Daomu Biji: Restart Parts 1 & 2

Series Title: Grave Robbers’ Chronicles (aka Lost Tomb; aka Daomu Biji)

Book Title: Chongqi (aka Restart or Reboot)
Author: Xu Lei
Original Language: Chinese
Translation Language: English
Downloadable Version of Parts 1, 2, and the Trial Reading (last updated 10/7/2022): pdf and epub
Links to the raws: Part 1, Part 2, and the Trial Reading



After fulfilling his ten year promise with Zhang Qiling, Wu Xie is now living in seclusion in Fujian. One day, he suddenly received a text message from his uncle, Wu Sanxing. Through various clues his uncle left behind, Wu Xie finds an ancient tomb that may be related to his uncle’s past. The tomb is the legendary South Sea King’s Tomb. But just as Wu Xie plans to search for it, Jin Wantang reveals his plan to his Uncle Two. After Uncle Two stops him and hears the story, he decides to join Wu Xie, Fatty, and Zhang Qiling as they search for the tomb.


I would like to warn you all that this is purely the internet version. I believe the author plans on publishing this some time in the future so things could possibly change. Yvette has also translated the book’s OST for you here.

Part I: The Sound of the Providence

Part II: The Southeast Asia Adventure [Black Glasses’ adventure in Mute Village]

Trial Reading Draft

[Note: These are the trial reading chapters the author wrote for when “Restart” is published. They may or may not be in the final published version.]

13 thoughts on “Daomu Biji: Restart Parts 1 & 2

  1. So this is from the reunion TV series , where do I start reading if I don’t want to repeat the stuff in the series?


  2. i think what you have as chongqi part 3 and 4 here is not actually part of chongqi but a completely new story? (thanks for translating tho!)


    1. It is but it isn’t so I just decided to leave it all on the same tab. The author had “Looking for the Dead in the Sea of Lights” as Restart Part 3 (technically it was 2 but we thought the Black Glasses’ adventure in Mute Village fit better as 2 instead of 3) when he started writing it and the story just kind of devolved into its own thing.


  3. Thank you again so much for translating! I enjoyed many aspects of the story, but at the same time I think you can really tell chongqi pt 1 is a first draft haha…I was wondering, since in a recent author’s note NPSS said he has started preparing chongqi for publication, do you plan to translate the published version as well, once it comes out? I get the impression it will be pretty different from this (internet) version (considering the whole “sorry I was drunk and went on a tangent” thing).


    1. Haha yeah, I’m sure he’s got his work cut out for him with that major jump in plot he did when he got drunk and was just like “use your imagination to fill in the gaps” 😂. If I have access to the published version, I’ll definitely try to translate it (or see if Tiffany or Yvette would want to). But who knows how long it’s going to take him to get it published since he’s been on a writing spree with “Notes in Rain Village Part 2” and “Ten Thousand Mountains” (what I’ve been calling Restart Part 4)

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  4. Bear-san, where did you put restart part 4? I can’t find it. I click on the page on home and it lead to here…? Did you make a new page for part 4?


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