Immortal Mortal


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Here, only those with spiritual roots can cultivate while those with mortal roots are destined to stay mortal.

Mo Wuji only has mortal roots, but will he only remain as a mortal?

Immortal Mortal average rating 3.7/5 - 299 user ratings
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New Solitude rated it
December 5, 2017
Status: c300
Before I go into my in-depth review of this novel, I'll urge you to not to be dissuaded by its low ratings.

To start off, the initial chapters are bad, like terrible. Not only you'll find almost every overused cliche in these chapters, the execution itself feels rushed. It's like the author was in a hurry to be over with the premise and move on to cool stuff. I almost dropped this series when after enduring once cliche after another, ... more>>

Mc's servant who was his only known relative at the time and the only reason I kept reading randomly got taken away from him due to her talent

. Perhaps I was really bored that time, but I decided to stick around for a few more chapters, and I'm glad I did.

The first few chapters are probably the reason for the low ratings. But once you get past them, the story does get better, a lot better.

Pros: 1) The plot armor is not ridiculous. MC doesn't instantly become all-powerful and remains an underdog for a good while before gaining his footing.

2) Some foreshadowing to keep things interesting, though the execution could have been better.

3) The story leans more on adventure side than thrashing arrogant young masters

4) Females aren't all jade-like, voluptuous figures and are portrayed as actual people.

5) Cultivation, though not anything unique, is interesting and easy to follow along.

Cons: 1) Low on satisfaction. Like I said before, there is some foreshadowing and a few intriguing mysteries in the story, but the conclusions they are given isn't that satisfying.

2) MC is alright, but hardly noteworthy.

3) Romance. I usually don't expect have high expectations regarding romance in these type of web novels. But I was still really annoyed by the one in this novel. It actually first raised my expectations then mercilessly crushed it. The relationship between MC and his potential lover was slowly but surely developing; you could actually feel their relationship progressing, but then the author decided to


kill her off


Moreover, to top it off, I feel as though MC's servant, whom he'd treated as a little sister, will be a potential candidate in future. I hope that isn't the case. I would rather have no romance than with his sister like figure.

All in all, you won't find the exceptional world building of Ergen, storytelling of IET, or fleshed out characters of TJSS, but it's still a better story than 90% of other stories which are repetitive and heavily rely on shock reaction. <<less
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New mrttao rated it
December 3, 2017
Status: c387
Very stupid MC, stupid villains, stupid people all around. Author keeps on telling us MC is smart.
MC is trash that can't cultivate, until he does and becomes the strongest ever.

MC compulsively offends everyone and survives on massive plot armor. Timing don't make sense MC is chasing to rescue a girl that disappeared into a death zone months or years ago, stumbles across her just as she is about to die and he can save her... repeatedly. Then later after years of timeskip MC shows up just in the right... more>> second to save friends/girl/innocents, repeatedly

Oddly enough I am finding it readable. So I am giving it a 3 instead of a 1 despite its many many flaws. <<less
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Johnnycabra rated it
March 24, 2017
Status: c14
First couple of chapters were great up until

... more>>

The servant girl was forced inducted into becoming a disciple due to finding out she had supreme spiritual roots. Some master cultivators outside of a root testing facility spotted them on their way to eat something and forced them to take the root test. I think it was implied that they could perceive one of them having a good spirit roots and that's why the MC and female lead were forced. The problem lies in that the MC parents having died and spent all their money trying to open the MC's mortal root only to fail. Why did no one notice the female leads spirit roots before which would have solved their problems. It feels like the future chapters are going to have the damsel in distress cliche and have the female leads get taken away from MC which will lead to power ups and the destroy sect to recover female lead only for this to repeat again. It sucks as the story started out interesting only for this happen on the first 4 chapters of the story with it coming out nowhere. It would have been fine if it happened more naturally like the MC earning enough to test the female lead's roots and then deciding to join a sect or self cultivate. Instead they went with a bad cliche at start of novel to create conflict/drama.



I just saw that this is was from the author of gate of good fortune. If you see any reviews on that story, you will find that many call it the gate of misfortune for many reasons,


The female leads always get kidnapped and have really bad things happen to them. It happens frequently in the story and I think some said that rape/NTR or death occur to one or two of the leads. I think some people who followed the novel said that some weren't really part of the harem but still, the guy gets no breaks. The story is said to be really good but it's the female kidnap cliche that makes people have issues with the story.


His other work, strongest abandoned son, was pretty good story and enjoyable to read but it seems that this xianxia might end up like gate of misfortune. As I just saw that it might be following the same path as gate of misfortune I will have to stop at this point in the story. If anyone is going to read this story, I would suggest you read the reviews on people who have read or completed gate of good fortune before deciding to read this xianxia (to see whether you don't mind those cliches). It could follow a different direction than GOGF but I would wait for more chapters to release to see if the story will be different than GOGF. Like I said, the writing is good but it's the cliches and the way they are delivered that put me off from this story. <<less
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Ignus rated it
April 19, 2017
Status: c30
I am glad I pick up this story.
It has all the makings for an epic journey.
Although still a tab bit to early to rate, it hints at all the right stuff.

It's pretty obvious that the author has outlined and planned out the majority of the story.
- Less filler material
- Mystery interwoven into the plot, and desire to find out what happens next.
- Less jumping/missing scenes that ruin immersion
- Less blatant plot armor - more naturally written into the story.
The characters are really well... more>> done.
- Dialogue is above average, and meaningful.
- Characterization is colorful, and realistic
- MC uses logic and his reasoning is well explained... and fairly consistent.

There are some negatives:
- So far there hasn't really been much action.
- Author keeps mentioning technology, but finding excuses why it's never used. Its interesting, but also doesn't fit right. Unless the author has plans to use it more... until such time it feels like a poor gimic. <<less
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kjoke rated it
September 7, 2017
Status: c155
Had a good start but seems to follow the same pattern as the gate of good fortune... MC goes somewhere -> some random guy suddenly gets offended to the point where he has to kill the MC at any cost ->MC flees somewhere -> Repeat. In short, the author tends to create drama over nothing
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March 25, 2017
Status: c16
A refreshing novel which differentiates from all xiaxian novel. A quite realistic reincarnation story which does not make the MC seem like God with superhuman gifts but rather human specifically a scientist who got betrayed by his wife. In our current world we have wife/girlfriend who kill husband/ boyfriend for money (inheritance and vice versa), thus current plot still seem plausible. I believe Johnnycabra is wrong and bias to negative reviews mainly due to author's previous novel GOGF and here is why:

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The previous reviewer seems too bias and easy to conclude in a negative way without fully understanding the circumstances that occur in the novel. His example in spoiler section did not mention that the individual who detected that the servant might have natural gifts was from a large sect and a elder and thus was more attuned and powerful enough to detect faintly her spirit quality in comparison to his father with no spiritual root (mortal root}. However, he still needed to get her tested. If it was that easy to detected spirit quality of humans, perhaps, there would not be any 'test'. Moreover, this is his servant not girlfriend or wife and definitely not the lead female character but his servant, to suggest his going go to destroy a sect because of a servant is absurd and ridiculous.


This a promising novel and I suggest all to read. 5 stars <<less
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Keima-kun rated it
October 8, 2017
Status: c312
It's always frustrating when people only read the 1st 20 chapters and had the gall to write an undermining review.

That being said, this novel is actually decent. For me, it is solid 4 but I'm giving it 5 to offset the low ratings.

The MC for one, is a likeable xianxia hero. While he is still hot blooded, rash, he still consider pro and cons in everything. He is also smart and scheming. Most often than not, Xianxia's MC would always be potrayed as cunning and intelligent etc. But their actions... more>> are no more mature than a 12 years old pre-pubescent boy. The MC is also dilligent amd hardworking. He might be the most decent MC among all the xianxias and wuxias that I have read.

The side characters are also good. They actually have personalities. The antagonists, while still being the same like every other novels, are actually provided with good story backgrounds. For romances, based on what I've read up till now, it is not a harem. Even if the author suddenly decided to make it a harem, it would not be lousily made considering how the girls actually would have legit reasons to be infatuated with the MC.

Those who enjoys reading about crafting and alchemy might like this novel, as the MC is also good in alchemy.

This novel still maintains the original recipe of a xianxia/wuxia novel (plot armour, cultivations, sects, revenges) but it is certainly unique. For me, definitely worth the read. <<less
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crazykat rated it
July 20, 2017
Status: c505
This has been a very enjoyable novel to read so far. It shows you how far you can get with a little bit of hard work and some common sense. The MC is smart or at least thinks like a normal person and has the "common sense" that other MC tend to lack in most of the web novels.

There is also no over powered cheat or anything that would suddenly make the MC super strong, rather its a gradual increase in strength (He does get a bit OP later on... more>> but there is always someone stronger then him). As for the story, its about the struggle that our MC who is just a mortal has to go through in order to become a immortal cultivator. To pursue his goals and to live up to his ideals he does everything he can and I really love that about this MC. He isnt rash and knows when to back out. He doesnt offend everyone he sees like other CN novels MC. He does start to get a bit more confident later on though but he is still very cautious with everything he does.

The story feels fleshed out, the world seems to be slowly growing and overall I really love the novel so far. Although I do admit that it has some holes here and there but for a web novel this has been a really nice read. Good enough to pass some time with.

My rating for up to ch 144 would be something like.
Edit: ch 505

Story:9 > 8.5

Translator: 9> 9.5

Grammar: 8 > 9 <<less
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kingtape rated it
August 14, 2017
Status: --
I don't know what the previous reviewer was reading, but the MC in this novel DOES offend everyone. He literally never knows when to stop, even to people who have literally never done him wrong.

its incredibly annoying and repetetive.

For instance, there is a scene where he books the only remaining hotel room at a hotel. I was completely expecting an arrogant young master to pop out of nowhere needing a room and then trying to arrogantly rake it from him.

Sure enough, it happened.
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JerryHatrick rated it
September 6, 2017
Status: c9
Extremely boring and cliche start. At this point, I feel like I would beg the heavens just to read a story where the MC isn't forced to part with a girl who is close to him because he's 'trash'.

How pathetic.

Even ignoring this, there's still nothing promising.
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Ravelord rated it
June 1, 2017
Status: c38
It would've been good if MC would not act controversially.

Why would you needlessly aggravate people left and right when you don't even have means to defend yourself?

Author pose MC as smart, but he always end up doing rush decisions, also incessantly create troubles for both himself and those around him
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Nukus rated it
June 13, 2017
Status: c79
This has a lot of bad reviews and they all typically come down to one part near beginning which is basically just a plot device to get the MC to do something different.

Overall, I rather like the story, and you may too if you get past the first couple dozen chapters. Probably helps if you havent read GOGF.
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Gregor1422 rated it
March 20, 2017
Status: c11
Great story so far! A reincarnation that sounds solid as the author takes the time to flesh out what is happening around the MC and what he was like prior to reincarnation. None of that bullsh*t where the MC goes "Oh I reincarnated, this father was a genius in his previous life so he will just wipe through all the opposition here! Eat candies level up and pop out super saiyan like power." Nope, MC is actually a mortal who needs special meds to open up his path to immortality.

But... more>> that is only enough to get 3 or maybe 4 stars out of me at best, the real kicker is that the MC decided to create a medicine (since he was a medicine refiner in his previous life) and this medicine has been one of the biggest cornerstones for human history. Especially the World War that was fought, thousands of lives were saved, and it feels good to see a 21st century medicine being brought up in a Wuxia novel. All I gotta say is that the translator is doing a fabulous job and the story is awesome, can't get enough of it lol! Only wish the releases were faster but even so it is more than worth the wait.

Thank you translator for picking up this awesome story!

Cheers! <<less
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JervIsMe rated it
June 10, 2017
Status: c76
The pace of the story is really good; he slowly builds his power based on his own knowledge and experience. This is especially different from many other Xianxia stories where the MC meets with some fortuitous event which catapults him straight to success. This story illustrates the capabilities of human ingenuity and hard work. The MC shows how as long as a person works hard, success is possible.

Definitely a good read, and looking forward to more creative ways the author shows how a mortal can become immortal, and would... more>> definitely like to see him fight against other cultivators. <<less
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activereader rated it
October 9, 2017
Status: c328
The rating should not be 3+ but around 4+, this is really a good story, In the beginning you thought it was just a strong MC with really thick plot armor, but you are definitely wrong, This novel has more sense than ATG, MGA and other overbearing MC. It is slow but this is really worth to read.
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Timewalker123 rated it
October 27, 2017
Status: c389
I think people are mistaken, I have been reading this novel from when it began, mind you I was infuriated when he got picked on by other or brought trouble on himself, but that’s the plot—otherwise it would not be interesting.

I advise people to finish at least 150 ch before coming to any conclusion. He is not overbearing and sure he has his op movements but not every time. He uses external means such has a weapon of mass destruction to destroy them, even then it has its limits (ammunition’s).

The... more>> female characters are great, depressing, enjoyable and sad (unless you read you would not understand). The problem or should I say I hate the most would be him cultivating quickly!! Overall a great novel thus far and with regular updates (3 a day). <<less
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One Reader rated it
September 25, 2017
Status: --
For the moderately intelligent, they would quickly realize that the author has little to no idea of how pharmaceutical drugs are made in industry.

Well its usually not from plants, not really chinese plants either. Penecillin comes from fungus but somehow the MC managed to find and identify the right fungus from some unknown place and produce penecillin. I atleast expected this to be realistic based on the setting of the mc's original world.

Other than that the story seems ok. I just hope the MC stops attempting to make real medecines... more>> with an uninformed authors imagination. <<less
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M3gasoul rated it
July 16, 2017
Status: c93
So far, a completely lackluster story. There's hardly any fights, and no notable cultivation differences from anyone in the story except for color flashes at the testing site. Sure the MC is still on the bottom of the totem pole, but he hasn't even seen a single technique being used, no magic treasures, no excitement over anything at all.. Just a middling novel.
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rapture_edge rated it
November 8, 2017
Status: c150
Immortal Mortal truely fits its title. Unlike most CN which focuses on cultivation, Mo Wuji is very close to what a "mortal" is. Unlike other novels, this novel does not present an exagerated leap of strenght, an epic showdown of annihilating clans, an extremely smart MC who creates upsets at every turn, but displays a mortal trying to claw himself in an Immortal world.

As a novel it doesn't fly along the high action packed and crazy killing sprees of ATG, MTG. Nor does it offer the extreme wit and intellect... more>> of WMW, TGR, Spirit Realm. It floats in the "averageness." but this state of "average" is what drew me to get hooked to it.

Edit: Well I made the above comment a wee-bit too early. I didn't expect that a few chapters pass 150 his cultivation skyrocketed. However, I still stand by my observations. This is an "average" amongst dragons. But definitely worth the read. <<less
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13th Echelon rated it
November 3, 2017
Status: --
  • There's no NTR in this and there's only one female lead.
  • The story is somewhat a parody of the wuxia novel Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils written by Jin Yong.
  • This novel's pace is similar to Strongest Abandoned Son but much better without a harem.
  • In a scale of 1 to 5 of Goose Five's best novels, this one scored 4/5, SAS 3.5/5, and GOGF 2/5.
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PixelDick rated it
November 1, 2017
Status: c406
Why are there so many 1 or 2 star ratings? I noticed that 90% of them are from people who read the first 20 chapters or so. I feel like it should be a minimum of 200 chapters before any sort of review. I rated it five stars first because I rated it as 4.5 in my opinion, second reason is because of retards reviewing way too early on. I highly recommend this novel, only thing I don't like about it is the MC is growing in power to quickly.
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Vincent1873 rated it
August 26, 2017
Status: c209
People say, "Oh, it's like Gate of Good Fortune." and give it a bad review without really giving the story a chance. Problem is that their understanding of GoGF is often awful as well. If you haven't actually read GoGF then you should stop writing rumors about it. There is no harem in GoGF and none of the MC's female friends have gotten raped. There are some people getting cheated on/NTR'd but it's not the MC nor are they characters we know. GoGF is by no means a perfect story... more>> but it's certainly better than the average I've read here.

As for Immortal Mortal. This is also a rather good story. It's cliche? What cultivation story isn't filled with cliches? That's like complaining about there being some plot armor. It's reasonably unique and this is one of the more unpredictable authors in the genre in my opinion. The MC's growth is very slow at first. The author takes his time to set up everything properly and you feel like the MC has to really earn his OPness. Since his foundation has pretty much been set his training speed has been rapidly catching up with his peers so he no longer seems weak.

The MC has a consistent personality and you often know how he's going to respond to provocations and favors. He'll immediately pay you back if he can but has no problem waiting years for revenge either. The story focuses much more on friendships than romance for those interested in such things. He becomes friends with both men and women in good numbers so you don't really get that pseudo harem feel.

All in all it's not a perfect story but there are no huge negatives for me. I'll probably be following it to the end as I trust this author's work to be of a certain quality. <<less
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