Adaptations of Chinese romance writer Tong Hua’s novels have been mostly a miss. Other than Bu Bu Jing Xin all else have failed to tap into what made her stories come alive on the page. From Song of the Cloud (Love Yunge From the Desert), Ballad of the Desert (Sound of the Desert), Secrets Hidden by Time (Best Time) to the most recent The Starry Night, The Starry Sea, I’ve seen beloved stories turned into dud drama productions and am horribly battled scarred and quite nervous for the upcoming fantasy period drama A Lifetime Love (Ancient Love Song) adapted from the gods and goddesses novel Once Promised based on the folktale Classic of the Mountains and Seas. While not my favorite novel it does set the stage for my favorite Lost You Forever, and there are many threads in OP that still linger this day as truly epic. Huang Xiaoming has the brash arrogance of the male lead down pat in his character poster, Victoria Song (Song Qian) is lovely and believable as a warrior goddess, but Sheng Yi Lun underwhelms as the perfect yet imperfect second male lead.