Sunday, 8 December 2013

Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Thousand Miles of Peach Blossom (三生三世,十里桃花) Full Summary (Part 1)



  Above is my absolute favourite picture of Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Thousand Miles of Peach Blossom ("3L3W, 10 Peach Blossom")! I've decided to do a full summary & review to entice my sister into the world of C-novels. I think 3L3W, 10 Peach Blossom is probably the best book to entice people since it is fully translated by Hamster with the epilogue translated by peanuts.

  I will post the first part of the summary first, then the second part, and then the review. I thought I could do it in one whole entry but it's gotten much longer than I expected!

  First, a spoiler-free introduction:

  Bai Qian Qian is a High Goddess and the current female monarch of QingQiu, one of the old respected kingdoms of the Heavenly Realms. Ye Hua is the current Crown Prince of JiuZhongTian and engaged to be married to Bai Qian Qian. Little does Bai Qian Qian knows that in her past live as mortal, she had once married Ye Hua before... the story will detail their star-crossed fate, Bai Qian Qian's five Peach Blossoms, and their final destiny.

 Now, my detailed summary:

  The story, except for Ye Hua's epilogue, is set out in the perspective of Bai Qian Qian/Susu (her past mortal self). I've summarised the main plot points and love story of Bai Qian Qian and Ye Hua so my review makes sense later on.



  Prologue

  It starts with Susu in JiuZhongTian. She is pregnant and already married to Ye Hua in the mortal world, but not officially recognised in heaven. Susu is now blind because Ye Hua has taken away her eyes. He tells her, we will get married and I will be your eyes. Susu, who has always loved Ye Hua, has turned her heart cold. Apparently, Ye Hua's concubine, Su Jin, had tricked her to go to Ju Xian stage and Su Jin had timed it such that it looked like Susu had pushed Su Jin down the Ju Xian stage - to fall down is deadly for both humans and gods - their soul and essence will be destroyed. Before Su Jin jumped down, she told Susu that Ye Hua had named Susu after the "Su" in her name and the love between Su Jin and Ye Hua was ruined because Su Jin was ordered to be the Heavenly King (Ye Hua's grandfather's concubine). Ye Hua had arrived the moment Su Jin fell down and saved her - so she only lost her eyes. Susu had to be "punished" for pushing Su Jin and Ye Hua had taken her eyes to give Su Jin. Susu gives birth to a son for Ye Hua, Ye Hua is not around at the birth. Susu thinks Ye Hua is with Su Jin. Susu tells Nainai (her personal servant) to take care of her son, she names him A'li. She makes her way alone to the Ju Xian stage - Su Jin had told her before that if she jumps down, she will be able to return to the mortal world. Susu says goodbye to Ye Hua one last time through the golden mirror he gave her and jumps down the stage. Ye Hua cries for her to stop but she jumps down anyway.

  At the end of the prologue, it is realised that Susu was the mortal self of Bai Qian Qian. It was her "mortal" trial to become a high Goddess. She returns to QingQiu and asks the powerful Immortal Zhe Yan to give her his forgetting potion so she will never remember her past life as Susu.



  Chapter 1

  It starts three hundred years later from the prologue. The eastern king water god was going to celebrate the one month old birthday of his son. Bai Qian Qian who hardly leaves QingQiu is going to visit this birthday party because the eastern king water god had once helped her parents. On her way to the party, she visits the Immortal Zhe Yan to get his special wine for the party. The Immortal Zhe Yan told her that the ex crown prince, the Second Prince of JiuChongTian, had came to beg for his peaches because of his pregnant wife. The Second Prince used to be engaged to Bai Qian Qian but rejected the engagement when he fell in love with Bai Qian Qian's ex-servant, Qiu Qiu, a snake sprite that she had taken care of. Due to the Second Prince's action, the Heavenly King decreed that the next Crown Prince will be Bai Qian Qian's fiance. Many many years later, the Heavenly King's grandson, Ye Hua, was announced to be the Crown Prince at his birth. Bai Qian Qian never took this seriously because to her Ye Hua, is a young punk, who is only 50,000 years old, while she is 140,000 years old.

  Chapter 2


   So Bai Qian Qian makes her way to the eastern king water god's palace and she meets some maids of a princess on the way and hear that the princess is going to try and attract Crown Prince Ye Hua's attention. Bai Qian Qian is non-plussed about it. She dresses simply so people won't know her real identity. She is surprised that the palace is so dark - she doesn't realise that it was specially decorated for her arrival since her eyes are sensitive (the remnant damage from the mortal self - but she does not know this) so she usually ties a white cloth over them.


  Bai Qian Qian always gets lost and is a horror with directions. She ends up in the back garden of the palace and meets a small cute round god who she calls Little Dough. She asks him what he is doing and he say he is trying to pick a coral from the pond as his dad says it is the prettiest thing in the sea. So, Bai Qian Qian lends Little Dough her fan. Little Dough just lightly fans and a strong gush of wind blows through the palace - blowing away all the seaweed specially covering the palace! Bai Qian Qian is shocked because the power of the fan flows from the power of the god, and she didn't think such a small god will have such a power.

  Little Dough turns to look at Bai Qian Qian and immediately recognises her as his mother! He hugs her and cries about why she had abandoned him and his father. She hears a sound from her back, "Su...Su...?"

   Ye Hua and Bai Qian Qian meets! Bai Qian Qian tells Ye Hua he has recognised the wrong person and he looks very sad and torn. Ye Hua and Little Dough leaves the garden, after which Bai Qian Qian hilariously realises when they leave there will be no one to lead her to the palace! So, she follows after them.

  Chapter 3


   Just as Bai Qian Qian is following them, she meets the pregnant Qi Qi (the wife of the Second Prince). Qi Qi cries and tries to act pitiful. Bai Qian Qian can't take it and she gives Qi Qi the fan, saying that she will grant her a wish as a wedding present and she can find her with the fan when she has thought of it.


   Little Dough and Ye Hua returns and sees this scene. It's really cute and Ye Hua has a soft smile on his lips as he now realises that this goddess who looks exactly like Su Su is his fiancee, Bai Qian Qian.

  There's this really cute scene of Little Dough being really excited that he has found his mother again and Bai Qian Qian thinking he means she will be his future step mother, and Ye Hua promising Little Dough that Bai Qian Qian will come and live with them soon and Bai Qian Qian unable to say no because Little Dough would cry. So, Bai Qian Qian, Little Dough and Ye Hua arrive at the Banquet and the eastern king water god is angry at Bai Qian Qian for sweeping away all his seaweed (she decided to take the fall for Little Dough) until Bai Qian Qian says she has come as the representative of Immortal Zhe Yan (she refuses to admit she is Bai Qian Qian and arrive with Ye Hua). Ye Hua is holding Bai Qian Qian's hand (and refuses to let go even when Bai Qian Qian uses magic) and so Bai Qian Qian states she is a boy, naively thinking this will prevent love rumours, but this leads to people thinking Ye Hua is gay (haha).

  Chapter 4


  At the end of the party, Ye Hua asks Bai Qian Qian to take care of Little Dough while he settles something. When Little Dough is left alone with Bai Qian Qian, Little Dough asks her to stop the plans of the princess who wants to attract his father. Bai Qian Qian is non-plussed as usual but Little Dough starts crying that Bai Qian Qian does not love his father and him and will abandon them again. So Bai Qian Qian is forced to say that Ye Hua is her precious and in her heart and Little Dough then brings her to stop the princess' meeting with Ye Hua.


   She learned that the princess saved Little Dough's life before when he was in the mortal world. It seems that Ye Hua has sealed away the mountain that was the home of his mother, Su Su, and they will visit the mountain every year for 10 days (I find this so sweet!)

   So, Bai Qian Qian goes and awkwardly acts to deter the princess from trying to pin her romantic hopes on Ye Hua. But, then she decides to give up halfway after seeing the princess' determination, and Little Dough cries out, "You lied! You said that father was your honey and precious." Ye Hua then hilarious confronts Bai Qian Qian for saying these words and she embarassingly admits to it and runs away.

 Chapter 5 


   Bai Qian Qian is trying to make her way home but gets lost (again). She finds a cave and sees two people having sex. They break out and she awkwardly recognises the guy as her first love, Demon King Li Jing. He goes towards her and says he has been trying to find her for the last 70 thousand years. She starts to remember their time together...


   She was A'yin, the male disciple of Mo Yuan, one of the great gods and known as the undefeated War Gods. As he did not accept female disciples, her mother had put a spell on her to appear as a guy and to become a disciple of Mo Yuan to enhance her refinement and spell capabilities. During her time as a male disciple, she was kidnapped with the 9th disciple by the then Demon King who was the father of then Demon Prince Li Jing. The Demon King had fallen in love with the 9th male disciple and was going to force him to marry him. While she was kidnapped, she became friends with the Demon Prince Li Jing, who clearly fell for A'yin but struggled with it because she was a guy.

  Later, Mo Yuan came and saved them, and there's the lovely scene where he hugged A'yin and said that while 9th disciple lost weight, she had gained weight, so there wasn't much loss to them. When they returned, Mo Yuan locked A'yin up in a room and she thought it was punishment because she did not take care of the 9th disciple well. Only after, she realised that Mo Yuan had suffered a divine trial for her (because she was lazy and lacked cultivation and would have died) and was suffering from those injuries. When A'yin realised that, she went to the cave Mo Yuan was resting and warned him that he better recover or she would make herself into a soup for him to drink. In her whole life, it was only that one time, she cried so sadly and painfully.

  [I'm such a Mo Yuan fan <3]

Chapter 6 


  Later, Demon Prince Li Jing came to find A'yin. He had abolished his harem and was wooing her, saying that he did not care she was a boy and had fallen in love with her. After a long time of wooing with many love letters and then setting up a trap where he was very injured and Bai Qian Qian said if he wakes up, she will be with him - they finally got together. But it was innocent since Bai Qian Qian was still a boy, A'yin.


   A'yin is visited by Xuan Nu, who is some far off relative. When Xuan Nu was young, she wanted to look like Bai Qian Qian, who got so irritated by her constant requests, that she asked Immortal Zhe Yan to change her face to look like Bai Qian Qian. As can be predicted a mile away, scumbag Demon Prince Li Jing falls and cheats on A'yin with Xuan Nu! A'yin discovers them cheating and is so angry she wanted to swipe her fan at Xuan Nu but Demon Prince Li Jing stops her. She breaks up with Demon Prince Li Jing -she is so heart broken and gets terrible nightmares. Mo Yuan who never agrees to travel out of the mountain for pilgrimmages and retreats, accepts one invitation so he can bring A'yin away and make her happier. Mo Yuan commented that Demon Prince Li Jing's eyes are wasted (aww <3).

  Anyway, Demon Prince Li Jing marries Xuan Nu and they have a grand 9 day wedding. However, suddenly, Demon Prince Li Jing gets another wife and Xuan Nu is sent back to Mo Yuan's mountain full of injuries. It turns out to be a trap as Xuan Nu came back as a spy to get information on Mo Yuan's side, who was going to have a full-on war with the Demon King - only because the Demon King was angry Mo Yuan took away the 9th disciple. Because of Xuan Nu and Mo Yuan's injuries suffered from helping A'yin suffer her divine trial, Mo Yuan's soul actually dissolves after trapping the Demon King into a special bell.

  Before he dissolves, Mo Yuan turns to A'yin and says, "Wait for me".

   A'yin is completely distraught. She tries to figure out how to preserve his body until his soul comes back. As A'yin is actually Bai Qian Qian, a nine-tailed fox goddess, her blood can preserve his dead body - but, as she is seriously injured, she would not be able to give him her blood for more than 7 days before she too dies. So, Bai Qian Qian goes to Demon Prince Li Jing to ask for a special body preserving pearl which the demon world possesses. Demon Prince Li Jing says the pearl is missing.... but before Bai Qian Qian leaves the palace, Xuan Nu shows her this pearl and said that Demon Prince Li Jing had given it to her for her to recover from the injuries she suffered when she was sent as a spy. Bai Qian Qian is enraged and throws Xuan Nu at the Demon Prince Li Jing and announces that she and Demon Prince Li Jing will be enemies forever and cannot never be under the same sky, however she has too much pride to take the pearl away.

   So, A'yin steals Mo Yuan's body and hides away in a cave. She plunges a dagger into her chest every day to feed her blood to Mo Yuan. She thinks that even if she dies, at least she can accompany Mo Yuan. On the seventh day, her mother finds her and gives her half of her life's essence to save A'yin and changes her back to her female self, Bai Qian Qian. Bai Qian Qian is able to preserve Mo Yuan's body with her blood.

   No one knows where A'yin went with Mo Yuan and it is only recorded in the annals that Mo Yuan and A'yin disappeared and retired together from the heavenly realms (haha).

   Bai Qian Qian's consciousness returns to the present and she hears Demon King Li Jing ask why she is wearing female clothes when she is fine as a guy. He asks if it's because he had betrayed her for a female. He says that he misses her and have been finding her for the last 70 thousand years. Bai Qian Qian cuts him off and tells him she is a girl. He is shocked and asks her why she did not tell him long ago. Bai Qian Qian is non-plussed - he married Xuan Nu for her personality, it cannot be just because of her face, so it would not make any difference if she had told him. Demon King Li Jing falls silent and Bai Qian Qian quickly becomes invisible and escapes as he cries out for A'yin - but in her heart, she thinks there is no more A'yin.

   Chapter 7


   Bai Qian Qian is back at Qing Qiu and when she wakes up, she finds Little Dough in her home! She finds out from her deity helper, Migu, that Little Dough and Crown Prince Ye Hua plan to stay here. Bai Qian Qian is unhappy but can't kick them out because of their status and the fact that Ye Hua is indeed her official fiance.


   Little Dough says he is hungry and so Bai Qian Qian goes off to the market with Migu to find food. Ye Hua joins them in the marketing and is rather surprised at what Bai Qian Qian wants to feed his son (ie, not proper food). So he goes to buy meat and vegetables, and cooks for them! They are all stunned by Ye Hua's good cooking.

   There's this lovely scene where Ye Hua cooks and Bai Qian Qian helps with the wood for the fire, and Bai Qian Qian comments that Ye Hua must have learnt how to cook from his mortal wife, Su Su. And Ye Hua says that Su Su did not know how to cook and would help him with the wood just like what she is doing now. (<3)



Comments: I love Mo Yuan and Ye Hua equally, though I have my views on why the story went the way it did and who is perfect for Bai Qian Qian. Both make me very happy <3. Till, part 2!

  

63 comments:

  1. nice summary xD I have read the novel in vietnamese. You did a great job in summarize everything that is important. Its funny how she has two guys but they pretty much look identical to each other. I guess she never saw Mo Yuan as anything more than family feeling. It would also be good together. But I guess Ye Hua also deserves her. I hate him but then realized he also gave up a lot for her later on.

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    1. Thank you! :) I was such an ardent fan of Ten Thousand Miles of Peach Blossom, I went to summarise it! Haha. Teehee, I liked Ye Hua from the start because I knew he must have had a proper reason for it, though I think all the fan girl love has gone to Dong Hua. I can't wait to read Mo Yuan's story!

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    2. Tiffy D can you tell me the vietnamese name of this novel? I might look for the audio form of it since my vietnamese listening skills are better than my reading ^^

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    3. That is "Tam sinh tam thế thập lý đào hoa"

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    4. That is "Tam sinh tam thế thập lý đào hoa"

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    5. After watching the drama and reading your summary I really want to read the book. English or Vietnamese is fine. Where can I get it Please.

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    6. Vietnamese you can try this http://truyenfull.vn/tam-sinh-tam-the-thap-ly-dao-hoa/

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  4. Just thought you should know that the link to the book on Hamster's blog is broken. It says that the blog has been deleted.

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    1. Hi Neena, hamster took down her 3L3W's translations.

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    2. Because of plagiarism rumours regarding Tang Qi.

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    3. Hi Decembi! Sorry for the extreme lateness in replying.. lol. I had seen details on the whole thing from Hamster, but it didn't stop me from obtaining the ebook from Amazon. I'm kinda meh on the whole plagiarism thing. The whole thing could've worked out in the best interests of both authors if they sat down and worked it out without the crazy of the internet public. I mean it coulda worked out into the best interests of both if they did that but who am I to say? #shrugs I think it became more popular because of Tang Qi because I would have no interest in reading the other one which I read was gay-centric. Not that I have anything against gay lit, I just don't read it. A book could have stuff in it about gays like 3L3W Ten miles of Peach Trees and it wouldn't bother me. I'm just saying that both authors are getting more publicity and perhaps more money because of all the talk and controversy. Sheesh.. this is the most I've ever commented anywhere. lol.

      Anyway. What I wanted to tell you was that I made mention of you and this site because I clipped your little intro about the book and pasted it to a post on my blog. I didn't claim it. I mentioned you and linked to your site.

      http://thewyldathenaeum.blogspot.com/2017/04/4817-to-sky-kingdom-tang-qi-translated.html

      I just wanted to be sure and let you know. ;) Thank you for all your hard work on the summation of the chapters and more!! =)

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    4. So sweet! Thanks for crediting me <3 <3 <3

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  5. Thank you for your summary it's very helpful. It's my first time trying to read ancient novel and it was so confusing for me. Now, it's better. :)

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    1. Welcome! Glad I could be of help :)

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  6. where can i read this book fully?

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    1. I want to read it too. In English please if there is an ebook available online. Thank you.

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    2. I heard it can be bought from amazon!

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  7. Where is part 2??? I really2 wamt to read it. Thanks for your recap ♡♡♡

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    1. Here: http://onesecondspring.blogspot.sg/2013/12/three-lives-three-worlds-ten-thousand_10.html

      You can click recommendations/review tab for all the links.

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  8. Hi,
    I have been reading bits and pieces of this novel in english (can't find complete novel with english translation)and somewhat confused. Can you explain/clarify what is the pillow book and arcanya's(spelling?)dream and how is it related to this novel. Thank you for the summaries.

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    1. http://docslide.us/documents/three-lives-three-worlds-ten-miles-of-peach-blossoms1.html

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    1. Used to be a book. Used to be a potential movie.
      But it's a dream now.

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    2. The movie is coming out later this year! I think the drama the end of this month?

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  10. Where can i read full chapter

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    1. http://docslide.us/documents/three-lives-three-worlds-ten-miles-of-peach-blossoms1.html

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    2. The page does not exist

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  11. I don't understand something.... As SuSu, she died and not reborn??? Why is she older then Ye Hua???

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    2. SuSu didn't really die. SuSu fell down the stage and regained her memories (the spell that the demon kind placed on her to steal her powers and erase her memories of being an immortal) as Bai Qian, an immortal. She's older because she was born thousands of years before he was.

      This doesn't make sense to me however, because how would Ye Hua be Mo Yuan's twin? Since Mo Yuan is Bai Qian teacher. Someone answer me that.

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    3. It was said in the book that the first deity was actually going to give birth to twins but the mother could only give birth to one of the baby. So they felt it was unfair for the other baby. So they placed the egg of the baby in a Golden lotus and waited thousands of years for the baby to wake up. In the story the baby woke up many thousands year after the death of Mo Yuan as the heaven's king's daughter taken in the egg from the golden lotus and gave birth to the baby.

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  12. http://docslide.us/documents/three-lives-three-worlds-ten-miles-of-peach-blossoms1.html. Full English book

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    1. Hi! Is there any other link....? It's been removed already....

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    2. http://www39.zippyshare.com/v/mb7nDcUJ/file.html

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  13. I don't understand one thing. When SuSu jumps down the stage, she regains her memories of being Bai Qian, so she would know that Yehua was her betrothed. Since he caused her so much pain, shouldn't she also try to find a way to not marry him in addition to erasing her memories of being SuSu.

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    1. I think maybe because su su dont want remember the pain

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    2. No she didn't know Ye Hua was her betrothed at that time. She found out later on tho

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  14. The story give me a bit feeling so empity, maybe its beacuse the author didnt give a proper answer its a bit rush ending espsecially for moyuan and a li. Im a fans of moyuan thats make me sad :(

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  15. where can i read the whole novel?

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    1. You can read it here:
      http://docslide.us/documents/three-lives-three-worlds-ten-miles-of-peach-blossoms1.html

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    2. The page does not exist!!!!!

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    3. Someone's posting hamster tranaslation in wattpad entitle three lives, three worlds, ten miles peach of blossom. Currently it is up to chapter three.

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    4. http://www39.zippyshare.com/v/mb7nDcUJ/file.html

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  16. Luv yehua n bai qian2 story..now im wacthing again 3L3W drama series..addicted mode on

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  17. Luv yehua n bai qian2 story..now im wacthing again 3L3W drama series..addicted mode on

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  18. Could you tell me where I can find the first book? The link that you have placed in the comments is fallen and since Hamster has removed the book from his page for the plagiarism issue I could not find the book, and I really want to read it. Thank yo

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    1. Scribd has a copy, due to plagarism issue, I refuse to buy the book. Usually when I really love a novel I would support the author by purchasing the book. However I really love e drama n wouldn't mind buying mo yuan's book when it is available. Cross my fingers n hope she dun plagiarise again.

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  19. Someone can tell me what is the name of Mo Yuan's own book please!!!

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    1. I read on hui3r it's called Bodhi Fate. Looks like it's gonna take a Long time to come out.
      https://hui3r.wordpress.com/2017/03/19/three-lives-three-worlds-mini-special-feng-jius-revenge-edition-part-18/#more-2518

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  20. I have written a BQ/MY fanfiction for those that are interested! It's set in the TV universe, not the books (where MY has his own separate story and live interest).

    Here: https://www.wattpad.com/story/102110900-another-life

    To answer the question about MY's book she hasn't finished it. I think some chapters were previously released but she has taken it down to rewrite. There is also a lot of Chinese fanfiction masquerading as the genuine book so tread carefully.

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  21. Hello! ... I really need help. I do not understand ... are there two novels? Or only one where all the stories, Dong Hua and Xiao Bai - Ye Hua and Bai Qian ... or, in what order should I read them, can you help me with this? I'm a little lost

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    1. Yes! 3L3W is the first one and Pillow Book is the second one. :)

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    2. Thank you! I really would like to read both novels T_T

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  22. You did a great job with the summaries Decembi! I read them before I browse some chaptersof the book n I must say appreciate your summaries more. Credit is to author (naturally) for writing the story but the book narrative style is not quite my cup of tea n I'm glad I got to know Ye Hua n Bai Qian's story here. Thanks!

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  23. I can't wait until they make a drama version of Pillow Book. Or are they not gonna because of the plagiarism book with the Eternal Love?

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  25. I loved the drama, have seen it a few times, I prefer it to the novel. I'm looking forward to the film release, I hope that will be subbed.

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  26. The drama was better than the novel as it showed things in order, plus you saw what both the main characters were going through, where as the novel was written from Bai Qian experience. Was Ye Hua's story illustrated in any of the novels, I just wonder how the drama writers came up with the story line, were they working closely with the author ?

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