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Sacrificing his life to protect his best friend was a decision Hui Yue did not regret.

Yet who could have known that death was not the final destination, but rather the beginning of a new adventure into a world filled with demonic beasts and martial arts cultivation? Hui Yue soon finds that within this world, strength is what determined your future accomplishments...and there is no space for the weak. Embarking upon this new life, Hui Yue meets friends, experiences betrayal, and embarks on his own journey of cultivation to overcome his limits and increase his strength.

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Amazing work as always.

Love this author’s work. I read one of the author’s previous works: the condemning the heavens series which you should also check out if you like the genre. I don’t usually write reviews but this is honestly a great start to the series and some of the other nitpicking in the reviews pissed me off. The book is entertaining enough for me to listen through the entire thing in less than 2 days. It’s obviously not a literary masterpiece especially since this is one of the author’s earlier works however, as someone who has read and listened to a bunch of books(275+) in both the wuxia and fantasy genre in general I can definitely tell you that it’s worth picking up. If you read this far thanks I guess?
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why Kermit?

for some unobvious reason, the narrator gave the narrator gave the main character a Kermit the frog voice.

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terrible exposition

I stopped within the first half hour because of how repetitive and boring the exposition was. I don't need to hear 15 times how the main character is the most beautiful man in the world, and how the only girl he has feelings for does not return those feelings.

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Weak story and sexualization of children

The story overall isn't that great. MC is just amazing at everything and if he's not then of course the other spirit in him is. The book constantly sexualizes kids 12 years and younger. MC is constantly mistaken for a beautiful young girl with no breasts (mentioned numerous times) despite obviously being no more than 10 years old. I don't know, it's just weird how much the author focuses on kids barely 10 years old and hinting at adult themes.

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Great read

I loved the book, but does anyone else think Deng Wu sounds exactly like Zapp Brannigan from Futurama?? All I could think about, was really funny though.

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Less than I expected

I struggled with this. There are some great ideas but the execution is unpolished and reads unsophosticated. For example, the author repeatedly tells me the same thing twice or repeats an idea in the same paragraph. This leaves the reader feeling like ... the author thinks I am a 7th grader (as if I need things explained over and over again.)

In addition there's far too much 'explaining/telling' and not enough exposition through dialogue or character action.

Finally, pick one point of view in a scene. There are sloppy liberties taken in which the POV starts with the MC but then jumps to someone else, like the shopkeeper who sells him the hairpin. In this scene are we in the MC's head or hers?

This all might be magnified by the narrarator's casual tone. Its a long work and kudos for that, but not my style.

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A creepy and arrogant MC for the loss

I really enjoyed some of this author's other series, and this one got good reviews, so I was pretty disappointed. I couldn't even finish this one, which is rare for me. The MC is spoiled and arrogant beyond belief. Additionally, his main goal is creepy as hell. He has decided to gain power to summon his childhood friend that he stalks. Despite her having no interest in him. It is disturbing. It even overshadows his horrible decision making and overbearing plot armor.

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  • 03-05-21

Not bad, could be better.

This book is decent if you enjoy his other works. It takes place in the same or similar universe as his other series Condemning the Heavens but from the beginning it is inferior when compared to it (this book is older than that series). There are less details written in both descriptions and story causing it to feel somewhat lacking, a little harder to follow, and I feel a new readers to this author would be better to start on his later series, if you don't like that series you definitely won't like this one. As someone who enjoyed Condemning the Heavens and wanted to read more of this authors works I feel this book, while lacking, is a decent read for fans and I will be picking up the next book in this series.

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great Book.

great story. good narration minus the main character voice which was a little annoying but didn't take anything away from the story. you definitely get a bang for your buck.

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NOT AGAIN!!

First off, if you look at the rating this is indeed a great book. There are a few times where the same sentence is said consecutively in different variations but not only enough to slightly bug, and barely worth mentioning. BUT! My problem is .....this appears to be yet another celibate and "I'll wait for you" mc. Look, I love trying to associate with the mc, I do. The problem I'm having is the pretense that in the situation were one is going through puberty, even a second time, that romance is the farthest things from a determined persons mind. MC needs to let that funky chicken loose and listen to his sensei on the matter.

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  • Kristen André Hardang
  • 03-11-21

spot on cultivation story!

a very good cultivating story, best start of a series ive read in a long time! starts slow then starts rolling! love it when the main character used inforrmation of earth to get ahead

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  • Micke
  • 03-04-21

Below average and quite dull.

The story is really dull and just copies the steps most cultivation series has. What really shocked me was the absolutely poor storytelling, it feels like reading a cook book.

The story is about a super handsome, rich, smart, martial arts knowing ladys man (omfg). He gets transported to another world after dying saving his love, who is a his best friend that has boyfriend. He saves her outside a lingerie shop he visits with his friend (omfg). He gets joins soul with a perverted demi god (why). Now he wants to be a god himself so he has the power to bring her soul (after she dies) to his new world (omg).

The story has so many holes it is just annoying. Further more the MC turns celibate (was a playboy earlier, so why now the next 100 years of cultivation). He need to keep the demi god in his soul secret so other more powerful cultivator steal its. The MC and the several thousand year old soul is just stupid and reveals the secret to everyone almost as soon as the story start. The story is so predicable and stupid. The other characters are unlikable and unrelistic.

The cultivation is not my taste - its just spells and items. No real martial arts. He just sits in his cave/castle and meditates with the things such as birds, vision and other ancient things just show up making him stronger. There is to strife and the progress is poorly paced.

Feels like sloppy work.

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  • kian
  • 03-04-21

Not impressed!

This is my first book from this author and I am disappointed. Reincarnation stories have become popular recently but not all can pull it off. To sum it up, everything feels lacking, can't engage with the book, only read 10 hours.