Phoenix Ascending


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The heavens and earth change when the blood phoenix descends.

She is the chosen one of the blood phoenix, and she shoulders the blood debt of the entire royal clan. She renounces her fair facade with resolution and enthralls the world whilst clad in white, bestirring nations and dynasties with the flip of a hand.

He is an invincible war god and never shows mercy in his slaughter. His frozen heart is disturbed by her alone, and his tenderness reserved only for her.

Do we work together with one heart, or walk the separate paths of strangers? Do we clash against each other with weapons instead…

In this vast world, I compose music only with you, to astound eras to come.

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WinByDying rated it
October 4, 2018
Status: c79
Some of my gripes:

    • The pacing is too fast at the beginning (first twenty or so chapters) of the novel, which really stands out when it slows down afterwards, and just because in its haste it foregoes characterization, proper buildup, well worked out setting, etc.... Haste makes waste.
    • The pacing is part of the plot. The plot in general suffers from the haste as well. Not to mention that it all is a little too easy for the main character, the prince's trust doesn't always feel realistic,...
    • As I said, the characterization suffers: the original crown prince is a typical wastrel, Nan Xun is a typical male lead, the second prince isn't done that well despite taking a lot of the spotlight and even the main character and her motivations feel wishy-washy.
    • These sorts of novels don't portray women well, in my opinion. As in, they're written badly. Regularly, sentences that end with "... because she is a woman" are thrown in to show e.g. the limits for women, but at the same time they act all fussy and b*tchy when the plot allows for it. Eight Treasures Trousseau is an example of a novel that does way better in this respect. The main character suddenly swoons for the main lead; see Empress of Military Lineage for better executed romance in a somewhat similar novel.
Most of my points relate to the start of the novel, but their influence is at least partly felt later on as well. I do have to say it got better a bit after the pacing slowed down. Even so, the characters, the plot, all of them give a simplified feel.

In the end, this is a novel that had potential. It's not bad, but not very good either. It's let down by just being ok in about every category there is to judge a novel. No glaring faults, no shining highs. It's good. A 3 is what I give it, a solid 3 here on NU. If strictly judging, it'd be a 2. I'll still keep reading it because I enjoy it anyway.
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Uno rated it
April 13, 2019
Status: c212
Not sure on how many stars I should give, guess a three (?). The story is kinda good but the later chapters kinda ruined it. How to say this, hmm it's like, the reading is somewhat interesting, but you'll bump into annoying and irritating stuff here and there later on. If what I'm saying doesn't make sense to you (?), well so does this novel in certain parts of it story/plots.

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The story background is great, just that some of the plots are tolerable to read to a certain degree imo. MC supposed to be a smart and great strategist but some scene (s) or scheme (s) turn MC into an idiotic being. I mean MC could easily avoid fallen into some simple trap yet she fell into one, how can that show (s) of a great strategist is? I just got annoyed by that.

Another thing is that, the author tweaks and twists too much of the obvious and straight forward scheme (s) and turn it into a horrendous one to read. Take one character for example, the "main" female villain (?) , she's clearly a one dimensional person, pretty much a no brainer, but still been kept around to torment FL, hilariously she kept on scheming to get rid of FL but fails everytime and the vengeful FL didn't really retaliate or get rid of her. This is another fact that I find it odd and disappointing, the so call smart strategist FL did not (fail) dispose of the irritating bug.

Now after so much of "fast phase" planning been set and put up, the progress of getting things done is rather slow in action to fruit results actually. It seems like the author keep putting/bringing in unnecessary new ideas/plots/twists to drag/prolong the story line. It even make certain part of the story somehow became idiotic and deranged. Minus these add ons, the story should be better imo.


I think the author tried too hard to showcase the brilliance of the FL which make him/her fail to notice the minor (actually a rather major flaw (s)). There are a few situations which gives away the logic on how a scheme or a secretive pact should be done, it really make you think 🤔 is this how a brilliant strategist should carry out his/her plan?? Some parts are incredibly illogical, superficial and clearly moronic (one can just skim and skip many of those silly parts and the story doesn't lose itself much meaning really), but hey, what else can I say, this is my personal experience and findings upon reading, the novel is what it is written/translated. <<less
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oopsaloo rated it
October 27, 2018
Status: c96
This novel is interesting, and overall the MC is likeable. There are a lot of words dedicated to describing her appearance, which clearly draws both men and women.

The major issue I have with this novel so far is the logical flaw- that the MC is a strategist and is supposedly very smart, yet she goes out in public with two figures she's trying to hide her relationship with when there are so many eyes around. It's unlikely that nobody notices or reports it to the person she's supposedly siding with.... more>> Also many times she's able to quickly (and unrealistically) convince someone who tried to murder her or someone who betrayed her to join her side, and she's so naive to believe in them. At first, I found this novel exciting, but these logical gaps are annoying. <<less
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Anonymousse rated it
October 2, 2018
Status: c77
The opening is good with a fast pace. then the author decide that its too fast so we get lots of drags n fillers after tens of chapters. it probably about 1/3 of total chapters so brace yourself for those annoying fillers n hopefully u get to the end of this novel.

MC just a normal person. cursed by his phoenix destiny that make a country pulverized her country to have that destiny as theirs. in the middle of story we gonna get some illogical plot where we gonna shake our... more>> head for how it goes. like how MC walks in public with 2 people that she supposed not to when shes manipulating the new crown prince. the fights also kind of unreasonable, imo it only to show how ML care for MC with nothing significant with the plot progress. the MCs personality is also kind of wishy washy about her revenge n romance, cant blame her since shes on her youth...

Overall its not bad, but it could be better written than how it is right now.

3/5 rate from me. <<less
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April 8, 2019
Status: --
This makes no sense. The main female lead disguises herself as a man, the main male lead finds out not too much later and a little while after that the FL finds out that the ML knows she is a woman (around chapter...14/15). Now, at chapter 40 we're having a discussion between the two as if the FL only just found out that the ML knew her identity.

I mean, what?

It's like the author forgot what happened in her own story. This has happened too with some other minor things. Sigh.
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Ziaoi rated it
December 19, 2019
Status: c181
I don't know. I really like the beginning and Jun Huang was such a respectable figure. She's the lost kingdom's most favored Princess and she's back for revenge. She has amazing drive in herself, to push the boundaries and plan for herself.

Though, during this time of the chapter, I got lazy. The story seems... boring. It did not incite any excitement as the first time. Jun Huang, can I say that she's unbelievably unselfish that she's way too selfish? I hate that she shut herself over and over again, hurting... more>> herself, basically always throw every care she received from her beloved people.

I know, maybe attachment and feelings can really be a big obstacle to her revenge, so don't get so attached then! But it's all vain when she's still rely A LOT on people anyway, oblivious to the unconditional support that were given, even though she inflicts pain on them.

Like how she poisoned the king when she perfectly know he is Nan Xun's Bo Le? Or killing the Crown Prince?


She seemed humane yet inhumane at the same time, I'm really not sure where she stands. Her moral values was super subjective, and she just realized that

her methods was s*upid and reckless after meeting Ji Bo.

She valued herself as someone with big ambition, wanting to create a united world, to achieve peace and yada yada yada, yet she also abandoned the basic conscience of people, doing the same thing to Northern Qi. Just who is she to make judgement? What is she to think what's right? Maybe it's just the main character's halo, as the one with most insights and righteous until the end.

I will continue reading it, I guess. I adore historical novels, and even though may not be finished as fast as usual. This is still a well-written story, strong plot, neat translation (thank you very much for your hard work) and full of political struggles. If you want to know which story has better execution of revenge, Empress of Military Lineage was definitely cool. The MC there was quite OP, but at least she got her priorities right and direct.

Why don't Jun Huang just go face Wu and be done with it? Why must go in circles? 😭 She hurts people so damn much. <<less
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RealmSpirit rated it
October 17, 2019
Status: c65
I'm not sure if it's because of the types of novel I've been reading recently but I cannot deal with the MC any longer.

Sure the book is great and the writing style itself is amazing, the translation is really good by the way. Also the story flows really well...

But, I seriously cannot deal with how the MC is going about it.

Yes, she's clever and the schemes she come up with are a lot more thought out than other novels, however, I cannot deal with how she pulls innocent people into... more>> her plans.

Maybe it was my own interpretation but I felt that she would literally do anything to get her revenge, involving people that didn't even offend her in the first place. Maybe I missed something in the novel but some of the events just causes me to frown and nearly made me throw my phone down a well.


Then there's this thing with the romance, yes it's true that feelings are hard to ignore, however I just sit there and literally curse her and the ML about life. Like arghhhh can't they be more self aware of their actions? Sometimes they do stuff to literally arouse suspicion and the MC would just make up an excuse about it, or the author creates a way for the other chatacters to make up an excuse for their actions. Then I can't deal with the fact that she pulled such an innocent princess into the mix, I only read up to C65 but I have a feeling that the princess would be either get used by the MC or go crazy and become ruined


I just can't... Can't continue with this story anymore. By all mean please read, maybe you'll enjoy it especially if you're just reading for pure entertainment. However, if you've read books about villians and counterattacks then you'll understand how much the MC is destorying the world.

Maybe some would disagree, but it's my own thoughts. <<less
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Smtha rated it
October 8, 2019
Status: Completed
The 1st half of the story is good but after the story does not make sense anymore. The logic of most situation is confusing and sometime not connecting at some point.... I feel like the author suddenly have amnesia or the change author 1\2 way. Only if you have nothing to read maybe yeah can give it a go. But for me after around 200 chapter I feel like to stop ready. Thank you
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sagacity rated it
August 3, 2019
Status: c358
All around well written. There are always pros and cons in reviewing novels and many had pointed them out.

Personally, I think it's well written as compared to others of it's genre and the translation is very good.

Would I read? Yes

Would I recommend? Of course
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LeeAthene rated it
May 22, 2020
Status: c166
Annoying story! FL is sooo s*upid! She is supposed to be intelligent but why the hell did she join a martial art competition despite having only a little bit of knowledge plus the fact that she is suffering from incurable poison. She joined because was provoked? So that is more important than having finding his missing brother?! That is sooo out of her character!

Just like other reviewer - start is good but getting boring and boring as you read plus the FL is getting annoying too!
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nightstrikr rated it
March 4, 2020
Status: c17
The background and plot setting are good and I find it pretty interesting, but just within 15 chapters, they have shown such unrealistic plot.


The second prince trusts her so much without any background check or doubts in just couple of days. He is ready to give her half of his power just like that! Also, it is said she has just arrived in capital with no backing but surprisingly she knows crown prince's favourite habits and even has means to bribe the close people near him just like that!

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Alice2021 rated it
September 14, 2018
Status: c81
Love it! It's an absolute hidden gem. The description doesn't nearly describe how stunning the novel is. The MC is quite clever, she is not OP like seen in other generic novels, she is quite human with character flaws. It's a breath of fresh air amongst all the Mary Sue novels. Really recommended, you will not regret it.
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rheaaa rated it
September 4, 2018
Status: c53
I love this! The main character is strong, cunning, yet can be fragile at times. The main male lead (from what I’ve assumed) is not overbearing and really supports the main female lead in her quest for revenge.

The plots are also clever, and not as unbelievable and ridiculous, or just pure malice. The author is very good at creating not only great plots, but also belieable characters. Even the main character has her flaws and is not always perfect that she always win over her enemies. She suffers setbacks, but... more>> she gets over it and comes back stronger, though she may be wounded and scarred in the process of it. It’s what makes it more believable, and feels like a mature story that’s not all about your mother-in-laws, concubines, and all that jazz. It’s bigger than that, even bigger than romance.

There is barely a hint of romance so far, because this is not a novel about that, but this is a story of a personal growth of a young woman. The pace is great, not too fast, yet is not purposefully extended by the authors as well to reach 3000 chapters. Every chapter matters and each plot is not repetitive.

I also love the translation, and amongst of the many I’ve read so far, ranks amongst one of the best translations. So thank you Volare Novels!

I cannot wait to read more to know how her revenge goes. <<less
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