A Martial Odyssey

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“It is said that when a martial exponent reached the highest state of divinity of their arts, they are able to transcend into Celestials, overcoming the limitation of life and death. And as Celestials, they have to overcome seven celestial divinity, Genesis, Enlighten, Emotion, Transverse, Seventh Sense, Crisis and Ascend in order to transcend to the Heavens.”

A Martial Odyssey is an epic quasi-fantasy/wuxia fiction, of a young man Yi Ping as he braved untold dangers in the martial fraternity. The powerful Honor Manor rules the Orthodox Martial Fraternity, yet there are other equally mysterious martial clans that are outside the influence of the orthodox fraternity; like the Eternal Ice Palace, the Virtuous Palace and the Celestial Palace.

When the Celestial Fairy of the Eternal Ice Palace is rumored to pass away, it immediately attracted the attention of numerous exponents that undertake the perilous journey to the Heavenly Mountains for the martial secrets of the Eternal Ice Palace.

A Martial Odyssey average rating 3/5 - 171 user ratings
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仙侠神之旅
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ninthlite
ninthlite rated it
April 4, 2016
Status: --
A freaking dumb ass main character and his harem of a hundred generic peerless beauties with the personalities of soggy bread.
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doubledd
doubledd rated it
June 16, 2016
Status: v2
A mindless Harem where MC is intolerably stupid and the girls flock to him like flies to rotting fruit.
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animenovelfanlegend
animenovelfanlegend rated it
August 8, 2016
Status: c245
This novel should be more of a higher rating, I like the characters, the story is also interesting as well. This is also a novel with a decent Romance which I been looking for quite a while. I really would like this novel to continue. This is just a simple and cliche novel but it is doing pretty well so far. The main character is very dense but there is a reason by it (its sorta like his past wanted to change) and the harem has its reasons to join... more>> them though it will be confusing for a while. Though I did not read the raws there should be a reason all those girls join him.

So by everything I see I still give it a 5 just because the story has me hook up and want to know how the relationship will grow in the future.

Romance 4/5
Action: 3.6/5
Adventure: 3.8/5 <<less
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Kenken
Kenken rated it
July 24, 2015
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OMG A Martial Odyssey IS JUST TOO AWESOME!

I love it and I hope it never ends. There’s some comedy, action, romance, and of course there is harem. This is my favorite novel to read right now.

You should read this if you’re into Wuxia/Xianxia and or harem with action. You won't regret it. XD
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Dhaliwal
Dhaliwal rated it
June 19, 2016
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This story is really good. Many people complain about random plots and no depths in characters but at the very least try to read the story more and you will find out that everything that happend had a reason and as you read more you will see that every character introduced in the story is interlinked and there is a lot to story than it seems at first. It is a story you will understand only if you read atleast 200 or more chapters. All in all the story is... more>> deeper than it seems at first and if you are complaining about random girls falling in love with MC at first sight just read more and you will see that every single girl is connected to MC in past <<less
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Spiritsong
badiyee rated it
March 18, 2016
Status: --
This is a generic 1970s/1980s “Xianxia”, which is, in my opinion a throwback to the ‘older days’ of Jin Yong, Gu Long, and co (the 4 legendary writers).

If you liked Flying Fox of the Valiant, Demi Gods and Semi Devils (Tien Long Ba Bu), or Condor Heroes Series, you’ll probably like the storytelling.

If you ever wondered “what if there’s another story, where Wai Xiu Bou (from “The Deer and the Cauldron”) isn’t a scheming trickster, but instead a generic heroic seeking youth, and takes a backseat where his wives are... more>> more assertive”, then this is THAT story. Forewarned: the guy has multiple wives and love interests. More than 10.

As such, I’m giving a 4/10 for the narratives and storytelling. <<less
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Aruzu
Aruzu rated it
January 18, 2016
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It’s actually a good story... but it’s too mix up... the story itself seems to have a lot of potencial but it also seems like a never ending story, what I mean is that the author just starts to mix things up and creating backup stories... it just doesn’t flow that well

In a few words.... a good overall story that has random plot pops out every now and then to keep the story going....
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GinMagi
GinMagi rated it
December 18, 2015
Status: --
All characters have their own personalities and quirks which set them apart from each other. Though the main character may seem naive, he actually is (but there is a reason for it) and he kind of grows out of it much later on in the story. The story is very long but advances slowly which is the reason people seems to hate it since they do not see any of the characters develop (since many of them drop it). Volume 1 and 2 is pretty much Wuxia, while Volume 3... more>> is Xianxia. The story is very deep. <<less
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AonDuine
AonDuine rated it
April 25, 2017
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I. Hate. Wimpy MCs. While not the worst, this MC certainly fits the bill. Plus, he is a naive fool. The massive amount of girls involved in the harem could have been fun, if not for the fact that they have little personality beyond how in love they are with the MC.

The action limps lake a lame horse. I'd rather have a starving camel.

For a relatively short wuxia, it drags on for far too long when trying to get through to the end. I finished it because I reached a... more>> point of no return after continuously hoping it would get better only to be disappointed. Essentially, my OCD wouldn't let me stop when the end was in sight.

... Sometimes I hate my OCD. <<less
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rdawv
rdawv rated it
January 22, 2016
Status: --
The prose is decent, the translation is great. However, the material itself is poorly paced. Each relatively short chapter has dizzying twists and turns and reminds me of those Hong Kong manwha which has 18-20 pages each issue, trying to cram in as much action and “plot development” as possible in the pages to keep the reader hooked.

The MC can be divisive. He is the typical, noble-hearted hero that hearkens back to the older wuxia stories of Louis Cha’s generation (ie, the 60s). Unfortunately, you will either think he... more>> is either as dumb as a brick or as naive as someone born yesterday, which makes his incredible good luck annoying. He pretty much accepts everything at face value, gets angry and picks a fight at the smallest ‘dishonorable’ thing, even though he is absolutely outclassed and/or previously injured. Unlike other overpowered MC where at least they have the strength to back up their arrogance, Yi Ping reads like someone who is foolhardy, not brave.

I gave up after 20 chapters and this is coming from a guy who gave Martial God Asura 400 chapters before going “meh”. It suffers from the “jumping the shark syndrome”, wherein the author tries to surprise the reader with sudden revelations and relationships between a jumbled mass of quickly introduced characters. Many novels do this, but not many do it every few chapters like this one. <<less
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Lachiel
Lachiel rated it
October 27, 2015
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While this story isn't really anything new in the harem department, where a guy just trips over flags all day long.. We do get to see some decent fights, and a interesting plot line. While some say it's a flat story and all that, it's mostly due to the fact that it doesn't have any side stories per-say the story is always the main focus.
Do note that it is a harem novel, so we will see a ton of random females fall in love with our MC. Also our... more>> MC is.. Pretty dumb. But meh w/e. Read it if you want to read a rare xianxia harem. <<less
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Melakias
Melakias rated it
October 22, 2015
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This novel should have a different page for each volume, or at least the first and the next two.
Why I say this? Basically the first volume can be considered a Wuxia, there're a few things here and there, but the story lacks most supernatural, people train, but for the most part everyone's human and martial artists, nearing the end of first volume and forward, it turns into a Xianxia, characters train to reach immortality following profound philosophical and profound thoughts and meanings.
There's also a huge problem with the... more>> first volume, around chapter 40 and for a while, the story can only be considered terrible, it turns really hard to read through, this part of the volume's, honestly, a big fog in my memory I almost skipped the chapters till it was more bearable.
The story's basically the travels of a naive and pure fellow martial artists and his unnatural luck with the ladies,
Spoiler

This is later on explained as a big part of the story

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. If you hate the Harem genre and dumb main characters, you won't like this story, you won't enjoy most of it, and even when later on the character does develop, it may be too far ahead for you.
First volume 2 or 3 stars, Second and Third 3 to 4 stars. <<less
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Fathom
Fathom rated it
October 18, 2015
Status: --
I really tried to like this story, but the MC is too naively idiotic and woman keep falling for him after just meeting him. Random plot devices get thrown in all over the place. Not much is explained in depth about the characters. Everything is flat, from character growth, plot, and action. It's really just a harem building plot with the silliest excuse of action there is.
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nwms8
nwms8 rated it
September 2, 2015
Status: --
The story is very linear, the characters are super flat and an obnoxiously stupid MC could be forgiven if the action scenes are exciting.. But they aren't. What started out as an intriguing story quickly becomes a chore to read. I recommend moving on.
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hanafubuku
hanafubuku rated it
July 27, 2017
Status: v4c10
Although it's tagged as completed, the author introduces a whole new world near the end and leaves it open... leads me to believe that there is either a v4c11/v5c1 out there somewhere or that the series just got cancelled.

As another reviewer mentioned, the series is reminiscent of The Deer and the Cauldron except with a main character that is more typical xian xia hero. Main character is a nice guy who isn't weak but his fairly naive. Good karma and smart and powerful wives tend to get him out of... more>> the messes he gets himself into.

Reincarnation is done fairly well and is crucial to the story and not simply a plot device used in other chinese novels to explain why the main character thinks like a modern day person in a fantasy setting. <<less
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armegetton
armegetton rated it
July 14, 2017
Status: v4c10
Just finished the whole thing.

I personally wasn't bothered by the MC, but I can understand why some readers can't stand him.

It felt like there were some parts of the story that I had to slowly drag myself to get through. Also, it's probably because I'm not used to CN character names, but I had a hard time remembering who was who. And unlike JP stories, I can't just keep track of characters based on random hair color or extreme personality types.

The author would sometimes time-skip, mostly between volumes. Am still... more>> wondering if the author would just introduce more girls because they got bored of the previous ones.

Either way, it's not a terrible story, but does feel a little old-fashioned.

The translating was pretty rough at various points as well, though, I'm not sure a better translation would have been able to do much better based on the story they had to work with. All in all, good job to everyone who stuck through with it until the end.

Rating 2/5.

where 3 is average of what I'll read.

this one is just below average, but not to the point that I would completely drop it. <<less
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rnbhal
rnbhal rated it
March 28, 2017
Status: c250
I love the innocent and kind hearted MC.I love the way how the girls have a change of personality after coming in contact with our MC. This is the story of yi ping going through tribulations and overcoming the limits of life with the girls he cares for and friends. The best part of the story is that how he changes the view of people around him and set them on right path.

I recommend you to read it and give it a go.I loved this story and hoping for the... more>> next part to be translated. <<less
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Child Of Colonial
Child Of Colonial rated it
February 20, 2017
Status: v4c10
Not bad and not pretty good

This novel is not bad because there is harem in story (yeah, I like harem story)

and this novel not awesome, because style of author to discribe the world and story are very ordinary. I dont like when story is just fight, fight, fight. I like fight but author didnot discribe when MC train his skill or tempering his body. This novel is just leveling up and we dont know, how MC got level up? Its just fight and we know that MC is leveling... more>> up.

+ Harem
+ Good Character development on MC and His Wives

- Lack of discribe world and story
- MC just leveling up
- lack of discribe level of cultivation <<less
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mukkaar
mukkaar rated it
November 6, 2015
Status: --
Hmm... Not sure where to put this. It is pretty good ultimate harem story but MC is bit whimpy and stupid. There is also bit too much past life stuff and odd blank spots in story, but this definitely deserves drama tag

It can be bit annoying and enjoyable at same time. I would give this 3/5
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