Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace (如懿传)
Title: 如懿传, The Legend of Ruyi, Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace
Author: 流潋紫, Liu Lian Zi, Flowing Purple
Drama Adaption: Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace (2018)
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Genres:[Historical] [Drama] [Romance]
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Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace is a sequel to Empresses in the Palace (Zhen Huan Zhuan), telling the story of Ula Nara Ruyi and the Qianlong Emperor, Aisin Gioro Hongli, from their reciprocal affection to their mutual loss and disillusionment.
The novel is separated into six arcs. The following is the summary of the first arc:
The palace walls have great depth, reflecting a deep vermilion. In the harem, power and position are always linked to the Emperor’s favor. The overt and covert fights between the concubines are just like the frigid winter, so cold that it reaches the bottom of people’s hearts.
The Ula Nara family background once brought supreme honor to Qingying, Hongli’s Secondary Consort. After Hongli ascended the throne, the shifts in power in the harem and the court made her identity awkward, as though there was a target on her back. To protect herself, Qingying asked the Empress Dowager to bestow new name, “Ruyi”, and was granted the position of Concubine Xian. She lived in Yanxi Palace and was at the time bereft of power. In fact, for her, the downward spiral has just begun…