Pursuit of the Truth


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Three thousand years of bowing down to the Demon Lord, I would rather be a mortal than a celestial being when looking back, but for her I will… become one who controls life and death!

Su Ming grew up dreaming about becoming a Berserker even though he knew that the chances of him becoming one were close to nil. One day, he found a strange piece of debris, and it allowed him to walk the path of becoming a Berserker. But would it be enough for Su Ming to become just another Berserker to protect those he cares about?

Would he be satisfied with leaving everything in fate’s hands?

Pursuit of the Truth average rating 4/5 - 240 user ratings
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Beseech The Devil
Cầu Ma
Qiú Mó
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New Night Ghost rated it
October 14, 2017
Status: c242
Okay here is my review for this novel

If you are the kind of reader who takes things in novel logically. Then prepare yourself because the logic in this novel sucks and stupid

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in this novel, lightning is nothing but illusion, in short lightning is not exist in reality. So how does the lightning form ?

Lightning is formed because of void lightning and earth lightning meet.

What is void lightning ? What is earth lightning ? How do they form ?

No one knows about them.

When we are talking about lightning in real life, that's not how the lightning forms. The logic of lightning in this novel is so ridiculous and stupid. I know I shouldn't have related it to science since it's just a fiction. But I can't help it, I just find it very stupid.


Main Character

I don't really like the MC, I don't know why. Perhaps it's because MC is pathetic and reckless. And his homesick is annoying. But MC is still better than a spoiled troublemaker like meng hao.

but I really like the cultivation system of this novel. Where you have to draw your own mark, find your epiphany, etc.

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New GDLiZy rated it
September 28, 2017
Status: c221
Even though the beginning is a bit boring with slow cultivation and such, but the cultivation method is quite different from typical Xianxia.

MC got some pretty cool moment and has his character developed throughout the story.

The first few chapters' translation quality is quite bad.

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Don't get fool by the prologue, it has nothing to do with the current story (Ch. 221 ATM)



MC suffered incredible homesick and value memory as precious as treasures, he even refused to gain the 1000th blood vein because it will replace his scar, the only thing he has back from his tribe.

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makenai89 rated it
July 31, 2016
Status: c60
Reviewed at c60, rated 5.

Beseech The Devil tells the story of a boy with unknown background who grew up in a minor tribe. The tribe retained primitive customs like sacrificing animal bloods and bowing to mythical animals, but they also had a unique methods of cultivation. At first glance, the boy himself didn't have the physique needed to cultivate, thus although he was not treated badly in the tribe, no one actually expected him to be anything but ordinary. However, through some coincidences, later he was able to cultivate...... more>> behind his tribe's back.

The plot seems cliche, but the development so far is pretty solid. The characters are lively and relatable; they're not simply there to set MC stage. Disregarding the volatile quality of earlier translations, in my opinion Beseech The Devil is an above-par novel among xianxia/xuanhuan. Particularly if you are a fan of this genre, it is very suitable for your reading list.

Truthfully, the story is still laying its foundation now, so it might be too early to give it 5 stars. However, I've got really big expectation for its future chapters. <<less
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gaardi rated it
February 28, 2016
Status: --
this is the kind of story you will expect from ER GEN. Although the cultivation method is quite different in this story, the way they cultivate is a mix between Perfect World and WESTERN CULTIVATORS from ISSTH.

so far there is only 14 chapters translated, in these chapters you will get enough mystery to get your attentions.

I have a high hope for this story. I believe it is going to be as popular as ISSTH and Perfect World – if we get frequent updates-.

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DeathStroke96 rated it
December 12, 2016
Status: c99
One of the best you can find out there;

The MC is not one of the barbarian birth as he was adopted into the village clan by the villages grand elder and because he has a body of an immortal cultivator, walking on the path of barbarian cultivators is very difficult to almost impossible (think of barbarian cultivators like the western one from ISSTH) the cultivation realms are different compared to the other three popular novels from Ergen however there is one aspect that most people will link with ISSTH is... more>> that cultivators in BTD will condense an Totem Tattoo based on their dao or technique which is really cool.

At the moment all we know is that the MC found a special object which contains memories of certain civilization but to access them he needs to insert special pills into the object according to the memories of how to concoct them shown to him by the object.

The world also knows nothing about pills so he needs to be careful after he made and sold them however the ones he made are only useful to lower level people. Also because of a certain event which caused their surrounding territory and other tribes to be in danger he through bravery acquired a technique which allows him to practice faster but at danger of exploding.

As the second novel of ergen it is awesome however because it is still in its early stages I cant give a proper review at the moment but from what I have seen if the way it continues on wards it might contest with Xian NI on my list for no. 1 from ergen as for ISSTH at the moment it is No. 3 because I dislike Meng Hao and his personality however as the story of ATTE or AWE (still ATTE but different name from DB) ISSTH might drop to no. 4.

I totally recommend reading this one as reading Ergens novels is always a good experience and its always enjoyable.

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riida rated it
June 18, 2016
Status: c164
The book itself seems to be interesting and unusual. Still, it's still solid and well structured, though it takes almost a hundred chapters until the predominant dark tone of the story is set and it stays stable from then on. There's certain philosophical depth, but more so, it's heavy emotionally.

MC's suffering and loneliness is described in great detail and compared to almost every other title here, he admits to his mistakes and weaknesses and experiences real personal growth, which basically adds a new dimension.

If you can overcome the... more>> first, badly translated, couple chapters (before PiggyBottle took over), you might find youself well rewarded.

Personally, this here and AWE had a much stronger impact on me than ISSTH.

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ninthlite rated it
July 7, 2016
Status: c50
The story is well written. The first ten or so chapters are poorly translated, however PiggyBottle is a good translator and is able to convey the story very well.

While the translation is only up to c50 it is hard to make definite statements about the story, but the main character seems to be a intelligent MC similar to all other Er Gen protags, however he seems to be lacking other personality traits. The cultivation is slightly different from the usual wuxia fair, and I look forward to see future... more>> developments.

5/5 Has promise

Now I'm reading further I'm going to change my rating, the main character is boring. Side characters are also boring, I'm just bored reading this. The story is okay if your ok with reading about a generic honorable genius main character. The problem is that if you read one or two Er Gen novels you already know what to expect, and this novel is the least interesting of all his works I've read.

5/5 -> 3/5 <<less
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args.equals.5 rated it
August 16, 2017
Status: --
MC goes through a really boring process of powering up, especially his first one which was basically a lot of cock-praising and shaming the rest of his peers; Maybe this is the kind of content that the author is aiming for? The novel lacks any adventure so far and the achievements that the MC has obtained are really nothing that he has actually earned for himself; He has a OP bloodline and his elder passes down a hack that any first grade elementary school student could solve which starts him... more>> off on his path of glory. The adages are extremely funky and most of them are just common sense but apparently common sense is not common in this universe and because of that, they are very profound. World development is very lacking, you get like one piece of world development knowledge that isn't filler material per ten chapters and it might not even be important or interesting. The plot is very straightforward and predictable.

Maybe this novel is aimed for a younger audience than his previous novels but it certainly isn't an improvement over ISSTH.

A lot of fans just ghost writing and overrating the novel just because they like his previous works when the novel itself barely qualifies as a average novel.

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August 23, 2017
Status: c98
First off, I just have to make a statement to the reviewers rating this as 1-2star/s, or even the reviewers of other novels that rates one to two stars... You frikkin hypocrites.

At least leave abelievable review. y'alll just generalizing stuff. Have you even read the novel yet? Well then put the status chapter of where you left of so that the people reading your reviews would know the marker of until when they're supposed to read at.

Tss. This story, to me, isn't actually that bad. I give this... more>> four stars. The MC is a pretty logical dude. and also reflects the characteristics of the author himself. Although Ihaven't crosses a hundred chapters yet, I know that there are definitely mysteries that the MC will definitely be involved in.

although the author could have made the MCs powering up more interesting, the boring way he wrote it actually is enough to satisfy the story progression. Thank goodness there weren't many unnecessary face slapping of side characters that just exists for that part of the novel. or that would definitely would have taken a few chapters basing on the progression of the story.

So for now, I'll rate it at for stars since unlike other novels. I have read that actually deserved two stars and below. And to those who actually read novels before rating them one or two stars despite its obvious better quality thanaverage web misjudgment, If you want a perfect novel, go read real novels, the published ones just like game of thrones or books by Tolkien or even d*ckins. don't go to these novels that are obviously not prioritizing good writing and other literary standards. <<less
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StormHawk rated it
July 29, 2017
Status: c129
Actual story with real plots that you can enjoy. Not your typical 'aiming for God realm' novels with freestyle plots. You'll know what I mean when you read it.

As much as I hate Qi, I can't devote the stars because of them. If the story keep the steady interests, it might reach the popularity of MW and TMW. Oh and you have less stupid, arrogant young masters who's only role is to be killed by the MC.

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LoneDK rated it
June 23, 2017
Status: Completed
This novel is excellent. While not perfect, it is leagues ahead of other xianxia novel in terms of quality. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone.

Story (1 star/1 star) : There's actually a story here and not just the typical "I need to get stronger" that most xianxia novel has. Cultivation is important but it takes a backseat to Su Ming's story. There are plenty ups and down in the story and tragedy galore. It keeps you guessing every step of the way as you question the reality... more>> of the world. Definitely not a feel good story but it doesn't need to be.

Character (1 star/1 star) : A big step up from Renegade Immortal. I actually cared about the cast of side characters in this story. While not outstanding, the characters are not 1D like many xianxia character. The MC actually has character development throughout the story and it's a refreshing change from the other 1D MC out there who are just Mary Sues.

Writing (1 star/1 star) : While there a parts that dragged on a bit longer than it should have, the overall writing of the story is excellent. Each arc played out meaningfully and you feel that they contribute as whole to the story. Er Gen is definitely not one of those author who writes filler to pad out the story. The world that is being built is mysterious and breathtaking to explore and read about. The MC faces sufficient challenge and while he is not too OP in most of these, he feels sufficiently powerful.

Enjoyment (2 star/2 star) : I enjoyed this novel immensely but then again I have always enjoyed Er Gen's novel. The story kept me hooked all they way and the only time I stopped reading is to take in the awesomeness of this novel.

Overall, this novel is a must read especially if you have read RI or ISSTH. It's too bad that the translation as of time of this review has been stalled. However it's good enough that you should go buy some eyedrop and read the MTL (may God help you stave of blindness if you do). I do recommend reading RI before this though as there is a bit spoiler for RI at the end of this novel.

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SayMrrp rated it
September 12, 2017
Status: c199
One of my favorite novels from Er Gen! Probably somewhere on my 10-20 list.

A really interesting novel. The cultivation here feels different from most other novels and the fight scenes are epic! Dude's good at writing fight scenes and strong emotions. Oh, the emotions in some parts of the novel get intense (I'm sensitive tho).

Characters are pretty good. Not the most memorable, but they're decent enough. The girls and pets aren't annoying, even though they don't get much 'screen time'. MC's pretty OP, but he isn't the strongest:... more>> his enemy is strong too.

Su Ming's mysterious background is really interesting: I'm metaphorically dying to know. He's a pretty good MC. Kinda calm, but isn't a complete iceberg anti-hero. Gotta love him hiding his identity and all those hype moments from the author are suuuuper satisfying.


MC fights with blood and lightning! He's pretty fast!


A bit of a slow progression, but it's a good story! :D <<less
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Hitexh rated it
July 25, 2017
Status: c120
Im immersed with the world here. The primordial life of seeking herbs, hunting, and grow stronger with power of tattoo/blood vein. The story is progessing for a better. The MC isnt overpowered, but his alchemist is making him having the advantage.

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The first volume reach climax with war between tribes, and now beginning on 2nd volume. The only downside is the final battle of volume 1 is showing too much confusing technique, and I have to skip that part. The only thing I disagree is how MC select a beauty without much intelect as lover (well they are still young, its puppy love, but I hope the girl can grow more mature in the future). Other than that, everything is very good.

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niallronen rated it
September 15, 2017
Status: c160
I am enjoying the read. The main system of cultivation is interesting. I feel as though the novel does suffer a little from its purposeful shadowy ambiguity (towards clouding the origins of the M. C) which hurts the world-building in the novel. But still very enjoyable with a good mix of varied cultivation, battles of wit, and action scenes.

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