Author: Rou Bao Bu Chi Rou
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
Publication Date: 4 December 2023
Genre: BL Fantasy
Source: Bought Copy
ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART BURN HOTTER
Chu Wanning has slumbered for five years since Mo Ran rescued his soul from the underworld. He wakes to find the world changed—and the greatest change of all is to his disciple Mo Ran. Now grown up, Mo Ran is nothing like the callow youth he remembers, and Chu Wanning finds himself drawn to his disciple with a force he never anticipated.
Meanwhile, Mo Ran has at last set aside the misunderstandings of two lifetimes. When his hatred for his teacher falls away, he finds the feelings beneath are not respect between master and disciple, but fiery passion. Yet even as the two wrestle with their own hearts, Mo Ran begins to realize that this world is diverging from the past life he remembers in strange new ways.
This was another fun volume in The Husky and His White Cat Shizun series, with things beginning to heat up on the romance front between Chu Wanning and Mo Ran. This volume focused mainly on that relationship; however, as it ended we began to also get a glimpse of something new happening in the overarching plot which will likely be further expanded on in volume five, which I will look forward to reading in the new year. I am giving this one another 4.5 star rating.