Just a Straight Road (那就是直路 ) by Yu Qing (于晴) HE

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Second Prince of Xi Xuan – half of his life is grand and wild, half of his life is sadness and woe. Born in Xi Xuan but buried in an unnamed hill at death, unable to afford, his very own coffin.   – Yuan Tu, Great Fortune Teller of Xi Xuan.

Life is always like this! He can never get what he wants, including this woman! He has always held her in respect and has even chased after her before. When he fell from grace, he did not implicate her, so what deep grievance does she hold against him, to trample him to the ground like this? Since she is ganging up with that man to realize the woeful half of his life’s prophesy, he swears to himself that he is not going to make her life easy. Even if it is for just one day, he must live longer than them and witness their end!

But…

Why when she is finally about to die, when Xi Xuan can no longer boast of their fabulous Xu Zhi, why did he nearly go crazy with grief? No, he is not going to let her die! Xi Xuan needs their Grand Scholar and he must let her witness the demise of that wretched man before he breathe his last!

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Note from Moonblossom:

Earlier on, I have commented that I will not recommend this book despite something about its storyline and characters that pulls to me.  After some attempts to summarize n translate this story at my blog, I conclude that the issue with this book lies with its flashbacks.  There are plenty of flashbacks which can be very confusing because unlike the printed book where we can always tell that it is a flashack since it appears in italics at the start of each chapter, it is not the case when you read the book online.

If you do read the book, do look for telltale signs that it is a flashback if it is the beginning of a new chapter.  There are quite a lot of twists and sub-plots that I find interesting although they too add tot he confusion at the beginning. At the start of the story, Grand Scholar Xu Zhi accepts a “former prince” into her harem but things are not really as straight as they appear.  She is not as straight-forward as she appear, the people around her also does not appear to be what they seem. Thee prophecy also plays an important part in the story as it gives the story an unexpected sweet twist at the end.

 

3 Responses

  1. Riley Elizabeth
    Riley Elizabeth February 20, 2016 at 6:18 pm |

    I am curious, how is this a HE? But, very interesting story nonetheless. =)

  2. Moonblossom
    Moonblossom February 21, 2016 at 4:44 am |

    It is a HE because nobody of consequence died n Xu Zhi n Zhou Wen Wu ended up together. The stupid fortune teller did not lie but things are not as dire for Zhou Wen Wu as it first sounds.

  3. Moonblossom
    Moonblossom March 3, 2016 at 2:59 am |

    This is something I have translated from the start of the book. I thought it is rather dramatic and intriguing as a start, and hope you like it:

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