Damn this blasted family curse! For all that is said and done, she is a descendant of the famous Golden Merchant … ok, ok, so she is a decendant of the once-famous-now-downtrodden Golden Merchant, and a sickly decendant at that. She is kind-hearted, well-mannered, and has never harmed another person in her life. Even if the family line is destined to end with her, fate could at least grant her a clean death and not beleaguer her to death like what is happening now.
Although she is now strong – probably the strongest woman in Northern Tang – there are too many people waiting to wipe this accursed, beautiful face off the face of earth. When she walked on the streets, there were people waiting with knives for her. When she stayed at home, her musicians plot to murder her. aiyo! How is she supposed to live like this? So it is true that behind a glamorous front, the back is all misery. Damn the blasted curse again! She cannot go back… she no longer can go back ….
*A note to would-be readers: The story did not get interesting until somewhere after the one third mark, so I would recommend that you skim through the beginning until you read her preparing for a Halloween house party. Happy reading and do let me know your comments if you have read the book!