Demon Hunter

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After the nuclear warfare, massacres started to spread throughout the entire world. The order between humans completely collapses, and the strong eats while the weak gets eaten becomes the #1 rule.

When you lose the chains of desire, it means that you no longer have a road to go forward. You can only turn left, or face right.

Hell is to the left, but Hell is also to the right.

Associated Names
One entry per line
Demon Hunting Diary
Shou Mo Shou Ji
狩魔手記
狩魔手记
Related Series
Monarch of Evernight (Same Franchise)
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07/30/19 Wuxiaworld v6c40 part10
07/30/19 Wuxiaworld v6c40 part9
07/30/19 Wuxiaworld v6c40 part8
07/30/19 Wuxiaworld v6c40 part7
07/25/19 Wuxiaworld v6c40 part6
07/25/19 Wuxiaworld v6c40 part5
07/25/19 Wuxiaworld v6c40 part4
07/25/19 Wuxiaworld v6c40 part3
07/25/19 Wuxiaworld v6c40 part2
07/25/19 Wuxiaworld v6c40 part1
07/17/19 Wuxiaworld v6c39 part11
07/17/19 Wuxiaworld v6c39 part10
07/17/19 Wuxiaworld v6c39 part9
07/16/19 Wuxiaworld v6c39 part8
07/16/19 Wuxiaworld v6c39 part7
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EasyEasy
New EasyEasy
August 24, 2019
Status: v3c4
It started great but then the story takes a hard left turn into crap. I couldn't keep reading it after this chapter not because the chapter was particularly bad I just tired of the writing and the story.

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It was great until the MC joins the dragonrider army. Then the story turns into a mess.

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anwaya1
anwaya1 rated it
March 13, 2018
Status: v1c16
I have been reading chinese novel for 4 years. But this is the first time I am writing a review. Acutally I opened this account to write this very review.
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Now, it started kinda slow but alright. Very beautiful writing there at first. Nice world building. But when he got chased by the strong private army it became irritating. The army kept killing people who met with MC. But MC didn't fight back, he got his chance to kill many of them as a sniper and run away later, but he didn't do that. But he kept leading the army to army other people to get killed. Later, he killed a single of the pursuer, he actually didn't want to kill but it happend like an accident. The army ran away. He found the traitor who gave him up to the army but he just made love with her. Later he stole some weapon from that bit. Ch's boss, he didn't finish them, because he needed the army to kill some more innocent people. So he leave them and they report him to the army. Again chase start, army again keep killing children, woman, old and others because he lead the army to them and didn't try to kill them back although he got the chance. He found a valuable base with water. But he didn't slef destruct it, coz the great army needs the water. He even show around a army sl. Ut in the base in exchange of teasing. Then the army start chasing him again.

MC is the worst MC I have ever seen. This much stupidy is sure to come frome its creator. The author is the real human scum to creat something so disturbing.

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Ner0
Ner0 rated it
November 19, 2017
Status: --
Typical case of an author specialised in writing beautiful chapters, but unexciting stories.

The plot seems really well made, the author seems to have put lot of work on this novel, and thoughts of a lot of things. But ultimately, it's not enjoyable, it's not boring, but too strenous to read.
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Archerreborn2
Archerreborn2 rated it
October 11, 2018
Status: v4c23 part6
After reading four volumes of this story, I have to say that it is fantastic. It is incredibly frustrating how underrated this novel is in comparison to all those other trash Chinese post-apocalyptic novels out there. It has great characters, spectacular fights, and extremely competent villains.

It is great at building suspense, and has one of the smoothest and most natural story progressions I have read for a Chinese webnovel. It has great foreshadowing and manages to keep most of the named characters relevant rather than dropping them after an arc.

I... more>> can't believe that the top rated review is from someone who didn't even get past the first sixteen chapters. Especially since most of what is said in the review is nonsense. It sounds like the person who wrote it merely skimmed over the story without understanding the nuance.

In fact the character nuance is one of my favorite parts of the story! Enemies don't always remain enemies when alliances are based off benefit and large organizations are composed of different factions, so of course one group might want to kill you but another would want to save you.

Anyways, this story is definitely a buried diamond. I highly recommend it and hope readers will stick through it, the later volumes get pretty crazy.

Also to address a previous reviewer's negatives

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Spoiler

The logic behind strengthening perception is because MC is primarily a firearms user, so perception greatly helps with his accuracy and dodging. He supplements his lack of strength with advanced weaponry, and in most parts of the story, even if he increased his defense, most of his opponents would still tear through him like wet paper.

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Smarter doesn't mean wiser. It just means he can think faster, but he can definitely still make bad decisions. In fact he is very unlearned in quite a few areas, which he leaves his subordinates to cover.

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He doesn't collect battle spoils because he has no way of using them. Most of the tanks are damaged and he can't repair them, he has no way of producing ammo for the guns of his enemies and he needs money way more than weapons because of his serious debt, and he literally has no opportunity to collect slaves most of the time. However he actually does use some later on in Volume 4. The whole reason he can even sell them is because his organization is researching the tech, not actually using the gear.

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teambdugz
teambdugz rated it
December 7, 2017
Status: c9
Post-apocalyptic novel that has better writing than your average chinese web novel. Not nearly as good prose as novels like Grandmaster Strategist, but way better than basically every wuxia/xianxia. Another thing I always look for in a novel (that this has) is if the author is willing to write from the POV of other characters. If this is present, then you typically get better world-building and character development for side-characters.

This is only strenuous to read if you aren't willing to read something that remotely resembles an actual novel. If you... more>> have the English ability of a teenager, you're good.

MC is the typical strong and mysterious type. Early on you are introduced to what his overall goal should be though he is working more towards survival and growth.

This actually deserves something between a 4-4.3 but I rounded up. I'm definitely drinking the kool-aid a bit on this one but I'll probably update the score once the honeymoon phase of a new, decent novel wears off. <<less
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CandleLight
CandleLight rated it
March 27, 2018
Status: v2c5 part1
Absolutely enjoyed it!

MC is strong, but not OP. He have goals, but knows compromise. He can hate, but not indiscriminately. You can sympathize with him, not just ride along and watch him level the world like the usual these days.

What I most enjoyed though, was the world building. Makes you think that if apocalypse did happen, maybe the world would not be stranger to this.

... more>> I’d highly recommend this to people tired of the mainstream train, train, train, win.

PS

to anwaya1’s review, did we even read the same novel? It doesn’t seem like it. All I saw was a narrow-minded, skewed, and biased reading. Like, how the hell do you do reading comprehension? I don’t mean to demean, I was just that surprised at your “summary”. I just can’t even... :/ <<less
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NIlsy
NIlsy rated it
December 21, 2017
Status: c10.4
One thing to note is that the main character has sniping abilities in a fallout world with evolution. Cant think of another apocalypse world with a lone wolf sniper "hero". Which does make the main character a little more tactical and less moron/suicidal with plotarmor.

So far its a very polished story but its still rather early, my only issue so far is that its a story that is better when one reads many chapters at the same time. Find 1 chapter at a time to be more unrewarding then similar... more>> novels.

Hoping it keeps the quality, the translator gives a steady feeling very doubtful he will abandon it lightly if one judges from the perfect world record of steady performance over a very long time which is a HUGE plus <<less
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Jed1
Jed1 rated it
November 26, 2017
Status: v3c21.1
There aren't many chapters out at the moment, but the story is pretty interesting so far.

The story is slow yet fast at the same time if that makes sense at all, but it isn't bad (at least for now) and is probably the most interesting story I have read in a while. It has had a lot of action and the main character is being developed fairly well. There are already quite a few moments where you can really tell what does and doesn't affect the main character's conscience.

Hopefully, it... more>> will stay good and won't become stupid and full of plot holes or at least stupid actions like a lot of other novels.

This is my review for now and I may edit it down the line once more chapters have been translated. <<less
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famous35
famous35 rated it
January 8, 2018
Status: c16 part1
Excellent and thrilling story so far. The first 15 to 20 parts are kind of slow, but those slow chapters built a solid foundation for a good, well written story to develop on. The first few chapters were lacking in the fact that as a reader, I felt like the story was just happening. I did not feel the connection with the MC nor was I emotionally involve in the story, which despite all the its depths, felt shallow. I continued do read because I craved some decent writing, breaking... more>> from all the trash I have been trying to ingest lately. To my pleasant surprise, the pathos side of the story I was looking for popped up, from then on, it became perfect. I strongly recommend it. <<less
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Kazuo
Kazuo rated it
January 12, 2019
Status: v5
Don't listen to the people who have rated this novel low. This is an absolute gem among a multitude of other post-apocalyptic novels, even compared to most of the top xianxia novels.

It has depth, the characters have their own distinctive personalities, women aren't some weak 2d vases and the story itself is truly well fleshed out. It's almost at the level of the epic fantasy western novels.

Just make yourself a favor and read at least through the first 1-2 books, it won't take you too long, you won't regret it.

Among... more>> hundreds of novels I've read throughout the past decade, this can take a part of my top 10 or so, mostly because of the heroines in the novel.

Cheers, have a happy reading!~ <<less
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GoMaste
GoMaste rated it
October 3, 2018
Status: v3c14 part4
I definitely recommend this story, well thought out and incredibly immersive.

Nevertheless, I find a few bad points to this one which makes it hard for me personally to continue reading.

  1. The MC is always weak. He never had a fight in which he won (at least for the last volumes) without getting incredibly injured. More reasons:
    Spoiler

    In this story there is a type of thing called evolution points, which can be used to gain new abilities like combat abilities, perception, mind and more. MC keeps putting everything to perception because he used to need it in the wilderness (to see danger first). That is incredibly stupid, because somehow every one can still find him when he hides, and it is much worse than actually being stronger and having more ability to defend himself. But the author keeps making the MC more perceptive.. But why? Maybe for future plot. But currently its a stupid choice

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  2. The MC keeps making bad decisions despite being called "smarter then regular human".
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    He goes to the middle of a battlefield because "instincs said so" and almost loses all his troops. He keeps fighting enemies he is not equipped to deal with (just find another war front.. Get stronger, and than go fight stronger enemies.. &Gt;<")

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    Why does MC never collect battle spoils? Weaponry, tanks, even slaves (for manpower) ?
    he just keeps buying and in the author words "after selling everything from battle MC gets 600000yuan and afterwards buys wepons and utils 20 people and he is out of money."

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Anyway is it getting really frustrating at this point. If there is no change I will also drop this.

Hope it helped you decide whether to read it or not.
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Isaic
Isaic rated it
June 18, 2018
Status: v2c21
Excellent novel. I have stopped reading, probably temporarily, because I've needed to focus on classes and partly because I became a bit annoyed at the MC. That isn't to say that what annoyed me isn't reasonable in the setting of the MC's world and personality, but for me it is annoying. Simply put, the MC is incredibly naive when it comes to the people he trusts and it bothers me.

I recommend the novel if you enjoy a well written and translated novel with good world building. The MC is cautious... more>> and clever, when he strikes he goes for the kill. He isn't blockheaded and does have s*x with the women; there are definitely signs of a harem but it is not annoying. (Coming from someone who is very annoyed by harems) There is no pointless face-slapping. <<less
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KirbyReviews44
KirbyReviews44 rated it
June 18, 2018
Status: c12 part5
The quality of the writing is very good. The prologue was very well written and it set a very dark, seedy, every man for himself tone for the apocalyptic world. The first ~10 chapters setup the MC very well, explained some powers decently, explained the environment and the monsters and the society. It was a really really gripping start to the story and very promising.

Then the author decides to throw everything down the drain with a 50 chapter plot sequence of complete absurdity. Some people are interested in the MC's... more>> mutant powers, they start chasing him, they go to the shelter where he stayed and proceed to destroy it and slaughter the people inside, even though he's not even there and they didn't do anything to help the MC. The MC runs, the group of people keep chasing and keep killing villages where he stayed. The MC manages to turn the tables and kill some of the bad guys, forcing them to retreat. What do the bad guys do? Get even stronger reinforcements and keep chasing. The process repeats, follow MC, slaughter some town he stayed in. MC defeats the bad guy team. The bad guys get even STRONGER help to hunt the MC. "Face palm". Whats funny is that the MC is forced the joint the same organization that was hunting him down through a really weird and unbelievable way.

I would have given this story a 2, but after the MC joins the organization, the story does improve somewhat. <<less
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th30dor
th30dor rated it
September 19, 2018
Status: v1c1 part1
Somewhat good intro, then the most insane, character destroying plot wrecking chase appears. It makes no sense. It feels like a 9 year old wrote it. Stay away, this is stupidity taken form.
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Vinoah
Vinoah rated it
August 5, 2019
Status: v3c6.2
So far it is an amazing read for me. I put on hold reading the story for a long time due to the reviews here actually. Luckily I give it a try and I find it to my liking. The story is dark and gloomy. You cannot find a single comedy here. Even the romance are poor compared to other action novels that has romance. It is definitely not for everyone. Every chapter is content heavy. MC has no motives or end goals apart from surviving and want to protect... more>> the people he cares about. So initial part of story feels more passive despite how deep the story is. But the writing style of author is very good. World building is clear but slowly revealing. There are no major plot holes or cliches. Every action MC and the other characters take are consistent and logical with their personality and the world setting. One should give some time to truly love the story at least 20 chapters Here I must say while every reviews are based on personal opinions and preferences, reviews should be made at least after understanding the chapter. Especially review made by anwaya1 made me confused. The review is totally misguiding and it has 82 likes. I find it too shocking.
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Initial a female side character Li was going to capture a base where she met MC and liked him bcoz he is beautiful and he did a thorough body check on her for safety. So she wanted to harass him more. So she and her troops chased after him to capture him. But during the chase no other person was harmed. Later they will make a one on one match where MC will won and he will rape her which she wanted to do to him and they will end their grudge there. But Li will take his gun as a memento but a colleague of her will run a biocheck on the blood sample of MC he find on the gun to research MC genetic abilities and to develop the formulas of them. But they will find something more valuable which will attract a major army to chase after MC. MC was not aware of it but he will sense danger so he will run far away. But one psychopath in the troops will kill people every where MC stopped to resupply. Until then MC never killed any of the soldiers only escaped bcoz as long as he escaped problem solved but if he killed them. They will never let go of MC. But after seeing the dead bodies MC will start to hunt them and will kill the psychopath and then he will also kill Li's subordinates but Li never knew anything about the danger MC faced bcoz of her colleague and thought he betrayed on the deal between them instead

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Setting is dark. Women are treated as reproductive tools and s*x toys. Anyone weak can be killed or slaved. This is common sense. So all the strong women character in the story will exhibit fierce, dominating and sometimes thirsty and will take what they want in a forceful way. Otherwise if they should a bit of weakness they will be turned into toys for men. If anyone can't accept such a world setting, then this story is not for you <<less
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Lemeres
Lemeres rated it
June 9, 2019
Status: v1c32 part3
Highly descriptive, illustrative language that carefully paints the picture of the situation. A lot of effort is used to show a world where everything is either crumbling or rotten with corruption.

You might have a problem if you are uncomfortable with a work where the main character gets knocked around... a lot. This is focused on 'surviving' rather than 'dominating', at least in the volume I've seen so far.
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weyz
weyz rated it
February 18, 2019
Status: --
Too much information dump. Too many questions yet it left unanswered.

Sometimes the story is abit of dumb, but entertaining. This is just like watching transformer, bugs bunny, or superman. Full of action pack. But when u think again of the reasons behind the actions it's really stupid. Or like horror movie. So much suspense. But doesn't help the plot.
I actually rate this novel as movie stated above. So. It's good to be read for the first time.

I would binge read other novel. But not this.. Currently rated 3 star.... more>> Ok novel to be read if Ur bored.

If you like Japanese novel that talks about daily life what they do and etc. This is an upgraded novel for you. <<less
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elpsyycongro
elpsyycongro rated it
January 28, 2019
Status: v6c4
The overall story is interesting for me but the thing bothering me is that the author moves on the story without even mentioning about MC (probably 15 chapter something). And I do not understand that logic. If MC is not in the story, how could I regard "Su" as a MC.... this happens in the previous chapters but this time (I am mentioning the v6...) this is way too long and actually I stop reading. I just check if MC is in play or not.
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Urskenner
Urskenner rated it
November 23, 2018
Status: v5c8.1
The story starts with an interesting and really good written plot but after a view chapters there is no red thread anymore (after losing the „daughter“ to someone more powerfull). I think that the author writes from chapter to chapter. Sometimes there will be good arcs sometimes not. Basicly all the chinese novels I get in contact to has this problem.

The intersting thing in this novel is the skill development of the different main and sidekicks charakters.

The bad thing is that the author writing style leads to a dead end... more>> in each fucking arc. So he have to break radical with bis story to write the new arc/idea. For example:

Spoiler

MC found a base in a good postion for development. Everything in the Story (around 3.5 volumes) points to this base as the new home for him and his entourage. Until the author reachs the dead ends of dead ends in his story, so the MC and his best buddy’s have to leave this location to settle somewhere else.....[\spoiler]

The story gets creepy from time to time but is is still coherent to the story universe plot.


But the author have to switch from the „walking dead“ social factions issues to the basics of the start, demon hunting!

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I am still reading the story because I want to know more about the skill development but I have to tell you that a lot of chapters can be skipped without missing a part of the story development. <<less
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Sentar
Sentar rated it
June 8, 2019
Status: Completed
Meh, It was okay. Lots of suspense which carried me through to finishing it. It was pretty standard fare and entertaining for the first four books. However the last two books the pace of the plot slowed to a snails pace and I started flipping through it looking for Su's story to actually proceed.

I kept waiting for Su to have that power moment or touching reunion. Never got it. Instead I spent chapter after chapter reading side characters almost dying. Reunions were a paragraph and unfeeling.

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Personally as Su becomes less human I struggle to keep liking his character

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DNH2020
DNH2020
August 18, 2019
Status: Completed
I registered on this site precisely to review this story.

This novel gives off a similar vibe to Stephen King's The Stand.

However, it's so much more complex, subtle, and yet so much more comprehensive.

... more>> There are certainly flaws and inconsistencies with it. I won't spoil too much and say where they are, just that you'll know them when you see them. That's why I can't give this novel 5 stars, but I would give it more than 3.

I suppose I got so caught up in writing the review that I missed giving it a star rating. Perhaps a 4.

Spoiler:
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Suffice to say, the loved ones of the primary characters, more often primary characters than secondary characters, don't have random plot armor. They aren't protected by the author. If they live, it's for a clear reason. If they die, it's also for a clear reason, one that could have been avoided if only the primary characters had made different choices, ones they were clearly aware of. And when they die, nine times of ten, they won't come back.

Think Game of Thrones, but better.

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The Author communicates exactly the message he was intending, despite his shortcomings.

This novel is not an ego-stroking power-trip story or a massive ret-conning reincarnation story.

Maybe A Step Into The Past could stand up to the caliber of this story.

It is a story that gives a heavy glare into the darkness of Life, and the light that can arise from the extremes of darkness, not just humanity, but Life as a whole, and bares it for all to see, if you're willing to look.

Easily one of the finest stories I've ever read, but not a story I could easily ever reread. <<less
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