The Golden-Haired Summoner - Reviews

Alt title: Geumbarui Jeongnyeongsa

The Golden-Haired Summoner
YukinaZero's avatar
Nov 28, 2020

The story is good but as I read more chapters I started getting really annoyed with the MC. She's such an annoying and insufferable person. Someone that millions of people would die to be in the position of and, she just so unhappy with everything. 

Also, I didn't like how she treated her spirits. I tried to not judge her too much for her personality because I appreactiaed that she had a personality and wasn't a Mary Sue but I just couldn't stand how unappreciative she was of Ray.

Like why? Just, why would you do that? 😟

7/10 story
?/10 art
1/10 characters
5.5/10 overall
bessiecad's avatar
Jul 29, 2020

This story is hard to understand at times, but the main idea of the plot stands strong with me and I'm willing to continue reading as I feel like the story could become stronger. The first couple of chapters of the story were the most interesting as she came to understand what an Elementalist was and began her path towards that goal. Her character can be annoying at times and she isn't really a good person, but I feel like that could be a part of the progression of the story. Overall, this still has potential and I'm excited to see where the plot will take us.

7/10 story
9/10 art
7/10 characters
7.5/10 overall
DeepRed's avatar
Mar 13, 2023

Interesting storyline and wonderful characters! 

The characters are beautifully written with real personalities. Sometimes you might get annoyed with the protagonist, and feel as she's too cold-hearted. But that is her character!! She doesn't know how to be with children, and is open that she would rather do something else. She is honest and simple-minded, but she know so herself. She is a genius summoner and is incredibly smart, but just wants to live her life the way she wants. She wants to be free, and the reason for that is not something simple, like it is just in real life. We all have our own complexities, our own faults, our own selfishness and pride. But she is not a bad person. She isn't just the normal would-give-her-life-up-for-everybode-else-type of heroine. And I love that about her.

The story is so interesting and the world is so well built! The spirits, the countries, the different cultures, the history, everything is realistic in its own fantasy way. Not going to say too much in fear of spoiling the story too much. 

The art is lovely as well, the fantasy elements are beautifully drawn and I love the expressions of each character. The art can quickly and masterfully shift the mood and really impact the reader. Even though I hate and fear snakes, the artist was able to make the snake cute in its own way. But just as quickly make shivers run down my spine as I almost can hear the snake slither and hiss. The art is really impactful and powerful.

In the end, I'm incrediby sad that the manwha has reached it's end. I would love nothing more to get an announcment that it will be picked up, as it is so much more left of the story. However I can understand that it might not be possible. HOWEVER!! If anyone knows where I could read, or possibly buy the novel in English, please, PLEASE tell me. I will pay you. In gold coins.

10/10 story
9/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
mangah0's avatar
Jul 21, 2020

I love the combination of reincarnation and magic with a female lead. She's competent too. It's funny and adorble. 

10/10 story
10/10 art
8/10 characters
9/10 overall
TheMeggyPeggy's avatar
Jul 12, 2021


Written reading 1-108.

There aren't many stories that can catch and hold my attention for long periods of time. They're typically bland with characters that are close to perfect-- but have tiny flaws or some trauma that they must overcome. Golden-Haired Summoner breaks all tropes I see in Isekai stories. Geenie, the self-centered, selfish, absolutely detestable main character is incredibly complex. I hate her with all my heart, but at the same time, I found myself rooting for her & growing to sympathize as her personality & character develop. The innate feeling of survival in the best way you know how is something we all can agree with-- even if we cannot see that it is flawed ourselves. Geenie shows massive growth from her traumatic experiences (that she caused) and it left me sobbing at 4 in the morning. I don't personally recall reading anything like this and the emotions I felt were always changing. The story doesn't feel rushed and it feels like a work of art on how the progression is laid out. Currently, I would consider this my #1 manga/WEBTOON. If I could wipe my memory and reread this, I would because it was so enjoyable. Even at the main artist's end from seasons 1-3, I don't think there's another title that I cherish as much as this one.

If any of you decide to read this, understand that the mc is incredibly naive and ignorant. Geenie is a main character to show growth-- not to always be a beacon of righteousness and humility. And even when she gains the ability to act as a savior & live on her bum for the rest of her life, she still grows with new desires. You'll sometimes root for her and sometimes you'll absolutely hate her, but it's 100% worth the read.

Update after finishing chapter 108:

I'm pretty sad that the main artist decided to step down from this work. It's understandable that after 108 chapters that you would either need a long break or to step down as the artist-- but I don't see this webtoon continuing if the future artist deviates too much from the initial work that kickstarted this webtoon. Hopefully they come back, but I'm pretty certain that this is the end. Feel free to continue reading the novel though!!

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall