Renegade Immortal
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Renegade Immortal

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Author:
Er Gen
Translator:
Rex.
Renegade Immortal / Xian Ni (仙逆) – Wang Lin is a very smart boy with loving parents. Although he and his parents are shunned by the rest of their relatives, his parents have always held high hopes that he will one day become someone great. One day, Wang Lin suddenly gained the chance to walk the path of an immortal but found that he only had mediocre talent at best. Watch Wang Lin as he breaks through his lack of talent and walks the path towards becoming a real immortal!
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Econ_
Editor
4 years ago
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Edited
Recommended
This is one of the best Xianxia novels out there. Even though it starts out slow, it is akin to an uphill road of action. The action, the story, the characters, all only go up in intensity. This is also the author's first work, and one could spot the roughness in the early chapters. But he did a good job as both him and the novel evolved over the novel's length. In the novel, we get to see the life of Wang Lin and his personality growing from a naive kid to a ruthless cultivator. We observe his troubles, his enemies, his friends and family. The path is not easy for him, but he preserves. The side characters, they are quite good. Some of the villains are also quite menacing, and leave an impact. There is romance too, but it is not stellar imo, and is one of the weak parts of the story.

TL:DR - One of the best novels in Wuxiaworld, definitely recommended.

Just a curious traveler
4 years ago
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Edited
Recommended
It is a bit hard to review without spoiling, but I'll try ^_^

This novel was and is by far my favorite Xianxia. I thoroughly enjoyed it from the beginning to the very ending. I was sad when Wang Lin was sad, hyped when he was angry, hyped when Main Spoiler Antagonist appears, hyped when mortal arcs appear, hyped when he comprehend stuff, hyped when.....eh, let's say I got hyped plenty of times.

Renegade Immortal basically starts out somewhat slow, but it gets better and better increasingly upwards, without stopping. Said beginning is still being appreciated, as for those familiar with Xianxias, it is still a change. The MC goes from a naive, normal boy seeking to please his parents to a ruthless and scheming cultivator. His growth is almost tangible, and some arcs can bring you to tears.

Not only that, I honestly never expected this much depth even from an Er Gen novel (PotT aside). Hype wasn't the only thing I, we felt, we basically comprehended alongside Wang Lin, were sad when he was sad, pitied him in the rare moments he showed his loneliness, loved(?) when he did. I enjoyed every single bit of it. Of his struggle to succeed.

The writing was absolutely great. It starts out rough as it is the author's first work, but you can see it and *feel* it evolve as time and chapters go on. Expect deep writing, that sometimes brought readers to tears. The mortal arcs are an absolute treat that defines and what is in my opinion the main defining factor of this novel, that separates it from the rest. True Dao comprehension.

A major turning point in the novel's writing and quality would be chapter 250 imo.

Wang Lin is a well-written character, and the side-characters are also absolutely great. Some are sadly inevitably forgotten, but many still stuck and almost every one left an impact, big or small.

The antagonists are done quite well, and honestly the main antagonist is one of the best-written antagonists I saw. There was real suspense, and they left enormous impacts.

If there is something that'll bring this novel down, it would likely be the romance as it is a bit weird, in the sense that the start of it was bad, but the following process and consequence was good, which leaves a bit of a sense of incongruence. You enjoy the writing, but when you think about how it started...well, not stellar imo.

And although it is not the main focus, there is some great comedy moments in this novel.

TL;DR long story short, if not the best, then one of the best novels in Wuxiaworld and Xianxias in general.

To end it with a "chapter chart". It's rough, but hopefully gives an idea :

0-100 : Decent

100-150 : Gets better, good

150-250 : Great

250-500 : Amazing

500-2088 : (one of) Best Xianxia you've read

This is Renegade Immortal.

PS : For those who'd want to continue reading the Er Gen series, then following Ri, I reccomend reading, and in that order : Pursuit of the Truth -> I Shall Seal the Heavens -> A Will Eternal -> A World Worth Protecting

Lil
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4 years ago
Recommended
Purchased
This is a shining example of the genre. Although it can be difficult to follow at times, unlike alot of novels, which fall off part way, this one only gets better the further it progresses. It feels less like you're reading a story and more that you're peering into another world and following the struggle and Journey /Dao of Wang Lin through his life. I absolutely love the philosophy involved and the progression of the outlook/personality of the main character; In the world of Renegade Immortal it is clear to see that one must gain wisdom and enlightenment in order to cultivate to immortality. You can see the feelings and life experiences that the author has poured into his work. The characters are human, and their stories in their realness evoke real emotions. This is an experience you shouldn't miss.

A must read!

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4 years ago


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