Forge of Destiny

Forge of Destiny

by Yrsillar

In the Celestial Empire, a land ruled by Immortals and stalked by Spirits and Beasts, a young girl from the slums of an unimportant city is found to have the Talent. In the great Sect of Argent Peak, she will take her first unsteady steps upon the way.

Can she learn to not only survive, but thrive on her journey?

Updates Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The first two Volumes can now be found on Audible

Cover Art by Melody Cheng

Original, unedited Quest found here

Tales of Destiny, an anthology of short stories in the same setting

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Prologue-Smelting ago
Smelting 2 ago
Smelting 3 ago
Smelting 4 ago
Bonus 1: Commencement Day ago
Chapter 1-First Steps 1 ago
Chapter 2-First Steps 2 ago
Chapter 3- First Steps 3 ago
Chapter 4-First Steps 4 ago
Chapter 5-First Steps 5 ago
Chapter 6-Exam Prep 1 ago
Chapter 7-Exam Prep 2 ago
Chapter 8-Exam Prep 3 ago
Chapter 9-Exam Prep 4 ago
Bonus 2: Lessons and Lore ago
Chapter 10 Exam Prep 5 ago
Chapter 11 Exam Prep 6 ago
Chapter 12 -Zhou's Trial 1 ago
Chapter 13-Zhou's Trial 2 ago
Chapter 14-Zhou's Trial 3 ago
Chapter 15-Zhou's Trial 4 ago
Chapter 16-Zhou's Trial 5 ago
Chapter 17-Zhou's Trial 6 ago
Bonus 3: Faculty Meeting ago
Chapter 18-Zhou's Trial 7 ago
Chapter 19-Zhou's Trial 8 ago
Chapter 20-Foundations 1 ago
Chapter 21-Foundations 2 ago
Chapter 22-Foundations 3 ago
Chapter 23-Foundations 4 ago
Chapter 24-Foundations 5 ago
Chapter 25-Foundations 6 ago
Bonus 4: Growing Unease ago
Chapter 26-Foundations 7 ago
Chapter 27-Foundations 8 ago
Chapter 28-Foundations 9 ago
Bonus 5: The Great Sects ago
Chapter 29-Mountainside Clash ago
Chapter 30-Mountainside Clash 2 ago
Bonus 6: Charity ago
Chapter 31-Mountainside Clash 3 ago
Chapter 32-Mountainside Clash 4 ago
Chapter 33- Dwindling Peace 1 ago
Chapter 34-Dwindling Peace 2 ago
Bonus 7: Spite ago
Chapter 35-Dwindling Peace 3 ago
Chapter 36-Dwindling Peace 4 ago
Chapter 37-Truce End 1 ago
Chapter 38-Truce End 2 ago
Chapter 39-Truce End 3 ago
Chapter 40-Truce End 4 ago
Chapter 41-Truce End 5 ago
Chapter 42-Truce End 6 ago
Bonus 8: Observation ago
Chapter 43- Brewing Chaos 1 ago
Chapter 44- Brewing Chaos 2 ago
Chapter 45-Second Realm ago
Chapter 46-Restoring Order 1 ago
Chapter 47-Restoring Order 2 ago
Chapter 48-Restoring Order 3 ago
Bonus 9: On Cultivation ago
Chapter 49-Serpent's Treasure 1 ago
Chapter 50-Serpent's Treasure 2 ago
Chapter 51-Serpent's Treasure 3 ago
Chapter 52-Serpent's Treasure 4 ago
Chapter 53-Serpent's Treasure 5 ago
Chapter 54-Cooperation 1 ago
Chapter 55-Cooperation 2 ago
Chapter 56 Cooperation 3 ago
Chapter 57-Cooperation 4 ago
Chapter 58-Tag 1 ago
Chapter 59-Tag 2 ago
Interlude: Bai Meizhen ago
Chapter 60-Simmering 1 ago
Bonus 10: Death of the Sage ago
Chapter 61-Simmering 2 ago
Chapter 62-Simmering 3 ago
Chapter 63-Rebellion 1 ago
Chapter 64 Rebellion 2 ago
Chapter 65 Challenge ago
Chapter 66-Sect Work 1 ago
Chapter 67- Sect Work 2 ago
Chapter 68-Sect Work 3 ago
Bonus 11: The Twilight King ago
Chapter 69-Sect Work 3 ago
Chapter 70-Sect Work 4 ago
Chapter 71-Sect Work 5 ago
Chapter 72-Recovery 1 ago
Chapter 73-Recovery 2 ago
Chapter 74 Night on the Lake ago
Chapter 75-Melodies 1 ago
Chapter 76-Melodies 2 ago
Bonus 12: Plots and Plans ago
Chapter 77-Hatchling 1 ago
Interlude: Sima Jiao ago
Chapter 78- Hatchling 2 ago
Chapter 79-Hatchling 3 ago
Chapter 80-Council ago
Chapter 81-Elder Ying ago
Chapter 82-Relaxing Hike ago
Chapter 83 Crackdown 1 ago
Chapter 84-Crackdown 2 ago
Chapter 85-Elder Ying 2 ago
Chapter 86-Council Work 1 ago
Bonus-Precious! ago
Chapter 87-Council Work 2 ago
Chapter 88- Resurgence 1 ago
Chapter 89-Resurgence 2 ago
Chapter 90-Resurgence 3 ago
Chapter 91-Resurgence 4 ago
Chapter 92-Resurgence 5 ago
Chapter 93-Resurgence 6 ago
Interlude- Cai Renxiang ago
Chapter 94-Peace 1 ago
Chapter 95-Peace 2 ago
Chapter 96-Peace 3 ago
Bonus Chapter: Humiliation ago
Chapter 97-Peace 4 ago
Chapter 98-Dark Dreams 1 ago
Chapter 99-Dark Dreams 2 ago
Chapter 100-Dark Dreams 3 ago
Chapter 101-Dark Dreams 4 ago
Chapter 102-Dark Dreams 5 ago
Chapter 103-Dark Dreams 6 ago
Interlude- Li Suyin ago
Chapter 104-Tutelage 1 ago
Bonus Chapter- Cold/Alone ago
Chapter 105-Tutelage 2 ago
Chapter 106-Tutelage 3 ago
Chapter 107-Tutelage 4 ago
Chapter 108-Tutelage 5 ago
Chapter 109-Theft 1 ago
Chapter 110-Theft 2 ago
Chapter 111-Theft 3 ago
Chapter 112-Theft 4 ago
Bonus Chapter-Dynasties of the Emerald Seas ago
Chapter 113- Connections 1 ago
Interlude-Gu Xiulan ago
Chapter 114-Connections 2 ago
Chapter 115-Blizzard ago
Chapter 116-Elder Jiao ago
Chapter 117 Troubles ago
Chapter 118-Heist ago
Chapter 119- Friends 1 ago
Chapter 120-Friends 2 ago
Bonus Chapter-Mid Year Conference ago
Chapter 121-Friends 3 ago
Chapter 122-Crimson Princess 1 ago
Chapter 123 Crimson Princess 2 ago
Chapter 124-Crimson Princess 3 ago
Chapter 125-Sabotage ago
Chapter 126-Guardians 1 ago
Chapter 127-Guardians 2 ago
Chapter 128-Escalation ago
Bonus Chapter-Hunter ago
Chapter 129- Quests ago
Interlude- Bai Cui ago
Chapter 130- Training ago
Chapter 131-Favors ago
Chapter 132-Courting ago
Chapter 133-Courting 2 ago
Chapter 134-News ago
Chapter 135-Heiress ago
Chapter 136-Law ago
Chapter 137-Reconciliation ago
Chapter 138-Connections ago
Bonus Chapter: Betrothal ago
Chapter 139-Spirits ago
Chapter 140-Finishing Moves ago
Chapter 141-Finishing Moves 2 ago
Chapter 142-Finishing Moves 3 ago
Chapter 143-Finishing Moves 4 ago
Chapter 144-Finishing Moves 5 ago
Chapter 145-Finishing Moves 6 ago
Chapter 146-Finishing Moves 7 ago
Bonus Chapter: Ancestors Sublime ago
Chapter 147-Finishing Moves 8 ago
Interlude: Ji Rong ago
Chapter 148-Third Realm 1 ago
Chapter 149-Third Realm 2 ago
Chapter 150-Ice 1 ago
Chapter 151-Ice 2 ago
Chapter 152-Career ago
Bonus: Ascension for the Common Baron ago
Chapter 153-Beginning and Ending ago
Chapter 154-Oaths ago
Chapter 155-Revelry ago
Bonus Chapter: Temples and Festivals ago
Chapter 156-Hangover ago
Chapter 157-Bronze Realm ago
Interlude: Han Jian ago
Chapter 158-Resolution ago
Chapter 159-Moon ago
Chapter 160-Moon 2 ago
Chapter 161-Dragon 1 ago
Chapter 162-Dragon 2 ago
Chapter 163-Dragon 3 ago
Chapter 164-Dragon 4 ago
Chapter 165-Retainer 1 ago
Chapter 166-Retainer 2 ago
Chapter 167-Competitor ago
Chapter 168-Loose Ends ago
Chapter 169-Family 1 ago
Chapter 170-Family 2 ago
Ling Qingge Interlude ago
Bonus Chapter: Alone ago
Chapter 171-Family 3 ago
Chapter 172-Hidden 1 ago
Chapter 173-Hidden 2 ago
Chapter 174-Training 1 ago
Chapter 175-Training 2 ago
Chapter 176-Training 3 ago
Chapter 177-Training 4 ago
Chapter 178-Socialite 1 ago
Chapter 179-Standing ago
Chapter 180-Years End 1 ago
Chapter 181-Years End 2 ago
Chapter 182-Years End 3 ago
Bonus Chapter-Duty ago
Chapter 183-Years End 4 ago
Chapter 184-Years End 5 ago
Bonus: Argent Sect Promotional ago
Chapter 185-Preliminaries 1 ago
Chapter 186-Preliminaries 2 ago
Chapter 187-Preliminaries 3 ago
Chapter 188-Preliminaries 4 ago
Chapter 189-Prelimaries 5 ago
Chapter 190-Preliminaries 6 ago
Chapter 191-Tournament 1 ago
Chapter 192-Tournament 2 ago
Interlude: Sun Liling ago
Chapter 193-Tournament 3 ago
Chapter 194-Tournament 4 ago
Chapter 195-Tournament 5 ago
Chapter 196-Tournament 6 ago
Chapter 197-Tournament 7 ago
Chapter 198-Tournament 8 ago
Chapter 199-Tournament 9 ago
Chapter 200-Tournament 10 ago
Bonus: The Ministry of Integrity ago
Chapter 201-Tournament 11 ago
Chapter 202-Tournament 12 ago
Chapter 203-Tournament 13 ago
Chapter 204-Tournament 14 ago
Chapter 205-Tournament 15 ago
Chapter 206-Tournament 16 ago
Chapter 207-Tournament 17 ago
Chapter 208-Tournament 18 ago
Chapter 209-Epilogue ago
Threads of Destiny-Prologue ago
Threads Chapter 1-New Settings ago
Threads Chapter 2 ago
Bonus: The Great Diviner ago
Threads Chapter 3 ago
Threads Chapter 4 ago
Threads Chapter 5 ago
Threads Chapter 6 ago
Threads Chapter 7-The Bloody Dream 1 ago
Threads Chapter 8 ago
Threads Chapter 9 ago
Threads Chapter 10 ago
Threads 11- Sect Challenges 1 ago
Threads 12 ago
Threads 13 ago
Threads 14 ago
Bonus: Xiangmen, the Heavenly Pillar ago
Threads 15 ago
Threads 16 ago
Threads 17 ago
Threads 18 ago
Threads 19-Dreams 1 ago
Threads 20 ago
Threads 21-Duels 1 ago
Threads 22-Duels 2 ago
Threads 23-Winter's Muse ago
Threads 24 Winter's Muse 2 ago
Threads 25 Winters Muse 3 ago
Threads 26 Winters Muse 4 ago
Threads 27 Siblings 1 ago
Threads 28 Siblings 2 ago
Threads 29-Siblings 3 ago
Interlude: The Cobbler and the Viper ago
Bonus: Macabre ago
Threads 30 Adventures 1 ago
Threads 31-Adventures 2 ago
Threads 32-Adventure 3 ago
Threads 33-Peers 1 ago
Threads 34 Peers 2 ago
Threads 35 Peers 3 ago
Bonus: Snake and Spider 1 ago
Threads 36 Three Moons 1 ago
Threads 37 Three Moons 2 ago
Threads 38 Three Moons 3 ago
Chapter 39-Three Moons 4 ago
Threads 40-Justice 1 ago
Threads 41 Justice 2 ago
Bonus: Characters of Destiny ago
Threads 42-Justice 3 ago
Threads 43 Justice 4 ago
Threads 44 Death 1 ago
Bonus: Handmaiden ago
Threads 45-Death 2 ago
Threads 46 Signs 1 ago
Threads 47 Signs 2 ago
Threads 48-Signs 3 ago
Threads 49-Perspectives ago
Threads 50-Downtime 1 ago
Bonus: The Sky that Fell ago
Threads 51-Downtime 2 ago
Threads 52-Downtime 3 ago
Threads 53-Downtime 4 ago
Bonus: Character Sheet ago
Threads 54-Nobility ago
Threads 55 Nobility 2 ago
Threads 56-Nobility 3 ago
Threads Chapter 57-Bao Qian 1 ago
Threads 58-Bao Qian 2 ago
Threads 59-Bao Qian 3 ago
Threads 60-Bao Qian 4 ago
Interlude: Outer Sect ago
Threads 61-Dressmaker 1 ago
Threads 62 Dressmaker 2 ago
Threads 63-Dressmaker 3 ago
Threads 64-Foreshock 1 ago
Bonus: Snake and Spider 2 ago
Threads 65-Foreshock 2 ago
Threads 66-Foreshock 3 ago
67-Foreshock 4 ago
Bonus: Outer Sect Tremors ago
Threads 68-Foreshock 5 ago
Threads 69: Foreshock 6 ago
Chapter 70: Foreshock 7 ago
Threads 71- Epilogue-War ago
Threads 72-Interlude-Shockwaves ago
Threads Interlude Rivers and Rain ago
threads 73-Normalcy 1 ago
Threads 74-Normalcy 2 ago
Threads 75-Normalcy 3 ago
Threads 76-Normalcy 4 ago
Chapter 77-Normalcy 5 ago
Threads 78-Normalcy 6 ago
Chapter 79-Muse 1 ago
Threads 80-Muse 2 ago
Interlude: Dance ago
Threads 81-Parting 1 ago
Threads 82-Parting 2 ago
Threads 83-Integration 1 ago
Threads 84-Integration 2 ago
Threads 85-Household 1 ago
Threads 86-Household 2 ago
Threads 87 Household 3 ago
Threads 88-Deals 1 ago
Threads 89-Deals 2 ago
Threads 90-Dinner 1 ago
Threads 91-Dinner 2 ago
Threads 92-Diplomacy 1 ago
threads 93-Diplomacy 2 ago
Bonus: haunts of the Primal Forest ago
Threads 94-Diplomacy 3 ago
Threads 95-Diplomacy 4 ago
Bonus: Snake and Spider Part 3 ago
Threads 96-Contemplation 1 ago
Threads 97 Contemplation 2 ago
Threads 98-Contemplation 3 ago
Threads 99-Descent 1 ago
Threads 100 Descent 2 ago
Threads 101-Descent 3 ago
Threads 102-Descent 4 ago
Threads 103-Descent 5 ago
Threads 104-Descent 6 ago
Threads 105-Descent 7 ago
Threads 106-Descent 8 ago
Threads 107-Descent 9 ago
Threads 108-Descent 10 ago
Threads 109-Descent 11 ago
Interlude: Precious Dreams ago
Threads 110-Descent 12 ago
Threads 111-Intermission 1 ago
Threads 112-Intermission 2 ago
Threads 113-Intermission 3 ago
Threads 114-Intermission 4 ago
Interlude: Companion Quest ago
Threads 115-Intermission 5 ago
Threads 116-Intermission 6 ago
Threads 117-Intermission 7 ago
Threads 118-Intermission 8 ago
Threads 119-Wind Thief 1 ago
Threads 120 Wind Thief 2 ago
Threads 121-Reverb 1 ago
Threads 121-Reverb 2 ago
Interlude: Welcome to the Jungle ago
Interlude: Imperturbable Stars ago
Threads 123-Convergence 1 ago
Threads 124-Convergence 2 ago
Threads 125-Convergence 3 ago
Threads 126-Convergeance 4 ago
threads 127-Convergence 5 ago
128-Convergence 6 ago
Threads 129-Convergence 7 ago
Threads 130-Convergence 8 ago
Threads 131-Convergence 9 ago
Threads Interlude: Summer's End ago
Threads 132: After-Action 1 ago
Threads 133 After-Action 2 ago
Threads 134-After Action 3 ago
Threads 135 After Action 4 ago

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Shaleath
Overall

A subversion of the general Xianxia/Wuxia

Reviewed at: Chapter 176

This is just a basic ass review mostly to support the author but also because I'm seriously enjoying this story. 

Spoilers obviously:

The pacing of this story is far better than I expected of a Xianxia/Wuxia story usually by chapter 170 our MC(Ling Qi) would almost be a sect master or something absurd like that. Which is strange because this MC is both lucky and talented and yet works their hardest and still isn't the strongest and honestly I love it. Ling Qi is very well written and I honestly feel like they could be a person with their flaws, views and goals. Speaking of goals her Dao or Way is interesting its based around her love for music because in her eyes music is home and she seeks to make a home where those she love will always be able to reach her or be with her. This goal is admirable and honestly what made me fall in love with this story before this point I was sorta just reading because I loved the world and character interactions. I enjoy how you subverted the general story progression with her session to become a vassal.

Alright Imma stop here so I stop ranting about what I love.

deus vult
Overall

really good writing. great story.

Reviewed at: Chapter 172

imo this story is great. there is no way to simply summarise in a few words what's so good about it, except when you compare it to the 'common' xianxia story. 

first - the character is great. although her backstory is a bit bland and less detailed (being a back ally thief), it is still something you can relate to. it is also quite realistic. not over malodramatic, not over the top, but good enough. just right. she is nice and charismatic in terms of character interactions, but a bit clueless at times. kind of like naruto but less of an idiot. as a person, she's great.

now, the common xianxia character is a douchbag. yes, more often than not he's an evil asshole. if not for the fact that the events around the character are somewhat interesting, you would not want to follow such a person. you would definitely not want to encounter him.

he is selfish and murderous and cares only for himself. what sets him aside in terms of talent is usually some deep held secret that helps him make it to the top, which he would've died a dozen times without because of his selfish and reckless nature. he often makes dumb decisions, but in terms of story he is a genius since the other characters are just weakling stick figures. then, there is the hideous young master trope. yes, I get the point. well, no, I don't actually. where did it even come from? it only makes sense that even this "young master" would have reasoning behind him besides stupidity. what? why?

while here the character is selfish (in her own mind) but not an ass. she actually tries to make some connections, and the nobles make sense in their prespective and reasoning. the only thing the character has is some talent and luck (but not otherworldly luck). while she strives to make it to the top others keep up (if not surpass her). also, the other characters make sense as well. they have motives behind them. they have backstories and emotions. even the smug young masters here make sense, and you might sympathize with them as well.

as for the plot, it is somewhat stale. I enjoy it, but the sense of progression is on the slow side of things as all xianxia and web novels. which is not necessarily bad for the medium, in which plot lines aren't necessary because of weekly or daily updates and releases.

as for the writing, it is great actually. it's quite calming and nice. there aren't many mistakes I've noticed, and the messages the author tries to convey pass through quite well. I read the sv version and it doesn't feel as good. but the writing here feels edited and well thought through. a bit more of compressing and editing might make it into something you'd buy in a bookstore, hang it on the shelf, and recommend to your friends.

KoboldPatrol
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I normally don't like xianxia but...

(as of chapter 61)

I'm usually not a big fan of xianxia stories because one, as the characters in those are often incredibly stupid, ego-overloaded and one-dimensional idiots ("Muh honor!!! You filthy peasant besmirched me by existing! For this slight I will crush you with my superior combat art 'Raging Flow of the Eastern Bool-Sheet River'!!!! WAAAAAHH!") that reading about them annoys me to no end; two, the fights are so over-the-top that you'd expect the whole country to turn to dust and still the MC wins easily because... something; and three, writing style and grammar are often very very bad.

And here is the "but": 'Forge of Destiny' is different. While there are a number of arrogant a**holes in FoD, they mostly only throw insults around and most of the characters are rather normal, or at least sane. And most importantly, everybody is struggling to advance instead of only the MC rising through the realms like a launching space rocket.

Style: The story is told in third-person style from Ling Qi's POV, with bonus chapters explaining concepts or showing other people. The descriptions are fine and the narrative methods are solidly used.

Story: The narration is about how Ling Qi, a poor girl living on the streets, is admitted to the sect because of her potential and how she learns about cultivation and arts. The plot is easy to understand, no strange and convoluted trick-the-trickster gambits. The pacing is good with regular progress but without it being unrealistically fast. While you will find the usual xianxia tropes here, progression in cultivation and techniques has rules, you won't find the usual last-second deus ex machina here.

Grammar: Very good. Almost no typos and the sentences are in real English instead of badly translated Chinese.

Characters: The MC is a girl with a multidimensional personality, fleshed out with strengths and weaknesses that fit her history. She's a bit inept in her social graces compared to the aristocratic disciples but her down-to-earth behaviour makes her all the more likeable. The important side characters are also recognizable as people, each one filling a different niche, even though some of them are excessively jealous or give the often-seen 'I'm noble so I'm better, your achievements don't count even though they are better than mine' vibe.

In total and especially compared to the mass of xianxia stories here on RRL and elsewhere, 'Forge of Destiny' is standing out for being well crafted with a multi-path progression system and interesting characters.

duke zinnia
Overall

This story started as a quest with a vibrant voter base that is going strong after 177  updates at the time of writing this review. Not a lot of stories can say that. In a show of loyalty fans commented on this site while there were very few chapters put up on Royal Road. There is already 600k words written in a quest format. But you on Royal Road will have the luxury of seeing it in a polished chapter format. If you get impatient just read the story in quest form. Based on the quest already I'm giving it 5 stars with very few chapters on the site.

FaebyenTheFairy
Overall

Best Novel I've Read So Far

Reviewed at: Chapter 183

No, I'm not exaggerating. This immortal cultivation xianxia-inspired novel may not be to everyone's tastes due to its slow pace, but it is written SO GOD DAMNED WELL!

And I've read a lot of good books. This is definitely my favorite yet...though it's nowhere near complete, and I'm gonna die of impatience from waiting for new chapters Dx

Stylemys
Overall

While on the surface the story and characters are utterly derivative, Forge of Destiny is both very well written and consistent in its quality. For me, that was ultimately enough. The story doesn't terribly excite me, yet I still read every new chapter release the day of. If you're a fan of this type of story, I think its defintiely worth reading.

You would struggle to find anything about it that could be considered innovative, but niether will you find any glaring flaws. The characters are appropriately flawed and well rounded. The dialog is fitting. The MC doesn't always get what they want. The opposing side has legitimate philosophical points (as opposed ot being objectively evil caricatures) and the MC's side is sometimes morally questionable (as opposed to be paradigns of justice).

Vesko
Overall

I usually avoid cultivation novels on websites like this since it’s hard enough to find good ones that have been officially published. I tried this one since it’s hard enough to find good stories with female MCs.

The idea of the main character using music in her cultivation seems original enough and so far the story has been interesting. Solid build up in the cultivation.

i guess the only complaint would be the way the history is explained? Especially on the bonus chapters. Tho, since they are meant to be snippets of text it makes since.

Overall, it’s an enjoyable story with decent progress. Solid character development. No massive info dumps. Interesting enough to keep you reading and wondering what’s gonna happen next.

Thank you for the chapters

Kikanolo
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Well-Done Xianxia

Reviewed at: Chapter 65

Forge of Destiny is a very well done xianxia story.

It follows a poor girl given the opportunity to join a sect and become a cultivator, and details her journey as she navigates the sect and her fellow disciples.

Where Forge of Destiny really stands out from other xianxia is in its characters. The story has taken a slow pace and focused on crafting a believable and enjoyable-to-follow main character in Ling Qi, as well as a diverse and interesting supporting cast.

The rules of the cultivation system have been sufficiently explained, and Ling Qi's power progression has felt earned so far. The world building is another strong point, with a great deal of the world and characters histories being fleshed out despite the story barely leaving the sect.

The story is well-edited, and the chapters balance fun slice-of-life with action and progression very well.

I would strongly recommend this story.

(As of Chapter 67)

Sininenblue
Overall

I did not enjoy it but that doesn't mean you can't

Reviewed at: Chapter 16-Zhou's Trial 5

The main issue I had with the story is that it was slow, really slow, at least for my tastes. I read quite a bit of it but it took way too long until something significant actually happened. That may be because I was on an action binge when I read this and that may have affected my review.

If you like xianxia stories and your fine with a slightly slower pace, then I would actually recommend this story. It has an interesting main character with a some fun interaction with everyone else, the worldbuilding is pretty good too

NotGoodAtNaming
Overall

The good of cultivation withou the bad

Reviewed at: 128-Convergence 6

I love this novel. I like the hard working and adventure part of cultivation novels but there are a lot of things I dislike and this novel takes the good without the bad. There are real character with personality and rivals that are more then simple "Young master" template. The MC has nice emotional growth and is talented without beeing OP or redicoulsly lucky. Also fights are more then simply bombastic sounding techniques.

 

Very enjoyable and well written. I highly recommend and now that I caught up with it I cannot bing on it unfortunantly