Once Promised


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In ancient times, a time where heroes are born. God, Man, Demon and all things on earth were mixed in between Heaven and Earth. There were three great god tribes: the Central Sheng Nong, the Southeast Gao Xing, the Northwest Xuan Yuan, they occupied three parts of the land, three independent empires.

The heroes the world paid the most attention was undoubtedly the Sheng Nong Tribe’s War God Chi You and the Gao Xing Tribe’s Prince Shao Hao.

Chi You was the Beast King brought under control by Shen Nong’s Yan Emperor many hundred years ago, cruel and honest, cunning and pure, his powers? He has never lost a battle. He has no rules in his heart, only revenge, his one goal is to use his powers to take over every single thing on earth, in one united empire.

But fate makes fools of men, in his bid to cement his empire, he met the princess of the Xuan Yuan tribe, at first a misunderstanding, but very quickly they fell deeply in love.

Under the Peach Blossom Tree, Chi You made her a promise of love, he will give up everything, and stay by her side for the rest of their lives.

Associated Names
One entry per line
A Life Time Love (drama)
Ceng Xu Nuo
Related Series
Lost You Forever (Sequel)
The Memory Lost in Space (1)
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  5. CKJs fav Cultivation romances

Latest Release

Date Group Release
06/11/24 sakai yuji c3
06/11/24 sakai yuji c2
06/03/24 sakai yuji c1
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haruhi91 rated it
September 5, 2017
Status: Completed
I read this novel after falling in love with its sequel "Lost you forever" hoping to fall in love again with the wonderful world-building and almost alive characters. It tells the love story between two people belonging to different tribes who suddenly are obliged to stand on opposite fields when their tribes declare war.
What I greatly admire of the Tong Hua, is her ability of playing with my feelings, with apparently simple words, she outlines scenes and characters making them alive. I'll give you an example from one of my favourite moment from chapter 5:


Ah Heng is grounded on Jade Mountain and she exchanges letters with Chi You. After 30 years without the possibility to leave the mountain, Ah Heng becomes depressed envying at the same time the freedom of Chi You, so she gradually stops replying to his letters.

Chi You's letters kept coming, until one day, a letter grabbed her attention. One line appeared normal but pierced her eyes: "Passing the small hills, the peach blossom flowers ablaze, burning over both shores, a girl starching clothes by the river, I though of you again.."
The unintentional "again" caused Xi Leng to turn in her sleep for one whole night.

From the simple sentence "I though of you again", I can immediately feel how much Chi You loves her making also Ah Heng realize how often Chi You thinks about her, it's really beautifully written.


As the years pass by, Ah Heng grows from a naive girl to a strong-willed woman, being torn between her love and the loyalty to her mother and brothers and resentment towards that stubborn and cold father who is the main responsible for the outbreak of the war. Chi You is rebellious, passionate, always honest with his feelings, ready to sacrifice himself for his beliefs. Beside them, there is a group of very realistic and three-dimensional side characters, each has their personality, hopes and motivation. There are no evil enemies, just people with different objectives.
It's a pity the translation has been interrupted, I realize it is difficult to read it by MTL as I did, still, the novel is worth it.
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