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Doupo Cangqiong (Novel)  
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In a land where no magic is present. A land where the strong makes the rules and weak has to obey. A land filled with alluring treasures and beauty yet also filled with unforeseen danger. Xiao Yan, who has shown talents none had seen in decades, suddenly three years ago lost everything, his powers, his reputation, and his promise to his mother. What sorcery has caused him to lose all of his powers? And why has his fiancee suddenly shown up?


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斗破苍穹 (Novel)
Đấu Phá Thương Khung (Novel)
Battle Through the Heavens (Novel)

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c.1128-1131 by Wuxiaworld 8 months ago
c.1124-1127 by Wuxiaworld 8 months ago
c.1120-1123 by Wuxiaworld 8 months ago
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1648 Chapters (Complete)

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (200 votes)
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Finally Over   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Jazzy_Jazz0111
February 5th, 2018, 2:23pm
So Now that I have finally completed the novel is better to give an over rating and thought process on the novel in its entirety. I will say first that if you have not read any other Chinese martial arts novels or not many then you may be able to enjoy this novel. But if you have read a lot of other Chinese martial arts novels then this one just becomes a cliché. There are a lot of common threads in this novel that are similar to other novels that just makes it sort of typical. The main lead is not taken seriously and is looked down on by everyone then, gets a super strong teacher that no one else knows about and teaches him so that he can become strong. The romance in the novel is basically trash but it is harem so you can't expect to much. Most fight scenes always end up with him coming in at the last minute and saving whoever right before they die. There is also a lot of filler words in each chapter that kind of makes it drag a little. Also the author makes everyone around the main character seem kind of incompetent and that nothing can get accomplished unless it is by the main character. Also no one seems to be able to figure anything out unless it is spelled out to them. Also there were a couple of loose ends that weren't tied up as the story end sooooo.. who knows what happened with that and maybe the author talks about it in later stories. But I didn't really want to make this a negative review but these were just some things that were bothering me as I read the story but, ultimately I finished the story. So like I said if you haven't read a lot of xianxia novels you may be able to get past these things and enjoy the story more but as far as other readers who have read many xianxia novels this one just falls short

... Last updated on February 5th, 2018, 2:25pm
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Rating: N/A
by foobar
December 18th, 2017, 3:35am
The threatening to
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visit sexual violence on female characters
that was common in the initial chapters has reduced about chapter 500. But, with
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love interest
about to disappear from the story for a while, I guess I'll stop. I had been skipping lots of chapters of fighting - and even of the alchemy, which I usually like reading. So, time to stop.
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Disappointing indeed.   
Rating: N/A
by Puck_Noris
June 1st, 2017, 7:45pm
I'm not sure what happened. I used to love this novel, I would of rate it as one of my favs in 2016. But after ch280 ish, the translation and writing style took a big dive. The sentences becomes all obtuse and unnatural. Did they switch translators? Switch editors? I'm not sure.

After that point there's been a 1000% increase of the use of words like bitter, dull, flashed, threw their gaze, all just repetitively shoehorned into the sentences. +Superfluous hyper-literal sentences tacked on for no reason, etc. It was very jarring and annoying. Tried to stick with it longer for 200chs.... but it was frankly a pain to read. So I dropped the novel.

It was an enjoyable read at the beginning though for what's worth.
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Rating: N/A
by strixflash
May 28th, 2016, 9:03am
I had high hopes for this novel as it is translated by GGP (admin of GravityTales). Sadly I was disappointed as BTTH is one of the most annoying read out there with author overusing every cliché out there. GGP has done an awesome work in translations but even good translations can't save a dead story.

Why am I saying it's bad? Let's see...

MC's luck is so good that even the Lady Luck would die from jealousy. I understand that in such genres MC should have heaven defying luck but BTTH crosses the line. MC would find that even his sh*t is gold.

Author would waste chapters in introducing some beautiful one dimensional female character in every arc. They would fall for MC because of his awesome powers and superb looks. Author doesn’t focuses on any character development for the female characters... they are their just to fangirl. The female characters are all looks but zero personality.

Battles are dragged out and honestly most of them are hardly any impressive. The most annoying part is that author would define MC's handsome features during the middle of a fight ~_~ We already know that MC is syper handsome as author explains it in every two chapters but does he have to mention MC's handsome features during the middle of a battle?!

The training is the most annoying part. Honestly the cultivation levels are hardly any impressive in this novel unlike ISSTH. Author would waste dozens of chapters for the process in which MC refines Heavenly flame. Chinese novels are 60% training and 40% adventures but in other novels at least the training part is good...BTTH has the worst training arcs. I get headaches whenever I read training arcs and that includes him refining heavenly flame or pills.

Boring world building. From what I have seen so far there is nothing impressive or unique. Perhaps that will change later on.
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by CowTail
March 24th, 2016, 11:13am
The MC relies heavily on external forces/people to resolve issues instead of using his own strength, and when he does fight with his own power it's rather unimpressive. Then there's the generic, already-done-before elements of the story (superteacher-in-a-ring, pill concoction, auction house, typical cultivation world). Then there's the long, drawn out multi-chapter fights that barely resolve anything. It's a chore to read this.
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Damn this is good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by TheIro
January 26th, 2016, 7:55pm
I finished 200 chapters in one day but I still can't get enough!

This novel is awesome. The characters in this novel are likable and well fleshed out. MC is a sly guy who knows how to use his brain (Also not a bloodthirsty mofo like the guy in MGA). The story is compelling and well written. The translation is also excellent, no issues with grammar or terms. The unique Dou Zhe, Dou Shi, Da Dou Shi, etc terms of power classification was a bit confusing at first, but over time I found I liked it more and more. It has a certain amount of gravitas that standard numerical levels or master/grandmaster terms simply did not have.

What can I say? In all areas, this is pretty much what a perfect xianxia novel should be. I can find no faults with it other than there's not enough of it!

Alongside ATG and CD, this has quickly become one of my favourite works. If you're fans of either of those two novels, definitely try this out.

... Last updated on January 26th, 2016, 8:18pm
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I dont see it   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by azeth
January 15th, 2016, 9:31pm
I don't understand the hype for this. There are so many novels out there which are leagues better than this. I will say everything in this novel feels generic, from the auction house, to the old dude in the ring, to the alchemy, to the guy from another world, to everything else. The fact that it uses it these well used things doesnt bother me, it is the fact that there is nothing unique to any of it. Its like the author just decided to put every xianxia cliche into the story to try and make it interesting. Some of the things dont even play a role in the story, like him being from another world it just a gimmick to I guess make the readers relate to the mc, but it has nothing and i mean nothing to do with the story, it is mentioned at the beginning and never again. If what I am telling you isnt bad enough, then there is the writing, oh god the writing. This author is the worst writer I have ever seen, there is so much padding every fucking chapter. It gets to the point where I am rushing trying to get through all the nonsense, as a matter of fact I started skipping entire paragraphs altogether, I would read the first few words and just from that I could tell what was coming. Yes thats right it got to the point where I could recognize whether a paragraph was padding or not just from reading the first sentence. Do yourself a favor go read ISSTH, ATG, LLS, HJC, MGA, CD, TDG or any other recommendation before reading this piece of "work".
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Wish the LN could match the Manhua   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by WuxMan
July 23rd, 2015, 7:04pm
Great great great work! I love it. It really is a shame the Manhua is so far ahead of the Novel. The LN is so much more detailed but is translated much slower than the Manhua.

Still, very good work and one of my favourites which initially got me into reading Wuxia Novels.
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Rating: N/A
by Midnight Carnival
July 2nd, 2015, 6:02pm
Good to pass some time, but nothing special. There are some things i don't like, but what makes the less sense to me is the reincarnation while keeping his memories part. Reading to chapter 105 so far, i still don't understand why the author included that in his story. First, his past life and memories have no influence whatsoever in the development of the story, we are told that he was a looser in his past life, and that's it. This reincarnation thing does not only not bring anything to the story, but takes away from it: the sweet story about a young kid, 4-6 years old, going at night to sleep with his younger childhood friend to "help her develop his douqui channels" turns into the story of an adult in the body of a child sneaking at night into a young girls bed. Lots of situations like this, that would be normal between kids are turned totally creepy by this reincarnation plot line.
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Hype train derails badly   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Bleach-No1-Manga
June 21st, 2015, 12:29pm
Seriously this does not live upto the expectations which Fanwanks have made it to believe

So far the world building feels weird and disconnected, can't find it immersive enough or interesting for that matter, as for the story ? well 1/3 of the plot is spent on him acquiring the Mystic Flame and the rest is your typical Faction war...random character bullying name calling honour saving same ol same ol

Characters are annoying especially that Female MC she has Zero personality and just like to Cling onto the MC like a magnet (later on she goes full Yandere post 200 chaps). Seriously half the complaint i have with this series is because of this annoying and obsessive character

Most of the Side characters only serve the purpose of calling the MC Trash and Garbage, it makes you think how can any weak person survive in this Disgusting world ? what if it is handicapped person or Blind person ? will they still call it Garbage Trash etc etc ? IMO this people need to be Nuked or Spirit bombed for being such insolence

So the MC gets his power back and everybody wants to be his Chummy buddies seriously lol? believable ? author certainly thinks so....

... Last updated on June 21st, 2015, 12:30pm
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