Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Summary [from NU]
When I opened my eyes, I was inside a novel.
[The Birth of a Hero].
[The Birth of a Hero] was a novel focused on the adventures of the main character, Choi Han, a high school boy who was transported to a different dimension from Earth, along with the birth of the numerous heroes of the continent.
I became a part of that novel as the trash of the Count’s family, the family that oversaw the territory where the first village that Choi Han visits is located.
The problem is that Choi Han becomes twisted after that village, and everyone in it, are destroyed by assassins.
The bigger problem is the fact that this stupid trash who I’ve become doesn’t know about what happened in the village and messes with Choi Han, only to get beaten to a pulp.
“…This is going to be a problem.”
I feel like something serious has happened to me.
But it was worth trying to make this my new life.
Personal Thoughts [spoiler free]
This one is a long novel. It’s already at 400+ chapters and still ongoing. At the time of writing this review, I am only on chapter 85. Updates for this story is nearly daily, so it’s good for those readers who are constantly craving more. This is the second Korean novel I’m reading. (I didn’t love the first one I randomly picked up, so I’m not recommending that one.) I’m not too good with Korean names, as I’m not used to them yet, so it’s good that the fantasy setting of this novel means that a lot of the characters have English sounding names and I can follow along better. For those who are just dipping their toes into Korean novels, I think this would be a good one to ease your way in.
Perhaps due to the overarching length of this novel, I feel that events happen quite slowly and gradually, so if I’m craving action and fast development, then this is not a story that I can binge. But the contents itself is enjoyable at a slower pace, and I like the main character, Cale. He is easygoing and laid-back, so following his adventures through his eyes feels relaxing(?) Lol. He also looks out for his people, although he denies it, like the tsundere that he is.
I enjoy Cale’s relationship with the hero, Choi Han. I’ve read quite a few non-BL “MC becomes a villain in a book” type stories (in Chinese and Japanese too), and in those stories, the original hero or protagonist of the book becomes the foil/villain to the MC. That, or they don’t get mentioned (for a long time). Cale actually meets Choi Han rather early on and they have a working relationship that is neither enemies nor best buddies. I’m interested in seeing how their relationship progresses.