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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01/27/19 Webnovel c110
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New frostcrystal
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? The male:female gender ratio between cultivators is easily explained by the fact that women are second-class citizens in this world already, isn't it?? <<less
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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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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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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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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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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)
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* 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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