Star Odyssey

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Join Lu Yin on an epic journey across the Universe, pursuing the truth and tragedy of his past. This is a world of science fantasy where the older generations step back and allow the young to take charge of affairs. Heart-wrenching separations, terrifying situations, all with comic relief that will leave you coming back for more. This is a world where the other characters actually matter, and are revisited frequently as their own lives unfold. Dotting Lu Yin’s path are monumental feats of kingdom-building and treacherous political situations where he must tread carefully if he wants to get to the truth of his history.

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Step On The Star
Treading the Stars
Đạp Tinh
踏星
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titanictater
New titanictater rated it
November 13, 2022
Status: c4011
Hands down, one of the best novels I've read. It has everything you could possibly want from a fantasy novel: parallel universes, amazing world-building (seriously, the world-building is just extraordinary), a badass main character, conniving and intelligent villains, universe-level battles, existential threats that the MC can't just deus ex machina his way out of, etc.

I have caught up with the latest release from the author through MTL and the quality is amazing. For anybody starting to read the novel, it starts off slow at first but picks up steam after... more>> 200 chapters or so--and it doesn't stop. There are a few arcs/storylines where the plot slows down, but then it picks up quickly after. Also, there is very limited romance in this novel but it is better for it (the author doesn't really write good romance and I am glad he abandoned it and focused on advancing the plot instead). Lastly, the foreshadowing is sublime as the author introduces a potential mystery/threat early and almost every time the reward for the suspense pays off. It shows that the author clearly has a direction and organization for the future of the novel (a stark contrast to other CN light novels which start to sputter and fall flat as the novel continues).

I highly recommend this novel for anyone who is interested in an intelligent/overpowered MC who understands that he isn't invincible; he only chooses to act arrogantly when he holds all the cards. Also, I want to reiterate how amazing the world-building is; unlike most other long-winded CN novels, there is no constant rinse and repeat of the same world as the MC progresses to different realms, each of them is unique in its own way.

TLDR: 4.8/5 stars. Intelligent MC, intelligent villains, excellent world-building, and rewarding foreshadowing. <<less
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Camalao
Camalao rated it
September 17, 2020
Status: c1744
I personally quite enjoy this story but it has its issues (like a lot of stories), I would rate it at 8/10 for my personnal tastes and enjoyment.

First let me say that this is not an apocalypse story. Even though there is some zombies in the story and talk about apocalypse when the story start.

At first the story can be quite confusing for people because you're just dropped into an apocalyptic earth with some Xianxia elements and like someone said some ridiculous Dragonball power level rating with an MC who... more>> seems to have no memory prior to 2-3 years but nothing is well explained at this point. The power level are just the way this story chose to explain the cultivation levels in this Sci-fi world.
Spoiler

If you have ever read a Xianxia in your life, you should expect some other world meeting, and I can tell you that in those worlds there is no talk of powerlevel through numbers

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If you're interested about those 2-3 years that aren't well explained, here is some minor spoilers about it that is revealed through hundreds of chapters:
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It's never really well explained when but at one point MC gets in a group of people (let's call it group A). This group A splitted up from their faction (which will be explained why later in the story) and went through the universe but got attacked. MC memories seems to start when they were fleeing through the universe, so he remembers being attacked by some people but don't know who, he just remembers some peoples (and by that, I mean he actually remembers their names and faces) that delayed them at one point to help their pursuers catch them.
After that, for some reasons, that I won't tell as to keep this spoiler minor, MC went to earth for a time between 1-2 years. Because he spent that much time (more than half of his memory) on earth he considers Earth as his homeland. The story start a few months after the start of the apocalypse on Earth.

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What you can expect from this story:
- Pretty slow pacing plot line (i mean real plot line)
- Not that great fight in the early chapters IMO it gets better later on. Especially fights that are not 1v1 are in my opinion well done
Spoiler

People actually interrupts other fights to help each others and not just do their 1v1 in the battlefield, at least not always

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- Fights that do not go through dozens of chapters. (I personally hate that)
- Good world building (even though if you have read Xianxia stories you will expect a few obvious stuff, the world building is still pretty good concerning all the factions.)
- Incredibly lucky MC sometimes. (As usual in most stories you would say but honestly sometimes it's well done and he gets stuff 300 chapters before, and sometimes he will just get the perfect thing 20 chapters beforehand)
- Alternating Story Arcs Types (Classic Xianxia powerups/fights and for the others see spoilers below)
- Usual MC skipping levels to fight
- Lot of characters, and they are almost always mentionned again later even for very minors ones (Which can it make very hard to remember if you're not binge-reading)
- Beauties, lot of them as usual. (But not all of them are love interest) More on that in the Romance/Harem spoiler below
- Details through the story that will be relevant 300+ chapters later
- No arrogant young master (as in the cliche one, there is still arrogant people obviously)
- Very low amount of physical description for characters (usually it's something like "Middle aged-man"/ "Old man" / "Beautiful girl" etc...)
- Last point, that made me appreciate the story: Often when I see a plot hole in the next 1-2 chapters MC will point it out. (There is still a few plot holes but compared to some stories I think that's not a lot)

Some people talked about the weapons not working anymore in the first few chapters. I don't know if it's a translation issue or an author issue that he corrected later, but I believe that it was more a question of efficiency that made it not work. (Like zombies got tougher so usual modern weapons were not as effective against it). This is my OWN interpretation, you can also consider it as a minor early plot hole I guess that get very quickly irrevalent.

Things that you can expect with spoilers:
Spoiler

- Empire building Arcs
- A few annoying fights where MC skip a lot of levels by using technologies/treasures for a while.
- MC mentality evolution through story events (Well it's not the best I ever saw, but it's still there)
- As the story progress, lot of plottings (sometimes a bit s*upid)
- Ridiculous travel times. One of the minor story issue in my opinion, during the first hundred chapters, MC takes like half a month to go through half a Territory, then later in the story he will takes only 10 days to go through 50+ Territories, even though there is some explications, if you do the maths, it actually doesn't work.

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About Romance/Harem:
- Pretty low amount of romance/flirting, it's there but really not often so don't expect it too much. And while the flirting can be Ok/Funny the romance is just meh in my opinion.
- Technically a half-harem story (will probably end up as harem if we take into consideration the number of love interest). I say "Half-harem" because he only recognize one lover but has multiple love interests.

Actual harem details (real spoilers be warned) :
Spoiler

So at first I wanted to give details of relationship but I couldn't do spoilers in spoilers so I will make it shorter...

Through the story MC have a few love interest but as of chapter 1700+ you can only count 2 in the harem:
- Ming Yan - MC Lover's. Princess from Martial continent. Love at first sight. To me this relationsip feels like the most forced ones MC has. But she's the only one that he has kissed and the only one that he consider "loving".
- Long Xi - Wife (Forced) - Due to circumstances they got married while MC had another identity. He has special feelings for her because she takes care of him even though they were forced to marry and she knows he is an imposter.

All the others below can be considered as love interests because MC has shown special feelings for them somehow:
- Wendy Yushan - Fiancée from Great Yu Empire. Consider as family/relative. Helped each others a few times. They had some "sentimentals" scene. MC almost kissed her once and it has been shown that she has feelings for him.
- Nalan's widow (Real name Liu something, but her real name is rarely mentioned) - One the 4 great business owner from the outer universe. Seems like her husband died very early in their wedding (probably some author's tricks to make her a virgin, but really unclear, that's just my guess). Helped MC a lot during Early-Middle story. She's seductice and MC often freeze while looking at her.
- Zhuo Day Night (Not sure about the Zhuo thing, it's often translated as Burning) - "Damsel in distress" from Day Night clan. They save each other life a few times which makes MC have special feelings for her, even though he feels a bit awkward about their relationship.
- Ling Gong - Also known as White Knight, one of the 10 Decisions/Arbiters. Very overbearing woman. MC has shown special attirance to her beauty and even a loss feeling after everyone discover her face and the fact that she is a woman (as she is always wearing an armor and a mask). (He felt like losing something because he was not the only to know that she was a woman anymore + because her face was revealed to other people than him)
- Luo Shen (Roselle MTL) - Useless Pop star that fell in love with MC after he saves her. Other forced relationship IMO where MC feels awkward because he knows that she loves him but he has his "lover" in his heart.

There is a few other women that might be included later on but he has shown no special feelings to them as of now contrary to those I listed to whom he showed very early in their relationship some special feelings.

Special mentions:
- Hai QiQi - Princess from Sea Fall. Foul-mouthed girl. Former Fiancée. A good character IMO. Relationship a bit unclear as of now. He friend-zoned her by saying to her father that he thought of her as a Little sister or Friend and nothing more even though he had more "sentimental" scene with her and spent more time with her than his "lover". They have some nice moments, she likes to be named "7th sister" because of her name, and he likes to be named "7th brother" which makes a few funny scene.
- Mila - A girl from the top 100 youngster and youth council that helped him very early on the story. Relationship very unclear. She used to flirt a bit with him which made him freeze but she has disappeared a bit from the story and she is mostly mentioned without much interaction now, which makes me think that she won't be included in the end harem.

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GoMaste
GoMaste rated it
March 29, 2021
Status: c506
This novel is the worst. Constantly dragging scenes for word count, making convoluted political plots for no reason except the MC acting s*upid as a plot device. In the novel "The Legendary Mechanic" didn't the MC go under other powers at some point? And when he got strong enough he simply left. This MC will never get a backer, which makes it so he is constantly hounded by others. This is the worst. Endless word count and dragging chapters with fillers to the brim. Who cares about some new filler... more>> where he goes to random planet to save some random people, which keeps making him more enemies? Instead he should strive to earn money, what the hell is he doing? His priorities are all over the place. Any other sane person at his position will be drowning in star crystals (which is what he needs to get stronger, the currency).

I just don't get why he acts like that. He is the one of the worst MC I have ever seen. Why doesn't he realize that when he is strong enough he will be able to get what he wants?! Just try to get money so that you will grow stronger. Ffs

Anyway, this novel has hundred of filler chapters which are besides the point, it keeps on dragging and he stays at every cultivation level for hundred + chapters for no reason other than him acting s*upid. The author only works for word count so he has to keep him s*upid. <<less
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Yuzu
Yuzu rated it
May 3, 2020
Status: c702
What's really interesting is that the content for chapters are really long. The story itself made it feel strange at first.

The protagonist Lu Yin is first introduced in almost a cold and serious person but later on, the author melts this personality into an aloof-scheming character that has no qualms being shameless about doing any of it to others. Hell the man will mug you for benefits as his secret talent relies on money.

I pretty much dropped it due to one of the harem targets...... more>>
Spoiler

The useless weak princess Ming Yan. Seriously, the whole split personality tsundere at 700 mark made me drop it as the Author finds a way to give a useless mortal some OP power. B**** plz, why do you reach the MC's realm after inheriting a single secret technique?

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As of 702 there are 8 harem targets and probably more seeing that there are over 1400 chapters.

Spoiler

The Zishan Princess (arranged), The Hai Princess (forced fiancé), the Ming Yan princess ('first love' - tsundere), Lulu (Rich af girl of the universe), the Hitozuma of Nalan (Yep he's in on it with a widow), the girl from the Baiye clan (damsel), 10th ranked Chick in armour (overbearing), Milla (53/100 ranked council woman).

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The Sci-fi mix with Xianxia is very muddy in my honest opinion after the introduction to the 6 Universes.

Spoiler

The author pretty much puts forth that the inheritances/lineages towards heaven of the other universes are narrow and limited where as their sci-fi mixed world that does not look into the heavens are unlimited/unbound. This of course makes it tiring as the whole power system so far is just dumb after the MC leapfrogs with OP external-upgraded weapons.

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I recommend this novel for those who can stand a plot driven strongly by multiple harem targets and don't mind a MC that gets pushed around once damsels are in distress. <<less
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Lunalucent
Lunalucent rated it
August 23, 2020
Status: c15
I'm dropping this because so far I feel it wont improve, just based on the author's lazy writing style, not a fan.

The story sort of feels interesting at first because you're suddenly thrust into an apocalyptic world where everyone is fighting for survival and it feels dark but that really takes a backseat after the first chapter. The author seems to like making a lot of stuff up on the go as to why certain things don't work or why they can't use certain technology anymore but it just sounds... more>> ridiculous. Everything just happens so quickly it makes you feel sort of detached to the story itself.

The cultivation levels are a joke. There are different levels but they also use power ratings like in Dragon Ball. But the problem is they don't matter at all, the MC just levels up super fast with no thought process into at all, there's no self reflection or cultivation to speak of, just sudden power increases due to crystals.

The fighting sucks, there's no build up or anything, just quick descriptions of battle techniques and they usually end in 2 or 3 moves. There's no struggle or intensity or anything of the sort.

The characters are bland, the author doesn't go into much detail in describing them, I did not care about any of them. The MC was kinda interesting at the start because you don't know who he really is but after that he's just meh. The interactions/dialogue are always short and terse, like the author just writes what is barely needed to get the story moving. No real effort put into character development at all. I mean not once has he described the MC at all. I can't tell you his age or what he even looks like, except maybe he looks Asian since he lives in China.

It reminds me of "Necropolis Immortal" (which I also dropped early on) in the lazy writing and fast pace but this is even worse. It makes me feel that NI wasn't so bad. <<less
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albreo
albreo rated it
May 5, 2019
Status: c17
This is good stuff. The plot and world building are quite good, cultivation in modern time with a twist. The MC is actually not a person from Earth, coming here for the purpose of obtaining an illegal cultivation method from other aliens. All the people on Earth were wrecked with zombies and mutations, struggling to survive. Will there be a day the humanity united? Our MC might not care. I hope he will not do too much face slapping.

Translation quality is not up to standard, very hard to read. The... more>> author also did a bad job writing scene transitions. <<less
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oezsoyb
oezsoyb rated it
June 12, 2022
Status: c750
Had to quit the novel after 750 chapters. Iam someone who likes Romance / Battle novels, and the sci-fi element gave it the nice touch.

Many parts however really frustrated me regarding the s*upid behavior of the MC, which was a big minus point for me.

The worst of this novel however is the romance. I picked this up because some a****le on NU marked this as "Romance/Harem" when I picked it up. My problems: This novel is far from being either one. Out of 750 chapters, romance barely is BARELY included:

1.... more>> MC only has ONE love interest (no harem here), and he unironically chose the most annoying / hated by fans out of all possible love interests.

2. Whats pissing me off is that the author leaves a door open for other potential relationships by writing juvenile sht like (MC: "women x with a beautiful scent, soft touch visiting me" or "i would love to hug her but I cant"). He did this sh*t until chapter 750, and I saw in spoilers that he still does even now, chapter 2900.

Horrible/barely any romance in this novel, so if you like this genre, really step away from this novel. <<less
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Rufim
Rufim rated it
January 16, 2022
Status: c600
I just put list pros and cons by my opinion. I plan drop novel by now. Don't know if I return.

Pros:

Sci-Fi / cultivation mixed world building

Story is ok

If you bored of cultivation stories about arrogant young masters laying around MC story for you

Cons

Main Romantic interes is just garbage.
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omarct
omarct rated it
March 16, 2022
Status: c1275
The high ratings gave me a lot of hope but even 10 chapters in I could already tell this was going to be bad. It all comes down to a lazy author. I have read 100 chapters and may speed read a few more when im bored.. If you want something similar to this but done better then go read Swallowed Star. Edit 1275chapters: I have changed my mind, the author isnt great but he has improved the story a lot and even though its... more>> kinda repetitive at times, I very much enjoy it. I'm a sucker for underdog stories and tournament arcs and this whole novel is pretty much a giant tournament arc. Anyways I recommend you stick with it if you love underdog stories. There are tons of characters too although not very fleshed out its nice to see a novel where characters stick around. <<less
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Valixiant
Valixiant rated it
December 8, 2021
Status: c112
I thought it might be interesting, especially with the main characters seemingly unique background, but this novel is honestly worse than you average xianxia novel.

First of all, this novel has so much filler. It's terribly boring to the point of being frustrating. A fight will seemingly be about to break out, something will interrupt, and ten chapters later I don't even know if theres going to be a fight in the first place. Also, this novel has a huge problem with infodumping. For example, when the main character entered the... more>> academy they rapidly started explaining every part of it, a bunch of filler later, and I'm already bored.

Second, maybe I just haven't read too far, but the main character seems like a pushover, specifically when it comes to women.
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For example, Bai Xue, romantically related to someone he wants revenge on, constantly annoys him, actively working against his goals, etc. For some reason, the main character saves her despite this seemingly not being in his personality, oh well.

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Finally, the start of the novel was simply atrocious. For some reason, the main character can progress super fast and is for some reason stronger than a bunch of cultivators. Furthermore, despite having a apocalyptical introduction to the story, this rapidly becomes irrelevant. Theres a ton of plot holes that are purposefully left vague, really annoying. Furthermore, at least early on, battles are pointless. They all end with one or two moves.

Overall, below average novel. Author spends far too much time writing filler for this novel to be any good. <<less
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Dollaaaa
Dollaaaa rated it
March 8, 2021
Status: c458
4/5 rating. It’s a pretty good novel that doesn’t really have a lot of flaws.

Pros

  • Interesting MC with a mysterious backstory.
  • The factions and politics are done pretty well.
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    Especially the parts with the yushan empire

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  • Side characters are done well for the most part.
  • Fights are written really well after the first arc or two
  • Pacing is nice. Not slow, but not too fast.
  • Hype moments are crazy
Cons

  • Romance is kinda boring so far, but there’s a lot of potential in that category.
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Sprinxter
Sprinxter rated it
October 20, 2022
Status: c3959
TL;DR Really nice novel.

There are some things that are different than usual cultivation novels that make this novel so interesting. At any time there are intricate plots involved that makes everyone feel mysterious. There's often a dark veil that will clear with getting more power. There's political alliances, forcing, conquering, civilization wars, karma, time, fate etc.

The way MC has to go from one place to another and their revealing is also not so forced and is reasonable. There's allies and family as well as c*ckroach like enemies. Old friends and... more>> advisors still stay relevant far well into the story. MC has many op moments as well as frustrating moments cuz he has to hold back.

All in all, it's a very nice read! I am waiting to pile more chapters in mtl before resuming to read. BTW, if anyone wants to read mtl, I found them on novelhi <<less
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Toanngo
Toanngo rated it
September 1, 2022
Status: c500
Man I cant stand the fact that the MC keep refusing to get a reliable backer and constantly under threats of other powers. There were also a time that the author spent 15 chapter just to explain the reason that MC cannot go for a planet due to threat for his hometown, just to let him go in a few paragraph after discovering a GIRL who he not have any relation with, in danger. What a s*upid waste of time.
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Thousand Vangs
Thousand Vangs rated it
June 23, 2022
Status: cs 228
I got disappointed, the cover seems like a lie. The MC doesn't use sword, he has no need of bag, not even armor. You replace the cover with any other cultivation novel cover then it would be more relatable. Just add a spaceship there or galaxy back ground.

Add a scifi tag to the novel too. Sigh, I wouldn't be reading if I see scifi tag on it.

The synopsis is misleading. I thought the story would be more about self discovery rather than the MC getting power up in every arc.... more>> The MC doesn't really have any urgency to uncover his identity too or having any identity confusion. The thing he pursue aren't those. He is acting like secret agent so it's more about finishing a mission.

The author also doesn't dig in what a universe scale culture is like. It's completely chinese cultivation. Even most character names, They don't have any outlandish and unique names as you might expect from a universe scale story. No races with unique characteristics too, like ones you will find at Star Wars.

The rest are just usual cultivation novel. <<less
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Haruman1
Haruman1 rated it
May 21, 2022
Status: c1351
For a Chinese cultivation novel, this is actually pretty decent, which is why it’s at a 4/5. The MC is OP, but not to the point where he wins everything easily all the time. He’s very determined and focused, but also human; he has romantic interests, holds grudges sometimes but also forgives people sometimes. He doesn’t try to help everyone all the time, but he also generally tries not to hurt innocent people, and protects his friends.
Pros:

The power scaling is not too absurdly fast, and the MC actually faces... more>> challenges on his way.

Something I really like is how the side characters are brought back. Characters aren’t disposable tools to make the MC look better, they actually have motivations and growth even off-screen. It does get to be a lot of names though, which can sometimes be a bit confusing.

The chapters are long, and there are a lot of them. Once you get into it it’ll keep you occupied for a long time.

Cons:

Romantic progression is a bit too slow for me, but it’s not to the point where I can’t read it. I just wish he’d move some of the relationships along a bit faster.

My biggest gripe with Star Odyssey is that the author is extremely inconsistent. He very often forgets something he wrote in a previous chapter, and it feels like minor things get retconned all the time. Also, don’t even bother with the math to see if the star crystals he uses add up to the amount the author said he had. At least half the time, they don’t. I could kind of doublethink my way through it and just enjoy it with the retcons but if that’s a problem for you maybe don’t read it.

Overall, I’d say it’s worth the read. The MC is pretty good, the villains are pretty good, the heroines and side characters are pretty good. If the author was more consistent it would be one of my favorite xianxia. <<less
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Vistarion
Vistarion rated it
April 7, 2021
Status: c522
It's a late bloomer. It start quite boring. But it gets better.

There are 2things you might not like:

  1. MC got skill that is random and summons items (any item from tr*sh to treasure in galaxy) so in short its author plot armor control.
  2. MC is based on being independent and "the strongest" (the author gives him background and story plot armor to make it possible. But its forced and he even meet side charakter that just gives him ultimate body in late 400+chp) Its kind of boring when MC gets everything for free and then gets to spank others with strength that is not his hard work.
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TheBingeReader
TheBingeReader rated it
October 17, 2020
Status: --
has some good elements, ofc these good elements are all ruined by cliche rubbish you see in all badly written novels, its a mish/mash of good mixed with bad resulting in mediocre. Also the MC supposedly has memory loss, something you as the reader find out is complete and utter nonsense, almost everything he does or say to certain individuals suggests he has zero memory issues so its a pathetic gimmick of convenience that still fails to register given the author just has the MC say things he shouldnt know... more>> and move on to then later mention memory loss again.

Its very similar to most post apoc novels such as dark blood age, only with a confusing/pointless cultivator system thrown in, whats more annoying is that the MC does not spring up from weak to powerful, he literally starts out as super powerful already compared to normal folk or other starter cultivators, he "just happens" to have this and that available without mention of where/how he got them, picks benefits out of literally nowhere because ofc he can etc.

had promise but this quickly evaporated due to the s*upidity of many things ruining what could have been good all round. <<less
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ShikiSenya
ShikiSenya rated it
September 3, 2022
Status: c1169
In my opinion it started out pretty weak where MC got trampled on by most people but as time flies he slowly gains more and more power it's pretty fun to read

I've been reading this since it first appeared on Wuxiaworld and I gotta say it feels like I'm growing with this novel itself

Imo it's one of the better xianxia out there, especially with the sci-fi element mixed in
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General Tanya
General Tanya rated it
January 7, 2021
Status: c250
Is was ok is the beginning with interesting word building and MC but then it kinda become more disappointing like any other average novels. Unlike in the earlier chapters where MC was mysterious, he became more bland and predictable like any other mc's when it comes to story mode.

MC isn't as smart as the author try to make him out to be and is kinda disappointing to read these chapter with him in it. Replace him with any character and you wouldn't even notice considering how bland his personality is.... more>> There is nothing that would draw you in which makes him interesting enough.

There is a lot of plot holes and kinda feel like lazy writing to me the more the story progress. The author try to bite off more than he can chew in my opinion. Especially the MC itself who in my opinion is protected by plot armor just as any other novel considering how bad he is when it comes to schemes and tactics. If you have read the really good ones out there when it come to plot and characters build-up then this one is seriously lacking. There is really a lot of plotholes that makes no sense once you think it through.

Truth is the story is just terribly boring. Not bad writing like some tr*sh novels out there but just very boring.

And please do not compare this to Reverend Insanity. Because that is a insult to RI itself. This novel might be qualify enough to read to pass time but not even remotely close to RI when it comes to schemes, world building and characters development. <<less
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bheyer
bheyer rated it
December 21, 2021
Status: c1028
Fantastic novel, highly recommend

brief summary, this novel is a 110% standard xianxia, only difference is that it is set in space.

the fusion of standard xianxia tropes alongside spaceships and modern weapons is interesting, the novel leans more heavily on the xianxia elements vs the sci-fi elements, but I think the balance is appropriate.

Despite the standard setting, there are many unique things about this novel. Most particularly is the the occupation of ‘lock breaking’. I found it to be a really creative addition to the xianxia formula. It’s inclusion feels natural... more>> and it adds an entirely new flavour to the storytelling.

The single criticism I have, which prevented me from giving this a 5/5 was the currency inflation and the overuse of the ‘MC is perpetually broke’ trope. It’s incredibly frustrating, and honesty I recommend you just gloss over it and not focus too much, otherwise you will ruin your reading experience <<less
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Paragon Lu
Paragon Lu rated it
December 3, 2021
Status: c1009
A lot of the reviews here are really unfair.

The cultivation is extremely unique here, all the youths basically have the same cultivation speed (some maybe higher, but it's usually by one realm at Max and by geniuses that won't suddenly stop being geniuses when MC goes to next place.

But within a realm there are great differences in strenght among geniuses. MC's cultivation is faster and on the level of those geniuses (who remain so).

Here increase in strength is not just about breaking to the next realm and going to facelslap... more>> some randos. Within those hundreds of chapters (actually about 200-300) chapters the MC can increase in strength drastically at different points in between.

And being a genius here actually matters, some s*upid elder with a high cultivation won't come and be speaking arrogantly to the MC, he may still try to kill him but at least he and everyone else knows that if thw MC had a few more years or was the same age he'd probably kill him with a glance (you don't see that in other novels).

The ways of fighting are super unique too, unique characters with various unique combat methods.

I had to create an account just to write this. Trust me this is one of the best of all.

To be honest though the start was a bit slow, the story became as amazing as I described at around ch300, from there it gets better and better.

I've read, the first order, warlock of the magus world, Lord of mysteries and the other great novel by same author and a bunch of novels by other intelligent authors. You can trust me <<less
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