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Gripes have their origins and debts have their debtors. We haven’t crossed each other in days past or present, nor formed any grudges. I am but duty-bound to carry this out, so apologies in advance!

In his past life, Yang Chen was a gentle person who was oppressed for his whole life.

Now that he’s reborn, he chose to become an executioner and severs ties and grudges with his executioner’s blade, killing all that climb onto the Immortal Executioner’s Platform!

Heads will roll! Humans’ in the human realm, demons’ in the demon realm, devils’ in the devil realm and immortals’ in the immortal realm!

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Immortal Executioner
Slaying Immortals
ZX
斩仙
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Araragi Koyomi
Araragi Koyomi rated it
March 26, 2016
Status: --
Really nice story and concept where the title is explained right in the first few 10 or 12 chapters.

The protagonist feels incomparably lonely. I cant point out the reason though, maybe its because of so many chapters with pretty much no interaction with any harem or whatnot.

I love it.
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Otaakuu27
Otaakuu27 rated it
December 19, 2019
Status: --
I thought at first that this novel was good, so this novel is one of my most must read novels. But when I started reading this? Im disappointed. Man, he was a great golden immortal with 10000 years of experience, but he became afraid when he was being tracked by a divine sense of a little girl in late foundation realm, and being nervous when he was being checked for his spiritual roots in entrance to his master's school, to him being impatient to immediately meet his master to the... more>> point of being too showy so that he could make his cultivation sped up. Man, is that a man with 10000 years of experience would do?? Ha!! Worst reincarnated immortal for me.

And the way he stole the fortunes of other people, or stole the achievements of other people in his past life so casually, Im really disgusted man. For example, the pill that he 'first' created that a person in his past life created, but now he stole the credits? What a bast*rd!! And the way he greedily absorb all of the fortune that he could get to the point that he did not even consider the rightful owner of that fortune, sighh..

And his obsessiveness to his master really ruined this for me. The way he became limited in just a little sect even though with his knowledge and experience he could already travel the world and cultivate at the same time. Im sure that he could protect his master even more if he did not join any sect, but cultivate by himself so that he did not to sneakily cultivate like he did in his sect. Im sure that the MC did not love his master as a master, but rather as a woman. So he did not really need to become under his master again if he just wanted to protect, in fact he even limit himself because of his choices

And most of all, I cant find the demeanor of a ten thousand years old monster in him. Man, a person that old, even if he or she is stupid would have an air that seems that he have everything in his palm. But here? I could not find it. The MC just have a powerful will and thats it. He was not smart for me, why? If youre a smart person, and you were reincarnated, would you show your heaven defying abilities to others when you are still weak? Of course not, because you will easily become an easy target to others, but here? The way this MC show his miraculous pill concocting ability even though for others this was his first time concocting, was utterly stupppid, or rather freaking hellish stuuuppidd. Man, its your first time concocting and you could already concoct one and even create your 'own' significant formula. Sigh.. Is that a ten thousand years old monster would do? Being reckless? I did not find it strange that he was captured and played in his past life because he was stuppidd. Ha!! And the way he was impatient on meeting his master was too freaking annoying, what are you? A teen ager lovestreaken fool? Man, youre already a 10000 years old monster but your still that love fool? At least have some patience. And at the same time, he was being showoff, he knew that catching the attention of others and being known as genius was dangerous, but he was still showoff, killing many assassins and even issued a challenge to a disciple who have cultivation higher than him with many levels. The MC knew that being too showoff was stupiiiid and dangerous, but he still did it, so we could say that he was worse than stuppiidd right? Where's the freaking 10000 years of experience there? Sigh..

Sigh, the concept was excellent but the way the author creates the MC was too.. Sigh

A ten thousand years old who did not even have patience, also reckless, somewhat showoff and stupid. Sigh. <<less
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maddox9
maddox9
January 31, 2019
Status: --
It was a very nice and interesting read up until the 200s chapter where he accepted that bit*h that used him as a shield, the MC has favours from so many dancheng cultivators and 3 tops sects so why the f*ck cant he stand his ground and reject that bit*h he fought a life and death duel which ended with him killing an opponent that has a higher cultivation level than him. The whole thing was planned so that when he dies in the duel the bit*h will say she... more>> is mourning him and will never marry any other man but it failed because he survived. The only reason why she decided to be engaged to him was because he became her heart demon and stopped her cultivation from improving. From the start of the novel the MC has killed everyone that tried to kill him or meant him harm but choose to accept this bit*h and even gave her Peerless techniques and took her treasure hunting. <<less
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ItsAlive
ItsAlive rated it
January 7, 2019
Status: c269
The "core" story is decent with some believable romance. But there is a huge amount of the usual webnovel issues.

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  • huge dumbster fire of repeating words to "get" higher wordcount. You pretty much want to skip all the tool refining passages.
  • unnecesary long discriptions, which spoils the story.
  • powerlevels are pretty vague, especially for the MC. It's partially confusing how exactly his op abilities work besides MUH stronger.
  • numbers in all ways. Processed Flames, MC current "real" powerlevel, the years, MC riches
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AlanJones
AlanJones rated it
July 18, 2018
Status: c521
Well what can I say, it has a nice story, but the cultivation is annoying and tedious.

The MC is not stupid and does not even act like a 15-year-old son in the heat. which is a very rare thing

One of the good points in the novel is own MC.

... more>> He's not going to go around making enemies, he's very cautious, he's always trying to make alliances with strong organizations, and only when he really needs to get into 1 fight.

The leaders of organizations are not a bunch of old fools and idiots.

The MC shows a lot of talent in the cultivation, managing to defeat enemies with the level higher, and showing his talent in alchemy.

Very different from many other novels where MC just shows a little of his talent so that everyone wants to kill him, here when the leaders see MC talent, instead of killing him, they seek to make an alliance with his sect, always trying to stay on good terms with him, in addition to his talent in cultivation, he is an alchemist with a great future ahead of him, who can help everyone cultivate in the future.

Cultivation

Tedious as hell.

No matter if it is cultivation or when he is in alchemy doing some pill, everything is boring and tedious.

The author of much information on cultivation, if MC cultivation were interesting, I would not mind reading, the problem is that it is not.

Alchemy then... MC most of the time will need years just to make some pills. Worse than cultivation of MC, is only when the author will show MC in alchemy. When it has 2/3 chapters just showing how the MC is refining pills, you feel will spitting blood, it's very tedious.

Persecution

I thought Meng Hao liked being chased, I was completely mistaken.

The chase here turn out to be ridiculous, had a moment when MC was chased for 5 years by one person.

It's a good romance even with your problems. <<less
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knightandstars
knightandstars rated it
May 19, 2018
Status: c135
Cultivation/power ups, etc in this novel is pretty boring and doesn't make too much sense. I basically skip all the power up chapters.

Plot is alright though
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EvilGenesis666
EvilGenesis666 rated it
October 17, 2017
Status: Completed
Very good novel, would rate it 8.5 / 10. Extremely recommended if you like slow progression. if we go by arcs it would be - 9.5 / 10 for mortal world, 9 / 10 for spirit world, and 7 / 10 for immortal world.

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Immortal world arc could have extended for a 100 more chapters to explain everything and explore other places in Immortal world, but oh well.. he did do his job so it wasn't that much unsatisfying. Also author could have at least given us 1-2 chapters of MC's daily life with his girls and friends, but I guess this kinda works too, since he introduced a new world and that would be another adventure altogether. Overall, it doesn't lower my rating too much because the rest of the story was great.

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About MC - he isn't all over the place and actually spends time with his girls and chills, instead of instantly going from 1 adventure to another without any breaks, he isn't brainless or hot headed going into fights against stronger people without preparation or thinking - he actually plans ahead and lets his goons (and sometimes even his enemies) do the dirty job of destroying each other, he only fights when he absolutely needs to or to sharpen his skills.

Harem - surprisingly, it was decently developed for a xianxia. It actually took some time for girls to like him, and it wasn't a bs like in other novels where women fall in love with MC over the course of several days (or even hours). And MC actually trusts and cares about his girls, he doesn't keep secrets away from them (except that he is reborn, he didn't tell anyone that) and gives them treasures and helps them in cultivation so they kinda balance out later on. Every girl is also unique in their own way, each one has a special trait that differs them from others, so they don't like too plain and 1-dimensional. Oh yeah, they also fight, and surprisingly the direct battles they had amount to more than those of MC.

World - it was kept simple with the 3 realms (Mortal, Spirit and Immortal) which is very good since they were almost explored entirely (almost every place / hidden spot and treasure were found by MC or people who are with him) beside Immortal World since author rushed it...

Cultivation - author went with the default route of gold core, nascent soul and immortals, however the cultivation was very slow since the MC cultivated 10 types of systems and helped his wives catch up to him in cultivation so they always ascend to higher worlds with him. <<less
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Night
Night rated it
June 7, 2016
Status: --
Smart MC and pretty good novel. I'm enjoying it. Not really like it thought.

This novel always trying to say MC has something like a supreme awesome wonderful 100% great treasure or technique or whatever it was but till now the MC cultivation really slow. So yeah it feel weird.

Anyways, you should just try read it.
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ththth12
ththth12 rated it
March 31, 2016
Status: --
This is a good xianxia story. Especially the beginning is very interesting. MC knows a forbidden method to increase cultivation talent. He just needs to kill a lot of people for it. So he becomes an executioner. He can kill a lot of people legally, and he will also get rewarded for it. Start reading from Blue Silver Translations. That other translation is almost unreadable.

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This was yet another disappointment. It became quickly generic CN novel, and MC started to defeat cultivators ridiculously above his own level. He claimed that he... more>> was lying low to not appear suspicious, and not to change history, yet he stared doing ridiculous achievements very soon. Everything to save face, of course.

2/5 <<less
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Eriht
Eriht rated it
August 22, 2019
Status: c139
It was all and fun, until protagonist become fully re***ded.

One sect repeatedly trampled upon his dignity. So MC decided to fly off on his magic sword. Then *bah* few lvls higher cultivator A didn't liked it and stared chasing him. Then after about quarter of ocean said cultivator tried to kill him repeatedly. MC survived showing ALL his cards in process. Then he somehow captured said cultivator.

Other sect is very friendly. They are allies. One of them, cultivator B try to use hypnosis (no harm) on MC, so he will... more>> stay NEUTRAL in their in-sect fight. Hypnosis fail, see rest of the story below.

So now lets compare destinies of cultivator A and cultivator B.:

Cultivator A get off scot free, after "promise" to not do it again. No contract or ban, just "promise".

Cultivator B is killed then refined into moving corpse. In case, when ever using it will destroy ALL relations with all his allied sects, as it is very evil act, not to mention performed on their sect members.

0/5 <<less
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taimoor2
taimoor2 rated it
June 21, 2019
Status: c320
Lovely novel. Many many complaints I have about Xianxia novels are all solved by this novel.

The protagonist is kind, generous, considerate towards his master, sect, and lovers, and is an upright person. He is intelligent, not afraid of getting in trouble but at the same time not an idiot, and is always making allies. Love the novel. One example, he says:

„Disciple never thought that escaping leads to loss of face. Deceased people do not have any face to lose." (Chapter 351-2)
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Jiuyin
Jiuyin rated it
March 31, 2019
Status: c1330
About 3/5th of the whole novel is describing the development rather than letting the development happen.

So instead of "He walked to the park", it's more of "He was breathing really rapidly, and moved forward. The location of destination is not remote as people visit it often..."etc. Full of redundant details which helps make the setting but makes the pace of the story incredibly slow.

Best comparison to this novel is watching a sink-hole being created as the hole underneath the road gets bigger and deeper. When the road collapse, it's satisfying,... more>> but not enough. You expect some explosions or some form of 'big' scene but it's just a sink hole, it's what you expect.

About the main character

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It uses so many word count each chapter to explain how the foundation of the MC and his wife had upgraded but the whole novel, he really never fought any one. No major enemies other than leaders of the sects which he doesn't even really fight. There is such an emphasis on power development but in the end, it resolves with a 'small' plot and the enemy surrenders. Nothing to put the power to any use.

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If you want to have fun do this activity:

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Drink every time:

- a whole chapter is dedicated to describing his development of fire

-a time skip thats says X years past, in order to advance the plot

-he gives his wife something to upgrade them

-he actually fights

-he sells pills and negotiates

-he goes on a 'retreat'

-The Palace Master says he's proud of this disciple

-"Pure Yang Palace has such dogpoop luck"

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In the end, the author had very good imagination and goal in mind, but the approach wasn't the right fit. <<less
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Crea
Crea rated it
December 1, 2018
Status: c34
Felt interesting at the start but gets progressively stale as no noteworthy events happens.

Lots of descriptive writing instead of actual story and dialogue. For example, before MC enters his sect, he decided to hide his parents since they were targeted in his past life but only mentioned it vaguely. His parents were not named by author, no explanation in dialogue or in description given why they have to hide or how he gets his money to his parents. The parents have no names, no roles in the story or any... more>> use in progressing the plot/story. Might as well just say they died or he is an orphan instead of wasting time mentioning them at all.

Dropping it. Might be better if read further but I don't want to force myself reading this. The only selling point of this story to me is only that it is not too cliche compared to most Xianxia. <<less
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bushwhacker2k
bushwhacker2k rated it
December 30, 2017
Status: c102
This is 90% repetitive talking about how using this chi cultivation technique will awe others and give incredible results, and about 10% talking and actually doing things (like fighting).

The important stuff (the character interactions and conflicts) are so minimal and overshadowed by the verbose nothing that it feels like it doesn't really have any substance.
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Anonymousse
Anonymousse rated it
September 28, 2017
Status: c211
I start read this after a certain chapter in Emperor domination, and regret it.

this is one of the most unreasonable novel.

MC get killed and back to the past.

... more>> The story are good at the beginning until MC mindset seems kinda retarded with his obsession.

MC too obsessed with his teacher to the point of stupidity. Even with his knowledge of the future, he almost disregard all good stuff that he found so that he could met his teacher again.

The author seems want to make his teacher be his lifetime goal, but as an unhealthy obsession. All the story after MC met his teacher are declining...

Good for timewaster if we dont mind a halfasses MC. You know... The kind of MC that even when he had all he need to reach apex in a fast pace, he just wasted it by lazying around and progress slowly like a turtle for his teacher (probably become lover in the future). on one word, he is DUMB.

romance 1/5, plot 2/5, MC brain 0.5/5, TL quality 3.5/5

Now i`m gonna going to find an executioner blade to beheaded this MC. (# =_=) <<less
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lehur
lehur rated it
September 18, 2017
Status: c26
  1. MC very kind-hearted, he treated (someone who insulted him) with benevolence, e.g. His servant and even make them to be stronger (MC very caring toward other people)
  2. MC very coward, he only need cultivated and meet his master, but did it in roundabout ways, too many unnecessary moves (afraid as spy, or others foolish reason).
  3. MC weak, he lazy, every day only act like sage to give others pointer, and with little training.
  4. MC rubbish
  5. The advantage of this novel was having a good plot only (revenge for master and so on)
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shura_god
shura_god rated it
August 21, 2016
Status: c135
This review is based on current translated chapters. I will add a rating once I read ahead and see if it is any good. So its one of those "reincarnated back to younger self" stories and its tries to use somewhat clever plot point to make the MC an OP character. And while it does go through the motions like other Chinese LN, the story is rather meaty. It has covered a lot of ground by chap 135. So it is meatier than other stories in the same league. I... more>> am enjoying this a bit but will be able to give a better review after reading the raws. <<less
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Danzerus
Danzerus rated it
August 13, 2016
Status: c142
If you pay attention, it actually uses a lot of Journey to the West's world buildings: immortal treasures, Jade Empress and Emperor, Heavenly Court, etc... Clever way to reuse those elements with the rebellion instead of making a new alternative world.

Again very solid and brilliant start. Not the incarnation but the beheading of immortals and learning their secrets. A strong foundation before the story and this novel has that. What's more, good romance and comedy are always a big plus in my book. Better than most xianxia novels available.

MC's schemes... more>> and is as sly as Meng Hao from ISSTH is what make it fun to read.

There are a lot repetitiveness in the way author tells story but you can go ahead and skip paragraphs to make the story smoother if you feel like. <<less
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UnknownSaint171
UnknownSaint171 rated it
July 29, 2016
Status: c123
The first 20 chapters were absolutely terrible and hard to understand. The Ranking and sudden Power up, I had no idea what's going on. If it weren't for the fact that I've read a lot of Wuxias and know a little mythology I would be more confuse. I recommend not to read this as your first Chinese Novel. The paste of the story is unbelievable.

Half of a chapter = one arc. And I thought DSI was fast. But it does slow down after awhile. (It does change later)

The first... more>> few chapters the MC acts really dark. The little Comedy it has reminds me of Transcending the nine heaven or World defying Dan god. In the end its your other typical cultivating Wuxia. Nothing new and nothing fresh. Honestly it gets very boring & repetive. So I drop this. All he does is kill and characters are to plain and bland. No personality whatsoever.

The "Romance" is dam to obvious and boring.

This guy has no morals at all... so don't call him "Righteous" <<less
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Mod
Mod rated it
July 28, 2016
Status: c123
A great story about a righteous man who gets tired of being pushed around. Warning: infuriating enemies (although it does make you actually hate them which makes for good catharsis later). Overall an amazingly well thought out story about an unarrogant guy who just wants to protect everyone he loves in his next life and kill everyone who decides to try to hurt them. ... more>>
Spoiler

dumb shits keep focusing on the fact that our boy Yang Chen was an executioner before a cultivator, better get their necks cleaned and ready for the mc's blade hehe

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