Daomu Biji Vol. 10

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

Book Title: Sha Hai (aka Sand Sea; Sea of Sands; Ocean of Sand; Sand Puzzle; or Tomb of the Sea)
Author: Xu Lei
Original Language: Chinese
Translation Language: English
Downloadable Version (last updated 2/18/2023): pdf and epub



Ordinary high school student, Li Cu, gets involved in the world of grave-robbing when a clue to a desert tomb is carved onto his back. Wu Xie, who has finally conquered his innocence and declared war on the fate that was set thousands of years ago, takes the intimidated and intrigued Li Cu deep into the desert’s forbidden land of death—Gutong Jing.   

The people who disappeared in the photos, the mysterious figure captured on camera, the trucks surrounding the haizi, the destroyed cameras, the corpses under the sand dunes…in the uninhabited desert, what else will Wu Xie and his party find? Who will be saved by Black Glasses’ sudden appearance? And who can leave alive? Keep reading to find out!


FYI, first two books were published and second two weren’t so there might be quality differences later on. I’m calling it Vol 10 to make it easier to keep track of on Novel Updates.


Part I

Here are the online versions of the Part I Introductions (they differ slightly from the published version)

Part II

Part III

Part IV

9 thoughts on “Daomu Biji Vol. 10

  1. I just ended reading Sand Sea. I already knew that it wasn’t finished but still I’m feeling like I’m cheated. I need an ending to this story (I need an ending to Tibetan sea flower as well) . I’m dying to know what happens next… Will author ever finish these books? Can I still hope?
    I’m so caught into this Grave Robbers world there’s no escape for me…
    Anyway thank you again and again for translating. MereBear you are the best!


  2. I found a website that allows you to read the raw version for this series but there is a volume 5 which i noticed you haven’t translated.


  3. Oh i see. I just want to 三叔 only wrote 4 parts for sand sea right because i found part 5 but other people are telling me it wasn’t written by 三叔.


  4. I was reading Sha Hai for tree days already, offline. I just finished part 3, and I feel like… I feel like I don’t want to do anything. Oh my god, I already know that Part 4 is the prequel, because I heard it on 817 festival last year, but I still feel betrayed because of how the ending left me on the edge of the cliff. It was already exciting, and then… Bam!

    I’m still not used on this kind of endings, even if I’ve read the other cliff hanger ending novels by sanshu


  5. Hey Merebear,
    It’s so good to be back to reading your translations(thanks to some down time from work after 1.25 yrs) I started from the beginning again, and am rereading each of your footnote parts again :). It’s still so captivating and ya thanks for all the hard work u are putting in. But I need one help, if you could have some kind of index where the chapter updates / new chapters were added so that its easier to catch up. It’s just a thought. Hope you continue more translations in more books too… its so fun to read ur end comments always…miss them in chapters that don’t have any. TC


    1. Between working on volumes 1-5 and the author’s current stuff, I actually haven’t gotten around to updating anything after Tibetan Sea Flower 😅 So you can read on without having to worry about that. If it has been updated, I put the date below the chapter

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