Skyfire Avenue

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Skyfire Avenue is a street that is 2048 meters long. There are 168 stores here, and each of the store owners is an extremely powerful adept. The Avenue does not permit any vehicles or any robots to pass through it, much less mecha. Even the patrolling police must move about on foot. This is because this is a street for pedestrians, a lane for nobles, hidden away within this high technology world. Lan Jue, the greatest of the mercenaries, code-named ‘Zeus’, has secluded himself here in Skyfire Avenue after the death of his wife. The name of his shop is “Zeus’ Jewelry Store”, and here in Skyfire Avenue, he has been given the title, Jewel Master.

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wasting time
wasting time rated it
March 10, 2018
Status: c363
It started off boring (got past the 50 chapters of Wine/Food nonsense like recommended), got somewhat interesting, and then went back to useless filler, Wine/Gourmet being most consistent. I understand Wine/Gourmet is just a replacement for Harem to get in the necessary word count, but unfortunately, it also has Harem which makes this novel 2x worse with the useless filler nonsense.

Plot is predictable and The MC knows he must get stronger, but what does he do? Spends most of his time throwing wine/gourmet parties. He literally doesn't put any effort... more>> into personal strength, at least not so far. Everyone around him is training and breaking through, literally. Even the girl he's guarding was basically a mortal and now she's the same strength as him (even stronger considering her own powers), I understand there are geniuses, but damn, MC puts zero effort into training. His only improvements so far were from lame plot armor. Miracle events where he gets a power up on the verge of death.

Would have gave 1 star, but it kept me reading for a few days :P Mostly because the Romance until that turned to garbage xD, girl got op out of no where and the MC feels mediocre compared to everyone else in this Novel. I mean come on, puts zero effort into personally improving himself, and only improves from miracles. He rather lounge around and drink/eat knowing he's facing imminent danger of alien invaders wiping out the human species. :P <<less
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xSpecter
xSpecter rated it
April 28, 2017
Status: --
While this novel may not have had the best start, what with the lengthy exposition and information, kidnapping and accidental rape, it more than makes up for it. There's plenty of suspense and mysteries that keep the story interesting, enticing readers to wait and find out more about the story and its context.
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One such mystery is Lan Jue's wife, Hera, and Zhou Qianlin her supposed little sister. In the earlier portions, the story gives out ample hints, but there's no real conclusive evidence towards what had actually happened to Hera and who Zhou Qianlin exactly is, keeping the readers guessing.

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Another emotion thoroughly expressed in the story is love. The thing is that it's not just your casual love, but real deep romantic love, true love. We see many glimpses of Lan Jue's deep affection towards Hera in melancholic scenes, which is really touching and heartwarming. I really like how TJSS subtly expresses such emotions, as explicitly stating it would lose a huge portion of its effect and impact. In one part of the story, TJSS uses Lan Jue's affections for Hera to stir up an internal conflict with himself. Love is an important aspect to the story, as numerous parts of the story revolves around romance. There were numerous times that the romance in the story had a deep impact on me, something really different compared to other romance novels. TJSS was really able to wonderfully utilize realistic emotions in Skyfire Avenue.

With regards to the negatives, the novel is really slow. Even after a few hundred chapters, the conflict isn't really present or impactful. Sure, parts of the main conflict were introduced, however, it was just that. While some may argue that Skyfire Avenue's plot is horrible and without any direction, TJSS has placed a few hints towards the direction of the story. In my opinion, that's another one of Skyfire's charms. The storyline isn't linear. You're given a few hints which makes you guess the direction of the story, but you aren't really too sure. This trait keeps the story interesting, with readers anticipating what would happen in the story.

Overall, Skyfire Avenue is one of the best novels I've seen. Honestly, I've never been too much of a fan with the mecha genre, but that didn't stop me from thoroughly liking this novel. There's nothing that needs to be said about the romance. The action scenes were pretty exciting and impactful. The mystery and suspense were on point and there were plenty of scenes that made me laugh so hard. I really recommend reading this. Keep in mind that this isn't your usual Chinese Xianxia-type novels that have no real substance.
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Maleandar
Maleandar rated it
June 27, 2016
Status: c257
Pretty good so far. Author starts off the first 15 chapters kinda weird, but after that it slowly progresses nicely. Get past chapter 15 and you are hooked for sure.

The romance is progressing nicely too, however there are a few WTF moments, but will not spoil them as they have impact on the story. Let's just say you will enjoy the romance in this story. Some have said it lacks romance, but if you read carefully and pay attention, it is flowing nicely and is building like a snowball rolling... more>> down a mountain,

Tho it has the Harem inclinations it is NOT harem, this is definitely one guy, one girl story.

Action wise is not as much as other stories but when it does have action it does not lack impact. Mecha fights are decent and exciting.

There are a TON of side characters and all have their roles and are not discarded after a few chapters like some stories. Once introduced they will reappear and have some impact. Each character is unique and brings something to the story. The MC's Harem (I call them that and you will to after reading) is fun and OP. Think of the Harem as his sisters. This should not be a turn off as there is a love interest!

The story does suffer from excess info on frivolous stuff, especially talking about nobility, wines, food etc, but it adds to the story and is a premise of the story itself as it sets the mood and characteristics of the MC. Basically the MC enjoys the finer things in life and enjoys a certain lifestyle, at the same time he is also a person with high moral standards, but will break those morals for his loved ones if needed.

This is story where patience most definitely is needed and to read in segments (suggest 10+ chapters at a time). Reading single chapters. You will lose interest fast and miss out on the overall story. <<less
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killjase
killjase rated it
May 17, 2018
Status: Completed
Finally finished this one. Honestly, I was surprised how much I liked this mecha themed novel, as I usually avoid them like plague. I think that what mostly made me stay was that it was Chinese and still partly themed on cultivation. It made nice combination of both and tech and cultivation as they walked hand in hand until the end.

What made me actually like it was that it had different approach from the usual get stronger, kill stronger enemies. The enemy has friend in higher place that comes for... more>> revenge so you kill them too and now the next comes... You get the point. This had none of that, instead it offered quite nice contrast and gave us insight of how a high tech civilization with cultivation powers would live, while implementing a bit of real Earth's history right into it all.

I must say that if you find starting a bit slow at first, stick to it. Soon you will find yourself enjoying it. I think most people problems are that they comes to this novel from those bloodbath everyone killed by MC novels and feel that now that they have to face normal world, where not everyone is blood-lusting hormone filled beast, they feel it is too slow paced. Once your mind relaxes a bit, you can actually enjoy the good plot and characters.

This is another huge thing about this novel. You know how the MC usually leaves his friends behind in the dust as he levels up. Soon the big friendly older brother is left behind as MC races on and then you never hear of him again, while the author keeps introducing new characters that you start to feel you couldn't care less about. There is none of that here. Every character is well fleshed out and if you are introduced to one of them, you will probably see them stick around and be important in the future.

Translation quality is top notch and translator usually gives insight behind mentioned Chinese medicine, mythology, culture, so you don't feel left out. I honestly wanted the author notes be at the bottom of the page though as sometimes it was too distracting and took away from the moment, but it was not that bad. All in all, a solid translation. <<less
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CoolBlizzard1993
CoolBlizzard1993 rated it
April 11, 2018
Status: --
This novel goes from good to outright stupid. So many unnecessary retcons. Pointless milking from chapter 336 onwards when the MC gets a weird seal placed on him which restricts his cultivation unless he is in contact with his new girlfriend. His strength does not increase at all until some six hundred chapters, which leads to him facing the same level of enemies with nothing new to see for those many chapters. Not to mention that the author keeps on justifying his choice of making the MC loose his cultivation... more>> to SOLIDIFY and PURIFY his foundation more so as to have more potential in the future and to make him reach paragon realm faster, but MC is actually almost the last one to ascend, telling us everything about the so called increase in potential. Lol. Even guys who were outright fodder in front of him ascend earlier. Really showing how much the author wanted to stretch things out coz he had no idea of what he was going to do once MC ascended.

And the thing most hateful about this MC is that he always just keeps blabbering about the righteous path but he wins a tournament by cheating towards the end, and is not even conscious about it. His weird contract/seal gives him the ability to teleport each other to themselves when they wish for it and even to merge with his new girlfriend when they kiss. Doing so makes MC the most powerful dude under the paragon realm. He uses this cheat in a competition that is supposed to be one on one fight tournament to win when he is on the verge of losing. Then the author blabbers on about how the MC won using his own strength. This whole incident makes the MC a hypocritical cheater. Something that the MC is NOT supposed to be as per his character. Really poor character portrayal. Smh <<less
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Blizzy93
Blizzy93 rated it
April 10, 2018
Status: --
Worst novel out of all the novels by TJSS. The starting is too damn slow with useless info dump on luxurious wines and cuisines, but the worst part of this story is the the non existent plot progression upto chapter 400. Not to mention too many retcons. The MC appears OP for the first 100 chapters but then ends up on a losing streak with occasional wins here and there against some fodders and against some contemporaries with some luck. Everyone around MC keeps on getting stronger but the MC... more>> seems to have no motivation to do so until the very end of this novel. His cultivation improves by just one level of a stage in two hundred chapters, but then due to the stupid plot twist by the author to milk the series, it drops to the first level of that stage for the next two hundred chapters. The MC is able to use his full powers only in the presence of his FORCED girlfriend who he rapes at the beginning. It gets pretty lame post chapter 336 when that stupid twist happens. The MCs cultivation is so damn slow that even his girlfriend who starts from Zero catches up to him in no time. He just keeps reminding himself that he needs to get stronger but never puts in the efforts. He doesn't even have the motivation despite all the responsibilities that are forced upon him throughout the series. All in all it gets quite frustrating when the plot gets quite stagnant at that point due to this unneeded twist. Sigh <<less
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Adyanthaya
Adyanthaya rated it
August 5, 2017
Status: --
I'll be honest here. I came across this novel while I had nothing much else other than wait for others updates. The mecha and sci-fi in tags and few negative reviews threw me off a little too. For the first 10-15 chapters I was at a loss to even know what's going on thinking maybe I should move on, but somehow I persisted. Takes a couple of chapters to get used to. And then slowly it starts growing on you to the point that you don't wanna put it down.... more>> The rapport between characters are well written. You've an MC who's OP & flawed (when it comes to romance). And the story feels like going through a sci-fi transformer movie at times. Nonetheless it's a good-read. <<less
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MysteriousDaoist
MysteriousDaoist rated it
July 21, 2017
Status: c550
Let me start by saying that this novel is truly an unexpected hit. In my opinion, it is one of the best web novels out there with a unique mix of themes; really a breath of fresh air after so many conservative cultivation novels.

Having said that, it does not mean that the novel has no flaws. The author's exposition on particular topics like wine, food or furniture can sometimes feel long-winded and boring.

So what are some good things about the novel? Characters - so many of them, and they are... more>> developed well enough for the readers to enjoy their interaction with the MC. The MC love story is also well thought out and feels genuine. One of the best love stories I've read in a novel.

Dialogues between MC and other main supporting characters have very good flow. The banter between the four brothers is really top notch and successfully shows how tight-knit they are. Readers will definitely have a good chuckle or two.

The plot is different to say the least; one of the reasons is because the setting is a sci-fi setting mixed with cultivation in space involving lots of planets. The story is exciting but nothing groundbreaking. However, mixed with the setting and the futuristic theme, even the more common plotlines feel refreshing. The author does a good job, to a certain extent, to tie all loose ends (and even put a little twist here and there).

Overall, this is a very good light novel, even feels like a teen / high school novel at times, but really, it is a lot of fun. If you are looking for a relaxing, light-hearted read, this novel will do just fine. <<less
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Themonk
Themonk rated it
September 23, 2016
Status: c322
The only Chinese novel I have read which depicts emotions and relations close to real life. Other wise we have those MC's killing millions and getting aroused by every jade like Beauty.
The story depicts journey of a powerful man who has lost his true love. The author has done extensive research and provides a good change of pace from those conventional 'FACE' loving novels.
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theonionjunktion
theonionjunktion rated it
September 13, 2016
Status: c21
I hate wine. I really do. I hate meccha. I really do. I hate tsunderes. I really do. I hate harems. I really do. This story combines four aspects I despise together. Now it is well written, and could possibly get better later on, but I have neither the patience nor the tolerance to read about how wine is stored. Now matter how good a plot, characters or fight scenes are, as long as it isn't interesting it is pointless.

I look forward to seeing an MC grow in terms of... more>> strength over time, but this guy is already OP. So what do I look forward to? Wine? Ham? TJSS is my favourite author and it pains me to say this, but I despise this book with a passion and I find it very boring. <<less
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Aricatos
Aricatos rated it
June 8, 2016
Status: --
Surprisingly interesting. I went in expecting another fantasy style like Doulou Dalu, but it seems like it also has a more sci-fi aspect with the magic abilities.

This is absolutely worth reading. Just skim through bits you find boring, the world building is pretty epic.
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Rezvir
Rezvir rated it
February 4, 2016
Status: --
One of my favorite novels, and I really like it cuz an outline of it’s story differs from most wuxia/xianxia (LN/WN china) PS : rating : 5/5
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jetzer0
jetzer0 rated it
January 21, 2016
Status: --
honestly this is probably one of the best included in this genre because, while the MC is still op, plus powerful battles, these take a back seat for characters interactions which is the main appeal to me
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Recklezz
Recklezz rated it
October 30, 2015
Status: --
Read this novel because it's different, there is a good chance that you will be addicted.

This novel is pretty unique, the main point is that it follows a format that is different from the normal xianxia style, and generally the way Chinese novels are structured.

The main thing about this novel is that it is kinda 'mystery' genre. We don't really know the story of any of the characters. But that is further explained as we go along. However, don't expect it to be quick, we don't really get that much... more>> backstory and most of it is worldbuilding and a bit of filler. The fillers, however in this story is pretty well done, most of it is filled with interaction between characters or around a certain subject like wines, meats, gems whatever goes (as long as it's classy). We start with Zeus (Lan Jue) he is a man in deep grief over the death of his partner in life. Certain events happen and these events kickstart the novel, we follow Lan Jue as he explores old, new relationships, and of course all sorts of cultural stuff.

Don't expect too much action/leveling up. This novel is all about the worldbuilding and interaction between characters. There is some action; with and without mechs and it is pretty cool. However, as we haven't progressed with the character it doesn't really matter too much about these abilities.

This novel gets 4/5 - the reason is that the story really drags on, later on. <<less
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Lachiel
Lachiel rated it
October 16, 2015
Status: --
While this does start off slow as @Aruzu stated, it does build up really well. It is a mature novel as some topics may be sensitive to some people.. There are Mechas in this novel so the tag's are correct but like we said earlier its a slow starting novel

Overall its a good read and I do recommend it highly.
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WinByDying
WinByDying rated it
January 2, 2018
Status: c604
My second review, couldn't hold myself. This is a hidden gem. Screw Doulou Daluo or however it is written. This one is the best one he has produced.

First of all, to all wine tasting scene haters, sod off. I loved those chapters, including the first ones. For better or worse, the writer seemed to have some real literary ambition with this novel, something most xuanhuan/xianxia writers lack entirely. Well, a little at least. Those chapters give a nice backdrop to the rest of the novel and sketch the environment the... more>> main character lives in. No, this novel does not have the dry "Hello I am Lin Ming and I live in this sect this powerlevel and look what item I found o my god im going to cultivate so fast" start.

It has a red and tasty start ;-).

Rich characterization, the most and best focus on the life stories of other characters who play a big (or smaller) role in the story. Well-executed romance (thank god for that, most Chinese novels suck at this, especially in cultivation type novels), great humor through character interactions. Realistic and interesting interactions between fleshed out characters, in a Chinese webnovel? That cannot be true! And the way it is written... well, of course it's translated so I don't know how the Chinese holds up, but the English translation is of high quality (with very occasionally a missing point or "cuz" instead of "because") and the writing style is one of the best I've seen in a Chinese novel. Really, of all translations I've read, this is one of the only ones that make me enjoy the reading not because of what the words mean, but also a bit because of how they are written, how scene after scene is portrayed and how events play out.

Possible bad points: some unrealistic scenes or situations (like at the very beginning, after the wedding, you'll know what I mean), and for the first 150 or so chapters I didn't feel drawn in by the main character. I don't exactly know why, possibly because the main character gets less attention than in other Chinese webnovels. All the above good points kept me reading however, and I'm glad I did. Last possible bad point: the ranks, levels, disciplines,... (cultivation and such) don't get much explanation.

To be honest, I did not think a lot about the plot. It's probably excellent for the most part. Oh, whatever, I was enjoying all other aspects like the character interactions too much.

Edit: later on, plotwise... I do not like the "final enemy" "hurrdurr aliens" direction the plot went into. Still rate it 5/5, but that is on NU, where everything gets higher ratings than deserved. For real, probably 4.3, points subtracted for plot and some small things. <<less
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Cheshiremoose
Cheshiremoose rated it
January 5, 2017
Status: c651
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This series has so many good reviews that I told myself I had to find out why. The synopsis doesn't tell you much about it. From the very start I found the story very refreshing and it was so addicting I read 200 chapters in one go without stopping. There are good points and bad points but overall this series is one of the betters ones. After a while the freshness stops being so fresh and the author resorts to the same cliches we're all used to, but for many it won't stop the story from being enjoyable.
In short, some good points that I personally enjoyed: character interactions are very enjoyable, main character is a good guy, refreshing cultivation system, most side characters are fleshed out (as usual just the guys though).

Here are some bad points: Although the story isn't a harem, most women fall in love with him and he will never tell them off until they either die off or the author just stops mentioning them altogether. The main heroine is just a terrible character. For about 300 chapters all we know about her is that she is the most beautiful woman in the world and she is so much of a saint she literally washes the feet of old infirmed people as a hobby in her spare time. Then all of a sudden she has a super special cultivation and the main character can only get stronger when she is near him. Also, if you don't like heroines falling in love with the main character because she was "accidentally" raped then you really won't like this story.

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Raux
Raux rated it
November 20, 2016
Status: c364
So, TJSS is my favorite xanxia author. And this novel, may be my favorite so far. Incredible character development. Wish the romance was less suspenseful and a little more fulfilling, but other than that. I'm completely at peace with it. This book actually teaches you a ton too. I've never wanted to go on a wine tasting expedition as much as I do now. Or wear a crisp, handsome suit with complementing colors, lol. It's also probably the only Mecha related fantasy I've really gotten into and wished to live... more>> in. Mecha stories that I enjoy are one in a few. But by far, as with so many of TJSS's MC's, he is one of my favorites. Read this novel, and please take the time to enjoy it. It can get long and dragged out. But it all has a purpose, I promise. <<less
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ensj
ensj rated it
May 25, 2016
Status: c85
Definitely a novel with a pretty bad start. For the first twenty chapters or so, you have go go on reading about how wonderful this piece of ham is and how gorgeous this wine is and all that jazz. But after that, things start to turn for the better-- at chapter 85, the novel's starting to get more and more exciting, and the pace seems to be speeding up a bit. If it wasn't for the bad start, I definitely would've given it a 5/5.
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ninthlite
ninthlite rated it
February 9, 2016
Status: --
I have read all the 164 chapters released so far... The novel is ok, no glaring flaws that would ruin the reading experience. However reading this was a boring experience, there was never once when I was excited or felt tensions or made to feel any emotion. The main character is so strong and perfect you know he will flawlessly win every time, there is no character growth which leads to such a stagnant novel. 3/5
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