Necropolis Immortal


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A hundred thousand years ago, there was a great war between cultivators. Immortals fell by the tens of thousands, the path of cultivation itself was severed, and after the dust settled, tombs forested the world.

A hundred thousand years after the last legend faded, Lu Yun, commandant of tomb raiders, descends upon the world. Armed with the Book of Life and Death, he has some burning questions to answer.


“This isn’t how you raid a tomb!” Lu Yun smirked at the cultivators frantically scurrying about the ancient tomb. “Do you want me to teach you?”


But ah, can someone teach him how to cure his new body’s erectile dysfunction?

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New Karnowo rated it
July 28, 2020
Status: c213
As of 213 chapters into this novel, it is by far the novel I most look forward to reading everyday. There is always a new exciting plot development,

The twists and turns as the world unravels around us provide plenty of great discussions down in the comments trying to guess what could happen next.

It may have many tropes of the Xianxia genre but it definitely does so with its own twist, the author has put a lot of care and thought into his world building reaching into all aspects of... more>> Chinese Mythology with a really interesting look into Feng Shui. This paired alongside an amazing and passionate translator means this is a novel that can't be beat.

So don't miss out on an exciting adventure, jump in and binge read so you can catch up you to the rest of us. The novel only gets better and better. <<less
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New demante rated it
July 27, 2020
Status: c210
For those of you who think this is about a Necromancer, it's not. Necropolis is like Metropolis, i.e. A world full of tombs. And this is where the story becomes very interesting and unique. Rather than the typical cultivator novel, it's less about the cultivation and more about tomb raiding.

If you like cultivation novels and want something the same but also a little different this is for you.

It's got OPness.

... more>> It's got leveling up.

It's got cool gear.

It's got the love interest.

It's got over the top things happening (but still make sense).

It feels well balanced (for an OP novel).

For those complaining about a confusing story line, all I can say is that maybe they didn't read far enough. I've read plenty of novels where I felt lost in the plot, this one wasn't one of them. <<less
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TundraDweller rated it
May 5, 2020
Status: c22
I honestly don't know where all the 5-star ratings come from. The review system is ruined by a flood of 5-star ratings. I ignore those reviews and specifically check out others cuz only then will I find objective reviews.

The premise of this story is great. It's unique and fresh. Just what most veteran readers would look for.

Some aspects of the central theme are also interesting and seem promising.

But it's not well-written at all. Power levels are a mess. The initial impression given is that immortals are scarce since a great... more>> war long ago. Well, a few chapters in immortals are cannon fodder. MC gets new powers and learns new skills with zero explanation. Maybe author thinks elaborating on such things is not fashionable and wants the reader to focus on the plot? The story moves at a fast pace, which is good. But when the story switches directions and rushes forward without giving you a heads up, it's hard not to fall behind and become confused.

You could say it's still early and maybe it will get better later on. But the thing is that the early chapters are supposed to be the most well-written since the author would've had the opportunity to plan things out before starting. If these chapters seem poorly written, I can't honestly hope later chapters will be better.

There are multiple novels right now being translated by some of the best translators on the scene who have been doing great work for years now. But those novels themselves are poor quality compared to the works the translators worked on before. I find this quite tragic. <<less
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Phil276 rated it
April 15, 2020
Status: c102
I honestly don't know where the bad ratings come from. The setting seems pretty unique and the story is pretty well-written. Yes, I know that the MC is OP from the start and his skill set fits a bit too well into the geography of the world, but I prefer that over a generic world with no character and an "underdog" MC who is frustratingly helpless for the first 10-20 chapters only to still end up in this position afterward.

This gives me minor I Shall Seal the Heavens (dark/death focussed... more>> cultivation world) and Emperor's Domination (So many graves, OP MC slaps massively stronger people around or manipulates them) vibes.

Adding on to that the TL Etvolare posted she read ahead over 1k chapters before committing to the novel and with her track record of good novels I have a certain trust that this will be good.

Review written on chapter 33.

Edit: Read up to ch. 102, I don't have much time to write more, but it is still great. Since this gained traction on credit I'll write a proper extension to the review when I'm up-to-date again. Etvolaire promised the subversion of major tropes that apparently bother the other readers in the near future, so maybe it is worth it to read the story just to get to know what is subverted and how it is done. <<less
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storybookknight rated it
June 3, 2020
Status: c105
Look out! It's a zombie! Good thing I had zombie repellent, but oh no! Suddenly a ghost! Well, if I go stand by this coffin it can't hurt me, but, what's that in the coffin? A wraith? My mysterious power reacted and turned it into a beautiful woman that serves me, but she has enemies that cursed her in the first place, guess I have to fight them now!

Yeah, the whole story is kind of like that. People who like this style will call it fast-paced and exciting; people who... more>> don't like it will call it superficial and confusing. Out of novels in this fast-paced, bouncing from scary threat to scary threat chapter after chapter style, though, I'd say that Necropolis Immortal is a pretty good one. The emphasis on Feng Shui and tomb robbing gives it a bit more flavor and originality than your bog-standard cultivation adventure. If nothing else, the fact that the main character is plagued by more enemies than "arrogant young genius with a slappable face #238" adds a very welcome bit of variety.

Know what you're in for before you start reading, but this is a fairly decent story to turn off your brain and go with the flow into. <<less
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Baby Shark rated it
June 1, 2020
Status: c100
A typical hater for Chinese novels due to many reasons, but mainly due to me not understanding their myths about cultivation and other related things, I read Desolate Era but I practically skipped tons of chapters because of the overwhelmingly long explanation of the dao, yet I still kinda liked it, however, it was the first and last Chinese novel I read 'completely' that contains the words 'dao' & 'cultivation'.

Why can't all Chinese novels be like 'The Legendary Mechanic'?

However, this particular novel is indeed amazing, I dare say it is... more>> by far (100ch in already) the best cultivation-related novel that I read.
The MC is not overrated or underrated, his cultivation isn't tens of chapters long, in fact, he breaks through in one sentence only, the novel concentrates on the interactions between the MC and the world mainly, by world I mean people within the world.
As a tomb raider in his past life, he understands a lot of myths that he never saw, things like maggots or blood-corpse, etc, things that can never be seen on Earth, he uses his knowledge to raid those immortal tombs in his new world.
He is not overwhelmingly powerful, however, his strength lies mainly within his thinking about how to deal with the situations and if force is needed while his cultivation is low, his allies are there for him.

What I do not comprehend is how the hell does this novel have 3.6/5 on novelupdates. It's a must for this novel to be above 4.3/5

I wrote a lot and will probably bore whoever reads it, but a piece of advice, I hope you can wait till at least year 2021 because this novel is 2000+ ch and ongoing, you won't be able to wait after reading 'just' 100 chapters. <<less
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Carca rated it
May 24, 2020
Status: 210
One of the best novels I have ever read.

The story is original and has few cliches.

The characters are interesting and the humor is great.

Love this novel!!!!
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Catharis rated it
June 1, 2020
Status: c100
After SOTR, I thought it'd take months before I found another great novel... and OUT OF NOWHERE comes Necropolis Immortal.

A unique storyline delves into the world of Feng shui and necromancy, two seemingly opposing ideas, and finds an intriguing way to connect the two in a martial world of immortals, spirits, and the undead. The clever and artistic design of the characters sets the novel far apart from other popular wuxia. The ever-evolving storyline leaves no room for filler, with each chapter filled with chair-gripping action. With such a complex... more>> storyline, Necropolis Immortal still finds space to add in comedy and character building.

Only 100 chapters in and I'm already hooked. I can't wait to see just what else Necropolis Immortal has to offer! <<less
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tomytopy rated it
June 1, 2020
Status: c100
I'll be reviewing this novel under the five headings I think cause it to particularly stand out from the crowd.
1. Organic story telling
- Gone are the many chapters of info dump because the author decided to give us a sneak peak into their worl-dbuilding and plot roadmap instead of actually telling a story lol Here the novel focuses particularly on the characters and the leaders learn about the world and other relevant events and items etc as they become relevant to the characters/story. I.e. Information is organically revealed... more>> through the medium of story rather than coming out of left field. Can get a lot more story that way
2. Plot
- This for me matters a lot. The writing can be subpar, but if the story is well plotted and gripping, this can be easily ignored. That's not to say the writing is subpar, it isn't, rather this is the icing on the cake.
Details matter and stay relevant in this story. Plot points connect and at 100 chapters no holes and everything is written with an intention behind it. This makes the story particularly engaging as readers are confident enough in author to make speculations and can try to anticipate events.
3. Pace
This speaks for itself when you start to read and is tied closely with plot. No fillers and at 100 chapters, the number of events would probably have been stretched for several hundred in other novels. The author includes only what is relevant to the story and in doing so can maintain a breakneck pace that keeps readers engrossed.
4. Character development
- Characters are not set on stone. They adapt, they grow and they are shaped by the experiences they've had so far. One of the goals of any good piece of literature, I believe, is to simulate the human experience to a degree while giving something of a commentary on said experience, and o believe character development is the barometer of this. This novel, so far has done a good job of this.
5. Translation quality
- This is probably one of the biggest influences on the quality of a translated novel! It is the difference between savoring the story and enduring the story.
Etvo and the team have done a tremendous job in consistently producing high quality chapters that have made chapters a joy to read, meaning one can focus purely on the story and the characters. I should also mention the work that went into making the setting of Feng Shui understandable to the readers is much appreciated! <<less
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mrtoycar rated it
May 12, 2020
Status: c20
I'm a sucker for necromancy stories, so when I saw this being translated by WuxiaWorld, I had high hopes. The first chapter seemed quite wacky, albeit confusing, but I read on through hoping it'll clear my my confusion on the story. Unfortunately, that never happened.

The story is an absolute mess. Like many other chinese stories, the story lacks a coherent flow. When the story is done describing a scene, it moves on without trying to resolve any unresolved issues and past conflicts are conveniently forgotten for the sake of moving... more>> the plot along. For example, just within the first 20 chapters, absolutely no explanation is given to

Wanfeng about Ge Long or Yuying on their way back to the city. She is left as clueless as the readers about the situation

I simply can't chalk that up to anything but bad writing.

As I've only read a few chapters, I can't say much. But I don't recommend this. <<less
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haldabar rated it
July 14, 2020
Status: c183
Very fast paced, but well balanced between fighting and character building. A lot of the character building is more long play style than immediate return, but it builds up to great scenes where the characters grow with the novel. And they arent left behind, they show up and continue to effect the world in some way, big or small. The power difference is quicker to catch up, but also isnt like insta op. Character still has to struggle and get help.

All in all a good read if you dont like... more>> slower paced novels, also great story if you do. <<less
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weyz rated it
May 16, 2020
Status: c53
This novel is so confusing. More confusing than Confucius. Read until my head spin 99. There's alot of Chinese only understand terms. When the translator translate all those, those Chinese only understand terms somewhat got lost.

Ie- u I'm currently reading on this guy at a tomb doing a raid. But previously there's ppl raiding the tomb before. And before havephave raid the tomb before as well. Like inception in inception. Now I don't even know who the tomb belong to.

Story is somewat ok. Bout a guy good at Feng Shui.... more>> Cause he's a grave robber. Died while grave robbing, reborn into a immortal world. Use his Feng Shui skill to be immortal. Story building so far ok. Makes sense to me. But kinda confusing. <<less
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Poireau rated it
July 24, 2020
Status: c28
The story is too chaotic to enjoy the reading.

    • It's not fast paced in a coherant way, as some suggested in their review, but because of the lack of explanations on the decisions of the MC from one chapter to the other, leading to a fuzzy and confusing pace.
    • The MC also obtains the abilities of a "yama king" and OP sidekicks very fast, same for his cultivation power up, when he already has the advantages to resolve formations easly because of his past life.
    • The fights are blend and boring, and characters introduced for several lines in the previous chapter, tr*shed or killed in the next or same chapter, in just two lines.
It feels like the author has no idea where he's going and the story feels like garbage even if the premise was great. The lack of deepness in the other characters, with lots of face slapping doesn't help either.

I'm quite surprised by the rate of this novel (3.8/5) : it feels quite overly rated...

The only reason it's worth 1* in my eyes, is because of the novel is still quite well translated (thx wuxiaworld. com), but definitively not worth reading.
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alexben04 rated it
June 2, 2020
Status: c103
I've read 103 chapters of the story so far as a reference.
I would say that the story is good and I recommend it to anyone interested in Chinese fantasy novels. This story is definitely one of the better ones I've read. I've probably tried reading about 30 Chinese novels at this point and I only kept up with 10 of them due to the remaining 20 not being that interesting. I would say this story makes it around the 10th placemark. I think it is interesting enough to keep... more>> reading, but it isn't necessarily my cup of tea so I don't find it as my favorite story or anything like that.
The story itself is wound fairly well. What I mean by that is that things are connected and there aren't throw away side characters generally.
The main character is a cool guy and while I would prefer a few changes in his actions, he is overall a good MC.
The story contains a lot of terms that I had never heard of before I started, and that might be a turnoff for some people, but those with a curious mind should be fine. <<less
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DarkHound rated it
June 2, 2020
Status: c101
This is an amazing read. Compared to many of the other Xianxia, this one is a breath of fresh air. It's a fast paced story that hardly gives any room for a breather if you are binging it. It involves a lot feng shui stuff, ie., traditional Chinese layout designing but it involves it in the story in a way where it is understandable. It might catch some people off guard but it's a really fun read and it is a great learning experience in case you wanna get a sense of feng shui but are not really intrested in mastering it... Would 100% recommend it. Definitely worth your time!

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bushwhacker2k rated it
May 21, 2020
Status: c79
Very unique and interesting so far.

This is a cultivation story, but it feels like a very non-standard one.

The spread of cultivation realms is perhaps the most broad of any cultivation story I've ever read. Nascent Soul cultivators are practically never portrayed as weak or low-level early on in a story, but here they're basically unworthy of mention almost right from the start.

So-called 'immortals' become ludicrously commonplace very early on. I'm not sure if they're literally unaging or if the person who named the realms just likes hyperbole- but if that... more>> particular benefit were true, it would make much more sense, as approximately half the cultivation realms that have been mentioned include the word 'Immortal'.

This story focuses a lot on Feng Shui, the undead and tomb raiding. This is really the selling point of the novel and what makes it unique. As someone who's read a lot of disappointingly-samey cultivation stories, it comes as a breath of fresh air, tapping into an element of Chinese culture I almost never see mentioned (It's probably not representative of actual Chinese lore, but it's still intriguing to me).

There are a surprisingly large number of attractive females popping up around the protagonist. One of my least favorite genres are what I term 'pseudo harems', stories where the protagonist is surrounded by women but there are no actual relationships occurring, thus squandering the entire point of a harem. If this story properly gets the harem moving along (it most definitely has the potential for it as many women are interested in him), then I will likely bump this up from a 4/5 to a 5/5 star rating.

The translator, Etvolare, has read over 1000 chapters of this in Chinese (iirc) and still seems quite enthusiastic about translating it. It's still quite interesting to me so far and I look forward to more.

In regards to the state of affairs in the setting, the protagonist seems to be approximately as confused as we are.

There are a lot of complaints about the story being confusing, which is true- the pace feels a little insane, but you can't argue that they aren't keeping things happening! :D <<less
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