Lord of the Mysteries Official Synopsis:
With the rising tide of steam power and machinery, who can come close to being a Beyonder? Shrouded in the fog of history and darkness, who or what is the lurking evil that murmurs into our ears?
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.
Like the corresponding tarot card, The Fool, which is numbered 0—a number of unlimited potential—this is the legend of “The Fool”.
- This is a Ongoing Chinese novel with 1350 chapters so far.
- The English translations for this novel are still going.
- The English Translator for this novel is: AtlasStudios
I WILL DECLARE MY LOVE FOR THIS NOVEL SO LISTEN WELL…
Personally, this is one of the best CN novel that i’ve ever read. I’m quite happy that this novel will be translated bcs all this time i mtl it myself, but at the same time not really happy bcs i caught up to raw and it’s a long way from the current tl, i can’t wait for too long…
But anyway!! These things are the reason why this novel is so amazing:
1. WORLD BACKGROUND
When i first read this novel, i thought it was like typical transmigration novel. You know.. fantasy world with magic and stuff. Well i’m not really wrong but the world background in this novel is very realistic. I think it’s similar to post industrial revolution era in England, 1800s. Also it’s a steampunk novel, so there are lots of historical machine and stuff. And the magic here isn’t as omnipotent as i imagined it would be. Being an “extraordinary person” is not that powerful, there are serious danger and side effects, so people there aren’t as OP as other novel. What i really love about this world background is how the author beautifully combined fantasy world and real life historical era in England. Like how people live and dress and adress each other at that time. The social class was very distinct and thoroughly explained. And how the other transmigrator before MC introduced the machinery to the world so it would start the steam and machinery era in that world.
2. CHARACTER DESIGN
I LOVE TAROT! And i like how the author used 22 major arcana in tarot as identity at MC’s “Tarot Club”. And i realized the Tarot identity is closely or somehow related to the characters. Like MC’s “The Fool”, represent ‘the beginning’ in Tarot, and the first member of tarot club. And later in the story MC made fake identity “The World”, represent ‘the end’ in Tarot, so that MC can trade for things openly in Tarot club without breaking The Fool’s God like image. So in a sense, MC is ‘the beginning and the end’ in the story. And Audrey’s “Justice” identity, represent fairness, is closely related to her sequence as “Audience” and how she should see things objectively. Because hey, Justice is a double-edge sword right?
OK!! Maybe my description is a bit confusing, so i suggest to just read…
I love how MC is smart, cautious, quite shameless, witty, and not OP! He has clear main goal, which is to go back to his world, but things happened…so stay tuned~ And the other side characters aren’t just cannon fodder for MC, they have real and unique personalities, goals and ambitions. For me it’s really great because i’m sick of reading novel that centered heavily around MC. And how other people has no means in the novel.
AND I LOVE HOW THE VILLAINS AREN’T TOO STUPID! Tbh idk if i should be happy or worried with this lol. But yeah, some villains are really hard to predict. So this novel’s characters always give me surprises. For old readers, you might get confused by the character’s names here, some names might changed, like Emperor Roselle, in the old translation and mtl, we read it as “Russell”. But it’s not really a big deal.
3. STORY DEVELOPMENT
I think this story is a slow paced one. And the story gets deeper and more complicated late in the novel. MC is not suddenly become OP nor has a great knowledge to use his goldfinger. MC can barely use and understand ‘the world above the fog’ at first. He learned things bit by bit. And the plot is always a surprise, Especially in Volume 1 (1ch until 200+ch i forgot) i cannot really tell who’s the friend and the foe. Leveling up in this novel is very long, so don’t expect MC to level up in just dozens of chapter bcs i read more than 500+ chapters but he’s still a….
Ok i’m not gonna spoil you now hehe..
Overall, for those fantasy, mystery and thriller lover, this is a perfect choice for you. Don’t be discourage bcs of the Steampunk theme bcs it’s not the main point in this story. This novel is full of adventure and mystery, it’s like “Sherlock Holmes fantasy style” novel.
- Link to the Translator – HERE
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