Sunday 25 September 2022

Book Review: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation Vol. 3 by Mò Xiāng Tóng Xiù (BL Fantasy)

Title: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation Vol. 3
Author: Mò Xiāng Tóng Xiù
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
Publication Date: 2022
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback
Genre: BL Fantasy
Source: Bought Copy

The bloody war against the Wen Clan once led Wei Wuxian to seek power in demonic cultivation, and the dark acts he committed drove a wedge between him and Lan Wangji. Now, those old sins come back to haunt him as his reincarnated identity is revealed to the cultivation world. But even as the other clans call for Wei Wuxian’s death, Lan Wangji stands by him, making Wei Wuxian realize what he took for disapproval in the past might have been a much deeper emotion.

It was fun to spend time with Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji again. As with the previous volumes, it's fun to read scenes I remember from the TV series, but it's also interesting to see where changes were made from the book, most likely to avoid censorship. The BL elements are certainly more present on the page than on the screen. As always, the end of the book left me wishing I could read straight on, but I will have to wait until December for the next volume, and then into 2023 for the final book. As I've mentioned for previous volumes, the writing style is hardly stellar, but I like the story and characters enough to let that go, even if I want to take a red pen to it at times. And, once again, there are beautiful illustrations throughout. Overall, it gets four stars from me.

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