Light novels are slightly denser stories and more “unfiltered” than their Japanese cousins. Initially published in newspapers and serials, now widely disseminated on the Internet, the novels began to be translated into English, with topics such as romance, action, fantasy and adventure, and are already a phenomenon among the most tuned.
Here we made a list of the 10 Chinese light novels that you can not fail to read, to also fall in love and addict in this type of production.
10 – Demon’s Diary (Mo Tian Ji)
Demon’s Diary is a Chinese Web Novel in progress and already has 7 Volumes and 1552 chapters.
The story is about a wild prison in a island, which sinks for mysterious reasons, surviving only a few people. Liu Ming, a master who was in prison from a young age, is one of the survivors, who are now being persecuted by the government.
There is a parallel with two practitioners who were supposed to protect a master, but he died. A story not so popular, but full of mystery and action, that are worth reading.
9 – Infinity Terror
An amazing novel, of terror, with a touch, why not, of Black Mirror, Infinity Terror is not so popular maybe by the scary theme but deserves to get on the list for fans of this line feel contemplated and also for those who do not like, to pass the Meet.
Imagine bored people and disappointed in life, for them a pop up appears on the computer asking: You want to know what the point of living is? You want to… live a real life?
If the person replies Yes is transported to the dimension of God, where he must survive films of terror and war.
You can fight everyone to survive alone or fight along with friends and try to survive as a group. The important is to try to survive the scenes of terror.
A theme beyond interesting, worth reading. The novel has already ended in China and now has sequences in progress and a spin off called Dath is but the Beginning.
8 – Martial God Space (Wu Shen Kong Jian)
God of martial arts, this is a recurring theme in Chinese novels. Martial God is a Chinese novel in progress and brings a classic hero of overcoming.
A young man who was a boy common on Earth is transported to another world where there are warriors legendary, strong enough to destroy mountain. In this world, the young receives the mysterious Special Space, a place where he can learn any martial art much faster than anyone else, thus becoming the space god of martial arts.
A lot of action and bravery in this novel for you to get addicted, so can’t help but read it.
7 – The King’s Avatar (Quan Zhi Gao Shou)
The King’s Avatar is a novel already finished with 1728 chapters and set in a mmorpg game (multplayer online rolling playing game), very popular online game style in China.
The protagonist Ye Xiu is a top-of-the-line professional player in multiplayer game Online Glory. However, for parallel reasons, he is expelled from the team that made part, abandoning player life. Because of this, he ends up becoming manager of a Cyber Café.
The Glory game launches a new server, and Ye Xiu decides to return to active duty, with the experience that possesses to try again to be the king of the game.
With a fun and current theme, The King’s Avatar is very worth reading. There’s still the anime version, called Quanzhi Gaoshou.
6 – Coiling Dragon (Panlong)
Coiling Dragon is a novel still in progress, also full of magic, action and adventure.
On a magical continent, where immortal beings battle for power, humiliating and crushing the weakest, a young man, descended from a decaying legendary Clan, wants to regain the glory of his clan, facing great challenges in his path.
5 – Cult of the Sacred Runes (Shén Wén Dào)
Cult of the Sacred Runes is a novel by author Mad Snail, same author of the famous Tales of Demons and Gods, and brings an all-quiet story in Eastern mythology.
The world ancient was dominated by demons that subdued the human race. A mountain magic of the kingdom of heaven descends into the world to intervene, getting this known moment like “The Great Descent.” This caused 3 great scholars to be in search of Learn to master magic to help humanity face demons. This search gave rise to mystical cults and 81 Sacred Shrines, which must be protected for humanity to prosper.
With a lot of magic, heroism, legends and adventure, Cult of the Sacred Rune deserves enter the list of novels that cannot fail to be read.
4 – Shall Seal the Heavens (Wo Yu Feng Tian)
I shall seal the heavens is a novel already finished, had 10 volumes released and was written by an author popular called Er Gen. This novel is one of the most popular in China.
History deals with a failed young student, who is recruited for a sect of immortal growers, in a violent world, where strength always wins. However, Meng Hao grew up studying ideals that value thought and reason, and with that will try to fulfill their destiny in this world of cultivation, which is “sealing the heavens like a demon!”.
With a pinch of drama and comedy, I shall seal the Heavens is worth being read.
3 – Martial God Asura
Martial God Asura (Xiu Luo Wu Shen) is not suitable for children under 18 years of age. With a troubled history, it has content with violence and sexual references and a controversial protagonist and anti-hero, which makes this novel heavier, but also a success.
The story tells how Chu Feng, a disciple of the Azura Dragon School, awakens a mysterious beast and begins a journey of cultivation and knowledge of its limits.
The whole controversy and, of course, the emphasis on martial arts, make this novel a good request, for those who have stomach to withstand heavy stories filled with uncomfortable surprises.
2 – Tales of Demons and Gods
One of readers’ favorite novels, Tales of Demons and Gods has action, Adventure, Fantasy and Martial Arts. Started in 2015 and still in progress, this story has the manhua version (kind of chinese comics) and manga, more recent. It still has a spin-off, about history before the beginning of TDG.
The story tells the adventure of Nie Li, a spiritualist master in martial arts, who is defeated and killed by a wise emperor, but his death causes him to return in time, at the time he was 13. With this second chance, Nie Li will try to save his city and everyone who was attacked by the Wise Emperor, but has to deal with the difficulties he had at this age, despite bringing all the baggage and experience of what he lived.
It is an ideal work for those who want to start in the universe of novels, explains a series of concepts that are common to all of them and is a quick reading, despite detail. In addition to the manga and manhua version, the story features an “anime” version.
1 – Against the Gods (Ni Tian Xie Shen)
Against the Gods is a novel most popular around here. With a story that mixes fantasy and action, this novel it’s really captivating. It began to be written in 2014 and is still published, to joy of the fans.
In history, the protagonist lives in a world dominated by magic and carries a secret treasure, to try save his treasure he ends up falling off the cliff of the End of the World, where many Died. He, however, falls to another dimension, with another life, but still with your secret treasure and the challenges of the other life.
Mandatory reading for those who like novels or want to know this universe.
WHAT IS THE BEST CHINESE LIGHT NOVEL?
Have you read one of the works mentioned above? What’s your favorite? Do you think 10 Chinese Light Novels are few? Let’s finish the article with a list of 20 popular Chinese Light Novels. Their names are in English, making it easy to find information and the book to read online.
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- The Eternal Will
- Transmigrator Meets Reincarnator
- Martial World
- The Human Emperor
- Emperor’s Domination
- Sovereign of the Three Realms
- Against the Gods
- Hail the King
- The Good for Nothing Seventh Young Lady
- Returning from the Immortal World
- Rebirth of the Thief Who Roamed The World
- Martial God Asura
- City of Sin
- Talisman Emperor
- Great Demon King
- Spirit Realm
- Nine Star Hegemon Body Art
- The Charm of Soul Pets
- Upgrade Specialist in Another World
- Who Touched My Tail!
- Invincible, New
- Chaotic Sword God
- Dragon-Marked War God
- World of Cultivation
- Side Character Transmigrations: The Final Boss is No Joke
- The Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage
- Divine Doctor: Daughter of the First Wife
- The Legendary Master’s Wife
- Renegade Immortal
- Genius Doctor: Black Belly Miss
- NEET Receives a Dating Sim Game Leveling System
- Monarch of Evernight
- Tempest of the Stellar War
- Tranxending Vision
- The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System
- The Great Ruler
- Martial Peak
- The Legend of the Dragon King
- The Dreamer in the Spring Boudoir
- Princess Medical Doctor
- My Wife is a Beautiful CEO
- The King of Hell’s Genius Pampered Wife
- I Refuse to be a Supporting Character
- Quick Transmigration Cannon Fodder’s Record of Counterattacks
- Peerless Martial God
- Ancient Strengthening Technique
- Holding On to My Man
- Godly Stay-Home Dad
- Perfect World
- Game Loading