Legend of the Cultivation God

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When gods gather, lightning will strike and the earth will move. Immortals! Which of the numerous way to immortality should one follow? Immortals are hard to seek, but why should immortals hide? Heaven has no mercy, but humans have emotions, and these emotions hinder the road to longevity!

Train the inner self to stay calm, train the external body to be resistant, then cross the three continents and four seas alone, and fight valiantly with demons and devils! With the heavenly baton in hand, raid the devils and demons without any resistance! Take one step to cross nine stars and chase the sword in the dreams! Traverse a thousand li of river and mountains in a single day! The exceptional beings do not mix with the ordinary! Within the universe, where can one find an obstacle! Moving like a dragon, with talent like a phoenix! The heavenly Daos and stars will guide one’s way!

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修神外传
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Latest Release

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04/24/19 WangMama c162 part3
04/22/19 WangMama c162 part2
04/20/19 WangMama c162 part1
04/17/19 WangMama c161 part3
04/15/19 WangMama c161 part2
04/13/19 WangMama c161 part1
04/11/19 WangMama c160 part3
04/08/19 WangMama c160 part2
04/04/19 WangMama c160 part1
01/14/17 Zenith Novels c159
01/14/17 Zenith Novels c158
09/09/16 Novels Ground c157
09/09/16 Novels Ground c156
09/09/16 Novels Ground c155
08/14/16 Novels Ground c154
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poli
poli rated it
September 8, 2016
Status: c154
Very, very slow paced and deliberate. The world is desolate as far as cultivation talent despite tons of people cultivating, so while it does a good job at building relationships, it also explores the amount of powering up in 150 chapters that most works do in 5-20. The deliberation makes for a nice view of the journey... it just may not be a very good journey.
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1MPR0V3
1MPR0V3 rated it
August 30, 2016
Status: c154
Just caught up, only took a couple days I enjoyed it so much.
As others have said it is slow especially in comparison to most other xianxia, there were a few occasions where I got pretty frustrated and I don't like to think how annoyed I would of been if the translation was only at that point.

However the slow pace has a very good reason, this story is a lot more in depth than most TL's. It doesn't just jump from major plot device to major plot device. Each story... more>> arch is thoroughly explored with heavy emphasis on characterization, be it MC character progression (ie a little young and naive to begin with but getting progressively more mature in line with his experiences), interpersonal relations or a more in depth view of the side characters. It's something I've been looking for for a very long time in xianxia, something I actually didn't expect to find. So yes, the pacing of the story can be pretty slow especially at the beginning but it's a very interesting, engrossing story that I find myself thoroughly enjoying.

Looking forward to more chapters. Thanks very much for the translation :D <<less
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mrttao
mrttao rated it
August 29, 2016
Status: c159
Not your typical xia story. The story moves forward slowly, but there is constant progress. Lots of slice of life, few battles. The characters are well developed, there is a strong focus on the formative years of the MC and the experiences that drive him to want to pursue the path of martial arts.

He takes a while to start learning martial arts, and only starts cultivating ki at ch150ish. (Although he has been learning some basic supernatural arts before that). Whether this is acceptable to you or not will vary... more>> on your personal taste <<less
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genocide
genocide
July 13, 2016
Status: --
I have just started reading this novel, I know that this has a slow pace story. But Im already in chapter 20 but there is actually no progress in the story and they don't focus that much in the MC. Can anyone tell me when or what chapter will MC advance in his path so called CULTIVATION GOD? I know I'm being impatient but I don't wanna waste my time in this kind of story.
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Wetwilli5
Wetwilli5 rated it
April 10, 2016
Status: --
Decent story slower paced but lots of fleshing out going on, op item confirmed also sensible elder brother who can see mt tai confirmed! Will wait for more but I recommend it
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Stark3
Stark3 rated it
November 7, 2017
Status: Completed
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EDIT (c2155) : *vent mode* It seriously pisses me off how much sh*t the MC has to go through just because he for some reason wants to hide his cultivation boundary. You get chapters on chapters where his master would scold him endlessly on his lack of progress, even though in actuality he has way surpassed his master. You get chapters where his junior fellow apprentice openly disrespects him for the same reason. So on and so forth. Readers be warned, it will tax your patience at times.

EDIT: Lowering my overall rating of the novel to 4, primarily due to the story structure after Volume 1. Basically, the 2nd volume does a complete reset, wiping out all context of the 1st volume. This results in a new round of worldbuilding, which is a lot more forced : where before everything was unfolded gracefully, now we have massive info dumps every now and then. Also... it's starting to devolve into your usual xianxia: encounters with arrogant sect / family members, kind of forced situations where the MC is looked down on (with the obvious turn around later), constant treasure hunts. I miss the 1st volume where it's much more focused on the story : (

Currently at c1281. I really enjoyed the novel so far, it's an actual story with memorable characters instead of just a bunch of powerups strung together like in most novels in this genre.

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One thing I'm not sure about is the transition to volume 2. Volume 1 ended with a bang, with a massive plot twist that sets you up for more action. Volume 2, the MC apparently has amnesia, and he's in a different world with different characters. All of the character building in the first volume is basically thrown out the window. He also gets to start from scratch in his cultivation! It's such a jarring transition, it's like we're reading a different novel. I'm sure that the author will manage to relate it to the 1st part somehow, combine it with a bombshell of a twist, but right now I'm missing the previous set of supporting characters.

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Finally finished to binge read all 5215 chapters! All I can say is, the ending sucks like heck. The author spent the last 14 chapters describing the process how the MC and his doppelgangers ascended to a higher realm... doing nothing to address some of the most important questions in the novel (does MC get back to his original family? Are there any more tie ins to the MCs original / childhood world?) nor fulfill foreshadowing that's been there for the longest while (does MC become a god? - It's in the title for heaven's sake!), while adding even more questions. It's like the author ended it in a way that would require a sequel novel. *sigh*

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k-r-i-s
k-r-i-s rated it
September 14, 2017
Status: c157
I kind of hate the MC because he experiences all these things and doesn't tell anyone about it.

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He made a martial art by combining a bunch of less important martial arts and then he starts feeling Qi when he practices it. He can feel Qi or whatever from outside the body which he supposedly isn't supposed to with his new cultivation method. Like he just needs to tell people what he experiences with either thing and people would be able to tell him that he's like pretty amazing but he just acts like a tool by asking about stuff in a roundabout way. I guess that could be considered child like.

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Still good. I enjoy reading a slice of life stuff in martial arts more than reading 4 chapters worth of one fight. I can't even imagine sh*t happening in that fight so I don't care about those type of novels. <<less
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alkumaish
alkumaish rated it
February 18, 2017
Status: c99
This listing needed the "Slice of life" tag.

The novel pretty good and character development, albeit slow, is excellent.

The pace is slow, but it's not much slower than any ordinary "Slice of life"-style novel. Things get more interesting when the MC starts cultivating inner energy, but sadly the translation stops there. I hope we will see releases by another translator without the need to have it translated from ch0 again.
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mrezman
mrezman rated it
January 4, 2017
Status: c33
Geh. I'm done. I can't take this anymore.

This novel had/has so much promise, but the writer sucks! He doesn't know how to introduce a world, characters, or what plot points to go in depth about and what to skip over.

At the beginning, I was excited. Even up until a bit after they were building the well and the MC found the bracelet thing I was totally on board and was loving the pacing. It was great. Slow, but develops the story and deliberate.

Unfortunately, that turned out to be a total... more>> fluke because the next like 25 chapters were a struggle to get though. Jesus Christ, the author elaborates for like 10 fricken chapters about an adventure to a mysterious treasure land with 5 characters we were barely introduced to and know NOTHING about. The MC is not even remotely connected to it. I'm reading it and I'm like why am I reading this? Am I supposed to know/care about any of these characters that were introduced literally in one paragraph and that we don't know at all, introduced through two characters we barely knew before too? The author even spends honest to god 5 paragraphs detailedly describing each round of a Rock Paper Scissors tournament that these unknown people play for the final treasure box. I was thinking maybe something goes wrong and these experts get injured and that sets up the MC coming into play soon, and that's why it's being focused on so much, but the trip goes exactly to plan and they leave peacefully afterward. WHAT A WASTE OF TIME AND MY ENERGY. Dude, author... When you build a world, you introduce the world through the MC, a newcomer to the world, and we share in his awe. Not elaborate in such detail about this dumb boring stuff we literally care 0 about that doesn't include the MC in any way.

And then the author chooses to freaking go on in detail about the mc's older brother's (Xiolong) love life with the other girl, and with the detail that the author goes into, you'd think that this novel was a love story between the MC's brother and that girl. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if the author started describing a love story between the MC's other brother and another girl too while he's at it.

I appreciate developing side characters, but that's not what the author's doing. He's attempting to introduce the world by just telling you through random side characters and evensucks at it. The MC is honestly a side character at this point.

Although, I will give the story credit, although it doesn't focus on the MC much, the MC is good and I like his personality and all that (at least so far), and some characters are well developed (kind of).

For a story called "Legend of the Cultivation God, " it's a really boring pile of sh*t. Well, it's not that bad. But I feel pretty annoyed about persevering for so long and getting nothing out of it. I feel like if the author can get his sh*t together in the later chapters, it could get pretty good. But I'm not banking on it and dropping it now. Also, the world is kind of boring and sh*tty. <<less
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nibble_nibble_nom
nibble_nibble_nom rated it
September 29, 2016
Status: c145
A great novel with plenty of potential depending on where the author took it, we will see as more chapters are translated over time. My only comment is that when reading it, I was bashing my head against the table for the first 100 odd chapters and didn't truly enjoy the story until his first kill and would advice that if you are doing the same, stick with it. It gets a lot better, but without reading the first chapters you will miss major key points in character development and... more>> foreshadowing. <<less
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Arch
Arch rated it
April 22, 2016
Status: --
I recommend it. It's somewhat a slower paced but quite an interesting novel unlike typical xianxias. Not much there to say as of now but I am certain that our MC - Zhang Xiouhua slowly develops his mind aspiring to attain unsurpassed and complete attainment on his road to Jianghu. Signs of OP power confirmed :)
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mukkaar
mukkaar rated it
April 20, 2016
Status: c94
You just can’t feel the “drive” or goal in this novel. Currently waiting if there’s anything else to this novel aside from various interactions between many sects and people.

Going at c94 still hoping it would pick up a bit..
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args.equals.5
args.equals.5 rated it
July 8, 2017
Status: --
The beginning starts out pretty boring as f##$ reason being that the writer decided to write multiple parallel perspectives, some good and some pretty epic boring, like god-level boring.

Imagine 1/5 of all chapters only focusing on MC. That's how bad this novel is. The MC stuff; It's pretty good, except for his mundane matters which is pretty epic boring too.

Some side-stories are OK but we can really do without them. This would be a 5/5 novel if the author didn't add soo much filler content.
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Ragearo
Ragearo rated it
October 25, 2016
Status: c90
Very well written, but the pace is far too slow. The logic of the side characters is bent to match the whims of the pace, which I think is my problem. There are times that I feel happy that the MC isn't being handed opportunities on a silver platter - it's nice that he doesn't become some core disciple and find a hidden manual and absorb some super energy etc. Essentially all his luck is just some nice spring water and a bracelet that affects his body in weird ways.... more>> The problem is that this all becomes frustrating - sure nobody is handing him opportunities but it's like they squander his potential all over the place and forget about him. Overall it's not bad but I keep wavering between seeing this novel as a breath of fresh air one minute, then immensely frustrated the next. <<less
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Okuri Ookami
Okuri Ookami
August 26, 2016
Status: c26
Read up to chapter 26 before stopping as I saw that it would be until the 1-- or so until he actually started on his path. The story has multiple (POV) but its done in skillful way that's hard to get annoyed at. This is because its such a slow start novel the MC doesn't cultivate early on and these alternative POVs give you the opportunity to look at the make up of this worlds Jiang Hu without having to speedily throw a small child into a dangerous life and... more>> or time skip ahead so many years. It was actually nice seeing an MC live an ordinary life for a period of time.

As I said this is a slow novel in the sense that the author is setting up the world and not rushing and giving plot armor to the MC. I know that tragic heart breaking things can happen, I know that things will impact the small child emotionally, I wont be surprised if the MC is bullied and only 20 chapters later he'll be strong enough to over throw his bully and all the schemes or just in the 1st 100 chapters or even 100 to 200 chapters after he's strong enough to beat down and massacre everything within his or the neighboring sects.

I haven't read this novel and awhile, mainly because I want it build up for another 146 chapters but that's a personal decision.
Spoiler

The other reasons I don't read this novel right away is firstly because from looking at the TOC and knowing what happened with a certain group of young masters, I know or can guess that the MC will be framed for murder and that's how he starts on his path to martial arts and lastly because cultivation doesn't start until chapter 1-- or so

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ScotlandForsythe
ScotlandForsythe rated it
April 14, 2016
Status: --
There isn't enough chapters to confirm much, some people might find it slow, but it's interesting at the very least. The MC seems respectable and he isn’t a ridiculous bastard (he's still child though). There is at lot of fleshing out and information, but I do believe it'll start picking up soon. :-)
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criticalmind
criticalmind rated it
April 14, 2016
Status: --
I've read ahead for a few chapters, but the story becomes a bit complex for MT.

It's well written, with plenty of character development, unlike most xianxias. Right now, it seems more like a slice of life story than a martial arts novel. But as a result, all the characters in the story are well fleshed out. You can relate to them and understand their motivations.

Spoiler

The MC doesn't even start learning martial arts till around chapter 50, so don't expect too much action.

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