暴君的一千零一夜 (Bao Jun De Yi Qian Ling Yi Ye) – Thousand and One Night with the Tyrant

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No of Episodes: 38

Author: 微甜酥酥 (Wēi Tián Sū Sū)

Female Voice: Liz酱 (Liz jiàng)

Audiobook       Ebook

Comment: 

There are 122 chapters in the book but this audiobook only has 38 chapters.  According to the narrator, FL supposed to end up with He Ji but she received approval from the author to change the ending.

Summary: 

FL’s (Si Er) soul came from the modern world.  FL has no memories of the person her soul landed on.  Everyone called her Si Er.  FL is a 3rd-grade servant working in the Shan Yin Princess’s palace.  Shan Yin Princess also is known as Liu Chu Yu was famous in history because she has 33 boy lovers.   FL wanted her freedom hence she tried to escape from the Princess’ palace.  FL’s plan got interrupted when she bumped into the Princess’ husband (He Ji).  He Ji shielded FL from being caught by the soldier.  In order to repay his kindness, FL barbeque potatoes for He Ji when he said he was hungry.

The next day, Shan Yin Princess assembled all the servants in the main hall.  Shan Ying asked the servant to come forward to admit what they have done wrong.  When no servant came forward, Shan Ying asked who was on duty the night before.  FL immediately kneeled down and admitted she was wrong.  FL thought Shan Ying wanted to punish her for having a snack with her husband.  Shan Ying accused FL of seducing the Emperor.  FL shocked when she heard that.  FL denied the accusation but her plea got ignored.  FL got tied up and sent to the palace.

This is the time FL met the Emperor.  Emperor Liu Zi Ye was known as a brutal and violent Emperor in history.  Li Consort stopped FL from being executed.  FL said she can help Li Consort to make the Emperor spend every night at her palace.  FL suggested Li Consort tell a story every night.  FL took a snippet from the Arabian Nights and Journey to West or whatever she can remember and then add a few interesting bits to the stories.  FL knew it will only be a matter of time before she ran out of stories to tell.  Hence the best way to save herself was to run away from the palace.  FL’s chance came when she went to look for a tailor for Li Consort.

FL only managed to get away for a few days before she got captured again.  After FL returned to the palace, she knew Li Consort was going to punish her severely.   FL’s fingers got crushed as punishment.  The punishment stopped when the Emperor appeared.  The Emperor already knew the story came from FL.  The Emperor took FL back to his palace.  FL got a new role.  She has to tell a story to the Emperor every night.  FL schemed to get the Emperor to grant her a wish.  FL asked the Emperor not to touch her.

FL met Song Yu, a royal physician when she went to look for some medicine for her injured fingers.  FL felt grateful that Song Yu did not look down on her and willing to treat her.

One day, FL bumped into a eunuch working for Li Consort.  The Eunuch and FL became friends when FL stayed at Li Consort’s palace.  When FL heard that the Eunuch will go out of the palace to look for a tailor, she asked the Eunuch to bring her along.  The next day, FL found out that it was a trap set by Li Consort.

FL brought in front of the Emperor (Liu Zi Ye).  Liu Zi Ye said since he had promised not to touch her that does not mean other men cannot touch her.  Liu Zi Ye instructed the palace guard to rape her.  FL snatched a sword trying to kill herself but failed.  FL screamed and cursed at Liu Zi Ye.  FL struggled when the guard tried to rape her.  When FL felt as if she has lost all hope, the guard suddenly turned quiet and dropped on top of her.  Liu Zi Ye killed the guard.  Liu Zi Ye heard FL said that he will not last long in his reign.  In another 6 months, a treason will happen and Liu Zi Ye will die.  Liu Zi Ye said he wants to keep FL alive for her to see that his reign will last longer than 6 months.  Liu Zi Ye promoted FL as a consort and gave her two serving maids.

Liu Zi Ye continued to come to FL’s palace every night to listen to a story.  One day, Liu Zi Ye stopped coming.  FL heard that Liu Zi Ye got a new beauty and promoted her as Xie Gui Ren.   According to history, Xie Gui Ren was actually Liu Zi Ye’s aunty.  Xie Gui Ren real name was Liu Ying Mei.

FL bumped into Xie Gui Ren at the garden.  FL consoled Xie Gui Ren when she saw her crying.  Xie Gui Ren said she is waiting for her husband to save her.  Their conversation got interrupted by the arrival of Li Consort.  Li Consort knew she cannot bully Xie Gui Ren hence she bullied FL instead.

FL got beaten and lost consciousness.  When FL woke up, she was back at her palace.  Xie Gui Ren begged Liu Zi Ye to save FL.  Li Consort got executed.  Liu Zi Ye came to see FL.  Suddenly, Xie Gui Ren appeared with a sword threatened to kill herself and accused Liu Zi Ye of killing her husband.  Xie Gui Ren killed herself in front of Liu Zi Ye.  FL ran out knowing that Liu Zi Ye will call the royal physician to save Xie Gui Ren.  If Xie Gui Ren was not saved, Liu Zi Ye will kill all the physicians.  FL ran out to stop Song Yu from trying to save Xie Gui Ren to repay for his good deed.

FL was not surprised when she heard Liu Zi Ye killed all the physicians, guards and servants in her palace.  Xiao Yu’s life got spared when she ran out to look for FL.  Liu Zi Ye held on to Xie Gui Ren’s body for three days in her palace.  When FL saw Liu Zi Ye again, he has changed.  Liu Zi Ye asked FL why Xie Gui Ren did not love him since he loves her so much.  FL told Liu Zi Ye, a story to console him.

Liu Zi Ye brought FL along with him when he visited his sister, Liu Chu Yu. On the way, they met with an accident.  FL terrified when she saw how Liu Zi Ye dealt with the accident.  FL saw Ling Long and told her what happened since she left the princess’ palace.  Ling Long begged FL to take her away.  FL asked Liu Zi Ye.  Liu Zi Ye agreed but asked FL to give him her most precious item as an exchange.  FL thought Liu Zi Ye wanted her life hence she changed her mind.  During dinner that night, Ling Long tried to attract Liu Zi Ye’s attention but got punished instead.  FL begged Liu Zi Ye to spare Ling Long’s life.  Once again Liu Zi Ye asked for something in exchange.  FL agreed at last because she knew she will not forgive herself if Ling Long dies.

FL stunned when Liu Zi Ye asked the servant to get FL ready to sleep with him.  FL tried to dissuade Liu Zi Ye offering to tell him a story but got rejected.  FL quickly came out with an idea, claiming that she dreamt of Xie Gui Ren.  Liu Zi Ye stopped harassing FL after he heard that.

FL brought Ling Long back to the palace and found out that Ling Long was pregnant.  Ling Long did not want to tell FL who is the baby’s father and insisted to stay in the palace.

Liu Zi Ye brought FL with him for an outing.  They met an assassination and FL got stabbed.  After FL recovered, one day, Liu Zi Ye asked her to see him.  FL saw three men got tied up by Liu Zi Ye.  There were Liu Zi Ye’s uncles.  One of them was Liu Yu.  According to history, Liu will become the next Emperor after the revolt in a few months.  Liu Zi Ye said the men were the mastermind behind the assassination and he was going to kill them for her.  FL used an excuse that she did not want to see any bloodshed on her birthday.

That night, a man sneaked into FL’s room threatened to kill if she makes any noise.  FL heard that the guard was looking a spy.  FL shocked when the man took off his mask.  It was Song Yu.  FL hid Song Yu in her closet when she heard the arrival of Liu Zi Ye.  Liu Zi Ye asked FL what she wants for her birthday.  FL said nothing.  Liu Zi Ye said he is going to break his promise and sleep with FL.  FL fight back when Liu Zi Ye tore her clothes.  Liu Zi Ye stopped when he noticed FL was really not willing to sleep with him.  Before Liu Zi Ye left, he said he will make FL fall in love with him.  Song Yu saw what happened and said he will repay FL in future for what she did for him.

Liu Zi Ye pursued FL with gifts.  FL noticed how Ling Long tried to attract Liu Zi Ye’s attention.  Ling Long confessed that she loves Liu Zi Ye.  Knowing the future, FL advised Ling Long to give up.  FL went to see Song Yu to get his help to convert the gifts that she received into cash in preparation for her escape.  Song Yu said it will be better to get rid of Liu Zi Ye once and for all.  FL refused.  Xiao Yu asked FL to quickly to go back as Liu Zi Ye has been waiting for her in her palace.  FL saw Liu Zi Ye on the bed with Ling Long.

FL waited outside the room.  FL shocked when she heard Liu Zi Ye wanted to kill Ling Long after he came out from her room.  Liu Zi Ye said Ling Long put drugs in his wine.  Ling Long said she was pregnant with Liu Zi Ye’s baby.  It was Ling Long who seduced Liu Zi Ye, 3 months ago at the Princess’ palace.  Liu Zi Ye got angry when he saw FL was not jealous at all.  Ling Long got promoted to Chai Ren.

One day, Ling Long came to visit FL.  After Ling Long left, FL felt very sleepy and took a nap.  When FL woke up, she found Song Yu lying next to her.  Liu Zi Ye came and saw them.  FL told Liu Zi Ye she got framed.  FL claimed she was still a virgin and can get a momo to confirm that.  In order to save Song Yu, FL offered herself to Liu Zi Ye.  FL lay very still when Liu Zi Ye put her on the bed.  Liu Zi Ye stopped halfway when he saw FL unwilling to have sex with him.  Liu Zi Ye said he wants FL’s body as well as her heart.

The next day, FL heard that Ling Long got punished with death.  FL confronted Liu Zi Ye.  FL got punished and sent to the cold palace.  Eunuch Hua Yuan Er came to see FL.  Eunuch Hua was actually a spy arranged by Song Yu to get close to Liu Zi Ye.  Eunuch Hua asked FL to pretend crazy to get Liu Zi Ye to bring her back to the main palace and then lure him out for an exorcism ritual.   According to history, that was how Liu Zi Ye died.  FL’s heart softens when she saw how gentle Liu Zi Ye treated her but then when she thought about Ling Long, she harden her heart.

Song Yu came to see FL and told her that Liu Zi Ye killed.  Song Yu said the new Emperor, Liu Yu wanted to see her.  FL felt uneasy but went to see Liu Yu.  Liu Yu wanted FL to stay on to tell stories to him.  Song Yu appeared in the middle of the night to help FL to escape from the palace.  FL bumped into He Ji.  He Ji asked FL to take off her clothes.  When the guard opened the carriage door, they saw a couple making love.  Once again He Ji saved FL.  FL said she will become his servant to repay him.  After Shan Ying got executed, He Ji did not get punished but got rewarded with promotion and money.  He Ji said it was too risky to keep a convict in his residence unless FL has another talent.  FL said she can make poetry.

A few months later….

FL stayed at the He Residence.  He Ji was known as San Gong Zi and live a leisure life.  FL tried to run away one but stopped by He Ji.  He Ji said the world outside was not safe.

FL mistook Xiao Dao Chen for Song Yu during a party.  Xiao Dao Chen finds FL interesting.  According to history, Xiao Dao Chen will be an Emperor one day.  FL tricked Xiao Dao Chen and ran away.  FL made another attempt to meet with Song Yu.  Song Yu agreed to help FL to leave He residence.

FL had a drinking session with He Ji and woke up the next morning in his room.  When Old Madam He heard about them, she made FL, He Ji’s concubine.  FL forced to agree to buy time.  He Ji surprised to hear FL agreed to his mother’s proposal.  He Ji brought FL out to buy things for their wedding.  FL took the opportunity to run away but got abducted and sold to a prostitute house.  FL has no other choice but asked He Ji to save her.

FL gave up running away.  FL had another drinking session with He Ji and once again woke up the next day in He Ji’s room.  But this time, He Ji’s attitude towards FL has changed.  He Ji cancel their marriage and then changed his mind after General Xiao came for a visit.  General Xiao saw FL and asked He Ji to give FL to him.  He Ji knew the only way to stop General Xiao was to marry FL as his concubine

On FL and He Ji’s wedding night, Song Yu came to take FL away.  FL reunited with her maid, Xiao Yu.  Both girls travelled around for a 1 year until they settled down in Luoyang and bought a tea house.  FL recruited a storyteller to promote her tea house.  One day, the storyteller went missing.  FL took on the role instead.  After FL left the teahouse, a man called Feng Jing Chang approached her wanting to find out the ending of the story that she told at the tea house.  Feng Jing Chang offered lots of money to FL.  FL accepted the offer.

On the way home, FL saw a man sitting in a horse carriage.  FL stunned as the man looks like Liu Zi Ye.  FL met Feng Jing Chang again and this time he offered to buy the teahouse.  FL rejected the offer.  On the way home, FL got abducted.

When FL woke up, she saw Liu Zi Ye.  Liu Zi Ye said he has looked for her for 2 years.  FL felt guilty for betraying Liu Zi Ye and did not complain when Liu Zi Ye tied her up and hang her on a tree.  Liu Zi Ye raped FL.  Liu Zi Ye regretted his action.  FL fell sick and refused to wake up.  Liu Ze Ye told FL that he will let her go once she recovered.

FL went to see Feng Jing Chang to sell her teahouse.  FL wanted to leave Luoyang since Liu Zi Ye has found her.  Feng Jing Chang was actually Feng Xi, the brother of the Empress Dowager from the North Qi country.  He actually has a bad intention towards FL and abducted her.

Liu Zi Ye saved FL.  FL, Xiao Yu and Liu Zi Ye ran away.  Liu Zi Ye knew FL refused to forgive him.  Liu Zi Ye arranged for FL and Xiao Yu to leave Luoyang city on their own.  But when the boat left the port, FL changed her mind.  FL realised that she has fallen in love with Liu Zi Ye and went back to him.

Liu Zi Ye and FL lived peacefully in seclusion.  One day, Xiao Yu apologised to FL for her betrayal.  Song Yu knew Liu Zi Ye did not die and arranged for Xiao Yu to stay next to FL.  Song Yu used FL to lure Liu Zi Ye out from his hiding.   Song Yu’s family killed by Liu Zi Ye’s father and he wants to take revenge against the Liu family.  Liu Zi Ye threw FL out from the horse carriage and asked her to live on before the horse carriage fell into the ravine.

Song Yu brought FL back to Nan Chao.  On the way, FL refused to speak with Xiao Yu.  FL escaped and bumped into General Xiao.  General Xiao brought FL back to the He residence.  Once again He Ji helped FL and brought her back to Luoyang to find Liu Zi Ye.  FL tried to kill herself when she could not find Liu Zi Ye.  He Ji stopped FL.  FL found out she was pregnant and decided stayed on to wait for Liu Zi Ye.

5 years later….

FL named her son Liu Nuo.  One day, while she was taking a nap in the garden, she felt a hand on her face.  When she woke up, she saw Liu Zi Ye.  Liu Zi Ye said he lost his memories after he fell into the ravine.

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