- Mangaka : Northcarolina, Shiba
- Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
- Genre : Comedy, Fantasy, Light Novels, Isekai
- Published : November 2020
As Alexander Pope once said, “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Mistakes are part of every human being’s daily life. If you claim to not make a single mistake in a day, well, props to you, but we’ll more likely not believe you and think that’s just a tall tale. Anyway, mistakes vary. Some are just negligible once, while others are catastrophic. But what if an evil dude decides to summon the supposed greatest in the world, but somehow just manages to be a normal human being with great tons of magical power? We get The Sorcerer King of Destruction and the Golem of the Barbarian Queen.
The Sorcerer King of Destruction and the Golem of the Barbarian Queen follows the story of yet another isekaied human into a fantasy world. This time, however, he wasn’t really the target object. What the summoner wanted was a vile sorceress of destruction and not a peasant in his pajamas. Nonetheless, he gets a free buff and avoids getting his memory wiped up thanks to bunking his toe pinky on a cave’s edge. While exploring his newfound power, he learned and created his own golem.
1. Exploring the New World with the Protagonist
Our main character, who has no name, is plunged into a new world unprepared. How unprepared, you ask? It’s summoned-in-his-pajamas level of unprepared. We get treated to a realistic response to an absurd scenario. The story doesn’t rush the scenarios. It takes its time to introduce the world to us as the protagonist explores it. That said, it wasn’t dragged to ridiculouslengths. It’s slow, but not too slow. The pacis are just right for us to savor each new scenario.
2. An Overpowered MC with an Overpowered Pawn
Initially, our main character can’t do crap. But somewhere along the way, he gets a sudden epiphany. He awakens a skill to override his enemy’s skill and use it. Oh, and he does this on the verge of being crushed by a barrage of stones wielded by stone monkeys. Still, he rose from zero to a hundred real quick. Not only that, his golem, Gol, is heckin strong. Unlike our protagonist, however, Gol is already overpowered from the get go. In fact, Gol is so strong it anticlimactically killed their first opponent with a single hit.
1. A Bit of a Disjointed Start
Although we really love this story, even we admit that the start is a bit rocky. We don't mean that it's poorly written or that sort, though. The initial chapters are true works of art. What we mean by disjointed, however, is that the plot in itself is quite confusing. Understandably, the prologue isn’t an integral part of the story. In fact, it can even be from an entirely new story altogether. However, the first chapter also seems quite confusing, which made it hard to read. Eventually, though, everything is cleared. Still, a failed start can make or break a novel.
Reading The Sorcerer King of Destruction and the Golem of the Barbarian Queen is like taking a stroll to a fantasy world. Nobody is rushing us, and everything is told in digestible bits. The moment our main character and his golem first set out to explore gave very similar vibes as to when Pikachu and Ash first set out on their adventure. Do we have any idea what’s about to happen? Nope, not a single bit. Did we enjoy every part of the journey? Hell, yeah!