Three Lives Three Worlds, The Pillow Book

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Book 1:

The start of another one of Tang Qi Gong Zi’s tale of a past life and present life.

If persistentness in the end will still be in vain, who would use up this life to entirety, only to watch over an untouchable love?

If a persistant attraction of more than two thousand years, is to be put down right now, to be cut off, would there be tears to be poured?

Even if honored with the status of a God, Dong Hua would still perish like features.

Even as the female monarch of Qing Qiu, Feng Jiu would still fade away in time.

Although what is unknown, is that when wind and clouds are gone, when he is still walking through never ending years and ages, and occasionally brushing past her, this once legacy making God, would he still be able to remember, from his former days, that little red fox with a patch of snowy white fur on her forehead that had once rested between his sleeves.

That commanding Queen of Qing Qiu of ancient times from the deity clan, whether she can still remember he plucked a strand of Fuling flowers for her in the bygone era.

Book 2:

Two thousand years of obsessions, but in exchange for many missed opportunities in love.

If ultimately we have no chance to be together, so why let us meet each other in this life, a glance a million years?

In the middle of a foggy dream, one walks through whose shadow, destroys whose yearning, and buries whose current life and past life?

“Emperor (Di) and concubine (Ji) who are floating ups and downs in the dream land, what do you really want?”

“All I seek in this lifetime, is merely that he can see my shadow in his eyes.”

There is a saying that the feeling is deep but the fate is shallow. She is the one with deep feeling but her fate with Dong Hua is shallow.

There is a word called unfortunate. She is unfortunate so she met him. He is also unfortunate so he missed her.

“He is very good. Just that he and I have no fate to be together.”

“So what if the Mandate of Heaven says we are destinated to be together or not destinated to be together? As the King, I have never fear the Mandate of Heaven and also do not need any handout from the Mandate of Heaven.”

How does the Mandate of Heaven determine our predestined relationship? One person’s doubt, everyone get caught in a vortex.

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三生三世,枕上书
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jumboLina
jumboLina rated it
June 16, 2017
Status: Completed
This novel is without a doubt one of the best novels I've read. I came to read the book after watching the drama "Eternal Love" and I wasn't satisfied with the ending of the drama since Dong Hua and Feng Jiu were not the main leads.

If you are looking for romance novel with solid plot, this one is for you. I thought it was supposed to be sweet and learning the history of the two in more detail. Oh Boi, was I wrong? This novel jerks my emotion to really... more>> felt for them. You will be seeing how Feng Jiu pursue Dong Hua (not surprising), and at a point of time, Dong Hua pursue her back. Highly recommend to EVERYONE. If you are into historical drama, that's the bonus, you will enjoy it.

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The story is about two people who does not have fate for each other but they defy destiny. Like one time Dong Hua said "So what if Destiny says we're fated, and so what if it says we're not? I've never feared Destiny and I certainly don't need its charity".

Started when a rescue our hero Dong Hua did for our female lead Feng Jiu. The favor ripples.

She came to pay her gratitude to him. She later became a fox after having helped him and later he took her in and treat her like a pet (you know, cuz she was in the form of the fox).

Fast forward, she left him with broken heart (I think it is for the better). Many years later, they meet again even destiny was written for them to never crossed path.

Dong Hua learnt that if he were to take a queen, she would be THE QUEEN. (Aww). He went to find her and come to know that she is in trouble gotten stuck in a dream created by somebody. He uses the opportunity to win her back.

They arranged the marriage (I feel this part is the most emotional part as I don't think I could comment. Too much feel. You gotta read to find out - Chapter 18 onward)

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How much I wish the ending to be longer. I hope to see their life together afterward.
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They have a son together. I want to see how the child react when he found out Dong Hua is his father.

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Vanessanellyn
Vanessanellyn rated it
November 20, 2017
Status: Completed
At first, I thought Hamster428 translated only two volumes of the book and that this story isn't truly finished yet, hahaha. I never guessed that s/he'd translate ALL TWO BOOKS of the story with precise wording and sentence construction. S/he even made it look like a real novel in PDF form. 👏👏👏 The Pillow Book is all about how two deities tie their own fate even when they don't have the "string of destiny" that binds them together. The FL's still a new deity and isn't very old yet, but the... more>> ML is very powerful and is as old as time itself.

At first, it's an unrequited love from the FL's side, next it swaps, then the ML does his best so that they can have something together, finally, they experience mutual love. I'm being very vague here am I? Haha. Just read so u know what I'm talking about. *Wink* <<less
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dramamonster
dramamonster rated it
June 22, 2018
Status: Completed
After watching Three Lives Three Worlds: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (TV drama starring Yang Mi and Mark Chao), and reading To The Sky Kingdom (the official English translation of book, available from Amazon), I turned to the English fan translation of the sequel book, Three Lives Three Worlds: The Pillow Book in order to get my fix.

The book starts off with Crown Prince Ye Hua's wedding procession to pick up Queen Bai Qian from her Fox Kingdom.
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To the astonishment of the onlookers, the prestigious Emperor Emeritus Donghua Dijuan, Starlord SiMing, and the Third Prince of the Heavens, Lian Song accompany the wedding procession. And that's when Donghua Dijuan remembers first meeting our heroine, Bai Fengjui of the Fox Clan, as she rises from the lake while Siming is gossiping about her.

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The drama and movie adaptations for both books (Ten Miles and Pillow Book) were purchased by different companies, so although each couples' stories ran through both books, each company couldn't adapt part of the other book. As a result, part of Donghua and Fengjui's story in Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms TV drama was made up.

In the Pillow Book, you read about Donghua and Fengjui's past history (when she was a maid in his heavenly palace and he never noticed her), their present relationship
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(when she keeps on running into him in the heavenly palace while she stays with the newlywed Bai Qian for a short visit), and when he chases after her for the rest of the book.

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If you were frustrated at Donghua's frigidness and Fengjui's unrequited love in Ten Miles, this is the book for you. It is very satisfying to finally see Donghua
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falling in love for Fengjui and chasing her all over the place.

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There are sooo many scenes of Donghua being shameless and scheming to stay close to Fenjui.

The book does get pretty confusing because there are lots of backstories in the timeline (similar to Ten Miles), but also, there are stories within stories. For example, for a long story arc, Fengjui goes into
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Fan Yin Valley.

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which is another whole story arc. I had to read the novel a few times to figure it out.

Anyway, it's a
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happy ending, eventually. You have to read past the final chapter to the included and online epilogues to see their happy ever after.

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If you enjoyed Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, I highly recommend this book to read. We even get to see Moyuan again! Also, it's true that the Pillow Book is an even better story/novel than Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms. And a native Chinese reader told me that the original Chinese version of the Pillow Book was a great romance. Also, Dilraba Dilmurat and Vengo Gao will be reprising their roles as Fengjui and Donghua, respectively, in the 2019 TV drama of Pillow Book!
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Bunnypillow
Bunnypillow rated it
March 8, 2017
Status: v2c18 part3
This novel is so beautiful, it describes details so so well, you can just imagine it in your mind. The comedy and romance made it a whole lot better too! One thing I'll warn you about though! It's rip your heart out, make you cry, and seriously the author is so meaaan!!
Honestly one of my favorite FAVORITE novels. And you should really give it a try! I'm sure you won't be disappointed! &Gt;.<
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AzuraValle
AzuraValle rated it
March 21, 2018
Status: --
There's been news about how this novel will be adapted into a drama coming out in 2019. I don't know if all the actors are the same but so far it's been said that Vengo Gao who played DongHua and Dilraba Dilmurat who played Bai FengJiu in the Drama for the first book of Three Worlds Three lives Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms aka External Love, will also continue to play those characters for the drama of the pillow book adaption.
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BillionJellyfish
BillionJellyfish rated it
January 11, 2018
Status: Completed
---> Hamster428 has a EPUB copy of the fully translated work, so for those interested, you can find it on Hamster428's website!

Okay, now on to the review, I LOVE FENG JIU AND DONG HUA. The characters are fully flushed out and are just beautifully described/written. Their relationship is bittersweet which makes the story all the more enjoyable and satisfying. The only issue with the characters is that even though Feng Jiu has lived a long time and been through a lot, her personality/character is a bit too immature/hot blooded for... more>> my liking. I was actually hoping to read about a more mature/calm headed MC, so that was disappointing. As for Dong Hua, I personally find his teasing of the MC annoying af and if it was me, I would have spanked his sorry a** (cough cough). Anyways, the interactions between the MC and Dong Hua are still adorable despite all the annoying parts. In fact, I was so into this novel that I bought the illustrated book of the Pillow Book even though I don't know much Chinese, the pictures are beautiful! It is a great collector's item if I do say so myself. :) *SLIGHT SPOILER ON TEN MILES OF PEACH BLOSSOM DRAMA*

Overall, besides some flaws in the characters' personality, I enjoyed the read even though the ending wasn't as satisfying as I was hoping it to be. Thankfully, there are some short comic strips regarding the characters, so those can be considered the side stories/epilogue of the story which helped to bring the story to a closure. The drama version of the Pillow Book though was just horrible. Feng Jiu and Dong Hua didn't end up together and the actor playing as the ML wasn't even good looking. TT ^ TT

Anyways, I highly recommend this novel for all those ancient-romance-settings fan! <<less
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Krystal Liu
Krystal Liu rated it
July 4, 2017
Status: Completed
I have read and reread this book about a million time already and I can not get enough of it. It is beautifully written. I just love the plot line and Fengjiu character so much. It's just the ending really pissed me off. I mean, I really like it. What I hate was how the author left a cliffhanger for us and never gave us the third book. But I highly, highly recommend this book, way more than Ten Mile of Peach Blossom.

When I watch Eternal Love, I was so... more>> disappointed with the ending because Dong Hua and Fengjiu didn't end up together. I wish they had or better yet, they should make a drama for these two. However, that is very unlikely. (I also love the two character that played them as well). <<less
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onelovestorie
onelovestorie rated it
June 14, 2017
Status: --
Wow, I'm so surprised that there are not more reviews. I've read the precursor novel and found it interesting. However, The Pillow Book, is my love child. It's an amazing novel series where you really experience the circus of human emotion.

What sold me to this book was Dong Hua. I mean, is anyone ever going to live up to how awesome he was in these books? (Maybe, Bo Jinyan... lol). But more seriously, if you like the concept of unrequited love, trails and tribulations, fantastical mythology, and a romance thats... more>> diabetically sweet, then this is the book for you.

EDIT: Just re-read the book for the third time. I wish I could forget things and upon reading the book again and see it with fresh eyes. This book is amazing!!! I want so badly to see some updates, or even short stories on the couple and find out what happens to them after these books end. <<less
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Jevanka926
Jevanka926 rated it
May 19, 2018
Status: Completed
A heart breaking story from a beautiful fox, and a powerful ruler.

I cried because of the female lead determination. I was surprised by the male lead sacrifices.

I wish that they could have a happy ending
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Keisotsuna
Keisotsuna rated it
May 2, 2018
Status: v2
It's very great..... BUT!!

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Why did it stop there?! Whyyy? Damn it. What a cliffhanger. I need more family moments with Bai Feng Jiu, Donghua Dijun, and Bai Gungun... T^T I want extra chapters!!

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When I first watched the drama "Eternal Love", what hooked me in wasn't the main love interest (Bai Qian and Ye Hua), but the bittersweet romance between Feng Jiu and Donghua. So I'm very happy to be able to read the Pillow Book and the fact that I heard (not confirmed yet) about the upcoming drama adaptation of the Pillow Book and the continuation of my favorite characters' love story.

I especially love it how in Volume 1, it was Feng Jiu who keeps on showing her love to Donghua only to be disappointed time and time again because if their ill-fate. However, in Volume 2, it became the opposite because this time, it was Donghus who is pursuing Feng Jiu. ♡

I hate cliffhangers. I especially relieved this hatred ten times over after I was done reading the epilogue of volume 2. <<less
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Lumina25684
Lumina25684 rated it
November 19, 2017
Status: v10c1
Loved this novel, wished the drama had a happy ending for them. Really want to see a drama for them, with same actors, but that's unlikely (sad face).

Read it so many times and cried every time. Wish there's a continuation go I get to see more of Gun-Gun. Can't wait to read the next novel!
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YuuEna
YuuEna rated it
July 21, 2019
Status: v2c18 part3
I have reread this book time and time again. So, I just decided to give a review after many times of reading this book. This story is about Feng jiu and Donghua. Another story after Eternal Love if you have watched it. It tells a tale of persistent love between a couple. When fate is not in their favour, missed opportunities always torture them. However, for a spoiler, it’s not a sad ending. It’s a good story and I’m waiting for the drama. Hopefully, it will air soon as I... more>> have been waiting since Eternal Love. <<less
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