What would a Xianxia MC do?
Seriously, what would they do? Asking for a friend.
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While the novel title makes it sound lame, it's actually quite the cheeky comedy and the title makes sense in context. So dont be discouraged, it's well worth a read.
The story itself plays with genre tropes in a self-aware fashion that fits together comfortably. It's a strange thing, really. I don't want to go into detail and spoil it for anyone, so I suggest trying it out for yourself to see if it's something you might like, but if you hate cultivation novel tropes... you still might have fun with the way they are used.
It really is a different sort of cultivation story, and there aren't many like it. Sit back, relax and enjoy the "plot".
If you read much chinese cultivation fantasy, you already know what this story is about. The thing is, the execution here is actually very good. I find myself prefering this to some of the chinese fictions that pioneered the merge of cultivation/system fiction. Give it a try. It's very fun to read.
LivingSpoon has managed to take on the oversaturated Xianxia market and create such a witty, self-aware story that sucks you in.
The latest arc (last updated at chapter 76) has fallen off the rails. It's become a bit of a mess now sadly. The first few arcs are still well worth reading.
Originally reviewed a while ago, but there haven't been any new updates for over 2 months now. Hope the author is ok.
The main character is not the main character. He has been rebirthed into the body of an Arrogant Young Master, and knows that the Xainxia tropes will cause him to be slaughtered by chapter twelve. Meanwhile he is saddled with a quest system that is forcing him to act or die, leaving him in a state where he has to balance every move against the risk of death.
Let's be clear. I dont like Xainxia in general. This story, I fear, maybe be the gateway drug that may change my mind. Much like a pill made of powdered heavenly scorpion perineum, this story will cleanse your meridians and leave you pinching your glabella in delight.
With another 71 chapter, it is now a perfect time for a re read of this reconstruction of the xianxia genre and it's tropes.
let's all remember why this story was so popular 2 years ago and hope that the great quality keeps strong!
Thank you Spoon for all your hard work, and I hope you are satisfied with your work.
I know I am.
Loving it so far. Really enjoyable!
Good cultivation parody of various tropes while still keeping a semi-serious atmosphere. Good jokes and parody while the main characters are going about things in a serious manner, well at least to themselves.
I have been waiting for ages, this was one of my favorite reads.
The Xianxia tropes in this novel are funny, especially how the MC predicts and turns them around. Enough from the review, I'll get started on reading the new chapters.
If you like or used to like xianxia read this. It feels different enough from all the others, they can get repetitive.
I can't recommend it enough!
I really enjoyed the original premise of the story, a guy is suddenly a xianxia young master and has no idea what to do. But by chapter 50 the story has taken a turn from being a fun slice of life action novel and instead is a confusing mystery novel with the MC having no agency and everything going to shit. The author is continuously making more and more plot threads without ever explaining anything that is currently going on.
This is a top tier Xianxia parody. It's far better than most of the published cultivation stories I've read.
Edit: The plot starting to get really convoluted and the quality of the story has dropped
I genuinely enjoy this book. It not often that a story is able to pull me in enough to actually feel giddy when something cool happens.
STYLE: This book is a comedy, and it is pretty much satire; despite this the quality of the writing is supurb and the meta parts even manage to somehow make it more immersive.
GRAMMER: I noticed neither spelling errors nor errors in sentence structure.
STORY:It's a more interesting xianxia than most actual xianxia. The story remains in pretty much one place, or at least one world, so far. The characters aren't constantly being replaced and its possible to easily grasp what's going on. It's relaxed enough to enjoy but with just enough tension on the MCs part to make me want to keep reading. Additionally although it is technically an Xiania the Mc doesn't obsess about personal power, and starts with more wealth than most of the planets population. Together this means he doesn't sit around "growing" but is instead out and about misinterpreting others and doing plot stuff.
CHARACTER: The Mc is probably the best part of the story. He does bumble around with most of his actions having unforceen consequences, and may be a bit dense, but he's intelligent enough that his decisions are understandable and even relatable even when they often look strange from other characters perspectives. Lots of stories in the same vein are unreadable simply due to having a mc who's decisions are unintelligible.
OVERALL:10/10 would read again. Thanks for brightening my day with this amazing story!