BTTH Chapter 40

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BTTH Chapter 40 – Shock

Silent, everyone was silent!

All eyes were blankly focused onto the golden words reflected on the black stone tablet above.

On the Guests’ platform, the sharp clear ring of shattering tea cups falling to the ground resonated. The representatives from Wu Tan City were all dumbfounded, disbelief spread across their faces.

The purpose of their visit was to confirm whether the rumors were true or not: to see with their own eyes if Xiao Yan really did jump up 4 Duan Qi in the span of a year.

However, what they had just seen not only confirmed the rumours but had completely surpassed their expectations.

4 Duan Qi in a year? Now it turned into 5 Duan Qi… This training speed, it could only be described with a single word: Frightening!

“The Xiao Clan has succeeded once more…” Everyone on the Guests’ platform couldn’t help but mutter under their breath. To have a clan member that jumped 5 Duan Qi in a year, the Xiao Clan’s future was looking bright.

“If this rate of growth continues, then perhaps…perhaps in 10 years, the Xiao Clan will have a Dou Huang ranked member.” Everyone on the Guests’ platform looked at each other as their hearts felt heavy at that thought.

Dou Huang: if any clan in the Jia Ma Empire had a strong Dou Huang, their status would skyrocket within the Jia Ma Empire. Even the three largest Clans in the Jia Ma Empire, the Primer Clan, Nalan Clan and Ritter Clan, would respect that clan After all, there were only a handful of Dou Huang level Dou Zhes in the entire Jia Ma Empire. Each Dou Zhe who reached the Dou Huang rank had the power to topple over anything from the heavens to the oceans and to face ten thousands of enemies with ease. No sane empire would dare offend a Dou Huang without weighing the consequences!

Three hundred years ago, Jia Ma Empire’s sole Dou Huang Dou Zhe had his family killed as a result of a war. As a result, the Dou Huang single-handedly massacred the enemy’s 10,000 elite knights in a fit of rage. Both empires were shaken in awe by the bloodshed caused.

Since that moment on, no empire on the Dou Qi Continent dared to offend a Dou Huang Dou Zhe. At the same time, everyone saw how scary Dou Huangs could be.

Therefore, everyone that saw Xiao Yan’s gift looked at the Xiao Clan with an extreme envy.

At the center of the high platform, even Xiao Zhan was looking at the golden words on the monument with a his eyes slightly sour. After a while, he let out a lengthy breath and viewed his black clothed son with a look of gratitude.,”The best decision in my life was to not create uneasiness between Yan Er and me…”

As Xiao Yan’s father, Xiao Zhan was well aware of his son’s temperament. He could still clearly remember that in Xiao Yan’s childhood, not long after his birth, how indifferent his son was to him. Xiao Yan would always look at him with a cold look, as if he were looking at a stranger and not his father.

Fortunately, over the years, the cold and detached looks toward Xiao Zhan grew warm, as Xiao Zhan’s care and love…

Thinking back to the time when Xiao Yan was a child, Xiao Zhan shivered. His mouth twitched while a gentle smile took over his face.

“Xiao Clan Leader, young master Xiao Yan’s talent is truly mind blowing! This time the Xiao Clan will definitely have an amazingly terrifying Dou Zhe.” Standing by Xiao Zhan’s side, Ya Fei’s beautiful eyes gazed at the very same person Xiao Zhan was looking at. Her face was still slightly red from her excitement while she said her thoughts.

Xiao Zhan laughed loudly, pride and excitement clearly showing on his face. He cupped his hands together and with a courteous look to Ya Fei, he replied, “Ya Fei, that kid’s talent is sometimes a huge surprise but at other times, a huge letdown. You also know of how he fell from the spotlight three years ago and faced countless hardships. No one would have thought that he would regain his talent but here it is again…sigh!”

Ya Fei’s eyebrows bent slightly with her feminine smile. Whether Xiao Yan’s talent was short lived or not, she didn’t know. Right now, the only thing that mattered to her was his potential, which would be enough for her.

Giving an enchanting look downwards, Ya Fei’s heart had already formed a plan. In the future, she would be sure to come and do business with the Xiao Clan as much as possible!


Beneath the ceremonial platform, Xiao Yu opened her mouth with a stiff face. She stared at the Black Monument in shock while breathing heavily. Suddenly she snapped at Xiao Ning: “Didn’t you say that he was 7 Duan Qi? How is he higher?”

Xiao Ning’s opened mouth a couple of times before he mumbled innocently, “Last month he was already 7 Duan…. This month, he, seems to have had a breakthrough?”

“To go from 7 Duan to 8 Duan in one month… How is that possible? Even if that brat got his old talent back, he wouldn’t be able to train this fast!” Xiao Yu exclaimed. “To jump 5 Duan in a year? The little brat should die dammit! This kind of speed can rival that monster woman in Jianan Academy.”

“How would I know…” Xiao Ning gave a bitter smile as he glanced at the far away Xun Er, only to see her gaze fixed on Xiao Yan below with eyes of admiration and didn’t paying attention to him at all.

“F**king bastard!”

After being ignored by the girl he favored over all others, Xiao Ning’s heart blazed with the fires of jealousy. Raising his head, he threw a ferocious glare at Xiao Yan that contrasted with his youthful face.


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50 thoughts on “BTTH Chapter 40” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

      1. Thank you! ^^ I am not much into all the community cuddling, “firstposts” and other commenting, but such a worthy story like BTTH is definitely worth registering and a few comments.

    1. I on the other hand would rather mantain novel as novel, and manhua as manhua. I enjoy reading novels because i can use my imagination to create characters how i like to, if i wanted to read manga/manhua, i would go read it instead.

      Humu, and of course, big thanks for great chapter! 😀

      1. i too, understand that… but i also came to read light novels from reading mangas/manhuas… i wouldn’t have discovered this pleasure if not for that. it would also greatly benefit the author but i also do understand what u feel. im reading other LN that brought out a manga/manhua and i was quite disappointed with it the figures they sometimes draw and their facial expressions do not match in what i perceive (in my head) what the character’s face should be like when having that emotion. i feels the emotion was not delivered enough leaving me unsatisfied.

        anyways, if it does come to a point which it has illustrations, ill come see it too but will not read if disappointed

    2. the manhua is an insult to the novel. key story details are changed and so any images from the manhua will conflict with the novel and only cause confusion.

      it’s like having a website dedicated to motorbikes but only showing images of bicycles and tricycles.

      1. well, meant to edit that first line…

        but yeah, using pics not intended for the novel is inappropriate, just because the original source material was the same doesn’t mean it portrays things as it is written, appearances, situations, dialogue et cetera.

        just look at what happened for doulou dalu, all the “mature” content (sexual innuendo) had to be removed, so oscar no longer has various sausages with different appearance and effect, now he has various foods like tofu and garlic, while fatty is literally turned into a joke-chicken who “eats too much”…

  1. Mr GGP are you reading the manhua too? can you tell us which novel chapter corresponds to which manhua chapter? do you have a page where we can find character illustrations?

      1. Yeah. Sometimes i wonder if its better to wait a week or two, but i know that i could never do that. So i just keep reading the lastest chapter over and over again until i can recite it wrong beginning to end. Worth!

    1. I love the tea cups shattering scene!!! I can visually imagine the expressions on their faces and the tea cups falling in slow motion and shattering on the ground. The dramatic drop is just too strong.

      1. Yea, ” Like Father, Like Son ”
        Zhan, Drops Cups
        Yan, Drops Vases

        Just Imagining The Mess, Would Even Give The Laziest of People The Willies.

        Anywho, Take Care Everyone & Of Each Other !

        Oh & Thanks For The Translations !

  2. Great chapter as always, cheers for the TL. Legs really does have a bone to pick with Xiao Yan huh? And Ning…the poor guy…no seriously that poor guy!!!

  3. Dear translator, thank you for the translation. Many thanks to the Author!!
    Thanks to all sponsors too!
    Many thanks to Wuxiaworld for hosting!
    Translated by Deception, GGP and Khh Mart!
    Edited by Totokkk, TwangyNewt and Based Jessica

  4. Even the three largest Clans in the Jia Ma Empire, the Primer Clan, Nalan Clan and Ritter Clan, would respect that clan

    Missing a period at the end

    Even the three largest Clans in the Jia Ma Empire, the Primer Clan, Nalan Clan and Ritter Clan, would respect that clan.

  5. even Xiao Zhan was looking at the golden words on the monument with a his eyes slightly sour

    You do not need the ‘a’

    even Xiao Zhan was looking at the golden words on the monument with his eyes slightly sour

    1. I Concur, AbyssDarkFire.

      ” The Disturbance-In-The-Bath-Moment ” Appeared Again.
      I Can Hear The ” Inwardly Gall-Scream ” ( No Not Girl, Gall. )

      Her Expression Is Somewhat, Pleasing, Although.

      Ning, On The Other Hand, He Sure Didn’t Save Anything,
      ” From Under That Rug Of His “.

      Almost Making It Sound Like,
      He Joined In On ” The-Bath-Moment “.

      …. Now That is Priceless.

      Thanks For The Translations !
      Take Care Everyone & Of Each Other !

  6. Ya know what would have made this even more entertaining? If he had to start from no Duan and got 8 duan in a year. Talk about lol faces everywhere.

    Thanks for the chapter.

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