Lady Cultivator


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The challenges a female cultivator had to overcome on her life journey were countless.

She mustn’t be lacking in talent, cultivation techniques, medicinal pills, and magic weapons. Otherwise, her cultivation would progress too slowly.

She also mustn’t have too many emotions, weaknesses, kindness, and greed. If she had too much of them, she would soon be saying hello with death.

Moreover, she must look neither too pretty nor too ugly. Although she mustn’t be stupid, she also couldn’t be too intelligent.

Being a female cultivator, Mo Tiange naturally had to face those challenges. Nevertheless, being orphaned from a young age had toughened her tenacity and resilience. Neither having what were deemed as waste spiritual roots nor limited resources could deter her spirit. Staying as inconspicuous as possible but never let an opportunity go was her daily life. Follow Mo Tiange as she embarked on a journey to survive and achieve immortality in the harsh and merciless cultivation world…

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New Fantasy-Magician rated it
June 24, 2019
Status: c178
Basically a quite realistic fantasy for cultivation, the main character Tian Ge is very relatable especially in the beginning when she was a child and later on a pre-teen embarking on beginning of her immortal journey.
This story deserve five stars for the following points

  • MC's Luck stats
    Like any main character she is lucky however, author manage to write a story where the MC doesn't really have a heaven-defying luck like in most Xianxia novel out there. I can honestly say MC's luck and bad luck are quite balanced, even after some super luck she got like any MC it always followed by not so lucky moments where she really have to work hard to get herself out of trouble. It's very RARE her fortune come effortlessly, and it SHOWS how much pain she has to go through.
    The most prominent example is how her cultivation advance, it takes months and years for her to reach next level and she fails too. Every step she takes to level up always need proper preparation and calculation. Which is shamefully absent in most novel of this genre with OP character.

    Legendary birth talent is given, she has pure yin constitution and as anyone familiar with this genre it's not a good news for her. The danger is very real in this novel where she was kidnapped as a child once and almost raped when she was a teen because of it. Even now, she has HUGE trust issue because of her constitution.

  • MC makes mistakes like a human being.
    She is NOT a reincarnator or anything, she is smarter than average but it was explained later on that it's common for cultivator to be more enlightened so her sharp mind is a side effect and not all natural. It's both cultivation and logic at play. However, it doesn't help her inexperience, naivety and occasional clumsiness. Even the reader can not spot what she did wrong sometime before other character points out her wrong. Which is also rare because this happens often enough and come from more experienced character around her. She is also get distracted at times when something catch her attention or she is tired. Which make it easier for us to symphatize with how human she is.
  • MC doesn't save everyone
    She does have friends and family she value greatly, however as time passed she become more jaded and less naive. Not that she become more vicious and heartless, but she is very logical in calculating pro and con in life saving business no matter how much she likes someone. People she is willing to lay her life for can be counted in one hand up to this chapter.
    She is by no mean a messiah, she only save people she know she can save without getting herself killed. She is certainly not a role model of chivalry.
  • The summary is quite true
    Never being ordinarry but not so average people can walk all over you is described as an almost impossible multitasking so difficult to achieve. And Tian Ge really TRY hard to achieve this by all means. Unfortunately for Tian Ge she tried to be ordinarry in a group of prodigy so once she went out of her sect she tried all over again to build a so-so appereance. It's proven that what she did works to her advantage that she manage to escape some calamities this way.
  • Male Lead isn't a domineering male god

    Natural talent wise, the ML that later on revealed to be Qin Xi (Qin Shaojing) have above average talent but not heaven defying genius. While he is afflicted by typical EQ defficiency, it's not so bad to the point he didn't get what he feels for Tian Ge. He has insecurities about Tian Ge because he is over a hundred years older than her and deeply disturbed by their compatible body alignment affecting sincerity of their feelings towards each other.

  • A perfect novel for beginner reader of Cultivation genre.
    Author put a lot of effort explaining everything about cultivating and the world building. Such as general rule of looting corpse, which happen to other novel but never explained that apparently in cultivation world if you come across dead cultivator what they have is yours to continue your own cultivation path and other cultural gimmicks.
    This novel also emphasize strong use of pill for each stage of cultivation and highlight it's totally okay to dope yourself to reach the next level.

    All in all this is one of the best novel but underrated, this is perfect for reader who don't want to see MC who got everything easily with heavenly luck.
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Noxidian rated it
January 16, 2019
Status: c98
[spoiler free]

Even though the main character is a girl, Lady Cultivator focuses mainly on her cultivation progress. We follow the journey of Mo Tiange through an exciting and satisfying narrative as she levels up. The story is uniquely angled to give readers an understanding of the problems of being a female cultivator, which is often manifested in s*xist undertones. Satisfyingly, the author addresses all the nooks and crannies of her lifestyle (except her period, lol!) and rarely leaves readers wondering about a certain plot hole or inconsistencies in detail.

Tiange as... more>> a main character is likable. She isn't your everyday shoujo heroine that goes out of her way to annoy readers by being annoyingly self-righteous or demanding a hero to save her from all the disasters she puts herself into. There are still a few tropes here and there, but they are rare and insignificant (plus the cute, fluffy moments with the male lead more than make up for it.) Tiange, like any person in real life, makes mistakes and learns from them. Within the first 100 chapters, we can already see some tremendous albeit reasonable growth in the development of her character.

There's quite a lot of dark undertones in the story that send eerie messages about not trusting strangers and staying out of other's business. Story wise, Lady Cultivator can throw in some real crazy surprises for the reader. I like what Lady Cultivator has so far, and I think it is pretty underrated. The romance starts off a little late compared to most novels out there, but it is still nonetheless exciting and adorable. I'd recommend wholeheartedly! <<less
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UberJew rated it
March 23, 2019
Status: c96
I'm extremely mixed, but ultimately disappointed in Lady Cultivator. There is some excellent writing here about poverty, lack of privilege and want that is cut with deep, deep misery.

Unfortunately the re-introduction of the romantic lead acting not only as the male savior to save the main character but the third male savior needed to save her from a single disaster and also having not just gotten ahead of her but two entire tiers of cultivation ahead of her combined with the author's semi-routine digressions in the omniscient narrative voice about... more>> the weakness of women finally convinced me to set it down.

It's pretty clear that she's not actually being allowed to star in her own story. That happens all too often and I was hoping that it wouldn't be the case, but I can read the writing in the wall and am not interested in a neverending sequence of interesting chapters separated by episodes of making her helpless and suffer until a man comes around to save her.

No matter how well written those interesting chapters are. <<less
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Kurobito rated it
November 16, 2018
Status: --
This story is different from any other cliche female lead story where:

female lead = romance + revenge + face slapping + OPness + transmigration + reincarnation

I was hooked by the story even though it's a little slow as MC is only a young girl. Maybe in the future MC might have romance or whatnot but for now she focus and dedicate her life on cultivation. Some people might feel that the MC might be a Little crybaby but she has reasons to and I find it still at an acceptable... more>> level cuz she's only 10 years old and still new to the deceitful world.

Overall I am excited with the progress so far and hope the translator don't stop translating it. <<less
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frostcrystal rated it
March 14, 2019
Status: c106
This story is a bit like how harassment is for a woman. It has long stretches of daily life in which the protagonist lives out her life in contentment; and then WHAM the author brings down a sudden surprise plot event that completely changes matters (usually for the worse).

I definitely wouldn't recommend this for anyone wanting a quick and easy wish fulfillment story. It's quite realistic about the trials of being a low-ranked cultivator; the main character worries about money, death, and her own safety quite a bit. A number... more>> of characters seem like good people and then turn out to be bad; a few villains seem stupid and turn out to be smart. In the process of growing up, the main character has to slowly develop her discernment about these things, and her adolescent mistakes have huge consequences.

On the other hand, it's also quite well put together. The main character develops slowly and the seed of the romance is there more or less from the beginning. It feels to me like the author has really thought this through.

Honestly, the weirdest part for me is actually how the author/narrator is very occasionally glaringly s*xist. Everything will be completely normal, and then she'll drop in things like "but all women are emotional after all, which is why most female cultivators were weak", like wha?!? Isn't this undermining your own story a bit? The lousy cultivator gender ratio is already explained by women being second-class citizens, isn't it?? <<less
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Loislalion rated it
February 1, 2019
Status: --
I bloody love this series. So well-written (or well-translated) when compared to other female-lead stories. Not to mention, the heroine is a gentle but battle-hardened and cultivation focused underdog (or is she? Dun dun dun). I love her mindset (smart, polite, level headed quick thinker, confident at times and unsure at others) and find her sooo much better than those female leads that pretend to be feisty and independent, but in actuality, are mentally/physically/resource dependent on their male leads and are also controlled or restricted by them. That isn't the... more>> case for our female lead here. She has her own independence and ability to make decisions for herself (under a certain limit of course, MC still has to listen to her Sect or cultivation seniors). The male lead doesn't exert any real direct or indirect control over her whatsoever (he has the authority to, according to sect seniority, but he never uses that power). Any influence he has on the MC is limited to the capacity of a kind senior martial brother. How f***ing refreshing is that?

The male love interest here is unique, to say the least. The love story here is actually much better than any other Chinese romance novels on this site. Why? Simple. Because its tantalizing and leaves your heart lurching at the sign of any possible new developements. Much better than those dumb romances where the "black hearted prince" pinches MC's ass and fondles her breasts as signs of love and affection *retch* I'd rather read something where MC proves his loyalty and endearing affection with guiding words and kind gestures instead of lavishing gifts and 'pampering' the MC's every whim or need. Her love rivals are many, but the individual ones high lighted aren't reduced to the point of being wretched idiots. However, love isn't the focus of this novel. Yet, it still manages to take my breath away in anticipation or glee. The romance is slow and well deserved. Reading this novel made me realize how low a bar I've set for romantic stories, so after I caught up with this series, I immediately went to my reading list to delete a few crappy offenders.

The only possible complaint I'd have here is that the novel is locked with spirit stones at Qidian, but hey, gmails are free. Just sign up a half dozen times with your main account's referral code and bam, 200-300+ spirit stones easy. I just sign up for a new account once I run out. Each chapter has a high spirit stone cost of 10-14 stones, but you'll realize that the chapters are lengthy enough to prove worthy of it. Anyhow, I really recommend this series. It's wonderful and well-written. I even cried and shed tears a few times while reading it. The stakes are real, the development is good, the gains are great and the emotions are heart rending. The translation is eloquent and written at a native-level of English (99.98% perfect). What are you waiting for?


P.S. There's no transmigration, reincarnation, cunning or cold female with little emotions/stunted EQ, romance is not the forefront and no OP system/OP relic/ez OP bloodline. MC is dealt with a mixed hand of cards. It might work out, it might not. Either way, OP relied on her own hard work and is humble enough to gratefully recognizes help when its given. We love a refreshing Queen in this room of stale air that is female trash lead novels slash testosterone fueled xian xia genre. <<less
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December 23, 2018
Status: --
I'm just posting this to let Insanityplea know that he didn't read the description properly. All it does is describe the challenges a female cultivator faces, and the necessary steps that need to be taken to survive those challenges. You had a problem with a certain line.

Read it carefully...

"Moreover, she must look neither too pretty nor too ugly. Although she mustn’t be stupid, she also couldn’t be too intelligent."

That's describing the ideal female cultivator needed to survive in the world. Nowhere does it say... more>> that our MC reaches that ideal.

Try to really understand what you're reading in the future. <<less
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hiohbye rated it
November 13, 2018
Status: --
It's hard to say how much I love Yun Qi as an author but her novels have never disappointed me, so I'm rating this 5 stars in advance with what I've seen so far. No sappy romance and a strong female lead? Sign me up~
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drollawake rated it
November 10, 2018
Status: c101
Edit: At the time of writing this, the novel was not tagged under the romance genre so I reviewed it accordingly.

I wanted to like this more because of the synopsis. On one hand, she's not one of those supposedly badass female MCs who turn out to be powerless compared to their cold, creepy, and controlling love interests. On the other hand, it's just a milder (and blander) version of that: she's independent most of the time but it seems predictable how she'll get out of the most dire situations due... more>> to the novel having a romance to develop.

And she doesn't have the spunk or smarts to remain likeable to me when she turns out to be another damsel in distress. For those familiar with IET's novels, it's like he tried to write a female MC with the same wooden personality as his usual male MCs but with damsel in distress moments and more romance. Caveat though: the translation hasn't caught up to where most of my complaints are directed at so judge it accordingly.

I thought her unique bodily constitution would motivate her to work smarter and be more ruthless but it turns out to be a device for such damsel in distress moments. This could have been the female MC version of A Record of A Mortal's Journey to Immortality (not an IET novel I know) but it doesn't look like that will happen from what I've read so far. The fact is that male MCs get chased by people far above their level all the time but you hardly see them getting rescued and subsequently set up with their savior (s) unlike female MCs.

I also did not like how the writing makes it obvious who her potential love interests are. Can't an author write frequent scenes of friendly interactions with members of other s*x without the MC getting flustered or rescued by them eventually? The more lighthearted teasing scenes are also pretty jarring in an otherwise serious and cultivation-heavy novel. At least the synopses of the usual female MC novels that I disparage are upfront about the potential for romance, whereas here it felt like a bait-and-switch. <<less
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Algorithm rated it
November 9, 2018
Status: c24
11/9/18 - C24

This is my first review, and it's pretty early on in the story right now so take it with a huge grain of salt. When Qidian first nominated this story, people were pretty excited at the prospect of a cultivation story (of a female protagonist) to actually be focused on cultivation and not the usual revenge/romance.

What I liked: (non spoiler)
... more>>

* character development - our protagonist at the start is around 10, so her character definitely develops throughout the story

* unique - female protagonist + cultivation (less romance and revenge)

* also its hard to tell what's a cliche or not because its new imo, there are familiar concepts but they're executed in ways I'm not used to (different POV)

* reader friendly - I didnt find too much confusing jargon, so I think first time readers can understand the terms


Overview: (spoiler)

The story follows Mo Tiange, a mortal girl who lives in an ordinary village with her ill mother. Her mother soon dies, which we find out is because of her yin constituition* which Mo Tiange has inherited from her. Mo Tiange then stumbles upon an ancestor who gives her a cultivation method and she embarks onto the path to immortality.


Personal Thoughts: (spoiler)

Judging by the synopysis and what has happened so far, I forsee the difficulties faced by Mo Tiange are mostly going to be caused by other cultivators/people. As mentioned earlier, she has the 'yin constituition' which is very desirable by male cultivators to be used as a human furnance. In the first 20 chapters, we've already got someone kidnapping her for it, gross lmao.


I don't know if it's the best, but definitely read it; I think it's quite refreshing. <<less
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speracles rated it
January 14, 2019
Status: c97
A slightly more realistic view of cultivating... Surviving without OP stats, hiding gender without romcon moments, constantly worrying about money and resources, an inability to avenge wrongs...

I am enjoying the story from the perspective of "what is it like to be a side character in someone else's xianxia novel, " or at least that's how I am reading it, regardless of the author's actual intentions. I love underdog stories and I like fantasy that is somewhat grounded in reality. This fits into those categories so far.
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fixerbacta rated it
January 14, 2019
Status: c97
Can't really understand the bad reviews, until chapter 97 the story is very interesting, a smart MC (which you have the privilege to see change from a naive 8 year old). Also not your overpowered character but still one with unbreakable determination to push forward, also a lot of the good elements of cultivation while avoiding tropes and seriously the first novel with a female MC that doesn't have some over obsesive guy in the background ruining her character and the novel. So guys go on and read.
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LNOnlineOtaku rated it
January 14, 2019
Status: c97
Shameless translator asked for reviews. Anyways, overall pretty good, properly represents the cultivation stuff and doesn't give the MC stupid luck, also shows the hardship of female cultivators.
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