The Crown Prince in the Jade Pendant: Intro

玉佩里的太子爷
The Crown Prince in the Jade Pendant

By: Qiu Yue Liu Huo aka September Flowing Fire (九月流火)

A short post on my translation project that I have just started…

Teaser from Baike…

长兴侯府的五姑娘出生时被抱错,农妇的女儿阴差阳错成了小姐,而真正的侯府千金却流落民间,过了十三年的苦日子。

十三那年,楚锦瑶终于回到亲生父母身边,然而尴尬的是,母亲嫌她举止粗俗,一心宠爱原来的“女儿”,就连祖母都不舍得疼了十三年的孙女回到农家,于是做主让假千金留下,继续当侯门小姐。

穷苦人家长大的楚锦瑶和侯府格格不入,又一次被堂妹使绊子后,楚锦瑶在屋里掉眼泪,突然发现,她的玉佩会说话了。

她的玉佩脾气不好,但是会听她诉苦,帮她宅斗,指导她虐渣。

直到有一天,楚锦瑶见到了凶名在外的太子殿下。

#说起来你们可能不信,我的玉佩精长得和太子一模一样#

Translated Teaser…

The Fifth Young Lady of the residence of Marquis Chang Xing was wrongly carried away upon birth and the daughter of a farmer became a Young Lady by accident. The real daughter of the Marquis residence lived amongst the commoners and suffered for thirteen difficult years.

On the thirteenth year, Chu Jin Yao finally returned to her biological parents’ side. However, the awkward thing was that Mother disliked her for having vulgar manners and wholeheartedly loved the previous ‘daughter’. Even Grandmother could not bear to send the granddaughter she had doted on for thirteen years back to the farming family and made the decision to allow the fake daughter to stay on and continue to be the Young Lady of a Marquis lineage.

Chu Jin Yao, who grew up in a poor family, was out of place in the Marquis Residence. After yet another hindrance from her Younger Tang Sister, Chu Jin Yao was shedding tears in her room when she discovered that her jade pendant could speak.

Her jade pendant had a bad temperament but would heed to her complaints, help her in the residence battles and provide her guidance to oppress scums.

It wasn’t until one day when Chu Jin Yao had an encounter with the infamously violent Crown Prince.

“Speaking of which, you might not believe but my jade pendant spirit looks exactly like the Crown Prince.”

This is another novel without Rebirth/Transmigration/Reincarnation. There is obviously some element of magic in this novel… Else, how would the jade pendant spirit ‘look like’ the Crown Prince?

Like the previous projects, our Female Lead, Chu Jin Yao, is no pushover. She might sound like a crybaby in the beginning but that is aligned to where she came from and the situation she was put into. I would have cried till my eyes were swollen and sulk for a much longer time then her if all that were to befall me. But she constantly learns and improves herself through pure hard work! I like the underlying lesson that hard work pays off and there are no shortcuts or extraordinary talents in life.

The Male Lead, the ‘jade pendant spirit’ aka Crown Prince, is also somewhat different than how an ML is usually written. The readers will be able to see his character growth in terms of ‘people skills’. I also like that sometimes we are able to read from his point of view and watch him learn empathy and treat himself and others better.

[Editor Larkspur] I am quite excited about this project. Zaza has always brought a breath of fresh air through her choice of books and this time being no exception. Super excited about this quirky take on what could be seen as a run-of-the-mill trope, but rest assured it’s Zaza at work… it’s def fun! Thanks for your love and support dear readers, looking forward to more.

There are 135 chapters with 4 epilogue chapters. Each chapter is long so expect it to be split into parts of around 1,500~ 2,000 words per post. The first post will be up on 1st March.

Hope that you will enjoy it!!!

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