孤芳不自赏 A Lonesome Fragrance Waiting to be Appreciated (Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang) – 风弄 (HE)
Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang is my first and favorite web novel so far, technically it’s not exactly the first since I’ve been reading some light novels before but they’re Japanese and this is Chinese (plus there’s a difference between light novels and web novels, so this novel being my ‘first’ is justified)
After reading the first volume on CKM Scans, I waited so so sooo much for the second volume and now it’s also released. At first I didn’t know about Shushengbar or these on-going Chinese romance novel translations, so I lurked around Xianxia and Wuxia novel translations for some time. And read quite a lot of them, such as Coilling Dragon, Stellar Transformations etc. etc. It was quite fun and I still read some of them. But, I have this attraction to the novels with female protagonists and such so…
Anyway the point is this novel’s the reason that I’m so obsessed with C-novels now (I don’t about you guys but I love love love this novel). First of all I love Ping Ting (Female lead), and I love the plot and the flaw of story, and other character along with Bei Jie (Male Lead). And OMG, they’re a match made in heavens.
Story goes on a ancient background with kingdoms, wars, power struggles and such. Bai Ping Ting is the military adviser (so cool, right?) of one country while Chu Bei Jie is the duke of the other country. They both have extremely cunning minds and very strong personalities. Their fist meeting is quite unexpected but both of them are drawn to each other, no matter how they teared apart one always come looking for the other, either it’s Bei Jie or Ping Ting. And writing style of the story draws us readers towards them, making us shed tears for them each time break apart (T.T), even though we know they’ll eventually get back together. Another thing is that no matter how many war strategies or plots there is, it never gets boring. Actually it’s really interesting since it’s Ping Ting’s plans and Bei Jie’s battles.
This novel is one of the reasons that inspired me to learn Chinese and try translating novels. As Mahouka inspired me to learn Japanese. (After Chinese I’m planing on trying Korean). I don’t know of your preferences but this novel is really worth the read. So if there’s someone looking for a good novel to read, I recommend this one.
BTW Ping Ting is the second best heroine on my list, first one is Qing Ju and third one is Xiao Susu. (^_^)
That’s all, have a nice read everyone!