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…
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!!!