Wu Dong Qian Kun


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The Great Yan Empire exists in a world where respect can only be earned through strength. Within this Great Yan Empire, the four great clans have always stood above the rest. Among them, a particular incident in the Lin Clan resulted in the banishment of a certain individual who went on to start his own family, in hopes of one day being recognized again by the Lin Clan, and rejoining them…

Hailing from a banished family of the Great Lin Clan, when Lin Dong was very young, he watched, powerless, as his talented father was easily crushed and crippled by the overwhelming genius of the great Lin Clan, Lin Langtian.

With a despairing father, a heartbroken grandfather, and a suffering family, ever since that fateful day, Lin Dong has been driven by a deep purpose; to take revenge on the man who had taken everything and more from his family.

Armed with nothing but willpower and determination, join Lin Dong as he unknowingly discovers a destiny greater than he could ever hope to imagine when he stumbles upon a mysterious stone talisman…

Wu Dong Qian Kun average rating 3.8/5 - 780 user ratings
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nwms8 rated it
May 11, 2016
Status: c314
"Buzz Buzz! "

This is a review as of chapter 314. The series starts out with some usual tropes, boy finds treasure that imparts special skills to get stronger.

"Bang Bang!"

... more>> There is emotions, there is some character development, and then there are spirit stones and resources. Nothing new, but readable.

"Everybody is shocked! Who is everybody? No one knows, just some random shock reaction scene, move along!'

Then the story becomes shitty because literally 90% of this series is fight scenes and this author sucks ass at writing a compelling fight scene.

"Take this secret move, Moon Phoenix Mystery Dark Fist of the Sun!"


Reading this review is pretty much like reading the novel. Some words in between a bunch of SFX. Boring and dropped from my main reading list.


"Your secret move amounts to only so! Take this, a secret move that I, Ling Dong, discovered and perfected, Bloody Sacred Saber Divine Sword Darker Fist Shadow Step Big Power Super Kick Golden Platform!"

"What did he say?! What an arrogant fellow!"

It gets 2/5 stars because I can't even care about the MC anymore. All he does is go around wrecking havoc and acting like a spoiled brat.

"Run!" <<less
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Demonic Reader lv 451F rated it
June 5, 2016
Status: c355
Recommend IF you finish ALL other good CN ones and waiting for the new chapter. It's early work of the famous writer. Plot is straight. MC is straight. Every characters are straight. Dialogue is straight. Everything is straight.

No twist, no cliff, no unexpected. Highly predictable.

Fighting is darn straight! I stand still, waiting for you hit me, then you wait for my returned strike. Every fights begin with EXACTLY three babbling noises from surrounding lackey, confirm that MC will be defeated misery.

ALL his enemies will boast one or two... more>> sentences before concludes that MC will definitely die. After that .. boom! dong!! kaboom!! .. "IMPOSSIBLE!" exclaim!!!

Every characters please stand still while we change the scene. Thank for your cooperation. <<less
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strixflash rated it
May 17, 2016
Status: c298
I wish I could say that the novel is good. I had such high hopes for this novel but sadly...

This novel suffers from the same problem as that of author's other popular novel (Battle through the Heavens).

MC's luck is just too good. I know novels of such categories have main characters bathing in luck but in this series (and BTTH) the MC is literally diving in ocean full of luck. MC would find heaven defying opportunities even in the worst situation.

Fight scenes are hyped for nothing. ... more>> Epic names for fighting techniques but zero substance. No creativity.

Author would repeatedly say that MC's luck was good for once but he shouldn't be cocky as that was once a lifetime opportunity... Well, I have read around 300 chapters and the stupid luck is raining on MC regularly.

Also, there is no personality in MC. The spirit in his OP treasure is much more interesting than the MC. Honestly MC is totally boring.

There is also a scene similar to rape in the series. (MC is kind of drugged/controlled). Author uses that to establish a relationship between MC and the girl. To be honest that forced sex wasn't necessary. Chinese authors use such dumb ideas when they fail to think of ways to establish relationship between MC and a potential love interest.

The antagonists aren't interesting as well. They are the standard stupid villains who underestimate MC and when MC kicks their ass they would use the usual line: "How dare you harm me after I tried to kill you?! My clan/sect will kill you." Seriously? Most of the antagonists are like this.

Then there is the antagonist MC wants to defeat in order to gain revenge for his father. I thought he would be interesting and different from the other stupid antagonists of the series. So far he's same as the rest.

Characterization of main antagonist matters the most as he is MC's main goal so far. Would you give a damn for 300+ chapters if you realize that MC is doing everything he has done so far to defeat another stupid guy?! <<less
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Dedition rated it
May 17, 2016
Status: c323
Please read for a detailed review!

I'm planning to split this review into two parts: pros & cons.

Opinionistic Pros: The book is different from the typical Xianxia. Think of 'Battle Through the Heavens' but more fast paced. The World building isn't the best, and at times - most of the time - it's up to your imagination to decipher what the geography around the fight is, but I think the reason it may be justified is because the protagonist doesn't really go too places that require much description. As long as... more>> this isn't your first LN then your mind should be able to quite easily cope.

The protagonist has the typical backstory (Bullied, becomes OP, bullies now revere him, steps on to the world stage). After you get past the first few chapters that goes through through that backstory, that's when it becomes much more interesting.

The protagonist knows when to run and fight. He's harsh/rude but cunning.
He's prideful and will always keep his head up regardless, but also knows when to be respectful.

My own personal pro is that there's no random/pointless romance or harem. Well...kinda

He had sex with a girl when she was in a weakened state (both parties being non-consensual) and has vowed to become stronger so that she can recognise his strength.


That was completely random and seemed as if the author remembered that he forgot a cliché.

The antagonists are much smarter (though that's not saying much in the long run) and instead of trying to let him stay alive to come back for revenge when they slight him, they actually realise he has potential and treat him as a threat.

Last pro for me personally, is that we don't have to go through the boring and gruelling training period through a demonic forest/beast mountain. He does train in one, but we're not forced to watch/read him kill one pointless monster after monster...after monster. The author just does a simple time skip (half a month, half a year).

World building sucks.

Character development sucks. He's got a mutated demonic beast who's got the potential to be super OP, but unfortunately, it's always captured. Along with the fact that we've never seen them bond. It's more of just "Here you go...this is pet....love it." Hard to make any emotional connection to it.

The antagonists usually have a really crappy reason for wanting to pick on him, though I guess it can be justified that he usually looks weaker than them and poorer, therefore it kinda does make sense.

Sometimes it feels as if you're stuck in a useless arc...though those arcs usually show something that you realise was necessary for the story.

I recommend picking up this novel if you like: ATG (but no harem), TMW and/or MGA. I suggest picking up this novel once it reaches around 400-450 chapters since he is nearing an arc that has been promised for quite a while and if you're like me and would rather read it in one go, I'll suggest that wait. Oh, but the translators do a typical 10 chapters a week + any sponsored chapters, which can be 12-14+per week. So yeah. Really great translation speed.

Overall, the book is quite an exceptional read. Debatable if it's top-tier, but definitely worth your time regardless. If you like MGA/Chu Feng in particular you'll definitely like this.
(A ruthless MC who values relationships, doesn't care about anyone, gets into fights left, right and centre, is always underestimated due to difference in cultivation base.) <<less
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Dream Seeker rated it
May 18, 2016
Status: c237
Simply boring, it's started out okay, but so do most Chinese novels. There's nothing to savage this novel past 200 as it's nothing but typical poor writing famous for the genre.
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Trent rated it
May 28, 2016
Status: --
Uhm. It belongs in the same (s)crap pile as MGA, PMG, and MGS. Each follows the same principles:

1. Exciting story at first.
2. The protagonist is for whatever reason stronger than others of his cultivation level.
3. He'll continuously encounter enemies around his own level. More powerful people will be repulsed by him and avoid any area he enters, or for all intents and purposes don't exist until he reaches their level.
4. Everyone else spends the first twenty years of his life climbing dozens of levels in cultivation,... more>> and the later decades or centuries struggling over the next few.
5. The protagonist loses any morals and becomes a mass murderer.
6. Enemies all become the same, selfish, and easily incensed despite their training. The protagonist has become this way as well. <<less
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Rangle rated it
December 7, 2016
Status: c338
This story is one of the most boring and formulaic story that I've ever read. There are no surprises in the plot and it gets old really fast. The protagonist is pretty dumb and only manages to pull through because of plot armor. Even the overarching revenge plot gets dragged until it becomes completely pointless.
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Lolita rated it
September 20, 2016
Status: c600

Updated review down from 2.7!

Look, it's The Itchy & Scratchy Show in xianxia land! Don't expect anything else than standard and cliched xianxia fare though, read it to waste time while shutting of your brain, literally.

They fight, fight, fight and fight, it's the Wu Dong Qian Kun novel. Fight, train, level up, find some treasure, go back to start and repeat when a new and powerful enemy shows up a few chapters after the mc beats the previous enemy. The sub par writing, the poor world-building, the terrible... more>> characters, the lack of any sort of normal females who isn't a nihilistic cold blooded murderess, an gold digger or a simpering idiot, the even more horrible cliched and vastly op mc, plus the super powerful pets/treasures he has, are not why you read this novel, you read it for the same reason you eat fast food. It's simple, easy, and doesn't require any work whatsoever and it fills your belly when you cant be bothered to cook some real food. I read this novel for the same reason as the fastfood example above, I read it when I'm out of any sort of interesting novel to read.

The only part that isn't cliched, is the fact that antagonist X, whom of course spits out standard bullshit lines like - die trash, my family will annihilate yours etc and so forth, and then promptly tries to kill MC (just to fail ofc). Unlike most other novels in the genre, the mc in this one instead beats them up and lets them go for some reason. I mean, in every other way this waste of time follows every single xinxia cliche there is in the whole genre, except for letting his opponents who just tried to murder him go. And this happens time and time and time again, causing no small amount of problems for the moronic mc along the way. <<less
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readingdigest rated it
March 26, 2016
Status: --
Like others have said before me, it’s not worth your time to pick up this series. Thinking back, the writing may have been on the wall since the beginning of this novel. Having a family feud as the major plot point is too weak to sustain a power crawl type novel as the goal post just isn’t challenging for an MC that have the kind of luck and fortuitous encounters (*cough* plot armor) that Lin Dong has. The story has become about Lin Dong’s treasure collection adventure. Getting sidetracked all... more>> the time, he collects treasures that he sometimes never even put to use before he has already set his sights on a more powerful version of it. It’s devoid of meaning other than as fluff to hide a weak story development.

And the author has done a horrible job with the pacing and assigning power levels. As of chapter 277,


For being major powers in the Ancient Wasteland, the Ancient Sword Alliance and Ghastly Puppet Sect seem pretty damn pathetic if just a young generation practitioner can get away with toying with them the way Lin Dong has. I mean, for a region that even the four great clans doesn’t lay claim to, you’d expect the powers that have taken root here to have more domineering strength.

The only reason the story get’s a 2/5 is because I think it’s unfair to rate it lower as I haven’t read the whole story. But from what I’ve read so far and from what little expectation I have of this author, I’m not willing to rate this series any higher. When your story becomes overly reliant on plot armor, it mean the author had been too lazy to properly brainstorm and plan out the plot. It's story writing 101. Anywats, the translators have been doing a good job as well so credit to them. <<less
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makenai89 rated it
March 25, 2016
Status: c276
Reviewed after 276 chapters, rated 4.

If one reads this novel’s reviews from bottom, it can be easily gleaned that Wu Dong Qian Kun is a mountain of xuanhuan/xianxia cliches. If you are looking for weakness, there’s many. But I actually liked the novel characterization and narrative.

Most of the enemies are indeed exists as jokes. And side characters are there just to prop the MC. But the MC himself, while overly focused on power ups and aiming to avenge his father’s humiliation, stays grounded. He made bad decisions (plenty of it),... more>> he was easily tempted by treasures or anything that will boost his strength, he also did not forget to check up girls’ figures although he had no intention to get them. All of it stays true to the author depiction of the MC, which other characters may perceive superficially as an ordinary youth. Yes, because ordinary youth makes mistakes, ordinary youth checks girls up but not necessarily gather a harem of beautiful ladies, and ordinary youth are ambitious. Compared to some MC whose age doesn’t match their mind prowess, Lin Dong is a rather solitary figure.

The novel narrative was not the best as it uses all the usual xuanhuan/xianxia diction. But it’s not bad either as the author can convey and mix the world construct well at the right pace. <<less
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July 7, 2016
Status: c307

Mc is retarded. Barely kills anyone and let's just about all his enemies live over and over again.

If you want to read a novel where you like to get annoyed that the mc is so dumb and the author portrays him like he's so smart and a genius then you might like this novel. Almost every chapter it's like "can the mc really be that dumb?"

"Can every character in this novel really be that stupid?"

Also a lot of things make absolutely no sense and at times contradictory.

"Does the author not think anything through properly and just pull random shit that makes no sense out of his ass?"

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clowred rated it
June 14, 2016
Status: c355
Skip the first hundred chapters . Everything that has to do with his family conflict is really boring. Only after the action starts to move in other places the characters become interesting. Its not a bad Xianxia. Not a very unique one but a very entertaining one. Of course, the majority will simply compare it to novels that are considered the cherry on top of the cherry because of this instead of enjoying the flow that at a point becomes very good they just try to find its flaws. An... more>> enjoyable story, ignore everything you see around here, even my review. Just try it. <<less
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Parth37955 rated it
December 12, 2015
Status: --
typical xianxia story. rapid power rise, but MC does acknowledge that a huge reason for that his "treasure". I personally find it interesting. Has elements from all xianxia's. It has a slow start but picks up after that. It's worth reading.
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This_is_a_good_burger rated it
October 20, 2016
Status: c498
Look, every previous review may be true in many ways. But in my opinion this novel can only be described as fun.

This was one of the first novels I read and I always had fun reading it. I had fun watching him past thru the various problems he had. And in all honesty I like it very much.

Lin Dong is a good character to cheer for, and every villain that appears you always feel wronged for the character (even though I have to admit he is an asshole... more>> sometimes) <<less
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scribbledoutname rated it
August 6, 2016
Status: c519
I’ve got really mixed feelings about this series.

In short, the story – despite having potential – is f*cking annoying. NOTHING ever goes smoothly, to the point where it starts to get really infuriating.

Whenever Lin Dong finds a treasure, he doesn’t snatch it. Instead he stands around gawking at it like an idiot until people show up and try to seize it from him. It makes you rage. A normal MC would just dump it into their quankun pouch or interspacial ring straight away, but nope, not Lin Dong.

And every f*cking... more>> time Lin Dong is about to finish someone off, another enemy comes to the rescue. They save the first enemy so that enemy can come back to be a nuisance later. I can’t even begin to describe how irritating this is. If it happens once or twice? Cool. But over and over again? F*ck that. I was tempted to go back and count the number of times it’s happened. As of chapter 500, it has to have happened (no joke) over 10 times. I don’t know what the author must have been smoking to think this was a good idea.

Then there are the fights. Again, no joke, at least 60% of the story is meaningless fights. Reading this story is like watching a Pokémon trainer walking through tall grass… except whenever he’s about to catch a stupidly tanky Pokémon he’s beaten, another Pokémon shows up to slap the ball away.

This series gets a grudging 3 stars. 4 stars for the *underlying* plot, which is solid, minus one star for all the annoying sh*t the author constantly pulls. <<less
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Varno rated it
March 4, 2016
Status: --
I’m dropping this.

The story started off good (even with it’s recycled plot) but over time starts to show more of those unbearable xianxia traits that miraculously keep’s the mc alive even thought he’s making dumbass decisions.(Spoiler alert) In one of the more recent chapters the mc’s searching for a beast for a refinement technique to toughen up his body,but some powerful group has monopolized the area he needs to search in, so mc figures that it’s worth risking his life offending these guys ’cause he’s got plot armor... more>> (the author gave a reason but this is the real one).He proceeds to sneak his way in, spends his time avoiding them for like half a day, until he spots a treasure.He decides to retrieve it even though he’s in a shitty situation(’cause of plot armor).He continues with this stupid side objective. but stops because he finds a beast protecting it,in his wise beyond reason mind he decides that this is a perfect chance to help his pet grow.The fight goes as expected(at least from the working minds perspective).The fight between two gigantic creatures draws the enemies attention what with all the big explosions,but the main character is unconcerned even though he spent all that time sneaking around,it seems because he got a gain that was not his original objective.This occurrence made me wonder about all the stealth in the beginning of this mission,if he wasn’t concerned about their presence why did he act the way he did?

This novel is not worth the read,because usually people stick with a sinking ship because of how great it was in the past but this novel has never been great and its going down fast.2/5 <<less
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MondoX rated it
February 28, 2016
Status: c652
Yes, this novel has your typical Xianxia tropes. Maybe I am a sucker for some of the gets bullied and called trash, then gets strong and get revenge tropes. Therefore, I think this novel is above average. I would rather read this novel than ISSTH, ten times out of ten. I can not wait until the MC becomes strong enough to fight against the douche (you will see later why) that hurt his father.

Update: I jumped the gun on this one, the novel should have... more>> stopped after settling his conflict with the douche. After that, there is no direction, besides random cannon fodder showing up to be killed by MC. Repetitiveness is an understatement with the cannon fodder. <<less
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December 17, 2016
Status: c306
First 200 - 250 chapters are good. Plot exists, interesting OP Tool to aid cultivation, and even decent fight scenes.

As soon as MC leaves for his training journey, it's like the author gave up on even writing a story.

The repeat is horrendous. I don't just mean the sequence of events.... but the same descriptive phrases, and the same conversations are repeated over and over again.
- Bad Guy X with Body of a Bear and shoulders of a Tiger
- Battle completed... Go Little Flame!
and on and on. Every... more>> 10 or so chapters are practically Cntrl C, Cntrl V and edit the upgraded power names.

Ok, I kind of expect this from a Xiania and I still read them. But normally there is actual breaks in between the repeat. Things to break up the monotony.

Sadly, this story takes one more step in the wrong direction instead. This is what kills it for me... RANT TIME!

MC fly's past tons of resources and treasures to get to the better stuff... Has he lost all personality that he doesn't even think of or care for his little sister anymore? Doesn't he complain about being poor every 10-20 chapters...

How many dead bodies happen around him without him looting bags, How can he gain new martial arts skills, and there is no mention of his OP item helping him to learn the skills... Its like the item has been completely forgotten about... (This story and other like it suffer when OP item should have all the martial arts in it the character could ever want and needs, but author needs Get Object X to power up to keep story going)

MC steals Item from Ancient Ape, It gets it back, then a few chapters later, its magically in MC's hands again....Oops <<less
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StellarNovel rated it
May 30, 2016
Status: c330
Boring. I like it at the beginning but later on it just got boring. I tried to keep reading thinking "oh, it'll get interesting in a few chapters!!" But nope! Just kept getting boring. I couldn't take it anymore and just dropped it
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Diedonetw rated it
May 23, 2016
Status: c334
Mostly well written however the plot can be summarized like this: Meet strong enemy, cheat up/steal up/fish out benefits from random fruitious encounters, come back to annihilate the former strong enemy , rinse and repeat all over and over again.

It's okay to read over time when you're bored but the hardcore repetition in the plot takes away most of the excitement 4/5 at most
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