重紫 Chong Zi – 蜀客 (HE)

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Disregard for the six realms, with a peerless grace, of the xians he is the highest and unrivaled, the respected Chong Hua, standing at the highest, the one all looks up to, the one all admire, yet never able to touch, and have. From somewhere unknown, she ignorantly walks towards him, and became his disciple. Born with a fierceness destined to enter devildom, she cannot learn spells, but that is alright, as long as able to just stay by his side.  But she is unable to stop herself from continuing to fall in love with him, helpless becomes hopeless, looking at him, but not daring to depend on him, yet unable to help from wanting to depend on him. It is conspiracy, he accepts it. It is retribution for previous sins, he will also accept it.

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A teaser:

“Want me to forgive you? Unless the NanHua mountains collapse, and the four seas have dried.”

When he finally opens his arms and walks towards her, she only smiled, but there was no joy, no anticipation, only just standing there and smiling.

Two lifetimes as teacher and student, the third lifetime becomes Mo, time brings about big changes, ask how deep or how shallow love is, love more or hate more? Why not trouble him with the collapse of a mountain, or dry up the four seas, why reckon in the next life is xian or mo.  Only afraid of looking back, clear skies and jaded moon, and returning also, embracing for a moment, this heart is yearning towards the long river. If the stars dazzle, hate the waves.

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226 Responses

  1. lidge
    lidge August 19, 2012 at 7:08 am |

    What a coincidence! I just finished this last week! Was supposed to be studying for my final but ended up marathoning this….lol. Will give this 7.5/10. There were enough humor, enough cuteness, enough angst to make this a good story, but there were some annoying/confusing moments too.

    As the heroine of the story, I really love Chong Zi. I admire her optimism and good heart, how she tries to live the best way she can despite all the odds against her and how badly people treat her just b/c she was born with a dark force. One poignant moment for me was towards the end, with her asking about the meaning of good and evil. Those who were supposed to be “good” had tortured/killed/attempted to rape her while she, who was supposed to be “bad” never hurt anyone (same old debate that usually pops up in wuxia stories also between the good vs. bad sects).

    It’s sad that no matter what happens, Chong Zi’s only wish is to stay next to Chong Hua. I do not like her absolute loyalty and devotion to Chong Hua b/c I don’t think he deserves it. Out of the guys who love her, I think Chong Hua deserves her the least. I hate his indecisiveness!! His wishy-washy behavoir, his constant wavering between his “responsibilities” and his love for Chong Zi, is annoying, and I just wanted to smack him over the head. Chong Hua’s fault is that he tries to have it both ways, and everything backfires on him b/c in the end, he forsakes his duties, but at that point, it’s too late. Chong Zi has crossed over to the dark side.

    My favorite image in this story is in Chong Zi’s first lifetime when Chong Hua first accepts her as his disciple. I thought it really beautiful, this image of a beggar child yearning for love in her lonely eyes being led out by Chong Hua, down the steps and up the mountain to his home. This is what Chong Zi always remembers about Chong Hua, and it’s also my favorite part in the story.

    The saddest part for me was in Chong Zi’s second lifetime being imprisoned in the ice cave and chained up with her bones broken. It’s ironic that ultimately, it’s what everyone did to her b/c of the dark force inside her that made Chong Zi cross to the dark side, not the dark force itself.

  2. lidge
    lidge August 19, 2012 at 7:38 am |

    No, happy ending for Chong Zi & Chong Hua!!!! I only do happy endings XDXD. I think it’s cool that all Viet translations have a spoiler in the beginning as to how each story would end as in OE = open ending, SE = sad ending, and HE = happy ending.

  3. lidge
    lidge August 19, 2012 at 7:41 am |

    I think this is a good read in that it brings up an interesting debate of whether evilness is nature or nurture or a combination of both? Tried reading a few other stories by the same author after Chong Zi but didn’t like any of them and stopped after the first few chapters. I think this is her best book.

  4. lidge
    lidge August 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm |

    Are you guys talking about the guy in white that writes a spell on Chong Zi to protect her? He’s just one of the supporting guys. He’s important to the story and will show up later.

    Yes peanuts, the part where Chong Hua accepts Chong Zi as his disciple, taking her hand, leading her out of the hall, down the stairs with everyone’s eyes on them b/c CH is finally accepting a disciple, and to the mountain where he lives….That’s my favorite passage in the story. It’s like a bond began to form between them at that moment that would become unbreakable no matter what happens later.

    I don’t doubt Chong Zi’s love for her shifu, but I see a bit of adulation/adoration mixed in too. At the time when she was a child with nothing and no family, Chong Hua (as her shifu) was her everything. If I were CZ, I’d fall hard for CH too.

  5. lidge
    lidge August 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm |

    The boy who goes through the disciple test with CZ (he’s actually a ♥♥prince♥♥) and becomes the last disciple of the sect leader is also one of the supporting guys. His love for CZ is very sad!!! Of all the guys who love and sacrifice for her, I like him the most and wish that CZ could have loved him instead of CH.

    Spoiler: Pay attention to the girl who becomes CZ’s best friend as she plays a key role in the story also.

    The thing about this story is that nothing is as it seems, and there are lots of twists and suprises.

  6. lidge
    lidge August 21, 2012 at 3:02 am |

    The group that translated Chong Zi just announced that they are taking up Qian Gu as their next project! Yayness!!!~ Only 3 or 4 chaps. have been released, but so far sooooo addicting!!!♥♥♥

    CZ’s love for CH does make me frustrated, but on the other hand, I sympathize with her stubbornness on loving him. I do think CZ’s love began out of adulation + loneliness, but whatever feelings she had grew into a deep genuine love b/c during her childhood when she was most vulnerable and impressionable, CH was not just her shifu but also her protector/family/friend, i.e.: her entire world.

    I don’t think love is ever right or wrong. It’s our heart that decides who we love, and when CZ’s heart was empty, CH was the one who occupied it. He was just at the right place at the right time, I guess is another way to put it. In other words, it’s fate. So when she meets Qin Ke again or Zhuo Hao or the other supporting guys, unfortunately her heart at that point was already full of CH and could not accept anyone else in a romantic sense b/c there’s no more place for them.

  7. lidge
    lidge August 21, 2012 at 10:21 pm |

    There’s one last guy who shows up pretty late, about mid-way(?) through the story. Even then, he only pops up now and then (to give CZ directions if I remember correctly), but he becomes a major player towards the end.

    [SPOILER!!!! SPOILER!!!!]

    CZ marries him.

  8. lidge
    lidge August 21, 2012 at 10:52 pm |

    Yes, happy ending for CH & CZ in the epilogue.

  9. lidge
    lidge August 22, 2012 at 12:24 am |

    haha peanuts, CH redeems himself somewhat in the end^^
    And he’s kind of cute in the epilogue.

    It’s implied that CH and CZ are together in the end, and the epilogues confirms the happy ending. If you guys can’t find it, I don’t mind translation that short part. It’s no prob^^

  10. lidge
    lidge August 22, 2012 at 1:42 am |

    This is what I remember but pls don’t hesitate to correct me if I’m wrong^^

    -The previous leader of Nan Hua was Yu Du and CH’s shifu. He died after fighting the #1 evil guy what’s-his-name, the one born with the dark energy like CZ (sorry, I read this translated in Viet so can’t give you the name in Chinese).
    -Yep, CH & Yu Du are a generation under MYZ.
    -Ling Zhi is OK later on though.
    -LZ insists CZ calls her “shi shu” but wants QK to call her by her name. Funny thing is QK keeps calling LZ “shi shu”…hehe

    The story has a lot of characters so here are the movers & shakers you should pay attention to. Hope this helps in simplifying the story a little……
    – CH, CZ, Mu Yu, Chu Bu Fu (Wan Jie), Yan Zhen Zhu (CZ’s best friend) & there’s one more guy that pops up waaaaaayyyy later in the story who’ll become CZ’s husband. These are the ppl who are crucial to developing the story and moving it forward.
    -QK & ZH are the supporting guys, but I don’t think they’re important in regard to plot development. They’re sort of there to support CZ, but that’s probably it.

  11. lidge
    lidge August 23, 2012 at 2:26 am |

    The one with red hair is Chu Bu Fu (Wan Jie), the 1st guy that CZ meets that writes the spell on her arm. As the story progresses, you’ll learn why the spell lost its effectiveness and why his hair turned red.

    Very sad!!!!

  12. lidge
    lidge August 23, 2012 at 2:32 am |

    I beat both you and chancy today^^

  13. lidge
    lidge August 23, 2012 at 3:15 am |

    For me, very tough to choose between WJ, QK & ZH b/c each is awesome in their own way.
    – WJ: For me, I’d say WJ sacrificed the most for CZ. Doesn’t mean he loves her the most, just that he is caught in the most difficult circumstance by coincidence. And their relationship is not romantic but more like brother/sister.
    -QK: My personal fave b/c of his silent love for CZ. We never know how deep until the very end, which makes it more sad!!!
    -ZH: Winning pt is he has the best personality out of all the other guys…lol. I’d say ZH’s sacrifice for CZ is not as much compared to CH/QJ, but not b/c he loves her less. It’s b/c he’s not forced into a difficult situation, but if he needs to, I have no doubt he’ll act the same as WJ/QK/CH.

  14. lidge
    lidge August 23, 2012 at 3:18 am |

    lol what? haha

  15. Chancy426
    Chancy426 August 23, 2012 at 3:52 am |

    I think him and Chong Zi will just be brother sister type of relationship.

  16. lidge
    lidge August 23, 2012 at 4:56 am |

    I was rating the guys based on the sacrifices they make for CZ out of love (doesn’t have to be romantic love though). Sorry if I wasn’t clear on this pt.

    From my perspective, Wan Jie & CZ’s relationship is complicated to explain. It’s largely like older-guy-who-protects-younger-girl type of caring, but it gets a bit ambiguous later on (at least for me). She calls him the Eng equivalent of “uncle” and he treats her like a younger sister, but he makes a huge sacrifice for her (twice!).

    Although CZ loves CH, she has a soft spot for WJ b/c he’s sort of like her first crush. She’ll always remember him as that awesome guy who wrote the spell to protect her, and it’s b/c of him that motivated her to go to Nan Hua to become a disciple.

    As for WJ, he loves CZ like a little sister, but his sacrifices for her are so huge that I can’t help but wonder if towards the end, he likes her in the romantic sense a little bit after the time they spent together with just the two of them? This part is up to each reader’s interpretation.

    For me, CZ & WJ’s relationship can’t be clearly defined like CZ’s feelings for CH/QK/ZH. It’s just not that clear cut.

  17. Chancy426
    Chancy426 August 23, 2012 at 5:23 am |

    Im wanting ti know why he did it too or maybe he didn’t know it was her? Ep 19&20 are up.

  18. lidge
    lidge August 23, 2012 at 6:09 am |

    Yes, that was her first time seeing WJ again. He would’ve killed her if CH wasn’t there in time to save her.

    Actually, CH and CZ’s forbidden relationship is interesting on two fronts. First, there’s the teacher/disciple angle, which is angsty already.

    The other complication is that CH hold the position of something like “Defender of the Xians.” Hope I’m understanding this correctly, but this position is highest among the xians (including all the sect leaders). If there’s a battle of the xians vs. the dark side, CH is the leader for the xians. This is why CH is the strongest/most gifted person @ Nan Hua but is not the sect leader because he has way too much responsibilities already with this position.

    So that’s the double whammy. There’s the forbidden teacher/disciple relationship but also later on, CZ becomes the leader of the dark side and CH has to lead the xians to get rid of her and her followers.

  19. Kpriyono
    Kpriyono August 30, 2012 at 7:20 am |

    I’m totally agree that love cannot be forced! But,CZ love for her shifu make me rather headache and hopeless for CZ. Her shifu is so depressing,he’s so high & mighty but when it about a thing called love he so clueless and dumb.

    Perhaps one of us should get him become our diciples and teach him about love.

  20. Chancy426
    Chancy426 August 30, 2012 at 7:28 am |

    Especially after she learns about Yan Shui Xian’s story. Did Yan Shui Xian’s shifu ever returned her feelings?

  21. Kpriyono
    Kpriyono August 30, 2012 at 10:19 am |

    Yeah…Yan Shui Xian’s shifu,she even never allowed to see his grave. What’s wrong with all of this shifu?

  22. Kpriyono
    Kpriyono August 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm |

    I got it,suddenly i realize,in many different culture,places and inside people’s mind,shifu,teacher,sensei,guru and whatever it names is somebody who got such high respect. And sometimes like another parents to us.

    At least it’s give me more reason to understand CH act towards CZ.

    Hmmp,novel..what you’ve done to our live

  23. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 12, 2012 at 2:32 am |

    Haha Im just waiting for the author to finally torture him. I hope that comes soon.

  24. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 12, 2012 at 3:24 am |

    I am on 40 too. Putting it on hold to wait for all chaps to be uploaded first.

    Lyf’s future suffering is my motivation. Hehe

  25. chancy426
    chancy426 September 13, 2012 at 1:29 am |

    If WJ doesn’t fall in love with Chong Zi it’s better, one Qin Ke is enough. Like with Zhuo Hao (the poor guy that Peanuts tossed to the side), I think that he will end up with Min Yu Zhong’s niece, I think they’ll make a pretty alright side couple if Zhuo Hao would just turn around and see her.

    Is Yan Shui Xian working under Wan Jie?

  26. chancy426
    chancy426 September 13, 2012 at 1:29 am |

    I think WJ does die, some commenter asked why the writer killed him.

  27. chancy426
    chancy426 September 13, 2012 at 1:57 am |

    xia0yuer:
    I think I’m at the part where he’s about to die. T.T

    When does Chong Zi die? Where you’re at right now is it her 2nd life? what ep?

  28. chancy426
    chancy426 September 13, 2012 at 3:24 am |

    I think I might know who the little worm’s close cousin in this story will be. It’s a snake. This story and Hua Qian Gu is too similar so I won’t read Qian Gu, and I think after this one I will not read another Shi-Tu novel. The Shi Fu is always very Shi Fu like and it’s the Disciple who always have the liking buried in their heart because it’s taboo. If we didn’t know that Chong Zi and Luo Yin Fan is the OTP for this novel, than as the story progresses might even start thinking I’m delusional to think that Luo Yin Fan might have hidden feelings for Chong Zi. Of course there is a particular scene later on (because I’ve skipped and skimmed a chapter towards the end) where it’s solid evidence that Luo Yin Fan subconsciously sees more in Chong Zi than just a disciple. =P

  29. chancy426
    chancy426 September 13, 2012 at 3:41 am |

    Peanuts:
    The readers for this book are very good compared to Qian Gu. If not for them, I prefer Qian Gu also.

    I’m guilty for that too. ^___^ Since there are no visuals, we count on our ears, so if the characters sound nicer, we tend to like them more.

    I wish that Chong Zi can just stay by Wan Jie’s side forever (even without romantic feels), she seems happier and more carefree by his side. I think he is like Mu Yu, but more iced up because of his experiences.

    Skyblu, I’m at this part right now:

    Spoiler Inside SelectShow

    Have I missed and passed the explanation as to why Wan Jie’s hair and eyes have turned red? If I have passed it can you tell me. U can put it into spoiler tags: (spoiler)(/spoiler) replacing the ( ) with [ ]

  30. lidge
    lidge September 18, 2012 at 10:48 pm |

    LYF’s sword was supposed to destroy CZ’s soul/spirit completely so she would not be able to reincarnate. This is what everyone thought and the reason why LYF stops using the sword. How she is saved will be explained in her 2nd life. Sorry, it’s been awhile so my memory is a bit~~~~~

    Pls prepare tons of tissues for the 2nd life when CZ is imprisoned in the ice cave. Very, very sad!!!

  31. lidge
    lidge September 18, 2012 at 10:53 pm |

    QK and ZH are eye-candies and make us cry. Poor ZH is also the comic relief. I love them, but they don’t really contribute much to the story.

  32. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 22, 2012 at 10:21 pm |

    Zhuo Hao has become disappointing.i don’t eve know if want him to redeem himself. The only one who hasn’t is Qindisappointed is Qin Ke.

  33. Kpriyono
    Kpriyono September 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm |

    I also admit it! I’ll love the part when Chong Zi dies and made LYF suffered (no offense for LYF fans).

  34. chancy426
    chancy426 November 17, 2012 at 4:56 am |

    Back to this book now. Yan Shui Xian’s story is very sad. I must say that that Guy is more unlikeable than Luo Yin Fan. Haha he is very possessive.

  35. chancy426
    chancy426 December 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm |

    i dont know if what im thinking is that thing u are talking about. is it what luo yin fan used the block the underwater passage?

  36. chancy426
    chancy426 December 8, 2012 at 4:28 am |

    Tian Zi Xie is very loyal to both Chong Zi and her father. He wasn’t able to help Chong Zi’s father so he tries to help Chong Zi. What he wants to see is the world entering into the Demonic side like Wang Yue wants. By the end, I feel that he does more for Chong Zi than Yan Zhen Zhu who I never truly hated.

    Wen Ling Zi is so awesome right? My liking for her skyrocketed after Chong Zi’s first death. That Princess is soooooo annoying and she really deserves what she ends up with. I feel Qing Ke is very pitiful, but at least the author gave him an acceptable 2nd life. My feelings for Zhuo Hao just came and go throughout the 2nd life til the end of the story.

    Wang Yue is very interesting, but you won’t find out more about him until the 2nd to the last chapter.

    I actually like Luo Yin Fan much more than Yan Shui Xian’s shifu. Luo Yin Fan was late, but not as late as Yan Shui Xian’s shifu in realizing his own feelings. Everything he does after he was willing to accept his feelings are very touching. One of those, if you go to hell, I’ll accompany you there.

  37. chancy426
    chancy426 December 8, 2012 at 7:11 am |

    >< he's not mine. lol i just admire him. i also guessed he was mo shen, but it was just a brief thought because he alway makes promises. you will get more insight about it all later. he's so amusing.

    no dont start pillowbook. i felt so left on a cliff when i finished it. all because of cgege. TT Who gets the world is not finished yet. give it some time before starting.

    if u cant download that chap I'll upload it for u if the link skyblu offered doesnt work.

  38. chancy426
    chancy426 December 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm |

    yes!

    i was very in wth mode when tian zi xie died. also with luo yin fan’s memory recovery. did he ever take the andedote or not?

    i will check to see if the other site has that chap. it seems i have the mix up chaps too.

    peanuts, black fox is my favorite ah bu also. ^_^ i went to listen to his devil book. its soooo long. did u see that reply he gave? he is seriously strange these days. finish up chong zi, its pretty good. what happens with luo yin fan is pretty amusing. although i think chong zi should stop calling him shifu. sounds so incest. haha

  39. chancy426
    chancy426 December 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm |

    >< sorry. totally forgot. try if this work http://www.haokan5.com/show/4607.html its video format so i assume they should check that its right. some other mp3 sites seem to just copy from ysts site.

    peanuts water sis is actually the lawyer. i think u got mixed with slmy. dont u just like cgege even more now? so considerate for his fans. =)

    haha ya thats what i asked her. two superman in one book. what kind of guys are there? we are assuming its the one about the flower spirit because it fits with the guys.

  40. chancy426
    chancy426 December 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm |

    definitely who gets the world is better. its because of the girl reader and because its less dry. character wise i like the main girl in world better too.

    >< we reading together so we dont knoe where cgege appears. we're reading that harem book. lol

  41. Peanuts
    Peanuts December 19, 2012 at 2:57 am |

    atsu-chan:
    I’m taking your advice, Chancy, and staying away from the Pillow Book and WGTW. Just reading this now and it’s really good! SO much better than 寡人 I think. The only problem is the voice. I love Xiao Meng’s wispy, breathy voice but that plus the ultra slow, lullaby music in every scene just puts me to sleep. I have to multi-task when I listen or I get completely knocked out every time. It’s not the story’s fault or the reader’s fault, just the production…?

    It’s funny how her name is Yin Luo, which sounds like the reverse of Luo Yin Fan…so every time she tells people, “My name is Yin Luo,” I expect LYF to pop out of nowhere and say, “师傅会照顾你!”

    Peanuts, I’m so sorry I rushed ahead of you! I just left it on once while I was multi-tasking and it just finished itself, kind of….. You didn’t miss much plot-wise but it is C-gege’s second best voice. He sounds pretty darn good. I do wish he’s reading the 师傅 in 花千骨. Would be completely 帅.

    It is ok Atsu, I forgive u, lol. I gonna stop WGTW at chapter 70 & listen to 寡人 since both of u said Cgege is so good, haha…..WGTW production is really good. I feel it is the best sound production I’ve ever heard. But she is slow:( I didn’t listen to this book but I read Chancy’s English translation until chapter 20. Btw atsu, I think you’ve a bad crush on LYF or maybe Abu’s voice, haha….
    Hey atsu, you gave up on Past Lives & Glass Maiden?

  42. atsu-chan
    atsu-chan December 19, 2012 at 3:43 am |

    Ahhhh, Peanuts I think you’re right. But Chu Bu Fu owns my heart remember? 😉 I do love A-Bu’s voice though. It’s the exact opposite of C-gege which makes them perfect for each other heehee!

    Past lives you mean 浮生梦三生约? I finished that a long time ago. Was there another one? By the way I never got your message from earlier? Where should I check? I’m taking a break from the Glass Maiden but its awfully hard to get back in……

    I’m going to cheerleader on the side when you read 寡人 so you won’t feel lonely 🙂

  43. Peanuts
    Peanuts December 19, 2012 at 4:03 am |

    atsu-chan:
    Ahhhh, Peanuts I think you’re right. But Chu Bu Fu owns my heart remember? I do love A-Bu’s voice though. It’s the exact opposite of C-gege which makes them perfect for each other heehee!

    Past lives you mean 浮生梦三生约? I finished that a long time ago. Was there another one? By the way I never got your message from earlier? Where should I check? I’m taking a break from the Glass Maiden but its awfully hard to get back in……

    I’m going to cheerleader on the side when you read 寡人 so you won’t feel lonely

    Haha, that is bcos you didn’t realise your true love is actually LYF but I can see clearer, lol. Btw I gonna use Xmas break to try to pay cxt8 for download & if successful I’ll send you epi 104. My dad has china bank a/c but I’ve not figured out how to use it online. Since I am working, not nice to download fr pirate site so I gonna support the best of Abu & Cgege’s work. If not, later they stop broadcasting:( I don’t think Abu & Cgege are buddies. Not only their voices, their characters are also pole apart. Anyway, I like Cgege better bcos his replies crack me up:P

    No, no, that Abu’s book written by vivibear where the girl travels to past lives. There is no way I can send you private msg unless I email you. Thus you need to go to the few books you’ve made comments & check if I’ve made any reply. Chancy, is there a more technological advance way we can check for reply to comment?

    Huh, don’t think I need any cheering as it is enough I’ve Cgege to keep me coy, lol. I wonder Cgege will feel happy or terrified that we’ve been constantly making fun of him, lol.

  44. atsu-chan
    atsu-chan December 20, 2012 at 1:49 am |

    Perhaps….I might be a secret LYF supporter but CBF always owns my heart!! 🙂 I actually like LYF a ton more in the second half and I’m sure you will too if you ever want to finish. And Peanuts, you’re an angel! Thank you!! I’d love to support cxt8 too, but an account in China is just not possible. I wish they could set up an overseas equivalent like paypal or something.

    Oh, that past lives book… I sort of dropped it at the third story even though I will get to the fourth story someday because Raini says its good. I don’t know…foreign guys and vampires aren’t exactly my cup of tea. And ahh, okay! I thought you PM’d me, and I was looking all over this site for a PM function but didn’t see any and panicked!

    And I’m sure C-gege will be proud and honored to have such an honored fan base. We should tell him there’s a whole group of his fans that don’t even live in China ^^!

  45. Peanuts
    Peanuts December 20, 2012 at 2:23 am |

    atsu-chan:
    Perhaps….I might be a secret LYF supporter but CBF always owns my heart!! I actually like LYF a ton more in the second half and I’m sure you will too if you ever want to finish. And Peanuts, you’re an angel! Thank you!! I’d love to support cxt8 too, but an account in China is just not possible. I wish they could set up an overseas equivalent like paypal or something.

    Oh, that past lives book… I sort of dropped it at the third story even though I will get to the fourth story someday because Raini says its good. I don’t know…foreign guys and vampires aren’t exactly my cup of tea. And ahh, okay! I thought you PM’d me, and I was looking all over this site for a PM function but didn’t see any and panicked!

    And I’m sure C-gege will be proud and honored to have such an honored fan base. We should tell him there’s a whole group of his fans that don’t even live in China ^^!

    I’ll swing back to Chong Zi during xmas break just to find out if it is as good as all of your profess:P I feel like an oddball, lol. Don’t thank me prematurely as I am not sure I can set up my dad’s china bank a/c online banking successfully:( Btw, I don’t understand what cxt8 wrote. By paying RMB15, I can become a VIP? Then I can listen to all the books & download 5 completed VIP books by batch monthly? This VIP is continuous, cannot become a VIP one mth then revert to non VIP then bcome VIP again in other mths?

    I did leave a msg for Cgege abt having fans overseas but he doesn’t sound really thrill. Probably he is thinking, all these pirate fans as he knows there is no way we’ve china a/c to pay, lol. Fr the few comments I left on cxt8 website, I feel A’shou gave the most warm & appreciative reply.

    I started Cgege’s Guaren last night & as usual fell asleep after 1 chapter, lol. Bcos I used playlist & earphone so it kept on running till Cgege woke me up in the morning, haha..Normally I’ll switch it off in the middle of the night but this time I didn’t so I slept with Cgege’s voice throughout the night, lol. This book is ok, light & funny but I still like WGTW best.

  46. chancy
    chancy December 20, 2012 at 3:12 am |

    u cant download with VIP. u can only stream unlimited. there is an alipay thing that is international but i cant understand the instructions to load money internationally.

  47. Peanuts
    Peanuts December 20, 2012 at 3:23 am |

    chancy:
    u cant download with VIP. u can only stream unlimited. there is an alipay thing that is international but i cant understand the instructions to load money internationally.

    VIP会员可享有单集试听5折特权. This line doesn’t mean download 5 books? Since I gonna have unlimited stream, what is this 5 thingy abt? So confusing. They should have used paypal. Don’t know what is alipay. Everything online in mainland is diff, a rip-off of the western world:(

  48. skyblu629
    skyblu629 December 20, 2012 at 11:46 am |

    Peanuts: VIP会员可享有单集试听5折特权. This line doesn’t mean download 5 books? Since I gonna have unlimited stream, what is this 5 thingy abt? So confusing. They should have used paypal. Don’t know what is alipay. Everything online in mainland is diff, a rip-off of the western world:(

    I think it says that VIPs will have a 50% discount on single chapter streaming? 试听 is weird, what’s test listening?

  49. lovechinesenovel
    lovechinesenovel May 11, 2013 at 3:28 pm |

    lidge:
    What a coincidence!I just finished this last week!Was supposed to be studying for my final but ended up marathoning this….lol.Will give this 7.5/10.There were enough humor, enough cuteness, enough angst to make this a good story, but there were some annoying/confusing moments too.

    As the heroine of the story, I really love Chong Zi.I admire her optimism and good heart, how she tries to live the best way she can despite all the odds against her and how badly people treat her just b/c she was born with a dark force.One poignant moment for me was towards the end, with her asking about the meaning of good and evil.Those who were supposed to be “good” had tortured/killed/attempted to rape her while she, who was supposed to be “bad” never hurt anyone (same old debate that usually pops up in wuxia stories also between the good vs. bad sects).

    It’s sad that no matter what happens, Chong Zi’s only wish is to stay next to Chong Hua.I do not like her absolute loyalty and devotion to Chong Hua b/c I don’t think he deserves it.Out of the guys who love her, I think Chong Hua deserves her the least.I hate his indecisiveness!! His wishy-washy behavoir, his constant wavering between his “responsibilities” and his love for Chong Zi, is annoying, and I just wanted to smack him over the head.Chong Hua’s fault is that he tries to have it both ways, and everything backfires on him b/c in the end, he forsakes his duties, but at that point, it’s too late.Chong Zi has crossed over to the dark side.

    My favorite image in this story is in Chong Zi’s first lifetime when Chong Hua first accepts her as his disciple.I thought it really beautiful, this image of a beggar child yearning for love in her lonely eyes being led out by Chong Hua, down the steps and up the mountain to his home.This is what Chong Zi always remembers about Chong Hua, and it’s also my favorite part in the story.

    The saddest part for me was in Chong Zi’s second lifetime being imprisoned in the ice cave and chained up with her bones broken.It’s ironic that ultimately, it’s what everyone did to her b/c of the dark force inside her that made Chong Zi cross to the dark side, not the dark force itself.

    this sentence is “Those who were supposed to be “good” had tortured/killed/attempted to rape her ” . Who was attempted to rape her. please spoil to me.

  50. Peanuts
    Peanuts May 12, 2013 at 1:36 am |

    A minor character, a disciple from the Tian Shan sect attempted to rape CZ while she was in captivity there, all chained up with her bones broken:( I think Yan Zhen Zhu, her good friend came on time to rescue her & killed or seriously hurt that jerk. I forgot his name but he is really bad trying to hit on CZ then on Sima Miao Yuen, an annoying & snooty fellow disciple who thinks she is pretty & from a powerful background, just bcos they look pretty.

    Seems like you like xian xia novel. Another similar kind is When Spring Ends, I’ll See you Again. Can you understand Mandarin? If yes, try the audiobooks. If not, read Three Lives Three Worlds English translation, also some sort of xian xia novels. If you are desperate, you can copy & paste into google for English translation. Although it is bad, you can still make out the gist of the story with the summary provided here. If in doubt, drop us a comment.

  51. lidge
    lidge May 12, 2013 at 3:44 am |

    lovechinesenovel, I think peanuts’s explanation is correct. I read it so long ago so my memory is a bit hazy.

    I think there is another rape attempt. When CZ reincarnates again, Luo Yin Fan uses his power to hide CZ’s evil energy. CZ is imprisoned for some offense (don’t remember what) and someone sneaks into the prison to assault her. When she struggles to fight back, her evil energy is unleashed and people realize she has not died but has reincarnated.

  52. lovechinesenove
    lovechinesenove May 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm |

    Peanuts, I can’ t understand Mandarin. And thank you for suggestion.

    lidge, Thank you for your clear and helpful explanation.

  53. AcrossTime
    AcrossTime July 16, 2014 at 6:43 pm |

    I’m around chapter 50 of the audiobook and it’s driving me crazy how helpless CongZi is. Chu Bu Fu died. Did the Shu Ke just kill off the best character in the novel?! I really love Chu Bu Fu and his transition to becoming a ‘mo’. I’d like to believe he fell for Chong Zi as time progressed ever since he saved her after hearing that she would return to him because he was being threatened 🙁 AHH IM SO SAD THEY KILLED HIM OFF. I’m a sucker for bad boys XD

  54. AcrossTime
    AcrossTime August 3, 2014 at 1:07 am |

    I really enjoyed this novel! All of the supporting male characters were awesome! I think Luo Yin Fan redeemed himself at the veryyyyy end of the novel. It was really late, but better late than never right. The pacing is horrible though, Chong Zi’s first two lives as LYF’s disciple was so slow and dull. On top of that she was helpless at first, then annoying second. Her transition to a ‘mo’ was the most interesting part of the novel but then I felt like it passed by too quickly! I could use some more of LYF finding his memory again and sacrificing more for her. Compared to everyone else he did nothing -_-

    On to the supporting guys. Chu Bu Fu was best! No matter what anyone says, I will always believe he fell for Chong Zi, since he only explained that he was trying to save his shi mei, never stating that he actually loved her. Too bad they couldn’t spend a longer time together 🙁 Next would be Tian Zhi Xe (Mu Yu), even if he planned all of those things to get her to become a ‘mo’. He really cared for her the most, and at the end when he was going to take her and run away, how was that not love. He knew he was going to die if he betrays the ‘mo shen’, but he did it anyways. And it’s lovely that Chong Zi can be at peace in his arms. He’ll always have a special place in her heart. Loved that part where she called out his name while in LYF’s embrace, he totally deserved it. I love seeing a jealous LYF, we needed more of that especially after all of his holier-than-thou kind of attitude for the entire novel. Then we’d probably get to Qing Ke who died for Chong Zi to protect her from LYF. It was such a touching moment 🙁 All of the evil ‘xian’ classified girls got what they deserved after scheming after Chong Zi all of that time.

    All in all, it was really well written. It was a different feel compared to other three lives books. But I especially loved the ending, it was really satisfying! I found it weirded out that Chong Zi still called Luo Yin Fan, shifu… same with Yin Shui Xian.

    I’m totally in love with Bu Lan De now. What a hot voice @_@ I’m stuck between starting Hua Qian Gu or San Qian He Xia by 14lang. Oh and anything recommendations for good audiobooks/ novels? I saw another one by Bu Lan De, it’s called Huang Ba Ye. But it seems like it’s not a happy ending…

  55. Peanuts
    Peanuts August 3, 2014 at 9:50 am |

    Yo AcrossTime, welcome to the Bu Lan De’s fan club, lol. But you gonna run down his stock soon:P Just listen to HQG & 3000 Crows bcos you’ll get to them eventually lol. Give me a yell when you’ve finished both & I’ll try to dig out more for you but don’t be too fast:P

    In Huang Ba Ye, BLD has only supporting role:( Hence, he won’t get the girl:( The male lead is the broadcaster for Huang Chao, lol. Yup, he is getting his revenge on losing Bai Feng Xi, lol.

    Glad you like CZ but I don’t:( I couldn’t even finish the book, stopped at chapter 80. I just hate shifu/teacher:P HQG is quite similar to CZ. You can write a thesis to compare and contrast them later lol.

  56. Cara Ng
    Cara Ng August 20, 2014 at 4:01 am |

    Hi May i know where i can read this book?

  57. Peanuts
    Peanuts August 20, 2014 at 4:47 am |

    Updated the ebook link on top.

  58. E
    E December 4, 2014 at 11:45 pm |

    Totally psyched for this one… It sounds similar to hue qian Gu which I liked. 🙂 is the Chinese really complicated in this one? My Chinese is crap so I’m not sure if I will be able to handle this one…

  59. Peanuts
    Peanuts December 5, 2014 at 1:12 am |

    No need to read, listen to the good quality audio book 😛

  60. est
    est January 11, 2015 at 4:51 am |

    Does anyone know what the title of this novel is called in Viet?

  61. Hamster428
    Hamster428 January 11, 2015 at 5:33 pm |

    Trọng Tử by Thục Khách

    I still remember all the angst!

  62. serendipity
    serendipity January 12, 2015 at 10:15 pm |

    atsu-chan: I KNOW! I wanted to see his face, but I guess that’s part of the fun, isn’t it. Wang Yue is really attractive in his twisted creepy way. You and I are of the same mind. I didn’t really like how helpless Chong Zi was in the first half either, but the second half was AWESOME, so no complaints! I’m still on withdrawal and like you, I’m listening to all the accompaniment tracks and its not helping -_-I don’t mind a sequel as long as it has more Wang Yue and a wishy washy Chong Zi. Jealous LYF I can sit and watch for days! How he got all jealous in the book is just priceless!

    I’m afraid I might get caught up to fast in Shang Jun since it’s updating quite slowly. I started the Glass Maiden and it feels like Chong Zi a bit, but I have to balance it out with something because it’s long and a bit dry.

    SPOILER ALERT!!!!

    Omg! I totally get what u mean about Wang Yue. Deeeeepppp down inside the empty cave I call my heart, a tiny piece of me wanted Chong Zi to go with Wang Yue to the demon god place thingy. Lols. Wish there was more jealous Luo Ying Fan. It’s really adorbs. Especially when he thinks of Wang Yue calling Chong Zi His empress!
    I totally wanted to see Wang Yues face…. but I have a feeling that it’ll be creepy since his “eye” is on his finger…. maybe he doesn’t have eyeballs and that’s why he wears the hat?

  63. serendipity
    serendipity January 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm |

    Omg! I just found this on the Web and I’m so excited to read it. I’m not sure if it’s been mentioned but it’s like a mini Chong Zi epilogue book. Has anyone read it yet? I think it’s called 魔神歸來。

    恩兒

  64. Embellish
    Embellish February 9, 2015 at 7:20 pm |

    The audio link seems to have been taken down? Does anyone know where I can listen to this book?

  65. Peanuts
    Peanuts February 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm |

    All the authentic links have been taken down due to copyright infringement problem in China. The link below is from a pirate site so it has questionable advertisements as well as the potential of virus so listen at your own risk. I m not trying to frighten you but do have your anti-virus software running.

    http://www.ysx8.net/yousheng/down13882.html

  66. bookwormatstarbucks
    bookwormatstarbucks July 11, 2015 at 3:47 pm |

    Does anyone know if there is a Vietnamese audio book for this? Reading is not my strongest point. Took me forever to read through chapter 1 in Vietnamese. I can assume that this novel is popular so has anyone found the vietnamese audio book? thanks in advance 😀

  67. Rylie
    Rylie June 29, 2016 at 9:08 am |

    Hello! I just joined the c-novel bandwagon. Suffice to say, I’m addicted. First time listening to audiobooks too. Lost sleep over Princess Weiyang! Super thankful to you guys for letting me discover all these awesome books!

  68. Rylie
    Rylie June 29, 2016 at 9:10 am |

    Did a marathon of Chong Zi last night and since I read a long the audiobook, I also encountered the issue with the missing chapter. By any chance, does anyone have it?

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