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    A super talented yet lazy person finds a goal in life To convert all of humanity into weebs. After years of planning he starts his plan. After reaching a position of high power he begins to slowly feed the masses weeb stuff and convert them. Many years later he has succeeded, everyone is a weeb. He realizes he needs to go to the toilet, but there is no toilet. He runs looking for one for hours and hours but he cannot find that toilet. When finally the toilet is in sight, it is already to late. Joey wakes up from his dream to find himself laying in a puddle of his own piss.

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CrossArk: Option number 1: [The Blackening Sun]

The Bookworm Teacher becomes a Swordsman · C16
2 weeks ago
*so far View More

Drellzie: Great story so fat, though I am curious as to what the downsides of dying are. Since losing a lvl doesn't seem to mean losing your attributes

The Bookworm Teacher becomes a Swordsman · C15
2 weeks ago
Great story so fat, though I am curious as to what the downsides of dying are. Since losing a lvl doesn't seem to mean losing your attributes View More
The Bookworm Teacher becomes a Swordsman · C15
2 weeks ago
Reading Status: C279
It was only when I was quite far into the book that I realized it had some similarities to WMW, just some minor ones don't worry, and i couldn't decided which I enjoyed more. This is the first original novel I've read which has reached the level of quality of a top tier CN. Dunno if that sounds a bit degrading but congrats! This book is in like my top 10 novels, and I've read a **** load of books so that's pretty good. Thanks for the great read, can't wait to see how it continues. View More
Birth of the Demonic Sword
3 weeks ago
Thunder and lightning are not the same things... View More
Renegade Immortal · C631
3 months ago
See this! I just gifted the story: Potion View More
A Time Traveller's Guide to Feudal Japan · C93
5 months ago
I just binged the entire book. I liked it a lot, thanks for translating! View More
A Stay-at-home Dad's Restaurant In An Alternate World · C150
6 months ago
Just binged the book. I liked it a lot. Thanks for writing! View More
A Time Traveller's Guide to Feudal Japan · C70
6 months ago
Happy birthday! View More
My House of Horrors · C709
7 months ago
Loving the story, thanks for writing! View More
Paragon of Destruction · C266
7 months ago
Okay I just thought of something... You know the phone problem right. Well why doesn't Chen's haunted house have lockers for costumers to put their luggage in and couldn't he simply ask them to put their phone in a locker as well? View More
My House of Horrors · C689
7 months ago
Yeah, it becomes more clear later in the story. View More

Obekiwi: She probably didn’t have shadow essence and didn’t have a reliability friend to do the sealing for her.

Paragon of Destruction · C8
7 months ago
True... In my opinion the most anoying thing about the MC is that he appears not to learn from his mistakes which is quite unexcusable. But the story is fun nonetheless and the story never lingers one 1 of his many mistakes. (Thank god it doesn't or this story would be trash.) View More

Aijen: People are fast to criticise mc for making ****** mistakes and insulting him, forgetting that most of them would be dead if put in his situations. I will remind that mc is son of guardsman from small town, not some scholar or noble. I will bet those mistakes are shown just to underline how inexperienced mc is and how much he has to learn.

Paragon of Destruction · C122
7 months ago
I am seriously starting to dislike the MC's hot headedness and stupidity. Not really fun to read tbh, just annoying. View More
Paragon of Destruction · C75
8 months ago
If it's so easy to cover up the forbidden realm why didn't his mom do that instead of leaving? View More
Paragon of Destruction · C8
8 months ago

Kergonan: As I really liked IET first two books, Coiling Dragon and Stellar Transformation, I started to read Swallowed Star and Desolate Era at the same time. But after a while, I started to apply to myself a "no two books from the same author at the same time" rule. As its translation was faster and I am more into fantasy than space opera, I decided to finish Desolate Era first, and then move on to Swallowed Star, even though the former was written after the latter. While it was good for optimizing my reading time, it was not so great for my reading pleasure.

First, let's get this straight from the beginnning: this is not a science-fiction story, and the post-apocalyptic tag is only applicable for the first fifth of the novel, but a space-opera, a bit like the difference between Star Trek and Star Wars, if the latter had overwhelming supernatural elements. The setting is initially fine, with a bit of a slow start, but it moves quickly then to bigger and bigger scales, up to epic ones. Litteraly speaking the descriptions are usually pretty good, but are marred with near constant mistakes in numbers and scales, which give a lot of "uh" moments at first, then upset you, and finally you stop caring otherwise it would really ruin the story. This is a recurring problem in this novel, one of many that the author later learnt to improve on or even erase completely in his next work Desolate Era.

The characters are okay, but most of them have not much depth. The main character, Luo Feng, is a good protagonist, but not as good as Linley, Qin Yu or Ji Ning, as he is as focused, but more merciless, ferocious and brutal and less sympathetic than the usual kind of MC we get from IET. Luo Feng's two main mentors are well described and the two others characters who appear with regularity in the story. His girlfriend/wife, parents, children and early companions get a lot of time during the first fifth of the tales, but only make sporadic appearances after that. His companions are otherwise very temporary additions, and finally the antagonists are numerous, but lack in term of variety, beside the final one, whose motivations are still a bit simplistic.

The power system is very clear at first, but quite simple. The author later evolves it into a more complex one, but it then becomes a lot messier and confusing except for the big "element-based" lines, with a less-used parallel system relying on gene levels. The one redeeming feature here are the progression and insight scenes which are very well made for the most part.

The translation is kind of a mixed bag. The first translation team, Translation Nation, was doing a very good job. Sadly, upon reaching the 900 or so chapter, Qidian changed the translation team  to Nyoi-Bo Studio, who did not bother to harmonize their lexicon with the previous team's. This resulted into a calamitous translation for about the next 100-200 chapters, with some names translated in two different ways inside the same chapter, which made me think that the members of the new team did not even harmonized with their own. The situation was mostly solved later, but the translation still was inferior to what it used to be. A severe handicap for a novel which is just good to begin with.

In the end, what I'm try to say here, is that Swallowed Star is IET's transition novel, where he wants to tell us a story of truly cosmic proportion, and is not quite as succesful as he hoped. It's okay if you consider this a prototype of his following novel, as numerous elements of this space opera will be reused in Desolate Era's eastern high fantasy setting, but with tremendous improvements with gave us one of the best Chinese novel I ever read. Sadly, in the present case, all of these factors only result in a book that is above average/good at best, and the dive the translation took after chapter 900 does nothing to improve the situation. In the end, Swallowed Star only gets a 6 out 10.
Seriously, after you've read Coiling Dragon and Stellar Transformation, unless you are an absolute fan of IET, you can pass this story and head straight to Desolate Era.

P.S: Thanks to IET and the Translation Nation team for your work. As for the Nyoi-Bo Studio translation team, please, try to improve.

Swallowed Star
8 months ago
Chapter 1234 haha View More
The Ultimate Evolution · C1234
9 months ago
The world building in this novel is kinda half-assed. Not a single mention of how the **** order is being kept in this world. Are there no laws or restrictions? No mention of a king or anything. Killing people is no problem but a contract needs to be abided? What's up with that. View More
End of the Magic Era · C22
10 months ago
I love those perspective switches every now and then View More
Chrysalis · C290
10 months ago
I have a feeling it's gonna be the complete other way around. View More

HasaDigaEebowai: Why do I feel that Antony is going to have a lot of headaches from the council

Chrysalis · C274
11 months ago
That escalated quickly View More
Beast God · C69
11 months ago

Drellzie: 1st

Super weeb · C1
11 months ago
1st View More
Super weeb · C1
11 months ago
That was great View More
How to be a good mortal father to your demon kids · C24
11 months ago
Anyone else feel sad that XY stopped going for the perfection of his spear techniques and is now a super mirage talent. I kinda liked that it was similar to DE where JN loved the sword. Wait... Mb it was getting a little too similar which is why IET changed it xD... View More
Lord Xue Ying · C993
1 year ago
Reading Status: C71
Great novel... Hope no one else will spam 1 star reviews... Umm... Go read it I guess... Did I reach 140 characters yet? Nope... Umm... Yeah... So how is your day going? View More
Rebirth of a broken demoness.
1 year ago

Nothernation: Reminds me when you're playing an RPG, and your high level character goes to clear some under-leveled side quests. You just bulldoze through everything and skip the cutscenes and dialogues.

Way of the Devil · C338
1 year ago

Book_Keeper: Hello, your novel has been reviewed by Virtual Bookshelf.
A review excerpt is as follows:

Technical:

Okay overall. A common mistake was the lack of commas before conjunctions of independent clauses.

Characters:

Gin – Great start to his character building in the prologue. It delved into his mind very nicely, and the following chapters consistently showed his personality. Chapter 7 is another good example of his thoughts, albeit, somewhat drawn out.

The new students – Way too many. If all of them are necessary to the story, then more deeply introduce one of them when they all first appear, have him/her interact with Gin. Later on, introduce the remaining one by one, or at most, two at a time. Chapter 5 introduced Ringo and Shiro in more depth after their initial appearance, but the continuous amount of dialogue made reading sluggish. Either cut back and only include important conversation or which best expresses personality, or add action verbs to the speech—since continuous lines of ****** dialogue/quotes should be done in moderation—as well as gestures and settings to make the conversation more realistic and less tedious. This holds for other chapters with strings of continuous dialogue, too.

Otakus. This is used too much and shouldn’t be the defining point of a character. Go beyond this.

Nani. Again, used too much. A few times is funny.

Plot:

Sound waves, interesting. After the teacher explained this disaster, the proceeding chapters lacked intensity or any apparent development.

POV switches such as in Chapter 6… Especially in first person, if you’re switching POV, clarify who it is before you continue the story. For example, Gin’s POV or Rin’s POV. Additionally, try to limit switches to at most every few chapters. Frequent switches in a single chapter or a couple of chapters is too confusing (especially if the POV is not clarified beforehand) and hurts the reading flow. The only time when POV’s might not be rightly clarified are in mystery stories, but even then, it must be done with caution.

Chapter 8, the story picks up again with new insights on time, world, and MC’s bone regeneration ability. .........(cont.)

The full review:
https://virtualbookshelf.home.blog/2019/02/15/review-normal-in-parenthesis-akagin/

After three chapters, you may request to be assessed again.
Thank you, and the best of luck on your writing endeavors! :)

Normal in Parenthesis—The Old Will and the Dawn to All | Our World
1 year ago
Good stuff View More
Farming For Gold · C24
1 year ago
Reading Status: C62
The dialogue and the philosophies in this book are not something you would expect to find in an ordinary webnovel. Although it may be slightly confusing at times, it is always interessting to read. The use of language always feels... let's say intelligent. The characters and world building are also great. View More
Rebirth of a broken demoness.
1 year ago
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