Immortal Mortal


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Here, only those with spiritual roots can cultivate while those with mortal roots are destined to stay mortal.

Mo Wuji only has mortal roots, but will he only remain as a mortal?

Immortal Mortal average rating 3.6/5 - 357 user ratings
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Bất Hủ Phàm Nhân
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03/21/18 Qidian International c742
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March 19, 2018
Status: c800
I don't what others think, how they think this is bad. I just too lazy to point every good point of this novel, but one thing this story is "make sense" that other novel (very) hardly have it.

It is true that the first twenty or more chapter a bit boring because the story reveal something that is we dont understand. But I can guarante it is the best novel.
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New ANI3792 rated it
March 12, 2018
Status: c250
If you love bullied MC, this is for you, if you love suppression, it is perfect for you, if you love over, over and over suppression then this is extremely made for you.

Well not much to say, extremely suppressed bullied MC only runs here and there to power up.... Even though MC being under pressure is common for this type of novel but one thing that is missing here is SATISFACTION.... till how much I have read MC hardly got any overwhelming praise for his talent (or cheat or... more>> plot armor)... in every arc he starts from zero and even before crossing finishing line where you get to enjoy the SATISFACTION part, new arc begins and bullying continues.

As for romance

about the servant girl

After all the rescue, Hardwork and everything finally when they got together, the girl has no memory of our MC, so she has no felling of love for MC... only God knows when they will get together

, it's there but very very slow or can be interpreted as only deal between MC and some high profile female counterpart... that's all if no profit, no deal, then no more romanc, only bullying continues.... hahaha <<less
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Johnnycabra rated it
March 24, 2017
Status: c14
First couple of chapters were great up until

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The servant girl was forced inducted into becoming a disciple due to finding out she had supreme spiritual roots. Some master cultivators outside of a root testing facility spotted them on their way to eat something and forced them to take the root test. I think it was implied that they could perceive one of them having a good spirit roots and that's why the MC and female lead were forced. The problem lies in that the MC parents having died and spent all their money trying to open the MC's mortal root only to fail. Why did no one notice the female leads spirit roots before which would have solved their problems. It feels like the future chapters are going to have the damsel in distress cliche and have the female leads get taken away from MC which will lead to power ups and the destroy sect to recover female lead only for this to repeat again. It sucks as the story started out interesting only for this happen on the first 4 chapters of the story with it coming out nowhere. It would have been fine if it happened more naturally like the MC earning enough to test the female lead's roots and then deciding to join a sect or self cultivate. Instead they went with a bad cliche at start of novel to create conflict/drama.



I just saw that this is was from the author of gate of good fortune. If you see any reviews on that story, you will find that many call it the gate of misfortune for many reasons,


The female leads always get kidnapped and have really bad things happen to them. It happens frequently in the story and I think some said that rape/NTR or death occur to one or two of the leads. I think some people who followed the novel said that some weren't really part of the harem but still, the guy gets no breaks. The story is said to be really good but it's the female kidnap cliche that makes people have issues with the story.


His other work, strongest abandoned son, was pretty good story and enjoyable to read but it seems that this xianxia might end up like gate of misfortune. As I just saw that it might be following the same path as gate of misfortune I will have to stop at this point in the story. If anyone is going to read this story, I would suggest you read the reviews on people who have read or completed gate of good fortune before deciding to read this xianxia (to see whether you don't mind those cliches). It could follow a different direction than GOGF but I would wait for more chapters to release to see if the story will be different than GOGF. Like I said, the writing is good but it's the cliches and the way they are delivered that put me off from this story. <<less
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Ignus rated it
April 19, 2017
Status: c30
I am glad I pick up this story.
It has all the makings for an epic journey.
Although still a tab bit to early to rate, it hints at all the right stuff.

It's pretty obvious that the author has outlined and planned out the majority of the story.
- Less filler material
- Mystery interwoven into the plot, and desire to find out what happens next.
- Less jumping/missing scenes that ruin immersion
- Less blatant plot armor - more naturally written into the story.
The characters are really well... more>> done.
- Dialogue is above average, and meaningful.
- Characterization is colorful, and realistic
- MC uses logic and his reasoning is well explained... and fairly consistent.

There are some negatives:
- So far there hasn't really been much action.
- Author keeps mentioning technology, but finding excuses why it's never used. Its interesting, but also doesn't fit right. Unless the author has plans to use it more... until such time it feels like a poor gimic. <<less
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kjoke rated it
September 7, 2017
Status: c155
Had a good start but seems to follow the same pattern as the gate of good fortune... MC goes somewhere -> some random guy suddenly gets offended to the point where he has to kill the MC at any cost ->MC flees somewhere -> Repeat. In short, the author tends to create drama over nothing
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Keima-kun rated it
October 8, 2017
Status: c312
It's always frustrating when people only read the 1st 20 chapters and had the gall to write an undermining review.

That being said, this novel is actually decent. For me, it is solid 4 but I'm giving it 5 to offset the low ratings.

The MC for one, is a likeable xianxia hero. While he is still hot blooded, rash, he still consider pro and cons in everything. He is also smart and scheming. Most often than not, Xianxia's MC would always be potrayed as cunning and intelligent etc. But their actions... more>> are no more mature than a 12 years old pre-pubescent boy. The MC is also dilligent amd hardworking. He might be the most decent MC among all the xianxias and wuxias that I have read.

The side characters are also good. They actually have personalities. The antagonists, while still being the same like every other novels, are actually provided with good story backgrounds. For romances, based on what I've read up till now, it is not a harem. Even if the author suddenly decided to make it a harem, it would not be lousily made considering how the girls actually would have legit reasons to be infatuated with the MC.

Those who enjoys reading about crafting and alchemy might like this novel, as the MC is also good in alchemy.

This novel still maintains the original recipe of a xianxia/wuxia novel (plot armour, cultivations, sects, revenges) but it is certainly unique. For me, definitely worth the read. <<less
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kingtape rated it
August 14, 2017
Status: --
I don't know what the previous reviewer was reading, but the MC in this novel DOES offend everyone. He literally never knows when to stop, even to people who have literally never done him wrong.

its incredibly annoying and repetetive.

For instance, there is a scene where he books the only remaining hotel room at a hotel. I was completely expecting an arrogant young master to pop out of nowhere needing a room and then trying to arrogantly rake it from him.

Sure enough, it happened.
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crazykat rated it
July 20, 2017
Status: c505
This has been a very enjoyable novel to read so far. It shows you how far you can get with a little bit of hard work and some common sense. The MC is smart or at least thinks like a normal person and has the "common sense" that other MC tend to lack in most of the web novels.

There is also no over powered cheat or anything that would suddenly make the MC super strong, rather its a gradual increase in strength (He does get a bit OP later on... more>> but there is always someone stronger then him). As for the story, its about the struggle that our MC who is just a mortal has to go through in order to become a immortal cultivator. To pursue his goals and to live up to his ideals he does everything he can and I really love that about this MC. He isnt rash and knows when to back out. He doesnt offend everyone he sees like other CN novels MC. He does start to get a bit more confident later on though but he is still very cautious with everything he does.

The story feels fleshed out, the world seems to be slowly growing and overall I really love the novel so far. Although I do admit that it has some holes here and there but for a web novel this has been a really nice read. Good enough to pass some time with.

My rating for up to ch 144 would be something like.
Edit: ch 505

Story:9 > 8.5

Translator: 9> 9.5

Grammar: 8 > 9 <<less
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March 25, 2017
Status: c16
A refreshing novel which differentiates from all xiaxian novel. A quite realistic reincarnation story which does not make the MC seem like God with superhuman gifts but rather human specifically a scientist who got betrayed by his wife. In our current world we have wife/girlfriend who kill husband/ boyfriend for money (inheritance and vice versa), thus current plot still seem plausible. I believe Johnnycabra is wrong and bias to negative reviews mainly due to author's previous novel GOGF and here is why:

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The previous reviewer seems too bias and easy to conclude in a negative way without fully understanding the circumstances that occur in the novel. His example in spoiler section did not mention that the individual who detected that the servant might have natural gifts was from a large sect and a elder and thus was more attuned and powerful enough to detect faintly her spirit quality in comparison to his father with no spiritual root (mortal root}. However, he still needed to get her tested. If it was that easy to detected spirit quality of humans, perhaps, there would not be any 'test'. Moreover, this is his servant not girlfriend or wife and definitely not the lead female character but his servant, to suggest his going go to destroy a sect because of a servant is absurd and ridiculous.


This a promising novel and I suggest all to read. 5 stars <<less
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AvERaGeNP rated it
January 11, 2018
Status: c600
After reading up to 500 chapter I can say this really is a s*xist novel. Every male out there are evil, selfish and unkind whereas every female character introduced to us are pure hearted, intelligent, kind. There were some females character who tried to kill MC but what did MC did? He didn't kill them nope, he gave em his loot and made em even more powerful. Upto chapter which I have read which is 600th chapter MC hasn't killed a single female despite their negative action towards MC. Btw... more>> every Male character with bad intention are slaughtered. Also MC is a huge hypocrite. You will understand if you read this novel but if you want MC who treats everyone equally then you better shouldn't. <<less
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JerryHatrick rated it
September 6, 2017
Status: c9
Extremely boring and cliche start. At this point, I feel like I would beg the heavens just to read a story where the MC isn't forced to part with a girl who is close to him because he's 'trash'.

How pathetic.

Even ignoring this, there's still nothing promising.
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Ravelord rated it
June 1, 2017
Status: c38
It would've been good if MC would not act controversially.

Why would you needlessly aggravate people left and right when you don't even have means to defend yourself?

Author pose MC as smart, but he always end up doing rush decisions, also incessantly create troubles for both himself and those around him
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Nukus rated it
June 13, 2017
Status: c79
This has a lot of bad reviews and they all typically come down to one part near beginning which is basically just a plot device to get the MC to do something different.

Overall, I rather like the story, and you may too if you get past the first couple dozen chapters. Probably helps if you havent read GOGF.
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clowred rated it
December 26, 2017
Status: c582
I haven't read all the released chapters yet, but I feel like this is the time to write my review on this series as my opinion of it has taken a solid form.

First, I will start by saying that ratings on NU don't matter. The more you are caught into this the less you can enjoy the stories that maybe only 1 in 100 can understand. While some people have high expectations from each and every novel, others start reading them with a fresh mind accepting everything it delivers. And... more>> this novel delivers quite a lot.

The beginning of this novel brought a lot of new ideas to the table even though the formula it used had already been seen in more than 50% of the recent xianxia novels. A fresh protagonist with a calm mindset resembling the protagonist from Warlock Of The Magus World, with a decisiveness resembling the protagonist from Emperor Domination but with a fresh touch of mortality. This touch of mortality made every decision the protagonist took feel humane. Emotions that many other authors tend to discard like sympathy, loyalty or mercy have been present in this protagonist since the beginning, making him a person you can cheer on even if later on he starts changing as the world around him becomes more cruel.

Later on, this novel brings to the table something that has rarely been done well, a love relationship that sparked in the right circumstances. At the same time, the one that was more of a shackle to this story had became a distant memory that stopped affecting the progress of the story. Even more, the blandness of the protagonist once again becomes one of the aces in the author's sleeve as the protagonist refuses to move onto the multiple relationships path. The well created spaces between who can be a friend, a brother, a lover or a mentor are so well created that unless you pay attention all the time you would feel like they are too normal to be considered important when so many novel have done this wrongly.

Lastly, this novel doesn't create a one man army out of the protagonist, no, instead the story slowly raises his potential in a logical manner until he becomes capable of surviving in the places where cultivation can be done at its fastest speed. The protagonist matures, becomes a mortal striving for immortality, but nevertheless, a mortal at the end of the day.

Cultivation, pills, arrays and smiting, in this story you will get your own share out of everything and you will not be disappointed in any of them.

Good luck to future readers, and I hope you will be able to enjoy it as much as I am. Cheers to the translator who brings out chapters ASAP, and cheers to Qidian for sharing it with us. <<less
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activereader rated it
October 9, 2017
Status: c328
The rating should not be 3+ but around 4+, this is really a good story, In the beginning you thought it was just a strong MC with really thick plot armor, but you are definitely wrong, This novel has more sense than ATG, MGA and other overbearing MC. It is slow but this is really worth to read.
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Gregor1422 rated it
March 20, 2017
Status: c11
Great story so far! A reincarnation that sounds solid as the author takes the time to flesh out what is happening around the MC and what he was like prior to reincarnation. None of that bullsh*t where the MC goes "Oh I reincarnated, this father was a genius in his previous life so he will just wipe through all the opposition here! Eat candies level up and pop out super saiyan like power." Nope, MC is actually a mortal who needs special meds to open up his path to immortality.

But... more>> that is only enough to get 3 or maybe 4 stars out of me at best, the real kicker is that the MC decided to create a medicine (since he was a medicine refiner in his previous life) and this medicine has been one of the biggest cornerstones for human history. Especially the World War that was fought, thousands of lives were saved, and it feels good to see a 21st century medicine being brought up in a Wuxia novel. All I gotta say is that the translator is doing a fabulous job and the story is awesome, can't get enough of it lol! Only wish the releases were faster but even so it is more than worth the wait.

Thank you translator for picking up this awesome story!

Cheers! <<less
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JervIsMe rated it
June 10, 2017
Status: c76
The pace of the story is really good; he slowly builds his power based on his own knowledge and experience. This is especially different from many other Xianxia stories where the MC meets with some fortuitous event which catapults him straight to success. This story illustrates the capabilities of human ingenuity and hard work. The MC shows how as long as a person works hard, success is possible.

Definitely a good read, and looking forward to more creative ways the author shows how a mortal can become immortal, and would... more>> definitely like to see him fight against other cultivators. <<less
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Timewalker123 rated it
October 27, 2017
Status: c389
I think people are mistaken, I have been reading this novel from when it began, mind you I was infuriated when he got picked on by other or brought trouble on himself, but that’s the plot—otherwise it would not be interesting.

I advise people to finish at least 150 ch before coming to any conclusion. He is not overbearing and sure he has his op movements but not every time. He uses external means such has a weapon of mass destruction to destroy them, even then it has its limits (ammunition’s).

The... more>> female characters are great, depressing, enjoyable and sad (unless you read you would not understand). The problem or should I say I hate the most would be him cultivating quickly!! Overall a great novel thus far and with regular updates (3 a day). <<less
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Tarlos rated it
December 3, 2017
Status: c230
Where are the guns?! There's cars, ships, aliens, aircrafts, BUT NO GUNS?! Why is everyone waving swords and shooting arrows? In one chapter the MC states that if an arrow (shot by a mortal) landed on his head, he would die, so clearly guns would be pretty useful. Man I don't get these pseudo-modern cultivation universes. Everything feels so forced

Oh yeah, around chapter 100 you learn (for the first time) that the MC has a mustache. So uh that's about the level of visual information you get
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One Reader rated it
September 25, 2017
Status: --
For the moderately intelligent, they would quickly realize that the author has little to no idea of how pharmaceutical drugs are made in industry.

Well its usually not from plants, not really chinese plants either. Penecillin comes from fungus but somehow the MC managed to find and identify the right fungus from some unknown place and produce penecillin. I atleast expected this to be realistic based on the setting of the mc's original world.

Other than that the story seems ok. I just hope the MC stops attempting to make real medecines... more>> with an uninformed authors imagination. <<less
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M3gasoul rated it
July 16, 2017
Status: c93
So far, a completely lackluster story. There's hardly any fights, and no notable cultivation differences from anyone in the story except for color flashes at the testing site. Sure the MC is still on the bottom of the totem pole, but he hasn't even seen a single technique being used, no magic treasures, no excitement over anything at all.. Just a middling novel.
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Solitude rated it
December 5, 2017
Status: c300
Before I go into my in-depth review of this novel, I'll urge you to not to be dissuaded by its low ratings.

To start off, the initial chapters are bad, like terrible. Not only you'll find almost every overused cliche in these chapters, the execution itself feels rushed. It's like the author was in a hurry to be over with the premise and move on to cool stuff. I almost dropped this series when after enduring once cliche after another, ... more>>

Mc's servant who was his only known relative at the time and the only reason I kept reading randomly got taken away from him due to her talent

. Perhaps I was really bored that time, but I decided to stick around for a few more chapters, and I'm glad I did.

The first few chapters are probably the reason for the low ratings. But once you get past them, the story does get better, a lot better.

Pros: 1) The plot armor is not ridiculous. MC doesn't instantly become all-powerful and remains an underdog for a good while before gaining his footing.

2) Some foreshadowing to keep things interesting, though the execution could have been better.

3) The story leans more on adventure side than thrashing arrogant young masters

4) Females aren't all jade-like, voluptuous figures and are portrayed as actual people.

5) Cultivation, though not anything unique, is interesting and easy to follow along.

Cons: 1) Low on satisfaction. Like I said before, there is some foreshadowing and a few intriguing mysteries in the story, but the conclusions they are given isn't that satisfying.

2) MC is alright, but hardly noteworthy.

3) Romance. I usually don't expect have high expectations regarding romance in these type of web novels. But I was still really annoyed by the one in this novel. It actually first raised my expectations then mercilessly crushed it. The relationship between MC and his potential lover was slowly but surely developing; you could actually feel their relationship progressing, but then the author decided to


kill her off


Moreover, to top it off, I feel as though MC's servant, whom he'd treated as a little sister, will be a potential candidate in future. I hope that isn't the case. I would rather have no romance than with his sister like figure.

All in all, you won't find the exceptional world building of Ergen, storytelling of IET, or fleshed out characters of TJSS, but it's still a better story than 90% of other stories which are repetitive and heavily rely on shock reaction. <<less
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