This is not a bad novel but the author will put off many of the hardcore Wuxia fans. Especially how he had one of the strongest character in the genre Dugu Qiubai killed off like a goon. If it's a homage to Jin Yong, it's a really bad one. The author seemed to have forgot Dugu Qiubai had reached the stage of killing with just his fingers and no longer using swords. It's a great idea using him as a foil to elevate your character but to turn him into a crude villain and not respect the original. Pure blasphemy.
Small details like a one year old child can talk and speak like an adult is not a "genius". It's a freak. These novels are surreal but it should be realistic in some sense. When the author lacks common sense. You know there is already a bad foundation to the story.
He leaves her behind to go to a higher world when he is under powered just for the sake of finding the ingredients to save Sword Elder.