Rise. Rising. Risen.

by Awespec

Original ONGOING Adventure Fantasy Psychological Romance Male Lead Martial Arts Ruling Class Strategy War and Military Wuxia
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 [participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]


On a cliff that stood above the world, a young man with skin as pale and pure as ice looked out and into the horizon.

The beautiful yellows, reds and oranges of the morning sky shone without hindrance, dancing over the pristine white clouds below his feet.

This place was known as Shrine Mountain, the highest peak of not just this Plane, but all of existence. It stood so tall that the sun called it friend and even the clouds could only hug its feet.

Throughout the lower planes, millions of geniuses were born everyday, each with the dream of standing at the pinnacle of the world… Each with the dream of sitting in this young man’s very place.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Shrine Mountain ago
Nuri ago
Father ago
Third Phoenix Clan ago
Dormant Shrine ago
Forgotten ago
Supreme Priest Adofo ago
Old Monster Couples ago
Loss ago
Folk Lore (1) ago
Folk Lore (2) ago
Folk Lore (3) ago
Ventus Clan Heir ago
Unfilial Grandson ago
Heavenly Pupils ago
Valiant Old Woman ago
Old Mistress Holy Wing (1) ago
Old Mistress Holy Wing (2) ago
Old Mistress Holy Wing (3) ago
Inner Devil (1) ago
Inner Devil (2) ago
Inner Devil (3) ago
Inner Devil (4) ago
Inner Devil (5) ago
Inner Devil (6) ago
Void Beauty ago
Heavenly Couple ago
Aftermath ago
Unique Grade ago
Black Cloak and Incubator ago
Blades ago
Scenes of the Past ago
Two People - One Soul ago
Contorted ago
Imperial Censors ago
Kings' Garden ago
First Prince ago
Royal Father ago
Good ago
Elder Sisters ago
Natural Order ago
Unknown Consultant ago
Yaana ago
Old General ago
Disown ago
Punishment Grounds ago
Bloody Cross ago
Death Date ago
Dream ago
Mental Realm ago
To Run ago
White Devil ago
Run (1) ago
Run (2) ago
55 - Run (3) ago
56 - Kill ago
57 - Awakening ago
58 - Regret ago
Elder Brother ago
Martial Forms ago
Destination ago
Opes Kingdom ago
Murals ago
Natural Order Sect ago
65 - Paths ago
Second Rite ago
Rites and Foundation ago
Nature's Love of Symmetry ago
Basic Stances ago
Limitations ago
Madness ago
Essence of Origin ago
Wall of Opposition ago
Fourteen Rings ago
Both Paths ago
Descent ago
Private Lecture ago
Last Place ago
Soft Hand ago
Unexpected Result ago
Rules ago
Grassland Serpent ago
Dragon Corps ago
Ice Pupils ago
Momentum ago
Attacking Roots ago
Wealth ago
Third Tier ago
Odds ago
Silas ago
Half Prince ago
Largest Fist ago
Parent-Child ago
Sweep ago
Micro Tear ago
Master Stroke ago
Won't Let Go ago
Bullshit ago
Three Roles ago
Killing Intent ago
Breaking Ore ago
Endless Night ago
Skim ago
War Horses ago
So Close Yet So Far ago
Cheat ago
Shameless ago

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Starts out interesting and new, turns into generic Reincarnation quickly.

Reviewed at: Death Date

The story starts out really interesting, just like the description says it is. A man on the top of the universe, dealing with a unique problem.

The story hints at some political intrigue and plotting, and a vaster world with Ruins of past cultivation eras to be discovered.

The MC has an interesting romantic interest and shows a strong drive to better himself.

Then he fucking dies and gets reincarnated into a Fourth Prince on a weak world. Like every other cultivation story in the world.

I think it would have been far more interesting if it had stuck with the original plot for the long haul. It was unique, and showed a side of Cultivation stories rarely seen. 

Oh well....

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This is probably the most true to form English xianxia I've read that doesn't have  awful grammar.  The characters described in the early chapters are compelling and have a personality, but it's just a smoke screen for the entirely milquetoast sociopath protagonist we get after reincarnation. After the usual milquetoast torture of the protagonist to justify him becoming both even more of a sociopath than he already was and give him a pretext to not care about anyone around him, we hit the milquetoast filler chapters you can mostly skim through as nothing happens while he levels up from 0.1 to 0.2 on a powerscale that stretches to infinity. 11 or so chapters are spent on the character not developing in any meaningful way, but rather throwing out words like meridians and spirit stones and Qi without ever actually stating anything of substance. At some point during this process he decides to dual wield pole arms. 

If you'd have told me this was just an exceptionally well localized CN Webnovel, I'd buy that. I'll keep reading it, because I have incredibly low standards when it comes to Xianxia and this story exceeds them easily, but unless you have similar Xianxia standards, you might not get as much out of it. 

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Interesting beginning

Reviewed at: Bloody Cross

It's interesting the fact that he showed so much of his past at the start - novels of this kind usually only give a summary of what he did before or just make some flashbacks or comments in the following chapters.

I really enjoyed the style, even more so the last chapters though I hope he gives soon some hints in what the MC is thinking or intends to do because I'm really really curious - if it was on purpose he did a good job.

The story a can be classified within the classic xianxia type but it is good, and in my opinion well thought out and with a few peculiarities of his own.

The MC was too smart and hardworking since when he was a kid, I think he should have had a few bad years or at least a few months after his failed awakening, and maybe the behaviour of millions or billions of years old people is a bit too immature, but who knows, maybe at that age you just get like that.

The chapters are a bit short, though it could be because I enjoy them :) I didn't do a word count.

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This is a filler read

Reviewed at: Royal Father

Not bad, but the pacing is slow for the sake of it, there is no progression and the narrative is political focused, so there is a lot of description about how smart the MC is, how conceited some "villain" is.
still interesting enough if you want to read something, but not good enough to recommend.

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Very nice example of the genre

Reviewed at: Run (2)

Excellent back story, a good example of the reincarnation genre written well

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Pretty enjoyable all in all.

Paragraphs are structured well and grammer is good, with few issues to be found.

The characters (other than the main) are interesting, but dont get a massive amount of screentime. This is understandable considering the mc's situation so not really much of an issue.

Dialogue is well done and the mc's thoughts are clear and concise.

There is not much story yet, but what iv seen so far has been pretty good.

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It's a Wuxia. A Good One.

Reviewed at: Run (2)

If you want a good wuxia, read this.


But wait so that you can binge, the chapters are short...

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Really good give it a try

Reviewed at: Fourteen Rings

Nothing more to be said it's a great example of its genre and I'm really looking forward to more