Instant Kill

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In the instant that his soul awakened, a new world emerged in front of his eyes. It was a foreign world, a world of Fuzhou. Countless secret realms, countless charmed beasts. There were even higher-leveled Fuzhou worlds.

12th Guo was like a pawn crossing the river*. He instantly killed all enemies that obstructed his survival. He needed to constantly get stronger, needed to find even stronger Fuzhous.

When he stood on the peak of the Fuzhou world, could he still continue forward?

* this line is likely a reference to the game of Xiangqi/象棋, where a pawn/soldier, upon crossing the halfway line of the board, known as the river, gains additional abilities.

Instant Kill average rating 4.4/5 - 178 user ratings
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Miao Sha
秒杀
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Jarrow
Jarrow rated it
June 3, 2016
Status: --
NOTE KEEP THIS IN MIND TO MAKE IT MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE:
Fu is 符, translates to 'rune'
Zhou is 咒, translates to 'curse', 'spell', or 'incantation'

From the story:
"Fu Knights mainly produce FuZhou, and Zhou Knights mainly use Fuzhou. There is not a strict difference between the two, some Fu Knights can use FuZhou to attack, and some Zhou Knights can make good FuZhou. However, FuZhou Knights have the most balanced abilities. ”

- Fu Warriors are people who can't use or create Fu, but are able to be imprinted... more>> with Fu that strengthen their body to super-human levels. They can also use Fu weapons - tools embedded with Fu that give them magical properties - though these haven't been described very well yet.
- Fu Knights are people who can create Fu and Fu weapons, but don't usually use them. They're the combat artisans and weaponsmiths of this world. Fu Warriors can very rarely be promoted to Fu Knights, as usually kids with potential to become Fu Knights are identified early on and trained for that role specifically. Fu Warriors are generally those 'left over' who don't make the cut as a potential Knight.

- Zhou Knights can use Fu, but generally can't create them. They are the combat masters. They start off as Zhou Warriors and can easily be promoted to Zhou Knights as they gain power and experience. This makes the warrior/knight terminology a pain due to the inconsistency.

- FuZhou Knights can both create and use Fu, but can't use the standard physical power-up body runes, and so are weak to start with, but power up immensely as they gain experience / skills. This is our MC, of course.

Finally, (for terminology) the levels warrior / knight / master are just the beginning three power levels of nine total. Cktalon of Gravity did a personal translation of the levels: Apprentice, Knight, Master, Erratic Master, Sacred Master, Grand Sacred Master, Fake Soul Realm, and Real Sacrificial Alter.

The first translator did not explain the terms at all, and they get used All The Time. Really made it difficult for me to get through the beginning chapters, since I had NO idea what the difference / implications / style were.

The story is slow, but ok - I envision an early Conan-The-Barbarian-style world with item spellcasters and body enchanters. The characterizations fall a little flat - the MC "12th", falls into the 'genius character, normal author' trope - writing for him states he's all that, but can't really show it. Side characters are very much side characters - one dimensional tropes: 'The Girl', 'The Sniper', 'Generic Swordsman' 'Dumb Berserker', 'The Master', etc. Still works well enough, though, for the current length. Time will tell if it gets to be a problem as it builds.

Worldbuilding is overall good, though when it fails, it's horrible (food production and economics, for two of the more painful moments). I do like some of the implications present, though, and hope the author explores them.

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orario
orario rated it
August 2, 2016
Status: v4c6
Very good novel. Probably one of the most likeable MCs as well since he's not a crazed killer nor is he sh*tty pervert. He's more like a decent and knowledgeable guy trying to survive in a world completely different from his own.

What I appreciate enormously is that there is no f**king bullying. Like honestly, finding a xianxia where the MC is NOT bullied is like finding a treasure buried in your backyard, that's how rare it is.

Also, there's no harem, thank god. I'm at that point where I'd... more>> rather choose for a novel to not have any romance at all instead of having 10 girls hoping on the MC's d*ck as if he were some sort of deity.

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The pacing of the story is very good and the rest of the characters are likeable as well. You'll be hard pressed to find the typical douchebag "young master" or scumbag antagonists that you see in every damn xianxia at nearly every damn chapter.

The power leves and the cultivation system are quite original if you ask me, it's refreshing. Bottom line, it's a full 5 stars from me and I highly recommend it.

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Draeghe
Draeghe rated it
July 25, 2016
Status: v4c6
it's good.

It's a Xianxia, yes. But it has it's own type of flavour.

The Main Character is a boy who awakened from his third reincarnation at the age of 8. His first life was as (reclusive) monk and his second as a farmer? With wife. This gives him some pre-knowledge, but since his third reincarnation is in an entirely different world, things are still fresh to him. So he has some advantage, but is also unknowledgable about many things. This helps a lot towards explaining the world in a... more>> more natural way, instead of the MC suddenly being like "oh yeah, there's this and that, I forgot to mention". Which is a common trope/fault in other reincarnation story's.

All the typical concepts of a xianxia appear. You have the disciple growth period and various competing sects within this world. The world has it's own dangers and you're slowly lead through a solid understanding of this world.

The pacing isn't very fast, but it's not overly slow either. The volumes are clear indicators of change about to happen.

One of the things that give this novel a particular 'flavour', as I put it, is the usage of the word Fu (and Zhou). I understand why it's left 'untranslated', you'll pretty much get informed about their meaning as you read the story. And you'll get used to the word usage as you get further along in the story. The "FuZhou" concept is basically the cultivation method of this world, which can be separated in several parts. Fu warrior, Fu knight, Zhou Knight, Fuzhou knight and the higher ranks (master etc.). It gets explained in the story.

The applications of the cultivation method are also outside the norm, although not entirely unusual. It's more along the lines of inscribing symbols onto a person to enhance strength or onto a 'wooden tile'/'paper charm' (rune stones). Once you give the story a try, you'll know what I mean. This brief explanation isn't doing it justice. (It reminds me 'a bit' of the rune system of 'The Death Gate Cycle' from Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman)

One thing I dislike:
Spoiler

The MC once found some ancient chants, which strengthened his soul and is the whole reason he's able to reincarnate and have his former memories. Except apparently the chants also somehow inflict him with the inability to produce off-spring (he can't have kids). I somehow find that addition to be somewhat ludicrous and I don't understand how his soul would make him infertile, when that should be purely a bodily function. I personally enjoy it when a MC at one point can have children. To cut that path off at the very start is a minus to me.

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I'm giving it a 4 for now. The initial novel description felt a bit lacking. I hope my review at least gives you more incentive to read.

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stefanus101
stefanus101 rated it
February 6, 2016
Status: --
One of the beat well paced novel I have ever read...

Plus the story is very good. Its too bad the releases is now not being updated for a while
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MondoX
MondoX rated it
April 26, 2016
Status: --
Too slow paced for me, if you like ISSTH, you might like this. Also, the word Fu is added to a lot of items, or moves, i. E., Fu bills, Fu bag, Fu, Fu Knight, etc.

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ShadowWizard
ShadowWizard rated it
October 12, 2015
Status: --
Not so bad as I thought it will be since I was desperate I have it a shot I got to say so far I'm loving it ended up reading all the way to v3 latest chapter but I got to say not so much action as I expected but the story is like any other wuxia, xianxian novel with a few interesting tweaks and I'm glad theres no romance in this or at least forced one for now sit back and enjoy the read worth it.

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mrttao
mrttao rated it
August 1, 2017
Status: v6c1
In his first reincarnation the protagonist was a buddhist monk that found a magic chant that promised to allow him to recall things as he reincarnates (not transmigrate, actually reborn as a baby). He eventually dies of old age and it turns out it works. On his second life he was a regular soldier until again dying of old age. On his third life he reincarnates into a world of magic and cultivation.

People hunt magic animals to craft magic runes. Some people can cultivate the talent to craft runes... more>> and cast runes like your traditional fantasy wizard (most runes can be slowly recharged so long as they haven't been exhausted, if they exhausted they break), others can become mighty magic warriors by receiving runes into their bodies from a rune crafter, some (like the MC) can do both.

MC finds that his reincarnation chant from his first life synergizes amazingly well with this worlds magic and cultivation methods and becomes a "genius" disciple with absurd growth rate. Then we find out there are secret realms (pocket dimensions that open under specific circumstances) which can actually link to different worlds entirely.

I honestly can't decide if this deserves a 3 or 4 out of 5. It has its flaws but it also has its charm.

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UsernameJ
UsernameJ rated it
November 30, 2016
Status: v5c6
This story is quite good. The author's other work God of Thunder is also quite good.

Notables:
-Translation quality is excellent.
-Complicated cultivation methods wherein everyone doesn't magically know everything. "Oh hey cultivator from a billion billion years ago, of course I know you!" None of that stuff.
-Really really interesting 'cheat'. It actually makes a lot of sense and isn't a cheat at all.
-Pacing is really good, characters are relatable. Not too much detail, not too little either.

All in all an easy 5 star,... more>> and a solid recommendation to anyone who likes Xianxia/Xuanhuan stuff.

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alphaGulp
alphaGulp rated it
October 1, 2016
Status: v5c4
This is one of my favorites, in part because the world feels much more original and alive than most, but also because the MC himself is original and very coherent.

For starters, one would generally expect an MC with centuries of age to be different from a horny teenager. For the very first time, in this LN we have an MC who accumulated actual wisdom in his life, like understanding that life is best lived when you aim for the highest things while taking everything into account (including plans... more>> for a truly good life for your spouse and kids - or not to have them at all). Yet some plans simply don't fit well with raising a family...

Furthermore, it makes perfect sense to me that the MC would not be able to have children as a natural cost to being able to live for ever. But it isn't a bad cost anyway, unless your goal is to lead and micro-manage an exponentially growing number of progeny as you continue to live for ever? Don't forget your children are very likely to rebel at some point! (LOL)

Anyhow, as far as I see it, being immortal but not having kids is a great idea (just look at Coiling Dragon to see why not), and I have no regrets at all for the lack of romance this causes.

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Anyhow, with that out of the way, the world-building is top-notch. The different types of fighters, different types of clans, truly dangerous monsters, etc. : everything is cool and well balanced.

I found the fights to be particularly well choreographed - up to the current point the powers are fun and largely comprehensible.

My one small critique though: the MC is sometimes too much of a swindler, like when he profits massively by speculating on foodstuff during wartime, or when he haggles too relentlessly with merchants. These passages are few and far between though, and in general, the MC is truly outstanding in many ways, so it is fun to follow along, with just the right amount of tension and danger to keep you completely hooked! <<less
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OfficePony
OfficePony rated it
August 31, 2016
Status: v5c3
Grammar: 4/5
Story: 4/5
Writing: 3. 8/5

(Update v5ch3: Yep, still good.)

(Update v5ch2: I'm really sad right now... I've caught up to the currently translated pages. Honestly I was expecting more... so much more... completed translated chapters. This stuff is addictive. I couldn't stop, I didn't sleep, I could only read on and wonder what shenanigans this guy would get into. There is some character growth, not as much as I was hoping for, but enough for you to get attached to some of the side characters and... more>> the MC. Dear Lordus, Please send me more completed chapters, A. S. A. P.)

Well, I didn't expect to enjoy this, nor did I expect for the translation to be done so well for a Xianxia (reading from Path of Translation). The grammar is nearly perfect in comparison to most other translations you'll find. The story is a smooth and slowly progressing ball of interesting. The writing style of the author is only semi-xianxia-ish. The descriptions are apt, the flow of time progresses in a logical manner, and the characters are given characteristics that you can link to individuals. Very much Top Quality stuff here. Glad I took the chance to read this one after checking reviews. <<less
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Lachiel
Lachiel rated it
October 24, 2015
Status: --
So far as of v3c7 this novel isn't so bad, Theirs a solid reason behind the MC being so clever and resourceful which is constantly pounded into your head every time he acts clever. Meh

The plot and setting of the story seems to be well thought out and the world seems to be well fleshed out before the author decided to write the story. The story it's self is in its early stages so I can't really judge but so far it seems solid and allows for room to... more>> grow.
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Reggie
Reggie rated it
July 11, 2017
Status: v5c6
Its dreary so far. For the really hardcore readers who have read lots of chinese novels and japanese novels, you would find most of this boring. In the intro, there is not much new stuff going except with a different cultivation system that would be more primitive and basic compared to wuxia novels like ISSTH and the MC has reincarnated for his third life. The events that happen in the novel are quite subdued compared to other novels where there are large special fighting events in sects and between sects.... more>> The good thing about this novel is that it has no harem or that weak, timid MC sh*t.

The story is set in a primitive and barbaric world where they hunt wild beasts and take inspiration from natural magical symbols and formations from the beast to create and perfect their own set of symbols. These symbols grant physical or magical (FuZhou) abilities to people and they are stacked on top of each other until a 'qualitative' increase occurs and then they start using more complex symbols.

So far, there is a lot of world building, fights in every volume, lots of characters that are introduced, little bits of personality grafted onto the characters, and a so-called sh*t ton of luck falling on the MC.

The bad part of this novel is that you don't have a really strong sense of idea on what's going to happen, sorta of like a controlled environment where the author just throws things at you one at a time. There is a little indication that the mc's goal was to get strong so that he could power up and protect his soul, so that the next time he dies and reincarnates, he does it safely. But the problem is that the character is currently a nine year old kid with a powerful master who has lots of underlings and protects him, the fights are all kinda meaningless and tasteless if you've got a master who can use his long range magic (FuZhou) to kill anyone as well as the fact that the MC is always following the master around.

One of the recent fights was where the MC gets pulled into a fight with an arrogant young master whose got good potential and they start fighting because the young master did not know who the mc's master was and also because the MC did not want to tell the arrogant guy who his master was. This evolves on to involve the guards that are protecting the MC and the arrogant guy's father. In short, arrogant guy and his father lose and pay reparation money for fighting with the MC. This is done before, maybe the author couldn't think of anything else but it's boring to me.

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zaoh
zaoh rated it
October 12, 2015
Status: --
Feels more like the protag is a magician with limited physical ability than a martial artist.

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