Devil Venerable Also Wants to Know


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In typical Mary-Sue novel, readers all like the second male lead who only loves the heroine wholeheartedly and is willing to give up everything for the heroine, but the heroine only loves the male lead who once abused her body and heart.

Readers: Why doesn’t the heroine love the second ML, the demon sect leader?!

The demon sect leader: This Devil Venerable also wants to know, why do I like her?

In order to find out why the female lead doesn’t like him, the self-conscious demon sect leader set out to “interview” all the characters in the novel.


When a book was dropped into his lap, the demon sect leader discovered the world he lived in was described in it. This book said that after he sacrificed himself for the female lead, the 4th male lead, his silent, loyal subordinate, blackened and attempted to kill her.

The demon sect leader, Wen Renhe: Yin Hanjiang, this Devil Venerable wants to know why you wanted to kill the heroine.

Yin Hanjiang was silent.

Wen Renhe: If you refuse to speak, this Devil Venerable will force you to speak!

Yin Hanjiang: …

Wen Renhe: What are you blushing for?!

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New lazykitty_99 rated it
July 13, 2020
Status: Completed
Gem of a novel.

Whether it's story, relationship of leads, side characters, ori fl, I just love everything.

This novel satisfies many genres I like.

... more>> #face slap original novel#

#original novel is filled with uncovered mysteries#

#ori FL isn't bad#

#supporting female characters#

#equal relationship between leads, support each other, mature leads#.

Just loved the growth of ML out of his inferiority and support MC gave him for his recovery..

ML & oriFL are like similar people with their obsessions, what makes it different is their object as MC would never let ML suffer. From that perspective only ML could understand oriFL and help her to come out of her "confusion".

Even though I don't like kind hearted fls but with orifl, I wholeheartedly wished that she could move on from scum of oriML and grow up as a strong person. (Have a big sis mentality for orifl)

Another of my fave character in this novel is Zhong liqian.

I also enjoyed "readers comments".

A must read even if someone isn't a fan of bl. <<less
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New katiethairu33 rated it
July 11, 2020
Status: Completed
I MTL'd it. I loved the whole story, setting and the badass characters. I don't feel like writing an in depth review at the moment but it's in my favorite pile of books for sure. I just realized that this author didn't spend an enormous amount of time describing how handsome and beautiful and delicate the main characters were! It's such a relief to get to the story and the meat of it instead of engaging in superfluous imagery. Anyway, definitely worth the read!
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XxShining_HopexX rated it
May 15, 2020
Status: Completed
Same author as they say I've encountered a ghost and sharing system, so you know this is gonna be good.

Tags are off, I'd say this is a soft shounen ai and not a yaoi, and the story is sooo good. A relatively quick read with long chapters.

MC receives a book from the heavens and eventually discovers that all is not as it seems. He decides to intervene with the events in the book to change the fate of him and his very loyal partner.

The relationship between the two them... yin... more>> hanjiang is sooo cute :) and MC eventually realizes he loves ML too and promotes him to his equal. #mutualrespectandlove

Just read it, you won't regret it. <<less
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vvreath rated it
May 30, 2020
Status: Completed
I loved the concept so much I mtled the raws and honestly. I loved it. It has all my favorite tropes and the main couple are so, , , , , heartwarming. Unlike other novels that kind of? Are stereotypical and are fun to read, but are irl kind of, , , , , , red flags?

Even though Bai Li and Wen Chao are the more explicit example of the author subverting those scum tropes w/ their ending, you can also see it with our main cp.

In this genre, with their statuses? W/ their personalities? Its expected that Wen Ren He would use his power and Yin Han Jiang's loyalty against YHJ, or YHJ would, in his obsession, become obsessive and yandere and black bellied? And? Don't get me wrong, he absolutely is obsessive and he is blackbellied, but never at WRH, and its v understandable and in some ways justified in their world.

Despite all of that and the trend of toxic / realistically manipulative and abusive relationships in this type of novel, the ending of the main cp is really f*cking happy? They trust and support each other, understand each other, Abd tho they have the ability to take advantage of and manipulate each other, both, esp WRH take great efforts to understand each other and emphasize and grow, and YHJ's growth from WRH's tool to his equal, in life and standing is, , , , , good. I'm emotional. They acknowledge their flaws and work to fix them and what they lack in they make up for in each other.


The only complaint I had was that it felt short, but that been mtl and just my general enjoyment wanting more. Perhaps the pacing was a bit fast? I will not say this is a masterpiece, not something that will blow your brains and make you question your life and impact your life, BUT not everything needs to be. This is a very solid, VERY HEALTHY depiction of growth and love, steady and nice.

As a bonus, all the female side characters are all so good, and there's no homophobia from either the readers or the characters.

no one blinks an eye when the main cp get together, at least not bcs of their genders. There are even ppl shipping the heroine with some of the other female supporting cast and its so cute lol. There is some b*tchy fighting over Men, but there are ALSO women supporting each other and making their way in life w/o- what Shu Yan Yan does, what Qiu CongXue does, and what Bai Li Qiangmao ends up doing in the end.


All in all, an enjoyable read and honestly? This is a novel I would recommend to someone who doesn't normally read bl, bcs it doesn't come off as weird or fetishy at all. 5/5
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Batman was the greatest cat rated it
May 10, 2020
Status: c2 part1
So far the story is exactly as the summary describes; about a Devil Venerable who receives a book in which he is a second male lead. His response to it is very logical, he first question why he would fall in love with the female lead and why she would like the male lead. He questions all characters actions and decides to question all book characters including his trusted subordinate Yin Hanjiang in order to understand the situation.

So far it's a very fun read, if the quality doesn't change then... more>> I highly recommend it. ~✧✧✧✧✧~

Ontimestory's translation is once again excellent. ~✧✧✧✧✧~ <<less
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anonmily rated it
June 20, 2020
Status: Completed
Oh! I read this one on jjwxc in Chinese, so I’m so happy to see it being translated now. It’s a great story, and the relationship is definitely not anything like that of the stereotypical aeffeminate bottom/as*hole top. The MC might be a Venerable Devil, but I wouldn’t call him evil per say... In fact he sees some things more clearly than all others. The ML starts out with this strong inferiority complex and channels all his love for the MC into loyalty at first because he is so afraid... more>> of disappointing him. But the MC gradually heals his broken soul and puts the pieces back together, accepting all the ugly parts of the process and giving the ML his trust and love. The relationship is definitely not one-sided and you can feel their love and dedication to each other. My only complaint is that it is too short......D: All in all, highly recommended. <<less
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YellowNoodle rated it
May 26, 2020
Status: Completed
If I had to describe this novel it would be a breath of fresh air.

The story is engaging and there is never a dull moment. Events occur one after another and at the same time.

The author ties the plot seamlessly together and as you read on, the knots begin to untangle allowing the cycle of retribution, cause and effect, to come into play. It really shows the true path of cultivating to ascend to the immortal realm.

... more>> Within the story are common, but popular genres mixed with the author's own originality.

All characters have a role to play and they all take different actions to deviate from the "plot".

In other words, they fight against destiny.

Of course some characters succeed and some don't but it's certainly an upgrade from 1 dimensional characters.

There isn't much to say about our two main protagonists other than that they're extremely wholesome. The author does well "developing the plot" and their relationship. It's a double entendre ;)

This certainly deserves to be in the upper ranks of BL novels on this site. Yes, it's a must read.

All the elements of satisfaction is present. (Except the lack of papapa *sighs*)


Enjoi and Adieu!


What I loved most about this was the equality between the two protagonists.

When I read Yaoi, there will always be similar trends for both Japanese and Chinese novels on who the gong (seme) and Shou (uke) is.

But despite being a major avid yaoi reader and having a level 100 knowledge on who pushes down the who, I will admit I couldn't tell.

I had an inkling to who the gong is but the fact that the author mixed up the typical "trends" of Chinese BL novels was just amazing.

It really shows that both the protagonists are equal. They're men. People on the immortal path fighting against destiny. Going against fate.

It was really spectacular. But of course, if you're a level 100 yaoi reader, your inkling to who the gong is becomes certainty.

Why? Well, the two descriptions highlighting someone's "slim waist" is more than enough to give it away.

Although, I have a kink for loyal subordinates pushing down their masters, Yin Hanjiang is really too submissive.

You guessed it.

The Gong is our venerable Wen Renhe.

I should have determined it earlier as this man showed signs of his domineering personality ahaha. I guess this is one of the things that fall under the realm of being "typical" in BL

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holachica rated it
May 25, 2020
Status: Completed
A really good read. Totally MTL-able. There's not a single moment where I feel anger at the writing or plot, and it's pretty pleasant. It's not an amazing and totally mind-blowing novel, but between 5 or 4 stars, it deserves a 5 (although the official 4.7 on Novel Updates suits it just fine) simply because everything was pleasant. It's decently interesting and enjoyable from beginning to end; not too predictable, and not all that cliche.

My only beef is that there is not enough fluff between the MC and ML.... more>> Not even a fade-to-black s*x scene. They only kiss, like, twice v_v I was totally really for some puppy-dog ML and indulgent domineering MC at the end. Just once chapter would've been fine. But alas... nothing...

Also He Wenchao... can't decide if I hate him or not. He's categorically a 'super good guy', but he also treated the female lead like tr*sh. I mean, he's willing to sacrifice his life to save others, but the thing is... he cheats, and when he cheats, he justifies it with "oh I only LOVE the female lead... so it's fine if my body strays as long as my mind doesn't." He still thinks he was in the right. So I dislike him, but at the same time, he isn't that 'bad' of a guy. He wasn't evil.

He's like that f*ckboy who's really nice to his friends and to his friend-girls (i.e. platonic interests), but when it comes to romantic interests, he's a player. That sort of dude. <<less
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ylial rated it
May 22, 2020
Status: c10

The story mainly revolves MC finding out the truth behind the s*upid actions of novel characters. Eventually, there is more to it. Another of his goal is to wake up the brain dead FL. Eventually, his goal diverts to ML. MC and ML interactions are so sweet and u'll be fed with lots off dog food

This one is well written and funny but somewhat predictable so will probably drop. However, it won't change the fact that this is good so my rating is 4.3, rounded it up to 5
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