The sword belonged to Goujian, is a famous sword forged (allegedly) by Ou Yezi - the legendary sword forger. In my novel, Ou Yezi was the teacher of the immortals Ying and Xuanye. The Sword of Goujian was discovered in 1965 in Hubei, China. Cast in tin bronze, it is renowned for its unusual sharpness and resistance to tarnishing rarely seen in artifacts so old - especially it was soaked in water when it was discovered. The sword can be seen in Hubei Provincial Museum and it's regarded as one of the precious Chinese cultural relics forbidden to be exhibited abroad. There's no historical record mentioned clearly who forged the sword, and who inscribed the writing on the sword. Whoever that person was, his/her work is immortalized in this precious sword.
I had to make up immortals characters since they are the witnesses of history. They're the ones who recorded the history, and including witnessing the evil people receiving karma from their evil deeds. When you read the second book - there are some characters who are immortalized, but not immortals.
it was common at that time that peasants had no name. Sometimes they're just called as First Son, Second Daughter, Third Wife, etc.
She had no name. She's from the Yue State. Therefore he just called her Yue Nv ( A Female of Yue or Yue Maiden)
Euphemism to say that they enjoy their conjugal bliss. LOL.
Yes. They lived deep inside the forest far away from any village.
Actually, I deliberately blended two real historical figures : the barbarian Yue (whose name unrecorded) -the one who sang a love poem to express her love to Lord Ejun, and another woman also from Yue ( therefore her name was recorded as Yue Maiden) the first swordsman whose swordsman theory was recorded.
yes, karma. If you read further of the story, it's clearly implied that all of the evil deeds got the karma; while the good deeds, got the reward.
In that era, usually, they would kill all the male family members, while taking the females as slaves or concubines.
Lord Ejun was around 23 years old when he had to flee during the first rebellion.
He's too handsome, therefore the girl just blindly believed him :D
Yes, in chapter 6 you will find out about their further destinies.
Yes. And I have a commitment not to alter any history :) The end result of the story/ conclusion will be the same as the historical record. I know it sometimes tragic and not a happy ending...but again I can't alter history :D
hi! Thanks for reading. Yes, I know this is complicated. The historical record from this era is written in ancient Chinese with only a few lines. It's a big challenge to create historical fiction with limited historical resources. Therefore I have to give a lot of notes to ease the readers.
Nice chapter! thanks for the update. I love the romantic scenes between Tristan and Isolde. Well written and not vulgar.
This novel is well written! Not only the writing quality but also the story plot. I love the character's design. Tristan and Isolde are perfect matches made in heaven!
amber eyes flecked with gold! (Y) beautiful description. I could imagine his beautiful eyes!