The Godsfall Chronicles

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The nuclear holocaust which caused the collapse of the Old Times on Earth should have wiped out all human life on the planet. Yes, the gods set up their beautiful Elysiums to provide sanctuaries for their chosen, but by all rights everyone outside the elysian lands should’ve perished long ago. Yet somehow, human life still managed to persist, even in the deadly, mutant-infested wastelands.

Cloudhawk was a young scavenger who dreamed of being as free as the hawks in the skies, yet seemed destined to live out his life scrounging for scraps in the wasteland ruins. Fate, however, is ever-fickle. A chance meeting with a ragtag group of mercenaries changed the trajectory of his life, bringing him into a world with mutants and metahumans, demonhunters and godslayers, and even gods and demons. Cloudhawk would find his own place in a world that was far greater than he had imagined, find his own path between the zealous light of Sumeru and the whispering darkness of the Abyss… and one day, he would find that even gods may fall.

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FGR
The Fallen God Records
陨神记
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jojmist
New jojmist rated it
May 7, 2018
Status: c30
I really don't understand how this novel has a 4.4/5 stars rating, nor do I understand how other reviewers have equated this novel to almost "print quality". It feels like the plot was created by an adult, but the actual writing was done by a child. An example could be how the author is extremely liberal with exclamation points and "!?", and how there are plenty of repeated phrases in triplets like "No. No. NOOOO!!!!" or "Save me. Save me. SAVE ME!!!" or "Help. Help. HELP!!" (all are actually in... more>> the novel, multiple times). Again, the overall plot is great, but it feels like the author is someone who has lived in a basement their entire life and doesn't understand normal human behavior and nuances which makes the novel feel awkward and cringey. Its like hanging out with that awkward friend who is fun to hang out with, but has a lot of weird outbursts and unusual tastes that he thinks are cool, but no one else cares for. Additionally, it sometimes feels like the author just pulls info out of his a$$ when describing or explaining characters or events that doesn't feel organic or necessary at all (it feels like this made up quote: "The enemy shot out a sword blade at the MC, but the MC didn't know that the blade was made out of super silver alloy, that was also forged by the legendary Dwarves of Asgard, and was also re-hardened by the blood of a dragon. The enemy was also a veteran of 100 battles"-that last bit was an actual quote for a single random enemy). It's like the author is using plot armor that is directed at the plot itself to try to make it more interesting, but it's just awkward and feels too sudden. Lastly, the MC is originally a literal weak child/teen looking to survive at all cost per the author, is at the bottom of the totem pole in terms of power, and then all of a sudden he does a 180 becoming leader-like looking for battle and even outdoing his mercenary boss in terms of leadership expression within the first 24 chapters. All in all, there is a sense of naivety in the writing that ruins what is an otherwise good plot. <<less
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Viennapalma1982
New Viennapalma1982 rated it
May 1, 2018
Status: --
I find the story summary to be like a greek/roman mythology scenario which is my fab. Hero I presume will be a semi dark/light character which is interesting. I will put this jo el in my to read list in the future need to wait for the translators to bulk up the chapters.
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chochocobo
chochocobo rated it
July 12, 2017
Status: --
RWX was not kidding when he said that this was a web novel very close to print quality. Even considering the fact that some of the nuances might be lost on us via translation, it still doesn't detract from how amazing this novel flows. It doesn't constantly reference some trope to rake in readers, it doesn't rely on crappy tropes to progress the story, and the characters aren't 1-dimensional 'I'm a young master' or 'I'm someone whose face you slapped' characters. I'm pleasantly surprised at the lack of typical tropes... more>> that CN novels are known for, and I can't wait for more chapters to come.

It feels like I'm reading an account of a character from Fallout, except darker. Definitely worth a read! <<less
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novelbrah
novelbrah rated it
July 11, 2017
Status: v1c20
I didn't want to jump the gun while only having read the first twenty chapters, but I must say that this is my new favorite of 2017. I've done reviews before where I DO jump the gun and the author ends up disappointing me and ruining my early review but I am confident in this one. Some online novel authors have a great skill when it comes to writing ingeniously the first dozens of chapters and then completely giving up on their own novel, regurgitating information and not thinking before... more>> they write.

To put it in simple terms, this is like a mix between Fist of the North Star and Mad Max and Fallout. I love the gritty feel of the world and the helplessness. Gore is there, but I feel like it's done well. Some authors just use gore for reader reaction but here you get the sense of helplessness and disaster.

The MC is very likeable. I'd say majority of MCs from online novels are annoying or just bland, but Cloudhawk is inspiring (he has a cool name too). I actually went to read another of the author's novels, Miracle Throne, and it does not even come close to this. I don't know if the author found enlightenment or RWX is that great of a translator, but Godsfall Chronicles is like night and day. It's like comparing a frozen burger with a hundred dollar steak. I applaud Master Half-Drunk Wanderer for his improvement and great new novel.

Small summary in a few words:

  • Apocalypse
  • Humans struggle to find food
  • Superpowers
  • Ruthless world where life is cheaper than dirt
  • Hard-working MC
  • Mutant beasts!!
I would suggest reading this 100%. If you don't like apocalyptic novels or western styled novels, I'd still tell you to read this. <<less
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Just Sam Random Guy
Just Sam Random Guy rated it
July 19, 2017
Status: --
The technical writing is way way better than most chinese web novels I've read so far. But, I don't know how to feel about this one. The start was absolutely gorgeous, however, after just a few 20 or so chapters, I'm already getting worried.

This novel started like how I like my novels, descriptive. From the way it is written, you can almost see and feel the world the author is trying to build. Only a few chapters in and I'm STARTING to get an attachment to the MC. His strengths,... more>> weaknesses, struggles, pain, determination, and personality, were portrayed way better than any CN web novels I've read. The side characters have their own personalities and can independently act on their own. After reading more than 30 novels, this is the first time I've seen characters that felt realistic. The world building is good as well; not too much, but not too little. Not that much info dumps, and monologues as well. Overall, a very solid novel as of now.

So far so good right? But you might be asking, "So why are you getting worried?". Okay, so in every other CN novel ever, most or almost all of the MC's power comes from some sort of "treasure". This treasure may be in the form of an item, a spirit, a person, or whatever. Take them away and most MCs will become your borderline petty xianxia villains. No matter how brain dead the MC is, these treasures will automatically solve their problems for them. Instead of being the "solution" to the MC's problems, they just outright become the "answer"... making it seem like the author's purpose of writing the novel is to showcase the treasure's powers, instead of the MC's.

This is precisely where my worries start. Just a few chapters in, and here comes the usual "number 1 treasure under the heavens coincidentally falls on to the MC's hands" cliche. In the less than 20 chapters this treasure has been introduced, it has saved the MC's life from certain death for at least 3 times already. Very early on, and it seems that the treasure's powers is becoming more prevalent than the MC's. I don't want another weak to strong cultivation story with the help of a heaven defying treasure. This was a massive let-down for me considering the start of the novel. The start was admittedly good, but it was more like an introduction. Without having established solid characteristics for the MC, because of the introduction of the treasure, the focus almost immediately changed from "what the MC can/will do, or what is the MC like" to "what the treasure can do". Although I am not against these sort of super OP stuff that MCs luckily obtain, I would prefer if they were not introduced so early in the story, as they, most often than not, receive the credits for the MC's success and/or achievements (regardless of whether it was through the MC's abilities or the treasure's abilities). A lot of CN authors seem to severely underestimate the potential of the human body and brain. Without these sort of OP treasures, they can't make their characters stand out from the rest. However, if you look at the real world geniuses, most of them have the same (some even more) limitations as any other human being. But it is the way they work with and around their limitations that separates them from us common people. There's a lot of rags to riches and weak to strong stories in the real world, and most of them did not need help from treasures and stuff. They just relied purely on the brilliance of the human body and mind.

And now, for the even more worrying part for me is the slight drop in writing quality. It seems to be degrading to the typical, generic, xianxia novel writing style. First, the novel started really descriptively. But then the half-assed informational writing came in or whatever it is called. Too much "in fact he can do this", "in truth this is that", "as a matter of fact bla bla bla". Show, don't tell. And now, the "this is what you should feel/think" type of writing joined in as well. "What is a genius? This is a genius! It's amazing right? You should be amazed because it is amazing. To be able to do that is really amazing. Truly a genius is only capable of such things! Genius! Genius! Genius!". I don't what type of writing that is, but I know that is the worst one I've ever seen in my entire life.

Although they are there, they aren't as abundant as other novels. It still is worrisome though, considering that from no such paragraphs (from ch1~10 I think), now it is getting to sometimes 1 paragraph in 1 chapter, to 2~4 paragraphs in the later releases. Hopefully the translator can address these issues with the author as they seemed to be working closely together.

Despite all that, it still is a 5 star for me. <<less
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Yoburi
Yoburi rated it
October 23, 2017
Status: c43
I big fan of Fallout series and I like the wasteland but this novel have one big problem it's similar to fallout but have none of it's charm and everybody is extremly cruel even in outposts and there is no rules society can't work like that.

Like in Mad Max everybody is a little crazy but there still some humanity on the characters here they just stab each other and kill for the most minimal reasons and people are not even treated like objects like in MM here they are more... more>> like just trash in this novel and that kinda ruin the mood of the novel it doesn't feel like a wasteland it feels like Hell where there is nothing good about so why should the MC help anyone like Max does.

Also the heroine of this novel is very hateful expect a bichty person that was just save by someone to act in the worst possible way unless of being thankful the heroine try to kill the savior and when being treated she will mock and disdain the MC and he must endure being treated like sh*t because she is a beautie. <<less
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OtongSlayer
OtongSlayer rated it
December 20, 2017
Status: --
Short summary:

    • Non-stop action.
    • Unique post-apocalyptic storyline.
    • Kill or be killed situation.
    • Mutated beasts, mutated people, mutated world.
    • Superpowers.
A bit-long summary:

The protagonist has a strong plot-armor (well, he's the MC), though the others didn't as lucky. While the MC continue being alive, he has many companion he owed his life to (e.g the mercenaries) as he keep trying to reach his dreams he firmly held from the time he still a scavenger.

I think the character development has the most impact of this series. People may think the female lead is an arrogant, ungrateful character. But I can say for sure, from reading the raw, she will become the most valuable person to the MC.

And lastly, many people may think the MC get OP as quickly as a galloping llama, but although he get's a lucky event early on, he will not depend on it too much as there little he can do as he only can be considered weak aside from really strong people of the wasteland. Like,

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it takes years for him to reach maturity from a naive kid, to a badass wastelander, to a wise-charismatic leader

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Destroying an entire city by himself

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Well I won't spoiler too much, but I can say for sure the story remains solid, author clearly know where his/her series going. I'll be recommend this novel for generally everyone who enjoys action genre.
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VonLeon
VonLeon rated it
July 28, 2017
Status: c30
It's pretty great so far. Been reading wuxia novels for a while and this was different and fresh. It's probably the most graphically descriptive novel I've read so far. It's like a Mad Max setting with less riding and more killing. There's a certain mystery that the novel is just starting to touch upon. Definitely, recommend if you're looking for something interesting.
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darknova
darknova rated it
July 11, 2017
Status: c19
The start is okay and intense.

The writing is well done as is the translation.

It is a "futuristic - apocalyptic - fantasy" set in the near future where humans are struggling to survive, where mutant humans and beasts are rampart, where one live from hand to mouth. At least this is through the MC's eyes, and because he still like a "frog in a well" and does not really know anything yet.
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Well, we just have to follow his adventures and see what the world has really become as he goes along. Ahaha not a spoiler

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faerro
faerro rated it
July 10, 2017
Status: --
Think 'Mad Max' meets 'Desert Punk' meets 'Fallout' meets 'Forty Melleniums of Cultivation' meets 'Monarch of Evernight' at a party and they make a strange baby named 'The Godfall Chronicles'. It is freaking awesome so far, but it is still early.

The setting is post-apocalyptic New York City where the atlantic ocean has desertified. The MC is a 14-15 year old boy who has to hussle every day scavanging through the ruins of New York City just to eat. One day the MC is recruited by a mercenary band to do... more>> a somewhat dangerous job, and so the adventure begins. <<less
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TsukiKun
TsukiKun rated it
April 29, 2018
Status: c61
Just want to say that the low review (below) is really premature. If your going to say something about the release get your facts straight. April 21 there were multiple releases of this novel and will be continued releases from the translators. They will be ramping up releases in the next 3 weeks not slowing down.

As for the novel it is one that is not normal seen in wuxia, characters actually have depth and a purpose that not everyone can see. The reveals bout this are realistic and meaningful and... more>> happen over time not one gigantic dump and then they are immediately in league with the MC.

This is a good read and I look forward to the journey. <<less
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Novela
Novela rated it
August 26, 2017
Status: v1c40
So far okay read to me. Like most Chinese novels the MC gets overpowered very quickly._.

The MC has his own talent of sensing danger, isn't arrogant [which is a difference for most Chinese novels :3] is smart, cunning and so on.

I like how it seems realistic [nice descriptions of stuff and MC will have more than "1" person stronger than him] and has no repeat of things or 2-d characters, but the most annoying thing I find is how....... more>>
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the MC finds a jewel [like other novels] and will get op fast, like now the MC is a one of a kind born in the wasteland special type of person._. hopefully he doesn't become arrogant later on

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Rezonance
Rezonance rated it
August 13, 2017
Status: c300
Pretty good novel actually. Sneaked in some chapters in the raw and it gets really good. This novel is not based on levels but they do get much stronger through experience as well as mutation and training. It takes a while for MC to do the usual OP MC stuff as well as gain experience but when he does... it gets even better than now. The world setting is vividly described even through raws so I can imagine how much better it will be translated. The characters (All of them)... more>> have their own personalities a well as progression although most focus is on MC. There is Almost no stereotypical character from how far I have gotten and even if there is they are either completely irrelevant, have some type of scheme/goal or they change their ways *COUGH* Blood Queen COUGH* *COOUUUGHHH* Mantis/Viper (whatever the medic is called) *COUUGHHH* ugh..... it could be either one of those (not a spoil). I suggest you take a good look at all of mantis's action from now on. Last but not least, this world... is big as hell. So much so that I cant say with confidence that I have a basic idea of it. And it said basic idea, meaning even 300 chapters later there are still insanely powerful people and places hidden from me that its almost scary. Anyway if you can't be bothered to read all this, take this out of my review; Recommended, full of potential and gods. <<less
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shinikage
shinikage rated it
July 20, 2017
Status: v1c27
is a really good novel so far, the MC is not your usual shameless arrogant bastard that thinks he/she is entitled to everything above the land just because he has a mystical treasure/cheat (A.K.A. Not a wish fulfillment story), it has a proper flow and even the MC plot armor only works to barely save his life but not to protect him from having the crap beaten out of him. Something that on my personal opinion is quite refreshing since 90% of the usual chinese WN the MC becomes practically... more>> untouchable after getting his/her plot armor, the secondary characters feels more real than other novels so far, the world building is just right, neither too much or too little with no monologues so far, and zero purple prose something I am really thankful for. <<less
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sengan31
sengan31 rated it
August 15, 2017
Status: c50
I'm honestly shook by this novel. I have read over 20 Chinese/Korean/Japanese novels, including all the top ones (I Shall Seal The Heavens, Warlock of the Magus World, True Martial World, Martial World, Emperor's Domination, Library of Heaven's Path, King Of Gods, Against the Gods, Terror Infinity, Absolute Choice, etc.) and I can testify to the translators claim that this is by far the highest quality webnovel out there. The writing is so precise and well thought of that I cannot imagine any other webnovel author pull it off.

For example,... more>> I Shall Seal The Heavens is a novel that kept the #1 rank in weekly/monthly/all time ranking for almost the entirety of the novel (now it went down bc the TL is done). It has one of the strongest World setup of any webnovel ever, since it took more than 100 chapter to establish the setting. Godsfall Chronicles does slightly better in establishing the world. BUT IN 30 CHAPTERS.

The main character is the best one I have seen to date. He's neither overly smart (like Leylin from WMW) nor an idiot (like almost every other MC). He doesn't go God mode in 5 chapters. He sticks to his belief and ALL of his actions LOGICAL reasons behind them.

Each side character is unique and well developed. I have yet to see any young masters in here (which is a good thing). The fact that all the side characters are well made also makes it so that not half to 2 full chapters are used on explaining the background of a character, because they don't make any. Their design is so logical that it would talk a split second to deduce a background for them.

The power system is not yet full revealed since the MC is still too weak but it is very enticing.

The humor is also golden in this novel. I'll forever remember the lines ''f**k my eyes, he's a metahuman!''

Sadly it cant shine because of the lack of chapters. <<less
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SnakeHips
SnakeHips rated it
August 18, 2017
Status: c35
I'll say this right now, I've never liked apocalypse novels and I don't know if I ever will, but this novel, The Godsfall Chronicles, gives me a tingling in all the right places.

First we start with the MC. Cloudhawk, a hopefull and clever scavenger who's one and only hope is to have control over his own life and never have to 'scavenge'. You can really see this ravenous hunger for control that he has throughout the translated chapters of this book. They affect his actions and make him act in... more>> certain ways he usually wouldn't. This by itself is really cool as he doesn't have one of the standard MC harworking, earnest arrogant attitudes nor does he have the pervy or scammer archetype. Its really interesting seeing his slightly more honest and kindof naive personality clashe with the wastelands, and even his personality is affected due to this clash.

When it comes to action, this novel is also really enjoyable as well. Although this MC is one that has his fair share of luck, he also has to think through thing and knows fairly well how to be the most effective even though hes pretty weak. Its quite interesting/funny when you see him struggle to kill one mutant with all his strength and wits just to have the Diggers (which are a faction in the wastelands) mow through a bunch of higher level mutants with ease and find him pretty much halfdead and be like "wow look boys, this little f**ker survived"

If you're looking for a story where the MC goes from 0 to 100 in like three chapters though, you've come to the wrong place because although the MC gets his lucky chance only a couple chapters in, you can only see it affect him very slowly and doesn't start to really shine for a while. Also when it come to cultivation/strength gaining its not very unique but is still quite interesting.

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    Some people in the wastelands have a chance to awaken one or mote mutagens in their body. Some of the mutagens seen so far are Strength, agility, healing, and control. These aren't the only powers as we've kinda been hinted that their is more stuff to come. Some of them are divine weapon things that a certain kind of people weild and also, the MC is given this kind of basic body training method which makes him very tired but is suposedly supposed to help you awaken your mutagens further withought having to experience life or death situations which is the way normal people do it.

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Ok sorry for rambling on and on but I have no idea how to write a review yet I really liked this novel so I thought I'd give it a shot. <<less
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nekosama9x
nekosama9x
April 21, 2018
Status: --
Unfortunate this novel has been postponed for around 3 weeks now. Its little bit risky for you to start it while there is a chance the author might dropped it. Maybe because The Author went too far with the plot, Its incredible at first, the dark Atmosphere it bring is totally made me feel creepy sometimes. But Its seem like there is some problem with the set up of MC

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. Not sure but it seem like doesnt matter how many things happened to him, he was still unbelievable naive. He never learn and like a f**king small candle in the dark, its nice but really annoying. Its happened for more than hundred chapters so yea =~=..

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Promethean
Promethean
July 11, 2017
Status: c20
"You're already dead"

~Uwa Shock~

Well, like most post-apocalyptic series with martial arts as a base, this one starts off okay.

It has a unique premise (which is really just a hodgepodge of other post-fallout worlds).

It is kinda weird and off putting that he is a genius at martial arts, and it takes him a short time to become OP, but well, w/e, only a few chapters in.

It has room for growth. Hopefully it won't be full of bad chinese cliches is all I can say.
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