Library of Heaven’s Path


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Zhang Xuan traverses into a foreign world and becomes an honorable teacher. A mysterious library appears in his mind. As long as it is something he has seen, regardless of whether it is a human or an object, a book on its weakness would be automatically compiled. Thus, he became formidable.

“Emperor Haotian, why don’t you like to wear underwear? To think that you’re still an emperor, can you pay more attention to your image?”

“Fairy Linglong, if you continue to suffer from insomnia, you can always look for me. I have a way with lullabies!”

“You as well, Qiankun Demon Lord, can you cut down on the garlic? Do you want to stink me to death?”

This is an incredible story about the heritage between teacher and students, cultivating and guiding the world’s strongest experts.

Library of Heaven’s Path average rating 4.5/5 - 452 user ratings
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New freezray rated it
May 26, 2017
Status: c140
Even though I have given this novel five stars you need to know what you're getting yourself into.


  • Cool power
  • Somewhat interesting MC
  • Humorous interactions with other characters
  • The fact that he is a teacher makes the story very interesting and makes you constantly wonder what going t happen next(this is the most important part)

  • Constantly rehashed jokes.
  • Horrible cliff hangers and I don't mean in the "ahhhh but I want to know what happened next"  type of cliff hangers. No, every chapter has to have a cliffhanger it doesn't matter if the situation the MC is currently in is very interesting or not(like choosing a herb for instance) it WILL end in a cliff hanger. (because why not I guess)
  • I recommend waiting for a decent amount of chapters to be translated before reading. It doesn't matter if the chapter is long or short somehow not much gets done in a single can make you feel like your wasting your time when reading chapter by chapter.
  • Did I mention the same lame jokes are constantly being reused like seriously I stopped laughing at misunderstandings ESPECIALLY with sexual undertones YEARS ago. (I'm pretty young but manga and anime have ruined that for me)
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New J-Mitch rated it
May 11, 2017
Status: c125
I like the story, it's a fun read.

It does have it's problems though. 5 major ones in fact.

  1. The limitations to the main character (MC)'s "gift" are unclear, and most of his obstacles are too easily surmounted. Without proper obstacles, it is hard for us to really connect to the troubles that the main characters face. One is in how the MC can gain strength so quickly and easily.
  2. There is no setting. The entire story doesn't given you a proper imagery or even any sense of world building. Because of it's flow, though, setting doesn't tend to be a strong limiting role; but it does still hamper it's growth potential.
  3. The female characters are set in this role of "I'm too beautiful so you must be trying to use some sort of trick to get me to like you" while the MC isn't even thinking as such; or the female characters are sweet and docile (mainly his students), unless in fight mode.
  4. There is absolutely no character development. And though I can't say that none of the side characters are crucial to the story, I can say their presence is for a very limiting role. It's all about the MC being some "Hidden Dragon, Crouching Tiger" that no one even realized, albeit it's not him having a skill set, just him using this overpowered "gift" he received out of nowhere. If the story was not so funny with it's shameless side characters here and there, I would not have continued to read.
  5. Now, we have the slow pace of the story. Scenes in the story tend to be dragged out for multiple chapters unnecessarily. The pace is slow, and some of the logic isn't reasonable. In fact, the logic is as fantastical as the genre (*cough* Fantasy Genre- Fantastical...get it?*). And even though the author tries their best to finally turn events so that there is more reasoning behind what the MC says, it starts to skew all over again.
Well, the story has many more problems, but nothing as major as the five I have listed. Other than it's problems, it is quite fun to read. There are many comic relief scenes, and a lot of blood boiling exchanges that make you wish the main character can beat down his opponent!

All and all, with 3 being average among the currently translated novel database of it's genre, and 5 being exceptional, I believe this story... more>> get's a 4/5. The comedy, and unique aspect of the main character and his "gift" are what saves this story. <<less
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archigoel rated it
December 29, 2016
Status: c132
I have read ahead till c132.

It's very entertaining till now, and there are awesome "Face slapping" scenes. But, I don't like the direction book is going:

1. Whole story is "modelled" around Face-slapping, which though may feel good initially, really makes the story very silly. Till now I just see events to show how great "MC" is. These kind of stories dont hold my interest very long.

2. MC can learn anything at click of button (like NEO did in Matrix). My favourite part in Xianxia is where MC spends countless efforts... more>> to learn and achieve a skill. Here power and skill is gained like in western novels - u gain power immediately, without any effort.

Author seems to be writing for the subscriptions and I don't see long term coherent plot here. Also, MC has started getting "Super arrogant", which I absolutely despise. <<less
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vladimir935 rated it
December 24, 2016
Status: c235
Very funny so far, and if you like History's Number 1 Founder you will probably like this. The MC is a guy that is reincarnated into a body of a worst teacher in some academy for cultivation and gets some kind of heavenly ability in his mind that allows him to see any and all weaknesses one has in their cultivation technique or body etc. So far (ch.6) the story is focused on him recruiting student in a very funny manner so it's entertaining and if you like that kind... more>> of stuff I recommend this novel.


So I caught up to the raws (235) and the story just gets better. I am gonna spoil few interesting thing the MC does so if you don't mind being slightly spoiled and want to know what to expect read this


So the story focuses on the MC's OPnes and is based on MC impressing and face smacking. The MC has a very OP ability, he can flip through a whole library of books and have it all copy and pasted in his "mind" library and it pretty much becomes his knowledge (though he doesn't know it, whenever someone asks the question he knows the answer immediately and later he has an ability to learn it all instantly). So he goes to his school library for cultivation that only teachers can access, copies all books, removes the flaws and creates the perfect OP technique for himself so he goes through level of cultivation in mater of minutes.

The only reason he doesn't just become the god in one week is because he needs like (for example) 1000 seven level flawed cultivation manuals to create one perfect seven level manual and he doesn't have the manuals for the higher levels.

The other good thing is his relationship with his students and other OP people. I mean he bends his back for the 5 students he has and spends a lots of money to unlock their potential and the students really love and respect their master.

Also there are few cliche "I am a rich young master, how dare you trash exist" kind of characters but they appear at the beginning and some of them even become good guys and redeemable. And the novel is VERY funny (in my opinion)

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Ruyi rated it
December 26, 2016
Status: c80
Only read up to c8 so far and I'm already addicted! The story is fresh and fun, taking the perspective of a teacher rather than a typical MC transmigration. A character like this would be the side character in most stories, but here he takes center stage! I'm already interested in seeing his interactions with his fledging crop of students and how they'll progress the plot. The best part is how chill he is while his students do all the heavy lifting/training. Looking forward to more chapters soon!

EDIT: Read up... more>> to c80 in the raws and I am in love with this story. None of the people on the summary have shown up yet, but I think it's going to be epic when they do. :) <<less
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Fourthaid rated it
April 8, 2017
Status: c80
I must admit to not expecting too much when I started reading this. It felt like it would be your standard transmigration novel. And it certainly is in most ways. There's a cheat ability of some kind given the MC, there are tons of people who underestimate him and use any chance to belittle him, etc.

However, what I find sets it apart is its humor, the attitude of the protagonist and the side characters. The people that spout nonsense at him are very quickly subdued, usually in very funny ways.... more>> Most of them usually quickly understand that he is better than what they assumed and go on to respect him (unless you are one of the more dense main "antagonists") for what he displays, rather than go on for chapter after chapter of chastising him without the MC revealing his hand.

Other novels of this kind I end up just quickly scrolling through chapters to get to the good part where the protagonist proceeds to the face-slapping. Library of Heaven's Path has lots of minor face-slapping incidents that build up to the BIG face-slapping incident that I just finished. It's glorious. <<less
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illusiveishfi rated it
January 24, 2017
Status: c231
So far what i have to say about it is. Its a good humorous novel with a tons of potential. There isn't a serious purpose for MC to run after yet other than pursuing his career and powering himself up, The ability of MC seems simple in the beginning but its actually really OP. If you are looking for something lighthearted to read then this is as good as u can find.

I am already caught up to raw (231st chapter at the time i was reviewing it). And for... more>> me its a 5 star so far. <<less
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DeathStroke96 rated it
April 24, 2017
Status: c100
The first 100 chapters are not anything special, I had my curiosity spiked towards this novel due to many people saying how they were willing to lnmtl it, so I read it, I will say that the first 70 or so chapters were ok but even that's stretching it a bit too far...

basically what this novel revolves around is face slapping, and misunderstandings to make the main character look as if he was a god, but don't bring in logic into it- a lesson I have learnt from my first senseless/logicless xianxia,... more>> so I never bring in logic and this reviews rating doesn't change my opinion of it even if I mention a logic point,  however let me ask you this question, how the heck does a 19 year old become a teacher of 16/17 year olds because thats what i understood from it, they might have been 14/15 if i memory is not serving me properly...

characters are 2 dimensional - all you find is them looking down on the mc, you clearly have those bad and good guys if they dont look down on the mc... i find the library power interesting but it is also applied stupidly because the author could have had it that upon touching a book it would be instantly copied into his library instead of him opining and looking through each book and looking like a retard which the characters in the novels also assume but than he face slaps them and they are assumed to have misunderstood him for some messiah...

nothing special about the novel, so if you have nothing better to do than give it a go, in my opinion it is a totally avoidable novel... <<less
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Iris Lazuli rated it
January 9, 2017
Status: c17
As of now I'm really hooked up with this novel. This novel just show that shamelessness is really a good spice for a comedy novel. Although the number of chapters are still few you can already see the ability of the author here 'cause he already have the element to make you interested on reading his works.
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redbat5649 rated it
December 29, 2016
Status: c67
Although the chapters are very few, it has gotten me hooked with it's first 13 chapters. The problem is, we'll never know if it'll stop becoming interesting as the chapters goes on, as it's still too early to judge if it the novel is a good read or not. He still hasn't started teaching his students yet.

Update: This is starting to follow the standard xianxia trope and it's STALLING HARD, 3-5 chapters for a small event to finish. Really close to dropping the novel, too much bullshit and annoying antagonist... more>> with powerful backgrounds that always break rules of their own bets and would always try to kick the mc out of the school in every fucking chapter. <<less
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Zyst rated it
January 16, 2017
Status: c27
Funny as heck — Don't expect anything else!

First, you must temper your expectations. This isn't the tale of a man and his journey to the top, standing above thousands through martial might. Instead this is the story of a teacher with a peculiar cheat which allows him to see through flaws, among other things about the target.

He uses this on his path to become the darn best teacher ever. Expect a tale of repeated face smacking, weird misunderstandings, and people doing anything they can to preserve face.

There are... more>> probably tons of plotholes, just come into this with a light heart, open your mind, end enjoy the comedy. <<less
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Tkals13 rated it
January 31, 2017
Status: --
I actually like this novel, there tends to be some useless chatter/monologues from time to time but the story is still pretty enjoyable.

The ability he gets happens to be pretty unique in my opinion and all though it's pretty easy to make him OP I think that's where we will have to truly rate the quality of the story. I want to see how he uses his ability to affect his students and the ppl around him and hopefully not just hide away somewhere get stronger then beat everyone... more>> up.. That's annoying! <<less
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GabeZhul rated it
April 2, 2017
Status: c114
A very entertaining, if ultimately formulaic comedy set in a fairly cliched xianxia world filled to the brim with arrogant cultivators and haughty beautiful women just waiting to get egg on their face. But I am getting ahead of myself.

The protagonist, Zhang Xuan, is a reincarnate from modern times. He used to be a librarian in his previous life, so when he reincarnates in the body of the least accomplished teacher at a cultivation academy, his "reincarnation bonus" is the titular Library of Heaven's Path. Said virtual library exists in... more>> his head, and it does two things: by observing people or objects, he can gain a detailed description of them (with emphasis on their weaknesses and flaws), and by opening any books the Library creates a copy in his head which he can freely access and commit to memory. Not only that, the Library can also compile and even correct books on cultivation if there are enough samples, allowing him to create insanely advanced techniques in a matter of seconds.

However, not all is right, as he is not only the youngest, least-respected teachers in the academy he works at, he has no students either, and according to the rules a teacher without students would be fired. As such Zhang Xuan enters into a mad race against time to collect promising students while also trying to understand the powers of the Library and survive as his efforts lead him to more and more outrageous encounters against students, their relatives, criminals and even the very faculty of the academy he works at.

In terms of writing, this is a comedy all the way to the bone. While there are a lot of classic xianxia tropes in play, they all exist either as backdrops or things to be lampshaded. The characters are also suitably simple, though still enjoyable. This far the story doesn't have any "villains" per se, only antagonists that oppose the protagonist until they realize their folly. Even the "main antagonists" of the first arc, the teachers and leaders of the academy, aren't evil, only misguided and way too stubborn to let sleeping lions lie even after it becomes blindingly obvious that the protagonist is not the trash they thought he was.

Overall I really liked this WN. The only two flaws I can think of are the fairly weak beginning (in the first few chapters the protagonist is unaware of the Library, so his actions and thought-processes are not really in line with his later behavior) and the somewhat formulaic rhythm the plot fell into after a while. Protagonist enters the scene -> People underestimate him -> Protagonist uses the library to dwarf them -> People are in awe of the protagonist -> He doesn't really understand just how outrageous the thing he just did was and feels bashful for all the praise. Rinse and repeat.

That said, this is still a really, really good, entertaining comedy that I would heartily recommend to everyone who read at least a few xianxia works in the past. Only time will tell whether the formula will get old with time, but right now this WN is still golden.

Edit: Score lowered to 4 stars. While still good, I honestly started to feel fatigued by this work. In particular, as the story goes on the protagonist becomes more and more arrogant, which might be warranted by his ability, but it's exactly because of it that he feels like he is running around bullying people weaker and less capable than him, thus being no better than the "bad guys" who were his antagonists just a couple of arcs ago. Combine that with needlessly drawn-out sections (*cough*theentirepilldebate*cough*), and it's unfortunately not hard to get burned out on this WN. <<less
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February 16, 2017
Status: c63
It's really funny. Some of the side characters are huge narcissists and that just leads to hilarious scenarios.

Warning: The MC is dense which often leads to ridiculous misunderstandings. You'll either find it funny or find it really annoying.Proceed at your own risk. The translator is doing a really good job with the updates.
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clowred rated it
January 12, 2017
Status: c120
I'm still not sure what to expect from this story. It feels a little bland, and it seems to reuse quite a lot of ideas from other novels. His skill which should have been just a mediocre one, evolved to the rank of deus ex machina in just two chapters

... more>>

he advances two realms in a few hours


The protagonist is created by the author following the hidden lazy genius matrix. He is capable to stand in the center of attention thanks to his wits, and attracts enemies faster than a dump attracts flies. The fact that he comes from another world is completely ignored as he is suddenly capable in chapter 23 to


catch a blade using two fingers


I understand that this type of protagonist has become attractive because it give some sort of fulfillment to the reader seeing how the protagonist is capable instead of being dense. But creating one without using a backstory is .. boring. Its hard to believe that a former high school student that was a librarian is capable of adapting to a world where killing someone is acceptable as long as you have status. For now, I hope that by some miracle his students will not become the generic 'power rangers'.

-edit after reading from chapter 24 - 120-

This novel doesn't stray from the path it created in the beginning, yet it manages to use some fresh and original ideas to not fall in the hell pit full of novels with too many cliches. The side characters become quite interesting and the way the author deals with the enemies is entertaining. A protagonist that starts not as some son of the heavens or some waste of a third rate clan but instead as a teacher made be become impartial as I sincerely forgive most of the usual mistakes and cliches and enjoy the story as a whole. While it sounds a little pushy, I recommend everyone to read it. It's actually funny, and the comedy is well done, especially once you compare it to trash like Absolute Choice. <<less
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ValriaIness rated it
January 12, 2017
Status: c200
Rating: 4.7/5

It's very funny. Like seriously (especially if you understand Mandarin because of the words used). Not to say you can't enjoy this novel without knowing Mandarin, it's just I feel some jokes are difficult to translate (since I'm far with the RAWS). I'm a difficult reader as I am the type to stop half way if it no longer peaks my interest, but I doubt I will be bored with novel anytime soon.

Now about the MC, he is the knowledge OP type, shameless and slightly arrogant. He will do... more>> anything to obtain his goals. There are a lot of face slapping scene like in most Xianxia and is very entertaining to read. He always uses the weirdest way (According to the book's common sense) to do most of the stuff and the reaction from the other characters are also very entertaining.

As far as I can tell, the story evolves with jokes and face slapping scenes but, the main plot has yet to be shown. Only clues and such with 200c so far. I can say it's still early to tell if this is a good novel but I have it 5 stars because it really entertained me as I was reading it. <<less
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gaianova rated it
March 7, 2017
Status: c310
Library of Heaven's Path is an excellent story that's near the top of its genre - face-slapping. Its plot is really well written and even though you kind of know what is going to happen, but you can't help but anticipate what's going to happen next.

The MC is thick-skinned, arrogant sometimes even, but I think there's a certain charm to smug protagonist as long as they don't push it too far. At the very least, I find it better than a weak-willed protagonist who allows himself to be pushed... more>> around by the rest of the world. The MC is also kind of like a genius who does everything others find hard to easily, so you can't expect him to grind up slowly. After all, that's the kind of book it is. However, this doesn't really mean he doesn't work hard. Time progresses really slowly in the book and he really does a lot within that short period of time everyday.

Next, it does have the idea of the relationship of teacher and student, but it doesn't focus heavily on it. However, the author has said that the next arc will focus on it (that's 300 by the way.)

Just like many has said, it's not a deep novel and rather, it is more like something you read after a tiring day to refresh yourself.

It has potential, and probably will continue to interest me for the next hundred chapters or so. There's a limit to face-slapping genre and eventually things may get repetitive and boring, but up to this point, it is a 5 stars for me. <<less
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RynDeeVuo rated it
February 12, 2017
Status: c60
Gahaha, this is amazing!

5 stars, no doubt about it. Reminds me a lot of History's Strongest Teacher or something, this one is much more funny... and this is not because I don't remember a single thing about History's Strongest Teacher anymore, no.... I hope the title is correct.

Well anyway, this is pretty about in the characters and world building parts. Firstly, the characters, are all almost lovable. I mean come on, we can never really treat the antagonists seriously. I love how the MC just offends people left and right,... more>> whether they be hostile to him or not, albeit unintentionally XD. The best part about the novel, I guess, is just the level of shamelessness almost everybody has XD. Especially the MC. I really love the way he reacts to the challenges of other people. Talk about having a brain for an MC, am I right?.... Or not, I mean he doesn't really get that he's super OP yet. Well anyway, like I said, everyone's funny. I'm sure everyone had mood swings at least once after meeting the MC.

The world building, although not really the best, at least it's good. I mean, I've been reading too many jap novels lately, my head kinda hurts now....

I guess this is it for, I hope we get to see more. I really love it, comedy is really really good, reminds me a lot of A Thought Through Eternity.... Oh, right, they changed the name.

Well anyway, Peace out. <<less
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drollawake rated it
January 20, 2017
Status: c221
This would easily be 5 stars without the padding and long-windedness. I will qualify this statement, however, by noting that I started reading the Chinese raws after chapter 26. That may make me less forgiving of the padding because I read slower in Chinese, and because Chinese metaphors seem fresher to me when expressed in English.

At some point of time, I started skipping over lines. Although I remain entertained by knowing how the face-slapping happened and what it led to, it became tiresome to read many lines of elaboration... more>> on just how shocked or irritated someone is. For example, chapter 213 is basically about an antagonist preparing to see the "no-name" protagonist get humiliated at an event but then he is shocked at the fact that famous people are actually attending the event. I just want the plot to go on already and get to the face-slapping.

If you can forgive or skip the padding, this is definitely worth reading up to the latest raw chapters. <<less
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Yunchii rated it
January 14, 2017
Status: c211
Good novel.. Just read up to latest release in raw... This novel still just started as chapter 211 where only revolving in the kingdom... But it seems this novel has a lot of potential as the world might expand where he will lead his students outside the kingdom...
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Rreelentless rated it
January 13, 2017
Status: c22
I wanted to like this novel.

I mean I really did and I do kind of like it. the concept is solid enough. but the elephant in the room with this series is how the cheat in this world basically kills anything the MC achieves as null and void. he basically got a library that if he sees someone do a single martial art. it complies a complete history of the person alongside what they practise. what level they are at and all of their flaws. so ANYtime the MC is... more>> being a teacher he's just reading what's in this Deus ex machina library said about the person. that and this suffers from standard set up of, HEY YOU I BET YOU CAN'T DO THE THING. *2 minutes later*

HOW DID HE DO THE THING TWICE AS WELL AS ME. HE's CHEATING. this happens 3 times by the way.

To conclude: this is about a guy pretending to be a wise sage of a teacher that just has a cheat sheet <<less
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xzpwnz rated it
December 25, 2016
Status: c139
Pretty hilarious. The main character is extremely shameless and uses misunderstandings to his advantage. A downside is that the plot moves slowly, going over details that may seem redundant, and the chapters become a bit shorter later on which makes it all the worse.

By the end of volume 1, you will see:
... more>>

An elder accusing him for the previous owner of his body's mistakes and track record, but the main character will sway the crowd against the elder by appearing magnanimous and indifferent to worldly ridicule, while making the elder seem narrow-minded and leading the crowd to believe that the elder had falsified his test scores by making them 0 (while in fact the previous owner of his body was an idiot and actually did score the 0)

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