Library of Heaven’s Path


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Traversing into another world, Zhang Xuan finds himself becoming an honorable teacher.

Along with his transcension, a mysterious library appears in his mind.

As long as it is something he has seen, regardless of whether it is a human or an object, a book on its weaknesses will be automatically compiled in the library.

Thus, he becomes formidable.

“Emperor Zhuoyang, why do you detest wearing your underwear so much? As an emperor, can’t you pay a little more attention to your image?”

“Fairy Linglong, you can always look for me if you find yourself unable to sleep at night. I am skilled in lullabies!”

“And you, Demon Lord Qiankun! Can you cut down on the garlic? Are you trying to kill me with that stench?”

This is an incredible story about teachers and students, grooming and guiding the greatest experts in the world!

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Demonic Reader lv 451F
New Demonic Reader lv 451F
July 9, 2020
Status: Completed
Journey to be immortal from another viewpoint. Many funny face slapping which is the essential plot of Chinese xianxia novel as the MC have to start from level 0 to the final level 1000000000.

Best of this story is no low-class porn scene, overt killing scene. The MC travels along peaceful path of being teacher. Most side characters are playing as well educated human. Some chars have to be real bad boy that's deserved to be killed.

One weakpoint. The main plot is teacher-student relationship. But as the plot is developing, it... more>> changes in to teacher show-off. No more human relation. <<less
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Donnie Darko
New Donnie Darko
July 7, 2020
Status: c2268
Just finished this novel, what a journey. Made an account just to leave a review and recommend it for a fun read. Wholly recommend and worth the read to the end, side stories.
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hphunter rated it
June 29, 2017
Status: c129
Okay, this novel has good and bad points.

Good points:

  • Characters (at least initially) seem interesting
  • Having the protagonist as a teacher seems like a novel idea
  • A somewhat light tone and some comedic situations are peppered between the face-slapping contests
  • Translation was good
Bad points

  • Characters are pretty shallow and fill very few types of stereotypes:
    • The "you-dare?!" type of misfit who was born to oppose MC in every action
    • The "hmmph!" snob woman whose beautiful complexion enchant everyone but MC
    • Side characters who are despise the MC but as he opens his mouth then they become speechless
    • Students who have been miraculously cured and now have their cultivations soaring the heavens
  • s*upid MC who has everyone jerking him off because oooh he's so good ahh so smart... But he has ZERO merits as his knowledge is obtained via a cheat. The worst part? He thinks he's the shit.
  • His teachings are s*upid as his cultivation. There's no wisdom, it's like you're learning skills from a game's NPC. There's no development, no bad aspects, he just writes a book that makes his student become the shit. like he think he is.
  • When there isn't anyone jerking him off, then it's time for the face slapping. And the face slapping isn't as fun as Emperor's Domination as ED's MC at least put effort into his cultivations, share some wisdom and treasures to his followers but no, in this novel you'll see s*upid people throwing their faces into MC's face. And the worst part is that everyone is so senseless s*upid, I can't believe a society with only half-brained people can be formed like this. There is no common sense, no sense of politics or intrigue. No, my name is Misfit-48, you stepped on my toe, prepare to die! *gets destroyed*
  • Really, this is like the author read Martial World, Against the Gods, I'm really a Super Star, Ancient Strengthening Technique, Sovereign of the Three Realms and Anciently Godly Monarch, put them into a blender and put into a plate that was a school. I don't say this novel is worse, but it isn't any better than any of the previous mentioned ones.
As you can notice I wrote more about the bad points than the good ones. Well, that's because this isn't a very good novel. Read this while you're in the toilet cultivating.
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archigoel rated it
December 29, 2016
Status: c132
I have read ahead till c132.

It's very entertaining till now, and there are awesome "Face slapping" scenes. But, I don't like the direction book is going:

1. Whole story is "modelled" around Face-slapping, which though may feel good initially, really makes the story very silly. Till now I just see events to show how great "MC" is. These kind of stories dont hold my interest very long.

2. MC can learn anything at click of button (like NEO did in Matrix). My favourite part in Xianxia is where MC spends countless efforts... more>> to learn and achieve a skill. Here power and skill is gained like in western novels - u gain power immediately, without any effort.

Author seems to be writing for the subscriptions and I don't see long term coherent plot here. Also, MC has started getting "Super arrogant", which I absolutely despise. <<less
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DeathStroke96 rated it
April 24, 2017
Status: c100
The first 100 chapters are not anything special, I had my curiosity spiked towards this novel due to many people saying how they were willing to lnmtl it, so I read it, I will say that the first 70 or so chapters were ok but even that's stretching it a bit too far...

basically what this novel revolves around is face slapping, and misunderstandings to make the main character look as if he was a god, but don't bring in logic into it- a lesson I have learnt from my first... more>> senseless/logicless xianxia, so I never bring in logic and this reviews rating doesn't change my opinion of it even if I mention a logic point, however let me ask you this question, how the heck does a 19 year old become a teacher of 16/17 year olds because thats what I understood from it, they might have been 14/15 if I memory is not serving me properly...

characters are 2 dimensional - all you find is them looking down on the MC, you clearly have those bad and good guys if they dont look down on the MC... I find the library power interesting but it is also applied s*upidly because the author could have had it that upon touching a book it would be instantly copied into his library instead of him opining and looking through each book and looking like a ret*rd which the characters in the novels also assume but than he face slaps them and they are assumed to have misunderstood him for some messiah...

nothing special about the novel, so if you have nothing better to do than give it a go, in my opinion it is a totally avoidable novel... <<less
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vladimir935 rated it
December 24, 2016
Status: c235
Very funny so far, and if you like History's Number 1 Founder you will probably like this. The MC is a guy that is reincarnated into a body of a worst teacher in some academy for cultivation and gets some kind of heavenly ability in his mind that allows him to see any and all weaknesses one has in their cultivation technique or body etc. So far (ch.6) the story is focused on him recruiting student in a very funny manner so it's entertaining and if you like that kind... more>> of stuff I recommend this novel.


So I caught up to the raws (235) and the story just gets better. I am gonna spoil few interesting thing the MC does so if you don't mind being slightly spoiled and want to know what to expect read this


So the story focuses on the MC's OPnes and is based on MC impressing and face smacking. The MC has a very OP ability, he can flip through a whole library of books and have it all copy and pasted in his "mind" library and it pretty much becomes his knowledge (though he doesn't know it, whenever someone asks the question he knows the answer immediately and later he has an ability to learn it all instantly). So he goes to his school library for cultivation that only teachers can access, copies all books, removes the flaws and creates the perfect OP technique for himself so he goes through level of cultivation in mater of minutes.

The only reason he doesn't just become the god in one week is because he needs like (for example) 1000 seven level flawed cultivation manuals to create one perfect seven level manual and he doesn't have the manuals for the higher levels.

The other good thing is his relationship with his students and other OP people. I mean he bends his back for the 5 students he has and spends a lots of money to unlock their potential and the students really love and respect their master.

Also there are few cliche "I am a rich young master, how dare you tr*sh exist" kind of characters but they appear at the beginning and some of them even become good guys and redeemable. And the novel is VERY funny (in my opinion)

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Rrett rated it
July 23, 2017
Status: c110
This has to be one the lowest effort stories I've ever seen.

Save yourself the time in reading it. It's poorly done. The characters are simple, world building doesn't really exist, and all the conflict is extremely shallow.

I don't know how people think this story is any good. I made an account on this site just to give a review that actually reflects this stories quality.
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Sleepy Z
Sleepy Z rated it
August 2, 2017
Status: c425
Sooooo... I had real high hopes for this one. Good comedy, decent plot, no beta MC or anything. But it follows the exact same formula for every situation...

The MC will 'randomly' run into famous people, end up at some event, or some situation where someone is helpless ect.

EVERY time, the MC stands by the side playing it cool, and then will casually say something along the lines of "oh i'll give it a try".

And then there's always a character who starts shaming him or some shit, and the MC of... more>> course is too magnanimous to respond negatively.

MC completes task and makes everyone 'dumbfounded'.

People suck up to MC.

MC moves on while people 'sigh in regret'.

Rinse and repeat. I don't think any situation has deviated from that. At all.

Oh and up to chapter 425 only like 2 months have past since the story began.

What? <<less
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kirayuki rated it
June 15, 2017
Status: c160
Just like tons of translated novels here, LOHP started decently and steadily crushed and burned as the story progressed in a bewildering mass of idiocy and confusion. Two stars for the novelty concept of having an OP library skill of the protagonist.

The humor in the story quickly lost its luster and all villains deteriorated into hopeless heap of blithering morons who only know how to react and show bewilderment due to the MC's staggering performance. You would think that all the characters and mobs in the story share the same... more>> genes and intellectual faculty for their ability to constantly spew the same nonsense all thorough out the story. You would constantly see lines like: "Brother, you think that breaking through from---to---is as easy as breathing?" If one is bombarded with the same lines from chapter 1 to 100+ chapters, it gets old really fast.

Story is also very formulaic and does not contain a shred of tension. Even the conflicts only serve as to showcase how perfect and awesome the MC is. So despite my feverish prayer for the story to take off and get back on track, it became apparent that this novel is cursed to be part of one of my growing list of "Dropped" novels. <<less
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Greimour rated it
January 18, 2018
Status: c502
At chapter 100 my rating of the story was around 4.8 stars.

At around chapter 300, my rating of the story was about 3.5 stars.

Now at chapter 502, I am probably going to stop reading it. The story does not change at all.

1: This and That is impossible...
2: MC uses special gift to see a solution that would be impossible for anyone else and says he will give it a go.
3: Everyone in this world is a Snob, thinks of the MC as a young and incompetent idiot, their... more>> status is ALWAYS (presumed to be) higher than the MC. They tell him he is an idiot, a fool, deserves a beating, should go die, etc.
4: MC shuts them all up by performing the miracle that he set out to do.
5: Everyone unrelated to the MC prior to the event, especially those that badmouthed him, spit/cough blood, want to pass out and other exaggerated reactions.
6: Move to a new place, meet new people, do the same thing all over again.

The more I read this story, the more disappointed in it I become. <<less
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redbat5649 rated it
December 29, 2016
Status: c67
Although the chapters are very few, it has gotten me hooked with it's first 13 chapters. The problem is, we'll never know if it'll stop becoming interesting as the chapters goes on, as it's still too early to judge if it the novel is a good read or not. He still hasn't started teaching his students yet.

Update: This is starting to follow the standard xianxia trope and it's STALLING HARD, 3-5 chapters for a small event to finish. Really close to dropping the novel, too much bullsh*t and annoying antagonist... more>> with powerful backgrounds that always break rules of their own bets and would always try to kick the MC out of the school in every f*cking chapter. <<less
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Slants Perpendicular rated it
April 5, 2018
Status: c652
Library of Heaven's Path can aptly be described as History's Number One Founder's ugly little brother.

I'll start this review with the MC.

The MC is, like most other CN main characters, a Mary Stu. I bring this point up because he's the most prominent "I can do everything and anything in the world" character out of all the Chinese novels I've read. Personality wise though he's clueless, he gets all the answers but none of the clues. If he wasn't given a nosy person's wet-dream in library form he would... more>> most likely end up working in fictional McDonald's for life.

Next is the side characters.

Simply put, the characters on the MC's side are bread, and the enemy characters are toast. What I mean by that is that they're bland, ultimately toast is bread and bread can just as easily be toast. There really isn't much to be said, I've read worse characters and I've read better characters. Though special note for the MC's steward, he's probably one of the "better" additions character wise for this novel.

Onto the "plot."

The main plot seems to be getting to 9 Star Famed Master before the age of 30, complex I know, but you must let a genius do what he wants for true greatness.

The arcs in between can be summed up into two words "Face" and "Slap", with no deviation. New place? Break records and face slap, repeat until 9 Stared Fame Master. Maybe after achieving 9 Stars the plot will change a bit? Well even if it does, it doesn't excuse the over 652 chaps of repeated brain cancer.

Now I will give credit to the writer for a semi-original idea, that of teacher MC and a teacher oriented world. But unfortunately the author executed it with all the elegance and tact of a tightrope walker with parkinsons.

Now romance.

There is none. Bless Allah, praise be to God and thank you too Buddha. Seriously there is only two types of people I'm frightened of in this world, the first type being the crazy people who read Chinese novels for the romance. They must be masochists, I have yet to read a single good romance in Chinese novels, half of them don't even deserve to be called romances. So not having romance in your novel is a plus for me, since I would like to lessen my intake of sh*t not increase it.


I can and will keep this short, since the action in this novel can be summed up in one word: subpar.

Lastly but not leastly, humour.

Truthfully this novel does get the occasional chuckle from me, be it from pity or genuine glee I don't know. A big running gag in this novel is that the MC always breaks shit, be it human, treasure or array it will be broken when testing the MC. Personally I find this to be one of the better running jokes in the novel, but this too will likely over stay it's welcome. Do note that I'm easily amused and read this novel very sporadically in fear of actually getting brain cancer.


I have very little to say about this novel because it's really just a massive formula in novel form, 'loop loop and loop some more for that pay check' is the author's life motto. I would give it a Chinese 1/10 but I'm going to give its big brother HN1F some face and round that 1 up into a 2.

Final rating is a Chinese 2/10.

PS, . The novel's setting is a blend (mix up) of two religions. So either author is being experimental or he's confused the two. <<less
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illusiveishfi rated it
January 24, 2017
Status: c231
So far what I have to say about it is. Its a good humorous novel with a tons of potential. There isn't a serious purpose for MC to run after yet other than pursuing his career and powering himself up, The ability of MC seems simple in the beginning but its actually really OP. If you are looking for something lighthearted to read then this is as good as u can find. I am already caught up to raw (231st chapter at the time I was reviewing it). And for... more>> me its a 5 star so far. <<less
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Ruyi rated it
December 26, 2016
Status: c80
Only read up to c8 so far and I'm already addicted! The story is fresh and fun, taking the perspective of a teacher rather than a typical MC transmigration. A character like this would be the side character in most stories, but here he takes center stage! I'm already interested in seeing his interactions with his fledging crop of students and how they'll progress the plot. The best part is how chill he is while his students do all the heavy lifting/training. Looking forward to more chapters soon!

EDIT: Read up... more>> to c80 in the raws and I am in love with this story. None of the people on the summary have shown up yet, but I think it's going to be epic when they do. :) <<less
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Fourthaid rated it
April 8, 2017
Status: c80
I must admit to not expecting too much when I started reading this. It felt like it would be your standard transmigration novel. And it certainly is in most ways. There's a cheat ability of some kind given the MC, there are tons of people who underestimate him and use any chance to belittle him, etc.

However, what I find sets it apart is its humor, the attitude of the protagonist and the side characters. The people that spout nonsense at him are very quickly subdued, usually in very funny ways.... more>> Most of them usually quickly understand that he is better than what they assumed and go on to respect him (unless you are one of the more dense main "antagonists") for what he displays, rather than go on for chapter after chapter of chastising him without the MC revealing his hand.

Other novels of this kind I end up just quickly scrolling through chapters to get to the good part where the protagonist proceeds to the face-slapping. Library of Heaven's Path has lots of minor face-slapping incidents that build up to the BIG face-slapping incident that I just finished. It's glorious. <<less
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Iris Lazuli rated it
January 9, 2017
Status: c17
As of now I'm really hooked up with this novel. This novel just show that shamelessness is really a good spice for a comedy novel. Although the number of chapters are still few you can already see the ability of the author here 'cause he already have the element to make you interested on reading his works.
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Zyst rated it
January 16, 2017
Status: c27
Funny as heck — Don't expect anything else!

First, you must temper your expectations. This isn't the tale of a man and his journey to the top, standing above thousands through martial might. Instead this is the story of a teacher with a peculiar cheat which allows him to see through flaws, among other things about the target. He uses this on his path to become the darn best teacher ever. Expect a tale of repeated face smacking, weird misunderstandings, and people doing anything they can to preserve face. There are... more>> probably tons of plotholes, just come into this with a light heart, open your mind, end enjoy the comedy. <<less
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gaianova rated it
March 7, 2017
Status: c310
Library of Heaven's Path is an excellent story that's near the top of its genre - face-slapping. Its plot is really well written and even though you kind of know what is going to happen, but you can't help but anticipate what's going to happen next. The MC is thick-skinned, arrogant sometimes even, but I think there's a certain charm to smug protagonist as long as they don't push it too far. At the very least, I find it better than a weak-willed protagonist who allows himself to be pushed... more>> around by the rest of the world. The MC is also kind of like a genius who does everything others find hard to easily, so you can't expect him to grind up slowly. After all, that's the kind of book it is. However, this doesn't really mean he doesn't work hard. Time progresses really slowly in the book and he really does a lot within that short period of time everyday.

Next, it does have the idea of the relationship of teacher and student, but it doesn't focus heavily on it. However, the author has said that the next arc will focus on it (that's 300 by the way.)

Just like many has said, it's not a deep novel and rather, it is more like something you read after a tiring day to refresh yourself.

It has potential, and probably will continue to interest me for the next hundred chapters or so. There's a limit to face-slapping genre and eventually things may get repetitive and boring, but up to this point, it is a 5 stars for me. <<less
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February 16, 2017
Status: c63
It's really funny. Some of the side characters are huge narcissists and that just leads to hilarious scenarios.

Warning: The MC is dense which often leads to ridiculous misunderstandings. You'll either find it funny or find it really annoying. Proceed at your own risk. The translator is doing a really good job with the updates.
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Tkals13 rated it
January 31, 2017
Status: --
I actually like this novel, there tends to be some useless chatter/monologues from time to time but the story is still pretty enjoyable. The ability he gets happens to be pretty unique in my opinion and all though it's pretty easy to make him OP I think that's where we will have to truly rate the quality of the story. I want to see how he uses his ability to affect his students and the ppl around him and hopefully not just hide away somewhere get stronger then beat everyone... more>> up.. That's annoying! <<less
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ValriaIness rated it
January 12, 2017
Status: c200
Rating: 4.7/5

It's very funny. Like seriously (especially if you understand Mandarin because of the words used). Not to say you can't enjoy this novel without knowing Mandarin, it's just I feel some jokes are difficult to translate (since I'm far with the RAWS). I'm a difficult reader as I am the type to stop half way if it no longer peaks my interest, but I doubt I will be bored with novel anytime soon.

Now about the MC, he is the knowledge OP type, shameless and slightly arrogant. He will do... more>> anything to obtain his goals. There are a lot of face slapping scene like in most Xianxia and is very entertaining to read. He always uses the weirdest way (According to the book's common sense) to do most of the stuff and the reaction from the other characters are also very entertaining.

As far as I can tell, the story evolves with jokes and face slapping scenes but, the main plot has yet to be shown. Only clues and such with 200c so far. I can say it's still early to tell if this is a good novel but I have it 5 stars because it really entertained me as I was reading it. <<less
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Reindeer rated it
February 12, 2017
Status: c60
Gahaha, this is amazing!

5 stars, no doubt about it. Reminds me a lot of History's Strongest Teacher or something, this one is much more funny... and this is not because I don't remember a single thing about History's Strongest Teacher anymore, no.... I hope the title is correct.

Well anyway, this is pretty about in the characters and world building parts. Firstly, the characters, are all almost lovable. I mean come on, we can never really treat the antagonists seriously. I love how the MC just offends people left and right,... more>> whether they be hostile to him or not, albeit unintentionally XD. The best part about the novel, I guess, is just the level of shamelessness almost everybody has XD. Especially the MC. I really love the way he reacts to the challenges of other people. Talk about having a brain for an MC, am I right?.... Or not, I mean he doesn't really get that he's super OP yet. Well anyway, like I said, everyone's funny. I'm sure everyone had mood swings at least once after meeting the MC.

The world building, although not really the best, at least it's good. I mean, I've been reading too many jap novels lately, my head kinda hurts now....

I guess this is it for, I hope we get to see more. I really love it, comedy is really really good, reminds me a lot of A Thought Through Eternity.... Oh, right, they changed the name.

Well anyway, Peace out. <<less
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