Against the Gods

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Mythical Abode Mountain, Cloud’s End Cliff, the most dangerous of Azure Cloud Continent’s four deadly areas. Cloud’s End Cliff’s base is known as the Grim Reaper’s Cemetery.

Over countless years, the number of people that have fallen off this cliff is too high to count. None of them, even three stronger than god masters, whose power could pierce the heavens, have been able to return alive. However, a boy that’s being chased by various people because he alone holds a priceless treasure jumps off the cliff, but instead of dying he wakes up in the body of a boy with the same name in another world!

This is the story of a boy wielding the Sky Poison Pearl, cultivating the strength to oppose heaven and earth, a lord overlooking the world!

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ATG
Heaven Defying Evil God
Nghịch Thiên Tà Thần
Ni Tian Xie Shen
逆天邪神
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matricha
matricha rated it
May 31, 2016
Status: c300
This is a novel that I dropped.

As usual, like many other Chinese novels, it starts off excellently, you will love it (as I did), the early chapters are truly awesome but it gets worse with each chapter after a while. The great things that novel started with will disappear/or replaced with nonsense ecchi moments, MC being too OP, but not the usual OP, this guy is the most OP among all OP MCs. It just gets worse and worse with excessive, I repeat, excessive unnecessary repetitious explanations. Near the time... more>> when I dropped it, I would read only few paragraphs in each chapter and skip all the rest. I was very patient not to drop it, which I usually don't like since I know the beginning of the story and wanna see how it ends, but I couldn't handle massive amount of garbage filler explanations and decided to drop it.

Oh, and before I forget, at some point people will pop off out of nowhere (in some sects, they weren't there before, not mentioned at all), just so they can be match to our OP MC, and just so the garbage story would have something to continue. Some people will love it, no doubt, it was simply unacceptable for me.

For those who likes ecchi moments, staring and blushing moments, slow pace, excessive explanations, overly OP MC (with very low cultivation level, which can trample people 2 entire realms above. At this point it doesn't make any sense), shallow writing, then this novel is for you. <<less
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expertsource10
expertsource10 rated it
August 31, 2018
Status: c873
- Hypocrisy in this novel finally repulsed me at around ch870s.
- The hypocrisy is SO, SO big that I'm disgusted with the MC at the moment.
- The hypocrisy existed long before, from when he destroyed the whole sun-something sect, but I had chosen to avoid it for the sake of the rest of the plot.
- However, the hypocrisy has only grown bigger, and bigger.
- How? While the MC talks about and reprimands all his opponents about justice and right, he, his... more>> family, and wife finally came to the point of massacring babies together with innocents now.
It's so much disgusting and repulsing that I can't avoid it anymore.

- If you don't talk about right and reprimand your enemies about justice, then kill babies. It's okay because it's consistent, you're an evil person, and it's not a plot hole.
- Or if you talk about justice and beat enemies, but don't destroy whole sects with innocents inside and kill babies. It's okay too because it's consistent too, you're a righteous person. And it's not a plot hole too.

However, if you do the both, it's inconsistent, it's a plot hole on universal human relationships because this creates a split personality (if you watch the movie split, lol)

We put our shoes at the MC's as he's the main character, we're him, he's us. That's why, either we break ourselves mentally and make our mindset an inconsistent, split one. Or we become repulsed, and disgusted by it (after some avoidance.)

I chose to be disgusted after some avoidance. The MC is incoherent, a mentally broken disgusting hypocrite and far from me. <<less
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Crimefridge
Crimefridge
August 27, 2017
Status: c180
Read at risk of your own sanity.

The writing in this series is dreadful. The author will constantly pull asspulls to continue the plot, even if it makes the MC seem completely idiotic.

Contradictions like having some higher-powered character than the MC not being able to catch a bird significantly weaker than them so they can end up in some life or death nonsense.

It seems like for some reason the "Harem" tag is missing, but it should be there since the MC tries to have s*x with anything with a pulse.... more>> Not in the bard-like "Oh my true love" false bravado kind of way, but in the "I'm really in love with all of you but constantly get you killed and treat you like crap written for wish-fulfillment" kind of way.

5 stars? 60%? What?

The whole story is filled with exposition dumps and horrible, unneeded side character conversations that go on too damn long. Here's a "fan fiction" example:

...

"I will defeat you with my vibrating red fist of resplendent cheddar grating!"

"Oh, as expected, he reached the 15th level of Cheddar mastery, what a legendary cultivator who will shake up the world!"

"He will make General Tsao so proud, the Tsao dynasty will surely rise to the top with him in charge.

The vibrating cheddar fist exuded a fragrant smell of absolute power. The swinging fist swung at the character. The character, surprised, attempted to dodge it. The character used his Dragon Pulsing Constipation Medium Expert Technique, and then he suddenly remembered his master.

"Go Fungus, I will beat you into waterfalls!"

...

Do you understand? There are infinite amounts of words put in these chapters, but no substance or meaning. Why is this popular?

It's the kids overrating it, 100%. <<less
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oniisama
oniisama rated it
November 11, 2016
Status: c672
If you're looking for something similar to Martial God Asura, Battle Through the Heavens or Heavenly Jewel change and haven't read Against the Gods yet, you definitely should! Especially if you're looking for something lengthy to read, or is the 672 chapters at my moment of writing not enough for you?

Against the Gods, or ATG henceforth, is basically a generic self-insert, wish-fulfillment, harem novel that comes with the usual annoyances in Xian/Wu-xia novels, namely the arrogant antagonists who can't see Mount Tai and of course, the peerless, jade-skinned fairies all... more>> around. Don't let these tags and combinations put you off though, as the author, Mars Gravity, perfectly blends them and sums it all up into something awesome, simply put.

One thing which makes ATG interesting is the struggles of the supposedly overpowered main character, Yun Che, through the heart-wrenching hurdles along his way. About how he furiously struggles through each and every one of them and about how he realizes that life is simply unfair at times. The highs and lows of his journey is guaranteed to capture the reader's hearts through the main character's journey, and break them mercilessly at times. It makes one realize and think about how to live and cherish what's present, amazing right? To think that a simple novel managed to teach this fact.

The character development is quite well done as each of the characters have their own ambitions and struggles, his harem members more so. They aren't the usual cookie cutter females which follow the main character aimlessly, compared to other novels. They have their own goals, ambitions and paths to follow. Here's where Mars Gravity's writing skills come to shine. Emotions are perfectly conveyed through the words and actions the characters portray, each interaction is filled with life and feelings. The ambitions, the wishes, the regrets, the pains and fears, and of course, the romance and yearning of each character makes them all endearing. The world-building is aptly written. The background of the novel isn't thrown into the readers face all at the same time but instead is gradually introduced. One cannot find those so-called info-dump chapters where the author just slaps new details and characters and calls that as an introduction. Each part of the world, the characters, the locations is described slowly but vividly through the passing chapters. Combined with the amazing characters and it all makes a great novel. Don't hesitate, procreate-, uh, rather, read it. It's worth your time I assure you. <<less
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gracenote108
gracenote108 rated it
December 26, 2018
Status: c1251
This story has everything in it for me. There are aspects of the story that I would find five-star quality, then there are aspects of this story that are one-star quality. Of course, this is relative to ones' own tastes.

Five Star Aspects: My most favorite thing about this story is the dialogue. You can tell the author has fully thought through a characters thought-process when writing their dialogue. Granted, this is not 100% perfect as the author is a human being. There are some mistakes, but I have been most... more>> impressed with the dialogue. Consequently, the dialogue adds richness to the plot and characterization. Each character feels pretty distinct and unique for the most part. While there are some overlapping character-types, they have unique aspects to them that differentiate them.

Regarding the plot, I can only say the author takes his time building the plot up. Each event that takes place in the story does feel as if they are separate, instead, they are connected together as if strung together. You will see threads of a plot start several hundred chapters earlier and not conclude or even continue until much later in the story. I find this pretty refreshing.

The women are also not just jade doll playthings for the MC as a reward. As a fact, the women are consistently stronger than the MC when they are introduced and are his strongest allies in whichever arc or event the MC is involved in. They do not really lose their purpose either and are brought back time and again. I find that very interesting and refreshing. You do not really find that even in Western media.

Four Star Aspects: The world is huge and it is built up pretty well. Nothing much to say about that but the scale of the world does reflect the size of the story. I also enjoy the fights. The techniques named and used are some of my most favorite to read. Even though the MC is protected by the plot and consistently comes out on top, the execution is satisfying to read. You will read the MC curb-stomp some characters, and then finally meet a match at the end or near the end and watch the MC come up with interesting tactics and methods to defeat the opponent. The fights are well executed and you get both worlds.

Three Star Aspects: The harem relationships--The author is pretty average when it comes to relationships, but there is a level of substance there. Relationships are also not a one-and-done deal as mentioned previously; however, the relationship stability is not entirely convincing. The build-up is there, but there is nothing much that shows sustainability. However, they are built on the MC doing exceptional things for them and whatnot. They also show up repeatedly and are consistently involved with the event or plot. But that doesn't mean a loving relationship can be maintained with that. But the relationship is formed after going through tough experiences, which builds tough bonds.

The MCs personality also falls in the average category. The MC's personality hardly goes through changes and transformations that he should go through based on his beliefs and or experience. The MC also hardly ever reflects on certain revelations that should obviously trigger that type of behavior. His personality also isn't really always consistent with some of his own beliefs either. He will do things to others that will infuriate him if done to him. However, when the MC is smart, he is written as smart and clever. He is definitely a gary-stu type character, but it's not exactly overbearing and it can be a fun read.

Plot devices are reused, such as arrogant young-masters, people looking down on the MC only for them to change their mind later. Granted, they are warranted since MC does stupid things and places himself in stupid situations. He is also shown as "weak" based on the cultivation system of the universe so it is natural for people to look down on him. That is why I don't consider this any lower. The arrogant young master trope isn't really that overbearing either and naturally fits into the scene. However, it can get excessive...

Two Star Aspects: Love and s*x is a joke in this novel. The concept of dual cultivation is there, and if that was it, that would be fine, but sometimes life-saving situations are saved through s*x, it is laughable. It is a shame too because women are otherwise written pretty well, but stupid plot-devices are used to have the MC engage in s*xual acts so save their lives or his own life. The saving grace is that this does not happen often at all and is rarely used, which is why it is a two-star aspect for me, but the impact of its presence is strong enough that it does impact the story.

One Star Aspects: The story is a little too wordy as points are often repeated. This may or may not be a big deal though as it is nice to be reminded of certain things as a lot can go on. I can see some people being annoyed by it though.

Overall, I gave this a four-star rating. This is an enjoyable read and will pull at all sorts of emotions. You will love and hate certain aspects of the story. It does fall into the category of a wish-fulfillment story but it's one of the best-executed. <<less
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Haas
Haas rated it
August 26, 2018
Status: c1166
I feel like a proper review needs to be written for this novel. The majority of reviews are either uninformed (by not having read far enough in) and giving it a 1/5 or biased and giving it a 5/5.

Giving it 1 star if you've not read all of it is understandable because honestly the first half of this novel is not very good.
What is good about the first half of the series though is the beginning. I feel like the first 30 or so chapters are actually excellent. They... more>> do a good job of setting up the world and establishing the main character, his personality and his abilities.
After the main character leaves his home town though, the series gets incredibly repetitive. Every male character of an age with Yun Che either worships him or hates his guts (mostly the latter to be honest), and basically every female character shows romantic interest in him. Other than that the story is just a series of tournaments (or tournament style events) he can win, or trials by ancient gods so he can inherit some legacy from them. Add unto that that Yun Che has questionable morals and I honestly don't blame people for finding this series offputting. One redeeming feature of this first half of the story is his wife. I honestly find relationship between Yun Che and Xia Qingyue to be unique and kinda interesting, though it is a shame that the scenes with the two of them only happens sporadically.

I'd rate this first half 2 out of 5 stars.

When we get about half way through the series, it changes. The plot moves onto a global scale and actually gets really tense. Old characters return to relevance and a proper villain is introduced. Events that have been set up for the past hundreds of chapters all of the sudden reach culmination, plot lines gets tied up and everything explodes. I won't say too much about the latter half of the series in order to avoid accidental spoilers, but believe me when I say that it is really good!
I am convinced that this latter half of the series is what the 5 out of 5 star reviews are basing their reviews on, and if they are the 5 stars are absolutely justified!

There are various other quirks in this series that arn't really worth mentioning in this review, but are definitely noticable when you're reading it. If you don't mind the mediocre first half of the series then you should absolutely read this for the second half. <<less
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LeylinIsOP
LeylinIsOP rated it
June 19, 2018
Status: c1120
I won't waste anyone's time so I'll give a brief summary of this long novel

1. It seems a typical reincarnation story at start but the details are much more complicated and revealed later on.

2. The heroines are the main plot devices which keeps us reading... The MC had s*x with a heroine and u want to find what happens next... Too bad either the MC or the girl run away and to see them again you have to wait 600 chapters more. Belive me this happens more than twice and... more>> at this point it's just becoming annoying. Basically the MC puts his d**k in a one in a billion beauty due to some circumstance to save her but can't develop a relationship since the girl is 30 levels higher than him. So he leaves her to become her equal and then take her away.

3. The story is good and a lot of details that are gonna happen in the future are mentioned if u pay attention which tells the author has a specific plot in mind although I'm not so sure about it now since there are hardly 2 chaps/week in the raws as on June of 2018.

4. The harem is good but there are at least 10 confirmed heroines so prepare yourself for that. Also the author himself knows which heroines are the best so he gives them little screentime making us leaving wanting more of them. I say this because reading this every day is a torture if you've caught up so make sure you always leave some chapters for a rainy day or binge read once in 2 months if u have self-control.

5. It is a pretty long novel as I've said before and it'll probably reach 1800+ chaps at how things are going but u won't get bored since the MC is usually with atleast one heroine and as I've said earlier heroines are the main part of this novel.
Lastly Jasmine is the best girl in his harem and I don't care what you think. <<less
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sersafir
sersafir rated it
September 5, 2016
Status: c602
It starts off a bit slow, but picks up. And the author obviously tried his hardest to make his novel stand out in the beginning.

And after 30-40 chapters you'll likely be addicted, ready for the next chapter at a moment's notice. The power-ups are handled well. I've seen anime/light-novels where the author gives the MC a super-power-up, then he's still basically 5-10% stronger, almost as trash as he normally is. This guy makes power-ups matter.

But something changed the past 100 chapters. The author ran out of ideas.

Do you remember Dragon... more>> Ball Z? Remember when the anime caught up to the manga? They began dragging things out. They didn't know what would happen, so they had no choice but to lazily sit back and let Goku have flashbacks to slow things down. This author does the same thing, but he controls the canon so he doesn't have much of an excuse.

I am literally shocked beyond all measure of just how lazy and exploitative the author is being. There is absolutely no reason for someone to do what he's currently doing unless he has lost all inspiration. This man clearly has talent for good writing, but he's no longer using it. You can sum up a chapter in a 1-2 sentences, because literally nothing is happening in them except excessive dialogue and repeating the same things over and over and over again to no end.

He is being paid to meet a specific number of words in his story. Every chapter he'll fit in oh so much words. Then that's the end, next chapter later. The author seemed to have been procrastinating on what exactly is supposed to happen next. As a result, we get these chapters where almost absolutely nothing happens. The entire chapter is spent filling in information about long-winded descriptions of the exact past two chapters. The chapter I stopped at just now to write this review was probably the worst I've ever read. The author has begun to ignore the main story to explain what's going on in a different location. That would be ok, I'd have no issue with this if there was information that was WORTH knowing. He once again, starts a predictable, boring, over-descriptive, unimaginative arc.

By the way in case you haven't noticed, my review is the same quality as his writing. I just described the same thing, OVER AND OVER AND OVER again. Congratulations if you got to the bottom of this review, as you have fundamentally just read a single chapter of his quality. Outside of the long-winded over-descriptions of crap he does to elongate the story, one thing I don't like is the Loli. The #1 beauties of every land are all around 13-200 years old, but they all have a body that's on par with a 13 year old. I think the only exception is the main character's first wife, who consistently, confirmed by the events of the immediate previous chapter, appears to be a 16-17 year old girl despite being about 23-24. A handful of women are described as beautiful girls, but apparently they aren't divine-13-year-old-appearing beauties.

It's a passing grade, it's mostly worth reading. But the author's lazy writing REALLY, REALLY makes some arcs pure awful. <<less
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TheHungryScrub
TheHungryScrub rated it
July 13, 2016
Status: c300
I read through 300 chapter in a month and it safe to say I can finally drop it. This author is really a mix baggage... like his other work Shura Wrath both novel start with a strong beginning but then for some reason completely lost track of where it going.

It had a plot, interesting characters (not villain), risk/stakes, and actual MC+side character flaw which can be developed.

But all that went down the drain when author decide to rush and simplify it. Hell, there are even some chapter where... more>> author explain why this and that happen for the reader rather then actually writing a story chapter.

-Story Item Luck= MC walk in one straight line and every item he need will be -infront of him as long as the story/author demand it.

-Plot-armored= MC get in impossible situation where the only way to get out is author.

-No Consequence for MC= MC screw up, he get op stuff in return. Any prior character flaw development in the first c100 became null after.

-Regressive Harem= Before the girls has some character but the author revert them into 1 dimension damsel in distress or damsel to impress.

-Harem focus story= The whole story is overshadowed by the harem girl story.

-Repetitive

Overall it 2/5

For me it good for time killing.

Despite my scrubby review give it go and see for yourselves. After all, there are many who like it for it fast pace, op MC, harem aspect, or again like me for time killing. <<less
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Uggrock rated it
May 26, 2016
Status: c336
It started out much better than a lot of Xuanhuan web novels and even kept the momentum going for longer but then quickly starts nosediving into the same ridiculous problems that the other stories run into.

Too many free power-ups for this type of story. It's ridiculous. A couple, sure, no problem, but come on.
... more>>
Spoiler

Sky Poison Perl
Samsra Mirror (could, I suppose, not really be seen as a power up, but come on...)
Genius Doctor Knowledge (this point I'm willing to concede that he worked and studied for since it was under a master in a past life)
Evil God veins (hax much!)
Phoenix Blood and Soul
Dragon God Blood, Marrow, Soul
Emperor level free weapon upgrade
Previously Unheard of Super Arts and Techniques
Ultra-Powerful goddess Loli sealed in his SPP
Profound Handle
Power up from emperor dragon corpse flesh

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I know that some might argue that he worked for the Phoenix and Dragon rewards, but I'd still say that they're free power ups attained because of previous free power ups

I don't particularly care if a MC becomes a gary stu character but the least an author could do is put a little effort into the growing process and make it a little believable. At least give him a setback or two, or make it take some time, something other than this ridiculousness.

Like practically any other story in this genre, especially with chinese authors, women are treated as objects to be possessed at best, the worst, well, it get's very bad in some of these stories. Thankfully, relative to other stories of this genre, the s*xism is relatively mild in AtG.

My main gripe with this story is that the MC starts out fairly smart, but the moment he gets even a modicum of power, brains go out the window and it's all about making sure to pay back a hundred fold any offenses committed against him, with violence. He practically challenges everybody and everything, creating huge future troubles for himself, when with just a little bit of smarts he could save himself a lot of trouble.

His ego is enormous and he pretty much expects any pretty girl to fall for him; he's building quite a harem of strong but pitiful women. let's not forget he can't stand being the less powerful one in a relationship.

Sigh, for all that is wrong with this story, most of the adventures are still pretty entertaining and some of the schemes quite fun, even if they are presented very straight forward and without suspense. <<less
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TerraEarth
TerraEarth rated it
April 13, 2016
Status: --
This story started out amazing and for quite a time it was my personal favorite web novel.

MC was incredibly driven and focused, he had a goal and a plan and would stop at nothing to achieve his aims. He needed to resort to cunning and deception to achieve many of his goals, but when it is truly important he would not be afraid to stand tall for his pride. He was intelligent and competent and the world he was thrown into seemed to be full of potential for the future.

However,... more>> this does not last. About halfway through the currently translated chapters, all of a sudden the series loses focus. He ends up making silly, stupid decisions. The story gets bogged down by its endless subplots and MC losing half of his IQ points certainly doesn't alleviate this occurrence. All of a sudden, all the lofty goals he once had seem to be thrown out the window and placed on the side all for the sake of him fiddling around with beautiful women. It is disgusting how easily this man is side tracked by women especially considering the fact that he has important things to be doing that he needs to be attending to; he really has no time to waste. Oh but I forgot, now that the MC is some kind of big shot he no longer needs to wallow himself through the mud, he goes from an underdog to a perfect gary stu MC that has everything going for him and he can just put all the important things to the side to fiddle with his genitals and chase skirts because he can do anything he wants since he's such a perfect MC with the thickest plot armor you've ever seen.

Tldr; story starts out really strong and interesting, but becomes generic and incredibly disappointing as the story progresses. MC is a horndog and will put aside anything he is doing to fondle titties. <<less
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ShioCarl
ShioCarl rated it
March 22, 2016
Status: --
One of the best novel I've read and I can't wait for more. Did a marathon for continuous 3 days straight to the latest chapters. The rise of the MC to gaining OP powers gradually, climbing up from small scale conflicts to greater heights and exacting revenges/retributions, including gaining reliable friends and relationships.

Three words to describe the MC –

Cool as Fxck!
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bagharz
bagharz rated it
March 9, 2016
Status: --
I have to say I used to really like this ln first 250 chapters were grat with big potential to be one of the best xianxia I read but from that point on I think author just run out of ideas.

Again and again opponents with higher lvl look down on MC and he kills or cripples them, make another girl fell in love in him etc. Also I find it annoying how female characters are build in here all flat and stupid filled with only admiration for MC and some... more>> puny goals to justify their presence in the novel, well except for maybe one I found his little fairy quite likable.

The only reason I don’t give it 1 is because main character wasn’t some sort of crazy overpowered lunatic but rather quite intelligent young man who could use his brain and strategy unfortunately not anymore (left it on ch 365)

if you liked btth then your gonna love it for the beginning as for later there are better things to read <<less
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no222
no222 rated it
February 20, 2016
Status: --
The start was good. But later, the sperm head MC is too boring, he only knows 1 kind of relationship between him and beauty, s*xual. I don't mind harem with a few wives but this this guy is too much. He cannot just have female friends, little sister, senior sister, young elder, or aunt because all he knows are kill and s*x.
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Rwings
Rwings rated it
February 15, 2016
Status: --
Review for up to Chapter 184. Rating 2/5

Against the Gods has hints of promise but is weighed down by bad story telling. Most of which can be boiled down to its three main flaws.

The first being the lack of substance that makes up the DNA of the main character. Its clear the authors goal is to have a main character the reader wish's they were, but the problem is how obvious its made that's the goal. The main character is the most attractive, smartest, has the strongest of wills, etc...... more>> but at no point is that used well in the story. Your told these things about the character instead of discovering them yourself. He uses none of his assets to advance the plot. Instead plot armor is used to get out of situations.

He obtains things not through character development or interesting story telling but because the plot dictates he gets or has it. He's got the mind of a twenty-four year old in the body of a sixteen year old, but aside from medical knowledge which make sense he has, he also the knowledge of a Casanova with zero experience for it. His moral center is he punish's bad people or people that wrong him, but uses the same tactics as the people he fights so he has no moral high ground.

His actions and goals come from a hallow foundation. Which is highlighted every time he sets off to help a women in his life. The girls he sets off to help are lucky to be remembered a chapters after he leaves before the next female distraction comes into view. All of which leads into the second main problem with the story.

This story wants to be a harem, but only in the sense to have the main character sleep with them before throwing them away. Which is fine in some sense if the author wants a womanizing character, but he tries to set-up the main character to be this larger then life good guy towards them. Each girl he is suppose to love and want to be with, but aside from the author telling you that with the main character actually saying it, its not actually true. The main character has zero attachments to any of them and doesn't even show a hint of caring about them.

Sure he will protect them, but that's the biggest problem in the harem. The story setting shows that the girls can be and in almost every case are stronger then him, but if they don't have a man in their life, their life will amount to nothing. He makes this speech to one of the strongest girls, but at that point he's already made a power up breakthrough by realizing that the world revolves around him so I guess it would make sense why he think's that.

If only he believed it but was wrong it would be fine, but it of course works. Girls throw away their pride and the very things they believe in to be with him. Every girl regardless of what backstory they are given walk away each time from the main character with him being the most important thing to them. They have no will's or ego's becoming very one-dimensional masturbation material.

Finally from a story writing stand point there is way to much redundancy. Not knowing when to stop there is always one to many mob characters, fights, power-ups, and reckless actions in an arc. Any time the main character does something 'impossible' several people will have to comment on it in the exact same way. (He's this strong and only sixteen). Every encounter has to drag out and repeat the same thing before it can end. (Last arc I read he used up the last of his strength and had nothing left at least four different times). Wearing out the same plot point is very common in this story.

There is some alright things in this story, but given all the above problems not enough to make it worth reading. <<less
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ArgosYesu
ArgosYesu rated it
October 29, 2015
Status: --
I initially liked this cause of the beginning and the MC and his interactions with his wife, but the story is just getting awfully repetitive. How many times does the author wish him to go all "Strong beaten by Weak" until he actually comes up with a plot for the MC? Did he need to set a fricken 3 year timeline for the MC to crush a clan whose strongest can be beaten with a flick of the MC's pinky?

I like it, but I think it needs to improve. MGA... more>> still sucks in general. <<less
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MondSemmel
MondSemmel rated it
July 29, 2018
Status: --
Cultivation story about a protagonist Gary Stu who's a terrible hypocrite, and a rapist. I'm amazed how anyone could write a protagonist who so obviously does the same or worse things than the antagonists, all the while acting like he's the exemplar of virtue. Like crippling or killing people whose only fault is looking down at the protagonist's strength, which the protagonist intentionally hides. Or killing people who covet his absurd harem, while he's a lecher and a rapist himself. Or taking over-the-top revenge on whole clans because a single... more>> member of them harmed him. Etc.

Even if you specifically enjoy cultivation stories, there are much better stories out there. For instance, Tales of Herding Gods also has an overpowered protagonist, but with a much more amusing and easy-going (though exceedingly mischievous) personality; and the story is not a moral disaster. Or My Disciple Died Yet Again, which is a satiric take on cultivation stories, and also clearly illustrates the absurd hypocrisy of typical cultivation story protagonists like the one featured here. <<less
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One Reader
One Reader rated it
August 10, 2017
Status: c904
Admittedly while I like this book a lot, I thought to outline some points that may be demerits for others if they cant stand them. I couldn't initially.

The author absolutely loves coincidences:

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Every time the main character needs a seed like the fire seed or the devil seed, it is pretty much going to be handed to him at the right time. He gains the appropriate power ups to fight the enemy and eventually come out on top. When he needs to pose as a medical saint or fakes an old master (old man doutian) they happen to exist in real life and completely works with his disguise, though these two particular examples only happened twice so it is somewhat bearable.

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The romance and a bit about his master:

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It was expected to be somewhat shallow, though some unique characters eventually develop a real personality later on. Princess Cang Yue eventually suffers the assassination of her father and becomes more befitting of a monarch and is somewhat ruthless though she still remains aware of what her country needs and makes concessions others probably couldn't in Volume 7. She hates the divine phoenix sect but knows she is not in a position to retaliate.

Chu Yuechan, well she kind of disappears so not much can be said at the moment but the main character is lucky enough to probably find out she is alive. Most haven't fully read how their relationship developed, and though it is rape in some sense, at least it wasn't like MGA Chu Feng rape. She regained her cultivation and rose a realm. The author does at least give enough time for her to develop feelings for him anyway. She was crippled for months and essentially helpless, and could only depend on him so like many female characters in many other novels, it was expected to see feelings develop to some extent. She does not abandon her cultivation or get crippled as some state, she abandons her profound art willingly which still leaves her with the abilities of an emperor to some extent but I didn't really care to pay attention at that point. Admittedly her personality is pretty undeveloped among all the love intersts.

Xia Qingyue is not terrible though every time the main character has to make her actually feel something for him because she is gone for so long that her emotions are somewhat stale due to her profound art. She is another undeveloped character but considering the amount of actual time he spent with her that is stated in the novel, I wasn't expecting much out of it until much later.

Jasmine, while not yet, is expected to fall in love with him. The signs were pretty obvious. Unlike some other novels, she doesn't die and the main character doesn't attempt to revive her. She recovers in chapters 800+ but is eventually found by those looking for her (with unsavory intentions). The obvious foreshadowing throughout the novel indicated it would eventually happen and it is expected the Yun Che will go save her. Some say she is way too powerful, well they haven;t read far enough. Her power is inherited from another through special conditions. And it is hinted that she is a sacrifice (perhaps for another to get her power to collect it in one person) because after further profound power transfers it is blatantly stated that there is a loss or degradation.

The Little Demon Empress (Huan Caiyi) has by far the most noticeable personality traits. Ruthless and domineering with a soft heart for those she cares about. She was the most interesting love interest out of them all, and the relationship could actually be seen to form, at least to some degree, with Yun Che in Volume 6.

Feng Xue'r is probably a staple love interest. She is innocent and naive, trusting and utterly forgiving. She presents an all encompassing heart that would care for just about every living thing in the world.

While some of these relationships became intimate through generic means, others were somewhat forced. As one reviewer stated in Wuxia, at least the author was consistent. The golden crow pretty much states the little demon empress and Feng Xue'r must have s*x with Yun Che to either help themselves, or Yun Che, or both. That is how the relationship is either started for the former, or cemented at least for the latter. Dual cultivation makes a prominant appearance, and is even the driving force for the plot at certain times. But Yun Che was finally stated as an ideal male incubator, it isn't often the main character is indicated to be one. It is a pity it isn't really explained much.

I almost forgot Su Linger, she doesn't show up again until Volume 9 where she reunites with Yun Che. He saves her and etc. Her personality is kind of dull but that again she hasn't had a chance to develop one because the last time Yun Che saw her she was a child so not really a demerit just yet. Surprisingly for a plot twist she vaguely remembers the past Yun Che on the Azure cloud continent which brings about a bit of mystery to the story. MTL was kind of hard to understand for this though.

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Regardless all the love interests get along surprisingly which is quite a detriment. They all just accept it but I guess emperors in the story are stated to have over 100 wives, specifically the divine phoenix sect master so it was expected they would accept it because Yun Che appears to be so powerful.

One particular pet peeve of mine was the consistent adventure into the secret realms where everyone always thought Yun Che died.

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There was the phoenix realm, the azure dragon realm, (pseudo heavenly punishment seal with Yun Che's grandfather), Primordial Profound ark which later leads to illusory demon realm continent, and the most recent would be the devil nest in supreme ocean palace. I am not counting the one at cloud end cliff because nobody really knew about Yun Che entering it.

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These moments were bearable, I just ignored them because of Yun Che kicking ass. One point I found a little disappointing is the versatility of the sky poison pearl. It pretty much solves everything related to the body health etc. And the main character doesn't even have to use any actual techniques to refine a pill because the treasure does it for him. While he does state that he can do them without it, I find it somewhat lackluster. Admittedly the pearl does not play a significant part in the story aside from healing Jasmine.

Spoiler

The mirror of Samsara, while it is considered a key portion in the story for various reasons, it has other secrets as indicated by when it flashes so obviously in the story. I don't remember the chapter but as of right now It pretty much does nothing. It's just a necklace that serves as a target for ignorant enemies (like Xuanyuan Wentian who doesn't know what it even does).

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While I stated I hated the coincidences so much, later exposition leads to why there is so many realms on the blue pole star. This is a pretty major spoiler for those who haven't read to Volume 6.

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Essentially the blue pole star was the first world created by the evil god, and he had friends I.E. The phoenix, gold crow and azure dragon. Hence all the heritages. The world actually traveled across the cosmos after being partially destroyed (pretty much equivalent to falling from higher realms I guess).

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One of the advantages towards world building is the fact that some history has been slowly fed to the reader, allowing them to understand why the blue pole star is the way it is and why so many treasures (lucky chances) are everywhere. The location of secret realms are even indicated to have some form of aura (which I forgot) that attracts all manner of beasts, leaving them in pretty dangerous areas unless discovered. Another advantage is the fact that the main character has explored all three of the continents though I do find the story is lacking on painting an actual picture of what it is really like. Mainly the distribution of civilization and where the cities are etc. Or perhaps I didn't really pay attention to it.

Yun Che himself, well there was enough statements to indicate what kind of character traits he has. He is lecherous and somehow women accept it to some extent though sometimes there are obvious reasons why if people pay attention (it does create a strange atmosphere considering the woman are all conservative but some don't mind being groped before marriage). And while some find him too ruthless, setting an example Yun Che style is definitely presented effectively. Pretty much everyone is too fearful to even attempt to kill him unless they are sure they can actually succeed. If there is even a possibility of him actually having an old powerful master, they won't try attack lest he survives. I do enjoy the fact that the Yun Che doesn't think he is a good person, he doesn't think he is just, nor does he think he is truly evil. His morals are pretty clear, and while they may not be the best, they don't really change much.

The cultivation system could be fleshed out a bit more. Some stages don't really serve a purpose or I forgot the reason. A few though are clearly indicated. Sky profound realm is when people can use the profound floating technique and emperor profound realm is the moment when they can summon their domain. The divine profound realm is when they gain a better understanding of the laws of the world as well as their body, life and soul are supposedly are elevated (MTL is hard). Yun Che just breaks the rules around this but he isn't the only one anyway. This in fact is probably the reason why not much focus is placed on the cultivation. The evil god profound veins' nature is berserk and the great way of the buddha of the rage god gives strength, essentially making the main character have multiple times the profound energy and strength equal to those of a higher realm than himself.

Personally though I really enjoy him taking out his revenge in the novel. It's the best and sometimes it involves scheming. Other characters just go and kill but Yun Che:

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His revenge on the divine phoenix sect is awesome, unfortunately the author blatantly tells the reader that Yun Che wanted them to refuse his offers so he can humiliate them even more. He made them think he was weaker and showed them a bit more power, and each time they thought they had a chance only to get completely crushed the very next day.

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Sometimes I think the author doesn't realize others can read between the lines. But ignoring that fact, Yun Che comes off as a decisive character that some may enjoy while others find him going too far. Killing innocents may not be fine but the mob isn't really fleshed out enough. The villains, well they're villains, I don't really care too much about them, most act out of spite or arrogance but sometimes it's hard not to notice they are lacking somewhat.

Regardless I personally enjoy it because it is still one of the better and more interesting stories out there. <<less
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CaptainNuja
CaptainNuja rated it
July 3, 2017
Status: c830
Firstly the pros of the series:

1. Interesting storyline that leads to a bigger world with Jasmine's bloodline and what not.

2. Reincarnation in this novel isn't forgotten like with Tang San. The reincarnation plays an important role in the MC's decisions and personality.

... more>> 3. Good goals for the main characters. They have something clear cut that they want to achieve and they work their way towards it.

Now for the Cons:

1. Generic character personalities. MC is typical ruthless CN protagonist. He is petty, irritating, hypocritical, and basically has no redeeming qualities outside of combat. Jasmine is more of an interesting character than he is due to the mystery shrouding her.

2. Repetitive conflicts. This is a problem for most CN novels but ATG takes it to another level. Young master pisses Yun Che off. He humiliates Young master. Everyone goes wild. Tournament arc. Everyone underestimates Yun Che. He wins tournament or it gets interrupted. Rinse and repeat. Of course, there are exceptions in the novel but the sheer amount of rinse and repeat does not make up for it.

3. Harem. It's a different time period so the reader's morals and the story character's morale may not align. I'd have no problem with it if it was written well. But it's NOT. Generic side waifus with no personality other than being loyal and loving towards MC. They all are "world shatteringly beautiful" with "skin of Jade." The author uses these words to DESCRIBE EVERY GIRL. Like really? I enjoy a hot chick but when you start spamming that it gets annoying. MC says "I love you the most" to each girl separately.

4. Poorly written. The author writes like a high schooler who had some pent up desires. His fight scenes are lackluster with the same sentence being used over and over again. The only good part is the brutality of the fights. Other than that, it's just him shouting his skills out loud like a generic DBZ character. The dialogue is atrocious. It starts out good but starts to slip and fall, crushing itself underneath its own pile of sh*t.

Overall: I'll keep on reading in hopes that the author doesn't destroy this novel any further. Read if you like ruthless MC, good revenge, Gore, harems and op power ups. Avoid if you think anything I mentioned is a red flag. <<less
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Ebtrill
Ebtrill rated it
July 16, 2016
Status: c452
I enjoyed it for the first 400 or so chapters. But then I realized that it's the same plot over and over again, same arrogant antagonists over and over again. Nothing changes except the names of the characters. I believe the first big moment was his fight in the small city where the Nascent level cultivator was the top talent? (Read it months ago, so memory is extremely hazy). That's basically the plot of every single arc. And Yun Che's a terrible person. There's no way you can justify slaughtering... more>> 70000 people because they might come for revenge. And in the end there was no point anyway because he left that one last guy alive. Well most xianxias have protags like Yun Che so that point isn't so much a big deal for me as the repetitive storyline. But all you need to do is finish the first tournament/battle arc and you basically read the entire thing. <<less
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