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Summary

Sacrificing his life to protect his best friend was a decision Hui Yue did not regret.

Yet who could have known that death was not the final destination, but rather the beginning of a new adventure into a world filled with demonic beasts and martial arts cultivation? Hui Yue soon finds that within this world, strength is what determined your future accomplishments...and there is no space for the weak. Embarking upon this new life, Hui Yue meets friends, experiences betrayal, and embarks on his own journey of cultivation to overcome his limits and increase his strength.

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spot on cultivation story!

a very good cultivating story, best start of a series ive read in a long time! starts slow then starts rolling! love it when the main character used inforrmation of earth to get ahead

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Brilliant

I have listened to all titles so it has been a long time since I have been so engrossed and absorbed in an audiobook. There's real grow of characters and the story.
Great battles and compelling story. Loved the ending left want more.

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Below average and quite dull.

The story is really dull and just copies the steps most cultivation series has. What really shocked me was the absolutely poor storytelling, it feels like reading a cook book.

The story is about a super handsome, rich, smart, martial arts knowing ladys man (omfg). He gets transported to another world after dying saving his love, who is a his best friend that has boyfriend. He saves her outside a lingerie shop he visits with his friend (omfg). He gets joins soul with a perverted demi god (why). Now he wants to be a god himself so he has the power to bring her soul (after she dies) to his new world (omg).

The story has so many holes it is just annoying. Further more the MC turns celibate (was a playboy earlier, so why now the next 100 years of cultivation). He need to keep the demi god in his soul secret so other more powerful cultivator steal its. The MC and the several thousand year old soul is just stupid and reveals the secret to everyone almost as soon as the story start. The story is so predicable and stupid. The other characters are unlikable and unrelistic.

The cultivation is not my taste - its just spells and items. No real martial arts. He just sits in his cave/castle and meditates with the things such as birds, vision and other ancient things just show up making him stronger. There is to strife and the progress is poorly paced.

Feels like sloppy work.

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Not impressed!

This is my first book from this author and I am disappointed. Reincarnation stories have become popular recently but not all can pull it off. To sum it up, everything feels lacking, can't engage with the book, only read 10 hours.

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  • Jay
  • 05-03-21

Conflicted,

The author seems to repeat and recap many times throughout the book. Almost like when authors do in multiple books of a series. The reason that is done is the time between books. However this is just one book and I don't need to be remind about something that happened a few chapters before.

In many ways the MC is a strong MC but in other ways he is pathetic.

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The MC loved someone who did not have those same feelings. During their time as friends they both dated others. He died not ever telling her about his feelings. Then he makes a soul binding contract to eventually go back and get the woman who does not love him just to tell her. Because of that in his new life he refuses to form any type relationship even though he dated others when she was right there, He eventually forms a life bond with a monster girl. Life bond means spending the rest of one's life with each other. I'm sorry but I can't respect a character who is to selfish, who does not think about the feelings of others and who runs away rather then talking to the one who shares the bond. I just don't see myself continuing the series. I'm not saying I need explisive content but I do want to see evolving bonds between characters. I want to see a man step up and be responsible and I just don't see that happening in this series.

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  • GGT
  • 06-03-21

Amazing work as always.

Love this author’s work. I read one of the author’s previous works: the condemning the heavens series which you should also check out if you like the genre. I don’t usually write reviews but this is honestly a great start to the series and some of the other nitpicking in the reviews pissed me off. The book is entertaining enough for me to listen through the entire thing in less than 2 days. It’s obviously not a literary masterpiece especially since this is one of the author’s earlier works however, as someone who has read and listened to a bunch of books(275+) in both the wuxia and fantasy genre in general I can definitely tell you that it’s worth picking up. If you read this far thanks I guess?
- A person who liked the book

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  • j.c.money
  • 09-04-21

great Book.

great story. good narration minus the main character voice which was a little annoying but didn't take anything away from the story. you definitely get a bang for your buck.

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  • Alex
  • 14-03-21

fantastic keeps you interested

Really in joy the narrator helps for me but interesting story if you like wuxia you will injoy this book long book it'll last you so worth that credit I hope you like this book as much as me

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-03-21

Great!

I read this novel years ago when it was first released for Kindle. It was my first look into the world of Eastern Fantasy, and thus, will always hold a special place in my library. I love this series and was very excited when I saw the Audible narration available. There is just something about hearing the story that brings it to life! Can't wait for the next book!

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  • Ryan
  • 06-03-21

Great Start to a cultivation tale!

Not surprised after listening to the Condemning the Heaven’s Series, this was a great initial book, with plenty of balanced detail and action. Thanks for the entertainment!

Great performance by Scott Merriman, nothing to complain about at all!

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  • Chaz R.
  • 06-03-21

NOT AGAIN!!

First off, if you look at the rating this is indeed a great book. There are a few times where the same sentence is said consecutively in different variations but not only enough to slightly bug, and barely worth mentioning. BUT! My problem is .....this appears to be yet another celibate and "I'll wait for you" mc. Look, I love trying to associate with the mc, I do. The problem I'm having is the pretense that in the situation were one is going through puberty, even a second time, that romance is the farthest things from a determined persons mind. MC needs to let that funky chicken loose and listen to his sensei on the matter.

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  • C
  • 05-03-21

Not bad, could be better.

This book is decent if you enjoy his other works. It takes place in the same or similar universe as his other series Condemning the Heavens but from the beginning it is inferior when compared to it (this book is older than that series). There are less details written in both descriptions and story causing it to feel somewhat lacking, a little harder to follow, and I feel a new readers to this author would be better to start on his later series, if you don't like that series you definitely won't like this one. As someone who enjoyed Condemning the Heavens and wanted to read more of this authors works I feel this book, while lacking, is a decent read for fans and I will be picking up the next book in this series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-05-21

Junk

I am 25 chapters deep and there have been over 50+ characters introduced by name so far, none of which get any real storytime or development. The other serious by tinalynge like this is actually quite good but this story is just weird and doesn't really go anywhere. in 25 chapters the MC has managed to go from his village to a school in a city. Literally nothing else. Much of the lore and world-building in this book is directly taken from the other series and not much in this is actually explained. Just very disappointed and let down. There isnt a story here.

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  • Aaron
  • 28-04-21

not bad

the story is not bad the narration is not bad either. the biggest thing that I found that bothered me was how the narrator voiced the main character. it was very nasally.