Hey guys, it’s been a while since we brought you a new novel. Please join me in a hearty Wuxiaworld welcome for podao and his project, Gate of Revelation 天启之门 (also known as Gate of Apocalypse) by Dancing 跳舞! Gate of Revelation is a truly fascinating story, one of the most intriguing ones I’ve read so far (and that’s saying something)! While not wanting to spoil too much…it is an incredibly interesting book that inverts a lot of tropes about ‘VR/online gaming’ and about ‘transmigration into another world’. In short…what if our world, the ‘real world’, was nothing more than a giant simulation…and all of us were supposed to be just NPC’s…but we gained awareness that the world was actually a game…which was going to be server wiped soon? Think Matrix + SAO + a number of other interesting categories. I highly recommend this story! It is especially refreshing because it’s very different from the Xianxia/cultivation novels that we have here. Podao will start by translating seven chapters a week!
FYI, there’s actually a lot of history in bringing on podao, who is a translator I have tremendous respect for, and he’s one of the most extensive footnoters (often a sign of a good translator). He originally caught my eye on the Wuxiaworld forums with a completely different translation, Otherworldly Evil Monarch, which actually became quite popular. I had invited him to join Wuxiaworld back in Nov/Dec 2015, and he accepted…but then when he found out that later parts in the book were uncomfortably racist, he elected to drop it even though he had a standing Wuxiaworld offer and people who were willing to donate (and were donating) money to him. I respect the hell out of him for sticking to his principles like this!
So in short…let’s give a huge, warm Wuxiaworld welcome to PODAO!!!!