Tales of Demons and Dragons - An Apocalyptic Xianxia!

Tales of Demons and Dragons - An Apocalyptic Xianxia!

by _Fowl_

Warning This fiction contains:
  • Profanity
  • Traumatising content

One or more chapters per day

Directly Inspired by Tales of Demons and Gods, with an Italian (European) spin and magic on top of cultivation.

Mix of light comedy and very dark parts. Darker chapters are marked with a disclaimer.

The chapters will be polished later on. You may find typos and some weird sentences here and there - please do report it in the comments when that happens. 


Jacob reincarnates in his 15 years old body. It's just a few minutes before the Change that brought Demonic Beasts swarming all over Earth. In a matter of hours, all the big Capital Cities are razed to the ground. Dragons invaded Rome; Hydras assaulted Venice. Even nastier monsters lurk in the dark. Sadly, his talent is abysmal, and virtually everyone is stronger than him. And he knows that Demonic Beasts are not his only concern, for humans can be far more malevolent at times. 

St. Peter,  Jacob's small mountain hometown in Abruzzo, houses only a few hundred. And since bigger monsters appear in more populated cities, they are relatively safe, or so he thought. But, he soon realizes that even if he went back in time, not everything is the same. And one thing is for sure: he is not the same. His soulmate is now in front of him once again, but things are different. Maybe too different.

Follow Jacob in his struggles to protect everyone, change his talent, acquire strength, confront lost loves, and maybe meet new ones. This reincarnation story shows that people who can go back to their past may not be as successful as they thought. 

I will write no harem in this story. The protagonist may be involved with more than one girl, but not every female will fall at his feet. 

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Table of Contents
254 Chapters
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1 - Reborn ago
Chapter 2 - Talent ago
Chapter 3 - Demonic Beasts ago
Chapter 4 - Forbidden Technique ago
Chapter 5 - Alpha Demonic Wolf ago
Chapter 6 - Betrayal ago
Chapter 7 - Auntie ago
Chapter 8 - Mount Tai ago
Chapter 9 - Hell Devouring Cultivation Technique ago
Chapter 10 - Three-Colored Stalk ago
Chapter 11 - Murder ago
Chapter 12 - Murderer ago
Chapter 13 - Juliet ago
Chapter 14 - Ancestral Bond ago
Chapter 15 - Out of Danger ago
Chapter 16 – Would you mind getting on your knees? ago
Chapter 17 - A True Master ago
Chapter 18 - None of your damn fuc**ng business ago
Chapter 19 - I will gut you like a pig ago
Chapter 20 - Pasta ago
Chapter 21 - Fifth Level Of The Cockroach Realm ago
Chapter 22 - Helena ago
Chapter 23 - Hellspawn Chameleon ago
Chapter 24 - Cowboy Style ago
Chapter 25 - Frederick ago
Chapter 26 - Sacred Phoenix Body Transcension ago
Chapter 27 - Stir some sh*t up ago
Chapter 28 - The Future ago
Chapter 29 - Kindness ago
Chapter 30 - Francis ago
Chapter 31 - Goodbye ago
Chapter 32 - A little gay ago
Chapter 33 - Strategize ago
Chapter 34 - Engines ago
Chapter 35 - Hillary Clinton and George Soros ago
Chapter 36 - Charybdes ago
Chapter 37 - Training ago
Chapter 38 - Born to Kill ago
Chapter 39 - Carnage ago
Chapter 40 - First Room ago
Chapter 41 - Second Room ago
Chapter 42 - Motherf**ker ago
Chapter 43 - Cockroach Pills ago
Chapter 44 - Stalling ago
Chapter 45 - Inadequate ago
Chapter 46 - Fifteen Minutes ago
Chapter 47 - Swordsmanship ago
Chapter 48 - Healing ago
Chapter 49 - Questions ago
Chapter 50 - 90s ago
Chapter 51 - Plans ago
Chapter 52 - Halberd ago
Chapter 53 - Magic Weapon ago
Chapter 54 - Interrogation ago
Chapter 55 - Hell's Spawn ago
Chapter 56 - Joseph's Past and Future ago
Chapter 57 - The Quiet Before the Storm ago
Chapter 58 - Cultivation and Pasta (+ DAILY MISSIONS) ago
Chapter 59 - War Room ago
Chapter 60 - A Dance and a Palm ago
Chapter 61 - Alchemy and... ago
Chapter 62 - Pasta? ago
Chapter 63 - There is Always Going to be Darkness (+ MISSIONS) ago
Chapter 64 - Don't let it touch you ago
Chapter 65 - Bloody Lie ago
Chapter 66 - Not everyone worries in the same way ago
Chapter 67 - Burn, Baby, Burn ago
Chapter 68 - Round One (+ MISSIONS) ago
Chapter 69 - Pentagram ago
Chapter 70 - Hunter Perks ago
Chapter 71 - 6th Stage of the Cockroach realm ago
Chapter 72 - Twin Spears Wielding (+ MISSIONS) ago
Chapter 73 - Bum Out ago
Chapter 74 - Dread ago
Chapter 75 - Do not lose hope ago
Chapter 76 - Breakthroughs ago
Chapter 77 - Evil ago
Chapter 78 - Golden Hero ago
Chapter 79 - Bad Omens ago
Chapter 80 - Grandmaster ago
Chapter 81 - How to learn forbidden techniques ago
Chapter 82 - Jinxed it ago
Chapter 83 - Tales of Heroes ago
Chapter 84 - Another Frederick ago
Chapter 85 - Round Two ago
Chapter 86 - Fire ago
Chapter 87 - Phoenix's Blood ago
Chapter 88 - Goodbye ago
Chapter 89 - Settling Down ago
Chapter 90 - Lasagna ago
Chapter 91 - Walls ago
Chapter 92 - Lost and Found ago
Chapter 93 - Stone ago
Chapter 94 - King Arthur ago
Chapter 95 - Faceslapping ago
Chapter 96 - Anger ago
Chapter 97 - Kevin ago
Chapter 98 - Women ago
Chapter 99 - Sic semper tyrannis ago
Chapter 100 - More Ancient Ruins ago
Chapter 101 - Sparring ago
Interlude to Volume 2 - The Necromancer: The Seventh ago
Chapter 102 - Control ago
Chapter 103 - Oink ago
Chapter 104 - Talks ago
Chapter 105 - No Future ago
Chapter 106 - Jacob? ago
Chapter 107 - Girlfriend/Devil ago
Chapter 108 - That's what you get for getting in bed with the Devil ago
Chapter 109 - I missed you ago
Chapter 110 - Soul Contract ago
Chapter 111 - Alchemy [Cooking] ago
Chapter 112 - Humanity's Peak Invention ago
Chapter 113 - Beauty Sleep ago
Chapter 114 - A Day of Change ago
Chapter 115 - Dual Cultivation ago
Chapter 116 - Future ago
Chapter 117 - Epagogia's M.O. ago
Chapter 118 - In Pulvem Reverteris ago
Chapter 119 - Baptism in Blood ago
Chapter 120 - Not Nice ago
Chapter 121 - Black Tyrant ago
Chapter 122 - Fights ago
Chapter 123 - No Mercy ago
Chapter 124 - Manipulation ago
Chapter 125 - Choice ago
Chapter 126 - Golden Child ago
Chapter 127 - Wake Up Call ago
Chapter 128 - I Knew It! ago
Chapter 129 - Horde ago
Chapter 130 - New heights ago
Chapter 131 - This Great Kevin ago
Chapter 132 - Pack ago
Chapter 133 - Dark Thoughts + CENSORING POLL ago
Chapter 134 - Soul Weapon ago
Chapter 135 - Big Cut ago
The Necromancer - Chapter One - Ellipses ago
The Necromancer - Chapter Two - Hot Shower ago
The Necromancer - Chapter Three - Meeting ago
The Necromancer - Chapter Four - Monster ago
Chapter 136 - Dimensional Storage ago
Chapter 137 - Test ago
Chapter 138 - A Lot to Learn ago
Chapter 139 - Cultivators and Food ago
Chapter 140 - Flavius ago
Chapter 141 - Pretty Boy ago
Chapter 142 - Questions ago
Chapter 143 - Sex? ago
Chapter 144 - Worries ago
Chapter 145 - Parchment ago
Chapter 146 - Bed Manners ago
Chapter 147 - Kung-Fu Fighting ago
Chapter 148 - Tommy's Martial Style ago
Chapter 149 - First Martial Saint ago
Chapter 150 - Friendly Spar ago
Chapter 151 - Disciples ago
Chapter 152 - Love Problems ago
Chapter 153 - Francis's Mom ago
Chapter 154 -Puppies ago
Chapter 155 - Black Flames ago
Chapter 156 - Be Careful ago
Chapter 157 - Rape Jokes ago
Chapter 158 - Master ago
Chapter 159 - Vermillion Tyrant ago
Chapter 161 - Hell's Guardian (+ MISSIONS) ago
Chapter 162 - Time Expert ago
The Volcano Queen - Chapter 1 ago
The Volcano Queen - Chapter 2 - Feeling Weird ago
The Volcano Queen – Chapter Three – The Temple ago
Chapter 163 - Leader ago
Chapter 164 - Party Trick ago
Chapter 165 - Fight Among Masters ago
Chapter 166 - We Have a Problem - END OF VOLUME 2 ago
Interlude to Volume 3 - The Divine Archer ago
Chapter 167 - Charisma ago
Chapter 168 - That would be you ago
Chapter 169 - Too much energy ago
Chapter 170 - Talk Strategy ago
Chapter 171 - A Hero's Tears ago
Chapter 172 - Lonely Path ago
Chapter 173 - Bring it on! ago
Chapter 174 - Leaving ago
Chapter 175 - Fragile ago
Chapter 176 - Too weak ago
Chapter 177 - Nosebleed ago
Chapter 178 - We need to talk ago
Chapter 179 - Unexpected ago
Chapter 180 - Boon ago
The Vermillion Tyrant - Chapter 1 - Reborn ago
The Vermillion Tyrant - Chapter 2 - Talent ago
Chapter 181 - Sledgehammer ago
Chapter 182 - Good dinner ago
Chapter 183 - Insight ago
Chapter 184 - Moron ago
Chapter 185 - Fish ago
Chapter 186 - Gardening and Arguments ago
Chapter 187 - Mostly Gardening ago
Chapter 188 - Gardening and Considerations ago
Chapter 189 - Gardening and Formations ago
Chapter 190 - Cultivation Techniques Problem ago
Chapter 191 - You Must be Funny ago
Chapter 192 - Talent? ago
Chapter 193 - Cringe ago
Chapter 194 - Vomit ago
Chapter 195 - Not Lying ago
Chapter 196 - Broken Pieces ago
The Plague Doctor: The Sixth - Chapter 1 - Bob ago
The Plague Doctor - Chapter 2 - White Lies ago
The Plague Doctor - Chapter 3 - Oscar ago
The Plague Doctor - Chapter 4 - Liar ago
Chapter 197 - Hell Devouring Sect ago
Chapter 198 - Sect Heads ago
Chapter 199 - Linda's Own Path ago
Chapter 200 - Forbidden Grounds ago
Chapter 201 - Urgency ago
Chapter 202 - Battle Among Shadows ago
Chapter 203 - Competitive ago
Chapter 204 - Like me or not ago
Chapter 205 - Carpool ago
Chapter 206 - Car Trip ago
Chapter 207 - The Grim Reaper ago
Chapter 208 - Assaulting Doubts ago
Politeness (Whipping) ago
Chapter 209 - Ceremony ago
Chapter 210 - Law of Attraction ago
Chapter 211 - Ribs ago
Chapter 212 - Blood Magic ago
Chapter 213 - Monsters ago
Chapter 214 - Questions ago
Chapter 215 - Unlikely Allies ago
Chapter 216 - Anger ago
Chapter 217 - Rage ago
Christmas! ago
Chapter 218 - Wait ago
Chapter 219 - The Cure ago
Chapter 220 - War ago
Chapter 221 - Three Tyrants and a Queen ago
Chapter 222 - Plan ago
Chapter 223 - A Different Start ago
Chapter 224 - Gods and Buddhas ago
Chapter 225 - Chaos ago
Chapter 226 - Truth ago
Chapter 227 - Boat ago
Chapter 228 - Pain ago
Taking a lil' breaky ago
Update on the Break (NOT going on HIATUS) ago

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Awesome story and great premise.  I love the overpowered people with advanced knowledge going back in time.  The ex who is a devil, the great love and the nut job sword are amazing.  Please keep it up!  Why do I have to write 50 words to leave a review?  If I could come up with 50 words on the spot, I would prob be an author.  Why can't "I loved it" be acceptable....  I almost never leave reviews cause of this. (The last part is a complaint for royal road, not the author)


Grammar is decent, not the greatest but very readable, theres a few choice bits that i stumble over but overall decent.

Story line is pretty good too, with just enough suspense that i'm looking forward to the next chapter but nothing that i would consider a cliffhanger, as of now. 

the authors notes are just as good a read as the actual story so theres that too.

Its very similiar to Tales of Demons and Gods webnovel so if you're familiar with that story (and its tropes) and enjoy it then this will be a good read as well. One of my favorite things about it is the actual character development in the MC as well as the side characters that show both mental growth as well as power growth.


Really good story but very unpolished, a diamond in the rough so to say. There are several false red flags that seem like the story going in a bad direction or being stupid, but then later we realize that things are more realistic than the surface shows, with better character development then seems plausible.


Fun concept. Poor plot and characters

Reviewed at: Chapter 52 - Halberd

Fun concept. But the characters are inconsistent with their back stories to the point that it's immersion breaking. I'm over 50 chapters in and the main character gets more unrealistic and idiotic each chapter, and i still can't find a single character i like that didn't get horribly ruined. Some spelling and grammar check would be good especially for the first few chapters, but that doesn't matter to me, since an engaging story will shine through regardless.

Definitely not coming back to finish this one


Ok story so far - needs an editor

Reviewed at: Chapter 34 - Engines

The story is fine, if not exactly groundbreaking. The characters are on the shallow side, and seem to largely be tropes taken directly from every other novel in the genre then painted with a thin Italian veneer. The dialogue is awkward. Very stiff and not quite structured for English. The author needs to get a native English speaker to edit the heck out of this. 


Feels pretty rushed, no real challenges for the MC. I like the story arc in general, but the specific characters and interactions are just to basic. The core of a story is here, but the characters aren't really very different in meaningful ways. I hope the author is able to continue writing and refining the style. I just can't stay along for the ride.

Goat Man

I'm very blunt and my review will focus primarily on the negatives but you should know that despite them I am still enjoying this novel.

First off the story feels painfully slow sometimes, I get that some things need to be dragged out but the first day doesn't end until chapter 32 which makes it feel dragged out.  Though this may be due to short chapters.

Secondly, the MC fluctuates between acting like a 15-year-old and his older self this isn't even the end of it as despite his large amount of experience it often feels as though he's an idiot getting led by pure emotion rather than the more rational thinking someone of his age and circumstance would have. 

Thirdly obstacles are often thrown at him for what feels like no other reason than to make the MC struggle not to push the story forward. Though it should be noted that this is not with most of the obstacles just the ones that rely on bad luck.



Characters other than the MC have personalities and motivations.

There are some really good points in the novel around the changing relationships between him and his old friends.

 The MC isn't the typical murder hobo MC found in most of these types of novels.

The MCs lack of talent whilst annoying provides a good way of limiting his power early on in the novel.


Tales of Demon and Gods was my first cultivation, and I like what you are trying to make. 

Everything is looking awesome at the moment. 

Grammar is good, 

Magic and Qi together looks interesting, 

MC is a bit too weak but we know he will thrive. 

Time to binge read!!! 


It's fine.

The premise is fairly stock; hero goes back in time to prevent a disaster but loses most of his immediate power in the process. Because you know and I know what site we're on, the disaster in question is of course the obligatory bland system apocalypse.

The execution of the premise is good, though: instead of being a cunning master time traveler, our boy only learned the reset by way of being a huge nerd who basically ONLY knows time magic and swords, so even before the butterfly effect comes for him he's consistently written as not really able to take advantage of things a normal person would.

My favorite part of this story by far is the mechanics of the time travel, unusually: the butterfly effect absolutely hates this guy and immediately comes for him guns blazing, and having a time travel protagonist constantly confused, on the defensive, and genuinely struggling is a rare and fun thing. It's absolutely vicious and I love it.

The big weakness is the character writing, which is... very, very loose. People sometimes make decisions that make no sense (e.g. the protagonist hides his time travel but doesn't hide that he's using knowledge from the future for... reasons?) or out of character (attachments between characters are at "never let me go" levels in one chapter and "eh, i could take or leave him" the next). This would be fine in comedy writing or if the premise was something super original and compelling, but since this is a willfully and I presume intentionally generic setup the characters are what we need to carry it and they're not quite there.

You won't regret reading this one, it's fine; an editing pass or two from publishable even; it's just unlikely to stand out and stick with you.

Bacon Macleod

A good apocalyptic xianxia, depsite the issues

Reviewed at: Chapter 90 - Lasagna

Look, the writer is italian and the quality sentence by sentence could be better.


However, IDGAF. This is basically a OG xianxia written in better, way less broken, english and with a sensible plot. its fun, its easy reading, I like it.


Its not a filet mignon, but its a damn fuckin good margharitta pizza if you pick up what im putting down