流水迢迢 Forever Flowing Waters — 箫楼 Xiao Lou (BE)

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Pei Yan: A true, heroic man, filled with passion and vigour. Upon his waist is his long sword, while from his hand comes forth poetries and scrolls. Time and again his sword’s blade has been tested, but who possibly could be a worthy match? When love very furtively arrives, he can use only pride as his shield of resistance. But though he may have calculated out every move, every possibility, the sole things he forgets to factor in are his own heart and his own feelings. The wind and smoke may have passed, but seared over his heart is the most beautiful mark.

San Lang: A blood-soaked phoenix, a precious pearl covered in dust. What sort of heart is hidden beneath his devastatingly beautiful face? When sunlight manages to at last shine into his heart, and when the door of his heart opens by a thread, like water that has spilled to the ground, these cannot be undone. Unforgettable is that brilliance he saw during the season when the peach blossoms bloomed, that seemed to burn his eyes, and even more unforgettable is that single unrivallable song that had been sung out upon that snowy bridge over the frozen river.

Xiao Ci [Little Ci]: Lithe like the waves, pure and attractive like the lotus. She is like a fairy of the mountains who flutters her wings, stirring up the most perfect storm within their worlds. She warmed those icy fingers, she embroidered that one twig of peach blossoms. In this complicated society of worldly affairs, a single statement of “understanding” [being understood, being told you are understood] is worth more than a thousand words.

Who shall win, and who shall lose? Who has lost, and who has gained? Who achieved, and who had to sacrifice? None of these are important. This story of legends will one day, when one has seen past the surrounding scenery, become one with the indistinct green, rolling hills and the forever flowing waters.

 

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9 Responses

  1. unforgetableme
    unforgetableme January 14, 2016 at 5:12 am |

    Hoju, you’ve left me intrigued by this story… As I continue to read more and more C-novels, I’ve come to acknowledge that I favor these types of stories (as they make your heart tug. >_<)… Anyway, this sounds very interesting and I would like to know more about it!!! I'm a fan of spoilers! Lol.

  2. sparklingdawnlights
    sparklingdawnlights January 14, 2016 at 10:54 pm |

    Me too hahaha. I don’t want to board the wrong ship if I read this… who is the male lead?s

  3. booksqy
    booksqy January 15, 2016 at 12:25 am |

    Hmm… When I first started reading, I was like “Two men!!!” :DDD. Then, I scrolled down a little more and was shocked.
    I’ve been corrupted O_O.

  4. decembi
    decembi January 22, 2016 at 5:33 pm |

    Hoju, your review is soooo beautiful! I can’t take bad ending novels (yet), so I will avoid this. But, your writing of this book is perfectly dreamy <3

  5. Messala
    Messala January 14, 2017 at 11:34 pm |

    This one is one of the best Chinese Romantic novels I’ve read so far. Even though Xiao Lou partially fails to portray one of the main idea of this novel(不如归去,看青山隐隐,流水迢迢), this is still pretty good as a romance novel for its characters and plots. I really miss the period when the authors would love to write serious stories based on war or the country.

  6. Messala
    Messala January 14, 2017 at 11:39 pm |

    There aren’t many male protagonist as Wei Zhao, who had to be a catamite because of some reasons but is still a wonderful person. I hope there are authors can write more about this type of characters because there are many stories can be dug up from them, and the hurt/comfort types of plots are delicious XP

  7. Rin
    Rin August 4, 2017 at 5:06 pm |

    This sounds lovely but it’s too long for me to tackle right now :(( I found another novel that seems to have great writing (but shorter) called 鹤唳华亭. Apparently it was among the bestsellers in 2014 or sth. My Mandarin is faaar from fluency but I so want to challenge this. Have any of you guys read it yet?
    The consensus among reviewers is that while the novel is beautifully written it’s a little hard to understand with all the references to ancient history, idioms, etc. There doesn’t seem to be any translation to refer to when stuck either so I’m a little hesitant +__+ If you guys have read it I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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