World Defying Dan God


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Young Chen Xiang had a fateful encounter with a goddess & demoness and received their peerless heritage, divine pulses, ultimate martial arts, and transcendent alchemy techniques, which gave him an easy ride in his journey of cultivation.

When hungry, he refines some spirit pills to eat as snack, when lonely he flirts with the goddesses, when bored he teases those martial artists who came to beg for spirit pills, when tired he lets his beautiful wives massage him.

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Prideful Medicine God
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alenotbeer rated it
March 10, 2016
Status: c3820

The story starts off with a lot of potential, but it falters in the later parts. It does have 3, 000+ chapters so it’s understandable, but the little problems in the story really starts to pile up after a while and gave me a lot of unnecessary frustrations. I stopped at exactly chapter 1, 750 and now have no intention to continue anymore. There are a lot of things that the author did well, but there’s also quite a bit that bothers the heck out of me. The two sorta cancels each other out. Nevertheless, I would recommend this to other people, just not as highly as other stories I’ve read.

EDIT: Nevermind. I will NOT recommend this series to anyone. By the end, the story became so horrible, so terrible that I basically have to force myself to finish it. I will also edit my rating to express my disgust.

EDIT2: Since I've been messaged by people asking why I was so disgusted by this story, I'm gonna copy and paste my comment here with this review.



There are a lot of problems with this story, but up to around 1, 000 chapters, this was still very enjoyable and fun. At least it was enough for me to read more. However, by the time I'm done with this, I was left with nothing but hate and frustration for the story and its author. I actually had to force myself through the last two hundred chapters just for the sake of completion. So I'm done with this whole story and this will be about all 3, 820 chapters, not only the translated ones.

Alright, spoilers. This is gonna be looong. Let's see, where should I start...

Oh, the ALCHEMY. I understand that this is a story about an alchemist, but descriptions and the preparation process should not take up two or four chapters each time. I'm much more interest in the plots and the characters in the story, not reading about a fake process that the author just pulled out of butt. There are a bunch of fighting tournaments for the MC which features the usual. MC joins, audience thinks he has no shot, wins. These are alchemy tournaments in addition to martial arts tournament. Although the latter drops off eventually, the alchemy tournaments persists all the way up to chapter 3, 400. Same pattern, MC always win. Then there are the experiments that he does with alchemy which sometimes leads absolutely nowhere. Like, he learns how to combine alchemy and weapon runes to increase the effects of his pills by at least 10x, but he hardly ever uses this discovery again (I'd say never, but I think he may have used this one other time) cause it's apparently too hard. Oh, sure, like two thousand chapters later, he finds out about a similar process, but this and that are two different things. Different runes, different system. So yeah. That was a waste of time.

Then there is a LEVEL SYSTEM. It is complete bullsh*t. Like, there are a lot of stages where it took most people thousands of years to reach, centuries if they're talented. Okay, MC does it in a couple years. Which is nothing compared to his friends, who achieve even it earlier than the MC because they are lucky as heck or their master essentially have a Hyperbolic Time Chamber that only girls can used for some reason. And rarely does the other character react to this miracle. They did it and that's it. So no matter how powerful the MC becomes, his friends/lovers will either be ahead of him or be not that far behind because of stupid reasons. All the way up to the end. Seriously. Power levels are bullsh*t.

Which leads us to the IRREGULAR TIMEZONES. Oh boy, the MC keeps getting screwed over by this. In this story, there are a lot of worlds, and they almost never the same. Say, if MC becomes stuck in some place and is forced to spend two months there, as much as NINE thousand years could have passed in *his* world. This idea probably came from the old Chinese belief that one year in our world is like a day in the Heavenly world. But this is crazy from a reader's point of view. This process rarely works out in our MC's favor. It's just a plot point that the author relies on to let his friends/lovers/enemies catch up to him when he becomes too OP. It's as frustrating as it sounds and it feels really cheap whenever it happens. At first, it was just one century or so, then it become thousands of years, then tens of thousands of years. The last time dilution condensed millions of years into ten days. Fortunately for the MC, this one worked out in his favor. So if you intend to read this, prepare to experience a lot of jumps into the future.

And also fortunate for the MC, the ROMANCE in this story is pretty simple. The girls are all beautiful or at least attractive. Their hearts are very easy to capture. Some female characters barely has any interaction with the MC but somehow fell madly in love with him cause he did one good thing for them. Still, as flimsy as that sounds, they remain very loyal to their man. Even if that same man leaves them for hundreds, if not thousands of years without any communication between the two and is constantly out there seducing the underpants off other girls, they remain as chaste as nuns. Just like in real life! Okay, I can accept that cause this is a fantasy, but then... they just outright disappears. Even the original women who had accompanied the MC from the very start disappears for hundreds of chapters (if not a thousand) without much fanfare and by the time they make another appearance, they are reduced to cameos at best and their roles by the MC's side are replaced by OTHER women. Some of the best characters in the story are these original love interests, and then, poof, they're just gone. I'm serious, they're just phased out. They have absolutely no roles in the end game arc other than the fact that helping MC get back to their world (which is around 3, 400 chapters onward) and are barely mentioned at all afterward.

A lot of PLOTLINES are also dropped too. Like, you can tell when the author introduce some stuff, like some new information or named characters, to set up a future storyline. Then, they are never mentioned again. I understand one or two dropped storylines, but this happens a lot. The author seems to just set stuff up on a whim and drops them just as quickly. This wouldn't be so bad if they don't suck up so much words and chapters. Like, MC creates a sect of his own later on that took a lot of chapters to set up and a great deal of the story involves its conception and survival. Eventually, while all of his friends and lovers ascend to a higher realm of existence, the MC choose not to ascend so fast and waits a hundred years. (*actually 30 years) Why? To do nothing but create pills for this sect so that it would have a strong foundation and would be able to endure against the obstacles ahead. The result? The sect falls apart in his absence and its existence is never brought up again. A second one is the existence of dan lings, spirits that are born when alchemist creates pills that have reach the peak of their potential. They have the talent to become even better alchemist than normal people cause they were born of alchemy and have the ability to "eat" alchemist in order to steal their skills. Apparently, every alchemist worth their salt have at least one or two in a "higher realm". We do not see either of these two abilities used in the story. Ever. In fact, after their arc, we do not see any dan lings ever again. As if MC is the only one who has it. Lastly, have MC finally found something that that stupid needle couldn't pierce through?

If that were not enough, the MC's INTELLECT starts to decay badly later on. Like, after a while, he just runs into every problem without any consideration for himself, his situation, or the strength of his enemies. Most of the time, he has absolutely no plan on how to face his enemies/threats which are often a lot stronger than he is. He just throws himself into bad situations and hope for the best. It's only by luck that he makes it out alive and ahead every time. Like, his arrival just happens to coincides with an opportunity that ensures his safety and eventually leads to his rival's downfall. Gosh, I know he's never been some super smart genius, he's a C+ student at the beginning, but by the end, I'm sure he qualifies as mentally retarded. It's just that he's the cleverest retard in the story.

Speaking of retards in the stories, I have to talk about the VILLAINS. If a male character is talented/handsome/famous but is not MC or a clear ally, they are always evil. No exceptions. They will always be stupid and greedy people who wants MC's treasure or some super technique or even his lovers. They always will resort to either numbers and underhanded methods to get their way. Not only that, their families (or a whole set of families) will also be evil and greedy, and they will always be pulled into direct conflict with the MC so that he can destroy them later on without any sort of guilt on his conscience. It's fine cause they are all horrible people with no redeeming traits at all. Most of the time, these families or sect will be connected to someone even more powerful that wants to revenge or for sake of his treasures/technqiue. Then the MC has to destroy them too and... Well, the circle of life, everybody! And, the ones that MC hasn't got time for? Well, they will all join the next big antagonist that comes along cause they are evil and evil people always work together. This will make MC's victory all the more awesome! Or not. And, the villains are just worthless. They are often set up as the big bad, cause a lot of trouble and pain for the MC when he's still weak. Then, once MC becomes powerful, he just bloody kills them off instantly cause he's 10x more powerful than them now and they are nothing compared to him. Or, if they're really unlucky, they are killed by MC's allies offscreen cause karma? All that built-up and conflict that the author created between a hero and his rival... Ended with one stroke.

Finally, one of my biggest problem with the story... The MC is always a SUBORDINATE. Okay, he made his own sect. Okay, he becomes a very powerful alchemist and he's killed a lot of people... But I never got the sense that he ever becomes his own man. He's always the underdog, working his way up to the top. Though he eventually get there, comes the next arc, he's reduced to a nobody once more and has to start his rise all over again. Like, one of the last arc in the story, we see him in a new society, with everybody and their uncle is considered stronger than him, where he takes a job as part of a patrol company guarding a bloody tree! Really? 3, 600 chapters later and our MC still has to rely on the good will and protection of others to cover his butt? Haven't we done this already? Repeatedly? Did the author really have to make him take a job as a glorified redshirt cause he couldn't think of any fresh ideas for his story? This is in the last hundred chapters. And don't get me started about the number of times where he is stuck in another realm where he can't use his normal powers and has to learn to use another kind of energy! The last arc is all this.

All in all, not a story that I would recommend to anyone. The early parts are enjoyable, but after the first major time-skip, the quality starts to decline rapidly. There are a lot of other problems that I didn't mention, but I figure the ones I did talk about here are story's biggest and could essentially make or break a reader's enjoyment so I might as well warn you guys before you get suckered in by the translated chapters as I had. I haven't picked up another story of this genre since I've read this one. For good or bad, this killed almost all of the interest I had for xianxia.

Oh, minor spoiler.

I know some of you guys hate this so lemme just tell you first. Except for his father, the Shen family (in fact, everyone from the entire area he came from) will eventually ends up extinct/dead. As per usual, MC had to save his father's butt later and his father doesn't appear again. And MC never had any children with his love interest even though he promised his father he would after things "settle down". I think he's sterile by now.

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shuiko rated it
February 18, 2016
Status: --
Let me put it simply.
1) 3000+ chapters in raws, one of the top rated Works in Asia for over half a decade.
2) MC becomes super strong, BUT half his strength is actually relationships and the actually writing and character growth in the story is very well done (ignore the low rates the clearly only read the first 10 or so chapters).
3) Lets be honest there are only 2 popular genres of Asian Fantasy work and if you're on this site you either like it, or you're pretending... more>> to not like it for some weird reason.
4) Awesome Heriones/Wifu's that make me laugh and enjoy the story.
5) One down side is of course this story is quite long and development is important, thus unless the english translations magically get to 200+ chapters some people won't have the patience to actually see the bigger over-arching story lines. <<less
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novelbrah rated it
September 13, 2016
Status: --
Very badly written. Author is targeting 10 year old kids I think. Dialogue is extremely childish and redundant. Half the chapter is author regurgitating useless information and re-explaining things that he already explained last chapter. This continues every chapter.

For example... I'll write something myself that copies the author's style:

["I will win this fight!"

Chen Xiang declared he would win the fight. Everybody understood his words. Why else would he declare such a thing if he had not recently surpassed the 9th realm. If this was before when he was at... more>> the 8th realm, he would never have done this. But now that he is in the 9th, he dares to do so.]

Ok, it sounds a little similar to that. Now multiply that by 10000. Every damn chapter.

I just skip 75% of each chapter and move on. Everything else is just typical rubbish and completely useless. Only read if you're bored. And by bored, I mean stuck in a deserted island with your phone and only this novel downloaded bored. <<less
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Redmi rated it
May 18, 2016
Status: c77
One thing I learned from this novel is that I find out I like a series with fast pacing. This is also a novel with one of the best alchemy sub-plot out there (better than ISSTH, PMG, BTTH et. Al.).

The harem sucks though, because the girls are falling over for him way too easily than hookers in Bristol. Or ATG for the matter.
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oezsoyb rated it
February 12, 2016
Status: --
How the hell did this novel get 4.2/5? This novel is so unbelieveably rushed I seriously didnt know what was going on in the first 5 chapters. Within 5 chapters, what other authors usually need 30-40 chapters for, the author of this series pushed the typical artefact powerup, skills powerup, cultivating talent powerup and alchemy knowledge into his brain and body added by shtload of information about rankins within 5 chapters. It felt like the author read other works and convinced himself to write a half hearted novel for himswlf... more>> and his own xianxia/s*xual fantasy (yes, s*xual, 2 hot naked chicks in literally the first chapters).

I stopped reading after chapter 6 cause I dont need an adrenaline novel where u cant enjoy the atmosphere and build up. (Which is non existent here by the way)

So, I highly recommend u to avoid this series, cause this is not even an average xianxia, this is an extremely rushed bullsh*t xianxia even the author didnt bother to commit himself into. <<less
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April 10, 2016
Status: c1000
As of 1000+ chapters.
... more>>

This is a light novel where the MC almost never loses. Just before facing a stronger opponent, MC will have grown stronger just enough to defeat the opponent.

The setting is nice, the different powers and other factors are also nice.

The powerlevel and the building up of environment is a lot better than normal xianxia.

This LN has a harem with many women some of whom are elder or both teacher and students with speciality in various things like alchemist and refining.

Overall the LN is not boring and you should give it a try as I didn't find it boring to read 1000+chapters

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dysry rated it
April 13, 2016
Status: --
Adjusted at ch140: Like all XX/WX novels, the MC begins as ‘trash’ before receiving some divine windfall, taking up pill popping, women and the extermination of larger arseholes than him, allowing him to be the largest arsehole.

WDDG was decent at the start since the MC didn't spend a lot of time describing the injustices he's faced, or s*xually harassing women as badly, so his ego was reigned in. Making the story very plain but inoffensive. While there was the potential for a larger backstory to develop.

However after a while... more>> you realize it's just him breezing through various opponents with little effort, and temporarily retreating when they're stronger until he's OP enough to dominate. There's very little to anticipate about the series, and it still lacks any real development - he'll just remain on par/slightly below primary antagonists in terms of levels but his real strength will just overwhelm them. He'll occasionally have friends to praise him and to care about, but he'll just act alone anyway. And the women are standard beauties for the genre, who occasionally drop by, but they're easily interchangeable.

The overall impact of this novel is like water – there’s not much flavour or a distinctive style, barely containing the essential elements of a Wuxia series, but enough to somehow form a story. Unfortunately, the most unique part of the novel is still how he raises herbs... <<less
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Melfer rated it
February 14, 2016
Status: --
The reason it got a 4.2 is because it was rated by retards just like most of the novels on this site as well as the novels the majority of fast translating translators translate. Decent idea, not too many obstacles, weak problems surface and the author tries to make the MC super creative and a genius yet he forgot he already gave the MC super op skills that would allow him to resolve the obstacleswih ease. On top of that the whole cultivation leapfrog is rather retarded as the mc’s... more>> growth becomes stagnant yet he can amazingly kill more and more people at higher and higher ranks then himself. It appears that the author doesn’t remember what he wrote the chapter before as he just makes up random sh*t that contradicts things he wrote in previous chapters. Overall, it had potential, author kinda killed it, but still somewhat entertaining as any novel worth reading is either translated by a super slow translator or caught up with the author as it’s still ongoing. <<less
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naviet rated it
July 19, 2016
Status: c152
I recommend this novel if u search comedy and action xianxia or bored with typical xianxia (which plot offend enemy, power up, then kill enemies).

MC quite ruthless, cunning, smart. Romance quite good. Plot not repetitive, quite fast.
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Leon07 rated it
February 13, 2017
Status: c338
Great Start, but terrible ending.

That's the best way to describe this novel. When it starts of, it's great. The usual Extremely lucky and Arrogant Protagonist slowly rising through cultivation while encountering and obtaining the best treasures, overcoming arrogant enemies who are much stronger than him with and have strong backgrounds (well, any male who is not on MC's side will be arrogant, greedy, sometimes talented, etc. Well you can guess it), making everyone who sees him shocked and exclaim due to his great displays, and flirting with countless women and... more>> making them fall in love with him with ease (well, they just love him, even if he didn't do that much). Well, a typical xuanhuan novel with a lot of words piled up together to make up the word count for each chapter due to which I like to skip through a lot of paragraphs. Well, if you've read other xuanhuan/xianxia's, you'll pretty much understand all this.

(I have not read the full novel, but a friend of mine did, and he told me the story so I know how the story line will turn out)

But the problem is that as it goes on, it gets terrible. The arrogant MC makes enemies everywhere he goes and soon, the story becomes boring. The harem is huge and might keep people interested. He flirts with his women a lot which is fun to read and all, but once you reach around chapter 3000+, you will find it extremely hard to continue with this novel. All the girls he's met during the beginning will no longer be with him then and it get's awful. This is a novel, which I would recommend to read, but only till chapter 500-1000. Going beyond that will be a waste of time and will just ruin your mood. It's better to not read that far. The beginning is fun and interesting and can keep you glued, but the later stages of the novel will make it really hard to continue reading this. Those who are able to complete reading this novel must have great willpower and must be willing to overcome great obstacles without having the heaven-defying luck of an MC.

Spoiler about the ending. Don't read if you don't want to feel disappointed.


During the ending of the novel, the MC is alone and becomes a guardian of some tree or something like that. That just ruined all my hopes of this novel


So, I'd give the first 500 or so chapters a 5/5, but the later chapters will get a 1/5 (well, I can't give a score lower than that over here) <<less
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Vali Lucifer rated it
July 7, 2016
Status: c130
Let me just say that this is enjoyable to read, after you finish a chapter you want more and more. By far my favourite novel. The start of the novel is very interesting for starters. Let me say a few things.
1) The MC is not OP broken, he is very weak at the start and his progress is very slow and after he goes to a new place there is always someone who is 10 times stronger than him. But he is getting stronger and stronger and the process... more>> is rather slow, It takes him months even sometimes years.

The two beautiful women that are always with him makes things interesting and unique. They hide so much from him but the MC doesn't give a f*ck because he thinks in time they will tell him everything when he gets OP. They are potential love interests from the very start and you can feel the progress throughout the novel.


3) The harem part... there are multiple lover interests and there will be more to come because this thing has 3000+ chapters and as of chapter 130 there are about 4 or 5 potential waifus without including his own wife. There isn't much to go on for now, he is still a virgin. I am telling you this because I know some people will read this for the harem like myself but let me just tell you that the harem is a bonus to this novel, the story is epic and there is always new sh*t going down.

All in all this is a really fun read. The problem is that you may not be able to read it all because you may die of old age but hey your grand children might be able to read it all.

Let me sum it up for you - If you like fights, harem, unique training and a good story with an interesting MC then this novel is for you, if you think the harem will be all over the place then you are wrong, it will take some time to build it, most of the time the MC trains and fights and gathers/grows herbs. <<less
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Star_God rated it
January 28, 2016
Status: --
Introduction is pretty nice the sentence formation in the entire story is very good after analysing every prospects and able to understand the meaning of Martial way the young Hero gets the power to analyse and create medicines he gets the supports of the two well-known Goddesses they help him too become stronger Martial Warrior. In the entire story There is discussion of 4 Hevanly beasts like Azure Dragon, Tortoise, Vermilion Bird, etc. Just like in martial god Asura. But the entire story is pretty interesting.
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Smooth Che rated it
January 20, 2016
Status: --
This guy sure has a lot of plot armor, he gets OP relatively fast. But it seems interesting, will edit after some more chapters are out
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herman285 rated it
January 17, 2016
Status: --
Currently reading at Chapter 6. This novel is really suited to my taste. I love novels like this. MC have lots of hidden advantage (almost cheating) and no one knows.
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Jarrow rated it
February 4, 2016
Status: --
The storyline seems basic Xianxia, Though things seem to pile up for the MC in a rather short order, as others have mentioned. Villains are so far entirely one-dimensional “heh heh heh – waste, I will destroy you!” [3 min later] “oh god, I so regret... !” Even the MC and Helpers are pretty much just cardboard cutouts, without any real connections. It has potential, though I doubt it will ever be an Er Gen level. Unfortunately, the translation is only 2/5, and seemingly getting more awkward, not less.... more>> That killed a lot of the enjoyment. If the translator got an english editor, it could get a lot better.

EDIT: Sorry – can’t help myself Re: Star_God’s review – His grammar is about the same as the translations. : }

EDIT2: English is the 3rd or lower language of the translator - As a monolingual, I'll shut up on the quality. <<less
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Celebration rated it
November 8, 2016
Status: --
Honestly, the beginning starts off really bad and 1 dimensional. There was zero character development and the plot was basically splochy and summary like. The pace was horrible. I kept reading cause I was bored. But suddenly after 100 chapters (yes I am persistent and it wasn't so horrible) It turned into a really good story with great character development. Even the pacing started to go beautiful. I don't know if this will continue throughout the rest of the story, but how boring and cliche the first 100 chapter were... more>> the next 100+ were excited and well written. It deserves a 4 for now. <<less
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February 13, 2016
Status: --
I'm quite tired of xianxias and wuxias taking their time on being bullied, and beating them up over and over again. So, I actually find this one's pace more to my taste. It has my attention, for now xD
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Hydropoop rated it
January 22, 2016
Status: --
Interesting enough for me to start reading, but just about 10+- chapters in I lost interest, and could only skim through the chapters.

The usual build up of shame and humiliation onto the MC because of MC weakness which happens at the start of the novel is really thin in this one, MC gained power up too easily, too OP, there’s no challenge and the story failed to have me emotionally invest/relate into the character, therefore losing my interest.

Though it is only a few chapters into the story, and the... more>> story might be really good later on, it already has lost my interest so quickly. Thus, I give it a low rating, 2/5 <<less
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DiazXavier rated it
May 31, 2016
Status: c90
I recommend this to those looking for a good read. A not so OP MC but not so weak either. A good balance and let's you be thrilled while reading hoping for the best and praying for the worst not to happen. It has a good character development and even thou there are many love interest as on chapter 90 no note worthy progress on it while in my part is logical specially on the flow of the story. A good nice read, looking for more chapters to come.
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ss_zeklord rated it
July 15, 2017
Status: c377
Honestly, let me start by saying I made an account just to write a review for this book. I've read almost all of the popular novels on this website and most of the low key ones as well. I have to say this takes number 1 by far in terms of romance and character growth and just an overall happy story. There are no really sad tragedies and I just absolutely love this story and I wish it was picked up by another translator since it has stopped for three... more>> months now. <<less
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