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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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.


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)


How much I wish the ending to be longer. I hope to see their life together afterward.

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 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. 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 ML... more>> is very powerful and is as old as time itself.

At first, it's an unrequited love from the FL's side, next the focus of the story swaps, then the ML does his best so that they can have something together, finally, the focus of the story swaps again and they experience mutual love. <<less
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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.

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.


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

(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.


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

falling in love for Fengjui and chasing her all over the place.

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

Fan Yin Valley.

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

Anyway, it's a

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


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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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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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 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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kyuloves rated it
December 17, 2019
Status: Completed
I completed this novel yesterday and oh my god, I love Donghua and Feng Jiu so much, I can’t wait for the drama to air!!

If you like the previous novel/drama like me, I highly recommend to give this novel a try before watching the drama of this novel that will be beginning soon. After all, the novel will definitely be more detailed compared to the drama.

However, if you are intending to read this novel, be prepared to have your broken multiple times :P
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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 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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katofu rated it
April 18, 2020
Status: Completed
Three Lives Three Worlds, The Pillow book is truly my "lifetime read". No matter how many times I reread it I can never get tired of it

Fengjiu as a young "teen" had a crush on no one else but the former Emperor DongHua Dijun. Despite her numerous efforts to have her unrequited love turn requited, things didn't end up her way. Her efforts were futile as in the end Donghua doesn't even know of her existence. She eventually matures after getting a heart wrenching reality check and succeeds the title,... more>> Queen of QiuQiu. She no longer has the naive or foolish mindset of liking someone like Donghua. However, as time goes by a certain someone starts developing feelings for her *cough* *cough* Donghua *cough* after meeting her at her aunt's wedding ceremony. The rest is up to you to read about..

I absolutely adore Fengjiu, the main character, with my entire heart (seriously). If you are a sucker for character development/growth like me, stop reading this review and go read it rn! Fengjiu's character growth was so beautifully written and reading about everything she did just for love will break your heart. Her progression from a naive girl to a mature woman will move your heart.

In the beginning of her life, it was only her trying to reverse fate and get with someone who she loved. But as we continue reading, we see both of them giving the big ol' middle finger to predestined fate and making their own destiny. Of course they couldn't just change their fate with a snap of their fingers. In order to do so, they faced so much heartbreak and tribulations which made reading it seem like you were on a rollercoaster of emotions.

I could talk about TLTWTPB for DAYYYSS but I'll stop rambling. Just know that this book is seriously so amazing, my "review" can't justify how great it is, so READ IT!! I PROMISE YOU, YOU WON'T REGRET IT!! <<less
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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 rated it
May 2, 2018
Status: v2
It's very great..... BUT!!

... more>>

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!!


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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ghostdart rated it
September 21, 2020
Status: Completed
Picked up this novel before I start watching the tv series. Write up is a bit confusing because they keep jumping from present to the past in throwbacks. But I think this write-up is better than 3W3L10MPB because it's focused more in depth for the main leads. I mean, author successfully delivered Fengjiu's thoughts and feelings as well as from the POV of Dong Hua. Fengjiu's love, frustrations, misunderstandings, are well delivered and connects to the whole background. I actually thought their love story is much better than Bai Qian's.... more>> I finished this novel a few months ago so dont quite remember the details to comment much, all in all I love it more than To Sky Kingdom (3W3L10MPB), both novel and adaptation. <<less
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Yee Ywal rated it
April 2, 2020
Status: Completed
After I have watched TMOPB, I wanted to know the real story of Dong Hua and Feng Jiu as in the novel. And thus, I read both volume 1 & 2. Well.. Guess what happened after that! I had totally.. Completely got obsessed with the novel!!!! Yeah, I admit it. I have never ever ever liked a novel, this much. This one is a true epic for those who like romance love stories. It's also very funny at the same time because of Dong Hua's character. I have fallen in... more>> love with his arrogance and face-thickness. Even though, he did truly love and worry about this little red fox. Yeah.. It's a truly lovely love story. OMG! I can't help going crazy till now whenever I think about this novel!! I really recommend this one!! If you guys haven't read it yet, you should try it!! <<less
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Haruna89 rated it
April 25, 2021
Status: Completed
I am in love with this story couple (Fengjiu x Donghua). They're so cute together.

After I watch the TV drama "Eternal Love", Fengjiu x Donghua couple became one of my fav.

At first Fengjiu is the one who chase after Donghua. However after several unsuccessful attempts to make Donghua fall for her Fengjiu gave up.

The amount of angst is also great. This is absolutely one of the BEST novel I've ever read.
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Razk rated it
June 9, 2020
Status: Completed
I really enjoyed this novel. I loved Fengjiu and Donghua's story. I decided to read the novel before watching the c-drama "Eternal Love of Dream". This is also my first CN novel I decided to read.
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Yohanna rated it
February 18, 2020
Status: v1-2
For me, this is one of the best xianxia novels that I've read. I kept rereading this novel for the nth time. Reading this novel is also a must before watching the drama if you've watched Yang Mi and Mark Chao's Eternal Love so you don't get confused.

I didn't like Fengjiu's character in the drama but I am glad that I read this novel. Her character's much better here. I can see her character growth.

The best part of this novel is Donghua Dijun. Though he is very cunning and intelligent,... more>> there are times that he can be a fool. A loveable fool.

The translation of this novel is also one of the best I've read. I appreciate the translator the efforts done. <<less
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JaNiluv rated it
December 27, 2019
Status: --
Absolutely loved this, Fengjiu is so mature and so different here. I haven't read the TMOPB with Yehua and Bai Qian yet (and maybe I won't even read it cuz of the Author plagiarising, tho she really did well with the Pillow book) so I can't tell if Fengjiu was as immature as in the drama but here in the novel her character has completely changed that I was confused on whether it's really her. It's like she's moved on and learnt her lesson and now finally suppressed her true... more>> character... until Donghua Dijun started pursuing her.

I really had whiplash from all these character changes. Donghua is so ignorant here, he hasn't known about Fengjiu's existence until Yehua and Bai Qian's wedding.

I'm not very good with reviews so I just wrote my thoughts about this novel down. I only want to say that the ending wasn't satisfying at all - I mean, I need more of that family time, more extra special or whatever chapters ?? <<less
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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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Rouzmary rated it
May 19, 2020
Status: Completed
It has it's faults, as all stories do, but even so it is thoroughly enjoyable and remains a favourite of mine - how could it not be with Donghua's shamelessnes :D
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