This novel is very similar to another "modern setting" novel by the same author. In fact, a lot of the plot were borrowed, but less polished.
After "tricking" his users into liking this novel and get it on the shelves (where the author would be paid) the author changed the theme.
The MC will go to other plaines and the story will be changed into your average cultivation harem story. IE: there will be a lot of recycled plots in this order:
MC finds the entrance to another area/plain. Leaves everything behind and goes there. Finds himself extremely weak compared to the others in that area.
Strong opponent appears who is interested in MC's treasures and/or girls.
MC escapes is constantly in hiding and escaping.
He finds some treasures (usually in some auction) and resources, trains, levels up.
Immediately there will be some anonymous opponents which will be offed by MC.
MC defeats all his previous opponents. Opens up a store/city/clan and becomes the strongest.
A lot of text will be wasted on introducing new fantasy material and equipment.
Whereas the first few 100 chapters in modern setting there were some female leads who had some character (albleit annoyingly), they will be reduced to a few mentions. Newer female characters are introduced, but have flat personalities but will eventually be just another addition to the harem never to be evolved anymore.
There will be a lot of buildup, where new characters are on an adventure with the MC, but the author will soon abandon their roles in the story.
The author tries to fill up gaps by having the MC going back to the lower plains but the explanation rarely is satisfying and rather forced. Thumbsup for the attempts though.
The final third of the novel has some annoying time skips, where the MC will be injured/training/meditating/captive/on the run/creating stuff for decades and even centuries. I think the record is 1000 years, where he gets freed from an injury. The rest of the world just happens to remain the same for 1000 years. Nothing happens. All this enemies will just wait for 1000 years before they get into fight with MC's friends in order for the MC to come and save the day.
It becomes ridicilous when in the end he visits the lower plains where the author remention forgotten characters and attempts to explain the MC's past (and implicitly explains the novel's title). With al the timeskips, MC would have left earth for thousands of years. But when he goes back to earth, he'd still be able to go back to his own city...
The ending is rushed as the author apparently had some problems with the publisher.
Conclusion: nice try, try again harder next time.
At one point he simply let's one of his enemies live for no apparent reason when he could easily have had him killed by the Blood Emperor watching his back.
They sent a group to kidnap 2 of his wives and their newborns and setup an ambush to kill him. After killing most of them the son of the Heavenly Emperor arrives to kill him but, the Blood Emperor comes out to kill them instead however LF just let's them leave.
It makes zero sense other then to drag the story out and even the Blood Emperor doesn't agree. There was no threat from the Heavenly Emperor because at that point in the story the Blood Emperor was at peak strength which was equal or greater then the Heavenly Emperor who was severely injured from an earlier battle. Everyone knows this but, LF the cockroach creator just let's him leave instead of killing him.
Then once again that same son tries to kill Lin Feng when he's trying to secure the Chu family to his side. What does Ling Feng do? His opponent uses his so called sure kill move and after Lin Feng undergoes a breakthrough, instead of killing him in retaliation he simply lets him leave like a bitch.
Later one of the cockroaches kidnaps his Grandson with the help of someone who was using the situation because he wanted to form an alliance with Ling Feng. He did not get involved with helping the cockroach and allowed Ling Feng and him to settle things on their own. So what does Ling Feng do? He abandons him and lets him live.
Over and over he has seen that there is always a way for someone to come back from being killed or abandoned and yet the idiot decided once again to leave his enemy alive.
After being resurrected you would think that he learned his lesson from the previous cockroach who orchestrated his death but, this author just ends up destroying a good character for a lame fan fiction. Over and over his past enemies come back to cause trouble and the idiot just keep and repeating the same mistakes.
This author ends up ruining part of the ending of book 1 for Huo Shi Yun and Mu Yun.
Book 1 ending for Huo Shi Yun:"A thousand years, you're so silly." Lin Feng walked up to her and took her in his arms. Huo Shi Yun shivered. She had never felt so happy in her life. How painful, a thousand years of pain! At that moment, she finally felt happy, and she couldn't stop crying uncontrollably.
At the end of book 1 after searching for Lin Feng for 1000 years they are finally reunited But, apparently that meant nothing to LF as we never hear anything in book 2 about her.
Book 1 ending for Mu Yun:"Mu Yun finished healing people and she sat down next to a tree. She looked nostalgic.
At that moment, someone brought a chair over to her and sat down next to Mu Yun. She turned her head and looked at him.
She didn't want to stay away from him, ever again.
Mu Yun had been in the tribe for a thousand years, she had never left even for one day. On that day, she finally left with a young man. Nobody blamed her. They just hoped she'd have a happy life."
Unfortunately, she doesn't get to be happy. This ending implies that she will finally be with LF however, after he takes her with him he apparently never accepts her.
We see her again when he returns to back to his home world were now she runs her own sect of healers. He is unconscious at the time but, she helps heal him and then asks for them not to tell him she helped.
So we're to believe he showed up to take her away after she waited 1000 years and after that he ditches her? C'mon now! That is not something LF would have done but, because that's how the new author wrote it, LF comes off looking like a d*ck. If he was not going to accept her then he never would have taken her away.
This novel even makes Lin Feng into a real d*ck. Over and over we have seen him come to the defense of female friends and/or loved ones whenever they are being forced into a relationship with someone they do not love and yet, here in Book 2 he basically manipulates/forces a girl to have to accept his friend as a potential partner because he doesn't want her chasing him.
This girl is the last Inheritor of an Ancient Dragon Sect and she originally chose LF as her future husband to help revitalize her sect. She does not try to pressure him because she knows he is trying to keep his distance so as to not get her hopes up as he already has many wives.
First he offers her help by introducing her to Some Dragon's he knows to help her with Recreating The Sect she is an inheritor for.
He tells her that she can have an alliance with his city so her Sect will have it's own region like all the Ancient sects that are coming out of hiding.
However, when his friend tells him he likes the girl and would like to pursue her LF ends up basically putting her in a position where she is forced to accept the feelings of his friend even though the one she cares about is LF.
When the time comes for her to Setup her Sect he tells her he will not form an alliance with her unless she can form another alliance with another Powerful Sect or City. He does this knowing that the only option for her is his friend who with LF's help, setup this little scheme to put pressure on the girl to accept his offer for an alliance. She does not want to accept because she knows this guy has feelings for her and she has feeling for LF but, LF knows that her creating her Sect is very important to her so He puts her in a situation where she has no choice but, to accept the alliance thus giving LF's friend the impression that she may accept him.
She ends up getting hurt by LF and tries to convince herself to move on but, at the end of the day LF comes off looking like an asshole for manipulating her.