Hmm let's see, okay then. Coiling dragon is probably the best 'first' cultivation novel to read because it has one of the most straightforward and least confusing cultivation stystems, its also translated extremely well and just saying, if u r truly dedicated to NU/NUF then this is a must read. According to either the creator or one of the first admins of NU(sorry I forget your username) this website was created on a whim because mangaupdates decided to no longer translate light novels which included his favourite light novel at the time Coiling dragon. He also said they started translating again so he got screwed over but you can just find all this information on the 1 year anniversary post he did. So considering Coiling Dragon created a wonderful website like NU/NUF it is definitely worth the read, not to mention there is 22 books of Linley the dragon boy.