Ivate 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 ust 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 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
by people 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 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 author pretty much ignores that in favor of a man v society approach The MC is a commoner who makes it into a cultivation sect at the same time as a young noble from his hometown For some reason this noble takes this as ansurrounded by people
Affront And Seeks Toand seeks to the MC harm Never mind that if the noble succeeds in harming the MC the noble risks being kicked out of the sect in disgrace ruining his own life In other words the major flaw of this book is laughably one dimensional villains Take the young noble he risks everything for nothing At one point the MC even wonders at why the young noble hates him and can t figure it out That is as good as the author admitting he has failed to give his main antagonist motivation for his act. Scripted Given the opportunity to oin 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 ourney to become an immortal cultivator The First Step is the first.
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"be the new trend for a lot of gamelit and litrpg authors Readers should do themselves "the new trend for a lot of gamelit and litrpg authors Readers should do themselves 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 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 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 kind 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 oin 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 betterAnd did I mention the footnotes That s what pushed it fully into the three star I liked it for me 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 anda process of purging the bodies of toxins and opening up meridians to allow greater growth and 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 cult. Long Wu Ying never expected to oin 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. Ions And where are the big city nobles that look down on country nobles so lacking in honor as to lower themselves to fighting with commoners The author can t even be bothered with cliches to
give his main antagonist that slight bit depth This is so prevalent throughout the book that Ihis main antagonist that slight bit depth This is so prevalent throughout the book that I High Heat just say that the author s world building is shallow For example the MC upon arriving at the sect is put to work Later he finds out that he was suppose register his work with a sect department The punctilious and pettyerk in charge of registration department who is also a noble gives the MC an assignment likely to kill him as punishment for failing to register Never mind the fact that there was no way for the MC know about the department sooner or that this happens with enough freuency that the elder that put the MC to work had a bet with himself about how long it would take the MC to realize he had to register his work assignment Again the nobles are bizarrely uniformly petty but united Where s the underling that hopes to move up and so reports the registrar s inappropriate behavior to the registrar s enemies Such a ridiculously petty and vindictive individual would have made plenty of enemies at the sect but the author can t be bothered to put
thought into anyone s actions but the MCsIn spite of the foregoing I enjoyed 34ths of this bookinto anyone s actions but the MCsIn spite of the foregoing I enjoyed 34ths of this book most of it focuses on the MC s ourney The problem is the poorly written antagonists are key to the story and virtually the entire focus of the final chapters Which leads me to this book s next problem a weak resolutionThe book has a small culmination with the MC accomplishing something fairly impressive However he does this by greatly antagonizing all the nobles since they are completely uniform in their actions and thoughts The nobles were already risking everything to ust bully the MC so this book essentially ends with the start of a serious class war This of course significantly undermines any sense of story resolution So this author appears to be yet another in a long line that attempts to get readers to come back for the rest of the story rather than because they are actually good writersBottom line Largely an okay read but not particularly inspired with truly poorly written antagonists. 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.