Recommendations are there any novels about a eunuch?

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  1. baticeer

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    Does anyone know any cnovels where the main character is a eunuch? Or it doesn't have to be the MC, maybe a love interest or a prominent side character who gets a decent amount of focus? I feel like there are plenty of palace stories where it will mention eunuchs casually but they are never important in the plot, I want to read something that focuses on one.
     
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    Check the eunuch tag. The eunuch is pregnant is one that I remember.
     
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    LOL it didn't even occur to me that there would be a eunuch tag. Thanks. I'll check those out!

    Eunuch is pregnant looks like it's about a girl who pretends to be a man and works as a eunuch (as in court position) I'm looking for something where a character is a real eunuch (as in a man who was castrated). But I see some that look promising in that tag search.
     
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    Reborn to Love Lord Qiansui
     
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    This is a really good one!
     
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    I totally read a bl story where there was a side couple with an eunuch....can't remember the name of the book for the life of me...

    Setting: ancient China
    Side Couple: eunuch & prince

    Scene I remember is the mc brought the eunuch with him to meet his brother? At the military camp. Prince wants eunuch to stay. When the MC gets ready to leave, he asked is the eunuch is coming and eunuch said no, he will stay with the prince. The side couple was implied based on conversation of eunuch & prince.
     
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    marquis of grand xia
     
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    Zeusomega M.D of Olympus Pvt Ltd. Seeking [Boltzmann brain]

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    Made me think... Are there ones where it's not BL and not about romance?

    Like a eunuch mc in xianxia? Or some politics drama with no romance subplot?
     
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    Called Mo Flower if you interested

     
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    Whoops I totally forgot I had made this thread! Thanks everyone!! I'm totally going to check out both Reborn to Love Lord Qiansui and The Ugly Prince.

    Yussss this is what I'm really thinking about. A court politics drama that focuses on eunuch mc moving up in the ranks. When you look at real world history there are plenty of examples of eunuchs who got powerful politically in the ancient world, but in fiction the palace eunuch is always some minor side character. If nobody's ever written this, well then they should LOL.
     
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    While I know you asked for novels, there's a Hong Kong biographical drama from 2012 following the life of a eunuch called The Confidant! (I'm a lurker so I can't send links because I don't have five posts hahaha)

    I haven't seen it personally but it seems to fit that description of yours (From Wikipedia):
    "The drama depicts how a group of eunuchs survive in the weakening Qing empire, and closely traces Li's early life from the first day he entered the imperial palace to becoming one of the most powerful political figures in the latter years of the Qing Dynasty. The drama also follows Li's relationship with Cixi, and how he eventually becomes her closest confidant." (Cixi being Empress Dowager Cixi)

    If you have VPN I think you can watch it at the encoretvb website (google "The Confidant encore tvb english".
     
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    Keyboard Immortal well its not eunuch but his is just not working
    He will fix it later on because, who doesn't want to fix it if u have a beautiful wife lol