To everyone who read Xian Ni back when it was still being called Xian Ni and couldn't get into it: Seriously, go give it another try on wuxiaworld. I needed something to read for a couple hours without net access so I grabbed an epub, and oh my god. I could not get into the novel at all with the original translation and dropped it as garbage, but now I'm really into it. I'm not even up to where I was when I gave up on it before, so I'm spoilered 100% on my reread, but it's still so much better. I don't even remember clearly what it was about the previous translation that turned me off; just the writing never grabbed me, but the new translation is a world of difference. If you're not into Er Gen, this novel won't change your mind; but it's a really solid Er Gen work, and the new translation really helps to deliver that.