[Story] The Universe is Innately Just

Title: The Universe is Innately Just
Author: LividEdge
Genre(s): Sci-Fi
Tags: No Harem, Cultivation, Comedy, Action, Weak to Strong, World Building, Martial Art, Science Fantasy
Audience: PG
Main Lead: Male
Status: Hiatus/Dropped
VB Assessment Score: PDE 2   CDD 1   SWB 2   || TQ 3   SV 2   ||  Overall: 10
Number of Chapters: 329
Chapter Length: Short
Reading Level: Medium
Date of First Release: December 25, 2018
Date of Last Update: March 31, 2020
VB Reviewed? No
Available on Platform(s): Webnovel
Number of Views: 1M
Number of Reviews: 44
Synopsis:
The Universe doesn’t care whether a certain thing is right or wrong, rather it exists in a weird state of equilibrium where everything has its polar opposite. From the singularity that gave birth to the universe; to the celestial objects seen throughout its rapid expansion. Every single lifeform, every single object, every single particle, is subject to this principle.
In the 24th of December 2118, they came.
They came with knowledge, with technologies, and last but not the least, they came with change.
A fleet of unknown origin took upon Earth, with their only goal being the integration of Earth into a bigger world.
The reason? Earth finally reached its maturity. Humanity was no longer a young civilization.
In the middle of all this, Fell Pluck, a young 17-year-old, saw this as an opportunity to change his destitute life in the city of New Casablanca.

Review(s)

ShadowGlobe: I absolutely love it. This is a very unique cultivation novel, it combines many modern aspects with this traditional genre. It’s like Sci-fi meets Cultivation (Just waiting on the talismans that summon OP giant robots.) Really good world building and character design, Fell’s unstoppable will to live, that’s MC material right there. Only one downfall, occasional grammar/vocab issues but that doesn’t stop the plot! Good job, waiting for more. This has unlimited potential!

LtCreed: I enjoyed the chapters that are out so far and highly recommend reading it.
The world building is amazing and the characters are great. (the most important part IMO because it doesn’t matter if the novel has everything else going for it if the characters are **** I won’t read it lol) So far the only gripe I have with it are the grammatical errors I’ve seen here and there but even they were not that bad so I’d say definitely give this one a try.

Debojit_Debnath: The story was chunky from the very start… Everything seemed okay but it still felt so odd.. and I get that u r straight and like chicks, but every scenario of the girls had to much of praising beauty for every little thing.. like – she is breathing and every breath that she exhales makes her beauty much more prominent. Did u get what I said above? If u didn’t, so did I. I could not understand the need for such irrelevant and overly used details.

LongSongGolden: Novel is just great. It starts off interesting, and slowly gets better and better. MC is actually pretty humble and functions more of less like a real person not some robot. Still has some instances of Wuxia shameless MC but it’s few and far between. The world is a big amalgamation of many genres, having fantasy, cultivation, and even Sci-fi elements all working together to create a really very interesting world. Biggest bonus for me so far is that while their are criminals and arrogant nobility, nobody has a vendetta against the MC yet. No annoying cultivators trying to kill Mc just because he is hanging around a girl they like (at least not in the physical world). Overall it’s really been just a pleasure to read so far.

StenDuring: Despite being labelled as an eastern fantasy, even using a cultivation system, this very much feels like a gritty science fiction. Think Bladerunner with psychic powers added to it.
This review is part of a review swap and valid as of chapter 18.
The story is written in third person point of view past (usually) tense.
If you like your worlds dirty and gritty this is your place. Especially if you like the type of tale that follows someone from rags to… well… we don’t know yet. Power in one way or another, but eighteen chapters we’ve just left the introduction behind us.
If the story develops in the direction I believe it will, then the main character has just finished the deed that forces him to enter the wider world.
If you took note of me referring to this story as science fiction rather than fantasy it’s because the cultivation system is explicitly explained in sci-fi terms and very much not as magic.
So for the stars:
Writing: Three stars. Shaky English paired with undisciplined handling of PoV and tenses detract from the reading experience. A pity because this promises to be a really good story.
Updates: 18 chapters. No complaints. Five stars.
Story: As I wrote earlier, a really good story. Five stars.
Character: It’s hard to have a really good story about a single main character unless that character is well fleshed out. He is. Five stars.
World: Well, I did compare it to Bladerunner. While the setting this far has been physically rather small, not once did I feel crammed in as a reader. Good work and five stars.
This goes into my library in the hopes that the writing gets better.

Aeternabilis: [omitted sections that are not part of the review] Final review xD
Okay so carried on reading but when he meets ‘wind’ it gets confusing af. The english is terrible and very hard to follow, this has happened throughout the story but it was bearable however turned very prominent at this time.
Also nothing against it but not into yaoi as im straight… when he meets wind it turns yaoi, with him calling mc big brother and blushing red. Not into that sort of thing but if you are then yeah carry on lel. This does need a tag for it thou, or atleast say has yaoi vibe at points or something.
Also this is very slow pace, I don’t mind slow pace but it has to move forward atleast. For the whole story now nothing has rly happened. I was hoping when he acc left the slums he would access the internet atleast.. learn something about the world. However the whole time he has been there hes done fck all.
Another thing is the ai, it should be a lot more prominent in the story as itll be key for him knowing about the world and helping. However it seems like it’s forgotten and is barely used. Only being used to explain something to help the mc. I mean he has used it like once ? why…
Finally going back to this ‘wind’ character it makes zero sense for the mc to start training him… the mc isnt strong. He is still in the first level of both body, soul cultivation and hasnt even begun energy. So why is he helping someone train and follow him ? Also with the mc getting all his techniques from the messai fam other than his sword arts what tf is he gonna train the guy in ? All he knows are secrets he can’t teach to outsiders… plus he knows fck all about cultivation. He only knows what he has been given, so he could teach maybe the basics but nothing else. But then again why is he waisting his time.. other than for the yaoi route. Then for awhile now he has been acting like some wise master at everything, being arrogant af. Its like the slums left no mark on him and is just used as a sob story. Its had no effect on the story so far, other than a sad backstory.
Overall it seems like cultivation novel with loads of potential but ruined with loads of wholes turning it mediocre.
Not meant to be a harsh review, just my honest thought on what ive read. It may be the authors first novel or even improve loads later on as the story goes on.

Story Post Last Updated: October 11, 2020

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