Ostentatious Zhao Yao


《 招摇 》 —— 九鹭非香

Ostentatious Zhao Yao —— Jiu Lu Fei Xiang

Official Synopsis:

Throughout Lu Zhao Yao’s entire life, she had acted extremely ostentatiously in any and every matter, all except for her death, which was…


especially subdued.


Translator Synopsis:

In a hilarious and sweet xianxia romance set in Ancient China, Lu Zhao Yao went through life living ostentatiously in every way possible. She lived her entire demon life in a loud and brazen manner, reigning over legions of demons, and yet——just before she was about to retrieve the sword of the ancient demon king and rightfully claim her spot on the throne——she died.

In the most quiet and unobtrusive manner possible. How? By accident.

Mo Qing, one of her lowest ranking lackeys at that point in time, had killed her after he retrieved the demon sword and unintentionally unleashed the sword’s demonic aura onto the heavily injured Lu Zhao Yao.

Her quiet and untimely death, coupled with her firm belief that Mo Qing had sneakily betrayed her by lying in the shadows and waiting to strike the final blow and reap all the rewards, nurtured a heavy grievance within her. Lu Zhao Yao refused to head to the underworld and reincarnate, hanging around in the human world in her spirit form.

Lady Luck, however, had not completely abandoned her.

One fine day, a female disciple of the Immortal Sect (Zhi Yan) fought with her childhood friend and banged her head onto Lu Zhao Yao’s grave. To Lu Zhao Yao’s utmost delight, she was able to possess Zhi Yan’s body for short periods of time after this.

Thus began her journey to avenge her very own death by destroying Mo Qing——and, in the process, resume her rightful place as the King over all demon sects!


Genre: Original; Romance; Historical; Fantasy; Love

Writing Style: Lighthearted

COO: Complete (81 Chapters — Prologue + 77 Chapters + Epilogue + 2 Side-stories) Online

+17 Side-stories (printed) = 96 Chapters (?)

Total Character Count: 289552

Tags: Spirits & Demons; Revenge; Xianxia Cultivation; Lovers Killing One Another

Protagonist: Lu Zhao Yao (路招摇); Mo Qing (墨青)

Relationship: 1V1 (Monogamy)


Prologue — I am a demoness, a notorious demoness for innumerable years. In Jianghu, numerous prestigious and virtuous clans wanted me eliminated, and quickly at that. I lost count of how many waves of attacks I had weathered, but…

Chapter 1 — The day I died, the ancient Demonic Wanjun Sword reappeared in the world. Jianghu had previously said in legends that the wielder of the Wanjun Sword would become the one above all else in the Demon Kingdom, acquiring the throne and becoming the King of Demons…

Chapter 2 — Back to what happened after my death. In my lifetime, I had truly been a notorious demoness, snatching Chinese hawthorn toffee (tanghulu) from children and beating up tramps on the roadside——those lousy, jobless and filthy wastrels. The Way of Immortal and the Demon Path…


『Translation continued → Worshipper A


Comments 5

  1. I just saw you posted the prologue and 1st chapter of “Ostentatious Zhao Yao”. Thank you for the Chinese New Year gift, and for your hard work. You labeled this project as teaser, so I thought I should tell you that another translator, worshipper A, has recently picked this novel up as a side-project, at Maybe you can invite her to continue OZY at radiant translation, or tell readers that they can go on reading this novel after the teaser. 🙂 Though worshipper A has only posted the prologue at this point since it’s a new project.

    1. If they wish to join Radiant Translations, they can apply through the normal route → Recruitment. This is because the site has a certain standard of quality that needs to be met. Thank you for the notice. I’ve linked the other site on the Radiant novel page and on the OZY C2 release post.

      1. Will you ever pick this up again? I have gotten sick of the perfect female lead without faults but aI am still very much in love with Xianxia and transmigration. I would love it if new chapters could arrive.

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          (sorry for the late reply, rl came a’knocking)
          should be fixed now, I just had to approve all your comments.
          And in regards to OZY, another site claimed to have picked it up. Plus, while I enjoy the plot for OZY, the Chinese is a headache to read (I liken it to Shakespearean Chinese in fact)

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