Rebirth of MC


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The MC died during the apocalypse and then he was reborn 1 year before the start of the apocalypse.

He then suddenly opened/found out a heirloom’s secret, he possesses a magical space, a guide book to cultivation, a magical lake and a magical peach tree (immortality peach tree).

His goal is to live a relatively nice life during the apocalypse, hence he started a mad shopping for goods before it began.

But, how in the world did he end up meeting​ such a person?…

ML is A city’s senior officer in the military, his 3 distinctive traits are:

1. Rifle

2. Cigarettes

3. Bastard-like aura

ML: Wifey, don’t go, as a husband I will treat you right~

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ShenHua rated it
March 28, 2018
Status: c174
Hi, it's the translator here, and I thought I ought to give my review for this novel since it is close to finishing. I would rate it 3.5/5, but since we can't do half-stars *shrugs*. Anyway... let me start with what I liked:

  • The plot itself is interesting, with the mixture of cultivation and xianxia elements in the modern world. The cause of the apocalypse is revealed and explained along the way, with believable reasonings behind the flow of events. It is mostly explained away with demons and mystic arts, but hey, at least it's explained.
  • MC, in particular, is my kind of guy. Although he is skilled in his chosen Art, he doesn't show off or engage in constant face-slapping like typical protagonists. He likes being low-keyed and underestimated until it really matters. Then, he has no problems settling issues he comes across. He is patient, humble and honestly adorable, like an aloof cat you can't help petting.
  • ML is a doting man. He is willing to do anything for MC and handle anything MC cannot. But he is not to the point of smothering, where he wants to keep MC in a golden cage and not let him do anything himself. Such an understanding guy is definitely a plus.
  • Fluff, All the fluff. This story is sappy on many occasions. Although it does have moments of blood and gore, it is mostly a cloud of marshmallows when it concerns the main couple, and almost everyone around them. If you want angst, drama, blood and guts, this is probably not the story for you. The couple settles everything between them peacefully, and - I admit, their Golden Fingers are pretty big.
Now then, why did I take 1.5 stars away? Reasons are as follows:

  • The second arc. Enough said.
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I would really have liked it if the author either stuck to ending this novel when the apocalypse ended, or made it so MC doesn't lose his memories when he goes back to the Immortal Realm. I mean, now he is de-aged to a child, and will then develop to have a different personality! Give me back my lovely MC!!

Brief spoiler/summary of the second arc: MC is now a beggar child who stumbles upon ML. Although ML's soul has returned to his dragon form, he retains all his memories. MC, though, is not a child, so he is naive and innocent. He doesn't retain any memories as Huo Tianji or Huo Zaiyuan. So he behaves like your typical child who has experienced a hard life. Anyway, ML takes care of him and stays by his side. When MC grows into a teen, they enter a Taoist sect for MC's sake, so the latter is able to cultivate his Art again. However, after 10/15 years, ML's dragon family found out that ML is alive and roaming the realm freely, so they came to put him down. Long story short, family drama ends with MC placating ML's dragon father, saying he will take responsibility for ML. However, during this scuffle, ML thought MC was killed and went berserk. MC manages to placate ML this time. The End.

Yeah, no joke. It ends this way. Needless to say, I just skimmed it to find out if MC ever recovers his memories. Answer: No, he doesn't.

(ノಠ益ಠ) ノ彡┻━┻


  • The plot development and occasional holes: If you are someone who cannot turn your brain off when reading novels, then you will be sure to find quite a bit of fault riddling this story. In my opinion, the story develops quite rapidly during the latter half of the book, so it reads as though the author is rushing to finish everything.

Plot development/holes (it's not in order, I'm just jotting them down as I recall them) :

  • Days go by in the span of a couple of chapters. While that's not really an issue, sometimes I would like it if fight scenes are extended, like the massive assault of zombies on A City, or the Long Yuan squad going out on more missions together, or even a chapter or two on what Li Qing, Qin Jun and Long Zhanye did during Huo Zaiyuan's year-long closed-door cultivation.
  • The stepmother: How the hell did she get hold of a cursed dagger? Were there even incurable curses in the first place? Who even uses it? How did she so coincidently find someone to get it from?!! It's like the author just uses her as a plot device so MC's soul will have to be transferred into his original body and the main couple will have to return to the Immortal Realm.
  • Side/minor characters are no longer mentioned once they appear and leave. For example, the schoolmate and the other survivors who left for R City with him. What happened to them? At least we know the villagers from that mountain village is relatively all right.
  • A few bits and pieces that shows the author doesn't really understand how a subject works but is too lazy to go research, so they just use Hollywood-style maneuvres around it.
  • ...I swear there's a couple more that I have trouble remembering at the moment...
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paputsza rated it
February 9, 2018
Status: c62
It's okay at the beginning, but things I don't like about is the insta-love when the main protagonists meet. They're destined like werewolf "mates" in some stories. It could have been so much better had he caught the MC, put him into some high security situation and have the ML force the MC to marry him. Instead they meet randomly, don't tell each other each others real names, and instantly get strong emotions for each other starting as brothers within the first conversation.

Another qualm I have with this story is... more>> that everything is fixed with magic and it's all a modern day wuxia. Where is my guts and blood? Instead I just get a tragedy like a typical wuxia story. Also, this is basically a cultivating story with some sci fi channel sounding cheap looking magic. They replaced chainsaws and bats with nails in them with a taoist religious ceremony with lights, as a way of dealing with zombies.

In the end it's okay, just not what I wanted since I don't like generic anime plots that I've seen a million times before with some naruto poses, gentle easy romance, and typical eldritch horror that doesn't really make sense, but is there for shock value.

That said 4 stars because it's yaoi. I'd advise this story to anyone who doesn't even know what yaoi is. No need to look that up, just trust me. I'm an honest little girl. <<less
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Arisana rated it
January 19, 2018
Status: --
This one is an okay story for me since the MC was given almost everything; a rebirth, money, a space etc.. Compared to the other MCs from Thrive in Catastrophe, Counterattack of a White Lotus and Otaku's Code, this one seems a bit lacking. I didn't like that it was too easy for him. Anyway, replying to gemberforce's comment, it has a Shonen Ai tag. It's not like they didn't warn you but its just that you didn't notice the Shonen Ai tag or probably didn't know what it means.... more>> Still, if you read the summary, the MC was referred as a 'he' and there's the ML (male lead). Please don't blame other people for your mistake. <<less
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Illisaide rated it
October 29, 2017
Status: c9
The beginning seems really promising. Regarding the MC, although he is sent back a year before the apocalypse, all is NOT well and peaceful before the zombies start showing up. So yes. Very much an unexpected twist, particularly compared to other 'return to the past' apocalyptic stories I've read.

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Although he intended to gather provisions in preparation, that can be extremely hard. Especially considering he was framed (by his stepmother, he believes) and is, within two days of his return to the past, a criminal wanted by the military


The translator did a good job. Not once was I jolted out of my enjoyment of the story by redundant repetition, an abrupt transition, or a glaring grammar mistake. The vocabulary used is also adequately descriptive and immersive.

I am looking forward to more chapters.

: D <<less
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Elijah_Is_Not_Grey rated it
December 13, 2017
Status: c13
A pretty cute story, here. Pleasant MC. Not very much world-building as it's basically set in modern-day -- no zombie apocalypse quite yet, I'm afraid, but I do enjoy the way the plot is going. It's refreshingly different from the cliche, in that the reincarnated MC isn't OP from day 1; there's growth to be had. The romance plot hasn't quite begun yet, though, and this fudanshi is waiting for the day when the ML catches the MC and bullies him to tears so I'm waiting on that, lol. All... more>> in all, a solid read.

Edit: Now I'm on chapter 76 and I have to say, my friends, the build-up does not disappoint. There's sufficient horror, action, and romance to keep anyone interested. The plot still eludes me though, as I'm not quite sure where the author is going with this but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Top-notch translations and an easy read. Still a five in my book. <<less
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ReadsWebNovels rated it
October 29, 2017
Status: c7
Too many actions, not enough details. The chapters are short, but it feels like the writer is rushing ahead at full steam without taking the time or effort to set up the world, show the character's personality, or lay down any other ground work necessary for me to care about the MC.

Also, the stepmother is pointlessly evil in a way that would fail in reality and can only pose a threat in media. Anyone this openly hostile would be avoided by the majority of people and viewed with distrust.
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not2complex rated it
December 25, 2017
Status: c13
Love it! Great mix of Xianxia/Wuxia, Modern Day and Apocalypse. I realize it is just the beginning but I hope the trend continues.

No problem with the translation and I hope the direction the story is going continues.

I also hope it is not dropped and someone continues translating the novel. It would be one of the ones I would wait expectantly for the next update - not sure what is going on because it has been over 2 months since last update.
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Mikleo rated it
May 15, 2018
Status: c179
Apocalypse + BL = Awesome... right?


Those are the two things I love the most in novels, but surprisingly enough, I didn't like this novel. That's a pretty hard thing to do because, usually, just throw in some guts and zombies then I'm in!

... more>> But this novel is boring.

It focused too much on 'cultivation', the apocalypse thing is not a real apocalypse... or, it's not handled in an exciting manner. If you're looking for a survival type of apocalypse that has a healthy dose of suspense and thrill with growling monsters about, then this novel is not for you. <<less
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Nashi00 rated it
January 21, 2018
Status: c46
This one is really good. A Zombie apocalypse with BL, aye.

It's got an interesting plot with all the supernatural powers 'n sh*t, it even explains clearly where/how the whole thing with zombies started.

Ughh, I need more of this. So far there's no s*x or even a kiss... I think the novel's plot is like half-serious, not necessarily serious enough to want to save the world or wholeheartedly focusing on surviving the apocalypse. It's kinda a lil' rushy in the beginning, like there's a lot of things happening but... more>> not enough of details about it.

Nevertheless, it's still interesting to read and I really like it. <<less
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PiCrazy31415 rated it
May 26, 2018
Status: c179
So much love for this story. After starting it, quickly grew addicted and blew through the 179 translated chapters. Usually, for a story that I love so much and translated so close to the end, I would definitely MTL to the end, but there were some special circumstances. Side note: the apocalypse kind of reminds me of the 7 Days to Die game... or possibly I've just watched videos of 7 Days way too much...

This is probably my ideal story. A clever, calm, sarcastic, and courageous MC (thank you for... more>> not making a weak whiny uke thank you thank you) and a similarly sarcastic, domineering, and OP ML. There's no unnecessary drama (esp relationship drama), with the only drama being interesting plot drama. That's always a plus, especially with these BL novels. The interactions between the MC and ML are utterly adorable and there's so much fluffy time that your heart melts along with them. Both the MC and ML are strong and beautiful, so naturally both of them have a lot of admirers. But while the ML might be really perceptive towards his love rivals for the MC, he is totally clueless about his own admirers, and vice versa for the MC. This juxtaposition is both hilarious and sweet, since both the MC and ML have no eyes for anyone except for each other. Side characters and couples are adorable and hilarious, wonderful additions to the story that I have grown to love.

That being said, there are a bunch of random small plot holes (where did a random woman find a cursed dagger that even the strongest Immortal couldn't fix? etc.) that don't really take away from the story, especially for someone like me who doesn't really care too much about holes in the first place as long as it doesn't affect my enjoyment of the story. Also after chapter 177ish, the MC and ML go to the Immortal Realm, ditching the rest of the characters. I don't care as much about not seeing the rest of the characters as much as the MC getting amnesia and reverting to a child. Come on, I want the strong clever MC who loves the ML! Get rid of this random kid. I'm sure he'll revert in the last few chapters, but the MTL is too confusing and I don't have the patience to wade through a dozen chapters about the weak child MC. Smh. But that's whatever, since we already had 170ish chapters of happiness. More importantly, how dare the author snip out all of the smex scenes?? This is a tragedy, a TRAGEDY. I demand my smex scenes!!




First spoiler I've used in a review! Just read ShenHua's spoiler of the second arc, and found out that MC never regains his memories! Wtf! What is the author doing?? Your memories are your life! Now I'm angry.



Leaving all that aside, totally love this story and really appreciate the calm warm fluff that's spread out through the story. The dedication and love between the MC and ML is cavity-inducing, and I love having been able to follow along their journey. <<less
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Ritu rated it
January 24, 2018
Status: c18
To all the whiners, shounen ai = boy X boy| male X male | yaoi | gay and everything in between. Its there in the tags. Shounen Ai is the milder form of yaoi. Don't like it ? Don't read it. And learn about the tags for God's sake. Don't like anything homosexual ? Then stay away from Yaoi, Yuri, shounen ai and shoujo ai tags. Stupid people who don't know about the tags and then leave bad reviews even though it's their own stupidity. 😐😐😐

Moving on. Its not... more>> a bad novel per se but I've definitely read better. Started off promising but on the latter chapters became rushed. There was a sudden shift to romcom in the latter chapters. Its good for a light reading. Don't look too deeply into the plot. <<less
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Atsuki Joou rated it
March 19, 2019
Status: c181
Just started reading post-apocalyptic type novels again.....

Excluding FOD, this was my first of those type... and to describe my feelings.

.. hm... it was so good!!!

... more>> It was a intriguing read.

I was so engrossed in reading it that before I knew it I had already completed all the translated chapters in one-go... LOL

The MC is the type that you just can't hate (not the white-lotus type nor green tea bit*h type... hate those... grrr) !! As the ML says, he is cute, self-discplined, strong but not those overconfident types who like to boast their nose up to the ninth-heaven..... enjoyed his character.... husban-ahem! wifey material, indeed!!

The ML is clearly smug-kind-of-bastard (as the MC describes him) but acts like that just infront of those he is close to or else he is the big brother with whom you feel safe and know that nothing can go wrong..... for more than 3/4 of the story he was clearly not too OP, his strength was well defined (military at 15..... no wonder he is strong as hell) but he is definitely black-bellied!! Well, if he was not then he wouldn't have been my cup of tea so..... hehe, well I liked him!!

The side couple was cute and engrossing too. The author gave them enough screen/plot time and their romance was so fluff, I love the gentle x hyperactive types too (not mainly as the Main couple though, I don't know why... hahaha)

The side characters were well contained in the story.... if anything that didn't feel right, it was that the ending, felt a bit rushed (

I know they did have the marriage and the big fight and all that but stil....

) ahhhhh..... it's just me who wanted to read more about them and the rest of the side characters....

All-in-all this is a must read for BL and apocaltyic fans....


Happy reading..runs of to binge read some more apocalyptic types <<less
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ResidentialPsycho rated it
October 22, 2018
Status: c179
This was an entertaining read. If you don't want to think to hard and just want to enjoy things as you go, this post-apocalyptic/sci-fi/special abilities/Xianxia hodgepodge story may be for you. I thought it was interesting as a supernatural/sci-fi mixture, but then all sorts of weird ideas plopped on in. The main characters have their own personalities, although their depths are somewhat limited. They are all funny together, albeit not hilarious.

Action scenes are largely skipped over and not always written in as exciting manner as they could have been. The... more>> drama is also weak. The sad, lonely scenes or permanent farewells are not written in a way to pull one's heartstrings.

There are no female characters except as plot devices and zombies... It was to the point where I seriously wondered if I missed the lines where all the women got killed off or something. What happened to all the chicks?! If you're looking for a female character that spends any length of time in the spotlight, this is not the series to read. If you want a strong female character who doesn't die right away, this is definitely not the series to read. If you want to read a series with any female characters who do anything other than act as plot devices, this is not the series to read. If you think heterosexual couples exist, they sure don't in this story. Even lesbian couples do not exist.

There are a lot of plot holes in the story. I already mentioned it's a hodgepodge mash-up of various genres, but they don't quite fit together coherently or explain things well. Important plot lines were altogether forgotten or completely changed, leaving the story feeling rather disorganized.


Why was the evil half-brother blaming the MC for anything since the MC had never even come across him even in the year before the apocalypse happened? I was expecting it to be revealed that the MC was framed or that he had defeated him in a previous life or something, but no explanation has been given thus far.

A little bit is revealed about the village the MC stayed in, but then what happened? One dude joins the army, but what about everyone else? Why did the MC never return there?

There is one arc where the MC gets to meet up with one of his old friends and hide out in a school. He gains special abilities, but we don't know what they are. This group is mysteriously never mentioned again.

I believe it was Li Qing who had some heavy foreshadowing about getting revenge on the evil half-brother, but he had nothing to do with his demise in the end.

And what happened with the other countries, anyway? Being able to use the Internet suddenly happened again later on without explanation, so the MC should know, right? Did they get to experience the apocalypse, too? If they were fine, then why didn't they trod on into China to figure out what the hell was going on over there?

How did the MC produce a descendant when he died shortly after coming to the human world? He passed down an heirloom. He was with a man, and I don't see him cheating on anyone. Is there ever going to be an explanation for how this happened? Did he pick a random family and make them his so-called "descendants"? And why did other people, who also go largely unexplained, have some of these sacred items? The series of events in the plot line leading up to the big backstory do not add up.


Toward the end, there is a HUGE genre shift that kind of pops out of nowhere and left me in a disoriented befuddlement wondering if I were actually reading a different novel or a transmigration series instead. It dropped the original plot hard. I can definitely see why no additional chapters have been translated by the translator seven months later, even if she planned to keep going.

Although it was fun to read for the most part, the various plot holes and dangling plot thread left me befuddled. It feels like the author didn't plan things out with too much detail and took inspiration from a variety of sources and forgot where she was coming from. Like I said, reading this is a nice way to spend some time, but it's definitely not for anyone who wants a more well-written, coherent, or inspiring story. <<less
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max2payne0 rated it
September 5, 2018
Status: c33
It's just meh for me. 2.5, rounded down.

I skimmed until the two male leads met, and its insta-love on ML's part, so I don't even get to be excited seeing their relationship develop. This kid got absolutely everything, and there's lots of cultivation in those first chapters. I just feel like this book tried to put in too much at once and it all just fails. And from what I've read in other reviews, it just gets worse from there.

I'll probably skim to the end because I can't stop reading... more>> a book once I've started, either skimming or finding spoilers, I just have to know how it ends. <<less
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Fran.2424 rated it
February 4, 2018
Status: --
OMG I love this story! It's very interesting and cute!
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ike_00000 rated it
August 11, 2019
Status: c65
Subpar, I'm surprised I actually got through so many chapters.

The MC is just way too OP, especially in the beginning. Seriously, golden fingers dropping out of the sky. Furthermore, there's nothing about this story that is all that original, and the characters aren't that developed either. The interesting point would be the unusual mix of zombies and cultivation, but it kinda feels like an out of place combination.

There's also a ton of plot holes and choppy storytelling. However, it is written / translated decently, so it's not an unbearable read.... more>> It's just not great. <<less
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peekaboom rated it
September 18, 2018
Status: c179
it's ridiculously complicated it pretty much has all the base stories of a novel dumped into one,

zombies, magic, romance, revenge, myth, faeries and spirits or whatever shits, modern techs, reincarnation, dieties etc - really it's ridiculous...

but I think it's rather interesting... and surprisingly not boring to follow even with so many chapters.. kudos
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yuukiouji rated it
September 10, 2018
Status: c179
What a ride. Well worth the read. I'm absolutely terrified of zombies and so hold off on all such things related to it, but I'm glad I mustered my courage to read this one.
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September 2, 2018
Status: c116
I'm stopping this, because it's getting too scary.

The apocalypse novels I've read at least have ability users or x-superhuman to balance out the danger.

This novel? As of my current progress, only have Taoism skill to battle dem monsters. The scale is unbalanced, dem monsters are too OP.


Rising up to take a bite at fellow zombie's brain after getting gunned out of its own brain matter? That's not zombie, you should call this monster.

And the snipped off sexy times didn't help a bit. :V

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iyok rated it
April 16, 2018
Status: c43
3.5 stars

Started off interesting. There's a mix of zombie apocalypse and a bit of martial world stuffs. There's a lot of cliches, but it's not that boring. I just expected more from it than I should, I guess?

Dropped at chap 43.
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