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.

Associated Names
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Da Zhu Zai
The Great Dictator
Đại Chúa Tể
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The Desolate Era (2)
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02/18/19 Wuxiaworld c943
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cstrife rated it
May 20, 2018
Status: c384
After BBTH and WDQK, you'd think the author would be a better writer, but nope. Still the same poorly written novel. I'll finish it since I finished those two, but the writing is horrible. I'm at c384 and every women that's mentioned has to be prefaced with beautiful, exquitside, slender, s*xy, curvy, etc. Unbelievable! Everytime he mentions Luo Li he has to say how pretty she is. Actually, the writing is trash. I'll say that straight out. At the conclusion of every major fight, some stronger figure will appear to... more>> rescue the weaker side. Skim read it and ignore everything except dialogue and some of the basic action and you'll get through quickly without wanting to drop it. <<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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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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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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Datura rated it
July 26, 2017
Status: --
I already finished it on MTL, so... :
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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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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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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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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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Vanshearphin rated it
April 22, 2018
Status: c280
Good story, smiliar to BTTH, but with some adjusment.. Its better than BTTH a little bit. But the problem is the translation speed. Its too slow. Perhaps it will take more than 5 years more to finish with the current translator speed. If u can ignore the long goal line of this story, then this novel for you
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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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