WuxiaWorld 9 Best Novels to Read
The oldest and probably the most liked translation group is WuxiaWorld. Wuxia meaning martial hero. They translate all kinds of novels but mostly Wuxia, xianxia, and Xuanhuan Chinese web novels. They translate Korean web novels too.
Marissa Gilbert will have you captivated with her story in the first chapter. It’s a unique storyline that has twists, turns, and cliffhangers at the end of the chapters that leave you on the edge of your seat. Never have I read a book that had me so entranced and made me feel different things. I was mad at times, too shocked, had some minor heart attacks along the way, and cried, and laughed. I absolutely love this book. She has a gift that leaves you wanting more. It is definitely worth reading. (from Goodreads)
The Perfect Luna is an award-winning book written by Marissa Gilbert and is the first book in the Moonrise Kingdom series.
I think WuxiaWorld is the hero in the translation sector. Even if you don’t agree with this statement, but you can’t deny that it is at least better than Webnovel in most of the places like translation, editing, etc. Their translation and editing quality are way better. I also like the subscription system that WuxiaWorld implements.
Let’s not talk more about WuxiaWorld. We will discuss more in my future post titled “Webnovel Vs WuxiaWorld.”
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The Top Novels from WuxiaWorld are listed below. The novels are in random order.
One of the most liked Korean web novel in WuxiaWorld despite the shortcomings.
Overgeared is an excellent VR adventure-focused novel. It features the rise of Shin Youngwoo, who holds the name ‘Grid’ in the game world of “Satisfy”. It follows Grid as he strives at the forefront of humanity to carve his epic into the history of the Satisfy world.
Firstly, You will get a well developed and well-detailed plot. You will love the MC and his adventure as well as his humor. Besides MC, you will also love other side characters too. They are finely developed in the story.
Secondly, The plot progresses closely to its title Overgeared. It’s like Overflow, having excess water in the cup than its capacity. Here, we have MC who wears more gears than any other common person which is comical and the plot revolves around that.
The Game World is really vast with people from different classes, each with different personalities, power, and skill which makes Overgeared rich in storytelling and world development.
This Novel is a big NO to anyone who doesn’t prefer Harem. Beautiful, cold, independent and popular girls instantly become dumb when came in contact with MC. The character development of side characters is done very poorly and are only there to make MC look good and make MC seem like a god.
Another problem is that MC is naïve, stupid, and annoying. Many readers say, “MC will grow as the chapter progresses. Don’t hate unless you have read 1K+ chapters.” I read the novel up to 500 chapters. I have to say readers were saying the truth. MC’s personality goes from -100,000 to -1000. That’s a good improvement, but not enough for me to continue reading.
Let’s not get started with plot holes and nationalism.
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If you like Overgeared, you may also like Night Ranger.(Learn More)
The Grandmaster Strategist
This is the only story that I loved most than any other novels in WuxiaWorld.
Of poor background, Jiang Zhe, has finally, after ten years of hard work, passed the imperial examinations and become a scholar within Hanlin Academy. Unwittingly, he becomes involved in the succession dispute of the Great Yong Dynasty. He faces conspiracies and machinations and countless battles of strength and wits. In this conniving world, he uses his intelligence and knowledge to provide for himself and his companions a stable environment to survive. Watch nations fall, great men rise, and supreme martial artists kneel before the quiet whispers of a frail, unassuming scholar.
Everything about this novel is just too good. The writing quality, the translation, and the editing are just top-notch. Its dialogues and story-telling have the capacity to truly capture your attention. Be careful to not get lost in the story, cause you will feel pain as there are tragedies in this novel, you won’t be able to stop yourself from cheering for the MC when he fights in the war with this wits and knowledge, and the friendship between MC and his friend is exemplary. The world development as well as character development is done in a very clever way. The writing style of the author is quite unique too.
Mini-info dumps and not overly focused on romance. Some translated poems, quotes, and dialogues won’t give the same feeling as it is in the original. But these are very minor things.
If you are following all my posts, then you may have seen this novel appearing in most of my posts. What can I say I am a big fan of this novel even though it’s not that good and not that bad in my opinion.
The main character of this novel, Li Qiye gets his soul transferred into a crow. He roams the world as a crow for millions of years. Now his soul has returned to his body. Using the knowledge and power he discovered as a crow, he is going to challenge the overlords, gods, demons, and heaven and is going to write his legend.
If you want an MC who is insanely overpowered, chill, laid back, and is in control all the time, then this novel is for you. Recommended to those who want to try out something different in the Cultivation novel.
This novel will mostly follow MC and his adventures and his actions’ effect on the world. The world is very very vast. Other characters are finely developed.
Repetition and story are still ongoing after 4k. Romance comes really late in this story.
Divine Throne of Primordial Blood
Second favorite novel on WuxiaWorld after The Grandmaster Strategist.
After Su Chen lost his sight in an unfortunate, unanticipated encounter, he started seeing his way to success more clearly than before and tried to turn the most tragic fates possible in the human realm and fought on.
This novel tried to be distinguishable from the generic cultivation novels and I have to say it became successful. This cultivation novel is unlike any other previous ones you have read. It has its own uniqueness.
In this cultivation novel, MC uses his deductive reasoning to solve the problems coming his way. The character development of MC is simply excellent and his adventures are engaging. Simply because MC uses his wits and intelligence most of the time, the story is really fascinating to the readers.
Enemies are Strong? No problem. Enemies have armies? No problem. MC has intelligence and brilliant schemes.
The vast world is presented in a simplistic way and mysteries get uncovered slowly to make the story more exciting.
A big NO to the non-harem fans. The harem is done quite badly. Strong girls loses IQ when they are with MC.
MC gets arrogant as the story progresses. Not afraid to offend anyone, getting involved in other’s business, etc seems like what the MC of common cultivation novels will do.
I miss the confident and intelligent MC from the first and second volumes. I felt it lost some of its charms from initial volumes in later volumes as the MC becomes overconfident and arrogant.
The Second Coming of Gluttony
Also one of the most liked Korean Novel in WuxiaWorld.
Seol Jihu, a weak-willed, and short-tempered gambler, sets out on an epic adventure when emotions, regrets, and a desire to improve are transplanted into him from his dying future self.
I am 49% to 51% in this novel. The plot is really well developed and well written as well. The character development of side characters is quite well done. The flow of the story is good. This novel cleverly projects various emotions to the readers. We can feel MC’s regret, sadness, and happiness. We can make a connection with the MC.
The battles are epic and well detailed. The author does a good job in this part.
This novel is a big NO to the non-harem fans.
MC’s character development is worse in this novel. The author portray him as cold-blooded and ruthless character but in fact he is shown as an indecisive idiot in the novel. He doesn’t know how to make decisions as well as don’t know how to use his powers correctly.
Let’s talk about romance. MC is 101% similar to dense Japanese MC who is surrounded by girls.
Let’s talk about MC’s Luck. Author is ready to save MC every time with Plot Amor.
Here’s a review by one of the readers(Spoiler)
You can buy the novel on Amazon.
If you like this novel, You can try Main Character Hides His Strength (Learn More).
I shall seal the Heavens
One of earliest cultivation novel and perfect gateway to the cultivation novels.
Meng Hao, a failed young scholar, gets forcibly recruited into a Sect of Immortal Cultivators. In the Cultivation world, the strong prey on the weak, and the law of the jungle prevails. Meng Hao must adapt to survive. This story is about his adventures with immortality as his destination.
Definitely a good novel to the non-harem fans. Quickly dive in the story.
World development and character development are the strengths of this novel. The fights are amazing and easy to imagine for a total newbie in cultivation. This novel clearly defines and explains what is cultivation, what are the steps involved, what happens in each step and where does it lead to. All the answers are explained in this novel in a simple and fun way.
MC, Meng Hao, is stubborn at first and I like this about him. Later he learns and grows as he learns the way of immortals and what needs to be done to attain immortality. The character development of Meng Hao is quite good.
Er Gen, the author of this novel, has done a great job in explaining the essence of Dao in the path of immortality.
There are twists and turns to turn your emotions up and down in the story. Romance is fine in this story and we can see the growth of the couples in this story.
The novel slowly loses its charms at the latter chapters. I felt some actions of Meng Hao were annoying and totally unnecessary at latter chapters. Some may feel these actions humorous but It felt annoying to me.
I felt that the author tried to keep the romance simple and tried to remind us again and again that this novel is not harem by making Meng Hao a*shole to other girls.
Development of side characters is done poorly.
If you like this novel, then check out Coiling Dragon(Learn More) Highly Recommended
Warlock of the Magus World
Written by The Plagiarist, famous for stealing others works, this stolen concept truly shone brighter than the original.
Leylin, a scientist from a futuristic world, reincarnates in a World of Magic and Knights. Dark, cold and calculating, Leylin makes use of all his resources as he sets off on his adventures to meet his goal.
The best strength of this novel is that MC is evil to its core. MC is rational, calm, scheming, selfish, and evil. He will kill for his benefit. The character development of MC is the best. Not a single time, MC hesitates to commit evil.
One unique thing is that he has an A.I chip which analyzes and makes rational decision. It is also one of the strength of this novel.
The world development is done really well. Magic system is also explained well.
No character development for MC along with other characters. MC doesn’t really change; once a psychopath always a psychopath.
No Romance, and No Friendship.
Harem but yeah MC doesn’t care about his wives.
MC overly relies on his A.I chip.
If you like this novel, then you should check out The Saga of Tanya the Evil(Learn More) Overwhelmingly Recommended
Rebirth of the Thief that roamed the World
A VRMMO Novel, something different in WuxiaWorld.
Nie Yan awoke moments later to find that he had reincarnated into his past self. Armed with his experience and knowledge of future events, he sets out to live his life anew.
Really a good pacing, plot, developments at the initial chapters. The game world is vast and has rich numbers of classes, power systems and weapons. Clan building and world building is quite fine.
Basically, everything degrades in the middle part of this novel whether it’s the romance, action, game world, logic etc. And in the end, everything degrades more than before. It’s like the author, mad snail, doesn’t know much about games.
Still, it is an enjoyable read.
“How to enjoy Rebirth of the Thief that roamed the World?“
A Guide by Lillienna
I’m a pretty young reader; I’m in my mid teens. Because of this, I know I haven’t read or taken apart near as many stories as those who are older than me, despite me being a voracious reader. Despite that, I believe that I get a much more riveting and enjoyable reading experience than my older counterparts. I believe that the most important thing in reading is to be forgiving; forgiving to the author’s mistakes, to the protagonist’s mistakes, and to all technical mistakes. If you’re constantly picking apart and criticizing a story, you don’t enjoy it. At all. If anything, it makes you resent the story. You might as well not read it, right? That’s why I don’t like looking at the comments after every chapter; there’s always a few that ruin my mood. I’d become excited about future machinations or events, then accidentally glance at the comment section, only to find at least a few detailing how ridiculous the plan is, how Nie Yan messed up, how Mad Snail failed to fix a plot hole, etc. I’m getting sick of it. There’s no fun in reading a story if there’s always negative people crushing its potential fun. What’s it called, when you’re watching a movie and certain things just don’t add up, yet you just ignore it for the sake of enjoying the movie? Movie magic? No… ah, right, it’s “suspend all disbelief”. In conclusion, I love this novel to bits. It’s fantastic; it’s a lovely mixture of VRMMORG (Chinese-Style), army/guild/business building, action, exciting plans, making lot and LOTS of money (a personal favorite of mine :>), and a little bit of (somewhat shallow, tbh, loyal at least) romance. Yes, there are also many inconsistencies and faults to be found throughout, but where’s the fun in reading if you only focus on those? I have a mission for new readers, if you decide to read Rebirth of the Thief who Roamed the World because of this comment: Suspend all disbelief and enjoy it as much as you realistically can, okay?Have fun and I hope you enjoy ROTTWRTW as much as I have (and still do; I’m about to binge up to the most recent update right after I post this review ;>) !
Against the Gods
Extremely popular novel on WuxiaWorld. Many are still fighting for this novel.
Hunted for possessing a heaven-defying object, Yun Che throws himself off a cliff to spite his pursuers. Yun Che is reincarnated as Xiao Che, a recently poisoned teen in another realm. Just as hated in this life as the previous one, Che must overcome his own hostile clan, his own inability to cultivate, and his own frosty fiancée.
Good at the start.
World development is done really well. The character development of MC is fine. Same for his adventures. The actions are well explained. Unexpected twists and turns make the story exciting and addicting.
When MC meets a woman, the only question is “Whether MC fuc… takes her into his harem?” If the woman is unwilling, the Author will make her do it. MC forgets everything once he is with a woman.
Character development of side characters, especially, women is done really poorly.
Meet the luckiest MC. Meet a strong enemy, goes for a walk, finds OP material, come back, and kicks Enemy a*s.
You guys should listen to SomeOneElse, especially to the first line.
Bonus TOP Novels:
- Tales of Demons and Gods
- Desolate Era
- Battle through the heavens
- Nine Star Hegemon Body Art
- A Record of a Mortal’s Journey to Immortality
- Martial World
- Heavenly Jewel Change
Honorable mentions to The Novel’s Extra and Trash of Count’s Family. Although they have been removed from WuxiaWorld. They will remain in our hearts and in pirate ships.
These are the top novels from WuxiaWorld. The Good and The Bad are just my opinions on those novels. You don’t have to agree with my opinions.
What do you think of the novels listed above? Which is your favorite Novel from WuxiaWorld?
I will love to hear your thoughts. Do comment.
Have a Nice Day. Thanks for reading.