This Young Master is not Cannon Fodder

This Young Master is not Cannon Fodder

by KaiserBlak

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On the surface, Xi Tianyi was the only son of Sword Empress Xi of the Buzhou Immortal Sect, the number one expert in the Huang Realm. His birth was noble, his status exalted. But the truth was that Xi Tianyi was actually a reincarnated man from a world known as Earth.

On Earth, he was no one special, but with his new life, Xi Tianyi aims to reign invincible: past, present, and future. Among his goals was to travel back to Earth and reunite with his family.

However, as Xi Tianyi proceeds further on his Immortal path, he discovers that rather than the protagonist, why does he seem more like the cannon fodder villain?

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Illustration ago
Chapter 1: A Good Birth is Important ago
Chapter 2: Fleeting Mist Sect ago
Chapter 3: Tribulation Essence ago
Chapter 4: Breaking the Engagement ago
Chapter 5: Assassination! ago
Chapter 6: Smashing a Nascent Soul Cultivator to Death with Wealth ago
Chapter 7: Return ago
Chapter 8: Xi Mengfei ago
Chapter 9: The Dragon Emperor ago
Chapter 10: Absorbing the Blood Essence + Poll ago
Chapter 11: Immortal Scripture Repository ago
Chapter 12: Great Xi Dynasty ago
Chapter 13: Tribulation Lightning Spiritual Vein ago
Chapter 14: Heavenly Tribulation ago
Chapter 15: Jiang Daoyi ago
Chapter 16: Living Pill ago
Chapter 17: Shopping ago
Chapter 18: Disciple Acceptance Ceremony ago
Chapter 19: Junior Sister Daoyi + New Cover ago
Chapter 20: Ruin of the Immortal Court ago
Chapter 21: Tianyi's Method ago
Chapter 22: Preparation for the Core Formation Heavenly Tribulation ago
Chapter 23: Nine Heavenly Tribulations ago
Chapter 24: Imperfect Cultivation Method ago
Chapter 25: Towards the Three Heavens Connection Meeting ago
Chapter 26: Huang Realm ago
Chapter 27: Heaven Shroud Island ago
Chapter 28: Attracting Weirdos ago
Chapter 29: Rank Results ago
Chapter 30: Nascent Soul Rankings ago
Chapter 31: Entering the Secret Realm ago
Chapter 32: Xi Longyi ago
Chapter 33: Origin of Hatred ago
Chapter 34: The Murals in the Immortal Court ago
Chapter 35: Another Meeting ago
Chapter 36: I Don't Want This Powerup! ago
Chapter 37: Escape ago
Chapter 38: A Literal Living Pill ago
Chapter 39: Those at the Trial Land ago
Chapter 40: Reversal ago
Chapter 41: Taiji vs Five Elements ago
Chapter 42: Collapse ago
Chapter 43: Lost ago
Chapter 44: Bliss Earth Sect ago
Chapter 45: Bai Tiezi ago
Chapter 46: Becoming an Unfathomable Senior ago
Chapter 47: Too Lazy to Even Sneak ago
Chapter 48: Immortal Riverrat's Legacy ago
chapter 49: My Body as the Cosmos ago
Chapter 50: Nine Strokes Sword Art ago
Chapter 51: Wrath ago
Chapter 52: Departure ago
Chapter 53: Monarch Soulfish ago
Chapter 54: Home ago
Chapter 55: Talented in Spacetime ago
Chapter 56: Lotus Ascension Soul Art ago
Chapter 57: Coincidence? ago
Chapter 58: Daoist Lu ago
Chapter 59: Xiyi Talismans ago
Chapter 60: Inner Disciple Tournament ago
Chapter 61: Violet Gold Tribulation Lighting ago
Chapter 62: Indiscernible Changes ago
Chapter 63: Pill Debate ago
Chapter 64: Lotus Soul ago
Chapter 65: Nine Spiritual Cores, Five Nascent Souls ago
Chapter 66: Celebration ago
Chapter 67: Once Again Fleeting Mist Sect ago
Chapter 68: Daoyi and Lei Jingye ago
Chapter 69: Who Are You? ago
Chapter 70: Jiang vs Jiang ago
Chapter 71: Before the Duel ago
Chapter 72: Ascending the Mountain ago
Chapter 73: The Duel ago
Chapter 74: Five Poison Sect ago
Chapter 75: Zhou Erlian ago
Chapter 76: Thank You ago
Chapter 77: Departure ago
Chapter 78: Reactions from Three Continents ago
Chapter 79: Immortals Gather ago
Chapter 80: Sovereign Nine Yin Lotus Matures ago
Chapter 81: Dao Debate ago
Chapter 82: Emperor, not Monarch ago
Chapter 83: Emperor Soulfish? ago
Chapter 84: One Person ago
Chapter 84.1: Mengfei SS, Another Life ago
Chapter 84.2: Mengfei SS, Another Life ago
Chapter 85: Dearest Desires ago
Chapter 86: Back at the Sect ago
Chapter 87: Invitation ago
Chapter 88: Just Asking for a Beating ago
Chapter 89: Tianyi's Reverse Scale ago
Chapter 90: Sowing Enmity ago
Chapter 91: Karma Right Around the Corner ago
Chapter 92: Elder Redseal's Reflection ago
Chapter 93: Three Charges ago
Chapter 94: Redseal's Choice ago
Chapter 95: Similarities between the Two ago
Chapter 96: Departing for the Heavenly Connection Gathering ago
Chapter 97: Lady Su Wanyu ago
Chapter 98: Another Reincarnator ago
Chapter 99: Heavenly Dao is a Dick ago
Chapter 100: Juedai Fenghua ago
Chapter 101: Small Fry ago
Chapter 102: Longwei ago
Chapter 103: Challenging the Son of the Sword Empress to a Spar ago
Chapter 104: Fanaticism, not Admiration ago
Chapter 105: True Immortal's Inheritance ago
Chapter 106: Challenging ago
Chapter 107: The Dragon Emperor's Saber Art ago
Chapter 108: Forcing a Draw ago
Chapter 109: Strength ago
Chapter 110: Severing Herself from Longwei ago
Chapter 111: Ironword's Inheritance Grotto ago
Chapter 112: Learning the Eight Strokes Word Art ago
Chapter 113: Unscrupulous Longwei ago
Chapter 114: Leave Your Life Here! ago
Chapter 115: Immortal Redseal’s Hidden Move ago
Chapter 116: A Conspiracy Afoot ago
Chapter 117: Bribery ago
Chapter 118: Daoyi's Spiritual Beast ago
Chapter 119: Nuclear Self-Detonation ago
Chapter 120: Tianyi's First Subordinate ago
Chapter 121: Daoyi's Core Formation Heavenly Tribulation ago
Chapter 122: Three Thousand Immortal Realms System ago
Chapter 123: East Flowing Nether River Scripture ago
Chapter 124: Bing Huoyuan ago
Chapter 125: Vast Heaven Young Master ago
Chapter 126: Daoyi Visits Duke Qi ago
Chapter 127: Today is Not Yesterday ago
Chapter 128: Divine Shard ago
Chapter 129: Donghai Longzi ago
Chapter 130: Bing Tanghulu ago
Chapter 131: Paradise Sand City ago
Chapter 132: Two years ago
Chapter 133: Divine Artifact ago
Chapter 134: Lei Jingye's Shocking Cultivation ago
Chapter 135: Third Times the Charm ago
Chapter 136: Three-Layered Attack ago
Chapter 137: The Deviated Plot ago
Chapter 138: Chaos Refining Formation ago
Chapter 139: Laughable ago
Chapter 140: Crystal Nascent Soul ago
Chapter 141: Lei Clan's Fate ago
Chapter 142: Longevity Oracle Mirror ago
Chapter 143: Humiliation ago
Chapter 144: Three Methods ago
Chapter 145: Demon Slaying Expedition ago
Chapter 146: Embryonic Clone Soul ago
Chapter 147: Paradise Agony Abyss ago
Chapter 148: Thirty-Six Heavenly Constellation Art ago
Chapter 149: Earth's Current State ago
Chapter 150: The Reincarnators' Situation ago
Chapter 151: The Enraged Heavens ago
Chapter 152: Nine-Five Scripture ago
Chapter 153: Ba Shifang ago
Chapter 154: Gathering at the Buzhou Immortal Sect ago
Chapter 155: Fortune Banquet ago
Chapter 156: Reunion of Two Sisters ago
Chapter 157: Bai Sisters ago
Chapter 158: Spirit Stones ago
Chapter 159: Amitabha ago
Chapter 160: It’s Time to Go ago
Chapter 161: Your Mother, your Grandmother, and your Great Grandmother! ago
Chapter 162: Descent into the Demon Cage Realm ago
Chapter 163: Brocade Immortal Thirty-Seven ago
Chapter 164: Mountain King of Flower Fruit Mountain ago
Chapter 165: Azure Leaf City ago
Chapter 166: Pointing at the Wrong Xi ago
Chapter 167: Nine Demons Attack ago
Chapter 168: We Need to Talk ago
Chapter 169: The One at Fault ago
Chapter 170: Demon General Earth Burning Venom Serpent ago
Chapter 171: Poisoning Tianyi ago
Chapter 172: Wealth is Great ago
Chapter 173: The Beach Episode ago
Chapter 174: I Know Where This is Going… ago
Chapter 175: Dragon Palace ago
Chapter 176: Spirit Spring ago
Chapter 177: Leviathan Ancestor’s Fury ago
Chapter 178: Confession ago
Chapter 179: Surprise Attack ago
Chapter 180: Rage at Seeing Her Death a Second Time ago
Chapter 181: End of the Battle + Poll ago

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jacobk
Overall

Straight up old school xianxia

Reviewed at: Chapter 42: Collapse

This story is a blast from the past. You're getting all of your classic xianxia tropes played 100% stone serious dead straight. You open twelve meridians to move on from the meridian opening realm, but the MC opened 8 secret meridians on top of that to gain special powers. Tribulation lightning largely exists to be refined by the MC for more power. For crying out loud, we even got a multi chapter tournament arc that existed to serve no story purpose but increase word count. This is original flavor 2012 era xianxia.

I give it four stars because I like original flavor xianxia. Compared to unofficial translations of Chinese novels, this is a much better reading experience. Also, having the MC start out on top and have to worry about keeping his position is a nice little twist from the usual MC who starts out in the smallest family in the smallest town in the smallest province of the smallest empire on the smallest continent of the smallest world.

Note that my review of the first few chapters would have been much lower, as I was expecting a parody. This story is not a parody at all, unless you count the transmigrating MC shaking his head and thinking to himself "this is just like all those cliche novels I used to read." If you can set aside the expectations of humor that the blurb creates, the story is  enjoyable for what it is.

DrJones
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Honestly I am still not sure. The synopsis points to a parody. The title points to a parody. The first chapter points to a parody. Parts of chapters point to at least a comedy. So... is it?

But slowly as I read, I wondered. Why does it never actually lean into it? Why does it only have the occasional surface 'haha's'? And at other times seems entirely unaware of what it's doing?

It seems to me that it actually wants to be a serious story, which not only contrasts with the comedic tone of the early parts, but many things that can be overlooked or are even intentional and beneficial in a comedy, suddenly become glaring flaws in a serious story.

Kent Casandra
Overall

I've been enjoying this a lot and I've been reading this for a few months now. I really enjoy the interactions between MC and his mom. My only real gripes with this story are that there's too many characters that I just can't remember who's who if we don't meet them for 10 chapters and I wish Tianyi and his mom got to develop their relationship some more. They've been kinda hands-off-y with each other and they feel kinda distant now.

oatesi
Overall

I'm sure lots of people will like this, but it's not for me

Reviewed at: Chapter 16: Living Pill

Yeah so, it's a little too plot armory  for me and the mc is a little too overpowerd/blessed by opportunities and ass pull mc chosen by the heavens for my liking.

However, I can imagine how this story will progress and the type of tropes that have and will appear during this story, it's perfect for new and young readers just getting into these types of stories. 

If I rated it lower it would be purely based on personal taste and a complete disservice to the story itself even if I'm probably not going to continue reading it, I hope the author continues this story for the people who will appreciate it.

someone28
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Style: Leans into the genre's (bad) tropes

This story is stylistically very much like a translated Chinese novel, so it'll scratch that itch if you have it. That being said, translated novels objectively aren't that impressive stylistally as pieces of English literature, so I settled on a 4.5

Story: Focuses on the wrong stuff

The elevator pitch of this story is that the main character is expected to act like arrogant cannon fodder, then violates that expectation and hilarity ensues. Tianyi just doesn't encounter many such situations, and so hilarity is often absent. Instead, we're left with a fairly big-standard cultivation story that doesn't even have the underdog protagonist angle to pursue.

Grammar: Surprisingly good

I'm a stickler for grammar and I'm keeping up with it. It's not published-book perfect, but it's a sight for sore eyes on this site at least.

Characters: Bland but serviceable

Just like with the style, the characters in this story follow the genre tropes, which are in turn unfortunately subpar writing. They're mostly one-dimensional characters that can be summed up in a single sentence.

Conclusion: Enough promise to keep me reading.

I came into this because I wanted a very specific kind of payoff - the titular young master not being canon fodder. I'm still waiting for more protagonists to try and fight him and realize they made a mistake.

I'm not sure the author plans on fulfilling those hopes. The most recent mini-arc with Elder Redseal was just classic boring wuxia with no twist. But I have time to waste if nothing else, so I can afford to keep up to date with a half-decent story for the potential payoff.

All-in-all, a competently written story which is bland at worst.

Rustiqus
Overall

I'm new to cultivation novels. But I found this story a nice adventure fantasy novel with OP reincarnated MC. 

The plot is good, with interesting ideas. The flow of the story is okay. The characters, their personality, their relationships and their motives are the strong point. They are believable and attractive. The clichee novel protagonists popping up in multiple places allows the story to introduce many side-characters in a fresh way and I'm very expectant as to how they will be used later in the story. 

Icecold543
Overall

I've been looking at the other reviews and noticed that this book is often called out for following the general tropes of the genre. However I don't think this is that bad honestly. I think the author does a good job of character development even with the 'slightly' over powered protagonist. Conflict can come in many forms and in my opinion the internal conflicts that we see in the novel are well done. Enjoyable read!

shirin
Overall

I like it. I'm usually not that big of a fan of xianxia, but Western xianxia tends to be less ridiculous - just like this one. 

It follows the standard formula of an extremely talented protagonist, but without the arrogant and murderhobo attitude Chinese MCs tend to embody. He is more reasonable, but still very flawed, with an occasional petty and childish streak, and that despite the fact that he is reincarnated. Overall, however, his personality makes sense to me. He doesn't act rashly or over the top. 

I also like the underlying plot. It's not merely a power fantasy, but it hints towards an interesting bigger picture with the multiple reincarnators of Earth. I'm interested to see where the author will take the story. 

 

But honestly, I'm glad I didn't read the synopsis, or took the title too seriously, because it really doesn't do the story justice.

I agree with some of the reviewers here claiming that these two factors  give a wrong impression of what the story is about. It's not a comedy or a parody. It only subverts the trope of the powerful young master being cannon fodder, and instead posit the protagonist as a decently reasonable guy, not abusing his power. Sure, there are some intertextual references to other tropes, but I don't see that as subversion. Instead, it even follows those common tropes, such as gaining the inheritance of Immortals, or facing life-and-death situations to get stronger (albeit rarely). 

 

 
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I can only describe this novel as average on all accounts. But in a good spectrum, so, average-good.

The grammar almost perfect with some minor errors. Only in the early chapters though.

The style is somehow looking safe, here is where I can only think wow because there are absolutely no problems. The author has a wide knowledge of chinese culture it seems, knowing or having researched it. Every thing that happens is building the world and informing us without lowering our interest. Introducing common tropes like trouble at the auction house without making it seem strange or out of place.

I really enjoy the story it isn't getting boring and slowly picking up. We were already introduced to some parts of the world and a goal has also been created.

The characters seem fine, while there hasn't been anyone with bigger talent than the MC. I'm certain we will meet someone, like a rival in another 20 chapters at least. The main characters to date are the mother and (small spoiler)    the second disciple.

To sum this up it is a worthwhile read with a nice world a good story and nice, real looking character.

((This certainly is just me being negative, sorry as this still is a really awesome story.)

But the spark is missing (wtf is the spark?!). It is like the average of most good cultivation stories with a nice MC, a nice world, etc. but there somehow isn't much that makes this different from most cultivation novels. This on the other hand makes it a 'safe' read as previously said combusting many tropes and presenting them on a nice looking plate. Showing, how such cultivation stories look like and most likely also being a nice introduction to the world of chinese novels without being a chinese novel itself. But the reason why this doesn't look different than most cultivation stories is most likely because we haven't gotten to the meat of this story yet. So all there is to do is wait and see where this story will go, as the beginning already looked fantastic.)

Edit ch55: I stopped reading. To be honest this isn't a bad story, but... there isn't anything exciting here. Comedy isn't truly there, action is lackluster especially the scenes. Otherwise... the progression is pretty slow. All in all in these 50 chapters there wasn't much development if it really WAS a chinese novel this of course would only be half of the beginning, but it isn't. Especially on RR there are many better stories and this one just doesn't cut it anymore.

I kind of tried denying myself about this story. It truly is average, but while average often can be good if there aren't enough areas where a story shines it isn't worth reading anymore for me, it just suddenly became extremely boring. 

This story though would succeed on other sites. My recommendation to the author if he reads this, is to move to another site for example webnovel.com has novels like this. It at least would get better reception I think.

paradox_fox
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It's a decent Xianxia novel, but it's fairly generic other than the trope-filled 'MC' side characters. The writing mostly follows the standard Xianxia style and there's some grammatical stumbles, but overall it's quite readable. However, you'll get the overly flowery, borderline nonsensical descriptions of spiritual roots, martial arts, cultivation, etc. Basically, the standard Xianxia powerleveling stuff; don't really expect any cleverness in fights or logic in the magic system (cultivation is basically a magic system, right?). There seems to be some more explanation about the politics of the various sects, but that's about it as far as worldbuilding is concerned. The characters are pretty bland and generally lack depth, and I don't really expect much growth or character development moving forward.

If this was fashioned into a parody where the MC uses his trope knowledge to avoid problems and gain power, I could see this being far more enjoyable to read. But so far, it's just a standard Xianxia with an OP MC. Maybe something to binge if you're particularly bored, but overall there's nothing new here.