Accompanying the Phoenix


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Of the ancient gods, only one remained in the world. This god lived alone for thousands of years and no longer had any desires. Legend has it that—during the great war between the worlds—he used his powers to turn the tide, managing to seal the cataclysmic rift and bring order back into the three realms. Time flew by and hundreds of years passed in the blink of an eye.

In this time, Shen Li was born into the demon world. Known as the Azure Sky King, she was used to living a bright and dazzling life full of successes. Little did she know that her 1000th birthday would bring misfortune to her doorstep—a politically arranged marriage with her name on it. The Azure Sky King would henceforth marry the thirty-third grandson of the Heavenly Emperor, Fu Rongjun. This arranged marriage was meant to unite the Heavenly realm with the Demonic Realm, bringing the two together. Most would consider it good fortune to be related to the Emperor.

Unfortunately, Fu Rongjun was infamous throughout the two realms for his Casanova personality. As the King who called the shots in the Demonic Realm, she had the ability to quell uprisings and end wars with a swing of her silver spear—there was absolutely no way she would marry such a flirtatious idiot. She had to escape from this marriage somehow even if it meant death!

In her escape, Shen Li never expected to meet a man that didn’t belong to any of the three realms. This oddball was truly strange!

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aiji rated it
January 6, 2019
Status: Completed
"He knows that he shouldn't pick it up, but can't let it go...

Finally gave up his heart, but was reluctant...

Ah.. the more pure, the more persistent..."

... more>> There's so many unforgettable bittersweet lines on this novel. And because my heart was pleasantly 'tortured', I'm giving it a perfect 5/5.


This story is like "Chicken Run" and "Romeo and Juliet" story combined.

No, I was just kidding. But there really is a 'chicken' who likes to run away and a 'complicated' love story.
To be honest, I almost drop this novel. I don't know if it is the author or the translator's fault but reading the earlier chapters was an excruciating experience. But I persevered. And good thing I did. I hope you all do the same. The translation may not be the best, but rest assured that the author's writing style is excellent.

Why excellent? Because my heart got attacked from all kinds of directions with every cold, sharp instrument possible. It's not only once that my heart got squeezed and cried. I don't know if I was just too emotional due to hormonal imbalance or whatsoever while reading it, but just to inform you, I was reading an MTLed version (chapter 27 onwards, MTLed it myself), so there's no way the english translator's interpretation could influence me in any way. Seriously, I was ruthlessly stirred.

But to set your expectations, this is not all about drama. Yes, there are touching scenes here and there, but there is also a good amount of funny scenes and action—a very good narration of the action scenes. And don't be fooled by the episodic kind of pacing at the earlier chapters. I tell you, there's a deeper story lurking behind. And although all throughout the story, the romance feel is a little prominent, for me, that's what make this novel that great.

The pacing is good, the story is not that too complicated, but I must say that the 'complication' revolves around the two main characters. Even I had my fair share of complicated feelings and worries as I progress, to the point of dropping it even though I'm already nearing the end. That's how emotionally invested I was.


The chicken... I mean, the MC, Shen Li, is not your typical shoujo protagonist. She's a woman. A very strong woman who you could categorize under the "hot-tempered" types BUT she's well in control of herself (well, most of the time). She knows what she wants, knows her place and responsibilities, and willing to make sacrifices. I got nothing to dislike about her.

And the ML... Ah, the ML! I have so much to say about this ML. He reminds of Ye Xiu (of The King's Avatar) in terms of personality. The carefree, easy-going type... But no, there so much more about this guy. This guy, who is always bathing in vinegar (though he himself is not aware), is loveable but curse-worthy at the same time. My teary moments were all caused by him. His lines.. his lines! He's so cool yet detestable. But who can blame him? No one can blame him. We can only blame the circumstances, the stars, the moon, the heavens... (ah, it's very hard to maintain a spoiler-free review! Please forgive me 'cause that's the only way I can express some 'contents' without directly spoiling) . He's not one of those 'rapey' types. In fact, he's a gentleman. Too gentlemanly for his own good. But what's truly admirable about him is his courage.

As for the side characters, there's nothing much to say. The only note-worthy is the "general" who is very close to the MC.


This is a very, very good read. I highly recommend it.

If you're a fan of action, fantasy, comedy, with a little touch of drama, try this one. BUT be sure you have your tissue boxes beside you to wipe your tears... and sweat. Yes, 'sweat' because there's a *cough* 'steamy' scene on this one.

Oh, it has a happy ending so don't worry, and give this a try. <<less
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Delirious rated it
September 21, 2016
Status: c15
It's the first time in my life, that I have ever wished I owned a chicken. Turns out, they might be hidden dragons and crouching tigers. Or in this case, a badass Phoenix; not to mention a very beautiful one.

So far the characters are likable, especially the MC, she is clumsy, cute, and not afraid to get dirty with people spreading the dirt. As for the male, eh, I guess he's interesting, throws the MC for a loop.

The story is pretty interesting, usually, the women in these kinds of stories... more>> start at the bottom and work up. Not in this one; she was at the top and of her own free will, split. But seriously, it's a pretty fun story, it's not very deep and profound, but it keeps you entertained and guessing. It's one of those novels you read for the characters, not the plot. <<less
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soysuva rated it
January 15, 2017
Status: c24.1
So far the story is still interesting. For the first couple of chapters early on you get confused if the man she met was the male lead or not, but later on there are hints that he is (and possibly hints that he has a big secret that you'll find out later when you read - then again I'm also not sure if it was really a secret to begin with in the first place) ? Anyways, I love the female lead! She's so bad-ass and I love how she... more>> shows her love for her soldiers! MUCH RESPECT! \o/ She's also a bit tom-boyish, but that's because she's the "God of War" in the demon realm and that her looks were described as "manly" or "masculine". She may come off as that to the characters in the story, but I think she's still feminine in her own way.

I remember she was talking about her wearing a feminine skirt for the first time and all of the men that went passed her got scared or laughed at her which caused her to never put on a feminine dress on again. ? Which was rather sad because I thought she would have looked awesome if given the right dress!


She's also funny and a bit clumsy (like @Simple described her) when it comes to housework. Main male lead also got an interesting personality. He's funny, calm most of the time, and mysterious. He holds too many secrets!

I remember when she was thrown into the water in her "chicken" form by the main male lead because apparently "she needed a bath" and she was like "I can't swim!" in bird language. ? And when he kept clucking at her like she was only a chicken pet! HAHAHAHA! ? Ahh... the memories. ?


Another thing, I love how the author portrays the demon realm in a good and different light from the usual.

And that the demons were also a god race that helped sealed the "evil demons" from escaping. Basically they were the guards to watch over the time rip that an ancient god helped sealed those evil demons in for heaven and nether/hell realms.


There are translation mistakes in some chapters that may still need editing/fixing, but it's not too noticeable where you can't enjoy the story. Now, about the main couple -
OMG they are such a cute, interesting, funny, and easy-going (?) couple. Main male lead, sometimes I don't know what goes on in his head, but I do know that he holds interest in Shen Li. I'm always laughing my ass off when he tries to get a chance to be with her using his sly means to fool her just for some alone time! ?

I'm also sooo glad that Fu Rong is not her paired male lead. Author has introduced us to him in one of the chapters and dude's got no backbone and is rude as f***! He's a total playboy and a jerk that doesn't know how to treasure any womyn. He see's "beautiful womyn" (because apparently that's his type) as objects to play with at his own free will. ? I don't like playboy's so I may seem to have put him in a bad light that may seem off putting, but don't let that ruin your fun in enjoying this story because he's only there "temporary" and isn't talked about much through out the story. So you won't even notice he's there because he's forgettable most of the time. ?

I love the way the author's writes her characters and story depth. The wording and descriptions of everything makes the story flow very well where you don't get confused as to what just happened and that's what I like about it. ? The way she/he wrote how Shen Li thinks when it comes to love is realistic for most people.


She was confessed to by one of her admirer's, Mo Fang (I love this guy ?), but she turned down his love confession because she still had feelings for the main male lead after his "death". (spoiler - I won't go into detail if he really died or not, but you'll find out more secrets after reading the story). Even after the male lead "died" she said she wouldn't look for his reincarnation because the man she loved was only that man in that life time and that it would be pretty pointless to find the reincarnation because he wouldn't be the same person she loved and knew. Which was pretty realistic thinking if you asked me.


Sorry Kiki (TL), for the long review~ I just wanted to express my love for this wonderful story. It's soo chill and straight to the point when needed, but gives you the mysteriousness to keep you on your toes wanting more! ? If anyone is putting this story on hold to read, READ IT because you're missing out on such wonderful main leads and plot wise!
Note: Everyone has different preferences in books/novels, so try out the story first without expecting much to see if you like it before you decide to judge (as the saying goes "don't judge a book by it's cover") it. It's best to read more than 5 chapters before giving up if you think the story isn't right for you. ? <<less
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Sheddy rated it
April 7, 2021
Status: c30
Although I like the MC a lot, having the ML there really ruins the story for me...

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when the ML was still in his mortal form, at least he was likable.. but then when he came back as the ancient god, he just annoys the sh*t out of me. Not only that he set the marriage between the MC and the playboy guy from heavenly realm, he have the nerve to feel jealous when she was close to her subordinates, even went as far as to humiliate her by beating her in sparring session in front of her troops, he's like thousands years old god while she was still a young lady compared to him. He's like that school bully in elementary school that bully the girl he likes. Always makes fun of her, but hate it when she was cold to him but warm to her friends.

I don't understand why people would like this ML..

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sumii rated it
December 19, 2019
Status: Completed
This is by far the best novel from Jiu Lu Fei Xiang. The female lead is so strong to the point that she has never seek for anyone's protection. Instead, it is her that is constantly protecting everyone else.

The male lead, ah, what can I say. I love him in every ways. The heartless him, the joker, the crazy him, and the sweet him. I love them all.

Both he and the female lead carry so much responsibilities on their shoulders. I cried so much and got so frustrated with these... more>> two... but I love them so much and found myself lost and wanting more when the novel finally ended.

I really hope there will be more chapters in the future. I am still curious about the prince, his wife and the little lotus. I what to know who is really his true love. Jiu Lu Fei Xiang never mentioned them again after the female lead met them for the second life time. It really made me sad not knowing. <<less
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keima rated it
April 25, 2017
Status: --
I thought that this would be boring but boy I was glad that I read this.

I really like the female MC's principles in life and love since its the same with me, anyway at the first chapters ... more>>

I first thought that Xing Yun was King's fiance but when the real fiance was introduced I completely throw that idea out of my mind. And after knowing that Xing Yun died I wanted to drop the novel because come on can anyone beat Xing Yun and became the male MC??The answer is NO. But then a new character, well can't say He's new, was introduced and I was back to loving this novel


The Male MC is really calm and the way he teases the female MC makes me laugh. The main characters are all lovable. And I agree with Simple, this made me want to own a chicken! <<less
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Brasdf rated it
January 13, 2023
Status: Completed
Mediocre. Starts well, but the pacing in the later part is pretty bad. Things just happen, many of them inexplicable. Feels like the author got bored or the popularity of the series wasn't great so things were condensed.

The FL is pretty fun and quite refreshing. The ML starts interesting, but ends somewhat boring.

Translation wise, justreads did great for 1-50, then 50-67 is not good, and the rest is alright.

Extremly spoilery questions I'm going to write down to get them out of my head:

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I don't get the over-arching plot because it wasn't really explained. How did the previous Demon Lord even survive having his head cut off ? Did this remnant of a soul even have a plan for revival ? How did his faction gather power and resources ? They weren't caught in the ruins ? So how they know the previous Lord survived ? What was even their plan ? In the end they were just aiming to have the ML die, that was the whole point ? It seems he dying anyway so... Why was Fu whatever immortal ?

Why did Xing Zhi not do anything for a thousand years after making the non perfect seal that caused endless suffering to the demons ? It feels like in a thousand years he could go twice a year inside to kill a few dozen monsters getting everything cleared in like 100 years tops. How did the monsters even survive in the Ruins ? Was there food and water inside ? We know Shen Li needed food...

Couldn't the King of the Monsters, who is apparently a pretty great guy, just make them calm down eliminating the need for the whole sacrifice thingy ? He clearly wasn't bound to the previous Demon Lord considering he just killed him casually. If he wasn't a great guy, then Xing Zhi's plan of self sacrifice would have allowed him to become the strongest remaining being the three realms ? He would have just conquered them or at least terrorized them.

If the bad guys didn't replace the four external elements of the seal, since Xing Zhi had no such plan of his own and unbeknownst to himself he was losing his power, then without the bad guys, Xing Zhi would have just died one day taking the Ruins and the Demon realm down at once ? So they actually saved everyone ?

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rinrin123 rated it
March 4, 2017
Status: c26.1
This story was not what I was expecting, but I do enjoy the female and male leads very much. The main character is kindhearted and merciful, but is also quite logical even though she can be a bit simpleminded. As the Azure Sky King, she holds a high military position and is unabashedly straightforward, spunky, and humorous. Rather than being a Mary Sue, Shen Li is a female lead that I am very fond of, particularly because of her willingness to sacrifice and want the best for the person she... more>> loves. The mortal male lead is also extremely likeable, but very mysterious, and it's clear that he isn't a normal person. His dynamic with Shen Li is witty and fun, and he has a tendency to bully her while treating her tenderly in the end. At first, he becomes her caretaker when she's demoted to status of "chicken, " but as she gathers her strength it's clear that the gap between mortal and god is too great for them to have a happy ending

for now?


However, Chen Li is very realistic and only wishes for her love's happiness and safety. I can only keep reading and hope that she gets a happy ending in the future! <<less
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afroafro rated it
February 5, 2021
Status: Completed
If you like novels with a strong/bad-as.s female protagonist, a worthy/reasonable male lead, steadily paced & excellent plot building with sweet, funny moments and plenty of action - this is DEFINITELY it (^.^)

This novel is written so beautifully that I just had to mtl the remaining chapters.

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Both leads are authority figures who shoulder heavy responsibilities within their realms (MC is from demon realm and ML is from outer-heaven). This means they cannot and should not pursue their feelings for each other, otherwise they'd be going against the will of heaven.

It was absolutely heart-wrenching watching them struggle to suppress and deny themselves.... and then to see them overcome these restraints and choose each other, even at the cost of losing their life/opportunity to reincarnate... wuwuwuwuwuw guuuyyys it was so beautiful I honestly couldn't stop crying ♡

I was a bit worried thinking this was heading down the tragedy route and was ready to leave one of those unreconciled "THIS IS NOT FAIR AURTHOR-NIM" reviews. But it's all good, this has a HE *phew* haha


Shoutout to the awesome translators who've worked hard on this amazing novel - you guys are the real heroes!!! <<less
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Ang3la rated it
November 6, 2019
Status: Completed
i have to say. I havent read much but so far the story is REALLY GOOD. Its refreshing too! The FL is the physically strong one while the ML is the intellectually strong one. Not saying that FL isnt an intellectual either. However one thing I need to highlight. The translations on justreads is truly the best ive seen. This is the first time ive complemented translations but this one really captured the comedy so far. I really enjoy it!!! Edit: after reading more it has solidified my review. THis... more>> is a DEFINITE READ for anyone, especially people tired and sick of s*upid josei novels with s*upid villains with s*upid plot and s*upid interactions that humans with brains would never say. This is truly a treasure. READ READ READ I TELL YOU. All the character feel so real and genuine that you cant help putting and investing your heart into it. You will laugh and cry. No s*upid filler because its nice and short unlike those 3000 chapter sagas. Its perfect! <<less
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uavgas rated it
February 3, 2017
Status: c25.1
I have thoroughly enjoyed this story so far. It is not completely original, but the execution is fantastic. Immortals and the Demon Emperor, an arranged marriage, a mortal love interest; this story has it all. The main character has a cute, likable character and she does know how to kick some bu*t when she wants to. It also helps that she does show some sass when dealing people occasionally. I like this story, and I am eagerly waiting for more. Thanks Kiki for the translation!
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fltstrt rated it
February 17, 2019
Status: c29
Story 5/5, TL 5/5

At ch 23, it may be premature to judge but it's been awhile since I've enjoyed a Xianxia story this much!

Gotta thank otwentyfirst @ justreads for taking over and doing the story justice! Her translations albeit slow with indefinite updating schedule, is very well done! Otwentyfirst mentioned that she has a hard time translating and after I took a gander at the original text, I can understand...

... more>> *Fingers crossed* might be years but I hope to one day see the entire series fully translated!

For now, I will have to settle on listening to the mandarin audio book version as I simply cannot wait. <<less
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Luna Knight rated it
November 24, 2016
Status: c17.1
This is an amazing book with in-depth characters and a nice story plot. The main character is strong, but not to the point where it's boring. The story line can be comical at times and at others it can be serious, depending on what is happening. Best of all, the author loves to add a little bit of irony and some details to spice things up.

While the plot is not deep, it still makes for an interesting read (if your looking for something light). Through out the book there seems... more>> to be some loose ends; however, since it is currently only translated to 17.1 at this time, I do not know if those ends will close. <<less
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zenriu rated it
September 19, 2018
Status: c27
I'm an avid fan of c-novels and Shen Li is one of my favorite FL not so strong nor weak just right. I like how the characters interact and the flow of the story is light and perfect. After reading a lot of c-novel I realize that I prefer this type of story and leads. Compare to other c-novels I have read and currently reading this novel is well balance no scheming but lots of teasing?, characters are not too powerful and just the right amount of comedy, romance and... more>> action.

I just hope that the translator would not drop this novel.... it feels awful when you're so attach to it then suddenly it was left hanging and no continuation just like how devastated I am when I learned that the translator drop the Golden Age Legitimate Fei project.

Anyways for all the c-novel lovers out there this is a very interesting, light hearted and well translated novel so don't hesitate to give it a try. <<less
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elliepot rated it
January 1, 2023
Status: c81

Xing Zhi and Shen Li are such amazing characters. Both of them love each other yet they are also aware of the responsibilities they hold as such they could not freely act upon their love. They were willing to feign ignorance of their feelings for one another in the light of their position as Azure King and Divine sovereign.


Through this story, you'll realize that sometimes the responsibilities you hold will shackle you from achieving true happiness. To sacrifice your own desires and wishes for the better of others. Is such a life honestly worth living?

To deny your own selfishness is to allow the selfishness of others. Thankfully, it is a happy ending though I had to shed a lot of tears before reading to that point.

The romance, plot, characters, and flow of the story were top-notch. Additionally, the story was neither too long nor too short, it was perfectly balanced though I admit if the author wanted to, certain details or parts could have been expanded.

Overall a great read and would recommend it to everyone.
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a greedy seed
February 28, 2021
Status: c46
Read from : c4 onwards @ justreads // c4 preceeding @ Potatoes Have Eyes But

This was surprisingly good, well written and well interpreted. One of the few translations that take care to make sense all across the board without any strange wordings. I especially want to highlight the wording from justreads - make good sense. I am so pleased with that. Nicely edited! Bravo to the translators. Bravo to the author.

The story itself seems be broken up into arcs.

1. Mortal realm arc - the most amusing arc with lively interactions... more>> between the two main characters. Good witty dialog

2. Demon realm- more informative with information about the realms.

3. Mixed realm - takes place between all three realms with more exposition.

4. Current arc is the heaven arc. The slowest arc so far but has the most character development. <<less
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Zakepref2 rated it
May 24, 2023
Status: Completed
I read this because the translations were completed, and overall I would give it a 3.5-4 stars.

Honestly, the storyline or plot lost interest near the end for me. I felt like it wasn't hooking or interesting enough for me to bing it so Im glad that this novel is not too long. This is why I did not rate it a 5 stars, and also maybe because I have read better novels so I was more critical on this one. Overall, it was still definitely a nice read, especially if... more>> you like independent and strong leads, but it might not be like a novel that leaves a very deep impression on you like the type you would remember months later. I was also reading a lot of xianxia novels before this so maybe I was a little sick of the immortals/demons type of story.

The leads are likable, and have very strong personas. I really like the strong ties and emotions that the female lead not only had for the male lead, but also for her home, the Demon Realm, but sometimes I do feel like she is a little too hotheaded and impulsively resorts to violence to solve problems. The male lead treats the female lead very well, and respects her a lot through the entire novel. The romance feels a little big tragic as they both have very high status and can't afford to develop feelings, but in the end, LOVE wins!!! <<less
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Anna_Tiashe rated it
April 12, 2023
Status: Completed
The story is such a delight to read. Although, it felt abrupt for me when I first started reading. I might be influenced by other stories where you're given all sorts of information regarding the main character, whether it's relevant or not; no offence to the authors and editors. It's a little abrupt to jump to a new name when the previous chapter, their names were different. Since the translator is working hard, these mistakes can be overlooked. This story may not have an exhilarating plot line, but it does... more>> have its own small twists here and there. <<less
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January 12, 2023
Status: --
The story is amazing. The plot is also really good. I love the character Shen Li/ Chen Li.

why ppl always want FL in book/novel to be fragile and damsel in distress, will being played by ML and always has to sacrifice. If the FL is fierce and independent and righteous they will be annyoned by her BUT if the ML is like that ppl will droll and dream of him.
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Smtha rated it
January 8, 2023
Status: Completed
This story really makes a good drama. (But really didn’t watched it yet) Love the MC, she brave, funny and straightforward. Love ML too, he’s a great tease, funny and lobes MC very much ch. I love their interaction and the story wrap up are really good. A great read. Thank you
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