Despite the MANY qualms I have with this book, the romance is truly heart wrenching near the end.
I love the finale so much.
Although I still don't understand what makes Jin Mi so attractive to Xu Feng, the groveling, sacrificing, and genuine emotions jerked the tears right outta me.
I felt like the ending was a bit abrupt and overall the novel was a little short.
Some parts could've been elongated.

1rst problem: Random ass sex scene out in the open, no less.
I didn't realize I was reading erotica.
And did I mention she is betrothed to ANOTHER man, who is actually this guy's halfbrother?? Cheater much? Not a huge fan of the second lead, but did ya have to cuckold him like that?

2nd problem: insta love because the girl is beautifullll.
Literally has no reason to like her but is still possessive as crap and has wet dreams about her.
Yes, I read a translation of this book because I fell in love with the Chinese drama Ashes of Love on Netflix.
The novel reads exactly like a classic fairy tale, which is my favorite genre.
Due to the simplicity of the writing, it would have been difficult for me to get a clear image of the rich fantasy world of gods and magic in which the story takes place if I had not already watched it on Netflix.
Even the show took a few episodes for me to fully grasp the world, but the imagery was breathtakingly beautiful, and the descriptions in the book simply could not compare.
Therefore, I recommend binging Ashes of Love before reading this, as it will be a lot easier to enjoy after seeing a gorgeous visual representation first.

I also thought the main character was more likable in the show than she was in the book.
Jinmi was given a magical pill as a baby that made her >ถูกปกป้องไว้ในที่ที่ปลอดภัยที่สุด มีความสุขที่สุด สงบและร่มเย็นที่สุด
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香密沉沉烬如霜 PDF by ✓ 电线 (Dian Xian) >เป็นสิ่งใดก็ได้ที่เล็กกระจ้อยร่อยพอจะแทรกเข้าไปอยู่ในสายตาและอกอุ่นของเขาคนนั้น It`s been a long time that I didn`t enjoy read a fantasyromantic story.
The story takes place in the prehistorical era, in a time when the six realms were reigning independently in harmony.
The realms featured in this drama are: celestial realm, floral, demon and human realm.
Although the members of the first three realms enjoy immortality, who rules supreme on all six realms is the implacable god of Fate.

It follows a sweet, yet tragic lovestory that will have to go through the trials of life and death in order to be purified.
This is not a sappy love story.
It is well written and it comes with as much action as romance.
Heavy Sweetness Ashlike frost, without a doubt, falls into the category of classic fairytales, it has all the required elements: the battle between good and evil, an incumbent tragic fate and the attempt to avert it , the forging and purificatio An epic tale of profound and rare love in the xianxia genre.
The novel is even better than its drama adaptation.

Even the dialogues are poignant, as seen in this quote:
"That day when you came to the demon realm, .
you actually told you loved me.
My heart stopped beating in that moment.
I forced myself to say those cruel things to you,'Say once,kill once!'.
But I knew .
if you said it once more, I would give up everything,.
throwing the deepest revenge to the back of my head.

The dialogues are laced with delightful banter as in:
"Jin Mi, I have come.

But, I have already accepted the little emperor's bride gifts.

Ah, what a waste of the six thousand years of divine essence I prepared.

If so, then I guess I just have to make do.

The novel is worth reading a thousand times.
My first cnovel!
It's a pity that there isn't an official translation of this book, but I'm so glad that people have sacrificed their free time to translate it.
I can't imagine how hard and time consuming it must be.
I heard that Dian Xian's writing is really beautiful and it's sad that I couldn't experience it myself, but I found a good translation.

I watched the drama before reading this and let me tel you that I absolutely LOVED it.

The novel was surprisingly short.
I don't say this often, in fact I don't know, if I've ever said this, but i liked the drama/adaptation better than the book.
I felt that the book was too short, we didn't have a chance to bond with the characters or learn more about their backgrounds.
However, I was still able to enjoy it and even teared up.

One of my favourite things about the drama was Phoe æ 香密沉沉烬如霜 æ I decided to give this one a shot after finishing the drama.
The drama has 63 episodes but to my surprise, the novel has only 25 chapters and I was like "seriously?!" I don't really like the drama because honestly, JinMi frustrated me so much there (I know I know, it's not exactly her fault to not be able to feel) so I thought I might like her a bit more in the novel, but seriously this novel is too friggin short and it's not enough to get to know the characters better!! I mean, have you seen Poison Genius Consort?! That novel has like 600 chapters and the drama just 48eps.

i read decembi's translation and it was great I should have known it to not read this book in the morning.
I couldn't do anything else except reading for the entire day.
The Chinese classic romance really got the pulling to suck me in every time.
The same old brand new story, but always manages to hook me nevertheless.
And look how pretty the title is! *sigh*
The interesting part is how the writer writes the analogy of unfated love with making one lover (she is a water goddess) is cursed to be a tear in the eyes of her lover, so she can feel him, but can't see him (since she is inside his eye :D), he also experiences the same.
It is the payment for her not appreciate his love while she still could see him and vice versa.
And the only time she can finally see him is when he finally cries over her memory and then she disappears along the evaporated tears.
Me: Cries riverssss.
How cruel the writer fate Edit 12 august 2018
reread the novel while waiting for the ongoing drama.
Truly amazing epic love story.
it's worth to enter my favourite list and deserve the 4 stars.

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