning to his existence. 5 stars all day long

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    Supreme Magus is one of the best mage development fantasy story that I encoutered among my readings. The author has created a mana and spell system very complex and detailed, and the characters are varied, well though, and lovable. The world is also very well designed, with complex political situations and ominous but mysterious threats. I am a fan ! The development of Lith as a magus some time make me think of the Harry Potter series, but with a ***** point of view and a less manichean approch.

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    This story starts quite sad, so I really hope that after reincarnating the mc will find some happiness. I like that the mc isn't an hypocrite self-righteous mc. Cuz when life doesn't give you a fair shake, being tough and just is the right way. Law not always means justice (I really hate when society doesn't condemn a murderer for his "silly mistake"). The story is well written and easy to read, I look forward to reading the new chapters.

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    Overall, the book has an overwhelming sense of self. This isn’t a story that follows every other trope or timeline, but one that follows its own path. Not only that, the story is consistent and makes sense, the foreshadowing is used correctly, the characters have shown steady, fluid development, and the world is created well. 5/5 stars deserved. This could be published as a paperback eventually as a bestseller if wanted.

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    Awesome, just it. It's an isekai novel, but different all I've read before. I'm really enjoying. The form he organizes the world, all the things. Everything has a good structure and is working very well. The way that the people live with magic, all the society is built around it. Not just it, but the kingdom organization, the army, all the secret societies. It's all wonderful. Any chance to see it in a manhua?

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    Not only one of the few hidden gems, it is also one of the best novels on this site. In many ways it follows the core concepts of reincarnarion novels. Cheat treasure (in a way), the bad family member, school, and rather overpowered mc (when i say overpowered i mean in the sense of his age group, not the ridiculous type of op). However, it takes these concepts and changes their direction. Instead of the typical ending to these cliches, it gives a new, refreshing end to them by actually apllying logic and understanding of human emotions. Its an impressive feat honestly. The mc is also fleshed out. He is not a fully confident all knowing person, he is human. And he in a way is broken. The author tries to make a different mc that is not perfect, but flawed in many ways. Its absolutely wonderful to finally see a character that is able to grow. And the final thing that i will touch on, mainly because it is something i love and respect the most, is the mcs original world and the way reincarnation affects the mc. Unlike other novels whose mc quickly shakes off any memory of his original world, in this one the original world is alive and well in the mc. It lives through him due to the fact that it caused his broken mentality. Every time the mc is cynical, untrusting, or unreasonably angry, you as the reader know that he is still affected by his old life. As for him reincarnating, he does not forget about it. In fact he even dwells on it, making him create goals revolving around this mysterious and magical occurence that happened to him. It even makes him question his own existence and what it means for the future. This is something i truly admire, and i believe it makes the novel even better in its own way.

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    one of the best novel I have read so far, and I read a lot. story development is good, even tho the world building can be a little bit better, but so far so good. character design, is stable, meaning that the MC character, decision, temperament are align with his origin, and age. world background is alright, only lack of its size, since it kinda small for me. total score 4.8

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    Very original beginning where MC is designed before his death, no classical "ugly/boring/untalented dude got hit by a bus, reincarnated to different world - ok now I will be strong (here barely MC introduction starts)". No plot-armor popping in every hard fight with miracle power-up friendship power. No harem-king ****. My very first review about book, don't want to spoil so all I can say is - It's worth your time. My second best webnovel here right after ISSTH.

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    One of the best original novels on this site... even though there are thing that I like and diskile in this novel, overall, is a good read to me. (SPOILER ALERT) What I like: - very good pacing - very good grammar - smart and calculative mc - ruthless mc - hardworking mc - solus (really usefull companion/ai/equipment) - nana (his 'magic mentor' i really enjoy the interations with the old perky magician lol) - character grow (we can see how the characters grow along with the progress of the novel, even though its more mc focused, but i dont have any problems with that) What I dislike: - the nobles/young masters trope - his older brother, that seems going to be an annoying factor through the novel, or at least will come back and bite him in the a*s... - the 'hidding true strength and look like a scrub' trope... ( well i can understand the hiddind strength part since its logical when you are at the bottom, but so far we have a somewhat ugly mc, i mean every one in his family is somewhat decent and only him and his father seem to be the ugly ones...)(note: he seems to get better looking with each increase of his magic core, but it seems that at best he will be average, which i will be ok with, as long as he doesn't remain ugly lol) Even though the beginning of the novel may seem slow, or somewhat confusing, it works as an introduction to the mc personality, and help us understand him better, so I suggest that u should read at least 10 chaps before diciding if u like it or not, thats what I always do.

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    I love this story and honestly wish there were more like it. I like how the MC is good and yet bad all at once, and how he at first he is selfish and only cares about himself but over time he learns to care for others. Honestly there is no real way to do justice for this novel, but it is the best novel there is.

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    Been reading supreme magus since the beginning. It’s beautiful and well thought out. The author has a great grasp on English. The character progresses through a type of cultivation. But most of his progress is through hard work and learning from his mistakes!

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    This is the only second novel I wrote the reviews for. After reading countless transmigration novels. This novel is the better written and more believable. The character grew step by step and was able to overcome the challenges through trials and errors, and efforts rather than plot armour. The world stage setup is also good and within believable spectrum. In short, its a fantasy but no absurd. The language is good. The use of words shows that research on the type and descriptions were made. This is a good read.

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