Report Review
3 Reviews


Jiuyin
Jiuyin rated it
Great Demon King
April 9, 2019
Status: Completed
I agree with Sidneyvan's post for the major of what he said but I have a different opinion on it.

In comparison to other novels, I find the author had a very good balance in his own focus of what is important to the story.

Might be spoilers: The author did abandon a few plot elements but if you look at it from a macro world perspective, it could have just a small part of the bigger picture that helped the cultivation on what was truly important, his own Demon Powers.

In regards... more>> to his harem

Spoiler

The author did abandon the plot of his wife's story as the story went on, which was unfortunate, but he did include them as a group which was important to keeping what the MC valued, which was family. MC did not abandon them for power or forgotten them as the story went on, but they were still relevant to the story.

[collapse]

The ending was alot empty than I thought it would be, could have turned into longer chapters, but alot of everything that was emphasised and built up in the story had their own small part story in the end, which you don't get to see very often.

/smallrant I remember a cultivation novel that was world building, with an army emphasis on friends, and how much on interaction between different parties and his friends. In the end, this novel made it into a "unknown power" level up MC that did not even mention the army or his friends in the ending, and turned into a one guy vs one evil guy ending.

Compared with that novel, and many more which had endings that ended with only MC and abandon everyone, or lost focus, this novel gave a satifactory ending. <<less
3 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Jiuyin
Jiuyin rated it
Zhanxian
March 31, 2019
Status: c1330
About 3/5th of the whole novel is describing the development rather than letting the development happen.

So instead of "He walked to the park", it's more of "He was breathing really rapidly, and moved forward. The location of destination is not remote as people visit it often..."etc. Full of redundant details which helps make the setting but makes the pace of the story incredibly slow.

Best comparison to this novel is watching a sink-hole being created as the hole underneath the road gets bigger and deeper. When the road collapse, it's satisfying,... more>> but not enough. You expect some explosions or some form of 'big' scene but it's just a sink hole, it's what you expect.

About the main character

Spoiler

It uses so many word count each chapter to explain how the foundation of the MC and his wife had upgraded but the whole novel, he really never fought any one. No major enemies other than leaders of the sects which he doesn't even really fight. There is such an emphasis on power development but in the end, it resolves with a 'small' plot and the enemy surrenders. Nothing to put the power to any use.

[collapse]

If you want to have fun do this activity:

Spoiler

Drink every time:

- a whole chapter is dedicated to describing his development of fire

-a time skip thats says X years past, in order to advance the plot

-he gives his wife something to upgrade them

-he actually fights

-he sells pills and negotiates

-he goes on a 'retreat'

-The Palace Master says he's proud of this disciple

-"Pure Yang Palace has such dogpoop luck"

[collapse]

In the end, the author had very good imagination and goal in mind, but the approach wasn't the right fit. <<less
2 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Jiuyin
Jiuyin rated it
Nine Star Hegemon Body Art
January 19, 2019
Status: c248
2.5/5 Stars The average baseline of cultivation novels

The first arc of the novel is just a normal cliche beginning middle big boss villain end development. Does not explain the 'grand scheme' or anything special about this novel. Other than what you already know about a typical wuxia, big vast world, MC has the soul of the Alchemy God and has a special cultivation method plot cliche.

First arc does a super poor job of grabbing the viewer attention of how would this novel be different than others. Not giving a character... more>> development chapter, nor detailed world view of the grand schemes, nor is there anything that would make it enticing. Would be considered the average of the average cliche wuxia.

Some novels show a grand background intro, some novel are really good at detailed character development, or some are good at bringing tension by the politics or plot twist. Not this novel, everything follows the books with cliches 'flow' of a cultivation novel of development.

The good part that started to make more different than other novels was the author brought humour into the MC's kit which I find refreshing. Some readers might dislike how the harem goes, some reader would wish for more plot, or character development, or some kind of 'thing' to hook onto making you like this novel, but there just nothing really to find. A princess of an Empire with caring personality? She'll have the "I trust you lines" that'll say to MC. Find a Stronger Martial brother person who is believe in only himself to be strong? He'll say the typical "join or me die" or "You are an ant" one-dimensional character lines and no development.

The author needs more plot twist, more depth about the world or something to make you want to know more, which could attract at least one type of viewer, but nothing really stands out other than the plot moving.

The author had a chance at one of the sub arcs

Spoiler

When he was sent to exile to the graveyard, they set it up saying no one of the 170+ chosen one ever made it back. The build up was good, the reason to exile him was good, but that whole plot just turned into a normal level up chapter with no drama, no real plot twists other than a disciple sent to kill him, which he solves in less than half a chapter. In the end, there was nothing to make it 'fun' or enticing. He just walked back to the Monastery and just nothing really to feel 'emotional' about.

[collapse]

Not enough to pull you in to read this, the pace and plot is just too normal. <<less
2 Likes · Like Permalink | Report