Daomu Biji Vol. 1

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

Book Title: Daomu Biji: Vol 1 (aka Grave Robbers’ Chronicles Vol. 1)
Author: Xu Lei
Original Language: Chinese
Translation Language: English
Official Licensed Version: Part 1 and Part 2 on Amazon (support the author!)
Downloadable Version of Online Parts 1 & 2 (last updated 5/14/2022): pdf and epub



Fifty years ago, a group of earth masters (i.e., grave robbers) from Changsha dug up a silk book of the Warring States Period. The fragment records the location of a peculiar tomb of the Warring States Period, but the group of grave robbers encountered a strange incident underground and almost all of them were killed. Fifty years later, the grandson of one of the grave robbers discovered this secret in his ancestor’s notes. He gathered a group of experienced grave robbers to hunt for treasure, but no one expected there to be so many weird things in this ancient tomb: suspicious seven-star coffins, a green-eyed fox corpse, a seven-headed snake cypress…. Who is the owner of this mysterious tomb, and can they find the real coffin? Why are there so many mysteries in the tomb that cannot be solved? What is the relationship between the strange ship tomb on the seabed, the sacred ten-thousand-year-old tree in the Qinling Mountains, and the snow tomb in the Heavenly Palace in the Clouds located in the lofty mountains? What ancient mysteries are hidden behind them?


Since we are all caught up with the author’s current works and I don’t feel like going back and fixing my old posts right now, I’m starting on the online versions of Vols 1-5. The raws are located here. Other than the chapter numbers, I’m following the Chinese format so it won’t match the official English licensed version.

Part I: Seven Star Lu Palace