Dragon Prince Yuan


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The heavens and earth are furnaces, every living things are charcoal, and the Yin and Yang are fuel. The battle for destiny, fate, and luck between the Serpent and Sacred Saint Dragon arises. When all is said and done, will the Serpent emerge victorious or will the Sacred Saint Dragon rise up above all sentient beings?

The world revolves around the Yin and Yang, a single breath can move mountains and seas, and turn the heavens upside down. Those who wield strength has the right to possess the Yin and Yang of the Universe.

Zhou Yuan holds a pen while the dragon dances. Chaos surrounds the world, lightning blankets the sky. In this world, will the serpent swallow the dragon, or will the dragon rise?

Destiny stolen at birth, the prince of the once mighty Great Zhou Empire, Zhou Yuan, has been plagued by a fatal poison till fate draws him to mysterious domain where he meets a beautiful girl in green, a bizarre dog-like creature and an unfathomable old man in black.

Join Zhou Yuan as he thrust into the whirlpool of destiny while he seeks the pinnacle of cultivation.

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Venerable Yuan
Yuan Zun
원존: 용의 비상
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New phreakinsane rated it
March 27, 2020
Status: c112

I've decided to drop this. I read ahead to get a spoiler for a really annoying development and didn't at all like where this is headed. (It wasn't resolved until over 800 chapters later)


... more>> I mostly agree with others that the FMC is the real protagonist. The MC is at times a weak, unlikable beta. (Especially when it comes to women)

However, he does kill or maim some enemies, so it's not like he's constantly unbearably spineless, he's just unable to deal with women well. An odd flaw for a crown prince who grew up with a beauty as a best friend. The FMC YaoYao is a blast though. Her personality, background and intellect are all fleshed out and entertaining. Nothing better than a powerful, intelligent & faithful woman IMO.

There is a little bit of world building so far, but not much character development. (Aside from "leveling up" that is)

The most colorful characters are the two female companions of the MC.

The villains all seem to have the same slimey behaviors, which are so far all dealt with in similarly predictable ways.

The politics in this world are a total mess. Political Power houses seem to make really silly decisions that make this story less enjoyable for me, even the MC, a prince, makes some massively stupid decisions that no intelligent politician would ever make.


Letting extremely dangerous mass murderer free after an intense life or death battle. MC's condition is to serve him, but with two glaringly obvious loop holes that will allow said powerful criminal to go free. The author tries to make this decision look smart, but it's obviously not.


As long as you don't expect anything praiseworthy from the MC without assistance from either his companions or plot armor, it's an enjoyable enough read to pass the time if you don't have something amazing to read. I'd rate this story a little below average. <<less
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adsegm rated it
October 1, 2018
Status: c591
This is one of those generic novels that many bemoan, but it's done pretty well. Nothing stands out as particularly great but it will keep you turning the pages.

  • Worldbuilding is pretty good, MC does get great treasures and powers along the way and while they are interesting they're never super OP, where he's beating guys multiple realms above him. This happens once early in the novel, but you can actually see the growth of the author as he adjusts this treasure to give a good but not overwhelming advantage against geniuses, who in turn have their own OP cheat. The OP items usually also have drawbacks to balance them out.
  • Other characters are okay, nothing special. They generally have their own goals though it does feel like the whole world revolves around the MC.
  • Unfortunately we do have some word count padding with the multiple opinions and reactions POV common to Chinese LN.
  • We also get the generic sect politics and the fight-train-fight routine.
But there are almost no immersion destroying moments and MC never goes full retard. Recommended if you are craving a dose of wish fulfillment LN.
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Kurokazin rated it
June 28, 2019
Status: --
It's a shitty, repetitive, slap-stick humor novel like anything else done by Silkworm. The only reason I don't score it a 1/5 is solely because there are far worse piles of sh*t like MGA that exist. The more I read chinese novels, the less I feel like they're for me. This is what communism does, folks: Kills creativity.

I've read roughly 300-500+ chapters of each of this guy's novels. They all boil down to: Village idiot bestie, a MC that flip-flops between being serious and being a complete "comical" twit, and... more>> a bunch of cookie cutter harem candidates. Splice in some villains that literally embody the term and boom, you've got yourself a Silkworm novel. A novel riddled with cliches and very little substance that makes one question how someone could earn any kind of currency off a sub-par product. <<less
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thachin rated it
May 6, 2019
Status: c707
Its good to read but very slow process. Its just loop around old enmity.

So boring of waiting the end of this plot.


So far 707 chaptes, Old enemy bring his destiny2/3 running away. If you guys just start and looking forward for the revenge scen and take the belonging back may be it at the end of this novel.

Im still reading just a comment to help you guys decides

sry for my bad grammar

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Kuro75 rated it
November 12, 2019
Status: c321
Honnestly, it started great.

The plot was interesting, world building was good, MC was likeable and relatively smart however everything downgraded near chapter 250~.

MC became a spineless coward in front of pretty girls, he can get bullied, threatened, mocked etc... he will never feel wronged, in the contrary he will feel like he was the one who wronged them.

This MC is not the protagonist at all, all the attention is grabbed by his female companion who is more talented, stronger etc... He get carried by her and her pet everytime and... more>> even if he know she hold some contempt and disdain toward him, he don't care at all, letting her bully him without a care.

Characters are also extremely dumb, MC can somehow fight 3 to 4 realm higher than him but all they say is "He have some ability after all" you know the classic underdog shit, however in this novel it's all the time. Like there isn't a fight where he isn't understimated. It can happen 3 times in a row with the SAME PEOPLE like he will fight someone and they will say "He will definitely lose in front of him etc..." when he beat the random 3 stages higher than him and meet someone also 3 stage higher than him they will say "He have some luck but in front of him he will lose, he is just a 1st realm cultivator after all" THE SAME PEOPLE WHO SAW HIM BEAT CULTIVATOR STRONGER THAN HIM WILL CONTINUE TO UNDERSTIMATE HIM !

It's at this level.

Personally I dropped when

MC peek unintentionally at one pretty core disciple in her bath time, of course the girl trie to kill him and chase him, her killing intent is real, you must think that MC would feel wronged after all is it necessary to kill ? But now this guy instead feel like he wronged her and accept to hand her his cultivation ressources just because he want to improve his impression on her, would that be the reaction of someone with some dignity and self-esteem ? The girl simply don't care about him, she even have some contempt toward him but MC can't do nothing in front of a pretty girl. Do you know how he justify this behavior ?

"Never offend a woman.

Especially one that was so pretty."

he said that... Honnestly I think that author is a masochist.

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spastic117 rated it
September 8, 2019
Status: c250
novel is rather decent but I would say it is lacking when compared to heavenly silk’s other works. In my opinion all of his characters with the exception of Xiao Yan are made from the same cloth. They all have identical personalities, from Mu Chen to Lin Dong to Zhou Yuan. For example if anyone wrongs them, the way they dish out their revenge is extremely similar. The way they treat women is extremely similar. Pretty much the character development stays constant throughout the novel. An MC who doesn’t offend... more>> anyone and only retaliates. Not a bad character but nothing we haven’t seen before.

For the story, one thing I dislike about heavenly silkworms novels are that his MC are always flanked by women and the women are the main cause of their problems. For example the women around him are the most talented of females and when compared to other females they eclipse them in strength and beauty and character. So in this regard I really don’t know why they surround this youngster who is supposedly born unlucky but has more luck than anyone in the novel.

the while dragon is stolen sh*t is nonsense. This guy is still extremely talented without it and it really only serves as a fuel to the plot. The promise the enemy king made not to step inside the kingdom is foolish. Look at it this way. If I made a promise to you that I won’t harm you at all I will naturally keep it. However if you came to my house to kill my family, am I going to say. “ Your lucky I can’t harm you because I made a promise and I don’t want people to know I’m a liar.” How foolish would that be, yes? That’s what King Wu does in this novel. His empire is threatened but because of some measly promise he refused to take action and only when he is dying he will say “if only I broke my promise and killed you earlier. I was far too arrogant.”

Romance, right now it’s looking abit like a harem. I don’t know how far he likes the Su girl but 100% this guy is in love with yaoyao. Why? Because if another man were to even talk to her he would get pissed off so he definitely is already smitten with her. Not saying she is bad or anything but the way they met was weak. Very weak. Imagine a child stumbles upon a dying old man and then practically gives away his daughter to this child who mind you is a cripple. Which person will entrust their daughters safety to a crippled child? Very weird logic.

Fights are amazing but are dominated by the peanut gallery who commentate as they spectate.

I like this novel for its world building, a very interesting world building that far exceeds the size of heavenly silkworms other novels. Who knows perhaps we may see MC from his other novels appear which I hope to be the case. Anyways I’d say it’s pretty much another the great ruler novel or Wu Dong novel. It is lacking when compared to btth but in all case it is a heavenly silk worm novel so expect what you normally expect from him <<less
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sinkk789 rated it
January 11, 2020
Status: c411
This Sucks, let me explain.

I liked battle throughout the heavens, especially the beginning and bits of The Middle, Martial Universe (I believe that's what its called) was also fairly decent.

This This is shit, the beginning of the story the first 10 or 15 chapters, are in fact fair n cool not a bad start pass that point, no.

The structure of power levels makes no sense, skills and abilities make no sense, he learns one move every once in awhile and just spams it in not cool ways... more>> in fact.

For example he'll get an ability. To learn the ability not maby have learned, not everyone has even scratch the surface (that's a whole chapterexplaining that) , the next chapter would be him trying to get whatever to learn the ability, the next chapter after that him failing to get that item or whatever, then the next chapter after that is him obtaining the item (yay),

then finally when he uses the move, withing a (cliche I must use it the normal level mid level then max of what I can actually do) in series of battles wows the crowd, he does this and almost every Arc he doesn't get a wide variety of abilities, he doesn't stick with the one ability from beginning, to the end and it's not really cooly explained, like the God Hand move or two fires creating a nuke nope he'll just get a new ability later.

Everyone looks down on this guy at every point in turn it gets painful to read.

Every good thing about him lats probably just a chapter, so they can talk about it only then forget about it and next chapter.

Without spoiling anything obviously this guy, needs a harem so all men bad, all women good.

And the authors other works he loves to give the main character, the ability to do a secondary thing, being a spiritualist or pill making or whatever, in this he can basically Wright runes and this gives him a tipping the scale in defeating other people fun, fact this is a spoiler he doesn't do it all the time.

This story forgets it by the middle part with in the 300s, because the story is awful, his amazing ability can only come up when he needs to use it, then never again.

DONT READ IT, do something else with your time.

1 star <<less
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July 18, 2019
Status: c91
I enjoy the political aspect. Yes, the MC is driven by his revenge to get his destiny back, but he is also driven to protect the kingdom (empire?) for his father, and the citizens, as a prince. SO FAR this is positive - because the MC cares, and the care affects his decisions and actions, you get a sense of the gravity and stakes. In a genre where stakes bow down in front of the MC's halo, it's a small, but nice, change. (It doesn't hurt that at this point... more>> the MC is still fairly weak, even with cheats).



The harem, boy, oh boy, the harem. Or potential harem as I should say. The female characters, even though they are strong (at this point, stronger than the MC) are written as moving eye candy. Never mind that the MC has a platonic friendship with them, the audience demands (?) so voluminous descriptions of their bodies, their curves, their (and this is a direct quote) "devastating feet" MUST be given.

a) they're 13. 13!

b) they are literally friends when he's not ogling them. I could somewhat forgive it if the characters had any genuine romantic feelings, but everyone (apart from the girl who's grandfather he helped save?) sees him as a friend (if that?).



As others have said, it's generic (what isn't?) and there's plot armour and cheats (who doesn't?) but it's still okay. It's decently written, the cultivation system makes sense (?) and there's the interesting dynamic of his destiny being "stolen". <<less
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Chourou rated it
December 31, 2019
Status: --
Annoying writer. Intressting story. Anti-climatic ends to arcs. 3/5

Translation: 3/5. Many many bad gramma errors that persists through chapters. No one commenting on them. Editor/proof reader not fixing the errors. Double nouns, sentence fragments or weird sentence structures sometimes and missing words, wrong words used or incorrect spelling of words. Cultivation terminology is convoluted and annoying. Annoying as in translators decided to use diffrent terms instead of a generic terms so all readers can easier understand.

Characters = 3/5 The side characters feels more important than main character. Weird character... more>> building. Weird character progression. Names are generic. Many characters with same names or same surname. <<less
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