Talisman Emperor


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Chen Xi was a jinx who radiated misfortune the way a torch radiated light, and everyone around him knew it. His entire clan was annihilated when he was young, and not too long after that his parents disappeared. His marriage contract? Poof. Torn to shreds and gone up in smoke before the eyes of everyone in the city, almost humiliating his grandfather to the point of suicide! Cultivation? No time for that, he had a family to take care of!

This is the story of Chen Xi, a youth forced to stop cultivating and instead craft talismans to pay for his younger brother’s tuition… and who, in the process, would rise to become known by all as the Talisman Emperor!

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Phù Hoàng
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06/17/19 Wuxiaworld c1238
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dorn rated it
June 27, 2018
Status: c484
It's surprising this gets so many bad reviews. It's actually very well written. It's the same sort of story as Desolate Era and similar novels. The world is well fleshed out and the pacing is good. The characters are pretty normal for this sort of thing.

It's not a 5 star novel but it's far better than it's rating indicates. If it has a critical flaw it's that the Talisman angle draws in people looking for something new but it's not really anything new at all. If you just want... more>> another decent novel to read though it's quality work. <<less
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October 11, 2017
Status: --
The novel is neither great nor bad. Actually it's quite good. I have almost read till chapter 1000 and apart from few inconsistencies and some minor hiccups the novel is actually pretty interesting.

One major problem which irritates me like bone stuck between teeth, is despite naming it as talisman emperor the MC rarely used talismans.

His fighting style, cultivation method etc are all pretty much the usual stuff. I was expecting somethimg better. Maybe creating arrays in air and shooting it?

... more>>

Although in Ming Realm, (just below Immortal) he does uses runes to re-create his world. Later on the runes are sometime integrated into his attacks.


The novel follows the same pattern of, competition- new world- new sect-competition-new world etc. But despite this, I still find myself interested (or maybe it's the alien language in MTL, which I always skip)

The characters are mostly two dimensional, rarely characters with well thought out motives and functions are present. But hey, this is something you get used to after reading so many Xianxias.

Can't say anything about writing style, grammar etc as MTL is quite difficult to criticize about... Too many mistakes and problems to list down -_-..

CLICHES are there, but they are not something glaring or something simply shoved on your face. It's there but well thought out.

But enemies are the same copy paste mould of each other. Zero brains, 100% percent attitude and a great sect to back them up. And they always find our MC to pick a bone with, and ofcourse get badly beaten up and killed the next time. Then it's the whole sect trying to kill him. Until now the major enemy is some Angel called Ice or something, who I really want to punch. Their are lots of hints about some realm war, so. we can expect some real fighting and power ups.

Female leads are well, female leads. Many of them, stick to MC for apparently no reasons at all and fall in love a few hours later. Fortunately, many of them are supposedly one sided. Supposedly since even I am not sure.

Their are few plot holes, which I am waiting for author to fill up before the novel ends.

Will edit soon after I finish reading it.

Edit: War has almost started with alien race. And it's boring.

Author has a penchant for introducing girls with strong and mysterious backgrounds. Then their mystical babblings, statements which make no sense currently etc. You have his senior sister, someone called AI Wei or something, then wife of some large trading firm, a restaurant owner and so on. They will help MC when he is in a fix. Waiting to see, why the f**k are they doing so?

If it's just cuz they are feeling lucky, well goddam you author.

  1. The enemies are becoming stronger and even more stupider.
Ciao~ <<less
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honglath rated it
September 10, 2017
Status: c43
With a typical xuanhuan start that we've already gotten used to by reading it so many times before, it's a joy to go through the lengthy, filler path of vengeance once more!

Our MC this time isn't an alchemist, but a cook. He's originally a talisman maker, yet due to dexterous hands from practice, practice, practice!, years of self-taught cooking due to plot inflicted poverty and enhanced mental acuity due to cheat SOUL POWA!!! increase, he's well on his way to becoming Master Chef.

But then again, cooking is a bit like... more>> alchemy as he tastes his way to immortality with energy enhanced wine and dine...

Anyway, the beginning arc is still fun, except the boring training and learning and digesting the training and learning, and you'll very much enjoy it if you're looking for some light reading, 50-100 chapters at a time.

PS to TL: Really? Stopping the mass release in the middle of a fight?... Meanie. (So yeah, ch 43 ends in the middle of a fight, in case you were wondering.)

Cheers <<less
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Class Heaven rated it
November 6, 2018
Status: c200
I have read only about 200 chapters

MC is naive till now, not calm cold ruthless type that is mostly seen, no combat strategy seen till now neither is a simple brute. Moreover I feel a slight similarity from Desolate Era but not a better one. Expected something new and different when saw the Title but disappointed
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mrfatso rated it
September 30, 2018
Status: c679
Bullsh*t, you might as well just say that he is the plot armour emperor.

How else are you gonna call it when the author literally says that dao of tailsman is everywhere, in the sky, in the earth, everything is dao of tailsman..

Enemies are the typical retards though, walking around showing off their epeen, even when the otherworldly race was introduced, nope, my epeen is much more important than the fate of our race.

If anyone wants to compare it to Desolate Era, you could take the good part out of it... more>> and just toss in some generic wuxia story. <<less
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nitouryu rated it
September 17, 2018
Status: --
Read a bit until third arc or so, so the beginning is good, became cliche, no even using any talisman for second arc, like slapping here and there using plot armor (?) like shenaninggans, and the author realized it yet just putting some comment that talisman is on the next arc.. Decide to dropped coz boring when I am expecting good battles with talisman (coz it seems to be tricky at first, yet just stomping in the end) kinda dissapointed
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Yn5an3 rated it
September 10, 2018
Status: c85
The story has been enjoyable so far. Talisman Emperor is another member of the Xianxia genre with all the characteristic elements one might expect. From the introduction of the main character, that has to be abused in one way or another, to the development in the beginning stages when the first battles unfold and abilities start to be uncovered and of course the worldbuilding (or lack thereof), TE could be named a poster child of the genre.

The story is fast paced and contains the usual elements based off eastern fantasy... more>> that popularised Xianxia novels in the western markets like magial abilities, humanoid beasts, powerful experts, a world that could have existed a few centuries ago with very basic technology (and morals) and the usual weak-to-strong and revenge trophes. My main criticism would be the personality of the MC, who is portrayed as good willed at some points and merciless at others in a mixture that can look a bit bland compared to other protagonists in novels like Desolate Era or I Shall Seal the Heavens - Meng Hao being richer personality wise than Ji Ning and Chen Xi falling behind this one-.

Overall the story is entertaining and will probably like the fans of the genre but no one should attempt to read it expecting a masterpiece. More than worth of being given a chance, specially with the fast release rate. <<less
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Krazey rated it
September 5, 2018
Status: c283
An enjoyable read so far. I personally enjoy the MC's views and attitude, as well as the decisions and choices he comes to throughout the novel so far. It has a nice flow for the story and is well read. The cultivation systems as well as item and consumable systems are consistent and make sense.

Bad points are there are minor errors that need to be edited every few chapters. And in terms of the story there are points where overpowered people come into help the MC out of nowhere... when... more>> theoretically there are still things the MC can do himself... and they may (or may not) have relevance to introduce to/appear in the story at said points in time.

Overall though I feel like it's a likeable and enjoyable experience and can't wait to catch up to the current chapter. <<less
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pomoli rated it
September 4, 2018
Status: c34
Interesting, then quickly boring.


    • MC is ok, he seems good natured (at least for the chapters I've read)
    • Family and friends exist.

    • Copy pasta of the dozen other stories in the same genre, with the same problems: repetitions and repetitions, boring descriptions, arrogant dumb young masters, ridiculous fixation on a nobody (the mc), crazy distances measurement (5 millions km between a city and another place, more than the circumference of the Sun...).
    • Boring.
    • Boring.
    • Boring.
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Dave212 rated it
August 30, 2018
Status: c615
Although the title doesn't have any real relation in the early chapters. I really like how talismans have been incorporated. It brings something that's mostly side tack on to the forefront of the novel. I am very much enjoying the novel where it is at right now, although it felt like it dragged on for a bit near the start, it has definitely become one of my favourite novels.
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Dips rated it
August 29, 2018
Status: c617
Right so where to start.

TE the novel about talismans which literally didn't become relevant until a few chapters ago. It's a good novel and I can really see that desolate era has taken a nice share of ideas from this. If you like DE you will probably enjoy this! The MC has backbone and doesn't take any crap these days which is great!
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dniv rated it
September 12, 2017
Status: c46
This is an solid new novel. It has great translation quality, the cultivation system so far has more nuances and has spirit cooking which reminds me of the beginning of awe and is apparently a taste counterpart to alchemy. There seem to be dumb + smart antagonists in this alike and the MC is likable. I think this is definitely a cut above the average series. It's a very enjoyable read and I like how all of the cards are being introduced early.

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