No of Episodes : 64
Author :随宇而安 (Sui Yu Er An)
Female Voice : 阿手 (A Shou); Male Voice : 小编C (Xiao Bian C)
You will know the entire story line after listening to the introductory episode. I find that A Shou’s voice is most suitable if she is acting on a pampered role. I like Xiao Bian C’s voice here much better than in 庶女明兰传 (Shù Nǚ Míng Lán Chuán) – The Legend of the Concubine Daughter Ming Lan caused his voice in Ming Lan sounds like an old man.
At first I thought the FL is just dumbo and only rely on men around her but I was surprised that FL was actually quite smart. She just pretended to be a dumb blonde. Overall it was quite an entertaining story to listen to. This is the romance story about a female ruler.
FL is a female ruler. ML (Pei Zhen) is one of the her ministers. FL’s mother has 5 husbands. Similar like other ancient story, instead of the emperor has multiple consorts, this time the female ruler can have multiple husbands. ML has known FL for many years. ML was also potential husband candidate identified by FL’s parents. But he has promised the previous Queen (FL’s mother) that he will not force FL nor tell FL the marriage arrangement between them made by the Queen Mother. FL like another minister called Su Yun. She tried to test him by asking why his name was not in the husband candidate list. He said he loves Pei Shen. FL regretted that she asked that question and made a decision to appoint ML as her husband. It is also a method for her to officially take away ML’s position to take back control of the country governance.
FL later realised that Su Yun actually lied to her about loving Pei Shen. Su Yun loves FL but because of his family’s commitment, he has no choice but to sacrifice his own love. His father was involved in some corruption activities to keep the status of their family. There were two major parties in the government, the Su party and the Pei Party. FL has used 5 years to quietly planned to take back the control of the governance by selecting talented official and kept them hidden away until it was time for them to take over the important positions.
FL went ahead with the marriage as she felt that she should be responsible for her own decision. Moreover she has started to fall for ML but still could not trust him 100%.
The corruption investigation led to the discovery of Nan Wang plotting with ML. ML confessed to FL and agreed to help to capture Nan Wang. In the process, ML and Su Yun were poisoned by Nan Wang’s daughter.
ML managed to concoct the anti-dote that was only enough for one person and he gave it to FL to give it to Su Yun. ML said that if Su Yun died, FL will forever think about Su Yun. He did not want FL to have any regret later.
FL later realised how wrong she has been in the past. She has always noticed Su Yun but has never truly looked at ML. She has known both of them since she was young. ML loves her and willing to wait 8 years for her to grow up and accept him. FL also regretted for questioning ML’s honesty.
Anyway, the story ended happily with FL giving birth to a pair of twins. The boy to follow FL’s surname and became the next king and the girl followed ML’s surname. ML could not make another anti-dote for himself hence his health was affected. Both FL and ML pretended ignorance of the fact and spent their life appreciating and loving each other.