The Beginning After the End

by TurtleMe

Original HIATUS Action Adventure Fantasy Romance Martial Arts School Life Supernatural

King Grey has unrivaled strength, wealth, and prestige in world governed through martial ability.  However, solitude lingers closely behind those with great power.  Beneath the glamorous exterior of a powerful king lurks the shell of man, devoid of purpose and will.

Reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters, the king has a second chance to relive his life.  Correcting the mistakes of his past will not be his only challenge, however.  Underneath the peace and prosperity of the new world is an undercurrent threatening to destroy everything he has worked for, questioning his role and reason for being born again.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Prologue: Start ago
Chapter 1: The Light at the End of the Tunnel ago
Chapter 2: Encyclopedia of Mana Manipulation ago
Chapter 3: Head Start ago
Chapter 4: My Life Now ago
Chapter 5: Let The Journey Begin ago
Chapter 6: Up the Mountain ago
Chapter 7: How I Wished ago
Chapter 8: Questions ago
Chapter 9: The Ones Held Dear ago
Chapter 10: Road Ahead ago
Chapter 11: To and Fro ago
Chapter 12: Meeting ago
Chapter 13: Questions and Answers ago
Chapter 14: What's To Come ago
Chapter 14.5: The Other Side ago
Chapter 15: Next Step ago
Chapter 16: Companion ago
Chapter 17: Family ago
Chapter 18: Peaceful ago
Chapter 19: Proclamation ago
Chapter 20: Everybody Wins ago
Chapter 21: For Them ago
Chapter 22: Royalty ago
Chapter 23: Auction ago
Chapter 24: Aftermath (Rework) ago
Chapter 25: Partners In Crime ago
Chapter 26: Worth Fighting For ago
Chapter 27: Examination ago
Chapter 28: Changes in Dicathen ago
Chapter 29: Sword and Body ago
Chapter 30: Last Leg ago
Chapter 31: Dire Tombs ago
Chapter 32: Dire Tombs II ago
Chapter 33: Dire Tombs III ago
Chapter 34: Rash Actions and Limits ago
Chapter 35: Precautions ago
Chapter 36: A Son, Brother, and Friend ago
Chapter 37: In the Meantime ago
Chapter 38: Introspection ago
Chapter 39: New Winds ago
Chapter 40: I'm Not That Nice ago
Chapter 41: A Ball ago
Chapter 42: A Ball II ago
Chapter 43: Xyrus Academy ago
Chapter 44: You Dare? ago
Chapter 45: Not Quite As Planned ago
Chapter 46: Wiser Than The Wise ago
Chapter 47: Attention ago
Chapter 48: Reminisce ago
Chapter 49: Disciplinary Committee ago
Chapter 50: Classes and Professors ago
Chapter 51: Classes and Professors II ago
Chapter 52: Classes and Professors III ago
Chapter 53: It’s a Pleasure ago
Chapter 54: Match Start ago
Chapter 55: This Is Going To Hurt ago
Chapter 56: Family Gathering ago
Chapter 57: Feelings and Old Memories ago
Chapter 58: First Day At The Job ago
Chapter 59: Confrontation ago
Chapter 60: Romantic Idiot ago
Chapter 61: My Team ago
Chapter 62: Baby Steps ago
Chapter 63: Field Trip ago
Chapter 64: Widow's Crypt ago
Chapter 65: Widow's Crypt II ago
Chapter 66: Widow's Crypt III ago
Chapter 67: Widow's Crypt IV ago
Chapter 68: Widow’s Crypt V ago
Chapter 69: An Unfamiliar Burden ago
Chapter 70: Evolving ago
Chapter 71: A Confusing Day ago
Chapter 72: One Fallen ago
Chapter 73: A Will’s Last Breath ago
Chapter 74: Order Of Power ago
Chapter 75: Manifest Destinies ago
Chapter 76: Good To See You ago
Chapter 77: Allies? ago
Chapter 78: Meanwhile ago
Chapter 79: Meanwhile II ago
Chapter 80: Meanwhile III ago
Chapter 81: At Last ago
Chapter 82: Benefactor ago
Chapter 83: A Greater Scale ago
Chapter 84: Lineage ago
Chapter 85: Elven Kingdom ago
Chapter 86: Winding Down ago
Chapter 87: A Will’s Unwillingness ago
Chapter 88: A Stroll ago
Chapter 89: A Cursed Blessing ago
Chapter 90: The Start ago

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So far, the author has written 4 total chapters and I am enjoying every bit of it.  The MC and his family have their moments of funniness and it is not forced, IMO.  One thing that has bugged me about many different stories is the horrible grammar many have in them.  This has fantastic grammar and I haven’t noticed any spelling errors or the like.  Keep up the good work!


Update:  Obviously, the author has written many more chapters.  The author has taken criticism of the story in a mature manner and has changed it for the better.  I'm eagerly awaiting more chapters!

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A well balanced wuxia-like story

The good points:

  • The mc is powerful enough to keep the story going, but not too strong.
  • The new characters are slowly introduced to the story, they don’t pop out of nowhere. You get a chance to get to know them.
  • The information about the power levels and abilities blends right in the story. No infodumps.
  • Romance and friendly relations are not sudden. 
  • Women are part of the story, not just a pair of breasts with legs (like you would often find in chinese wuxia).
  • Logical power-ups, no “mysterious” techniques or “heavenly” items that have this god-of-the-machine feeling. He has one power-up that came out nowhere, basically, but it was from relationship with a character that was introduced to the story (if somewhat spontaneously).
  • Not too many/long flashbacks.

The not so good points:

  • The story at least once goes like this: “He (side character) felt he (mc) emanated the aura of a king”. But it doesn’t explain why. Say, in other stories you read “he gave out a thick bloodlust”, but it was previously explained that it came from countless killings. I expected an explanation about this “kingly” aura, we know he was a king previously, but it didn’t feel right. Something along the lines of “he looked at me as if I was beneath him” or “he carefully stroked his cat, as if I was a subject in his court”. I wanted some insight into the mc’s mannerisms, into his personality.
  • Parents don’t question where did mc learn everything. His father and mother feel stupid, I hope they don’t become characters with a plain personality. [Update: this is slowly improving]
  • [Update] Some qualities of the characters tend to disappear (no more kingly aura)

The hopes for the story:

  • I hope the characters’ personalities evolve according to the circumstances and events.
  • I hope for a realistic ratio of male/female characters. Don’t want a stupidly big amount of females following the ridiculously popular male. [Update: It feels like the male population is just there to highlight MC's qualities, there is no competition, it's like MC is the only male on the universe of the story , the only other male badass is grandpa]
  • Sometimes explain why he decided something (e.g. why did he decide to become an adventurer?), and not just drop the bomb.
  • I’d like a smart protagonist that knows what to hide and what to show other people, one that doesn’t let his emotions cloud his judgement too much (but that’s just a personal preference). [Update: check!, looks like it is going my way!]
  • I enjoy buildup/release cycles in the stories I read. ***SPOILER-ISH*** The fight with the director ended almost as soon as I started reading it (no suspense, no buildup). [Update:  This is situation is improving.]
  • Perhaps a little more world building? We’ve met a small amount of creatures and other species. [Update: The world is rapidly expanding since this last arc started]

I like the direction the story is taking, I look forward for more.

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If you have ever read Mushoku Tensei this gives off the same feelings of amazingness from the beginning and i hope this becomes a long time running story. Can’t write proper review untill we get to see more content but from what we do have this is a very interesting story and gets you imersed in it really fast. Just wish more chapters were out lol.

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I'm not really good at writing reviews, but I highly recommend giving this novel a try for anybody who's looking for a story that's not too high-level. This novel has fairly good grammar with little-to-no mistakes, though sometimes there are some sentences that doesn't really make sense (rarely occurs though). Author is also active in reading comments and fixing any mistakes he made in writing the chapters. 


The style of the story consists of mostly only the MC's POV, however in the recent chapter 20, the author has added side character's POVs, which in my opinion is good as it adds in more effect in the story.


The setting of the story is in a medieval era with swords and magic as its theme, a typical setting with a good fan base. So those who are interested in these things should give this novel a try. 


As for the characters, MC aside, currently up to chapter 20, character development has been somewhat shallow. There really hasn't been any in-depth explanation about the side characters. This may be only my bias opinion, so don't take it to heart as other readers may find the character development to be sufficient.


To Author:

Keep up the good work, I've been following your story since you first uploaded your first chapter. Though I may not comment anything at all sometimes, I'm still following your work and I'm slowly becoming a full-fledged hardcore fan. This review may be a little unsatisfying to you, I don't really know though, but I hope it will help you in any way possible. Maybe getting a Proof Reader, or not, to help you in improving your work might be a good idea. Anyways, thanks for your hard work.

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Dear author...Your work is terrific... With each chapter released, your work not only improves but it gets even more catchy... I dont know if this means something to you but forgotten conqueror and TBATE are my top 2 on this site... But dont ask me which is number one, both are masterpieces... I find myself every now and then imagining possible encounters and outcomes for this series...Again, this story is amazing... Hope you keep up the amazing work you have been doing and if im able im more than willing to give you some money >_<

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A well written story with good grammar, an interesting plot line, and good characters. This isn’t a perfect story by any means and some plot devices are a little cliche. The pace of the story is a little all over the place with time skips here and there which can be somewhat annoying when the author could’ve gone more in depth about what happened during that time but instead opted for a time skip. Relatively good power leveling and although OP at his age, the MC isn’t a god by any means. A relatively good character that isn’t impuslive, reckless, or follows his d*** everywhere.

Would I reccommend this? Yes. It’s a very solid story that is engaging and keeps me looking forward to each update and I think you should give this story a try

I hope for some good romance but this story is starting to look like a harem story which is a little off putting considering how harems generally mean less character development and I hope the author manages to pull off the romance in this story well.

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I'm very much enjoying this story. There seem to be a few story line inconsistencies, but it is still overall entertaining to read.

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I'm just rating for the next chapter to come out faster!

I'm just rating for the next chapter to come out faster!

Nimble Llama
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This is a great read. The world is clearly fleshed out and as the story moves along the world gets bigger and more defined. The characters as well are wonderful you actually want to follow them and see what they do when put in different situations and route for them.

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Good read, interesting plot.

Good read with good flow. Don't see much goal but the plot still keep things interesting. And for once the MC actually have a guy companion. Don't know if it's just me but I feel that most other FF are either one OP mc or harem. A good change.