Palace Story/ Imperial Concubine as an Occupation 宫廷记事/ 妃嫔这职业 by 月下蝶影 Yue Xia Die Ying

Lady Luoyan from Zhuang family is only one of numerous women in the palace. She is neither the most beautiful nor the most talented among those women. But she knows more about how to keep her heart and understands more about the emperor. She smiles with light in her eyes; every twinkle and smile seems to be love for the emperor. But no one but she knows she is the only who sees through the palace thoroughly. There is no love in the palace, nor sympathy and friendship. When you are consolidated at every step, others will give a cunning response. The one who laughs in the end will generally be the calmest one. Love is only a joke in the palace. What she wants is only glory and splendor step by step.

(Credit: NLB Singapore)

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4 Responses

  1. Melanie
    Melanie June 12, 2019 at 3:48 am |

    Any thoughts on this novel? Is it worth reading/listening to? The synopsis sounds pretty bleak. An inner palace chess match for power. No love, no passion, no feelings, just calculated masks one must wear in front of the Emperor in order to survive. It’s probably the sad reality, but sad, nonetheless.

  2. xnekox
    xnekox June 12, 2019 at 11:59 pm |

    @Peanuts, I’m having trouble listening to the audiobook on the link you linked, does it work for you or do you have another place I can listen to the full novel? Ximalaya has 8 chapters out only =(

  3. Vvn
    Vvn June 13, 2019 at 10:45 am |

    According to the comments from the ebook website and comments on another reading site I go to, it seems like a decent one. Some even went back and reread the story. There was one comment that the female lead is a strong character not the typical silly rabbit in palace stories.

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