Emperor’s Domination

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Ten million years ago, Li Qiye planted a simple water bamboo into the ground.
Eight million years ago, Li Qiye had a koi fish pet.
Five million years ago, Li Qiye cared for a little girl.
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In the present day, Li Qiye woke up from his slumber; the water bamboo reached the apex of cultivation; the koi fish became a Golden Dragon; the little girl became the Nine Worlds’ Immortal Empress.

This is a tale regarding an immortal human who was the teacher of the Demon Saint, Heavenly Beast, and Immortal Empress.

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newbage
New newbage rated it
January 20, 2017
Status: c172
Characters and the world are 2 dimensional, including the protagonist. Overall Plot is nonexistent. It's like the author is writing chapter to chapter with no overarching goal in mind. The arcs are highly repetitive. The author's sense of power progression makes no sense. The cultivation levels/systems as well as the way martial arts work make no sense. This novel is hard to stomach. I repeatedly came back to this crappy novel and persevered to ch 172 b/c of the good reviews. But it's been bad the entire way. Don't waste... more>> your time on this trash.

The protagonist is an arogant asshole. He supposedly has knowledge gained from hundreds of millions of years spent as a magical crow but he acts like a idiotic child. I'm talking joffrey from game of thrones level of arrogance. He's now in a low-talent body with low cultivation. People think poorly of him for that. Yet he all he does is sit around making arrogant proclamations that piss people off, then fail to actually do things that impress anyone. Only a small number of people are aware of his sizable abilities and he does not use said abilities in ways that are strategically advantageous. He just sit there talking down to people, making enemies unnecessarily, and giving them no reason to respect him. Here's an example of how idiotic this MC is:

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there's a talented girl he wants to recruit as a hand maiden. On first encounter, he talks down to everyone then sexually harasses her. A while later he meets her and does the same. The third time he makes mysterious allusions to her powers/natures and how he might know something that could help her, etc. He doesn't actually get her to join him until several encounters later. If he wanted to recruit her and wasn't an arrogant idiot he'd just walk up to her, show her his martial arts, then concisely say why he's vastly superior to her, how he can help her and why she should join him. Boom he wouldnt' had her in the first encounter.

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The author keeps emphasizing how the MC is in a low level body with low growth potential, and how his cultivation is still low but he's trying to compensate with superior understanding of skills and cultivation techniques blah blah. But somehow the MC can wipe the floor with anyone he wants to any time he needs to. It's like saying he's level 1, and has a crappy growth table, yet b/c the author says so, he engages and succesfully beats a lvl 87... because... just because. <<less
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Hakkira
New Hakkira rated it
January 18, 2017
Status: c345
Love this series as the MC is rather interesting due to his breadth of life experiences making him a Wise Sage but also highly unpredicable character. He is OP but considering his backstory that makes perfect sense and doesn't feel forced as he prepared for his reincarnation extensively as opposed to it just happening to him.

All in all one of my favorite series at the moment
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spectrearc
spectrearc rated it
June 7, 2016
Status: c613
This review is as at chapter 613 of the Chinese raws.
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The story premise is that of a shepherd, who was put into the body of a crow for a million years. Over this million years he basically learnt pretty much all the best techniques etc., and used these techniques to cultivate promising young people to the peak level of cultivation so far, celestial emperor. After a million years, he finally regained his body and embarks on a journey of vengeance against the sect that sealed him into the crow in the first place.

Unlike many other xianxia novels, whereby transmigration is only a small part of the novel, the MC's past plays a big role in this novel - he doesn't act like a teen, but like a crotchety old man. He basically has the worst base at the start of the novel, but his knowledge plays a big part of it.

Good points
1) Foreshadowing is often well done - items which are written into the story previously are often pivotal to the plot
2) The MC's universe is pretty diverse, much is written about the different races.
3) Each arc is well enunciated; the different worlds are written in a way that differentiates them from each other.

Bad points
1) Side characters usually only exist for about an arc; while they are often well developed, they are discarded when moving into another arc, which is pretty annoying.
2) The MC is incredibly arrogant - he's basically your typical xianxia MC on steroids, slaughters everyone in his path.
3) The scale of battles can get pretty ridiculous; in one scene the MC fights more than 50,000 experts and slaughters most of them..
4) The story gets pretty formulaic.
5) The author likes to elaborate too much, e.g. after introducing a particular term he will go on to about half a chapter of why that particular term was so great, its history etc., and how you must know the MC is extraordinary.
6) The past of the MC allows the author to pull a crapton of Deus Ex Machina

In conclusion, read this if you're interested in a someone different xianxia premise, but note that the characters within follow troper pretty closely, its not groundbreaking.

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kntofdth
kntofdth rated it
May 30, 2016
Status: c10
Here is what the story synopsis from what I gathered from the 10 chapters..

The MC is a normal mortal whose soul is captured by a demonic group and is forced to unravel various mysteries of the unknown. He learns a great deal of information and when he gets a chance, trains genius immortals who help his soul escape. When the MC wakes up he finds that an unimaginable time has passed and from here the MC begins his journey from the sect founded by one of his student which has... more>> become a mocking shadow of its former self to take revenge on the demonic set who caused him suffer for an eternity.

To be honest I am really hooked to it. The initial 2-3 chapters are a bit weird but once you pass them it is really amazing. <<less
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ninthlite
ninthlite rated it
June 2, 2016
Status: c20
The premise is interesting however in the 20 chapters I have read so far just consisted of the main character being called trash by everyone he meets and him arrogantly shaming people.

edit: I have read a bit further and still being trash talked by every single person he meets. At this point I would not be surprised if a flower started talking and called him trash, whilst he arrogantly challenges the flower to a duel then arrogantly wins flawlessly. How boring.
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Warnock
Warnock rated it
June 1, 2016
Status: c17
WTF haha this story, seriously read it haha.. its this super old dude like as the sinopsis says that has lived millions of years but in the story when he reincarnates isnt like your normal xianxia, he just dosnt hide anything, as a mere mortal you see him wrecking super powerful cultivators and beating sect leaders and shit XD this is the definition of badass and overbearing, too arrogant, too powerful and he has the body of a 13 yr boy
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hero
hero rated it
July 20, 2016
Status: c88
Giving this novel a 2.5/5 from 4.5/5 after reading ahead of the current translations. Decided to drop this novel as well. Click the spoiler button for why but be warned that I will be talking about untranslated chapters.

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I'm disappointed. If you read my earlier review below then you'd notice how much I liked the novel. Sadly, the MC turns into one of those female-chasing MCs latter in the novel. You'll also notice that his male followers are very different from the female characters. Of the two starting followers he gained, one is just there to make stupid moves / make greedy comments while the other one is simply a follower. In the chapters ahead that I've read, he gains another male follower who is pretty much just also just a follower. And he gains that follower with almost no effort. Much like the first two. A far cry from the female followers he has who are all beautiful geniuses.

Anyway, basically, what happens in the future is that he meets random girls and he just keeps asking them to follow him. Why is this disappointing? Because in the translated chapters, he pretty much gives his first female follower a deadline to choose whether to be his sword maid or not. One chance to follow him. Take it or leave it. However, if you decide to "leave it" then know that you won't get this opportunity again in the future.

This isn't the case in the latter chapters. Female characters reject his offer again and again, yet every time they meet, he keeps on asking them to be his follower. There is even one character who keeps trying to kill him again and again but despite this, he still asks.

Another thing is that he basically turns into a lecher / dirty old man in the latter chapters. There is a character who every time he sees, he slaps her ass and says that he'll strip her next time. His excuse is that it's because the girl dresses up like a guy (the girl leads a female clan so she dresses this way in order to show his dominance or something).

Honestly, it would be fine if you could still feel that the main goal of the MC is to beat / destroy / kill the evil spirit in the Grotto but sadly, due to the stuff I mentioned above, it only feels like his goal is to expand his "harem" / female followers.

Lastly... regarding his arrogance, I did state that the MC did indeed have a right to be arrogant. The problem is that 99.99% of the fights which happen in the chapters I read ahead are due to his arrogance. It was pretty much one of the reasons a lot of people dropped PMG. Arrogance is okay. It's normal in almost all the web novels, especially in CN web novels. However, if that is pretty much the reason for most of the conflicts which occur then it simply becomes too much.

Oh... one last thing. Really last this time. The whole "little girl", "counted with my fingers", "apex", etc he keeps saying is fun for a while but like always being overly arrogant, it becomes way too used- and quickly. Not to mention that the things he say just seem to be too childish / juvenile. For me at least.

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4.5/5

Currently my favorite novel. That's saying much considering I've read a lot, and I mean A LOT. However, don't get me wrong, that's just for the currently translated chapters. There are other novels which I gave 4.75/5 when it was at 100 or less chapters which dropped to 3/5 or even 2/5 after a few more chapters.

The difference between this novel and other novels is that the MC knew that he would get "revived". This is a major factor compared to other rebirth novels since unlike almost all other rebirth novel MCs, he prepared for the moment of his "rebirth".

Why is it a major difference? Well, read one of the reviews written before comparing this to ATG. He pretty much complains that this novel's MC is way more OP than ATGs. If you think about it though, it would make sense why he would be way more OP. He actively prepared a plan years before of how he could quickly rise into power after getting "revived". He prepared a plan which got him into a sect he helped create despite his current strength being inferior to average disciples (it was hinted but not elaborated on) and he prepared "bodyguards" / "guardians" to ensure his protection (the 4 golems). Compare that to ATG's MC who just happened to have the only thing which could save his eventual "master" and who just keeps literally falling into places which contain unimaginable legacies / his grandpa.

As for his "arrogance" which the same review I'm referring to on top raises. I guess it makes sense considering he was the person who taught all the "legends" and sect founders of the current time. TBH I've gotten completely tired of other novels who make the MC seem like he has the mentality or intelligence of a gradeschooler despite having lived 2 lives. It makes even more sense considering the fact that, as I stated above, he has a plan which (so far) is going smooth.

Another thing I like about the novel is the backstory. There are tons of events that happened in the past regarding people / objects / events which the MC interacted with. It adds a certain "depth" to the story which some novels just have. One thing about this though is that with so much backstories, it's easy for them to conflict with each other, especially as they keep adding up. We'll see what happens in the future chapters though. As of now there really aren't conflicts of that sort.

There are a lot of other good things that I like but one I would like to point out is the "tone" of the novel. Like I said, there are tons of rebirth novels around. The weird thing is that PLENTY of those are written as if it was made for kids. The jokes / interactions between characters to be specific. A novel which come into mind instantly is TTNH. It was one of the novels which I loved at the start but the moment it became childish with the jokes, farts, descriptions, conversations, it just got ruined for me. This novel stays pretty much serious (except for the S&M stick) and I do hope that it stays that way.

There's one thing as of now that I don't really like with the novel. And that's its cultivation systems. There are 3 major cultivation systems in the novel and the explanations / descriptions for those cultivation systems just end up getting drawn out / repetitive at some time. I read this novel in one sitting a week ago and the part where the cultivation systems get explained was when I slowed down a lot. I guess that all novels / authors have their own way of maximizing the word count. For novels like PMG it's the whole hypocritical lecturing of the antagonists, for other novels like TMW / MW it's the never ending tournaments. At least it isn't as bad as some novels where entire paragraphs are repeated / rephrased in the same chapter.

Anyway, this has gotten longer than I expected but to wrap it all up. I recommend reading this novel. <<less
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Aziru
Aziru rated it
November 3, 2016
Status: c256
I truly wanted to like this novel, the plot is.. ok, and the characters are.. also ok, but, how do I describe this.. its just reading this novel has been a very painfully frustrating experience. I honestly can't even imagine how the translator has had the patience to translate this novel, and even up to two chapters a day! has my respect.

Pros:
1) The plot: The story is actually pretty interesting, I like the concept, reminds me of TDG.
2) nothing else to see here, move along..

*ooh boy now we... more>> get to the bad stuff*

Cons:
1) Characters: To be fair, they aren't really bad, I actually quite like the maids (side characters). It's just that I have mixed feelings about Li Qiye (MC). I like that he isn't a pushover, and is "smart" (although that's debatable) but hes is too arrogant for my taste. Yes, he has the power to back up his arrogance, but its still repulsive imho. I would have much more preferred it if he didn't just talk trash to anger his never-ending and ever-so-dumb enemies, but actually trash talked them in a constructive way truly putting them down. You know those shirts that say "I dont look for trouble, trouble looks for me" yea? Well this is the complete opposite. Hes just looking for trouble with everyone, its repetitive and annoying.

(also after all of the "heaven defying" stuff they've seen from Li Qiye, him knowing everything about the ancient times, talking to ancient beings like he knows them, yet the maids, and people close to him, still haven't even had the thought, that "maybe he was reincarnated" or "hes a being from the past". So ignorant, always just amazed and saying, "hes only *insert age here* (13) how can he know all this stuff?!")

2) Enemies: If you were to take away their names, you wouldn't be able to tell who was who by the way they act. After he kills an enemy, his next enemy is just a copy of the previous one, they all just blend together. They don't stand out and are all completely brainless.

3) Author: omg I cant stand him, ugggh cant event describe my frustration with him! I completely hate his writing style. All together, I have probably skipped about 4/10, if not more, of the text in this novel. He stuffs so much useless, trash information in every chapter, and then keeps on repeating the same utterly boring and useless information in the chapters to come! PLEASE! I GET IT ALREADY! YOU TOLD ME THIS 30 TIMES BEFORE IN PREVIOUS CHAPTERS! reminds me of a grandpa who keeps on repeating the same story over and over to his grandchild.. annoying.

The naming system is so lame.. omg. Im talking about the names of the cultivation manuals, and items/weapons. Its like the author has to include "god" "heavenly" "devil" "demon" "hell" or something else "majestic" in all of the names or they wont powerful. AND OMG the names are so long, heres an example: "Azure Mysterious Ancient Kingdom's Heavenly Grotto" LIKE WTF, 6 WORDS FOR A F'ING CAVE! uuughh so frustrating

He also repeats so many annoying phrases, I will list a few:
- "Heavens most proud daughter" (this one really had me ticked off in the first 100 chapters of the book)
- "Just counted it on my fingers" (not as annoying but still, ffs think of something better"
- "Little demon" (its so convenient how every enemy calls him this, even though they meet him for the first time)
damn I had so many more, but I cant remeber any more right now, ill just describe some:
- he boasts about slaying everyone and everything in has way, and then another paragraph describing how his maids know that hes not arrogant without the power to back it up. (repeats this in like every other chapter)
its honestly even making me frustrated from trying to remember them so im going to stop here.

anyway the author just has very annoying writing habits, so appalling!

tbh I probably forgot many things I wanted to say, but I feel like this should at least scrape the surface of my agitation towards this novel.

TLDR: The chapters are usually somewhere between 50-100% full of completely boring, useless, repeating, information describing something that ins't relevant, or wont be relevant after this chapter ever again. The naming system makes it seem like the author is trying to show off the majestic, religion based, names he knows. Like a child who has a limited word bank, and only knows a few words that he thinks are cool, so he includes them in all of the names he makes for his toys. Repetitive phrases. Repetitive enemies. Repetitive plot mechanics.

The only reason I gave it a 2 stars instead of one, is because I think this novel had the potential to be something great, but instead is akin to a piece of trash. I have pity for it. <<less
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PoshMafia
PoshMafia rated it
October 2, 2016
Status: c210
I like the cover. Can't really say to much about the story though. Too many heaven sweeping beauties, and unconquerable elders daunted by his unflagging arrogance.

The explanations of the cultivation realms are a total mess, the MC is cultivating in a totally different novel from everyone else. Shit randomly is brought up to show why his maids are uberly awesomely amazing and how they can heavenly deafeningly jump realms with ease.

There is no decent foreshadowing, at all, everything is just constantly crudging you atop the head without... more>> any subtlety, a lot of references are brought up about his past but they usually feel incongruous to the rest of the novel.

A complete lack of any sort of tension is probably my biggest problem with this novel, just not really in to the power trip teenage fantasy where heavenly defying beauties follow me around as I make everyone look like ignorant children.

Meh, there are a lot worse out there but this is by no means a good piece of literature. Definitely not going to make you contemplate anything about human nature or the endless expanse that is life.

But,

True immortality doesn't seem to be a thing, which is kinda interesting. <<less
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freezray
freezray rated it
October 26, 2016
Status: c210
Look I really wanted to love this story and for the most part I still like it but I can't help but feel so frustrated by this novel at times.

Let's start with the good:
+Interesting MC with a crazy past
+World and lore is so far well built
+interesting characters if a little generic (but that could just be me having read too many xianxia/wuxia)

Now let's get to the bad:
- I would rather have had the story from from his... more>> past then what I have now clearly he was far more interesting then. Perhaps its just me but a MC can only be so aloof before it gets downright irritating.
-Its already suffering from too many generic bad guys as the MC starts out OP. I don't really care if the MC is OP but after the 6th guy I get it the guy's a badass.
-Now its not really a harem since he's not romantically involved with any of the girls. That said its close enough when he's CLEARLY collecting women.
-There's no real reason for what the MCs doing I mean there's supposedly an overarching bad guy but aside from the first few chapters and a name drop here and there you will forget they even exist.

The worst:
The fact that I skipped close to 40 chapters just because I felt the story was dragging went back because I thought maybe I missed something and found out most if not all of it was irrelevant. I hate that filler chapters are literally the worst. Unlike a filler episode for a TV show which has the MC going of on some Ultimately meaningless adventure at least there's an adventure. For a filler chapters are just walls of text that do nothing for the plot and are usually filled with information the author has already said before. Garnished with a little whip cream on top so the author can feel like he got some real work done. <<less
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Shuusei
Shuusei rated it
July 15, 2016
Status: c1800
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Guys believe me,this novel is a masterpiece. Flawless,I rarely say this of the novels I read because almost all of them have the same plot for the most part of the story but this one..The MC is an "almighty" person who trains to the apex,smart and cunning,able to do everything and stay calm in every kind of situation,the part about all the pain he went through,all his disciples disappeared,the old beings who still are alive and see him again,a infinite time in pain and sadness made my eyes tear.

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... more>>Definitely worth all the current 1800 chapters, best novel I've read so far out of 100+. <<less
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NaM
NaM rated it
June 2, 2016
Status: --
Awesome Novel!!

[BG summary]
A lot was already described by the other reviewers.

The Mc was basically an unyielding Cursed boy who travel pass through time finding a way to cure his curse. From there on, he mentor countless expert. They create their legends while the mc stay by their side,. However some time in the future, His cursed was cured. Unfortunately none of his past disciple remained in the world.

Filled with regret, the MC will create Havoc and shall sweep through the countless worlds and realms. Being revered and feared by... more>> the masses while his name resound throughout the plane.

(Yup cool Back story right!!, ehh thats why 5/5) <<less
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Tolack
Tolack rated it
August 2, 2016
Status: c109
Emperor's Domination is full of arrogance. Li Qi Ye is the most arrogant MC I have read about so far, and I've read quite a bit. The thing is, he's millions of years old and at chapter one has now finally moved out of his 'prison' of a crow body and has a human body now. So you have a mortal MC who is aiming for the apex (Immortal Emperor, of which there can only be one in any era), and has not only raised Immortal Emperors throughout the ages,... more>> but has also learned secrets and created sects while placing treasures around the lands in expectation for the day he's free to cultivate without being a prisoner.

So it's safe to say that his arrogance matches his power and the secrets he possesses. This is literally a story of Emperor's Domination, so if that interests you then you should read it.

Trust me when I say that the verbal smack talks are just as entertaining as the following smack downs. <<less
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Water
Water rated it
June 13, 2016
Status: c550
One of the usual cliches in xianxias is to include a "shitty geezer" who's past prime (or loli), usually stuck in the heavenly defying treasure that MC coincidentally finds who then happens to be some ancient expert becomes a mentor figure for the MC.

Except the said geezer has raised only one but hundreds of MCs over hundred thousands of years, acquires a body and is himself the MC of this story. That's Emperors Domination. The story is pretty much typical revenge xianxia with the baddies being arrogant until MC stomps... more>> them while breaking peoples common sense. Except it's much more easygoing since it doesn't have the typical "I NEED TO CULTIVATE FASTER WILL I BE STRONG ENOUGH TO BEAT THIS GUY BEFORE DEADLINE" stuff.

Very much superficial knowledge, well world building or rather traveling around and revealing various mysteries of the world. The character aren't overly deep and there's very little character development. It's done like on ISSTH where the MC goes to a new place while leaving the companions behind by the end of an volume.

There's pretty much zero romance in the first few volumes. There's peerless beauty that could cause downfall of cities but well, imagine dating the great great great great great great great great great grand daughter of your dead disciple/old time friend. That'd certainly be awkward, right? <<less
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LordMignion
LordMignion rated it
June 30, 2016
Status: c62
You know how in some xianxia's the mc is like this super old and powerful cultivator who is reincarnated into a new body. But when the story plays out he just behaves like a normal guy with tons of high-level knowledge. But this story is different. This mc is on another level of badassery and op-ness. This is probably THE most OP motherfucker you will ever read about. Oh and did I mention that he's arrogant as fuck!?! Like so arrogant, all the arrogant young master can only be called... more>> shy in front of him. He's pretty much how you would expect him to be if you look at his backstory and the fact that he's a chinese mc. <<less
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marchex
marchex rated it
September 8, 2016
Status: --
If you're tired of mc's addicted to pills and cultivating in caves for years to get stronger and takes a hundred chapters before kicking ass. Then this story is for you. Due to the mc being millions of years old. When he regained his original body, he knew all the tricks to be op and kill his enemies. No boring monologue before the action starts. This is not a deep novel, but you can just relax and enjoy it for what it is. The arrogance of the mc is... more>> a big part of his charm. The translation is very good too. <<less
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Discordia
Discordia rated it
July 26, 2016
Status: c622
One of my top 3 novels. Absolutely a masterpiece. Funny and very addictive. You don't have to deal with the bullshits and tournaments of outer sect, inner sect and all that boring stuff. It's pure adventure and interactions with characters is splendid. One of the things that fascinated me the most in this novel is that unlike practically all reincarnations novel is that in this novel MC's past life is very very important. I think this adds depth to the story especially when the MC sees old friends and disciples... more>> along with remembering his friends that have passed away. It's somewhat sad when he starts to recollect the memories he had with people that have passed away for millions for years. I very much recommend this novel. <<less
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alexelielchain
alexelielchain rated it
July 4, 2016
Status: c71
My heartbeat is usually fast if I'm reading this novel.I tend to forget the background noise around me.

It is really good to have a smart MC who can turn around his opponents scheme.The MC is quite tough , reliable and cunning.I can say that the characters are fairly distributed between MC's supporter and villains. Some antagonistic character also became his ally which is a plus for the author since mostly xianxia novel have nonredeemable villains.
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Trent
Trent rated it
June 2, 2016
Status: c23
I've repeatedly given it chances over the last few days, but this story has little going for it yet. The writing or translation style is weirdly abstract, making immersion difficult. Though the main character's backstory might have been interesting, it's too vague and unreliable: as long as he might have done something over a million years, then the author has no qualms with adding it to his history, even if it doesn't mesh with what's previously been revealed.

The protagonist dominates the story. Compared to him, others are less dimensional;... more>> unfortunately, the protagonist himself has not been developed, so everyone's really badly off. Almost everyone's been either annoying or murderous, and the exceptions have had to remain mysterious (unexplored) to remain different. Nevertheless, the main character will reward the people who have tried to shame or kill him, because he's above them and doesn't care what they think. Although that seems magnanimous, it's like not caring about a pack of straws' feelings, so whatever.

Finally, the main character binds himself to his enslaved past instead of forging out on his own. That's not interesting. He's lived for tens of thousands of generations; there's already little challenge in towering over his juniors even if he throws everything away and starts anew, yet he begins his journey by reinforcing his sorta-pupils' bases because he feels obligated to. For him, this doesn't mean cleaning house, but giving more power to the people who have helped run the house down, because that's such a good idea, right?

If the first chapters are indicative of the rest of this story, then it won't be good. <<less
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ArgosYesu
ArgosYesu rated it
August 4, 2016
Status: c115
Better than I expected. Unlike TDG where the past seems more of a plot than the present, this story is very good with continuous references to the past of the MC. It also has a good reason for why he isn't a god after a few weeks.
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Akciel
Akciel rated it
September 19, 2016
Status: c189
This novel is just almost perfect. I have currently finished, taken a look or still reading around 80% of novels with more than 50-100 chapters on this site. And after I spotted this gemstone - it instantly became one of my top 2 favorites.

Nice plot, nice pacing, nice characters, and this is one of a few novels - where main character behavior match with his past. I really like these moments - when Li Qi Ye is drown in his memories, this add very special feeling to this novel and... more>> also additional depth to the world building. Very, very nice reading.

Translator and editors are also doing very good job, cheers for them. I am very thankful - that you allowed me to enjoy this precious literary gem, no less, at least for me.

PS: Sorry for my English. <<less
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Aure94100
Aure94100 rated it
September 4, 2016
Status: c167
A peace of art!

I have yet to read a single boring chapter. My reading is still too fresh to make an objective report but I still want to emphasize the quality of the story. This novel is an hidden gem! :)

The MC is really cool. Compared to all other "reincarnated MCs" who know all but must still take everything as mere mortals, that character is an old monster -and for once, it seems pretty obvious: an old monster can restart as a mortal but he remains an old monster- we... more>> really feel the presence of a character who already has seen all and treats the world with disdain and the indifference of an emperor. He is OP from the start (in some way) and quickly manages to gather around him the future elite and allies of his new "empire".

The way the author takes possession of this character makes the story unique in its progress and in its focus. If there is indeed a spiritual journey around his cultivation, it isn't the top priority of this story that revolves around the reconstruction of an ancient sect.

For now, each arc is exciting and contributes to the general interest of this story. It gives the distinct impression that the author knows where he goes and I pray that it continues.

Good lecture! <<less
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