Rebirth of the Supreme Celestial Being

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The genius cultivator Lin Xuanzhi didn’t let down the world in his past life, yet he only betrayed a single Yan Tianhen.

It was only when he had been backstabbed and killed by his closest friends, teacher and fellow disciples that he knew what kind of unforgivable crimes he had committed.

After he gained the huge opportunity for rebirth, the Lin Xuanzhi who had climbed back up from hell swore to cherish the person that he had betrayed in his past life.

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重生之至尊仙侣
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49 Reviews


PicturesqueSeeker
New PicturesqueS
Nov 13, 2021
Status: c400
So I read this a long time ago so my memory is a bit foggy but I really loved the xianxia genre at the time so I read this for the BL too.

At first, it was interesting, MC was likable. As for ml, I didn't really like him that much, his character also felt a bit inconsistent at times such as being bratty one moment then being a witty smart ass the next.

Couples-

MC and ML - their relationship is complicated and I know MC felt bad for mistreating ML who... more>> loved him so much he suffered for MC.

However, to say ML had it worst in the past life is true to some extent yet also not, because ML at least had people around him who cared for him and even at the present life. Compared to MC, he was pretty much alone with no real friends who cared for him besides ML which is pretty tragic.

Their love is, well, it has its sweet moments. MC pampers ML and indulges him.

Side character's love-

I don't remember the side character names anymore but I felt that there were too many gay couples (I don't have an issue with this) but, it felt like there was too much and it became a chore reading their romance when I came specifically for MC and ML's love story along with the plot.

Plus, the side characters romance dynamics were very similar to each other (cold gong x tsundere-like shou) and popped up as side stories during the main story which put me off reading the novel bc I got bored (and I hate skipping or skimming chapters).

I also felt like ML was loved wayyyyyyy more than MC (I don't have a problem with this) BUT, the author makes him sound so much more tragic and sad than MC.

These are the reasons why:

1. ML had that Duan guy (both past + present) who love him very much as a friend.

2. Was surrounded by people who helped him but just decided to stick by abusive MC cuz of love which they supported and tried to help ml.

3. MC's father. Its told that MC's father died protecting ML. Now what I don't understand is how MC's father left all the inheritance or whatever to ML bc he was afraid MC, his OWN son, would harm ml. Does that make sense anyone??

I just felt like MC was actually abandoned by the whole world and abused ML in his previous life just to pamper and spoil him in his new life.

It felt like the whole novel was tailor made just to pamper the ML and show off how everyone should love him and even the abuser (MC) would feel regretful afterwards and make it up to him.

Overall, the novel ended up becoming bland to me now that I'm thinking back but bc this was one of the first few xianxia concept I was being shown, I didn't notice anything wrong.

FYI, I have fully read Legendary master's wife (LMW) and even all its monotonous stages bc it was my very first BL xianxia novel I read and a common trope in almost any BL (especially cultivation type ones) is the women being depicted as jealous, shallow and just horrible people in general.

Overall rating is a 3 stars just cuz I like MC and the beginning of the story was interesting. <<less
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Attica
Attica
Feb 19, 2019
Status: c500
I'll probably update this review once I finish reading the whole thing, but here are my thoughts so far!

Overall, Rebirth of the Supreme Celestial Being really captures the essence of Xianxia. You've probably heard this premise before: "Our MC Lin Xuanzhi made a huge mistake in his previous life by trusting/distrusting the wrong people, and meets a tragic end. Now the heavens have given him this one chance to do everything over from the very beginning. In particular, he resolves to protect and care for his adoptive younger brother Yan... more>> Tianhen, the person he horribly wronged in their previous life. As he uses his skills, gets revenge, and makes new friends... he also discovers hints of a larger conspiracy/destiny that he missed in his previous life. "

There's a lot to love about this novel: Satisfying character progression, cool powers and artifacts galore, heartwarming and funny character interactions, loads and loads of compelling side characters.

  • Yan Tianhen is one of my favorite characters ever. He's so cute and sharp-tongued at the same time, while also growing into a total badass.
  • None of the main characters in general are perfectly flawless; they each have their own strengths and weaknesses, which complement each other.
  • I personally really enjoyed the pacing of the story. It very much captured the classic Xianxia adventure spirit of the protagonists slowly getting stronger.
  • Many of the plot points hit my favorite tropes, especially how the plot analyzes the many sides of love: the beautiful and the ugly, the gentle and the painful. I shed tears at the stories of many of the side characters.
  • I love love loved the world building and hints of politics in this novel! Better than most other Xianxia in my opinion. It really helped show everything in a grander scale, and gave off the feeling that this is actually a living world.
  • So so many cute side pairings to cheer for!! The author does a great job balancing out Lin Xuanzhi + Yan Tianhen compared to all the other side characters.
  • And last but not least... this novel can be absolutely hilarious when it wants to be. The humor adds a touch of liveliness and even realism to these seemingly archetypal fantasy characters.
That's not to say everything is perfect though.

  • I'm going to be honest, the first 100 or so chapters dragged a bit because of the sheer deluge of 1-dimensional villainous characters. The only purpose to their existence was to get jealous of Lin Xuanzhi, try to kill him, and then get face-slapped in return. Repeat ad infinitum. Don't get me wrong, their annoying scumbaggery makes the moment when they finally get face-slapped rather cathartic. But at some point I was like "please just face-slap them already so we can get it over with and move onto actually interesting side characters."
    • Thankfully this trend mostly stops after chapter 100 or so, as the cannon fodder villains get disposed of or fade away. We get more neutral characters, frenemies, and of course wonderful friendly allies!
  • The novel does have Mpreg (not directly by the main couple, but it does play a role in the story involving side characters). It's only a tiny part of the story but it kind of came out of nowhere lol.
  • I noticed that like 99% of the characters in this novel are male, and what female characters actually exist are almost all villains. Please just give me one compelling female character. Just one.
Say what you will, I literally couldn't stop reading this novel even the night before I had an exam. It had me that hooked. <<less
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Dianhua
Dianhua
Jun 08, 2020
Status: c350
If you want a typical cultivation, revenge story then this is it. MC rise from the ashes and prove he's no longer a waste, have golden finger in form of his soul plate, have spiritual pets, etc etc.

Now I'm gonna write why I dropped this novel after 350 chapters. While there are interesting moments and fun characters, these are what bother me...

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... more>> 1. The relationship between MC/ML

The ML for good half of novel is still young, around 14/15 yrs old. The ML is around 17 and he is aware of ML immaturity. What creep me is in the beginning, ML would say how he wish MC would remain as a happy innocent child but he already thinks of him sexually by throwing occasional sexual innuendos. MC would say he would wait until ML grow up to do "adult stuffs" but he still kiss ML when they finally confess their feelings bc "other stuffs are ok". Or say things like "if you keep tempting me then I might not be able to control myself." The ML in turn reply how he can't wait to grow up so they can finally do it.

It feels incredibly slimy because you keep being reminded that ML is still a child and act like one.

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2. Everyone are gay

Look, I get lots of women read BL because of their fetish for gay men. For me, many women centered novels still have the main characters deal with sexist patriarchal values of ancient time so danmei having male focused lenses mean I don't have to deal with that passive sexism. And sure looking at lot of hot guys are bonuses but my interest is in the plot, not to spazz over ship #102020. The author literally made almost everyone have a male partner so fujo can heavy breath over 200 ships. I think there are like 2 straight couple where I stopped at. The servant have male partner. The senior brother have male partner. The dude selling bao down the street probably have male partner too. Even if your world setting is more open minded, why are every man who appear seem to be interested in only men. There are many charas but now you are just exhausted trying to keep things straight bc there are so many ships.
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3. MPREG

The author write how mpreg is rare but it can happen. But somehow, there are so many that happen to people around MC? One of them came out of nowhere and even if you accept that it happen, how does it even work?? Do they cut the baby out? Do men carrying the baby grow a womb or is it in their stomach? I mean the characters just accept it is a thing with no semblance of explanation of how the baby can be born

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4. Lack of female allies

This is one of the thing that bug me about some danmei... it is clear the genre is mostly consume by women, not gay men.

Yet why do so many authors not write better female characters to show women someone to admire?

Are there not many woman in this world and that is why 99% of men are into dudes? The very few female characters we meet are either scheming against leads or their friends, or shallow women who only want to shop and use their looks to get money from other men... and these are the female cultivators! So the men are powerful swordmasteds or whatever while women just want to look pretty and shop and no one see what's messed up about this??

The only "good" women we see so far and two lesbian couple and senior sister who barely appear in the plot.

Like goddamn it is disappointing that a genre consume by women, often written by female author, exhibit this kind of internalized misogyny that reduce female characters to shallow, petty dolls but it is ok bc here are 50 guys kissing each other.

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Anyway these are my personal feelings. I understand many don't read too much into web novels because they're basically junk foods but I can't help but noticing these kind issues <<less
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Enki
Enki
Mar 23, 2019
Status: Completed
I usually don't write reviews, but this is definitely a hidden gem. At first it started with some cliches: MC traveled back in time, got a powerful artifact, cultivated at speeds unimaginable to everyone else, slapped some one-dimensional cannon fodders, protected the person he betrayed in his past life. I didn't go into this expecting anything more. Boy was I totally wrong. The summary does not do it justice on the depth and complexity of both the characters and the world.

The first 100 chapters or so may be cliche, but... more>> after the story gets moving, there is plenty of good plot development and character building. There's so many things to like about this story, so I'll just list them. Mild spoilers ahead.

Spoiler
  • Lin Xuanzhi and Yan Tianhen, the MC and ML, actually have very deep characters and backstories spanning three different lifetimes. What you see at first is definitely not all there is. Heck, right up until the very end I was still discovering new sides to these characters, and their love story is both gripping and heart-wrenching. It's beautiful watching each of them develop, come to terms with the events in their past lives, and move forward/grow despite of that and because of that.
  • I really admire the author for writing what seems to be simple plot armor at first but becomes fully explained later on. MC's extreme genius and skill with the sword, ML's somewhat out-of-nowhere pill-concocting skills, MC's soul plate artifact, etc., all of the usual stuff you expect from rebirth cultivation novels become actual plot, and many of these tie to a conspiracy dating back tens of thousands of years, and the twists and turns in the plot kept me in the dark until the very end without making it seem like everything was haphazardly thrown together. Pieces of the puzzle are wonderfully woven throughout the entire story. For example, MC actually toiled away for a thousand years in order to get the chance to turn back time, and even then there was still a price to be paid for messing with fate.
  • The world-building is wonderful, when they go to the Nine Worlds in the future, the politics and clans have diverse histories with well thought-out characters and not simple cannon fodders
  • All of the side character's love stories are interesting. They're so complex that you can take any one of their stories and have an entire novel based on that. I especially loved the phoenix and the corpse general (too cute).
  • Towards the end/second half of the story, the world setting slowly releases bits and pieces of MC and ML's first lifetime tens of thousands of years ago, so tragic romance, high fantasy gods and legends galore. What this novel does is first tell you about the common legends/myths of ancient times passed down throughout the generations, then bring you to the characters who actually lived those lives, and make you realize the difference between their own perspectives/feelings and what the myths say. The ones who were lauded as saints and the ones who were condemned as demons, I love how at the end of the day they're all just - human. With ups and downs, a spectrum of emotions, and trying their best amidst a huge conspiracy dating back to the ancient times (that even still affects their lives today). A conspiracy so secret where even the ones at the center of the ancient events didn't even know the full story. There is so much to uncover until the very end. Beautiful story.
  • The author explores love, especially many different love stories, in high detail. It's always very enjoyable seeing what each side character experienced, and how they finally got together. The pacing for these pairings is on-point as well, where you gradually understand a little at a time.
  • Did I mention world-building? Because the world is so varied, there's tons of paths cultivators can take. Humans, demons, plants, weapons, and even ghosts can all cultivate their own paths. Also "fate"/heaven's will plays a a big role in character's lives, and you'll see plenty of characters who are willing to deny/go against it for love (and the results).
  • At first you only focus on Lin Xuanzhi but for the second half a good portion centers around Yan Tianhen and his sassy, adorable, and badass attitude. Yan Tianhen is definitely not s*upid, which becomes increasingly obvious the further you read so if you can get through the first three hundred chapters this novel really is a rare find.
  • The pacing for thee main pair's cultivation levels is well thought-out, and more importantly, eventually both become a power couple who can protect each other, so none of the "one person is obviously so much stronger" trope.
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RoseAmethyst remembrance
RoseAmethyst
Jul 03, 2019
Status: c352
Spoiler
  • UPDATE 2/19/20: I've reached the 300s chapters, Yay! I can't help but notice that reviewers are bashing the MC and ML's personalities.... Yes, they have their shortcomings, but there is character development even if it is a frustratingly slow process.I actually love the ML (Yan Tianhen). He's so funny! He has a unique way of using words to make everyone speechless.

The sheer amount of detail to this Xianxia world. There's so many elements in this world and each of the subcategories are explained in detail.

  • Cultivation (cultivation paths, cultivation levels, magic treasure levels, spiritual pill level, cultivation manuals, spiritual beasts, spiritual plants)
  • World/Lands/Landmarks
    - The novel starts in the Qing City which is within the East Continent which is within the Five Continents and Five Continents as a country. Alongside it is the

    Nine Lands and Mortal Realm.

    There are also what seems to be mini-worlds or alternate dimensions with their own hidden treasures/secrets. The first 100 ch is confined within Qing City.

  • Families/Organizations/Organized Events - There's a ranking systems of families, different sects and their subdivisions (called peaks), various groups and organizations (i.g
    Crafting Alliance, Cloud Summit, Reclusive families, Divine Devil), events (Hundred Family Gatherings, Sect Entrance Exams, Academy Entrance Exams)
  • Characters - There's an insane number of characters, most of them being male. The character cast plays into the stereotypical BL novels (tragic male characters, dozens of BL CPs, 1D
    villainous female characters). This novel tends to have a redundant pattern with the characters in every arc. It goes through a cycle of

    introducing

    "good v. evil" conflicts between tragic male characters and 1D male/female villains. A lot of minor characters often appear only a few times and disappears for hundreds of chapters.

Hilarious character interactions and cleverly worded insults. The comedy and fluff is what truly keeps the novel going.

Yan Tianhen, the ML, is actually a pretty sassy and sly character once he gets out of his shell that was built up from the humiliation he suffered after Lin Zhan's death. His comical spiels really takes off after 100s chapters (I believe the lack of comedy relief from YTH is the real reason why most people dislike the first 100 chapters rather than the 1D villains). I found myself revisiting old chapters just to re-read those funny conversations so often that I started compiling memorable quotes (Not surprisingly, YTH is often the one who gets the last laugh) :

Spoiler

Snippet from Ch. 43:

But Duan Yuyang couldn't listen to them any longer. He impatiently knocked a pair of chopsticks against the table and said, "Hey you bunch of spectators, what crap are you spouting? And isn't this perfect, Lin Xuanzhi and Han Yuran can annul their engagement, then Han Yuran can go mess around with that Yuan something, so both sides can get their happy endings. As for the rest, you don't need to continue with your damn bullshit, honourable me doesn't have the time to listen to your groundless flattery."

Yan Tianhen nodded, then said, "Since the two of you like each other, then why not just be together. On behalf of my brother, I wish for the two of you to reach old age together and die without descendants."

Duan Yuyang almost spit his drink out.

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Snippet from Ch. 73:

When Duan Yuyang heard his words, he immediately smiled mischievously and said, "Aiya, since Han young master doesn't want to see me, then I should really tag along with you guys. When you're unhappy, I'm happy, hehehehehe."

Han Yuran fumed, "Shameless!"

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Snippet from Ch. 104:

Yan Tianhen looked at the youngster and asked, "What's your name?"

The youngster answered, "My name is Lin Yan."

Yan Tianhen was stunned, "So you're Lin Yan."

Lin Yan was stunned too, "You've heard of me before?"

"No." Yan Tianhen shook his head and looked at him, "But, I know you now. Don't leave after the test, I want to give you a good beating."

Lin Yan, "..."

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Also from Ch. 104:

Lin Yan stared at Yan Tianhen with a profound look in his eyes, "I was just stating the truth."

Yan Tianhen also stared at him with quite a profound look in his eyes, "You don't know this, but whenever I hear people speak the truth, I'll want to hit them."

Lin Yan, "..."

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Also from Ch. 104:

"What's wrong, Ah Hen?" Lin Xuanzhi had left for a bit just now. Now that he returned, the first thing he saw was Yan Tianhen sighing and groaning.

Yan Tianhen bit his lower lip a bit unhappily, "Nothing much, but, I think I won't be able to beat Lin Yan up anymore."

Lin Xuanzhi, "..."

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Snippet from Ch. 141:

Duan Yuyang clicked his tongue, "Really can't take any teasing, Henhen is more fun to play with after all."

Yan Tianhen nodded his head, "Bullying honest people is the best. "

Duan Yuyang "..."

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Snippet from Ch. 173:

Yuan Tianwen: "What other reason could it be?"

Lin Xuanzhi: "That you're blind."

Yuan Tianwen, "..."

"You just said that you weren't laughing at me in secret." Yuan Tianwen said.

"I didn't laugh at you in secret indeed." Lin Xuanzhi retorted, "I'm openly laughing at you, despising you, and spurning you."

Yuan Tianwen, "..."

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Snippet from Ch. 238:

Ren Fuyao continued, "However, that bird flew out from your bosom, it's your bird."

Yan Tianhen looked at him with a pair of pure eyes as he blinked at Ren Fuyao. "But, my bird is still on me. When did it ever come out? Dage said before that I can't casually show people my bird."

Duan Yuyang, who was originally still thinking about how to annoy people to death while coming up with possible ways to escape, almost choked to death when he heard Yan Tianhen's words. Ren Fuyao couldn't stop his lips from twitching.---------------------------------------------

Snippet from Ch. 238:

Si Ling was so infuriated that he couldn't think straight. He bared his fangs and brandished his claws, "My family's Master is talking about that bird that can spew fire, not your junk!"

Yan Tianhen countered, "How do you know that my bird can't shoot fire?"

Si Ling answered, "Have you seen anyone's bird shoot out fire?"

"Therefore, the bird that your family's Master is talking about is not mine." Yan Tianhen smiled cunningly and looped back to the topic again, "My bird cannot shoot fire, so the one that can shoot fire is not my bird."

Si Ling was led around in circles by Yan Tianhen's "bird this, bird that" spiel.

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Snippet from Ch. 249:

Yan Tianhen placed Feng Jingyu on the palm of his hand and told him, "But you are small."

Feng Jingyu thought Yan Tianhen was talking about his body and replied, "I will grow up and become very beautiful. "

Yan Tianhen thought about it and turned Feng Jingyu upside down with his belly and claws facing upward.

Taking advantage of Feng Jingyu's unresponsiveness, Yan Tianhen stretched out his index finger to flick gently on the phoenix's unspeakable part.

"..." What the f*ck? You want to die?

Yan Tianhen said innocently, "You are still too small. I don't think you will grow much even in the future."

Feng Jingyu's whole body was petrified and then his expression cracked little by little.

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Snippet from Ch. 290:

Yan Tianhen was extremely tired but he still turned excitedly to look back at Esteemed Huai Yu. He cheered, "Master, I did it! I did it!"

Esteemed Huai Yu was very relieved. Just as he opened his mouth to praise him, he heard Yan Tianhen continue, "Great, now you can't ask my Dage for money! You have to keep your word. So if you lie, you're a dog!"

Esteemed Huai Yu, "..."

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Below is a chapter-by-chapter summary notes of the first 50-ish chapters I complied. The way a lot of the cultivation elements or subplots gets introduced and tossed to the side is like keeping up with latest tech device. As the MC advances his cultivation and tools he crafts, the older ones becomes outdated (lol). Although the individual tools don't play a role, the MC is able to achieve a bigger objective.

Ch. 1-3:

Lin Xuanzhi (MC) wakes up to see that he's transmigrated back in time to when he was at his worst moment (the Tyrant Martial Hall). Yan Tianhen pays 1000 with a gold piece of banknote to bail Lin Xuanzhi out. The martial hall's supervisor and Wu Qingzong, the MC's opponent, talks and reveals their intentions to extort the MC's inheritance. It is revealed that LXZ got here by using the World Revert Mirror.

Ch. 4-5: They return the Lin residence where the doorman, Wang Wu, refuses them entry through the main entrance and demand they take the side entrance. LXZ kills him with the Ground Splitting Hammer which attracts the attention of Lin Zhantian, an impartial disciple of the law enforcement hall, who questions MC. The MC hands over the Recorder Mirror that contains evidence that proves the MC's justification.

Ch. 6: The MC allows YTH to keep the hammer and makes a great show to everyone that by openly giving YTH permission to use it to handle anyone who disrespects him.

Looking back on this chapter, I realize that this hammer is the very first of the endless gifts that LXZ bestows on YTH throughout the novel.

Ch 7-9: The MC reveals that he consumed a 1000 gold Repair Body pill, left behind by Lin Zhan (MC's dad), which enabled him to use the hammer. YTH reveals his skepticism over the new LXZ who then tells YTH an embarrassing story to prove his identity. It is revealed that LXZ's cultivation level had dropped to a Refining Qi Stage second layer. He abolishes his roots (Dantian), unseals the Soul Plate, bribes him with a book and forged stones in exchange for it's cooperation and the Arabian Crafting Manual in which he obtained a Mysterious Ice Jade (worth 10, 000 gold) from.

Ch. 10- 12 : Han Yanran, from one of the 3 big families in Qing city, appears and demand YTH hand over the amethyst white tiger cubs. We learn about LXZ's betrothal to Han Yuran and promise of gifting those cubs. YTH admits to selling those cubs for the bail out money. Han Yanran gets angered, but YTH corners her by revealing the sibling's involvement with the Tyrant Martial Hall. Han Yanran attempts to stab YTH but is stopped by LXZ aggregating Spiritual Qi. We find out that YTH is stuck at Refining Qi first layer.

Ch. 12 - 13: MC approaches with the Mysterious Ice Jade, which Han Yanran recognizes that it is at least a high-grade tool and tries to demand for it too. LXZ refuses and tries appeasing her by saying it's for the wedding day while revoking his initial promise to gift the cubs. YTH reveals that the tiger cubs were a gift from Lin Zhan to YTH and LXZ.

Ch. 14: LXZ offers to cook but finds out the family steward started cutting their five yuan rice supply from monthly to every two months when the medicinal master deemed LXZ a lost cause.

Ch. 15: YTH explains that he sold the cubs for 500 gold each and that buying them back would cost 1500.

***there seems to be a translation (or author's) mistake because the MC tells him he reached the second layer of Refining Qi which implies that he originally dropped all the way to the first layer. Whereas in the beginning of the novel, it was said that he dropped all the way to second layer, not the first.

Ch. 16: The MC explains that he's now a craftsman cultivator using his soul force and that he'll cook for YTH henceforward. Cooking for YTH is LXZ's earlier attempts at reconciliation.

Ch. 17-18: Han Yanren visits her brother. It is revealed that Lin Zhan was in the primary level realm and left the MC his assests most of which were spent on top-grade repair pills. Han Yuran's intent to break off the engagement after obtaining the tiger cubs is revealed. The tiger cubs are spirit beast, a special type of demonic beast. Han Yanren suggests that he divorce the MC after obtaining the Mysterious Ice Jade, but Han Yuran says they can't afford to offend the Lin family. She then suggest killing the MC instead.

Ch. 19: YTH retrieves Ah Bai, the cub that had yet to be handed to the beast tamer. Hu Po is the other cub. The MC threatens Ah Bai to make him form a subordination contract with YTH (because the tigers turned against YTH in their past life). LXZ pacifies him with high-grade demonic delight fruits, a supplementary medicinal pill.

Ch. 21: They go to a demonic beast marketplace, on the way, legends of the MC's beauty is mentioned (so we find out that LXZ is considered good-looking). Ah Bai finds Hu Po with the primary level realm beast tamer from the East Continent, Ji Yunwei, who in the past life extracted and refined the demonic cores of 1298 beast into a soul pill for the soul beast, a nine-tailed fox spirit beast. Ji Yunwei's reasoning had to do with a beast named Ah Jiu. The MC notes that this encounter didn't occur in his past life because he sent YTH alone.

Ch. 26: Ji Yunwei changed the conditions, but changes his mind when a voice transmission talisman flies to him and informs him of the nine-tailed fox sighting. LXZ speculates that this probably when JYW and the fox first met. The MC gifts JYW a high-grade medicinal bottle worth 5000 gold he crafted (uhhh this bottle was never before...) before JYW leaves in a magic treasure level Penetrating Clouds Shuttle.

YTH finally opens up to LXZ about Lin Zhan's death. LZ was killed protecting YTH from cultivators targeting YTH. LXZ never actually found out the truth behind his father's death in his past life. After listening to YTH's confession, he realizes that he was wrong to have accused him in his past life.

Ch. 27 : LXZ tries to find out more about his father's death, but YTH confesses that he has gaps in his memory and only remembered that Lin Zhan was killed by cultivators and he was sent back by Lin Zhan's formation. LXZ suspects that YTH's memory was sealed by an expert and it was done after YTH returned to the family compound. (He believes that Lin Zhan's killer wouldn't have the chance to do that)

The Han siblings shows up after the MC's party leaves and encounters Duan Yuyang who questions them about the fighters Han Yuran employed at Tyrant Martial Hall. Han Yuran is unsettled by the accuracy of DYY's accusations.

Ch. 28: the Han siblings find out that LXZ reobtained the cubs and anticipates LXZ handing them over at his birthday banquet.

Ch. 29: DYY visits YTH at the spiritural plants plantation and and escorts him home. LXZ overhears their conversation and learns that YTH was bullied and exploited by his coworkers employers a like with low pay, intensive workload, and doing other people's work. DYY unreservedly talks tr*sh about LXZ and tells YTH that he doesn't deserve his loyalty. We learn about Lin Zhan's failed attempts to treat the problem with YTH's Dantian Qi sea. LXZ makes his presence known when he overhears that YTH was beaten.

Ch. 30: LXZ treats YTH's wound and then bows to DYY, an action that startles both DYY and YTH alike because this is something that the old LXZ would have never done.

Ch. 31: We learn that DYY was YTH's only friend in his previous life and the one who had prompted LXZ to rethink his actions:

"Lin Xuanzhi, for him to have come this far, who do you think it was for? Everyone in this world can hate him, look down on him, or even want to kill him, but only you have no right!"

Ch.32: Fluffy bath moments between YTH and Hu Po. LXZ flings HP to the bed, getting it wet, and suggests YTH sleep with him. LXZ bribes the cubs to continue peeing on YTH's bed, lol. Ah Bai regards his younger brother skeptically over the bribery.

Ch. 33: A really funny conversation between the cubs regarding YTH reason for choosing to sell HP over AB. LXZ goes to Glittering Jewel Peak and reveals his goal to uncover the Lin family's biggest secret. We also learned that this peak is the best place for absorbing spiritual Qi and cultivation, but cannot repair LXZ's Dantian."as a craftsman, he didn't need his Dantian Qi sea at the beginning stages to store Qi. He could craft and advance through levels based purely on his soul force."

LXZ summons the soul plate and comedic exchange of snarky words takes place.

Ch. 34: The soul plate probes LXZ's body and recognized LXZ's mother's Qi. that he (LXZ) has his enemy's Qi in his body. It is revealed that LXZ doesn't know anything about his mom and tries to find out, but the soul plate is tight lipped and says that "if you really do have that person's blood, knowing who that person is wouldn't do you any good, so it's better for you to not know." It is revealed how LXZ got in contact with the soul plate in his past life. At the time, LXZ was already in a soul body (I'm guessing this means that his physical body was gone) and couldn't form a contract to become his master without it. The soul plate repeatedly rejected LXZ's request to absorb him (LXZ), but eventually did absorb and helped him for reasons that were unknown to LXZ himself.

Ch. 35: The soul plate helps LXZ learn how to use forged stones to fly. LXZ cleverly manages to compel the soul plate to talk about himself by acting indifferent and asking. From the confession, we get a sense that the soul plate is a very old soul. "In the era where Benzun was born, there were genius craftsmen everywhere. There were some whom could even use forged stones to fly the moment their feet touched the ground. Benzun has such extensive experiences, what kind of genius have I not met?"

Ch.36: We get to see YTH's daily experiences working at the Lin family's spiritual plants plantation, thought the income is not enough to feed the tiger cubs so they feed themselves by scavenging. Two teenagers, nicknamed Triangular Eyes and Gold Bracelet, approaches YTH and we learn that they were the ones who beat YTH up. Gold Bracelets forces YTH to comply with his demands to work on his portion of the fields with his Golden Snake Whip, a low level tool used by those in the first layer.

We find out that after Lin Zhan's death, everyone immediately treated him as a servant. All the slackers starts working after news spread of Steward Fang's anticipated arrival. The two teenagers starts fighting over who's field YTH should work on.

Ch. 37: The teenagers calls each other by their names: Triangular Eyes is Lin Xiang and Gold Bracelet is Lin He. We find out YTH's crafty side as we see him secretly gives a silver ingot to a kid who spreaded news about the steward's visit.

Ch.38: LXZ surprises YTH with his sudden appearance and that he witness the scuffle and ingot exchange. LXZ imparts some advice on how to handle future bullies: that YTH should use people whom the bullies fear to pressure the bullies.

Ch. 39-41: It's Han Yuran's birthday. Many respectable cultivators (The head of the Feng and Lin family, Duan family's second elder) are present. Profound Sky Sect's Breaking Sword peak's young master Yuan Tianwen makes his appearance. He's 23 yrs old, a Foundation Stage 5th layer which is below the Hardened Body stage. We learn that it was through YTW that HYR was able to get into Profound Sky Sect. Han Wuyun is the head of the Han family. Duan family's second elder rejects YTW's greetings and mocks him along with DYY who accompanied YTH. HYR shifts the attention to YTH who wasn't invited.

"this world's magic tools are categorised into five types treasure tools, spiritual tools, celestial tools sand sacred tools; it's not that there weren't any tools of a higher level, but no one had ever seen those before. And these magic treasures are further partitioned into four different grades low-grade, mid-grade, high-grade and top-grade."

Ch. 42: The two tiger cubs makes a dramatic appearance and stands on both sides of YTH. Han Yanran inquires about them and YTH refutes that they aren't for her brother. They are for his protection. The crowd discredits the tiger for their age and second elder internally scoffs:

"Spirit beasts should already be at an infant stage seven star level from birth, which would be equivalent to the cultivation of a Hardened Body stage cultivator."

YTH presents the marriage contract and announces the intent to annul the engagement.

Ch. 43: It is revealed that DYY was aware of YTW's plans: "those who should annul their engagement should just annul it, those who should be getting engaged should just get engaged." HYR's affair with YTW is then exposed. YTW immediately defends HYR and takes responsibility for the affair. DYY gets unsettled and speaks vulgarly at the crowd. We learn that DYY and YTW were childhood friends. HYR finally agrees to annul it, but the contract doesn't react to his command. LXZ appears and says his parts, then the contract dissolved revealing that the contract made HYR the bottom even though the contract was made before their birth.

Ch. 44: LXZ greets DYY's grandfather and rats DYY out as the culprit who slipped him a sleeping pill. LXZ was formerly from the Profound Sky Sect's Broken Sword peak. LXZ, YTW, and 2 others were called the Four Swords. [Before he left, Duan Yuyang looked at Yuan Tianwen with meaningful eyes and said, "Yuan young peak master, I hope you won't regret the decision you made today in the future."] YTW proposes to HYR who expresses reluctance to show face infront of the crowd since he just annul an engagement.

Ch. 47: YTH reveal to LXZ that he found out HYR schemes and his affair with YTW from DYY. LXZ recounts over YTW/HYR's marriage in their past life. LXZ knows that they split but doesn't know why. HYR visits YTW, makes accusations at LXZ to convince YTW to turn against LXZ, but YTW is reluctant and settles for giving a warning. Then he tries to get intimate with HYR who rejects his advances with trauma as an excuse.

Ch.48: The Han siblings plots to get revenge on LXZ and to take the tigers and hairpin. HYR reveals to his sister the truth of how he met YTW when she suggest involving YTW in his scheme.

Ch.49: LTW and Chi Xiao (the penta-colored crane) encounter LXZ and the cubs in the mountain when LXZ flicks a forged stone at them (revealing his craftsman status). When LTW suggested that LXZ could return to Profound Sky Sect, LXZ revealed that the story of getting injured by demonic beast in Yunqi grotto-heaven was a lie.

Ch.50: More details of YTW's past life is explained and LXZ acknowledges YTW's good character and thus, decides not to involve YTW in his matters. LXZ shifts the topic and YTW tries to settle things over HYR. LXZ makes a deal that he would leave HYR alone for a long as YTW wish (LXZ already knows that they're gonna split anyway and LXZ will make his move then). YTW offers to help LXZ if he asks for it.

Ch. 51: Su Mo makes his first appearance as he visits him in his room in the Han family's residence using a Linking Soul Kite. Su Mo questions YTW hard on his engagement, expressing his anger over not being informed beforehand. YTW reveals his story with HYR at Flying Luan Peak. Su Mo is skeptical about the identity of YTW's savior because of his temporary blindness. YTW questions his dad about the Duan second elder and learns about DYY's proposal from 6months prior.

Ch.52: YTW questions why DYY would seek marriage and he complains about DYY's behavior. Su Mo advises YTW to not take the rumors seriously and to visit the Duan family. News of HYR/LXZ annulment spreads.

Ch. 53: LXZ gifts YTH the hairpin and reveals that it is a top-grade magic tool.

Ch.54: Steward Zhang, sent by Madam Bai, approaches LXZ over the incident with the hammer. We learn about Madam Bai's background. She's from a side branch of the Bai family and married Lin Xun, LZ's elder brother. She gave birth to Lin Zezhi months after LX's death. We learn more about the problems behind LXZ's constitution

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Goddessalias
Goddessalias
Jul 29, 2021
Status: --
I don't get it why people complaining about multiple M/M couples. This is a fantasy world we're talking about.

So it is completely believable and enjoyable of all the sensical and non sensical storylines and magical beasts and items in this story but multiple same s*x couples annoys you? Isn't that being internally homophobic? "Yeah it's all nice and fun having 1 or 2 gay couples but that's the limit, we can't tolerate more than that". Everyone being straight is totally ok.

I understand the lack of positive female characters in the... more>> story, but it's a BL. Almost all the BL series where every main guys are gay except there is one cool female character is perfectly fine, but in a novel is not ok??? Hypocrisy at it's best. <<less
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Celissiye
Celissiye
Feb 12, 2019
Status: c30
You know all those light novels about cultivation and isekai novels, where the MC is in a fantasy world and is re-birthed so he has a super duper advantage and finds magical items to level up before everyone else and is OP and always stuns everyone with his power and the antagonists are super petty and always the exact same and lose cause' they underestimated the MC every single time?

That's the vibes here, except it's with BL fluff added in.

Now, of note, the MC is the Gong, and the Shou... more>> currently has a problem with his appearance/health, so these to points add at least a dash of uniqueness. Although, I assume at some point the ML will fix his all his beloved's problems. And, I always like when a character is trying to make up for a past mistakes, and on this point the synopsis says it in a nutshell. There's also the element that this genre always has, which is throwing in random magic stuff that you don't know what will be coming next, like tigers and talking magic items etc.

It reminds me a lot of Legendary Master's Wife (and look at the chapter length!) and is pretty similar in how it reads (although each chapter is notably shorter). If you like LMW I would go for it. In this case, MC is fawning and gentle on the shou, which is different than how in LMW, ML always mocks the shou.

Simple plot, simple MC always wins, irritating and brainless antagonists like rats. Overall, I personally don't like reading this sort of MC always wins because his opponents are idiots story, where much time is spent describing the next random technique or method MC is using to advance super quickly. So I think I'll safely stall this one. <<less
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GoldenTiger0
GoldenTiger0
Apr 25, 2020
Status: Completed
The story is impressive. It's not just two life times but a total of four. SPOILER: ABOUT FOUR LIFE TIMES

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The first life time is MC and ML's past life and after that they reincarnate into Lin Xuanzhi and Yan Tianhen. In the second life, MC let down ML and regretted it then turned time back. After that, the third life starts and that's what we see. Later the 3rd volume comprises of their somewhat pseudo-fourth-life.


In the first volume, MC embarks to mend his relationship with ML and heal his dantian by getting a Celestial (?) Pill. In the second volume, MC and ML interact with their real parents (parents-in-law, in case of MC) and try to break the barrier of Wuzhou.
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SPOILER: ABOUT ENDING OF VOLUME 2

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Truth be told, the ending of 2nd volume is a bit angst. Actually made me think that Yin Chongyue and Lin Xuanzhi came together, which was false, making me want to beat Lin Xuanzhi for his action.

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BIGGEST SPOILER: ABOUT 3RD VOLUME

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In the third volume, MC and ML are now in Nine Lands from where they belong. ML is back being his second heir fully supported by his parents but MC is forgotten by all who participated in his life except contractual people and his dad, Lin Zhan.

MC and ML meet and ML falls in love with Lin Xuanzhi again but due to sparse memory acts like a stranger, which deals a blow to MC. MC starts secluding himself and his heart turns unemotional. Later, MC couldn't help himself and they start having small interactions. ML follows MC into his sect and confesses to him which rejected by MC, as his heart is now unemotional. ML despairs but then resolves again. Due to practice going backwards, ML discovers that his body has already lost YingYang and the culprit is MC. He rushes to find MC and they do it after which they reconcile and MC tells ML about their connection and gives him all his memory about their lives. After which a 1000 year old enemy arises and starts wrecking havoc. Due to which they face lots of trouble. They find their very very past life after which they had a little conflict.


I can assure you that after the angst incident at Dragon Kingdom, the two never have any angst. At most a little angst in their past lives is shown.
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I found that author left many pot holes. Let me list them.
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        • Duan Yuhao, the guy who was finally expelled from his family but was extremely cruel as described by MC. As well Duan Third Young Master, the boy who according to his mother would be killed by Duan Yuyang. And that never happened.
        • Duan Yuyang's mother's alchemy technique was given to ML and it was mentioned that she wasn't just a person with a sect as her backing but also her family. That family never recognized ML's alchemy technique in 1st volume and they never really appeared.
        • Bai Shicang and Baili Yunsong, the craftsman and practitioner pair who became tit-for-tat due to a sister.
        • There was an agreement with a master alchemist that ML would be his inherited disciple after they come back from small world in the 1st volume.
        • The two people that Silk Worm King brought into the small world as well as Ji Zhaoyu, the Gu master that came along with MC and ML in that world. (In 2nd volume)
        • Madam Bai, and some other Lin disciples that should be present during Third Elder siege and Yin-Yang Umbrella Arc.
        • The Nine-tailed fox and Ji Young Master pair. They were not mentioned in the slightest after Lotus Gathering Arc in the forest. They did got together.
        • Young Master Bai, who's an exceptional craftsman and Huang Yu (?) who is the reincarnation of his love but came to like Leng Feng (?), who's a split soul of Bai Gongzi. Their love story was dropped just like that at the 2nd Arc's end after Huang Yu married a wife. But what about his next incarnation? At least that one should get together with Bai Gongzi.
        • The ending of 2nd volume was an emotional pit. That last action of MC of raising his hand and touching Yin Chongyue's head from behind after he leaned towards MC's face and asked to be companion with him as he was the only one to remember MC, was infuriating.
        • Qi little friend of ML who had misgivings about his father death and hated 'Samsara Hall', whose original master is MC. And seemed to like Lin Yuran, the man dressed as girl.
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ylial
ylial
Feb 28, 2019
Status: c252
I like the plot but I really hate the interactions between the gong (MC) and shou (ML) - there are misunderstandings and selfishness. One is very possessive and the other is very s*upid.. Also, the author tried to add fluff but to me it's really annoying. I wish he/she focused on the plot instead. I tried to read it up to 252 but I couldn't bear it anymore.. Maybe i'll try to read and skip annoying parts when I finish other good novel like earth is online, guardian and breaking... more>> through the clouds <<less
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S.jaydoon
S.jaydoon
Aug 05, 2020
Status: c200
Dropped. It was really funny in the first 100 chapters and so I continued even though the plot was dragging and was uninteresting. After 100 chapters, the plot stopped being funny and started getting so boring that I had an headache.
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Mai Mee
Mai Mee
Jun 04, 2019
Status: c211
A typical [redacted] xianxia novel but with two genders of annoying people instead of one. Brainless cannon fodders, face slapping, etc., you know what to expect—both the good and the bad.

Some bad things:

Sometimes the author's the book's views* (Yes, the book's. I am not confusing the book's views with the characters'.) are a bit eh..? (The same beheading-happy trigger prone protagonist, double standard—looks almost hypocritical—actions, etc.)

... more>> Some saving graces:

It's BL (so romance). Has comedy. Has plot (that should already be obligatory imo).

Conclusion: it's the same [redacted] xianxia with *similar* setting/plot elements but with BL.

Recommended for people who (1) has time, (2) are not tired of [redacted] xianxias, (3) has never read xianxia with BL (this is the first one I saw) (not those transmigration novels), or (4) just like to read anything BL. Not a must-read. Could be a time passer.

*as of what I've read

/* My initial impression of it was a 3-star novel but I rated it as a 4 considering how xianxias with similar flaws get rated.... And maybe because it's BL */

EDIT: I just read something really good and cannot give this a 4 star anymore. <<less
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positiveaddictchan
positiveaddi
Apr 04, 2019
Status: Completed
I like this novel. The story is complex and there were multiple layers to the MC and ML's story lines that kept me interested.

The ending was a bit abrupt though. But that's forgivable compared to the rest of the story.

It's worth a read if you are into long novels.
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Zeeb
Zeeb
Sep 20, 2021
Status: c86
It's quite a good novel. Nice relationships and the characters are good. Progression is of a refreshing speed as well. All in all iz sum gud shiz.

But.

I just came here for some fluff.

... more>> Not all this bullsh*t.

Honestly I think its pretty good but I'm beyond tired of all the "secrets" and the mystery of who the f*ck the characters even are and their parents and their grandparents and their grandparent's grandparents. Like can the authors not find anything else to use as plot other than an unknown, super special, super powerful background that we know nothing about until 500 chapter later?

Heck it's worse in this because my dude has been reincarnated and he still knows f*ck all.

I'm not sh*tting on this novel in particular, just these types in general. I'm an extremely petty person and if I get annoyed with this again I'm leaving. Writing this has absolutely no effect on anything or anyone but just let me be. My enjoyment is being ruined and for some reason writing a comment in which I can't even get a response on is strangely fulfilling.

Although now I'm tired and even though I want to keep spouting nonsense I can't even word correctly so I sleep. <<less
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kcf230208
kcf230208
Apr 05, 2021
Status: Completed
No matter how many times I read it, this novel is a little difficult to digest, it's not like yu wu or the husky and his white cat shizu, which make me agonize all the way and make me cry with joy at the end, with a smile on face.
Not this one. It's harder.
Why? well... what MC suffers is not a joke, there comes a time when the only thing you want to do is hug this child and take him out of the story. And the main... more>> cause is ML, maybe it was just my impression, hopefully it is, but throughout the reading I felt that MC loved ML more than anything and did everything for that love, but I couldn't feel the same level ML's feeling, he loves you can see it, but the level between them always seemed uneven, which caused me some... anger? irritation? indignation? maybe everything. Frankly, I would prefer another ML, someone who was not so indecisive and not easily attached to the past that it is not yours, but it is what has, so ok, life that follows.
The other couples are simply sensational, some funny, some fun, some tragic, but wonderful to read.
I'll give it 5, because maybe I don't understand the story despite the 3 times I read it. But it was good enough to make me read it, 3 times. <<less
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afukafu
afukafu
Jul 04, 2019
Status: c144
I took some time to MTL this story up till chapter 200+ and I honestly find this story to be consistently intriguing - the background stories of the ML and MC and of course, the troubles that they run into every now and then. However, my personal favourite is actually another couple (side characters) of this story - their interaction is kinda bittersweet at first but I'm glad that they finally have their happy ending.

I would like to thank the translators/editors of this story who put on so much effort... more>> in this and make it possible for readers like me to enjoy this story. <<less
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timefigment
timefigment
Mar 24, 2021
Status: c588
World building wise, it's quite good. I can imagine the places and what's going on clearly. Except for the techniques lol. (but that's me w every xianxia novels)

Main plot is definitely interesting. It's engaging and I find myself wanting to find out what's going on more. Unfortunately, there's tons of plot holes as well.

Author introduces too many characters, and make it seem like they are going to be important but forgets about them, even their plot. It's unsolved and just forgotten. Thus, plot holes.

There's only a few recurring side... more>> characters that appear again and again.

Another thing that bothers me is the lack of female characters. I get that this is a danmei novel, but it's like almost every side characters are male. I can count the female characters with one hand. I mean, where did the female population dissapeared to?

Talking about that, it brings me to the male pregnancy thing. At first, it's said to be rare. However, later on almost all the side male couples had had male pregnancy. It's inconsistent.

At this point, I think I'm reading just to find out the ending. I've invested too much time and can't abandon this anymore... <<less
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dreiculture03
dreiculture0
Jan 02, 2021
Status: c531
This story is really great! The MC's love for the ML (the shou) is comparable to Lan Zhan's love for Wei Ying (which you know is very overflowing love). This story will teach you a lot of lesson; such as that even though both of you love each other, sometimes it's not enough reason to be together, that fate is even against it (not the main pairing).

Gosh I hope that for the heartbroken ones they can find the love they truly deserves.
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A188
A188
Aug 30, 2020
Status: c438
I've considered dropping this novel so many times already. At first it was a fun read but now I'm not even sure where the plot is going. It has become uninteresting and boring. So many times I feel like the author has dragged this story unnecessarily (for instance when s/he dedicated a full chapter on explaining plants or bugs).

Some parts of the story are unreasonable too. For instance, when the MC first kissed his younger brother/ML, the child was pretty disturbed at the time and yet within 2 minutes he's... more>> already accepted MC's confession and feels the same way. As for the ML, I'm not even sure what personality his suppose to have. One minute, he's portrayed as someone cunning and the next moment he's throwing unreasonable tantrums and always butt's in in everyone's business. I don't know if the author is trying to establish his sense of existence so that u feel his there or what.

At this point I'm just reading for the sake of finishing what I've started, in the hopes that it'll turn better once more. <<less
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Diehardfujoshi
Diehardfujos
Jul 08, 2020
Status: c399
I am devastated. I was so hooked into this story that now I am dying of drawback. Why oh why can't this novel be a completely translated version already? Waiting is going to kill me soon. The characters of this novel are giving me heart attack over their adorable interactions. The first few chapters when the MC and ML weren't close the side couples kept me hooked. Now that they are close the side couples still keep me highly entertained. The ongoing theme on this novel is definitely "misunderstandings". You... more>> gonna encounter that left and right. Also positive "narcissism". But it just makes me love this story some more. I can't believe I have to wait an entire year for this story to be completed QAQ <<less
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Zjy
Zjy
Jul 03, 2020
Status: c400
I had to make an NU account just to review this novel because it is just. SO. GOOD. Like stated in some other reviews, this novel starts out a bit slow and too much of the stereotypical rebirth with golden finger OP MC. Also the ML (Yan Tianhen) character starts out flat/seemingly s*upid. In the first arc of the story there's an unnecessary number to brainless cannon fodder villains with really shallow motivations. BUT it gets so much better!!

The story really gets good after the first ~100 chapters. The MC... more>> and ML are actually much deeper characters than initial impressions. The world building is really strong. The side characters, while very numerous, are all interesting. And the plot is very well done. There are many things that in the beginning seem arbitrary but explained later. I started off thinking this would be another rebirth xianxia featuring OP MC with inexplicable plot armor getting back at people who wronged him in his past life. I'm very glad to discover this novel is more than that! The mysteries and characters development are well done. Don't be put off with how this novel starts!

This is definitely a xianxia story, so you can expect cultivation elements and the characters slowly growing stronger. I've think this one of the better developed xianxia worlds where the treasures, beasts, weapons, classes, etc are creative and multidimensional. I personally like this story much better than The Legendary Master's Wife, both in terms of the xianxia genre and the main pairing relationship dynamic (the main couple is much better than LMW).

This is also definitely a BL novel—like seriously, does every couple need to be M/M? At least the side couples overall engaging and unique. There are some things you have to suspend disbelief on (e.g. almost everyone is a heavenly beauty, M/M relationships are said to be rare but then pretty much every couple encountered is M/M, mpreg is said to be even more rare but yet...) I overall didn't find these flaws egregious enough to take away from enjoying the story.

Some reviews pointed out that the ML is just too young (14). I definitely agree it's erring on side of creepy with the MC being 100x older. The redeeming aspect is that...
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there hasn't been anything untoward happening even by chapter 400. It's mostly skinship and later on some kissing, but overall pretty innocent. Also the present-MC draws boundaries while ML is young so I doubt anything will happen until the ML is older. I also like that the MC respects the ML (at least in present) so there isn't any non-con/dub-con (although past-MC was pretty scummy...)

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Anyway, I'm really into this novel and can't wait to see how things continue to develop. The translators are great and very fast! 110% recommended if you like xianxia ? <<less
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engelcre
engelcre
Jun 02, 2020
Status: Completed
I finished this entire novel using MTL and, oh, boy what a ride it was because I read all 700+ chapters nonstop for five days straight. The world is one of the most fleshed out I have ever seen with a lot of detailed politics, inner working of host of casts. There's a lot of side couples here with most of them being m/m and they all get some chance in the spotlight. Even the side couples are fleshed out and interesting! But if you only care about the main... more>> couple, some of the chapters seem to drag on a little then. I like many of the side couples especially the ML's parents and the one starring his best friend.

This is one of those rare novels where the MC is the seme/gong and the ML is the shou and I really enjoy this aspect a lot. The MC is cool, cunning, and terribly charismatic but all of his attention and love is devoted to the ML. It had to do with their last life where the MC treated the ML terribly and betrayed him and partly it was because he was a cold, unfeeling as*hole who spurn the ML's love but also there was a lot of misunderstanding construed between them by ousiders, so he'd spent a thousand years finding a way to return to the past so he can make it up to the ML for all the wrongs that had been done to him. Everytime MC brought up the past, I always cry because ML truly was a tragic character and MC had so much to make up for.

One of the my favorite things about this novel is that ML noticed how MC did a complete 180 with his personality going from an indifferent older brother to a caring and attentive one who do everything for him so naturally he was suspicious and while accepting of his brother's affections, he couldn't truly trust MC completely; he was constantly afraid that MC would abandoned him and go back to when MC hated him. Ngl, it broke my heart. This is constant theme that get brought up again because their past lives play a huge role for both of them and the story brought up a good point that should you begrudge/forgive people for actions they've done in previous life and carry it over their current life? This is super important because for MC and ML their are connected by multiple lifetimes that had ended tragically for both with betrayed and heartbreak.

The story start with the MC returning to a time when he was 17 and the ML 13 who are 'brothers' but the ML is adopted so it's slowburn the first 200+ chapters. But the main couple is very devoted and touchy with each other, a lot of hugging and holding hands that people often commented how these two 'brothers' are very close especially because the MC spoiled the ML a lot. Like, a lot. There's plenty of skinship between them and enough fluffyness that make you rot your teeth because they're really love each other and while they get jealous of other's people attention on their (little/big) brother but their eyes are only on each other; there's no third party, I really don't think there's anybody brave enough to even get between them lol.

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The early age definitely can be skeevy for many people because of how young ML is and the MC is technically his brother, even though he's adopted.

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For the first 100 chapters, the story start off like any normal story of the MC trying to regain back his position and power as he attempt to stop the plots against him and removed the people who hurt the ML in the past life. After that, the story truly picked up in pace and complexity that involve the whole realm and beyond. It got really exciting and I excitedly read each chapter with bated breath. The storyline is really colorful and multilayers because it tied with their past lives and the struggle of multiple realms that bounded in their identity. Because the story is so long, it hit a little of everything! Treasure hunting, exploration, clan politics, taoist/secular divide, sect training and competition, uniting the realm vs the evil etc. Every arc hit a little differently and take the story to new height so it never really get repetitive!

The novel is split between two volumes where the first take place in the lower realm where the characters are trying to find a way to go back to the upper realm and the second vol is all about the upper realm. I would say a lot of drama and heartache take place in the second vol where everything tied together.

I wouldn't necessary say this novel is super angsty but there are time it literally trampled all over my heart especially:

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When the ML remembered their past life and how MC had cruelly betrayed him. He was so angry and hurt that I was hurt with him even though the MC made so much effort to give the ML the best thing in their current life; it was so heartbreaking for the two of them because MC basically spent a thousand year trying to redeemed himself and ML was so hurt and suffered so much in their last life that he even attempted to break his soul so he couldn't be reborn and see MC anymore. That really broke me. There's also the part where we found out the payment that MC had to pay for going back in time is that everyone will forget about his existence when they head off to the upper realm so even ML didn't remember his beloved. They spent eight years apart while MC quietly watched over ML and protected him, accepting his fate of never being together with ML again because his heart was literally head inside now.

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This novel deal a lot with misunderstanding and past lives. A lot of the couples conflict stemmed from misunderstandings each other motives and feelings, but they eventually get resolved. Some people may find that annoying but I didn't think it was big deal because they eventually talk it out especially the main couple because oh boy, all their past could pretty much fault on not talking to each other, but you'll realize close to the end it's actually not their fault at all.

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As you read, you'll find out that MC and ML's fate are intrinsically intertwined. One is the star of salvation (MC) and the other destruction (ML), but the MC with a beautiful refined appearance and noble characteristic yet is cunning and manipulative that bellied a cruelty streak if any harm fall on ML while ML has ugly scars all over his face and is half devil but his heart is kind and he has such a bright personality. I love the ML so much! Such a bratty and mischievous child! The MC spoiled him ridiculously and let get him away with so much that everyone can't help commenting on it lol. My fav line that I can even remember is when ML got in trouble stealing a sacred scroll from a clan and MC had to go and rescued him, so ML begged him: "I'm your most intimate and obedient baby, can you not punish me?" and I lol'd hard, the shamelessness in this brat.

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One of the few disappointment is that there aren't a lot of female chars and if they are, it's skewed toward the villains side. And even though I find myself liking a lot of the side couples introduced, some of the chapters focusing on the conflicts of the side couple get dragged on so I would often skipped them because I just like the main couple way more. There were a few loose ends I couldn't figure out but I don't know if that's because the MTL was bad or it's actually the story's fault. It didn't bugged me to bad.

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The early age difference and youth earlier I mentioned definitely can be skeevy for many people because of how young ML started off and the MC is technically his brother who grew up with him, even though they're not blood related. Though, ML and MC never had any brotherly/familial relationship in their past life and their current one either. The skinship between MC and ML, which was mostly above ground, until MC confessed his feelings for ML around 200+ chapters and ML was still 13-14ish. That's when their relationship definitely took a romantic undertone with plenty of kisses and MC promising to wait for ML to grow up soon. So yea, it is skeevy. There's also the problem with the author not waiting for ML to 'properly' grow up and did a three years time jumped as some sort of plot device for MC and ML to grow up quickly and speed up their relationship. Like, in the story they explained how MC and his group got trapped in this forest that it was in some time dilation where three days was like three years so the group literally aged up super quickly. I would have rather MC and ML grew up normally, especially in the ML case because just because ML is 16-17 now, doesn't make him emotionally equipped for a romantic relationship with his 'dage'. I don't know, I feel cheated out by that arc.

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I really love this story so much that even after I finished I even went back to reread my favorite parts! Personally, it's ranked at the top of my list. <<less
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