Apr 16, 2014
The setup of the story is much like other Chinese (internet) fantasy novels, with multitudes of races, weapons, and classes that we are familiar with from games and high fantasy. However, this novel really stands apart from the typical ones. This isn't a story where the protagonist slowly builds up his strength, and saves the world in the end. The narrative focuses much more on relationship between the numerous main characters, and how characters grow from their experiences, even though they do end up saving the world in the end.
By just reading the first chapter, one will see that the author has a talent
for being funny. The source of endless laughter is, of course, the Sun Knight, who despite his outward appearance of being kind, compassionate, and elegant, are actually the exact opposite inside. He complains, swears, curses, and always plans his schemes perfectly. Yet, he remains likable, and a genuinely charming person.
However, there are two regrettable things for this novel. First, as far as I see, there is no insert art for this novel. Second, there is no (or very little) romance for the Sun Knight. For me at least, a good romance subplot always adds the spice on the cream.
Legend of Sun Knight starts with a strong arc that instantly demands readers attention, slowly build up, and finish on a satisfactory and not cliched note. In this days and age where excessive fan-service and over-powered male leads are so rampant even in light novels, Legend of Sun Knight proves that a good novel can be written without relying on it.
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