This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m covering a new series. It’s Talisman Emperor Chapters 1-40 by Xiao Jinyu!
Plot Synopsis: Chen Xi was a jinx who radiated misfortune the way a torch radiated light, and everyone around him knew it. His entire clan was annihilated when he was a baby, and not too long after that his parents disappeared. His marriage contract? Poof. Torn to shreds and gone up in smoke before the eyes of everyone in the city, almost humiliating his grandfather to the point of suicide! Cultivation? No time for that, he had a family to take care of! This is the story of Chen Xi, a youth forced to stop cultivating and instead craft talismans to pay for his younger brother’s tuition…
Plot: This is a pretty fast paced novel and these first forty chapters are really quite entertaining. Chen Xi is a pretty unlucky fellow and doesn’t fall into the traps that some characters have in other series, “cough” Linley “cough”. This is quite a fun series and frankly one of the better ones out there. It also helps that isn’t published by Qidian which means no bullshit on the publishers side.
Characters: The entire cast is great, although my favorite might just be Du Qingxi.
Overall: A great series to read, although few chapters have been released thus far, only a bit over 240.
For those who like: Xuanhuan, Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Martial Arts, Romance, Great Plot, Fantastic Cast of Characters.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.