A one line introduction:
An amnesiac female and her playboy husband’s love story
The mystery and secret behind her loss of memory, the honest girl fights for the truth, the charming, unconventional and gentle husband wags his tail to invite the wife home.
[Ebook] [Details of Ancient Doting Wife Series] [Rồng bay phượng múa] [Eng Translation One (Chapters 1-23) (Chapters 24-31) or Two (Chapters 32-on)]
This is one c-novel from one of my most favourite ancient novel series, Ancient Doting Wife Series.
The female lead, Feng Ning (Phoenix), is the wife of Long Fei (Dragon), the third son in the renowned and powerful Dragon Family. They are very wealthy and powerful – the oldest son is a general and the second son is in charge of the large prosperous family business. No one knows what the third son does — but he turns out to be a powerful pugilist in the martial arts world.
The female lead has lost her memory and she does not know who she is or why everyone in the Dragon Family dislikes her. She finds out that she married because of a betrothal made by the grandparents of the Dragon Family and Phoenix Family long ago and this was not welcome by the Dragon Family — she was found at the river, with a head injury after a precious treasure of the Dragon Family was stolen. The female lead starts to wonder if she is a bad person who stole the treasure and also realises that she and Long Fei had a marriage only in name and were distant and did not live together.
So, she starts out on a journey to find out her true identity and meets Long Fei on the way. Long Fei is intrigued and confused — why does Feng Ning appear to be a completely different person? Feng Ning starts to fall for Long Fei and wonders if their marriage can be real — and then a secret is discovered which could potentially destroy their relationship forever…?
For full review and more information about the series: http://onesecondspring.blogspot.hk/2014/02/ancient-doting-wife-series-by-ming-yue.html
Haha, see see you like to dig out all the author’s books:P Ok, not ransacking but raiding, lol. Haha, you know I like to use dramatic language:P I know you love Ming Yue Ting Feng’s books so do I but I like to read my fav authors’ novels slowly. We’ve good taste in novels, lol. This book sounds interesting so I’ll put it on my list (does this sound familiar, lol?)
Btw, you only read two books by Dian Xian, right? If you don’t know, I better warn you not to touch her third book bcos you may vomit blood. Most of the time, not all books by your fav authors are good so you better consult me, lol.
Hahaha! I did not read the rest of the books immediately, but I couldn’t find any other funny ancient c-novel so I picked up her books again. Hahaha! Then I thought I must as well finish the series and write a series introduction haha!
Yes, please read! It’s very funny and romantic. I love it.
Oh yeah, I heard the third one is v bad, so I did not bother to read it. I have also diligently followed your recommendations for YLWX – she’s not bad, but I think some light-hearted fluff! No more angst for me. Haha.
Oh, you want funny ancient novels, tell me la, I can intro you some. I thought you like modern fluff and ancient angst to balance out, lol. That Emei novel is quite funny, did you give it a try? I’ve an Urgency is also funny but the ending may be considered sad. 厨娘囧事, you can give that book a try as 苏素 writes funny books. I’ve not read it yet so you can give me feedback. Floating Dreams is funny & a fav with many in SSB. Don’t Want To Sleep With Me? Off With Your Head! is lidge’s fav funny book but I want to hear your honest opinion bcos I always feel she has weird taste, lol.
Oooh thanks! I will go read those. Haha, I seriously do read your recommendations! Just that sometimes I forget to tell you. Did I tell you I finished Kao! I’ve been Submerged? Haha.
Oh I love funny novels! They are my preferences actually. I just happen to like ancient novels more though, and funny ones are rare. Also because I try to avoid harem ancient novels so that limits my choices too.
Huh? Seriously you finished Kao? I tut you dislike stupid female lead & I can’t think of anyone worse than that Ching Ching. Actually I abandoned that book but picked it up later when there was an audio book.
Yup, unfortunately there are more time-travel & harem ancient novels than funny ones. But some harem ones can be funny also. Don’t worry you can always count on me to give you funny ancient novel recommendations:P Here is another funny one 纷纷落在晨色里 by 苏俏. Don’t worry, I still have stock, lol. Yes, authors with the surname Su can write pretty funny ancient novels:P
Peanuts, I super loved your recommendation by Su Qiao! 厨娘囧事 was short, sweet, hilarious and surprisingly touching! V good. I shall go check out your other recommendation for her.
Can’t seem to find a completed text for Floating Dream though. And, I will cut off your head has an emperor male lead, so hesitant in reading it because I generally dislike emperor male leads haha.
Oh yeah, I disliked Kao! I’ve Been Submerged. Haha! Actually, I don’t mind the female lead that much because the male lead was fun, but in the end I was super annoyed at the male lead’s refusal to tell her “I love you” and telling her she is not worth it. OMG. Terrible male lead, even though he is devoted in his own way. Had v mixed feelings overall for it.
Thanks for editing the entry – though that’s not the real synopsis for Three Marriages. Haha! I was too lazy to go translate it. Haha.
Wah you finished the book in less than a day? I need a week to finish a book:( Since you super loved it, pls post a write-up on it as the audio book has just been released. As I am bad with Chinese names, I need you to introduce characters as well as the storyline so I can follow it with ease:) You can check out other books by this author but I don’t guarantee you:P The novel I just recommended is by Su Qiao, probably her sister, lol.
I think Mei or whoever asked abt Floating Life text b4. You can only find the complete text for the online version but that version has a different ending compared with the print version. You better read the print version bcos the online version has sad or open ending. I suggest you read a bit first. If you like it, buy the physical book:P Or, you can listen to the audio book ending.
Haha, I also don’t like emperors or princes & all their relatives but I’ll read/listen to the really good one eg Hua Xu Yin, Eastern Palace etc. Btw, most of the popular ancient novels have emperors:(
Haha, tat is bcos the male lead in Kao is kind of cold & weird. But I think he did make amend in the end. Honestly, I also find the female lead not worth it:P It is not that I am siding with the guy but she did leave him & went back to her ex then went back to him later, so silly & annoying.
I hope you don’t mind bcos the synopsis is too short so I added something from your blog, lol. As Pm may not be able to find ebook links so I included 2 of the most popular books in the series:P
It’s pretty short! Only 12,000 words plus. It’s a time-travelling novel, but for once used to hilarious effect so I’m fine with the trope. It’s quite easy to read actually and I suspect you might finish the audiobook before I even write the entry haha! Ok, I will write it but will probably take one or two weeks. Shall take a break from reviewing after the mega entry (vvv tiring entry haha) and focus more on translating.
Oh that makes sense! Because the online texts just ends abruptly and all the commenters are like – NOOOO.
Yeah, the male lead has this weird ego complex thing. I was rooting for the female lead to go with the ex actually – to show the male lead who was so mean that she has other choices! The male lead is such an idiot. Haha.
Oh, I don’t mind at all! The synopsis for Three Marriages by the author is actually v good. I’ll translate it one day. Haha. Too tired now. I think I wrote too much already for the ancient doting wife series, shall take a break!
Haha, I told you before sometime time-travelling novels can be funny but most of the time they are annoying:P The audiobook is very slow and is still on-going so I can wait for your review. I listened to the beginning of the summarised radio drama. The female lead time travels back in time & becomes a cook in the royal court?
Take your time with everything since you are already too fast, lol. Tell me abt it when I’ve to translate something I can’t read, lol. I think I gonna retire after I finish Shan Shan and Silent Separation.
Haha yup! She has no cooking skills but gets teleported to a family of royal cooks! Hahaha. It’s really funny. I think it’s probably one of Su Su’s better ones, because it at least has some sort of structure.
Nooo, you can’t retire! You are an institution. I read fast but write slowly. Haha.
Is there viet books for these?
I can’t read Vietnamnese so I’m not sure! Sorry I can’t help.
The best antidote to his miserly ways! Heeheehee
I’ve updated the synopsis with Viet links, thanks to bongsd my French & Viet interpreter lol.
Since so many ppl like this book so much, it shall be my next book. Actually, I wanted to wait for any reader to broadcast this book bcos I am slack lol. Since, Miss Hui3r is so crazily in love with this book, I need to check it out ASAP, lol.
Thanks anway Decembi
Peanuts thanks for the links!
Ynne, peanuts saves the day! 🙂
Moonblossom, OH!!!! Now I remember. I love Guard, it’s so cute and shows the brilliance again of Ju Mu Er! Hahahaha
Hi does anyone have or know where I can download/read the first story about the first brother in this ancient doting wife series in Vietnamese? I found the second and third story but not the first. Would really appreciate if someone could point me to it. I’m new to this whole c-novel thing ^^
Hello Clarissa, sorry I’m not sure about Vietnamese. But the first brother does not actually have a book, his story is only captured in a few chapters, a short epilogue called General 🙂
I was wondering if someone may help me in picking another book to read. I recently completed the book Dragon Flies and Phoenix Dances. I love it a lot and speed through it. Then I even went back to re-read it a couple times just because i love it so much. The couple is absolutely adorable and their interaction is super funny at times.
I was wondering was to help and recommend another book of similar that they like.
I glanced a little bit at 3 marriages. But wasn’t quite entice to continue on. I think the author started out a little bit slow, I guess because it’s a little longer. What chapter should I start reading?
I did skip around to chap 5 and continue reading but from then on I was pretty much hooked
Haha so glad you love it! Actually if you really love the Dragon Flies and Phoenix Dances couple, you could read Rong Yan (see my blog entry for the chinese characters, in a rush so can’t type it out haha) since the main characters appear quite a bit there! 🙂
Hmm, I was hooked to Three Marriages quite fast so I’m not sure which chapter. But I do think it gets epicly good after the female lead proposes to the male lead?
Do you prefer ancient or modern c novel recommendations?
I have the first chapter of this translated to English and on going with the second, I don’t know if anybody would be interested to read it, but since I don’t have a blog, does anybody know where I can share it?
You can post it in the comment section of this post or you can set up a blog with wordpress. It is very easy & free. Just register with wordpress and you can post immediately, no hassle. Then you post your blog link here & I’ll update accordingly so interested readers can visit your blog to read your translations.
Thanks for the suggestion, here is the link http://afaasun.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/like-dragons-flying-and-phoenixes-dancing/
Thank you for the link. I have added you to my reading list 🙂
Hello, thanks to shushengbar for introducing me this book and aafsun for translating it. Btw, I wonder is there any other links for the e-book? I tried the link posted above but it seems i need to log in and i know very little Chinese, so yeah I cant figure out how to sign up.
My Chinese isn’t awesome but I can read the majority of this c-novel from the link. I feel like the story isn’t complete. Is their story really 28 chapters long or is there more?
It has 80-100 chapters from my memory.
Here are two other links:
Thank you so much decembi btw I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog~
You are welcome! Awww thanks for liking my blog ♡
Hi~ tried reading it but not really to my preference. Their thoughts are too straight-forward and I prefer more subtle actions and ermmmm less direct thought bubbles. But then again peanuts always say I have bad taste (which I do not agree hehehe) 😛 thanks for intro-ing and Amadea for translating!
Hey, I did not say you have bad taste bcos I m too nice to say that lol. You do have peculiar taste which I believe is well-known :p As you can see from the ratings on all books, tastes do vary so no need to feel bad lol. Btw I though you are going to post a good book you’ve read?
hi, I love this site
there is a Vietnamese radio drama for this book, if any one is interested
This is one of my favorite C-novels ever! I finished it some time ago but I can’t resist and went back to re-read a couple of times more! Love the heroine’s open and honest personality and also how the hero can’t help but give in to her demands and put up with her tantrums. 🙂
Hi, can anyone fill me in on some spoilers of this novel? I got up to the part where they set out to find the treasure. what is the real identity of feng ning?
I read this novel some time back, so the details are a bit fuzzy. I will try to recall whatever I can.
Long Fei discovered later that there an identity mix-up. He didn’t know who Feng Ning really was, but he did realise she was not the enemy’s daughter whom he had married. Was this before or after they set out to find the treasure? Can’t quite remember haha