Dark Blood Age


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A mysterious natural phenomenon caused the Earth to be plunged into darkness. The world turned into endless bloody chaos and mankind is on the brink of extinction…

Chu Yun Sheng, an ordinary white-collar worker, discovered his family heirloom, a book, shining a bizarre light by accident. Out of curiosity, he tried to study the book.

After long research, he still only understood a few symbols written in the ancient book. However, he was shocked when he figured out what messages the ancient book tried to tell him: the sun will disappear, and humanity is doomed…

He tried to spread the message, but no one believed him; his family and friends even tried to take him to see the psychiatrist. Eventually, he gave up telling anyone but prepared for the apocalypse in secret.

Until one day — the sun really disappeared…

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Dark Blood Times
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keklel rated it
August 22, 2016
Status: c500

The MC drifts from place to place falling into trap after trap like someone constantly slipping on banana peels. New plot lines keep opening up whilst old ones are left hanging. New questions continually pop up while previous questions go unanswered. MC was given the task to find the 5 pieces of the map from the first few chapters, after 500 chapters of not minding his own business he still hasn't found the 4th piece and decided to concentrate on revenge instead. Most of the setting (99%+) is wasted as the MC keeps going to new mysterious places and f*cking about while everyone he cares about gets mu*dered. You could say the author is just making sh*t up as he goes along. And you'd be right.

The author's exact thoughts at the time of writing the MC:

"How can I write someone to be as miserable and helpless as possible?"

Here's the story in a nutshell:

Oh look here is a random village that I don't need to enter but I will do so for the lulz
Oh noes random people are getting chased by monsters I must protect them even though I've repeatedly said that I'm a selfish bastard but actually I'm a nice guy
Oh look, a power struggle between random strangers. Must... not... get... involved [gets involved anyways]
[100 chapters later]
Wow I just found about the existence of aliens maybe I should keep my book a secret
[reveals he has the book to all the aliens]
[LITERALLY 400 chapters later]
[1000 chapters later the aliens are stronger than ever and he is still a weak shit]

So the premise of the story is that the MC has a magical book that NOBODY knows exists because it's f*cking thousands of years old and everybody thinks it's a pile of junk. Also nobody could read it. Otherwise they would've taken it away from him already. The magical book contains magical spells and cultivation methods and deadly strong fighting techniques that can destroy entire armies with a single attack. The book tells the MC that the world will plunge into darkness in 2012 and a new age will begin that lets him use magic.

Of course the MC is a blabbering idiot and tells everyone about 2012 by POSTING IT ON PUBLIC INTERNET FORUMS.

The problem with this is that the MC states that he's incredibly selfish and cold and will place his own interests over other people's, and yet his actions show the exact opposite. Let's think about this. If it's true and NOBODY ELSE on the internet predicted the darkness then it means it's either:
1. Top secret information that the government does not want anybody to know
2. Information that even the government does not know

Regardless of whether if it's 1 or 2, the government as described in the story would obviously arrest and torture the MC and everyone who has ever had the misfortune of being in contact with him to find out how he came across the information. The MC's actions do not make any sense. Even Jesus reincarnate wouldn't go blabbering on about the darkness since NOBODY would believe it, and it would bring trouble to him later on because he would get arrested. Thus posting about it on the internet forums is the worst decision in every possible situation.

There are a few more really dumb things that the MC does, like creating and wearing flashy looking armor that is instantly recognizable from miles away that NOBODY ELSE is wearing, using flashy fire and ice spells to kill bugs IN FRONT OF EVERYONE and so on. I'm actually surprised that the MC does not get found out by the aliens sooner.

So after doing all these incredibly s*upid things the MC doesn't go into hiding and instead tells his real name to everyone that he comes across, which I think was pretty dumb.

I've noticed that a certain mental illness, which I'll call "Revenge Disease" from now on, tends to afflict mostly MCs from Chinese webnovels. To use this MC as an example. Saving his family becomes his number 1 priority after the darkness descends. Then his colleague from work gets mu*dered by a bunch of thugs AND FROM THEN ON REVENGE BECOMES HIS SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT MISSION IN HIS LIFE AND HE SPENDS LIKE 50 CHAPTERS TRACKING DOWN HIS FRIEND'S KILLER TO GET REVENGE.

So here's the thing. The thugs who killed his friend did not do so because they were deliberately targeting him. They didn't know who he was, they just randomly picked out a guy to sacrifice to save their own skin. In other words, if he let it go, then they would have just left him alone and nobody would have been any wiser. Even if he just left the group to travel on his own it would have been fine. Instead he attacks the group of thugs immediately and for the following WEEKS AND MONTHS he does nothing but constantly attack the thugs to get revenge for his friend. All the other important long term goals such as SAVING HIS FAMILY just get tossed aside like garbage. It's like: "Saving my family? pfft, who cares about that. Revenge is more important." This is what I call "Revenge Disease".

So, as you can see, already at this point the MC has shifted his goal from protecting his family to avenging his dead friend which neither benefits him nor anyone that he cares about in any way shape or form.

After completing the revenge the MC goes into the city to find that it's cruel and evil with normal people literally treated like garbage and left to starve to death. In order to survive, his sister was going to eat poisonous food which had an over 50% chance of causing death and survivors are usually left with permanent damage. The MC had 2 options: 1. Take them out of the city and protect them with his own strength, since by now he is able to control the bugs so escaping from danger should not have been a problem at all. 2. Leave his only family in the hands of corrupt officials who look upon them as if they're worms. The MC naturally chooses the latter and of course the government kills his family after they find out that he has the book. MC is totally shocked by this revelation 400 CHAPTERS LATER as if he had no idea that the government would do such a thing when it has been doing such things right from the start of the story and the MC knows it from repeatedly getting scammed by the government (on multiple occasions he almost dies from the government literally shooting nukes at him).

It's almost a running joke through the novel that every time he makes an agreement with the government (e.g "I kill the bugs and you help me get back"), the government breaks the agreement as soon as physically possible. The MC knows this and still keeps falling for the same thing over and over. I just don't understand how this guy thinks. He says he's not the smartest guy in the world but the way he acts is dumber than a 3 year old. A 3 year old would at least learn not to fall for the same trick over and over but this guy just doesn't learn.

I don't understand the Psychology tag as there is barely any psychology in this (compared to say, Dungeon Defense, which has a pretty decent amount). I mean sure, it does describe character motivations, but these are one-time disposable characters and never mentioned again, and most if not all of the characters are just selfish a**holes. It's like the author created the world to be as insane and as edgy as possible so pretty much everyone has a s*ave mentality. Actually most of the character conversations revolve around their petty inter-tribal struggles which have literally nothing to do with the MC nor the main plot, and yet these conversations tend to span multiple chapters. The author apparently thinks this is a good way to keep things interesting, I beg to differ.

The entire webnovel is basically just the MC falling for other people's schemes repeatedly. It's not fun or interesting because you get a sense that the MC does not control his own fate, he has no agency, he feels like a puppet in the hands of aliens who control everything, manipulating him in order to make his life as miserable as possible. That's basically what this entire story is about.

The writing is 3rd rate. If you compare it to Death Knight (written by Protector of Time) it's complete garbage. There is nothing quotable, humans from different countries, even aliens, all talk the same way. Obvious things are expressed in a roundabout and awkward manner. Descriptions are imprecise, for example objects are often described as "huge" without any comparison to other objects of known size nor are measurements given to inform the reader about how big the object actually is.

Novel spends a lot of time explaining how the powers work even though that is totally irrelevant to the story and he doesn't do it well anyway, explaining things in a confusing manner.

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April 12, 2017
Status: c100
In all honesty, after reading keklel's super long review, my excitement in reading this novel dampened quite a bit.

Of course I went ahead and read the already translated chapters (toughly thirty). This is what I came up with.

The MC is a bit... Like every other typical Chinese novel MC. But when you first read it, it isn't that noticable. You might think he's a nice guy, a s*upid guy or just a bit weird and a loner who looks at the world with fish eyes.

With these few... more>> chapters I haven't quite reached the despair that keklel felt when he read five hundred chapters, and I really hope it doesn't turn out as bad at his extremely long and detailed review said... But then again it was an extremely long and detailed review. It was most likely 99.999% accurate.


So I went and read a little more and honestly? Keklel is getting closer to being right but at the same time the MC isn't that bad. The action is pretty good. I like the fact that the MC is somewhat kind (even though I think he is an idiot). Though he has an issue with revenge....

It doesn't really hold my interest... But try it. It's your choice. I'm just afraid to reach five hundred and end up like Keklel... <<less
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52webnovel1000 rated it
October 29, 2017
Status: c186
When I read the novel at the beginning I thought it was just a regular Chinese apocalypse web novel with xianxia elements.

Then I was wrong.

MC was indeed getting stronger and stronger in the first few hundred chapters, he was the most powerful human being in the story.

... more>> However, instead of writing a story explaining how strong MC was, the author wrote a story explaining even though MC was strong but he still couldn't protect anyone. power can not dominate anything in this novel.

MC was not s*upid, but he was too kind and The secondary characters were smart as hell.

There were a lot of sci-fi story references in this novel "starship troopers" "Starcraft" "space odyssey black monolith" etc..

Edit 1: some ideas inside this novel really fascinate me, you will truly understand the story only when you read up to 800 chapters or so.

The first idea I encountered in this novel was Déjà vu phenomenon,

The sentences like

Chu yunsheng felt one day he might return to this place again.... in volume one,

when I first read ii thought MC was simply trying to express his feeling. then when it came to volume 9, holyFxx it just blew my mind.


MC was actually living in a simulation called "node". the "node" was set up by an unknown super-intelligent aliens civilization to simulate the progress of the universe and there were more than just one simulation, every time the other simulation ended... the entire universe in the particular node would be wiped out, Deja Vu happened when the memories of the other MC who existed in the other node/simulations is dead.


I thought this story was already interesting enough at the beginning, but then the later volumes (after volume 8) really took the story to another level. the reason why Kekel was confused was probably has something to do with

the return of the memory made MC looked like what he did was contradicting himself.


One more thing might be misleading was

MC's family members were not killed by anyone, However, all his family members committed the su*cide due to the huge pressure from the aliens, half of city was demolished because people tried to protect MC's family


You think the story plot ends here?

No.. it goes even deeper....


the simulation went wrong, the "bugs" appeared and the creatures inside the simulation obtained the knowledge they should not have obtained. the alien who invented the simulation got scared and decide to "pull the plug" to kill all the simulations, it was called the great devil or the great darkness by all the creatures inside the simulation. however shutting down the simulation was a slow process, hence they need to send aliens into the simulations to slow down the simulation progress by destroying the "Bug" which spreading the knowledge.


a lot of questions, I mean tons of questions will raise when reading this novel, I could not even figure out some of them myself.....

good luck to whoever reading this novel... it was a riddle... very difficult to solve and the author would never tell you the answer...

the story was very good even without solving the riddle.

Sometimes I wondered did I just read a completely different book, or did kekel misunderstood everything..... <<less
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Slayerwolfx2 rated it
September 20, 2017
Status: c153
Dammn, kekel got everything right.... However the novel so far isnt that bad.

I am at chapter 153, which is the most recent one and I have to agree, the MC is an idiot, that indeed has a revenge disease, but its still quite enjoyable reading it for now, I dont know about later. Watching the MC trying to survive in that apocalyptic world is interesting even if his decisions are quite contradicting with his selfishness, maybe he is too kindhearted?

like he did gave food to strangers, as long as they were kids, look weak and famished and he did try to get revenge for his friend, which the only person that he could trust at that time and could be considered a mental support for him, helped a woman give birth, protect/help strangers and so on, but he is an idiot cause of all that, as for the traps, the only one I remember him falling for is the one on the supermarket.

Another person that would be a good candidate for being the MC, is the guy at the fog city, that used humans as a bait to kill monsters. Now thats being selfish. MC you should learn a little from him...

at least, he is shown to be kind, loving person that wont ignore others in need, if he can help them, even if thats not minding his own business. It makes this dark novel a little more light.

well, other than that, the novel is actually pretty awesome, even if in the translation the beginning is confusing af.
all the fights are amazing, actually, his personality doesnt bother me a bit, if anything else it makes things more interesting, like how he tries to adapt to the changed world and yes, he has yet to adapt and yes

it gets kinda disappointing, if the gov indeed kills his family.
edit: whatever, that was a d*ck move gov, I wouldn't even recomend it if I were in your place.
when you think how he could have avoided all this trouble if he got his family out of the city and not bother with its problems, like the swarm of enemies or the grey-cloaked man, looking at the bigger picture. like, after he got the map from there, just take your family and scram, dont draw more attention to yourself, even a dog can think of this great idea. like, hide them just how you did to yourelf inside a monster, just remember to put them a shield or forge them an armor for safety reasons, or if you cant find monsters to tame. stuff them into a dead monster and carry them while you are in a Golden shell monster, the armor will hide their life signals either ways.


but overall, his idiotic personality brings light to this dark novel, adds a warm feeling in that cold world and excitement that results from the mistakes of his, trying to look cold but is actually kind personality.

edit: actually, more fights = more chances to show how baddass he is.
who cares about getting more attention that makes it more dangerous?
or fighting battles where he is uncertain of his survival, just because
he doesnt want to chicken out.
I mean, that would be boring, to hide and not do anything, like a turtle.
Even if he succeeds by doing that, my review would be a lot worse than now, since thats not interesting at all.

edit2: I actually might have more complaints if the translator didnt work so hard for this novel, like he has pictures of various stuff in every chapter, in order to make various imprecise descriptions more easy to understand. It even has its own wiki :) on the translator's site

edit3: actually, this novel worths 5/5 for me before and when I reach the chapters Keklel has, then I will change my review accordingly. I'm writting this cause previously, I had rated it as 4/5 since I had some thoughts for this novel by reading kelkel's riview and forgot where I was and how awesome the novel currently is.
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Hitexh rated it
November 14, 2017
Status: c170
I can see why this gem is underrated. The story is good, the only problem is the MC character. He always play safe and doesnt want to lead others. Too kind to his useless friend and family (burden in my opinion, until they die). I feel like im not in control of my own mans, eventhough im the strongest and richest.

Well, at least the threat to mankind is what makes this story keep challenging.
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Darkmek rated it
October 1, 2017
Status: c100

imo, this novel is the most rational and logical monster apocalyptic (maybe not).

Not only that, MC is the strongest human (yeah, but monsters are much stronger) and fxcking onmipotent (limitless dimention pocket, super weapon and armor, onlyone who know qi cultivation method, can absorp qi from dead monster etc.)

Also, when campared with everyone, MC can even became a bodhisattva in orther words MC is very kind hearted tsundere.

only frustrated point is MC kills too few tr*sh humans? And that made me mad, why not farm easily acpuired qi from them (a good MC has to copy leylin who can do everythings for eternal life. Sadly, this MC do not has AI chip)

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Dembed rated it
May 14, 2018
Status: c189
Hello, this is my first ever review, but I think this story deserves more attention, those why I am here.

I do not understand why there are so many bad ratings.

This story is one of the best apocalypse stories I read (at least until where I am at).

You are able to relate to the MC himself, able to follow his mental progress, be it a breakdown or a new found hope or a reason to live on. There were only 1-2 moments where I thought that the author is making unnecessary... more>> drama. That was only Before the last Flame bird fight in Fog city at Volume 2.

Yes the MC gets stronger over time, but never really OP. It is always a constant struggle, not a single encounter is easy. For me, this aspect was like a new fresh air from the rest of all the stories in this community.

I will update my opinion later when I deem it is necessary.

But I still encourage everyone to try out this Novel, pls do not let yourself be scared away from some grammar mistakes at the beginning till midway. This is a fan translation project and if you find some mistakes pls do join Discord to point them out pls. <<less
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YouSayWhaaT rated it
June 14, 2018
Status: c332
I don't understand the score of this novel I really don't. I started reading it simply because I had nothing to read but when I saw the score and some of the reviews I was hesitant, but I gave it a chance anyway and it really surprised me in a good way.

The settings of the story is apocalyptic with an MC that is actually a NORMAL twenty-something year old man with no training, no superhuman knowledge or character or anything like that. He is just a normal guy who happens... more>> to have a book he doesn't understand at the start. This is why I don't really agree with Kekel's review. I think he is used to novels where the MC is said to be ordinary but then comes out to be a cool-headed, intelligent etc.
The MC of this novel starts out ordinary and build up his character along the way through experience. For example he did go into a trap one time but he learned from it and was more cautious afterwards.

In my opinion he doesn't get sidetracked at all. He has a clear goal in mind which is to survive and try to get stronger and he works towards that. He does say he is cold hearted and won't help strangers and he really doesn't unless there is mutual advantage (strangers having vehicles/knowledge) or maybe his humanity just kicks in and he has the impulse to save a little kid which is understandable.

The author always manages to surprise me, the novel never goes as I think it will go. In those intense moments it never goes the cliche route. What I like the most about this novel is the depth. Its like the translator says, a puzzle, and you get pieces of it step by step. There is a lot of foreshadowing and the plot has a lot of potential.

Regarding the translation itself is good as well, I believe the translator should have more confidence in his work.

I give this novel a 5 as of ch332 as I truly believe it deserves it. <<less
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ILsunny rated it
June 24, 2018
Status: c359
This is so good. It has depth and soul. The feel is real.

Keklel review is just a kid crying why MC no op?! I got fooled by it. But gave this a try a year later. Gosh thank goodness.

This is an apocalyptic novel where the MC struggle is realistic and yes you will feel his despair and sadness.

But if you just want a comedian MC strolling down the lawn mowing everything with his magic stick this is not for you. It is gory bloody full of disgusting but honest human... more>> traits like cannabalism, r*pe etc.

It is the anticipating glimmer of hope in the silver lining that not all humans are rotten apples which truely makes a glaring contrast that gives you the pleasure of relief and suspends that deep down in your heart you feel that you are human. <<less
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Chance rated it
April 5, 2019
Status: c464
So, almost didnt read this because of the comments but man, I would really have missed out on a great experience.

The MC is a regular person. The story is also not cookie cutter. The MC does not instantly become superman, even when he gets his advantages, its not an auto win situation. The MC also doesnt have access to information that we the readers have, so people think he is s*upid... but he is just a regular guy.

He does go a bit crazy, but it is expected with all the... more>> sh*t he goes through. The story is not cookie cutter and if you like dystopian novels, this is a good read. Translator could use an editor but this isnt popular enough to have drawn interest.

4/5, if you liked the dark king, you will like this. <<less
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nonononononono rated it
January 25, 2019
Status: c456
Warning: do not read this novel if you don't like tragedy!

The book is heavily focused on the logical psychological development of MC, and realistic interactions and emotions of people live in the post-apocalyptic world. There are very few fight scenes in this novel and all of them are very fast-paced. (most fights ended in just one chapter.)

One thing I don't like about this book is that the author intentionally left some questions unanswered, so readers could use their own imagination to fill in the answer. Although it doesn't... more>> affect the main storyline, some questions had multiple possible answers.

So below is the main storyline explained using my own words.


Volume 1

Because of the dimension distortions caused by the alien technologies, the sunlight could no longer reach Earth. It resulted in Earth to be fallen into endless darkness.

MC had a book that no one could understand. The book contained the knowledge of powerful cultivation methods, the information about the disappearance of the Sun, and many secrets.

with the limited information that MC learned from the book, MC tried to build his fortress and gather as many resources as he could, using all the money he had. However, he was only barely able to survive the first wave of the alien invasion, and forced to leave his city with other people.

In this volume, you are expected to see: zerg invasion, the appearance of the awakened humans who gained special abilities after the Sun disappeared, MC's power up journey, how ordinary people, government, scientists and the military react to the zerg invasions, and lastly and most importantly how MC's mind was influenced by the book, and things that happened around him.

As MC became stronger in this volume, he started to behave like the typical arrogant young master that exist in every other Chinese web novels.

In volume 2

Due to a careless oversight, MC's best friend was killed by a group of thugs. MC was blinded by rage. He swore to kill every single one of the thugs to avenge his best friend's death, however, he was stopped by the military.

MC knew that he was not powerful enough to defeat military, so he left his escort team and began his journey of assassination. (This journey goes on for around 10 chapters)

After MC killed the leader of thugs. He noticed that he was trapped inside a maze city. In order to get out of the city before swarm arrives, MC began to work with the military again.

Despite he eventually got out of the maze city, it was still too late for him and others to escape. They were surrounded by the swarm, and in the end, MC passed out and he was buried underneath a collapsed building. When he finally woke up again, his world was covered with dead bodies.

In this volume, you will see the increasing number of awakened humans, and how ordinary people changed the way they looked at them. You will also see the drastic change in MC's personality. And the beginning of his mental problem.

Volume 3

Arriving at the last surviving human city that MC know of, and after reuniting with his last family members, MC began to settle down in the city and started his plan of increasing his power and gathering his force in secret. However, his world was full of unexpected changes. Just when MC thought that the city was safe, aliens appeared, and they teleported the entire city that his family lived in into a different world, leaving MC on Earth alone. Once again blinded by sadness and rage, MC revealed all his power and wanted to kill the aliens that teleported his families into the other world. However, despite all his effort, he only managed to kill only one alien.

In this volume, you will see the awakened humans became so many that they started to have political powers, the appearance of different alien races, the MC's mental problems became even worse that he started to become delusional and have multiple personalities...

Volume 4

Having convinced by his second personality or maybe he was too delusional, MC began his journey to find a way to get to the world where his family was teleported to.

On the way, MC encountered a different zerg race - a zerg race whose purpose was to stop the first zerg race bringing the destruction to Earth.

He also encountered a small group of survivors. Amongst this group of survivors, there was a high-ranking military officer. From her, MC learned that the people from the top of government already knew about the apocalypse, however, because of some unknown reasons, they didn't announce it in public...

Fear of being caught by aliens, MC disguised himself as an ordinary people and joined a group of refugee heading towards the next surviving city. However, he was once again trapped inside an area that was locked by an unknown alien race.

The unknown alien race later found MC and told him that it was here to select five human leaders and help humans to fight zerg and re-establish human civilization. Because of some reasons, the unknown alien race needed MC to help them to protect the candidates of five humans leaders, in exchange, they would help MC to open the space portal to get to the other world to find his family. MC naively believed them, and helped them protect the candidates until he found that the unknown alien race was lying to him. In the end, MC died in the battle, and the base of the unknown alien race was destroyed.

In this volume, you will see that the military forces and government no longer exists, most of the surviving human beings were the awakened humans and their families, you will also be able to see how humans choose to coexist with aliens. And most importantly, how the mental problem led MC to fight with the unknown alien until he dies. (until this volume, five alien races had appeared.)

Volume 5

MC's body was destroyed, However, because of the book, his consciousness survived in a low-level zerg unit body. Having a zerg body but human mind, f*cked up MC's psychology even more. Fearing of one day he might be assimilated into Zerg's race, MC tried to escape from zerg's creep. However, he failed every time.

When he finally found out a way how to become a human again, a disaster also arrived. His swarm was wiped out by the other zerg race (mentioned in volume 4). Before his zerg leader was killed, MC and other six zerg units were given a mission to deliver something to the other creep area toward the south of their creep area.

On the way toward the next creep area, MC learned that the six other zergs were not bad zerg at all, in fact, they were as pure and as innocent as a human baby, despite they were designed to be killing machines. Slowly, six other zerg units became his best friends, and best brothers.

Towards the end of the volume, while MC was still a zerg unit, he attempted to establish a peaceful relationship between the people in Hong Kong and zerg swarm outside Hong Kong. however, the peaceful meeting did not happen, but five of MC's best zerg friends were killed by humans in Hong Kong, and disassembled by the scientists in Hong Kong.

MC hated the humans in Hong Kong, however, he was also a human, he did not want to be the man to lead the swarm into Hong Kong and to slaughter people in Hong Kong. so he decided to leave Hong Kong with his last zerg friend.

It was at this time, the higher zerg commanding unit arrived on Earth. It immediately discovered that MC was not a "genuine" zerg unit, and MC had the ability to influence other zerg unit's minds. So both MC and his last zerg friend were attacked by the swarm. The sad thing was, MC survived, but his last zerg friend was killed by its own kind.

MC ended up being the enemy of aliens, zerg, humans in this volume.

This volume is the saddest volume of the first half of the novel. You will see the worst mind-struggle ever in the entire book.


I am going to end the description of every volume here.

I really hope someone could pick this novel up. <<less
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Throwawayaccount rated it
June 26, 2018
Status: c360
I don't use novel update for finding novels because I don't trust the rating system here, and this novel is a clear example of that.

A friend of mine recommended this novel to me because I like to read Chinese wuxia/wuxia novels.

Apocalyptic novel isn't really my thing, so I hesitated when my friend mentioned it.

But when I started to read it? Oh boy, I can guarantee that no one will able to stop reading it, if they are able to read towards the end of volume 2. You just want to... more>> read more and find out more as the story goes.

The begining of the novel was pretty confusing to me, maybe it was the first apocalyptic novel. But when I got used to the terms, the whole story is fascinating to read.

I don't have much to say because I have never shared my opinions before. The reason why I leave a review here is that I think both author and translator deserve a good review and rating. <<less
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Harrow rated it
February 21, 2019
Status: c1597
First thing to say, sorry in advance for my English. I am not a native English speaker, so you guys can expect many grammar errors in my review.

Seeing the highest rated review of keklel make me want to write this review. I want to defend this book while addressing the problems most people (and keklel) have with this story. And yes, I did swallow whole 1597 machine translated chapters of this book, which I believe is the latest chapter that the author have been written so far.

1. To begin with,... more>> let's talk about the personality of the characters.

I can say for sure that the author did a great job to create the personalities of every characters. Let's look at the setting, It's a post apocalypse world that is shrouded in darkness, there is no sunlight, powerful man-eating monster, cruel aliens, etc etc. With this setting, it's easy to understand that people can get cruel and evil for the sake of a better survival chance. The side characters are logically well crafted compare to other stories I have read. Heck, even the small fry bandits know to check if he should or should not rob someone.

Enough with the side characters, let's see our main character personality. At the beginning of the story, our main character is a normal salary-man. He had a normal regular job, a girlfriend. He lived a regular satisfied life with his girlfriend until one the for unknown reason she dumped him

The girlfriend is a extremely epic plot point later


2. Unanswered questions.

I myself also have some problems with the unanswered mysteries of this fking story, there are so many of the fgs! And while the old mysteries are left unanswered, a bunch of new ones already turn up. However after reading the damn load of chapters, I can assure you that many mysteries do have explanation, although it will take so damn long to reach that part. In defend of this problem,

there are beings in this story that is straight up Lovecraftian gods. The fkers live longer than the stars and have plans and calculations that take eons to complete. Yes, this story can also be consider as cosmic horror if you get far enough

. It feel so good when you have the answers though...

3. The story pace

I think the story have good pace. The build up to each fight is well crafted and prepared, so that the readers and understand the importance and reason behind each conflict. The power system is nothing too impressive, but go well with the plot later on. The main character is not a power crazed type so you won't see him getting stronger really fast. However I think he is still strong enough to keep up with almost every fight.

So in conclusion, this story actually appears to have many problems although these problems is will be covered in the long run of the main plot. The plot twists are also good, they are not the kind of mindless convenient plot twist but in contrast have been secretly hinted to the reader along the run.

Update: most of my opninions on this story have not changed by far. However, I want to add a bonus positive aspect of the story that I recently discovered - How it use mythology (weaving it into the story - making hidden comparision between the life philosophy of the main char with an ancient chinese king - Xiang Yu, who in the ancient myth, share a lot of similarities to the main character. According to the myth, Xiang Yu was a great warrior that possessed the might of a thousand men. However, due to his stubbornness and narrow minded way of thinking, the king suffered tragical defeat to his nemesis. This to some extend forshadowing the tragedies that the main character will suffer from before he change his life philosophy. This small detail is easily lost to those who are not familiar with chinese myth and history, but it is still worth to point out. The slight comparision above can be compared with Star War's "tragedy of darth plagueis the wise", but there are a lot more of them in the series, which are just as impactful and worth to think about). The novel also create its own myth, which links the characters in c244, c524, 525, and more chapter in the future. Considering that many work of fiction usually forgot the characters and mysteries that they build up to when the story end, the exceptional good use of established characters in this work should also be pointed out. <<less
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Wuxtor rated it
June 6, 2018
Status: c324
The beginning of the story was somewhat within my predictions. Your typical MC. But by chapter 300...i love this novel not because of your typical tr*shy MC thing, but how he reacted and went through in the story.

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The mental illness that one of reviewer didn't study English enough to grasp the clues indicating the developing mental illness. The hint is in his actions and thoughts... The story actually became heartbreaking and tragic. Again, someone said something like MC just gets tossed from place to place. The reason why MC is in this situation is because he was essentially not powerful enough to change his situations which look like they could easily kill him if he makes a single or few missteps. Ever heard of a situation where you and your group of mentally stunted but loyal siblings struggling through a forest to survive with one mission? Now imagine when they fought to live to complete their father's mission. And when your younger brother dies in front of you that you've been close with him since his birth.


Some people hate Hawaiian pizza because the taste was off but usually its pineapple that was improperly cooked. That analogy is here. For those who understand this should read this novel. If you don't get it, just don't bother reading this novel until you comprehended the initial stage into Dao of Reading.


Chapter 390

Looking back at previous chapters. This novel literally should deserve a higher rating but it's not your typical so called tr*shy novels that people are used to. It is closer to Korean style in terms of reasons. First, the MC is not your completely rational logical guy who does by pragmatic things. This is literally an ordinary guy who went through tribulations and still in hell.


For example, he wandered places, looking for puzzles but he clearly could not stay in one place for too long due to alien races. Try imagining yourself in that apocalypse, even with rational mindset, you wouldn't even have more than 0.00005 something% survival and that's already good given the apocalypse and its harsh environment especially lack of sun, and constant invaders as well as lack of resources. THS GUY gives a bad review because he didn't do literature classes otherwise he would not just blatantly slander something he didn't understand. Like a layman giving a review on an art piece. If you really really want to understand, read the novel from beginning and dont skim it like that guy with his review. Rubbish layman


THS GUY gives a bad review because he didn't do literature classes otherwise he would not just blatantly slander something he didn't understand. Like a layman giving a review on an art piece. If you really really want to understand, read the novel from beginning and dont skim it like that guy with his review or treat it as tr*shy novel. Rubbish layman. And QI probably hated the translator since they have an army of bots to dislike novels that they are not translating. <<less
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jaxd rated it
June 3, 2019
Status: c456
Wow... just wow. So many turbulent emotions.

One of the few novels I wish the MC to find happiness or die dragging everything and everyone who deserves it to accompany him to hell.

Previous reviews weren't wrong about the MC but I still love this novel. While some may look for a triumphant and clever MC who achieves everything, which we DO get some moments like that, but those feelings are short lived due to sudden tragedy, due to finding his efforts are worthless everytime he becomes aware of an increasingly scaled... more>> board or just falling victim to his own insanity.

Being a fan of horror, this novel has earned my full attention just due to how emotions are conveyed, depicting some moments of what IMHO consider true horror not some cheap scares. I genuinely feared whatever may happen to the MC and still, the majority of moments are action packed or lighthearted and lowkey yet powerful making the pace surprisingly NOT emotionally draining. The novel uses it's adventure genre very effectively here but don't be fooled.

The MC gives me the impression he'll be the world's savior or it's doom. Would love it if this was an origin story for a villain. Antihero or whatever, you just can't help to pity and root for the MC so he can achieve inner peace or ultimately become a true unparalleled scourge. <<less
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Kichi rated it
July 27, 2018
Status: c338
The first 100 chapter are very boring, I admit it, but after the protagonist reach the city, the plot began to get even more deep, while trying to get stronger he ignored many times the warnings written in the book and because of that, he is now in the body of a red bug. And manage to see how is humanity
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jaywalker rated it
November 3, 2019
Status: c512
First of all, love the story line. Most of the apocalypse novel I read is about going back to time and redo everything right the second time.

This time whatever the MC had to go through, whether its pain or tragedy, instead of being retold by the author like passing note we experience it.

But the one thing that I do hate is that the MC had been through so much (im on c511-512) but his power is not making any progress at all.

I think its been 200 chapter since the MC... more>> make any progress with his cultivation. The story is very good but this is the only thing that is a flaw to me. <<less
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ToboeRain rated it
August 27, 2018
Status: c382
Don't let the reviews turn you off this novel give it a chance and if you don't enjoy it just put it down and find a new one. Has a great spin on the post-apocalyptic lifestyle. Honestly I highly recommend reading and sticking with this novel, its a hit or miss it seems with others, but you can not win them all and as avid readers know it's worth giving most books a chance, there is always a hidden gem out there.
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321 rated it
January 5, 2020
Status: c562
tldr: although at the beginning you might think this book is bad because of the negative reviews and ratings, I say give it a try. If you don't want to take time to find the subtle clues hidden throughout the novel, don't read it. You need to be quite active in the way you pick up details and connect them together. There's a lot of questions and areas where it seems like there are huge plot holes, but eventually the questions are answered. It just takes a damn long time... more>> to get them.

When I first found this novel, I didn't expect much from it because of kelkel's review. I thought it was going to be full of plot holes and have a protagonist who had a contradictory personality. The more I read the more I realise that the author actually did plan everything out. There are hidden clues throughout the hole book, hinting the reasons why the apocalypse occurred, why the 'aliens' exist and what their aims are; we are constantly reminded through subtle hints that there is more going on than what it seems.

If you're turned off from the "revenge disease" the MC has, as some previous reviews have described, I feel like the way he deals with things is pretty reasonable. He was an ordinary civilian before everything started; he has a weak mentality. We are able to see why he does things and although it may seem like he is an idiot sometimes, he's in an apocalypse with no-one to depend on but himself. Since he's stronger than most, if not all of his companions, he bears a lot of pressure so his emotional state is clearly really unstable throughout the novel. We can see he acknowledges that he isn't emotionally stable a lot of the times too.

He doesn't go searching for trouble voluntarily. Like if you were in the middle of the apocalypse, of course you're going to want to find a base like a village or city where there are people around. It's just that the MC's really stubborn and likes sticking to his morals, and that's why he sometimes helps people when he can turn a blind eye to it. Since he has the ability to stop people from eating small children, why not help? I'm sure if he didn't try to help all the readers would be bashing him for that.

I'm not actually sure if it's because of his moral compass, as later in the series it's hinted that there are reasons why he's so soft on children (you can see that most of the people he helps when there are no benefits are children or people he actually knows).


There's also a lot of tragedy. It's realistic; the MC can't protect everybody he wants to protect even though he's strong, because there's always someone more powerful than him. You might argue that he's foolishly kind hearted or dumb because he tends to pick people up and help them, but it's because he's scared to be alone, like I'm sure everyone is. He's not some two dimensional character. He isn't kind to everyone, sunshine and rainbows. He's not apathetic who cares about no-one and only wants to get stronger either. He's realistic in the way he's constructed.

Also, some of the negative reviews have a lot of misunderstandings and although my understanding of the book isn't perfect, I have less of a negative bias towards it so I don't try to make everything about it sound like crap lol.


1. He does try to find the pieces of the map, it's just he can't because the ancient book used to send him signals to show what the pieces of the map were when they were near but he couldn't find anymore signals.

2. I'd argue that the author isn't making stuff up, because although it takes a while, the answers to a lot of questions are gradually given to us. I've only read up to book 2: volume 1, chapter 17 but from Harrow's review it seems like they do get answered eventually.

3. When he finds out about the aliens he goes through so much to hide the fact that he has the book. The reason why they're chasing him is because he uses talismans, and apparently talisman technology has been lost for thousands of years. And the reason why he didn't hide the fact that he uses talismans is because if he hides his power he'll lose his battles and die. He's already weak in the scheme of things so why hide his power?

4. Yeah the revenge part for his family was really over the top. I think it's because he just got everything he wanted the most (his family's protection, a bit of security and a way to survive) and it disappeared in the blink of an eye because of those aliens. He became desperate.

5. The government doesn't kill his family off. They were driven to su*cide because the aliens thought they had the talisman technology, and the everyone in the city had tried to help their family. Eventually the MC figures that the people would've been powerless in front of the aliens to stop them from hurting his family so he doesn't hate them for that anymore.

6. Regarding the point that he is selfish for hoarding the knowledge he has, eventually he does share it. And although a lot of people are saved by it, you can tell that it probably wasn't the best idea. Power in the wrong hands is always bad.

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Overclock rated it
May 10, 2022
Status: c800+
Actually read more than 800, but forgot where I left off. Anyways it's a very good novel. It could have become one of the great novels as it introduces very interesting cultivation and sci-fi elements in a apocalypse setting, but as you can gleam from other reviews it had a lot of frustrating things going on. I wouldn't trust the overly negative reviews. Especially the ones criticizing the MC for wanting revenge in a apocalypse, but you would likely find one or two things upsetting. Especially since this novel isn't... more>> about a OP MC easily becoming unstoppable, saving the day, winning multiple girls hearts, or even feeling satisfied watch the MC triumph and rise in the apocalypse. It's a true apocalypse story without hope and even living isn't a reward but a curse.

Still, you'll find few novels to that can hold your interest like this one can.


1. The one who mentions it was s*upid for the MC to want to hunt down the people who killed what is essentially the closest thing to a best friend/the only friend he has and who is also a trusted comrade is crazy. The guy in the novel who did this is also a selfish bully ready to plunder from innocent civilians and comrades all trying to escape a monster horde. If he really thinks he just let things slide just because he has family in another city and should be cool with each other as it would be a waste of effort I have no words to describe how alien his thoughts are to normal people.

2. The review talking about how selfish the MC is to not share his knowledge has vastly underestimated what info the book has and what it can do. It doesn't mention monster weaknesses other than maybe the magical elemental properties they have which normal people quickly catch onto. Nor does it explain how Awakeners can cultivate. Also if he read far enough in he would know that a lot of benefits the book brings really only help its owner. No one else in the story gets to have Pure Qi or get to use/ make talisman like the MC can even when he later reveals some of it.

And yes MC does reveal some of his knowledge, but the MC had to first combine the knowledge of the book and his own understanding of the elements to make manuals for awkeners. The book is for his unique cultivation style, not awakeners. So he doesn't have the fire of the gods. He did later become fire itself who illuminated the world.

Though I will admit his knowledge could have sped up the study of Dark Matter/Qi a bit. And yes he absolutely would be hunted down and experimented on if he did so while weak. Putting aside what governments of the world would do to find him in a approaching apocalypse they knew would happen there is a real secret society who know of the books existence and would do everything they can to get the book. In fact multiple organizations would do so. MC eventually is dealing with forces who aren't meat heads but scary and powerful groups who have been scheming and manipulating others for millions of years. The MC who who was just a white collar worker before this is a baby compared to them in both power, intellect, and wisdom. Without strength he would, factually, be exploited by the strong and discarded. Who would want a bug to become a God who stands over them, which the MC would eventually become with the book. He even literally gets hunted down by humans, aliens, and even angels and gods for his book. MC doesn't even start to become a player of the game among chess players till 800+ chapters of suffering at their hands directly or indirectly.

3. The review about MC being a reincarnated gamer and kills people immediately is isn't even a negative opinion. It's a outright lie. I think he was drunk or mistook this novel for another. MC isn't a repressor or a gamer. Also its translated up to chapter 800 when he made his review unlike what he states.
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