Legend of Ling Tian

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Ever met someone who started cultivating from his mother’s womb?

He does not care for his image, willing to take all steps necessary to ensure his plans succeed!

Watch Ling Tian, martial arts genius, who crossed from the modern world to the ancient times, bringing with him all his memories from his past self!

A person with high comprehension talent, blessed with the gift of eloquence as well as a burning desire to be the best!

Join us as we follow Ling Tian’s adventures in this new world has appeared in! Watch as he plays with the politics of the court and of the Great Families, and how he finds his allies which will help him to conquer this world!

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Leyenda de Ling Tian
LLT
Lăng Thiên Truyền Thuyết
凌天传说
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Mibuokami
New Mibuokami rated it
July 14, 2018
Status: Completed
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The Legend of Ling Tian is a Wuxia masquerading as a Xuanhuan. It has supernatural element but the power level of the MC and the world in general is kept at a level of a Jin Yong novel ala 'Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils'.

The initial setup is that of a modern day martial art prodigy -in a world where cultivation exist- is betrayed by his family and left crippled and exiled. The MC eventually decided to give all his relatives the middle finger by Allahu Akbar-ing them during a family wedding.

Succeeding and now dead along with his relatives, the MC then proceeds to cheats the reincarnation cycle by doing some weird martial art move that allowed him to reincarnate without losing his memory.

From there, the MC is born into a new world with the tech level and political climate similar to the warring state period of China but with the presence of superhuman level martial artist and cultivation.

You will notice I said superhuman rather than godlike which is the territory of most Xuanhuan and Xianxia; this is because the power level of this novel never exceeds 'powerful' martial artist. There is no transcendent realms, no energy blast that destroys a continent, no golden Buddha palm from the sky to crush an army and no Daoist sword of yin yang destruction that could split the ocean in half with the flick of a wrist.

The people of this world need to breath, can't fly, can't breath underwater and can't even annihilate an army by themselves even if they are the 'most powerful' dude in their sect / kingdom. They are merely experts that are very good at killing people.

Our MC starts his new life as the first born (and only) son and heir of a powerful local clan within one of the weaker kingdom of the setting. This mofo literally became self aware while in his mother's womb and has been cultivating ever since. We are then treated to a story that is half wuxia and half empire building as our MC climbs his way to the top of the world both as a martial artist and as supreme ruler of the land.
The MC is not a good guy; he is a pragmatic and ambitious man hungry to prove himself and take on the world. He is a warrior and conqueror, the type of heroes that our ancestor would sing praises to but is a pretty nasty person in real life.
Along with the MC is a good supporting cast of friends, family, rivals and enemies that help enrich this story.

Friends and family members are relevant and active throughout the entire story, the MC's harem members are all fleshed out and get to have a significant section of the story devoted to them. The MC never outgrows his supporting cast because the power level remains relative mundane so that even weaker cast members have a place while the stronger ones basically follow the MC's strength for the entire novel.
There is also no generic evil villain. In fact, I would go so far to say that this story really has no villains at all, just rivals that are after the same thing as the MC. Even the MC's two main arch-rivals (one for martial prowess and the other for ruling the world) have very valid reason for their pursuit and antagonism with the MC. There is no saints here, all -including the MC- are sinners.

If you enjoy a story with a more down-to-earth level of martial art / cultivation and a heavy dose of empire building then Legend of Ling Tian is for you. It is a more humble story from Fengling Tianxia with his usual flair for smooth prose, poetry and good humour but without the more fantastical element found in Transcending the Nine Heavens and Otherworldly Evil Monarch.

I find it surprising good, it's compact, coherent, has a satisfying ending and is well structured throughout. There is very little of the fillers that are usually present in the genre even in Fengling Tianxia's other novels.

4.5/5 Overall with a strong recommendation from me to read and enjoy.

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KirbyReviews44
New KirbyReviews44 rated it
July 10, 2018
Status: c395
Pretty good. The novel is full of plots, schemes, and different powers trying to defeat each other with smatterings of cultivation and martial arts scattered within. Its a plot driven novel, not a cultivation driven novel. Its about a reincarnated/transmigraded dude who has some OP martial art cultivation knowledge and decides to take over the new world he is in.

Some parts of it are weird. The beginning is a struggle to read because there's so many chapters of the MC as a reincarnated/transmigrated 5 year old with all the memories... more>> of his past life. So its basically an OP toddler smacking grown men around and teaching them how to train martial arts. Kind of ridiculous. After a large time skip the novel gets a lot more interesting.

The romance is ok, at least there is romance, unlike some celibate cultivation novels. Sometimes its pretty unbelievable, basically all pretty females are attracted to the MC. Also this random beggar girl the MC picks off the street to be his servant becomes one the most beautiful women in the continent... sure.

Warning, the novel has a lot of chapters dedicated to dudes having drinking parties or poem reciting parties, they are pretty pointless and you can skip them. <<less
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robotical
robotical rated it
August 6, 2017
Status: c15
Really wanted to like this because author Fengling Tianxia has written several other decent novels, but I couldn't due to the intelligent yet ridiculously illogical main character. Two examples of what I mean:

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  1. He is intelligent enough to realise his family (the clan branch family) were secretly supporting him during his exile in the hopes of getting him to sacrifice himself in his revenge against the clan main family, but he decides to go ahead and blows himself and all of them up anyway. Strong hate and ruthless determination displayed: awesome! But then, on the path to reincarnation, he meets and immediately forgives the person who plotted against him and got him crippled after hearing her (sob) story.
  2. Okay, that isn't so bad. However, after reincarnating, the MC realises his new family is in a powerful but precarious position and decides to be low key to avoid political troubles from the Emperor. After making this decision, what does he do? He displays such advanced behaviour as a baby that his parents are boasting about him being a genius to visiting guests. The very chapter following this, he once again reiterates the importance of being low key.
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If you don't mind illogical MCs who flip-flop on their previously determined characterisation, this novel might work for you, but I had to drop it once my SOD was ruined, unfortunately. <<less
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laststandb
laststandb rated it
September 19, 2017
Status: c50
In backwards societies we have superstitions like "Albinos" are evil, and "Twins are cursed unless you drown one of them at birth."

We have a three year old who is super smart, talks like he is 40, knows strange magics, and can match wits with the savviest of the kingdom. How is the reaction anything other than "Burn the Witch at the Stake!"? Genius toddlers are way to ridiculous.
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Queen of Sheba
Queen of Sheba rated it
December 18, 2017
Status: c161
An absolutely hilarious story, with a protagonist that is multifaceted, and multidimensional. First things first, the protagonist adores his facade as silkpants, and he plays it so well! Every scene encompassing his silkpant behaviour is embellished, and exaggerated to the extreme, so as to be comical in its sheer arrogance, and sadism. It has to be said as a fact, that the entertainment value of Ling Tian's behaviour is far more amusing than Zhang Ye's over 900 chapters of 'facesmacking' in 'I'm Really a Superstar'. The latter story being infamous... more>> throughout the circles for it's ability to leave a reader feeling fulfilled, and content.

Now onto the second point. The world building is astonishingly unique, political, and interpersonal. Every character introduced matters. There are plots within plots. Overarching plots, that birth seemingly insignificant results, yet in the long term express themselves quite hauntingly. Added together with a fully-fleshed out protagonist that isn't simply a self-righteous hypocrite, audience whom by this point in time are Jaded by the usual xianxia righteousness, are finally allowed to breathe in wonderfully fresh, and satisfying air.

Thirdly, the romance. It's calculated. Developing over years. It's not forced either, as there are simple psychological cues involved. This leaves the context, and indeed the relationships that much more realistic. Heaven-shaking beauties matter, but even they can be humiliated, and discarded. How refreshing!

Absolutely would recommend this story to anyone seeking a new venture, especially for those craving something similar, yet a little different, from 'Warlock of the Magus World'. Please do not put off by the first few chapters. The protagonist does not redeem himself! <<less
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AreYouTheEye
AreYouTheEye rated it
October 25, 2017
Status: --
Horrible!

The first 3 chapters about MC past life doesn't tell anything about how can he be that smart.

Where did his geniusity came from?

... more>> MC want to be "low key" but keep causing troubles here and there. Want to avoid political trouble but showing up a super duper intelligence that even surpass the kingdom's old schemer while being a toddler that should still wet his bed, and show that geniusity to his potential political enemy.

Author need to learn how to make an MC who want to be low key but accidentally become spotlight from Mars.

In the 2nd life, MC somehow become very arrogant, where did his arrogancy came from? <<less
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Taoist Ty
Taoist Ty rated it
November 18, 2017
Status: c77
World-Building: 3/5

Main-Character: 2/5

Side-Characters: 1/5

... more>> General Plot: 4/5

Comedy: 4/5

Writing: 5/5

TL;DR: Dropped as of Ch 77, this novel has great writing and is quite funny but suffers from 2D side characters that only exist to worship the MC. This novel also suffers from an MC that never has any real challenge and is pretty much a perfect god at everything.

This story started off extremely good. Here we have your typical reincarnation into another world and although at first this story seems to be your generic copy-cat; it surprisingly stands well on it's own. I've dropped this story at chapter 77 for biased reasons which has to do with the writing of the side characters.

The author's world-building was done quite well, he doesn't try to introduce to much at once while he also doesn't slowly wait to introduce the world as the MC progresses.

The MC Ling Tian is a bit off-putting for me. He's virtually perfect at everything, he's a supreme being that rarely faces any real trouble as nothing ever surprises him. Instead of feeling like a real character he feels more like the author of the story as he bends all things and people to his will.

The main reason for me dropping this story is the side characters that are not only 2D but also suffer from Hero Worship Syndrome. Although some of them may have cool introductions, great fighting skills and tragic backstories; they all inevitably turn into mindless drones that do nothing but worship the MC, love the MC, live for the MC and die for the MC. When I come across a story that has this element, it's almost an instant drop for me. If anything, the relationship between MC and side characters reminds me of the relationship between Griffith (Berserk) and the rest of the Band of the Hawk.

Ex.

MC meets Bobby

Bobby tells MC tragic backstory

MC thinks of some reason to recruit Bobby.

MC gives Bobby some bread.

Bobby changes his name to MC Bobby and begins to fervently worship the MC as his all mighty savior.

The plot was done well. Not much to be said here without spoiling anything; basically the author sets out to tell a story and I would say that he accomplished this.

The comedy was very good, it had me laughing about twice the usual amount compared to the average novels on this website.

The writing itself was the strongest point of this novel. The author is extremely detailed and has real skill at building tension, choice of words and especially writing a more mature feeling Xuanhuan.

Overall, I would recommend that you give this novel a shot. I really was enjoying it at first but I sadly found myself lose interest after seeing how the MC basically had no challenge and because of how plain the side characters are. <<less
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Speedy
Speedy rated it
August 4, 2017
Status: --
I just want to say that I'm disappointed in the first person who gave this a rating of 1 in the first 5 chapters. In my own opinion, this novel is actually a really good one after I read the first 5 chapter. Here's the first 5 chapter summary:

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The MC is betrayed by his family and get his cultivation destroyed, after some time his sister give him a phone to nuke the marriage between the girl that betrayed him and another rich guy. He nuked them and met her in the road to afterlife and she thanks him. Feeling better and understanding the girl, he try to find the girl to be reborn together but he got stuck. After a bunch of things happen, he reincarnated.

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8Psycho
8Psycho rated it
December 2, 2017
Status: c143
If you want a story about Martial arts expert reincarnating, and becoming young master of prominent family, through raw martial powers and cunning plots raising his influence in secret and confronting Martial World, go ahead and read 'Rebirth of The Heavenly Demon' by Jang Young Hun.

This story is like vulgar parody on genre consisting of bragging and silly schemes.

This is strange. 'Transcending the Nine Heavens' by the same author was rated highly by me. Is this work of his so much worse,... more>> or did my tastes change? <<less
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Yoburi
Yoburi
September 23, 2017
Status: c30
What the hell is this the same autor of so many good novels like OEM wrote this garbage!!!

Its so bad the whole plot started with the MC being trick by his terrible sisters only to end killing himself to kill one of them so the other could profit... and them he forgive them... ok saw worst stuff it decent.

But Them he reincarnates and start training in the womb it take 5 chapters for him to be born and like a tensei japanese novel now we have to deal with a... more>> 3 to 5 year old brat for like 30 chapters!

The problems are many like there is a bunch of people trying to kill or harm the MC but nobody around except our baby MC can notice that and even other little kids of 7 years old want to kill him to WTF.

MC family is extremly stupid and blind besides the fact that the villains isnted of trying to plot against the grandfather the fillar of the family are trying to harm a 5 year old that would change nothing at all for them. <<less
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myballs1020
myballs1020 rated it
October 1, 2017
Status: c43
Very stupid protag always saying he wants to lay low but his actuon speaks otherwise. He is still in a 5 years old body and speaks with people older than him by 15x like he is equal to them. Take note one of those is like the richest person in their world. Yet he still claims he is laying low.

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Also, his back story does not explain why he is so intelligent. In his back story he was like a genius in cultivation until he was 17 years old, his cultivation isnt that high 5th level or something, then he lost it thru trickery of his cousin. He got depress for 3 years, and just played games to pass his time. Then his sister tells him to blow everyone that did him harm to kingdom come.

So my question is how did he become so confident of himself and why is so intelligent in the next life when he was just a loser in his previous life??

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Don't waste your time with this. I read upto chapter 45 and droped it from there. <<less
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SayMrrp
SayMrrp rated it
December 28, 2017
Status: c172
The start's kinda random, but it's not that important for the rest of the story. Its purpose was to give the MC an angsty background and an excuse for having random information and skills. So far, it hasn't shown any relevance besides the "Look at my previous-world knowledge! Bwahaha! I'm sooooo advanced! I'm a genius with an angsty past!" effect. If the start is meh, just push through and get to the real start. Okay, I do feel that MCs as genius babies and kids are pretty weird, but at... more>> least this one is... ok. He also turns 5 and 15 fairly quickly due to timeskips. Whew.

The story feels like the author's other novels in terms of style and characterization. If you like his others, you probably won't hate this. I feel that, compared to his other novels, there are more politics and scheming here. The MC doesn't really fight that much, but I think he's coming out more in recent chapters (~100).

Romance..... it's a harem. At least MC gets rid of girls he doesn't like quickly. The harem isn't annoying, but I feel that they aren't really interesting. Just flat with a bit of backstory and relevance to the plot. Tools to move the plot, I guess. I'm waiting for the MC to actually get a real wife or girl he really loves and will marry.

I like how the MC isn't the only strong one. Big fish in the small pond, eh? Glad that was avoided. The pond turned out to be far larger, so I can't wait for the MC to explore it and leave the city. I'm glad that not everyone underestimates the MC. Some treat him as equals and are wary of him.

It's an okay novel. Good read, but not something I'll remember 10 years later. I feel that the author's other works are better. The story has potential though, so I'm hoping it'll improve drastically. I'm waiting for the MC to actually get a friend, not a pawn. <<less
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Tetsuki
Tetsuki rated it
September 16, 2017
Status: c22
This is one of the worst novels I have ever read.

It's like you are reading how the worst human scum is getting the most powerful person. He is so arrogant that he doesn't put anyone into his eyes. Like he is a god or something. And the author seems to support this scum. He even says things like "with me here how can you ever succeed..." He is like the one guy from "histories strongest senior brother" who was a reincarnation of some other guy. Anyone who read it knows... more>> who I mean. (I don't want to spoiler so I had to write it this way.)

Dropped!!! <<less
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Rensarian
Rensarian rated it
August 21, 2017
Status: c32
From the first thirty-two chapters that I've read, the short part of the story before his reincarnation can pretty much characterize everything. The main character is hopelessly arrogant, believing himself to be infallible much of the time, yet it's proven multiple times that he clearly isn't. Rather, it simply seems like there is no other individual to refute or outplay him (yet). Although we're still pretty earlier in the story, I can say with certainty that this story will be mostly about scheming, with some action thrown in here and... more>> there. If you've read the author's other works (namely Otherworldy Evil Monarch), it's a lot like that.

Now, fair warning, the main character is, as mentioned, arrogant. He is also ruthless, cold, and prone to bursts of violence. However, the story is actually pretty interesting thus far, and the writing is done very well. Even the translation is quite good (especially for Qidian). And to top it all off, the interactions with his new Ling family are actually (surprisingly) funny. It's definitely an enjoyable read, but only if you don't think too deeply about it. <<less
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Anonymousse
Anonymousse rated it
October 30, 2017
Status: --
Lots of inconsistency.

Prev life: MC describe as rare genius of the family with abnormal ability to calculate and set traps, BUT still stupidly jump into a trap just to save someone who he dislike. Thin line between genius and idiot proved by this. Not to mention he also voluntarily walk into someone scheme just to satisfied his thirst of revenge which end with his death.

Present life: MC suddenly become smarter. Probably bc too much spining his head in soul mode fix his brain.
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TheGamingNerd
TheGamingNerd rated it
October 3, 2017
Status: c75
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Well at the start I was dissapointed as hell but after the 10 year time skip the novel became like an army building/kingdom building novel cause he recruited 20, 000 people in his "army" and he founded the number one assassination organization well if I said this will just start getting better the start sucked I didn't like the story line about 5 year old him but now that he is some kind of manipulative character in this world this became more fun... Well its more like how much I enjoy it ---4 stars for the potential of this novel

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aattss
aattss
August 5, 2017
Status: c94
Well, first, you can skip the first three chapters. They're about some weird revenge suicide fantasy that fortunately isn't even relevant to the rest of the story, so, uh, yeah...

Next, the character actually was born with his cheats, which I thought would be fascinating because maybe 80% of the story wouldn't be about everyone laughing at the MC for the waste even as there's no tension because it's obvious it's all building up to the MC defeating everyone with his OP cheats... except three chapters later, I'm getting warning signs... more>> towards overused cliche genre conventions. So, I'll be seeing how this turns out.

edit: Tried reading it again.

"All women were like thus, if the man of their dreams was stronger than them, then she would not bother putting in the effort to think, blindly believing in their own beloved to take care of it."

The "all women are <something unironic>" always pisses me off whenever I see it. <<less
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Adalcar
Adalcar rated it
May 15, 2018
Status: c339
This is probably one of the best wuxia I have ever read: the character, while not exactly balanced, does absolutely not feel overpowered (of course, looking closely, his mastery of the 4 arts isn't something he can just explain by a rebirth), it's a lot more about politics and the barely stable situation and deep schemes that keep the reader hooked.

We don't have the general template of "I'm a poor random dude who keeps finding "random" opportunities that allow him to break through the heavens in 1/100th the time other... more>> people do", this guy actually holds the entire world on his chessboard and moves it in the ways he wants it to <<less
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Dashj6217
Dashj6217 rated it
March 23, 2018
Status: c5
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Dropped this garbage very quick. First the MC is learn people used him in the first life, but did not try to kill them instead as they are even worse than the people who crippled him.

That was not a major problem for me, but his reincarnation was as this what caused me to dropped after reading it. It had me like "oh god" as he was reincarnated into a yellow people world you did not understand I am not racist as it said yellow people and he was excited about it. I hate novels with no creativity as everyone is the same skin tone might as well make them all the same gender to (Male). The author is like most Chinese light novels that play with themselves to the Chinese flag and it anthem thinking that they are the kings gods of the world. That world would be hell as it is like a black reincarnate into a world full of whit people they would think he is a specially specimen one of its kind a half breed between a gorilla and human to form him and lock him in a zoo for studies.

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pomoli
pomoli rated it
November 12, 2017
Status: c120
Chapter 1-3

The MC has his revenge against his family, and manages to kill dozens of innocent people when doing that. He then rationalizes that by being completely hypocritical about it (they don't have enough talent, the weak are prayed by the strong, it's ok to kill ordinary people).

He a sociopath and a psychopath, one more to add in the endless list of edgelords infesting Chinese WN.

... more>> After chapter 3

It's better, the MC seems more bearable, though he's way too arrogant, and actually too showy while pretending to be low key.

Older MC (after time skip)

At least he's a good character now, scheming and hiding his true self. The story has become better and more interesting thanks to that. <<less
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k-r-i-s
k-r-i-s rated it
August 30, 2017
Status: c47
It's a bit slow at the start but hopefully, it speeds up a bit.

I do like it. I'm glad he understands being low key is the way to go otherwise his family might get destroyed even if he can't be killed.

I'm glad OP isn't a total perv either. That's been the case with some reincarnation stories and it's kinda off putting. He has goals and he works towards them properly. But I do want him to become pervy in the future in the sense he could at least sleep around... more>> or have multiple wives since this seems like a place where that is fine. Non-pervy characters in their teens just don't make sense. They should at least think about the opposite s*x and act a bit instead of just being aloof like weirdos and I'm a bit worried the author will make him go the way of a weirdo. <<less
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VvvV1225
VvvV1225 rated it
May 15, 2018
Status: c200
Having read the author other works (OEM, Realm in firmament, TNH), the only thing I can say, they are similar, to each other in some way, with slight difference them.

So if you read the novels mentioned above, you will get bored, however if it's your first time reading the author work, go for it's really a good novel.
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