Daomu Biji

Series Title: Grave Robbers’ Chronicles (aka Lost Tomb; aka Daomu Biji)
Author: Xu Lei
Original Language: Chinese
Translation Language: English

Order to Read the Series:

Basically, if you read English Vol. 1-6 from Amazon, you’ll be at the end of Chinese Vol. 5. You’ll want to start reading here. My comprehensive (and probably confusing) chart is below for those that care:

Raw to Chinese VolumeEnglish Translation
Vol. 1 (Amazon Version)
Vol. 1 (Online Version)
Vol. 1 Cavern of Blood Zombies (officially licensed)
Vol. 2 Angry Sea, Hidden Sands (officially licensed)
Vol. 1 Seven Star Lu Palace & Angry Sea, Hidden Sands [online version only]
Vol. 2 (Amazon Version)
Vol. 2 (Online Version)
Vol. 3 Bronze Tree of Death (officially licensed)
Vol. 4 Part 1 Palace of Doom (officially licensed)
Vol. 2 Qinling Mountain Sacred Tree & Heavenly Palace on the Clouds (Part 1) [Currently in Progress, online version only]
Vol. 3 (Amazon Version)Vol. 4 Part 2 Palace of Doom (officially licensed)
Vol. 5 (Ch 1-4) Deadly Desert Winds (officially licensed)
Vol. 4 (Amazon Version)Vol. 5 (Ch 5-end) Deadly Desert Winds (officially licensed)
Vol. 5 (Amazon Version)Vol. 6 Graveyard of a Queen (officially licensed)
Chinese Vol 6 Ch 1-10 Ancient Building Under the Dark Mountain
Vol. 6 (Amazon Version)Rest of Chinese Vol. 6 Ancient Building Under the Dark Mountain
Vol. 7 (Amazon Version)Vol. 7 Stone Shadow in Qiong Cave
Vol. 8 (Amazon Version)
Vol. 9 (Amazon Version)
Vol. 8 The Finale Parts 1-2
2009 He Sui Pian2009 Chinese New Year Special Extra 1
Zang Hai Hua Part 1 (Amazon Version)
Zang Hai Hua Part 2
Vol. 9 Tibetan Sea Flower Parts 1-2
Sha Hai Parts 1 & 2 (Amazon Version)
Sha Hai Parts 3 & 4
Vol. 10 Sand Sea Parts 1-4
2014 He Sui Pan2014 Chinese New Year Special Extra 2
2015 He Sui Pan2015 Chinese New Year Special Extra 3
Shi Nian Zhi HouVol. 11 Ten Years Later
Lao Jiu MenThe Mystic Nine
Lao Jiu Men Zhi Xiangxi WangshiThe Mystic Nine 2: What Happened In Xiangxi
Lao Jiu Men Chen Pi Ah SiThe Mystic Nine Chen Pi Ah Si Extra 4
2016 He Sui Pan2016 Chinese New Year Special Extra 5
2017 He Sui Pan2017 Chinese New Year Special Extra 6
Chongqi 1Restart Part 1: Sound of the Providence
Chongqi 2Restart Part 2: Southeast Asia Adventure
Chongqi ShiduRestart Trial Reading
Hua Ye Qian Xing, Wusheng LuomuMoving Forward Through the Flowery Night; The End Comes Without A Sound
Yucun BijiNotes in Rain Village
Chongqi 3Restart Part 3: Looking for the Dead in the Sea of Lights
Chongqi 4Restart Part 4: Ten Thousand Mountains in the Extreme Night
Yucun Biji 2Notes in Rain Village Part 2

Side Stories (read after 2014 Chinese New Year Special):

Chinese RawEnglish
Nanbu Dang’an (Shi Ren Qi Huang)The Southern Archives (Cannibalism Mysteries)
2018 He Sui Pan2018 Chinese New Year Special Extra 7
Fanwai An: Mengzhong di DituSpin-Off Case: The Map In The Dream
Qian MianA Thousand Faces


I don’t know any Chinese. If you care about that, get yourself on outta here. I don’t need that kind of negativity. I’ve used three different translation sites, context clues, information from the first 6 books that are published in English, some of the dramas, and my imagination. It’s basically a HEAVILY edited MTL. Readers Tiffany X and Yvette (kind, beautiful souls) have volunteered their skilled Chinese-English speaking services to help me fix some of the things I’ve butchered, and translate the miscellaneous extras and side stories. If anybody still sees any glaring errors or typos, let me know and I’ll fix them in a jiffy. I’m perfectly fine with constructive criticism. Oh yeah, and I’m making ZERO profit from this (doing it in my free time) so if the author or publishers ever magically sees this, don’t sue my ass please.

A lot of the extra stories the author published are here, but links to the raws are located throughout the site.

If you all can, please support the author and buy his books 🙂 I realize times are tough, so you can either check out Michelle’s summaries of the main story here or scope this out. Reader Taomubiji has provided the link to the DMBJ discord here for those of you interested.


For all you lovely newcomers, just wanted to warn you that as of December 2, 2021, we’re all caught up (yay!). I’m currently updating/fixing “Vol 10 Sand Sea”, so you’ll notice some quality differences for anything after that. I’ve also started working on the online versions of Volumes 1-5 so that’s why the chart might look a little weird. Reader Anna1997 put everything into pdf versions for you, so check out each tab if you want to download them (I also included the date they were last edited in case you found an old version somewhere).

Happy reading!

44 thoughts on “Daomu Biji

  1. Hello 👋👋👋 first of all a huge 👏 to you thank you for you hard work and translation (≧▽≦) I’m a fan of DMBJ series so thank you .
    I remember that you provided me PDFs of few volumes and I’m still very grateful to your help . And then I started reading the later part of volume 6 from your website it was quite a journey ಡ ͜ ʖ ಡ I got so addicted to your translation and the novel , I’m having exams in 2 days later but still I couldn’t stop me from finishing the whole part ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ and I don’t know if I would pass my exams 😂 .
    And again thank you 😙

    and I wanted to ask you what I should read from now I finished the main volumes up to the ending of the story . Which would be better for me to move with the pace of the main story line … I wanna see Wu Xia and Xiao Ge reunite 🥺🥺 .

    Please help ಥ‿ಥ


    1. First of all, you’re very welcome 😘. Second of all, STUDY FIRST! 😂 Wu Xie and the gang aren’t going anywhere. They’ll definitely be here when you finish your exams (might be a nice treat too 😏). If you’ve finished vol 8 and don’t want to follow the chart on the homepage, then I think you can skip the first new years special and jump right into the Tibetan Sea Flower (in the sequels tab). The new years specials are actually sometimes referenced in the main plot later so I wouldn’t recommend skipping them but you can do what you want.


      1. ( ・ั﹏・ั) thanks for replying
        And I think I will study now 🤣
        Ok then I will start Tiberian flower after I finish my exam on 3 , •́ ‿ ,•̀
        I just can’t stop I like the story so much 😂
        Oh and there’s a donghua adaptation coming out on April have you seen it it’s the Qiling tree part with Lao Yang (if am spelling it correct 🙂) ..
        Hope that other adaptations come out too ✌️

        Again thank you for translating I really appreciate it that’s why I think I stiked to it this long with out stopping and sidenotes 🙏 thank you for it they are really important for us international fans 🥺

        Anyways take care 🙂


  2. First of all, I would like to really thank you and others for the huge efforts in translating the books! I am new to the Lost tomb books and first I was atracted to the live action series. I began from the end (haha) watching first Reunion, because of Zhu Yi Long and I was hooked with the stories. Next I was searching for the others TV series and finally found the source: the books! Thank you very much for your time and work! Greetings from Brazil!

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    1. Hello and welcome to the DMBJ pit! Once you’re in, you can never get out 😂 Hope you enjoy the site and feel free to comment if you have questions or notice anything wrong (broken links, etc) 😘

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  3. It has been a while for me since I started to read The Lost Tomb, and I am very surprised to find out the English translation. Because this is one heck of a series, just only the main books are hell to translate, but you have also deal with the sides one too. And I know how hard this one is, I really do, it took me more than a year just to read and understand the main timeline and I still miss a great deal of small details.
    Thank you for your dedication to this book series. And please keep going, you are doing a spectacular job ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ)


  4. I just purchased Volume 1 on kindle but to have this blog as a reference not just for reading order but peace of mind when it starts to boggle in overdrive is amazing.

    Looking forward to what is next to come from yourself.

    The Trio are just too cute not to read the heck out of.


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    1. Oh ho, starting from the very beginning. Hope you’re ready for the long haul 😂 I’ll admit that the chart isn’t super comprehensive considering all the extras/side stories, but if you just follow the links after each chapter, you’ll pretty much go in order. Have fun~~~😊

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      1. I have watched every series whether drama or movie including the |Providence side story that is literally 2.5 mins per episode. As much as I have enjoyed them, like anything the root source is best. Hence the need to start from the beginning. LOL, long haul about covers it but am used to that since I have 8 Wuxia Novels on the go including one that is at 4800 plus chapters and still going.

        Your chart of link is comprehensive enough to help me know what to read and in what order and that is key to understanding. For that I oh so grateful.

        .Again thank you in advance for what is to come. ☺


  5. Hi ☺️ I’m new to these fandom. I’m done watching all the Daomu Biji Series and I’m still lost and confused haha and i found out that your translating the novel. I start reading the novel and i am now in volume 1. I’m very much thankful for your translation. Thank you for your hardwork. 🥺🥺❤️❤️


  6. Hello, sorry for the inconvenience, but I’m trying to read the novel now since I’m done watching the adaptations. When I first looked for Volumes 1-6, the book translation, it was still accessible, but now I need to ask for access. Am I allowed to ask for access or is it for admins only? I’m actually an introvert and not that good at English so, HEHEHEHE, I would be really glad if you could help me. I really like the Iron Triangle, and I’m still a student, so I can’t buy the books myself. Though I’m still thankful for the efforts of translating the volumes since it’s not that easy to translate them especially when Chinese is not your first language. Your website really helped me a lot in looking for the translations of Daomu Biji, Thank You!!!
    Hope you reply back soon ^^


    1. That’s not my Google drive folder so I’m honestly not sure. If you hit me up on the contact form, I’ll see if we can get something sorted out so you can enjoy the series 😊


        1. On the menu options on the site, there’s a tab that says “Contact”. You can either do that, try asking the person that owns that google drive for permission, or I can straight up email you using the email address you used to make these comments (wasn’t sure if this last one was too invasive to your privacy lol)


          1. It’s actually not invasive in my part, it’s actually more convenient for me. I will also try asking the person that owns the google drive for permission, if not I guess I’ll just wait for me to grow up and earn money HAHAHAHAHAHA, though it will be a long long wait. Thank you for replying to me ^^


  7. i want to thank you for sharing these wonderful translations to us, i’m really greatfull of being able to read this work of art. thank you for giving us your free time to share the daomu biji universe to us!

    i was first drawn into this universe when i saw same random clip on youtube, the anime version i was intrigued so i watched the whole season of that anime and read in the comments that it has dramas! and i was like woah,really?! and i immediately search it.

    iwatch the whole series of ultimate note first because the comments said it was a fun adaptation to watch and i was’nt dissapointed, i wanted more! then i found out it was actually like the third season of the series but i did’nt care because i enjoyed it.

    i didnt find any freenet translations of the first volume of the book,instead i read the summaries and i was hook and wanted more and heaven sent i found this site! now i can read the iron triangles adventures in detail! thank you very much.

    i’m currently watching the other adptations just to know the stories of this daomu biji universe and i am in love with those three’s relationship! they have grown on me. i want more of their life threathening fun adventures! the histories of the tombs are so fasinating plus the supernatural and scientific sides to it is so fun to learn!

    my all time fave drama’s from these franchise are the ultimate note and sound of providence!

    sorry i’ve rant a lot i guess i’m just to excited to share my own daomu biji experience. thank you again for sharing these wonderful translations . i very much appreciate reading these wonderful universe.


  8. Hi, i’m sorry to disturb you. First i want to thank you for your traduction ! I’m a french fan of daomu biji and the book are not translate in my country 😭. At least I can read it in english ! I have the first six book and I’m happy because thanks to you I can read the others book on your website ! And I want to ask you if I can take your traduction and translate it in french on wattpad ? Of course I will indicate that it’s base on your work ! I already began the traduction of “The Mystic Nine” (for myself) but I think other french fans can be interest this is why I’m asking you. Anyways , once again thank you for your traduction and have a nice day ♡


    1. Sure! You don’t have to ask my permission to retranslate 😊 Since it’s a translation of an edited MTL, things will obviously be lost in translation, but if you’re ok with that, then go right on ahead. I’m sure the French fans will appreciate it 😊 Good luck!!! 😘


      1. Thank you for your understanding and your amazing work ! I always prefer to ask because I find it more respectful toward you 🙂. Have a nice day ❤


  9. Thank you so much for translating the remaining DMBJ and took the effort to combined them in PDF and EPUB.

    Is there any updates or new chapters or DMBJ is completed ? It’s difficult to know on the updates as there’s no news


  10. Anyone can tell me in which book, “Rain Village” first appear? I’m reading reboot now and they keep mention about rain village. But i not sure where is this place.


  11. Greeting fellow readers and Dear translators!! 🙂 I am new to this fandom, it took me so long to find a place where I can read the novels, and I am so happy and grateful to all the translators for taking this novel under their wings! Reunion drama pushed me in this hole, and I am so ashamed that I didn’t know about these novels 🤭. I have a question where can I read the first 5 Volume I don’t have money to buy them from Amazon is there any place where I can read them for free 😹. Please let me know. Thank you so much Mere bear for picking these novels up 👏👏 you are an angel.


    1. Hello hello, welcome to the pit 🥰😂. There’s a link to the first 5 volumes in the disclaimer. The bit that says “scope this out”. If that doesn’t work, I can email them to you using the email address you used to make this comment.


  12. Hey there,
    I’ve been following you and your translations for quite some time yet. I lost myself in this fandom thanks to Lost Tomb 2 and read all the official translations. I honestly have to say that you saved my life by translating the whole rest and I’m so curious about how the online versions of Volume 1-5 will differ from the official English releases and your translation!
    Thank you so, so much for doing this. I truly cannot thank you enough! ❤

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