Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cold Sands (Beyond the Frore Dunes) by Mu Yun Lan Qing

Translator: ayszhang
Synopsis proofread by: Mion Sakamaki, Red



edit: (A fan illustrator created a beautiful cover for us - ayszhang)

Title: Cold Sands (Beyond the Frore Dunes)

[ENGLISH TRANS] 漠上寒沙 BY 牧云岚卿


Dairytea's comment:  Let's give a big welcome to ayszhang, the translator who has adopted this epic story!

Title 标题: Cold Sands (Beyond the Frore Dunes) 漠上寒沙

Genre 类型: historical 古风, warfare 国战, romance 爱情, drama 剧情
Disclaimer 声明: The original story is not written by me. The author has taken down his/her account at www.jjwxc.net and I could not find any contact information. This is a translation project undertaken by me completely out of personal interest. Furthermore, this story contains homosexual relationships and adult content. Reader’s discretion is advised. 此故事原作为网络小说家牧云岚卿所作。作者随抄袭风波而退隐江湖,至今毫无音讯。此作的英文翻译纯属本人个人兴趣,无意贩卖盈利。此外,此作含有同性恋爱情与成人内容,请读者注意。
For more information contact 如有问题请联系: ays.zhang@gmail.com

Synopsis:

He was just a low-ranking deputy general and he was a prince. They met on the battlefield but it turned out to be the beginning of a complicated and beautiful story.

Murong Yu was a very confident man  until he met Han Xin.
There was naught he could not get; there was naught he could not destroy.
To let live or not, was all up to him.
He was the future ruler of Great Yan thus it was only natural that the world should bow down at his feet.
However, he had never thought that one day he would lose control of it.
That even his own will would be uncontrollable.
Murong Yu could neither get nor destroy this prisoner of war.

Han Xin had never given a care about the world  until he met Murong Yu.
He had never cared about anyone, nor had anyone cared about him.
It did not matter if he was alone or sad, as long as he could still laugh, life would go on.
He had learned long ago how to not question, how not to believe, how not to lose and how not to care.
Destiny’s uncaring teasing and humiliations had already become numb to him.
That’s right, he did not have a care in the world.
Even if it was this Crown Prince of Great Yan who had started to warm up to him.

This is my magnificent summary. Okay, I admit I can’t write summaries. I mean it’s so boring!



Novel Translation links:
prologue & ch1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16 // extra 1 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 20 // 21 // 22 // 23 // 24 // 25 // 26 // 27 // 28 // extra 2 // 29 // 30 // 31 // 32 // 33 // 34 // 35 // 36 // 37 // 38 // 39 // 40 // 41 & epilogue // extra 3a // extra 3b // extra 4

Audio drama

Fanfic by one of our own readers <3

Thai translation
Thai translation (by yet another group)
Vietnamese translation

PDF Files: download here

Creative Commons Licence
Cold Sands - English Translation by ayszhang is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

69 comments:

  1. can't wait ! \(^'^)/

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  2. summary sounds awesome!!!
    thank you ayszhang-san for adopting this story

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    1. Yes, it does sound awesome just from reading the summary. >u<
      Thank you for commenting~

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  3. The summary doesn't sound that bad! XD The characters seem pretty interesting.

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    1. Yes, I loving reading about strong men like the characters in Cold Sands. *u*
      Thank you for commenting!

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  4. Thank you. Can't wait to read :)

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  5. Im looking forward to read this novel.. thank you

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  6. Hello~ayszhang here~ Thank you so much for checking this out :D I hope you like the story. I am working on another book called 'The Water Goes Drip-Drop' (水滴聲聲). Hopefully it'll be posted soon. You should check that out too if you like horror/suspense ;)

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  7. very interesting!! waiting for the chapter 2!---mao

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    1. Thank you for commenting. If you haven't checked, chapter 2 has been posted~

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  8. huh huh! *sob*I have been checking this page again and again today for an update of cold sand..today is thursday:'(

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  9. Do you know how many chapters are there?

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    1. Hello! There are 41 chapters, 1 epilogue and 2 extras!

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  10. Uhuuuu.. This story is so interesting!!! Cannot wait for mpre.. Thank you soooo much for your hard work. I really appreciate it.

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    1. Thank uuu for reading and commenting :DD I hope you enjoy

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  11. I want more... When will the next chapter comes out?
    Thxx

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    1. Chapter 5 will be released next week.

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  12. Thank you for introducing what seem so far to be another good story. I'm enjoying what I've read so far and am looking forward to the next chapter. Please keep the good stories coming.

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    1. Thank you :) im glad you like it. Next chap will be up next Thursday~be sure to check back

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  13. Is this a drama?
    Also thanks for the translations.

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    1. No it's not~ it's just an internet novel :)
      Youre welcome! Be sure to check back on Monday for our Halloween special

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  14. i started reading this story not too long ago and i think it's amazing can't wait for the next chapter

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    1. ^^ Thank you~
      The next chapter will be posted next Thursday!

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  15. I've just read first 4 chapters and the plot is so good that I can't stop reading to find out what'll happen next ^^ Thank you so much for translating this wonderful novel ^^ Oh by the way, I wonder if any of you can translate Vietnamese into English because there're many Chinese BL Novels (we call them Danmei or "Đam mỹ" in Vietnamese) have been translated into Vietnamese, including "legendary" ones ^^ The editors take the raw edition and use the Quick Translator programme to help them as only a few can read in Chinese ^^ Thanks again and please forgive my bad English ^^

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    1. Welcome~~~ Glad to have you on board :D
      I think all of us here do Chinese-->English. I also do Korean->English and Japanese-> English but currenly I've invested all of my time on Cold Sands and another translation on this site, The Water Goes Drip Drop ;) check it out if you like horror~
      You're very welcome :))) and your English is guuuud I don't know what you're talking about!

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    2. Maybe I'll ask the editors for those raw ones ^^ Just save and I can wait until you're free (you even don't need to edit them, just read and tell me your opinion) ^^ And by the way, I like the summary. It's kind of... attractive and mysterious ^^

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    3. Sure :) you can reach me at ays.zhang@gmail.com
      Thank u :3 I think it's rather a short and plain synopsis but the author has never been good with synopsis anyway XD

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  18. wew.... this novel's story similar w/ "war prisoner"...
    interesting... ^_^

    bw, i like "love late" very much... always waiting 4 the update..
    ~sorry 4 my bad english hehe~

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    1. Yeah the initial setting is similar but the story takes off in a very different direction :) I assure you haha
      Thank you for your support =3=

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  19. I just read the spoiler. Is it true??? I love the translation you guys are doing. I laugh and cry and feel all those emotions in between. I just got anxious when i read the spoiler...

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    1. Y-y-yes............orz
      I feel really honoured <3 I really hope you can stick with us through this journey, but if sad stories aren't your cup of tea I'd understand...:')

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    2. The way its written/translated is truly commendable. I'll brave it thru to the end because it's a lovely story. I'm a sucker for historical BL. Thanks so much for all the hars work. Cheers!

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    3. =3= Thank you! That means a lot to me! I hope I won't disappoint

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    4. me tooooooooooo.. i lovez historical bl but i don't find a lot, like feng yu gia tian is not finished but i love it i'm dting to know the rest.. i already read hua hua yu long and corently reading its fanfics it is beyond awesome.. and there is Mo flower i'm also reading that and is not finished yet.. i think that's about all.. oh and ofc cold sands DAH~
      i don't think that there are much historical bl novels translated and if they are they probably ongoing or dropped (i hate when it is dropped ofc) so if i am not sure that the novel is going to be translated to the end.. and like here we even have a schedual which is great insurance.. i'd prefer not to read those i'm not sure they are finished caase tey'll make my heatbreak you know like when you love something a lot and it disappears!!!

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    5. ; 3 ; I'm actually planning to translate another historical but it's not dated as far back as Cold Sands.

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  20. There's an epilogue and extras 3a, 3b and 4. Does this mean that the main story has a BE but the epilogue talks about their lives after BE?? Urgh, this is killing me haha! They are lovely together.

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    1. >.<; The epilogue is fairly short and very similar to the prelogue in length and content, ie it's not told from the first-person POV.
      Extra 3 mainly revolves around a supporting character's and Han Xin. Extra 4 is about the main CP and is the ultimate ending.
      Thank u for reading and commenting <3

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  21. I recently found this novel by accident and I fell in love with it! I feel kinda sorry for the main character right now since all he wants is to be free. I'm very worried to see how Murong Yu will react to our mc's predicament.

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  22. :DDD Welcome~ Hope to see you more often in the comments <3

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  23. Sweet mother of pasta, i love this story! Thank you soooooo much for
    your translation (It's a hard work!). Now we can enjoy it too!
    I
    Llike your taste with BL novels! I was looking for another translated
    novel i could enjoy as much as HHYL (Well, ok, maybe not as much but
    it's a really good pick anyway.!!) and here it is!
    Each time someone
    pick a good chinese novel like this one, it reminds me how bad i need to
    learn chinese (studied only for 1 year long ago) so i can read all these beautiful treasures.Do you have
    any recommendation for chinese BL (not translated) that you enjoyed a
    lot? or maybe good authors?

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  24. :D Yaaayyy~ a new reader/commenter <3
    You're welcome >o< Thank you for reading~
    I don't have a favourite author and normally I just browse for topics that interest me and see from there (and I like weird topics lol). My next long project is 長相守 so maybe you could try to read it before I get to translating it?
    I read A TON of doujinshi for The Grave Robbers' Chronicles so I could recommend some (毒 BY 夜藤 is a classic one). Other than that, I read a lot of smut too....I can pretty much say I've read 90% of (good) smut out there (//o\\)
    Maybe you could tell me what kind of stories you like and I could look for them :D

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  25. Oooh, maybe you can show me that list? XD I might have read some of them haha
    :D You're welcome~~~ <3

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  26. I love this story so much . ... Thanx for your great work...

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  27. Oh my... I feel like a stalker...
    Visitting your web every day and waiting for update T_T

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  28. We welcome all stalking ;D hehe

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  29. Why i can't open the last updated chapter 😓😓

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  30. Because it hasn't been posted yet ><;;; It will be in 5 hours!

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  31. Well as long as you not report it to the police, I'll always became your stalker (≧∀≦)
    Hey, how about the "Love Late"? Is there any chapter that will update soon?

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  32. ; u ; <3
    Dairytea is working on ch 17. We'll announce it on the update schedule as soon as it's done!

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  33. Ohh hahaha forgive for my sillyness ...i just too exited about it....

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  34. Thank you for the patience >3<

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  35. May I have the permision to translate it into Vietnamse? I really love this beautiful story and want to show it to my friends ~

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  36. Of course! :DDDD Though, I think it might be easier to do it from Chinese >_< some of the original terms have been anglicised or adapted to work in English.

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  37. Thanks again for the swift release. Translating whole chapters within a week. Not to mention that it will probably take effort to translate a culture foreign to probably most readers well, especially because it takes place in a historic setting. Thanks team :)

    MY made this a smut chapter..I feel like chastising him :x Still kind of funny how MY basically created a stereotypical roleplay; HX is the dutiful wife who just wants to have a conversation, talk it out and MY is the husband who is 'nope, don't want to talk, can't talk' and just wants to get it on.

    If I was MY I would draw the hopeful (and very wrong ^^) conclusion that
    HX was actually trying to help me achieve my goal of dominating Yan and Rui; becoming emperor, being willing to do away with parts of Rui, the marriage proposal (I would interpret it as a hint that HX wants to unite countries and them along with it).

    I can only hope for HX that YY or HZ does not find out about his trysts. I bet that will just convince them that HX (and perhaps MY) should die, is a disgrace, does not deserve the throne, etc. I also hope for HX that HZ does not get to hear that if HX does not return, HZ would be emperor. This would be the perfect moment for HZ to take over after all. He could even at some point decide that HX has been away for too long (if MY keeps extending his monopoly over HX or does not let him leave) and declare himself emperor and create some lie about HX (that he is missing, died, is a turncoat, etc.).


    I am obviously more paranoid than any of the characters in the story >.>

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  38. I love this story. Thank you for all the hard work.

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  39. i love this story.
    found cosplayer that look much the same with this story.

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  40. ouo thanks!!! *checks out the pic*

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  41. >_< yes I could~ the best one the most classic one would be 毒 by 夜藤

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  42. its hana & baozi
    if u search them in fb.
    there is a lot more pic but i cannot post more since its not mine.

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