Renegade Immortal

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Wang Lin is a very smart boy with loving parents. Although he and his parents are shunned by the rest of their relatives, his parents always held high hopes that he will one day become someone great. One day, Wang Lin suddenly gained the chance to walk the path of an immortal, but found that he only had mediocre talent at best. Watch Wang Lin as he breaks through his lack of talent and walks the path towards becoming a real immortal!

Associated Names
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RI
Tiên Nghịch
Xian Ni
XN
仙逆
Related Series
I Shall Seal the Heavens (Shared Universe)
Pursuit of the Truth (Shared Universe)
Against Heaven (Shared Universe)
A Will Eternal (Shared Universe)
Recommendations
I Shall Seal the Heavens (11)
A Will Eternal (8)
A Record of a Mortal’s Journey to Immortality (6)
Pursuit of the Truth (6)
Demon’s Diary (5)
Pivot of the Sky (4)

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Night Ghost
Nighterfield rated it
July 16, 2016
Status: c700
Well if you are looking for a novel where the MC either always finds artifacts wherever he goes or makes a good harem. Then I must say that this novel is not for you

But if you are looking for a novel where the MC is a ruthless person, but still using his brain to face his opponent. Give it a try

And the funny thing is someone gave 3 stars because this novel is too depressing. I guess he didn't look the tag. This is a tragedy xianxia, if it's not... more>> depressing then you can't call it tragedy, right ? <<less
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IXAzraelXI
IXAzraelXI rated it
May 17, 2016
Status: c241
Totally awesome. Just started reading it, and I already caught up within two days. Just like coiling dragon I could not stop clicking next page. The storytelling is fantastic. The reader gets to see a common youth transform from a naive but smart cultivator into a cunning and ruthless immortal. Although there is a lot of closed door training montages, this is by far one of my favorites CN.
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JoAnna
JoAnna rated it
August 18, 2017
Status: c903
If I'm not mistaken, Renegade Immortal was written wayyy before I Shall Seal the Heavens. So, it's understandable that it wasn't as polished as ISSTH. It was good enough in its own right. I actually loved Wang Lin more than I did Meng Hao. And then there's the latest A Will Eternal - it was perfect and the protag Bai Xiaochun is ADORKABLE! I want to take him home with me sooo bad, lol.

Anyways, I came just to say that, because I'm too lazy to write a decent review. This... more>> book is totally worth looking into. I almost went MTL, but since I still valued my sanity, I decided to just wait patiently for the translations.

If you say Wang Lin is cruel, just wait until you meet Leylin from Warlock of the Magus World.. <<less
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wowprohunt
wowprohunt rated it
October 25, 2016
Status: --
Awesome novel from my favorite author. Very engaging story. Good flow and great plot development. Cruel cultivation world molding a weak and struggling MC into a powerful hero. Thrilling fights, close calls and tragedy brings life into the story. Cultivation is detailed and beautifully explained. MC's power ups are not rushed and well imagined. New arcs are often accompanied with a new setting like many other novels but the feeling of a fresh new adventure is always maintained here. Overall a very good read. Good job by translators.
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Fiftyshadesofsucku
Fiftyshadesofsucku rated it
June 7, 2018
Status: c800
Hmph! People truly blind for this being rated lower that what it truly deserves! When has Er Gen ever given us a horrible novel or an mc? Except for romance ofc..

People say he’s evil, but he’s really not. The cultivation world shaped him the way he is! And even when something really great happens to him you feel he’s still sad because of what he has gone through, and the way he comprehends the Dao makes me cry!! Its really an emotional novel. And when he goes killing, it’s for... more>> a REASON. And he’s not without feeling, and not once does he kill innocent people! And no he isn’t arrogant. He’s a tragedy although not as much as the MC in Pursuit of Truth, but still. Give it a read, you’ll not regret it.. Even the chapters that are filler which are barely is fun! One of my most favourite MC! <<less
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r rated it
February 1, 2016
Status: --
Brilliant work, slow start and proper descriptions, similar to other Er Gen works. Which gives it a feels a bit more like proper litterature than a "reader digest". Much darker tones than other flashy light novel, with proper scheming plans, where antagonists actually have a brain, with an articulate plot that goes beyond the "you kick my ass! I kick yours".
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Phaeous
Phaeous rated it
November 7, 2017
Status: c634
The best cultivation novel

This is an ideal xianxia novel where Wang Lin has a genuinely conscientious, solemn personality and the path of cultivation is incredibly logical, while it is absolutely clear how difficult and profound/esoteric/philosophical obtaining transformative/magical/godly abilities is

The author, Er Gen wrote other cultivation novels, but they all fall short on these essentials to a consummate work

Although a very s*xual novel, "Womanizing Mage" is decent if you're looking for more
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porororo
porororo rated it
July 10, 2016
Status: c263
A novel that really has the seriousness of batman, a good novel but also quite dark imagine a something like the godfather made in a xianxia universe but do know that I don't mean families and gangs I'm just saying the seriousness of it.

This novel takes at least 120 or so chapters to kick off.
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Rreelentless
Rreelentless rated it
May 29, 2016
Status: c248
This is the story that put er gen on the map and reading this you can see why. The story follows protagonist wang lin as he goes from a mortal to a cultivator and the life he leads. The world of xian ni is very much a kill or be killed world which wang lin figures out very quickly.

The story is very good at tragedy and makes you feel for wang lin and all his struggles. Don't expect too much plot armour in this novel, every struggle that wang lin... more>> ends up he solves with his wits if nothing else and makes a refreshing read to not see some random senior show up to save him.

To conclude. I would read it but wait a while as the current translator at this point is re doing the story from the beginning while continuing where the previous translator left it. So he still has some chapters to go before he's completely caught up with himself, however, there are still 100+ chapters on wuxia world so feel free to get started!

Some flaws I spotted though is the weird way that people interact. Expect a lot of sneer/shocked inwardly for people talking to each other. Also lets not forget how every technique is powered by qi that is spat out. Yeah that's weird <<less
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Dildrave
Dildrave rated it
October 16, 2018
Status: c1199
Definitely one of the best Novels outside there. This novel portray's the MC and other characters in a very much realistic way.

Unlike the other typical wuxia novels you won't find a MC who indiscriminately kill people creating a havoc for no Reason (not that I remember).

Unlike other MCs (hypocrites) he doesn't justify what he does is right, he knows that he need to be cruel and merciless to move on forward in the path of cultivation.

He is not talented like other MC (the authors call them geniuses, did the definition... more>> of genius change?... not that I know), he took about 800 years teach his level what other MC's do it on 10 years (and they say it is their hard work although they got some heaven defying method..... 😂)

And so on

Most importantly the plot of the novel is great (which other novels lack and try to fill out using repetitive content [generally with competitions]), although the first fewfew chapters doesn't seem to contain anything eye catching, trust me once you start reading this you won't be able to stop it.

And a big bow to our translator for picking this great novel.

Any mistakes in my review?... feel free to notify me <<less
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ZeroBlink
ZeroBlink rated it
December 5, 2017
Status: Completed
3.5 I missclicked 5

Has a very nice start. There are a few interesting arc to read.

... more>>
Spoiler

The MC creates an avatar which is supposed to be able to live 30 yrs, however after 40+ yrs the avatar is still fine.

The descriptions of a breakthroughs sometimes span across multiple chapters and those chapters usually are fairly lengthy and painful to read.

MC is an idiot, he has a certain capacity for learning AND he is perceptive, HOWEVER I sh*t you not he screws up like 10 breakthroughs.

MC has a ancient artifact that let's hm train in a sortof timechamber. Half of the time he doesn't remember and wastes his lifetime in real world instead.

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madstack
madstack rated it
August 14, 2018
Status: c1059
As usual with Er Gen's novels, all of the characters feel artificial (including the protagonist), but it can nonetheless be enjoyable for some. Well, those same 'artificial' characters also have more life to them than most other web novel characters. If you like myths and similarly styled narration, you will probably like this one.

Anyway, below I will elaborate on some of the major flaws of this novel.

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  • Boring main character
    There simply isn't much to him. He is supposed to be intelligent and stubborn, but there isn't anything else to him. Even after more than a 1000 chapters, he feels like a stranger most of the time, especially when he shows emotion (which happens maybe once or twice every few hundred chapters). I think he would be much better suited to being part of the 'lead cast' or protagonist's best friend, actually. He's also very cautious, which sounds great on paper, but in actuality it often leads to uninteresting conclusions.
  • Haphazard world building
    There are many mysteries and 'adventures' the main character goes through, but ultimately, the author rarely builds upon what is already there. He introduces new concepts, new artefacts and abilities, while old ones are reduced to honourable mentions. Explanations about how things work are usually just vague nonsense, which is supposed to give off a feeling of mystique. With that said, it is in line with the whole theme of the novel, so some might not find it to be a flaw.
  • No dialogue, monologue at the level of a parody
    I'm not sure if this is due to differences in language and culture, but most of the things characters say or think sound like a parodied version of some ancient speech, which is perhaps fitting. There also isn't any dialogue at all, as pretty much everything is resolved through a show of power.
  • Exploited plot holes and random clues
    The author will often 'fix' a plot hole by saying it was a clue to something greater. He also often throws around clues to future mysteries without planning which he uses once he's come up with a use for them. I could be wrong about the clues, but that's how it seems to me. With that said, this is not necessarily a bad thing, as a webnovel is pretty likely to develop plot holes due to quick pace of writing.
  • Lazy descriptions
    In my opinion, this is the biggest flaw of this novel. For example, when a character gets angry, their eyes shine with fury; when a character is supposed to be lustful, their eyes shine with lust; when they feel resentment, their eyes shine with resentment. And so on, and so forth. These descriptions are often unnecessary, as characters can show their attitude through actions or dialogue, but that pretty much never happens.
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shackzy
shackzy rated it
July 18, 2017
Status: c453
Alright I came reading this after ISSTH since most of the people rated it good but if you are going to read it u should know some things first. This novel deserve 2 or 3 (deppend on what taste do last ch's leave) stars but since everyone here votes 5 without any explanation I went and put it down a little.

One of the good things is MC development trough the story since the change in mentality and behaviour of Wang Lin undergoes extreme transformation. Also other characters here are very... more>> nicely shaped and their personalities are solid and constant. World building is sometimes little speed up but overall really nice altough confusing (but I think it's because of the translation I read). Feelings are also very detailed since you can also feel the conflict in Wang Lin hearts and how his resolution shapes.

Now some of the bad things

MC isnt really smart rather he sometimes feels crazy and relies on past experiences. At one point during his more "ruthless" stage I feel like author overdid it a little since his killings and murders feel shallow. There isnt really any socialising unless MC urgently need something or wants to scam something. Bad guys are pretty much the same as in any Xianxia the difference is that here they come in flocks and some even without reason. The number of insignificant people and their names might also pose a problem for new readers since minor characters you meet for 1 page appear like a memory fragments along the way and you might mix some similar names. Also cultivation... oh god... cultivation is really bland.

There are no techniques in it at all. Wang Lin just cultivates... that's it. At the start there were cultivation techniques but after a while seems they were forgotten. Since there arent any techniques, treasure vs treasure ensues. Few examples. vs low ivl bystanders (points hand, "die" and the person exploded in blood mist) vs "bad guys" (throws sword "sword spirit attack" 0 dmg, 1k soul flag attack 20 dmg, my soul attack, crit 70 dmg-->cut him sideways or step on his head)

There is also some heavy plot armor which can be also due to opponent arrogance or incredible luck. <<less
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Spasaribu
Spasaribu rated it
April 27, 2017
Status: c444
I really like this novel. Although at some chapters, I was confuse about the story, and the beginning of the story was quite slow, but I really like about the development of the main charachter and the plot as well. The MC is not really OP, his sthrength was built in a good pace along the story.

It is not like typical xianxia when the MC received mock and redicule from peoples for being worthles and then the MC killed them all. In this novel, the MC receive many setback, and... more>> know when to go forward and when to backoff. For me, the story was quite unpredictable and I really recommend to read it.

Maybe, the only thing that lacking in this novel is romance. The MC is quite dull and skeptic with everyone. Anyway, maybe this is the novel charachteristic, "Do not believe anybody except yourself". <<less
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GingerMessiah
GingerMessiah rated it
February 10, 2019
Status: Completed
I didn't leave a review before.

You guys got to remember this is the novel that made Er Gen popular.

At a certain arc, his novel became very popular because it was very human. Many readers felt it hit a chord. Why become an immortal? Most stories can't give you an answer except you need to be strong to protect.

... more>> But Xian Ni/Renegade Immorral goes more in depth about the cycle of life.

Wang Lin is much better than all the other main characters in Er Gen's stories.

With regards to romance... doesn't take much for people to fall in love. Look at the modern world you like that person you like that person. People are shallow and base on looks. The longer you spend with the opposite s*x, the greater the attraction. <<less
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Wen Wieng rated it
October 24, 2018
Status: c771
I haven't read the whole thing, but I think that I have read enough to make a little review.

It's a unique novel, I can really feel every lesson that Wang Lin learns through the novel.

Extremely realistic, is not like other Chinese novels where the MC finds a treasure and in the next morning is super powerful, or those MC that level up as easily as taking a walk in the park. Wang Lin struggles throughout the whole novel. Nothing is easy for him and we can feel the happiness when... more>> we see the results of his great efforts.

The fights are amazing, as every Er Gen novel, and we also can feel the excitement.

aw heck, it seems that in emotionally invested in this sh*t lol <<less
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Lockesquall
Lockesquall rated it
April 4, 2018
Status: c785
Pro (s) :

  1. Er Gen. Yes, the author. I like and have faith in his works.
  2. The story isn't too cliche.
  3. No harem! Imo, no matter how good a story is, it'll be ruined when those walking boobs with jade skins get on stage.
con (s) :

  1. The MC is dark, but his personality isn't strong enough for you to be able to remember him outside of the story.
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xuphann
xuphann
March 7, 2018
Status: --
Totally awesome. Just started reading it, and I already caught up within two days. Just like coiling dragon I could not stop clicking next page. The storytelling is fantastic. The reader gets to see a common youth transform from a naive but smart cultivator into a cunning and ruthless immortal. Although there is a lot of closed door training montages, this is by far one of my favorites CN.
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Evil Kirito
Evil Kirito rated it
February 9, 2018
Status: c707
This is a complete cultivation novel and, though there isn't much romance, it's well balanced and the MC is well powered and ruthless enough for my liking. No harem content for all those who hate harems.. 4.5/5, feeling good so let it be 5!
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scribbledoutname
scribbledoutname rated it
August 17, 2017
Status: c1339
UPDATED REVIEW:

Dam son! Guess putting in the work paid off. After chapter 500 the story takes off! From around that point on it just gets better and better, and Er Gen starts to work his magic. I'm glad to say that I can safely bump the rating up to 5 stars :)

TL;DR: Bumpy and confusing beginning (with a few good bits here and there), but excellent at the middle and later stages of the story.

... more>> OLD REVIEW:

No idea how this got 4.1/5... this story is a mess compared to ISSTH. Too much of the story is boring and confusing, and Wang Lin's unemotional approach to life makes it hard to connect with him or even care about anything he does. The best word I can use to describe this story is "dry" or "sterile".

In most series, the MCs cultivate because they've got a goal they want to accomplish. In the meantime, they tend to get sucked into drama that involves other colourful / likeable or detestable characters, and so you care about what's going on and want the MC to be strong enough to change it. In this series, Wang Lin tends to just watch the drama from the outside and doesn't do much unless someone confronts him. He doesn't usually make friends, and even on the VERY rare occasions when he does he's not good to them.

Spoiler

He literally ditches his love interest for decades-centuries at a time. He also encounters a daughter figure, but he effectively robs her of a normal childhood and then abandons her so ruthlessly that you can't help but lose all respect for him as a character.

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If this wasn't an Er Gen story I'd have dropped it by now. I can only hope that Er Gen gets into his stride and the story gets better from 500ish+. <<less
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