Dark Blood Age

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A mysterious natural phenomenon causes earth to be plunged into darkness. the world turned into an endless bloody chaos. Mankind is on the edge of extinction…

Volume 1 description

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

After a long research, he still only understands 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 ……

Dark Blood Age average rating 2.5/5 - 149 user ratings
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Dark Blood Times
World of Darkness - The century of blood
黑暗血时代
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Hitexh
New Hitexh rated it
November 14, 2017
Status: c170
I can see why this 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 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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52webnovel1000
New 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 stupid, 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
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Chu yunsheng felt one day he might return to this place again... in volume one,

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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.

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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.

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

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One more thing might be misleading was
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MC's family members were not killed by anyone, However, all his family members committed the suicide due to the huge pressure from the aliens, half of city was demolished because people tried to protect MC's family

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You think the story plot ends here?

No. it goes even deeper...

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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.

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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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keklel
keklel rated it
August 22, 2016
Status: c500
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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**king about while everyone he cares about gets murdered. 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:

OMG I NEED TO FIND THE 5 PIECES OF THE MAP BEFORE THE OUTER SPACE DEMONS ARRIVE
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
SUDDENLY MONSTERS OUT OF f**kING NOWHERE AND NOW I AM GETTING CHASED BY MONSTERS FOR 20 CHAPTERS
WHAT! HOW DARE RANDOM STRANGERS THAT I DO NOT KNOW BETRAY ME! I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED! VERY SAD!!
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]
f**k WHY ARE ALIENS CHASING ME
[LITERALLY 400 chapters later]
OMG I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND THE MAP BUT ALL MY FAMILY IS DEAD AND I DONT CARE ANYMORE! I HAVE TO KILL ALL THE ALIENS WHO KILLED MY FAMILY!!
[1000 chapters later the aliens are stronger than ever and he is still a weak sh*t]

So the premise of the story is that the MC has a magical book that NOBODY knows exists because it's f**king 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
or
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 stupid 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 murdered 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 assholes. It's like the author created the world to be as insane and as edgy as possible so pretty much everyone has a slave 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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ScotlandForsythe
ScotlandForsythe
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 stupid 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.

UPDATE:

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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Slayerwolfx2
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?
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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...

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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
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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.

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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. <<less
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Darkmek
Darkmek rated it
October 1, 2017
Status: c100
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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 trash 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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