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Cha Ming and Huxian have faced the heavens and lived....

Crippled and broken, Cha Ming finds himself in an isolated village. Only the efforts of a mortal doctor are keeping him alive. His qi pathways are ravaged, and his organs are failing. It’s only a matter of time before his wounds claim him.

Meanwhile, Huxian finds himself in his natural environment - a mountain crawling with powerful demons. To survive, he’ll need to eat or be eaten. It’s a good thing eating is what he does best. One man. One fox. One shared life. If one fails, so does the other....

©2018 Patrick Georges Laplante (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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Story starts to get boring

The story has started to follow too many people. It is no longer about Cha Min, only about 1/3 of it is. Then when it does follow Cha Min, he continues to be too stupid to live and makes such cliché choices. He heals a murdering rapist bandit which of course bites him in the ass and gets an entire village thrown into slavery. He still acts like he is 12, he has had SO many adult experiences and he still does stupid things. Reading this feels more like a chore than an enjoyment. The MC is just dumb and will always be dumb and always act dumb because there is no character growth. If you were on the fence about the third book then I wouldn't recommend this book.

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Worse book in series way to many switches

Story was weak more characters isn't always good jumping around to people I don't care about (you might like them)makes story less than I just didn't like it

Skipped to the end

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not what I expected

if I had known this was just going to be hours of exploring helplessness I would have saved my time

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Disappointing in the extreme

I actively waited for this book. I held off until it was on audible so I'd have something to listen to on my commutes. I went into this book wanting to like it.

Im looking into returning it.

This was overwhelmingly disappointing. It reads like a manifesto of helplessness and a study in stupidity. Worse, out of a massive cast of characters, only which two are remotely likable all of them have issues that are direct results of their actions that stemmed from flat out ignoring all attempts of assistance or advice.

Perhaps if the order of operations differed it wouldnt be so bad but by the time something that could genuinely draw out sympathy occured their was none to be had. I was so thoroughly disconnected from the characters and the story i couldnt empathize and found myself questioning why i was still reading the book at all.

I generally finish a book just to be sure, but this one..this one is making it terribly difficult.

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Skip this series!

If you like multiple POVs and a weak MC (constantly being crippled), then this is the series for you. If you hate the above, stop this series now. It gets worse from here; every book past this one, MC keeps getting crippled and making stupid decisions. It’s like someone told the author to keep the MC weak. Every time he gets stronger, the author cripples him the next book. You see no real progress until book 9...... yes you heard me right, book 9!!! I think the author has an underdog fetish.

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don't listen to the bad reviews

there are a lot of really negative reviews about this book that are underserved, what they say is broadly true but extremely hyperbolic. yes the main character suffers a setback in this book but he ends the book in a significantly stronger position than he started it.

yes the perspective changes between characters but not an obnoxious amount and the focus stays on the main character, and all the other character perspectives are the main characters closest companions from previous books.

the negative reviews make me think these people didn't read/listen past the first few chapters or simply want a story where the main character never struggles in the slightest and effortlessly achieves everything.

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Just hang in there

I almost didn’t want to finish it during the first half, the reviews are harsh but the book is actually very good once it picks up. All the suffering turns out good, no MC can be the best all the time.

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wtf

The first 2 were alright, but this one turned into a weird version of the lion king and the jungle book, mixed up with following random ass people, the mc is barely even part of the story anymore.

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Don't listen to the negative reviews!

This book is just as good as the first two. I binge listened to it and wasn't bored for a second. I can't wait to listen to the next books. This author has skills.

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great series!

This is an amazing cultivator Series, as a devoted fan of the genre I highly recommend it

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Very enjoyable story

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story. What stood out most compared to similar works is that spirit creatures aren't basic, isolated, and defenseless beings to be farmed by the masses of cultivators of the human empires.