Legend of the Northern Blade Review

The Heavenly Northern Sect Leader



Legend of the Northern Blade is a Korean webtoon series based on a novel series by Woogack. It is a martial arts fantasy story set in a world where four sects compete for power and influence. The main character is Moowon, the son of Jin Kwan-Ho, who was the leader of the Northern Heavenly Sect until he was betrayed and killed by his disciples. Moowon inherits his father’s sword and legacy and vows to avenge him and restore his sect’s honor.


Legend of the Northern Blade

It is an impressive webtoon series with an amazing story, art, and great character development.

Pros Cons
➕ Art ➖ Complex
➕ Plot ➖ Gore
➕ Development ➖ Pace


The world is divided into four regions: North, South, East, and West. Each region has its own martial arts sect that follows a different philosophy and style. The Northern Heavenly Sect is known for its swordsmanship and righteousness. The Southern Sky Sect is known for its speed and agility. The Eastern Sea Sect is known for its water-based techniques and cunning. The Western Desert Sect is known for its brute strength and endurance. There is also a mysterious fifth sect called Silent Night that lurks in the shadows and plots to destroy the world.


The plot follows Moowon’s journey as he travels across the four regions, encountering friends and foes along the way. He learns more about his father’s past, his destiny, and the secrets behind Silent Night. He also faces various challenges from other sects who want to test his skills or take his sword.

The main characters

  • Moowon: The protagonist of the story. He is a young man with exceptional talent in swordsmanship. He is loyal, brave, and compassionate, but also stubborn, reckless, and naive at times. He carries his father’s sword called Bukgeom (Northern Sword), which has a special ability to cut through anything.
  • Yura: A female assassin who works for Silent Night. She initially tries to kill Moowon but later develops feelings for him. She is cold, ruthless, and skilled, but also curious, conflicted, and caring at times. She uses a pair of daggers called Yeolgeom (Fiery Sword), which have a special ability to burn anything.
  • Jang Ryong: A former disciple of Jin Kwan-Ho who betrayed him and became one of Silent Night’s leaders. He is Moowon’s archenemy who seeks to obtain Bukgeom for himself. He is cruel, arrogant, and powerful, but also ambitious, fearful, and paranoid at times. He uses a spear called Cheongeom (Blue Sword), which has a special ability to freeze anything.


A captivating plot that keeps readers hooked with twists, turns, and cliffhangers. A rich lore that creates an immersive world with diverse cultures, histories, and mysteries. A dynamic art style that showcases stunning action scenes, expressive characters, and vivid landscapes. A balanced mix of humor, drama, romance, and tragedy appeals to different emotions and preferences.

➕ Its originality and creativity set it apart from other martial arts stories.

➕ Its character development and growth makes readers care about their fates and motivations.

➕ Its themes and messages explore topics such as justice, loyalty, revenge, forgiveness, identity, and destiny.

➖ Its slow pace and long chapters may bore some readers who prefer faster action or shorter episodes.

➖ Its complex plot and lore may confuse some readers who have trouble following all the details or remembering all the names.

➖ Its violence and gore may disturb some readers who are sensitive to graphic scenes or bloodshed.

Final thoughts

Legend of the Northern Blade is an impressive webtoon series with an amazing story, art, and great character development. The art is just captivating and stunning. It deserves more recognition and appreciation from fans of martial arts fantasy stories. It is a must-read.