The Wrong Way to a Demon Sect Leader


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The number one swordsman Zhao Jiangui is the martial world’s best hope for peace: All he has to do is seduce the Demon Sect Leader.

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My Wandering Brother
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06/13/21 Chichi c121-129
06/13/21 Chichi c111-120
06/13/21 Chichi c101-110
06/13/21 Chichi c91-100
06/13/21 Chichi c81-90
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06/13/21 Chichi c61-70
06/13/21 Chichi c51-60
06/13/21 Chichi c41-50
06/13/21 Chichi c31-40
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06/13/21 Chichi c1-10
06/10/21 Infinite extra 15-19
06/08/21 Infinite extra 11-14
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57 Reviews

Dec 24, 2019
Status: c57
This book is the source of a great deal of second hand embarrassment for me, as the main character, a famed swordsman, spouts line upon line of cheesy pick up lines straight out of yellowing paper-backs featuring hot ripped men exposing their washboard abs, while holding another swooning individual in a passionate embrace (oddly specific I know).

Really makes you question the professionalism of this #1 Jianghu swordsman.

I oftentimes feel the need to burrow my face into a pillow and scream at their antics. Then afterwards, I always have a good... more>> laugh about it and wrap myself into a squirming burrito blanket.

But let's get back on point.

Zhao Jiangui, our MC (I'm so sorry (not) but I always read the pinyin as 见鬼 which translates to "what the hell", though his name probably, hopefully, has more elegant connotations), is a famed and skilled swordsman whose "swordsmanship is world-ranked, his appearance unrivaled, and the people of Jianghu say a swordsman of his match comes only [once] in one hundred years" (taken from chapter numero uno of the translation).

However there's been a rumor that the demon sect leader Ji Han, the scourge of the righteous factions, who ascended to the position after the death of the previous sect leader (his adoptive father), likes men. Or more specifically *waggles eyebrows* our MC, after a mole reported that he has a portrait of the MC in his possession, and hanging above his bed, no less.

Thus, the MC, who has absolutely no experience with the art of flirtation, is tasked with the job of. Seducing. The demon sect leader.

... whaaa-???

But luckily, the elders at the Haoren Alliance (which is like the martial group of righteous persons in their world?) have given him a book.


And what ensues is pure hilarity and mounds of tear choked laughter from a very easily embarrassed me. Also a very embarrassed Ji Han and a totally unflinching Zhao Jiangui (seriously man, how do you even say stuff like that without blushing?).

Like what user Shadowdrop did doth sayeth, so far, the comedic side has shone through far more than any undercurrents of angst and drama. And I say huzzah to that! ヽ (´▽`) /

But I feel there's going to be more.


Hints of it are peeking through with the details like Ji Han's status as an adopted child and possible grab for power from the not-yet-appeared biological son of his adoptive father. Along with how the MC has been accused of murdering one of his friends.

So yeah, this story is probably not what it seems on the surface.

But ending on a happy note, there's a live action drama (but of course it's watered down version) and an audio book reading!! <<less
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Nov 02, 2019
Status: Completed
For now, it's more comedy than BL. Chapters are very short, so there is not much progress at this point. I'll rate after it's completed, but so far it looks good, around 4 stars probably.

Edit: OK, I was wrong, this novel deserves all 5 stars. But I cannot say much without spoiling, because the novel is very short.
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Apr 03, 2021
Status: Completed
Are you tired of evil Demonic Sect Leaders kidnapping and killing left and right in the name of "love"? Then this story is for you! Welcome to the land where love makes you a better person!

Here, people scheme and lie because of duty, but just want to be honest and good to each other : the righteous here is tasked with seducing the Demonic Sect Leader by his overly enthusiastic masters (they even wrote a very bad script for him), while the flustered Demonic Sect Leader just needs to deal... more>> with his own sect troubles.

It's short and simple but not simplistic. The characters inner dynamic is never lost and always makes sense. It might have been more memorable and unique if the story had taken the time to develop things properly, but it might also have lost some of it's breezy charm.

As it is, the awkward and innocent (and growing more and more sincere) flirting between two characters that respect and admire each other makes for a very funny and yet very touching story.

It has heart, and a good heart.

PS-Edit: The extras are not extra! I made the mistake of not reading them at first, and discovering them with Chichi's new translation. But they are like the real concluding ark of the story... Tss... "Extra"... it's like saying the Return of the King are extra chapters of the Lord of the Ring... <<less
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Jan 27, 2020
Status: Completed
cute, funny and with just a touch of mystery. It's better than half the fluff available here on NU and there are some very real moments in between all the light-hearted antics. Neither MC no ML are total idiots, though neither are very experienced when it comes to love and their fumbling will make you smile. It's not a long story even by danmei standards and the end seemed a little bit abrupt. Another chapter or two would have fleshed it out better IMO.

also, I think the drama version turns... more>> them into brothers instead of lovers and it sort of goes in a different direction than the novel; censoring and all that stuff. I can see fans of the novel version getting a bit irritated at the production company. <<less
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Jul 17, 2020
Status: extra 5
Ended too soon but it's absolutely hilarious and moving. Weird combination. I know. But it's a light hearted comedy with a plot that somehow works really well.

The extras are great. They complete the story. Btw there's 40 of them and still only have a kiss Wuwuwu. But it's very sweet~ They are very cute together.
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Sep 03, 2020
Status: Completed
Update: Looks like new (better) translator is in the mix, so highly recommend that and not the earlier ones. I'll probably update this review if I reread this later with the new translation

--- original review pf [[allourheroes]] translation ---

Very funny novel, but regretfully, the translation is somewhat of a mess. I thank the translator for their efforts but inconsistencies all of over place make it very difficult to enjoy the novel without getting booted out of the story every other sentence.

... more>>

Pinyin like "senior brother" or "doctor" are completely untranslated, with no footnotes. Half of the titles (like literally what the character's position is in the sect) are untranslated too.

I understand Chinese and can sometimes decipher distorted pinyin, but it's impossible for regular readers to attribute any meaning to pinyin when it's pinyin. Pinyin is not English, it's a sound that has no inherent meaning in English.

Frankly, it's the same as leaving actual Chinese letters hanging around in the text, it has the exact same effect.

I'd even prefer Chinese characters because at least I'd know what they mean instead of pinyin where it could have 34 other possibilities.


Ending was somewhat of a big mess of confusion as well.

I suppose the focus was on the humor/romance so none of the plots really mattered to the storyline, somewhat of a shame.

The ending sounded just like the beginning with nothing that actually changed. Author dropped or left a ton of loose ends to percolate in the background. <<less
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Mar 28, 2020
Status: c82
Rating: 4.5

This is the first BL novel I read (only because it was "short" compared to other novels) and I really liked it ~ (≧▽≦) /~ I even listened the audio drama, but honestly I wished I could see more moments between them. I don't particularly ask for smut (I would NOT refuse it (˶‾᷄ ⁻̫ ‾᷅˵)) but just a few more cute interactions :c

Zhao Jiangui's cheesy lines were so damn funny and embarrassing lmao xD Thumbs up for the elders who gave him the book! And lastly lil... more>> tsundere Ji Han... idk why but he gave me "need to be protected" vibe, he seems so cute when frustrated and the perfect person to tease hohohoho

Btw I really recommend this novel to those peeps who wants a light, cute and funny novel! You won't regret it! <<less
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Nov 04, 2020
Status: Completed
It's a short, sweet, and cute novel, not meant to be taken too seriously. I wouldn't call it an A+ masterpiece of literature or anything, but it has good callbacks, nice comedic timing, a rounded-off plot, no problematic areas to speak of, and actual relationship acknowledgement. I have no complaints. I also don't want to talk more on it, since it is so short, and therefore easy to spoil. I'll admit that I once gave the novel a 3-star rating because I wanted more meat to it, but after reading... more>> some heavier novels, I've come to appreciate the lighthearted cuteness more. It's good for cleansing the soul.

And as a now-translator for it, I also appreciate how easy it was to knock out. Helped me get out of a writer's block rut I could feel coming on. I have to give it 5 stars out of appreciation, at this point. <<less
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Jul 19, 2021
Status: Completed

Very cute and wholesome MCs, there isnt really any moral gray area or dark philosophical themes to their actions. A GREAT short read, and very well translated (are we rlly suprised tho its chichi) I read their epub version from their kofi shop fyi

wholesome, fellow single queers beware: you may experience extreme bouts of gay yearning
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Jan 10, 2021
Status: extra 10
Thank you so much for translated this novel...

Please please please translate more extra chapters of this novel..

There are 30 more extra chapters 🙏🙏

I like this novel, it has comedy, sweet interaction between MC & ML.. & good story line...
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Sep 28, 2020
Status: Completed
I love this...
Very Funny...
Even the ending is satisfying for me...
I really missed this kind of novel....

I already finished the extra and to be honest it's better without the extra...

The main story is already perfect...I like how the ending made me laugh...
Almost every chapter made me laugh and I read the funny part a couple time...

STOP reading the review... just jump into it..
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Jun 03, 2020
Status: c82
Words cannot describe how absolutely hilarious this story is.

Almost each and every chapter had me bursting with laughter.

ZJ's straight and relentless pursuit of JH is one of kind. And LJ's tsundere response. Ah so good.

Highly recommended!
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Feb 06, 2022
Status: Completed
The fact that the author managed to make corny lines into something memorable and romantic is really wholesome and funny HAHAHA It’s a bit bland in some aspects and quite dull but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

The corny pick up lines always catches me off guard HAHAHA go read it if you have free time, I’ve managed to read it within a few hours, it’s pretty good!
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Jul 01, 2021
Status: --
A lighthearted sweet comedic story. Not much with the plot but those two dense protagonists are such a clown, hahaha.

A chill read.
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Jan 28, 2021
Status: Completed
Rating: 4.5

This (short) story clearly doesn't take itself seriously, and the author does a wonderful job conveying that from day 1. What they were trying to convey was conveyed, quite clean-cut and simple. If the slap-my-knee comedy in this novel doesn't give you stitches, I don't know what will. Some "heavier" plot unfolds around ch 65 or so, and while it wrapped itself nicely and pretty quickly, some plot twists could do with more clues thrown in, subtle or not.

Both protagonists have their own quirks, and the feelings for each... more>> other that grew organically from scratch were clear as day, even if they were never very physically intimate. The trust they hold for each other is incredible and touching! The side characters were very entertaining but underdeveloped, and I couldn't get very invested in the side couple. I also felt "meh" toward antagonists, but at least they had motives.


What started off as the ultimate comedy tool ends up becoming much more romantic by the end and like a "secret only the two know", and I thought that was such a smart and clever choice to close the story! Best full circle of 2021.

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Sep 18, 2020
Status: extra 10
Translation: 6/10 for main story's translator. This is the translator's first attempt at translating, I believe, and I think they made such a wonderful effort. I could really feel the TL's love for the novel & I hope they continue to keep translating as I think they will only improve from here!

Story: Such a sweet & funny story! I was laughing the whole way & rooting for Zhao Jiangui & Ji Han. The chapters are super short & the story moves along at a fast pace, however I feel... more>> the characters are still fleshed out & have depth. Even though it was so short we still got glimpses into Zhao Jiangui & Ji Han's past/upbringing & how it shaped their identities in the present.

The story was light the whole way & we didn't have to tread through ten thousand misunderstandings before Zhao Jianhui & Ji Han "get together." There was minimal angst, but just enough drama & tension to keep things interesting & readers on their toes. The side characters are also fun & don't just conveniently come & go to move the plot along.

Overall, a really quick & fun read. As another reviewer said, yes, there is a lot of second-hand embarrassment! Lol but so hilarious! I would love to see a bunch of old sect elders gathered around writing a book of corny ass pick up lines. "The road to your heart...". <<less
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Feb 03, 2020
Status: c68
Funny & interesting all together. It's definitely comedy, but there is a whole plot going on. The chapters are pretty short, but I've fallen in love w MC & ML already. Killer cliffhanger right now!
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Jan 24, 2020
Status: c66
I love this story! It's written with a lighthearted feel to it (not completely lighthearted; there's also the drama with the Holy/Demon Sect VS. The Righteous Sect and the MC going under cover in the ML's sect to seduce the ML.) ; you can tell that it's definitely a romantic comedy.
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Jan 25, 2022
Status: Completed
This is so cute and funny. I love both leads to death HAHAHHA. A must read if you just want a light novel to read, no heavy plots.
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Jan 21, 2022
Status: --
Sweet, funny, short reading without angst. Really worth reading
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