Zhanxian

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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
斩仙
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h0b0onsn0w
h0b0onsn0w rated it
October 9, 2018
Status: --
Really strong start but like all other of it's genre, after the first arc or so 2/3 of almost every chapter following is exposition about info no one really care about. Nothing that pushes the story forward. Not even some kind of humorous filler. It's all infodump bs. If you like really really excessively detailed bs about cultivation/pill refining/artifact refining, this is for you. If you come for a story, well, Tales of demons and god's story progress is faster even though it's 1 chapter per month (I'm not talking... more>> translation speed, I'm talking story speed) <<less
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Noahjeno
Noahjeno rated it
August 12, 2018
Status: c1100
For me zhanxian is a rollercoaster. There are fun parts and there are boring parts as well. There are lot of cultivation novels out there where MC will cultivate hundreds of years or MC will cultivate what others do in decades in couple of years. But here despite MC being a repeater or rebirth with all resources he obtains will cultivate for hundreds and thousands of years. Sad part is readers can feel those years which makes the story boring.

But MC is fine. He is smart, op, humble, friendly, decisive... more>> and knowledgeable. His treasure hunting and adventures are mostly interesting. World building is great and antagonists are not stupid here although I feel their iq are getting degrading as the story progresses.

I have mixed feelings regarding the romance part. For 10000 years, MC was in the run in his past life but the only woman he ever thought about was his master. It was not love he felt but respect. Only this feelings slowly changes when other women enters. For the sake of his sect h <<less
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Chachingmel
Chachingmel rated it
January 5, 2018
Status: v1c14
Honestly this story started of great but I didn't even get passed chapter 10 before I realised this story had a huge problem. It rambled. A LOT. Am I the only one who realises the author pretty much glossess over everything just to go into an unhealthy amount of depth when it comes to cultivating techniques? From what I read from other reviews these techniques can take up to several pages. From the little experience I have. I would completely believe them. With a story like this I only got... more>> to chapter 4 before calling it quits. This is obviously not for me. <<less
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Randydandy
Randydandy rated it
August 20, 2017
Status: c1330
Really great novel but it gets a little boring near the end and the end was also rushed ... more>>
Spoiler

I'm not even sure if he passed the last tribulation since he himself did not have to do anything at the end

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Great characters and even the mc's women have some kind of personality (some of em and they lose it sometimes), their faith in him also gets annoying because he can do whatever he wants and everyone believes that it will be fine

Kinda annoying that as soon as MC gets close to a high boundary there are suddenly more people on that level than it seemed like, especially at the end of the mortal world.
Spoiler

MC stopped fighting after the mortal world lol

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The enemies seem really stupid sometimes but that's fine for me <<less
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LoneDK
LoneDK rated it
March 6, 2017
Status: --
The story started out decently enough, the MC is an average immortal gets resurrected, proceed to be awesome. It's quite well written until the point I dropped it (It's a very minor spoiler about the harem but I'll put a spoiler tag in it just in case). It's a bit generic but readable and a good time kill. The most interesting part of this novel is the revenge storyline and to be honest, everything else is kinda boring after a while. As I read more and more the only thing... more>> that kept me going was to see the revenge story plays out and I kinda skimmed over everything else because it's kinda just about the MC hoarding treasure and powering up which was not a good sign for it. I was willing to weather it out to see if it gets better then this sh*t happened.
Spoiler

So the harem started out ok. The MC seemed reluctant to take in harem member but the story of him building the harem is decent enough. And then the author decided the MC needs more trophy so he doubled the harem in one stroke and for the lamest excuse. It has been repeatedly said that the MC is this badass cultivator and highest level alchemist in the world so very few sects are willing to get on his bad side even the big ones as he can call on many allies. Not only that the MC said it himself that he wasn't going to expand the harem. Yet when the big sects sends women to his harem to be "concubines" to try to "strengthen" their relationship, the fucking sect leader told him to take them it and he does it. Even if one of the women sent were from the sect he wanted to destroy, WTF?

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So yeah, if you dislike that kind of harem, I would recommend a pass. For me, it ruined an otherwise passable story. <<less
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Setra
Setra
August 16, 2016
Status: c133
What is this?. Zip file? You could condense this into a third of its initial chapters and it's still okay, better even. This was the major problem with this series.

A lot of redundant sentences, burying this novel's potential.

Initially I had rather high expectation about this series. I like the MC, there's some potential plot from how MC's betrayed to him back from the future to set things right. And the cultivation technique is rather unique (though little explanation).

Given the current chapter, I found :
+MC is not braindead idiot who... more>> offends a lot of people, rather he's smart
+he got many treasures, some may hate this, I personally don't mind it
-MC is antagonized for no reason
-All fighting was rather bland, since MC's not putting his life on the line (he's cold and calm, makes you think "nah, he'll be okay")
-the characters are inconsistent, put in an example, Character A is rather indifferent to MC, the next sentence she had bad impression of MC and deliberately accused him, and then turns out she had her reason to antagonize him

despite all this, this series is still okay when you need something to read when you're bored <<less
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leo.d.
leo.d. rated it
July 9, 2016
Status: --
It is not a bad book per say but a very generic one. If you read any of the review, you will find the same thing. The title is immortal Executioner but it should really not be called that. The Executioner part of the novel lack presence especially as the story progresses, sure it mention here and there but other than as a start up, it really holds little purpose. I was excited about this novel in the earlier chapter but it became a generic powering up novel. Additionally, this... more>> novel is slow, like slow slow with some many description of things that can just be skipped. Some of the stuff that needs to be explained was not.

Great concept, if you are looking for revenge strong character or powering up then this is for you. I wish that this would surround the concept of being an Executioner more. That would have been more engaging. The author use the Executioner title as a tool rather then a journey which would have been much better, <<less
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sufod01
sufod01 rated it
July 1, 2016
Status: c71
Seeing the high rating and many positive reviews I give it a try but I'm totally disappointed: pretty cliché, each time when MC become a little famous or he's successful in something, some bad guys will pop out and plot armor is obvious here. For me MC isn't smart, it's as if bad guys are just all dumb.
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LazyLuong
LazyLuong rated it
May 18, 2016
Status: c67
If you like True Martial World writing, you will feel right at home. A good qaulity story being drag down by CN writers trying to reach their word count. Repeated information are being brought up constantly. This book at least on the other hand, does it only every few chapters when trying to explain things and not every chapter like in TMW.
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ZUN
ZUN rated it
January 29, 2019
Status: c1
When I first saw this novel on the site I was intrigued.

Partly because of the premise and partly because of the high score.

Which after 300 chapters I believe to be completely undeserving.

... more>> The writing is repetitive and shallow in the story aspect and in character development.

Biggest problem the novel suffers is that it has several premises in one novel. Any one of these could have been taken as a novel premise of it own.

Jade Court Executioner Premise.

Golden immortal reincarnates with memories premise.

Protagonist repeats his life from the start premise.

But instead of picking one the Author picked all at the same time and created a character that is the complete and utter definition of a Mary Sue.

He knows every cultivation technique, he knows every secret in the world, he knows everything that will happen in the future and thanks to the killing intent he is pretty much invincible in the mortal world.

So from its early stages the novel becomes boring, there is no sense of discovery trepidation or conjecture of the future.

Pretty much pointless to read in my opinion like many of the brain dead power fantasy novels that plague this genre. <<less
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Dougmaister03
Dougmaister03 rated it
January 25, 2018
Status: --
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i enjoyed the novel very much at the beginning even with all the repetitive info dump but it got very very ridiculous when he got his harem, all of a sudden MC become santa where he shares all his treasures/cultivation to his women nonchalantly likes he doesn't need it when a short chapters later the author stressed that things would be much easier had he still had the treasures/cultivation he gives his girls. The author tries to make MC like an all knowing/all solving character but ruining it by making him brothers with a guy who makes MC looks like an idiot compared to him. Lastly, you can never know how strong the MC actually is, in a chapter he was no match for a guy 3 rank above him and about 5-10 chapter later with no info that MC powering up or get some treasure he suddenly killed a guy with the same lvl as the previous guy so easily like it not even an effort. So dissapointed with this one, ruined by sex. Literally.

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jartal
jartal rated it
March 7, 2017
Status: c186
It's a good story. The MC is a reborn person who has his well-defined goals and is not afraid to use all the possible methods he knows to protect his loved ones and get rid of those who attempt against him and them. Although he has a lot of knowledge of his past life and has gained broad support from the beginning, he still doesn't behave as invincible person and thinks in detail their problems and next acts. The support characters do not have a deep interaction with the protagonist,... more>> but all have specific roles and fulfill their mission.

In short, It is not the best xianxia novel, but neither is the typical one, has a good argument and has a development neither too slow nor too fast, which makes you do not want to stop reading. 5/5 until now. <<less
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mrducky
mrducky rated it
March 4, 2017
Status: c240
One of the better stories. It has lots of item refining and pill concocting but they are not excessive to the point of boredom, and always serve the plot in some way.

Translation quality plummets after chapter 235, this is because original translator dropped the story and new one doesn't have an editor who is fluent in English yet. I'll remove this line if he manages to find one though.
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Fanya
Fanya rated it
February 27, 2017
Status: c100
"mmm, another cultivation novel with a bold genius MC probably...." was what I thought but I decided to read it anyways. Basically the MC used to be softhearted and end up getting cruelly taken advantage of, somehow he came back to the past and decided to change/climb higher. The MC is very knowledgeable, skilled and ruthless. However, there are a few points that made this more interesting than others to me:

1. There are a few other stories with MC starting over, but in this case the MC isn't overly reliant... more>> on the knowledge of the future event but the knowledge/experiences he accumulated instead. The MC is skillful and whenever he meet someone or something happens, he isn't overly reliant on trying to remember/follow what happened previously.

2. How women are portrait, which is my main peeve with lots of these LNs. There aren't paragraphs of excessive description of how beautiful the women are, they are treated just like any other side characters. The women are not just beautiful harem member that exists only to incite jealousy of stereotypical antagonists and satisfy the perverted MC (some incite jealousy, some don't). The MC is NOT a pervert NOR a thickheaded oblivious-to-love person!!! He sees a 10yr old girl, he treats her like a kid (no sexual descriptions) and if he sees a beauty, he stares a little but treats them like any other person instead of getting perverted. I've dropped quite a few LNs when they started getting all lolita or spent 30% of the novel making the women mad so they can get perverted.

So far I'm enjoying it. If you are sick of harem/perverted MC or 30% of the chapter being description of how OP the MC's cultivation is, then give this a try. <<less
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evvoiathssofias
evvoiathssofias rated it
January 12, 2017
Status: c242
2017-01-12

The strong start was fun with the idea of him getting a headstart being really unique since he got it legitimately by hearing the last wills of countless heavenly beings rather than randomly picking up some artifact, but the main weakness is the lack of direction in the story as well as some minor fudging in the details such as changing the greatness of an object over time so that it seems to grow more powerful but is then retconned by being described as unique rather than just specially refined... more>> (his main weapon) and this glaring flaw is really hard to accept when, honestly, the origin of his destined weapon is apparently normal. The story is kinda just being put together as it goes and, with the slowing pace of the story, it has gotten a bit tiresome. Nevertheless this is a great concept and fun to read for the first 100 or so chapters before you really start noticing the incongruities.

Recap: the basis of this story is that he has access to a number of unique, GODLY, techniques and treasures that have been lost to the world but he still has to grow like a normal cultivator, which takes massive amounts of time.

4 stars.

Edit: 2018-08-05

Yeah, so at around chapter 230 the author loses track of what made this story unique, the premise of a special cultivator who moves forward with exponential momentum. Now he's fallen into the pit of all other massproduced xianxia where he's wasting time on side plots that add nothing to the story with all this BS avout wine all of a sudden at around 240. Now its just another PoS that drags on for nothing. Now 3 stars <<less
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TekeTK
TekeTK rated it
August 12, 2016
Status: c50
It's pretty eh. Feels kind of slow. I really wanted to like this story. I mean it's not bad in any way, but the only thing that caught my attention was the whole executioner thing and how his killing intent is godly. After the whole first scene... meh.
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vongolax
vongolax
July 13, 2016
Status: c61
Honestly it was refreshing to see a different premise. Although yes he was sent back to the past which we have seen before but the whole idea of an executioner brings something new to the table. Unfortunately that was about the only thing it separates from other XianXias, ok not entirely because the fact the MC isn't a d**k who pick fights with everybody and isn't always on the run cause of some ego issues, the usual troupes. I honestly kinda like that because I'm pretty sick of everyone fckin... more>> with the MC every couple chapters, it happens here too but moderately. Now what I can't stand about this novel is its cultivation, more specifically the mcs. In any xianxia/xuanhuan novel the story, characters, setting takes a huge chunk of the story, but the pillar that holds this together is the cultivation of that world. In here I'm totally lost, the author describes it in depth, like sh*t loads of details that I don't give a sh*t about. Rather I would want to have a solid foundation of what this cultivation entails and how does it actually work so I can follow along.

But nope there's alot of bullsh*t coming out and I'm just like what? How does him cultivating this make him strong in this aspect? Its just so confusing, its like he is one step ahead of me and I'm trying to follow up the whole time. The author is so into his own world he lost me in the process. Another thing, although its a personal preference so you don't have to take it to heart but he cultivates slow. I mean its 61 chapters and this guy is still half way in his first realm of cultivation. The author has a lot of justification for this too which you will see. Maybe I've been pampered by these ridiculous genius in other novels and they practically blew by their first realm, tbh its prob true. But I can't deny that it has more flare and draws me in right away, mostly because their circumstances forces them to be strong faster. But here there is not tension because even if he doesn't cultivate fast there isn't much to give a sh*t about. Honestly its not bad, even though I quit after reading 11 chapters I went back cause I literally have nothing to read. It has a good idea but executed not poorly but its missing alot of good factors that makes xianxias interesting. A looming threat which makes itself obvious in the beginning (his situation don't count cause not one knows him yet), an interesting and mysterious background which draws us in, support character either against him or with him fluffing the story. Basically the author has alot of useless bullsh*t (to me) describing sentence after sentence about cultivation which I can't understand nor give a sh*t anymore. If put that into other aspects it would be a great read. Hopefully it gets better <<less
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