黄金台 Golden Stage
by 苍梧宾白 (Cang Wu Bin Bai)
Page Length: 992 pages
The notorious imperial court lackey and the meritorious military general were well-known for their mutual dislike, a pair of arch-enemies set in stone. Who could have foreseen the unexpected change in the winds of heaven: the general injured on the battlefield, both legs disabled, and even forced by the emperor to marry his nemesis.
With one marriage edict, two people with mutual hostility are forced to marry and live under the same roof. Yet after these long days together, they come to the realization that the other is not truly devoid of any saving grace nor is high out of reach.
I loved Golden Stage so much! Fu Shen and Yan Xiaohan are incredible together with so much unexpected sweetness and tenderness.
✔Arranged political marriage
✔Flirting ever chapter
✔Childhood friends to rivals to lovers
✔Enemies in public, lovers in private
✔Tons of bickering
YanFu couple is one of my favourites and the only danmei I’ve read with a vers couple and also a disabled MC. Golden Stage is historical romance novel with a heavy political aspect, some of which admittedly have gone over my head. But reading JWQS, Qiye and now this one, I’m definitely interested in wartime politics and scheming.
I love how both characters are strong and powerful on their own with a mutual understanding and respect, even when they were rivals. Also a couple that actually communicates with each other, YES!!! Unlike the other Chinese web novels I’ve read, this is only 70 chapters and 5 extras.
I loved the setting and characterisation. The translation is top notch and the footnotes make it even better. Overall, read this for the softest couple with an amazing romance!!!
“Did you not understand what I said just now?” Fu Shen said resolutely. “It’s enough for me to have you, what would I be wanting a fake reputation for?!”
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