What are the chances!! I read A Regressor’s Tale of Cultivation novel expecting it to be average.
First, It’s a Korean Web novel. I have never read a Korean novel with cultivation themes. So, I wasn’t expecting anything at all.
Second, there’s a time loop. We all know a Korean regression novel can’t be that good. It might be good at first but then if not done well, it can be repetitive and ultimately boring which we can see in countless web novels.
The Perfect Run was a good web novel but for some reason, I couldn’t fully immerse in the novel even though the author kept it fresh in every loop. The author made the novel kind of light and so when he tried to introduce some emotions, it didn’t sit right with me.
Okay Now! I got it wrong. A Regressor’s Tale of Cultivation is good. It perfectly presented what martial arts is and how cultivators cultivate Qi.
But never in a thousand years, I thought a cultivation novel would make me cry. oh wait! I Shall Seal The Heavens and A Will Eternal Made me shed some tears. So A cultivation novel with a Regression will make me cry.
We have read so many cultivation-themed novels where rarely the author takes the lives of the main character or any other character this seriously. In recent years novels like An Immortal in Magic World or As An Immortal, I Only Learn Forbidden Skills have saturated the webnovel website where there are hardly any emotions.
Unfortunately, I have been reading these types of novels because there were no other good novels. But now these junk web novels can take a side and welcome a real good novel.
We have Emperor’s Domination where Li Que is killing millions of people left and right. I think 90% of them are the Young Masters.
Almost all cultivation web novels treat lives very lightly. Treating people with lower levels as ants and killing them with no thoughts. While it may be fun to read these moments, it is very hard to feel the emotion, when the author suddenly portrays the emotions in the story.
A Regressor’s Tale of Cultivation Review
A Regressor’s Tale of Cultivation is a Korean web novel with a cultivation and regression theme. The story follows the journey of the protagonist, Seo Ran, who finds himself in a world of immortal cultivators after a car accident. Despite having neither spiritual roots nor special abilities, the protagonist is determined to make a name for himself in this new world.
First of all, I will rank this novel at the Top of my favorite Web Novels.
- Lord of The Mysteries
- Reverend Insanity
- A Regressor’s Tale of Cultivation
- The Grand Master Strategist
- Deep Sea Embers
One of the elements that makes this web novel so good is because of its simplicity. There are no convoluted mysteries like in Lord of The Mysteries and Deep Sea Embers. There are no mind games and fights like in Reverend Insanity and The Grand Master Strategist.
This novel is so simple yet so good. Another element that I fell in love with in this novel is struggle. The main character, Seo Ran’s struggle is so beautiful and emotional that it made me shed some tears.
The novel’s unique premise of regression adds an interesting twist to the familiar cultivation genre. The protagonist’s determination and growth are genuinely inspiring, as he learns from each life and becomes stronger with every regression.
The world-building is impressive, and the author’s ability to create a sense of realism within the fantasy setting is commendable.
There was always a fight for growth in martial arts and cultivation against fate, and the author portrayed those adventures of growth and emotions of Seo Ran so beautifully.
A huge credit goes to the translator for the high-quality translations. It is a selfish wish of mine that Wuxiaworld or Webnovel pick up this novel along with the current translator so that the author gets the revenue which motivates him to write more.
The characters are well-developed, and the relationships between them are genuine and heartwarming. The protagonist’s friendship with his sworn brother is particularly touching, as they support and challenge each other throughout their journey.
His relationship with his with other characters like his disciples, and Master is so beautifully written. It’s not like that previous timeline erased those relations. Even if the regression made it like he didn’t have disciples or a master, he still carried those memories and had the same respect and behavior for them in his last life.
The novel also explores themes of perseverance, self-discovery, and the power of hard work.
I cried in chapters 39 and 111. As someone who didn’t have any talent in cultivation, hard work was only his option for power yet even after his hard work, when heaven blocked his cultivation path, it was heartbreaking to read. At the same time, It made me appreciate the intricate world and cultivation system the author had designed.
Seo Ran’s journey towards the madness as heavens refused to level up his cultivation made me connect with him more. From the very first chapter, we can see the weakness and struggle of the main character. His happy moments which comes rarely made us appreciate those moments more.
When the author introduced romance, I feared this could level down the novel but the author sweetly wove the threads of love in the heart of the main character that I couldn’t help but cheer for Seo Ran.
Overall, A Regressor’s Tale of Cultivation is a perfect web novel that deserves a 5/5 star rating. A Regressor’s Tale of Cultivation is a must-read for fans of the cultivation genre and those who appreciate well-crafted stories with depth and emotion. The novel is a breath of fresh air in the sea of similar stories, and it is sure to leave a lasting impression on its readers.
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