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    Name: Virtual World - The Legendary Thief (网游之盗版神话 - Wang You Zhi Dao Ban Shen Hua)

    Author: Shi Luo Ye 失落叶

    Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Online Game

    The Legendary Thief is the first part of the Virtual World Trilogy by Shi Lue Ye (author of Zhan Long).
    Sorry, no summary yet

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    Chapter 1 The Beginning

    White-smoke filled the small room. A pink electric heater submerged inside a water thermos, which just now made a noisy "Pu-Pu" sound, and boiling water was splashing out from it.

    At the side, on a milky-white couch, a very beautiful and sexy woman was lying down. She wore a silky pink nightgown, which perfectly showed her alluring body. The way she posed, accidentally caused an opening down her collar. Her smooth-white skin could be seen clearly, together with a silhouette of two small erecting figures. Glancing further down, a faint pink-red line could be noticed.

    The sexy woman was holding a copy of <Virtual World Magazine> and reading it with keen interest. She was deep in her thoughts, ignoring all distractions from her surroundings.

    Yeah, she was my employer, Xu Lin, the owner of this place, a small 'underground' foot-massage center in the urban district!

    This kind of foot-massage center was scattered all over this district. On this little street alone were already a dozen of them. It was called 'underground' because these foot-massage center, unlike normal ones, would start the business after eight in the evening. It was that kind of 'legitimate' business.

    All this foot-massage center were well coordinated with an unwritten agreement. After eight, they would open the door and waited for customers to come, until ten in the evening - the time when police officers already went home to take their wives to bed. Afterward, these foot-massage center would make their ladies wear bathrobe sitting on the main hall's sofa. The passerby on the street could see those young lady's white skins through the large glass doors, and just by lowering the head a little, the underwear's color of these ladies could be seen clearly.

    With such an alluring temptation, men would seldom be able to resist and easily be tempted to get home late while they went inside to experience these ladies' techniques. Of course, there were also people without money who could only hungrily glare at those women from the outside.

    Our Foot-massage Center was just ordinary in size, not big yet not small either. Excluding Xu Lin, there were altogether five young ladies, a genuine foot-massage girl expert and me. I was the sole male in this center, the person responsible for the basic labor cores here. Sometimes I need to lift the heavy stuffs, some other times washing the ladies clothes. They were responsible to take care of the customers, and I was responsible to serve them. Fortunately, they would not ask me to do ridiculous tasks.

    In addition, I was also entrusted with a big responsibility, which was soliciting customers!

    Certainly, soliciting customers was illegal, so I was doing it very carefully. Under normal circumstances, in a week, I would only be able to pull one or two people, and the worst condition was not even able to pull any customer during a whole month.

    I had been here for roughly almost half-year. The income was not that great, but also not too bad. I could not have satisfying meals, but at least I would not starve to death. Xu Lin treated all the staff pretty well. She even sometimes joked with everyone. As why she was doing this business, nobody knew.

    Looking at the steaming boiled water, as I was sitting on another couch, I put down the <Virtual Tournaments Guide> that I was holding,

    "Sister Lin, please pull out the plug, the water is already splashing out!"


    Responding silently and motionless, Xu Lin still read her copy of <Virtual World Magazine>.

    "Sister Lin, please pull the plug. The sound is so loud. If you don't pull the plug, it will be ruined!"


    There were still no reactions.

    I shouted louder: "Sister Lin, if the plug is not pulled out, it will melt off!"

    After a silence,


    An exquisite pillow hit me on the head. Xu Lin glared straight at me with her beautiful eyes. She shouted, "Pull it yourself! It's not mine."

    Damn! I suddenly remembered. That electric heater was bought with my own money!

    Xu Lin, while still reading the magazine in her hands, said to me, "Hey, Xiao Lin! Go wake up the girls. I have things to discuss with them; you should also come and listen. This might influence our future life."

    I nodded. Although I was not sure what was going on, I obeyed and went to wake up those still sleeping girls.

    In the resting room, five-six girls were lying wildly together in a big bed. Only one of them was sleeping in an ordinary pose, Lu Xue Han, sleeping in the innermost part of the bed. She was the genuine foot-massage expert, not a lady like the other girls.

    "Hey, all of you wake up!"

    "Lin Fan, you want to die? You have ruined such a nice dream!"

    My position was not high, so the girls often burst out at me.

    "The boss has something to say. Who isn't there in five minutes will be fined 500!"


    Soon, a big commotion had occurred. The girls, not even wearing underwear, simply wrapped themselves in a blanket, rushed to the room where Xu Lin rested.

    I frowned. The one that slept in the innermost part of the bed, Lu Xue Han, did not react. She just pulled the blanket up to cover her chest, looked at me a bit shy, her charming little face was blushing.

    "Lu Xue Han, why aren't you going to the meeting? Aren't you afraid to get a fine?"

    I did like beautiful women, but I have to hold back against Lu Xue Han. Since she was not one of the escort ladies, I can only enjoy her beauty. Things were different with the other ladies. Even if I did not flirt with them, they would come to flirt with me. After all, my looks were not so bad too...

    Lu Xue Han bit her rosy lips and whispered, "You ... could you please go out first, I'm not wearing anything..."

    I was stunned; this girl actually slept naked? Apparently, the other girls had started to give some influence on her!

    "Then you should hurry. It's really very important..."

    I quickly got out and closed the door. I did not know why, but every time I faced her, I would feel uncomfortable. Not the kind of uneasy feeling like when a boy met the girl he had a crush on, but it was because I thought that Lu Xue Han should not be in this kind of filthy place at all.

    What about me then? Why was I here?

    I shook my head, not wanting to think about it anymore. There are things that I want to forget, so I would not be in the mood to look at these beautiful girls.

    While pouring a glass of water from the dispenser in the hallway, I gazed my eyes towards the steady flow of pedestrians outside. This flourishing world It seemed to have abandoned me.

    "Hey, you're not attending the meeting?"

    Lu Xue Han asked with a sweet voice, like the voice of younger girls.

    I turned my head around and saw that she had already put on a pale yellow nightgown. Her big firm pair of breasts still looked vibrant in such a loose cloth. White tender posture, combined with Lu Xue Han's snowy face, sharp and beautiful eyes, giving an overall impression of a very supple woman.

    Maybe I looked at her too intensely; Lu Xue Han blushed. She glanced at me shortly before going in Xu Lin's room.
    Last edited by Lingson; 04-19-15 at 01:30 PM. Reason: Chapter cleaned.
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    Thanks for the translation. For clarification, this novel is in the same series as AG and ZL, right?

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    I don't know what you meant by same series, but it's the work of the same author. Virtual World Trilogy was his earlier work, before ZL and AG.

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    Thanks... another story, another journey...
    Hope you release more and fast one ( the hope of all leecher )..
    Thanks again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lingson View Post
    I don't know what you meant by same series, but it's the work of the same author. Virtual World Trilogy was his earlier work, before ZL and AG.
    So ZL and AG are not part of the Virtual World Trilogy? That is what I thought you meant when you said this work is the first part of that trilogy.

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    @billybuton: I'm working on the next chapter, but due to my work, I only have about 2 hours/day free time. The next chapter should be available tomorrow.

    @starfyre: ZL and AG are not part of the Virtual World Trilogy.
    The trilogy:
    1st part: 网游之盗版神话 - Wang You Zhi Dao Ban Shen Hua (The Legendary Thief)
    2nd part: 网游之纵横天下 - Wang You Zhi Zong Heng Tian Xia (Fusing the World, need suggestion for the title)
    3rd part: 网游之天下无双 - Wang You Zhi Tian Xia Wu Shuang (Peerless or Unique, still thinking about the best title)

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    Here is the promised chapter. Sorry guys, no more additional chapters until sunday. Enjoy! Also please visit my site and comment. Thanks.

    Chapter 2 - The Planning

    When I entered the room, Xu Lin immediately started the meeting.

    "All of you know that you can only work this current job because of your youth. Hopefully, you're not thinking to depend on this job for long-term. And since I know pretty well about everyone's background here, I believe that none of you would do this kind of job, had you have another choice. I certainly would not."

    Xu Lin showed a dark expression, and then said, "I think all of us have already heard the news about the soon to be released online game <Moon Monochrome>, that many players have waited for four years?"

    "Of course! How would you not know it? They pasted its poster in every public restroom. You would not miss it unless you never use the public restroom!" A beautiful woman with a huge breast said laughingly.

    She was Xin Yu, our number one mistress here and very popular. You would need to reserve beforehand to book her for the night.

    And Xin Yu was correct to say that. The famous online game - <Moon Monochrome>, had started its planning and development four years ago in a joint program by the world's three biggest online game developers. Moreover, in the recent months, its popularity burst when it was announced to be released soon. With the company posted the ads everywhere, even kindergarten children would know about it.

    "But ... I do not know."

    A shy voice was heard from beside me. Everybody immediately looked at Lu Xue Han as if she was an alien.

    The young woman was blushing. She looked at us shyly and said, "Really ... I never heard about it."

    Xu Lin lost her patience, went on to say, "Never mind if you don't know. Let Lin Fan tells you about it in detail later. I'll get to the point. I have observed this game for a while. And based on my business experience, this game has the potential to give us a good fortune. But, of course, all of us have to work on it together!"

    Xin Yu laughed so hard that her breast was jiggling. She mocked, "Big sister, come on! You have done so many businesses before. But ... when did you succeed? Only this Foot Massage Center is showing some prospects. And you ask us to go with you gold digging in an online game?"

    Xu Lin glared at her, unhappily said, "If you're not looking for a way out, are you telling me that you want to spend the rest of your life under men's body?"

    Xin Yu exposed her thigh and said playfully, "But, without men, how are you going to let us make a living?"

    Lu Xue Han blushed when she heard that. She had only been here for less than two months and was not immune yet to this kind of scene.

    Xu Lin didn't want to argue with Xin Yu, immediately changed the subject: "There are still two days left before the launching of <Moon Monochrome> and I have checked and made some calculations. The game device along with the helmet together isnt too expensive, approximately only around 5000 Yuan. And I have already decided to invest all my savings in this game. If it's possible, I wish that everyone will participate as well, thus we can all take care each other. I'll give you one hour time to consider."

    Seeing everyone looked perplexed, Xu Lin added, "From what I know, some of you already have experience with games; it shouldn't be a problem to begin with. I will take care of the helmet and game device. As long that you promise to join my group, I will give everyone a free set of the game equipment. In addition to that, I will also add a bonus of three months salary!"

    Ridiculous! A bonus of three months salary in addition to a 5000-Yuan game equipment? Altogether, here were eight people; that would cost 40,000 RMB. Could Xu Lin really be that confident that they can profit in the game?

    "I'm in!"

    Xu Yin, who was opposing just a moment ago, was the first to raise her hand. Beside her, Li Qing wondered and asked, "Are you really that simple-minded? Do you really believe that you can make money playing online game?"

    Xin Yu smiled: "I don't. But, I have spent all of my earning for this month. If I don't take this three months salary bonus, then I have to sell myself again!"

    "Shameless! You are always selling yourself anyway!" Li Qing said with a mocking face, already forgot how loud the XXX sound she made last night that I could not even sleep.

    Xin Yu ignorantly said, "I have no problems with playing the game. I used to accompany my boyfriend playing games a long time ago."

    That her boyfriend now is being kept as a boy-toy by a rich woman, was a public secret every one of us knew.

    Li Qing straightened up: "Even though I'm no expert, but I used to play CS and was selected to joined the school team. With my hand skills and reaction speed, playing this virtual game shouldn't be a problem."

    The other girls, one after another, were also telling their own experience in playing games. Lastly, everyone's sight fell down on Lu Xue Han and me.

    Lu Xue Han looked at everyone and whispered, "I used to play Bubbles. Does it count?"

    Everyone laughed.

    Xin Yu touched Lu Xue Han's snow-white thigh, didn't know whether to cry or laugh, "Oh, silly girl. No need to mention a game that you played in your childhood."

    Lu Xue Han's snow-white face turned bright red, and she became silent.

    Now, all eyes were staring at me. After Xin Yu gazed at me from top to toe, she teased me, "Could it be that Lin Fan is still a virgin?"

    Both Lu Xue Han and I gaped. Xin Yu smiled. Wrapped in her bathrobe, she pushed herself to me, seductively said, "Lin Fan, how about this. I'll give you a special offer. You give me twenty Yuan, and I will let you have your first time. Ok? ... Ah, you can't afford it? Then, how about ten Yuan for a night? ... What, still can't afford it? I really never expect that this young fellow won't even spend a dime for this. Alright, I'll do you for free then!"

    I just smiled and remained silent.

    "No way! This young fellow wants to play with this big sister and still expect this big sister to give you money? ... Ok! Consider me good-hearted. How much do you want?"

    Xu Lin looked at me profoundly, said: "Cut the joke already. Lin Fan certainly doesn't have a problem."

    I was surprised, but smiling faintly I said, "Yes, I am not skilled. Even if I have to play, I would only be a noob."

    "Do you think you can hide it from me?" Xu Lin slowly put down the coffee that she was holding in her hands.

    "What am I hiding?"

    "Lin Fan, current age twenty-three, was a third year student at XX University, got expelled six months ago for some reason. In 2014, together with his close friend, Ye Qiu, they founded the TOT Warcraft team. At the same year, they won the bronze medallion at WCG Nanjing regional. In 2015, runner-up at CEG Shanghai regional and in the same year in July won the WCG Shanghai regional championship. They also qualified for one of the three spots in the 2015 Chinese WCG team. But for some unknown reason they didn't show up, causing the Chinese team to lose their winning chance. These rising star of WAR3 that many people had great expectation for, suddenly disappeared. One month after their disappearance, Lin Fan however appeared in a foot-massage center in some urban district. Are these incorrect?"

    Yeah, was it so?

    I thought I had forgotten all of this...
    Last edited by Lingson; 04-19-15 at 01:32 PM. Reason: Chapter cleaned.
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    If you read it, is it also as boring as ZL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matricha View Post
    If you read it, is it also as boring as ZL?
    I think that whether it's interesting or boring is a preference matter. I like this kind of online games / virtual world stories, so for me ZL is interesting, as well as this one. But I hope that this story will be interesting for you.

    In my personal opinion, most Chinese Wuxia/Xianxia based stories (including these online games kind of story, which involves wuxia in the virtual world) are a bit boring in the beginning, especially if the novel consist of many chapters. It will tell/explain everything from the beginning, the development of the character and so on, where the main plot of the story will start to show in the middle after a lot of chapters. That's when the story usually really begins to get interesting and fun to read.

    Also, a little bit of warning for every one: as you can already see from the two chapters here, since the group accompanying the MC consists of prostitutes women, the languages or jokes they used are a bit more vulgar compared to ZL.
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    anyone know where to read chapter 97+? in the original link must be vip to read.

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    ranwen, go to ranwen

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    i'll waiting your next updates

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    Just want to clarify?? Is author already finished this novel??

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleSteward View Post
    Just want to clarify?? Is author already finished this novel??
    Yes.. Not just this one, but the whole trilogy is already finished.
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    The edited and cleaned version of chapter 1 has been posted at my site. There is also some information/news regarding the Alchemist God translations.
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    Here is the next one. Please visit my site too!

    Chapter 3 - We need you

    "How did you know?" Xu Lin had gotten my information in such details, that it made me feel somewhat surprised.

    "Huh, if I hadn't known about you, would I feel at ease letting you stay at my place?"

    Lu Xue Han blinked, looked at me and said, "I know about WCG. You were Shanghai Regional's champion? Then, you were very skilled?"

    I said nothing, but inside my heart I felt some pain.

    Xu Lin explained to Lu Xue Han, "As WCG Shanghai's champion, his reaction speed and hand skills are top national level. After winning that event, Lin Fan ranked eight in the world. Had he continue to play, he might even place higher."

    "OMG, world rank 8th!" Lu Xue Han was amazed, with her mouth wide open.

    Xin Yu pressed her breast on my upper arms and laughingly said, "Good boy, I had always known that you have more potential than other guys!"

    I remained quiet while Xu Lin looked straight at me. Impatiently, she said, "Lin Fan, if you will join our clan, my dreams of fortune will be easily achieved."

    Xu Lin's face turned red from excitement, made her look even more beautiful.

    "Why should I join?" After thinking long enough, I finally responded.

    Xu Lin stared blankly while facing me. It felt like her beautiful eyes were speaking to me when she said, "Because, for these half-year, we have taken you in as our own, treating you nicely, and shared our stuff together with you!"

    "Hm, what kind of benefit would I get?"

    Xu Lin sighed, "To prove yourself!"

    It was not a good argument. Everything I had done until now, wasn't it just to prove myself?

    However, the school would expel you for skipping classes too often, and spending all your time playing games would make your girlfriend run off with someone else...


    "Come on, join with us. Consider it as a favor for Sister Lin with her important issue!"

    Xin Yu knocked against me. I noticed Xu Lin was looking at me with her beautiful eyes with full of expectation.

    "Fine, I'll join!" I watched as Xu Lin's face turned happy. After a short pause, I continued, "I can't promise you that I would accomplish anything, but I will work hard to level up in the game, so at least that I can protect you all if you are being bullied by others!"

    Lu Xue Han looked at me with her sparkling eyes. Even Xin Yu, who was seldom serious, was now also staring at me with her beautiful eyes as if they were entranced.

    Xu Lin snapped her finger and laughingly said, "It is settled then! After we acquire the game device and helmet, we need to decide where we will set up our playing studio. Do you all want to continue staying here, or should we find another place for our studio?"

    Lu Xue Han confusedly asked, "Then, would this foot-massage center still be operating?"

    "It will be closed. My savings should be enough to cover our living expenses during the first half-year we play the game. If things don't work out well, then we will find another way out." Xu Lin with a full confidence continued to say,

    "I think we should move to a residential area. The living cost here is too high. In the southern part of this town, I have an apartment with 4 bedrooms and a living room. Xiao Lin will get his own room, and the rest of us will need to squeeze. That should be sufficient."

    Xin Yu smilingly said, "Then, wouldn't it be too convenient for Xiao Lin, having a room for his self? How about if Sister share the room with you?"

    I became speechless. Xin Yu said that while touching her breast. She acted really a little too vulgar..

    Xu Lin expressionless helped me and said: "Xiao Lin sharing a room with you would be too good for you. It would be better if Xue Han and Xiao Lin share the room, they would match better!"

    I found it ok, but Lu Xue Han's face had turned red.

    Executing Xu Lin's plan, the game devices were ordered. All of us went up to pack our belongings and prepared to move to the residential area.


    Only within half day, the usually slow girls, but now they could pack all their belongings and we finished moving to the new place. Before dinner, even the eight gaming devices we ordered had been delivered by the company. They even include a limited edition manual book for the game.

    Merely flipping the manual book, I found out that the three big game developers were indeed very optimistic with <Moon Monochrome>, that they didn't even mentioned the beta-test. The manual itself mostly contained narrative stories about the background of this game, which mostly was already well-known to people. There was almost no information about the gameplay itself.

    "So, is there any information that would help us in the gameplay?" Lu Xue Han asked with her big beautiful eyes blinking.

    Lu Xue Han's background was a mystery. I only heard that she left her house because of some grudge. I knew nothing else about her.

    "There isn't any important information inside. It only says that the game characters are divided into eight classes: Warrior, Archer, Magician, Cleric, Summoner, BeastMaster, Thief, and Knight. There are also eight secondary professions. As to what they are, nothing was said about it. But this information should be sufficient. At least, before the game begins, everybody can already decide what class to choose."

    Xu Lin nodded and said, "A balanced team needs to have both attacking and supporting types of characters. Everyone should decide on your own about what class you want to choose for the game. I will pick the Magician, a class with high attack power. The team can't go without it."

    After thinking for a while, Xin Yu said, "Archer. With my proper figure, it would be a waste not to choose this class."

    "Be careful not to let your big breast disturb your balance. It would be a shame if your arrow missed!" I responded half-jokingly.

    Xin Yu proudly looked at me while she straightened up to expose her cleavage figure with a full confidence.

    Li Qing chose the Summoner class, Liu Yun chose a BeastMaster class, and the rest of them chose the remaining classes among themselves. In the end, they felt troubled that no one has chosen the Cleric class yet...

    "Don't look at me like that. I have chosen the Thief class. I will definitely not be a nanny ..." I met Xu Lin's and Xin Yu's eyesight unhappily.

    Lu Xue Han, who remained silent the whole time, said softly, "I will choose the Cleric then."

    Everyone at once rejoiced. All the important classes had been chosen.

    Xu Lin looked at the installation manual and said with a smile, "Xiao Lin will help everyone to install the game device. Exactly at midnight the day after tomorrow, the game will launch. Everyone must be punctual. Level up your game character immediately and strive to get your world rank as high as possible. If we have more experts in our clan, then we will have a better opportunity to recruit or PK-ing other players. Then, the money will naturally come to us. PK-ing to get equipment for sale would also be profitable. Anyway, the higher your level is, the higher your attribute will be. If your attribute is high, then you'll become an expert player. Once you become an expert, gaining money would be an easy thing to do. Does everyone already understand? !"


    "Very good ... Then tomorrow, we will all go shopping to buy foods and daily needs. Later on, we will take turns each day to prepare the meal. With us, seven girls in charge for that, Xiao Lin can focus on training and leveling up his character. After all, the one that would bring fame to our clan later in the game would be you.But in the early stages, for a Thief to level up might need a lot of Healing Potions. So everyone will finance you."

    "No need. I can manage it by myself!" Nevertheless, I still had some pride as a man. I wouldn't take any women's money.
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    Woohooo.. Awesome..
    Thanks for updates

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    Lingson is this trilogy have a connection or completely different story?? I try to read 2-3 chapter from other trilogy and see they have different MC

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleSteward View Post
    Lingson is this trilogy have a connection or completely different story?? I try to read 2-3 chapter from other trilogy and see they have different MC
    I haven't really read the other two too, just scanned through it shortly. I think, I have used the wrong terms when I said trilogies (even though it wasn't really wrong), but maybe the term 'series' would fit better for English readers.

    You need to understand that Asian novels, especially Chinese novels are a bit different from westerns. In Chinese series (whether it's just two titles, trilogies or more), the story would usually focus on another MC. The timeline between one title and the others could span from just several years to even centuries.

    One could read each title on its own without any problems. But, when you have read the series from the beginning, you would have a better understanding of the story. Take for example the Condor Hero series: "Legend of the Condor Heroes", "Return of the Condor Heroes" and "Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre". From the very beginning of the series to the end, the timeline spanned over a century. Each of the following titles would mention/include characters or things from the previous, without telling you in detail about their backgrounds. If you read the second of third story directly, it's still ok, since it goes about another MC. But if you had read it from the beginning, you would understand the story better and would have a better picture of the whole timeline.

    This would be totally different when you compared it to English novels (like the Harry Potter series, Lord of the Ring trilogies, and the other recently popular series). Perhaps quite similar would be to compare the Lord of the Ring with the Hobbit. They belong to the same series, but it tells about another timeline and another MC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lingson View Post
    You need to understand that Asian novels, especially Chinese novels are a bit different from westerns. In Chinese series (whether it's just two titles, trilogies or more), the story would usually focus on another MC. The timeline between one title and the others could span from just several years to even centuries.
    There are plenty of series in western literature that do this. The first that jumped to mind was Redwall. Although that's a series for young readers, it's exactly like what you're talking about where each book is stand-alone, but has minor connections to others in the series.
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