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carnwennan
carnwennan rated it
Ultimate Scheming System
October 30, 2017
Status: c260
Very funny. This novel is Emperor's Domination without the endless foreplay before the MC finally makes his move. Since the MC gains strength by acting tough, he does it every time even when he is actually weaker.

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He will curse at the Heavens and even at Gods (who actually exist and have their own will) although his cultivation base is as low as Golden Core Stage or Nascent Soul Stage. This actually makes his Heavenly Tribulation difficulty increase.

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The current translations are not bad but the realms' names are really weird. It seems that the translators never read any big xianxia novel with terms like Nascent Soul or Core Formation. They actually chose Core Bearing and Original Infant Stage... I can get used to Core Bearing but Original Infant is hard to swallow.

Anyway, give this novel try, you might like it. <<less
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carnwennan
carnwennan rated it
Warlock of the Magus World
October 21, 2017
Status: Completed
Amazing story. One of the best Chinese web novels I read, and at very least one of those in my Top 5.

I see a lot of people complaining about the MC's personality so I have to reiterate the obvious: This is the story about a villain. You won't read about a hero, or a shameless cultivator, or even a antihero, you will read about a pure 100% villain. If you can't enjoy a story where the villain is the protagonist then don't even try this one.

If you are crossing over... more>> to the Chinese web novel world from the Japanese novels world, don't make this your first novel. It might be too much to go from the typical over-idealistic Japanese MC that just wants to have normal life to a psychopath MC that wants to become a God.

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It won't take long before you realize that you are reading a story about a villain. I mean, in one of the first arcs, just after he becomes a Rank 2 Warlock, he orchestrates a big masterplan so he can become a Rank 3, in the very same way many villains in other stories do, using elements such as the power of fate, a little righteous protagonist and his rival, and a great war between entire civilizations.

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This novel focus is about cultivation, it is the story about how this guy called Leylin went from a regular mortal to a transcendent being above all others in a world where magic exists and several god-like entities lies in the depths of the multiverse. It has no romance, so be prepared. Although he will have wives (it is a harem story after all), don't expect a beautiful love story or any love story whatsoever. It is in the tags, the protagonist is apathetic.

The lack of romance didn't bother me as I personally hate reading romance in regular xianxia novels because it is never done in a way that I can actually believe that the MC has any feelings for the heroine. It always seems forced for some reason.

Anyway, this is one of the few good novels you can read that aren't over 2000 chapters these days, so give it a chance if you can read a story with this kind of MC. <<less
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carnwennan
carnwennan rated it
Forty Millenniums of Cultivation
October 21, 2017
Status: c900
Well, this is a novel with a very interesting plot that mixes regular xianxia with sci-fi and many reviews talked about it so I will only leave a warning for those who want to read this novel:

I never read any novel with a cultivation speed close to this one. It is slow. The slowest I ever seen before. It is way slower than Cultivation Chat Group and that's something to be shocked about.

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Basically, be prepared to wait ~350 chapters for him to reach Building Foundation Stage and ~420 for Core Formation. It doesn't seem that slow? I can agree, but by chapter 2600 he is still in Spirit Transformation Stage (the 5th realm of the 8 known realms) ! It is just like if by the end of ISSTH Meng Hao was at Spirit Severing Stage.

Even if the novel isn't focused in pure cultivation, the cultivation progress and speed still reflects the progress and speed of the plot. If the novel really only has 8 realms, how long do you think it will take before the novel finally ends?

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So, because of this incredibly slow cultivation progress, this novel is going to be one of those over 3000 chapters (maybe over 4000 chapters). I am not criticizing the novel for it but not everyone have this much time to invest on a single novel. No one wants to start reading a new novel just for dropping it at chapter 3000 (like I did with MGA).

So be certain that you don't mind the slow progress in cultivation and that you have enough time to invest on this novel to properly enjoy it. <<less
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