Dinghai Fusheng Records

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2022 Jun 01

Status in Country of Origin. One entry per lineCompleted (138 Chapters + 4 Extras)

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Immortal arts, magic weapons, magical powers, and the boundless spiritual qi between heaven and earth vanished into obscurity overnight, and all exorcists turned to mere mortals.

Three hundred years later, the Five Hus traversed the pass, it was a prelude to an era of great turmoil in China. They heralded the end of the world, where thousands of drought fiends stalked the night the collapse of the Divine Land is imminent.

Fortunately, within this long, dark night where silence had fallen on all magic, a lone star still glistened brightly on the horizon.

The Heart Lamp appeared, illuminating the vast expanse around it. A sixteen-year-old young man, who will end his life on his twentieth birthday, embarked on a journey to reclaim the spiritual qi of heaven and earth that had been sealed away only four years remain.

The road ahead was filled with countless thistles and thorns, and it seemed improbable for him to succeed.

Chen Xing: The important thing is that Im the last exorcist in this world, yet the only magic I am capable of is emitting light. What can I do?

Wait patiently then. When the Dinghai Pearl reappears on earth, the uncertain trajectory of everyones fates will be completely disrupted before converging once more.

Chen Xing: Could I be partnered with a more normal Protector Martial God?

Isnt your Protector really skilled in fighting?

Chen Xing: He is good at fighting, but when he loses it hell hit even me

Theres nothing that can be done about that, you can only blame yourself for losing yourself to lust.

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I believe that a slow burn mustnt be stretched to a point where the characters begin to look s*upid. In Dinghai Fusheng Lu, the slow burn is stretched to 100 chapters, and just when the characters are beginning to realize their feelings, the writer pulls a time travel amnesia trope and brings us, and the characters to square one.

Arguably, the writer handled it well, but its very frustrating, as a reader to go over the timeline, not twice, but thrice in the span of a single book.

Now, coming to the plot. The plot is circuitous and confusing. There are a shit-tonne of characters that dont always further the plot. Parts of the plot are smart but a majority of it felt long-winding and unnecessarily stretched. The action/fighting scenes felt repetitive. The same thing was happening over and over with the same result. Very often I simply skipped those parts.

Given that Shulu Kong is half Han and half Hu, he makes an interesting character.

I also liked the descriptions of the scenery beyond the wall and I liked the way jealousy has been used. I liked some of the support characters but a majority of them felt wooden. Finally, the translation by chicken Gege is amazing.

Dinghai is about a journey of a 16-year-old exorcist named Chen Xing whose fate was connected to this rare star. This star brought fortune upon MC, hence why he seemed to be so lucky. Sadly, in four years, it would be gone and since MCs life was connected to it, his life would also be gone along with it.

MC decided to make the most of his life, and following his teachers advice, began his journey of searching for the whereabouts of his so-called Protector


to help him find the reason why the

in the world, the source of all magic, disappeared.

But turned out, life was not smooth even for the luckiest human. After trying so hard to find his Protector, the said person refused to cooperate with him and left him alone. But, fate really brought them together and they ended up going on a journey to save the world

AND falling in love with one another too

Dinghai Fusheng Records is set in the same universe as Fei Tians two other novels, (Mingwang Huanshi Lu) and (Tianbao Fuyao Lu) though this is the newest of the three, it is set in the oldest times, so dont worry if youre afraid of missing anything. Theyre connected by the word exorcism, and there are some characters who will reappear in the other novels as well.

Dinghai has a lot of historical and Buddhism references, like A LOT LOT, so prepare yourself for some googling. It is set during the Five Barbarians Uprising in China around 300AD. Many of the people mentioned were historical figures and the terms mentioned were mostly real (so far I only found one that was completely made up). There are many underlying mysteries that you mightve overlooked the first time you read it and a thing thats actually important mightve been hidden in just one sentence.

But! No need to be afraid, because while the summary seemed a bit dark and the references seemed to be enormous, Dinghai is a comedy at its core. Even when a chapter ends in a very serious atmosphere, the opening of the next chapter will make you laugh. Theres basically no chapter without comedy. The language Fei Tian used is not hard to follow and he actually explained most of the terms himself. I actually find it easier imagining Dinghai as an RPG game because I feel so many RPG vibes from it, the interactions with some characters sometimes remind me of all those quest-giver NPCs. Did I mention they actually make a squad and go on a journey together?

MC is a very naive person, in a way. No, hes not your overly dense protagonist, btw. He believes people so easily and he seems to have accepted his fate of dying soon, which is very sad in my opinion. Hes not a s*upid person, by all means, he has learned many things and is actually quite knowledgable, sadly that doesnt include common sense. He has a quite dark past, but I have yet to read until that part so I cant quite say in detail. Hes also a VERY funny guy who tends to focus on just the wrong side of things. MCs antics have always made me laugh, especially his interactions with ML. MLs so done with MC.

As for ML, so far he seems to be the word-is-gold and serious type of person. He tends to ignore MC because he thinks MCs so annoying. Hes an upright person at his core though! He helps MC most of the time (even though MC is rarely aware) and he has to clean up the mess MC made unconsciously. I think he makes a very great dynamic with MC.

Its a very good novel and Id totally recommend you guys to read this for its comedy AND plot.

I CRIED SO HARD IN THE MIDDLE OF READING THIS. While the comedy stayed until the end of the story, starting from Chapter 39, the plot started to escalate. Hammer drop. Everything was a mess and things were NOT looking good for everyone. I was confused, sad, and mad at the same time, to the point I thought the Happy End tag was a lie because it seemed to be impossible at this point. But at the same time, I was deeply attached to it, I couldnt stop reading it at all. I fangirled so hard I literally screamed over it, and I finished reading through everything in less than 3 days. I regret nothing. Actually, I regret ever finishing it. WHY DID IT END SO QUICKLY?

The story itself was amazing! The build-up and the plot were super good and trilling. At first, the objective might seem direct but NO, the plot twist nearly killed me and I truly appreciate the hints that were scattered in many different passages. The actions were superb and I like how Fei Tian described them down to the tiny bits. As some of you may notice, the conclusion to the story sometimes ended up with a lot of plotholes or an unsatisfying final boss. Dinghai has (as far as I can think) none of those. Fei Tian liked to reference a passage that appeared like 20 chapters before, so if you see something and was like Huh, why is it like this?, keep your eyes open because 20 or so chapters later, you might get an explanation.

My impressions of the characters changed a lot from the start of the novel. MC wasnt naive at all, he just lacked common sense. He was a very deep character; he was very lonely and just needed somebody to accompany him. He thought that by finding his Protector, he would be able to have someone to get rid of his loneliness and stay with him until his time was up, which wasnt long, mind you. He was a 100% scholar and very good at debating LOL

For ML, I... I admit I didnt really like him at first. I thought:

MC is already pitiful, why do you keep ignoring him?

IVE NEVER BEEN FACE-SLAPPED SO HARD. As the story unfolded, you would find that ML truly cared a lot for MC, right up from the beginning. He only wanted to find someone who at least had asked him what he truly wanted before shoving some responsibility to him. The reason he had his tempers flared up every so and then was also explained later on, and he also had it rough throughout the entire story... IM SORRY FOR EVER DOUBTING YOU XIANG SHU I LOVE YOU

Anyway, their developments! They were slow, but progressing steadily. ML cared about MC in a lot of ways, and he was actually a very very very jealous type. His vinegar could drown you. And MC also cared about ML. The problem actually lies in how they expressed it. They always seemed to misunderstand each others intentions. MC was dead-set on fulfilling his destiny and put the world before him, and ML, more than once, tried to make MC care more about himself than the others. It was maddening to see how they cared so much for each other yet they couldnt be selfish at all. The fact that they never voiced out their intentions with each other out loud (due to very understandable reasons) also contributed to it. When everything was finally out in the open, it was already too late.

To be honest, everything would make so much sense after around Chapter 100, and you would get to know so much more after that. Some hints were actually dropped here and there by Fei Tian, and there was this one big reveal that made me squeal so hard. Before that though, prepare your tissues because things were bad. Like, super bad. There was no angst for the sake of angst, it was just them trying to understand each other but failed hard at doing so at first. Later, they learned to understand each others gestures and you would actually learn that both of them were just some horny teenagers.

Other than MC and ML, there are lots of supporting characters with fleshed-out characters, each doing things according to their own beliefs and motivation, which is very logical. Some got their happy endings, while some made you cry rivers. Some were hateful, but you wouldnt be able to truly hate them because they were... somehow pitiful.

For those based on historical figures, worry not because some of them didnt end up the same, but

did have the same fate as their historical counterparts, so...

All in all, Dinghai taught us that all things have consequences, but one bad choice didnt mean the end of the world and could actually lead to a much better ending. This novel is my all-time favorite now, and I dont think itll change in a long term. Lastly, Xiang Shu is a full-grown lemon tree and nothing can change my mind. Ever.

Its a comedy, definitely. Its rife with situational humor and just occasional absolute absurdity, and our good MC is gifted with a... brain hole. Its a historical fantasy, with details that Im still eagerly Wikipedia-ing through. Its a heros adventure, about a steadily growing group on a journey to essentially save the world.

One thing that struck out to me the most was the very realistic depiction of how ethnic groups


interact in an era where they still actively fight, dominate and interbreed with each other. Fei Tian Ye Xiang does not shy away from casual racism, family and group us-vs-them mindsets, the messy truth of coexistence. But they doesnt imply any group is in the black-or-white right or wrong either. There is respect for the ethnic minorities and their culture, in both overall text and the characters; its such an incredibly refreshing take and Im absolutely just. Down for it.

Our intrepid MC, Chen Xing, is the last and thus the Great Exorcist of his generation. Hes going to die in 4 years at the ripe old age of 20, so hes going on his first and last journey: find where all the

of the heavens and earth had gone, and restore it. But every Great Exorcist needs a Protector, and here comes the Heart Lamp to help with that. Here, your Protector is this man.

Fate is fate, though. They reunite on a journey to Changan, where it turns out the Hot and Strong Death Row Prisoner is the Da Chanyu-- the nomadic supreme ruler over the Wu Hu-- and our hero is the only survivor of a former high ranking and powerful family. After an incident involving a mirror, a dead dog and a dead princess, they go back to the lands beyond the Great Wall, where after several months Chen Xing decides that Xiang Shu has responsibilities beyond being his Protector, and it doesnt look like he wants to be one anyway.

Chen Xing at first appears as a bit of a silly teenager. All that gets dispelled and cleared up, though-- hes a teenager, yes, and silly, yes, but he has a big heart and a clear mind and a loneliness borne of a life isolated with a sick

and the seemingly-apparent future of dying young and alone in a strange land. Hes constantly thrust into situations in which he is an outsider: a warzone, the homeland plains of peoples whose languages and cultures differ from his, the high rungs of society he never belonged in. But he remains a bright sunshine, working steadily to better himself and maybe save the world for the loved ones who will outlive him.

Xiang Shu is angry, intimidating, powerful-- and hot, Chen Xing would like to add-- but hes also upset that he is constantly thrust into positions of great responsibility without a thought to his own wishes. He does them, though-- makes decisions for his peoples, saves Chen Xing. But along the way, talking and being with Chen Xing, we finally get to see more of Xiang Shu beyond what others see him as, and more of his wishes and thoughts as Xiang Shu. Their romance is slow despite its reciprocal nature; two men with understandable hesitations, two men who in the end put the world beyond themselves.

Our protagonist Chen Xing is blessed by the star Lupiter and has been divided that at the age of 20, he will die. Does our protagonist fret over such a thing? No. He decides to use his last years to go on a journey to find out why all magic/Qi has been silenced as well as explore the world in the process. Hes a bright little sun and a bit silly but hes so endearing. And when you compare it to the fact that he, himself knows his time is limited, it is

It makes me want to cry. But never fear, Chen Xings journey isnt angsty. In fact, its so hilarious that you dont know whether to laugh or cry at his predicament or his lightheartedness.

Why is it hilarious? Well, thats because our handsome martial lord protector bickers with him like a tsundere in a shoujo manga! I also cant count how many times he wanted to cough up blood when the MC tells him to run away from a fight lmao. This intimidating man whos face radiates the dont come near me aura is the famous Da Changyu. Backed by tribes outside the Great Wall and the strength of one man against 100, 000 men its no wonder Xinger is smitten (abeilt probably by his face at first). I would be swept off my feet too! His character is so dynamic and the author does a wonderful contrast that despite how strong Xiao Xingshu is, he is mortal. A human. Meaning he cant pacify and protect

And trust me people die. Especially when things seem fine and dandy BOOM! Hundred thousands dead and have risen as an undead army. Im still upset about the doggy.

The world building is also superb. The Hus and Hans are at odds resulting in thousands of refugees. The various ethnic groups waving their own set of beliefs, hoping to trample over each other before setting their sights on the central plains. And dont forget the blood fueds forced to rear its head away because the bigger picture is more important. But when crap hits the fan, chaos ensues in the blame game.

But fate seems to play a big role in this, to which, the author writes out well. As the mystery unravels and the actions of one result in a consequence of another, the stars slowly align and everything falls into place. Its like little cogs in a wheel of a clock. A clock that will definitely signal the end.

Ai, even the dead gang cant be swayed back to reincarnate by the fusheng duckhai melody

We are but mere lodgers while alive; we only return to our true home in death. Chen Xing murmured, What you buried was just a layer of skin that was being exploited by someone else. His yin and yang souls had returned to the heavens the moment he died.

Look, the stars are eternal. Chen Xing looked up. The dark prison transformed into an endless night sky. Every single one of us is a creature within this river.

Out of all Feitians books, this one stuck the


most for the sheer complexity of characters and extremely well done story that is balanced with enough humor and angst.

This book is first in line of Exorcist series so far, and the next one is Tianbao Fuyao Lu, that is set centuries after, and the last one is not yet translated.

Story is easy to follow, and translators are doing their best with all the references and historical events. Before this book I knew nothing of Mongols or their tribes, but at least now I have some insight.

This is a story of the last exorcist in the world, Chen Xing, who has only one heart lamp left, that will help him save the world from Mara - the last evil. He is protected by the planet of Iuppiter, which gives him some extreme good luck in life in order to reach his goal. But he is very well aware that his planet will disappear when hes 20, meaning he has only 4 years left to find his Protector and save the world.

His feelings will hit you all over the place, sometimes you will expect them, sometimes hell just randomly smack you in the face with the brick.

His Heart lamp chose the protector. That protector is a person Chen Xing got out of prison - Xiang Shu - and is the only one that can help him. But Xiang Shu has more responsibilities and duties to take care of than follow a crazy story about end of the world and demons/yao and abnormal creatures.

I am in complete adoration over this sweetly angsty plot. I would sincerely recommend 10/10 this novel to everyone; to those who want to read a well-written and well thought-out plot with great tl.

To be honest, being the person who reads every bl novel out there, I didnt expect much from it. But. But. But! It really was included onto worth reading bookshelf. I even wanted to place it on masterpiece level, but didnt like the ending - it was too abrupt, not in a mood with overall novel pace.

At the beginning I thought the novel was a bit too brutal (like killing too many characters), but then it turned over and... I dont know... Kill at least someone? Too much of a good happy ending with noone is being hurt in the process.

Okay this book frustrates me to the point where I had to create a login just to write this review! Its a two start because there are parts of the story that I thought was sweet and funny. But thats where it ends!

You guys remember Dragon Ball Z, where ever fight is like the end of the world flight! Most EPIC fight! Ahhhh! Im maximizing out my strength!! Then boom! Next fight is exactly the same Ahhh!! End of the world fight!! Yea thats exactly how it is. It gets


Romance between the ML and MC is soooo annoying! Pretty much lots of hugging, holding hands, and slept in the same bed multiple times (even NAKED hugging each other) but na He doesnt like me, right? Come on! Not once but multiple times in the book, where Im like ok this is it hes gonna confess!!! But NOPE! It got old very fast and annoying. 111 chapter, I really have it a chance, I really did. So Im dropping the book!

I absolutely adore Dinghai Fusheng! The romance is a subtle but organic development. I love both the ML and MC, together or apart. The storyline is grand but understandable with minimal tangents to the storyline which is great. Conclusion: This novel is sort of magical with two loving MC and ML.

This novel will always be one of my favorites. It just takes you on an immersive trip that makes you feel like youre living in the story itself. The plot and world building is solid top tier good shit. And the characters, I love all them clowns lmao just hilarious. Never a dull moment with them.

As for the romance, greatest slow burn romance of all time. Its the type of realistic slow burn not like other slow burns where they just force the CP together for the sake of it.


Their relationship was slowly well built development. 100+ chapters of yearning totally worth it looool

This is a great novel. Once I began reading it I simply couldnt put it down and was up reading all night, something that had not happened to me in a loooong time.

Ive really enjoyed reading this novel, and although it isnt exactly a light read, you cant consider it something heavy either making it quite balanced. With this being said, lets review some of the general aspects of the novel shall we.

This boy is a walking chaos but thats what makes him so likable as a character (at least for me). Since hes destined to die young and has luck that defies all sense of logic, hes quite naive to the world and too trusting, besides, it also comes from the fact that hes young and has lived in seclusion for most of his life. He makes a lot of witty remarks and its very smart despite sometimes taking decisions that are... lets leave it at not that good lmao. Quite the likable MC if you dont mind these traits.

The extremely handsome, extremely strong and extremely irritable love interest of Dinghai! Xiang Shu comes off as an introvert that, contrary to CX, doesnt really trust the people around him and its very skeptical of things due to his past. Hes also very smart but hes the type of think dont say regarding his feelings about the different events. Also, to leave this review mostly spoiler free, he might seem a bit too perfect but thats also later explained in the novel. Overall, a nice ML that has more to him than great looks.

I loved how they were always bickering and being salty with each other considering how different their personalities and circumstances were when they met, its a nice touch to not have them get along well in the beginning. Also, it was great for the MC to mature before starting with the romance part of the novel (yes, its a slow burn), even more so considering how the ML is four years older. Although some people dont like how they start being more soft with one another after realizing their feelings, I believe that considering their circumstances and ages, it was a sweet touch to see them go from fighting every five minutes to enjoying each others company (its good development if you ask me).

Ive got to admit that I really like how this novel explored the different kinds of relationships that can exist, from childhood friends, rivals in love, misunderstandings between people, unrequited love, found friendships, fated meetings, etc. It does contain a nice array which helps build up the plot other than just having romance between the MC-ML.

The overall writing (and translation) its really good and captures the essence of the story perfectly. My only complaint is that sometimes the MC spends a little too much on how beautiful the ML is.

The plot is complex and very interesting since its full of small details and foreshadowing, but because it is like this, it does contain some plot holes and repetitiveness for the sake of building up drama

(for example when Chen Xing keeps being kidnapped by Shi Hais underlings and ending up saved by Xiang Shu or luppiter)

I mostly disliked how such a dramatic and tension-filled story ended up being an all have a happy ending rainbows and unicorns with the whole time rewind thing. And although I do enjoy happy endings, I believe that the build-up for this story wasnt the ideal for pulling off something like this, if the author wanted for it to end well, I believe it would have been better to find a way to do so on the original plotline. Although I still liked the chapters of the time rewind, its something that does need to be said.

Its a good story with a nice plot and well-done characters. I do recommend reading the reviews since it isnt a novel for everyone, but if you can get past that, its a definite must read!

this is one of my favorite novels, very interesting and also funny I loved it. This novel is always in my head, I fell in love with most of the characters. I came to say that this novel is a masterpiece.

I absolutely enjoyed reading it. This novel certainly hits all the fun, angst and comedy. Cant describe my joy at their characterisation, the fight scenes, angst, romance (IT FRUSTRATES ME TO NO END BUT THE SLOW BURN IS WORTH IT, I PROMISE YOU) and details in between. Its absolutely lovely! I went on a Dinghai blackhole and spent a week reading it up and losing sleep. Xiang Shu, Chen Xing and basically everyone in the series are clowns. I love them and their idiocy. Hilarious and thoroughly written. I thank


the translators for all their hardwork and I dearly wish it would be published in English as well just like MXTX series.

Excellent Storyline! with good slow burn!!!!!! Sweet fluffy parts makes me scream into my pillow at 1am. Bickering couple troupe which is awesome and funny at the same time. XS is such a tsundere & CX is just a dumb (but also smart) ball of light. The comic relief scenes are the best not only that....... the plot is well written with in complex/ depth side characters! THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY TO CHANGE THE FATE OF THE STARS! [There is a DongHua of this PLZ CHECK IT OUT] WORTH


wow this was a nice surprise. I remember at the time of reading this I was in a bit of a hole and this novel managed to breath some light back into my soul. Fei Tian really knows a thing or two about life and you come away from reading this feeling a little bit better about yourself and the world. Thank you to Chen Xing, Xiang Shu, Feng Qianjun, Xiao Shan, Xie An, Tuoba Yan and the great translation team for this journey.

I have a feeling the author really clowning every mary sue character lmao. And I cant help it that Im not a big fan of wuxia/magic/tao or what kind of stuff. But, this is an exception. The characters, plot, world-building, romance, angst, comedy were just GOLDEN. Im in love with this novel. I cant put it in words, its just a 5 star for all. But all I can advise for a new reader is everything is connected. I just love this novel so much.

This is one of the best novels Ive read. All of the characters are so well written. The MC Chen Xing, is especially loveable. Hes simultaneously smart and a bit of an air head. Hes adorable and his heart is so full of warmth, he is the figuratively and literally the light in a world gone dark. Not to mention hes hilarious! The supporting cast are all quirky and so well fleshed out too. Id honestly be surprised if theres anyone out there whos read this novel and didnt end


up loving pretty much all the characters standing by MCs side.

The storyline is very compelling -- I love the world-building in this. Also the adversaries the MC faces are nothing to scoff at-- from the demon king to fate itself, you really feel the struggles Chen Xiang faces. The romance between Chen Xing and Xiang Shu is definitely a slow burn, but its so real. I love the way they bicker but then will do anything to save the other.

I came across this novel because I watched Tian Bao Fu Yao Lu first. Knowing what comes after this novel definitely changes the experience, but Im so glad I decided to read this. This novel is such a gem.

MC is hillarious and focus on strange things. ML is half Han half Hu, a great Chanyu. I love how this novel gives different vibes and new perspective for me, as other Chinese novels usually just throw Hu people to become their enemy without giving their reasons or backgrounds.


is a gem and I absolutely recommend it. The translator team also very hardworking on the terms, they give so much explanation with history education 😆 Great job to author and translation team Chicken Gege 👍

This is sooo slow burn (but with a reason) and it just hits different. In most novels, I dont genuinely ship the main characters, I just accept them as a pair. But with this nove.