Jade Moon 冷月如霜 by Fei Wo Si Cun (BE)

Before the age of 16, she is the pearl in the palm of her rich and powerful father, the beloved daughter.  After the age of 16, in a single night, her family is broken up and nearly all the members dead. Relying on the emperor’s last trace of love and affection, finally Mu Ru Shuang (如霜) is able to stand on top of the imperial harem.  Conspiracy, suspicion, jealousy,  people trying to create a wedge between her and the emperor, she is able to eliminate each and everyone of her enemies, the imperial concubines in the imperial court, one by one. She calculates and uses up all kind of schemes and strategies but ultimately there is no winner !!!

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16 Responses

  1. Peanuts
    Peanuts May 15, 2013 at 3:32 am |

    I wrote the synopsis of the book but lidge did the hard work of translating so much details:P Another imperial harem story, yawn yawn. Sorry, this kind of story doesn’t sit well with my modern sensibilities. But if it is made into a pretty drama with a pair of handsome actor and cute actress like Legend of Lu Zhen, I’ll lap it up eagerly, lol. IF YMM is producing it then there will be no LSS & HG as they are from his arch enemy camp:(

  2. Mei
    Mei May 15, 2013 at 4:53 am |

    Lidge, please SPOIL me! 😀

  3. cloudandsea
    cloudandsea May 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm |


    Is the 4th prince in love with her distant relative? If not why would they have a child together when he is still tgt with RS.

    RS killed 4th price bcause he nv came to propose to her or because he killed her clan?

    Thanks. sounds interesting. but as usual, a sad ending. 🙁

    and why wasn’t she killed after murdering 4th prince? is it because 4th price ordered not do before he died?

  4. Peanuts
    Peanuts May 16, 2013 at 12:19 am |

    Thank you very much for such an indepth summary. Pls write one for every books in the bar, lol. Very good idea to base your summary on the fan-made MV. To prove that I did read your summary thoroughly, I’ll answer cloudy’s queries:P

    4th prince loves the relative bcos she looks like RS. At that time RS was banished to the temple. Come on, he is the Emperor so can love as many as he can eat, lol. Hey lidge, how come the baby son becomes 7th Prince’s niece?

    RS knows 4th prince did go but proposed to the wrong woman. She probably killed him to seek revenge for her family deaths.

    She wasn’t killed after killing 4th prince bcos 7th Prince who is her lover took power & installed their son as the new Emperor.

    This story sounds rather familiar. I think FWSC copied parts of the idea from the 2nd or 3rd Qing Emperor’s love story then mix & match with some other novel plots. Eeeeee, I don’t like RS, she is too vindictive & cold. The Emperor did what he has to do as her family are rebels. If one can’t forgive, just leave but killing him is so cruel. Moreover she also wanna kill his son. It is understandable why 7th Prince doesn’t want to have anything to do with her anymore.

    Here is another MV on the story:

  5. Mei
    Mei May 16, 2013 at 3:09 am |

    Thanks, Lidge!! You ROCK!!!!! 😀

    I usually shy away from books with torturously sad endings, but I did like FWSC’s other ancient novel (Eastern Palace) a lot, which makes me much more partial to possibly picking up this story. Unlike Peanuts, I actually tend to prefer ancient stories, ha. 😛 I have EXTREMELY low tolerance for stupid females in modern stories, which is sadly an all too common phenomenon. Actually, that’s the sole reason I haven’t been following your and Peanuts’ translation of “Come Eat, Shan Shan”, sorry. 😛

    I assume RS already knew, when she killed him, that 4th prince was “the one” from so long ago, but she still chose to kill him, despite (I presume) her love for him. It’s a little sad and extreme, but I can accept it in an ancient story, because back then, ideals like family honor were taken VERY seriously. In other words, I’m more willing to accept “excesses” in ancient stories since I can understand that their POVs and sensibilities were VERY different from modern ones.

  6. Peanuts
    Peanuts May 16, 2013 at 3:29 am |

    Haha, to each its own. I know your fetish so I asked Lidge to post this to lure you out:P She even thought I used your name to ask for spoiler, such a suspicious girl, must have read too many scheming books, haha…I do like ancient book but not the palace kind unless have eye candy like Legend of Lu Zhen & BBJX:P I like Songs in the Cloud & Heavey Sweetness but if not translated into English I’ve difficulty understanding it:( Look out for my feature on my fav ancient book coming soon, hopefully, lol. We are sourcing material now:P

    There are serious modern books with intelligent & normal female leads in SSB eg Xin Yi Wu’s books. Just that Lidge & I need to balance our book diet with some junk food. We can’t read ancient books & cry daily as most ancient books tend to have tragic ending. Real life is sad enough so we need to laugh our heart out, not break it:P I guess you can say, Lidge & I read everything except porno books, lol. Oh, maybe Lidge does read porno book if Ye Luo Wu Xin’s books are considered so:P

  7. Mei
    Mei May 16, 2013 at 10:30 am |

    Haha, Peanuts, you are indeed a sneaky one, knowing how to lure me out even when I should be studying at the moment … I think you should write a palace intrigue novel of your own. 😛

    Hey, I’m all for junk food, and most of the time, I actually prefer relatively light books, since as you said, RL can be frustrating enough at times, why pile on more (and “fake”) tears reading über-sad books at the end of the day.

    My aversion to stupid female leads in romance novels probably stems from how little patience I have for them in real life. I HATE ragging on my own sex (girl power FTW!), but it constantly boggles my mind how little progress some “modern” women have made decades after we were finally granted the same rights as men, and which women in less developed countries still lack. I don’t expect all of us to be Hilary Clintons, but it makes me want to tear my hair out witnessing full grown women acting like little girls to “catch a man”. Okay, I’ll stop ranting. 🙂 It probably gets to me more because I work with disenfranchised women, and it rubs me the wrong way that too many women don’t seem to appreciate how lucky they’ve got it. Also, we women need to band together, not constantly be at each other’s throats and dragging us down. There are plenty of men to go around. Hehe, I said I would stop.

    Anyway, I look forward to what you will recommend, Peanuts. 😀 Let’s see if you can lure me out again …

  8. Eugene
    Eugene June 24, 2013 at 4:29 am |

    When I finished this book, I was like why would FWSC do that? Why would the author only let 4th Prince (Emperor) realize his mistake at the last minute? And before he died, what was he trying to say to Ru Shuang? I was thinking what if on the Lantern Festival day of that year, he was patient enough to let Ru Shuang finish her word, then everything wouldn’t happen and it would not lead to tragedy. However, I know that there’s such thing called “what if”

  9. Eugene
    Eugene June 24, 2013 at 4:31 am |

    Sorry, I was trying to say that there’s no such thing called “what if”

  10. Lin
    Lin August 24, 2017 at 7:37 pm |

    before I read, just wanted to know if there are any R-18 parts, and if so, is it a lot?

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