Demon’s Diary

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Liu Ming, since he was young, lived in a savage prison named Savage Island where the prisoners aren’t controlled by any guard or security. When the island sinks due to “mysterious” events, only a handful of people survive – those survivors are then pursued by the government.

On the other hand at another place two practitioners are worrying about what will happen to them because the young master that they were supposed to protect had died.

Their young master looks nearly like our MC
What will happen?

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Ma Thiên Ký
Mo Tian Ji
魔天记
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Mega Might
Mega Might rated it
January 5, 2018
Status: --
It had a great start but as chapter's go on it becomes boring. The MC is introduced as a kick ass character and from the moment he joins the sect he will become a joke of MC with very little fights, and the author tries to make the MC as low key as possible it starts to hurt the reader. I am a person who is rational and I do not want a novel where MC kills anyone who messes with him but this has very few moments you fell... more>> the MC is awesome.

The author tries very hard to make the side characters as awesome as possible and you start feeling that whether MC is the true MC or the side characters are the true MC. <<less
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Roxxman
Roxxman rated it
December 31, 2017
Status: Completed
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To add and repeat to some of the other reviews for this novel i'll also say that it's a decent novel if not bland. MC is almost as boring as the MC from Dominating Sword Immortal and he's pretty damn boring.

Now the romance? Harem? Refer to above, it's bland and boring. MC tries to avoid everything related to women, and when there is something he shrugs and goes "Meh ok"

Now what is important to me atleast, is that after chapter 800, I really felt the novel starting to go downhill and starting to degrade, it's kinda hard to explain but if you binge read it, I think most people would notice aswell... The author also kinda starts throwing away a bit of what made the MC different/special and he kinda becomes the standard Xianxia MC type, not that he loses all that made him special atleast.

Gonna mention the deal breaker for me next up so spoil at ur own risk.

Spoiler

What really ruined this novel for me happens at chapter 1250. What happens is that the MC is preparing to breakthrough the next realm, so he has been collecting stuff to help him breakthrough - but his % of succeeding is still pretty low and he would never try to breakthrough normally.. Now suddenly he hears the news that X chick he met in a secret realm, that he had s*x with due to some circumstances where they weren't in control of themselves, then never talked to after that point (like at chapter 600) and she is suddenly in danger... Now what does Liu Ming/MC do?! Of course he's the usual cool headed guy we all have known for the last 1250 chapters that wont act unless he's atleast sure he has some chance / huge payout, or he's atleast forced to have no choice but to risk it all cause he's forced into a corner, not to mention atleast gather plenty of intelligence.. right?! Well, haha screw 1250 chapters let's have the MC breakthrough with 30-40% chance (Sounds like a lot, hint hint its really not) He fails obviously, with a pretty big chance of his cultivation future being ruined.. But Bam! Plot armor! All this happens just to force the plot a bit and introduce a new guy that also just so happens to be able to save his ability to cultivate in the future.. Man this whole part made me want to drop the novel right then and there. It felt so braindead and I still cant belive the author did it..

But guess what, what awaits you is a poor finish to a buildup and plot that the author probably had planned differently, but the whole ending was pretty rushed and it kinda just ended in a whole mix of useless chapters of MC saving the beauty and lots of characters and wars etc that is hardly relevant and follows the trend in the later part of the novel of having useless chapters written about other characters.. Just to end this with a loose and hardly satisfying ending..

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So in terms of total rating i'd give it 3, being pretty average. Volume based i'd say 4 for volume 1-8, I'd rate it 3 after that and after chapter 1250 i'd rate it 2 as it felt super dreary in the later chapters and I ended up skipping a lot of it sadly.. In the end this is personal and others might find it interesting but as mentioned, it does feel really rushed towards the end, ruining an otherwise decent novel.

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oli0202
oli0202 rated it
December 14, 2017
Status: --
If I had to describe this novel in one word it would be dry

I'm at Ch 265 and so far not a single scene has stirred up any emotion in me. The way this is told is more a like to a report of some kind than an actual story. The MC is obviously on the boring side and has no friends and no real over arching goal or any sort of base motivation other than just get strong for no apparent reason but he is calculating and strong and... more>> the story does progress albeit at a slow pace. Personally wouldn't recommend reading this if you have other things to read but it is passable <<less
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Hisagi
Hisagi rated it
October 13, 2017
Status: c278
All treasures which are worthy of being called treasures will fall into the hands of Liu Ming. So will the most outstanding cultivation techniques. No one is worthy to be compared to him. In any case, he is possessed by a demonic being of outstanding power, so what if the enemy is stronger? The demon will pop up, and the enemy shall be no more.

The world will shove Liu Ming onto a pedestal, at the expense of our intelligence. There is nothing enjoyable about reading the rise of someone’s power... more>> when the process is clearly fabricated.

I wanted to like this novel, there is plenty of good stuff in there: bloodthirsty mermaids, nasty demons, scorpion ghosts, flying swords, and an abundance of cultivation techniques. But the luck of the protagonist makes me very tired.

Don’t get me started on character development, because there is none: Liu Ming has the best possible temperament to thrive in the cultivation world, so why would he change? <<less
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sleib
sleib rated it
July 31, 2016
Status: c156
Great novel! It is one of the best currently translating novels. MC reminds me of Meng Hao. Story has good action, writing style is good, pacing is great (by chapter 156 a lot happened already and some hints for future were shown), other characters other than MC show some personality. Some comment said that it was similar to World Of Cultivation... I do not like World Of Cultivation much, but I do like this one. If you like xianxia you should read this, if not than go and read some... more>> "action" Japanese light novels lol. <<less
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NaM
NaM rated it
May 15, 2016
Status: c108
Dark, Deep, a worthy read.

An escapee from the martial world (Jianghu) due to chance, embark the road of immortal (devil) cultivation.

Good read, Good MC development. MC was smart, cautious and calculative at times. He was truly exceptional. He has things that other MC from other novel lack.

... more>> BUT, However, this novel is seriously lacking at the side character development side. I dont know if its just me but I somehow cant remember some character sometimes, they seriously lack presence and appear then dissappear just like that.

Thats the only downside that keep this novel from reaching 5/5

Anyway their is more chapter in the future, hope some changes happen. <<less
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VvvV1225
VvvV1225 rated it
June 19, 2018
Status: Completed
Fairly good novel, the writing style is similar to RMJI (same author), so if you liked RMJI you will like this one.

The story development is well planned, with minimal plot hole, the transition from arc to arc is natural.

MC is neither OP nor UP.

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Spoiler

MC's ass is on fire, he is always on the run for cultivation resource and with a good reason, since if he doesn't upgrade his cultivation level he will die due to his cheat.

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One of the main point that makes this novel likeable, is the lack of crowd, rarely the MC fight in-front of a crowd, and even if he does, they aren't here to tell how awesome the MC is.

as for the bad point:

Some arc tend to get to your nerve (for me), while other are kind of shallow and somehow rushed.

Romance:

Spoiler

while the MC has 2 wife (and another one playing the tsunder game), there are very little interaction between them, even the time spend with them is very little, (around like a year before he ascend, never to meet them again) it doesn't even come close to bad romance.

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Ixcez
Ixcez
June 6, 2018
Status: Completed
Having read this one to completion, I can say that I overall found it to be an enjoyable read at times.

Some parts are really good and some parts are really bad.

It rushes through some arcs and especially the ending feels forced and rushed.

... more>> The plot is also quite aimless with no real goal to speak of except, okey I've become too strong for this area so I either a) leave for a new area or b) get chased to a new area.

The whole story just follows the MC moving from area a -> b - > c and then a boss appears from practicly no where is beaten and THE END.

This is not to say it is a bad read there is just no motivation except that the MC want's to become stronger, which is fine I guess but not for 1500 chapters straight.

The biggest down side of this novel is in my honest opinion romance, harem and ending.

Heavy spoiler about ending don't read if you don't wanna know the ending.

Spoiler

The MC has 3 harem members. The first one is a fishwoman who has an aphrodity physique that makes everyone be seduced and want her. She is the main "wife" and the foremost love interest of the MC. They become engaged around the first 1/3 or 1/2 of the story. But all she get's to be is a stay at home fiancee. Like first they become engaged MC is gone for two years, comes back goes on a short date MC gone for 10 years, comes back fights of an insect gone for 50 years, has some tea is gone for 300 years. Thats pretty much her whole part of the story after the engagement. She spends around 400 years waiting to marry the MC.

The second member is pretty much just thrown in all of a sudden (though hinted at) from out of the blue at the end.

The third member is a foxfirl who he sleeps with/rapes who he helps to get her kingdom back and is asked to stay but he can't cause of cultivation so he leaves.

All three of them fill almost no function except for forcing in a harem in a story that shouldn't have one.

And the ending?

Basically after beating the big bad boss the MC's cultivation jumps up and he is forced to ascend to the next realm within a year.

So the MC rushes back to sect picks up the fiancee who waited 400+ years, takes the 2nd member and when asking the foxgirl she goes tsundere on him and say's no while hinting at him to ask her again, but MC just goes - Okey bye!- and leaves.

Then the rest is explained as he going on vacation with his two wives makes them pregnant and then leaves them to go into meditation during their last three months of pregnancy to prepare for ascention. Then they give birth and at the same time MC starts ascending he somehow sends two necklaces to the babies.

And the two wives starts crying cause they know they can never ascend cause of low cultivation and talent. While the foxgirl proclaims that she will chase him where ever he goes, since she has the talent and power to automatically ascend after hundreds/thousands of years THE END.

The chapter is basically open ending with a shoddy wrap up of the harem at best

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sonamey
sonamey rated it
April 25, 2018
Status: c299
The novel is really great and deserves a greater renown and ranking.

The problem is the translation speed!!! The posting speed is really poor. Its irregular at best of times. Many novels started at the same time has greater stock of translated chapters than this.

The novel doesn't deserve. It.
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brunomorais
brunomorais rated it
December 22, 2017
Status: c270
Pace - Slow
Action - Good
Mistery - Great

Very good plot. He is not a badass MC, he gets power because he takes risks. He is smart, very, very smart.

Romance? There is not, at least untill now (270), which is good. It's very important remind that he takes risks to get power, not to save girls in danger, unless he get some benefits from that. Better have patience to follow this master piece, otherwise you will lost yourself in this story.
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Lazybum0
Lazybum0 rated it
September 10, 2016
Status: c183
In my opinion this is not a generic XianXia/XuanHuan, hence why some people find it boring.

Not just in XuanHuan or XianXia, but usually in most web novels, the story, the setting, background and the very world in itself is for the sake of making the MC shine and dazzle everyone, if it's done well it's so satisfying (imo very few does it correctly i.e ergen's novels), now in the case of Demon's Diary i'd say it is not the case, this is more about a journey of a cultivator who... more>> pushes forward with what he has, not the story about a "hero" saving the world or a cultivator deifying the very heavens.

Although it is fantasy it brought a more realistic depiction of characters and rules than your average novel, that is what I like about this novel, the MC has prudence and the antagonists (antagonist and not villain course there not really black and white in this novel, just interests) are not so 1 dimensional or predictable. The MC doesn't have bullsh*t luck nor any backing, he has to rely in his wits.

What makes me not rated 5 stars is that the interactions between characters is so poor, the MC doesn't trust in anyone, the closest to a partner he has is his pets or spirits. <<less
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LazyLuong
LazyLuong rated it
September 5, 2016
Status: c88
One of the most frustrating cn I've read. The translater can't keep the characters name consistent at all and will give most key characters 3 different types of name, which are similar if not the same as other characters because the characters aren't mention with full name but with their last name plus pre/post status being different all the time. Sometimes the character will be Martial X and other time X Martial. The same person will be called Senior and at other times as Junior depending on the status of... more>> the person they are talking to, also with the same problem as the Martial example I've given. The biggest failure is that they have a glossary of terms and name, yet they don't even follow it. I'm disappointed of GT translation quality for this novel. <<less
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ejemss
ejemss
August 15, 2016
Status: --
Can't help but write this review. From earlier chapters where the MC broke out from the Savage Island, I'm expecting a badass OP MC because from the description, if what I remember is correct the Savage Island is the most secretive and strict prison for the most diabolical criminals? But what we get is far from that. That's too much of a let down.
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Docnox
Docnox rated it
July 16, 2016
Status: --
The story is ineresting but every aspect is extremely vague.

The plot is nowhere in sight, as in to say there is still no antagonist or goal, were just following along an MC that has no clear motivation.

The MC on that point, seems to not have an oppinion on anything, goals/objectives, or any form of personallity for that matter. He comes off has a thoughtless robot that does one thing after another with thinking a head or caring about anything going on around him. His dialog is nonexistant, he just... more>> sits in his room or haphazerously explores.

The world is interesting, events happen clearly other people have goals and agendas, but none of really depends on or MC. He is just an observer from the side who occasionally benifits. The story has potential but its making zero attemts to utilalize it in any tangible way. <<less
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bandrew8964
bandrew8964 rated it
July 7, 2016
Status: c141
In my opinion, this is the best novel I've read. It has everything I look for in a protagonist, and the story so far seems realistic when compared to other novels. It's also a bit slow, which is somewhat different, but the content isn't boring. I just wish it was already fully translated, but even though it's not, the translator has decent translating speed.
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Gregor1422
Gregor1422 rated it
July 1, 2016
Status: c141
I have to say this is perhaps one of the better works available when it comes to this particular category of light novels. There is a mysterious shroud around certain parts of cultivation, which serves to increase the reader's curiosity without making him/her a complete stranger as pieces of information surface as the story goes on. But the gem of the novel lies not in its cultivation system (even though it is pretty good.) It lies rather in the characters in the story.

While many might complain that it is a... more>> slow moving story as there is focus on side characters, but this particular focus helps this story grow into something more than a 3rd rate power trip novel that we see elsewhere. The MC is in a class of his own, he is not overpowered but rather slowly accumulating his power by using his talents in the best manner possible. They do not show the MC being amazing at everything, no he is as human as they come and is slowly working on improving his skills just as everyone else. But in his pursuit of immortality, we can see him creasing over the creases in his skills and improving step by step.

Also the power scale of the different characters is established early on in the novel so we don't see that "mountain beyond mountain" saying being used in a cheap manner. Random overpowered characters don't pop up in this story much, in fact so far in the story barely any have, while they are powerful they are not suddenly thrust on the reader.

All in all, it is a different novel than what you are used to, as things do not happen at the snap of a finger nonsensically, rather they have a reason for happening and the author fully explores that with the reader. I would highly recommend everyone to give this novel a try and read at least 10 chapters and you will be more than hooked to go through the rest. I personally spent a whole day binge reading till I was caught up due to how addictive and fun this novel was.

Cheers! <<less
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Brat Peed
Brat Peed rated it
June 26, 2016
Status: c135
Overall characters are good, story is not bad either. But it lacks excitement (or you could call it anticipation building) like in True Martial World.

I rate it 4.5
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bushwhacker2k
bushwhacker2k rated it
April 23, 2018
Status: c277
Pretty good.

The protagonist is competent and the story isn't bad.

Two things bug me though:

... more>> 1: The protagonist is very aloof. He doesn't really have any close friends, which makes the story feel a bit lonely.

2: The story is mostly told from a narrative perspective, "this happened and then this happens", instead of a first-person perspective, which would make it easier to connect with the protagonist and actually experience his story. I constantly find myself zoning out because too many irrelevant things are being described in excessive detail.

(Why is this marked Harem???) <<less
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p4inkiller
p4inkiller rated it
April 2, 2018
Status: c150
One of my fav novels. Why? The MC isnt overpowered, serious and smart. He is no hero and neither a devil. I would describe him as neutral good so far. Sadly I had to drop this, because of the slow release rate I hate gravitytales those sell Outs for takeing on such a beuatiful novel. I am hopeing that they will drop it and someone who Releases at least 3 chapters a week takes on this Project. Ist just way to sad how it doesnt get the recognition it deserves... more>> because of the painfull release rate. <<less
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JustAPasserby
JustAPasserby rated it
February 11, 2018
Status: v2c230
Now this is a novel where " the MC is just your typical regular martial artist" can really be used. The MC isn't some heavenly lucky genius and destiny rich guy whom everythings he seems to do is the rught thing.. No this MC isn't like that and the story is more focus on the martial world rather than making the MC always right, intelligent, and heaven defying.

It is more focus on the settings of the story, in the sense that the MC will be struggling in the hardship of... more>> the situation and not him changing the situation. It's pretty good and satisfying for people who already read many good stuff. <<less
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