As the grandmaster of demonic cultivation, Wei Wuxian roamed the world, hated by millions for committing acts of necromancy. Overthrown by the powerful clans he had attempted to subjugate, Wei Wuxian is supposedly killed by his shidi in order to save the cultivation world. Restored to life in the body of Mo Xuanyu, the local cut-sleeve lunatic, in order to exact revenge on his abusive relatives, Wei Wuxian quickly finds himself spiralling back into his old life when he’s taken away by the cold-hearted, stern, and ultimately quite boring Lan Wangji – who might be harbouring warmer feelings than contempt. Perhaps of the…romantic kind? But despite his new beginning, Wei Wuxian begins to unravel a decade and a half long mystery that is set to undo the very fabric of the cultivation world as they know it...
Let me start off by saying I'm a fairly avid reader, and I've read a wide variety of genres and types of writing styles. The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation is by far one of the best books I have ever read. It has a beautiful story that's both captivating and surprising. It never gets boring, the pacing is great, and the world is so complete and real it is bordering on Tolkien levels of detail and audience understanding. Its story is also very human, you can understand why all the characters due what they do, and each character-even the ones only there for two or three chapters-are fleshed out, they have personalities, ideals, flaws, and lives both before and after the story ends. The story itself follows a bright and powerful cultivator by the name of Wie-Ying, who wants nothing more than to live his life carefree and keep his family and loved ones safe. But as life often does, nothing goes according to plan and Wie-Ying ends up the greatest evil the world has ever known. Overall I can't recommend this book enough, and even if you just like a good fiction story this is one of the best, and nothing I can say will do the actual book justice. If you are having trouble finding the novel the amazing people over at Exiled Rebels did an amazing job translating and posting it in a format accessible by everyone. https://exiledrebelsscanlations.com/novels/grandmaster-of-demonic-cultivation/ (Edit: they have even translated the side stories now!)https://exiledrebelsscanlations.com/gdc-chapter-114/
Before I an anime fan, I am a reader, a bookworm. I have read thousands so fantasy actiona nd romance books but never had a book struck me so much like Mo Dao Zu Shi. If it had been an actual book, being publishes around the world, it would have gone to heights unimaginable. It plain beautiful. From the characters to the plot and the romance and the difficult to get action scences. Its ranks second among all the books I have ever read and I love it.
The story of a demonic cultivator who obtains a new body several years after his death. It's BL, but also a breath of fresh air for both the BL and the Xianxia genre. Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi are both consistent and multi-faceted characters and the love story avoids most of the common clichés. The plot doesn't focus on a rise to the top, but reads more like a large detective story, with the truth behind the mystery being revealed bit by bit. My only issue with the story is the resolution: both stories have a nice resolution, but the resolution of the mystery is overshadowed by the resolution of the love story, which is not half as interesting.
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