Report Review
3 Reviews


Fred
Fred rated it
Against the Gods
February 25, 2016
Status: --
Very mediocre imo. All of the characters are very unreasonable, look down on everything, kill everyone they don’t like. MC is way too ruthless as well. None of the characters, male or female, are actually notable or memorable – they are all cut out of a mold. Arrogant prick, pointless side character, plastic s*x doll, etc.

In the end, the story can be summed up as boring wish fulfillment. “MC becomes unreasonably overpowered and randomly has huge harem of unimaginably beautiful women because he is a super mega cool badass”
110 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Fred
Fred rated it
The Desolate Era
February 25, 2016
Status: --
DE is not free of IET’s usual quirks. It reads in very much the same way as his other works, which can almost always be summarized with something like “follows the journey of MC from childhood to becoming Taoist Jesus.” This is not necessarily bad, as all of IET's stories follow a very comfortable structure that is relatively easy to read. On the down side, this means that his stories can be a little bit repetitive and predictable.

The most notable pro in DE (in my opinion), is that most of... more>> the characters, MC included, are usually reasonable people, who act amiably and respectably. This helps to make the story very palatable – you are reading about the numerous adventures and experiences of the MC in a fantasy world, rather than about an endless stream of obnoxious pricks puffing up their chests and throwing tantrums (like in many other Xianxia, such as ATG, PMG, MGA, etc).

The most notable flaw, like with most of IET’s works, is that the story is a power crawl, a gradual progression. As the MC levels up and moves on to better things, everything, and I mean everything – old power levels, techniques, treasures, even other characters – no matter how epic or important they were at the start, basically just fade into the background (and are eventually forgotten).

In the end, it’s the kind of story where it’s very easy to get hooked, and find yourself coming back to see what happens next. <<less
1 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Fred
Fred rated it
Tales of Demons and Gods
February 25, 2016
Status: --
Not a bad novel. The plot is pretty good compared to a lot of Xianxia, there’s some humor, all of the protagonists are relatively likable, and so on.

That said, it never feels like there’s any sense of challenge or struggle since the MC already knows everything. Also, the female characters are a bit shallow and their relationships with the MC are a bit weird (old man pursuing a 13 year old girl, basically forcing the family to marry her to him etc. In fairness, he does resolve himself to not... more>> do naughty things until she grows up some more).

Apart from that, 4/5. It’s not a masterpiece, felt like giving it 3/5 (mostly because of how he treats the main romantic interest (s)), but overall I have been enjoying it so far. <<less
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report