Chaotic Sword God


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Jian Chen, the publicly recognized number one expert of the Jianghu. His skill with the sword went beyond perfection and was undefeatable in battle, After a battle with the exceptional expert Dugu Qiubai who had gone missing over a hundred years ago, Jian Chen succumbed to his injuries and died.

After death, Jian Chen’s spirit was transmigrated into a completely foreign world. Following an extremely fast growth, his enemies piled up one after another before becoming gravely injured once more.

On the gates of death, his spirit had mutated, and from that moment henceforth, he would tread on a completely different path of the art of the sword to become the sword god of his generation.

Chaotic Sword God average rating 3.7/5 - 1022 user ratings
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Hun Dun Jian Shen
Hỗn Độn Kiếm Thần
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New alexrotten rated it
November 7, 2017
Status: c512
I never thought I would enjoy this novel THIS much. The story is full of ups and downs, truly a roller-coaster of emotion. A bit slow at early chapter, but the flow is very captivating for me. I am truly blessed, this novel makes me happy. Screw those who give bad review for this title, they should just go back to reading d*raemon.

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New acoleman2 rated it
November 3, 2017
Status: c701
Lots of negative reviews. I won't directly address each issue they raise. Instead here are the reasons you should read this novel:

  1. High quality translations and a lot of completed chapters, plus Gravity is the official publisher now and will release ebooks.
  2. One of the few cultivation novels truly focused on the sword for the MC.
  3. MC actually goes through trials and tribulations, he does not have an easy time growing stronger.
  4. NO ROMANCE. I can't emphasize enough how refreshing it is to have a cultivation novel that doesn't have romance in it (so no harem, no smut, no misogyny, no lolis, basically none of the crap that ruins other novels)
  5. It's just an enjoyable story. It's a classic of the genre. If you don't like this then you just don't like the genre.
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Bakaleaf rated it
May 23, 2016
Status: c465
Enough is Enough If I don't drop this then I can't help but help to think I am wasting my time reading this The never ending filler (Chapters that is irrelevant and just making the story longer) is very annoying. To many Plot Twist. The NO ROMANCE theme. To much its to much!

I drop after
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After The prince sent an assassin to kill MC. What did MC do? He let the prince go, since MC doesn't want to have a conflict against the prince country. I call that BULLSH*T! MC just destroyed 5 freaking Kingdoms! And he was afraid with one kingdom. The hell was the author thinking, He could have just given the prince a beating before letting him go! To much! I have enough with this whimsical author!


The major reason I hated this novel is how MC approach things. We see an OP MC that can destroy kingdoms! Then another part we see a very coward MC who can't do a thing! Then the Never ENDING Loop of killing here and there! There are times that MC status makes him invincible so I can't understand why MC is so coward at times!


To hell with MC disappointing the princess who waited for him for years just for MC to annul there marriage! The reason? MC is afraid since he has to many enemies! Still afraid after he can destroy kingdoms! And has the backing of a major Empire not to mention the two saint ruler who is MC's friend!
And how can I forgot to mention MC is beyond OP already! Still afraid? Seriously! Go jump on a cliff or something! After you killed lots of lots of people! Still afraid? Its not MC fault its the author way of writing!


Will I might as well read this again next year but right now I seriously don't feel like reading anymore.

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mitre27 rated it
October 29, 2016
Status: c561
Story summed up in one sentence.

Appear in new area, offend someone powerful, run away till stronger, kill the powerful person, move on to next area, offend someone powerful, run, etc, etcetcetcetc

Overall I want to give it 0/5 but 1 is the lowest.

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makenai89 rated it
March 24, 2016
Status: c397
Reviewed at ch. 397, rated 3.

Chaotic Sword God can be said as one of the most controversial Chinese novels in NU directory, for many reasons. There are shaky plots, cliche characters, plot armors, and so on. Read all the reviews here, and you'll get just how bad it is. I particularly dislike how the MC seemed to be easily diverted from his aim by anything that he meets on the way, how he seemed to be fishing troubles everywhere, also from the way the plot constructed in which he... more>> always gained something from his losses and use it to destroy his enemies. Once or twice is okay, but the repetitiveness of this story chafes reader’s enjoyment.

However, the world building and the author’s narrative was enthralling... probably. At least, those are the only things I can think of as the reasons why I’m hooked on it. It’s like drugs; you know it’s bad, but you want a dose of it anyway. I know some other (equally controversial) series that I’ve dropped and I’ll never pick again as their repetitiveness bored me. But CSG... well, my eyes are just always looking for the newest update... or if I managed to put it off for some time, then one day I’ll suddenly think, “What’s Jian Chen doing now?” and look at CSG again. <<less
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Draeghe rated it
March 12, 2016
Status: --
I’ve finally had enough after reading till chapter 387.

The story goes nowhere. The Main Character is simply dumb and wanders about doing absolutely nothing significant. He stirs up trouble and then gets out of it, over and over.

His cultivation path is an utter mess, it’s like the author had no clue where to go with it (as with pretty much everything in the story) and simply changed his mind over and over.

The only good point is the mindless entertainment the story provides, except even that wears thin... more>> after so many stupid antics. Especially when the killing streak (the mindless entertainment) is halted for some nonsensical cultivation technique.

I’ve tried to stick with it and a few times it was still fun, but I can only bare so much stupidity in a story and it simply doesn’t look like the author intends to stop with that anytime soon. His writing/story telling doesn’t improve unlike other novels. I can spend my time better by reading those novels instead. There’s more fish in the sea.

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darknova rated it
July 7, 2016
Status: c484
I still like to read this one no matter what they say, first of all it's enjoyable adventure is interesting and action pack whether it has shaky plots or anything. This novel was one of the very few novels that started the rage on translated novels. Still I can't give it up. I hope it will have a good ending though ^____^.

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k-r-i-s rated it
March 30, 2016
Status: --
I don't like how they constantly try to portray him as being an upright guy when all he does is go around massacring sects cause they looked at him the wrong way or one of the guys is bad in it.

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ArgosYesu rated it
October 28, 2015
Status: --
After reading up to chapter 25, there are several things to note. One, the author is probably making up the story as he goes. Two, he does not edit... Three, lots of xianxia tropes.

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Now the MC is rather generic in reincarnation standards. He's reincarnated, so he's obviously smarter than usual, but he has no qualms about showing how smart he is. He shows off his language and walking skills early and luckily gets no repercussions. Everyone is joyful about the genius.

And then there is where the author goes all confusing on the plot. For some inexplicable reason, the author decided to make the MC a trash character. The MC is viewed as a cripple and the respect he has in his household plummets. Not an uncommon theme. What is uncommon is for the author to turn around and make the MC normal/genius after only a couple chapters. He then proceeds to skip the MC's childhood completely and then move on to the school arc. Very lacklustre.

At the school, even though everyone is at least 16+, everyone seems to act like the standard 12-year-old bully. Nothing about the characters makes me assume they have maturity unless they get into a fight, the fight being instigated because of some childish Xianxia-like attitude of disrespect for strangers you look down upon.


The power system of this story is... weird. The first level is pretty much averaged out at age 20. That is, if you get to the first level (Saint) at age 20, you're average. 18 is genius and I already know what the MC will get. Anyways, there are so many higher levels above saint that this seems... off.

Author does not seem to have a care about giving details about events since he basically skips the first 90% of a competition cause he wants to rush. Honestly, the author's style is the especially weak point of this story since nothing about the story or characters are especially... great.

Lackluster xianxia with all the tropes and nothing interesting in it. Not recommended for people smart enough to avoid MGA since I find MGA is better written than this (not a fan of MGA, mind). <<less
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parthpatel1726 rated it
July 7, 2016
Status: c1100

The thing about CSG is that initial is pathetic but everything improves later on story, romance, power. While the plot is indeed rinse and repeat kind. There are many good development over time. The MC also has his fare share of romance and girls and harem, even s. E. X, the start is definitely a bit boring but story definitely gets better later. If you can stick up to it that is.

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GrimGuy rated it
April 30, 2016
Status: --
This is my first review ever.

The start was kinda good but it gradually degrade as the story goes on... I decided to drop it off. Just like as what Ardaviz mentioned. After some chapters, I just can't take it. I became restless because of the repetitive scenes and no progress. This kind of story kinda sets me off. So many plotholes and all.
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1MPR0V3 rated it
June 21, 2016
Status: c377
I remember enjoying this when I started it... then as others have said the story got repetitive, plotholes and inconsistencies appeared and any enjoyment I got from the story plummeted. I decided not to continue reading it quite a few times but kept coming back because despite everything I enjoyed the world building and the cultivation method. Also the translation itself was quick to update and of good quality... though every time I came back it wasn't long before either the repetitiveness or contradictory MC sent me packing again.

The... more>> final nail in the coffin for me was

the MC has his cultivation destroyed and becomes a mage


It just blew my mind how ridiculous it was. So that's it for me and honestly I would advise any new readers to stay away. Its just a disappointment. <<less
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Screed rated it
November 28, 2015
Status: --
I had very high hopes for this. However as the the chapters progress it becomes more disappointing. I have read till chapter 366 and after the first couple few chapters it feels very monotonous. Again and again it is about a large number of people chasing after him and his great escape. This just repeats and I am getting really sick of this. I had actually started re-liking this novel but again they repeated the same chase. Basically there are maybe 100 chapters of actual variety and nearly 300 chapters... more>> of chases with different people. The power level is not that different so that even the fights are nearly the same.

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Shikaz rated it
May 20, 2016
Status: c465
First off, I really, really like this novel. But why do I rate it so low?

Well, this novel is like a mindless action movie. The scenes, the action is fantastic and the terminology is great, but the story isn't really there.

The MC is supposedly "smart", but all he does is offend and kill people of other powerful people, making him run until he kills said powerful people, rinse & repeat.

If he just could keep the killing down a bit, that would be great. But then again, everyone is... more>> so offended in the story, that it is impossible to resolve any matter, other than killing.

What I really like, besides all this action, is that the MC is OP, but at the same time, he gets his ass kicked, but comes back stronger than before. I believe this is what makes it great. It's like watching a superhero movie, so you just want to come back and see what Jian Chen is going to do next and how he's going to overcome it this time, even though it gets repetitive, you still love it.

What brings it down is the story, or the lack of story, I should say. There is a story, but it's just briefly explained, but because he's still too weak when it's introduced it just gets put on a shelf till later.

So the first 420+ or so chapters, it's about him cultivating and killing people endlessly, so you forget about any story that was explained shortly in the beginning, but after that the story is slowly coming back now, but if it's done wrong, it will just come as the next big thing he needs to overcome, so we'll see.

Overall this is a average novel, or slightly, just slightly, above average. I prefer my MC smarter and less ruthless, but it's still just mindless fun to read this.

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Fireworks rated it
February 23, 2016
Status: --
I really wanted to like this one, I invested so much time and emotion into this too. The premise was interesting, if generic, and the translation excellent. There is plenty of solid action and I'm still curious about much of the MCs unrevealed abilities.

The first time I dropped this series, I was irritated with the dry and colourless characters, and the MC is a total fool sometimes! Also, the plot was getting repetitive, the author didn't seem to have a clue where he wanted to take this series, and... more>> the MC's penchant for diving into trouble when he should be keeping a low profile left me exasperated.

Months later, for some reason I picked it up again, since the translation pace was as high as ever, and the series always ranked top 10, and some people genuinely like it. I convinced myself that the problem lay with me instead and picked it up again, but 30 chapters later, I realised I was wasting my time with this series!

I recommend it if you like generic Xianxia with action, and you don't care much if the characters lack personalities and the plot seems aimless.

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xianxia_reader rated it
September 28, 2016
Status: c527
Let me start of by addressing some of the concerns in other reviews.

Does it have filler? Yes. Tons of it and with the number of chapters you could skip a lot of it. I would have skipped nearly 100 chapters without missing any thing in the story

Is it repetitive? Yes. It has the repetition - Go to a new region, offend someone stronger, fight and then later escape. This is the recurring theme of the story.

Is it stupid? Yes. Some parts but the last 100 chapters started getting... more>> on my nerves. Lets take the latest arc - Heavenly Eagle Kingdom mini arc which again adds a someone new to the "offend someone stronger" story point.
The whole setup is forced case of "mistaken identity" and makes no sense at all:


1. MC has a fondness of the name of "Jian Chen" instead of his name actual name - Changyang Xiangtian. So when he arrives to support his homeland - Gensun Kingdom along with help from Qinhuang Kingdom no one is sure who he is or why the help has arrived from a superior kingdom.

2. When Heavenly Eagle Kingdom comes around to ask, the Gensun Kingdom King is also not sure as he is not aware of the name "Jian Chen".

3. So the Heavenly Eagle prince asks for Gensun Kingdon princess' hand in marriage.

4. Now when the king is made aware that "Jian Chen" and "Changyang Xiangtian" are the same person, he leaves the Heavenly Eagle people hanging and runs away to Lore City to meet MC. You have to wonder why couldn't he just say - Sorry just found out my daughter is already engaged to "Qinhuang Imperial Protector"? Mind you he doesn't shy away from using this identity later.

5. Jian Chen arrives along with king to the Imperial capital and has a confrontation with the Heavenly Eagle prince. He too conveniently forgets to mention that he is the Imperial Protector.

6. Jian Chen gets attacked by some guys and fend them off. He still keeps mum about the whole Imperial Protector thing.

7. Based on the confrontation Heavenly Eagle king sends some "seniors" to capture the king and Changyang Xiangtian. During this confrontation again no one tells them that "Changyang Xiangtian" is the Imperial protector.

8. Jian Chen is infuriated. No, its not at him being stupid for not trying and suppressing Heavenly Eagle people but because they attacked him.

9. He gets a team of soldiers and attacks Heavenly Eagle Kingdom when shock! Horror! Its revealed he is the Imperial Protector.

10. This leads to him offending the Sect of Dragon and Tiger "Saint Ruler"
There is another unnecessary waste of pages within the above series of events:

Changyang Xiangtian makes it home and his father and mother are happy that he is a Heavenly Saint. They want to publicize this fact but he stops them because it will shock people that is so young and someone might try to kill him. But later when he starts going around attacking other Heavenly Saints who know his identity of - Changyang Xiangtian and can easily find that he reached Heavenly Saint at age 21.


I still rated it 3 because I liked the story before the last 100 chapters. Author seems to have lost his edge and seems to be making up story as he goes.

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findwrite rated it
September 12, 2016
Status: c221
I thought I'd like this series when I first found it. And in fact, I did - at least at first. A couple dozen chapters in, a faint voice rang in my mind asking, "Where is the main story-line?" Well, after over two hundred chapters, so far I haven't seen much of it. But what I've seen has been unimpressive and very dull. The novel had the same general story repeated with different enemies. Every time I've tried to tell myself, "It's just the protagonist's personality. " But I can't... more>> handle that anymore, because if it's just the protagonist's personality, it's the writer's responsibility to stop the story from getting so damn repetitive.

The only good thing I can think about for this novel is that there's a lot of action. For me, it feels incredibly unsatisfying. The characters are shallow (funny enough, that's actually true for all characters in this novel, not just the secondary ones), and the plot is too weak to get me invested in the conflicts.

Two hundred chapters. I'm two hundred chapters in, and I've seen no character development, feel no attachment to any of the characters, and can't bear to read any more of this story. Even Kuro No Maou, that story with a horrendously slow and lengthy start, is a series I started to really enjoy far before chapter 200.

This series looks like something I really won't enjoy. The translation is great, so if you like a cycle of mindless action, go ahead. This ain't for me.

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Nihilist_smoker rated it
August 6, 2017
Status: c650
The novel gets good later on as the story progresses. MC is arrogant but most of the times he has the power to back it up. Although MC sometimes acts stupid and there are some useless arcs in the story but it's still a good novel to enjoy if you can ignore some inconsistencies.

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_Paragon_ rated it
July 10, 2017
Status: c700
I actually made an account here, because I saw the comments for CSG...

I never thought people who read Xianxia and Xuanhuan LNs would be so f*cking whiny.

I personally started reading on Wuxiaworld exactly 2 years ago (I remember it exactly because, then I started my summer break from uni, had a lot of free time) and since then, I've binge read sooooo much stuff, started and dropped a lot of other LNs, on a variety of different websites, but mostly wuxiaworld and gravity (of course)... let's just say... more>> I stopped watching any TV shows or Movies, only the really good ones on cinema...

So in my honest opinion - do not get swayed by all those negative comments for CSG

The novel is GOOD ! Of course there are the occasional fillers, but IMO every novels has those... I personally follow maybe 10 novels closely and I mini drop them till they get some 50-100 chapters more, then I catch up.

But everybody likes different styles etc. , so my suggestion is just try reading it yourself.

Novels I like and I'm following now, so you can see where I'm coming from:
any I Eat Tomatoes novels - NUFF SAID
Love Martial World, kinda hate True Martial World - same author, but the way he is telling the stories IMO is different as f*ck. I really had to force myself reading TMW the first 400 chaps, which is A LOT ! After that TMW had some very good 200 300 but then again after that downhill
King of Gods - what I like most here is the constant development and how every chapter I can sense the character is going forward in some kind of a way. Altho its only 250 chaps, if it continues this one is gonna be on my top list.
ISSTH - read already, AWE next - of course...
Upgrade Specialist in Another World
Chaotic Sword God
Against the Gods - I really like how brutal the MC can be, as a lot of people know the start is slooooow like 50-60-70 chaps, but after that it is goooooooooooood
Way of Choices - very different to the upper ones but a very deep story

Keep in mind I have read at least 20 - 30 chapters of almost every LN on WW and Gravity, and a lot of other novels I've read more than 200-300 maybe even more (like TMW I've read it rn up to 920ish - I never follow this one, only read it when I have sooo much free time I dont know what to do and even then I sometimes drop it; or Martial God Asura - read like 800-900 chaps but the plot is so freaking repetitive I just gave up) but the ones above are the ones I never stop reading - SO if you like them, you are going to like Chaotic Sword God !!! <<less
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Sai47s rated it
February 1, 2017
Status: --
Interesting novel, easy to read. Great characters and describes their character. At one time the novel was not enough female characters, but the author is corrected. Enemies and their actions are consistent. As revenge the protagonist. It is not that much different from other similar products. But it is much better than many similar. Battles are breathtaking and you want to read more, on any available language to read. So what if the story is not? It does not matter, the main thing that was interesting! This is the whole... more>> point.

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AutumnSnowz rated it
June 18, 2016
Status: c250
I try reading this further but it get some repetitive and the main character make such stupid chooses that it ruin it for me. Literally he is always killing someone that has powerful people backing them up so he always on the run and than he make dumb chooses that put him back in the same position over and over. I mean he is suppose to be smart but I just don't see it. The novel actually started out really good but apparently the author ran out of things to... more>> write about so he just rinse his old ideas and repeat them in a loop to get the current novel you are reading.

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dragonmage124 rated it
June 13, 2016
Status: --
One of the few reincarnated stories that start well then go down hill fast. The author seems to need the MC against the world setting even as he hints that the MC killing so much will harm his cultivation at one point then just goes and sends him back into a kill everyone path. The cultivation "path" set for the MC is not fixed and seems change to suit the need to kill for treasure and fight the world for that plant to match the MC against the world setting... more>> even more.

MC has no real goal after more than 400 chapters. Shows less ability to think then the villains only getting out of trouble due to Major Plot Armor. MC is more villainous than many of the villains in almost all clashes between him and a so called "villain" as in almost all major clashes is because he makes things larger then needed going on senseless killing sprees where people can see and spread the word that he killed them or starts a killing spree only to run due to being to weak or they manage to run just to prolong the clash between them. MC starts more trouble then needed to sate his "I am the strongest even when you can kill me since I got plot armor" attitude bring more harm to everyone around him that only leaves a 2 line reflection that does not changes him.

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