Story Synopsis Chosen!

Hi guys, thank you all for your great submission! After thinking carefully and working through them, I have decided to choose a version of WillieD’s that I modified. Thank you all once again for your great submissions! Much love!

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Empires rise and fall on the Yulan Continent. Saints, immortal beings of unimaginable power, battle using spells and swords, leaving swathes of destruction in their wake. Magical beasts rule the mountains, where the brave – or the foolish – go to test their strength. Even the mighty can fall, feasted on by those stronger. The strong live like royalty; the weak strive to survive another day.

This is the world which Linley is born into. Raised in the small town of Wushan, Linley is a scion of the Baruch clan, the clan of the once-legendary Dragonblood Warriors. Their fame once shook the world, but the clan is now so decrepit that even the heirlooms of the clan have been sold off. Tasked with reclaiming the lost glory of his clan, Linley will go through countless trials and tribulations, making powerful friends but also deadly enemies.

Come witness a new legend in the making. The legend of Linley Baruch.

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56 thoughts on “Story Synopsis Chosen!” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. You can’t underestimate a synopsis. Who knows how many books,stories,comics and so on haven’t been read because their curb appeal(description of the material) was lackluster. That being said I think the synopsis does the story justice.

      1. Hello. Please recommend me some books, appraisal master (mistress?) Ruby, I am in lack of good novels to read and you seem to be quite knowledgable in this area~. I would be very grateful :).

        1. What’s tantamount to a good novel in your opinion I mean you’re readin this and I can formulate some ideas of your interest. “crucible of souls”, “the name of the wind”, “the painted man”(these are fantasy books). Or does your interest lie In light Novel esque fiction “the mother of learning”, “worm”(search worm novel on google), I like ” spectral regalia” on the royalroadl website. Or perhaps you want something different I couldnot tell you unless you framed your request in a more specific manner or maybe you just wanted to here from mistress ruby again who knows. But if you want more books to read reply and let me know.

          1. Yeah, I was just a little too vague. Personnally I am interested in all kinds of “Xia”(literally meaning heroic) novels, just I like when it is hooking from the beginning like what IET writes. By the way I have finished all translated chapters of the novels recommended by Ren during his “Free day”, all were of this kind, truly excellent. I’ll try your recommendations, thanks a lot for the time you spent looking for these novel recommendations master Synvaris XD.

        2. I’ll leave one more reccomendation that’s more obscure and you wouldn’t see on a reddit thread and I just now remembered it.

          A child’s awakening a demon’s gambit part one

  2. Thanks WillieD for making an awesome synopsis!Who knows how many books I missed because their synopsis sucks(that`s why I go to goodreads and read for about half an hour a synopsis for a book,making it very tedious to read so many of them).I try to maintain quality in stuff that I read(e.g I once tried reading Another Typical Day,but it turned out to be only wish fulfillment nothing more,nothing less).Thanks Ren for continously translating this masterpiece,and I do have to agree that this is better than SS and ST,whether it is better than Desolate Era remains to be seen :p

  3. Synopsis is excellent! Though I would recommend changing the following, “battle using spells and swords”, to “battle using spells and weapons”. As some do use other weapons beside a sword.

    1. Nah, because when you say weapons, you might start thinking explosives. When people read swords they’ll figure there might be some bows, maces and axes involved as well, it’s just that it’s mostly swords. As they say: ‘the exception proves the rule’.

      1. That’s an assumption made on your end. A sword is a weapon, but a weapon may not be a sword. Just because it says sword does not make it correct for you to assume that other types of weapon would be involved. Also, spells was used, that acts as a general indicator that if “weapon” was used it won’t be anything of the modern type. Though with the latest chapter, something a bit more modern like cannon was introduced. With that said, I still think “weapon” should be used as it’s a general indicator that encompass all types of weapon versus “sword”, which limits to only one type of weapon.

        1. Are you truly not aware that you are contradicting yourself?

          “People know from spells that the weapon won’t be anything modern” <– That is an assumption on your end as-well.

          To be honest, no matter what 'assumptions' are made upon what we read. I prefer it being stated sword than a more generic approach. That is my preference, and I don't believe using 'sword' misleads anyone.

        2. Like you said, I made an assumption. I also think I made the right one.

          Besides, like Abnormality pointed out as well, ‘spells and weapons’ just doesn’t strike my fancy.

          1. I think ‘swords and spells’ is a generally accepted term for ‘weapons and magic’.

        3. It’s not literally saying that the only weapons they use are swords. The synopsis is using swords figuratively to mean weapons, in particular, non-modern weapons.

          As they say, the pen is mightier than the sword, which is, once again, not to be taken literally.

  4. I know Grampa Cowhert hasn’t been part of the story in a while, and he probably won’t be again. But shouldn’t there be at least a mention of the ring?

  5. I really like this synopsis, but this sentence kind of kills the flow: “This is the world which Linley is born into in the small town of Wushan. ”

    It has the feel of a run-on sentence but it’s not quite that. It’s difficult to fix because I like the, “This is the world which Linley is born into…” part. I think it should be fixed from:
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    This is the world which Linley is born into in the small town of Wushan. Linley is a scion of the Baruch clan, the clan of the once-legendary Dragonblood Warriors whose fame once shook the world, but is now so decrepit that even the heirlooms of the clan have been sold off.”
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    to be this or something similar instead
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    “This is the world which Linley is born into. Raised in the small town of Wushan, Linley is a scion of the Baruch clan, the clan of the once-legendary Dragonblood Warriors whose fame once shook the world. Unfortunately, the once awe-inspiring clan is now so decrepit that even the heirlooms of the clan have been sold off.”
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      1. Thank you! 🙂 Sorry if I’m being too nitpicky, but I just noticed that we used once three times in a row.

        “… the clan of the (once-)legendary Dragonblood Warriors whose fame (once) shook the world. Unfortunately, the once awe-inspiring clan is now so decrepit that even the heirlooms of the clan have been sold off.”

        I think if those two (once)’s are taken away, it’ll improve the flow.

  6. I also like the synopsis. When i first read the synposis of Coiling Dragon on Baka-Updates I thougt it was kinda lame and that the mc would get a ring like in Stellar Transformations. Well, when i first read it, I compared it to Stellar Transformations a lot but after reading a while I was not dissapointed. 🙂

    Btw would it be possible to change the last sentence a bit? I actually don’t like the “making” part. I think it sounds a bit to simple and it should more differentiated because his clan (the predecessors of his clan) is already a legend as one of the Four Supreme Warrior clans (even if their fame vanished the people still remembered the stories of them). Maybe change it in “Come witness the story of a legend (on the path of) becoming immortal/everlasting/imperishable/unfading/undying. The legend of Linley Baruch.”?

    1. Personally, I like

      “Come witness a new legend in the making. The legend of Linley Baruch.”

      “New” and “in the making”, might be a little redundant, but I like it. The idea of a “new” legend is exciting.

      1. I don’t have anything against the “new” (just accidently deleted it while editing and thinking about how to change it) only against the “making”, it seems imo somehow redundant (like you said and could be replaced or omitted “Come witness a new legend. The legend of Linley Baruch.” would be good enough). It also conveys to me that, the story is still ongoing or that the mc has the “intention” of becoming a legend. Maybe I am just too petty^^ . I don’t have anything against the synopsis in general.

  7. Nice, it wasn’t mine that was chosen but it was actually very interesting and fun to be in something of an essay contest. I’m pretty competitive so this had me thinking about hype-paragraphs in a much more intricate manner.

  8. Great Synopsis. I guess I’ll have to think of a synopsis per book by myself, allthough I’m very bad at that. I have made epubs of all the books that have been translated so far and I add all my books with a description to a database (Collectorz).
    Thanks for all your work in translating this great series.

      1. Thanks for your warm welcome.
        Thought it was time I joined the community. Discovered this book and your site about 2 weeks ago and this is the 3rd time I’m reading the volumes you have translated so far. So I’m loving it.

  9. Little do you know it was meant to be a movie sneak preview. How much does it take to hire Ian McKellen to do the narration? Add in some of those Inception BWAAAAs and you got yourself a fantasy preview lol.

  10. Great synopsis, i nearly skipped Coiling Dragon because of the synopsis i read, only decided to give Coiling Dragon a chance since i was bored and in need of a good read. Which i’m happy to say was good decision on my part since Coiling Dragon is amazing and now we have an amazing synopsis to go with it! =)

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