Title: Records Of The Immortals
Genre(s): Historical Romance
Tags: wuxia, romance, swordsman, historical fiction, war & military, immortal, kingdom, Adventure
Main Lead: Male, Female
AVB Assessment Score: PDE 2 CDD 1 SWB 1 || TQ 2 SV 2 || Overall: 8
Number of Chapters: 48
Chapter Length: Medium
Reading Level: Medium
Date of First Release: May 22, 2020
Date of Last Update: March 12, 2021
AVB Reviewed? No
Available on Platform(s): Webnovel
Number of Views: 87.5K
Number of Reviews: 36
Immerse in a chivalrous adventure of a timeless age of Ancient China. An era where the immortals lived among the mortals and the mortals were immortalized through their exceptional achievements.
Lord Ejun, a prince from a wealthy kingdom, fled a rebellion to find himself stranded and saved by a barbarian woman – Yue Maiden. The most unlikely romance happened between them, which made his name immortalized forever in a timeless poem.
Yue Maiden – a key member of King Goujian’s victories against the Fuchai of Wu State. With her legendary swordsmanship, she immortalized Goujian and her name in the story of Yue conquest of Wu.
Ying – an immortal girl with a dark childhood. A beauty who feasted with kings. A beauty who used her charms and her sword to fight for justice for slaves and commoners.
Xuanye – an immortal sword-forger, a military genius who recorded battles and timeless war strategies.
Xi Shi – one of the Four Beauties of China. A mortal girl whose name was immortalized as a beauty who collapsed a nation
Fan Li – a mortal man whose name forever remembered as the wealthiest man in Chinese civilization
Their lives and stories are retold in the Records of the Immortals
Quite the world the author has created. The writing style’s not my cup of tea, but it’s still solid. Some grammar hiccups with tenses and punctuations; not really too much of a detriment. Prose and dialogue flows naturally, which is also a plus.
Keep on writing👍
flying_dagger: In the first few chapters there were some grammatical or typo errors. Also the pace was a bit too fast for a historical romance. In the second book the writing quality improves a lot. The story pace is much better. not too fast not too slow. Characters development is pretty much described in detail. I think this novel is pretty entertaining and educating for someone like me who only likes the wuxia elements but has no idea about history. The historical setting is interesting. I have to say the wuxia element is not much compared to the historical part. Can not complain since this novel is classified as historical fiction rather than wuxia.
PhantonSwordsman: Writing quality: easy to comprehend.
Stability of Updates: once, twice a week. Not bad!
Story development: The first book is a bit too jumpy. The second one is pretty good. Not draggy, but not jumpy. The authors emphasize more on the history part instead of the romance part.
Character design: Yue Maiden’s character is a bit too flat and not too many descriptions about her. Ying’s part is well written. The author implies her characters not through a description; but through her childhood story. She had a tough problematic life with her mother that shaped her characters.
World Background: the author has her own way in describing the background. Yue Maiden who lived in a stilt house, the slavery that was common in that era; girls who were sold to brothels or as slaves; etc. Not too descriptive, but informative enough.
Jenjibread: Honestly, I’m surprised that there hasn’t been like a 300 chapter story that tells the exact same thing. Warning: My rating may be slightly inflated since I am a fan of more historical-based stories that actually emphasize the history part. This isn’t a review swap but genuinely some things I wanted to express after reading.
Writing Quality: There are issues with grammar at some points, but I read that the author isn’t a native English speaker, so I would say the actual quality is amazing. There was one chapter where a sentence wasn’t capitalized and another where it said “she was panicked” I think, but honestly, none of it stood out too much to the point that I wanted to comment on it. As for the actual writing style itself, the author has a way of writing that is reminscent of actual historical texts with the sparsity but still powerful ways of conveying emotion. It reminds me of the way Chinese poems are: few words but manages to pack a super long story or message.
Stability of Updates: Uhhh way better than me LOL so I very much so aspire to become as such
Story Development: A bit jumpy at some points, but I think it actually reads better for this period considering the way history was recorded at intervals of years. That being said, their romance was cute but didn’t resonate tooooo much with me (I actually read this for the history sorry kekekekek)
Character Design: I actually really like the portrayal of the Yue girl and the contrast it holds with the court.
World Background: Think I’ve been alluding to this enough already ^-^
Story Post Last Updated: March 22, 2021