Seeking the Flying Sword Path


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This world has Fox Fairies, River Gods, Water Monsters, Great Demons and Cultivators who seek immortality.

By activating their Dharma Eyes, cultivators can see all kinds of demons and ghosts.

Refining a flying sword, they can kill enemies thousands of miles away.

Their all-seeing eyes and all-hearing ears allow them to observe everything around them…

The second young master of the Qin family, Qin Yun was one such cultivator…

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Fēi jiàn wèn dào
Path of Soaring Sword
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Kezmark rated it
September 14, 2019
Status: c739
As with most IET novels its best story telling is in the beginning when the power levels are low and its a more focused and intimate experience. The higher you go in cultivation the lower the quality, the more disjointed and impersonal the story and the more padding it gets.

There's a lot of random sh*t in the middle and lots of inconsequential shit, story threads dropped and all that garbage. The greatest sin of this novel is that it just ends out of nowhere, its abrupt and tries to tie... more>> all lose ends in the last few chapters in a rushed way, the story showed glimpses of other worlds and bigger things and kind of indirectly promised the readers more, then pissed off to never be seen again. Most novels don't know when to end, but this one didn't even feel like it knew where it was going, or who knows... maybe the author just got bored or it wasn't popular enough.

I finished this a while back, and so I can't go in to too much detail on power levels and all that stuff, its all over the place anyway, but I don't feel like it is needed as the core issue with this is that outside being mediocre at best it just doesn't really give you a satisfying ending or anything. <<less
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SilenceX rated it
January 8, 2018
Status: --
I wouldn't say that this novel is the worst, but it still is pretty bad. The reason I say this is because this novel's MC isn't the brightest.

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The MC got his hands on a bottle that he clearly knows that is filled with grief and hatred, but somehow he can't relate it to anything that has to do with DEMONS. Millions of children are sent to be killed by a demon, including the MC's own younger sister. But once he got his hands onto the bottle after killing said demon, he turns dumb and doesn't even recognized that the THING in his hands is the blood of millions of children who've died an unjust death. This is something as simple as connecting the dots, but the MC SOMEHOW can't recognize it. He even has the experience of going on a journey for 6 years and spending 3 years battling at least 200 and more demons but still doesn't recognize the bottle. And there's also some powerful demon who wants this MYSTERIOUS bottle, you can guess the rest.


All in all, I'm disappointed as the novel was fairly good so far, until The PLOT happened. But with this PLOT, I'm probably not going to continue since there's probably more of this PLOT later on.

But, if you can ignore these dumb cliche plot, you should give it a try I guess. <<less
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December 29, 2018
Status: c434
Why people try to review novels they don't read, when you review a book is because you read the damn thing from beginning to end, some guys read 10-20 chapters and infer all the things that gonna happen in all the others 1000 ones.

After my little rant, this is one of the best IET novels the world is extremely believable, the society is functional and have hierarchy that don't allow mass murderer without a great cost to do it.

Demons on contrary what of somepeople says, aren't inherently evil and human... more>> aren't in their natural food cycle, the novel has 2 types of supernatural creature, demons and fiends, demons are beings who developt sentience and aren't human or dragon, they can cultivate without the need to eat humans and become skydemons, Fiends are demons who pratices evil cultivation they eat human flesh and choose to be evil so the heavenly dao on human planets give good karma to persons who kills fiends, and on fiends planets the situation are inverted.

Qin Yun is a realy likeable MC he have a persoanality not a incarnation of the dao like Ji Ning in desolate era, he is a good guy not a psicopath who just care about people who are linked to him, his cultivation is very interesting he uses flying swords and because the sword path aparently was incapable of create immortals he had to creat his own path.

The plot is moved by mini arches that turns the reading very tasty, things happen very fast but the pace never feel rushed. We have a very memorable cast of support characters to IET standards of course, I am in the 434 chapters and a bunch of characters who appears on the oppening chapters.

The novel is very good experience and a good turn around to IET if you like adventures and intelligent uses of limited powers, a very likeable cast, a concise cultivation path that is understandable, that novel is f0r you. <<less
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AutumnSnowz rated it
March 22, 2018
Status: c225
This novel isn't bad but it isn't great either. Its a decent read if you have time and looking to read something. The story itself isn't bad but I think it's the style of writing that I'm not really into. It doesn't s engage me as much as some of the other novels had. It's more of you reading what happening and what's going in the MC life. I like novel where when I'm reading I feel like I also part of the story and immerse myself in that world.... more>> When I'm reading this it just feel like reading someone else life that has nothing to do with me. There's a couple of time skip ranging from 1 year to 7 years so far. It happen a couple of time already. I don't mind time skip but if it happens often it pulls you out of the story. Again I would like to state that this might be a personal preference on what writing style you like so some might like it a lot more. I'll give this novel a 3.5 rating but since I can't I'll give it a 4. <<less
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ZhaWarudo rated it
August 20, 2019
Status: --
My review got deleted wtf. Now I have to write from what I remember because there is only one accurate review here by args. Equal.5 but it doesn't go into detail. Unfortunately neither can I now but I can confirm that it has a lot of fillers and redundant information, clearly going for the word count for that damn quantity sponsored writting.

I expected better from IET, the author that introduced most of us to xianxia and other CN novels. Apparently after Stellar Transformation and the everyone's most favourite Coiling Dragon,... more>> he lost his mojo.

Swallowed Star and Seeking The Flying Sword Path are his worst novels, DE, TNC and LXY being his average. <<less
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Thousandswords rated it
July 8, 2019
Status: --
If I were to describe this novel in one word, then I would use the word "Bland" to do it. There is nothing special or interesting about it.

It has an abrupt start and a mechanical storyline. It is a below average novel written by an above average author. Maybe he was drunk while writing it?
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deadmanland rated it
April 18, 2019
Status: c770
Amazing novel. People seem to think it's too 'Social Justice Warriory' where demons are always sinful while the humans are always the good guys. But that's because they didn't read it properly... it's killing intelligent life that makes the individual evil not the fact that one is born a demon. There is a clear distinction between fiend and demon. The reason demons are more highly to be fiends is because they are raised in a environment where the strong survives, where killing is a way of life.
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Not Red Yet rated it
June 29, 2018
Status: c21

Novel started off very interesting until we met his friends sister which he calls his "Sister" that's when the novel hits a rough patch, It starts talking about courtesan's constantly (made me think the novel was about courtesan's at this point) Somehow a big clan caused her downfall so she wants to sell her body or some sh*t to the clan so she can bring it down, yet doesn't want to involve MC for some stupid Chinese Novel Woman Logic. This is already about 13 chapters long (don't know how much more since I dropped it) long rant short read till 20 to see if you can deal with the nonsense

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FaIleD8 rated it
October 18, 2019
Status: Completed
IET Did it again with this novel...I know its a bit cliche because of all of those novel but this time the premise and the start is different its a good read but the end is a bit rush I wanted a bit more closure but I guess thats a story for you.
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April 26, 2018
Status: c335
If I were to read this before DE, I would definitely give it more points but because I didn't and more importantly this novel was written after DE, I really can't because no matter how great a copy is, copy is still a copy.

IET's novel generally have the similar feel to them but so far amongst the ones I read (CD, DE, Shallowed Star, Nine Cauldrons) each of them had clear differences between them... this one however is really too similar to DE, especially similar in both world and MC.

Overall... more>> it's really good story though and in particular I sure enjoyed certain idol that was used in this, other than that IET for the first time did quite well in romance as while heroine still becomes useless plot device for the future (like in chapter I stopped at she got kidnapped yet again), but at the very least her introduction and falling in love period was done right and she ain't forgotten by the story either.

In any case once there are a lot of chapters again I will definitely return but if this series was written by anyone else, then IET could go ahead and charge them to court for copying his works so yea, I can't give it anything more than 3. Overall the story holds the usual IET level and if I didn't judge it as a copy, I would put it above NC, definitely below DE and SS and somewhere around CD. <<less
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Empress rated it
February 27, 2018
Status: --
it's written by IET, so you probably be able guess how the story will be, the mc's personality, good timing power up, etc, etc will also be the same as his other novels.

Well, it's not bad, if you like his novels, then you will like this one too.
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IMakeCopperMirrors rated it
September 3, 2019
Status: Completed
Rating 7-7.5/10

Nice plot but not so outstanding. Here is the most philanthropic MC out of all other MCs in IET's novels and his journey to power as he maintains his values through every tribulation. His merit is literally awarded by the will of the world he resides in which an actual part of the world building and not deus ex machina.
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FTU rated it
August 12, 2019
Status: Completed
I've read all IET novels that are completed and translated and I personally think they're great. DE was the first xianxia novel, I read from him and it was amazing like the rest from his works.

Sure, it's quite slow at the start but if you don't mind things being slow then you definitely enjoy reading IET novels, like me. Some say it's just a rework of his other novels, but it's still enjoyable.

Absolutely something that you can read when you have the time for it.
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April 4, 2019
Status: c50
Normally I'd only review it come the end of the novel, but I've been constantly seeing comments on the only site I've found with the novel (webnovel) being incessant complaints ranging from people complaining its IET worst novel to date despite only being the first few chapters to people saying they're dropping the novel due to it focusing too much on subplots and thus progressing too slow.

Simply put, this is an IET novel - they always start off slow and become more and more epic over time and this is... more>> even more the case here considering a large part of the first 50 chapters being world building through the various Points of View. If you're a fan of IET, you'll probably like it but only if you're willing to get through the slow-start that is common in his novels - if you can't bother getting through the start? Don't bother - I'm 50 chapters in and the action is only just now starting.

I'll leave a more in-depth review once the novel is finished. <<less
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219278 rated it
November 23, 2018
Status: c578
Oof, I don't get why there's so much hate for a novel that's ligitimatly good. We've all read IETs novels. we all know how the first few hunded chapters are going to go. Slow, that's how!

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in regards to the people who didn't like the beginning: as usual, IET likes to take his sweet time setting up the world and it's characters. The future love interest is introduced as well as the MC's back story, side characters and motivations for why he does what he does. Alot of the beginning is unfortunately boring though, especially if you expect action causing alot of readers to be turned away from the rest of the novel. Get past the consort Ark of the novel and it will immediately start to pick up.

The main characters motivations are rather well done in this novel; the MC's sister was eaten by a fiend when he was at a young age creating the desire to get revenge and protect his family. Theres also really solid romance and family Dynamics compared to alot of other IET novels... So far.


the first few chapters are slow for sure but once it picks up it really picks up. I highly recommend giving it a try. The world building is solid, the MC's motivations are clear and there is a distinct lack of plot garbage. The MC is also not an arrogant as*hole and the enemies have ligitimate reasons for being the MC's enemy. <<less
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