公子难求 (Gong Zi Nan Qiu)

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No of Episodes: 54 + 2 epilogues

Author : 维和粽子 (Wei He Zong Zi)

Multiple Voices : 一笑将眠兮, 伍壹先生, 苏泽 (Yi Xiao Jiang Mian Xi, Wu Yi Xian Sheng, Su Ze)

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Comment: 

I have listened consecutively to three audio books written by Wei He Zong Zi.  I am not sure which book came first.  Some of the characters in this book also appeared in 公子倾城 (Gong Zi Qing Cheng) and 公子无耻 (Gong Zi Wu Chi)  This is the love story of Ji Ding Lan’s parents in 公子倾城 (Gong Zi Qing Cheng).

Summary:

ML (Ji Ke) is the 4th prince of the Chi Kingdom. FL (Su Wan Zhi) is the daughter to the prime minister.  They met when they were kids in the palace.  FL fell in love with ML for many years and waited for him for 8 years.  ML was sent away by the emperor for 8 years to the another province. While he was there, he became well known for his good governance of the province.

ML’s mother was killed by the Empress.  He started to hate his father for being weak and not able to protect his mother.  Both ML and his mother were punished with poison wine but before he could finished the wine, his mother took the cup from him and drank both cups.  Since that incident his health was affected because of the poison wine.  Before his mother died, she made the emperor to send ML away to another province to protect him.

It took 8 years for ML to slowly plan his revenge.  Since he has a very sad childhood, he did not know how to love and whenever he met someone, all he could think of was how to make use of that person.

He made a pact with FL’s brother to make FL hate him by arranging a marriage with the General’s daughter.  When FL heard about his wedding, she gate crash his ceremony.  She made an explosion and threatened the bride’s life.  She forced ML to swear that he will not marry any woman except her.   When she left the event, she knew that she has caused problem for her family hence she decided to go into hiding for a while till the matter cool down.  Her brother helped her escape from being chased by ML and got injured.  FL went to Qi mountain to hide following her brother’s advice.

On another hand, ML could not forget what FL said on his wedding day.  He was worried about FL’s situation in Qi mountain hence he went to see her on his own.  He disguised himself as a scholar.  FL later found out that she was cheated twice by ML.  She accepted the marriage proposal from her 师兄 (Ji Meng)

When she found out that ML was very sick, she helped him to seek treatment at Hui Chun Valley (this is the same place mentioned in Gong Zi Wu Chi). Ji Meng knew that FL loves ML hence he did not force her and eventually cancel their marriage agreement.

 

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