Title: The Porter is Secretly an SS-Level Hunter
Tags: Secret Identity, Bisexual, Dungeon, Magic, Anti-Hero, Strong Lead, Adventure, Action, Comedy (excluded some non-tags)
Main Lead: Male
AVB Assessment Score: PDE 2 CDD 1 SWB 2 || TQ 3 SV 1 || Overall: 9
Number of Chapters: 82
Chapter Length: Medium
Reading Level: Medium
Date of First Release: November 8, 2020
Date of Last Update: March 8, 2021
AVB Reviewed? No
Available on Platform(s): Webnovel
Number of Views: 504.8K
Number of Reviews: 33
Neban Zaal, an SS-level hunter, was tired of being one. And even though he does not mind working all the time, he did not like fame nor being in the spotlight; plus, he never wanted to be a hunter in the first place.
He only became a hunter to provide for his son when he unexpectedly became a single father. But, after three years of being a hunter and making more than enough money to provide for his child for a lifetime, he is ready to quit.
So, he did what he finally wanted to since day one; he disappeared from the life of being a hunter.
But, he was always the type that had to work, or he would become too bored. He decided to do the next best thing to give him more freedom, but enough to make him feel like he is working: he became a porter.
Follow Neban in his adventure at keeping his SS-level a secret as he works as a porter while trying to stick to the shadows.
Remember, secrets always find a way into the light.
chicochico: Overall it’s a really good well thought out novel.The author did a good job in giving the side characters a individual personality separate from the mc. The only real negative I can say about the novel is sometimes the author doesn’t clearly explain what’s going on and you get confused other than it’s pretty good.
CarpeVinum: I’m really into your writing style. It’s calm and clear, which makes the story much more understandable than stories that simply rush into action. It’s very clear you’ve thought the storyline through. Also I’m a fan of Theo, he sounds totally adorable. 🤭
My genre is romance, and I think that’s what makes me like your writing more. You said on the Forum romance isn’t your thing, but you do have a ‘romantic’ way of describing things sometimes. I like that, you paint a great picture of the world your characters live in.
_AiRen_: I really like the concept of the story. The novel is interesting and intriguing with the character portrayal which is well designed with interlinking relationships making it humorous and creative. Characters are sketched out finely tallying to the requirement of the plot.
I like reading from every genre and particularly fond of romance not overly excessive but a little bit is okay, your story even though didn’t have those but still is very much likeable. Some typos popping here and there needs to be kept on check.
daoist_buttlover: its alright, i guess. i read up to chapter 10 before i stopped. interactions between father and son are very unnatural and feels super robotic, and it feels like the bisexual stuff is done more for the sake of it than for actual character development. MC is inconsistent in some places, acting and behaving out of character for a “lone wolf” type. also, it felt like a poor writing choice to have the very first job be irregular. inconsistencies with registering to become a porter like how the guy who signed him asked for no ID at all. i guess if you want a novel with a gay mc, this is a choice. otherwise? just read SS rank suicide hunter or stay at home dad in another world, both of which fill their niche better than this one thats straddling both.
Ron_Azure: Perfect! I have to say. The world-building, the characters, the fluidity, all of them are there. I would like to recommend it to all readers who enjoy Korean type dungeon story.
I want to give you, the author a suggestion. I think you need to give the protagonist a more believable motive to hide his power, like a promise with someone important to him, an enemy he made in the past, the truth he can not share with anyone else, or his abnormalities that he fears to be realized by the others if it is known. It will give your novel a solid direction.
Rooz: I found it impossible to suspend my disbelief.
Nowhere near enough info about how dungeons work, how people enter them, who’s monitoring them, required permissions etc.
Character development and motivations are also lackluster. So you have an MC who is tired of hunting in the dungeons, and what does he do after retirement? You guessed it, hunting in the dungeons. Except now he’s supposed to be carrying stuff around, yet he keeps getting involved in fighting anyway.
All but one of the hunters die in the dungeon, yet all of the carriers survived? Nah, nothing suspicious, nobody investigates stuff, business as usual.
MC wanted to spend more time with his kid, but he keeps dungeon hunting at every opportunity, even if it means leaving his son with his recruiter whom he barely knows. Who accepts it without complaint for some bizzare reason.
Story Post Last Updated: March 14, 2021
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