Okay, the third chapter of ALOL is here. It’s kind of spooky and intimidating, all these rituals. And to watch our previously soft-spoken Xi Shi turn into a femme fatale is unnerving. But then one has to do all they can to survive….
Well, here we finally meet our female protagonist… She’s strong, independent, brainy and every bit the modern Overseas Chinese young woman. And at the end, we get a bonus too! Read on to find out…
Okay, we’re out with the prologue, which is pretty long. But it’s also the most important part of the story: the link to the past and present. Here, we meet our protagonist, who is battling on that thin line of life and death, waiting for her love to come to her one last time. Will death relent or will it be as unforgivable as ever? For those of you who haven’t read the Synopsis yet: here you go.
Okay, we’ve officially decided to translate When The Sun Goes Down by Ming Yue. She’s a close friend of Xiao Li (author of The Lone Star In My Constellation). We tried summarizing the chapters but felt that the real essence of the book is getting diluted. Also, Ming Yue made some really interesting changes to the book. So, folks, we bring you, When The Sun Goes Down.
It’s been a long wait for those who fell in love with this book after the very first chapter. I acknowledge and am sorry about it. But here’s the next chapter, and it’s as good as any other! We finally get to meet the reclusive male lead. And also, more light is shed on Xi Shi, and a surprising one at that. The world of Xue Nong is thrown open to us, and what a world it is! With their rituals and ancient power. Questions are raised and the dead are buried. Reasons are examined and realizations are made in this new installment of A Lifetime of Longing.
Yeah, so, the response has been pretty good as of now to the first summary of the book. So now, I’m out with the second. Just for the information, @chairmanlichi may decide to change the a little of the plot of the book before I’ll actually get down to posting the full chapters. Okay, so we’ll move on then. Shall we?!
I don’t have enough time nowadays to catch up with translating. So I’ve decided to summarize this one book written by my friend @chairmanlichi, which I totally loved. Okay, I’ll get to the topic now. This is a reincarnation novel. But it isn’t the usual fare. And you’ll know this as I get through this post.
Okay, I begin with this new book now. It’s a momentous task for me update this book. But we begin the book with a very light chapter as we introduce the first story of the anthology. So here goes nothing….
I don’t know what I’m thinking by agreeing to post the chapters of this new book. I mean, this has to be the most political as well outright dissenting book to be posted in the circle Chinese novel translation sites. China’s not used to dissent. At least history doesn’t record it that way. And that’s why when Huo Fangpan insisted that I use my small blog to deliver her powerful message of love, I decided that I’m doing this one good thing even if it may end up the last thing that I’ll ever do!
New facts are revealed in this Chapter, and you can feel that this is a culmination of everything in sorts. I mean, you can feel that this is the Beginning of the end of the Angst. Or at least, the separation. Ming Xing realizes that the heart can bear more than what you think it can. And when such a huge realization happens, well, you guys can see for yourself…