The Dao of Magic

by WeirdWhirl

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy Magic Male Lead Martial Arts Reincarnation Slice of Life Strong Lead Wuxia
Warning This fiction contains:
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Here I am, sitting on a mountain so far away from civilisation it might as well be the godforsaken arse of the world, about to ascend. Can't wait to leave this crapfest of a planet... Turns out that the higher ups decided that an unaffiliated rogue like me is too big of a risk to let run around free.

Seems like this entire cultivation world is a late stage capitalist money making machine for the powers that be in the higher realms, and me stealing the good loot in front of their descendants and sect disciples noses finally pissed them off enough to take action.

First, they sent all the sect masters and hidden dao protectors to off me - which failed, obviously. Heh, afterwards they simply bitch slapped me out of their universe though.

That is interesting and all, but I just woke up in a valley watching some critters murder each other while trying not to freak out about how bad it smells here.

Soo… where the fuck am I? Why is that deer fighting a feathery squirrel? Why am I teaching this baby rabbit saved from a cannibalistic mother how to kick beings in the face with the power of qi?

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The Dao of Magic: Book IAmazon | Audiobook
The Dao of Magic: Book IIAmazon 
The Dao of Magic: Book IIIAmazon
Skeleton in Space: HistaffAmazon | Audiobook
Skeleton in Space: GalaxSecAmazon

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
01 - Ascension ago
02 - Valley ago
03 - Mana ago
04 - Camp ago
05 - Circle ago
06 - Moving ago
07 - Core ago
08 - Walk ago
09 - City ago
10 - Language ago
11 - Tunnels ago
12 - Crawl ago
13 - Creep ago
14 - Ecosystem ago
15 - Horn ago
16 - Tree ago
17 - Ground ago
18 - Snatch ago
19 - Drill ago
20 - Beat ago
21 - Soar ago
22 - Crack ago
23 - Fall ago
24 - Double ago
25 - Lure ago
26 - Association ago
27 - Topics ago
28 - Force ago
29 - Slice ago
30 - Bird ago
31 - Hunt ago
32 - Bait ago
33 - Shopping ago
34 - Converge ago
35 - Reprove ago
36 - Control ago
37 - Action ago
38 - Non-essential ago
39 - Solutions ago
40 - Talk ago
41 - Augur ago
42 - Leisure ago
43 - Blitz ago
44 - Struggle ago
45 - Storm ago
46 - Processing ago
47 - Mounts ago
48 - Avoidance ago
49 - Details ago
50 - Diversion ago
51 - Exploitation ago
52 - Frame ago
53 - Instigate ago
54 - Brawl ago
55 - Initiative ago
56 - Sell ago
57 - Acquisition ago
58 - Appropriation ago
59 - Nurture ago
60 - Commence ago
60.5 - Glossary ago
61 - Tests ago
62 - Irritation ago
63 - Probe ago
64 - Interrogation ago
65 - Retreat ago
66 - Fishin ago
67 - Pressure ago
68 - Encounter ago
69 - Abandon ago
70 - Unanticipated ago
71 - Unfeeling ago
72 - Bare ago
73 - ████████ (18+) ago
74 - Verve ago
75 - Converse ago
76 - Examinations ago
77 - Assault ago
78 - Autonomy ago
79 - Ambitions ago
80 - Ruminations ago
81 - Cycles ago
82 - Heat ago
83 - Reunion ago
84 - Discourse ago
85 - Lesson ago
86 - Intent ago
87 - Absence ago
88 - Convert ago
89 - Escapades ago
90 - Disclosures ago
91 - Venting ago
92 - Abstraction ago
93 - Summit ago
94 - Impetuous ago
95 - Rapport ago
96 - Promiscuity ago
97 - Staring ago
98 - Ministration ago
99 - Shrubs ago
100 - Intuition ago
101 - Over-analyzation ago
102 - Squabbles ago
103 - Progress ago
104 - Step ago
SideStory - Gifts ago
105 - Space ago
106 - Reconstruct ago
107 - Wave ago
108 - Ligna ago
109 - Launch ago
110 - Instruction ago
111 - Patterns ago
112 - Underway ago
113 - Doorway ago
114 - Interests ago
115 - Hordes ago
116 - Devising ago
117 - Secession ago
118 - Dissimilitudes ago
119 - Contention ago
120 - Assuage ago
121 - Rationale ago
122 - Osseous ago
123 - Anticipation ago
124 - Beastnapping ago
125 - Cessation ago
126 - Immortality (April Fools) ago
126 - Theorising ago
127 - Initiation ago
128 - Drafting ago
129 - Strata ago
One year anniversary and Q&A. ago
130 - Etiquette ago
131 - Expectation ago
132 - Clash ago
133 - Excitement ago
134 - Agency ago
135 - Reaching ago
136 - Shocks ago
137 - Severance ago
138 - Incoherent ago
139 - Awareness ago
140 - Cooling ago
141 - Manufactoring ago
142 - Emissions ago
143 - Sparring ago
144 - Invasion ago
145 - Developing ago
146 - Brief ago
147 - Modify ago
148 - Dominance ago
149 - Coasting ago
150 - Fragmentation ago
151 - Conversation ago
152 - Scoring ago
153 - Variegation ago
154 - Surveying ago
155 - Lattice ago
156 - Toiling ago
157 - Summation ago
158 - Hostility ago
159 - Viewpoints ago
160 - Digest ago
161 - Front ago
162 - Tritulating ago
163 - Prelude ago
164 - Protraction ago
165 - Stroll ago
166 - Prolusion ago
167 - Encounters ago
168 - Assessment ago
169 - Lambasting ago
170 - Repudiation ago
171 - Parley ago
172 - Foreboding ago
173 - Accounts ago
174 - Quarrel ago
175 - Range ago
176 - Fulmination ago
177 - Rundown ago
Updates, news, happenings and a poll! ago
Website, Book I & Plans. ago
178 - Private ago
179 - Worm ago
180 - Acidulous ago
181 - Circulation ago
182 - Legs (1) ago
183 - Legs (2) ago
184 - Supposition (1) ago
185 - Supposition (2) ago
186 - Affairs ago
187 - Intruding (1) ago
188 - Intruding (2) ago
189 - Intruding (3) ago
190 - Antsy (1) ago
191 - Antsy (2) ago
192 - Antsy (3) ago
193 - Resumption (1) ago
194 - Resumption (2) ago
195 - Resumption (3) ago
196 - Resumption (4) ago
197 - Resumption (5) ago
198 - Resumption (6) ago
199 - Eating (1) ago
200 - Eating (2) ago
201 - Manducate (1) ago
202 - Manducate (2) ago
203 - Manducate (3) ago
204 - Manducate (4) ago
205 - Manducate (5) ago
206 - Manducate (6) ago
207 - Manducate (7) ago
208 - Manducate (8) ago
209 - Bonds (1) ago
210 - Bonds (2) ago
211 - Reciprocation (1) ago
212 - Reciprocation (2) ago
213 - Reciprocation (3) ago
214 - Reciprocation (4) ago
215 - Impressing (1) ago
216 - Impressing (2) ago
217 - Dragonnapping (1) ago
218 - Dragonnapping (2) ago
219 - Dragonnapping (3) ago
220 - Interlude (1) ago
221 - Interlude (2) ago
222 - Interlude (3) ago
223 - Interlude (4) ago
224 - Junction (1) ago
225 - Junction (2) ago
226 - Junction (3) ago
227 - Junction (4) ago
228 - Junction (5) ago
229 - Junction (6) ago
230 - Junction (7) ago
231 - Convalescence (1) ago
232 - Convalescence (2) ago
233 - Convalescence (3) ago
234 - Convalescence (4) ago
235 - Convalescence (5) ago
236 - Forethought (1) ago
237 - Forethought (2) ago
238 - Forethought (3) ago
239 - Forethought (4) ago
240 - Forethought (5) ago
241 - Forethought (6) ago
242 - Forethought (7) ago
243 - Forethought (8) ago
244 - Interception (1) ago
245 - Interception (2) ago
246 - Interception (3) ago
247 - Interception (4) ago
248 - Interception (5) ago
249 - Interception (6) ago
250 - Interception (7) ago
251 - Setup (1) ago
252 - Setup (2) ago
253 - Setup (3) ago
254 - Setup (4) ago
255 - Setup (5) ago
256 - Landing in Rubble (1) ago
257 - Landing in Rubble (2) ago
258 - Landing in Rubble (3) ago
259 - Landing in Rubble (4) ago
260 - Landing in Rubble (5) ago
261 - Landing in Rubble (6) ago
262 - Interplanar shipping (1) ago
263 - Interplanar shipping (2) ago
264 - Interplanar shipping (3) ago
265 - Interplanar shipping (4) ago
266 - Interplanar shipping (5) ago
267 - Interplanar shipping (6) ago
268 - Encounters (1) ago
269 - Encounters (2) ago
270 - Encounters (3) ago
271 - Encounters (4) ago
272 - Encounters (5) ago
273 - Encounters (6) ago
274 - Encounters (7) ago
275 - Meeting makers ago
276 - Voyaging (1) ago
277 - Voyaging (2) ago
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The Spectator
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Strong start, but things fell apart

Read till chp 119 until dropped. With constant pov changes, to a MC who's character is all over the place, creates a mediocre story telling. What happened to a 1000yr old cultivator? Is he going through puberty or just a delusional brat. There's no rising action, only a wana OP god MC at best. The rest can be sum up to him running a daycare with a godly rabbit. Pretty stupid how the romance happens, but the general plot of the story is great. Besides that, this fiction is 2 steps up from the general chinese novels.

Rate: 3.75

CaptainLoser
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It was petty good for a while but then a thing happened and it just wasn’t as fun as it was before 

 

Lawkz
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Good Start, falls on it's face soon after

For the beginning i'd give four stars, later on it's just around 2 stars. I've read until 178 and the author saying he planned on focusing on secondary characters was the straw that broke the cammel's back. (i saw that there are a couple focusing on MC after that but after those there's a bunch of chapters focusing on Tess, no thank you)
TL;DR: Read for Lola and Dragon seduction, stop reading when they reach the sea, after that read at your own risk.

The story is about a cultivator arriving in a world with a more western style of magic, the MC's cultivation is interesting with how he tries to be scientific (even if there's nothing scientific about spiritual energy).
Ironically, while the MC does things differently from normal cultivators, the author falls in the same pitfalls as normal, chinese cultivation stories:
1.Action devolves into MC is super strong and curb stomps enemies or MC is too weak and runs away with his tail between his legs.
2.The stronger MC becomes the less interesting the story gets. 
3.The author wastes too much time describing irrelevant stuff (except in this novel it's dungeon floors instead of heavenly dragon lotus sword attack)
4.Instead of building tension and ending up with catarsis, author just keeps building up anxiety (you might have seen this before "bad things are going to happen soon, too bad everything would be easy if MC just had a few years to prepare")

What carried this novel was MC's unique perspective and personality, what ruined this novel was the author's focusing on secondary (sometimes irrelevant) characters and away from MC.

Let's see what other nitpicks i have: cultivation is too easy; teaching starts really interesting but gets boring really fast; MC's ultra-hands-free approach to things makes those things seem irrelevant; IF YOU BUILD UP YOUR MC AS A GENIUS DON'T GIVE HIM "why didn't i think of that" MOMENTS, HE SHOULD HAVE F*CKING THOUGHT OF THAT.

Overall this novel's start would fit better with a more "secret vigilante" approach to things and making overwhelming power harder to get not just for MC but everyone in the world.

Spoiler: Spoiler

 

piens15
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Afraid its loosing steam :(

Ha... It was a good story key word is was. Sidecharacters were well developed and the mystery behind the world kept me thinking. 

Then the sect chapters started Teach sets up a system, dumps all teaching and order keeping  responsibility to his students and fucks off to do other shit. Any attempts to enforce order backfire (since chaos is encouraged?) and its a mess overall. Basicly the iner faction stuff is nonsense and the chapters lately fell rushed and unclear (dont even have a clue what is going on somtimes now.)

Have read untill chapter 122.

Aapjuh
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(Read till 104) Decent till midway.. but then..

~half of a full score for half of a decent story~

Overall/story:
Its a pretty decent story until somewhere midway when its start trying too hard to be funny, but instaid becomes childish and chaotic.
The story starts making less sense and becomes more of a comedy sketch with no plot, and the humor isn't even that great and just starts to be an annoying mess.
Somewhere midway he proclaims the need to start seriously teaching his disciples but instaid it turns childish instaid and his 'teaching' becomes a library-jade with all the answers of life the disciples need.

Characters:
The MC was great in the beginning, with a semi serious mindset trying to find something to do in his new life, takes on disciples and starts teaching them about his power and energy use.
The disciples, a well varied bunch of youngsters with a mutlitude of personalities and backgrounds, some of which get a little bit of story time explaining their background but is mostly glossed over.
The love interest, she was interesting at the start but then turned into a clone of the MC with a slightly different personality.

Grammar:
Like most stories, theres a few mistakes no big deal you can auto-read over it mostly.

DrLeprikon
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don't read, amateur work, won't be finished

Don't read this, if you are a fan of concluding things. The author is an apparent amateur and has bitten off more than he could chew, the plot line has lost any definitiveness, it's all just chapter to chapter slice of life with practically no main plot development, some inconsistancies too. Read the first book, if you want to get a feel for this cultivation genre, then drop it and read something with more dedication and immersion.

Lundynne
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Interesting concept, but the magic system is oversimplified, and the MC can't decide what his personality is. The tone of the story starts out semi-serious, but quickly devolves into a terrible attempt at comedy.

JsD
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A unique take on cultivating that is interesting and fun to read.

Originally found this story while looking for others. The title drew me in, but the unique approach to cultivating versus traditional cultivator stories. It takes modern day ideas and concepts, such as computing, and applies it to culvitating producing an original story not found elsewhere.

 

The characters are not dull, and all seem to have their own unique characters.

 

No clue where the story is going, but that just makes reading it more fun.

starfyre7
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Decent story, needs editor

This is an enjoyable story. The character is quite interesting and certainly shows a dual personality of charming immaturity and knowledgable old man. The cultivation system is also unique and inventive. The goal of investigating and learning more about the world makes one want to continue reading.

However, the grammar and editing still require significant work. Many sentences utilize incorrect word usage (most often "were" vs "where), missing apostrophies and missing capitilization. If this work were edited properly, I believe it could gain another whole star in rating, making it one of the top stories on this site.

Rat
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It has it's moments

Amazing during the serious parts of the story, but turns into a shit unfocused gag comedy. This novel had so much potential at first that I still mourne it every once in a while.

Dropped it at around chapter 100.