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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 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 with the lowest 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 decided to train faster than anyone could expect. He also decided 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 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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Cuentos de Demonios y Dioses
Fortellinger om Demoner og Guder
Tales of Demons and Gods
TDG
Yao Shen Ji
Yêu Thần Ký
Yāo Shén Jì
Клеймо Зловещего Духа
Сказания о Демонах и Богах
妖神记(全彩)

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Status in Country of Origin
193 Chapters (Ongoing)

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Starts at Vol. 1, Ch.1

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (314 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
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Jiang Ruotai [Add]

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Good introduction to the world of chinese novels   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Seregosa
October 23rd, 2018, 4:05pm
I don't know what all the fools are doing in this review section, throwing names and insulting eachother, comparing it to this or that... Let's just write a proper review for what it is instead.

So, this was actually my gateway into chinese novels and thus actually the novel world itself. At the time, I was all about japanese manga and japanese anime, I had never humored the thought of reading novels nor had I humored the thought of enjoying "delicacies" from other countries.

When I first got to this manga, it was just so damn fresh, it blew me away, I loved everything about it and I couldn't get enough. I had never seen anything like it. Thus I, desperate for more after reading the measly two dozen or so manhua chapters that were translated at the time, found my way towards the novel! Wow. After that, I spent day after day reading it until I was done and craving more enjoyment, I started a lengthy crusade, I mean, journey, to pillage all the novels on the internet! Ah, good times. By the way, go for the novel instead! Or rather, try another chinese xuanhuan or xianxia novel, because this shit has an author that is slower than a sedated sloth, we're talking about posting 1 chapter a year or something and then a very, very slow rate when he comes back(at which point the story isn't the same anymore because he obviously changed and forgot things about the story after being absent for so damn long!). Anyway, so, satisfy it to say that I was spellbound.

This doesn't mean that this is actually a super awesome novel. Look at my score. 6/10. That thing includes at least 1 point of nostalgic value and gratitude for introducing me to something so awesome.

No, this is actually a pretty damn generic and super cliché chinese novel. It has nothing that special to offer and it could even be called simple and subpar in many ways. However, what it does offer is a mild way to get used to the idea of chinese novels(or manga). It's pretty easy to swallow for people, there's no outrageous stuff going on here. The mc is just an OP as f*ck sage of 1000+ years acting like a teenager and dominating everything, always showing off how damn good he is. Things that you find in other chinese novels might be much more outrageous and hard to accept for newcomers, such as rape, murdering millions, extreme torture, brutality, horror, tragedy, pussy hunting, killing for petty reasons, revenge and hilarious moments where the obnoxious people you despise finally gets screwed over and killed, crippled or tortured, or why not all at the same time. Stuff like that is quite common. It's far, far more gruesome than japanese stuff, and I love that about it, it's a nice change of pace. Someone annoys you? looks at you the wrong way? Eyes your girl? Has shiny stuff that you feel you would be much more deserving of? Well, they'd better wash their necks because mr. forgive-no-slight is coming to get them, no more forgiving and acting like a doormat. I mean, after reading about that stuff a lot, you start wanting more extreme stuff, no longer the kinda gray-good guy but instead the crazy, insane bastards that does everything for their own profit, that type of mc(one example of many, "reverend insanity" where the mc kills an innocent girl, feeds her to a bear bit by bit in great detail, including bones which he forces the bear to eat, then kills the bear and refines it into a pill to advance in level, where he sacrifices his entire home village to level up, eats brains that tastes like ice cream of a still alive monkeys twitching in horror and pain, burns innocent twins alive in a fire to get a skill, chops a messenger up and sends him home in a box amongst many other things). Would you find that in japanese novels? Nah, not easily at least. By the way, avoid stuff like "reverend insanity" until you're well tempered... It's not meant for newbies that haven't strengthened their stomachs and acceptance ranges.

Well, in this particular manga(and novel), you'd get a guy that is a pretty nice guy compared to most mcs out there. He kinda wants to help those around him as he journeys to become stronger. He does kill, but it's never a big deal(unlike many other chinese mcs that seems to have an experience counter where they level up if they kill enough, wahahaha). He tends to have good reasons to do so as well. There's no torture that I can remember or anything else, overall it's a nice introduction to start with, for the absolute newcomer, I don't doubt it would be a 9/10 or 10/10. If you want another introduction that people usually start with, it's coiling dragon amongst others. I never liked that one since I tried reading it after already going through many novels, but if I had started out with it, I bet I would've loved it.

... Last updated on October 23rd, 2018, 4:15pm
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Don't Listen to Stupid Tales and Demons fans   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Van21
July 30th, 2018, 7:08pm
This is actually my first Chinese Xuanhuan Manhua, or basically chinese fantasy which is the equal version of Japanese Isekai, I've read this because the manhua is so popular.

As much as I'm new to Chinese Xuanhuan, this type of series is their greatest flaw or what you call generic, if the Japanese Isekai have those Pacifist Herbivore Overpowered Chick Magnet Protagonist, then Chinese Xuanhuan have those Carnivorous chick maget OP MCs with too many power-ups, legacies, hidden items, and their characteristics being underestimated and ruthless, not to mention that most of them talks about how godly they, even though they don't deserve title.

Before, I was blind to the Xuanhuan world, but I'm already enlightened to some degree that I know what is good or bad, either way I can tolerate some generic or average series as long as they have interesting premise, but I've learned that Knowledge is power, being enlightened is important and Time is precious, and I've concluded to Drop this manhua.
To make it simple, this manhua is one of those Trash covered in Fake Gold, it's too attractive because of its Popularity but it's also the greatest Regret that I've done in my comic Milestone.
Now I can't think better but Disappointment to many Chinese manhua if these kind of manhua are on the Top Rankings, especially if their so Highly praised but doesn't deserve the Recognition. Actually I don't detest Chinese manhua, in fact I love them,

Most of the Xuanhuans are Shallow, and only few are Genuine Xuanhuan.

Now Unto TGD, is this really bad as people says or is worth to read? well I can't judge this properly since I've DROPPED it after reading it, as long as I can remember, It's in the time of Testing the Guardian Totems, but don't expect Biased review.
~STORY~ 2.5/10
The score was low but the characteristics of Xuanxuan element is still present, the world building was ok, but the element of where the plot revolves is unbalanced, to make it simple, the greatest in the City is none other than the Protagonist, and the outside was still a mystery, and I don't plan to read it. The Good thing in this series was there's some 'Connection' that revolves in the plot, and again, it's because the author wrote MC's awesomeness just to make a preparation for plot devices, just think of a Soldier with a decent Gun (plot devices and plot development which makes sense), who can reload (Repeat or Recycle) because of many ammo (connection made in the plot, like Achievements and Character Interaction) but can't hit the target (The Quality of the Plot)
In short this is nothing, you're like Cooking and there's a Decent Ingredients, yet it didn't taste Good. And I doubt that TGD is getting Better.
And forget about the Decent Ingredients, sometimes there's so many Plot Holes about the Past.
~Character -1~
The Biggest Downfall of the manhua. I'm not sure why is the Manhua is so popular and it's being compared to Naruto, I want to rant how good Naruto is compared to TGD, but let's be logical. Naruto has at least a decent amount of Characters, and these Characters were given depth through 'Back Story alias Fillers' and the Anime did much better (or worse) Fillers than the manga, but TGD is nothing compared to the Epic Characters of Naruto, None of them have relied to Naruto to get Stronger, they've only relied/depended on him during the hardest times which they can't Handle, and there's so many worthy and badass Antagonist too.
Now Think Naruto as a Buffet Dinner set in a Table, then Flip it, (table flip) that would be TGD's worth, wasted tasty food in the floor.
The Protagonist Nei Li, lived for a Thousand Years, luckily he got a Plot Device Legendary Notebook (like Dragonballs) that has Resurrected Him, and his adventure is about relying on the Past, that's why he can't move on, so he decided to Rate and Judge people based on his Experience, and the scaling was simple, which was good in the past, is good also in the present times, vice versa with the bad guys. Then the story sticked with that motto that none of the asshole have become better in character, they are even just getting worse, as for the Side characters, well they were friends to glorify the mc, these guys can't live without the MC, I mean seriously author, at least on Naruto, the Side characters were Badass and they didn't relied so much to Naruto, and even the author mentioned that side characters were much badass compared to the MC, yet the author have turned them into Character Decoration?... Tsk, the MC is a wimp in the past who became badass, I would prefer to read the story of his Past adventures than to read what is presently written on this manhua, since in the Past he knows 'Manners' and 'Respect' but you could say that he's weak that have become strong in knowledge
(but there's so many plot holes about his story, like he didn't past the Silver Rank, but he's the Greatest Alchemist)
~Enjoyement~ 2
I can't enjoy these type of series, thought I'm amazed that I've tolerated it up to this point, this is a waste of time, even though I appreciate the Translator and I respect the Author for his Job, and I didn't pay a cent for it for reading it, still... I regret that I've read it. Save your time, money can't buy it!!!
First of all, this story has nothing to Offer, but only 'Glory' of the Protagonist.
Second, the protagonist can't even make himself Respectful, he does not have Charisma to become one, he's just an asshole in character. The author could have made him Respectable through intelligent arguments or debates, at least he has a knowledge of worth of a Thousand Years.
Third, the MC is a pedophile, it's only natural to get attracted to women, and it's reasonable since he was resurrected, but in that child's body is an experienced old man, I doubt that People will love to read it if he has an image of an old man too.
There's so many reason why I have to drop this, but the only thing that I want is 'Quality' and this one does not have that 'Quality' that I want to see in a manhua, and I've already Decided to Abstain myself from reading Xuanhuan, unless it has received Positive Reliable Reviews with a proper Judgment and refined taste when it comes to comics.
Overall This series has the potential but was destroyed by Glorification and Fanservice (not only ecchi thing has fanservice, but also Overpowered Moments is a type of Fanservice) and Shallow, and full of disappointment.
If you're into Chinese manhuas, especially the xuanhuans, (since I'm not) Make sure that You're reading a manhua Worthy of its Praise, not full of shallow moments, not full of retard characters, not repetitive and make sure it's Unique. This manhua is also one of the reason why I don't read Chinese xuanhuan especially their novels, since only few has written character depth, and Even the praised one which is similar to it ISTTH which is a xianxia which was recognized was barely able to keep up on my Standards.

... Last updated on July 30th, 2018, 7:14pm
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TDG is good, don't listen to those Naruto idiots.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Prinnny
July 24th, 2018, 5:25pm
First things first TDG (Tales of Demons and Gods) is not a Naruto copy/fanfiction/etc. The author Mad Snail personally said he was inspired by DBZ. Make sense? Of course it does. Nie Li boasts Goku's outfit. It's like people only watched Naruto and then picked up a Manhua without knowledge on anything but Naruto. Talk about frogs at the bottom of a well.

Now let's get started on why I gave this novel a 10/10. The story itself is pretty amazing and Mad Snail's storywriting is quite decent. He uses many Chinese idioms such as, "the ignorant frog at the bottom of the well", to keep the novel quite humorous. The MC is not like the typical overpowered MC (such as One-Punch man, Ains Ooal Gown, etc.), instead he offers something a bit different. He is the smartest but not yet the strongest so he does get beat up sometimes but usually wins. Our MC traveled through time back to his 13-year old self (pre-puberty) and spent over thousands of years in frozen time-space learning hundreds of languages and reading thousands of books. Now one might question: How does his memory fare? To answer that I should first layout the basis/context of Martial Art Manhuas. People more or less cultivate through knowledge. They repeat a philosophical phrase over and over again to comprehend it's true value and by doing so, increases their cultivation level. For that reason, many manhua writers and readers assume that every cultivator has eidetic memory.

As for the story, you basically read about how Nie Li reincarnates to change his fate by overcoming his adversaries. The only advantage Nie Li has over others is that he lived life twice and knows his stuff. Put it this way, Nie Li has an A+ in a course but on one of the tests some dude cheated off Nie Li and got him expelled. Nie Li then goes to retake the course in some other school. That's basically what makes him OP. By reading TDG you are basically watching Nie Li retake a course but Mad Snail's writing keeps you captivated and wanting more. I find myself always wanting to know more and how Nie Li handles things because I know it'll be interesting.

Nie Li basically has a mental age well over 1000 years old and is actually quite smart and mature. After being transported through time, he quickly realized he has to maintain the behavior of a 13 year old kid but that is all an act. While alone or with anyone who knows his real age, he lets his mature self show, but when dealing with people who pick on him he puts on an extremely arrogant tone to taunt them. According to Mad Snail, Nie Li's arrogance is just for comedic relief. In Nie Li's past life, one could tell he was very humble. In his current life, he purposely makes himself seem arrogant and ignorant to enemies so there's a bigger impact when he beats them up or shows his worth (their overexaggerated defeat/reaction is comedy gold). But this personality makes sense because of his backstory/past life. Because of it, Nie Li doesn't want anyone to step on him or his friends and makes sure those who do will not have a great time. He is willing to do anything to make sure those who want him to suffer will be the ones to suffer.

If you enjoy reading about MC's who are extremely cunning, everything goes their way, they're
constantly getting OP, and constantly put stupid evildoers to shame then you will enjoy TDG.

If you like MC's who are humble, constantly getting OP, and not constantly starting shit with idiot evildoers then you probably won't like TDG but you may like Star Martial God Technique. The reason for this is because Nie Li can get really shameless at times just to flip someone off while the MC of Star Martial God Technique never brags and would even apologize for being too strong. Humble af. Still a power creep novel though. But hey, that's just how Chinese writers do things. Nowadays, Manhuas are basically the epitome of power creep novels with OP MCs. You wouldn't be reading a Manhua if you didn't enjoy reading about the power creep.

... Last updated on July 24th, 2018, 5:33pm
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Quite interesting to be honest but lacks character development   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by mangalover4u
June 17th, 2018, 6:25am
I came across this manga a while back at mangazuki and wanted to see if it was worth a read. The manga was quite interesting and it gets you hyped at first. The first few chapters are full of adventure and shocks and the way the MC handles the situation in Tales of Demons and Gods is admirable and amusing to watch.

I'm personally not a fan of this kind of shounen manga but this one had some great elements to it The only thing I believe it lacked was good character development. The idea was very simple and the character development can be slow. This manga might have had the chance of coming in the top 10 of all time and maybe we could have seen it among Naruto and one piece but characters development failed it
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Story is Great, However.   
Rating: N/A
by 0riginal
March 28th, 2018, 5:50pm
The story is definitely enthralling and is worth a read, especially the manga version. The translated novels are a bit....awful.

However, if the manga catches up to the book, some may not enjoy the plots holes that the author allows to develop. Made it very hard to keep reading. Be aware of that going in.

There are also a lot of "sudden" and "random" events that just spring out of nowhere consistently and a lot of repeated phrases.
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short and simple   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by 50thHokage
May 23rd, 2017, 6:09pm
If you are into OP MC's or ones that are looked down on but are really strong. THIS IS FOR YOU. if you don't like that then its a hit or miss. Chapters are really short but has a decent amount of them (Can finish in one sitting though. Its not the best (time travel, another world story) out there but is far from the worst. Has a decent story so the LN might be better but if your like me and not really into LN then this will do. HOPE THIS HELPED!!!!!!!!!!
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Gary Stu, is that you?   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by liquidsin
May 21st, 2017, 8:41pm
"God, I hate it when the MC is an ordinary person that struggles against adversity." If you have those thoughts, this series might be just for you. This MC is a supernatural genius that inherits the knowledge of his previous 1000+ year life. Spells, incantations, alchemy, ancient languages, economics, martial arts, and pretty much anything else imaginable is known at a higher level than everyone else. All these blessings could be enjoyable if the MC wasn't a condescending twat. It's strange... somehow the MC feels pathetic despite all the flat side characters constantly reassuring me about how great he is.

... Last updated on October 12th, 2017, 8:07am
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hooked!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by reinn1986
March 9th, 2017, 9:36am
i gave the other works of the same author (Rebirth of The Thief) a perfect rating because it is perfectly matches with my interest. this series however, used too much fantasy/magic settings so i give it a 9. the drawing and the plotline itself reminded me of Naruto, but this one is better. Because the "naruto" in here is actually the genius one (thanks to the previous knowledge of hardwork) and the "sasuke" in here is the moron one (because he is talented yet conceited, but relying on other people (his clan) instead - just like what sasuke would have done if his clan wasnt massacred in the first place). If the present Hokage-Naruto were sent back to his Genin academy time and there is no tailed beast inside his body, then this series is what you will get. The main character in this isnt overpowered from the very start, or stealing energy from some godly creature that was "given" to him since birth. the main character is very weak and very poor, but he changed his destiny thanks to his knowledge and patience. i recommend that you read the novel version first then the manhua, because the manhua isnt very detailed and lacking in various bits and pieces. and then you can appreciate how beautiful Xiao Ning'er really is! xD

... Last updated on March 9th, 2017, 9:41am
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Below avarage power fantasy   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by RexIX
February 27th, 2017, 4:09am
The main hero succeeds not because of his wits, but because everyone else make poor decisions, i.e., are morons. The dialogue is poorly written and full with fantasy garble.
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Starts off quite good but doesn't last   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by PZcolo
August 11th, 2016, 9:19am
I'm a bit disappointing so far, the premise is interesting but that's so far the extent of it. I get that he has his past life memories but this takes it to ridiculous proportions and that's why the main char is very boring, he perfect in all sense, has ridiculous memory, has courage, knows infinite knowledge of, spirits, cultivation, alchemy, martial arts, archery; he can even sweeten any girl, and so on, no flaw... BORING! Oh and I forgot, it seams he doesn't even need to sleep, yay. Just imagine, this guy remembers everything he ever learned... does anyone even remember what he learned in school to that extent? what you read in any book? So we also have to add perfect recall, genius and hardworking to his flawless self. Also, it seams it's going the harem route.
Actually he does have a flaw and that's also another reason why I dislike the MC. In the beginning, he was arrogant but still forthcoming, he helped his friends and treated them well, same for family and potential allies and for the most part hr was only disrespectful and pedantic against those he had a bone to pick and even then he measured himself since he knew he was still weak and vulnerable, after 90ch or so, arrogance has become his main characteristic, he's even a prick with the lord of the city, the father of his loved one... likewise, I think I read him say "thank you" once or twice and as for sorry, not even once (actually only once but he wasn't really apologising). I find this attitude incredibly annoying, being an ass is justified because he's the MC? and it irritates me even more so since he's not a 14 year old kid, adding up his age he's over 200 years old apparently (not sure thou) so acting like a hotblooded teenager does not make sense
It's still entertaining so I'll have to see how the author decides to progress with it, I just hope something other than showing the mc is awesome takes place or this is doomed imo.

... Last updated on September 21st, 2017, 7:19am
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