The Prodigies War


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In the vast and boundless continent Cangtu, there were ancient sects governing the Ten Old Domains, unworldly immortal clans beyond the Blue Sky, and primordial demon gods dominating the dark abyss that together created a great number of brilliant stories over the long course of the history.

In this very world, there was a boy, named Lin Xun, who embarked on his journey to the pinnacle of strength alone through cultivation and spiritual tattoo inscribing.

Escaping alone from the Mine Prison where he had been living since he was adopted by Master Lu, Lin Xun knew nothing about his identity but the little information his adopter, Master Lu, had told him. With two ancient spiritual tools Master Lu gave to him before the destruction of the Mine Prison, Lin Xun started his journey to Ziyao Empire, where he is supposed to find out the truth of his lost Spiritual Vessel and the person who slaughtered his family, leaving him orphaned.

Will he be able to unlock the mysteries of the two magic treasures, unveil the secrets of his identity and create a legend of his own?

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troutrun rated it
December 20, 2018
Status: c302
I read this story based on the high rating here on novelupdates. com and really enjoyed it initially but after about chapter 90, things really went downhill for my taste.

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The downhill slide for me started not long after the MC leaves the small village to take the county exam.


After chapter 90 or so, the author just seemed to go a rampage introducing jealous young masters, face slapping and airhead beauties. These characters are often barriers that appear to be created just to introduce short-term conflicts (with no to minimal impact to the storyline) to force the MC to suffer and kill. This cycle repeats itself up to where I am at right now (chapter 302).

The MC was also initially very bright, using his cunningness to win over people. It's too bad, as the story progresses, the MC is now often very arrogant and narrow-minded. Despite having options, the MC always walks into the den of danger just because... he is arrogant and ignorant.


Keep in mind, the MC appears to be an orphan with no families to worry about. There is no time limit that he has to fight against. There is no real reason for the MC to keep putting himself in danger just to find the person that stole his heavenly veins (or whatever its called). Even if the MC finds that person, he is powerless to do anything about it.


Needless to say, I am disappointed with the direction of this story and will probably drop it in the next couple of chapters if things don't change. <<less
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April 24, 2020
Status: c358
So, immediate turnoffs include barbarians (aka racism and dehumanization, a classic in Chinese novels) and borderline pedophilia (MC is fourteen and is flirted with and flirts with grown-ass women, MC picks up a 6-year-old who is described as peerlessly beautiful and multiple side male characters who are grown-ass men express interest in her.)

I swear to God, if the MC ends up with Shai Zi, I am quitting this novel immediately. Luckily, she disappears for a good 200 chapters, though it looks like she might be reappearing.

Now if you're OK... more>> with pushing through those caveats, this is a pretty good leveling up story. MC is multi-talented in spiritual tattooing and martial arts cultivation. He's gentle and friendly on the outside but ruthless and shameless on the inside. There's not 10 million side characters. It's an easy read. <<less
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koushik-ksv rated it
May 30, 2019
Status: c2500
I remember binge reading around 2500 chapters (raws) and stopped as new chapters were not available.

It was a bit slow in the beginning, but the story progresses really good later on. There is a constant mystery or unknown thing in every arc which keeps you reading.

I don't remember many details. But there were some plot holes and absurd things here and there. It doesn't affect you much if you're binge reading.

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He gets a kind of training system called gate to heaven which rewards him cultivation techniques and treasures. There is also a really OP woman sealed inside. She lends him her help a few times. After many chapters, the gate to heaven doesn't get mentioned anymore.

As in many stories, his mother is the member of a quite powerful family at a very far place. Like, he had to cross around 4 to 5 realms to reach her place. I didn't even reach the part where he goes to his mother's clan. He didn't meet his mother till now.

The first major arc involves his journey to the empire and reaching his father's clan. He is initially an orphan who is raised by an old man at a mine prison. He sets out to learn the secrets of his family and why his spiritual vein was robbed. He has two tools which the old man gives through which he gets the gate to heaven.

He goes to one world after another after this shocking everyone. He gets apprenticed to a mysterious person. A really powerful character, he didn't meet him till now though.

As I said, there are some mysteries which are constantly introduced which keep the story interesting.

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Aphrodite-Golden Warrior of Pisces rated it
December 12, 2018
Status: --
This is indeed an excellent story!! I look forward to its update every week... The chapter list had bothered me for a long time too, but yesterday I suddenly found the relevant function on their website had been optimized. So in my opinion, the operator is nice and responsible... Anyway, I like this novel very much and hope the Lin and Shia could finally get married... Come on, translators!
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nightstrikr rated it
April 7, 2020
Status: c978
I am enjoying the novel so far, though it's more interesting in the starting and then gets kind of repetitive.

What I don't like though is that the MC just kills everybody, like everybody who comes into conflict with him. Sure, those people try to suppress him first, and there will be many characters who will stop the progress but in this book universe, except for a very very few people, MC takes on enmity with everyone around him, be it a big and small power, and directly just kills people.... more>> It seems those young masters are all also purely s*upid and greedy, no one backs off when it's obvious they can't win, all either due to jealousy or greed. How did they ever reach this position! Also, there are no righteous people to stand up for him and yet he slips though their fingers boldly. Too OP


But worse is around ch 970 when MC kills off a servant after torturing him to get info of a treasure with the explanation that if he is left alive, this will become a hidden danger for future.

What is difference between MC and villains then!! They are using the same reasoning to attack MC <<less
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solareyes rated it
February 26, 2019
Status: c150
I've updated my review. The translation quality greatly improves after the first ~40 chapters. If you can hang in there until then, you're golden. I'm bumping my review from 2 stars to 3 stars. If they could fix those first chapters, I'd change it to 4 stars.

Original review below:

Story is fine, nothing special. Pretty typical cultivation novel. But the translation quality is frustrating. Most of the translation is good, with correct grammar and good sentence structure. But it's also sprinkled with odd mistakes. Stuff like "mystiques" instead of "mysteries", or... more>> "ravished" instead of "enraged". And sometimes, you'll get some garbled nonsense.


Little did Lian Rufeng thought that Lin Xun seemed not be aware at all, neither eluding nor stopping his chasing on one of the guardians.

You know what the author is trying to say from context, it just takes some effort. I kept reading for a while, hoping the translation would improve, but I finally gave up.

If you enjoy a little extra work with your reading, then go ahead. Otherwise, there are plenty of similar novels on this site with excellent translations. Pick one of them instead. <<less
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zidz123 rated it
April 12, 2022
Status: c1908
I had a fun time reading this novel. A lot of repetitive stuff though. This novel as the name suggests is all about battles. MC is very ruthless in this one. MC is more like Long Chen from NSHBA without the harem.

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Pros and Cons (Depends on the person reading)

1. MC gets more and more arrogant as the story progresses.

2. A lot of arrogant young masters..... (when I say a lot I mean a lot).

3. At around chapter 1800.. the MC is just too strong... all battles with people in his same realm feel like a formality.

4. MC does not hide his identity.... and this is something I liked.

5. He becomes famous and even gets the nickname 'Lin Demon God'.... but sadly around chapter 1700 he starts being low key because I guess the author got tired of writung the same things repetitively.


Overall I would say I enjoyed reading this novel <<less
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Dalvik rated it
July 30, 2019
Status: --
The MC is very interesting, very capable, and talent in casting sword. He wants to change life and finds the mystery of his life, so he tries to become stronger and stronger. I guess Lin Xun is the descendent of a powerful family. I can’t wait to see if the novel lives up to my expectations, I will be back to update this review in the future.
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July 8, 2019
Status: --
Although the premise is an imaginary xuanhuan world, it also reflects reality, etc the conflicts between the noble and the lower. Lin Xun is going to face a crisis. But as the MC, I believe he can go through it successfully. It is just an episode of his legendary life. I must say that the plot is attracting. When I read it, I can’t stop.
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shinken rated it
June 18, 2019
Status: --
Everything is amazing.I'm impressed by MC by using his cleverness together with ability to con other people. The grammatical flow is nice and easy to understand. Good story to read and I recommend to continue reading.I can't stop when I start.
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vincentviji66 rated it
December 27, 2018
Status: c109
This story is good, but the plot drags to some extent. The author has laid all kinds of riddles, but hasn’t begun to give any answer in the 100th chapter. The progress is too slow. But I have not decided to drop it since I want to see who is the evil manipulator exactly...
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PaulHeron rated it
September 17, 2019
Status: --
Firstly, I feel this book has many wuxia factors. But as I read on, I think it is more like “Game of Thrones”. It has an epic premise.
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