Type:
Chinese Novel

Genre:
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Romance, Seinen, Tragedy, Xianxia

Author(s):
I Eat Tomatoes,
Wo Chi Xi Hong Shi,
我吃西红柿

Associated Names:
Age of Desolation,
Mãng Hoang Kỷ,
Mǎng Huāng Jì,
The Legend of Jade Sword (official English title of drama and cartoon version),
莽荒纪

Related Series:
Coiling Dragon (Chinese Novel),
Inch of Radiance (Chinese Novel),
Stellar Transformation (Chinese Novel),
The Nine Cauldrons (Chinese Novel),
Lord Xue Ying (Chinese Novel),
Legend of Xingfeng (Chinese Novel)

Description:
Fate had never been kind to Ji Ning. Wracked by illnesses and infirm his entire life on Earth, Ning knew early on that he would die as a teenager. What he didn’t know was that there really was such a thing as life after death, and that the universe was a far larger place than he thought. A lucky twist of fate (one of the few in Ning’s life) meant that Ning was reborn into a world of Immortals and monsters, of Ki Refiners and powerful Fiendgods, a world where Dynasties lasted for millions of years.

A world which is both greater and yet also smaller than he ever could imagine.

He would have the opportunity to join them, and in this life, Ning swore to himself, he would never let himself be weak again! The Era he was born into was a Desolate one, but Ning would make it his era.


Desolate Era Book 22, Chapter 5

Chapter 5 – A Change in the Three Realms As a half-step Elder God, Ji Ning possessed incredibly sharp vision. When he swept the island with his gaze, he saw many Immortal palaces, flying arks, and mazes that were extremely famous in the Three Realms. Many were treasures belonging to True Gods and Daofathers, and all of them possessed extremely powerful defenses. “Junior apprentice-sister, look, that’s Sword Immortal Darknorth.” “So he is Ji Ning?” “I heard Father say that Sword Immortal Darknorth’s sword-arts are absolutely astonishing. In fact, his sword-arts are the best sword-arts of the Three Realms, and he’s

Desolate Era Book 22, Chapter 4

Chapter 4 – The Crescent World True God Shiyu was highly skilled in defensive techniques and fleeing maneuvers, precisely because he was someone who valued his own life dearly. He obediently bent the knee and submitted. Ji Ning soulscoured him, took his three Chaos treasures, then left. “He was so astonishingly powerful and dazzling, even amongst True Gods and True Immortals. As expected, there were some marvelous reasons for that.” After soulscouring him, Ning had learned that True God Shiyu had once acquired the legacy of a deceased World God along with four Chaos treasures. The Heavengazer Tower of Radiance

Desolate Era Book 22, Chapter 3

Chapter 3 – A Single Sword Within the mountain gorge. A silver-haired man was standing amidst a garden of flowers. He gently plucked a flower, lowering his head to smell its fragrance. His face, however, remained a bit gloomy and downcast. “Overseer…” The silver-haired man murmured these words to himself. “Is it him?” The earlier turbulence in the primordial chaos…True God Shiyu had also come to the conclusion that it had most likely been someone breaking through to become a True God or perhaps Elder God! The prisoners, however, had been trapped in the prisonworld for far too long; if

Desolate Era Book 22, Chapter 2

Chapter 2 – Divine Sword, Violetjewel Ji Ning descended from the skies, landing next to the Five Elements Cauldron. He turned to look at the ancient stone platform next to it, as well as the the blood-colored sword placed atop it. The sword’s body was still filled with cracks. “Violetjewel…” Ning stared at the sword for a moment, then waved his hand. Whoosh! A large amount of treasures came flying out of nowhere, every single one emanating astonishingly powerful auras. The treasures almost instantly formed a small mountain in size. These were virtually all of the Protocosmic spirit-treasures Ning had

Desolate Era Book 22, Chapter 1

Chapter 1 – Becoming a True God Ji Ning opened his eyes and looked at the beautiful bloodlotus flowers hovering in the air around him. Although their baleful aura filled the entire region, the aura was unable to disguise their beauty. Ning almost felt as though he could see a dazzlingly beautiful woman surrounded by that sea of blood. The woman’s face was the face of the woman he wished to see the most. She silently stood there, amidst the bloodlotus flowers, smiling at him. “Senior apprentice-sister…” Ning gently murmured these words to himself. He was silent for a moment,

Desolate Era Book 21, Chapter 37

Chapter 37 – The Bloodlotus Blooms Some True Gods and True Immortals were much weaker than Ji Ning. They only had the power of an ordinary Daofather, and so Ji Ning was able to easily defeat them. He didn’t even gain many insights from battling them, only spending a few hours in meditation afterwards. After battling the more powerful ones or the ones who had some special abilities, Ning might spend seven or eight days carefully reflecting on their battle. Twelve months after Ning began his sweep through the prisonworld. He was within a region filled with dark fog where

Desolate Era Book 21, Chapter 36

Chapter 36 – Two Methods The swords were filled with Ji Ning’s Daofather-level energy, causing each of them to emanate auras of blinding might. This caused True God Shiyu’s face to change as he became even more solemn. “It seems this Overseer’s abilities as a Ki Refiner are even better than his abilities in close combat.” “Go.” The distant midair Ji Ning waved his finger. Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! The Swords of the Heavens instantly soared out like streaks of light, striking towards True God Shiyu from every direction. They didn’t move that fast, not even surpassing the limits of the

Desolate Era Book 21, Chapter 35

Chapter 35 – True God Shiyu “Although I’ve grown much more powerful, compared to the leaders of Buddhism and Daoism, I’m still rather lacking. The Endwar is coming. The more powerful I become, the better. The Heavengazer Tower of Radiance…I have to acquire it.” Although Ji Ning desperately desired this treasure, he first still carefully meditated on the insights he had gained from his fight with True God Ultrafish, reflecting on what had happened in that fight. Three days after his battle against True God Ultrafish, Ning finally set off for True God Shiyu’s region. …… A beautiful mountain gorge,

Desolate Era Book 21, Chapter 34

Chapter 34 – Swordforce, Stage Five Ji Ning’s eyes were closed. The many insights he had gained into the sword were continuously merging together. It was like mist being condensed. Finally, with a boom, the mist completely condensed into a ‘seed’, a seed surrounded by a faint aura of sword-ki. This sword-ki seed was the complete crystallization of all of Ning’s insights into the essence of the sword. It was something which he could sense in his heart. It wasn’t something that could be seen with the naked it. It was something that could only be seen and sensed by

Desolate Era Book 21, Chapter 33

Chapter 33 – Five Years Later What did Ji Ning need the most right now? He was in desperate need of more time! His talent was beyond dispute. Even as a youth, Patriarch Lu and Subhuti had favored him. After experiencing so many things, he had only become an even more outstanding figure. An Immortal cultivator’s talent wasn’t something that was set in stone; it could change and transform as he grew up and experienced all sorts of events. Some might regress, while others might soar to the heavens and become increasingly dazzling. Clearly, Ning was the type to become