Gentleman Free-Floating Cloud 闲云公子 by 于晴 Yu Qing (HE)

As the left protector of the Demon Sect, and being so “honoured” to be seen as the successor by her crazy Demon Sect leader…… ah, to be honest, she’s someone who rather just lead an idle life, but… sigh, her luck has always not been good.

When she was ten, the Demon Sect leader bestowed upon her a handsome sect servant (they are called Sky Slaves (天奴)), in order to survive, she and her sky slave never parted from then on, cooperating perfectly, he even promised he would follow her for one life, one lifetime… what a one life, one lifetime!

Ah… it’s only a beautiful back, there’s nothing important about it, she shall be generous and not ask the person to take responsibility. Who knew that she’s generous but the other person is stubborn, insisting on having her as an adopted sister! Adopted sister? She once heard that the Cloud Family has a bad practice in the “Jiang Hu” (literally rivers and lakes, but indicating the pugilist world).

— Ah! She has miscalculated! Miscalculated! Once she met the charismatic but poisonous heavenly man, can she make a full retreat?

Gentleman Cloud

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36 Responses

  1. Mai
    Mai April 21, 2014 at 6:56 pm |

    This sounds nice. If anyone can point me to a Viet title for this book, I’d really appreciate it. Thanks.

  2. Peanuts
    Peanuts April 22, 2014 at 3:21 am |

    Ok, bongsd found u the Viet link, enjoy.

  3. Dreamer
    Dreamer April 22, 2014 at 3:56 am |

    Thank you, Decembi, for this recommendation. I have used your link to to ‘read’ the text via Google translate, but kept getting the “sorry, but you have exceed your access…” message. Any idea how I could overcome this to read the rest of the chapters? Thank you once again. This site had led to my new addiction to c-novels (despite not being able to read Chinese, LOL).

  4. Dreamer
    Dreamer April 22, 2014 at 4:23 am |

    Decembi, many thanks! The new link works. I am now “reading” it line by line. Love Google translate.

    Am an avid follower of both your onesecondspring, hui3r/peanut’s and hamster’s blog pages. A big heartfelt thanks to you guys for sharing all your hardwork. Cheers!

  5. Moonblossom
    Moonblossom April 22, 2014 at 6:14 am |

    You posted this!! omg. I was about to post another book by the same author called a “A woman called Shun Hua”. Ha, ha.

    I have read this book and I will also recommend it to others. Yu Qing has written a series on this, but Master Xian Yun predates the others by order of birth. I especially love the female lead who is probably one of the most reluctant females you can come across. She is clever, spunky, and if she has one big wish, it isprobably to be able to live on. But her life is difficult especially when you have a crazy Master who keep setting her up and putting her in danger. Hope the others will love this as well. Thanks for posting this!

    p/s: Do check with me if you want to read her other books for I have read most of them.

  6. Moonblossom
    Moonblossom April 22, 2014 at 8:03 am |

    You can check out “A Woman Called Shun Hua” in the drafts now. It is my favourite book by Yu Qing and it is actually book 2 out of a trilogy. The 3 books can be read independently because they occur in different time zones. Book 1 就是皇后 (Born To Be Empress) is also very good but book 3 南临阿奴 (Nan Ning Slave Girl) is not so good.

    Among the Cloud series, I also like 春香说 (So Speaks Chun Xiang) but would skip 一鸣天下 (A Sound that Rocks the World) and 妖神兰青 (Demon God Lan Qing). By luck, I read Gentleman Free-Floating Cloud first so the other books make slightly more sense.

    Have you read 裘梦 (Qiu Meng books) as well? I like all her Wuxia books but dislike all her Court Officials books. The heros are all the same – handsome plus top puligist or top healer or both – and the plot is very simple, but light hearted.

  7. Moonblossom
    Moonblossom April 22, 2014 at 8:37 am |

    Thanks so much for the recommendations!!! I will definitely check them out. The thing is Book 1 sounds very familiar, so I might have read that before.

    Actually I followed the order haha, I read A Sound That Rocks the World (I’ve translated it previously as To Shock The World With One Cry haha) first before reading Gentleman Free-Floating Cloud. I definitely like Gentleman more, because I prefer light-hearted sassy main leads but I also enjoyed A Sound That Rocks the World. I actually teared and was quite touched at *SPOILER* the moment when the female lead decides to risk her life once and for all and take the other poison to resolve the main poison *END SPOILER*.

    Definitely, A Sound That Rocks The World is very messily written and rather convoluted because the timelines are all not chronological and one may find it hard to root for the main leads, but I still like it enough to rate it 4 stars. I find it so cute that the male lead wrote the female lead tons of letters, but never sent them HAHA. I am a sucker for male leads who write letters.

    Qiu Meng sounds very familiar but I think I need titles to jot my memory. Most of these books I read two to three years ago! Haha. My favourite taiwanese author is Gu Ling (古灵)

    Some funny books by Qiu Meng includes 大瘟神, 家有邪夫, 入赘进佛门.

  8. Mai
    Mai April 22, 2014 at 7:43 pm |

    Thank you for the Viet link. This story is quite short. Off to read.

  9. sutekii
    sutekii April 26, 2014 at 12:07 pm |

    hello fellow readers, I just wanted to know if there’s an audio book available for this novel?

  10. Missy May
    Missy May April 27, 2014 at 11:31 pm |

    Who gets Huang Fu Yu in the end?2

  11. Moonblossom
    Moonblossom April 28, 2014 at 12:55 am |

    Missy May:
    Who gets Huang Fu Yu in the end?2

    Spoiler Inside SelectShow

    got the girl.

  12. Missy May
    Missy May April 28, 2014 at 1:26 am |


    Thank you so much as I am Deaf Singaporean and I am exempted from taking second language. so in a sense I am monolingual.

    I am a totally fan of all translators including you and Koala 🙂

    Will wait for second chapter and chains of events that lead to happy ending 😉

  13. Moonblossom
    Moonblossom April 28, 2014 at 1:43 am |

    And I have sworn never to pick up a chinese book in my life after my ‘O’ levels. I can read in the train, I can even write while on a moving bus, but I will get dizzy when I open a book and see chinese characters.

    Now that is a thing of the past. Life is strange sometimes. : )

  14. decembi
    decembi April 28, 2014 at 3:30 am |

    hello sutekii,

    I don’t know if there are any audiobooks. It’s not very famous this book! Haha. I will post up any audiobook links if I come across.

    Hello Missy May,

    Glad you are enjoying the translations! 🙂

  15. Missy May
    Missy May April 28, 2014 at 12:22 pm |

    Moon blossom & Decembi,

    Hi and thank you for accommodating our requests 🙂

    Moonblossom, i totally understand how you feel regarding Chinese as my brother also switched off Chinese after completing his O level. He aced his paper based on rote learning. Hahaha

  16. sutekii
    sutekii April 28, 2014 at 11:48 pm |

    hello sutekii,

    I don’t know if there are any audiobooks. It’s not very famous this book! Haha. I will post up any audiobook links if I come across.

    Thanks for the reply decembi, mandarin is my third language.. I can understand more than I read can read, so an audio book would have been a big help but thats fine! I will just wait for Moonblossom’s translation on your blog!

  17. Mai
    Mai May 6, 2014 at 8:26 pm |

    Finally finish reading this story. What a great couple! I love both the male and female leads, they are perfectly suited for each other. I do feel sorry for He Zai, but he never really has a chance with her. He is better suited to be the leader of the sect. Hopefully, he will guide them in the right direction.

    This is an amazing story and quite a short read. Totally recommend this to others.

  18. decembi
    decembi May 7, 2014 at 3:22 am |

    Dear Mai,

    I’m so glad you read it and enjoyed it! I personally also think the male and female leads are so perfect.

    Usually for these kinds of taiwanese c-novel series, the second male lead never ever gets a chance – the story is really too short to ever develop a viable second male lead. Although the author did give the first prologue to the second male lead and I liked that she made it so that it was the second male lead’s own choices and mistakes that precipitated his eventual downfall with the female lead.

    I actually have a few other short c-novels that are super awesome and I want to recommend, but I don’t have enough time. Lol. Maybe you can go read the other Yu Qing novel that Moonblossom recommended. Btw, this novel is part of the Cloud Manor series if you want to check out the other accompanying novels.

  19. Mai
    Mai May 7, 2014 at 4:19 am |

    Hi decembi,

    Nice to meet you. I just want to say that I really enjoy your blog although I am mostly a silent reader.

    I know this story is quite short, but it is really, really enjoyable. The interactions between the two leads are all sort of awesome. I am just totally in love with them.

    I am planning to read a few more of Yu Qing’s stories. I already found the sequel to this story in Viet (Nhat Minh Thien Ha) and will definitely check out My Girl, Shun Hua too.

    By the way, how many books are in the Cloud Manor series?

  20. decembi
    decembi May 7, 2014 at 4:32 am |

    Hello Mai,

    Thanks for reading my blog 🙂

    The Cloud Manor series has 4 books, the first three are relatively connected but I’ve never read the last one and I’m not sure if it’s connected (Moonblossom had and told me that it isn’t very good).

    The “sequel” To Rule The World with One Cry was actually the first book and it was so popular that the author wrote this prequel Gentleman Free Floating Cloud. I think the first book isn’t as good as the Gentleman Free Floating Cloud, but has a pretty interesting plot. Haven’t read the third one, though I plan to 🙂

  21. myssyng
    myssyng May 13, 2014 at 1:40 am |

    Hi, anybody know where can I get the full chapter 3? The chapter 3 in the ebook link above is missing parts in the middle. I was feeling a bit lost but didn’t realised that until I read moonblossom’s translation in decembi’s blog. Thanks!

  22. Mssyng
    Mssyng May 13, 2014 at 2:04 pm |

    Thank you so much, peanuts!

  23. decembi
    decembi May 13, 2014 at 4:46 pm |

    Thanks peanuts! I will go change the link at the top.

    I actually read the Taiwanese version online at another site which uses complex chinese characters, and searched for the China version which uses simplified chinese characters as the e-book link as I thought that version would be easier to read for most people lol.

  24. pingabingme
    pingabingme February 18, 2015 at 2:04 am |

    It’s a light hearted easy read novel 🙂
    I enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks for the suggestion Decembi, and thanks for translating it Moonblossom.

  25. decembi
    decembi February 18, 2015 at 3:06 am |

    Glad you enjoyed it! One of my favourites.

  26. bearbear
    bearbear March 23, 2015 at 1:06 am |

    OH didn’t know there was another of 于晴’s books here, I’m working on one of her books called Wan Lei 挽泪 I remember reading it being so freaking touched >~< But this one seems happy, I might check it out 😀

  27. Moonblossom
    Moonblossom March 23, 2015 at 2:34 am |

    OH didn’t know there was another of 于晴’s books here, I’m working on one of her books called Wan Lei 挽泪 I remember reading it being so freaking touched >~<But this one seems happy, I might check it out

    Although she tends to rough up her heroines, I find that Yu Qing books usually have a happy ending. If you like touching books, I find that 楼雨晴 books are usually quite moving although most are happy endings as well. 将错就错, 口是心非 are pretty enjoyable in my book.

  28. Serendipity
    Serendipity March 23, 2015 at 7:32 pm |

    OH didn’t know there was another of 于晴’s books here, I’m working on one of her books called Wan Lei 挽泪 I remember reading it being so freaking touched >~<But this one seems happy, I might check it out

    The ending is actually quite endearing and adorable… its a short novel, only takes up a few hours, so I definitely recommend for a lighthearted break, 🙂


  29. serendipity
    serendipity November 30, 2015 at 11:38 pm |

    If youre looking at Qiu Meng’s book, i highly recommend 囚蝶。

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