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)Vol. 1 Cavern of Blood Zombies
Vol. 2 Angry Sea, Hidden Sands
Vol. 2 (Amazon)Vol. 3 Bronze Tree of Death
Vol. 4 Part 1 Palace of Doom
Vol. 3 (Amazon)Vol. 4 Part 2 Palace of Doom
Vol. 5 (Ch 1-4) Deadly Desert Winds
Vol. 4 (Amazon)Vol. 5 (Ch 5-end) Deadly Desert Winds
Vol. 5 (Amazon)Vol. 6 Graveyard of a Queen
Chinese Vol 6 Ch 1-10 Yinshan Gu Lou
Vol. 6 (Amazon)Rest of Chinese Vol. 6 Yinshan Gu Lou
Vol. 7 (Amazon)Vol. 7 Stone Shadow in Qiong Cave
Vol. 8 (Amazon)
Vol. 9 (Amazon)
Vol. 8 The Finale Parts 1-2
2009 He Sui Pian2009 Chinese New Year Special Extra 1
Zang Hai Hua Part 1 (Amazon)
Zang Hai Hua Part 2
Vol. 9 Tibetan Sea Flower Parts 1-2
Sha Hai Parts 1 & 2 (Amazon)
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 (Translation in Progress)
Yucun Biji 2Notes in Rain Village Part 2 (in the queue)

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, let me know and I’ll fix them. 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.

We’re in this thing for the long haul so that means we’ll also try to translate all the extra stories the author published here.

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 June 2020, I’m periodically updating/fixing chapters when I have the chance, so you’ll notice some quality differences (and be confused about why some of my translation notes are at the bottom and others are in the text. It’s a work in progress, so bear with me please). Reader Anna1997 put everything into pdf versions for you, so check out each tab if you want to download them.

Happy reading!

13 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. 🥺🥺❤️❤️


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