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Transcending the Nine Heavens (Novel)  
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With a single smile, I caused the winds and thunder to tremble.
With a feeling of anger, I caused the oceans to chill.
With a single hand, I sundered the sky.
With a single sword, I danced throughout the day!
One man, one sword. Transcending the Nine Heavens.

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Ao Shi Jiu Chong Tian (Novel)
傲世九重天 (Novel)

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c.400-401 by Qidian International over 4 years ago
c.399 by Qidian International over 4 years ago
c.398 by Qidian International over 4 years ago
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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (82 votes)
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Hilarious and ruthless MC  
by Larriken
June 9th, 2016, 10:13am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
This is probably the top xianxia MC that I've gotten lot of good laughs from. He actually has a personality and brains instead of the usual power up and kill all who oppose me MC. It mixes politics with fighting. If you enjoy ATG or TMW's MC, this one is right up there. The time travelling and plot holes take a while to clear up though.
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Out of the norm xianxia...  
by deathcoy
April 16th, 2016, 10:20am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Personally i do enjoy reading TTNH. It feels like a mix of xianxia and wuxia.

What i like about TTNH is that unlike most xianxia novels, it primarily focus on court politics, cunning & guile, stealth, assassinations, scheming & undermining, strategy & tactics and especially subterfuge. Some readers might find this boring as it lacks head on confrontations, hardcore fighting & flowery martial techniques as well as the exponential increase in power as you level up your cultivation that are rampant in the xianxia genre. It is out of the norm and feels totally different from xianxia novels like CD, CSG, MGA, ATG etc. Review by fact12345 below addresses this issue and is accurate. Therefore do note this novel is not for everyone. I love these unorthodox elements so this novel was a perfect read for me.

What disappoints me though are: the MC(character wise), romance(drama) and sidekick(sword spirit). The first point is not really that big of a deal, i actually like his character as being ruthless, brutal, cunning schemer, amazing tactician and an intellectual individual however he has a very strong sense of justice and exceedingly high moral values. The irony and contradiction. How can you be a grand schemer and strategist when you are not willing to make sacrifices? It is not realistic. A leader and strategist cannot see things as black and white, they need to see everything in shades of grey. There is no right or wrong, good or bad answer, only solutions. Victory is measured in blood, your's and your enemies. Author has chose to suppress this fact thus the MC is portrayed to be a naive hero. Though everything always works out in the end of course since he is the protagonist. I was also hoping that at least the author throws in impactful consequences of his morally upright decisions but alas it is not to be. Really a shame...

Now the romance, in summary, they tend to get in the way of the plot and pacing. Extremely annoying. Why? Too much drama. Don't get me wrong, i like the romance in TTNH but unfortunately it turned into a friggin jap/korean/chinese soap opera. Which end up killing the mood and pacing of the story more often then not. Here we are in the middle of an epic battle to decide the fate of the universe and the characters are still wholly concerned only on their friggin love affairs, love triangles, unrequited love, lovers misunderstandings and whatever else. This happens frequently throughout the novel as if to serve as a constant reminder to readers.

Lastly, the sidekick which comes in the form of a Sword Spirit inside him. He is basically a one stop solution to every problem/obstacle in the novel fiction/lore and every defect in the writing.
Don't understand something? Sword Spirit is an encyclopedia with all the answers to the world.
Need something? Brother Sword Spirit is a factory/warehouse.
Enemies too strong? Come, let uncle Sword Spirit possess your body and roflstomp your enemies.
I thought he couldn't be resurrected? Grandfather Sword Spirit 'suddenly' has revive skill.
Shit is going down? Great-grandfather Sword Spirit can perform miracles!
Wait, i thought this was explained to be impossible early on in the novel? Haha, well not anymore, ancestor Sword Spirit can defy all logic and paradox!!!
You can see where this is going? Its counter intuitive to the character progression, plot buildup as well as storyline. Its so bad that every question, mystery, plot hole, obstacle etc all points to 1 answer and reason, Sword Spirit.

Overall, TTNH is a good read, mainly because its unique. If you're looking for something with plenty of fights then you're barking at the wrong tree. The 3 cons i've mentioned does bring down the score a lot as they get unchecked and widespread later on in the novel which is pretty much aggravating.

... Last updated on August 15th, 2016, 1:42am
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The movement of skill is not described and bad combat / fighting  
by fact12345
April 1st, 2016, 10:04am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
ok for this novel i think solid 7/10 and it can be better if the author really know how to describe the skill that all the character used. ( sry for my bad english )

seriously this novel series is really lacking in describing the skill. Just from what i read until chapter 600+ every character have many skill, example : the main character as the master of nine tribulation sword have 9 movement of sword skill, BUT REALLY the author only describe the first movement of sword skill where its produce of cold air when attacking, but what is the describtion of other skill? the author only just telling the name of the other 8 sword skill then the enemies die ... like really?

THIS novel really lacking how to describe a skill should be visualized.. it can be better than 7/10 if the author take more effort in explaining the visual movement of the skill

more edit : ( sry but i need to say this words)

this novel is somehow lacking fantasy element even with many of the precious medicine that somehow the main character found it by very exaggerated luck.., my opinion was this novel having too many major drama rather than something worthy called "world of martial arts" and the non described movement of the skill that all the character used its a big fail for *martial arts*

if u are just start reading for the combat at this novel, its good until starts going really downhill and bad around chapter 100-150. From chapter 150 to 600 from what i see was too many politic and building drama (story) rather than worthy combat scene.

UNLESS the author just want this novel to be more focused on political and the drama (story), rather than martial arts element*. (honestly the description of this novel its wrong, the description have more meaning to "martial arts" but to think that its more focused on political and drama (story)...sigh!!)

conclusion : the drama ( story ) its good since its focused on politic, but the combat feels too many assassination (which mean the author cannot describe good battle scenery)

... Last updated on April 9th, 2016, 8:22pm
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So far  
by Sircus
March 16th, 2016, 6:26am
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
This is a story (so far up to ch 132) about military conflict. The backdrop used is cultivation and sects but they are more spice then the actual focus of the story.

There are some really big plotholes in this timetravelstory and its for sure not the writers forte.
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YAOI tag  
by Lisianthus2007
February 27th, 2016, 11:04pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
F*ck who give yaoi tag to this one, i read till chap 116 there is no BL, all i saw is bromance but thats it, not like naruto x sasuke "bromance" that we assume them as lover, it feel like Gon x Killua bromance
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Could be better, but not bad  
by MondoX
December 18th, 2015, 4:07pm
Rating: N/A
The only problem I have with the novel is that the author uses several paragraphs to describe everything. To me, it messes up the flow of the story, so I skip about a third of each chapter. Other than the problem I mentioned, I like the story and the characters.
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Its interesting in its own way  
by bakaleaf
December 12th, 2015, 8:40pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I like how this novel have a decent plot
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
MC return back at time and has given chance to go against fate
He struggles to survive the conspiracy act of kingdoms to save his own sect destruction.
MC is not good or bad but when we read this kind of novel Hypocrite people well judge the wrong doings of mc
But if you are just a little bit open minded all his action is justified
MC live in a Strong eat the weak world so to hell with those people shouting morality!

MC is OP with mysterious background and great masters to boost
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The sword is a little bit annoying
For the sword to find its real owner
The one who uses the sword must use it ultimate move to kill everyone around him while using the wielders own life. MC was lucky to do this and was sent back at time to undergo the real training as the real owner of the sword.
Basically there is an interesting twist in this.. If you have read ID (korean novel) you well see a familiarity of the sword. The sword has no real owner except for the MC but the sword was already use by a lot of people in the past but not a single one of them became the real owner

Although we love harem but sincere and serious relationship is also nice
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
MC only love one girl in the reason he went against fate is that he could change the fate of his girl dying early!

*sigh* seriousl BL everywhere! Don't read! its chapter 79
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Gu Du Xing laughed out loud and punched Chu Yang on the shoulder hard. The two looked at each other and suddenly laughed. In this moment, a brotherly love, the kind that can weather through storms and hardship, sprouted inside both of them.
The two young men had officially accepted each other, but neither said a word. On the contrary, they used their previous agreement as an excuse to cover their sincerity.
However, both sides knew that the other person understood their true feelings.
The happiness at this moment was truly warm. (and they went to the other room and start the XXX)
- Chapter 79
why must all author put BL in every novel! this is very anti-harem.. why must MC surround himself with guys!

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realy disappointing and confusing
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by highjackpro
December 8th, 2015, 8:45pm
does time travel changes people's personality 180 degree..

-MC was already the master of the sword and was a powerful expert, His mature personality or his old self was what sent in the past to over rule the old weak self in the past. Technically speaking there was no change at all in his personality. As most MC who return to the past they are just already old enough even if there body is just of a child.

-you stated that mc's future self was already an OP mc with a mature and a powerful expert. however at first chapter it is clearly stated that mc was a cultivation dud. he was sabotaged by his senior. so he was never able grow high on the cultivation. or he could have wipe the floor with the bad guys in first chapter.

-Lol read it again you do realize that the people who corners him are all master same level as him and he was already badly wounded at that time. And he sacrifice himself to kill those people (He was not defeated since he killed them all!)

... Last updated on January 20th, 2016, 6:50pm
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realy confusing  
by highjackpro
December 8th, 2015, 8:45pm
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
does time travel changes people's personality 180 degree..
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
here is the story so far- mc finds a super sword. bad guys want the super sword. bad guys corners mc. bad guys ridicule mc for his lack of talent amd injures him. mc pulls out a ultra move out of his ass and kills the bad guys along with himself. oh and he also mope about hi ex simultaneously.
mc travels back in time. turns into an arrogant and condescending asshole. but females can't help but fall for him.....etc etc..

-Lol read it again you do realize that the people who corners him are all master same level as him and he was already badly wounded at that time. And he sacrifice himself to kill those people (He was not defeated since he killed them all!)

ok, I read the first chapter again and concede my mistake. But if you read the third chapter carefully you will notice a confusing part. in the third chapter mc is in past and 16 years old. he reminisce that four years later when he will be 20, the sect will be attacked and destroyed. it is also around that time when he truly started to rise on power and also found the first piece of the sword.
now if you read a little further into the same chapter, you will notice that the mc stated that he was bought four year into the past. don't you think it's impossible logic. or is it a plothole. because according to first chapter mc has gathered all sword pieces and was/Will be a revered sword artist four years ago/after the timeline of third chapter ??!

... Last updated on January 28th, 2016, 10:26pm
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