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Daughter-in-Law of a Noble House: Intro

侯门新妇
Daughter-in-Law of a Noble House

By: Hai Qing Na Tian Er (海青拿天鹅)

A short post on my next translation project. There is only one synopsis for this novel and I will also leave some comments on it… 🙂

Summary from Baike

天下大乱,群雄并起。

阖族抄灭的高门女子傅瑾,被迫嫁给了如日中天的枭雄长子魏郯。

侯门新妇自得群臣关怀,在门阀倾轧,乱世流离时,为求在乱世中求生,经营生意,为妇持家,谋一生安稳。

战乱,让她淡看宫廷之变,权力之争。一颗玲珑心筹谋万分,成就一场惊鸿!

却谋不过他长达十年的请君入瓮。

14岁,魏郯入禁军初见傅瑾,情起南市相遇,他记住了她算数时眼珠向右,知道了她爱说价,本以为“高价”买下她手里的梅瓶能引来美人亲睐,没想到她只能记住一百五十钱,连出钱的人高矮胖瘦都没有留意。

十年后,值得欣慰的是世事无常,兜兜转转她居然最后成了他的夫人。

Translated summary…

There was chaos throughout all lands under Heavens, while warlords were vying for supremacy.

Fu Jin, the daughter of an exterminated noble clan, was forced to marry Wei Tan, an ambitious and formidable eldest son at the apex of his life.

This new daughter-in-law of the noble house received the solicitude of the officials and overturned the internal strife. In times of chaos, displacement and the subjugation of prominent clans, as a married woman one only wished to survive, conduct business, manage the affairs of the household and live one’s life in peace.

Amidst the chaotic war, she watched the changes in the Imperial court and the battle for power. One exquisite heart had set in motion thousands of strategies and success was but a leap!

Yet, one was not able to scheme beyond his ten years’ plan of ‘giving a taste of one’s own medicine’.

The eyes of the fourteen year old Wei Tan, who had arrived at the Imperial Guards, caught sight of Fu Jin. His emotions stirred when they encountered each other in the Southern market. He noticed her eyes would dart to the right when she was calculating and knew that she had a penchant for haggling prices. He believed the ‘exorbitant price’ he had paid for the plum flower bottle in her hands would certainly attract the beauty’s attention. Little did he expect that she would only remember the hundred and fifty coins. She had paid no attention to the build or stature of the person who had paid.

Ten years later, what was gratifying was that the affairs of the world were ever changing. In the end, after many twists and turns, she actually became his Furen.

The main reason why I have finally picked this novel to translate is that it is not about Rebirth/Transmigration/Reincarnation. There are just too many of those out there and no matter how good they are, I am getting a little tired of them. I choose to believe that there were smart and strong women in the past who were far ahead of their peers or society.

Like the previous novels I have picked, Fu Jin aka the Female Lead, has a strong character. However, in this novel, her strength is more internalised than others. (I hope you understand what I mean… lol). Anyone else experiencing what she did would most likely roll over and die. She did not depend on others even though on the surface, it seemed like she did. Her entire family was executed and she escaped because her father had sent her to the Empress Dowager. But after the Empress Dowager died, the Emperor and the Empress married her off to a fool (mentally challenged?). In the midst of chaotic political scenario, her Father-in-law married her off the Grand Commandant’s son and this is where the novel starts off.

Another thing I love about this novel is Wei Tan aka the Male Lead. Honestly, I feel that he is better than XJX because he always steps back and lets her make her decisions (to choose him or her ex, to leave the family or not, etc.). He also knows her from way before and that she has changed because of her circumstances. However, he still loves the girl she was previously and the woman she has become. He is like those second leads from all the dramas and novels that we (specifically me) fall for knowing that they would never get the FL in the end. Don’t worry, this novel will have a happy ending. 😀

This time, there will be 3 editors on board at the beginning to help straighten up my translation. The language used is not as flowery as previous ones but the novel is written from a first person perspective and the words used are from a different dynasty/period compared to my previous projects. So, I will get more confused than ever on the grammar and my consistency on all the ministers’ rankings will go down the drain… LOL… Let’s welcome @Kiskaiya @Larkspur @Halley

Back to me again… I am still translating the first few chapters at the moment and my speed is like a tortoise due to work (still flying around, new projects, shitssssss to clear…). Please bear with me!!!

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27 responses

  1. I’m waiting for your work for age, now that you’ve finally got one, I’m super excited. I believe in your taste and I’m waiting for new chapter. Good work !

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  2. Welcome back! So happy to see you again. The new novel looks to be interesting. Welcome 3 editors especially @Larkspur (good to see you here) Look forward in anticipation to the first chapter. Thank you so much.

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    • Hello Lovely Jira!!

      You look BEAUTIFUL!

      So happy to see you too.. (get on discord, we’ll see each other often)

      This is a fun read.. thanks for all the support (and still remembering me)

      XX
      Larkspur

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    • Ohhhh thank god, a story that’s not reincarnation or transmigration. Your right there’s a ton of em some pretty good ones but it’s getting tiring and hard to find something new. It would be nice to read a story where they figure out and strive for something without a rebirth and a second chance to fix things. I look forward to this story whenever you get chapters out!

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  3. It really reminds me of a drama called: Empress of the Ming: Legend of Sun Ruowei
    but I believe the ending is not very satisfactory in this drama…

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  4. This looks like fun! I agree that sometimes the everyday fabric of life can be interesting even if a main character doesn’t know things from a previous life. I’m especially intrigued since you mention she was married – twice?

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  5. I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS! ❤ I honestly check your site almost everyday to see if there is any news on the new novel. FINALLY!

    Looking forward to this new project Zaza. I like the main leads already. Can't wait to see how the main lead is different.

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  6. Finally you’re back!! Cant wait for anther exciting journey! Thank you Zaza for giving us top notch stories to read, really really appreciate it. Thank you also for not choosing transmigration/rebirth stroy this time around- I personally find that genre is too saturated right now with mediocre storyline to say the least.

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  7. Yaayyyy it’s good to see you once again Zazajunnie….I’m already pumped up for the new project, and I’m sure you won’t disappoint.
    A big welcome to our three editors. Nice to have you on board!

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  8. I’m so excited that you are back. I believe most of us are. Take hour time and we will was wait patiently for a new amazing translation. Thank you to the editors too!!!!

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  9. Looks REALLY interesting ! (And i’m pretty much like you : tired of transmigration/rebirth novels : some can be good but I don’t see why getting thousands of these).

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  10. 💃🎉🎆
    Zaza’s back! I’ve been looking forward to your next project and have been checking the site for news in between rereading XJX and SM’s romance. And yes, I did do a happy dance.

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