[E–pub/Kindle] (The First Step A Thousand Li #1)
Cultivation stories seem to be the new #Trend For A Lot Of Gamelit And #for a lot
OF GAMELIT AND AUTHORS READERS SHOULDgamelit and authors Readers should themselves a favor and read this book by Tao Wong to get an idea of what a good cultivation book looks like Personally I think this book sets the barI m not too into cultivation stories I prefer gamelit and litrpg instead However the progressive
Nature Of A Good Cultivation Story Will Give Me Aof a good cultivation story will give me a sense of satisfaction Fans of the Two Week Curse series will likely find a lot to enjoy here not the least of which will be the fact that the prose is well writtenWhile I eagerly await of Tao Wong s System Apocalypse series I am enjoying this one as well and looking forward to future installments AwesomeI ve been seeing a couple authors try their hands at this genre and I ve got to say that this is the author that seems to have done it besteven above some of my beloved and most favored of authors The author has managed to get all the beats all the culture all the character notes you d expect for this genre and uplift themits like seeing a gourmet chef make a 5 star version of captain crunch or pizza rolls5 star comfort snacksand I have to say as much as I get down on this author for putting both the reader and his characters through the ringer its works like these that really showcase how talented he is Rating 40 stars Somewhat of a typical cultivation story with chineseasian society This society is set up into sects and then further separated with the nobles and the peasant scommoners Every person is this society is taught how to cultivate at least a little This is a process of purging the bodies of toxins and opening up meridians to allow greater growth and power This will give everyone at least a little strength to help with daily living Also there is a war that has been going on for what seems like forever between the sects and having even the peasants be able to cultivate a little will help them when they are conscripted to the military This is what happens to our main character Wu Ying He is conscripted to the military At one point he comes to the attention of an elder and is offered a position as a cultivator This is not something that he ever thought would happen While everyone learns to cultivate a little he never thought he would have the opportunity to do this for a living A true cultivator that progresses far enough can live for a very long time Yes the life is filled with dangers but the rewards are so great He finds out that just progressing in his cultivation isn t the only fight he needs to win He is a commoner surrounded by nobles Most nobles feel that commoners are so far beneath them that they automatically should win regardless of actual ability They are all learning how to fight but whenever Wu Ying lands a blow on a noble there is. Long Wu Ying never expected to join a Sect or become a real cultivator His days were spent studying planting rice on the family farm and spending time with his friends Fate however has different plans for Wu Ying and when the army arrives at his village he and many other members of the village are con. .
Tao Wong µ 4 SummaryAll enemies with a sneer and winning almost without effort *No This Is The Story Of The Farm Boy Hero * this is the story of the Farm Boy Hero one who perseveres and trains and reflects This is a young man of morals who follows the principles of Confucius Buddha and Lao tzu which are #built into the society in which he was raised rather than letting his elevation and success turn him #into the society in which he was raised rather than letting his elevation and success turn him short I found this an excellent book for those who watched movies like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon or Hero or even House of Flying Daggers and wanted to enter completely into that world I wavered between 2 and 3 stars It was okay but it was excruciatingly well intentioned with delightful footnotes The actual storytelling was strained the character development limited and the wordsmithing weak but I did ind of like it so Goodreads three stars I liked itGood hearted farm bumpkin with a heritage of a mysterious family sword tradition is drafted into war and then offered the opportunity to join a cultivating sect Politics abound but he finds a core of friends and manages to vanuish the irrational entitled lord s son from his villageSo it s tropelicious but pleasant I got out of learning about cultivation novel tropes from reading this than I derived enjoyment from the actual story
So if you treat it as a reference book than a novel it works a little betterAndif you treat it as a reference book than a novel it works a little betterAnd I mention the footnotes That s what pushed it fully into the three star I liked it for me Needle in the HaystackNormally finding a decent English translated Wuxia novel is a bit of a struggle Oftentimes I feel like it comes down to whether you are okay with grammatical errors or poorly written stories This has none of those problems and many of the positives The character is practical and doesn t benefit from some magical ring or item that makes him super talented Instead he is a grinder from the lowest rung of society who works his way up to stand on par with people who had every advantage of wealth or genetics The world h A wuxia for those not familiar with the genre Most of the time wuxia novels have this weird way of writing that often would got lost in translation This novel is written in the ways western readers of epic fantasies could easily enjoy both in form and structure while staying true to the motifs and themes of wuxia stories This is a great way to introduce the genre with a relatable main character and conflicts that is very common in the genre NotesIt took a bit for me to get into the story but once I did I had fond flashbacks to Black Belt Theater other old school martial films Good fun I will try to read the next book but who nows when I ll get to it or finish it without audio P There are seven types of conflict in literature man v man man v nature etc Cultivating books are set up to be man v self except here Here the Novel in A Thousand Li series a book on cultivation immortals wondrous martial art styles and spirit beasts and will be loved by wuxia and xanxia fans The First Step is written by Tao Wong the bestselling scifi and fantasy LitRPG author of the System Apocalypse Adventures on Brad and the Hidden Wishe. An uproar about how he dared to strike a noble The martial arts and cultivating were very detailed and was interesting I didn t like the overall feel of the book though Wu Ying chose to try and become a cultivator and yet even though he is progressing I don t see him actually ending up happy surrounded by people that hate him Why would he want to stay with these people It was a little too over the top for my liking He is in a no win situation If he succeeds he will have even enemies than before This is one of the *Books I Read For SPFBO * I read for SPFBO have to say this book is uite different to a lot of the others in the batch It s a story which focuses primarily on martial arts with a strong influence from ChineseAsian cultures There is a magic called Cultivation where you infuse your body with healing magic and Chi and you can channel through the meridians The practice is almost like a meditation techniue but also something which you can enhance with time and determinationWe follow Wu Ying a young peasant who is from a poor family but striving to do better and join the inner sect He s not rich or ualified in the same way many of his competitors are but he has determination and desire and is willing to push on through the challenges and obstaclesWhat I like about this title is the emphasis on the martial arts techniues and the culture There is a good story there but the basis in reality and inspiration was clear to see and to enjoy whilst consuming the story I found some small spellinggrammar issues but most were minor and did not pull me too far out of the storyline Overall it s a start to what could become a fun story I think it s a bit sprawling and it certainly has a few directions that the narrative is trying to go but once you get to now the character and his personality you can t help but to enjoy his ualities although sometimes I think he did escape some situations a little too easily and unscathed I gave it a 35s in the end as it was certainly different enough to be memorable and one that I think entertained me too Definitely a good start point with Wuxia novels too Okay so first for those who don t now me I am as I believe the author of this work to be an Asian American despite my European American name My Asian ancestors came from a different part of Asia than Mr Wong s but just as he describes in his post scriptum I grew up watching Samurai movies and Hong Kong wire fu adventure tales #In My Case Doubly Because I Enjoyed The Action And #my case doubly because I enjoyed the action and I was desperate to see faces like my own to figure out who I was supposed to be how I was supposed to act I have in the past read some really poor attempts at xanxia You may imagine my grateful surprise that this This is not one of those This is no story of the god touched the martial genius the one facing down. Scripted Given the opportunity to join the Verdant Green Waters Sect Wu Ying must decide between his pedestrian common life and the exciting blood soaked life of a cultivator Join Wu Ying as he takes his first step on his Thousand Li journey to become an immortal cultivator The First Step is the first.