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Summary

A cultivation system based on Daoist five elements and eight trigram theories, written by an acupuncturist/wing chun sifu.

Like all Purebred with their menial jobs, Ken ekes out a living sweeping the floors of Kyoto Peacekeeping Central. His kind serves as a benchmark for XHumans to measure how far they've progressed and a reminder of what Homo sapiens once was.

His life changes when 800-year-old Ryu crosses over from the World of Rivers and Lakes, looking for a lost temple; and Aya, a beautiful hacker whose Sensory Interface perceives the EtherCloud as Feudal Japan, learns that XHumans aren't as perfect as they thought.

They've edited out the genes that allow for Cultivation.

That will give Ken a chance to surpass them.

And maybe use mythical martial skills to save the world from an oppressive government, spirit beasts, and alien invaders.

Contains mature themes.

©2021 Jace Kang (P)2021 Tantor

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  • Michael Kanarski
  • 04-08-21

Too horny

I like the story, and the concept of the cultivation is pretty cool. lots of traditional Chinese medicine stuff. unfortunately it's about 900% too horny.

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  • Sailfish
  • 01-08-21

Uh, really unprepared for chi rejuvenation technic

First time introduction to author Jace Kang and found his writing quite good. The MC's backstory is well-defined and making an interesting one to follow. There are others who are handicapped or held back in their society and who the MC finds promise in their latent cultivation abilities. As such, he decides to allow them to join him on his quest and train them in the hidden art of cultivation. Then, there is an almost anime quality introduced where the extremely-advanced society is suddenly attacked and murdered by of all things, yokai, seeking to absorb their victims essence. The story and protagonists progresses in a somewhat cultivation-expectant manner until something completely left-field occurs, immediately advancing the novel from a YA genre to adult material!

Still, the story as a whole is still entertaining and I intend to continue with the series, not least of which is due to Travis Baldree supurb narration performance.

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  • Christian
  • 01-08-21

Good story will there be a spin off?

Let's give Travis a round of applause for this masterful performance. He definitely contributed positively to the story.
Storywise this is definitely a pg 13 and up book. Overall I was incredibly invested in the well being of the 3 primary characters (there is another that isn't really one but close). The Xanxia, sci fi(little fantasy), and cultivation novel is ridiculously good and not as complex as you would think. The pacing is good, plot points well thought out and resolution nice. Character development was funny at times. I definitely got a few laugh in the early start of the book.
This book is one of the few that I've read recently that had absolutely great sex scenes that make sense to the story and isn't forced or awkward. In fact it's straightforward and bold as brass. Lower ratings must be virgins and yes even as a gay man the story was arousing.

Can't recommend this enough.
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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-07-21

Worth it!

I give this a 9/10

If this would have been longer it would have been a 10/10!
Great book! Good mix of technology and cultivation!

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  • Harley
  • 02-09-21

meh.

this is the fist time that I know of that Travis Baldree hasn't been able to save a book. excessive points of view and pointless sex scenes kill this title. honestly a truly uninspired cultivation knock off that ends up feeling like an 11 hour preamble to a mediocre story. Will give the second installment a chance but I am not holding my breath.

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  • Thomas Mercer
  • 16-08-21

Awkward

Good narration but couldnt finish it. The sex just made it feel super awkward, especially when the main character just watches. It's an interesting concept for a cultivation sifi book, but the sex just made things weird this time.

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  • jacob
  • 01-08-21

I enjoyed the book

I enjoyed the book.I read/listen to a lot of cultivation novels and this book doesn't center around schools, sects or realms. it's like a cybernetic world of the future smashed together with cultivation and folk tale monsters. it has sex in the story but it isn't a harem cultivation novel and it isn't a central part of the book. hopefully they will explore the cultivation world in future books.

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  • Jim
  • 29-07-21

Best done book describing the Dao

Travis for performance should be given 6 stars amazing like usual.

For describing the Dao and cultivation 6 stars.

For progression story. If using the Matrix like way to learn kungfu perfectly fine. As a old martial arts guy.... oh common on !!!
1 stars for this for part of the story line for believe able dealing with a normal guy... 5 starts concerning a Matrix like learning style.

I did try reading the book and did tap out early. With Travis reading a XianXia or Wuxia story. Will always buy.

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  • Nicole Cole
  • 28-07-21

coolest book you have ever heard

seriously..... blended si fi and cultivation perfectly. such a visual masterpiece Jace does it flawlessly!

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  • j.c.money
  • 28-07-21

A different take on cultivation

awesome book. different from the other cultivation books but in a good way. Fast paced, great narrator, but my only complaint is that this seems to be a standalone book instead of a series at this point.