Fellow Daoists, please enjoy ISSTH Chapter 72!

Several powerful Cultivators sat around a table at a bar. “I’m going to go start a city,” said one of them. “I’ll call myself Patriarch Continent…” “Oh yeah?” said another. “Me too. I will be Patriarch Planet.” “Oh yeah?” said another. “Just call me Patriarch Star!” “Oh yeah?” said yet another. “I shall be Patriarch Solar System!!” “Hahahaha!” said the final Cultivator. He slapped the table and cried, “Henceforth I am Patriarch Milky Way!!!” Grumbling irritably, the other Cultivators buried their faces in their beers.

Chapter 72: A True Man
Translated by Deathblade
Contributing Editor: Madam Deathblade
Proofreaders: Lingson, laoren and MeeBoo

A (non-Web) novel recommendation after the jump


I’d like to recommend the awesome fantasy series “Mistborn” by Brian Sanderson (who also helped finish Wheel of Time after Elder Brother Robert Jordan passed away). The universe is truly unique, and the magic system, called Allomancy, is incredibly well thought out and very fun to see in action. I’m still in the middle of reading the series, so if you’ve read it already please don’t post any comments with spoilers!!! Check it out!

16 thoughts on “Fellow Daoists, please enjoy ISSTH Chapter 72!” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. It is a great series!!! I won’t spoil it but the ending was unexpected (at least to me lol)
    If you enjoyed the Mistborn series…try the Stormlight archive!! It is even better!!!

    1. Mistborn is pretty good. I did get bored 90% through the second book and haven’t finished it though. Still on my list for the future though.

      Wheel of time is also good if you can get through the author describing EVERYTHING. I swear IET could’ve probably condensed the entire 13 book series into 2 books. Not in a good way though I suppose.

      Stormlight Archive seems promising but there’s no way I’m picking up a 10 book series that’s only released 2 books.

      1. lol, heaps of my friends really liked the Mistborn series too…. this has caused many arguments because for me it’s basically a fantasy version of Twilight. The MC is annoying, needy and never has any real personal growth. And Sanderson typically abuses a different writing element in each story such as foreshadowing to the point that you don’t even need to read the entire novel to know everything that happens in it including the ending. I think book 3 I worked out the entire plot by around chapter 7 including the “twist.”

        Add that to Sandersons endless moralising at his audience and reading it was probably one of the worst reading experiences of my life…. with the possible exception of the time I read it again because my friends convinced me I must have read it wrong the first time – as they all think it’s the best series ever. I need new friends.

        His Wheel of Time books were also massively out of line with the other books and Jordan’s intentions for the series. For instance, it’s pretty obvious for instance that Nynaeve is meant to develop into an independent Aeis Sedai (essentially meant to end up how she initially perceived Moraine) and earn the respect of Cadsuane by sitting down and demonstrating she can act like a competent woman even if they dissagree about certain points. Jordan’s ending even had that happen with an entire faction of the White Tower forming around her. But in Sanderson’s chapters she just constantly runs away from Cadsuane and never has an adult discussion with her.

        Don’t even get me started on characters like Mat. To be fair – I will say his adaption of that series was better than Herbert’s son’s attempt to finish Dune.

        Stormlight Archive is pretty good though. Still has a lot of moralising but his writing technique has gotten much better.

  2. Mistborn series is great. If you like it I’d recommend checking out the other series’ in his (so far, loosely) connected Cosmere, especially the recent Stormlight Archives.

    1. Mistborn, Stormlight Archive, Demon Cycle (aka painted man), Kingkiller chronicles, and game of thrones are probably the best fantasy series I know.

  3. I am always impressed when an author manages to be unique. There’s so much fantasy lining the shelves these days that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to do >.<
    Thanks for the chapter Deadsword!

  4. Actually you should really try his Reckoners series as well. Book one is steelheart and is a whole lot of awesomeness in a rather different way. I would put it equal with his Stormlight Archive series which is the best of his books I think. Mistborn are awesome but the more he writes the better Sanderson seems to get and Mistborn were some of his earlier books.

  5. If one is Patrick star is there also going to be a square sponge? 🙂

    I like the majority of Sanderson’s work but it seems to me that while he is good with details and the ideas he is a bit too skimpy on the plot for my tastes. Most of his work seem to have really gaping plot holes. For example…the ending of the mist born series really bugged me it was like…he took all the characterization and development he was cultivating said “no this is no good” then threw it in the trash. Then stuck a little duck-tape on the mess that remained to make it better only the tape didn’t even match the color scheme let alone the plether he was originally working with. Let me repeat, I actually like his work in general it’s just that whenever I finish one it feels really unfinished to me and leaves much to be desired

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