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WIP Ave Xia Rem Y by RedHazard - T - Original Fiction (Xanxia)

Discussion in 'Other Fandoms Review Board' started by Spanks, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. Spanks

    Spanks Chief Warlock

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    Title: Ave Xia Rem Y
    Author: RedHazard
    Rating: T (so far)
    Genre: Xanxia, fantasy, adventure
    Wordcount: 200,000+
    Fandom: Original
    https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/ave-xia-rem-y-a-very-cliche-xianxia-story.589587/

    Summary: This is one of those xanxia story's. It's about a boy named Liu Jin who is the son of a doctor in a boarder town. The world is filled with cultivators who can harness Qi and get stronger, and there are varying levels of Qi one can cultivate. Jin's father is a cripple because he is incapable of using Qi, but despite this he's a talented doctor who at one point saved the life of the local leader of a Sect. In return for doing this Jin is brought into the that Sect to properly learn cultivation. His goal is to become a doctor like his father, but using Qi to do it.

    I had a lot of fun reading this. The characters are well written, especially the relationship between Jin, his father and various members of the sect. Jin is your typical protag in power up stories, he excels beyond others his age, but he's not overpowered. He loses fights, he isn't the most powerful person in the room all the time, but his growth in power is well paced. Tho, I think he's due for major power boost soon. The most recent chapters shit hit the fan in a big way and he's gonna need to get stronger to fight in the big leagues. Also, the story is pretty fast paced too, which I understand is rare for these kind of story's.

    I'm new to this whole xanxia thing so I don't know many of the cliche's that go along with it. To me all the stuff in this story was original.

    I don't really have much negative to say. It took a few chapters for me to get used to the way the characters addressed one another as well as the very similar Chinese names sometimes popped up between different characters.

    But for me I loved it. 5/5
     
  2. Nuit

    Nuit Dark Lord

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    I also like this one. 4/5
     
  3. Erandil

    Erandil Minister of Magic

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    Well, if nobody else is giving a review it seems like I have to man up and at least attempt it. Spanks does a god job of summarizing it so i really don't have all that much to say. It is a solid xianxia story that so far at least has voided most of the big problems of the genre (toxic masculinity, one dimensional characters, everybody being an idiot/asshole etc.) while still being clearly xianxia. It still features some of the typical chliches, for example the main character location is comparatively weak compared to the true powers of the realm and said realm seems to be the weakest compared to its two rivals so I suspect we will still see some "in your hometown you might have been a protege but here people like you are as common as dirt" tropes (though to be fair the story has also featured that into the opposite direction).

    Still I feel comfortable giving this story 4/5 stars though with the story having arrived at a massive turning point we will have to see if it can keep that or not.
     
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