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name written by Xu Lei (other translations of the name, 盜墓筆記, include: Daomu Biji, Grave Robbers' Chronicles, and Grave Robbery Note). How to End a Relationship - The Book of Life is the 'brain' of The School of Life, a gathering of the best ideas around wisdom and emotional intelligence. The ending of the eighth book honestly moved me and made me had to admit the semi-official relationship of them. The feeling of Wuxie for.
And do you know who else is working for Jude Kao? This is a company that answers to a foreigner who smuggled Chinese artifacts out of the country and royally fucked over every Chinese person he worked with and everyone else. These are a lot of threads to work in on top of the actual exploration of the tomb, the monster attacks and the mystery of Uncle Three going missing inside it.
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Frankly, given that the first book was really only decent to good, if I try to be unbiased, the fact that all of these elements came together to make this book, the second book, so successful is really something. Angry Sea, Hidden Sands is the most competent book, I would say, of the series. They will be edited at some point. I still believe that Jie Ziyang is the best part of this book.
Honestly, for that alone, I would still give this book a pass. There are only marginal connections to the rest of the series. This is very much the book equivalent to a Diverted sign on the road. The tree is bronze as well which may possibly be connected with the fish. Really, this book is only tangentially connected to the others. It really needed something more.
Not only that but this book is where its more problematic aspects really come to the fore. In my original review I had neglected to mention the ableism. It completely slipped my mind. The ableism is like that. He makes our protagonists look like good people. The piece of media in question fails if the women included could be replaced by a sexy lamp without changing the plot.
The army of deaf-mutes are pretty much on par with that. Aside from that blunder, I stand by what I said about the book. Bringing the three of them together again would likely have felt like a contrivance. This book really did benefit from keeping the Iron Triangle apart but it feels incomplete for that as well. There was barely a mention of a childhood friend in the first two books so his appearance comes out of nowhere.
His disappearance is never talked about again. What about the powers of the tree? What about Jie Ziyang? What about his mother? Not to mention, while snakes are a recurring a theme the fact that specifically the pattern was of a double-headed snake goes nowhere. The entire book is just the series veered off-course and to right itself it pretty much forgets this one existed.
You could have made it work but it would have needed to be connected to later books. Jie Ziyang would have had to have been mentioned or introduced earlier, for one. The ableism could have been written out this way too. It really doubled down on the world building and it gave us the largest cast out of all of the books too. The only real exception to this is Shunzi whose backstory with his father ties into the disappearance of the Xisha Expedition Team.
The architect, Wang Canghai, was revealed to be behind the bronze fish. Qilin even willing goes marching into it with the army. There are also pockets in the walls here for air such as in the corpse cave.
Kylin made a mud doll for WuXie. Set 10 years later in the rain village. Peng Tao - the art of conning by pretending to be hit by a car. What happens when Kylin Zhang happens to be the one driving the car? Set around ShaHai period. Kylin came upon a young lama during his travel.
The short fic details his attempts to remember the young lama who looks very familiar. WuXie overheard someone destroying the statue that Kylin carved. Outraged, he went and stop the person only to find…Kylin? Said man has lost his memories again and was carving out the heart of the statue.
Set after 10 years when WuXie and Kylin went for a night fishing. Set during Shahai period where WuXie reminisce memories from the past. It was cute how everyone made fun of his southern accent xD Set after ten years in the rain village.
Due to the change in season and wetness, WuXie contracted some sort of skin rash. Kylin helped solve the problem. Winter is here and Kylin Zhang has a plan to go south. Why stick so close and yet strain so hard to diverge from the original? Their reasons are different, as is the tomb system itself, but the green-eyed fox corpse is here and the undersea tomb in the South China Sea is built for the same character as in the books.
It does open very effectively, however. It started losing me when Uncle Tsai Uncle Three came in. Wu Xie and his family are northerners.
Using Wade-Giles, which is defunct except in Taiwan, is incomprehensible. He did name Qilin Kilan. The books were already being translated and could have been a valuable source of information. A Ning was turned into Lyn Mandrake.
Because they made her white. And Wu Xie is set up as half-white.
Characters could have been made diaspora. Chinese diaspora are looked down upon. There was no need to make them white. Coral is going after Chinese tombs. It would just make sense to hire Chinese tomb robbers. Not just a run-of-the-mill garden tool! I gave fatphobia as a content warning in previous reviews not just because they were derogatory but because it was a translation. I question the motivation of joining up with a Chinese franchise to remove Chinese elements.
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Profiting off of us while erasing us is highly suspicious. And it dismisses the already existing fanbase. DAOMU plummets after the introduction. Panzi, now Pan, is meaningless. Yeah, the same techniques that make the art so distant and surreal makes it hard to tell characters apart. The black border also becomes irritating here. Still waiting for those last books to be translated, Things Asian Press. Every minor divergence from the plot of the books is in service of this and it weakens the work.