3 Works in Sīmǎ Zhāo/Wáng Yuánjī
"If only she'd been a boy!"
Wang Yuanji grew up hearing this over and over, about her intelligence, her martial skill, and her perception.
But it is for precisely her unladylike traits that Zhang Chunhua chooses her as a wife for her son. Not only that, but she and her husband Sima Yi want her to pretend to be her future husband's tutor until he is ready to wed. Her new family are loyal retainers of the Cao Wei emperor... or so they say.
How can she see the hidden meanings behind all of this?
(The title is a reference to a famous Jin dynasty poem about how women of the court ought to be behave. Bonus trivia for DW fans: the poem was written to criticize Jia Chong's daughter.)
26 Mar 2017
A prose retelling of the rise and fall of Orochi, otherwise known as the entirety of the video game Warriors Orochi 1. It fleshes out the complicated and dramatic story of the melding of the Three Kingdoms and Sengoku Era, delves deeper into the effect their situation has on the characters, and throws in a little slash just because (okay, a LOT of slash) . Battles have been mostly compressed in order to focus on the in-between scenes instead, and character relationships are explored. PCs from later franchises have been added.
NOTE: I discovered after a year that Chapter 29 was missing at least half of its content. A major scene of plot as well as some fluff had been omitted. It is now reposted in complete form.
A girl is found in a forest by two heirs to a future crown, Sima Shi and Sima Zhao. The days spent with the girl as children, who quickly becomes known by a new name as she has forgotten her own, are shortlived. The three must grow up as quickly as possible as the world that appears so calm starts changing all too drastically.
- Part 5 of The Blossoms of Time