The Elements: Silver Coin Saga - Book 1

by MarkStallings

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy GameLit High Fantasy Magic Martial Arts School Life Slice of Life Wuxia Xianxia

Death comes with the Harvest. Salvation lies in the Valley of the Moon, along the path of Martial Magic.

Xan always assumed he would be apprenticed to an herbalist in the sleepy village of Mogu and follow the Path of Peace, just like his father before him. It is the way—has always been the way.

But when his village is sacked by a raiding force of vicious monsters, corrupted by dark Qi, life as Xan knows it is over. Family dead. Villagers slain. His home burnt to ash.

Now, all Xan wants to do is figure out why his people were targeted and get revenge on the merciless creatures sweeping across the continent like a plague of locusts. Spreading their vile corruption. His only hope at salvation and retribution lies in the Valley of the Moon, at the fabled Xing Yi School of Martial Magic. If he is to succeed, he will need to learn to cultivate the energy of the elements, hone his martial and crafting skills, and complete the school’s harsh tests and trials. It will take more than a passing grade at this school, though, and not all that fail survive the experience…

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Pirus-D-drake128
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As of chapter 9 this story is amazing. The pacing and flow of the story is perfect and the author takes time to explain concepts that are crucial to the story and world building. I see this story as a true diamond in the rough. The author succeeds in areas where I feel alot of similar stories fail which is taking time to introduce the world and really build a foundation for story progression. He also incorporates psychological and mental development in the characters early on. Overall, the story practically oozes potential. The only real concern I have is the possibility of being left with an unfinished story which is common on royalroad. To Author-san, please keep up the good work the story is amazing and I'm genuinely ecstatic to see where the story goes from here

Techman
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Very well done cultivation school story

Reviewed at: Chapter 25.2

Overall, the story is your standard "village bumpkin attends the cultivation school and grows in power" type, but it is one of the most well done ones I've seen. It avoids the usual pitfalls for these types of stories quite well so far.

The cultivation system is unique and robust, allowing for lots of specialization without getting needlessly complex. 

The school actually seems to care about their students and discourages inter-personal conflict. There is the obligatory Arrogant Young Master antagonist, but he's not as cartoonishly evil as other stories.

At this point in the story they're all still learning and growing, but it's enjoyable to read. I definitely recommend.