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Cold Sands (Novel)  
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He’s just a low-ranking deputy general and he’s a prince. They meet on the battlefield but it turns out to be the beginning of a complicated and beautiful story.

Murong Yu is a very confident man – until he meets Han Xin.
There’s nothing he cannot get; there’s nothing he cannot destroy.
To let live or not, is all up to him.
He is the future ruler of Great Yan and so it’s only natural that the world should bow down at his feet.
But he had never thought that one day he would lose control of it.
That even his own will would be uncontrollable.
Murong Yu can neither get nor destroy this prisoner of war.

Han Xin has never given a care about the world – until he meets Murong Yu.
He has never cared about anyone, nor has anyone cared about him.
It doesn’t matter if you’re alone or sad, as long as you can still laugh, life will go on.
He has learned long ago how to not question, how not to believe, how not to lose and how not to care.
Destiny’s uncaring teasing and humiliations have already become numb to him.
That’s right, he doesn’t have a care in the world.
Even if it’s this Prince Royal of Great Yan who’s started to warm up to him.


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漠上寒沙 (小説)

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41 Chapters (Complete)

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (16 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.4 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 9th 2015, 7:46pm PST



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3 Month Pos #3357 increased(+922)
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Crazy on this   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xono
September 7th, 2016, 7:09am
About 9 months had passed since I read this and I still can't get over this out of my head. So far, this is my top 1 Chinese BL novel. The story is remarkably good with it's strong characters and their witty dialogues, and a love that transcends war and time.

Update: I finished rereading this just now. Again, I missed sleep simply because I can't stop reading. Once again, this story had me giggled and amazed at the witty dialogues. It also gripped my heart to the core making me cry a river re: 41 and last extra.

... Last updated on September 7th, 2016, 7:58pm
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One of the better BL novels out there.   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by _silent_
August 10th, 2015, 1:40am
Reminds me of another Chinese novel, [m]War Prisoner[/m] (at least in the beginning), but much better since the main character isn't weak and has a mind of his own. He's smart, clever, strong, and isn't a damsel in distress. He know's how to think things through and solves his own problems. Life isn't easy for him, but he doesn't spend all day moping about it, but moves forward. I'm just really happy that the uke is actually acting like a man/soldier he proclaims himself to be unlike the many other novels out there, which sometimes feels like male-substitute for a woman.

One issue I had was that the story built-up and foreshadowed his "potentials" many times, but didn't actually showed much of his military strength and strategies in action as I had hoped.

All and all, this is a great read if you're interested reading a mature story about romance and politics.

... Last updated on August 10th, 2015, 1:42am
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