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Yaoshenji (Novel)  
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In his past life, although too weak to protect his home when it counted, out of grave determination Nie Li became the strongest Demon Spiritist and stood at the pinnacle of the martial world. However, he lost his life during the battle with the Sage Emperor and his six deity-ranked beasts.

His soul was then brought back to when he was still 13 years old. Although he's the weakest in his class and has the lowest potential future talent, having only a red soul realm and a weak one at that, with the aid of the vast knowledge which he accumulated from his previous life, he decides to train faster than anyone could expect. He also decides to help those who died nobly in his previous life to train faster as well.

He aims to protect the city from the coming future of being devastated by a record number of demon beasts and the previous fate of ending up destroyed. He aims to protect his lover, friends, family and fellow citizens who died in the beast assault or its aftermath. And he aims to destroy the so-called Sacred family who arrogantly abandoned their duty and betrayed the city in his past life.

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妖神记 (Novel)
Tales of Demons and Gods (Novel)
TDG (Novel)
Yāo Shén Jì (Novel)
Yêu Thần Ký (Novel)
Yao Shen Ji (Novel)

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Status in Country of Origin
463 Chapters (Ongoing)

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Starts at Vol. 1, Ch.1

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (315 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0
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March 17th 2018, 7:03am PST



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This series started off well   
Rating: N/A
by WhatBest
February 22nd, 2017, 11:42pm
This series started off well. It had a decent premise, the progression was good, and the pacing was decent. Then the story and the mc’s attitude and unbeatable nature came into play.
MC experiences a rebirth/rewind after living a good many years, while using a time space artifact that allowed him to study and learn everything under the sun in a period equivalent to 1000 years. He has all of the techniques, all of the knowledge, and this becomes part of the largest plot armor imaginable. In short, he is a Mary Sue (gary stu) of epic proportions.
That may or may not be to everyone’s taste, but the clincher for me is that for a person who has returned to the past with more knowledge than needed, he acts like a petty douche with a personality no better than a preteen. Whenever something occurs, it just adds on to the layer of plot armor that it makes the story drone on as the mc and the plot become more and more tiresome to read about.
It used to be a light hearted story with some humor, then it became utter drudgery.

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... Last updated on February 23rd, 2017, 1:59am
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I like this novel!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mowres
December 28th, 2016, 8:13pm
i like this novel, the excited is the same as when i read legend moonlight sculptor or arifureata, you will more like it when read at 200+ chapter, the MC is straightforward, that his style, i read manga first before go to this novel, i even off 2 days of work for read this manga

... Last updated on December 28th, 2016, 8:27pm
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It's worth reading   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Shybun
November 26th, 2016, 9:21pm
I will tell you this, all the things you read about how the MC is overly arrogant, or how there is slow or bad romance progress, or how MC is overly OP, it's all lies from people who havn't read the entire thing. This is a good read and totally worth a peek, and that is my unbiased opinion.

I've read the entire novel up to date (currently ch 446).
MC is only arrogant towards certain people because it's a strategy of his. It serves a purpose, which is one of the reasons why you'll probably grow to love this guy.

MC is also NOT OP, he possess vast knowledge about things that the people around him have never even heard of, this gives him a huge advantage over everyone else. But one slight mistake could cost him his life, he is constantly surrounded by foes that vastly surpass his powers and this story is about how he uses his knowledge to confront such foes and eventually surpass them.

Characters are NOT left behind as some people claim, all these characters serve a purpose and they serve it fully throughout the story thus far. If someone is seemingly "left behind" its only because they will sooner of later reappear to fullfill their part of the story. Bottom line is, everything regarding characters make sense.

Lastly, there is plenty of romance that will make you smile and feel giddery inside, it's true that Ni Lie has somewhat of an growing harem going on, but his heart belongs only to 1 person. He is just very protective of his friends and loved ones, people take this the wrong way. Ironically the author writes it very clearly so i dont even know how people can get it wrong...

Now you can choose to believe what the others are writing or you can choose to believe what i just wrote, it doesn't really matter since only you are the one missing out. I strongly recommend you give it a try with a open mind, chances are pretty good that you will get sucked in and stuck till the end.
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by blakraven66
November 7th, 2016, 8:56pm
Was good at first but started getting bored of it before even reaching a hundred chapters.

Romance doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Author introduces characters and quickly forgets about them. Not to mention MC gets really condescending on people. I get he's a 200+ something year old master that time looped but he doesn't need to be an asshole about it. He pretty much acts like the people he bashes.

Adults and Masters go to him for help and advice on everything despite him being only 13 in their perspective.

It feels like I'm reading bad fanfiction. Doesn't help that in the manhua version, the MC looks like Naruto w/ his first rival looking like Sasuke.

... Last updated on November 7th, 2016, 8:57pm
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I would have given it at least 9   
Rating: N/A
by mikolokoy
October 26th, 2016, 2:43am
But the MC is too OP without giving a proper explanation for his OP powers. It would mostly say because of the 'temporal demon spirit book' and his reincarnation. Also, i really find its timeline confusing sometimes and i think it has become one of the problems of this series. I cant elaborate because im not good in english but if you read it you might agree with me. The author also likes to leave characters behind. He likes to introduce more and more but then he leaves them and then when they come back, they'd be OP too. So much for that
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Mad Snail's BnLr $HlT   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by MusicaX79
September 22nd, 2016, 8:14pm
Was good until Mad Snail decided to lie about why he's not updating the story anymore. The list of excuses is long but the fact is he got caught red handed writing another novel and refused to apologize for the lies. Now he's decided to fast forward the story and end it as soon as possible however he's STILL NOT UPDATING THE STORY. We get now an update once every month and it's half the length it was before. Meanwhile Star Martial God Technique is getting 1 to 2 chapters A DAY. The fact is Mad Snail is not going to give TDG the ending it deserves because he got bored of it. Mad Snail has done this before with his previous novel before coming to write TDG. He apologized then and said he wouldn't do it again, what a giant lie that was.

I recommend you do not read this story because it will not have a good ending. Just imagine is J.K. Rowling decided to make HP 6 and 7 into Cliff Notes. that's what Mad Snail doing right now.
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It isnt bad at all   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by hidadsek
September 12th, 2016, 4:47am
The battle scene and camaraderie is great and the plot is going in a good direction.
Edit: I take back my comment.The MC is more likable and empathetic than i thought.The story isnt also about just killing, there is also forgiveness and respect.I think it is a good novel

... Last updated on September 19th, 2016, 11:25am
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Was this written by a 10 year old ?   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by omen8
August 2nd, 2016, 5:14pm
Ah the first CN i read. Almost made me give up on the whole genre. The idea of reincarnating in the past was and changing fate awesome. The execution was ... not.

As other people said, most of the novel (about 50%) is about showcasing the MC. We are reminded of how noble/powerful/cunning/good-looking,etc the MC is about 2-3 times per chapter. It gets to the point that the only purpose other characters have is showing how great the MC is. Which seems to be all bullshit based on how the MC acts, but I'll get back to this.

25% is the worst harem/romance i have ever read (and i have read plenty if fanfiction). The incredibly old MC spends a ridiculous amount of time chasing after and molesting a ~15 yeah old girl, while somehow acquiring an unwanted harem, because he is just so AWESOME!!! remember?

10% is worldbuilding (the only thing that made me read this untill around chapter 250). As this was the first CN i have read, the cultivating trope was all new to me, and i liked it. The was also interesting to read about. Because of the monsters, humanity had to hole up in cities in order to survive, ultimately forgetting a large part of their history. The average human had no knowledge of the outside world, beside the fact that it was filled with monsters. And right at the start, we are introduced to a MC that has been all over this world, has survived in it for a huge period of time (him being immortal and all that), and has even thrived in it. At the start off the novel, the MC gets reincarnated in the past and vows to use his knowledge to prevent the destruction of his home town. Who wouldn't want to read about that right? (even if it was shitty writing) But noooo, the author chooses to focus or praising the MC, contradicting himself all the time by portraying a shitty human being as a saint, and the shitty harem...

The rest is the so-called plot (which does not seem to have any direction, and will never get it since the author is dropping the series). In this, "plot", the MC basically proves that the 50% i mentioned earlier is all bullshit by an arrogant hypocrite that's just generally a shitty human being.

So in conclusion, the premise of this novel, and about 10% of it are good (even i it is shitty writing). But the romance is incredibly bad (i have never seen romance done well in a chinese web novel). While this could be ignored, most of the novel is hypocrisy. The portrayal of this douche of a MC as a saint ultimately made me feel the urge to scoop my eyes out with a spoon, and i had to drop the novel for my well-being.
I should point out that I don't mind asshole MC's, as long as the author portrays them as such. One series that does this well is Warlock of the Magus World, and i recommend it to any person that doesn't mind a selfish/practical protagonist.
This series, however, i would not recommend to anyone. Seriously, the are better thing you can do with your life.
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Godly at beginning but levels off abit   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Puck_Noris
June 16th, 2016, 7:06am
This story is great. Especially the beginning where author goes into the tragedy of the past life, the apocalyptic end and the lover, friends and family lost to the claws of demon beasts. Then the monologue of the mc and his determination to change destiny, change the hands of fate. Aww man it was epic, brought a tear to my eye.

The story does come down abit from the godly awesome levels when the mc settles into mundane school life. However its still a great read. Characters are funny and interesting. Crazy shit still happens from time to time. The novel hasn't progressed much yet, but I really want to see what happens next!
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i love it.. cant stop reading   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xeno01
June 12th, 2016, 6:04pm
First off I just want to note that the story isn't for everyone, so I can understand why people would think it's a poor read additionally I will admit that there are a lot of things that could of been done better.

As for the reason I like this so much is that there is a very good story although some of the writing isn't good at times but the overall story is very interesting and draw you in. The author does not focus too much on character development as much as I would like but he does create an interesting world with a unique culture and has the main characters progress through this world so they aren't stunk in one setting. Many of the smaller conflicts in the story can come off simple but the main conflicts are a little more complex where one enemy would die and never come back where as another would last throughout the story.

if you like fantasy adventure stories with a capable and intelligent main character where the character starts off weak but progressively grows stronger using both his wits and strength to defeat his enemies as he travels a world full of mysteries than you'll love this.

... Last updated on June 20th, 2016, 12:54am
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