Xing Chen Bian
Stellar Transformation is a series written by I Eat Tomatoes. This is IET's first work so you can expect some mistakes ,plenty of plot armors and inconsistent plot development but overall it is a good novel. Reading this novel was like playing a single RPG game. And like every IET novel ever, the first part would be brilliant, MC being an adorable kid with a good cultivation technique. It's very good, it gives you pleasant feelings.
Story SynopsisIn a galaxy far away, there is a kid without innate inability to practice internal techniques. So, in order to gain the respect of his father, he resolutely chooses to follow the more difficult and painful path of practicing external techniques. As the years go by, he grows up, but what really changes his life is a mysterious meteoric crystal stone — the Meteoric Tear. This stone fuses with the young man’s body unnoticed, and he seems to undergo drastic transformations as a result. After that, everything is changed. Eventually his father knows that the son for whom he hasn’t really shown a lot of consideration possesses astonishing abilities. And there’s a lot more to come.
Another I Eat Tomatoes Series :
- I Shall Seal The Heaven
- Desolate Era
- The Nine Cauldrons
- Swallowed Star
- Author: I Eat Tomatoes
- Type: Web Novel ( CN )
- Rating: 4.3 / 5.0, 844 votes
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Martial, Arts, Romance, Xianxia.
- Year: 2007
- Publisher: Qidian
- Status: 18 Volumes / 680 Chapters (Complete)
- Translator: Wuxia World & Translationnations
Series Reviewsby Uncle Secco
One of the most beautiful novel I've ever read. The story talks about a young boy who can't cultivate like his brothers. His father stops caring about him due to this and thus the young boy decides to become strong because he wants to help his father. The plot is wonderful and only at the end we will know why this story is connected to Coiling Dragon. The mc has good ideals and the romance plays an important role in all the story. I really loved how the author has written this story and I recommend it to all of you!!
I see a lot of mix reviews trashing this and praising it. I'm here to say it's great especially compared to some other stuff but it's got it's fair share of flaws and I'll put them in categories so it's easier to read.
Cultivation: The method of cultivation is too messy and doesn't follow clear rules. There are vague divisons between immortals, devils, and demons and that isn't even counting the MC and his special path. There are also loose immortals which are thrown in and divine tribulations which is basically the universe trying to kill you before you're allowed to progress further. The rules dividing and governing all these things are too vague. But even if the ignore all that the base method of cultivation is far too plain and is just building up energy to the next level.
Laws of Universe:This gets even worse when the story reaches the divine realms and it all becomes about the Spacial and Temporal law cultivation. At this point any techniques the MC or anyone else learned before becomes meaningless because all that matters is who can freeze time or break space so that everything dies. There is no meaningful variation in peoples skills it's just who has the best gear and the most raw power. Except the MC because he's so damn special.
Characters: The MC himself is enjoyable and his two brothers aren't bad. His woman though felt a bit generic to me and too much like an accessory. The romance is great and is more important than in some other series like this where it's just a side note. But it's a bit frustrating how their reunion is so drawn out and ends so anti climatically.
Plot progression: This is honestly just as much of a mess as the cultivation. It starts out pretty good but the author has the tendancy to just drop things and go somewhere else too much. Like after he helps reach the Nebula stage? Well time to go into the ocean! Done with that? Well time to go into a trial ground to get treasure! Okay now on to the immortal realm! Okay how about the Dark Star realm for a bit? Okay now lets go to the divine realm! See the picture? It doesn't feel like a gradual progression of a journey it feels more like the author just uses a location until he's done with it then only goes back to it to show off how things have changed since the MC has been gone. This jumping of locations causes a LOT of stuff to just get dropped and forgotten because each area jump comes with a mega power up so even if problems from back then were to re-appear they wouldn't mean much.
This was written before Coiling Dragon and it shows. A lot of things feel similar to the style of Coiling Dragon but less refined like the messy culvtivation style. The Brokenness that is controlling time and space that ruins combat. The over use of jumping to new areas instead of a gradual journey.
Overall this is NOT a bad series and the fact it was written by the same guy as coiling dragon means if you like one you'll like the other. But if you read Coiling Dragon first then you'll notice a drop in quality with this one.
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