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The boundless universe was filled with all sorts of wonders.

I, Chen *Ping’an, only have one sword, to move mountains, turn the seas upside down, suppress demons, deal with gods, pluck stars, break rivers, destroy cities, and open the heavenly abode!

My name is Chen Ping’an, Ping’an* of Peace, and I am a swordsman.

The Midland world was full of wonders.

In the center of the world, there was a scholar who had once used a sword to slash out a waterfall of the Milky Way. This was the person he was the most proud of.

At the edge of the East Sea’s cliffs, there was a nameless Daoist who was unwilling to ascend to the peak of a mountain. He only wished for a cool breeze to brush against his face.

In the Western Pure Land, there was an old monk who liked to treat people to chicken soup and tell stories.

In the southern border of the Wilderness, there was a blind painter who controlled golden-armored puppets that were as tall as mountains to move the hundred thousand mountains, creating an embroidered picture.

An impoverished youth who grew up in the north. One day, he saw tens of thousands of Sword Kinesis Immortals above him, like a swarm of locusts crossing the border.

He wanted to see for himself the scholar that the storyteller had mentioned, the surging tides of the East Sea, the vast swamps of sand in the west, and the majestic mountains of the Southern Wasteland.

Thus, one day, the youth picked up the wooden sword and began to descend south.

Notes:

* Ping’an means peace

** The four directions here are just the four sides of the map of China and the earth. As for the World of Righteousness, it was only one of the four “World”.

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Jiàn Lái
Sword's Arrival
Sword, Come
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กระบี่จงมา
剑来
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Scholar Of Yore
New Scholar Of Yore rated it
February 20, 2024
Status: c1
The best chinese cultivation novel I've ever read.

It's so good. The pacing is insanely slow at the start, but it just keeps getting better and better. It's one of the few cultivations novels I've read where the MC is genuinely a good person, and he is appreciated for that rather than any hidden treasures or mystical powers. He is almost always the underdog in any conflict but he I never acts like a loser.

It's hard to describe this novel without getting into spoilers, but all I can say is that... more>> if you bounced off of other chinese cultivation novels, this one might be what you're looking for as long as you're a bit patient with the start. <<less
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CrIsI
CrIsI
August 17, 2022
Status: c651
please give it a try, you won't regret it, maybe you won't like it only if slow but solid plots aren't for you. But it is worth the wait man.

The romance is sweet and hidden, the MC seems naive between a simpleton and a saint, but don't be hasty to judge. Here every characters in-depth is amazing, unfathomable as the complex contraddictions of the human heart; the themes passed will be numerous from questioning morality, counting benefits to facing fate. Everything is intertwined in the river of time while ghostly... more>> beings overlook the work of intricated settings, we'll see both selfless humanity and sickening malice in the hands of powerhouses, noble gestures flowing in unexpected encouters, all while travelling through poor villages, big empires and legendary locations.

This will be the story of our MCs, Chen Ping'An, growth in character, self awarness, knowledge, power but also of every person he'll meet duting his journey. It's like reading of a real parallel world. Beautiful and exiting. Strange and intimidating. <<less
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Diazblo
Diazblo rated it
July 2, 2019
Status: c585
I must write a review for this novel.

Firstly, I read it to c585 in vietnamese and very appreciate the team to translate it to English too. One chapter is always longer than one in another novel and it is harder to translate it to E which have different culture.

Secondly, The novel is hard to read at beginning with less dramatic climax but the more you read the more you fond of it. It is like a best wine, the longer the better.

Chen ping an is one of the best main,... more>> he isn't strong at first time, he is special and characteristic, he isn't perfect but he is only him among many other main that are similar and are just copied without different.

The story is very deep but slow at first part, it start in a small town in a small world, Chen ping an is only a weak child. In his mature, he travel a lot, meet many people, each of them also special with their our story, emotions, characteristics has good has bad but will satisfy your emotions. The fighting scenes are also stylish and satisfied.

My E isn't good enough and I don't want to spoil too much. So enjoy yourself and support the translation team. <<less
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Daoist Ghoul
Daoist Ghoul rated it
March 13, 2022
Status: --
This novel starts slowly but ages like a fine wine. It's an absolute blast to read.

The characters, the progression, the world-building, the philosophies of Buddhism and Taoism - everything is woven intricately into a fine masterpiece.
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luckymorris
luckymorris rated it
August 13, 2023
Status: c316
A refeshing take on xianxia!

This novel managed to escape a LOT of tropes that I grow tired of :

-The seniors are not all a bunch of dickheads, they're capable of seing the big picture

... more>> -Not everyone is ennemy with MC, a lot of them are indifferent, some are helping him against the bigger fish

-Not MC centrist, the world doesn't revolve around him, plenty of things happens without him being a part of it. And there is plenty of story dedicated to secondary characters, i'd say it's around 50% MC, 50% side characters.

-Nuances, goodbye young master N°14526 that wanted to kill MC because "muh jade beauty", hello antagonist that had good reasons to mess with MC. That goes for MC too, he is not a wimp, but he also won't commit a genocide against a sect because one of their member was a c*nt.

-You know those xianxia where "lvl 5" is said to be super uber rare but when MC achieve that lvl, everyone and their grandmothers are lvl 5? None of that here. You'll see characters that have achieved the peak in the first arc of the novel, as well as low level and middle level people, the hiearchy is clearly setup and I don't see a way to ruin that later on the novel.

There are plenty of other good point, but others have already mentionned it so i'll refrain and end my review here.

Edit : I do have a big complain about this novel, it's the HUGE amount of filler, MC is going to go to a specific place but somehow it's important that there is 3 filler arcs that really doesn't bring much to the story before he get to his destination. I don't care about the backstory of secondary characters that won't appear in the story later on, having full chapters dedicated to them is just straight out boring, I'm not talking about the more important side characters that are surely going to keep being relevant to the story. <<less
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Mr.Mochi
Mr.Mochi rated it
July 14, 2023
Status: --
It takes a lot of patience. The MC is really s*upid and innocent for a while and gets taken advantage of constantly. All the profound and complex matters fly over his head. He can't think for himself nor express his thoughts well, so a lot of pain is involved.

This story actually irritated me so much because the MC is so s*upid at the start. How s*upid? Remember how special needs kids get picked on by their "friends"? He's the special needs kid. Literally gets rocks thrown at him as a... more>> game while he sits still and just ignores it, because... friendship?

Also there a lot of people could help this character out... but no his talent sucks. You have to read that 50000000x times. Literally gets to the point where MC makes an Alpha move- but it's stopped because you don't have the talent to survive the consequences. Another example yeah you are under my protection but I let people take half your life and cripple you because I didn't want to deal with the trouble. But yeah now that you have the upper hand show mercy.

AND THE MC EATS ALL THIS UP. DOG MC. LITERAL DOG.

Despite all that that, it's really good. I think an editor could trim a lot of the fat- there's a lot of needless descriptions and verbose filler. All the other reviews have hit the nail on the head. <<less
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9jaWeeb
9jaWeeb rated it
June 26, 2023
Status: c50
It's interesting but alot of it is unnecessarily convoluted and confusing due to what seems to be foreshadowing/background for future events. It gives the feeling that it will spin us an epic tale but the confusing writing is a turn off. The feeling that it will eventually become something great doesn't excuse what feels like unnecessary confusion of readers especially when you consider other novels (like lord of the mysteries for example) that spins you epic tales with a lot of early foreshadowing and hints without confusing the heck out... more>> of you. <<less
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ws1719
ws1719 rated it
May 9, 2023
Status: --
Really enjoyed it as the author takes his time to actually build a world and a story. This is definitely not for the impatient and is not a junk-food novel where you skim through quickly just for regular minor dopamine hits from feel good self-insert story beats.

Even if "slow" (And by that I mean that the MC did not becoming a holy god emperor/ destroy all bullies super man in 30 chapters), every chapter is well thought out, interesting and adds to either the characterization of the cast or the... more>> world in which the story takes place. <<less
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Daoistsacredinfinity rated it
October 7, 2023
Status: c130
Do NOT read it if you're looking for regular power fantasies. This novel focuses more on the world around the protagonist rather than his power progression, at least this is the case till the latest translated chapter. Here, the growth of his cultivation is a secondary concern, and author often invests a huge amount of focus on creating an impactful conversation or scene rather than fights or dramatic climaxes.

This is a very distinctly different type of xianxia story. Very little of traditional cultivation settings have been borrowed in this story.... more>> Rather, the author has gone through much pains to establish a fresh world that feels realistic and unique, sophisticated.

The MC is also different from regular CN novel protagonists. He's perhaps the most morally relatable and respectable Chinese protagonist I've seen in this genre so far. But he's not so naive to as to be unbearable either.

Overall, I would recommend it if you're not impatient and appreciate it when an author focuses on creating a complex, impactful story rather than cliched wish-fulfillment routes.

Criticisms: some fillers, even though they are well written, can annoy the readers sometimes. And often author changes the flow of incidents to appear unpredictable, which rather instills a bad taste in my mouth because the apparent climaxes don't happen. Problems and dangers that we're looking forward to bloom into focus get solved by random chains of incidents and characters beyond the mc's scope of comprehension. It makes for an underwhelming experience if you're used to explosive climaxes that are usually found in this genre. <<less
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Kimari07
Kimari07 rated it
July 25, 2022
Status: c1036
I read all the way to the latest chapter via mtl haha. It's rare to find something that suit my taste so I was able to read through it without skipping through pages.

Every character has their own unique story, motivation and goals that they pursue.

I especially love that most young people that embark through the path of cultivation has their guardians or dao protectors that will watch over them either openly or in the dark till they reach a higher level so that they will not die so easily.

There are... more>> many overpowered characters including villains (though I don't see them as such coz the reasons for their actions are justifiable) that sometimes I feel suffocated for the Chen Ping'an who works really hard so that he will not become a mere chess piece in someone else's chessboard.

I love love love certain characters such as the pe*verted Cui Dongshan who has so many crazy and funny antics that annoys everyone around him though he can really be a cruel psycho sometimes, the clueless heavens favorite Li Huai who is really lucky to the point of envy, the straight forward Ning Yao who is very lovable that I can't wait for her to really be with Ping'an, Xiao Mili who is the definition of adorable, Cao Qing Qing who is close to Ping ans heart and many many more.

Though I felt it's tediously long at one time, now that I finished all available chapters, I feel so empty and can't wait for more.

I just hope that some one will translate this one coz it's a really worthy read. <<less
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Lined
Lined
January 9, 2024
Status: --
I normally don't write any reviews but I love this novel so much and I feel like it is very underrated. This is one of the only novels where I have read the MTL. Compared to other novels on this website it is very slow paced. It might also be a little frustrating to read at the start because it feels like the MC continuously gets f*cked over by his overall situation and he/others does nothing about it. However as the novel progresses we learn more about why everything is... more>> happening and things start going well for the MC. The novel has everything from romance, action, philosophy, politics and slice of life. While the novel is slow paced, when action happens, it is well written and there are several amazing moments in this novel. My favorite part of the novel is the characters. Every character gets developed even those you might hate in the beginning. All of their actions have reason and are eventually explained. <<less
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Arrheum
Arrheum rated it
April 18, 2019
Status: c4 part 3
An amazing read! There are certain moments in the novel that made me burst out in laughter. I've never laughed so hard before!
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Helium0-0
Helium0-0 rated it
December 8, 2023
Status: c959
I was reading the reviews, and saw some complaining about the MC. This infuriated me greatly, so much so, that I am writing my first review on the site, just to say:

This is one of the best written MCs that I have read, and in general a lot of characters in this novel are written very in depth. If you complain about his naiveness... well, I am not sure who is more naive, the reader or the MC. Look at the hints, and behind what is written. This novel would... more>> not tell you everything, it's full of show but not tell.

Disclaimer: I am not actually mad or anything, as to be honest I was also victim of the author's writing too, for which I felt very dumb afterwards. One good advise for new readers, this is not your average light novel, keep an open mind.

Also, this novel is one of the few that have monogamous romance, with no unneeded drama. <<less
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Eblurry
Eblurry rated it
June 21, 2023
Status: c12
I have never felt more relaxed reading a xianxia novel, its such a calming first few chapters that I feel like it deserves a 5 star just for that, definitely check it out if you are not in the mood for immediate action

Update chap 12

Spoiler

The main character circumstances are kinda heart breaking, still this novel is absolute masterclass, very well written

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