A Mistaken Marriage Match 3 – Mysteries in the Imperial Harem《错嫁良缘 - 后宫疑云》 by Qian Lu 《浅绿》 HE

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He is the lord of six kingdoms.  If he wants to, his army can raze a country to the ground.

She is a talented beauty, famous across the six kingdoms.  Just because of a command from him, her family broke up and she and her sisters are forced to marry strangers in a foreign land .  The more he wants to conquer her, the more she will resist!

For 2 such stubborn people, there can never be love nor loyalty between them.  He thought that he wanted to see her bowing to him, but when she finally kneels before him, why is there no sense of satisfaction?  She thought that she had wanted his death, but when he collapsed, vomited blood, and asked “Why did you return?”, why did she cry?

The 2 of them, can they hold on to each other’s hand for the rest of their lives?

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This is the third book in the “Mistaken Marriages” series by Qian Lu.  In the first and second book, we learnt that the famous Qing sisters are forced to marry the King, the Prime Minister, and a General of their enemy country.  On their way there, the second sister incited the rest to commit suicide and as if it is an insufficient show of protest, she got them disfigure their own faces before they hanged themselves.  The eldest and the youngest sisters died in that attempt, but their bodies were possessed by 2 time-travellers which are the female leads in the first and second “Mistaken Marriages” books respectively.

In book 3, we finally meet Qing Feng, the one who wanted to die the most but who ended up being the only survivor.   She was suppose to marry the Prime Minister Lou Xi Yan, but due to an identity error, she was sent to the Palace instead where she ended up in the Yan Hong Tian’s harem.  Her hatred is strong and constantly fueled her quest for revenge.  The story is rather heavy, with entrapments, poisoning, deaths, typical of life in Imperial Harems and the relationship between Qing Feng and Yan Hong Tian is definitely a love/hate relationship where they torture each other nicely (though I tend to think that Yan Hong Tian manage to torture Qing Feng more).  For me, I enjoyed the ending best of all because it is a happy ending where some sweet moments finally came through.

 

25 Responses

  1. 11thagent
    11thagent March 11, 2016 at 9:55 am |

    I agree with the statement of the happy ending. If there wasn’t one, it would be very frustrating considering all the pain we the reader had to go through. Out of all the sisters, this one definitely had the toughest time, especially considering she is the actual one and not some time-traveling soul. Frankly I always wondered what would happen if she married Lou Xi Yan like she was suppose to. At least in the end, Yan Hong Tian and Qing Feng fell in love with each other, but the process was hard….

  2. Grace
    Grace March 11, 2016 at 3:23 pm |

    Yet..at least she got happy ending and lived in peaceful place…she maybe stubborn but the smart one…At first i really dislike Yan Hong Tian compare to other two male leads….But slowly i started to like him..he is just surrounded by the full of fake love,fake concern…So no wonder he is cold to everyone…if he want to stand above the enemies he need to be strong and undefeated…That’s why at the first i think that he’s jerk..but later i realized he’s the one who need real love and care…i feel for him ..Maybe he’s not the perfect male lead but for the title of emotional torture male lead character YHT definitely fit the one….

  3. pazao
    pazao March 12, 2016 at 7:03 pm |

    I’ve been following the translation so far up until chapter 33 but I’m am just darn craving for spoilers. Would anyone mind to spoil when or how the otp came to have feelings for each other and in what chapters would the romance starts to pick up? I’m those who likes to know what happens in the story and then reading it after knowing the details.

  4. Grace
    Grace March 13, 2016 at 3:06 pm |

    He started to like her claws and stubbornness…Is not like love at first sight but slowly bulid the love line…But they never confess and they’re too stubborn to be admitted to each other…Have u ever read “To be a virtuous wife” ?Just like that novel they slowly into each other and u know that sometimes action is louder than speaking…R u want to know the whole spoiler or just the romance scenes?..Do u know that how to hide the spoiler like the other does….B’coz i don’t know and i don’t want to spoil the other who don’t want to know the spoiler…

  5. Pazao
    Pazao March 14, 2016 at 5:02 pm |

    Hi Grace thanks for sharing! I’ve actually read “To Be a Virtuous Wife” before, in that case it’s going to be double the pain since the emperor is definitely not like the main lead He Heng. Both the spoilers and romacne scene would be appreciated if it’s not too much to ask. I believe doing the spoiler tag would be

    [ spoiler ] your text here [ /spoiler ]

    Although be sure to remove the spacings from the brackets before posting your spoilers. Hopefully this helps.

  6. Grace
    Grace March 15, 2016 at 7:14 am |
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  7. Pazao
    Pazao March 15, 2016 at 9:02 pm |

    Wow thanks for such a big spoiler, I would’ve never guess the plot to head that direction, but thanks! Your spoilers has quench my thirst for now.

  8. Grace
    Grace March 16, 2016 at 12:35 am |

    Yeah….i can understand u b’coz i’m also the one who want spoiler before the novel…so if u want to know more feel free to ask…ha ha

  9. Pazao
    Pazao March 16, 2016 at 5:13 am |

    Did the emperor help Qing Feng get her revenge and did she become empress?

  10. Grace
    Grace March 16, 2016 at 6:53 am |
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  11. Grace
    Grace March 16, 2016 at 9:39 am |
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  12. pazao
    pazao March 16, 2016 at 5:36 pm |

    So in the end both

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  13. Grace
    Grace March 16, 2016 at 7:04 pm |
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  14. Asterix
    Asterix March 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm |

    Thank you Grace for your spoiler.The story is depressing but also very interesting. That’s why I want to read the translation until the chapter.

  15. pink
    pink March 23, 2016 at 8:40 am |

    what happens with the princess who wants to marry the prime minister?

  16. Pazao
    Pazao March 28, 2016 at 5:15 am |

    So far up til chapter 40 in translation, there is not much interaction with the otp. At what chapters would the romance start to pick up?

  17. 11thagent
    11thagent March 29, 2016 at 8:31 am |

    @Grace

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  18. treenymph
    treenymph May 10, 2016 at 10:03 pm |

    I just finished reading. Overall, it was okay.

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    Overall a good read. I think I quite like this. Gave me the same feels as 红颜乱。

  19. Jennifer
    Jennifer June 14, 2016 at 1:07 pm |

    For those who has finished reading the book, do you read the original version (the one in Chinese language) or translated?

  20. pink
    pink June 16, 2016 at 4:33 am |

    I’m really curious what will happen to the child and the girl in the cold palace? …will it born safetly ?…will she die? …what will the emperor say? …who will look after it?

  21. Shien
    Shien June 21, 2016 at 10:40 am |

    I curious about the evil empress fate. What will she become??

  22. pazao
    pazao September 1, 2016 at 5:38 pm |

    Anyone wants to spoil how the Empress

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    . I’m actually really curious about this.

  23. Yukia
    Yukia October 12, 2016 at 7:38 pm |

    I seriously really want to know what happened to the empress.

  24. Rabbittrant
    Rabbittrant January 4, 2017 at 11:12 am |

    Did anyone catch how old the characters in this book are? I think I might’ve missed it.

  25. Cara Ng
    Cara Ng January 24, 2017 at 4:10 pm |

    Hi which do u think is the best of the 3 books?

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