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Release that Witch
February 28, 2017
Status: c135
A mildly interesting leftist, feminist fantasy novel. It was interesting in the beginning, because of the novelty. But the novelty wore off and then the weakness of writing were staring in my face.

In the beginning the plot was tight, and so I could ignore author's habit of demonstrating his own smartness by throwing in scientific terms at random. However, as time went by, plot became loose and it became irritating.

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Strong Points:
* Interesting premise.
* Good beginning of the story, but looses steam around Chapter 100 or so.
* Writing is generally good.
* Play of politics is well depicted.

Weakness:
* Author tries to be too smart, and dumps in scientific terms at random. He tries to depict manufacturing process in detail, but it just becomes tiresome to read all the pointless pseudoscience.
* MC must have an IQ of 3000000000 bazillion. In his previous life he just had a desk job, and in this new life he is Chemist, Civil Engineer, Mechanical Enginner and a Great General, all in one.
* Everyone on MC's side has a IQ of 200000 Million. Despite the fact that they are barely literate, MC's subordinates are grasping the knowledge that usually takes 10 years in mere 2 months!

Strange Things:
* Only women can do magic. Feminist much?
* MC is kick-starting mankind progress. What took 2000 years, MC is doing it in 6 months.

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Death Sutra
March 21, 2017
Status: c31
The novel is set in a brutal, dog eat dog world where everyone is looking out only for himself/herself, and loyalty and friendship is hard to come by. There are no heroes here, only people struggling to survive. This is a place where clans are wiped out, not by a superhuman character, but by putting paralyzing medicine in food and attacking sleeping people. The Main Character is out for revenge, but ends up being captured instead. Will he live and complete his revenge, or will his life will be like... more>> a flickering candle?
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PROS:
The world building is excellent. Brutal nature of the world is excellently demonstrated, not by telling - but by showing. From the start when Gu Shenwei's family is wiped out, to when Long Feidu appears - everything points to the bleak, harsh nature of the world.
CONS:
The story seems to be a succession of incidents, there don't seem to be any story arcs, so the story seems a little disjointed.
The author has mastered the art of writing cliffhangers, but too much of a good thing can turn into a bad thing!

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Note: After chapter 247, the translation continues with a different translator on webnovel with the name of Death Scripture. Webnovel translation is not even half as good as this one, but it is still readable.

RECOMMENDATION:
It is a great read, especially chapters 240 -247 are mind blowing. Read it if you are tired of retarded crap like Emperor's Domination, BTTH, WQDK etc. <<less
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When A Mage Revolts
October 10, 2017
Status: c106
This is the best chinese MAGE novel that I have read. The novel has excellent writing, plotting, and great humor. It makes fun of other wizard novels and novels where the protagonist has OP cheats in an entertaining way. It is better than The Wizard World, and much, much better than Warlock of the Magus World.

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Strengths:

Writing and plotting is excellent. There are plots within plots, and even the MC doesn't know all of them. It is at least 10 times better than other two mage novels I mentioned above. There is plenty of intrigue and clever people, this keeps things interesting.

The cheat that the MC has is hilarious - a talking computer inside his brain which only likes to trash talk the MC. MC isn't a selfish retard like TWW or WMW. He cares about his family.

Weakness:

In the end, it is still only a power fantasy. No character development, no romance.

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Recommendation: If you like Wizard novels, then certainly read this one. Note: This novel is a parody of other novels, but with much better writing and superior plotting.

Other recommendations: Ze Tian Ji, Deathsutra, AWE. <<less
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Ze Tian Ji
March 18, 2017
Status: c396
People have said that Ze Tian Ji is slow. Yes it is, but so what? People have said that the fights take a long time. They do, but so what?

If all you want to do is to eat junk food, then open a packet of chips. That takes only a few seconds, and it is fast. If you want to eat something better, go for a burger at burger king's. It might take 5 minutes, but it tastes better, and is healthier. If you want to eat a delicious 5... more>> course meal at a restaurant, it takes time. It is slow. It takes an hour for the meal to complete, but the taste is beyond compare.

Ze Tian Ji, is like a 5 course meal at an expensive restaurant. It is delicious beyond compare.
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Ze Tian Ji is the best LN I have read, bar none. The authors of novels like WQDK, BTTH are not real writers, they are just posing as one. Even the author of Release The Witch fails to reach the level of a real writer. The author of Ze Tian Ji, however, is a real writer.

PROS:
The writing is masterful.
The characterizations are great.
The battles are suspenseful and well written.
The MC doesn't have a cheat item. He doesn't have crazy cultivating talent. His meridians are damaged. His specialty is not his comprehension, nor his battle prowess. His specialty is his character. He follows the dao of his heart.
The MC isn't a mass murdering retard. Upto now (Chapter c396) he has only killed 5-6 people, and that too because if he didn't, MC would have died himself.
His opponents are not retards either. They are pretty smart and use their heads. They have their own motivations!

CONS:
It is not a (I your father/No, I your grandfather) type of novel, sorry.

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RECOMMENDATIONS:
If you want to read the BEST Xianxia novel, then read this. If you want to read fast food type of novels, then avoid. <<less
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Pivot of the Sky
September 3, 2017
Status: c74
One of the best Chinese novels around. Alongwith Ze Tian Ji and Deathsutra, Pivot of the sky forms the trinity of the 3 BEST LN's I have read so far.

The story is interesting, the characters and the setting unique, the plots well woven. Amon, the protagonist of the story, is tasked with an important task: Discover the secrets of the Gods!

Pros:

Excellent writing. Clear, well done characterizations. Excellent (if simplistic) depictions of society and politics.

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Cons:

Combat isn't very interesting.

Unique Points:

New system of cultivation, name of characters are intriguingly take from real historic figures (such as aristotle) or Egyptian/Greek mythology

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Conclusion:

Kids who love inane childish stuff like WDQK, Emperor's Domination etc., should look elsewhere. People who like pretenders like 'Release that witch' might not find this interesting. However, the discerning who are capable of distinguishing a well told story should stay and read it. Its a good novel. <<less
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I Shall Seal the Heavens
June 27, 2017
Status: c1599
This is quite literally the best Xianxia novel I have read to date (Except Ze Tian Ji - but that novel is in a completely different league altogether). It is a Xianxia which actually has a plot! A most shocking thing! Additionally, it has some very funny comedic scenes, some nice emotional scenes, and lots of well written fight scenes.

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The writing is in the top tier of Xianxia novels, to which the writers of (Desolate Era, True Martial World etc) can only hope to reach some day. The world building is excellent and description of some places (The temple of doom, ruins if immortal sect etc) is downright awesome.

On the downside, there is fair amount of MC worship (although its because of MC's great deeds), all the standard Xianxia tropes are there (cultivation competitions, MC defeating opponents with higher cultivation levels, etc.)

There are some idiot reviewers who review ISSTH badly because it doesn't have a lot of romance, well duh, its not a Mills and Boons novel, romantick fellow! There are others who feel that there is too much Coughing up blood, well, I take it you haven't read any other Xianxia novels. All of them have a truckload of coughing up blood and snorting. There are others who feel MC is too OP. Of course he is, Sherlock. This is a Xianxia novel after all.

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I have read quite a few xianxia, and dropped all of them midway (Desolate Era, True Martial World etc, etc). I even tried the crappy ones (BTTH, Emperor's Domination, Spirit Realm, etc) ISSTH is way above all of these novels in many ways - so if you like these novels, and are looking for a better novel, do try ISSTH. <<less
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Douluo Dalu
April 2, 2017
Status: c280
It is the first translated Chinese LN I ever read. It got me hooked to the world of Wuxia/Xianxia novels. I am now dropping it, because it has become really insipid, uninspired and boring, also why I gave it just two stars.

Initially the novel was interesting and fun to read, but now it has devolved into Main Character Worship, and that's just boring.

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Strengths:
* The world building was great, at least initially. The concept of spirit rings and spirit masters and hunting monsters for spirit rings was new and cool.
* The writing and fights were good initially.
* It is not a (I your father/No, I your grandfather) type of crap-shoot which novels like Emperor's Domination are.
* MC is not a mass murdering psychotic nut case.

Weakness
* Plotting is very weak.
* The whole novel devolves into MC worship, it almost feels like the author's is taking every chance to put his MC on a pedestal and worshiping it.
* The writing becomes bland and boring later on.
* The MC is so OP, he has already defeated the main Villain TWICE, and there are still 40 more chapters to go! There is zero interest left in reading the novel now, so why will I read the rest of 40 chapters?

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Recommendation:
If you like repetitive novels like BTTH, WQDK, ED etc., then this is a much better novel, you might want to read it. It is better written, the MC is not a psychotic mass murderer, and his enemies are not idiots either.

If you want to read a well written, fun, interesting novel, then this is not it. You should give Death Sutra, ISSTH, Ze Tian Ji, and A Will Eternal a try instead. <<less
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Era of Disaster
December 29, 2017
Status: c114
This is basically an 'After The Apocalypse' novel, only thing is that the Apocalypse is limited to New Zealand. The writing could be better, but at least it is not as bad as junk like ATG/ Emperor's Domination etc. If you like a novel where the MC isn't over powered and has to struggle a bit to survive, then you can try reading this.

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The author tries hard to be realistic, but not too hard, since it is obvious that the author never bothered reading any book on biology.

Strong Points:

  • Author tries to write a "mature" novel, with a wise enlightened protagonist, and a clever antagonist.
  • There are no Spoiled Young masters or idiotic enemies with a deathwish, only people trying to survive.
  • Author is not afraid to kill off characters.

Weak Points:

  • Author explains stuff a lot. He seems to not realise that best authors follow the maxim: "Show, don't tell." Instead, he tells a lot.
  • Protagonist is way too wise and open minded.
  • The antagonist is way too clever and overly lucky.
  • The novel still has the shortcoming of all chinese novels: Everything and everyone bends over backwards to give these two characters exactly what they want.
  • Author is trying to shoehorn all kind of myths into a story where they don't belong. Example: first, the souls, then ghosts, then the underworld.
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I rate this novel 3/5, but I have given it 5 stars just to offset some of the harebrained 1 star reviews.

Recommendation: Read Reincarnator for a better apocalypse novel instead. Or you can read Ze Tian Ji, Deathsutra, AWE, Chronicles of Primoridal wars instead. <<less
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Age of Adepts
March 12, 2018
Status: c241
Age of Adepts is a fairly well written Mage Novel. It seems to take its beginnings from The Wizard World and makes it better! While Warlock of the Magus world is complete trash copy of the Wizard World, Age of Adepts is much better written than either of them. Age of Adepts has nice pacing and a much better plot!

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Both WMW and WW don't have any plot or pacing, they are just a series of disjointed incidents, written by kids who don't know how or what to write.

In Age of Adepts, the skill of the author is much higher. Greem is the main character, who came from the earth to a plane where magic exists. His cheat, although very strong, is not overwhelming. Greem, though strong, is not so OP that he is killing everyone and everybody. He has to use his wits to survive. He plots and kills, but he isn't actually evil to his friends. And he has friends!

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All in all, this is the best chinese mage LN.

On the other hand, if you are looking for superbly written novels, then try: Nightfall, Ze Tian Ji (Way of Choices) and Deathsutra. <<less
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Shadow Hack
February 16, 2018
Status: c78
Fun and comedic in the beginning, but goes downhill pretty fast. MC is in a world which has fluxers. These fluxers are somewhat similar to cultivators in a Xianxia.

Out of nowhere MC acquires a supreme cheat system. It is a supreme mother of all cheats, created by humanity back in the dark ages. Of course, one wonders if humanity had the supreme cheat system back in the day, why did they loose to monsters in the first place. The cheat system makes things too easy. Way too easy. So easy its boring. And that's just how this novel is. Bland and boring.

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As of chapter 78, the MC murdered a fellow fluxer for no other reason than he could, which is why I quit reading.

The writer manager to create an interesting world with an interesting cultivation system. And even used comedy very well in the beginning. Suddenly, however, his MC turned in to a Yun Che/Li Qiye style pyschotic mass murdering retard. Meh.

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Sovereign of the Three Realms
March 7, 2017
Status: c410
Fairly Bland, Formulaic Novel. If you have read TDG (Tales of Demons and Gods), and you want to read the same story again, feel free to read SOTR.. And SOTR is actually better written than TDG.

Of course since the TDG author has mostly stopped working on that right now, so reading SOTR may be your only option!

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Pros:
* Writing isn't bad and the MC is not a mass murdering retard.
* Story starts of very well, with emphasis placed on martial arts and excellent battles,

Cons:
* Battles have become very bland and very boring.
* The novel right now has devolved into MC worshipping:

Jiang Chen. Chen. Jiang. Jiang Chen. Chen? Jiang!? Jiang Chen. Jian Chen. Chen. Jiang. Jiang Chen. Chen? Jiang!? Jiang Chen. Jian Chen. Chen. Jiang. Jiang Chen. Chen? Jiang!? Jiang Chen. Jian Chen. Chen. Jiang. Jiang Chen. Chen? Jiang!? Jiang Chen. Jiang Chen.

Every one is bending over to lick MC's boots and as you can see, its not very interesting.

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*Reccommendation:
Instead of reading this novel, read:
ISSTH, Death Sutra, Instant Kill, RMJI, History’s Number 1 Founder, History’s Strongest Senior Brother. <<less
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Tales of Herding Gods
April 14, 2018
Status: c118
Qin Mu is a little kid who is brought up in a village of 'disabled' elderly people. The elderly people seem weak and frail and constantly keep telling little Qin that the outside world is dangerous. Little does little Qin know that the most dangerously insane ones are in fact living with him in the village...

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The elderly people are all very dangerous and are considered very evil, but in reality, they are nice people who dote very much on Qin Mu. First part of the novel (Chapter 100) is really enjoyable, and centers on eccentricities of the villagers and the dangers of the great ruins.

Then Qin Mu becomes the Master of the Heavenly Devil Cult, and the story rapidly goes downhill. After the first 100 chapters, the story is literally an uninteresting mess, with no real direction. It seems to have only one aim - how to glorify Qin Mu somehow.

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Recommendation: First 100 chapters are very enjoyable, so read the first 100 chapter and then drop this novel, because after the 100 chapters, the author suddenly loses all sense of direction.

All Time Recommendations: These novels are excellent and rather enjoyable: Ze Tian Ji, Nightfall, Death Sutra, Pivot of the Sky and A Will Eternal. <<less
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Tales of Demons and Gods
March 13, 2018
Status: c456
In 2016, the author grew tired of writing this novel, so he decreased the pace of writing to 1 chapter a month. This means that this novel will likely NEVER finish, so be warned.

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Nie Li cultivated to a very high realm, then fought the evil Sage Emperor and got killed. Reborn, Nie Li uses his knowledge of future and cultivation to get powerful enough to get his revenge!

Like most reincarnation xuanhuan novels, TDG is formulaic, bland, and frankly, boring.

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Strong Points:

Main character is not a mass murdering psychotic retard, unlike a lot of other novels. He has a harem, but he doesn't go acquiring more harem babes randomly, so its a minor improvement.

Weaknesses:

Many. It shares all the lame formaulae found in a typical Xuanhuan, such as: Dumb Young Masters, Arrogant Seniors, hero has a cheat item, everyone except the MC is dumb and cannot see the threat posed by the Sage Emperor, Plotting is not existent, weak writing, and so on.

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Conclusion:

If you like this type of novels, then better alternatives are available, such as HSSB and SOTR. If you prefer reading the best Wuxia/Xianxia, then try: Nightfall, Ze Tian Ji, Death Sutra, AWE, and Pivot of the Sky.

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Legend of the Great Saint
April 12, 2018
Status: v2c60
A mediocre novel, mediocre in everything, hence, the rating, 3.

As in the hundreds of Xuanhuan novels, the MC dies in one world, only to be transplanted to another world. He lives a destitute life, till one day he meets a Deus Ex Machina, and boom! He gets overpowered. The twist here is that he is cultivating a demonic technique, which will naturally lead to a lot of random bloodbaths in the future.

It is not the worst novel I have tried, but it is still not fun enough to read, so I am dropping it.

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The Good:

There is nothing really good in the novel, sadly.

The Bad:

There is nothing strikingly bad either.

The Problem:

The problem with this novel is that there is nothing interesting in it. The world building is non existent, the cultivation is meh, the writing skill is below average. The other problem is that the writer is inexperienced, so he tries to shoehorn a good guy hero into a monster. The hero doesn't kill people at the press of button. But the author also wants to show that the hero is demonic so he writes a lot of drivel about red eyes and evil cultivation technique requiring human blood.

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Recommendation: There are many better novels out there, read them instead! However, if you like reading novels with OP Protagonists walking a bloodbath filled path (Hint: Crappy novels like Warlock of the magus world, Against the Gods, Emperor's Domination etc), you may give this a try.

All Time Recommended: As in all of my reviews, let me recommend some exceptionally well written novels: Nightfall, Ze Tian Ji (Way of Choices), Death Sutra, Pivot of the Sky. <<less
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Warlock of the Magus World
February 25, 2017
Status: c113
It is a mildly interesting novel. The word building was good in the beginning, however, there is really nothing to drive the story forward. MC is just killing off people and taking their stuff, and that hardly makes for a good story.

Worse Still, This novel has COPIED the story of 'The Wizard World'.

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Good Things:

* The MC is a 'realist', doesn't charge in battles like a retard to randomly fight a higher level enemy, so its a change.

* Magi system is interesting.

* World building is mildly interesting.

Not So Good:

* Author seems to be confused as to what kind of MC he is writing. Mostly the MC is downright evil, killing people who have no enmity with him. Other times he will randomly save somebody.

* AI Chip cheat is random, it is seemingly able to do random things, and author keeps adding new capabilities.

* Combat is boring.

Bad things:

* The story is bland, with nothing real that drives the MC forward.

* MC, who is supposedly a street smart realist, will allow his companions to die in a battle, in order to reap the rewards later. Except that that is a stupid thing to do, in an unknown situation you never know what new trouble you may face, so smart people will try to maintain the strength of their group...

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Verdict:

A generally Bland story with a few interesting things, sadly those interesting things are few and not taken to their full potential.

Recommendation:

Read RMJI and Death Sutra instead. These two novels are MUCH better, especially Death Sutra. <<less
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Swallowed Star
March 17, 2018
Status: v5c4
Mankind was suddenly attacked by a virus. That virus caused both man and animals to mutate. Animals mutated into hideous monsters. Humans have fighters, which battle the monsters for survival. Luo Feng, the protagonist, is a born genius.

IET's worst work that I have read. I don't mean that is really bad, just that it is IET's worst. If you have read IET's other novels this is similar, but the writing quality, the story and plot is much worse.

As usual, the MC is a highly filial son who revers... more>> his humble family and parents. His love interest is from a highfalutin superpowerful family. There is stupid young master who tries to get the hero killed. The hero is a genius spirit warrior and so on...

Normally IET's protagonists don't kill people at random. However, this guy is different. He kills the son of a powerful wargod, though the son didn't attack him. Wouldn't it be better to just threaten him and leave? The write was just trying to create a tribulation for the MC, but he did it in such a hamfisted way. You kill a couple's only son, and it is wrong for them to try to get revenge? Strange Logic.

As I said, you don't find such weaknesses in other IET novels.

Conclusion: IET's weakest novel so far, but still way better than novels like Shadow Hack/ Emperor's Domination/ ATG/BTTH / True Martial World etc. If you like those kind of novels, might as well read this too.

Recommendation: Wanna read a well written novel? Try: Nightfall, Ze Tian Ji, Deathsutra, Pivot of the sky, A Will Eternal, and to lesser extent: Age of Adepts. <<less
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Apocalypse Meltdown
January 9, 2018
Status: c118
A standard post-apocalyptic story, with some interesting elements. However, the writing is inconsistent, and there is no real plot, except to try to make Chu Han (the MC) seem like a badass. The story started off being interesting initially, but then slowly stated loosing steam and eventually became an incoherent mess.

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Good Points:

The world building was fairly good early on, and how Chu Han dealt with things was mildly interesting.

Weakness:

Inconsistency. Chu Han started off being a nice sort of person. In order to make him seem cool and badass, the writer changed his personality into a indifferent person. This didn't seem to satisfy the writer though. Circa chapter 116, Chu Han suddenly turns into a homicidal nut case - he kills a bunch of people just because he could.

Worse still, each woman that comes into contact with him totally joins his harem, and become his bitches. Even the lone guy in his team is his bitch too.

All the standard tropes of a Chinese Novels are there - including the Dumb young lords.

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Verdict:

If you like reading a crappily written crapshoot, then by all means read this crap. Otherwise, try reading some good stories like Ze Tian Ji (Way of Choices), Death Sutra, etc. <<less
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Rise of Humanity
March 30, 2018
Status: v1c458
The world is filled with powerful celestials and monsters, and the only safe place for humanity is Swords Gate. Unfortunately, the last top cultivator of humanity is dying, there is no one to take his place, and there is a dangerous traitor in the Swords Gate...

Upto chapter 200 it has Good writing and plot, well written, well imagined, good fights, clever enemies, and what's more, clever friends! However, right afterwards, the writing has taken a nosedive.

Note: I am around chapter 458 now, and this novel has become unbearably bad. I... more>> have no option but to drop it.

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The translator of the novel is right - the novel suddenly gets much better around Chapter 50. Unfortunately, the quality takes a nosedive after chapter 200. I won't say it is as bad as WQDK/ ATG/ BTTH, but it is close.

Good:

The plot of the novel revolves around humanity's struggle for survival as underdogs - always a plus in my opinion! Its only later you find out how much of underdogs they are. The fights are fun, and the MC doesn't always get an easy win. Best of all, there is a mystery - who is the traitor of the Swords Gate? The needle of suspicion falls first on this person, and then on another...

The Bad:

The novel has its share of cliche elements: The fearless hero, the dumb young master, the MC massacring his opponents from other races, MC suddenly acting brashly and killing people, MC getting all the good stuff, all the cultivation hotties having hots for the MC, and so on.

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Conclusion: First 200 chapters are are fun to read, way better than the usual Xuanhuan stuff. However, afterwards the quality takes a free fall into the rubbish land. So if you like reading steaming pile of junk like BTTH, ATG, Emperor's Domination, Martial God Asura, then your brain will love this pile of steaming junk.

All Time Recommendations: If you haven't read these novels already - read them!: Ze Tian Ji, Nightfall, I Shall Seal The Heavens, Deathsutra, Pivot of the Sky. <<less
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The Wizard World
May 28, 2017
Status: c73
It is a mildly interesting novel. The word building was good in the beginning. I actually read Warlock of the Magus World first, but it was boring, and the interesting things in it (The Magic system, the Knight system, the wizard academies, and the AI chip) are all directly copied from this novel!

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Good Things
*The MC is a 'realist', doesn't charge in battles like a retard to randomly fight a higher level enemy, so its a change.
*Magi system is interesting.
*World building is mildly interesting.

Not So Good
*AI Chip cheat is random, it is seemingly able to do random things, and author keeps adding new capabilities.

*MC is reincarnated, but that doesn't get into play here, at all.

Bad things
* The story is bland, with nothing real that drives the MC forward, except that he wants to be a wizard.

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Verdict
A generally Bland story with a few interesting things, the translation is still in the initial stages so far, hope the interesting things continue.

Recommendation
Read Immortal Mortal and Death Sutra instead. These two novels are MUCH better, especially Death Sutra. <<less
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History’s Strongest Senior Brother
May 25, 2017
Status: c240
The main 'stunt'/fad of this story is that MC is being forced into the role of 'Senior Brother', and is forced to deal with the MC's of a typical Xianxia novel. In Reality, there is not much difference between Yan Zhaoge and MCs of Low Quality Xianxia Novels (like Emperor's Domination/ATG/BTTH). Yan Zhaoge wins all the time. He is above everyone else, be it cultivation, historical knowledge, knowledge of formations, alchemy, plotting etc. Which means he is actually a standard MC.

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The Good:

Writing is good, at least initially.

Opponents of MC are not retarded. They know when to attack and when to run.

Initially MC is not crazy overpowered & doesn't go on murderous rampages, killing everyone in sight.

The Bad:

Writing becomes repetitive, half of the time it is Yan Zhaoge giving sermons and explaining things.

Yan Zhaoge NEVER suffers a setback. He ALWAYS wins at ALL TIMES in ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. He knows everything, all plots, all formations, all alchemy, all history. This makes it boring, and very similar to a standard Xianxia novel. But then, if I wanted to read crap like Battle Against The Heavens or Emperor's Domination, why would I come here?

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Recommendation:

If you are reading crap like BTTH/ATG/Renegade Immortal/Emperor's Domination etc, you can switch to History's Strongest Senior Brother, at least it is better written.

If you want to read only the BEST Novels, then Read: Deathsutra, ISSTH, A Will Eternal, Ze Tian Ji, Pivot of the Sky. <<less
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