2020-03-31 04:27:12 UTC
unseen deity elected to take a Chinese woman who has just been executed
by her Imperial husband (who believes in the maxim "Boil the hound once
the rabbit is caught") and sends her back to the age of 14 to try again
with all that she learned from her mistakes. Our heroine must lay the
groundwork over years to eventually take her revenge on the future
emperor and those who helped him. Much maneuvering for social status
and dominance ensues. If you're into court intrigue this is your jam.
You know I've seen relife movies from Hollywood but I've never seen it
in an English language novel. Of the translated Chinese and Japanese
nvoels that use the gimmick I like this one the best. The amateur
translation isn't bad, apart from the slightly amusing mistranslation of
a Chinese phrase that I'm sure means "pool of still water" and is being
translated as "pool of stagnant water"...hardly a romantic description
of a woman's eyes.