Lord of the Mysteries (Novel)

Alt title: Guimi Zhi Zhu (Novel)

Ch: 1430
2018 - 2020
4.328 out of 5 from 118 votes
Rank #2,986
Lord of the Mysteries (Novel)

Waking up to be faced with a string of mysteries, Zhou Mingrui finds himself reincarnated as Klein Moretti in an alternate Victorian era world where he sees a world filled with machinery, cannons, dreadnoughts, airships, difference machines, as well as Potions, Divination, Hexes, Tarot Cards, Sealed Artifacts… The Light continues to shine but mystery has never gone far. Follow Klein as he finds himself entangled with the Churches of the world—both orthodox and unorthodox—while he slowly develops newfound powers thanks to the Beyonder potions. 

Source: Qidian

Includes: 36 extra chapters.

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 No spoilers in this review I have read to: chapter 1430 Story: The plot follows a main trend with many small arcs. The story is very detailed, with no plotholes that I can find. The story stays true to the title "Lord of the Mysteries," as mystery shows up right in chapter one. The title comes into play more on the later chapters as the reader realizes exactly what the meaning is. Each small mystery is solved, but it brings up more questions every time. The story of this world is heavily centered around the magic system (hard magic system) and the history of the world. It shows the small details of the fantasy world and how it functions, leaving no questionable plot holes for this world. It is heavy on information about the plot and world (not in a bad way), so be prepared for that. The plot twists are also logical, yet unexpected. Characters: Each character in the story is dynamic and round, even side characters and villains. Every character goes through certain amounts of noticeable change, and it is done in such a way that the reader loves the change and it seems logical to how any normal person would change. All the characters are consistent, and never act ooc. Every character seems like a real person, living in a real world with a real life. None of the characters are stupid or air-headed, and they react in ways that rational or smart human beings would (even if not everyone is human).  Personal opinion: Best thing I have ever seen in my life. It has been my favorite for a long time, and will most likely continue being my favorite. I usually never write reviews, but holy sh*t do I love this novel. The magic system and characters are so thought out, and the fantasy elements with the plot perfectly fit my tastes. Book one wasn't as good as the others, even though I still love it. I only realized afterwards due to each segment of the plot getting better than the last. I love this novel so much that my own webtoon (in progress) has a magic system that is heavily influenced by this novel. I reread it twice (I usually never reread things). The author is so  good at manipulating emotions, to make the reader feel ecstatic and then plunge into misery the next second. The only small downside is that the main character doesn't really understand trans people, but it is easily ignored and countered by the fact that the author actually put trans people in and made them normal, enjoyable characters (also the mc gets a bit of character develpoment later on). My attention span for 1000+ chapters is pretty limited, but I actually managed to stay hooked without getting bored too often. It is also enjoyable for female readers, due to the author promoting equality between races and gender.  Who would like this vs. who wouldn't: I recommend this for people who like fantasy with good systems and logical/ likeable characters. Especially for people who like plot, mystery, and the history of the fantasy world. This is not for people who do not like reading the history of worlds, and people who prefer slice of life or romance. It is not for people who don't like reading or looking at long plots. tldr; good story elements w/ consistent characters, no romance, heavy on the info (not in a bad way), a good read in general. 


[SPOILERS/Extra Info in the END] Curses, potions, divination, fleets, guns, mysticism & the supernatural. This is the tale of the Fool. 🃠 Important thing to note is that the first volume of the story (~200 chapters) is very slow but this has its own advantage because it gives us the time to digest the information provided in it. Readers need to be observant on the small details if they want the best experience. The story is vast with good world building and the mysteriousness that far exceeds expectations. The fight scenes are elaborate and will keep you hooked for the result. There is POV of many people + Narrator which gives the readers a good expereince & all the characters shine in their own way. Indepth Plot - Its very complicated plot with multiple organizations each with their own agenda. (sometimes easy to get lost in, gotta check the wiki fandom from time to time to keep up with the organizations) The world, characters, powers, & plot are so well planned, explained, plotted, written that there are almost no plotholes in the world setting that the author has designed. There is no Good vs Evil, everything has a passive feeling to it where everyone is working towards their own goals. The MC is very cautious person but still manages to offend every other organization and has his own secret organization which is the main focus of the novel- The Tarot Club. The Tarot Club members grow powerful together with the MC and have good character development as you would expect. I think the most interesting part of this novel for the readers is to encounter the various things that the Tarot Club members go through in their daily lives and how it effects the entire world. If you want Mystery in a Early-Modern Era with steampunk, this is what you get. By the time you finish the web novel, you would definitely be excited for the upcoming sequel Part 2 [March 4 2023] and also Part 3. Some extra information: [SPOILERS] Lord of Mysteries is a western fantasy webnovel written by Cuttlefish That Loves Diving and published on Qidian and officially translated by CKTalon, and published on Webnovel. As of May 1st, 2020, the novel finally ended with 8 volumes. [Part 1 of the Trilogy] There are power levels from Sequence 9 to Sequence 0 [True God] & Above the Sequence [Great Old Ones]≈[Outer Deities] with 22 pathways [on Earth] to choose from. Extra Info for better understanding:- Characters · Beyonder · Pathways · Gods · Angels · Organizations · Terminology

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