Other Name: The Ravishing of the Crown Prince
Author: Feng Nong
Status: 23 Volumes + (I’m only up to volume 9)
Summary: Feng Ming was only 19 when he lost his life saving a child from death. Without hesitation, the grateful father of the rescued child grants Feng Ming a second chance at life. Unknown, to Feng Ming, his soul is whisked away to a far away ancient land (resembling the dynasties of China.)
Upon waking up, he finds himself inhabiting the frail body of Xi Lei Kingdom’s crowned prince who is also graced with the title of the most beautiful man across all the lands. However, his beauty has a price as he attracts the unwanted attention of the minister of affairs, Ren Ting who finds every reason to torment the prince mentally and physically. As Feng Ming starts to get a-hold of the conspiracies surrounding him, what will happen when the prince’s true identity is revealed?’ And what actually happened to the ‘real’ prince?
Genre: Yaoi, historical, romance, action.
This is probably my first yaoi (Boys’ Love) novel I read, the reason I read this was due to the author of “Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang“. If you can get pass the Boy Love genre, it’s actually quite an enjoyable novel to read. Although I’ve only reach up to Volume 9 of the novel I really do like how the storyline comes along.
The plots are intriguing, involving neighboring Kingdoms and the characters are interesting, each has their strength that you love and weakness that you pity.
I won’t describe how our male protagonist, Feng Ming finds himself back in the past since the summary above already explains this clearly. Instead, I’ll describe his journey, the first person he meets is Rei Ting, Xi Lei’s Regent King, who has a hidden secret, and that hidden secrets is later revealed that Feng Ming isn’t the Crown Prince, instead just a scapegoat for the real prince, Rei Ting. The plot moves on and Feng Ming uses his modern knowledge to improve the citizen of Xi Lei lives and economy. The pair goes through challenges, and their love is tested with rivalries.
If this novel/manga interests you and is your cup of tea you can find the English translation Volume 1- 3 here (which is a more detailed translation) or the summaries from Volume 1 – 10 here. You can find the English manga on Sooky’s Kitchen blog or if you can read Chinese you can find the scans here