Plundering the Heavens

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Some say he is the bad apple in a basket, that he’s rotting everything around him with disgrace and corruption.

Some say he is the biggest scum of the South Zhanbu Continent, that he’s colluding with the dark sects to cheat, steal, and commit all manner of atrocities.

Some say he is the most wanted playboy. “Lock your daughters at home to keep Fang Xing away!”

To all of those people, “That’s right, I am that big rotten apple. Any problem with that?”

This brand of anti-hero is a young orphan with poor prospects and nothing more than the keepsakes of his uncles. He plots, schemes, and orchestrates all manner of villainy in his quest for power and revenge, unafraid to live precariously and make enemies out of those he really should not.

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9 Coffins of the Immortals
掠天记
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Perfect World (2)
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strixflash
strixflash rated it
April 13, 2017
Status: --
I have read far ahead in raws (mtl) and I really enjoyed the story. The plot stays true to the description so expect some nice kicass and shameless moments. Honestly the story is a nice and the main character is pure enjoyment. It's so good to see a protagonist being arrogant but having the power to be so. When the protagonist lacks power he schemes against his opponents. He do have his bottom line as seen in later chapters.

The translations provided by Qidian are passable but the abuse of pinyin... more>> is frustrating as it takes away the enjoyment. All in all its an enjoyable novel. <<less
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Okuri Ookami
Okuri Ookami rated it
April 27, 2017
Status: c15
MC is a little bandit, poor cultivation talent

but quick witted. The story is well paced and MC doesn't have any thick plot armor just a thick face as he's shameless and two faced not to mention

a little cruel. IMHO this isn't a bad thing at all! The MC is young but not hella wise beyond his years, he's just clever... maybe a tad bit to clever. I only read 15 chapters but the MC has quite a bit of character. This character is good in a bad way.

MC is vengeful,... more>> not one to be trifled with, 10 yrs old but cruel. He's funny and has comedic moments and I didn't stop laughing especially when he takes advantage of the rich.

He's a true underdog MC except he has two advantages. But one was gained from the 1st so its right to say he only has 1 large advantage.

Spoiler

MC gets 9 items from his 9 uncles all of which are useless or barely helpful

but 1. That 1 is a book that gives the MC the ability to identify spiritual items akin to game element but only gives short/curt descriptions.

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MC starts from the bottom and literally stills every advantage he can. I've enjoyed it but I will stack chapters as I don't think this could be a daily read. The jokes and events happen to seamlessly and will probably flow better when read as one. That being said... I could be wrong and you'd enjoy it regardless so to each his own right? <<less
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expertsource
expertsource rated it
June 11, 2017
Status: c54
Super Good So far

-MC is a bandit and a villian yet a child, thus we can't critisize or hate him. That makes an intriguing character.
-He strives very hard to get fortune, there's no super luck or plot armor.
-And the story is good so far, hopefully it will continue this way.
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Queen of Sheba
Queen of Sheba rated it
September 6, 2017
Status: c80
The most hilarious yet ruthless protagonist ever. Upon reading this, I can't help but wonder; 'How is it possible to be so utterly ruthless, and humorous at the same time?'

This is the story for you, if you like a bit of snark in your character. A will to disregard normalcy, a will to enjoy life, and above all else a will to tame the currents of destiny. Unrestricted. Untamed. Unbroken.

This is the story for you, if you are tired of the cliches, and crave something new. Look no further.
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Enryu022
Enryu022 rated it
May 28, 2017
Status: c225
Very great novel, I really like the MC, he is a bandit, shameless and will do anything to reach his goals. He's c**ky and arrogant but he has the ability to back it up, he's very decisive. Even though he's not reincarnated or has monstrous memory like Emperor's domination MC, but yet the way he schemes, robes, manipulate others, he's no better than those with cheats or reincarnated, this is his talent alone, even adult fear him and worry his growth.

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Spoiler

he's merely 14 years old in the story so far, and he robed a sect, destroyed their mountains, killed their precious genius disciple, and then run away with his heart content

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Seregosa
Seregosa rated it
April 18, 2018
Status: c242
It's a great novel, like everyone says, he's a little bandit, shameless like no one else and always makes things go his way through force and schemes, in a funny way of course. It's quite amusing, and I don't really have anything much to add since everyone else already wrote about how good it is. Oh, but I might as well say that the "romance" is really shallow, which is great. We all know how bad chinese romance usually is thanks to their ideals and culture, how the relationships are... more>> cringeworthy and the gender treatment is ridiculous, how people lose their personalities when they fall in love for real, how it feels like the romance in each chinese novel is just copy-pasted and how the MC tends to change his goal to the girl for some reason, like saving her, dropping his previous goals, wanting to give his life for her and more (which is not the case here since only xiao mahn has had a similar development, but there he's just going to "take her back from that f*cker" and she kinda became the backdrop, because his main goal is going to be burning down their entire sect, steal everything possible and destroy everything else, heh) etc. This type of "harem" story where he mainly just seduces a lot of people and doesn't spend any real time with them and goes solo nor have any proper romance is the best sort of chinese romance. The amount of chinese novels that have become unbearable after a few hundred chapters thanks to bad romance is innumerable. I've even had to drop a few thanks to it, so I'm always extremely nervous at the start of the romance in a new novel.

Don't listen to that dude who rated this at 1 star a few reviews before mine, I don't know why he even read this. The point in this novel is that he's a cunning bandit that takes no sh*t from anyone, ever, which will cause funny situations, why the f*ck would he "lick his wounds" and come back another day? It's a pure comedy novel where he will always solve all the issues he causes in the name of comedy. He also never gets water over his head or acts like a f*cking idiot like some mcs, this guy knows he's able to handle it, and if he's not sure, it's in accord to his personality where he'd rather live a short life of freedom and doing what he wants and not taking sh*t from anyone than a long life of acting like a coward dipsh*t. He also never stumbles upon any treasures when he needs them to defeat others, he cultivates properly with resources he's managed to steal, with the occasional good luck, but it's not the type that will push him to the point where can fight the opposite party, no, he needs to take some time to do so.

He does develop as a character, but of course he still acts like his old self even at 30, what's the point if the MC acts like another person? We love him for what he is. If there's something that's annoying, it's a character that changes later on and doesn't act consistently with his previous personality. Shi hao from perfect world is an exception because it happened early in the story and we knew it was a growth period. Now for the next thing he wrote, about lolis, I don't know what this guy smoked, but although the MC likes girls that are slightly younger than him (like his "slave"), it's not that he likes lolis... It's just that he's still quite young. Even if he did like lolis, who cares? Nothing wrong with that in a fantasy novel. He has clearly shown a lot of interest in more developed girls as well.
Spoiler

Oh, and for the last part, what the f*ck? Talk about spouting misleading sh*t. He conveniently forgot to mention that this "loli" was a vicious little spoiled rotten brat that stole things from the MC and his fellow disciples (although he took her hostage and reclaimed it along with their bags) and even tortured people. Then she tried to kill the MC and schemed to kill him later on as well. Just as she schemed to kill him by cruel torture, he happened to show up and for his only real "friend", he killed her "brother" and another guy in front of her, both of which were total scumbags. Yes, he killed them in front of her, but she deserved it (she was a real little b*tch), they deserved it and it served to better her personality and make her develop as a character to something better. He then needed to get into a place and took on the shape of another person, and then helped her a lot, saved her from stuff, made it possible for her to go anywhere in the future etc. Who cares if he's "deceiving" her? It's not even as if he's trying to, he's just helping her as he goes along...

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So, everything that guy who gave 1/5 stars said is just pure bullsh*t.

The worst parts is probably 1: The release rate. It's around 5 chaps a week, which will make it take 6 years to translate and the chapters aren't even that long. 2: The translator may be good and make a high-quality translation, but has one hell of a bad habit of using pinyin when it's NOT NEEDED. Instead of breakthrough pellet, it's name poji pellet, instead of senior martial brother (or any "title"/"position"), it's shixiong or whatever else. Instead of dao servant or something like that, it was named daotong, the book of ancient chinese er**ic arts was named chun'hwa, essence of life was named jing... There are more examples as well of annoying pinyin. It's worse at the start and gets a bit better later on though, probably because the translator was showered with complaints, earlier chapters have even been edited and a lot of the pinyin have been removed, but all those I mentioned and quite a few more are still present for no reason whatsoever, even if there's a perfectly good translation. Sometimes we don't even get an explanation about what it means, like with zhizi which means aptitude or natural endowment, which for some reason, even though it has a perfect equivalent in english, the translator just refuses to write as "aptitude" -.-'

All in all, one of the best novels out there when it comes to comedy. Laughs everywhere if you can appreciate this type of humor. <<less
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Trent
Trent rated it
July 22, 2017
Status: c81
Overnight, Plundering the Heavens went from enjoying a single 1 star rating to having twenty-six of them. I think we can conclude that at least 90% of this novel's 1 star ratings are by trolls who didn't read the story, but simply went around down-voting the TL group's releases.

It's a fantastic novel, well-written from chapter one. I honestly don't know how to break it down, because it's so good in so many ways. Well, let's try pros and cons.

Cons:

-If you look at it from a distance and squint, and don’t bother to appreciate its details, you could say that it follows a common structure: a boy enters a sect, carrying a helpful artifact, and he rises up the ranks of disciples while surviving the machinations of more powerful disciples.

-A couple out-of-character and dumb moments. Out of dozens of in-character and believable moments.

Pros:

+Everything.
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crazykat
crazykat rated it
April 18, 2018
Status: c242
The good:

    • MC follows his character and slowly grows mature (Mind you he is just a kid as of now). He never deviates from his character.
    • The Side characters actually use their head. Although there are some that just act like side characters from other novel, but most of the side characters are actually more 3d then 2d.
    • I love MC's brilliant interaction with all the characters in the story. You will honestly never be bored from reading this novel.
    • The World seems really interesting. Although so far we havent seen much of it, its still slowly growing.
    • The way the author seems to brilliantly make MC's character go from dark to light and back to dark again is simply amazing, at the end it all seems to fit perfectly.
    • His "cheat" is basically nothing. He does have one but its not really broken. Everything he got was through his "schemes". Its really refreshing to read to be honest.
    • Finally, this is one novel in qidian which I can say has one of the best grammars. The beginning might be a bit rough, but at this point in time I cant find any mistakes anywhere. You wont be able to find a better translator then this.
The Bad

    • Some of the "villains" in this story are rather dumb. Most are smart but some are just stupid.
    • Some characters get cut and plugged back in from time to time. For example you wont see a certain character for 5-10ch and suddenly you see them again when the plot needs it.
    • Although MC is smart, he does like to make trouble wherever he goes. We can pass it off as him being a kid or being raised differently but, oh boy does he like to create troubles when there doesnt need to be any. (In a way it does fit his character so I cant complain.)
    • Finally, from what I noticed, there were some Pinyin, but it seems to be alot less as of late. Honestly I dont even notice it half the time.
Overall rating

Story: 9/10

Characters: 10/10

Plot: 10/10

Translator: 10/10
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Nihilist_smoker
Nihilist_smoker rated it
August 6, 2017
Status: c89
This is my first time I'm giving a review and it's only because how low this novel is rated despite being one of my favorites. The plot of the novel is like a traditional xianxia story but the MC is amazing. He doesn't give a damn about ANYTHING and is absolutely humourous at times but at the same time clever and cautious when facing enemies. Well, this is too early to give a review anyway as there more than 1700 ch. But this novel absolutely deserve much more rating than... more>> it currently has. <<less
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selweron
selweron rated it
August 29, 2017
Status: c104
This is the most lovable shameless, but also ruthless MC I've ever seen! Not afraid of fighting the world with schemes! Of cursing people in front of their faces out loud! If you don't want to save my face, then I, your grandfather, shall drop any courtesy and slap your face instead. Literally.

On top of that the flow of the story is great so it won't cause you a great headache like other shameless MCs in other novels. Meng Hao, some fatty, or other great people are 100 realms too... more>> early before claiming their number 1 shameless spot. Who else than Fang Xing would dare to rob fellow disciples in broad day, verbally abuse female disciples in front of so many people, provoke others just like arrogant young master if there's feud between them, or shamelessy steal elder's property, not to mention stuffing the food of his teacher into his mouth upon sight. <<less
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whitespade
whitespade rated it
June 7, 2017
Status: c50
if you like MC thats good with torture this is for you! This guy is properly evil due to his upbringing as a bandit, but he never go too far (yet). The cultivation world in this novel is nothing new, which is good since you really dont want something so different since the star of the show is the MC.
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warrock4862
warrock4862 rated it
June 5, 2017
Status: c49
I have no idea why this has so many 1 star ratings, but novel is quite enjoyable. An MC as an antihero is portrayed excellently, he robs, he cheats, he bullies, he kills, he backs down when needed and he makes mistakes that some1 would make at his age.
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Betaxx
Betaxx rated it
August 16, 2017
Status: c96
A really underrated novel.

I don't knew how can this have such low ranking while some trashy novels made it to top 100.

Well, if you're a fan of the scheming shameless thick skinned MC type like Meng Hao from ISSTH then this novel was made for you. Give it a go it's definitely worth your time.
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Tarlos
Tarlos rated it
July 8, 2017
Status: c70
PTH is absolutely addicting.

Sick of hypocritical MCs? Get yourself a dose of Fang Xing. MC is like a evil version of Zhao Little Fatty from HJC. He's a villain, and he doesn't pretend otherwise. He scams, steals, blackmails, and bullies, in the most shameless and comedic manner. He's weak, with no background whatsoever, but manages to play stronger cultivators like hand puppets.

There's no lame cultivation filler (grrr I'm gonna sit in a room and cultivate until my d*ck falls off, blah blah heavenly dao blah blah meridians blah) in the... more>> chapters so far. The story so far revolves around the MC's interactions with other people, and his earnest efforts in earning scamming cultivation resources. I've read tons of xianxias, but I've never seen the combination of shameless + evil in an MC yet. Only problem with this novel is that there's not enough translated chapters yet :/ <<less
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General Tanya
General Tanya
February 9, 2018
Status: c715
Story said he was a anti-hero but there is barely any of that. He is selfish, greedy and a bandit, but author always try to paint him into a heroic and brave person that would charge into the most dangerous situations to help the ones he cared. I like how shameless he is, but his tricks and schemes are always found out at the end (not the really smart type, but still lucky enough to survived). MC luck is really off the chart when it comes to surviving. What I... more>> find stupid about the whole story is that everyone already started calling little devil early on. No matter how much stronger he get, that is basically the only name they ever called him. Is like no one ever called his name. Normally when you respect a strong person, meet a stranger or acknowledge a strong one, the first thing you do is at least try to politely call the person name, but here every single chapter all you hear is little devil. The guy barely did that much damage and cruelty. At most he is a bandit that barely slaughter anyone unless they are really asking for it. Some of the reaction of the so called great experts are really childish and re****ed. In normal situations, MC would have died long ago duo to his rashness. If you ignore these, then story is still very funny and hilarious to read. <<less
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SayMrrp
SayMrrp rated it
April 14, 2018
Status: c237
Honestly, this is one of my favorites. Seems generic, but somehow it's different. It really captures your interest and emotions.

Love the MC, he's like the upgraded 'perfect' version of Shi Hao from Perfect World that isn't annoying. He's really fun and awesome, a little bandit. The side characters are lovely too. I love their interactions with the MC, and they aren't forgettable.

MC's powering up quickly, but not ridiculously. His 'pet' is interesting and not annoying too.
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mrttao
mrttao rated it
August 1, 2017
Status: c377
c168 review

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Spoiler

MC is a young child raised by bandits, when his bandit nest is exterminated by a single cultivator he decides he must have that power and tricks his way into the "righteous" sect which sent that cultivator

MC actually behaves like a bandit, he robs but he also looks to make people his underlings and is generous to them (although still somewhat violent). He rejects the monk like lifestyle of cultivators who try to purify themselves, instead he drinks booze and eats meat (not just magical animal meat that helps cultivation, but normal fatty delicious meat that increases their body impurity level), as well as tempt many of his peers to do the same. He curses, he is rude, he is infantile, he makes stupid jokes. His behavior is intentionally jarring to that of the normal cultivators who are refined gentleman scholar-warriors, and from this contrast comes humor.

So far it is amusingly played for laughs because the MC is a child, not sure how it will develop with his age though. I can distinctly see how it could become unpleasant once he grows up.

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c377 update
Spoiler

My concerns did not come to pass. This remains hilarious and the author is handling an older MC well

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Pixeldrum
Pixeldrum rated it
July 13, 2018
Status: c280
For a cultivating novel, this is pretty good.

I'll keep it short.

Author makes MC's personality actually act like a child sometimes, or have the mentality and the inexperience of one, which I think is something other authors tend to miss out on when a novel with a 12-15 year old child MC is included.

... more>> Of course, some plot armor is pretty evident, but not enough for it to take you out of the experience, and I would consider it to be at an acceptable standard

All in all, not something that revolutionizes something, but it's a more unique story than other cultivating novels, and the writing quality isn't bad. <<less
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prinsewa
prinsewa rated it
May 27, 2018
Status: c4xx
That is really great at first, the shamelessness allows quite a variety of scenarios you can't usually see in xianxia due to face restrictions - basically everything they don't do because others expect them not to. It illustrates quite well the spirit of being free and unfettered in life and cultivation. And obviously we can't do without mentioning how hilarious situations can turn out to be.

Eventually, the novel suffers from the same disease as most of them, vulnerability to time, word count and feedback. The readers love the MC deviousness,... more>> author needs more time to assemble a subplot, so there must be more of that, to the point where logical reasons or chain of events for such actions lose their weight. But at the same time you can't just paint white on white, to emphasize one trait of personality it must be contrasted with another, lightness with seriousness, rashness with restraint... Alas, even after a long time the kid is still a kid, rashness before, while, and after! No character growth to speak of. His successes and losses entail no self-questioning or any visible maturation.

This might have been better as a wuxia, with no real need for depth and the level of mind to comprehend a Dao. The little guy is clearly made to live in the mondaine world, not transcend it. <<less
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Gsichtselfmeter
Gsichtselfmeter rated it
March 2, 2018
Status: c209
This is exactly the kind of anti-hero, shameless, perverted and cursing MC I didnt know I needed. Fantastic!

Note: The author has some troubles establishing exactly how shameless/heroic he wants his MC, but after the first ~100 chapters it stays consistent and is really fun to read.
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