Plundering the Dao of the Immortal Journey

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Earth Immortals are cultivated from a blessed land,

Heaven Immortals move to and from the divine mountains.

I have a stalk of plum blossom, and I shall maraud the Will of the Heavens with it!

Plundering the Dao of the Immortal Journey average rating 3.4/5 - 62 user ratings
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盗天仙途
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SinsI
New SinsI rated it
May 26, 2017
Status: c40
MC is supposed to be seeking Immortality - but all he does is improve his Literacy/Bureaucracy skills, as well as accumulate wealth/land for his new mother and clan.

The villains are made to look extremely stupid - whenever they plan something bad to do with MC, he gets to overhear their Plan (described in plain text down to the minute details for MC's convenience) to easily foil them.
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yinko
New yinko rated it
May 23, 2017
Status: c33
When there is story happening it can get at least a little interesting, but that's really the only good thing about this.

There is an game system, but it basically only serves to provide quests in order to drive the plot.  Giving him a reason to do things that make no sense otherwise.  Of course that raises questions like why Those quests and who is providing guidance, but of course those things never get answered.

The protagonist himself, is pretty unlikable.  At least he acknowledges that the guy in the body from... more>> before was a moron, but he feels an idiotic need to repay him anyway.  Including taking on his love interest, rebuilding his clan, all that generic crap.  Which is all even worse, since the very first chapter said specifically how to avoid all these problems, just tell the teacher that he a spiritual gift.  All problems instantly solved.

Then, naturally, everyone around him takes advantage of his idiocy, leaving him out of the sect, kidnapping his girl, etc, and he doesn't even plan to get back at them.  Just rolls over and figures that the system will solve his problems. <<less
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Trent
Trent rated it
May 16, 2017
Status: --
First off, the story’s confusing. Second, the translation’s confusing. Add them together, and I can only assume that, given the sudden changes in setting, either the MC’s teleporting everywhere, or he’s like Sun Wukong with incredible reality-defying somersaults. Someone’s an inch away from stabbing you? No problem, just roll and you’ll be invincible! Once you’re back on your feet, you’ll be fifty feet away.

Also, the MC’s backstory is ridiculous. Leaves home as a teenager, and in a year, he somehow—don’t ask how—turns ten thousand dollars into five hundred thousand. Of course, genius that he is, he doesn’t take out any insurance and loses it all. So he talks lenders into giving him fifty thousand dollars, which he somehow turns into three million in the stock market (eye-rolls). And then, “he was threatened and had no choice but to work for a giant organization as a trader and to assist in money-laundering operations.” HOW? Police apparently don’t exist, anarchy reigns, and he can’t even use his fortune to buy protection.

This is kind of contrived story gives us an indication of the author’s skill and effort put into the novel: very little.
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Ignus
Ignus rated it
May 19, 2017
Status: c32
An enigmatic story with both positives and negatives. My enjoyment of this story is higher than the 4 stars I gave it, because I had to factor in a few negatives mentioned below.

The first few chapters had a few to many parts that were poorly explained and confusing, but as the story progresses, things are clearing up and it is getting progressively better. Its still early at chapter 32, but if the trend continues this will be a great story.

The story is on the slower side of the spectrum, better... more>> for a more mature audience. It replaces typical Xianxia troupes of training/boasting/gore/clan conflicts with some really interesting stuff that sets this story apart. Don't want to give away spoilers,

So what sets this story apart from others?

    • MC is humble and wise
    • Cultivation system is very loose and spiritual, hinting at fate being a resource to plunder.
    • The cultivation world is tied to the cultivation system, and is painted in a different picture than most novels. Even going as far as mentioning the hypocrisies of those in the path of righteousness.
    • Romance seems to be developing well.
At the end of the day, I have really high hopes for this story. <<less
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Spiritsong
Spiritsong rated it
May 16, 2017
Status: c30
The reincarnation premise isn't fresh, but the urgency in enacting certain things before certain deadlines DO somewhat pave for the pacing of the story.

Its not a super fast story, but lengthy chapters do set a good pace that any readers can follow without saying "is this guy  /MC taking a break even?" all the time.

At 30 chapters in, there isn't much explained about the world, but it is somewhat solid, and slowly built up
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criticalmind
criticalmind rated it
May 16, 2017
Status: c31
I'm conflicted about this one. The premise is confusing. A cultivator is about to get his soul destroyed. So he somehow gets a soul from earth to go back in time with his memories. It's like the author couldn't​ decide what to do with the MC so he added a bit of everything.

The story is alright after that, but a few poems get butchered along the way. There are also some issues with the language which is unclear at times. I'm not sure if this is an issue with the... more>> translation or the original story. <<less
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keklel
keklel rated it
May 15, 2017
Status: c15
It's a hybrid second chance/transported to another world/game system story.

The MC died after having his OP cheat ability (ability steal) and cute waifu taken from him (he was an idiot - didn't use his ability because he was "scared of using it") and traveled back 10 years to become a game system (as in, an actual game system with a menu where you can see your stats, skills, missions and everything) for a random guy who got summoned into his old body (the random guy was a stockbroker who got... more>> hit by a car and just happened to have the same name as the MC, LOL). Then the random guy becomes the new MC and gets to do missions assigned by the original MC. I'm not shitting you, this is actually the plot of the novel.

I guess a natural question to ask would be: "why would a stockbroker want to be a scholar and write poems all day". Good question! To which there is no answer. The story...just ignores it.

As I read the novel, I felt less and less invested in the story. The reason is that there is no real sense of tension, no real conflict or sense of foreboding. The MC, from the outset, had no enemies after just killing a couple of bandits. After that it's just traveling and writing poems. That's literally all he does. Writing poems is his life for the majority of the first 15 chapters. I can't think of a more boring thing to write into a novel. There's no sense of danger or excitement at all. Nothing really to look forward to, other than his guaranteed future success as a scholar.

This is supposed to be action/adventure, right? Where did the action and adventure go? After the short fight with the bandit, there's no more action. And now he's about to find some cultivation spiritual roots, so probably more walking around and writing poems with random people, possibly more reading books and cultivation. Pretty boring if you ask me. <<less
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Setra
Setra rated it
May 21, 2017
Status: c34
I think, as a webnovel, it was a sin to not able to pique the reader's interest within 20 chapters. Partially because it was boring, another reason is the crisis is resolved in somewhat anticlimactic way. Only around chapter 26 did it manage to slightly interest me, for about 4 chapters.

It begins with some combination of second chance, reincarnation, and system (and arguably, revenge), and it was confusing. Really, you might need to read ch. 1 & 2 a few times before you understand what happened.

It's a letdown that MC... more>> with quite achievement in his previous life, assisted with future memory, also had system, didn't do something in a spectacular way. Any action he did is considerably safe. And while he's quite intelligent, he doesn't strike me as a bold person, a common trait of xianxia MC.

Another thing that's lamentable is the minimalistic feature of the system. Basically it's only there to issue mission and gives petals as a reward for mission accomplishment. As for other feature... not that I know of. As for the mission, each one needs at least several days to complete. So far there are only 5 missions with the fifth is just issued. I just feel the system is underutilized

Another thing that irked me is the constant use of "MC felt uneasy/something wrong". That's bad foreshadowing, yo.

Is there anything good about this novel? If anything, MC is quite smart, and a bit(just a bit!) of schemer. Everything else is ranged from okay to urgh. <<less
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