Who, in their youth, experienced a love so deep that it remains imprinted in their bones and emblazoned in their souls?
Who envies the beauty and the general, and their tale of happiness and sorrow, of separation and reunion?
As the flames of war blaze in the North,
And the beacons of smoke billow amidst the chaos,
Who would be able to stay right next to each other, living to a ripe old age together?
And who would be able to grant each other an eternity together?
Yi Sheng: My father always said that girls who loved to smile would be blessed with good luck. What he said turned out to be entirely and utterly true.
Meeting you, was the best luck I could ever experience in these terrible times.
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can someone give me a spoiler about this book(it will be great if the ending is in it too)
For some reason i like to know about the whole entire story line for BE novels before i start reading it( maybe because i want to get ready brfore the heartache hits me). THANK YOU
Hi MBMB, apologies for the late reply. I posted my review of the book below – hopefully it provides you with sufficient information regarding this novel! (:
Yi Zheng Sheng is a novel set in the Republican era, when China was torn apart internally with all the different factions and ideologies struggling to lay claim to the power to govern the vast Chinese land. As if that wasn’t enough, China was facing external pressures during that time as well, having to continually battle the Japanese and fend them off their land. Indeed, it is in such tumultuous times when our male and female lead met, fell in love, married each other, and were ultimately torn apart.
Our female lead, Yi Sheng, is the most favoured daughter of the wealthy Sheng Family, and had grown up basking in the love of both her father and her deceased mother, a concubine of the Sheng family. Due to the obvious love and bias shown towards Yi Sheng, Yi Sheng is not very welcome in the Sheng family and only manages to form close relations with her Dad and her half-sister, Yi Zheng. Despite being largely isolated at home, Yi Sheng doesn’t view things negatively, and instead chooses to focus on the positive side, pouring all her love and attention on those who she cares for – namely, her Dad, Yi Zheng, and her childhood friend, Ji Heng. The novel begins with our young female lead managing to “save” our male lead, Bo Yu Zheng, by chance as she instructs a police officer to restrain a group of hooligans who were pummeling our young male lead. Many years pass, and Yi Sheng gradually grows into youthful teenager. Her father sends her to study abroad in France, and there, she studies with Ji Heng, who has also been sent there by his family. Having grown up together, Yi Sheng and Ji Heng had naturally developed mutual feelings for each other. Despite doing his best in restraining his feelings for Yi Sheng, Ji Heng caves in to his feelings one day, allowing the two to enjoy a short moment of bliss before Ji Heng forces himself to return to China and marries Yi Zheng without Yi Sheng’s knowledge. When Yi Sheng hears of the news, she rushes back to China in an attempt to demand an explanation from Ji Heng, but to no avail. It is under such circumstances when the male lead and female lead reunite and develop their feelings for each other.
Despite being a poor child when he was younger, our male lead, Bo Yu Zheng, grows up to become a young general wielding great military power. Yi Sheng’s small sign of kindness as a young child had stayed with him whilst he was growing up; thus, when he reunites with Yi Sheng as adults, he frequently tries to help her out when she’s in a difficult spot. With that, the two leads gradually build a strong relationship grounded with understanding and love for each other. However, good times don’t last – as a man of responsibility, as a man with great love for his country, Bo Yu Zheng truly shows what it means to be a “hero” – a hero who prioritises his country over his ambition, a hero who stands his ground in the face of hopeless battles, a hero who faces death with courage and strength.
One reason why I enjoyed this novel so, so much was because it was so much more than your usual romance novel – it was also about the love for your country, the courage and strength to make difficult choices, and the huge growth one is able to experience through love. Loving Bo Yu Zheng, is truly the best luck Yi Sheng could experience in these terrible times – before she met him,she was merely a young, naive girl, whose heart was only big enough to care for those she loved – ideology battles, the fate of her country – those meant nothing to her. However, meeting Yu Zheng, loving Yu Zheng, brought Yi Sheng out of her tiny world into a bigger world where she learns how to be a strong, independent woman, one who is capable of rallying the crowd, gathering support, and quietly loving her husband from behind the front lines. The wife of a general who understands her husband’s choice to sacrifice his life for his country, who obstinately guards his grave throughout all the pain and suffering, and who stubbornly raises and grooms their only child under the pressures of a being a single parent.