Lightning Is the Only Way
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Lightning Is the Only Way


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What is Lightning Is the Only Way

Lightning Is the Only Way is a popular web novel written by the author Warmaisach, covering WEAK TO STRONG, CULTIVATION, MONSTERS, ADVENTURE, GODS, MALE-PROTAGONIST, ACTION, MULTIPLE-REALMS, WORLDTRAVEL, BAD LUCK, Eastern Fantasy genres. It's viewed by 1.4M readers with an average rating of 4.7/5 and 42 reviews. The novel is being serialized to 286 chapters, new chapters will be published in Webnovel with all rights reserved.


With a father as strong as the highest heavens themselves, nothing hindered Gravis from having a comfortable life. But when Heaven used him in a scheme to get back at his father, Gravis realized that he needed strength to gain true freedom. As long as he remained his weak self, he would always remain beneath Heaven’s oppression. To gain strength, Gravis ventured into the lower worlds to start his cultivation under true life and death tempering. Only a strong will, which had been forged in striving for every resource available, would allow him to reach the peak. Heaven’s strongest weapon was Lightning of Divine Punishment, and only if he made this weapon his, would he have a chance. So, to overthrow Heaven, Lightning Is the Only Way Join him in his journey to reach the peak! -- There will be 2 chapters a day -- Thanks go to Noel and Chaotic_Luck for Proofreading! Cover by: digitalrowye

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I am the author of this novel, so of course I am biased to myself. Welcome to my book! I thank everyone for reading my work, even if you don't like it. I have read a LOT of webnovels, many of them translated from chinese. I have seen a lot of commonly used tropes, and as a change of pace, I wanted to create something different. There will be nearly no "Young Masters". Only a very select few. (The absence of at least one idiot is just as bad as overfilling) There will be no "I must save (the Honor of) my Family!" There will be no "Heaven sent lucky chances". Heaven controls luck, and Heaven does not like the MC, at all. I also want to show a real change in Gravis' personality as time goes by. He won't always be a wimp. He won't always be a cold-hearted killing machine. Just as emotions change, people change with them. This is a lot to live up to, but I'll do my best. Updates will be 2 chapters per day. I have a backlog, so updates will be constant. Thank you all for reading!


Tbh it's an alright story. Very cringy in places tho. At some points, it makes it seem a bit more real but then instead of learning from it. It happens again and again. The main thing that is making me drop is the whole heaven, bad luck thing. I mean I get it I really do but you don't have to mention it and go on and on about it every single chapter. Plus it's used in the most random ways just to make you remember again that it is there. Like when he was chasing the bandits, It was funny. He was having fun. He was heading to the city anyway, and this is just fun on the way. But then it is made out that it was heaven affecting him??? WTF how??? how will chasing bandits along the road you already have to walk affect his cultivation or will? As long as he remembers his goal and strives for it, he can do whatever tf he wants. Just because he isn't moaning and complaining about it and isn't focusing on breaking free 24/7 doesn't mean it will weaken his will... It's honestly annoying to read about every chapter. Then you have how can heaven even atk him like these situations... It was made out very clearly that all heaven would do is not give him luck. Okay so in random situations it is always the worst case. SO how is heaven making him chase bandits? It shouldn't be able to do that... Plus, how will heaven even affect the mc's luck? We call it luck but luck shouldn't be a concept to heaven. Also, if the mc always had no luck then he wouldn't survive at all. Bad luck is like when he is cultivating something can go wrong and die. Never find love etc It will be impossible for the mc to even live let alone cultivate. Also if heaven is fair why is it taking the luck of the family? It killing random people, animals etc trying to kill the mc. How would that be fair to the other people and animals???? It would be much better if heaven was made out to be a person. Cause then everyone saying heaven is fair is clearly lying cause it's not...


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Pretty good, definitely recommend got a good story so far and like how the Mc knowns his end goal. And I know for a fact the thing that gonna be attractive about this is the Aventures


When I first picked up 'Lightning is the Only Way' I wasn't quite sure what I was getting into. I knew it was a Cultivation Novel and also that it would be my second such novel. What I didn't expect was to come to enjoy it as much as I did. From page one, the story pulled me in and dragged me along on a wild ride that I won't soon forget. I'll admit it was a bit slow to get started, (only for the first few chapters 3 tops) and I might be singing its praises a little too much. That said, once the journey really gets rolling it never fails to entertain. Several times I was left with my jaw hanging loosely and my mind racing as I tried to figure out how Gravis was going to come out of this one on top. Other times I was left simply speechless at the developments that went down. The characters all seem pretty fleshed out and solid. There isn't as much character detail as I'm used to, but that's not really much of a complaint at all. In ways, it helps speed the story along, while also allowing me to fabricate images of these characters all on my own. Gravis as the main character is interesting as well. Watching the way his logic and thinking have changed over these, (almost 200) chapters has been quite fun to watch. Updates have been consistent and almost always on time so no complaints there at all. Really not an issue if you're concerned about having to wait for further developments. The world is where things get a bit iffy for me. Is it solid enough for the story to work? Absolutely! However, I personally find the lack of certain details to be an issue. I love world-building and while there is indeed some in this story, I want to know more about certain things. That though is only a personal qualm and has no real bearing on my opinion of this novel. All in all, I would definitely suggest giving this Novel a read. The author works hard and has only improved on his storytelling abilities as this tale has gone on. I'm giving this Novel a Solid 4.6 but if I ignore my personal issues with this novel, (and that's easy to do) its a Complete 5 Star rating!


This is crazy good for an Original Work!!! I have only read a few chapters so far. Normally I would never leave a review after just a few chapters unless the author was really bad. But this one is so GREAT at writing and the logic behind his world and world building is fantastic! This LN actually has the "heavens" of the cultivation universe/world show an intelligence or capacity to think and that it is actively continuously working against cultivators growing stronger (or also called going against the heavens). Very great start to this LN and I really can't wait to read more and get an in-depth immersion into this LN's world :-)


Even though this is a cultivation novel It has continued to truly Surprise me And keep me wanting more. Written pretty well with some minor typos or spelling mistakes but nothing too noticeable You do have to buy chapters eventually but there’s plenty of good stuff to get you hooked before that It’s just generally really good I highly recommend you guys check it out


This novel is truly rare. more than a hundred chapters are up so you can basically infer how good or bad a novel is and according to me, it's a well-written novel. The author is new but he is improving steadily. The characters can actually be considered a part of intelligent species. They think before they act, and everything happens for a reason. The protagonist has had no special encounters until now(grandpa in a ring, helping some hobo and receiving some cheat or some inheritance). He might have a few advantages but there are drawbacks. This novel doesn't use recycled cliches(which deserves a salute) Everybody might not enjoy it, this is just a review according to my impressions.


my first impression of the story and that it lacks experience and care in its development, but that the author has a lot of reading baggage (I recommend reading some Korean novels, they have many good works on this escalation from the lower world to the upper), he it avoids errors that I am tired of reading. it is worth following at least until his rise to the intermediary world and see if the errors that bothers me in the work will change.Writing Quality: ok, very decent you are well located and you know what is happening, just stop repeating information that we already know (he has experience you don't need to repeat it so many times he has a stronger body we already understand that too)Stability of Updates: I don’t know, I started reading yesterday (and I’m finished (chap 96)) But I think 2 a day and very good stories need more thought which is one of the problems of this workStory Development: it has its problems, like out of hours or very sudden team skips but its ok, the problem comes in the gain and development of the intention to kill that could be more worked and more challenging because it just comes out of nowhere, it fights and it improvement he suffers and it improves happens very fast without a real challenge for something that should only grow with a life or death challenge, the fights with demonic beasts in the beginning of the story only occurred because he is absolutely sure that he will not die not only because he has experience (at least it seemed like this for me) the animals are treated as if they were stupid / arrogant (or as you call them "inexperienced") which is not a characteristic of animals but of humans (cats have fought once in their lives try to get close to a cat that you don't know or dog, there are those that will accept the approach but in the majority they will have some reaction or alert or withdrawal they will not just ignore you).


Love the new cover picture


Normally I don't write reviews, but since it's a new novel I thought I'd help out a bit. First of all, the plot is not exactly unique yet it takes a different take. I believe the story has a lot of potential and is not like a lot of the other generic novels I've read in the past. I really like the world building. You now from the start that the universe where the story takes place is going to be huge. The environment gets pictured really well so you can perfectly imagine where you are. As for the MC, you can see the struggles he goes through when he needs to do things he doesn't wanna do but are necessary. Of course the story has just started so I can't say anything more about character development. So far I it is totally worth the read so I hope the author can keep up the good work. Good luck author.


by far one of my favorite books I have read so far amazing character development and the story progressing at a good rate as well first review hope it helps


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I really liked the name of this novel and totally judged it by it's cool cover, like I'm supposed to. Writing quality is also surprisingly good: finding a cultivation novel that's not a complete moron shitshow is getting harder and harder, so no armies of arrogant punchbags for main character to feel smug about himself. The novel has an original take on protagonist vs heaven theme, which is also it's biggest weakness – the way heaven affects characters is really inconsistent and not clearly defined. I'm still not sure what the rules are and can't wait for the main character to eventually meet his demise by a heavy piano or an anvil falling over his head. This concept also attributes everything to heaven, so there's no real enemies except it and the whole story feels like a constant fight with one enemy and basically no place for any sidequests.


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really well done cultivatiion novel, there are general cultivation stuffs but nothing cliche, reccomend it 100%, keep up the work author, hope u this books gets more recognition


A good amount different than other cultivation themed stories that ive read before. Solid characters so far. Can't wait to see where this goes


Nice Novel. Liked it. It's a new one, so u need a review. Here's a review: THIS IS A GOOD NOVEL. GIVE IT A TRY. 140 characters characters 140


This one has managed to stand out among its genre. The writing quality is good enough, no mistakes at least at a single glance. The world building and other characters still haven't been explored much but there's still time for that anyways. The story has a direction, mc has a long term objective and working towards it. It's surprising how many stories don't have some kind of overarching theme. Though it's a cultivation story, it has a sense of uniqueness which won't make it seem like every other in its genre. It is early to draw too many conclusions though I hope the usual pitfalls like repeating scenarios just in different ways and such could be avoided. It's worth giving it a try as it won't take long to judge it anyways.


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