Ancient Godly Monarch


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In the Province of the Nine Skies, far above the heavens, there exists Nine Galaxies of Astral Rivers made up of countless constellations interwoven together.

For Martial Cultivators, they could form an innate link with one of the constellations, awaken their Astral Soul, and transform into a Stellar Martial Cultivator.

Legend has it that, the strongest cultivators in the Province of the Nine Skies, were beings that could open an astral gate every time they advanced into a new realm. Their talent in cultivation was such that they could even establish innate links with constellations that existed in a layer higher than the Nine Layers of Heavens, eventually transforming into the heaven-defying and earth-shattering power known as the War God of the Nine Heavens.

Qin Wentian is the MC of this story. How could a guy, with a broken set of meridians, successfully cultivate? There were countless Stellar Martial Cultivators, as there were countless constellations in the vast starry skies. What he wanted to be, was the brightest constellation of all, shining dazzlingly in the vast starry skies.

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Swire God
Thái Cổ Thần Vương
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Karvo rated it
September 12, 2016
Status: --
Even if someone tortured me I wouldn't have believed that this is by the same author as PMG. The difference between the two novels is astounding. AGH's closely knitted writing is a lot more fluid (although it might be the difference between translators), with a likeable MC and allies, although it still suffers from brainless villains with no redeeming factors. AGM is nowhere as interesting as works like ISSTH nor is it as blood pumping as ATG, but it is still quite an enjoyable LN to read.
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zaoh rated it
June 30, 2016
Status: c66
I dont know what this authors problem is but in both PMG and AGM the villains just all target the MC for stupid reasons and dont make sense as to why they are targeting the MC even though they might die. I would say that this is slightly better than PMG and the MC does not start killing people randomly and offending people.
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Saiyademon22 rated it
June 25, 2016
Status: c30
HELLO!!!! :3

I'll be the most recent review *yeah!!!*

Okay, for some clarifications for those have only started reading Xuanhuan, Wuxia and Xianxia Novels this story might be quite generic (which is mostly all translated stories are), so don't get taken by those bad reviews given in this thread... as far as I am reading through it I would like to say 5 pointers that should be clarified:
1) Yes, Its generic, same MC that has a trash cultivation but eventually become strong due to various reasons (such as a former relic,... more>> amazing cultivation method, sealed power and even reincarnation turned for a better path of cultivation)
Cons: It is still very entertaining, though the synopsis is quite vague, the MC has good temperament, good constitution and also amazing cultivation (hint: the title). His not as cunning because he started as a naive character but he has the talent and determination to get to his dream...
2) IT IS SLOW PHASED, the story started with the very beginning like in most LN (Martial Emperor Reborn, ISSTH, PME, Martial God Asura and Limitless Sword God) ; thus you have to be really patient because the story is slowly unfolding and its not like other LN/WN that relies on fast cultivation, strength, awesome fighting scenes showcasing their battle poweress (which I love)
Cons: You, as a reader can learn the true character of the MC, and grow to love them as they grow and become amazing characters (too cheezy <3 <3)
3) and Yes it not as unique as what some reviews cater it to be. It has the same cultivation method as Supreme Arrow God, which uses the stars but on different Description; in here, they specialized Cultivation and talent based on the "Astral soul" one condenses and links to and then grow from them on until they can fully utilized its power (still vague from this point)
Cons:It is a fresh read aside from reading other trilling Chinese novels, most of which I read are very fast phase and usually involves A LOT of fighting and A LOT of cultivation breakthroughs (the best I read that involves this : ISSTH, THNH & Martial God Asura). this LN is really more on the "Let walk on the park and leisurely stroll" kind of vibe that is why it is considered mildly slow phased.
4) The translation is very good!!! (thanks to Gravitytales; please support them they translated one of my most favorite LNs which are True Martial World, Demon Dairy and BTTH).
Cons: there is none, the translation is smooth and the wordings are better than most :)
5) This is newly translated Web Novel, so there aren't much chapters, GravityTales only started translating it this April so please be patient on reading this
Cons: It is really Okay as of now, the story is linear, the plot is generic, the characters are still on the "I like stage" for me, but,.....

IT IS WORTH READING!! Do not give up on novels based on reviews, really, if not for the fact that I had skim the reviews and thought that its quite faulty I would not have written this review..... Please this novel needs Justice!!! <<less
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yijunding rated it
May 16, 2016
Status: c48
Unique cultivation method, MC is smart and doesn't blindly rush into situations. Sidekick is also funny as hell. Amazing read so far!
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GrumpyNPC rated it
December 15, 2018
Status: c1560
This novel is extremely average in this genre, I would give it a 2.5 straight down the middle, maybe slightly less than 2.5 so I'm rounding it to 2 instead of 3.

Peerless Martial God was my very first novel, so I was not yet tired of the cultivation cliches, but even looking back and trying to be objective I much prefer PMG to this one.

What I like:

  • MC's relationship with his wives, there is some decent amount of development and MC is not just tossing around pokeballs trying to catch 'em all, there is a bit of a downside to this which I will talk about later.
  • MC's relationship with his friends is also very good, there is a real sense of brotherhood.
  • MC is ruthless, tho I wish he was less arrogant
  • The early story is interesting and has some complexity to it, but it deteriorates not far into the novel, a thousand+ chapters later the story seems to be improving again.
What I dislike:

  • If it has a pus*y it likely falls in love with the MC. I like that the MC is not trying to "catch 'em all" but I wish the author wouldn't make every single female fall for the MC. I just feel bad for them pining for the MC, it is a waste of good pus*y, at least let them fall for MC's friends or something, don't burden them with unrequited love.
  • The fights are boring, I often find myself skipping to the part where the enemy dies or flees. Sometimes these fights are long too, like if they were animated they would give Dragonball a run for its money.
  • "You're courting DEATH!". I've never met an MC who said that as often as this one does. MC's dialogue often reminds me of the young master's from other novels. I mean I get that most of the time they offend the MC first, but it is still weird to see the MC act so arrogantly.
  • Logic is often thrown out the window. This is a world where the strong rule, but sometimes...
    • Instead of war, lets do a contest with a ton of arbitrary rules to determine the winner and the fate of our empires, even tho we all know ultimately war will happen and this is just a waste of time, an excuse for MC to run across some magic beans.
    • You are more powerful than my people, but im here to demand your daughters marry me under some ancient weird law. Instead of killing me on the spot like any strong father should in this universe, lets have a convoluted contest to determine the future of your precious daughters, even tho we all know ultimately you will have to fight us and the hidden power behind us..
  • Bad guy bad acting happens too often:
    • My disciple will kill you and then we will rape your entire family. *MC kills deciple*. Why must you be so ruthless, this was only a spar. Men arrest him.
    • I'm going to break the rules and use this weapon to kill you. *Fails to kill MC despite breaking the rules*. Powerful daddy ancestor emperor, this vile MC broke the rules and tried to use a weapon to kill me in secret, uphold justice for me.
  • The same names get re-used which is annoying. There are like 3 Jiang clans with zero relationship to each other.
  • Other then some fights dragging on, some story arcs also drag on, they feel artificially extended.
    • I must do X to prove myself worthy of love interest, but now that I have accomplished X someone has taken her away and demanded I do Y, but now that I have accomplished Y something else happens and the princess is in another castle.
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paperjack rated it
August 9, 2017
Status: c635
This starts out pretty good but around chap 500 it becomes insanely boring and repetitive. I dropped this at chapter 635.


Basically, there are no more interesting happenings, just a repeating cycle of "powerful but arrogant random person scorns MC for no reason, MC is insanely powerful and beats his ass with no problem later on, repeat". The author repeatedly asspulls the same kinds of enemies and reasons to fight. The plot is going in circles.

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thevongolax rated it
April 5, 2017
Status: c420
AGM is really good novel. You will read the story of MC (Qin Wentian) who has to face truly intense and crazy struggles fighting his enemies. Although it has Harem tag, the best thing is the MC is not horny man like Yun Che ATG, the romance is also quite cute. Dont be fooled by other reviewers who tell that this novel is like PMG just because it's written by same author. Man, the quality is very different. AGM is far far better than PMG. My advices: keep many chapters... more>> and do binge reading. Right now I stop at c420 and wait till there are more chapters. Damn, the latest chapters about demon sword is really awesome and crazy. <<less
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StarDoubter rated it
May 1, 2016
Status: --
It’s a novel for reading besides other novels, or for people that don’t like it too deep. The Characters and the story isn’t really deep but that’s actually what makes the novel a nice read! It’s an “easy” read, the translation is good, the story has a nice flow, its nothing more, but also nothing less! What I forgot is that there is actually a “semi”-new cultivation system what makes it even a little bit more interesting.
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DarkPresent rated it
July 3, 2018
Status: c1100
At the begining I loved this novel and story. Characters seemed okay, MC had godly luck (like usual in such novels) but at least it we could see that he was working hard, it was not like bam, eaten phoenix egg and gained 20 powerlevels like in some cases.

Sadly it was becoming more and more repetitive with every chapter.

Can author at least try to use some other "troublemaking" troupes instead of 2:

-My sect brother insulted you for no reason, MC beat him up and then whole sect/family/clan/world is chasing MC... more>> (who is genius above geniuses rarely seen in gazillion of years) instead of ever trying to realise how op MC is and mediate the problem before it escalates beyond redemption

-My sect brother fancies your girls/lovers and obviously according to his bird brain as long as he kills you they will fall in love with him, there is no way the girls would hate him for that or commit suicide out of desperation...

At least half of the current enemies are made simply because how "otherwordly beautifull" MCs girls are and everyone thinks he is not worth them. Not a single person smart enough to actually ask concerned party (girls) if they love him. It was okay when it happened once, twice, three times, but after n'th time it just became boring. It's as if everyone in the universe is pursuing girls when they are supposed to be trying to get to the cultivation peak, strongest power ever etc. <<less
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lnreader95 rated it
December 13, 2017
Status: Completed
Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. One of the best WebNovels that I have read. It has an amazing plot. Great world building, and doesn't drop any plots. I absolutely loved it. It took everythig that was amazing in PMG and built on it. I used MTL to finish reading, but you can see the growth of the author in this book compared to PMG. ALL IN ALL 5/5. Give AGM a chance!
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LastChancellor rated it
October 27, 2017
Status: c341
Okay I literally made my account to write a review of this because other readers must be warned.

This series has a really interesting and unique system of cultivating and fighting, something that I really like. The political maneuvers and schemes are pretty neat at first but become basic “muh sect” later on. These good points are counterbalanced by just how crappy the novel becomes later on. Literally nobody has no beliefs & loyalty except for the select few who will be close to the MC, everyone else is and will... more>> be two faced at a moments notice over and over again. The MC is ridiculously weak for so long and literally only survives and wins because of dues ex machina events happening over and over again. There is little satisfaction for anything because he never truly does anything thanks to his own power despite the novel beating us over the head that that’s the only way to rise up. He always has divine intervention on his side, he’s too weak to win so he’ll have some plot tumor save him last second and let him be triumphant. After the 100th time this happened I had to quit and just walk away. <<less
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kalp456 rated it
January 31, 2017
Status: c434
Much better than PMG but still sucks nonetheless. Themes are presented in a too messy manner to the point it doesn't make sense anymore, one dimensional characters, even the main character, and currently average plot. Enjoyable, though.

Edit: It became much worse than PMG due to the revelation in chapter 420-something. Although it was already hinted, it was just used in a lazy way, aka plot armor. One might praise it such that at least the plot armor was not that bad since there were still consequences, aka, (SPOILER) MC... more>> becoming a roc, etc. But nah. It is still bad. The setting created in the beginning made it bad. The reason why the plot armor exists is bad. So, basically, it became worse. Furthermore, it appears to me that the consequences are easily solved, or at least (SPOILER) MC becoming a human again. For the other consequences, I'm pretty sure it'll be just as easy. <<less
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UsernameJ rated it
January 1, 2017
Status: c281
This story has really picked up in the past 50 chaps or so. So much so that I now actually look forward to chap updates instead of before where it was just "Oh this has an update, I'll read it after I read all the other good stuff first."

I don't remember enough about the beginning to comment on whether it was good or not, but obviously it was good enough for me to stick with it thus far unlike garbage like Sovereign of the Three Realms or whatever.

Story is good,... more>> cultivation method is creative, characters are decent. MC of course gets all the beauties to fall for him but he's pretty dead-set on his main girl so far. It has that touch of mystery (What's going to happen in the long-run?) to keep it going, which is never a bad thing.

All in all worth reading. <<less
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Espinasse rated it
August 5, 2016
Status: c720
I like the idea of every time you go to hıgher realm you get a new astral soul but thats it astral souls aren't that interesting. First astral soul comes from 5th layer. I find it very low. I explained it in spoilers (its about last paragraph)

Spoilers starts from last translated chapters to 700ish chapters

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First of all I found his third astral soul choice is very bad

He can go to 6th layer but he thinks just because he communicate little bit he choose it from 5th layer after that except for turning half monster (this isn't come from astral soul it comes from technique that king cang left not related to this astral soul) he uses its special tecnique (summoning the beast) few times.

Then for fourth astral soul he goes to 6th layer then he sees a sword he never used sword before (maybe used few times?) but he makes his fourth soul a sword then he goes to learn sword. His talent for swords is very good he learns swordmanship will (when you learn something very well you got will of it. İTs like you use fire after you breakthough to yuanfu realm you can start to learn fire will) after he learns all these he stops using sword he goes to halberd he uses sword techiniques with halberd he uses his sword soul with halberd after 400ish chapter to 650ish chapter I didn't see him using sword even when his life in danger (Note: at the 650ish chapter he takes a demonic sword. I assumed that he will use sword from now on there is hıgh chance that he may not be using even after 650 700 ish chapter).

For his fifth soul he goes to 7th layer and make one of the souls in there his the problem is there are few people makes their fifth soul from 7th layer. He who comes from immortal realm (or someting like this) has same level astral soul as someone from this world for their fifth soul like ı said from top he should never start with 5 th layer he should strat with 6 then 6 7 7 and for the fifth soul 8th layer or starts with 5 then 6 7 7 again for fifth soul 8th layer. İT shouldn't have happened like how its right now.

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Phaos rated it
May 24, 2016
Status: c49
The novel starts off strong it also introduce lots of hateable characters. Then it gets chaotic with plenty of good fights then a few really questionable and confusing situation. Then its starts getting disinteresting but it picks up again. This novel is a real rollercoaster but overall I still enjoy it.
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Heller rated it
February 20, 2019
Status: c500
Simply the existence of MC triggers the hate of 95% of people on this novel period

MC is arrogant, egoistic, stupid sometimes, just an average guy. Every 2-3 chapters result in brawling I dunno why people rate this novel high :/

well if u like fighting every time between chapters well this novel is for you
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Reached_The_Apex rated it
November 15, 2018
Status: c1396
The novel isn't anything very unique, the main character is the average genius in these types of novels "Hey my comprehension is better than everyone, my strength can cross tiers, everyone finds a battle with me even though they don't know me, everyone who knows me doesn't care for my strength and still finds fights with me" "Oh hey, i've gotten a strong backing now, wait all of a sudden theres an enemy of similar strength/if not stronger to my backing finding a fault with me"

All in all, the novel... more>> isn't anything unique and pretty repetitive, if you have nothing else to read, its a good time consumer, if you're new to novels, its a good pick, but if I knew it would be like this I wouldn't read it, I'm just reading due to commitment now. <<less
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Prime319 rated it
February 28, 2018
Status: c968
So I’ve seen a lot of people bashing it cliche, but let’s be real almost all Xianxia or Xuanhuan are cliche but it gets either interesting or falls off as time go by. As someone who already caught to the current chapter I can say that this right here is one of my favorite. YES it slow but the world building is amazing. People complain about how the MC can’t beat certain characters that’s because he’s not even close to those characters. Can a baby beat an adolescent?... I’ll wait.... more>> The world building is amazing so is the romance as well as the characters and the author shows the worth of the MC he doesn’t gain power just by luck. Think about his bloodline and think about his family tell me if he’s power is not worth gaining. <<less
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rdawv rated it
February 10, 2017
Status: c152
Above average. I won't make detailed comparisons with PMG, because frankly I have forgotten PMG's background and premise (who even remembers Lin Feng of PMG is actually a transmigrated MC from Earth?).

However, one thing that stands out in favour of AGM is the cast of enemy characters. Although they are still stereotypes (arrogant senior students, cliques, super sects lurking in the background, jealous rivals etc), they seem to be more fleshed out than the usual. Even the initial love interest and her family had more color and appearances than what... more>> you'd expect, still being mentioned here and there after nearly 150+ chapters. Most of the enemies are given proper motivations and actual 'screen time', some would be defeated in a satisfying manner and yet still remained alive as a shadowy threat for quite some time.

The writing is decent, the MC is not extremely hotheaded or lewd (still an inexperienced blushing kid as of ch150). The supporting cast is good, though you get the feeling that earlier characters are slowly regulated into the background (eg: the sister).

Ok, would read more. <<less
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May 12, 2016
Status: --
Around first 10 chapters I seem to feel completely thrown over world of unknown. The level of strength kind of confusing and frustrating for me. But after that the story started to be interesting and have a path of their own. I just hope it won't go into Harem genre in terms of romance since I hate it to happen to the MC. He's not some naive, funny and cold character so it doesn't suit him. I categorize him as wilful with soft character... now reading at Chapter 18!
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