Panlong (盘龙 - Coiling Dragon) - Best Startup Reading for Ya!

Panlong (盘龙 - Coiling Dragon) - Best Startup reading for Ya!
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Empires rise and fall on the Yulan Continent. Saints, immortal beings of unimaginable power, battle using spells and swords, leaving swathes of destruction in their wake.

Magical beasts rule the mountains, where the brave – or the foolish – go to test their strength. Even the mighty can fall, feasted on by those stronger. The strong live like royalty; the weak strive to survive another day.

This is the world which Linley is born into. Raised in the small town of Wushan, Linley is a scion of the Baruch clan, the clan of the once-legendary Dragonblood Warriors. Their fame once shook the world, but the clan is now so decrepit that even the heirlooms of the clan have been sold off. Tasked with reclaiming the lost glory of his clan, Linley will go through countless trials and tribulations, making powerful friends but also deadly enemies.

Come witness a new legend in the making. The legend of Linley Baruch!, and of course with his lovely pet Bebe.

That was the general synopsys this incredible novel. Panlong (盘龙) aka Coiling Dragon was a novel by I Eat Tomatoes (我吃西红柿 - Wo Chi Xi Hong Shi). It was 21 Volumes / 806 Chapters, a Complete novel of course. Pardon the translated title on picts which i realize that was a mistaken translated, still the right one is Coiling Dragon, not Crouching Dragon, tehee (^0^) .


Panlong (盘龙 - Coiling Dragon) - Best Startup reading for Ya!
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Coiling dragon was my first chance to discover Xianxia novels, a world that at that time was quite strange and didn't impress me. Little did I know that after reading the first few volumes I would be so hooked on Xianxia novels that I couldn't start reading anything beside it. For me dude, Panlong is and will always be a lucky encounter that changed my life. This is an amazing piece for your best startup reading with if you're new to Xianxia.  At the time of this review, I finished reading it the seventh time, so I can say one thing. Its flaws will never be able to make this story less awesome.

Like many others I could start debating about the characters and the events. But in the end, as long as you have not read it and you are not easily influenced by other people opinions, give it a try. You might not regret this. Because of this, I will only mention a few of its good traits, and only a bad one:

First, we have Linley. Our protagonist which can be considered unique when comparing it to other novels, but the same when comparing it to the rest of IET (I Eat Tomatoes) novels. Even so, if its your first time, the first volume will make your blood boil with expectations as you how Linley slowly progresses towards his dream.

Second, world building, the difference between IET and many others is that the word depicted by IET is astonishingly huge. From the mortal continent and countries to the divine one, they are described in great detail.


Panlong (盘龙 - Coiling Dragon) - Best Startup reading for Ya!
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Third, conflicts. The conflicts are not always spectacular and also they are rarely good enough to be remembered. What is surprising is that these conflicts don't follow the same pattern each time. Even though some conflicts are linked to each other, the story will not progress only by inciting secondary conflicts because the protagonist started killing left and right.

Fourth, the power system. The cultivation base resembles the other novels, but the understanding of the laws is something that went astray from the norm but gave me at least a very nice surprise. These few things are not that impressive, but they are certainly something that for someone that has barely started reading xianxia novels will become a priceless memory.

Lastly... the bad thing.. which becomes very clear if you read it again from the beginning, is.... romance. Sincerely, IET couldn't understand why rushing the romance since its starting volumes could end badly. This is the only bad thing.

This is still one of the best written novels out there, and I can't recommend it enough.




47 comments

  1. For some reason, i remembered something about this character.
    Like comic when i was young.
    So..classic.

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  2. Sudah lama gak baca komik. Harga komik sekarang bikin kening berkerut-kerut soalnya terus tempat penyewaan komik pada gulung tikar semua di sini. Ini komik lama ya? *ketahuan baca english puyeng-puyeng*

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    1. Novel ini mbak wkwkwk. Ini minum oskadon dulu.

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  3. Ya rooob bahasa inggris.
    Kalo soal komik sih aku nggak begitu suka. Terakhir baca komik aja kobo chan. Wkwkwkk

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  4. Well, this is the thing. I thought I have read your content from wiki or goodreads, do you have account there? Check and recheck for mistyping and also punctuation, please. It is confusing wkwkkw

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    1. Hmm, nope i dont have account in wiki or goodreads, but i have account in novelupdates, well it's no problem for me if they take my content,

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  5. Komiknya kayaknya seru ya...tentang kerajaan dengan klan-klan gitu.
    Dan seperti biasa, orang kasta rendah yang tertindas hiks.

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    1. Ya seru komiknya. Tapi ini Novel mbak.hiks

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  6. Romance is not that bad if author put it in the convenient way. Likewise, Romance of the Three Kingdom put it in :D :D

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    1. Lol. Romance Three Kingdom is different romance type ( ^∇^)

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  7. I think, i dont really interesting about this novel. Although that was a romance novel.i like romance novel.hehee

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  8. Komik, kapan terakhir kali baca? Hahaha zaman sekolah.

    Komik jenis ini biasanya yang suka anak laki2, perempuan lebih tertarik sejebis candy candy

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  9. this is comic or visual novel? I dint notice this genre. And, I think the tittle is "Crouching Dragon", hehehe. The title remind me to a title movie "Crouching Tiger Hiden Dragon"

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    1. Novel. Yeah 1st time i think its that movie too lol

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  10. Wih. Komik ya. Terakhir koleksi komik yang menggunung ya doraemon. Eh klo nda salah yiap komik ada genrenya dalam bahasa Jepang kan ya?

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  11. ini komik ya ?
    selera masing masing orang beda ya
    saya dulu hobi komik doraemon, sinchan hehehe

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    1. Komik memang ada. Tapi yang dibahas ini yang Novel mbak. Hiks

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  12. Bukan genreku nih. Entah kenapa kadang kurang menikmati komik, apalagi cerita fantasi. Tapi kalau dibuat anime, boleh coba nonton

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  13. Hampir gak pernah
    Menikmati komik Jepang..
    Paling aku komik Petruk Gareng..he2
    #bedajaman

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  14. Ya.....i love novel when there is somebody tell me the story. BTW Bebe is a cute one 😍

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    1. save bebe

      save bebe

      save bebe

      come on look for bebe heheheee

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  15. Ya Allah bahasa inggis, nangis karena harus bolak balik translate, itu pun masih susah memahaminya. 😁

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  16. Sedih banget Tulisannya tak sanggup aku mengartikannya :D

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  17. Tengkyu ulasannya, meski bukan gendreku :D
    Btw mungkin lbh ok lagi kalau konfliknya diceritain dikit2 gtu.
    Trus soal romance kyknya emang udah khasnya ya, mungkin supaya gak terkesan kaku jalan ceritanya #sokteu :D

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    1. Siap mbak. Trima kasih juga atas saran nya. :D

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  18. ini komik apa novel mas? soalnya kalau novel tapi kok ada 21 chapter.. tapi klo komik kok di tulisan diatas disebutkan klo Panlong adalah novel jadi agak bingung saya apalagi bahasa inggris cekak hehehee...

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    1. 21 volume / 806 Chapter bang. Novel lah. Santai ae, Hahaha

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  19. Kirain lagi bahas movie ternyata bahasnya tentang sebuah novel komik ya mas. Soalnya kategorinya ini komik animasi gitu ya mas.

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    1. Novel itu wkwkwkw. Udah ad manga nya. Udah ada juga game nya.

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  20. Full English! Is it an English novel?

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  21. It surprised me. I thought about adventure. Is it romance? Btw, what is xianxia novels?

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  22. Baca reviewnya agak berbelit-belit. Xianxia itu apa? penulisnya kah atau genre novelnya? Apakah tersedia di toko buku atau hanya novel online?
    Karena foto yang ditampilkan lebih seperti preview manga/anime, nggak heran di komen orang-orang pikir ini lagi ngereview komik wkwk

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  23. Full english banget bang? Doh. Wait aku mau baca ulang pelan-pelan. :D

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  24. Ya ampun.. Ternyata ini make bahasa sehari2 nya nengsih y kak? Hahaaa.. Uosss

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  25. Kenapa aku ga bisa liat gambarnya sama sekali ya kak? ��

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  26. Is that a chinese novel? The character's name is not familiar for me.

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  27. aku asing sama buku ini, kayaknya keren tapi aku ga ngerti kak.. hehe

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