Stealing The Heavens


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He who steals a hook gets hanged as a crook; he who steals a kingdom becomes a duke.

Those who steal the world and the hearts of the people become a Divine Immortal.

The Dao of the universe is boundless, and the will of mortals is limitless.

Follow me and watch how I alone use my hands to steal the heavens!

Translator’s synopsis: An unexpected discovery in Machu Picchu has transported a young professional thief from Earth to a world filled with mystical powers and evil plots. With his beloved teacher and best friend killed during the calamity, his only goal is to become stronger, so that he can take revenge for them.This is a novel filled with politics, the struggle for power, evil beauties, and of course, Divine Immortals.

Stealing The Heavens average rating 4/5 - 140 user ratings
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silverkage rated it
May 28, 2016
Status: c10
I was waiting for someone to review this before I started, yet alas, nobody did so. So this is my review to people like me wondering whether to add this to their reading list.

Starts of in the real world, then MC is transferred to a new world via a dimensional portal. So far seems pretty standard, MC cultivates a Dao of stealing allowing him to steal qi and blood essence of those he defeats. Pretty standard MC wants power to gain revenge, ends up in a new world with an... more>> OP cultivation technique and constitution. So long as no ridiculous harem turns up, this could be pretty decent.

tl;dr Might as well read it <<less
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makenai89 rated it
August 9, 2016
Status: c53
Reviewed at c53, rated 5+

Stealing the Heavens is a really, really cool novel. The beginning shot off with a BIG BANG and continued with a lot of heart-pumping, mind-enthralling action scenes and battle of wits.

It started off from a sect of thieves in Indonesia and a large explosion in Macchu Picchu which sent our MC to an ancient world where barbarian lived and cultivators reigned. With quick wit and his knowledge of both worlds, he slowly gained foothold in order to be stronger so he could go back to... more>> modern day and take revenge for his teacher and friend.

There are balanced amount of blood and humor here, plus between brawls and brain, so I really like it so far. There's also some amount of domestic affairs (kingdom building? I hope so). I wish the translation goes forward soon... or else I'll probably have to MTL the raws, because the cliff (hangers) were so high.

If you are a fan of xianxia/xuanhuan but want something fresh with plot and characters that are not cliche, this novel is for you. There are minor plot holes and armors, but nothing significantly disturbing. Overall, it is still above-par for its genre. <<less
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DeathStroke96 rated it
December 25, 2016
Status: c53
At the end everything is condensed into bullet points if you dont want to read the review;

Absolutely worth a read, for now there has not been much seen, but the protagonist is clear headed and doesnt go against his personality/characteristics as it is always seen in other novels for example (not related to this one) the character knows he/she should not cause trouble on the outside but still does it. in this one the MC knows that if he causes trouble and everyone know he did it would cause major... more>> trouble to himself and his... so what he does is sneak around and handles matters in the dark like his character was explained in the early chapters...

Cultivation hasnt been explained that well yet but all we know is that there is Houtian and Xiantian unknown what is beyond but probability is that it is likely something along the lines of foundation establishment... (so the only thing that I could say isnt very original is probably the cultivation levels) the breakthrough in each realms are properly explained why they happened instead of saying that he gained enlightenment and finally brokethrough. The MC also has a unique cultivation technique that can only be used by him (another cliche part I guess) but there is also a reason why only himself can use it... (so I guess that is a plus).

Nobles... well lets say that at the very least they are not handled the same way as usually.

1. Cultivation Levels (however unsure about it too much as I only read the tl chapters and guessed)
2. Unique Cultivation Technique (special reason not going to explain as it is a spoiler)
3. Nobles but they are handled properly... mentioned in the plus...

1. The MC does not go against his character... doesnt do things on the outside for the most part but in the shadows
2. Clearly expanded on cultivation and why breakthrough happened
3. Scheming... including on how to handle different kinds of nobles... sort of using a borrowed knife to handle enemies
4. The MC is staying away from s*xual interactions because it would destroy his cultivation ability... so likely only a single love interest cant be sure but from one of the reviews above it is somewhat stated that there is no harem!! <<less
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June 20, 2016
Status: c201
I've read it in mtl by systranet.
... more>>

What I want to tell you, IT'S GOOD! NO OP MC, NO HAREM, LITTLE UNDEVELOPED CHARACTER (e.g. That dies earlier and minor figures)

A good point of this story is the politics and how the MC use borrowed knife to kill and a mix of thieves and assassins, some kind like a hiding expert that shows off yet did not show his strongest side

Overall, it's good, there's action, politics, and a delicate romance (some adult content but not related to MC, only to the villains and mc's allies)

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longshot3990 rated it
July 18, 2016
Status: c43
Very nice and interesting story with a bunch of action, mystery, and an adventure type feel. The main character is not overpowered like most novels and he has his own unique field that he excels at. This story has a more mature feel to it with the relationships in this story, its not like typical stories with the main character being friends with all the powerful people and having over 9000 friends that would die for him.

*Non-biased Review*
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blackhawkrider rated it
June 26, 2016
Status: c7
It was confusing at the beginning and I couldn't figure out who was the MC for the first few chapters

MC is Wu Qi

While I am only still at the 7th chapter, I found the story to be quite interesting. People who are turned off by Modern World mixed with Xianxia should give it a chance. It is not that bad.
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Evanbond rated it
October 12, 2017
Status: c98
Typical xianxia stuffs yet it gives you a different vibe. If you're tired of reading slice of life novels and want to read something that will boil your emotion, this is a good choice. That's it from me. Simple.
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run_chicken_run rated it
June 30, 2016
Status: --
This is an awesome novel! The plot and storyline was nothing like what I had read before, the MC was pretty awesome and I like his personality! If you read the first few chapters and thought this is just another Modern World mixed Xianxia, just continue reading, you'll be surprised!
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June 9, 2016
Status: c12
I binged read.

The synopsis is quite bland. Not interesting enough, the story when talking about time-swept is a bit slow. Taking 5 chapters altogether before MC transferred to another world. Remember, this is not reincarnation, this is about MC being sent to another world, with his own body, his master's and fellow disciple's souls and awaken veins.

As the story goes on, things get interesting in a way. Hopefully it wont be harem. Especially when he got Meng Hao's knack of stealing everything under heavens... with his new Stealing the Heavens... more>> Cultivation. <<less
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ljin75651 rated it
January 22, 2018
Status: c237
I have a lot of mixed feelings, but I generally liked reading it.

What I probably disliked the most is that some chapters felt pretty tedious to read. There were some info-dumps and long-winded kingdom building/politics that could be annoying to read through, but my main issue was with the pacing. There was consistent switching between 15+ chapters of high-paced combat and then to intense political scheming. I know that basically all light novels have a similar pattern, but somehow the changes felt more obvious and abrupt in this novel.

I definitely... more>> liked the character though, especially as a thief, because the author definitely found ways to make him strong in a less general sense. It's always nice to see a character that can fight upfront, but it's even better to find those MCs willing and able to take their opponents down with intelligence and scheming. I love it when he just robs his opponents blind and goes back for even more afterwards!

Definitely would recommend people who give up after the first 15-20 chapters to keep reading. I wasn't very impressed when I read the first few chapters, but I'm happy I decided to keep reading, since I definitely found some parts worth reading. <<less
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