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!

Associated Names
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Heaven Defying Evil God
Nghịch Thiên Tà Thần
Ni Tian Xie Shen
Related Series
Martial God Asura (30)
Martial World (17)
Tales of Demons and Gods (12)
Emperor’s Domination (12)
Chaotic Sword God (12)
True Martial World (11)

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febriyj rated it
January 24, 2016
Status: --
God, I just love this one.

It's just a wonderful one. I... just.... No, this novel.. is undescribeable. Sad, funny, cool, I just can not describe it.

If you like Wuxia/Xianxia genre, definitely read this. I've read some other xianxia novel, yet this is one of the best I've read. I couldn't stop reading even though there's exam that time.

Read it if you have the time! If not, note it and read it when you have much time (like, days or weeks of free time).
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rainx rated it
December 23, 2015
Status: --
Nice for both new readers and veterans of xianxia/wuxia novels, with the usual plot of protagonist starting out weak and advancing towards letting the world knows of his fame and power.

Different thing is, the protagonist somehow never did pass over his generations' level. Meaning, each of his confrontation is where is he is under-leveled but managed to be the black sheep and wins it all. Till the newest chapter, a total of 3 tournaments and all of it follows the same old tournament where he uses his power to... more>> prove "level gap" is useless against him. But, you gotta admit the way he writes the stuff for the tournament does not get you bored, even if the plot is overused. Personally, I'm liking it the tournament in the demon world right now ^^

As for other people's rant like why don't Yun Che gets homesick after 18 months of leaving Tianxuan Continent etc..., he did try to rush going back when he first stepped into demon world. Plus, he cant leap through space and no other alternatives, plus one big plot where he met his biological parents and their crisis. You think homesick got anything to do with these? Get lost, you furballs.

Although I do praise this novel, but it's got the downsides, yeah.
1. Overused plot-Overused but interesting still but only for now. But from how I see it, the story is still in the late-early phase if not the mid-phase so if the author got better ideas for the latter part, it's alright.
2. Harems Overload! - I mean, all men dream of harem. But, this story turns all of em' into his wife lol. From how I see it, Xiao Ling Xi, Chu Yue Chan and the little phoenix girl is 100% ending up as his "wife". Good thing is, the way relationships are initiated got some comedical romance and other plots. However, this story is still early and he got himeself around 5-6 wifes already?? Since the recent chapters are still about the tournament, no romance are enacted in the arc ""YET"", but I'm thinking it has gotta be the demon empress. This is really bad, Yun Che's age is 22/23 and the empress is not only married although a widow now but her age is...... over his damn biological pops. Speaking of yet another to be in his wife-harem thingy, once the one residing in his poison bead comes out, its gonna be another harem inclusion. This author got some bad taste, seriously. Sorry for my rant but this is about the only part of the novel that I am SERIOUSLY not happy with.
3. Slow-probably nothing much for readers reading english translation but for the chinese ones, it's not even one chapter per day... from where I am now, its still 567. Slow, too slow compared to other novel releases.

Haha, but still it's not a bad read. It's among my top reads for now (depends on how the latter part goes anyway) <<less
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gameofscans rated it
December 19, 2015
Status: --

There’s some comedy, action, romance, and of course revenge. This is my favorite novel to read right now. Yup, I like it better than any other novel I read so far.

It is one of the best Wuxia/Xianxia web novel I have read up till now.
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longshot3990 rated it
January 20, 2018
Status: c892
I will not give this novel a 5 star rating since it is also plagued by the tag we call "Harem". This is one the MCs you will see that has a lot of love debts to many girls. He then tries to hide them after having s*x with them from his other women but they accept him anyways. He also has a big problem with his intelligence, often letting mortal enemies that will later kill his loved ones off just because of his hoes that asks him to "please... more>> forgive them once". His harem is also very stupid apart from Jasmin who in my opinion is the smartest and only intelligent one in the group since she isn't brain dead and can see all those enemies need to be killed before they come for revenge.

Action wise, this novel is very good in that there are a lot of action scenes but not very well in the description compared to other novels that make you imagine epic battle. Scenes like "Taste my phoenix charge HAAAAA!" are very common in this novel although the story and plot make up for that in this story.

Ah, the plot is probably the only thing in this story apart from the hilarity of the retarded MC that keeps this story being how good it is. The plot is very deep with a lot of mystery that once solved, makes you feel awesome and the backstory is also the main part in this story and also the reason why the MC is trying to get stronger apart from needing to get revenge on his enemies that just got revenge on him because of a cycle of stupidity.

All in all this story is not perfect but good enough to read until it's finished, while you wait for the really good stories that have a history of bad translators that only post 1 update a month, to post something new. <<less
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cape rated it
April 22, 2017
Status: c778
One of the few CNs that make me want to read them again and, so far, the only one that I have actually read again.

Against the Gods, while not being necessarily original in some ways, has a uniqueness to it that manages to resonate with me completely. The novel shares many tropes with other CNs, however, no other novel can replicate its overall narrative as perfectly. The story-lines may not be the most creative that I've read, and it may not have the deepest, well-built up, characters, however, it is... more>> undeniably the most enjoyable novel that I've read. I love good writing and, in that prospect, the novel goes above and beyond. The story, writing, and the translation do an excellent job in making the novel feel completely immersive. Amongst the novels I've read, no other could make me feel the same interest, excitement, anticipation, and emotion. Whether it comes from the backstory of the character, the way he interacts with those around him, or even the whole world itself, there was rarely a dull moment in reading, with the emotion in the novel actually making me tear up at some points. Occasionally, however, this strength can hurt the novel. When random chapters in the story dip in quality, you quickly get drawn out and may want to skip reading a little bit until the high standard is regained. Fortunately, this happens extremely rarely, and when the standard is there, it is always above and beyond.

While the story contains everything that I look for in a novel, others may not necessarily enjoy the same things as much. The story features reincarnation from a past life and, as a result, the main character is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to medicine, cultivating, craftiness, and killing. What I like about the novel is that it doesn't make it seem like the character is completely overpowered but, at the same time, doesn't make him annoyingly dependent on other people/things. The character relies almost solely on himself, due to his past experiences, and he possesses the ruthlessness and attitude necessary to make it seem like those experiences were real, instead of just one time things that are forever forgotten. The story also contains romance and if you're anything like me, romance is a MUST. In my incredibly simple mind, the romance in the novel is great. All the girls (spoilers there's more than one girl) have their own deep plot and it isn't like many other novels where the romance is just a 'hey we've had 2 chapters of interaction and I'm hopelessly in love with you for no reason' type thing. That being said, even a hardcore romance lover such as myself was a little annoyed by the extent of the harem. In the beginning it's extremely well done but, eventually, after many hundred chapters, you'll see again and again mentions of 'peerless beauties' and you already know that the MC is ready to slide into those DMs. Okay, the harem isn't actually that big, and impressively, all the girls manage to stay decently relevant even 700+ chapters in the story. Other than momentary annoyances, I am completely satisfied with all of the romance.

Against the Gods is not a perfect novel, however, despite its flaws, it manages to rise above them all in my opinion. They never fully take away from the enjoyment and the overall experience. Things you see in the novel have an immediate, and far future, meaning that is real and affects the outcomes of individual character stories. The world, its characters, the writing, its pacing, and the stories all combine to make it one of the best novels I have ever read.

(Note: I am not someone who demands constant originality, or new ways to tell stories and as a result have no problem with repetition and, instead, enjoy because it means I get more of what I want rather than what might turn me off.) <<less
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WolverineM rated it
March 23, 2017
Status: c761
This novel is one of the best out there. Totally worth a read!

Our protagonist is Yun Che. He is medical genius capable of curing anyone. Has a big Harem, so prepare for some testosterone filled moments (XD). If you like extremely OP MC capable of surpassing levels and beating others then this novel is for you.
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IEatPotatoes rated it
December 19, 2016
Status: c331
I've read a lot of translated novels over the past year and a half, but ATG has to be the slowest start of any novel I've read. I believe it was about 40 chapters in before the main character could start cultivating. Considering this is a cultivation story, that's pretty meh! Despite the pace, I continued on. The author often over describes everything. He'll tell you a dozen ways about something pointless. Eventually he does this less often, but it's still very annoying and he also starts repeating the same... more>> phrases to describe the same thing. They nodded their heads like chickens pecking rice (I enjoyed this analogy though) or every beautiful female looks like blah blah blah. It's a lot of the same stuff continuously. Sometimes the author will just go off path while writing. The MC is also extremely lucky, one lucky encounter after another.

Despite the author lacking proficiency, the story itself isn't too bad! The world building is nice and the combat isn't horrible.

But the real kicker, and the reason I stopped reading is because of the dumbassery of the harem. A MC getting a handful of girls I can understand and put up with, but our MC will literally just get everybody for no apparent reason. Oh, the author randomly described a rumor about a beautiful princess in a foreign country? I bet the MC will some how nail her too!

At one point he evens rapes somebody and then she magically falls for him.

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clowred rated it
January 25, 2016
Status: 466
This xianxia can be considered one of the best reads in terms of action and plot line. Don't get me wrong, our protagonist is a little to easy going, but at least he is portrayed the right way from the beginning. Pressure helps him grow so he gladly jumps in hell anytime he has the chance. And his luck with women is the best. My only complaint, which doesn't drop the value by much is the following :

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He accidentally obtains a extra powerful loli which is a tsundere and somehow has the same sins as our MP, and also finds residence in an object that is embedded in our protagonist. If the author hadn't managed to put a leash on the loli then this xianxia would have gone down the drain, thankfully the interaction with the women from Asgard made everything way better.

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zaoh rated it
October 26, 2015
Status: --
One of the best xianxia novels out there who thinks rationally with major OPness..
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joellyanne rated it
February 1, 2019
Status: c889
I initially like this and read it as soon as newly translated is up then I decided to give up when he is becoming more of a lecher and have one woman one after the other. Seriously I could put up with the repetitive story in each arcs about his road to power ups and what nots. But I have had enough of his stud horse antics. Thanks for the ride up to here, but that's it for me with this novel.
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Jojo775 rated it
October 27, 2018
Status: c1210
A lot of you are looking at it wrong, if you don't like wish fulfillment xianxia/xuanhuan bs with it's 1D characters then don't read and rant here! For what it is ATG is one of the best novels in it's genre. First the battles are epic and the cultivation system interesting, second it doesn't get boring now matter how many new realms MC reaches and the cycle repeats, third it has great humor and that's saying something considering that this genre rarely has humor at all.

That's it from me, everything... more>> else rdawv has said, haters gonna hate for reading the genre they don't even like, I suggest you ignore every 1 star review. <<less
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mokachan rated it
August 22, 2018
Status: c1388
A must read novel.

It containst everything... a good story/plot, good characters with character development and the fights are great too. The plot armor isn't that annoying like in other novels, in fact it is pretty balanced. Great novel for people who want a gripping story that will make you wish to have more chapters.
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Brohatter rated it
August 5, 2018
Status: c1100
It was promising at the start, it would even make you laugh, he later goes on a classical strong MC template but then YC couldn't control his lust, like he would die if he didn't smash, eventually it became stale and the chapters felt like filler, his character seems smart sometimes and an utter wreck at others, the fanservice is over the top and even the female main lead downgraded into a forced plot which made little sense, God of Slaughter seems more coherent, even PMG seems like a spring... more>> breeze after I read this, this is the type of story that makes Chu Feng look good in later chapters, it got so watered down that it became what it is, another novel that burned out too quickly. Gave a 2 since it had a fun plot for some tens of chapters <<less
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throwawaytohidemylnobsession rated it
May 10, 2018
Status: --
This novel started out pretty good and was actually one of the better novels I read, however after like chapter 400+ it just became absolutely trash.

It just became an endless cycle of 'look at me im a young master hurhur give me your girl your pet your weapons blah blah' and then MC killing them and then their dad comes and go 'how dare you' then followed by MC running away until he finds some heavenly treasure and then kills the dad and then the granddad comes and goes 'how... more>> dare you' and repeat.

I could still live with that as there's so many novels that do this stupid plot. But what made me not able to go on was the arc where MC went back to the phoenix island. The way how their conflict escalated up so much just to be stopped by one girl is just absolutely stupid. What was the point of even doing all that bull about raising the conditions every day and killing princes if one girl can make you go soft hearted.

Like it is honestly just stupid. Just a piece of trash literature. <<less
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LeeEzekiel rated it
August 30, 2017
Status: --
I would say that "early" Against the Gods is a 5/5, and the standard I compare all Xianxia to. This is the story that got me into reading Chinese novels in the first place. The hot blooded action, humor, trickery, and high stakes underdog battles made it an unforgettable experience. Some might say it's cliche, but it's cliche DONE RIGHT. It's not very good writing but it is incredibly fun.

Then past a certain point, the story dies. Mars Gravity loses it.

It spirals into a painfully drawn out and repetitive mess... more>> that would make DBZ blush. All the potential for an epic plot was thrown away just so the author could stick to his tried and tested formula. Really a shame... if the beginning wasn't so good, I would have toughed it out, but I'd rather not stain my enjoyment of this series any further. Maybe once it's done and I hear people say that the story has found its footing, I'll pick it up again. <<less
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Loriel rated it
August 1, 2017
Status: c382
Giving it a 4 because some of the hate it gets is unmerited and you gotta respect the translator for putting so much effort into it.

Its not a stunning piece of literature. Its a feel good harem novel. The MC isn't perfect, and while some of his harem members do come off as one dimensional, its not such a bad read.

Its not like ATG is the only disappointing harem novel on novelupdates anyway.

So, read if you like harem and OP MC's that fight beyond their level. The MC does go... more>> overboard at times, but which MC doesn't? <<less
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rgotaku rated it
June 16, 2017
Status: c815
First of all my biggest worry is the author doesn't drop this novel midway. Second of all at this rate of chapter releases... the author is gonna need a DECADE to finish the story unless he rushes the ending and ruins the story.

This is hands down one of THE best wuxia novels out here, even better than Martial World not to mention BS like MGA. The main reason is because of Yun Che. Its because

Yun Che is neither a cultivation doll like nor a completely crazed killer. He knows when... more>> to be ruthless and to be honest he FEELS like a reincarnated person should- mature and more experienced than his peers. He also makes the readers feel a sense of purpose, unlike most xianxia where others for no reason strive to become immortals. Every action he takes is to protect his loved ones and we, as readers, can get behind that. The harem and romance are tackled pretty nicely... at least he gives the readers reason to believe he actually cares deeply about his family and the girls unlike some MCs (looking at you Yi Yun from TMW #R.I.P. LinXington). He is also witty and even the filler chapters are relevant and entertaining.... the cultivation is simple to understand and the scale of things (fights and distances are also more believable). No travelling billions of miles on foot in a day, sent flying thousands of miles with a single punch or BS like that. Although the arcs are pretty repetitive sometimes still it is enjoyable and volume 8 (ch 800 onwards) is getting hugely interesting.... OH! THE WAIT!! <<less
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Tragically Rad rated it
February 26, 2017
Status: c400
I really, really liked the novel at the beginning... but I disliked the how women (and "love") were portrayed and the MC's increasing ruthlessness. I tried to ignore it but it grew a wee bit too annoying and tedious. I enjoyed the challenges the MC faced, the little details on how he cultivates or whatever items he aquired, which were creative and fun to read. So I guess it was a difference in taste.
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BlueFireGod rated it
December 31, 2015
Status: --
Horrible novel.

Started alright and interesting. Keeps getting worse and worse after an arc ends it just repeats itself with different people/powers.

After a few hundred chapters MC keeps going after girls now I don’t really mind the harem genre in general but whenever its a mars gravity book the harem is over the top.

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he gets a 3rd chance 1st time he’s a coward 2nd time he’s a medical saint/mass murderer 3rd chance he’s a playboy what kind of logic is that where I stopped reading he had several girls already seeing as its not even the end of the story and knowing Mars Gravity this book will end with another ridiculous ending with 20+ girls. Although the book started great is like the writer has no idea what kind of female he wants to be with the MC so he just randomly keeps throwing girls in who all fall in love with MC it had a good start with good plotline wich got ruined by adding more and more girls (a harem with 3-7 girls sure go ahead a harem with 20+ girls is just a sick fantasy the writer somehow manages to throw in several of his books)

Then his “luck” is overpowered normally finding 1-2 of the things he gains is already a miracle yet he keeps finding them


(evil god blood from jasmine/ phoenix blood-trial/true dragon blood soul etc-black dragongod if thats not enough he also gains several skill from the “land of the gods” or whatever its called now most MCs are stronger than their peers but skipping whole stages etc is going too far exemple : linley could 1-2 levels at most Qin Yu also only 1-2 at most (+ other characters in those books could too) take long hao cheng from divine throne with extreme measures to skip 1 whole stage at most wich costs him more then he gains, no matter what xianxia I read they only skip 1-2 levels or 1-2 stage at most but Yun Che skipping 1-2 stage or 10-20 levels no problem at all while Mars Gravity keeps mentioning the “gap” between each level as it should be impossible for a level 2 to beat a level 3 yet yun che as a level 1 beat level 10 with no problem
Gains 2 heavenly treasures (sure wont stay at 2) several elemental seeds from the evil god (fire/water) special herbs with miracle properties (power leveling his wife into emperor realm making himself invisible curing whatever boosting cultivation speed etc.) sure other MCs also got plot armor and incredible luck but his luck is a bit to overpowered.

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bsankhani rated it
November 6, 2015
Status: --
One of my favorite novel ; not in comparison with other series of similar genre, because it stands out by itself. The story was built around an interesting premise: someone who was born again as a weakling. The protagonist and people around him are fleshed out consistently. Perfect balance between jokes and serious matters, physical and psychological perspectives. Better yet, it has a very good pace; up to chapters, there are no drawn-out arcs, and one of my favourite part comes after chapter 190, when main character obtains his dragon... more>> blood. I read the previous work of this author and story is somewhat similar after 124 th chapter, but still great piece of work keep it up. <<less
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