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The Age of Gods has long since ended, their voices no longer heard on the continent of Douluo. Humanity, standing on the shoulders of legends from its history, advanced soul technology to inconceivable heights. The humans of Douluo invented weapons of mass destruction, mechanized armor, and living metals. With these advancements, they went on to conquer the oceans and discovered two new continents. To fuel these new technologies, humanity hunted the soul beasts to the very brink of extinction.
Once the dominant force of Douluo, the few surviving soul beasts now hide in the darkest recesses of their last sanctuary. The weakest have all been hunted, leaving only the strongest to scheme in the heart of the forest. The soul beasts, not willing to fade away, plot an uprising for their survival. In the midst of this, a god from a long forgotten era awakens in the depths of the Great Star Dou Forest to seek vengeance for the soul beasts.
As darkness encroaches from the abyss, hope is found in a young boy who holds a power beyond divinity within himselfTang Wulin! Hope for both humanity and the soul beasts, as the bridge between the two. He finds his way into the fabled halls of Shrek Academy, where he learns to wield his prodigious powers, makes friends and finds allies, eventually rising to become a towering leader.
As he learns to harness his strength, danger lurks within the shadows as the various factions of humanity maneuver and plot to usurp Shrek Academy. Tang Wulin discovers the threat to the only world he knows as he sinks deeper into the intrigue. Meanwhile, camouflaged by the chaos and unbeknownst to the humans, the soul beasts plot continues to steadily advance.
To defend what he loves and reclaim what was lost, Tang Wulin must seek out the legacies of legends past and unlock the full might of the Golden Dragon King!
Douluo Dalu 3: Legend of the Dragon King
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My problem here is that the novel IMO no longer continues in the spirit of the previous Douluo Dalu series (or at the most just pays lip service to it), and has become just another run of the mill wuxia novel.
Soul abilities are no longer prominent / important, especially for the MC who mostly just uses his dragon based bloodline abilities. As a result, I feel like the battles are a
lot more generic : sure, there are plenty of flashy effects and moments, but theyre like individual farts in the air instead of being part of a comprehensive, understandable battle system.
The final straw for me is the way that the MC keeps on powering up! Its devolved to a never ending rat race of trying to outdo the previous power up, sacrificing story in the process similar to other, more generic wuxia novels.
At just the 6th soul ring (around lvl 64ish), the MC was able to beat a Titled Douluo (lvl 9x) ! Thats how OP the MC has become, and looking at the next few chapters, it looks like even more powerups are just a corner away. Its a far cry from the previous books of the series where the power level was a lot more defined and respected, where a Titled Douluo would be more of endgame type opponents instead of being a snack on the way.
Ive read up to the current RAWs - chapter 127 (getting by with machine translation), and so far its been ok, but not that outstanding. Douluo Dalu 2 is still a much better read for me. Reasons for this include :
now this might be a plus for some, but DD3 feels that it is paced quite a bit faster than DD2. However, this comes at the expense of plot build-up : I enjoyed the time Huo Yuhao spent with a gimp ability, showing how he can maximize with what he had before getting his OP 2nd spirit. Not so with Tang Wulin; even though he had a tr*sh spirit, he was still showing at least glimpses of his OPness from the get go, what with his huge strength and all. Same thing with their sub occupations : not much of a build up for Tang Wulin, hes a genius forging talent at the start.
the past DDs have been better fleshed out in this area I think. The problem here is that, while we may still be in the same Douluo Dalu continent, things have changed so much 10k years after DD2 that it might as well be a different place. Id have liked to get a better feel for those changes, enough to get a better mental picture in my head.
Another issue for me is that soul abilities dont have that unique feel anymore. I dont mean that they feel like theyve been copied from earlier DDs. The thing here is that, at least in the current point in the RAWs, the spirit links are no longer acquired from hunting spirit beasts (I enjoyed reading about whatever rare beast that they can encounter and get spirit rings from, and what ability they can get from it). In DD3, spirit beasts have mostly died out, links are actually just BOUGHT from the Soul Pagoda (where they are artifically manufactured o_0). That means its pretty much a matter of pay2win at least at the beginning.
the main character is ridiculously overpowered. He kicks everyones butts and hes the greatest genius in his secondary progression thats ever lived. Then he meets a girl his age be who is always better than him. No matter how much he powers up shes always stronger. Then he finds out that she even had the same rank in her secondary profession. I didnt register all of that until recently.
This is the part that really bothered me. So, theyre living in a dorm. Theres a woman pretending to be a man for whatever reason. A guy gets assigned as her roommate. She switched rooms but no one knows. A guy goes for a walk and sees a light on in an unoccupied room and goes to check on it. He thought it might be a thief. He accidentally sees her naked. She tried to kill him, and almost succeeded. I mean full homicidal rage mode. The MC shows up and attacks her to save the other guy. Instructors show up and discipline everyone. The first guy gets fined a large amount of contribution points, which are hard to get and very important, because he should have been psychic and known that it was a female student bathing. The MC had the same punishment because apparently she was justified in attacking and he shouldnt have saved his friend. The girl gets a slap in the wrist and told not to overreact and kill people. Worst of all was that both guys had to give the girl thousands of contribution points for mental trauma, because apparently being seen naked is a huge mental trauma and nearly being killed isnt. Its just such biased sexist bs.
Sorry for the long rant but it was really bothering me. I have similar complaints as other low ratings on here, but thats my primary complaint. The author should be ashamed for propagating such a mindset.
First off, the story follows the pattern TJSS is setting and is 10, 000 years after DD2 finished. This makes it 20, 000 years ahead of DD1. For those wondering if the first two stories had any impact on the current one, youll find that the main characters of both have become old legends and fantastical myths.
The main character of DD3 is Tang Wulin. His background is easy to spoil if you read TJSSs short story, DD2.5. Otherwise, hell appear as the most ordinary MC of the three stories. His parents are mainly ordinary low-income parents and he awakened to a tr*sh Bluesilver Grass. Unlike Tang San, his talent in it is completely mundane. As a character he is the more relatable one of the three as he lacked Tang Sans deep maturity and Huo Yuhaos polarizing childishness and avenging air.
Shrek does not become a part of Tang Wulins life for a number of chapters. Instead, TJSS introduces the world of DD3 to readers through Tang Wulins interaction with more ordinary academies, various organizations, as well as school competitions for youngsters like himself.
The setting of DD3 reveals that the world has entered the modern-ish era. Soul Power grows to become the equivalent of energy as it powers machines and devices in this world. Of course, this means that Soul Masters become portable batteries and have more flexibility with the devices. TJSS also introduces two new combat methods for Soul Masters. That is, Mechas (giant robots controlled by a pilot) and Battle Armor (mechanical armor that promotes the users abilities). Both have their perks and their issues and TJSS slowly expands on them as the story continues.
Overall I view DD3 as the better of the trilogy. While I liked DD1, the MC wasnt as relatable to me and the world really was quite simple and ordinary. DD2 had a lot of new things that contrasted greatly with DD1. It was refreshing, but the issue for me was the MC. TJSS didnt make Huo Yuhao that relatable and to me he was just a really angsty teenager.
If you liked the world of Douluo Dalu, youll find that DD3 continues to offer up its diverse range of fleshed-out martial souls and detailed battles. A nice improvement from the two is TJSS developing the MCs side jobs. In DD1, Tang San had the side job of forging and constructing as he remade his original worlds hidden weapons. In DD2, Huo Yuhao developed and made advanced Soul Devices that grew better as his martial soul matured. Neither was explained in great detail and was disappointingly sidelined.
DD3 took this to a new level with its blacksmithing. The MC is a prodigy of blacksmithing and TJSS does not skimp on the details and scenes as the MC forges. One of the best parts of the story to me is actually the blacksmithing scenes as it seems to breathe more life into the story and shows that the world of DD isnt just focused on martial souls.
So many readers complaining why its sub-par when it comes to the past DDs saying its not following the previous based stories, etc. Etc. Lol Cant you read the title alone, its called now The legend of the dragon king not DD anymore, jeez why compare when its already not the same plot anymore? Sure its based on the same continent but that does not mean it will follow it, furthermore and what if it follows the same as the previous one? Dont you think it will not have an impact anymore? Thats why make a review based on the story alone not compare it to the previous one lol. Theres so many readers there that want to read this story but misled to not reading it anymore because of the critics on it.
Lastly if youre comparing the 3 MC, try to understand the background of each of them:
See the difference? The story revolves in different era and background of each of them. Dont based it on how OP they are this is not a Japanese Isekai Novel. Smh
Too many tournaments, and they are like the author didnt know what to write so mix together I know Sometimes tournaments can introduced characters skills, but too much are bored, because they even seriously affect the main plot
MC is dependent on his King Dragon bloodline and he is almost forgot his Blue Sliver Grass so that one of reason why I kinda disappointed
characteristic in the ending compare to some character in her mind she more want to solve soul beats and humans problem the soul beats can live in myriad beats platform and Great Star Dou Forest. She also can very good to her husband, I dislike her in the beginning but later I think she is a great chara in DD
Sadly there has a tragedy ending Male lead and both died though there will revive in DD4 but still a bit sad : (
I was really enjoying it at the beginning, thinking it is going to be really great and all. But it just keeps being the same plot from the previous 2 versions. Praise Shrek, join Tang sect, everything else is tr*sh etc.
I cant tolerate it anymore. As if in a span of 10 000 f*ckING years would there still be a trace of evil soul masters, unless the entire universe is filled with ret*rds, which apparently it is.
The MC is overpowered in the wrong way, but thats nothing new
in this series, and his luck to encounter garbage enemies is just annoying and designed to make us feel something other than boredom in the generic cultivation and blacksmithing.
And before you go Oh but the author was dealing with IRL issues because of his wife blablabla I am dully aware, that is not an excuse. Dealing with life issues? Take a break, dont pull one of your works into the tr*sh with you.
The beginning was really dragging out, due to the whole tr*sh spirit nonsense. Sorry, but we had enough of that in the prequels. Then, his power-up appears right as I was getting bored. Right when you think were going to be having fun doing original things, he starts getting all super depressed repeatedly like Yuhao in the previous novel.
Then, we get to Shrek, my biggest beef with this story. Everyone is praising Shrek. Saying Shrek this, and Shrek that, and Shrek is fair, Shrek does no wrong. Shrek will do no evil. In walks in some students from Shrek. One of whom tries to con our MC into paying for their dinner because its his privilege in gaining the honor to do so. Then gets mad when he escapes, leading to them lying, cheating, and breaking the rules in order to get petty revenge. Which almost turns into lethal revenge. You would think that since they are from Shrek, they would be held to higher standards? F*** no, were Shrek, rules dont apply to us, thats only posturing for the outside world.
Then comes time to join Shrek. Guess what? Theres an Elder even more childish and vindictive than the person above. Purposefully acting like an entitled arrogant prick just to screw the MC over. The Author might call it plot development or Character building, but I call it pulling stuff out of your rear and telling us you worked hard for it. Oh yeah, did I mention that an ELDER of Shrek basically told our MC to essentially kill or cripple himself or he cant join? Oh, thats right, she didnt know that could happen, right? Then why was she in charge of that part of the test? Its equivalent of asking your babysitter to perform open-heart surgery on you. Without anesthesia. Or clean medical equipment. And a pizza cutter. In your garage. With your 90 year-old neighbor dying of tuberculosis is acting as the nurse.
Not even one hundred chapters later we have the same elder again screwing the MC and friends over for something they couldnt control in a way that is so over the top it would cause the founders of Shrek to roll over in their graves.
Welcome to Shrek Academy, where we dont have rules. Unless you are the MC or his friends. Then we relentlessly ignore them and make new ones to screw you over for plot development. MIGHT MAKES RIGHT! Except for the MC, he has to follow the rules and anything we arbitrarily make up. Because screw that guy. Its not like the story revolves around him or something, amirite? Oh, it really does? Well, lets make a rule against that while were here...
People who are saying dd3 is tr*sh are almost corect because I have read machine translation until the novel finished and it mentions how the author is going through a rough time
since he was going through a rough time he started to become more depressed which caused the end of douluo dalu3 ending with tang wulin suiciding and their child being born for the next douluo dalu
Since he went through his wife having cancer and only having news that his wife had only some years to live he was struggling with his writing but you have have respect for the man he still put out work better than two thirds of the isekai genre (edit) looking at some other reviews I realized why I liked this much better than the first 2 and its the fact that the tang wulin is relatable which is something that you dont see in novels nowadays except in things like tsuki ga and this, plus I think this goes for all intellectuals the fact that dd2 had a good lead up in the beginning until it turned into bl then the MC seems like some lead of movie about teenage life from the 1900s
I picked this novel up due to nostalgia, recalling a manhua about spirit rings and a common blue grass from a long time ago. Turns out the manhua was based on a novel. Legend Of Dragon King is the second sequel to that novel, the third installment of a potential trilogy.
In 222 chapters, the main character Tang Wulin and his classmates are still ten years old. I reckon this is still the prologue stage of the story. Although the main characters are so
young, the chapters are very engaging. The interactions among the kids are relatable and makes for a good read. Each has their own flaws, no matter how insignificant those flaws may appear.
The cultivation and rankings in the story are easy to understand. When it comes down to it, the strength of a soul master is reflected by how many rings and what kind of spirit rings he possesses, along with his martial soul. Luckily, the novel doesnt go too in-depth regarding the intricacies of every rank and level. I know that some may find those details interesting, but I prefer cultivation paths and methods to stay clear cut.
Currently, theres a tournament arc going on. Even though TWLs body and martial soul have mutated, because hes still a child he still loses to people. TWL is also not affiliated with Shrek Academy. This makes things interesting, especially since Shrek Academys entrance examinations are about to begin.
Ill have to admit: I have yet to finish reading Douluo Dalu or Unrivaled Tang Sect. However, thats because neither are translated fully into English, and I cant read Chinese. That being said, from the several hundred chapters that Ive read across all three novels, there doesnt seem to be any spoilers interlocking them. You can read all three books as stand alones.
Even so, if I had to pick a favorite, I would have to say Legend Of Dragon King. This is because the protagonist is extremely likable and the prose from the releases is the best relative to the other two novels. Thank you to the translator and editors who poured in their hard work!
Well there is a lot of things I hate about this author. His plot choices I often dislike. But his characters are always 4 dimensional. They are more like people than some people.
Now DD3 I think is the lesser of all his novels. Power levels are no longer respected and the protagonist growth is pretty linear. I personally dislike the , but that is more of an opinion.
If you love DD1 and 2 and miss it, read it, but do not expect the same quality. If you did not like
those, you might like this one as it is quite different. If you are expecting a master piece like the previous ones. I would not read it.
At the very beginning I gave this gave this 4 stars, I was so hyped up and I really liked the beginning.... right until they started attending Shrek.
Okay Ill start off with what I like and what I still at least kind of liked and even want I found confusing but at least halfway acceptable.
they live in a world where the soul can be digitized, artificial Souls can mold to your spirit so believing metal also can mold to your spirit as well sure under the laws of universe, okay why not cool. just a little overwhelming but you can get used to it.
Wulin (in the beginning) hes supposed to be good-natured honest and friendly unlike most of these stories where the main character is just selfish of a murder, a rapist, easily angered, screws over everyone except beautiful woman ofcourse, I loved douluo dalu because it was different in some ways. He it slowly becoming your typical generic main character hes rarely nice any more or relatable unless you are Glutton and manipulative
Gu Yue..... Ill say one thing shes fun to read because shes incredibly unlikeable, a lot of people like her because she likes the main character and shes serious about liking the main character thats good but I absolutely hate the type of character she overpowered arrogant shes more of these main characters people adore for some reason because theyre terrible people
xie xie I like him silly and Clowney but honest says how he feels and tries his hardest most relatable character in the entire series actually feels like a character has the most character development that you want in a character that over the span time actually matures
Xu Xiaoyan..... if you like this character let me ask you a question why? other then being cute, acting being dumb and being gu yues wing man useless
the elders of shrek SUCK (there funny to read) other than that they act like children and suck at educating characters to act more like are noble adults but spoiled a**holes
I no longer understand what they teach at Shrek from the beginning of the series the teacher did a lot of Hands-On practice that went into great detail and actually put the children and some Danger the gave them experience once they get into Shrek the quality just drops thats all I can say without spoiling anything.
DD1 Ill admit I didnt like Tang san you just basically perfect wu xiao was more or less a spoiled child but Universe the background stories fighting and the other five of The Seven Devils made it interesting
DD2 I love the main character was relatable yes he had a 100% week beginning and had to rely on others to fight and over every time you became OP but he still had a lot of character that made him more interesting And similar to part 1 the rest of the Seven Devils are also really interesting and have good correlation between each of them
DD3 nothing is important other than Wulin and Gu yue 400+ chapters in and I barely learned anything about any of the characters moments where some characters get flushed out and its instantly brushed over
I honestly really like this in the beginning Im not even going to mention the stuff that Shrek allows now which goes against what they used to allow 10, 000 years ago for what they didnt even think of 20, 000 years ago Im just going to drop it can only read it when I need something to do
i read ahead with MTL for a while than stopped bothering. I like DD 1 and DD 2 a lot more than this story; I found the other two MC easier to relate to. Plus, I dont usually like stories with mecha in the tag; I like them more than harems but less than almost anything else. Not a fan of giant robots in my fantasy stories and DD2s soul tech and war machines were hard enough for me to get through.
one of the things I really liked about DD1
and 2 was the soul ring set up and as a few other people mentioned, thats pretty much crapped on in this story. Instead it becomes more like a regular cultivation novel with the MC having to use treasure herbs to unlock his bloodline and cultivate more strength. His power ups/ abilities all come from the bloodline, not his rings (so much for the whole
title), which is disappointing. And there are tournaments, and more tournaments, and some competitions and also a few more tournaments; its not
bad but there are still a lot more than there should be in any decent story.
My actual chapter is 1767 at the time of this review. This series is the worst out of the first three Soul Land/Douluo Dalu series because it completely tramples the foundation he laid out in the first two series. The main example of this is the soul power system that was expanded in the second series, Unrivaled Tang Sect. The second series went into the complexity of forming soul cores and why they were needed for Titled Douluos and Limit Duoluos but this series completely threw it out the window
and pretended it didnt exist. It also took a hot steamy dump on the second series protagonists complete disguise ability, who had the spiritual power and soul ring that allowed him to do it, whereas the characters from this series learned it by just by training.
Legend of the Dragon King suffers from the overuse of Deus ex machina heavily throughout the series. The author makes the protagonist pull abilities out of his rear end without any indication of previous competency to do so nor the build up or leading to said capability. The best example so far goes to when the protagonist is almost exposed while using the learned disguise ability mentioned above but suddenly is able to influence everyone around him into a riot in order to escape using illogical accusations and his powerful spiritual power that he was never mentioned to have.
Lastly, this series is just composed of terrible pacing and writing. It takes chapters to describe the situation, then more chapters to advance the plot, and then when the fights actually happen, its complete chaos but always ends with either the protagonist never losing, ending in a tie, or the protagonist leveling up via Invincible Hero trope.
This series started making me hate it when the author decided to take a liquid slurry dump on his world he already built upon and now Im just reading it in order to finish it, like I did with Skyfire Avenue. It suffers the same problems as that novel in that the beginning was interesting until the author decided to start taking dumps on the plot and pull fecal matter out by the truckload.
I really anticipated this one. Thus my disappointment, what really worries me is this may be an indicator of what I should come to expect from his novels. Skyfire Avenue (his previous) I just could not bring myself to like, I read it for 400 odd chapters, and in all that the only part I genuinely enjoyed was the segment referencing the Titanic, which almost seems like a bad joke in retrospect.
be sophisticated only to come across as pretentious. Reading SA it is pretty clear he made it as a trial run for this subsequent work, where he does a near 360 to try to dumb it down as greatly as possible. I expected more, DD1 was really great but eventually suffered rushed powerups.
DD2 was in my opinion compared to DD1 a bit worse but more stable plotwise. But when it came to DD3 I cannot bring myself to understand, really why things ended up like this. I really still anticipated a good read when I came to the realization that the MC was going to be overpowered. In the end, it just fell so flat of all that I was expecting. I mean overpowered MC does not mean a bad story by any means it is why people can enjoy things like
These are novels that have overpowered MCs and are still at least able to maintain interest. So I can only say that this is not up to par with his usual. What irks me though is that in Skyfire Avenue I saw an experienced writer try a different approach for a better story. For me it did not work, but some people enjoyed this work of his. In DD3 its hard to put into words the feeling, it gives off is like someone reached the height in a field and suddenly lost drive for innovation, then decided to recycle used thoughts. Im a bit disappointed, I know writing is not easy, and writers works tend to have similarities but this is not that. This is somehow even shoddier, Im thoroughly disappointed.
I have as of this chpt finally pieced together the identity of the nagging sensation, budding in me as I read this thing. It is too similar to DBZ, as you read this you really will come across concepts that seem so similar to DBZ it is astounding. For something that is supposed to be based on martial souls, really I feel like Im reading a fanfic story/alternate reality, what could have at one point been Gohans life. I really do not want to give anything away, but anyone who has read to this point and read/watched some DBZ should be able to see some similarities, that draw too close for comfort. This is astounding, really I do not have problems with someone drawing reference from DBZ for a story. But its disappointing
I am not going to compare this to anything anymore, because if I did it would look far too similar to an arc I read years ago from jumps then top 3. Which Is it? Those up to date can infer if you consider things being done.
As readers come to find out at the end of this one, the author is going through some really dark times. Pressure makes or breaks, but in his case it is arguably too much to call tempering. I hope he retires to sort his dire affairs in order. He is really pushing it to juggle his tragedy and writing to the point where I almost feel his writing has become a punishment for him. As he is the primary earner for his family as I infer from the explanation it might not be possible.
the is a very strong, very independent beauty, she isnt like many Chinese novels female lead, in fact, her love story isnt so touched, but she is a w