Di Wang Gong Lue


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Born into the royal family, every move by Chu Yuan needs to be cautious; constantly afraid that one moment of carelessness will cause him to lose everything. After ascending to the throne at 18, not half a year passes before civil strife erupts in Yun Nan. Though the intentions of the old guard at the royal court are not exactly the same, all are waiting to see how the new emperor will resolve this situation.

Unexpectedly, before this incident comes to a head, the King of Xi Nan, Duan Bai Yue, had already personally commanded troops to battle a few thousand miles away. Not half a year has passed when peace has already been restored.

With sparse moonlight shining into the royal palace, Chu Yuan stamped a wax seal on a secret letter, and had it sent urgently to Yun Nan 800 miles away — this time, what will we be asked for in exchange?

Brush marks can be seen on the back of the paper, almost as if it can be seen how angry the young emperor is when he wrote this line.

Duan Bai Yue spread out a piece of paper slowly, and replied deliberately with one word.


Associated Names
One entry per line
The Emperor's Strategy
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solowars rated it
May 7, 2018
Status: Completed
Note that this book is actually the last of a series of 4 interconnected novels, starting with "Everywhere in Jianghu is Wonderful". The main characters in the other novels do appear in this one, but it is NOT necessary to have read the previous ones to understand this one, although you'll know a little more about the side characters if you have read the previous books.

This story is POV-switching, so it took me a little while to get used to it - I'm really glad the author chose to do... more>> this, as all the side characters and their interactions with each other (and the mains) are very interesting. The plot doesn't move very quickly, and in fact the entire novel spans quite a few years. However, I really love the development in the relationship between our MC (Chu Yuan) and ML (Duan Bai Yue), which takes a few twists and turns before the end. Story-wise, I felt that it was kinda slow near the end, but the characters were so engaging that I couldn't ever give them up, and the humor is always on-point, so even slow parts weren't boring.

Quite an easy read despite the wuxia/palace tag, no complicated political plots, and the cast of characters is easy to follow. I kinda hoped for more about the past interactions of our MC and ML, because when the story starts they already knew each other for a long time. However, it's just a minor thing, and overall I'd happily recommend this story to anyone who likes BL in the ancient chinese context. <<less
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rakuu-en rated it
December 30, 2018
Status: Completed
Everything the review above mine has touched on is spot on, so I shan't belabour the point. This is not an wuxia novel with a touch of romance to spice things up- this is quite clearly a Romance novel that happens to have an Wuxia setting! There's no Game-of-Thrones-esque political shenanigans to be found here- whatever politics depicted in the book is honestly very simple, easy to follow, and plainly meant to be a crutch to emphasise certain milestones in the development of the relationship between the two mains. If... more>> you came into this novel primarily wanting an Wuxia novel complete with political manuevering, treachery, betrayal, yada yada.... you're probably going to be disappointed.

On the other hand, this novel excels on the romantic front. The development of the relationship between the two mains is wholesome, organic, and just plain beautiful to read. I confess to shedding tears along the way at some points, but all's well that ends well, if that is a concern to some. Not to mention that this novel is bitingly funny, and overall paced excellently barring say maybe the last 10 chapters or so- agree with the above that it got a bit draggy, but perhaps that was telling of the author's reluctance to pen an ending for these beloved characters. I can relate- I only just finished off the last chapter mere minutes ago, and I am already reluctant to bid these familiar characters goodbye.

On a whole, would highly, highly recommend. Not sure why this novel hasn't gained as much traction as it should have seeing as it is well written and even has a manhwa and animation out. Hopefully it gains the status it deserves soon. <<less
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