Martial God Asura
January 2, 2016
I’ve read up to chapter 606 before dropping this series. The beginning of it was great; introducing many characters and adding a SLIGHT personality to them. But, the more you read, the more obvious it is to understand that the author has absolutely no idea how to build a semi-interesting story line. Literally, the author follows the same sub-formula EVERY SINGLE ARC. There’s no derivation from it, or any substantial improvement to the formula at all.
Don’t even get me started on the characters past chapter 300. I could go on
a 17 page rant about how crippled the characters appear to be due to the lack of personality and sentience. The author was so lazy to create any interesting characters, so he implemented a simple solution: copy and paste one character onto another and change the name. All females introduced in this book up to chapter 606 are the SAME. But, wait! The author isn’t so crazy as to make it so obvious, right? He slightly change each female’s background story, BUT didn’t bother changing their personality. Most of them will flock to the MC and hope that they’ll let him put his dong into their precious spot. I said most, because a fanboy will go out of his way and correct me by pointing out one, and only one candidate. Who is that candidate? I don’t know; ask the fanboy who is so gun-ho on proving me wrong. And then ask him what it is about the character that makes them so interesting. Here’s the joke: there’s absolutely nothing interesting about THEM. I can’t even remember the names of any female that the author discarded, because there wasn’t any lasting impact.
If you’re still reading this and haven’t figure it out, then let me spill it out for you: DON’T READ THIS BOOK. The characters are mindless idiots who can’t see Mt. Tai. The MC is an idiot, but the author tries so hard to make him seem smart. The mindless females who surround him everyday are idiots with NO LIFE. What do I mean by that? The females are there for the sole reason of taking the MC’s virginity. That’s it! Funny, right? They are two dimensional characters who have no goals in their life or any ambition as an individual. Very flat, and extremely underdeveloped. It also helped that the females who are allowed to be by his side are only peerless beauties. Right? I’m not wrong, am I, author? Please correct me if I am.
Every male enemy he encounters will die, because this author loves killing people. The villains or fodders that impede the MC are absolutely destined to die, because their ability to think is at the level of a dog. Why did I say dog? Because, the author makes EVERY FREAKING MALE act on animal instincts and not their brains. The author made it seem like males can only think with their donger and not with their heads.
Tl;dr: Don’t even touch this book with a 10000km pole. Stay FAR FAR AWAY FROM IT.
I hope I subtly spoil enough of the story, so that you won’t read it. Trust me; I’m doing you a favor.
I rate this book a 1/5
P.S. I have no ill will towards the author. Also, shout out to the translation team for being so awesome and taking the time out of their life to translate an extremely repetitive book.
Edit: I forgot to talk about battle scenes. They were far more enjoyable early on in the novel. It seems that everything related to the novel drastically loses its touch after every arc in this book. Wait... I think I see a pattern here...
Tl;dr part 2: I originally intended to write a few pages about how bad things got with the battle system, but I decided to delete everything. The more I wrote about it, the more I realize I'll be spoiling the story for people. To prove my point I'd have to backtrack to an example, copy it, and explain why it gets worse from there. Doing all of that would take more time out of my life which I am not willing to spend on this book. So, take my word for it or don't.
P.S.S.: My fellow brothers and sisters out there who are still reading this novel, you guys are amazing masochists. I'm sad, but also glad and relieved, to be departing from this novel. I hope the author doesn't disappoint you with whatever crazy plot he contrive in the future.
That was a joke. I don't think this book can handle any other plot besides repeating the same thing over and over with different characters.
January 3, 2016
Ah, Coiling Dragon, my first xianxia novel that brought me into this genre. I like to think of Coiling Dragon as two books: Young Linley in the Yulan continent and ageless Linley in whatever realm he went to. The first part of Coiling Dragon tells the story young Linley and his adventure through the Yulan continent is very interesting, to say the least.
Linley experiences a LOT of heartfelt moments, whether bad or good. The author did a good job making the various characters feel important to the story and having
an impact on Linley’s growth. I’d like to rate the first part of the book a 5/5. I won’t spoil anything, because you really should experience this book blindly. Trust me, it’s worth your time.
The second part of Coiling Dragon... Man, so many mixed feelings. There were parts that were fun to read and immersive; I would’ve immediately rated it a 4/5 after finally finishing the entire novel. But, it never had the same impact as the first part of the novel. It didn’t even come close.
Definitely give this book a chance, especially the first part of the novel.
Coiling Dragon (Yulan Continent) : 5/5
Coiling Dragon (Linley in other realms) : 3/5
Final verdict: 4/5
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