Cherry Blossoms Upon a Wintry Sword

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Lin Rufei was the youngest son of the head of the Kunlun Sect.

The disciples of Kunlun had been the sharpest among those in Jianghu, and were revered as legends among men.

But Lin Rufei had a problem. If he so much as tripped, he would need to lay in bed for three days.

As Lin Rufei thought about whether he could salvage something from his ill health or not, he realized that a mysterious … phenomenon had happened to his body.

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Han Jian Xi Tao Hua
寒剑栖桃花
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11/12/21 Half Moon Translations extra 7 (end)
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Review
15 Reviews


Shanmoi
New Shanmoi
Dec 05, 2021
Status: Completed
Unlike KoD or ASFV, this one is really healing. I don't know how to describe but the feeling I get while reading this is really pleasant. A healing story... Even though there're some angst scene that might feel hurt, the ending is really nice. Now Xi Zixu become one of my top3 favourite authors from jjwxc.
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Tousaku Tenshi
New Tousaku Tens
Nov 23, 2021
Status: Completed
Idk about you guys but throughout the story, I have been laughing and crying - literally. The Dajing extras made me bawl my eyes out, not everyone would get what they want.

Reading this made me realize that, many plots of other novels are idealistic? I mean it is good cause were here for the fiction and all, but this one got me real hard. If it dies then no resurrection, if it resurrects then it has no soul, even if one waits they won't get what they want, even if... more>> they get it it takes time. So my tears are worth it.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! <<less
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YellowNoodle
YellowNoodle
Oct 25, 2020
Status: Completed
*wistful sigh*

This novel is so enjoyable. Its like, like, a mesmerizing scenery. A breathtaking moment. A nostalgic memory.

Everything is so subtle and its the reader who must pause, take a step back, and just enjoy the moment.

... more>> To give a little more insight to the story, in addition to the synopsis, Lin Rufei, our MC, despite his ill body, goes out to gain experience whilst delivering invitations for the swordsman competition that will be held a few months/years later.

Outside of the mountain he's lived all his life, readers come to know many different endings of various cultivator families.

The many lives and fates of the rivers and lakes are ever turning and after knowing the truth of Lin Rufei, you cant help but feel a little melancholic.

Because you know this is what "he" sacrificed his life for.

Although everything isn't perfect, the reader knows that "time" is a big theme.

Oh to wait 100 years looking at the thousand miles of peach blossom trees.

The lovers reunion happened on a winter day, like their first meeting all those years ago.

5/5

Enjoi and Adieu!

Spoiler

The story is a happy ending and nothing too "abusive" (to the readers) happens. Its just their past life is a little sad

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Dragon_Reader
Dragon_Reade
Aug 02, 2021
Status: Completed
This book reads like fine wine. There's not much action but lots of emotions. And not just the main characters, even the side-characters that appear in sub-plots lasting only 10-15 chapters will catch your attention.

MC is born weak in body but with an inexplicable sword-power in his soul making him both powerful and conversely weak at the same time.

He is accompanied by ML and the mystery behind ML's ghost-like appearance, his past and their shares relationship a long time ago will keep you guessing. A nicely done mystery that readers... more>> will find themselves guessing until the last reveal.

Highly recommended for those who like subtle romances and a sort of peaceful story.

T/ L rating - 5/5 <<less
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Likalily
Likalily
Sep 15, 2020
Status: Completed
Very good, I like all the characters and not satisfied because the chapters are not long enough, I still want to see them especially the Lin family (MC). There are still many relationships that need to be developed, I want to see how Lin Rufei (MC) and Gu Xuandu (ML) get married. Oh and I also want to see Chu Yu and her children as well as Fu Hua and Yu Rui grow up. And there is also the He family, I want to see how the Lin family reacts... more>> when the MC learns to curse, it must be very funny. I also still want to see Wu Yu and Mo Changsan. There are so many scenes that haven't been explored in this novel. <<less
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Ouryane00
Ouryane00
Nov 18, 2021
Status: Completed
This is so precious... so precious!

I definitely didn’t expect that I would love this story as much as I do.

I thought that this will be just a cliche story (and yes there are cliche parts) but dang, the mystery and every arc is so so good!

Especially the mystery between the MC and ML, that’s something I thought I already guessed but I was still wrong.

This is definitely a worth it read!
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This person is dying
This person
Nov 03, 2021
Status: c71
I haven't finished reading, but I can't resist to share a piece of my mind.

Plot Progression/Writing Style:

If you like episodic stories like the series "Kino no Tabi" or "Majo no Tabi-Tabi", but set in Jianghu with gay couples, then this book is totally for you.

... more>> But you have to read it per arc in one sitting or at least read until the later half, or it'll be painful to read.

The first half of most arcs are more boring than the usual slice-of-life stories (at least for me). Perhaps it's because the MC doesn't have any motivation/goal or plan, so beside not knowing where the story go, I felt that most events were just filler to be skipped.

Later, the MC has a goal, but it still has nothing to do with whatever happen around him. The MC will start out as "one who's buying soy sauce" (aka a bystander), so most arc begins with "whatever" (whatever happen happen). But once the MC get more involved or immersed in the story around him, as a reader I'll also get to know what actually happened and looking forward on what will happen.

After several arcs, I become used to the plot style, that most inconsistent events at the start of every arc are the foundation of the major event in the later part.

I don't need to read it in one sitting anymore. In fact, if you read several arcs a day, your hearts might feel tired because the aftertaste of every arc might be too heavy if compiled. (As in too many flavor, not everything is bitter)

Characters:

In this type of story, it's normal that every side characters have colorful personality and roles in their own arc. Fortunately they are not too vibrant as to overshadow the main characters.

The main characters (pairing) are not bland, but they aren't too distinct either compared to characters from top danmei stories. But their personality are in line with their identity or history, it's consistent.

Romance:

Very slow. I was looking forward to "master-disciplie relationship" but this tag actually a spoiler and the current relationship of the main couple is more or less a traveller mate (as per ch 70ty)

Most side couple are also gay, but since our MC is just a bystander, unfortunately their story are not really told.

No worries, the plot are good enough to distract me.

Interesting theme:

Spoiler

ML is a ghost-like existence. No one can see the ML beside the MC. Other spiritual existance can't see him either! It seems as if the MC has imaginery friend and it's funny and not that pitiful

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Other thoughts:

Maybe because I usually read in the dead of night, the book giving off a bit horror atmosphere? Most arcs have some creepy elements in the middle of mystery. Well, Jianghu full of scary and dangerous people, blood and corpse, and even the ML is a ghost, so it's no wonder.

Throughout the story though, comedy are scattered, so even if I get scared I can still chuckle.

Rating:

I'll not rate this for now, but if there's no major downhill or something I'm alergic with, I'll straight out give this a 4.5 (rounded to 5).

Still sour with the start which is too hard to read (boring) although everything will have a point in the end. <<less
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fpschubert
fpschubert
Oct 19, 2021
Status: c61
One of the most entertaining danmei novels I have ever read. There's a sense of mystery on the real identities of the MC and ML and I cannot wait their secret identities to be revealed. The arcs can be a bit dark and sad, but the endings are generally well--thought. I can't wait it to be finished translating! Highly recommended.
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waiting for it to rain
waiting for
Oct 13, 2021
Status: --
this is a gem! I was reluctant to read this at first due to the low ratings... but it was written by xi zixu so naturally I had to give it a go since their novels are all really fun. and wow! its pretty good! the beginning is a bit slow, but after MC leaves the kunlun mountains, the adventures and solving mysteries are really good. MC may seem weak, but hes actually not just some sickly pushover (READ ON! HES RLY COOL) otherwise i'd never continue this. im on... more>> the most recent chapter right now, awaiting more! each arcs are entertaining, and none of them repeats in a repetitive pattern. do give it a try! <<less
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Adlt_1226
Adlt_1226
Nov 16, 2021
Status: Completed
oh my... this was quite enjoyable... a wonderful read... it’s not the fluffiest but it was a warm kind of bl; gave me ‘thousand autumns’ x tgcf x qt soul fragment retrieval kind of bl... ultimately it was a story of mc’s travels across the jianghu and his growth and discoveries... I quite liked the fact that there weren’t any real villains in this story... the comedic undertones was quite sophisticated and not forced or slapstick at all... the love story was also quite subdued but it was all good
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Sivajani
Sivajani
Nov 15, 2021
Status: Completed
I really enjoyed the main cp + side couple pairings.

Tho the main cp got HE, for most of the side cps it's a bittersweet ending. BT's love tho omg it really makes one feel heavy hearted.

Read it guys it's so good that I fin it within a day
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Nyaa.23
Nyaa.23
Nov 13, 2021
Status: Completed
The characters are well made. Not just the maun characters but also the side characters. There are other side cp with interesting stories.

The MC is just so lovable. There's something charming about him. Kinda gives me the vibe from TGCF. The ML is kinda pitiful, we also shouldn't forget about Ye Ao. I'm a sucker for butter sweet relationship.

The story is such a fun read. It made me interested in ancient china setting again. The translation is superb. The extras are nice ... more>>
Spoiler

I'm in Xuang Qing x Bai Tian Rui ship. Their chemistry is just *chef kiss* Love all of the desperation that BTR feels. The ending gave me shivers.

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1darling
1darling
Nov 14, 2021
Status: c84
first of all just go for it and don't hesitate... the translation is well done and is completed so what more can you ask for???

I am currently at chapter 83 and the story is progressing so excellent so far... I have to say that the side couples are so f*cking adorable even from the story one it was so amazing and our dynamic is going a bit slow but we are here for Shonen ai so might as well expect some slow burn and god damnit... this novel is... more>> so good and I am gonna add this to my list which I have made as my favorites and you guys can definitely compare them... but actually its so good that you cannot stop reading it and it has a very big mystery so it'll be all worth it... I guarantee you guys wont regret reading it... although its not famous rn in nu but sooner or later it'll gather the attention... I really love it.....

please enjoiiii >< <<less
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NobbyCat
NobbyCat
Oct 19, 2021
Status: c60
One of my favorite novels so far! It’s very laid back and keeps you entertained. It’s a nice healthy relationship between MC and ml, with a bit of mystery and action mixed in! If you have some time, I’d recommend sitting down to read this in one sitting. The story is not extremely long and each arc is only about 15 chapters. Overall a wonderful read.
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aevintyri
aevintyri
Oct 13, 2021
Status: --
What a wonderful novel with great translation work. The characters are all so well written and so developed. The MC and ML have hilarious chemistry. MC initially seems quite naive and innocent but is surprisingly quite a sassy little thing and ML is just helpless against him, it's a great dynamic (: The story arcs are quite episodic and always very interesting with smart twists
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