By the way, Wes, have you read the Korean title Threads of Time? I've just got around to it out of curiosity, and... talk about intense. I wasn't expecting it to be this epic as stories with modern heroes falling back in time are usually quite bland after a while, but it's actually kicking up a storm in the middle.
Maian was a bit draggy in the beginning, mostly due to the wuss of the male lead, but it really became intriguing when they introduced the 'hero's blood activate' arc in the tournament. I'm quite partial to that cliche, it's always entertaining, so can't wait to see some major butt-kicking. Vol 8 left off at the worst possible place, so I'll be prepared to bang my head against the desk while waiting.
(The romance came a bit out of left field, thought the female lead deserved way better, but the male is starting to prove himself. )