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 27, Chapter 22

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 22 – A Dao Belonging to Ji Ning “Omnipresent?” Surrounded and exhausted by the endless attacks from these many golems, the light of inspiration suddenly flickered in Ji Ning’s mind. “Right. Their attacks are omnipresent. Some cast spells from afar, others close in on me and attack in melee using claws and palms. I only have six arms after using [Three Heads, Six Arms]; how can I possibly withstand so many attacks?” Ning was mumbling to himself as many different sword-arts went through his mind, with many insights regarding the Yin-Yang stance in particular coming to

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Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 21

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 21 – Tenacity Within the Sword Palace’s Silvercloud World. The rest of the altar was now completely silent. Still, Ning merely made a note of it as he then continued to fight all-out against the golems on each level of the altar. Rumble… Boom! Explosions rang out unabated. His Dao water and Dao lightning were combined into a formation of tremendous power, but at this point they were having a limited amount of impact on the increasingly powerful golems. Still, for someone at Ning’s level, even a limited impact would make things much simpler. Level four

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 20

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 20 – The Altar Time passed quickly, and the final day of the three days the almighty Hegemon had allotted the challengers had arrived. Ji Ning and quite a few others had spent the previous day recuperating in the Azurecloud World, so as to be in peak condition when they challenged the Silvercloud World. Only a few people like Ning were able to fight for so long, after all; the majority relied on highly exhausting divine abilities that could allow them to unleash obliterating levels of power for brief moments. On the third day, all of

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 19

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 19 – Challenging the Daolord Cloudworld Ji Ning tested out using the seven types of Dao water and Dao lightning in the privacy of his study, using them to form a Heptastar Duality Formation. Cultivators would often use lightning and water in joint formations. The treasures which Ning had purchased previously all had formations built into them, such as the Godwater Flagon of the Seven Flags which held a Seven Flags Formation. After familiarizing himself with the formation, Ning calmed himself down and started to think back to the insights regarding the sword which he had

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 18

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 18 – Training Ji Ning willed the ethereal lightning to fly out of the gray gourd. It seemed unremarkable, but in reality it was terrifyingly powerful. Under Ning’s control, it swirled around Ning’s body and then seeped into it. For someone with a weaker divine body, such an act was akin to suicide. It must be understood that this was Dao lightning! Someone with a weak body would have it instantly reduced to ashes. Long ago, when Ning was still an Empyrean God, his body was incapable of enduring the power of the Ninehorn Lightning Serpents.

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 17

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 17 – A Thousand Years The imperial palace of the Brightshore Kingdom. The almighty Hegemon stared at the sixty-seven images hovering in the air next to the thirteen thrones. He said softly, “A thousand years has concluded.” The twelve golden-armored powers who had been chatting idly, meditating with eyes closed, or silently drinking wine all came alert. “Hegemon, how shall you choose the most powerful ones?” The twelve golden-armored powers all looked at the almighty Hegemon. These World-level cultivators who had been acknowledged by the ancient pagodas were all incredible figures who possessed varied skills. What

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 16

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 16 – Treasure Selling “Bloodfire Cloudfruit?” Su Youji was puzzled. “Bloodfire Cloudfruit!” World God Pillsaint’s eyes bulged out as he called out in shock. “You know of it?” Su Youji turned to look at World God Pillsaint. World God Pillsaint hurriedly nodded, too excited to act smug. “That’s one hell of a treasure. It is a unique fruit which can only be formed under very special conditions. It has marvelous properties, and cultivators who walk the Dao of Fire all dream of possessing something like it. But of course, it wouldn’t work for you. You Ki

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 15

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 15 – Preparations Ji Ning was delighted to hear this. Finally, he was going to learn about the history of the [Nameless] sword-art. Lord Woodflower continued, “This Eternal Emperor was known as Emperor Heartsword. His rise to power was sudden, and for a brief period of time he was the most dazzling, celebrated figure of the Endless Territories. However, shortly after he revealed his brilliance he elected to disappear as he adventured through parts unknown. He was so strong that he was most likely the Eternal Emperor who was closest to the three Hegemons in power.”

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 14

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 14 – The Eternal Emperor Closest to the Hegemons “Hrm?” The almighty Hegemon sat amongst the thirteen thrones, and both his face and the faces of the twelve golden-armored powers around him tightened. The almighty Hegemon actually once more took control over the flows of time to cause the earlier scene to replay once more. Ji Ning once more flicked out his finger… “No mistaking it. That’s the [Heartsword] sword-art.” The almighty Hegemon nodded slowly. “Darknorth actually trains in the [Heartsword]?” Daolord Thousand Waves was somewhat speechless. “Impressive.” “I thought he must’ve created a new sword-stance

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 13

Desolate Era Book 27, Chapter 13 – The Seventh Stance of [Nameless] The Forest of Sword Pagodas was filled with tens of thousands of towering Sword Pagodas which stood silently erect. Numerous cultivators were scattered throughout the Forest of Sword Pagodas, quietly training with no one disturbing them. There was a thatched cottage in the forest as well, and within the thatched cottage was a white-robed youth. Streams of sword-ki surged in the area around him, occasionally flicking out as sword-stances. Suddenly, the youth opened his eyes. A look of delight could be seen in his gaze. “I’ve finished mastering the