I read raw, to the final chapter, and want to redeem my lost time!
The first 50 chapters are good. The translation is pretty descend. So I jump from the translated to raw.
However - my heart bleed!!. The plot turns confuse. The illogic arises. Important characters are thrown away, despite being praised highly in the first 100.
His world-shaking master, his overlord-benefactors, his family, his friends, his developing army, his world-chattering rune making ability, etc, etc - all become garbage, not being mentioned again.
Totally disappear, never be seen again.
Even his raped woman simply disappears !!
If that's not disappointed enough, the final act .. all world buildings just simply - disappears.
Author ended his novel. That's all.
So, for you who read TL version, better prepare your mind. Read each chapter/act as it is. Do not expect development. Discard any characters you like. Just focus on what MC *currently* does, then you'll be happy.
Genre of this Novel : Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Romance, Xuanhuan.
Better delete out : fantasy, romance, martial arts, xuanhuan
Novel title : Cust of sacred Runes?
Author DROPPED the development of the runes around ch.300 .. so, what's next ???
Worst novel ever read.
I really like to know how much readers will remain after they read the translated? Translator's state of mind, too.
Misery love is the causes of all trouble of the story
One of the best xianxia. Unlike other generic kill-loot-kill-loot-cycle MC with the mountain-thick plot armor. MC does no butchering until ch.150+. Sorry for readers who love blood bath.
MC is the farmer.
He develops himself very slowly with humor/twist view of the world. As he started from being the poor farmer, his ultimate goal is : to be the greatest farmer of the world. But! his luck is simply 'too bad'.
His masters/sect force him to be swordmaster.
His enemies also force/lure/decieve him to be the best jack of all threads, either dan making, cultivating, sword arts, etc. But, his goal is still the same : "Please let me survive and let mebe the greatest farmer of the world!".
ROTFL. He has to fight back furiously, to survice and be greatest farmer. Every time he survives, but fails from his goal every time. So the path to be the greatest farmer drips farther and farther away. Slowly, he fails in to his enemy's plot .. and become the greatest warrior and master of all threads, except one. He is not the greatest farmer anymore. Can't be too.
So many characters!! Especially in the last half of the novel. Some minor & insignificant characters were mentioned bit here, bit there, in the boring scene. Suddenly! they became the pivot! You have to reread previous chapters again ..
Harem, sex, erotic, intercourse, 18+, cheating, mafia, blood bath, gang fight, (boring) white collar love&cheat in business, boasting hi-so life style, overt OP MC who drive BMW at 240 km/hr, flat-character MC female who slowly drive bentley, side lover girl who becomes biggest mafia boss, etc, etc.
In short, almost sub-average story & plot line.
However, once past this boring (???) first few acts (with skipped reading), you will exclaim "WTF deze 'tory!" and push in the reverse gear to start reading again.
Then, this erotics story becomes dark romantic. Its mafia and gang fight plot line turns into wuxia fight & xianxia duel & massacre in the metropolis (??!!??); business conflict into family & generation's conflict ; the harem to His Majesty the Emperor protecting his empress and concubines. Finally - war of the gods, world wide disaster from lost solar energy.
Worth 5.0/5.0 by then.
The final 10 chapters exposed that the whole story is plotted. Everything that's developed - whether the fuxx-ing by chance between MC and CEO, their love&hate, MC's past dark history, his path to godship & immortal, etc, etc.
All are plotted .. for the out-of-universe reason .. by the lazy immortal who is tired of his work and want to throw the responsibility to someone else.
Good story. Good plot. Average MC's plot armor. Good characters development. Good fighting act. Good "weapon" development.
At least, there is something as NEW plot to be read. Several cliffs to be hung :D
The one big fly in the oil is - the very first chapter. Drop any reason out, accept whathappen-is-whathappen, and enjoy the rest.
Translation is pretty slow. However, author used easy wording, stressed on story telling instead of idiom. Thus, the mtl version by google sensei is highly readable.
Seem that the author can't escape from the 'writer block syndrome'. The later chapters become boring and boring and boring. Not 'dao' or 'cultivation' anymore but ordinary novel about tea business.