Falling Dreams of Fang Hua

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Synopsis:

I have a foster father…

Um, that’s not the important part. I just want to say, why doesn’t he understand the differences between boys and girls in this world? He insists a pornographic picture is actually a diagram of acupuncture points. And also…why did he raise me as a boy for 15 years?! It’s impressive that he can write prescriptions, but I studied poisons.

But, why is he a Fang Hua Beast…

繁花落尽,香馨碾散,落地为土,润于草木,皆为芳。
The blooming flowers fall, their fragrances scattering, forms sinking to the earth, moistening the grass and trees, turning into Fang.
觥筹交错,语音弥散,孤单影之,烟波浩渺,谓曰华。
Wine cups and fragments lie in disorder, the sound of voices dispersing, leaving a lonely shadow, and an expanse of misty waters, called Hua.
本是有心,却似无心,若是动心,即为失心,怜为兽。
Originally he had good intentions, though seemingly no heart, if ever something moved it, then he would lose that heart, and have love make him a Beast.

——人鱼水洋
Salamander of the Vast Oceans


Background:

《梦落芳华》(Meng Luo Fang Hua) Falling Dreams of Fang Hua is a Chinese web novel written by 也顾偕 (Ye Guxie) and completed in August of 2009. The story follows a young girl picked up by a beautiful, non-human benefactor and the mysteries and complications that ensue from their growing relationship against a backdrop of court intrigue, jianghu excursions, and unexpected plot twists.

Translated and Edited by Ruyi and Khuja. Read the complete raws here. The audio books can be found here.


Book One: Morning Dew on the Aristolochia, So Close Yet Worlds Apart
Chapter 1: A Single Rancid Mantou
Chapter 2: An Encounter Returning Home
Chapter 3: Foster Father Fang Hua
Chapter 4: Two or Three Interesting Incidents at Home
Chapter 5: Drunk on Wine
Chapter 6: First Encounter with the Red Wood
Chapter 7: Fang Hua Beast
Chapter 8: Love Oath
Chapter 9: A Peeper Betrayed
Chapter 10: An Amusing Bath Story
Chapter 11: Gift of a Hairpin
Chapter 12: Young Han Zichuan
Chapter 13: The Mysterious Corpse
Chapter 14: A Mask of Human Skin?
Chapter 15: Meeting at the Jade Pool
Chapter 16: Confronting Yifu
Chapter 17: The Mystery of My Father
Chapter 18: Chance Encounter
Chapter 19: Pill-Crazy
Chapter 20: Lord Nongyu
Chapter 21: Pornography Book Crisis
Chapter 22: A Daughter’s First Menses
Chapter 23: On Ancient Methods of Staunching Bloodflow
Chapter 24: His Imperial Highness, the Crown Prince
Chapter 25: Liberties Taken, Liberties Given
Chapter 26: Abandoned Child
Chapter 27: Entering the Palace
Chapter 28: Meeting an Old Friend
Chapter 29: Legendary Face-Changing Expert (Part 1) || (Part 2)
Chapter 30: A Clingy Servant
Chapter 31: Strange Illness (Part 1) || (Part 2)
Chapter 32: Two or Three Incidents of Adultery
Chapter 33: Variables
Chapter 34: (no title)
Chapter 35: Departure

Book Two: 8,000 Year-Old Jade, Who’ll Share It With Me?
Chapter 36: Carefree Idler
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45 (Part 1) || (Part 2)
Chapter 46
Chapter 47 (Part 1) || (Part 2)
Chapter 48 (Part 1) || (Part 2)
Chapter 49 (Part 1) || (Part 2)
Chapter 50
Chapter 51: Feeding Medicine
Chapter 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapter 55

Book Three:
Like a Pair of Lovers Envied by the Heavens, 100 Years in the Jianghu
Chapter 56
Chapter 57
Chapter 58
Chapter 59
Chapter 60
Chapter 61
Chapter 62
Chapter 63: Falling Dreams of Fang Hua
Chapter 64: Princes’ Side Stories
Chapter 65: Bonus Epilogue (Part 1) || (Part 2)

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  • Melacholy

    Please…help…I don’t understand the ending…I read the raws since it’s my mother tongue, but the ending is too complicated for me. Please reply

    • Melacholy

      Oh I saw that you posted on a forum that many versions are incomplete, I’ll push on >.<

      • Ruyi

        You can find the link to the full raws in the table of contents page for FDFH right here on volare. 🙂

  • paperman

    Thank you for the chapters! Can anyone tell me if this is going to be a happy ending? I need to prepare my heart ahaha.

    I would loathe this to be a tragedy… the characters deserve so much more 🙁

  • Tricks

    I’ve waited years for this to be translated, as I’ve read the excerpts I thought it would be fun. I really..really thought it was.. I wasn’t ready, my heart was not prepared. Ohhh somebody! anyone! Uplift me, bring me out in this abyss of depression hahahahuhuhu!!!

    But I still love this novel, thank you translator! May I find peace tonight huhuhahau

  • Drop down and other functional button most likely dont work when javascript is turned off.

  • I’m dying to know if this is a happy ending??? So far its seems so tragic

    • Thiiis. Ugh my heart is bleeding from all the pain. Is this BE? Would love to know first so I can continue/drop it. I don’t mind bad endings, but I’m too invested in this one to survive unscathed.

      • Ruyi

        I can say with fair certainty that…you will survive. 🙂

  • I have been waiting for this novelthank you for translating it and sharing it❤❤❤❤

  • van

    does anyone know how many chapters there are?

    • Ruyi

      Hello
      I haven’t had time to completely count because the raws are rather messily organized (no table of contents orz), but there should be no more than 100, or maybe a very inflated 80 chapters.
      We’re currently a little over halfway through this series.

      • van

        thanks you 🙂

  • Book one does not work (drop down menu does not work)

    • Ruyi

      Ah what are you using? Mobile and laptop both work for me, perhaps you could try manually inputting the chapter number?
      I’ll try to see what’s up tomorrow!

    • I think it’s because you have to click on the arrow, not the words.