Douluo Dalu 2 – The Unrivaled Tang-Clan

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A strange continent in another world,

No magic, no battle qi, no martial arts, only martial spirits. Ten thousand years after the Tang clan was founded on the Douluo continent, the Tang clan has declined.

A whole new generation of proud talents has been born. Will the new generation of the Seven monsters of Shrek be able to reestablish the Tang Clan and compose a tale of greatness for the unrivaled Tang Clan?

Douluo Dalu 2 – The Unrivaled Tang-Clan average rating 4.1/5 - 149 user ratings
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Combat Continent 2
Douluo Dalu 2 - Exceptional Tang Sect
Douluo Dalu 2 - Jueshi Tangmen
Soul Land II
Đấu La Đại Lục 2
斗罗大陆2绝世唐门
Related Series
Shen Yin Wang Zuo (Shared Universe)
Douluo Dalu (Prequel)
Magic Chef of Ice and Fire (Shared Universe)
Heavenly Jewel Change (Shared Universe)
The Legend of the Dragon King (Sequel)
Douluo Dalu: 2.5 – Legend of the Divine Realm (Sequel)
Recommendations
The Legend of the Dragon King (3)
Douluo Dalu (2)
Heavenly Jewel Change (2)
Child of Light (1)
Douluo Dalu: 2.5 – Legend of the Divine Realm (1)
Jiu Shen (1)

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artfulFool
artfulFool rated it
January 11, 2017
Status: Completed
This is really is Douluo Dalu 2 - it's far superior in plot, character development, and writing style than the previous. While Douluo Dalu (the original) is above the rest of the common Xianxia in its own sense, this goes beyond the original in all aspects.

*Prepare for a massive review*

It's set in a time far after the original novel, but plays off it wonderfully. The entire continent has been permanently affected by the aftermath of the original novel, but the truth behind every event in the past is not always... more>> clearly understood. Cultivation not only has become more diverse (a greater range of spirits), but also more complex - there are better explanations on how soul power is generated and increased.
Spoiler

The Mysterious Heaven Art is still the main cultivation technique

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At the same time, the world does not depend on the past; there are multiple advancements that make character growth more important, as compared to Tang San's power gained through memories of his previous Tang Sect.

The protagonist is male, like many other Xianxia, but he exhibits none of the stereotypical chauvinistic characteristics - he uses his head wisely, has the appropriate diverse range of emotions, and while he is not a Tang San in how San is always clear-headed in situations with girls, our protagonist is extremely respectful towards women and their choices.

Side characters in this novel truly do not deserve to be called as side characters. They each have their own story, and play pivotal roles (some more than others). The MC is an unintentional womanizer - he is an average, possibly even under-average, but he is caring and attentive. However, with that said, the MC remains faithful, even in conflicting situations. Relationships, both familial and beyond familial, are central to the piece.
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In fact, I would call it central to the whole novel

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The plot is terribly complicated. It feels as if there are 5 stories going on simultaneously. Our MC is not the cool minded Tang San, and so he displays the immaturity you would expect of someone his age, and also with his background. With that said, it is not a jumble of storylines, but a bunch of underlying themes that spring up from time to time, and suddenly weave together to make a brilliant finish. (If you can't tell, I really enjoyed this part of it).

Lastly, the antagonists. This is what makes Douluo Dalu 2 stand out from its prequel. It develops each side with its own backstory, in a very thorough manner, in a extremely realistic manner - there is no clear right or wrong. Beyond the occasional horrid being, there is nothing that can be assuredly correct, or incorrect.

Overall, I must say that this was an incredibly engaging read - it takes about 50 chapters, give or take, to really get into the novel, but from then on, it's a phenomenal ride. <<less
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Occulus
Occulus rated it
June 24, 2016
Status: c622
This is basically a better version of Douluo Dalu. The author learned from his past experiences and took a lot more time to develop the characters, their relationships, as well as the events that occur between important plot points. The largest difference lies in the fact that the MC is more along the lines of the usual innocent goodhearted xianxia MC instead of the knowledgeable, coolheaded type of Tang San (personally, I liked it though).
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Berzerker354
Berzerker354 rated it
October 23, 2016
Status: Completed
Much like most of his other works, TJSS has done a fantastic job with this novel. Granted, it is wayyyy longer than his original flagship novel Douluo Dalu, but i personally feel that it was worth the extension.

The flair of writing is not lost. The depth in his writing is very clearly shown in the development of the characters, the excellent setting, the lengthy battles etc. One thing I really enjoyed in this book is the emotional aspect. Though TJSS has implemented romance as a key part of many of... more>> his novels, I feel that it is very well brought out in DD2 especially. The ups and downs in the relationships between the MC and the heroine becomes a driving point in this novel, and its really,really goddamn good. I was very emotionally invested in the characters XD. It becomes quite clear that TJSS has really done a fking great job in making a set of characters who don't randomly slaughter their way into the peak, but have emotions that are not just limited to rage and pure killing intent.

Combine all that with a new type of spirit master specialization, a new side-job, a great new set of Shrek's Seven Monsters and characters, beautiful fights and wars; and you have this wonderful novel. It was a joy to read, and I do highly recommend it to all those looking for a classically well-written novel by TJSS.

TLDR: It's a pretty goddamn good novel, much better than the vast majority out there. Read it and you won't be disappointed. <<less
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SecondRate
SecondRate rated it
May 5, 2016
Status: --
As DD1, this novel has all the right elements that are addictive. Good romance built up, friendship, a lot of “semi-mc’s”. I think this novel will surpass the prequel (as far as I have read it). Looking forward to more chapters. I admit to have read the manhua, but there is a huge difference in depth to which the novel goes and the manhua don’t. Good luck tl’ing it and spoiling us with this wonderful story!
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Stark3
Stark3 rated it
December 29, 2015
Status: --
5 stars. (Why did the star review not get in? Curious)

For me, this one is better than the prequel. It starts off QUITE a bit slower than the first (btw, I’ve read through all the chapters via machine translation), but then that’s more a matter of pacing as this one has approximately THRICE the number of chapters (AFAIR).

This gives the author more room to flesh things out that were barebones the first time around. This one has a VERY satisfying school arc, a romance portion that’s IMO the best of... more>> the Xianxia novels I’ve read, and a combined magic / technology system that’s better than the usual crafting / refining stuff that MCs usually have.

For those who find the initial powers lame, just stick it out for a while. Pretty early on, he gets access to his 2nd spirit after which he becomes totally bad-ass. His 1st spirit doesn’t disappoint either, the 2nd power for it may seem simple, but gives him a lot more tactical options (and makes for a more interesting story).

Spoiler

At the later part of the novel, his 1st spirit’s powers advance to the point where it’s really OP. The mental detection / info radius fans out to several kilometers (almost impossible to ambush his group), he gets group stealth(!!!), etc, making him easily adapt to either 1v1, small group, or large group confrontations

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The only thing I’d say would be a negative is that sometimes, it’s TOO fleshed out. Hahaha. Anyway, very highly recommended. <<less
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AkashiTsuchi
AkashiTsuchi rated it
December 9, 2015
Status: --
This is a bit light hearted story compared to its prequel, I was actually bored when I first read this story coz the MC doesn't have much of a personality. He's just a hardworking guy with no talent whatsoever. He has a huge luck factor behind him, Deus ex macina, happens all the time. He is just lucky nothing more. The side characters are kind of interesting though
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HoloH
HoloH rated it
December 8, 2016
Status: c37 part3
Improved version if DD1 so far, but with a lot of improvement towards the characters (so far). If you enjoyed DD1 I can't imagine you not liking this. The only negative points, if you could call them that, would be a huge luck factor going for the Mc & a slow translation speed (gonna take years w/ the current translators speed). D;

At the same time a, "sudden break through", right before/during a fight is more of a writing device for this novel arch type. If this kind if plot tool... more>> happening a lot doesn't bother you, then it should be an enjoyable read.

As for the slow translation speed, that's more of a personal problem for those who don't want to decipher machine TL's (me), or those who don't read it's native language (again me).

All in all, a good read so far. I would recomend to people who like xuanhuan novels. <<less
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Shio
Shio
December 3, 2015
Status: --
I actually prefer this one to duoluo dalu. Maybe because the atmosphere is less serious and the revenge is not part of the story (at least not yet)
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SrPyro
SrPyro rated it
October 29, 2015
Status: --
Sequel to Douluo Dalu. Quite interesting with the new things. MC is hardworking, but doesn't have much talent. That's sad, but at least he compensates with hard work and wit. Def worth reading.
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