浮生梦·三生约/ 百里长安 Floating Dreams, The Promise of 3 Lifetimes – 叶笑 (OE)

3lifetimes

Three lifetimes, what sounds to be words that carry warmth. But her three lifetimes, were made up of broken fragments and sufferings. When she was still a high deity, she had loved a person, but the result was to have her life pearl be cruely taken away, and from that moment onward in her chest where her life was hanging was no longer the concern for innocent souls, but was a paper talisman.

And the first lifetime after, she descends to the mortal realm to personally experience the sufferings of life, to rawly experience the parting of heart with the person she loves, and in the end to die prematurely as a matyr, and the world rests in peace as an ending. After her death, that King lives the rest of his life in loneliness, yet never again able to move her heart even slightly.

During the second lifetime, she is a goddess that has return from her trials, forgetting all about the entire process from cause to ending. Only that glance towards Peng Lai, that person who was in hot pursuit with her, repeatedly calling out her name. In the end, however, was just a “I’m sorry, wrong person.” No matter how much efforts she puts out, in the end was left with a dying body and shattered soul, when she was disappearing in that person’s embrace, she thought about this slow and long life, ending it at that moment is also a good thing. However, she did not expect, that in the end would be saved.

The third lifetime, she was cared by many, that man who once reached his hand into her heart and cruely took her life pearl, now dotes on her and gives her his protection, wanting nothing but to give the entire world to her. And that person who watched her die with his very own eyes, was going madly across the four oceans and each piece of land only to find that person whom he loved for three lifetimes…loved and forsakened, but it was all just a dream, just a stage. But, no matter they are xian or yao, mo or human, have already long entered this dream and can not get out of it….

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122 Responses

  1. lidge
    lidge August 31, 2012 at 5:18 am |

    chancy426:
    Dear Lidge, have you read this book: 浮生梦 三生约?

    Do you know the author? I Googled the name but couldn’t find a translation so probably not.

  2. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 4, 2012 at 2:03 am |

    Ahhhh! How’s that so far? I really wanna start, but i have 2 ongoing books already.

  3. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 4, 2012 at 2:48 am |

    Me me me! I think its very weird when u said her name was ye xiao and i was thinking, but isn’t that the author’s name? Lol

  4. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 5, 2012 at 7:59 am |

    Hey peanuts,
    I found out about their pay. our paying the cxt8 for download a 5% commission goes to each reader participating in the project. They also get base pay of at least 15rmb per hour of recording. Now.just.need to find safe way to fund the alipay account.

  5. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm |

    I think its the crown prince? Maybe? Im assuming because cgege is the crown prince. How is the main guy reader? A shou kept raving about his voice.

    I expected it to be funny too. In one of her lifes she is a man. Lol

  6. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 7, 2012 at 1:20 am |

    Do that for u later. Don’t know how to type Chinese on the phone.

    Apart from Cgege, Bu-gege is very good also.

  7. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 7, 2012 at 11:32 pm |

    Let me finish “let me look at you” first.

  8. Promee
    Promee September 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm |

    How do I get the online novel to read? Thanks so much.

  9. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 29, 2012 at 5:14 am |

    That word means torture, angst.

  10. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 30, 2012 at 4:43 am |

    when Jun Hua inside Bing Jie’s body asked Ye Xiao about whether she would forgive the man who forsaked her, but later realized that he was wrong, it reminds me of when Ye Hua asked Qian Qian about whether she would forgive the person who plucked her eyes. Except here its more angst feeling and we understand both sides better. Love this story!

  11. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 30, 2012 at 6:27 am |

    Neither 3L3W or Double Blooming Flower was well liked by me, but they were her trademark works. Its actually her Pillow Book that i like the most.

    Lol i think u might like Ye Hua more if u try the radiodrama. Made me very lost though because the book was already choppy as it comes, more choppy when adapted into radiodrama. Bonus is swoon worth Ye hua’s voice by petboy.

    Back to this book, this love triangle is so deep. Way beyond surface and pass physical boundaries. So un shallow! They’re almost like looking pass each other’s shells and straight to the soul. Lol enjoying these moments while they last.

  12. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm |

    Me at 12 only.

    Haha ya, i want to know if he sounds like luo yin fan or more like qin ke. I think the choice of books has to do with the suitability of their voices. Out of xyw’s books i think mirage suits her best. The character appears very soft outward but very boney and stubborn inside. A shou has more funner choices because her voice is very sha tou? Carefree and aloof?

    Peanuts:
    I like Double Blooming Flower bcos of the audio book. I am listening to Mirage now. An average book but the voices are great, so swoon worthy, lol.

    C-gege is a bonus, lol. A’shou is perfect:) The new guy is so so only. I find him not bad but too soft or maybe I need a new earphone:) Btw I read your fan mail to Bu gege:PWhy he replaced his handsome picture? Bcos he scare Chancy will stalk him, lol.

    I am on chapter twenty something but dare not continue too fast as it feels like it will go more sad:( Where are you?

  13. hamster428
    hamster428 November 4, 2012 at 5:58 pm |

    I’m confused. Is this different from 浮生梦 by 尘印?

  14. chancy426
    chancy426 November 5, 2012 at 1:59 am |

    Nope, it’s different book. This one the author is Ye Xiao. Can you read chinese? I don’t think it’s been translated into viet yet. You’ll have to consult Lidge on that.

  15. hamster428
    hamster428 November 14, 2012 at 10:58 pm |

    I found it… or at least the pre-published version when it was named Bai Li Chang An.

  16. chancy426
    chancy426 November 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm |

    Hi Atsu! Nice seeing you back. I totally relate to you on the term “肉麻” to describe the dialogues. It almost sounds too poetic for my senses to soak up. Especially since we use a audiobook, having the dialogues sounding more crisp would have saved me alot of cringing. Like those lines like 你莫要说这些伤我的话。T_T

    I’m happy how they tied up this book at the end though. I really liked the reborned Jun Hua and Ah Xuan has a happier life without her.

    Go finish Chong Zi. I like it alot. It is very slow, but after 2nd life it is very good. Very suspenseful and you will shed alot of tears, but in the end it’s so happy. Everyone gets a happy ending and prejudiced is removed.

  17. chancy426
    chancy426 November 24, 2012 at 6:18 am |

    Yes! Those days where AhXuan and child Ye Xiao is my favorite along with reborned Junhua and Yexiao. I’m just happy that she choose to stay with him until he died. At least its not typical sad second Guy. OMG her calling him dad. That was so funny.

    How did peanuts get the idea that I like Junhua? I ship her with her pheonix friend. Haha

    I do love Bu gege. My game character’s name is inspired by him: Bu Ou Lan

  18. chancy426
    chancy426 November 25, 2012 at 6:02 am |

    Ahhh!!! no don’t say that to him. Let’s keep that to ourselves. lol haha no my Shi Xiong I suspect has a girl in the game, and she’s kind of my nanny now. He pretty much bestowed me to her care. It’s ridiculously funny because whenever my Shi Xiong takes me out to fight battles with his friends they always ask “Is this a real girl?” It’s the same question every guy in the game pretty much asks.

    My Chinese has improved so well since playing this game. They don’t allow copy text from the game so there is no google translating for me. T_T

  19. chancy426
    chancy426 November 25, 2012 at 7:03 am |

    I can’t wait to find out what’s their next book too. She says its soon, but when …? Yup, I think in December too. SILUMINGIN has disappeared too.

    I don’t have that kind of feelings for my shixiong. =P

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  21. Hui3r
    Hui3r March 2, 2013 at 7:27 am |

    Hooooya… Peanuts did you post that link? Because you’re too fast if you did. :p

    I finally finished this book. Would have taken me a shorter period of time if I wasn’t so afraid of the angst to come.

    Overall, am pretty satisfied with the ending. I guess it is better to have one mortal lifetime of happiness than an eternity of missed opportunities. Painful, the latter.

  22. serendipity
    serendipity June 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm |

    Hi hui3r, read your English translation of one scene. Seems like it will be an interesting read! Would you be translating any more scenes ?

    Am tempted to start reading but have to find an appropriate time (too easy to get sucked in and end up sleeping very very late).

    Could anyone kindly give a spoiler as to how it ends ? : D

  23. Peanuts
    Peanuts June 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm |

    Hui3r is a k drama fan so peanuts who has more expertise will answer you, lol. I don’t think hui will have time to translate more scenes. Anyway since you can read Chinese, do read the book as it is a good one. Listen to the audiobook, it is highly recommended. Money back guarantee from SSB, lol.

    I will give you spoilers but not too much, haha. Happy ending if you ship the male lead. However peanuts likes the 2nd male lead so kind of sob sob. Actually she did end up with the 2nd male lead in a lifetime. Overall the story is bitter sweet, some tissue wiping moments and some laugh out loud moments. Maybe I will do a review on it later since I like this book. In fact I like this better than 3L3W10MPB.

  24. serendipity
    serendipity June 16, 2013 at 3:35 pm |

    Hi Peanuts thanks for the reply !! Hope you are having a good break 🙂

    Yes, please do a review of this book if you have time! Can read Chinese, but not very well so it helps to have a basic background of the characters and story before reading 😀 (In fact, I got sucked into world of c novels reading xiaoyuer’s translated excerpts. Also, Chong Zi because of reading the comments/spoilers here. If not it may be quite confusing to read the book.)

    The second male lead is Ah Xuan right? Most of the people here seem to prefer him. Would it be too spoilery to tell me why you don’t like the other guy ? (I don’t mind spoilers 😀 )

  25. Peanuts
    Peanuts June 17, 2013 at 7:13 am |

    Another xianxia fan, lol. I like heavy sweetness but do not like Chong zi. I have shifu/teacher phobia, lol. Since you like Chong zi, you can try I will see you in spring as I have done a feature on it. I like piao piao, a funny xianxia.

    After reading the synopsis and all the comments here you will have no problem understanding the audiobook. Actually ah xuan also a bit bad but better than the male lead bcos he is not as wishy washy. I dislike guys like Chong Hua and this book jun Hua, men who dun know what they want and only regret after losing the female leads. I will not be able to write anything till mid July. Listen to the audiobook as I think I wanna relisten again to refresh my memory. Jun Hua in the first life is very bad, throw eggs at him, heehee…

  26. serendipity
    serendipity June 25, 2013 at 4:22 pm |

    Yes peanuts ! Prefer xian xia genre cos of escapism from the daily grind :p heavy sweetness was my first xian xia and I enjoyed the author’s style of writing. Thinking back the story was just ok but somehow was captivated by the characters. When I first read it, I liked Phoenix more than then RenYu. After reading a second time, I sympathized with RenYu because he was her rightful fiance but the most unforgivable thing for me is that he made use of her to kill Phoenix.

    Yup your teacher phobia is well known here I think :p although the relationship is a taboo one in a modern setting but I think some allowances can be made for CZ and LYF – she didn’t have anyone to guide her about such stuff and when she knew it was too late, the others guys (Qin Ke and Zhuo Hao) had too little screen time (!!! I think QK could have been a worthy contender for her feelings if he wasn’t so busy training – even CZ herself acknowledged that) I think LYF really made up for everything in the last chapter when he finally acknowledged his love for her. U can consider picking up again :p

    I started reading it last week but realized the ebook is incomplete. Tried to google but can’t find a complete version. Do u know where I can read the complete story? If not i will be looking forward to your review and any spoilers for the ending 😀

  27. Melanie
    Melanie August 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm |

    Hi girls! I’ve been reading your comments on this novel and it sounds hilarious! Therefore, I have decided to give it a try. I notice that the audiobook link only has some free chapters. Does anyone have a link that has all the chapters free? I know of an audiobook link that has all free chapters but it has dubious ads. :p I am willing to pay, but the cost is in Chinese yuan… 🙁

  28. Melanie
    Melanie August 2, 2013 at 2:12 am |

    I just got to the point in which the prince visits SQZ (Ye Xiao) at his home (as in the scene translation by HuiEr). It’s hilarious. The prince is a bit creepy, but I almost get the feeling that he knows Ye Xiao is in the body of SQZ. Either that, or he’s gay. :p Do all the players involved know who is inhabiting which body?

  29. jadebunny9
    jadebunny9 October 29, 2013 at 8:56 pm |

    I’ve just started reading this. Poor girl, jilted by both guys in different lifetimes. This story definitely does remind me of 3L3W but is quite a bit better. TQ’s writing in that story was a little too modern for my tastes, though she did an excellent job in HXY, which is still my favorite XX story to this day.

  30. Peanuts
    Peanuts October 30, 2013 at 1:11 am |

    jadebunny9:
    I’ve just started reading this.Poor girl, jilted by both guys in different lifetimes.This story definitely does remind me of 3L3W but is quite a bit better.TQ’s writing in that story was a little too modern for my tastes, though she did an excellent job in HXY, which is still my favorite XX story to this day.

    Yes, the pace is faster and less irrelevant characters/events. Actually I dun really like 3L3W10MPB if not of little dough. HXY is sad but TQ’s best book.

    Btw, your Viet version has a diff ending to the Chinese version. This is bcos the Viet one is based on the online version but the published book has been changed. Lidge complained abt it:P I think the Chinese version’s ending is better & sweeter. Maybe I’ll translate the ending one day when I am free, lol.

  31. jadebunny9
    jadebunny9 November 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm |

    I just finished this in the Viet version. I’m glad you said the real published Chinese ending is better, because honestly this ending was what the hell crappy. The ending just didn’t flow for me. BAH!

  32. Peanuts
    Peanuts December 6, 2013 at 4:12 am |

    Mel’s final assessment of the novel. Why am I posting stuff on behalf of Mel, lol?

    I noticed there was a lot of antagonism toward Bai Li Jun Hua at shusheng bar, but I actually felt a lot of sympathy for him. Sure, he screwed up and was an idiot, but I don’t think he loved Ye Xiao any less than Liu Hua Xuan did. (In fact, I think Liu Hua Xuan screwed up more, as he nearly killed her to save a good friend. His reason for taking Xiao Xiao’s heart was admirable, but to sacrifice one life to save another? Who gave him the right to determine who was to live and who was to die?) As for Bai Li Jun Hua, I think his crime was being an idiot. He mistook the demon princess for his Xiao Er, and by the time he realized his mistake, Xiao Xiao was already gone. I felt great pity for this man, for he must have gone through great mental torture to end up mad by the end of the story. To have your love first die in front of you and then meet her again only to have her forget everything you have once shared together must have been intensely painful. He loved her, but his love was very stubborn and almost obsessive, but that didn’t mean he didn’t love her. Anyway, I felt that the story should have ended when all three main characters died. Those three were just not meant to be together. They were destined to fall in love but destined to ultimately separate, and the story should have just stuck to that theme. Xiao Xiao deserved to start anew with a new man who could value her and love her wholly, and not just love her because of guilt and regret for past actions

  33. may
    may December 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm |

    Peanuts I really want to read this book but I can’t find the complete story online !

    The ebook link doesn’t work it leads to the qq homepage. I tried googling but also no use.

  34. Peanuts
    Peanuts December 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm |

    I have changed the ebook link. I bet you didn’t read all the comments for this book:P This book is very special in that the printed version is different to the online version called Bai Li Chang An.

    I think my new ebook link doesn’t have the ending or the epilogue so you need to listen to the audiobook for that, buy the physical book or download the txt at your own risk. This is the reason why the Viet translated version which is based on Bai Li Chang An is different.

    According to skyblu, Bai Li Chang An is actually a bit different from Floating Dreams. Certain events are different, such as their first life, Shu Jing, and the ending. I didn’t like the ending of Bai Li Chang An, felt so bad for Liu Hua Xuan. I think Floating Dreams made more sense, and was more consistent with the story-telling.

  35. may
    may December 9, 2013 at 8:03 am |

    Thanks peanuts. Yup I read the comments about how the older version (bai li chang an) has a different ending from the newer version. Was hoping there is an online version of the revised one.

    I don’t think I can listen to an audiobook without the actual text. Although iTunes apple store surprisingly has the audiobook. Haven’t seen the printed book in my country either.

    Will just leave the story for now, until one day when someone kindly posts the text online. Or a very last resort, maybe attempt the audiobook.

  36. Nina
    Nina June 19, 2014 at 4:12 am |

    I absolutely loved this audiobook. Everything about it was awesome. I’ve become such a fan of Ah Shou. My favorite bits are the beginning the first life, which was sooo sad and the parts where the took over to human bodies of their friends Feng Yin and Ye Xi.

    Has anyone read Xiao Wang Shu? It’s about Feng Yin and Ye Xi, the story is not as good as San Sheng Yue, but it’s still kind of cute. There’s two different readers reading it. It’s finished with one reader, but she’s not as good as Ah Shou. I like Feng Yin and Ye Xi a lot, but I think I preferred Feng Yin in San Sheng Yue, she got kind of emo in Xiao Wang Shu.

  37. AcrossTime
    AcrossTime June 22, 2014 at 2:04 am |

    Soo I finally got around to listening to this audiobook. Usually I try to read along but I find sometimes the ebook doesn’t correspond so I only listened to audio. So the names are starting to confuse me like crazy! But compared to Tang7’s 3lives novels, I feel like this is actually more suiting of the title. Ye Xiao’s first life as the queen was horrible! I felt so bad for her. Til now I don’t understand whether Bai Li Jun Hua actually loved her at all! Or did he feel like he loved her but didn’t realize until his trial as the king was up and went back as a god. Then we have Liu Hua Xun, c’mon they spent so much time together, is it possible to have never loved her? Who’s that person that woman that he’s trying to bring back to life anyway? In the end while she got her thingy taken away from her she asked if he ever loved her and he said no? What’s up with that! Both guys hurt her so deeply before 🙁 Me sads. I’m not even sure which one to ship at this point!

  38. Peanuts
    Peanuts June 22, 2014 at 5:56 pm |

    Both of them love her in their own ways so be patient and prepare a hanky to wipe your tears. I support LHX but I do pity BLJH. Maybe bcos the author revised the novel quite a fair bit for publication so you ebook is diff fr the audio book which is based on the published book.

  39. AcrossTime
    AcrossTime June 22, 2014 at 6:44 pm |

    I loveee BLJH’s voice thoughh <3 LHX seems a bit deep…oldish. Ugh Ye Xiao died twice because of BLJH, I don't know… I like them both, but they're both very stupid in their own way. I'm on her third life where she's like… ah xun, I know you're my dad. LOL! I think this was a pretty good option after WGTW, it's light hearted but yet so freaking heart wrenching!

  40. Melanie
    Melanie June 22, 2014 at 9:13 pm |

    I know, right? Bai Li Jun Hua’s an idiot, but the guy’s voice is so mellow and sexy! I also agree that Liu Hua Xun’s voice seems really low and deep, making him sound old. But I think the same guy voicing Liu Hua Xuan also does the voice for Pei Zheng in I Have An Urgency, and I love him in that story! So masculine and sexy.

  41. AcrossTime
    AcrossTime June 22, 2014 at 11:33 pm |

    Is BLJH’s voice Ren Xiao Xe or Xiao Bian C? OMG I can’t believe they made BLJH go crazy then killed him off…. then killed off LHX. What kind of angst and torture, my heart is dying @_@ Then bam the epilogue. Thank goodness for it… I thought my heart was going to sink and never recover. All in all I hate both guys for their stupidity but love both guys for how they loved YeXiao except for the crazy part, kind of unnecessary in my opinion.

    I find these xian xia genre novels lovee cross dressing and homosexuality XD hehe it’s so adorbs! LHX posed as his sister ROFL! I find it weird that they always use their original names in different lives o-o And then their lives are all tangled together againn, sighh. Is there going to be a happy ending this time?

  42. lemonsalt
    lemonsalt June 23, 2014 at 11:44 am |

    Hi I read the old version of the ebook (百里长安).

    Can someone share what is the difference between the ending of the audio book and old ebook in more detail? How did BLJH and LHX die? What was the epilogue about? It was mentioned above that BLJH was smashing down walls and running away from YX and LHX was cross dressing as the sister?

    What about Shu Jing in the audio book? In the old version, YX said that nobody knew but when she was eleven as human YX, some demon came to find her every night and then slowly the demon’s face resembled her more and more until they looked exactly alike. Then she admitted that human YX had two souls from then on so that’s why Shu Jing had human YX’s memories.

    *SPOILER*
    In the old version, after YX insisted on leaving to find LHX, BLJH became crazy and threatened to kill LHX and all her friends so that she will always remembered him even if it is with hate. YX had enough and hit him with a magic blow. BLJH felt a sense of release and told her he really loved her and then fell into the sea.

    At that time, YX didn’t know that BLJH had already given LHX 70,000 years of his cultivation and some medication so LHX was no longer in danger of losing his life.

    After that, she had some dream of BLJH who gave his blessings to her and LHX and told her to be happy. After she realized that he is the person that she loves the most so his betrayal hurt her the most but he was also the one who gave her the sweetest happiness. After she learnt that he died.

    After that BLJH servant came to her a scolding for causing his death, and YX decided to go to the spot when he fell into sea. She found his body still preserved in the depths of the icy ocean. Then she had some talk with BLJH’s sucessor who is a lady called GuHua.

    This part was a little confusing – GuHua told YX that did you know that the Heavenly Emperor asked us to attack the Mo Realm and that she actually knows ShuJing (the demon princess) – so this was actually a ploy to get rid of the Mo Realm? Wasn’t very clear.

    After that she said to YX: He said are you leaving him in the deep ocean to sleep or taking his dead body back?

    YX’s reaply was that actually the day he left she cried until she became blind – everyone says she is heartless but they don’t know how hard it is for the living to continue living after the dead has passed on. She wants to do her best to live because she doesn’t want all the people who love her to feel sad if she chooses to die. And isn’t it because BLJH wants her to live happily so he has to let her go but because he can’t, he chooses the most extreme way. She has chosen life and looks at BLJH’s body and says “What is your choice?” Silence. Then she says “All right, I will wait for you to be willing assemble his soul.”

    After that, she continues to stay with Ah Xuan but they don’t talk much to each other. He’s always watching her secretly, but she realizes it. So finally she asks him what is wrong, don’t you want to marry me. And then Ah Xuan tells her : “Stop forcing yourself. I do like you but I’m not the sort who only lives for love. I can die for you but if you leave me, I won’t die or become depressed for life. If you can be happy, at most I’ll just be drunk for a few years after that I’ll look for some beauties and revert back to my playboy ways. Please don’t force yourself.”

    After that, YX grumbles and say how can you do this to me (doesn’t explicitly say BLJH name) – I think she is referring to how BLJH seems to be suspended between death and life and she can’t move on.

    After that LHX becomes engaged to the dragon princess and marries her. YX doesn’t seem to be too affected and instead is worried about something else. (Quite a funny scene) LHX says that for his wedding gift he expects to be repaid for the several thousand years of her daily living expenses at his place.

    Then just as she was cursing LHX for bankrupting her, she hears a male voice saying “It has been repaid.” She stiffens and then someone walks in and hugs her from behind. After a tentative moment, she says “JunHua?”

    And he replied that he has returned. And then queue some funny moments where she demands him to reclaim his position as Leader of Penglai Island so that she won’t have to sell her body to repay LHX but doesn’t give him a chance to speak. She throws him out of the house and shuts the door. After that he knocks and shouts “Niang’zi/Wifey, GuHua was only the temporary leader, and besides I have already helped you repay the money, open the door ahhhhh…”

    After that the heavenly realms was thrown into a lively chaos.

    Only at LHX nuptial chamber, everything was in silence. The dragon princess was sitting along inside while LHX was drinking at the rooftop. And he starts reminiscing about the times when YX asked him for one lifetime together. Then the princess comes and joins him at the rooftop and asked him if he likes her. He said yes but she says no he is liar. He says if I didn’t like you, why would I have married you? Then she says it is because you want YX to let go and not feel guilty. LHX is stunned for a moment and says no I’m not that noble. After that he says that he believes time can lessen the pain and new encounters can arise. And then some romantic between the two. So it seems that LHX also has a happy ending.

    *End of SPOILER*

  43. lemonsalt
    lemonsalt June 23, 2014 at 4:09 pm |

    Nina:
    I absolutely loved this audiobook.Everything about it was awesome.I’ve become such a fan of Ah Shou.My favorite bits are the beginning the first life, which was sooo sad and the parts where the took over to human bodies of their friends Feng Yin and Ye Xi.

    Has anyone read Xiao Wang Shu?It’s about Feng Yin and Ye Xi, the story is not as good as San Sheng Yue, but it’s still kind of cute.There’s two different readers reading it.It’s finished with one reader, but she’s not as good as Ah Shou.I like Feng Yin and Ye Xi a lot, but I think I preferred Feng Yin in San Sheng Yue, she got kind of emo in Xiao Wang Shu.

    Heys Nina, can you share what Xiao Wang Shu is about? This is the first time I heard about it.

    AcrossTime:
    Soo I finally got around to listening to this audiobook. Usually I try to read along but I find sometimes the ebook doesn’t correspond so I only listened to audio. So the names are starting to confuse me like crazy! But compared to Tang7′s 3lives novels, I feel like this is actually more suiting of the title. Ye Xiao’s first life as the queen was horrible! I felt so bad for her. Til now I don’t understand whether Bai Li Jun Hua actually loved her at all! Or did he feel like he loved her but didn’t realize until his trial as the king was up and went back as a god. Then we have Liu Hua Xun, c’mon they spent so much time together, is it possible to have never loved her? Who’s that person that woman that he’s trying to bring back to life anyway? In the end while she got her thingy taken away from her she asked if he ever loved her and he said no? What’s up with that! Both guys hurt her so deeply before Me sads. I’m not even sure which one to ship at this point!

    The lady LHX was trying to save was the previous holder of YX’s title (幽冥司上神). She, LHX and the Heavenly Emperor was involved in some love triangle. I think LHX was still deeply in love with that woman (JunHuang) so initially he was just pretending to be in love with YX. After that he snatched the pearl from YX, he realized that he was in love with her. (Sigh, really is 后知后觉)

    Also, I can’t really figure BLJH out. Human BLJH was both the shifu and an emperor so maybe Peanuts would say he can’t be trusted at all! I thought it was quite disgusting that human BLJH liked YX because she looks like her mum. But even then after all the time spent together, couldn’t he just love YX for herself instead of holding her mum’s portrait and moping? That’s the one thing I didn’t like about BLJH. Maybe he didn’t realize that he actually loved YX for herself and not as a replacement for the mother until after YX died. But I really dislike the human BLJH. After that I think the BLJH the deity always wanted to make up for the wrongs to human YX so when the demon princess came along, he was easily swayed. Then after he killed her, it’s 后知后觉 like LHX again.

    The mortal life of YX was really sad. I think Legend of Sun and Moon/Da Mo Yao/ Ballad of the desert’s theme song 白头吟 is really befitting of the storyline. After reading the ebook this weekend, I thought of the song and played it and read the first part again and :'( (http://onesecondspring.blogspot.sg/2014/05/talk-15-poem-behind-da-mo-yao-legend-of.html#more – Decembi has a really good explanation for the poem)

    I felt both of the guys were stringing her along for different reasons and then when she disappeared from their lives, they realized how much they loved her. The novel could win first worst impression of both male leads :p

    Between the two male leads, I think I’m leaning towards LHX but too bad YX didn’t give him a second chance because BLJH left too deep an impression on her already.

    Luckily the book had all the cute antics of her friends (my favourite scenes are the ones where the three leads took over their friend’s places in human realm and the cleaning exercise punishment :D) to balance out the sad parts if not this story would be too sad. I wished the ending was better written as well.

    Actually BLJH kind of reminds me of a more lovelorn/crazy Donghua Dijun – in the one scene when YX/SZM asks who is inhabiting Mo Bing Jie’s body and he replies you’re not fit to know. And also the scene when LHX and BLJH was injured and YX was taking care of them both for awhile and BLJH asked if YX could sleep with him. Haha…

  44. AcrossTime
    AcrossTime June 23, 2014 at 11:34 pm |

    BLJH was an overly obsessive boyfriend in the novel. I think I prefer DongHua a loooot more now. Personally I liked Ye Hua more and found Dong Hua a little too much when it comes to his teases.

    If I recall correctly, in the end BLJH went cray cray then made YX stay on his island, she pretended to not remember him because she’s too hurt/tired to love anymore. Then she hears from either FengYin or someone that LHX won’t be able to make it, so she rushes out, then BLJH was like, what if I told you he’s okay would you still leave. Then she gives this gut wrenching speech about her love for him, then BLJH goes even crazier and threatens to kill everyone she cared for to make her remember him. Then she got really angry and struck him… with either her sword or something, and he willingly let her. After getting to LHX, she found out that BLJH actually transferred his life or whatever to him. Then fast forward she was in a dream, BLJH was saying his goodbyes and that he loved her then basically suicided(?), when she woke up the bells rung indicating he did die. After his death, there was a new successor that took over the island and banned anyone from you ming si to ever set foot upon the island. YX was obviously very hurt but put on a happy facade because of ones who cared for her. Then one day she was drunk and snuck onto the island to see BLJH encased in ice. Then she poured her heart out about everything to him then got kicked out by the islanders when they found out. After that she married LHX, his condition was weakening as time passes. They lived life as an ordinary couple in the human realm and adopted a son and named him liu hua xiao, he then proceeded to become a fairy/god. But it was super touching because LHX actually learned how to cook and how to do many things for YX, they lived life like that. Then BAM author had to kill off LHX…. before he left he told YX that BLJH has entered reincarnation and that she could go find him if she wanted. So she’s all hurt because both men that she loved left her. Then her adopted son went on to travel for years, only sending letters back to her. On this one day, she went on this bridge (you know where the dead souls cross over to take the blind lady’s soup to forget about their past lives and get reincarnated again). There she meets BLJH’s reincarnation and started crying, he was on his way to be reincarnated, so after he took his soup, she asked for some as well and went into the wheel thingy to be reincarnated. Then we proceed to the epilogue…. BLJH and YX were engaged before they were born (both born on the same day too), but BLJH would always run away from the engagement and their families would make YX chase after him. But then there was one day in school where there’s this beautiful girl in the class that every male liked to stare at, including YX herself. That girl approached YX and asked, why you staring at me! Fast forwarding, we find that it was actually LHX posing as his sister because she ran away from home. So after he recovered his male identity and told YX he liked her and for her to attend his birthday party. BLJH orders someone to go beat up LHX so YX when to see him. During their meeting YX was told, BLJH ran away again! Then she left LHX and chased after him for a few days, after she found him she’s like let’s just get married (she thought before that he liked LHX). Then BLJH confesses and said why would he run away so much if he didn’t like her, it was just to make it more romantic. I literally face palmed at that XD So yeah. Sad ending, but the epilogue kind of made it better.

  45. decembi
    decembi June 24, 2014 at 2:23 am |

    Ooooh thanks lemonsalt and acrosstime for the ending summaries. I think I like the happier online one more, but the children epilogue is so cute <3. I have always wanted to read this but got so confused at the endings. It sounds quite 虐 (torture genre) though haha.

  46. AcrossTime
    AcrossTime June 24, 2014 at 3:33 am |

    Np! The audio will definitely be very angsty. But inbetween there will be humour. Its quite balanced, but probably not for the weak hearted. I feel like bljh and lhx were very developped characters but somehow i dont see why yx was attractive… it got really repetitive with the – you never know what you had until its gone theme. Okie, i needs a new novel to read now :3 i heard eastern palace had bad males characters so i think ill skip that :/ recommendations anyone?

  47. Nina
    Nina June 24, 2014 at 6:29 am |

    Lemonsalt-

    Ooo I want to read the e-book now, sounds like the ebook is really different than the audiobook when it comes to the end. I think I like the audiobook end better, but I like Liu Hua Xuan better in the ebook summary, I like that he can be able to give her up and say that love isn’t everything and put her happiness first.

    Xiao Wang Shu (浮生梦笑忘书) is about Feng Yin and Ye Xi, the phoenix trouble maker that’s Ye Xiao’s friend (the one who was supposed to be Song Zi Mo) and Bai Li Jun Hua’s friend who was Mo Bing Jie. It starts off going over the stuff that was mentioned in San Sheng Yue, like how Ye Xi saved her before and also the whole life as Song Zi Mo, and also goes over why Feng Yin hates him (he plucked her feathers because a mysterious person paid him to have Tian Di willingly let him “Tiao Xi” him (and Tian Di had agreed to agree to a request to whoever could teach Feng Yin a lesson). I thought that was pretty funny, also the sign that Ye Xi had put up that had a price list for services from him. I also love how Feng Yin’s calls him “mei ren” when they met and is totally a sucker for looks like Ye Xiao is (Ye Xiao also called Liu Hua Xuan mei ren when she first saw him).

    Feng Yin then attempts to go through a trial to become Shang Shen again (she failed back as Song Zi Mo because they didn’t follow the script and got punished). She ends up going the wrong way and ends up as a chicken. Ye Xiao ends up losing a game of Mah Jong and goes down to help Feng Yin’s story along (she ends up reincarnating as an attractive chicken). The story was a bit weird at this point, but it somehow ended up kind of touching. Story ends tragically and Feng Yin becomes an Shang Shen. In that chicken lifetime she liked a young version of Ye Xi (this is kind of a complicated story….) So coming back she kind of likes Ye Xi still, but he plans to marry a different girl, but eventually he starts to like her. But then she tries to bring Qing He, the man she loved when she was young who got banished because of her and then died, back to life. Things get complicated and there’s a falling out.

    Everything eventually ties together, it was kind of a huge plot that Feng Yin just ended up being in the middle of.

    The story is not as good as San Sheng Yue, but it’s pretty funny and it’s nice to see all the characters for San Sheng Yue back. Ye Xiao plays a pretty big supporting role in this story. Bai Li Jun Hua is also back but he’s not all that likable in this story. The end was a bit anti-climatic for me, it just ended really quickly and seemed kind of like that’s it…. But still a cute read/listen if you are looking for something.

  48. Peanuts
    Peanuts June 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm |

    Acrosstime: BLJH’s voice is Ren Xiao Xe and he also sang the songs in the audiobook. If you like his voice, go & listen to http://www.books.shushengbar.com/?p=202. The novel is funny & Mel can spoilt u lol.

    In real life Xiao Ban C is older than Ren Xiao Xe but not by much so he is not really uncle yet lol. If you like his voice, try this http://www.books.shushengbar.com/?p=13 but the ending is kind of like Hua Xu Yin so if you want an obviously happy ending book try this http://www.books.shushengbar.com/?p=8

    The voice for Hei Feng Xi is Bu Lan De and he is the oldest of the 3. If you like his voice, recommend you Chong Zi or Hua Qian Gu, both also happy ending but as lemonsalt never fails to point out, I hate shifu lol.

    I can’t remember much abt this novel now & I didn’t listen to the spin-off book bcos only single reader which I hate. I’ve written all I wanted to say in my previous comments a long time ago.

    Lemonsalt, why you always changed your name, but your strawberry avatar gave u away lol? You know all abt my phobia well lol.

  49. AcrossTime
    AcrossTime June 24, 2014 at 3:28 pm |

    Thanks @Peanuts ! Hehe I love how you spoil me sooo <3 I'll get around to reading/listening to them all muhahahah. Sometimes I find myself kind of lucky I arrived at the party late, no need to wait for new chapters to come out! I actually stumbled upon 'luo hua xi jie you feng jun' 😛 I'll see you all over thereee~

  50. lemonsalt
    lemonsalt June 24, 2014 at 4:06 pm |

    Peanuts – Haha because I’m fickle minded? Yeah but I leave the strawberry avatar so that you can recognize me :p

    Nina – Actually I think the old ebook is not endorsed by the author. The jjxwc.net page where a reader commented on the faults of the old novel (questioning the characters and their motivations) so the author replied and gave her reasonings behind their actions and said some stuff was different in the published book. She said 百里长安 was only the draft copy of her book. However, it is quite hard to find the free complete copy of 浮生梦·三生约. But if you don’t mind, can still read the old ebook ! Thanks for sharing on 浮生梦笑忘书! It sounds quite angsty as well – but bwahhahaha a chicken lifetime?? So YeXi was a chicken in that lifetime as well? I guess if TianDi wants to teach FengYin a lesson, from phoenix to chicken is a big humiliation. Hmmm in your opinion, how is YeXi compared to BLJH and LHX? YeXi also doesn’t’ sound too likeable.

    Across Time – thanks for posting the new ending – it sounds better than the old one. The old ending was kind of abrupt and rushed – like hey BLJH suddenly reappeared. Also I like that YX gets to spend one lifetime with LHX. “Then BLJH confesses and said why would he run away so much if he didn’t like her, it was just to make it more romantic.” – ermm you have strange ideas of romance BLJH. Haha.

    Decembi – you can give a try, it’s quite a short book so it’s quite a fast read/listen. The male leads are not the best initially but they tried to redeem themselves in the end. But I really enjoyed the hilarious parts of the story.

  51. Nina
    Nina June 24, 2014 at 8:58 pm |

    There is quite a bit of angst, but not as much as San Sheng Yue. I kind of wonder if this would have been better with a better audiobook, it’s not bad. It’s just not as good as San Sheng Yue’s which is like the best audiobook I’ve ever listened to.

    Ye Xi was still himself and not a chicken, he just threatened to eat Feng Yin and then eventually starts teaching Ye Xiao tricks because she’s a cute chick and he wants to give her to the girl he is wooing. Eventually he goes into the Ling Shu Jin (or something like that) and ends up reverting to his childhood self and then embarks on a love story with a chicken… she does eventually cultivate to a human form by going through a “tian jie” which Ye Xi blocks for her.

    Ye Xi is awesome. I like him better than both Bai Li Jun Hua and Liu Hua Xuan. I like him better than Feng Yin even. He’s really funny. In some ways he kind of reminds me of Dong Hua from Pillow Book.

    To give you examples of what Ye Xi is like, the price list he put up in front of his house was something like:

    To see me: one small pearl
    Talk one line with me: one small pearl
    Have me accompany you for tea: 5 small pearls (bring your one tea and water )
    Have me drink alcohol with you: 10 small pearl (bring your own alcohol)
    Dancing, singing, playing qing the complete package: 3 Big Pearls
    Sleeping with me: Not offered at this time
    Beating someone up: Market Price (if less than 5 large pearls are offered, will refuse to see)

    And like when Feng Yin beat someone up and broke his leg, she was afraid of getting in trouble but Ye Xi came and threatened the guy’s father. And then later asked Feng Yin, “You know what you did wrong”. Feng Yin said, “I shouldn’t have fought with people.” And then Ye Xi was like no, you were wrong in that you didn’t just beat him to death.

    Ye Xiao described him once as a guy who comes to visit and steals your cups and plates. It’s kind of interesting that he’s such good friends with Bai Li Jun Hua since they are pretty different. The one thing about him that’s kind of harsh is that he lashes out when he’s emotionally hurt, he acts like it doesn’t matter to him and tries to hurt the other person even if it hurts himself more.

  52. lemonsalt
    lemonsalt June 25, 2014 at 1:09 pm |

    Thanks for sharing Nina 🙂

    Hahaha Ye Xi sounds like quite a hilarious (stingy) guy. Hmmm maybe the money minded version of Dong Hua Dijun. Haha yeah wonder how the friendship with BLJH was cultivated and does BLJH have to pay him in pearls for his company as well? :p

    “The one thing about him that’s kind of harsh is that he lashes out when he’s emotionally hurt, he acts like it doesn’t matter to him and tries to hurt the other person even if it hurts himself more.” Actually this sounds like quite a realistic depiction of a character, not the usual lovey dovey sort.

    In an earlier comment you mentioned that Feng Yin’s circumstances was just a part of some huge plot. Can you explain more about that and how the story ended?

    I guess in Xiao Wang Shu – BLJH and YX returned to the heavenly realm after they got reincarnated as humans? Any tidbits about their married life? 😀

  53. Nina
    Nina June 25, 2014 at 4:06 pm |

    Yea, he’s not really the lovey dovey sort. The huge plot is sort of the plot twist in the story. Should I put a spoiler tag on in case anyone wants to read it? Or just go ahead and just post it.

    Yep, Ye Xiao and BLJH returned to heaven and resumed their old posts as Si Ju and Dao Ju. They are pretty cute, but kind of lovey dovey. The dynamics of the relationship are definitely a little different in this story. I feel like in the first book BLJH was always guilty about the original life and catered to YX, but now he is definitely more equal and even the one in control of the relationship. Like how he refuses to live at You Ming Si, so they both just live in Peng Lai Dao. He still lets her do whatever she wants and goes and saves her when needed. He seems more stick in the muddish in this story because he definitely doesn’t really like Feng Yin (and it is her story so he seems like that disapproving friend’s parent).

    It seems like he even left her to die at a certain point, I was kind of surprised by that since he’s a well respected God. But thinking about it, it makes sense BLJH is really only kind to those he cares about, mainly Ye Xiao. Otherwise, he doesn’t seem to really involve himself. Like in the first book where he just helped San Gong Zhu try to take over the heavenly realm. I was really surprised that no one was a little upset about that and that they just accepted him back. They sort of do that in this story too…

  54. lemonsalt
    lemonsalt June 26, 2014 at 3:26 pm |

    Heys Nina, was too intrigued by your comments so I went to read it last night (and slept quite late :p) and today.

    Actually it is ok to put the spoiler tag if you know how to do it. Most people here don’t mind spoilers because it helps to understand the story especially if Chinese isn’t their first language.

    Hmm I think that San Sheng Yue (SSY) scenes were more hilarious but Xiao Wang Shu has the better love story. Although in both stories, it’s betrayal by the male leads than redemption and forgiveness from the female leads. Ye Xi wasn’t what I thought he would be – not very comical (was the comical a facade?) and quite a serious character after knowing the backstory.

    The one thing about him that’s kind of harsh is that he lashes out when he’s emotionally hurt, he acts like it doesn’t matter to him and tries to hurt the other person even if it hurts himself more. – After reading the story, perhaps this was a deliberate attempt on his part because he wants to push Feng Yin away since he has other plans.

    I think the ending of this book was better as well and not so crazy and abrupt like San Sheng Yue. A satisfactorily HE although SSY has a funny epilogue.

    Oh actually I like BLJH much better here than in San Sheng Yue – glad that BLJH and YX can be lovey dovey because the previous story had so much angst. BLJH reminds me of Dong Hua much more than Ye Xi. Perhaps in the first story, other things/people were more important for BLJH, so this time round he placed YX as his top priority. I think that’s quite natural since he lost her so many times so he treasures her more than ever.

    The standout in the story is the friendship between YX and Feng Yin in the second story. They are really good BFFs – as deities/chickens/life/death. Glad they could persuade their respective hubbies to reconcile with each other :p

    I was really surprised that no one was a little upset about that and that they just accepted him back. They sort of do that in this story too… – Maybe there were some people who didn’t like they did but I don’t think it matters to BLJH and Ye Xi cos they seem like quite thick skinned people. Plus one guy is a islander and the other lives on a mountain so they’re isolated :p

  55. Nina
    Nina June 28, 2014 at 8:32 am |

    I actually like Ye Xiao’s love story better. I really liked the first life and the Song Zi Mo/Mo Bing Jie arc. The ending didn’t seem all that abrupt in San Sheng Yue to me. I feel like there was the whole Ye Xiao death in San Sheng Yue, and then the growing up and then everyone elses death that was actually pretty long. I do love the epilogue too.

    I thought XWS was a little more abrupt with the ending, but not as bad as San Sheng San Shi Shi Li Tao Hao, that epilogue came out of no where for me. I think I preferred the ending where Ye Hua died, even though I totally loved them as a couple. Kind of same for Pillow Book. I kind of find all of the Xian Xia books I’ve read/listened to have watered down endings (I’ve only read 4, Pillow Book, shi li tao hua, XWS, and this one, all of these stories sort of ends tragically and then poof actually everything turns out well. It’s almost like the author just wrote an alternate ending. San Sheng Yue made the most sense to me in that so many things happened and everyone just needed to start over for things to work again and they let a lot of time go by and all reincarnated.

    I agree the standout in Xiao Wang Shu was the friendship between Feng Yin and Ye Xiao. It was sweet, and I like Ye Xiao as the little chicken eating the apple.

    Good point about them (BLJH and Ye Xi) being isolated, they both are and they both don’t really care what others think of them. Ye Xi more so even. Yea, Ye Xi is kind of a dark character, kind of reminds me of Loki. It’s kind of sad that he’s born to take on that role.

  56. lemonsalt
    lemonsalt June 30, 2014 at 4:14 pm |

    I didn’t think about it before but now that you mentioned it, the Xian Xia novels usually end tragically and then poof, all’s well that ends well! Did you read the ebook version of Xiao Wang Shu? Actually the ending deviated a little from the usual tragic->poof magic->happy ending storyline.

    *SPOILERS AHEAD* (Sorry I’m not sure how to do the spoiler tag)

    Ye Xi actually walked the road of redemption, bleeding and all, gained the forgiveness of all the souls he harmed and found Feng Yin at the end. Then they could return to the Heavenly Realm.

    So I liked that I could actually see Ye Xi redeeming himself instead of the usual magic poof where everything ends well but we can’t see the logic behind it. Yeah actually the thought of Ye Xi as Loki also crossed my mind when I read it! Very interesting duality to his character that could be explored abit more in depth (especially the dark side).

    San Sheng Yue’s love story was much more angsty and the first mortal life could be a standalone novel. I did like the tragic first life storyline but the second betrayal by BLJH on their wedding day was hard to stomach. Also LHX taking Ye Xiao’s heart/pearl is quite a terrible betrayal, did he know that it could have been at the expense of her life? Ye Xi and the other guy betrayed Feng Yin too, but although it was terrible, it didn’t feel as gut wrenching as SSY. (I must admit though any of act of betrayal is still a betrayal) I considered XWS’s love story better because the betrayal wasn’t that bad (comparatively) but I understand your POV of SSY’s love story, in some ways it is more
    memorable.

  57. squinty
    squinty March 5, 2015 at 9:56 pm |

    Hi, I’m squinty.

    Ahem, so far I’m on chapter 6 of the audiobook. I skipped chapter 5 because I couldn’t download it for some reason. So far, my thoughts are: that guy in the beginning Su Jun Hua, I think? Total a-hole! Misunderstanding, ‘liking’ her, killing her baby, his crimes go on and on. Am I supposed to accept that he gets a second chance with her???

    Perhaps the tragedy between them is their lack of communication and their positions–he is the king, and though she is the queen, there are plenty of other women, like her mother… Another reason why I dislike this guy.

    But I really, really like his voice… Every time he says ‘Xiao,’ I uh, blush and giggle. His pronunciation is a bit soft, so sometimes I have to strain to hear it, but overall his voice isn’t bad… by not bad, I mean really not bad.

    Hoping he doesn’t waste his second chance…

  58. squinty
    squinty March 14, 2015 at 10:57 pm |

    Oh, okay, I’m on the last chapter. Let me say again, Bai Li Jun Hua almost made me change my mind, but then he left Ye Xiao to chase the past (again!!) and after she dies, he still clings to memories, unable to truly love the current her.

    If he had learned from his mistake, he had truly fallen in love with her the second time, rather than only ‘liking’ her current self and reserving his love for the past between them, then maybe I would have been touched and built a ship. As it is, I personally flooded my canoe with tears.
    But the cruelest thing was that he still burdened her with the past, even dying for his own self-satisfaction. Too clingy!

    So, I like Liu Hua Xuan a lot better, because although he seemed a little side character-y all through out, at least he loves her, current and past, and was even willing to give her up for her. He might have been a little too weak and traitorous for my taste, but he made it up by reviving her. That one scene when she was seven and he was all like ‘I’m not your father, I’m your man!’ I literally fell off the bed laughing.

    Sigh, despite this, I can’t properly ship any couple, because all three love so deeply, yet there is so much misunderstandings and regrets. Because of that, I dislike Bai Li Jun Hua’s fixation on the past the most. He is unwilling to wipe the slate clean and restart, whereas I feel that would be the best the ending, to forgive and forget and start again, which happily, the ending in the audiobook did.

    The funniest moment award would still go to Liu Hua Xuan, for that moment Ye Xiao discovered he was a guy, but could only ask ‘Did you wash your hands?’ And he wiped them on her face and was like ‘No!’

  59. Sparklingdawnlights
    Sparklingdawnlights October 18, 2015 at 9:52 am |

    Who is the male lead? Im thinking of starting this book along with killing of 3000 crows. Which should I start first?

  60. Sparklingdawnlights
    Sparklingdawnlights October 18, 2015 at 12:49 pm |

    So after reading the comments… Male lead is Hua Xuan? I’m still not sure lol, so many ppl like diff guys. Should I start killing of 3000 crows first? Oh and if you guys have any recommendations for good ancient novel audiobooks pls tell me!

  61. Hosana Gloria
    Hosana Gloria July 25, 2017 at 4:46 pm |

    One of the most painfully fickle and annoying female lead who can’t seem to decide who to be with, and can’t stick to a decision but vacillates between Junhua and Ah Xuan based on whatever that crops up – basically depending on who sacrifices more for her she will end up going with him but always thinking of the other. This goes on for 3 bloody lifetimes, literally. Painful, I can’t say it was boring per se, it was definitely the groundhog’s day theme running through the book. By the time you are halfway in it is too late to turn back and you will have to painfully endure.

  62. catharcity
    catharcity December 29, 2017 at 5:12 pm |

    ML is Baili Junhua.

    And Xiaoxiao is not fickle… NOR DOES IT GO ON FOR THREE LIFETIMES. As the Empress in her first mortal life, the only person she loved was Baili Junhua, to the extent she even jumped 九鼎 for him! And as Song Zimo, it was super clear the one she liked was Baili Junhua – all their hilarious exchanges 😛 With Ah Xuan is was more like friendship.

    And Xiaoxiao has said it several times herself. The one she loves is Baili Junhua. After Baili Junhua mistook Shujing for her, even after Ah Xuan wanted her to return to their old days, she said that she and Ah Xuan can never return to those days. He was too late in returning, and now that he had, she had already fallen for Baili Junhua.

    I also dislike fickle FLs who oscillate between MLs but this novel is not one of them. It is clear Xiaoxiao has moved on from Ah Xuan the way Si Yin moved on from Li Jing. Bai Qian cut more ties with Li Jing compared to Xiaoxiao with Ah Xuan, but that doesn’t mean Xiaoxiao still loves him romantically.

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