Astral Apostle


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Human civilization expanded into space, and its territory spanned across galaxies.

During this great trend of interstellar migration, Zhou Qing accidentally awakened the power of traveling to various Astral Realms. He was able to create [Astral Realm Apostles] as vessels for his soul and project them onto different realms. This allowed him to travel through various worlds with different identities.

His unremarkable life was met with an unexpected twist of fate. Every time he created a new Apostle, it was like being reborn.

Yet, slowly, he realized that the Human civilization wasn’t completely ignorant about the existence of other realms…


Multiple-dimensional worlds, multi-dimensional factions. This is an clash of fate between realms!

And he is the only being who is able to travel amongst the realms in countless different shapes and forms — The Astral Apostle!

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selweron rated it
August 13, 2022
Status: c263
Friendly reminder, the novel has been dropped by the author at chapter 263. Qidian slices chapters into more parts so some reviews may be inaccurate (e.g. People write 90 chapters but it's actually 30 chapters sliced into 3 parts each). You can read author's note on mtl sites.

As for my review:

The author recommends a racist novel under some of his chapters (Global Reincarnation).

The story improves as time goes on (at the start the MC was a meme with some glaring plot holes), simple to follow, has potential, the fightning part... more>> is good, mixed with trending theme and ideas executed in a fresh way it's quite fine to read, more so if you ignore its obvious flaws.

In initial chapters, characters were rather weak in logic and behavior, seemed to have the minds of teenagers, it somewhat improved but they still don't have that natural, lifelike flow, independence, you can see they're limited by the author's writing skills. MC felt like a small kid telling obvious lies or bad excuses yet his "parents" - stronger, older people - believe him, they don't question, don't get suspicious, don't test him to find out. King doesn't feel like a king, but a reincarnated teenager acting as a king. Still an improvement compared to that tasteless mob in Legendary Mechanic so I don't mind.

So, where were we? Oh yes, the book was improving, getting better, more spicy. I was looking forward to more, and then.. Then he dropped the novel. The end <<less
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evilwang rated it
September 4, 2022
Status: c264
As @selweron correctly pointed out, the novel has been dropped by the author.

Really disappointing since the novel starts to gain traction after the 150+ chapter mark.

Interesting power concept and world building, as expected of a veteran author. It has some uneven plots and mistakes but nothing that affects the novel at a deeper scale.

Hoping the author picks up the novel but as of now I do not recommend to read this novel since is going to leave an unpalatable taste and your joy will be turned into bitterness.
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Alaohi rated it
July 15, 2022
Status: c136
A pretty interesting story. So far I've been amazed by the novel and managed to read everything up to the current translated chapters. I would not go into more indepth details as to why it's good because I'm not really knowledgeable. All I know is I liked it so I rate it.
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SpHyNx rated it
July 3, 2022
Status: c99
So far, this has been an amazing read. The MC’s personality is great making it easy to root for him, while the whole simulation deal is very interesting!

The story follows the MC as he gains the ability to create Apostles that he sends to different words. The author seems to be taking his time laying the foundation for the world, which is great, and I personally love it.

What I like the most is the fact that he gains points depending on how big of an impact his Apostles leave on... more>> the world. I can already see how interesting this would be in the later chapters as the MC forges countless legacies.

Now the unfortunate part is the fact that the story doesn't seem to be very well known, which is a surprise considering how well the author’s previous work is.

Overall, this is a great read that I recommend to my fellow readers. My only advice would be to accumulate more chapters before you start reading. <<less
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Epythymy rated it
June 23, 2022
Status: c70
A new work from Qi Peijia, author of 'The Legendary Mechanic'.

This novel is following a relatively new popular trend of 'Simulation' genre.

So far it was a pretty good read, though a bit slow paced.

... more>> What's different from other simulation novels is that MC's ability here allows him to create a fully grown 'avatar' like in VR game, and although its skills still needs to be developed, all the 'coming of age' fillers are skipped.

As there are too few chapters for now ('70' at the moment I'm writing this, but it's basically nothing for simulation genre with all the introductions and world buildings), I can only say that novel's basic quality is here and translation is pretty neat too (considering it's webnovel we're talking about).

World building is OK and MC's personality so far looks neither too righteous or evil. Character development exists, side characters can be considered fleshed out too.

Currently this novel looks promising and has infinite possibilities. (I think the first several hundred chapters will be at least readable no matter what happens in the near future). The only advise I have is to wait for more chapters before reading everything in one go, cause as I've said above it's pretty slow paced and chapters are short (webnovel's new 'feature' of dividing 1 normal chapter into several parts also can be seen here). <<less
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Mahesvara_ rated it
April 24, 2024
Status: c105
I'm a lover of world hopping stories and this is quite an interesting story and I really want to get into it but unfortunately it's bogged down by the confusing system design.

The names used on system design panels are very confusing like for examples: [Apostle Permanence Standard: 0/80] is basically just experience points, [Information State Particle: 0] is merely special currency, [Free Transformation Slot of Body Ability: 2] is basically just an voucher to get stronger.

These above, are ones of the system panels. I don't understand the need to... more>> create such long and confusing names that is hard to make sense. Author is the type of person who would rather call tomato a "Solanum lycopersicum" than just a "Tomato".

I can see that the author is a system enthusiast to be able to create such a complicated system and he's probably the only one who can understand it 100% without losing any braincells.

System currency isn't just one, there are so many currency to use and author even introduced some currency that works like Tickets or Vouchers but with other names. The whole system felt so disorganized that prevents me from enjoying it, along with the slow progress of the story. Most of the time was spent with dazed MC looking at his system window because it's complicated as f*ck and MC had to explain every single sh*t to the readers and even after hundred of chapters the author isn't yet finished introducing what the system can do so the info dumps will continue and never stop. This is probably one of the most complicated system i've read. To create such an infuriating system design, author is a genius! <<less
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Seregosa rated it
April 5, 2023
Status: c264
It almost hurts a bit to give this a 2/5, I really loved this author's previous novel and this one started out quite decent. However, I feel like the story really turned bad after a while, the author simply doesn't know how to keep it interesting or to manage the astral projection (where he "descends" with an "apostle", or as I'd like to call it, alt account) ratio with the "main body" ratio (where he actually proceeds with his own life).

It's not that the author is bad at writing/suddenly worse... more>> than when he wrote "the legendary mechanic", it's mainly that the setting is bad and he's focusing on the wrong things, which makes it unappealing to read in the end.

I take issue with three things in particular.

1: There are too many convoluted explanations and exposition. The system is also a bit hard to understand at the start. There's a lot of information dumping regarding and internal monologues. As we delve deeper into the novel, we get bombed with a lot more third party views, at the start we had a focus on the protagonist but later on, we get more and more side-characters perspectives which just brings the novel down, no one cares about any of these characters because they're utterly worthless, not even a part of the protagonist's real life. Just excessive.

2: The story idea sounds good at first, "hey, this is cool ability where the protagonist can make different "avatars" and move in various different realms!" but it ends up making everything feel unfocused and irrelevant in the end. The focus is spread out among several different characters and the story is just beginning with 3 total deployed apostles to the end, with 2 active ones, and it's already too much. Jumping from one perspective and persona to another, it's hard to get immersed or care at all.

3: Similarly, we feel disconnected from the story, one character is doing this, another is doing that and the protagonist's main body is pretty much completely forgotten. In my opinion, the focus should always be on the main body, but it's like his real persona is a side character. That story rarely progresses, the time passes much faster in the other realms. The characters, due to their various personas and goals, are hit or miss but you're stuck with them for a long time. The first one was perhaps pretty good, the second one was so-so, generally the first "astral plane/realm" was decent enough, but then we reach the second one, where it turns into something like a wuxia story. The protagonist is extremely boring, both his characters. Hardly anything happens and we almost completely stop getting to see his "Real life", instead we're forced to read shitloads of chapters of the protagonist playing around in a world far below his own power level. No tension, no comedy, nothing interesting or fun.

It's like reading a story about several main characters and all of them lack enough focus on them to matter and everything that happens to them doesn't matter either. We don't care about any characters because they all feel alienated from the story, like they're never going to matter. It often feels like the protagonist is playing some kind of a game and all of the stuff happening isn't real. Why should I read and memorize crap about characters that will either die or be left behind?

I'll just assume that the lack of good story is that the author isn't feeling good and perhaps made a bad choice trying out a new setting he might not be good at writing. I mean, maybe there was a plan but he couldn't pull through or write enough chapters. But quite a bit before reading all of the current released chapters, I had already tired greatly. I just wanted it to end after reaching the second plane/realm. What's interesting about a wuxia setting where you're OP but doesn't even abuse it properly and the actual story setting means that this wuxia setting is utter garbage in terms of power level, even the first realm had people faaar more powerful. Also, why is it exactly like ancient china? I actually think it's lazy writing, perhaps he didn't feel that motivated and just wanted to write something really easy until he finally went on hiatus. At least the start and first realm was better. <<less
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TheGreatMech rated it
July 29, 2022
Status: c264
I finished all the available chapters currently and I must say that the story is great..

When you have read a many webnovels as me its hard to find a book who can fit your tastes.

This book is really a breath of fresh air after having been through so many cliche novels and I really recommend it for people who want some original work.

This novel is my last one before two years cause I will take a break for school and I am happy to stop on this one, dont miss... more>> it! <<less
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DicerX rated it
January 6, 2024
Status: c408
The novel shares similar concepts to Fantasy Simulator, Devil's Cage, and slightly the feel of Mystical Journey. If you read any of these you'd feel like you're in a familiar territory here.

Diving in, the translators became a bit of a drag. They seemed to fancy throwing in their two cents way too often, cluttering the narrative. It’s like they couldn’t resist adding their spin every other paragraph. I switched to an Epub version I made for a cleaner read.

The novel’s real rollercoaster is its world-hopping gimmick. It’s a mixed bag... more>> – some worlds are fascinating, others just fall flat. The main world, which should’ve been a knockout, sadly, doesn’t quite hit the mark. It kicks off strong but soon gets bogged down with clichés – childhood friends, predictable academy dramas, the usual tournament arcs. These parts felt like filler and could use a skim.. Other than that this novel is worth a read.

Note to self: stopped at chapter 408 <<less
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billybob4223 rated it
August 5, 2022
Status: c190
Good, the plot is consistently interesting and as the story goes on, it really ramps up as he’s exposed to more and more superpowers and develops more characters. It never really feels like he’s overpowered or particularly power fantasy-esque as of chapter 190.
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Poireau rated it
July 30, 2022
Status: c210
The concept of the novel is quite original, and the main character is not too OP, and clever, but his character and behavior in the other astral realms varies: MC can once be righteous with one apostle and a total scoundrel with another. Luckily, there are few apostles, and few realms to visit for now, and each arc is well constructed and secondary characacters interesting, so it's not like the MC have multiple personalities.

But I have two main issues, first, the golden finger has many rules and early chapters to... more>> explain its principles are quite dense, and once you get used to it, in the later chapters, once the second realm is introduced, it is much less present, and it's then difficult to guess the level on the current apostles. Second, and again, once the second realm is introduced, the pace is very very slow, nothing much happens in the main world during lots of chapters, and because of the behavior of the apostle #4 in the second realm, the plot is very borring, as if, you would have switched to a classical bellow average wuxia novel... This comes as a disapointment from the previous arc, and only the story of the third apostle saves me from rating it 3/5.

For sure the main realm story is a 5/5, with a very interesting plot as the super world seems dense, well built and as the secondary characters are well written.

Last point: I have read up to chapter 210 from mtl, but it's in fact chapter 420 translated (1raw = 2 translated chapters). Chapters are long but the mtl quality is good enough to use it.

This novel is definitly worth reading but the second realm arc is definitly not the best the Author can offer. <<less
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