Some very important information and updates there (especially if you are a paying user)! The world ended in 2012. Hao Xuan was transported to a brand new place along with the rest of humanity. The novel follows his adventures through this vast new plane, fighting men and beasts alike, making friends, finding love, and etching out his own existence in the vast universe. All the monsters from your dreams, stories, and movies are real in this fantastical place. Authors notes: I know it might seem like things have taken a big turn out of nowhere around chapter 14, but I assure you that if you keep reading, it will ALL make sense (around chap 92 I believe is where its explained). Remember, EVERYTHING is connected, more or less. The most insignificant things could have a huge impact on the story or the biggest thing could not influence it at all, at least not from what you can see. The whole point of the novel is for you to be as surprised as the main character, feel what he is feeling etc, so some things have to be kept hidden. You won't always see things from every perspective. My advice, relax, put on some good music and read, its going to be an "experience" if I can get my vision out to you guys properly.