Talisman Emperor


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Chen Xi was a jinx who radiated misfortune the way a torch radiated light, and everyone around him knew it. His entire clan was annihilated when he was young, and not too long after that his parents disappeared. His marriage contract? Poof. Torn to shreds and gone up in smoke before the eyes of everyone in the city, almost humiliating his grandfather to the point of suicide! Cultivation? No time for that, he had a family to take care of!

This is the story of Chen Xi, a youth forced to stop cultivating and instead craft talismans to pay for his younger brother’s tuition… and who, in the process, would rise to become known by all as the Talisman Emperor!

Talisman Emperor average rating 4/5 - 108 user ratings
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New kjoke rated it
September 12, 2017
Status: c45
The plot is rather generic. MC's family is annihilated, everyone ridicules him and suddenly out of nowhere an absurdly powerful legacy including a powerful instructor fall into his hands and henceforth he's part of the heaven-defying-genius-club. The way the characters interact are sometimes somewhat "shounen"-like (for example there's an overly affectionate "older sister"-type). The description of the world and cultivation system feel somewhat rushed.

Overall it's an "ok" read (3/5).

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New dniv rated it
September 12, 2017
Status: c46
This is an excellent new novel. It has great translation quality, the cultivation system so far has more nuances and has spirit cooking which reminds me of the beginning of awe and is apparently a taste counterpart to alchemy. There seem to be dumb + smart antagonists in this alike and the MC is likable. I think this is definitely a cut above the average series. It's a very enjoyable read and I like how all of the cards are being introduced early.

Anyway, the writing seems solid, the translation... more>> pace is pretty fast a chapter a day, the author seems competent, the translation quality is high, the characterization seems pretty strong, the feel of the story and the characters sort of reminds me of Lord of All Realms so it's highly recommend for that reason, it seems unconventional, and the author seems skilled at revealing and introducing new plot threads to spice things up. Details also seem to matter. All in all, seems to be a solid series.

Anyway, 5/5, This novel is excellent because it feels very human amongst all of the Chinese novels I've read lately. Highly recommended.

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Ab991 rated it
September 11, 2017
Status: v1c43
it's a normal novel. It has some similarities to DE. And it's boring to death. Nothing new, like most Chinese novels, the MC will fight some young masers then will fight with their clans, later on there will be a fight with the big strong clans that support the young masters' clans, finally he will fight the sects that the big strong clans were part of. The MC, who became a stupid god, will live forever with his harem and never ever loses to any one. THE END.

I... more>> just cannot read this kind of stupid novels any more.


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woahchocolatemilk rated it
September 11, 2017
Status: c6
Edit: Read from chapter 1-6, takes around 10 mintues. If you can still stomach this after reading that, its probably the novel for you. If you can't, good on you since this is generic sh*t with an intresting idea that apparently just gets ignored within the first 40 chapters. Granted I didn't read upto chapter XXXX to see its brilliance but I can't be asked to when this novel is filled with inconsistencies, ruining its already sh*t story.

Interesting since the author decided to focus on talismans than other generic... more>> path.

However everything else he does is pretty generic to the bone. Just had to write this review since I just read some utter BS. Our MC is 2nd spirit realm or whatever out of the 10 or something in the world. That means hes barely above the normal man but he gets taken into a test by a Immortal being that transcended the world. The 6-9 th stage golden stage and other crap cultivators couldn't pass it but this complete twat passes since he has a bit of knowledge in dao of inscriptions.

Wait, what?! He only knows the formula of the lowest rank of talisman in the world and he passed. But apparently these immortals who has 10000+ lifespans I presume (since 3/4 rank gives 500 years) never, ever f**king dabbled in tailsman. Not a single one of the nearly-7000 immortals never f**kING learnt it, what kind of joke is this when a mortal learns it in 5 years. Its just tiring to read sht like this.

Edit: I'm quitting this sh*t, just skipped ahead to see the chapters and first paragraphs of chapters up to 20. As generic as they get, such lazy cliched writing. Read any other thing than this, this novel which had a great idea which seems to degenerate into the normal story about fights and stuff, with the immortal master who died but left his spirit mansion behind that only the MC can access, the clan who gets massacred for finding a treasure which the enemies don't even get since it was hidden on the MC.

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Ignus rated it
September 11, 2017
Status: c43
A decent read if you just want the Xuanhua experience.

I dropped it down a star due to disappointment. Still gonna read it to prevent Xuanhua Withdrawals.

Besides the bad math and timelines that are present in many light novels... Which in this story, pushes power forward very quickly without the feeling of time and effort spent to already be stronger than most of the adults around him. ... more>>

Like MC taking 10 days to perfect multiple top tier skills, raise his cultivation, learn amazing culinary skills, and sense world changing talismans... when before he spent multiple years not improving in anything...


It is other areas that have lead to disappointment. Especially since the story started out so well. The below spoiler all points to the author speeding the story up and dropping the ball of plot a few to many times. Makes one wish the story played out differently. Moments when you curse because immersion was ruined.


    1. MC gets an amazing chef to teach him spirit cooking. Gets a few hours lessons, and then told to do his own thing...
    1. MC gets some strength and a sword, and doesn't even use his talismans incorporated into his fights...
    1. MC cooks food for the 3 nobles, wanders off in fog, kills people, and returns as they finish... Who cleaned the dishes? Why would he wander around when there is a good chance to get lost, ambushed etc... Blatant author adding bad plot for action/MC = cool
    1. MC amazingly comes up with some amazing talisman designs.

      Then drops it, and the shop owner just kinda goes... Ok... No trying to convince him, no trying to learn the talisman technique, no giving MC rank 2 talisman book

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k-r-i-s rated it
September 11, 2017
Status: c131

It's a basic cultivation book. The villains are one dimensional so far.

... more>>

He has some special heritage from a super powerful dead guy and he has to work 'slowly' to gain the heritage. His whole family except for him mom, brother, and dad are killed so there is no family politics which I think is a plus cause it's pretty annoying. His mom has been kidnapped so he has to save her after getting stronger. I think it could be harem though it's only cause two girls are introduced so far. That's just an assumption though.


I think it could be a decent read if you like protagonists who don't rush into everything and are fine with tropes and cliches from other stories.

Edit: c131


Not much romance so far. Looks like it's probably not a harem. Not sure why it's called Talisman Emporer at this point cause he hasn't used them in forever. Still looks like a basic cultivation story. But the guy has become kind of stupid in how he reacts. He doesn't do it in a smart way anymore. He just attacks back whenever he has a chance.

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honglath rated it
September 10, 2017
Status: c43
With a typical xuanhuan start that we've already gotten used to by reading it so many times before, it's a joy to go through the lengthy, filler path of vengeance once more!

Our MC this time isn't an alchemist, but a cook. He's originally a talisman maker, yet due to dexterous hands from practice, practice, practice!, years of self-taught cooking due to plot inflicted poverty and enhanced mental acuity due to cheat SOUL POWA!!! increase, he's well on his way to becoming Master Chef.

But then again, cooking is a bit... more>> like alchemy as he tastes his way to immortality with energy enhanced wine and dine...

Anyway, the beginning arc is still fun, except the boring training and learning and digesting the training and learning, and you'll very much enjoy it if you're looking for some light reading, 50-100 chapters at a time.

PS to TL: Really? Stopping the mass release in the middle of a fight?... Meanie. (So yeah, ch 43 ends in the middle of a fight, in case you were wondering.)

Cheers <<less
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LegitPotatoXx rated it
September 11, 2017
Status: c44
Talisman Emperor is a basic xuanhuan with a bit of revenge and it will remind you of desolate era and martial world ; if you've read them.

Personally I think that this is amazing and I look forward to reading more chapter in the Future!

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