Spirit Hunters of Maoshan Sect


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The world is full of mysteries. Strange, seemingly unexplainable events occur more often than we may realize. A young boy may catch an illness no doctor can explain. An office may catch fire for no apparent reason. And perhaps, someone may die a sudden and unexpected death – their bodies blighted beyond recognition.

Some might believe that these events are merely freak accidents.

However, Ye Shaoyang knows otherwise.

The youngest inner disciple ever in the prestigious Daoist Maoshan Sect. Talented, handsome, and a hillbilly from the mountains who still uses a brick phone in the modern age.

Follow the tale of our quirky, snippy, but honorable hero, after he finally descends the mountains after fifteen years of being out of touch with normal society. Read on as he combats horrifying apparitions, charms ladies, and finds himself in all sorts of trouble along the way!

A story that delves into Daoism, Chinese sorcery, and the supernatural from Asian mythology.

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Novel Casanova rated it
February 9, 2018
Status: c52
Like every other 'cultivation novel' that takes place in the modern day. (E.g. Genius sword immortal)

The story seems to be eventually heading towards the same objective.

Mindless group of words to pass away time and see as, with a snail's pace, the original setting of the 'modern world' will fade away as cultivators and more 'cultivators' would overtake and suddenly the protag would go to a 'higher plane'. Generic in every sense of the word.

I want to be surprised by where the author takes the story.
But I highly doubt... more>> that would ever happen. Not at this pace. Nor with this novel. <<less
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EricBannen rated it
February 25, 2018
Status: c100
I want to eat 'Big Meat Buns' 😏😂😂😅

Even though there are quite a few plot holes in the story it is still a good novel as it relates to paranormal existences in real life...

It also teaches you some basics of Taoist talisman traditions and uses of variety of materials (such as Cinnabar ink, Realgar powder, date wood, Peach wood, Mugwort leaves, gold dust, silver dust, Jujube wood, Qixing grass, sticky rice, quicklime etc.) that can be used against the bothersome paranormal beings that make things difficult for human beings...

If you... more>> want to learn about some Chinese traditional thinking and philosophies regarding afterlife, this is a book for you... The MC is not a dickhead, he does not harm innocent people, and the story is different from regular LNs... I give this 4.4/5 cuz I learnt a lot from the story <<less
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darthpsykoz rated it
February 6, 2018
Status: c53
This is a very different type of novel from the usual Xianxia stuff. It is set in modern day and is sort of a Chinese version of Ghostbusters, but of course with the MC using Daoist magic to perform exorcism etc. There seem to be several incidents (ghosts, sprits etc.) which are solved and the MC is more like a spirit/ghost detective. While I enjoyed reading it so far (c53), I am not sure what developments can happen, so not sure how it will continue to keep you reading and... more>> wanting more. It is definitely worth trying to see if you like this genre of novels! <<less
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rajesh rated it
April 7, 2018
Status: c183
One of the best novel I have ever read. The ghosts and spirits in this novel are so perverted, that you can't stop laughing. The translator has done the great work. This is such a great novel, I don't know why this is still not popular, compare to most garbage novels out there.

It completely justifies the Horror tag, sometimes it really scares the sh*t out of me. It has romance, comedy, action.. Everything the best and the horror is something new stuff which I have never seen in Chinese novel.... more>> IF YOU GUYS ARE BORED OUT OF ROUTINE SHIT, THIS IS THE NOVEL YOU NEED TO PICK UP!!


This novel is getting better and better. Translation speed is also good. Please read this novel, trust me you gonna enjoy it and level of enjoyment increases as story progress. And also please let your other novel readers to know about this one if you like this novel. --A true fan of this novel😍 <<less
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RIchi rated it
March 29, 2018
Status: c124
I loved this kind of novel, it was the first time I read a supernatural novel.

The MC was saved by an old man from a spirit-hunting sect, where he lived throughout his childhood and part of his youth, when he left that sect he is like an old person who knows almost nothing about technology or in general about the modern things to which we are accustomed.

The story is slow... the plot is very realistic and well defined and I keep reading all the supernatural cases, it's like a detective... more>> who goes to a point and something suspicious happens and meets ghosts, no dead, spirits, demons.....

I remember a TV series called Supernatural that I watched as a child with this novel reminds me of the thrill of seeing how they solved cases.

I wish they'd make him a TV series. <<less
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JupiterMoon rated it
March 29, 2018
Status: c120
This excellent novel is unique and different from the usual Cultivation/Xianxia Fantasy novels. It is set entirely in the present day and the main character (MC) is a college student who happens to be a powerful sorcerer and an inner disciple of the Maoshan Sect.

I see this as the Chinese version of the American fantasy horror television series 'Supernatural'. The story is sub-divided into various mysteries or cases involving spirits, ghosts, undead, demons, supernatural beings, afterlife, etc which the MC investigate and resolve with support from his sidekicks. According to... more>> the website, the Chinese novel has 2500+ Chapters (ongoing). Since we are currently at chapter 120, we can expect many more interesting mysteries ahead.

Borrowing words from another reviewer (BookAddict) - "a must read if you are a fan of the paranormal and mystery." <<less
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Mara9 rated it
May 28, 2018
Status: c208
I really love this story! It's got everything: horror, fantasy, martial arts, magic, romance, comedy, drama, history, supernatural tussles, and great characters! I love how relatable the main character is. Even though he spent his childhood and young adulthood in deep spiritual pursuits and intense training he still wants what the rest of us plebs want: a happy and comfortable life with someone to love.

He is a commendable hero who does the right thing even when he tries not to and isn't afraid to make sacrifices for the sake of... more>> his friends. His sidekicks are of varying character with the irritating but loveable oaf Xiao Ma, the clever but kindly Brother Guo, the badass but upright Captain Xie Yuqing, and a myriad of other side characters who have their own backstories and roles to play.

Well-translated and entertaining all the way through. I recommend it to everyone who loves an exciting story and learning about factually-based Chinese cultural mythologies with a modern-day spin! 10/10 <<less
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MisteRio rated it
May 25, 2018
Status: c202
This novel should be on top 5 of gravity tales or higher. It is very unique and the novel is very informative. A goos way to be rested with the usual VR novels. I have recommended this to my friends and we enjoy discussing it during our break times! I hope that this novel will rise at the top eventually and the translator will not get tired translating it. More power! With the might of vote and reviews! I command this novel, RISE!!! 😁
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May 2, 2018
Status: c145
“O’ mighty Heaven and Earth, with the power of Yin Yang, destroy!”

Evil lurks within unbeknownst locations, as they secretly garner power to plunge the mortal world into chaos.

Ye Shaoyang is a young university student. He seems like any other ordinary young man: going to classes, hanging out with friends, going to the internet cafe, and chasing after hot chicks. (This part is VERY VERY VERY misleading so don't take this to heart)

But he has another identity – an inner disciple of the Maoshan Sect. Born with an exceptional body, he trains in the arts of Daoism. This powerful sorcerer will hunt down spirits, demons, specters, and the undead while conquering the hearts of beauties along the way!

I been reading this for awhile now so far I can just say.."meh =/ what ever" this is the feeling I have reading this. If your into Bloody murders, Heavy Gore, Love's Zombie (I love Zombies), never ending blah blah blah of good old demons, then this novel is for us!

All I can say is this like reading detective Conan X zombies X demons, MC himself is not OP which make's this novel unique, He only pass by because of the help of his sidekicks (some of them are your good old beautiful girls).

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Dedicatae rated it
March 4, 2018
Status: c30
I really enjoy reading this novel. The MC's paranormal encounters really keep me reading and you can really learn some interesting trivia about the other culture when he deals with each case. The MC has not been in touch with modern civilization for the majority of his childhood which sets up some funny interactions during each chapter when he encounters something he does not understand.

This is my first review and I really hope you all will give this novel a chance if you are on the fence about reading it.... more>> And lastly, Big Meat Buns and more Big Meat Buns. <<less
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akhdanp1234 rated it
January 4, 2019
Status: c100
Pacing is slow, it take a lot a chapter to solve a single ghost case, I feel I waste a lot of time reading this. With a lot of 5-star reviews, I was expecting a good novel but reading this novel feels like a grind. It's not that bad, it just boring.
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sadmanex rated it
May 4, 2018
Status: --
Finally a great novel about ghost, mystery, lore and cultivation (it not worth to mention this since it not even important) in modern day setting

MC that deal with his problem with clever way and his sidekicks that I though they kind of a bit annoying for keep asking question but all those question actually educate the readers. Dont tell me that all reader actually know chinese ghost, shamanism, and folklore. The author use side character to educate reader instead of using explanation paragraph like most novels did.
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Coccomio237 rated it
April 30, 2018
Status: --
It's worst one I never read. Every time the MC have to explain to the normal people what he are doing and he need protect the meddlers on the place. Then, why is his 'friend' always doing in those exorcisms if he don't have any spiritual power?

The common sense in this world is very weird. There are few people who know the cultivators' existence but the MC spread easily his secret to a simple roommate without reason and involve him to hunt spirits. If every cultivator do as him, the... more>> people should know their existence for a long time.

Although some villager believe them existence, in the city someone believe that their are fake or some swindler, others know them but don't think they are amazing. This common sense change everytime the MC meet a new case.


Then that police woman is bird brain who don't understand her position when she talk with MC.


Why cannot he work alone in peace without trouble? Every progress in the story seems forced by author and there are too coincidence only during the first week. <<less
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Zaj_Kub rated it
April 6, 2018
Status: c135
It's a great novel and one that I can relate.

The MC is not stupid but is not overly smart. He makes mistakes at times because he is human too. My first time reviewing and don't want to say much, but the novel overall is great so far.
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FableCat rated it
March 27, 2018
Status: c120
Its a good paranormal story. I love reading it. Sometimes I can relate to my culture or learned about the believe or life of other cultures. Anyway it is something different from stuffs I hv been reading so it's a good change.

Even though the MC is skillful daoist, I feel like he is like a normal young man that sometimes blundered here and there. There are kindness and sense of responsibility of his work against spirits. Probably because I am tired of all powerful type MC with bloodbath left and... more>> right.

Please continue with your good work mr/ms translator san. Emphasizing on "please continue". <<less
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BookAddict rated it
March 16, 2018
Status: c63
An interesting novel. This novel talks about the tao as well as the different ways that are used against the paranormal. There are also detective work by the MC to find different spirits. A must read if you are a fan of the paranormal and mystery.
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OneTrueAyako rated it
March 7, 2018
Status: c97
Although the start was hardly understood, the novel picks up after chapter 6. The story's pacing is slow (like any cultivation novel) but that flaw gave the plot to be more realistic and defined. It gives you a glimpse what is to be experienced on a paranormal situation and how to deal with it. The MC is likable, he is neither too arrogant nor too humble, therefore, he fits as a detective-like character that is the plot of the story.
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raixz rated it
July 5, 2018
Status: c160
A very interesting story and I really enjoy when reading this novel. I had learn a lot about Taoist exorcism stuff from this novel and wish to see more battles that MC will face in the future.
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May 19, 2018
Status: --
a very very interesting novel in the middle of all game or movie horror related novel. like refreshing wind in the middle of scorching desert. this is what this novel is.

the action is good, but I think its too fast paced, after fight boss A, then immediately go to boss B, then boss C... suddenly boss F come. but its still logical so I deduct 1 star only

but if you crave for some horror action novel.. this novel is first choice...

if u want another novel like this one, I recommend... more>> tales of ghost eyes. but maoshan sect spirit hunter is my 1st choice, since it has more translation <<less
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Bobbynegoro rated it
May 16, 2018
Status: c190
This is a novel that tells us a story of a Maoshan spirit hunter / Chinese exorcist (daoist priest).

Do you remember Lam ching yin daoist priest from the old chinese vampire/ghost movies ? It's very similar to that, the novel is fast paced with action, so it's never boring. The translation is good, plot is good, character development is kinda overshadowed by the action. The enemies are also pretty cool. It's a good read, but it's kinda mystery mixed with horror and action, so some people may not like it.
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