It’s been awhile i didn’t check my blog nor update any posts here. My bad! As much as i want to do a regular post here, i ended up just doing Instagram review or updating on IG Story 🥲 But thank you so much for staying here with me! In fact, i checked on my stats and feel surprised that my blog still got viewers at least 1K each month ❤️ I am really nothing without all of you.
So… As an apology, i will write something that i’ve been dwelling for several weeks. Cannot move on.. and think that this is the best best best best EVER!
Yup as you can read the title of this post, it’s about a book. Novel, originally named Tian Guan Ci Fu 天官赐福 – Heaven Official’s Blessing in English.
I first stumbled upon this on Netflix. Having nothing to do and browsing through endless choices, I randomly picked Heaven Official’s Blessing and watch it without expectation.
Little did i know that i love the storyline from the first episode, and hooked even deeper after episode 2 and… finished the whole 13 episode in 1 day. Anyway, 1 episode is only around 30 mins, so it was a quick one. After finished watching… My mind was going around and browsing about this series, turns out it has novel and also available in English. So i quickly ordered the 5 English novels available, each around 400 pages, and i finished them all in 3 days. Because it is FREAKING GOOD!😍
The English translation novel is not yet completed. 6th edition will be published this coming May 2023, followed by the 7th and 8th (last one). However, the Chinese version has been finished long time ago, and there’s a link in Facebook with the translation as well. With this, i have finished reading them all. Just waiting the new book for collection purpose.
What is this book about?
The story took perspective from once a Royal Crown Prince of Xian Le, Xie Lian, who is very good at martial art, kind, noble, and was then ascended to become a god in such a young age. But then Xie Lian was banished twice because he wanted to save his kingdom from evil and then have curse shackle in his neck and leg and loose his spiritual power. He ascended the third times.
Through these banishment and ascension, we tagged along on his adventure, desperation, broken hearted, humiliation, meekness and raise to power and find true love.
The story line is very complex and rich. You will never get bored and instantly addicted to flip the page and get to read on more and more. The writer know how to play with our emotion and heart.
At One moment, i can laugh and almost roll on my bed, another moment i will need tissue to wipe my tears. And another occassion i will just stare blankly with my heart felt like broken into pieces and shattered as the main characters being stabbed hundred times and get humiliated
it’s a roller coaster of mood but i can guarantee IT’S WORTH IT!❤️
The book also make me a little bit jealous how someone can love so deeply and being true devoted believer. This person, name Hua Cheng, wait for 800 years for his loved ones, protecting from afar, and finally can protecting his beloved from close and get his feeling accepted.
That 800 years, He upgraded himself, strengthen himself in power and knowledge. He get the chance to be ascended to become god too, but he refused and chose to become Ghost Supreme King in order to protect his loved ones. (why? Turns out the Heavenly Officials are corrupted and not strong enough, and being Supreme Ghost is much powerful 🤣. Even the Heaven Officials are trembled upon hearing Hua Cheng name)
Apart from this 2 main characters, there are also many interesting supporting characters with deep relation to Xie Lian and Hua Cheng. Honestly speaking, living 33 years in this planet earth, having to read so many novels, this is THE BEST NOVEL ever.
What to Expect?
Kungfu (wuxia), cultivation, demon story, love story, friendship, comedy, plot twist.
Teaser of How Good The Story Is
i would post a teaser from chapter 241 book 5 from Facebook page. This scene happened after the greatest battle of all in Tian Guan Ci Fu. A part that we should rejoice, but the writer gave us this instead…
The part that made me go blurry and sad… it’s deep people.. DEEP.
Hua Cheng vanished into million of butterflies.. Fading in the air.. Deep
You might not get the point if you haven’t read the novel, but from this little parts here, can you feel the love? The true love.. 800 years old and still very strong. Dedicated till the last breath…… before recovery 😁
Yes it’s happy ending novel! Don’t worry. I got dumbfound but yess redemption come after. Got my happy tears and happy ending..
Where to Read, Book / Comic / Watch the Series?
I honestly think you need to get the book, the novel. Or read from facebook (link below, on the credit area) . Because the background there is very clear. I get the bigger picture when i read the book. The richness is there.
However you need to peek into the Netflix or Manhua (comic) to get the imagination of how the characters would look like. To read the Comic, you can simply download BiliBiliComics, it’s free.
Without the comic and Netflix, my imagination of Hua Cheng couldn’t be right 🤣 . The novel itself has some drawings inside, but they picture Hua Cheng and Xie Lian more in comical way. And Bilibili apps draw the characters into perfection! So handsome and outstanding!
Things to note..
Okay let me be honest with you that in China, this novel is fall under danmei category. Danmei means boy love. (In case you wonder between BL and LGBTQ or Gay… Boy love is from female perspective.) Nothing erotic on the series here. So you can sit back and relax.
First time i watched on Netflix, i didn’t notice this is a BL one because it’s more like brotherly affection and more like one returning favor as being saved few hundred years back. Even after reading the novel, the love story is umm i can say very pure and mild. No crazy scene that will make you regret grabbing this book or questioning your belief and your religion. I can guarantee that.
Second…. The pictures on the internet, the cover from the book, might not represent the story. I mean… people get creative and unlimited ideas and imagination. That’s why the picture might get wild. And for book cover, i believe they are trying their best to trigger people hahaha.. but again relax, the content is normal.. nothing shocking, disgusting or else.
Honest thought…. i do not regret even this is danmei. I’ve been typing and telling you over and over that this considered one of the best novel ever.. Furthermore, i don’t think i need another danmei category 🤣 this will be my first and last. Too good. Too epic. Let me just keep the deep story and love and buried inside my own heart ❤️ okay sorry for being poetic haha.
Well… As much as i want to discuss and give spoiler.. i dare not ruin that for you 😊 because i honestly think this is rare and precious. And i believe once you read, you will appreciate the story.
So if you have or decide to read this through facebook / english novel / BiliBili Comic Apps, write down below and share with me! Love to have friends whom i can talk about this with.
Credit picture: PINTEREST
And Facebook Group: Tian Guan Ci Fu