A Touch of Irony (BL)
novel - Eastern Fantasy

A Touch of Irony (BL)


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What is A Touch of Irony (BL)

A Touch of Irony (BL) is a popular web novel written by the author Xyerose, covering BL, YAOI, CULTIVATION, R18, XIANXIA, ROMANCE, COMEDY, DANMEI, SLOWBURN, ANGST, Eastern Fantasy genres. It's viewed by 776K readers with an average rating of 4.81/5 and 54 reviews. The novel is being serialized to 42 chapters, new chapters will be published in Webnovel with all rights reserved.


The King of Spirits is a spirit that stands above all others, reigning over the Spirit Realm. However, similar to his subjects, he retains no corporeal body. Growing tired of his immortal role, he ascends to Earth, and begins to possess human bodies to satiate his everlasting boredom. With the interest of making a name for himself in the cultivation world by vanquishing the King, Xu Jiyu, a weak yet determined cultivator, sets off on an adventure to defeat the King despite his lack of powerful spiritual roots. ...But the King was not what everyone had expected at all! King: "Xu Jiyu, why do females and males hold hands?" Xu Jiyu: "Well, it's to show their love and affection for each other!" King: *seriously clasps Xu Jiyu's hands in his own* Xu Jiyu: "........?!" --- OFFICIAL DISCORD SERVER: https://discord.gg/KttCxEE Join to see art of our beloved characters, read the deleted extra stories, and discuss with others! :) Like what I do? Buy me a Ko-fi! I write for free, and won't be making this novel a pay-to-read. But any kind of donation would be super appreciated: ko-fi.com/xyerose Warning: This is a BL novel, meaning it will contain male x male. There will also be explicit scenes in the future. If you are not comfortable with it, please do not read. Updates: Bi-Daily (3 chapters a week) --- Cover Art: Ibuki Satsuki

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I'm a straight male who doesn't have any thoughts of becoming gay anytime soon. I fear this novel will turn me gay... But I can't stop reading......


Let's get this story to the top 10, where it belongs! The writing is so well made, I can clearly tell how much the author invests in each individual chapter. The protagonist is one of those rare, *****/slightly silly. I enjoy reading his monologues and I find myself relating better to characters such as himself. As for the male lead? Where do I even start? An all powerful Spirit King = Absolutely clueless, senseless man. He's adorable! I'm glad I chanced upon this novel, I'll definitely be handing my power stones for every chapter released. *cough* Moar chapterz plz *cough*


I totally love this! Cultivation novel? Yes! BL? YES!! The writing style is so good, every scene, specially the atmosphere and setting were expressed vividly with excellent use of figures of speech (I totally appreciate stories where authors lay special attention to the use of these) the use of FOS makes me imagine the scenes and feel them vividly which makes me want to read more. The characters are adorable and I really love them! Also I love the plot! It doesn't revolve only to the attraction of both characters given its BL rather it makes the story revolve around them to slowly develop each of them and later the romance (。・ω・。) Also, author is so kind and sweet! (ノ*>∀<)ノ♡♡♡


I came across this novel, gave it a try, ended up getting addicted and binge reading it. Also let me just say, I love the story so much!!! It has a great story plot, sweet and hilarious at the same time and I just can't wait to see how the story will unfold. Especially the part where little Xu realizes who he's been traveling with the whole time😆😆😆😆😂😂😂♥♥♥


5 star for BL! 5 star just for this brave author! On a more serious note, do read this. The writing quality is great if not best. The world is vividly described with flowing words and not just info dumps. She incorporate the cultivation without it 'being in your face' and being too much as the main focus. Just purely the world they live in. The stability update, can't say for much now since it only have a few chapter available. Definitely adding it in my library.


There are only 2 chapters but you can see that this girl got the style and the soul of an experienced author. The writing Quality is top notch. Girls, if you like boy love stories then this one is certainly for you. Peace!


Still waiting for the big gay, it'll happen at some point, just gotta wait a couple years until then. Also I would like to mention how a bee should be unable to fly. You see, the bee is much larger than its smol wings can carry, but by some logic, the wings carry the bee and it can fly, such a wondrous sight, but a odd one.


I always love a BL *heart heart, i love how the characters give off those fluffy vibes and i loook forward to what will happen in the future! Recommend recommend recommed!


Overall reading on the new very first chapter and the latest second chapter, I really enjoyed it. In other words, how you structured it to be and how it's progressing through makes it easy to read!! ♡ Nonetheless, the characters personas towards in Second chapter also made me laugh in a way of comic relief that releases any tension of a serious tone, in which case I really liked! I look forward for the future chapters upcoming! ♪( ´▽`)


Nice work author-san. Really appreciate the book.


I am looking for the next chapters! Very easy going and smooth way of writting, it drowns you in. I’m in love with the author’s style haha. Hope people appreciate it


The theme of cultivation being a side concept for the 'BL' world is an interesting find, and I think the novel will rake in the views and attention it deserves if the prioritization remains that way (so that cultivation doesn't waylay the BL romance)! Overall, the story is great. A characters possess the proper generic attributes dependent on their origin or race - humans possess clear, intrinsic or external flaws, similar to how spirits and demon characters have specific weaknesses or strengths. This is being portrayed nicely in the first four chapters, and outshines a good chunk of what you can find in Webnovel's archives. The only thing I would suggest during later revision is to check whether the tense is appropriate for smooth transitions between instances and actions. From my opinion, the wording scheme can be altered between instances from past to present instead of strictly adhering to a single attribute to add variety, but the method you employed worked as well! Good Work! This is definitely going into the library of someone who doesn't read BL novels!


Though i have never tried BL before, I loved your writing style. Plot is interesting. Specially in first chapter. Those descriptions are deep. And with good amount of humour, I can see great success for this novel. But honestly I don't know if BL genera could go up on webnovel.


Wow! First time reading a BL novel, however, the author really did a good job in regards to world building. The character interaction is well done with some bits of comedy to add to the fun. This story has a lot of potential. Good quality writing and I feel that the author will be going places. Keep up the good work!


love it! good characters and nicely paced. the characters are fun and interesting. Only complaint is not enough chapters! must read for all those that love BL. happy to have more Bl stories!




The story thus far is pretty good actually. The philosophy of the characters and the personalities and interest they all have makes them very fun to read about. The Mc is a sweet little cinnamon roll (whose going to hopefully be a real ~man~ in the future ;)) there are very few grammatical errors in this novel, and the development of the characters are going smoothly. It’s too early to say much about the plot and world development, but so far everything is well written and easy to understand. The updates seem to be once every 2 days so far and the am really looking forward to the decisions that these...~boys~ will make next.


A BL novel that's actually tastefully written? Heck yeah. Even if you only came for fluff, you'll want to stay for the really good storytelling.


Thanks for chappy and happy birthday auther san🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎑


Yay! I love BL, and I’m so glad to find a book with good quality BL here. The two main characters have adorable interactions. I definitely recommend this book! 💕


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