Killing of Three Thousand Crows (Love of Thousand Years) 三千鸦杀 by 十四郎 Shi Si Lang (HE)


A forbidden love that has waited a thousand years, an epic love that has endured through 10 lifetimes. A infatuation that is unable to be engraved onto the Stone of 3 Lives: even if fated to not to have you, I will still oppose the heavens to guard you.
Following <<The Glass Maiden>>, Shi Si Lang once again opens the Realm of Three Thousand, creating once again another memorable xian xia love story. A blazing fire reduces the Great Yan Kingdom into ashes, also burning up the Great Yan Kingdom’s princess Di Ji glorious future.

She kept strong despite feeling otherwise, vehemently refusing him: You can have me, but never think for once you can have my heart!

That man completely didn’t care. He faintly smiled: I only want you, who said anything about your heart?


She held onto his leg, crying: Your lordship! Please! I’m willing to offer myself!

The man kept his attention on the book in his hand and replied her absent-mindedly: You want to offer, but I don’t want you.


Takasugi Shinsaku penned: “I’d kill all the crows in the world, to sleep with you till morning tolls (1).” The novel is drawn from here.

  1. This is a line from the Japanese poem 「明け烏 夢の淡雪」 “Ravens at First Light: Faint Snowfall in Dreams” credited to Takasugi Shinsaku.


28 Responses

  1. skyblu629
    skyblu629 August 4, 2012 at 1:22 am |

    I thought so as well. Zuo Zi Chen is really cruel. It’s true that it’s not his fault that he can’t love Xuan Zhu, but the leas the can do was remember her. He took the easy and cowardly way out by forgetting.

  2. atsu-chan
    atsu-chan August 4, 2012 at 2:18 am |

    I’m about halfway through the book right now, and I really like the touches about the art with an illusion that comes to life and the world 14Lang creates. I don’t know what though – I think it’s nicely written, but it doesn’t give me the urge to stay up until the crack of dawn to find out what happens…

  3. raini
    raini August 4, 2012 at 2:35 am |

    I’m about halfway through the book right now, and I really like the touches about the art with an illusion that comes to life and the world 14Lang creates. I don’t know what though – I think it’s nicely written, but it doesn’t give me the urge to stay up until the crack of dawn to find out what happens…

    I think it took me the last 5 chapters to fully appreciate, especially where it’s telling Fu Jiu Yun’s pov throughout the story. I learned to like Di Ji (even though I did like Qing Quang who I see as a split personality of Di Ji rather than Di Ji herself) towards the end of the story. I thought the whole ordeal with Zhuo Zi Qian was kind of blah… FJY all the way!

  4. atsu-chan
    atsu-chan August 4, 2012 at 2:58 am |

    Maybe it’s because the story is character driven rather than plot driven.

    Mm! I agree! Maybe that’s why…

  5. atsu-chan
    atsu-chan August 4, 2012 at 3:01 am |

    I also like FJY more than ZZC! FJY is just all sorts of awesome, but I still feel like I haven’t got him quite figured out. There always seems like there is more to him. Whereas ZZC….yeah. What you see is what you get, I think. It is a little hard for me to like Qing Chuan (I think I like little DiJi more), but I’ll take your word for it!

  6. peanut
    peanut August 4, 2012 at 4:48 am |

    I like this book all because of  Fu Jiu Yun. Such a nice name & such a nice voice for the audio book:) I think I am in love with his voice, haha…so pls don’t show me his photo in case I faint, LOL. Yah, this story is not that exciting but FJY’s character is so sweet & funny at the beginning.  Then later, so giving & sacrificial towards DJ/QC. For me the storyline is only average but I like Mr 14 writing style as there is a right balance b/w humor & sadness, plus happy ending:) I like neither DJ or QC as I find her character rather flat & bland. Plus she tried to hurt my FJY:(

    At the beginning, I hate Xuan Zhu but towards the end I pity her for loving & sacrificing for an unworthy man. Don’t get me started on ZZC. I hate him from beginning to end. He didn’t even have the guts to redeem himself by dying & took the coward way out. Although he didn’t do anything evil, he still make it as one of the character I dislike most in my short c-novel listening span.

  7. joyyyeo
    joyyyeo August 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm |

    Hi all! I chanced upon this place while searching for some reviews/commentary on 三千鸦杀 (it’s a habit I have. I will want to read what others think and feel about the books I’m currently reading and loving). How glad am I to find people of the same interests in these 言情小说 and to be able to discus plot development and characters with you all!
    I’m currently in the last few chapters – I agree that this title doesn’t make me want to forgo sleep like what 大漠谣 and 华胥引 did to me but whenever 傅九云 comes out, I just want to have more of him! I flipped towards the end and didn’t like what I read (some noble sacrificial thingy again right??!!) but I will have faith in the process that the author brings me through

  8. joyyyeo
    joyyyeo August 14, 2012 at 4:08 am |

    Thank you! Okay I’ve just finished this book (quite an easy breezy read which can be finished in 3 nights!)
    I absolutely love the ending of the chapter “没有你的黎明” on Qin Chuan’s monologue on waiting for Fu Jiu Yun!! It tugged at my heart strings and while I have no idea (like herself) when she started having those feelings for him, but it was so beautiful just reading her devotion to him 🙂

  9. Peanuts
    Peanuts August 14, 2012 at 9:54 am |

    Yeh, another fan of Fu Jiu Yun. Welcome to his fan club, haha…Probably the 2nd guy in this book is too weak & bland, this highlights how interesting & wonderful Jiu Yun is. I also couldn’t wait to know the ending & tried to listen to the last chapter. I though he didn’t end up with the girl. Luckily Chancy clarified that there is a huge flashback about Fu Jiu Yun which explains his love for Di Ji and who he is before their first face to face meeting which misled me into thinking it is a sad ending. Although I am not overly fond of Di Ji, I still want them to have a happily ever after ending. Oh, I don’t think the audiobook has Di Ji’s monologue:(

  10. Peanuts
    Peanuts September 17, 2012 at 11:46 pm |

    Oh no, got this part ar? How come I didn’t listen? I must have fallen asleep:P Can you remember which chapter? Did you carve your name on the tree also, lol? Btw, will doing that damage the tree?

  11. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm |

    Ill tell u when i feel like re reading. Heh or ill just search out that chap. Those bamboo with their names actually comes back into the story again after he disappeared. No i didn’t carve on the trees. ^___^ i think it does at least some kind of damage to the trees.

  12. Melanie
    Melanie October 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm |

    I am thinking of listening to the audiobook for this story. It seems like a fairly likable story from the comments here. Is the audiobook easy to understand and fun to listen to? Also, I started to listen to the radiodrama already and it’s very confusing. Can someone who has already read the story give me a summary of the plot and a brief introduction on all the characters to help me out? Thank you so much, everyone!

  13. Peanuts
    Peanuts May 1, 2014 at 7:35 am |

    Hi IIama, thank you for your support & recommendations.

    琉璃美人煞 – The Glass Maiden & 三千鸦杀 – Killing of 3000 Crows have been posted in the bar but not much active discussions on them so you can start the ball rolling:)

    As for 跑跑江湖打打酱油, I’ll ask decembi to check it out since she likes 十四郎’s novels.

  14. llama
    llama May 1, 2014 at 4:44 am |

    Hii. I’ve been following this blog silently for about a year now, and I want to say thanks for introducing me to many awesome novels. I’ve also started checking out the baidu tieba for recommended and popular novels. Lately I’ve read a few that have not been recommended here, and they were awesome! You guys might be interested in checking them out.

    by 十四郎


  15. decembi
    decembi May 1, 2014 at 1:12 pm |

    Interesting that llama recommended 跑跑江湖打打酱油, I almost read it but I realised a plot point from douban and didn’t read it in the end because I think I will end up liking the wrong male lead. Llama if you like 三千鸦杀, you should read 佳偶天成 which is the accompanying text. So as not to clutter up the english translations, Llama if you want you can reply to me at my blog or at the 三千鸦杀 thread.

  16. Snow berries
    Snow berries July 1, 2015 at 9:08 am |

    I read this after “match make in heaven”…. This is a better written book in my opinion. Both guys were great and our Qing Chuan is much stronger emotionally and more interesting…the story ending seem to be too rush. Keep feeling that the author wants it to have a sad ending but gave in to pressure from his fan club. I enjoy the pacing in this story more….Pity the 2nd supporting lady…she is deem to be a back burner no matter what she does….thanks for putting this up

  17. hamster428
    hamster428 July 19, 2015 at 2:23 pm |

    There is now an English translation for this novel posted at Imperial Winter’s page that I’ve linked in the main post up there. Check it out and give her your support. Her translation is excellent so far.

  18. jcravings
    jcravings June 27, 2017 at 5:05 pm |

    OMG i really love how jiuyun is. and i also like his original name, gongziqi. All the humourous teasing conversation with qingchuan was so enjoyable. Especially the part where he ask her to slp on his bed n trick her into saying she would give her heart to him. They would always bring up doudouge and its damn funny. The name itself was alr dmn joke.

    The story is greatttt but could have more character development in zuozichen and xuanzhu! I kind of question so in the end did zuozichen have at least a tiny bit of love for xuanzhu. Is that why he wanted to forget her?

    Love the little hints that shows jiuyun knew her past (just make me anticipate for more hints and guess who jiuyun is) and revealed later on that he indeed knew her when she was still dayan’s princess.
    It caught me off guard and so unexpected as the extra chapters (i love novels with extra chapters) narrates his pov and how he come across with qingchuan waywayway before, even longer than what we initially thought. Like a mini plot twist.
    Its just so sweet that he have noticed her since so long ago and couldnt move his eyes away from her.

    I just finish it yesterday but im still constantly thinking about it. Actually zuozichen is quite a sad character. he couldve been the mainguy if it wasnt the guoshi who created the demon blood crown prince and changed everybody’s fate. They might have a romeo n juliet plot. But nope, i still think jiuyun deserves to be with the girl instead. Kind of feeling lucky that these actually happens so that they can get tgt. its so heart wrenching when he sees diji happily dating with zuozichen. He was saying why zuozichen x diji is called destiny but him x diji is called illfated. SO SADDDDD! Jiuyun <3

    Overall, It was a short good read!

  19. WangXian
    WangXian April 3, 2020 at 6:31 pm |

    Can someone please tell me where the FULL TRANSLATION of the novel…I’ve been looking for it… I saw IMPERIAL WINTER’S translations but I think she has stopped since it’s been almost 5 years…

    Oops looks like I’m not allowed to ask for translations of novels? I’m just wondering as many people who have replied has read the novel? but is it in English? or Chinese ?

  20. Peanuts
    Peanuts April 5, 2020 at 1:21 am |

    It is not that you’re not allowed to ask but it is pointless to ask. If there is Eng translation, there’ll be a link. If there is no Eng translation, how to give you a link? There is no other Eng translation except Imperial Winter’s translations. Maybe someone will start translating the novel after the release of the drama. If there is any new Eng translation, the page will be updated with the latest link. In the meantime, if you’re desperate, you can use machine translation like Google Translate.

    Those ppl who had commented here have either read the Chinese novel or listened to the Chinese audio book.

  21. Adidaem
    Adidaem May 25, 2020 at 12:37 pm |

    Hi, I’ve translated the novel epilogue, part of the ending and also the farewell scene when the soul lamp was lit here:

  22. Platypus
    Platypus February 26, 2022 at 7:04 pm |

    Adidaem, thank you! Those sections explained so much that was missing from the tv drama! I agree, the novel ending is better.

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