Adapted by Luo Di Ching Qiu
Wei Wuxian, a powerful and hated figure, is summoned in a dangerous and forbidden ritual by a young man seeking revenge on his clan. But, the youth left some less than stellar instructions for Wei to decipher. If Wei fails, he risks his own eternal soul being destroyed. If he succeeds, he gets another chance at life, and a chance to build upon the work he was doing in his past life. After satisfying the initial demands, Wei leaves the family's compound to bring down some of the more powerful figures of the clan. This will take more cunning and power, which Wei is limited on in his new host body.
This book suffered from adaptors and editors being possibly too close to the original source material, which feels like it is very vast and very difficult to adapt. As someone who hasn’t read anything from this universe, there were a lot of places where the narrative had some severe holes and was difficult to follow. Folks familiar with the TV shows, novels, and other parts of this universe will most likely be able to fill in the missing details, but new readers will likely be questioning why certain elements work the way they do, why characters already come in with weight they didn't earn, and questioning mechanics that weren't explained.
There is no question that the art is stand out in this adaptation. The details and the beauty of the costuming is stellar. This is also an example of color enhancing the pages and providing depth to shading, scenery, and character expression.
Sara's Rating: 6/10
Suitability Level: Grades 7-12
Publisher: Seven Seas
Publication Date: March 7, 2023
ISBN: 9781638585237 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 6/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manhua, Supernatural, Magic, Historical Fiction, Seven Seas
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