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Renegade Immortal
June 14, 2017
Status: c702
Initially, I was conflicted about picking up Xian Ni due to the mixed reception from readers. However, after reading Meng Hao's fight with the 10th Wang Patriarch in ISSTH and Deathblade's footnotes, I got curious about how the MC of Xian Ni would develop as a character and as a cultivator. So I decided to finally give Xian Ni a shot. I have to admit I was very surprised by how much I would enjoy reading this novel.

Wang Lin's cultivation path is dark, tragic and bloody but it emphasizes the... more>> basic law of a cultivating world better than most novels; kill or be killed. Although the story's pace is a lot slower and the writing is less distinctive compared to Er Gen's later novels, you can see Er Gen's skills develop as you read along. Despite not having any of the shameless and silly antics enjoyed in ISSTH and AWE, Xian Ni makes up for it by beautifully showing Wang Lin's transition from a naive youth to a ruthless and calculating immortal. What makes Xian Ni more realistic and enjoyable to read is the fact that Wang Lin is the antithesis of almost all the stereotypical cliches seen in most Xianxia/Xuan Huan novels. Although Wang Lin develops into a cruel and ruthless person as expected in most xianxia novels, he is a complex character that has shown multiple sides to his personalities through his few enduring relationships with characters such as Situ Nan, Li Muwan, Zhou Rou, his family, and the mortal family he lived with. Another element that makes me want to continue reading Xian Ni is Wang Lin's developing cultivation techniques. I really enjoy how Wang Lin develops his arsenal of abilities such as his Ji Realm, creating devils, the restriction flag, the mosquito beast, and attaining part of the Ancient God bloodline. Since I have read ISSTH, this makes me feel excited about what new discoveries he will make and the people he will encounter. To sum it all up, Xian Ni is a great book to read. I'm really looking forward to how the story will develop in the near future. <<less
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Dungeon Defense
August 12, 2016
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This is one of the BEST novel that I have read with a RPG setting. None of these epic adventures, money-grubbers (ahem Weed and Ark), harems, exaggerating OP skills, and annoying ranking systems. JUST PURE 100% DEMON DOMINATION. Loving every minute of it.
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The Grandmaster Strategist
February 16, 2017
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After reading this, I'm thinking to myself " What have I been reading this whole time?". Insightful, beautifully written, bittersweet, and suspenseful, Grandmaster Strategist makes all the other novels I've read feel like "fast food" take out. The poetry really helps bring out the character and changes in the MC in a ways that many books have not been able to fully create. The MC is very relatable, an "exceptionally" talented everyday man who wants things we can all understand; a beautiful wife, a roof over his head, and seeing... more>> the world. But what I love about the MC is that he is extremely decisive, and definitely not afraid to kill his enemies off in a manner that is completely believable in the limits of human capabilities. Although a bit of a slow start, Grandmaster Strategist is a definite pleasure to continue reading; A 5 hands down <<less
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Hikaru ga Chikyuu ni Itakoro……
July 10, 2016
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A excellent read to pass the time. My absolute favourite volumes are volume 2, 5, and 6. But all of them are great. Its a heart warming story filled with the emotional turmoils of youth in a sort of way that makes it cliche but in a refreshing way.
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Release that Witch
October 30, 2016
Status: c117
I am now totally addicted to this novel. Great pace, excellent domestic and military development. To top it all off, an excellent backstory of feudal scheming and conspiracies. The characters are all very personable and well thought out. Definitely looking forward and seeing how the plot unfold. I just hope it doesn't go sour and drag on certain events for 5-6 chapters.
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True Martial World
May 15, 2016
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This is pretty good stuff. It doesn't have a typical OP or weak protagonist. The pacing is a bit slow and the constant cliffhangers are a bit annoying but It definitely pays off because of the good character development and the world building is flushed out quite well.
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