The Magus Era

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Long ago, there were people who stood upon the earth with their heads held high. They never bowed to anyone because of their indomitable spirit. They were capable of controlling wind and lightning, and conquering dragons and serpents. They seemed strong enough to split the earth and shatter the stars with their fists. They traveled throughout the land and called themselves Magi. Eventually, one of them would become a Supreme Magus! These men are the ancestors of human beings. Their blood is what we all share today.

Qing Long is the former strongest man in the world. He traveled through space and time and was reborn as Ji Hao in the Fire Crow Clan of the Southern Wasteland. It’s a complicated world. Forces from both inside and outside of the clan want this young and talented boy to die. Under great pressure, Ji Hao makes a deal with a mysterious man, who resides in his spiritual space, never showing his real face. He gains two drops of blood from a dragon and phoenix. Afterwards, Ji Hao becomes increasingly more powerful.

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The Era of Supreme Whuu
The Shaman Era
TME
WuShenJi
巫神纪
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10/08/18 Qidian International c1901
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terraheart
New terraheart rated it
October 15, 2018
Status: c100
I tried to read this because it had lots of things I like in CN e.g. Magic, male protagonist, weak-to-strong etc. I thought it would be a guilty pleasure novel but its nothing like that.

I deliberately pushed myself to 100 chapters to give the author enough time to try and peak my interest but it was a grind. The story telling is poor, silly units often used (e.g. 100 mile knockbacks), characters are standard tropes and boring. The cultivation system is obscure and it doesn't matter when it comes to... more>> killing people. Enemies can have their hearts explode and still walk away - remember I'm only 100 chapters in so these characters who should have had fatal injuries are low cultivation characters.

The translator/ editor make regular mistakes e.g. Mixing up names. The "magic" isn't western magic but ritualistic magic like shaman/ cults use.

I could go on, but the only redeeming point of this novel is the translation is complete. If you are scraping the bottom of the barrel for something to read and the synopsis vaguely interests you then you can try reading a bit but for me this was one of the worst novels I've ever read and I rarely rate anything 1 star. <<less
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makenai89
makenai89 rated it
March 28, 2016
Status: --
Reviewed at 70 chapters, rated 4.

Cruel stone age, ruthless genius, plus the power of nature made up this novel. Okay, well, the title was “The Magus Era”, and there’s plenty of interesting depictions of “magic”, but IMO, that was not what stood out here.

To begin with, the world setting was an ancient civilization where people sacrifice people in sacred ceremonies and enslave their enemies. Within that setting grew the unscrupulous MC who despite having the capability to restrain himself in front of his parents or in public, but was... more>> someone who kept grudge and won’t let off his enemies easily. Beside him, there’s few “human” characters that stood out except some annoying enemies, but there were stones, trees, crows... which I wish the author could elaborate further or at least give them a bit more screen time.

All in all, I think “The Magus Era” has great potential, worthy of at least 4 stars; though with the large amount of violence and cliche enemies’ characteristics, I’m a bit wary to give it 5 stars as of yet.

In regard to earlier reviewer comments about “no plot”, “contradicting” and “no sense”...I beg to differ. From the beginning till the latest chapter, there was clear plot and it was quite consistent. The MC character too was obviously set as genius, willful, and ruthless, though he didn’t always showcase it as he respected his parents very much and knew enough to act in accordance with circumstances. I suspect some of the prior reviews was written when the translation was still unedited, and if so, then that might be how it was. However, I read the translation after editors covered it, so I’d like to clear the air. Although there were some mess at earlier chapters, but they were cleared up in the later chapters. <<less
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Bakaleaf
Bakaleaf rated it
May 18, 2016
Status: c125
At first it was kind of decent remind me of a certain novel (Perfect World). The savage way of living and the simple plot looks decent
but as the chapters goes by the annoying copy paste scene starting to appear. What do I mean copy paste? It is when a scene that has happen in the past chapters appear in the latest chapter. It is so similar that the only changes are the place and some minor characters added.

What is more depressing is the never ending cornered MC. The annoying... more>> family of MC especially his father who keep on ignoring obvious thing which could have avoided various tragedy but because his father keep on insisting of the clan's priority now his clan is clearly disappearing and slowly gotten destroyed which is clearly can be avoided if he take actions. (So much for a Legendary leader)

What I like about this novel is:
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MC little army of mystics, The Tree Man. The stone man. The nymph and so on.
MC little adventure every know and then (MC is still 10 yrs old)
OP MC is already common so its not really worth mentioning.

How the Enemies died brutally, but some things also quit disappointing how that annoying girl died so easily in 1 hit after all her plots and attempt to kill MC and His father

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What I hate about this novel is:
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The MC encounter powerful people befriend them and then left MC side. Seriously what's the point? Appearing before MC and then after they leave MC is then put into a life and death situation. (This has became a copy paste so expect a lot of scene with this sort of plot)

MC meet a girl same age but much stronger than MC and the girls father was the ruler of there place, and made MC her man servant. And what happen next? They got almost annihilated. The prostrating part MC got blamed? Seriously who is in there right mind blamed a 10 yrs old kid? At this point I already feel like not reading at all. Imagine after all MC effort saving the little girl when he return he saw his father got beaten up and his mother almost dying (its not really surprising since like I said the copy paste plot this is not the first time MC sees his father and mother got beaten)

After This the girl and the mysterious old man went back, Surprisingly not a single reward for MC! They just gone left disappear!

MC is always get cornered and often almost died. The obvious Enemy has never been punish, The father of MC always insist not to take action although he already know who the mastermind is.
As a result they are cornered again.

They send MC to get help, I was like WTH!? MC is just happily traveling and encounter another random thugs and beat the crap out of mc?

You see it once, Twice and in the 3rd time it got annoying, Father and Mother got beaten badly, MC and family always got cornered. Plot please move on with the copy paste sitting!

The new scene where MC ask for help, I no longer look forward to it
Reading almost 100 chapters of this with the repetitive scene which is like copy paste. Can you blame me if I don't expect anything new?

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Well when I read this it remind me of the novel Perfect world but sadly it was world apart, my bad for expecting to much.

MC journey is really harsh, yeah brutally harsh. I still read it but maybe once a month if I ran out of novel to read. Like I said this novel is not something which you well look forward to for the next chapter.

Warning: For some odd reason the author love to see woman as slaves in this novel. Most of the time Woman are seen as slave and some even put prices on them. <<less
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riida
riida rated it
May 1, 2016
Status: --
There are refreshing unusual elements to this (especially cultivation and worldbuilding) and I really appreciate novels where protagonists have the conviction to kill the enemy who later may prove dangerous to them and their family and friends, BUT, sometimes this novel makes me sick, because it contains:

-Rampant slavery, encouraged and celebrated

-Senseless slaughter where thousands are killed again and again and again and you just stop caring

... more>> -Key characters and key enemies get BLATANT plot armor and escape death to come back again and again, while THOUSANDS of their companions die

-Sometimes the jump of a fairly weak person who can’t fly is measured in meters, sometimes in MILES. Sometimes someone's arrow pierces a tree, sometimes the same person's arrow blows up a mountain. Effects of speed and strength seem completely arbitrary (I think the author is actually slightly mentally ill)

There are people who claim it’s good because it’s “chaotic”. There are good novels with chaotic worlds/protagonists out there, but this one isn’t chaotic, it’s simply random half the time, and making something up as you go is not cool or unusual. It’s lazy and disrespectful to readers AND to the novel but everyone’s tastes are different, so enjoy. <<less
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clowred
clowred rated it
August 7, 2016
Status: c201
This story is really a pain in the ass. First, its clear that the author is paid by word instead of quality. Each chapter starts like old dragon ball episodes, with a review of the last chapter. The MC is reincarnated, but this premise holds no ground or anything. After he is reincarnated he has an absolutely OP spirit inside him that always complains about making one mistake. The MC never asks him what is that mistake, for f**k sake, he is not even questioning his presence inside him. Also... more>> the MC parents are morons, he somehow is able to
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speak, walk, use magic attacks

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since the day he is born or a little later, a few days at most, but they just believe he is a genius.
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How the f**k can a kid who does not have the necessary knowledge about words start speaking since the moment he was born?

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After that we have a spiral of events that are completely random.
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A clan who somehow is capable of attacking everything including the king ministers is left alone for some f**king reason. A school where the MC is a genius who needs two months to understand what his tutors needed a hundred years or more. The students want to kill him but his overprotective tutors just ignore it after treating him like their princess. And the sh*t that just made me lose all my interest, the freaking generic characters, the peerless beauty, the sissy boy, the fatty and the plain character join the group together with an Op mad girl who is loved by her parents enough to allow her to kill servants like bugs but still send her with unknown people in an unknown land.

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The logic is completely f**ked up. Don't read it. This is just my advice. <<less
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Karmapanda
Karmapanda rated it
May 16, 2016
Status: c123
Hello fellow Wuxia Fans,

this time I present you an unique experience. "The Magus Era" is a novel about a reincarnated boy that seeks to overcome his past lifes archievements. He is thrown into a world of martial lore, a world that has not developed the same as ours, since the strong always opressed the weak and since being strong meant being able to annihilate clans and enemys in the thousands and since this world contains billions over billions of people and many many times more the landmass our earth... more>> has.. Well since this is the case he is satisfied in defending his family and those who do not wish to bring harm to his clan and friends.

This world has an asian setting. It includes all dark sides of the occult as it contains the light sites as well. It's based on the principal that souls contain energy - as much as they were able to cultivate while alive. It includes abilities that only exist in our world as theory and fantastic versions of that as well. It contains dragons, monsters, rare treasures.

Our MC is pretty mighty - overshadowing his peers. Yet in this world - there are things surpassing him. He hopes to overcome these differences and to restore some "might" to his clan - since they are opressed by a far bigger clan and only old glory, a strong bloodline and they totem animal the firecrows keep them being able to overcome complete supression. It is not easy to counter the sheming their enemy do in order to gain what is left of their posessions and in the end to cripple the clan forever.

This story is told by a levelheaded voice in a cold manner, yet the many fantastic encounters colour this world. If you can't take this story, because you fathom our modern moral archievments you shouldn't. Yet this is not a fairy tale. And I never read wuxia because I enjoy fairy tales. ^^ Heroic stories are many fold - but I enjoy this colosseum. <<less
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obsoletefactor
obsoletefactor rated it
May 3, 2017
Status: c162
Well I started reading this novel because it was on qidian international. I like the idea of magus/mages/magi and I thought the cultivation system was different. The story starts with a typical reincarnation plot, but that's quickly forgotten. The world building is rather interesting and the world is a very brutal and a harsh place with slave labor and human sacrifices, but I feel that the MC just can't get a break. The plot keeps pouring crap over his head atleast once per chapter, he never gets a breather.

Writing Style:

Poorly... more>> written, with information and sentences getting repeated over and over. There's no philosophies, poetry or anything artistic in any shade, which could be interesting to ponder over or atleast enhance the reading experience.

MC and Side Characters:

I honestly don't like the MC's personality much. He's cloned from a typical brutal/cold/intelligent xianxia MC template, there's not even 1 gram of originality in his character. And frankly I don't feel any connection with him at all. The only reason I'm still reading this novel is for the world building and fantastical creatures.

There hasn't been anything that vaguely resembles a stable side character with a decent personality, they're all redundant and 2 dimensional none of which adds to the progression of the story or the mc's character progression (the only character i've grown to like a little, is Man Man, eventhough I didn't like her at first).

Antagonist race:

In the early prologue we get a glimt of the 3 eyed race, and it could've been an interesting foreshadowing of things to come. But ever since we've gotten introduced to their race/clan i've been asking my self: How come a human powerhouse/nation hasn't completely eradicated their entire race? They're all cruel and are born with a royal/noble stick up their butt. They feel every race besides their own are 'barbarians' and it seems like everywhere in the world (so far) they're villains and tyrants, all with an immense god complex. Why let such a potentially dangerous race grow in size and power, when they clearly have nothing positive in mind for humans and other races?

Tl:Dr

The good: A pretty interesting universe/world, different cultivation system, a realistic dog eat dog world setting.

The bad: Uninspired/unoriginal and hard to like MC, boring 2d side characters with little to no personality, incredibly annoying and arrogant 3 eyed antagonist race (which imo doesn't make sense that it hasn't been eradicated in it's entirety yet), also the story is poorly written and sentences/information keeps getting regurgitated over and over. All in all i've given it a rating of 2-2.5 stars (could get lower if no interesting characters get introduced soon, or if the MC's personality stays the same) <<less
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Astaroth
Astaroth rated it
March 9, 2018
Status: c1049
tl:dr Nothing matters, MC constantly grow stronger, but it doesn't matter.

Sometimes Ji Hao (Name of the MC) will easily beat someone way stronger than himself, which shouldn't happen, then later when he's literally millions of times stronger he can't beat someone weaker than before. Also he has tons of OP treasures, he gets one that can even completely reflect the attacks of a being that created an entire world (basically the same as Pan Gu from chinese mythology) and take 0 damage. Later some weakling that couldn't even hurt a... more>> hair of this Pan Gu level being somehow beat MC up and the mirror isn't even half as effective, this happens a lot of times. And later all of a sudden even though this OP treasure that already improved, and MC is literally millions of times more powerful than before, the effect of the OP treasure is weaker. (Of course it should've never been so stupidly OP in the first place, and it's still way too powerful. But it's just stupid for it to randomly be more or less powerful "as the plot call for it".)

It's also very annoying, all the enemies always do anything possible to harm MC, even if they surrender they will attack MC and anyone close to him else given the chance, but MC almost always spare them. It's stupid that they all constantly try to attack MC in the first place, but since that's the case, it's even more stupid for MC to constantly let them live.

Speaking of which, this novel could pretty much have been over before it even started if not for
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MC's super OP teacher and his brothers (and their on teacher as well) could've basically saved the world from day 1, but they just decide not to and follow some random sh*tty rule, and whatever the f*ck. Basically all the problems are allowed to happen by them even though they could solve it in a day if they wanted to. They just randomly decide to give out some punishments every now and then, and then let the bad guys continue doing whatever they want (including breaking the same rules these guys follow) and getting away mostly scot-free.

MC never does anything that they haven't thought of doing themselves, it's just that they don't do it without coming up with an excuse so they won't "lose face" as they are too proud and it's too "shameful" or whatever. It gets more and more stupid throughout the novel.

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On top of how stupid and annoyingly contrived the story is, the translation is also meh. It's readable, but annoying—and sometimes time-consuming as there will be similar spelled/sounding words, but they will not make any sense until you realise that there's an error.

Well, at least it's not MTL, since then there wouldn't be any spelling errors and WRONG words... Pffft

Anyway, I ended up reading 1k+ chapters and despite the review I plan to finish the novel, which I generally don't do, even for novels that are way better or less bad. The answer to this is that while there's a lot of chapters and such, there are some good points (which do make it even more disappointing how the author completely ruin it by the BS), but most of the faults of the plot happen during the fight scenes and such, that are usually 3 chapter long fillers more or less, so you can simply read a couple of words of the sentences, skim read a bit, and skip through the entire chapters until the novel go back to other things.

So basically, the novel is garbage overall, but if you ignore a lot of it and try to not think too much—then it's not too bad of a read, but my rating is still 1 (over time it went from 4 all the way down to 1, as I kept lowering the rating by a star—one by one—every couple of hundred of chapters I read) since the novel should've been much better but just keep on disappointing me over and over again. (Though I've rated worse novels higher, usually 2-3 stars since I don't have any high expectations for trash novels in the first place.) <<less
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Cien
Cien rated it
April 25, 2017
Status: c253
interesting setting, a lot of potential but written horribly with lots of flaws.

His power level seems to

always be obscure, the MC himself seems to be all over the place that you feel disconnected on what the MC is really all about, the army system where you can become an advisor to the emperor as long as you kill enough enemies is pretty stupid. And army that lets them do what ever they want... this is just lazy writing.

The only thing that this novel has got going for it is... more>> the interesting world (but only on the surface) and it is not cultivation focused. It is unfortunate that he neither explores any of the new places in depth nor does he enjoy any of his rewards. (ie, he has to move every time he gets a reward.. wtf, gets new slaves can't play with them and move to midland, get free stores, have to go fight in the army.)

This is really hard to read through. I rarely give out 1 star but... this is one will be it. <<less
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MondoX
MondoX rated it
June 14, 2016
Status: c90
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Started off decent, with a somewhat OP MC, and his powerful friends. Then, out of nowhere, the MC literally becomes someone's b*tch! Ii is as if all the MC's prior accomplishments did not matter, and then he became a servant. With the combination of the MC becoming a chump all of a sudden, and the many times the same enemies somehow managed to cheat death, I could not continue reading anymore.

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sleib
sleib rated it
March 28, 2016
Status: c164
When I read some reviews I thought that this novel would be just some low level story, but I was pleasantly surprised. The world and its magic are very interesting and mysterious. MC is quit likable, but you must know that though MC was strongest in previous world, in current world his previous powers would be no better than child’s. Cultivators in this world are mages, but there are many types of them and they use different elements, powers of nature. Powers of these mages are kinda similar to shamans,... more>> witch doctors or druids, while some of them are like warriors of fire, archers with attribute of wind and etc. There are also some interesting intelligent creatures like stone man, tree man, jungle nymph and even robot like moving metal machines. Those who like xianxia and action fantasy should definitely read this.

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P.S. Main lead starts his path to OPness from ch.56

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Melfer
Melfer rated it
February 5, 2016
Status: --
Author writes contradicting sh*t and stuff that makes absolutely no sense. MC is supposedly super strong and a genius but in reality he’s a retard dunno how he could have been the strongest in his past life with his IQ he should have died by the age of 5. Only read up to chapter 22 but the author and wannabe genius MC are killing what could have been a good novel
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Legalt
Legalt rated it
June 12, 2017
Status: c454
Ok, I'm rating this a 5 because of my enjoyment and interest.

This novel is crazy and way over the top, and though it was a little rough the first 100-200 chapters, it's gotten a lot more interesting to me. So yeah, if you mind crazy power levels, numbers, and distances, like miles/kms in the blink of an eye, this probably won't be for you. Some very slight spoilers below.

Anyway, the story up until now has been the MC building his power, allies, and influence. Unlike most Xianxia that have a... more>> MC solo or with very few companions vs the world, large scale battles (War) play a huge role atm. Eventually the MC gets a master and disciple brothers/sisters, which is definitely something I've been really enjoying and haven't seen much of in other Xianxia... I like it.

It's somewhat of a brutal story and not too lighthearted. Life is relatively primal and savage, with slavery and death as a norm, but there are many hints that point in the direction of sooo much more. The MC has more unique abilities compared to nearly everyone around him, and his friends are also pretty unique and interesting as well. Though he's more powerful, they develop with him and aren't just useless side characters, which also applies to several other characters, something that isn't really a norm in these kinds of novels. The MCs companions and their ACTUAL usefulness is something you rarely see in Xianxia and is another thing I've really enjoyed.

It's fun and interesting, especially if you can get past the starting phase of the novel, as it gets progressively better imo, albeit a little more crazy with the scale of things. This novel is definitely better than a lot of Xuanhuan/Xianxia stuff on here, which is surprising considering the ratings. Give it a chance, it's honestly not that bad. <<less
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Nana (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
I'm going to stop reading this series.. I feel like a M every time I read this! So many hurts!

At first it still your typical reincarnated story, a genius child in a clan, but the clan itself is divided, the siblings try to grab the power from the clan leader, etc. But then the translator still feel that the MC is not miserable enough, author keep pouring problems upon MC like confetti.
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Discordia
Discordia rated it
May 16, 2016
Status: c124
Starts somewhat slow and there are things may piss people off such as the celebration of slavery and how the deaths of many is belittled and some rape here and there. However, this actually properly portraits ancient times, so I got over that after after reading it for some chapters. I personally find that this novel has great potential especially after the MC meets Man Man. If you get past the stuff I mentioned then you'll find it is pretty good.
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UsernameJ
UsernameJ rated it
May 25, 2016
Status: c132
Pretty good. All the negative reviews here are way off the mark. This story, if I had to put a rough mark on it. I'd say it's slightly worse than ATG. It's written in a similar style to ATG in terms of setting/characters talking/reactions and has a similar tone. The setting is pretty interesting though and really abuses Chinese loving super huge numbers. "He jumped a hundred miles away and punched. The punch created a crater hundreds of miles radius." which is always lols. The janky translating is kind of... more>> meh, but that's just nitpicking. <<less
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Ardavix
Ardavix rated it
April 3, 2016
Status: --
Setting wise, makenai89 review is not far off the mark. It kinda feels like a mixture of druid and Aztec/Maya/Ancient Central American culture in that ritual human sacrifice is practiced in the MCs tribe incorporated into a magic system similar to that of the Albion druids. Additionally, there are elements of advanced technologies and possible futuristic-societies within a still somewhat tribal world (I will elaborate on this a bit in the spoiler section) ; likewise, tribal in-/out-fighting is as much a [main] theme of The Magus Era as magic and... more>> cultivation is. Our MC is born within a massive jungle that spans a large portion of the continent he lives in; within this jungle, societies are druidic/tribal ~ outside the jungle is still anyone’s guess.

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That said, the MC did have to fight giant metallic spider automatons and one of his enemies kept calling our MC and his tribe and jungle primitive/backwards etc. which leads me to believe that there are advanced cultures within this world.

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Things to know: The MC was reincarnated from the modern world (literally Earth) where he was the supreme figure on Earth after he had created the Nine Secret Words technique that allowed him to strengthen his body and soul. After reincarnating, within his tribe he was considered to be a prodigy not seen in a thousand years. I should point out however that the story/narration pretty much just glosses over this. Immediately after the prologue, we time skip to a fairly mature Ji Hao ~ his youth was pretty much not mentioned in the novel except to say that he was a genius within the tribe (unlike most Xianxia ~ which was somewhat refreshing)

Likewise, Ji Hao is NOT a know it all reincarnated MC but he does have the mentality of a grown man despite being a child still

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It doesn’t specify his age but it does say that he is a child ~ and in lieu of how mature he acts around everyone ~ likewise everyone thinks that it’s normal... I kinda think that he is around 9-13 years old). That said, he is no idiot either and his decisions are not as brainless as Melfer described. Keep in mind that the translator didn’t edit the series until recently. Prior to which ~ reading this novel was horrendous!!!

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Lastly, my personal attraction to this novel is large; I really really do enjoy it. it’s very action packed which can make it very confusing if the translation is not steady (which it more or less is now). The MC trains fairly quickly after a certain event within the story which I personally felt was somewhat thrown at us (from a readers’ perspective). Generally speaking, introductions don’t exist in this novel; essentially, the author throws us into the fray and ~ that’s it. Surprisingly imo... this actually kinda works. I don’t have to bother with reading the typical Xianxia trope introduction which I’ve already read a million times and instead I’m given the story right away (or just about). I honestly don’t understand what people mean (in the reviews) when they say that there is no plot ~ it’s as clear as day to me: Ji Hao wants to protect his family within his tribe ~ his family AND his tribe is being torn apart by in-fighting... will say nothing more

In any case, imo it’s a very very good read; not the best granted but I still give it 4.5/5 for pure enjoyment.

[EDIT: July 18, 2016: I'm still reading TME but my love for the series is waning. Tbh, I really don't know why... {minor spoiler alert} after Ji Hao left his tribe (he'd obviously do this eventually), it seems that the story lost something... idk.. anyways, if ever you've experienced a change in setting within a story (e.g. the Tianyuan arc in TMW or the ocean exploration arcs in Stellar Transformations... it's kinda the same; the story just doesn't have the same pull/feeling anymore unfortunately. Accordingly, my enjoyment of it is only about 3 or 3.5/5 now] <<less
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selweron
selweron rated it
September 11, 2017
Status: c249
If you like a MC who is supressed by all kind of other people, all the fu**ing time, then I recommend you to read this novel. As of c249, this is one of the most boring novels I've seen. Fight after fight, war after war, about 20th war already, you wait with expectations that our MC shows something, I don't know - his great prowess, more cool nature magic or blood-boiling fights, yet our MC is like a side-story character who in most cases contributes nothing to the situation, gets... more>> beaten, relies on his great uncles or first-time great characters who fight with his enemies for a longer time than he himself.

And people out there told me it gets better after first 100-200 chapters. Hell no, it gets worse with the addition of all the filler-like characters that got introduced as new little friends of our Ji Hao. As if Man Man and her annoying character wasn't enough. Poor Ji Hao appears less frequently now.

LITERALLY no exciting moments in the novel, last one was some talk about Dao around c200 that took one or two paragraphs. This is pure bullsh*t I'm done with this story. <<less
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Queen of Sheba
Queen of Sheba rated it
September 6, 2017
Status: c600
Exceptionally true to self. Magus Era is perhaps one of the harshest cultivation worlds ever crafted by an author. It's a world that has succeeded in completely cleansing away all the sugar coating. Leaving behind the darkness of humanity behind in its wake. From enslavement of those perceived as lesser, to standard objectification of women, to conflicts with any deemed as xeno. It's all there, anything questionable, that exist in real life, but may be omitted in the fantastical realms of xianxia, and wuxia, all of it is tightly packed... more>> into this astonishing piece of work. Subtly, and in some cases, crudely, blended in amongst the plot.

The protagonist isn't like most others, he has adapted to his environment. Blood rituals? Normal. Human sacrifice? Nothing wrong with that! Killing folks for disobedience? Common. Dehumanising anyone whom isn't 'pure' human? Of course that's the standard.

Above all else, there's heart to the story. Rich, vibrant, and overflowing. It Just feels as if the author has poured his heart out into this novel, creating a unique masterpiece for the ages.

The only negative is his relationship with a brutish little girl, but on the plus side, he tames her in the end as well.

Highly recommended. <<less
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ashish50990
ashish50990 rated it
October 5, 2016
Status: c270
I know many people don't like it, but to each his own taste. For me it was equally good, it was rather different for any other Xianxia's or Xuanhuan novels. First its like everything has returned to ancient era, tribes fighting each other for territory. In any other novels though clans and sects are introduced and said they are in conflict, but fight occurs rather too little. Now in review I have seen saying their is no plot, I beg to differ, all the fights MC had basis, any enemy... more>> attacking also had its own reason, but only if you read till now you will realize. At current chapters, the world is shown to divided in to two and now they are all fighting. And it is honestly rather exciting.

Now on to cultivation, the cultivation is too unique, I think you can somewhat relate to warlock of magus world, but MC is not cruel as that experimenting anyone that suits his needs. MC character is rather likeable, straightforward as well as cunning. Honestly reading first ten chapter you will like the novel and if ignore the dumb hating about being in ancient times, you will rather like it. <<less
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TaoTie
TaoTie rated it
August 7, 2016
Status: --
How have I not heard how great this is before? It's such a great story it's amazing in how it gives the feeling of fantasy mixed with a cultivation novel; but its more than just another cultivation novel - it has such fantasitc imagery and creative worlds and characters that other thin, minimalistic cultivation novels can't even compare. Sure its a classic structure for a story you may have seen the ilk of before, but it's a good classic that has amazing creativity and world building that pushes it far... more>> above its peers. <<less
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