Demon King/The Parting of the Orchid and Cang

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After hatching endless plots and suffering innumerable hardships, the demons of the Demonic Realm finally managed to resurrect the Ancient Demon King.

The demons of the Demonic Realm had hoped that the Ancient Demon King would not only lead them in waging a war against the Heavenly Realm and enable them to lord their superiority over the Immortals, he would also ultimately gain control over the entire realm.

Gradually, however, they discovered that their thoughts were very, very wrong.

Whilst it is true that this Ancient Demon King still retains his aura of superiority and possesses unlimited powers, he…

He seems to be a mental case…

It’s alright even if he changes orders and does things in an incomprehensible way.

But what’s with his habit of muttering under his breath, nagging and conversing with himself the entire day!

Small Orchid: He’s not ill, he’s just despicable (贱jian)…can’t stand to see (见jian) people live a good life.

Dong Fang: I am only unable to endure seeing you live a good life.

Small Orchid: …

*T/N: The Chinese pronunciation for the word “despicable” is the same as the word “see” – thus, the author is trying to show that Small Orchid, while trying to scold Dong Fang, is also careful not to incur his wrath, which is why she tried to imbue another meaning into her sentence after scolding him.

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Ma Tôn
Mo Zun/Cang Lan Jue
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魔尊/苍兰诀
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willwiz
willwiz rated it
April 18, 2017
Status: Completed
What can I say, this author delivers on romance novels. Like her other novels, Sansheng, Zhao Yao, Mulberry Song and others. The main characters are Dong Fang Qing Cang and little Orchid. Dong Fang Qing Cang is the demon king, undying and unstoppable. No one know he want and what he's trying to do. On the other hand, who is little Orchid exactly? Hmmmmm.

This novel is extremely tragic to little orchid. All the little Orchid want is to safely and peacefully pass each day, but it seems like no one... more>> agree with that. Ever since she meets Dong Fang Qing Cang, everyone she meet is trying to kill her. Ironically, the only place where she can find any semblance of safety is beside Dong Fang Qing Cang, despite him being the most evil existence, despite him constantly scheming and plotting against her, despite him trying and almost succeed in killing her on several occasions.

How will the relationship between the two grows over time? Will they realize their love for each other on time?

This is a romance novel through and through, with a happy ending. Sansheng from the author's other novel will make a cameo, as the only living person who don't think the little Orchid should die. If you enjoyed 九鹭非香's other romance novels, you will also enjoy this one. <<less
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gameraddict626
gameraddict626 rated it
June 24, 2018
Status: Completed
The characters develop so well! Applaud the author for this story. Funny, sweet but really... angsty. Don't read this if you don't like angst.

Some may consider the ML to be heartless or just scum but he IS the demon king.

The way they change for each other as they begun to develop really feels natural in its own way.

The little Orchid really makes me want to cry for what she has been through, she is scared of death and she does not really think ahead. (She is a flower-turned-human after all)... more>> However, that does not make her dumb, she still can figure out the plot the demon king hatches behind her back. She cries a lot, is pathetically weak but also strong in her own special way.

The Demon King, on the other hand, is downright cruel and evil... Definitely, something a demon king would behave like. He has no trouble being manipulative for his own needs and desires but he is willing to change thousands of years worth of obsession for the little Orchid. The way the author writes how he slowly changes was so realistic, not a random "I like her" moment but a feeling that grows and changes as they interact.

10/10 would buy the book after reading it. <<less
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Vanessanellyn
Vanessanellyn rated it
November 30, 2017
Status: Completed
The story revolves around the MC who is a little flower demon. Like Jiu Lu Fei Xiang's works, most of the characters in the book are not human.

Romance between the MC and ML only occurs later in the story since at first, they are literally at each other's throats.

The MC and ML will bicker, fight, and betray each other at every moment, making the novel more intense than usual.

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But after the MC was fed up with fighting with the ML and being repeatedly betrayed by him, she will give up and "leave" him, but by then the ML already loves her too much to let her go so... yeah, cue the romance ?

When the ML realizes that he loves the MC, he will become a big jar of vinegar which is quite cute. ?

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neri21
neri21
August 6, 2020
Status: c23 part2
The novel follows the same plot as Mulberry Song: the demon king wakes up, remembers his defeat by a woman, meets Little Orchid, realizes she has a power to invigorate dead souls, then uses her to bring his nemesis back to life and reclaim his glory as the undefeated demon in all of history.

Mulberry Song has the same important plot point: an ambitious aristocrat meets a naive songstress. She's an orphan who holds the lowest status in society yet this guy who's rich and related to the emperor marries her.... more>> Then after that, he starts a rumor that they're in love which is far from the truth since he's busy scheming against the emperor and has little time nor affection for her at all.

The difference between the two stories is that Little Orchid gets to tell the demon lord, please, I know you're just bumming me, faking all these affections for me. I know what you want and I get it. I'm about to die so you can finish what you started with your hated nemesis. You need to get your pride back, having lost to a woman in an unfair fight. I get it. You and I are both adults. We both know how the world works. So, enough with this fake emotions. Let's just be honest with each other, hoki? I'm about to die so don't give me any bull about how much you care for me. Just let me die quietly and peacefully and you can do your own thing after that. So, stop giving me sh*t okay because it's annoying.

The wife in Mulberry Song gets to be a pawn, gets used and abandoned by her ambitious husband, gets r*ped and tortured by the emperor, gets her arm hacked by said emperor, gets killed falling off the walls of the castle yet she wasn't given a chance to face her main abuser because she dies and becomes a ghost. Then she continues to stick around the abusive husband because of his guilt.

But as in Mulberry Song, the past in Orchid and Cang continues to play a big part in the present story. It's like the present doesn't matter at all because everybody is still stuck in old grievances and there's no way for all of them to escape from it, including the innocent victims that get pulled into it against their will.

In fact, both stories contain a warning against this obsessive attitude. A priest in Mulberry Song warns the husband/emperor to let go of the wife because the longer her ghost stays by his side the greater the possibility of her turning into a bitter ghoul later on.

The obsessive attachment of Chi De woman's follower, the mysterious owner of the demon market, turns ugly and vicious after 10, 000 years of hopeless waiting and hoping, turning him into her jailer and abuser at the end of the story.

The past is the main story for both stories, so much so that every character pulled into it pays a heavy price later on. Fortunately for Cang, he had a chance to revive his love whereas the husband in Mulberry Song had to commit suicide to follow his victim to the grave.

The question is, will he even get to meet her? Isn't suicide a no no thing in Buddhism? Or am I talking about another religion in this instant? <<less
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sumii
sumii rated it
January 18, 2020
Status: Completed
This novel takes place in the same universe and time period as Jiu Lu Fei Xiang's two other novels:

"Sansheng, Death Exists Not at the River of Oblivion"

"Siming"

... more>> In this novel, you will get to see a bit of Moxi and Sansheng and you'll also get to see the full happy ending of Siming and Chang yuan.

I really enjoyed this novel. Yes, the main male lead is ruthless but considering that he is the Demon King, I think we should not judge him too harshly. He has been this way for millions of years. It is the only way that he knows how to be himself. Although the main female lead, Little Demon Flower, can be said to have been emotionally abused by him time over time again, he is also the only one that would constantly save her. Aside from that, he tolerates her more so than anyone ever and at times, even spoiling her.

This pretty much sums up his true feelings:

Spoiler

"Is this because Little Demon Flower cannot understand his mind? How can anyone be good to another if they plan to take that person life away at any give time?"

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Little Demon Flower, althoug may be a weak character for many, her strength, to me, comes from her drives to fight continually to survive. Even if there is just a small chance, she would take it up just to survive. To me, that is great strength. I just wish she would have trusted the Demon King a bit more... but I can understand why she couldn't because the Demon King too, cannot be true to himself. <<less
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Afm
Afm rated it
October 27, 2019
Status: c72
THE BEST BLACK BELLY STORY EVER!!!!

I've seen some stories with the same (so-called) black belly OR Demon in the titles.. BUT NEVER BET The Male character with his 'hard-to-see through evilness' and his 'unexpecting' scam here..

Feel sorry for the FL tho.. She might seems s*upid or weak..

Another intresting keypoint.. both are Not 'Oh-so-godly-perfect' characters.. they get bleed and injured... (and so on) And also very realistic view of romance.

Good job and thanks to the translation team..
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throughtheraine
throughtheraine rated it
January 10, 2021
Status: Completed
I’ve read two of the author’s other novels (Seven Unfortunate Lifetimes, All Thanks to a Single Moment of Impulse and Sansheng, Wangchuan Wu Shang) a year ago and though I can no longer clearly recall all the details of those two, I remember I liked those novels. I think the themes of these three are quite the same (Well, given that one was on the same universe), except that this one did not expand to multiple lifetimes. The couples are all bickering at the start then slowly developed feelings for... more>> each other. Moreover, the FLs are all inferior in terms of power as compared to the MLs but it was also the latter who persisted at the end.

If I got to rank the MLs, I think the DFQC is at the bottom primarily because it took him too long to realize his feelings for the FL and she was just too pitiful for most part of the novel. Perhaps it was quite expected since the ML’s character is really evil from the onset and does not recognize any morals, as compared to the other two who were originally from the heavenly realm. Although he was the most powerful one amongst them, he was just too single-minded and dense. As to the FL, it was nice to see her develop from being too naive to being clever. It was funny how she always try to scheme against the ML though she can’t really win against him.

As usual, the plot made by the author is always brilliant. It stirred my emotions many times, same as with other novels. It’s just quite a shame that the translation has some flaws. It would have be nice if it was proofread but I really appreciate the effort of the translator in including images and other notes for the reader’s convenience. <<less
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SublimiSomnium
SublimiSomnium rated it
March 27, 2017
Status: c7
Honestly, it is still quite early to write a review, but I'll update later. First, I hate when female MCs are super emotional and don't bother to think ahead for themselves. I understand that they were raised to adhere to the strict and dubious standards to be a "proper lady". But it takes extreme s*upidity to be more concerned with modesty than self-preservation. If I hadn't read Sansheng I wouldn't be willing to trust in the author and would drop this. Second, it's a bit difficult to tell from the... more>> summary, but there are two MCs: the Demon King and the Orchid Spirit. Given the title I'm pretty sure the romance will be between the two of them. However, both are sharing the Demon King's body, which makes this potential romance very strange. Expect this to be more on the comedic rather than the romantic side, so I'm willing to just enjoy the ride. <<less
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rndmsmmrflng
rndmsmmrflng rated it
March 24, 2021
Status: c28
Dropping this @ ch28. The translation quality was actually good. I also like the fact that the site was in dark mode in default so it didn't hurt my eye while reading. I think if I were to complain about something it would be about the definition or information about the chinese words or idioms inserted after each word. I think it would be better to attach it like a hypertext or something so it doesn't cramp or interrupt with the reading. Idk if it's just me tho.

Anyway, I can't... more>> stand the FL. I'm not fond of this type of FL. How do I even describe her? She kind of have that cutesy attitude. Idk if it's appropriate to call her naive and righteous since most of her knowledge comes from her master and she lacks the experience. She's righteous bec of the environment she's been fostered. It's just that it's too obvious bec she's with the Demon King who's fundamentally in contrast with her. She's not really gullible but something about her just irritates me. She kind of remind me of the girl in class that annoys you to hell even though she didn't do something wrong. You know she's right and her reasons were justified but it's just annoying. That kind of feeling. Or maybe her being weak is what makes her extra irritating for me since I got used to reading novels with strong FL.

I'm not slandering the whole novel tho. It's just that it's not my cup of tea. I don't care if she ever gets stronger later or if she learns how to do her own sh*t but if it takes a lot more chapters before that then I'm not doing it.

But I'll keep this noted cause I might change my preferences. Afterall the quality is not bad. <<less
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haruhi91
haruhi91 rated it
August 27, 2019
Status: c66
Jiu Lu Fei Xiang's novels never fail to deliver stories that make me feel something, warming me up.

As in other stories, the novel starts light with a comical tone, getting melancholy and bitter sweet from the middle towards the ending. Both the ML and MC grow during their journey: the ML really slowly change his attitude towards the MC while the Little Orchid grows more confident and less naive. In the spoiler a short comment about the ending

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For me, the ML doesn't deserve the MC's love. From the beginning to almost the very end, he used her only as a tool for his goal to the point to cause her death.

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In regards to the translation, honestly, it isn't so good as there are often grammatical errors and, sometimes during action scenes, the sentences flow strangely or confusingly so that it is difficult to follow. <<less
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fltstrt
fltstrt rated it
February 17, 2019
Status: c65
Story 4/5, TL 3/5

The beginning was great! Lots of comedic relief and character build up! Love the unique 'situation' our two polar opposite MCs are being forced to endure together.

Mid story, I grew slightly frustrated at their development as true intentions are revealed. To be fair, I get that it is inevitable for plot progression and I saw it coming but I'm getting tired of the FL fumbling about getting dragged by the nose by the whims of others. It's an arc that I wished ended quicker.

All in all, the... more>> FL isn't my fave type of Protagonist. I prefer a stronger and more independent FL, but that would be changing the whole point of this story- The romantic pairing of a supposedly weak flower spirit with an ancient powerful demon king. Their huge power disparity is the crux. Have yet to finish the story, but I have good faith that the author will deliver a great twist and ending! <<less
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alrahe
alrahe rated it
October 22, 2018
Status: Completed
This is really good, well even though I feel bad for the little orchid because the demon king always lie to her, but I can not blame him cause he just haven't know what love is.

But after that, the grievance of the little orchid was pay off by demon king suffering. It's kinda cute the way demon king waiting for her and being careful toward her.

Thank you the translator for translating this novel.

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YouToon
YouToon rated it
May 14, 2022
Status: Completed
It’s hard to be a demon king when you have to spend all your time plotting to free yourself from sharing your body. Especially when he one inhabiting your body is a clever, winsome and shameless flower.

It’s even tougher to be a small flower desperately clinging to life in the body of a terrifying and easily offended demon king.

Gods, demons and the world beware when these two attempt to trick, negotiate and con their way to freedom from the other.

Its a very fun story. It made me chuckle quite a... more>> bit and the ending gag with the in-laws was epic. <<less
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IenoAT
IenoAT rated it
May 6, 2021
Status: Completed
Honestly I got bored at first, the story is slow based and there wasn’t much development in their relationship...

the ML kept betraying the MC till the end and he has a very very low EQ that it was so frustrating... but I still can’t hate him or force my self to hare him, he was sweet in his own way

the MC is naive , clumsy and a easily fooled but she develop as the story goes... she is first MC that almost cried all the time but her crying wasn’t... more>> annoying at all not like other characters that made feel so f***ing annoyed.. her weakness felt pretty normal and innocent that you wish you can give her a hug she so endearingly sweet and brave

over all give the novel a try and don’t drop it early, believe me it will get better and better <<less
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Pezwitch
Pezwitch rated it
May 3, 2021
Status: epilogue1
I enjoy Jiu Lu Fei Xiang‘a novels and this was also good. Has a couple of cameos of characters from previous novels which was fun

I really enjoyed the character growth for FL and I found the ML annoying as he lied and lied and lied to FL

I wanted to take one star off (make it a 3 ⭐️) because the epilogues were annoying with hints hidden in images and unspecified chapter descriptions, but I decided not to. After the first epilogue I looked for the link for the second for... more>> ten minutes and then gave up in frustration on all the rest of the epilogues (5 more) <<less
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sansukini0923
sansukini0923 rated it
January 14, 2021
Status: epilogue 3
Planning to reread this after the epilogues are completed. I really like this novel. I initially read this because somebody compared it to Mulberry Song with a happy ending and I really love that short story. Slow romance but character progression is 5/5 and the flower demon is so cute. The Big devil used the flower demon to re-energize the only god who ever defeated him so he can fight her again and become undefeated. He did accomplish this, but regretted it after and tried to get her soul t... more>> become whole again even to the cost of his life. <<less
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macaldeaubrey
macaldeaubrey rated it
November 30, 2020
Status: prologue
It's my first try on Jiu Lu Fei Xiang's work. A very good work although I have not proceeded to the following Epilogues but still, I can conclude that she did the book well. One aspect of the novel I can point out is the domineering attitude of Dong Fang Qing Cang, which I think is purposive with regards to the plot of the book.

This protagonist (DFGC) appears to be loathsome to Little Orchid and to the readers as well. This states a whole new perspective where we get to... more>> look at the lives of a wicked person instead of the righteous prince trying to save the whole world. And it is indeed a fresh new outlook of viewing things. Furthermore, the contrast between the personality of the two protagonist is adding more on the complexity of instances. I wonder how this story would turn out in a drama. <<less
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tedy2004
tedy2004 rated it
October 15, 2020
Status: Completed
Honestly, I really liked the novel, even the ML's and the FL's characters and the flaws they had really made it dramatic ... more>>
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in the middle of the story till the end, gosh.

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, but oh well, it happens.
Don't read the spoiler 2 it's really spoiling.
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GOSH guys, be careful of what you wish for. Our ML in this story really had a biggish desire, no joke and because of this, SHORTLY I MEAN, there was no communication anymore between ML and FL as FL started to get influenced by Chi De WOMAN, so yea, but still liked it. Though I'd wish there won't be any couples like these in reality, in fantasy... barely acceptable.. meh, at least ML tried to be better in front of her in some little miny tiny parts.

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Do I recommend? Yea I do, tho 4 stars because of the troupe "finding something reasonable" as Total Drama and prolongs the chapters, to be known;p.

P.S.: No bed scenes, yeey. And the translators bananachocolatecosmos are amazing!!! they put pictures and some of the ancient ones I really liked, and the translating is very good, just some little mistakes like letters, but still doesn't change the fact that the translation is really good and you very easily understand it, thank you translators!. (Ate today bananas 7 or 8 really, I'm not joking 8.8)

Good Night, :D <<less
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Mochibite
Mochibite rated it
October 5, 2020
Status: Completed
Another great novel by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang! She has a way of writing her main characters so that you will empathize and grow to love them, in this case Little Orchid. And boy does Little Orchid go through a journey in this novel! She never gets a break, constantly just trying to survive. She’s not the smartest female lead ever and she’s pretty weak, however, there’s an iron will in her to live no matter the circumstances. And that’s something deeply admirable, that she will always find a way to crawl back even if she’s shedding tears and blood at the same time (she does cry often, but it doesn’t feel contrived and honestly if I was in those situations I’d be bawling my eyes out too).

Demon King Dong Fang Qing Cang definitely lives up to being the black bellied male lead. He isn’t a good person and only cares about battle at the beginning of the story. His character stays consistent, it’s not like he miraculously turns good through the power of love. In a way, it was interesting to read about such a male lead who might normally be the villain in these stories. His interactions with Little Orchid were interesting and unique to read about, and seeing their relationship change and improve was fun. While he’s definitely not the type of male lead I like, I did grow to understand him as a character and care about him.

Personally I wasn’t as interested in the side characters or the story. Nothing really seemed to grab my attention, and I felt like the two main characters were the only aspect that kept me reading. This could just be in line with the nature of this novel, which focused heavily on Little Orchid and Demon King. It was awesome whenever Sansheng or Si Ming showed up though!

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Even though Demon King does learn to love Little Orchid, his possessive type of love isn’t something I can agree with personally or really like to see in a novel. In these types of stories there’s often the cute jealousy trope, however, I think Demon King’s over possessiveness at the end of the story isn’t good for Little Orchid.

That being said, I really do like them as a couple as I think they’re better together than apart. It was nice reading how they slowly grew to care for each other and realize their feelings. You could feel their chemistry grow in their journey. I do wish the Demon King groveled more for Little Orchid though, he really did cause her death and deserved to feel some more pain! It would be so fun to read about them living a normal life with kids, I really wonder what kind of mom and dad they would be ^~^!

Lastly, the Chi De woman had such a tragic story I felt sad for her. She deserved better : (

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Thank you Jiu Lu Fei Xiang for another great novel, and thank you bananachocolatecosmos for all the hard work translating it (even in the middle of exams) ! Your pictures at the beginning of every chapter were so beautiful and introduced me to so many Chinese artists! *Sends air hug
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Uruchan2009
Uruchan2009 rated it
August 20, 2020
Status: Completed
The best story ever!!!

I really love how they come to love each other as time passed by, not suddenly. Even as the reader we can feel how their feeling building up slowly until it become the real love.

And also I love how the Demon king is still the bad Demon King even at the end of the story, and the little orchid is still the weak flower spirit. They are not suddenly change position or suddenly change personality.
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it's just now they know that they are love each other and know how to properly caring for each other, or actually it's only that case in the end for the Demon King. Since he is really a very bad boyfriend material at the beginning lol

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Their different are really contrast with each other but doesn't mean that they can't be together. And that's really make me happy.
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