Way of the Devil


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Demons, devils, ghosts and monsters

Plunge the mortals weak in horrors;

Arms of gods and blades of devils,

Shroud the world in untold evils.

Lu Sheng was an ordinary civil servant in the modern world. After waking from a drunken stupor one day, he found himself trapped in a dangerous world where demons, ghosts and supernatural monsters terrorize the land.

In this world, ordinary mortals live in dark fear and helplessness, without any means to fight against the supernatural.

As Lu Sheng struggles desperately for survival, he stumbles upon a game mod he had designed for a mobile phone app in his previous life. It unexpectedly becomes his special ability, which enables him to instantly level up any skill he learns, albeit at a cost.

Thus, Lu Sheng begins his journey, striving for power beyond the reach of a mortal as he treads the way of the Devil…

Way of the Devil average rating 4/5 - 178 user ratings
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New AvERaGeNP rated it
January 20, 2018
Status: c190
If you're are not reading this then you're missing out. One of the different yet interesting novel. It has a certain vibe of secrecy of what will the world offer MC and where will he go after certain point and what will he do. I am a huge fan of Get Lost and this certainly is one of his masterpiece.
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New clowred rated it
January 14, 2018
Status: c141
Surprisingly, a masterpiece that managed to rise from what seemed to be a relatively dull novel that incorporates both the wuxia and the xianxia. Lu Sheng may not be the best protagonist ever, as his change from a relatively normal human being to a monster capable of slaying even the most innocent if there was a reason to do so was done in a rushed manner forsaking the intermission where he would have pondered on his more than normal blood lust. Yet, fret not, for the story had only to... more>> gain from this.

A novel that managed to diverge so much from the usual cultivation ideas is rarely seen. There is a ladder, yet to rise on it the path is more mysterious and painstaking than in any other novel. There is no protagonist capable of overturning odds only through his sheer will and power, each and all of them need something special, and this one also had something of this kind to help him in his cultivation, something that seemed excessively strong at the beginning yet turned out to be a more down to earth advantage where the protagonist needed something in order to gain power.

Yet, the most impressive thing about this novel can be considered the fights. They all have a certain recipe where sometimes they end extremely fast or take a few chapters between a relatively normal enemy can be brought down. This created a better image of the protagonist and his progress through his path towards the peak of power.

Lastly, even though I read almost every xianxia that has been translated, I never encountered a bald protagonist that looked like some mountain gorilla. Still, it's fun to see how much his body fits his

future position as a sect/mafia leader/boss.

Enjoy the story, it has raw potential that slowly manages to get out to light. It deserves your attention dear NU readers. <<less
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Mistelteinn rated it
July 19, 2017
Status: c5
Looks Interesting, MC isn't entirely brain dead, he's a young master but doesn't take it to extremes, is curious about the setting and so far no horrifically reckless acts of stupidity have been committed. Seems quite promising. Unique Selling Point is literally a cheating app, albeit very limited and restricted, an interesting turn compared to all those AI chips, Old Grandpas and Magical Plot Treasures.

Rating 5 star because someone gave it a 1 star when it's the very beginning.
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keklel rated it
July 19, 2017
Status: c69
UPDATED (c69) :
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I can't f**king believe the MC just up and killed a sect member for literally NO REASON other than her uncle not allowing the MC to have the lands which were originally assigned to her. This MC is one greedy motherf**ker! As soon as he doesn't get what he wants, he starts killing everyone in his way even though they've done nothing wrong!

This was completely out of character for him and has never happened before. Even the MC in Great Demon King was not this rash! This is like something straight out of a sh*tty 3rd rate xianxia trash.

I'm downgrading this novel to 3 stars because of it.



Firstly, ignore the 1 star ratings. This novel deserves no less than 4 stars. From the first 10 chapters alone, judging from how well the setting has been thought out, the level and depth of characterization, the realism and the knack for tension-building that the author has displayed, it's obvious that unless the author messes up really badly later on, this is a 5 star novel.

Now, finally a MC with some common sense!

"All the young masters were infatuated beyond reason, resulting in a massive melee, which resulted in quite a number of injured and even quite a few killed, " fatso said as he clicked his tongue.

"Even so, those who were seriously injured and handicapped remain devoted to this woman. But she's already forgotten them in the blink of an eye!"

Lu Sheng narrowed his eyes, a shiver in his heart. He had heard of these incidents, but never imagined that this woman was the cause of them all. For them to pine for her even after they were handicapped... this was not something that could be explained by her beauty.

In that moment, he labeled Duan Muwan as extremely dangerous in his mind. For her to be able to twist so many people around her little finger, she either had extremely high EQ or employed some unusual methods. It was best to stay as far away as possible from such characters.

This is clearly a MC who takes things seriously, does not underestimate others, and prefers staying away from unknown risk than going towards it.

The fact that the world is dangerous provides the main motivation for the MC to get stronger. Throughout the first 10 chapters, the dangerousness of the world has been demonstrated through "showing" rather than "telling". For example, the death of the entire Xu family for no apparent reason, the burning down of the restaurant, ghostly hallucinations that the MC experienced before the restaurant burned down. Everything comes together to build increasing tension, like each wave being followed by a bigger wave.

The way in which the MC regarded his first kill is worthy of note. In most run of the mill xianxia novels, the author would usually spend a few words justifying the killing, and most likely a few more sentences describing how awed the onlookers are by how amazing the MC's skills are. However, in this novel, the MC feels turmoil at killing for the first time, and immediately reflects on the consequences of his killing, namely that he exposed his martial arts skills, which he intended to keep hidden. This scenario was unavoidable, however, since his guards were incompetent and he would have been killed if he had not used his martial arts to defend himself. It is telling that his first thoughts after the killing were

'The good thing is, the Black Tiger Saber Technique moves are unique and distinctive. With a bit of investigation, they'll be able to clearly trace them back to Uncle Zhao. That's not such a big deal, but I've got to be careful in the future... '

All in all, a fantastically well thought out novel. The characters are not only realistic and thoughtful, but also the plot is exciting and the tension is expertly built throughout. I will update this review as I read more chapters.

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kingtape rated it
December 2, 2017
Status: c29

This kid is reincarnated into another world never having killed someone before. 10 seconds later, if someone so much as glances at him wrong, he chops their head off.

He's a psycopath of an MC. When his employees try to flee for their lives because they are afraid to die, they are killed one by one. This isn't "cool, " if anything it's stupid. Senseless, pointless brutality.
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Hitexh rated it
October 22, 2017
Status: c74
Way of the Devil? Nope. Its Cultivator Ghost Buster. The one and only, where cultivation novel tell about how they cultivate to fight ghost. The story behind every enemy has a horor background. Thumbs up for being different among others.
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Evanbond rated it
August 7, 2017
Status: c50
Update: c180___4 star

Damn it's awesome!

Upto c50____2 star

It's good. MC is not like those typical characters. One thing that I dislike very much about this novel is that MC is self-centered. He doesn't care about the family that he lives with and his half siblings. He doesn't show any concern about them. Author has repeatedly written that he is not the real owner of the main body so the new "person" will not have to sympathize with anyone. Well I am not against this type of behavior but the new "taken... more>> over" person eats food and spends the family's money to which he doesn't show appreciation which I think is the trademark characteristic of an immature teenager.

Another issue is that the MC can subconsciously feel that some stuffs happening around him are eery no matter where he goes yet he still casually goes around without enough protection or gets drunk from liquor. He's as if exuding "throw at me whatever you have and I will be able deal with anything despite I am weak as a child" vibe. I think he knows he has a plot armor somewhere lying around. The author hasn't shown any smartness in these areas.2 <<less
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VLeeAzn rated it
August 24, 2017
Status: c37
To be honest I started reading this novel because I found there were surprisingly a great amount of 1 star despite it only having a few chapters, also I only found positive review on the comment.

I kind of like how the novel is right now, I actually thought that his cheat will be overpowered but now I'm just thinking that this young master is actually pitifully weak despite having a cheat.

I also feel like the novel is kind of long. Maybe I just don't like the way chapters are named... more>> like (1) to (5).

So far nothing really major has happened so I don't know. I will leave now and wait till there are more chapters.

What I really like about this now is the MC has yet to be provoked by other young master of another family for whatever reason, it's like people in this world don't make life difficult for others (at least for now).

The romance part is okay, the MC surprisingly doesn't seem to be the type who thinks with his bottom part of the body. Also at c37 he seems to start fooling around awkwardly like normal teenager which made me very happy because that was how I was.

I will update more after there are more chapters, it was definitely an ok read. <<less
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sleib rated it
January 6, 2018
Status: c134
It has been a while since I read such entertaining novel. I read all translated chapters in one go. Novel has horror/mystery/supernatural elements perfectly mixed with xuanhuan. Action parts are well written and the world is interesting. Just read it already!
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davethwave rated it
November 9, 2017
Status: c92
Though some may not like it as it's slow paced and was given a lot of 1 stars probably because of that, it has a good plot, entertaining to read, MC is not dumb, not lustful like 90% of the other mc's in novels like this one, has restraint, somewhat more... lets say, less op luck type kind of MC as well, and though he does have restraint he still acts his age rather than a logic machine void of emotion.
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Hantosh rated it
January 14, 2018
Status: c312
MC transmigrates into the body of a playboy noble son in an ancient chinese world setting. Discovers the world is ruled by supernatural powers that regular martial arts cannot contend against, and embarks upon a path to survival for him and his family.

Great premise, average execution. To get a feel for the series, imagine if at the end of every X-Files episode, the MC hulks out and punches the monster of the week in the face to death.

MC's cheat power basically lacks depth, he instantly learns/merges any martial arts... more>> he comes across. This exponentially scales like Re:Monster and he basically turns into a demonic Hulk. MC's personality degrades from interesting to standard psychopath chinese WN MC pretty quick and never recovers. The unique horror-wuxia vibe is ruined when he leaves the starter country and it turns out, there ARE martial arts that can contend against the supernatural.

The beginning arcs are somewhat fresh and new, worth a try. Too many Chinese WN cliches starting showing up later on (side characters don't matter, organization building doesn't matter, location change every arc in lieu of meaningful world building, etc). Leaving the starter country was the last straw. By that point the story "formula" had become apparent, removing any hope of change, so I dropped it. <<less
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scribbledoutname rated it
October 20, 2017
Status: c78
2 spooky 4 me.

WotD is basically a very creepy xuanhuan-themed horror story. The MC finds himself in one of the xuanhuan genre's "stock" set-ups -- he's transmigrated into a cultivator's world and discovers a cheat system -- but he quickly finds out that this world is actually a dark and creepy place full of demons and ghosts that are incredibly hard to deal with.

The story is mostly enjoyable, but suffers from slow-ass pacing syndrome. That's why the ratings are so polarized -- some people are OK with it, because the... more>> story does something fresh by technically being a horror story, while others (who, like me, were hoping for endless action) were somewhat disappointed by the way some things are handled:

  1. The author takes a lot of time to describe things that don't necessarily need to be described but build atmosphere.
  2. The action is also spread out between long bouts of slow-ass cultivation, which can make some parts of the story feel REALLY drawn out. Usually, xuanhuan MCs regularly alternate between cultivation and deadly combat, but here there are long periods where the MC cultivates and doesn't encounter anything worth mentioning.
These combined often make it feel like there's very little progress or payoff for a large amount of time.

Even so, the story is interesting and it does a good job of creating this sense of hopelessness / eeriness that this world's people feel from all the creepy sh*t looming over their heads. While martial artists / cultivators can slaughter ordinary people, they too are helpless in the face of many of these beings. The MC's cheat makes him capable of standing up to things -- but not invincible -- so I'm interested in seeing where this story is going.

Still, I'm not sure I'll keep reading once I've caught up. I imagine the slow pacing will make it torture to read as each chapter isn't going to be jam-packed with action / progress like in series like, say, Dragon-Marked War God or Martial God Asura.

TL;DR: Decent xuanhuan horror story. You may find it a bit too slow paced. <<less
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KingLycan rated it
January 14, 2018
Status: c141
I have been following this novel for quite some time now, and I have to say it has always exceeded my expectations.

MC and his growth is shown properly I have to thank both author and Translator for that.

MC knows when to stay low key and when he should show himself. He knows his flaws and isn't over smart or over confident.

There are some coincidences but mostly, there are for certain reasons and causes for those action. It has a certain flow to its story and isn't like few novel's where... more>> a single enemy death or greed brings a whole clan of enemy for MC.

I have to say this is one of the best work out there and I Personally strongly recommend this for you guys. It's getting more and more interesting as it is progressing. <<less
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Salexe rated it
December 1, 2017
Status: c50
It is not bad. Not great either but still not bad.

My 2 major problems with this novel is actually some weird problems (in my opinion).

1st. The time is f**ked up. I have no idea how long stuff takes and it feels like you jump back and forth in a timeline. You get told something is supposed to happen within a certain amount of time. And then all this other stuff supposedly happened before it. I have no idea of how long ''some time passed'' is supposed to mean in this... more>> novel. Could be minutes, could be months. This problem is also linked with my other problem.

2nd. It is full of random encounters and actions. Like we have encounters that are no longer then 5 lines of text. It wasnt so bad in the first 30-35 chapters because of a well created community. But then the community changes and it all feels like one big random event. I honestly dont know what the f*ck is going on anymore.

These are my major problems. Of course there ar good things aswell. Like the characters, world, cheat and some relations. Ther are also more bad things then just the 2 problems. But those are common with the genres and almost to be expected. Like plot armor and no real connection with his previous life other then his cheat. <<less
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