The Rise of Phoenixes (凰权•弈天下/天盛长歌)
Author: Tian Xia Gui Yuan (天下归元)
Genres: Historical, Romance, Drama, Politics
Number of Chapters: 142
Feng Zhi Wei is the unfavored illegitimate daughter of the Qiu Family, who is then banished from the clan after being falsely accused of a crime. Zhi Wei cross-dresses as a man to attend the prestigious Qingming Academy and stuns the world with her talent and knowledge. She remains loyal and honest to the reigning Emperor during the princes’ fight for the throne, yet soon finds out she is the only surviving royalty of a fallen kingdom. Manipulated into thinking that the current dynasty was built upon the corpses of her loved ones, Zhi Wei ultimately decides to take revenge against her enemies, including her lover Ning Yi. Will they be able to put their vengeance behind them and live a life without hatred?
Reading Status: Probably read the first few chapters and spoilers?
The synopsis sounds interesting but maybe I found the pacing of the front few chapters slow and did not continue. I heard that this has quite a bit of power struggle in it and may be quite complex. I think it’s quite obvious who the male lead is from the synopsis. As for whether I will continue reading again next time, I’m currently unsure.
2018 Chinese Drama Adaptation: “The Rise of Phoenixes”