The Great Ruler


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The Great Thousand World. It is a place where numerous planes intersect, a place where many clans live and a place where a group of lords assemble. The Heavenly Sovereigns appear one by one from the Lower Planes and they will all display a legend that others would desire as they pursue the road of being a ruler in this boundless world.

In the Endless Fire Territory that the Flame Emperor controls, thousands of fire blazes through the heavens.

Inside the Martial Realm, the power of the Martial Ancestor frightens the heaven and the earth.

At the West Heaven Temple, the might of the Emperor of a Hundred Battles is absolute.

In the Northern Desolate Hill, a place filled with thousands of graves, the Immortal Owner rules the world.

A boy from the Northern Spiritual Realm comes out, riding on a Nine Netherworld Bird, as he charges into the brilliant and diverse world. Just who can rule over their destiny of their path on becoming a Great Ruler? In the Great Thousand World, many strive to become a Great Ruler.

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Da Zhu Zai
The Great Dictator
Đại Chúa Tể
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12/26/19 Wuxiaworld c1560 (end)
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utcom rated it
December 28, 2019
Status: Completed
Of the three novels of this author this is by far the worst (BTTH WQDK TGR).

The main character is weak, he is labeled as Blood Calamity, but dont by fooled like the rest of us, after THAT event he cant or wont kill anyone anymore.

The first arc is good, but the middle ones are boring, the novel should have died but it was saved because the mention of Xiao Yan and Lin Dong and the interaction of Mu Chen with theirs daughers. The last 300 chapters are better but at... more>> least for me I didnt like how it end. <<less
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Luneder rated it
April 10, 2019
Status: c1042
This novel gets very repetitive. MC does something that offends random dime a dozen villain, villain is 1-2 cultivation levels above MC and the MC defeats villain then cultivates up one more level then another villain 1-2 cultivation levels above MC appears and gets beat and process starts over again for 100% of the novel. Some random female character shows up becomes friendly with MC over and over and over again. MC needs to enter a hidden realm that is limited to younger generation over and over again so every... more>> hidden realm has this restriction. MC is always behind in cultivation strength of his generation even though he keeps passing those around him over and over again yet a new same generation pops up that is ahead of him and yet they keep saying he has a very fast unmatched speed cultivating

pretty much PMG with a better plot. <<less
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Kamemono rated it
December 30, 2018
Status: c538
The worse part is that the character is supposed to be absolutely ruthless based on his past experience (s). However, all you ever see him do is letting each person go for no apparent reason (or nonsensical consequences). You see the same enemies repeating over and over because the protagonist refuses to kill/cripple them.

I have finished reading up to about 538 but I cannot push myself to go on any further. The initial chapters are good and definitely worth reading up to the beginning of the grand tournament of the... more>> five academies (approx late 400s) <<less
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wanzmor rated it
November 25, 2018
Status: Completed
First of all, let me start by saying that I started this because of BTTH and WDQK. I have loved the author's former works and came here for more. Being a fan of BTTH and WDQK, I ... more>>

was disappointed by how marginal elements for those stories are in this work. While both XY and LD become massive characters in TGR, they appearances are so rare. Also only few characters from BTTH and WDQK appear in this story, and apart from XY and LD, they only play as cameos for 1 or 2 chapters at most. There were also no details on their territories whatsoever since MC never get to travel to their places.


That aside, TGR has a nice setup early on. Although all in all, the ideas deployed feels like combination of those in BTTH and WDQK, it was still able to produce a nice and enjoyable stories. I especially like the interaction between MC and LL, which last for a good 600 chapters or so, before the two separated. Their interaction was pretty much the best part of TGR imho. Afterwards, the story becomes a bit monotonous for me. The author put his focus on having Mu Chen catching up XY and LD that he has little for anything else

Even after MC and LL meet again later on, they don't have the same level of interaction as they did early on. Also he didn't show us anything about XY and LD's places at all, which is for me a bit disappointing considering how I started this.


In the end, do I reccomend reading this? Perhaps yes. To this day, I still think MC and LL's interaction is among the best you can get in this kind of novel. I especially love how these two treat each other. Things about cultivation and combat are not much different from WDQK and BTTH, so if you like those, you should enjoy this one. <<less
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Wife of Sovereign rated it
August 15, 2018
Status: --
I'd like to agree with Smooth Che.

This novel is promising but the power-building is... frustrating. With all those hard work and many things to get him at least twice as strong and won back the 'early start' that his rivals have when he got thrown out of that... survival event? yeah. He should at least be twice or thrice now. But then, the author decided to still keep him nerfed despite blessing him with those cheats. Frustrating.

The MC is decent. Only care for those who care back to him. Ruthless... more>> and was feared for his action back in that survival events. Since the start of story, he already has a damn badass title and arranged with a mortal enemies. Yup!

The romance is... the best out of all Xianxia LN, that have male protag, that I ever read. the way the main couple fell for each other is simply cute and swoon worthy, it straight up won my heart and stample of approvement.

This novel is decent, though I don't know what would happen in the 'far chapter" as I stopped reading this at 200 chps or so, because of personal problem irl. But this one deserve more chance. <<less
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VvvV1225 rated it
June 18, 2018
Status: c450
Pretty much follow the same pattern as BTTH and WDQK:

The MC is always fighting people with higher cultivation realm, repetitive with stupid antagonist and very little character development.

The main difference is the fact that the MC is loyal to love interest, even with the story somehow revolving around the LI, the development between them is kind of lackluster.

another thing to keep in mind, the author love describing women.
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poloniapoloni rated it
May 25, 2018
Status: c501
This author continues to write mediocre novels just like BTTH and WDQK following the same patterns seen in most chinese counterparts.

Do not get me wrong, this novel is not bad, but it doesn't bring anything different or exciting that kept me engaged in the story (e.g. The academy arc, which I didn't finish, has little plot or character development and it is extremely boring).

Certain aspects that bothered me:

  • Over 90% of the conflicts are created because of women that the brainless antagonists like
  • Lot of fights just happen to occur after the MC levels up
  • Every woman described as extremely beautiful starts as a cold person and a few chapters later end up being a bit interested in the MC and "blushing their cheeks"
Overall, it's an OK novel, read it if you have... more>> nothing else to do or if you read the other 2 novels of this author and wish to learn a bit about the other 2 MC's fate. <<less
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freedom1x rated it
February 16, 2018
Status: c225
Got bored with this one because of the release. Maybe not much people wanted this one. I can see that, because not much is good about this story, a very typical power/level up novel.

Maybe the other readers knows better, and did not give too much attention in this one because they also found it a bit boring later.

The flaw is that the release is slow. I do not know when I stopped. But I think it is about a year now. And from where I am currently is versus the... more>> current translated are not that far from each other.

Story is forgettable. I have read some and also dropped some. But this one is so forgettable, I have to reread chapters again to remember what this story is about. <<less
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MondoX rated it
November 16, 2017
Status: c1402
It is a decent read, but I began loosing interest in the middle of the academy arc. It was mostly focused on rankings and getting stronger, with no interesting plot. The only interesting part now, is the future conflict of mc's girl, and how he will try to solve it. I am dropping it, but will probably pick it up later.
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Aeonir rated it
January 2, 2020
Status: --
The first arc is ok/good by this authors standards and serves as a proper introdution but everything that follows is complete trite toothless shit. The MC is apparently known as "Blood Calamity" from a previous "event" that is never properly explained just referenced, but he's actually the least lethal character in any of the authors works, including all unnamed backgroud characters. In the first 1k chapters he actually only kills like 5 characters despite getting to what one would consider the beginning of the peak of cultivation in that time.... more>> This is in spite of his often proclaimed ruthlessness and overwhelmingly numerous situations where letting others live is straight up both stupid and amoral.

That doesn't even cover how bad the writing is after the introductory arc. It feels like some intern or fan was given guidelines to keep withing while keeping wordcount up only because I don't quite think AI writing is at the level that it could've written this, though maybe more soul and feeling would have been put in it by an incompetent AI than this complete lack of substance, self consistency and care. It's impressive in it's utter soulcrushing lack of humanity and imagination. No fight is interesting, no power aweinspiring, no plot is sinister, no enemy relatable. The cultivation is completely power based, the only interesting part was the Spirit realm with spiritual beast souls etc, but that was introduced in the introductory arc before it was promptly thrown into the blender to be forgotten as fast as possible the following arcs. This can be compared to BTTH where every major realm meant something different could be done that couldn't before, like Dou Wang that could make wings to fly with, or WDQK with Life and Death Realms insane recovery.

Then we have the unfortunate displeasure of reading a story that want's to be harem but is so clearly not... Apart from like 4 male character the only interesing character are women that become interested in the MC to some degree and most are decent/good or even great but are inevitably shoved ruthlessly under the buss as soon as their arc is done as the MC has one true love, so even the illusion of a harem that might be the only saving grace in this emotionless drivel of a story is chattered and shoved into a outhouse. Sure Luo Li and Mu Chen's chemistry is very good, but it's surrounded by so much trash and filler it can't carry the weight.

In the end we have the villains that ruined WDQK, the Yimo/Fiend Clan, that are just the most uninteresting thing ever in fiction. Completely corrupting evil wanna be zerg things that some villains somehow believe they can actually control/make deals with...

In the end this is the worst non fanfiction thing I've ever read that is still written in coherent language. <<less
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Koaler rated it
April 22, 2019
Status: c205
I have to ADMIT while I was reading this I had WDQK in mind the whole time cause I loved that novel even though the ending was quite rushed. But when I read this it actualy made me appreciate the whole rushed parts because this novel was just TOO SLOW and repetitive for my liking which just made it so boring and unexciting especially considering the fact that I predicted the whole plots from chapter205 all the way to chapter 856, and guess what? I was right about everything so... more>> much to the point I believed I was psychic after I checked the plot on Fandom Wikia. I was extremely saddened and depressed over the fact that I spoilt the whole book for myself and for the fact this book was so boring and repetitive that even a 15-year old could guess everthing from a mile away I really appreciated his effort but when he writes his next book (unfortunately) he should think more about the readers than his own damn SALARY AND POCKETS DAMN IT!!!! <<less
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duchuy613 rated it
November 15, 2017
Status: c60
Alright, I'll keep this review short.

I don't know what the author learned from BTTH and WDQK, but reading this novel is like picking up BTTH or WDQK half-way through.

The concept of the plot is interesting, but it can only be described as poor execution. You are thrown into the world at chapter 500 of a one-thousand-chapters-long novel. With no introduction of the setting, no character background, no explanation, NOTHING.

It feels like the author wrote a normal novel, then just delete the first half and call it a mystery. That's not... more>> how it's supposed to work. When I first started, it felt weird and unnatural, so much so that at chapter 10, I had to stop and check other sites to make sure I didn't miss something.

Now, the plot development. In BTTH and WDQK, the plots progress at a good pace at first, but as the story progress, fillers started to appear at around chapter 5xx or so. For TGR, fillers are there at the very beginning. For the first 50 chapters, almost 40 are full of fillers. The interactions between characters are limited to the MC bragging about how awesome he is after coming out of the spiritual road.

Remember how Yun Che interacted with his clan members and Yao Chen? How Lin Dong interacted with his family members as well as the Marten? Well, in TGR, the interaction between MC and his father include his father asking MC for advice, MC gives his father advice, and his father talking about how proud he is.

There are absolutely zero human feelings in the first 50 chapters.

I have read both BTTH and WDQK, and this novel is an absolute downgrade. The only reason I'm giving this 3 stars is because I haven't gotten too far in and there might be improvements later on. However, as of chapter 60, this novel barely qualify for 2 stars. <<less
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Datura rated it
July 26, 2017
Status: --
I already finished it on MTL, so... :
... more>>

The story is "okay" like another usual xianxia and wuxia novel, but what disappointed me the most is the final battle and the ending.

The story is rushed like "boom" become the top powerhouse in a critical moment (well not in a very critical moment, but quite critical as like they did in BTTH and WDQK where the MC secluded and come out to become the strongest).

The problem is not only that, in the end, there is no explanation for the other character (the most important one is nine nether, she is another important character like luo li but what the... she always accompanying MC from the weakest to the strongest and always help him by lending him power, even she really cared for MC. And author didn't even give her a chance to show up and just make a crappy ending where MC have a daughter with LL and that's it.)

And the Final battle is mixed with the ending like wtf? At least author can make extra chapter for the happy ending for a longer explanation as how the other character doing.

This novel have the lamest ending among the trilogy of BTTH WDQK TGR. To be honest even BTTH and WDQK have the most satisfying ending.

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the-bookworm rated it
January 17, 2020
Status: c135
I agree with many reviews here. The story is so-so, the thing that bothered me is the inconsistent editing. There are some very bad typos and simply dumb translation.

I kept seeing the word "cuffed" being used when "cupped" is the correct word. E.g. MC "cupped" his hands in respect to his master. But they were using MC "cuffed" his hands in respect to his master!!!

The story is typical xanxia, underestimated MC becoming powerful. Plot armor and a very lucky MC.
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Kakeru rated it
November 3, 2019
Status: Completed
I think this is the best completed novel of the author to date. I liked btth but this novel was good except the powerups of MC is same as other novels of author. And even the ending is also rushed same as other novels of author but I liked how the other MC's of his novel also take a part in this novel with this MC.
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February 21, 2019
Status: c591
[591] This is written by the author of Battle through the Heavens. In BTTH, initially the female characters would often been threatened with sexual violence. This, thankfully, doesn't have that problem. [Though there is a trend towards that now (~500).]

In fact, other than murders by the MC mentioned in flashbacks, the MC doesn't kill or maim too many. And in a way, that is a problem. Where other novels have a problem with trigger happy MC, this has a MC that often lets loose canons roll about.

As of now [590],... more>> there is a grand championship/tournament going on, and I am not happy with the authors inability to strategise, and ready to stop.

Will eventually continue, because, it is mostly non-offensive, and it has moments when it is interesting. But low priority. <<less
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finseybar rated it
April 4, 2018
Status: c323
I'm not really great at writing reviews in fact I think this is the first time I've written one so I ask for forgiveness and understanding if what I say doesn't make sense or is irrelevant)).

I must say up to this point on my second time reading from the beginning last time I stopped when there where 300 or so chapters but it's just as good for me personally on the second time starting again and I will probably start from the beginning again when a few hundred more chapters... more>> are out one thing I will say is that this is very similar to btth however that's not really too surprising as they are a shared universe atleast according to the website and from what I've read so far the protagonist is likeable humorous and not overly op there are times at least to begin with where he isn't all powerful for instance when he gets chased by a large group of people he runs as he would be unable to slaughter them all as you so often see in other stories and when he encounters powerful magical beasts he didn't just go up and solo them he joined a huge expedition force to take them down for the rewards of course that's only in the beginning hundred or so chapters and I may be biased as I'm a huge fan of this novel <<less
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Mr.Cappuccino rated it
January 8, 2018
Status: c1562
This is one of the better ones out there. A must read for those who want non-harem cn novels.

I actually rate this 4.3 but well 4. The romance is pretty good, though ... more>>

for some reason author still finds a reason to separate them like every damn cn novel


MC has personality and romance is solid from even before the novel. Female heroine is loyal to MC, almost too loyal.

Also this novel is a sequel of WDQK & BTTH and ties the knots properly by the end.

And yes they all meet each other and their stories after their own books are told

All in all good read. Except for the academy arc which took way too long till it gets boring. Not much interesting things happening there.

Translator is a tad bit slow though (no offense). It would be a good idea to read mtl or study some chinese, which will help in the long run. <<less
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DarthBlood rated it
March 24, 2017
Status: c188
I just finished ch188 out of 275 chapters released so far. I've noticed that up to where I've read, he has killed only one person, and it's an enemy that was so powerful that the lives of his family was threatened. Otherwise, dozens of his normal enemies constantly insult him, try to steal from him, or other things, and the worse that ever happens is that the MC beats them up.

And the thing is, the fight scenes suck. It's just a slug fest. I suppose that it should be applauded... more>> that a cultivation story like this doesn't involve death, but there's no excitement in the fights to make up for it. Baddie uses a move, MC dodges or counters it, baddie gets sent flying away spitting blood. And that's it. The oddest thing is, even fights with super powerful spiritual beasts don't end in death, the minor nobodies just cough blood and get thrown away. BORING!

The one good thing is the relationship between the MC and his love interest. <<less
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Doropyan rated it
November 9, 2018
Status: c1562
Actual rating: 3.5

I guess this was a mix of all the good things in BTTH and WDQK in one book. It's definitely refreshing that the MC started out being outstanding but of course as he gets stronger, the more he becomes the underdog because of the people he's up against.

To be honest I read this to see how BTTH and WDQK would be continued and ... more>>

thank you so much for the bonus chapters at the end, giving us some closure of WDQK. I loved how Xiao Yan and Lin Dong still played a big role in this novel, despite no longer being the MC.


It might be a bit of a long and slightly slow read but I was never bored unlike in other novels when the MC powers up. People might complain that the Academy arc is too long but I think the length was necessary to let him grow. There weren't many fillers at all. <<less
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