Little Kingdom 小江山 – 沉筱之 Chen Xiao Zhi (HE)

XiaoJiangShan

Huo Xiaohui. A harmful power contained within her body. Daughter of the prime minister. She has an open, straightforward temperament, although easily angered. In the eighteen years since she was born, she has spent all her days wreaking havoc on people and bringing her little dog along with her to do it. As a result, the feng shui of the Prime Minister Manor is affected.

The most corrupt official in the current government, Huo Yuan, has hired countless fortune-tellers, but most of them are merely scamming a bite to eat. A wave of their writing brush and they will claim there exists a special talisman or magical instrument, allowing them to swindle their way through, and they declare that this instrument must be quickly acquired and taken to the young miss.

And so, in the Prime Minister’s Manor, the servants have a saying: each time the master hires a fortune-teller, the manor’s third young miss will gain an unexpected fortune. If it can be said that the wealth of the Prime Minister Manor can challenge that of the country’s treasury, then the Warm Winter Pavilion in the manor’s western garden could be considered the imperial city of the manor.

However, good things do not last forever. One day, a fortune-teller named Jian Jia Shi appears in the capital city, Yongjing. This person appears to be honest, educated, and sharply intelligent as well as cultured and refined. In reality, he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He and Miss Huo are forever at odds, always in conflict with one another. He tricks her into leaving the Prime Minister Manor into a joyful journey that takes them travelling all the land.

 

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11 Responses

  1. decembi
    decembi May 3, 2014 at 8:47 am |

    Thanks Hoju! What a lovely review. Am going to put this on my reading list!

  2. cloudandsea
    cloudandsea May 3, 2014 at 10:59 pm |

    Hi hoju! Sounds like a sweet novel. Anyway do you remember Mo Bao Fei Bao? I read 2 more of her novels and one of it is so awesome! It feels like Just One Smile Is Very Alluring. Do read it!

  3. cloudandsea
    cloudandsea May 10, 2014 at 11:30 pm |

    Hi hoju! It’s called 很想很想你 😀 She has another novel regarding an uncle (not blood related. just female lead’s best friend’s uncle) getting together with the female lead. But actually their age difference is only 8 years. I find it amazing how she can write such sensitive theme like uncle-kid and teacher-student relationship and make me accept it. I do read some of such novels but to be able to tackle two of means that she is really pretty good. 🙂

  4. Peanuts
    Peanuts May 11, 2014 at 2:36 am |

    After your exam, your must post the book bcos Xinn will eat it up in no time bcos she has fetish for uncle, lol.

  5. hui3r
    hui3r May 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm |

    Rah… I finally finished this book. While I enjoyed it on the whole, I found it difficult to follow some parts. Most of the political claptrap flew over my head. I was just reading it for the interactions between the main band of characters. And the title is so apt for this book…

    While I like Chen Yan and Xiao Hui…

    Spoiler Inside SelectShow

    the best thing about this books is Ku Li and Ying Chang Qi. OMG. I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THEM. From the moment YCQ “persuaded” Ku Li to stay in the palace as his guard, I’m like, I want MOAR. I was so happy when I realised that they got their own extra/epilogue. AND SO CUTE too. I absolutely loved how YCQ is a super fox but where Ku Li is concerned, he’s a toothless tiger. And Ku Li, she’s an awesome female character in her own right, but when they’re together. Absolutely love them. This is one of those rare times that I ship a second couple more than the OTP.[/end spoiler]

  6. Moonblossom
    Moonblossom July 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm |

    I made it to chapter 13 before I gave up – most of the words went over my head and I could no longer visualize the scenes in my head. This book is a wake up call to me that my chinese is not up to par although I do hope to continue reading where I left off one day as the characters sounded interesting. There was a rich, well-educated miss whose life is endangered because of the bad “qi” in her body, an ex-general who sounded more cheesy than your average fortune-teller, a strong-willed orphan who turned her back to prostitution no matter how hard life was… too bad I have to take a break for now.

  7. E
    E January 6, 2015 at 4:34 am |

    Moonblossom:
    I made it to chapter 13 before I gave up – most of the words went over my head and I could no longer visualize the scenes in my head.This book is a wake up call to me that my chinese is not up to par although I do hope to continue reading where I left off one day as the characters sounded interesting.There was a rich, well-educated miss whose life is endangered because of the bad “qi” in her body,an ex-general who sounded more cheesy than your average fortune-teller, a strong-willed orphan who turned her back to prostitution no matter how hard life was… too bad I have to take a break for now.

    holy crap i totally know what you mean…. thats what happened to me for lan ying bi yue. i would read a paragraph, know what each word meant by itself, but have no idea what the paragraph was describing…. total wake up call…. glad im not the only one feeling it. 🙂

    lets be crappy at chinese together!

    恩儿

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