My Life as Emperor by Su Tong
Duanbai is a young Prince in the Xie Empire who inherits his father’s place even though he is not the eldest son. Story takes you through his days as ruler of the Empire, describes the Palace intrigue and traditions.
The story develops slowly and too slowly at times. There were times where I wanted to read another page / another chapter and other times where I rest the book a side for few days or weeks.
I found the last part (let's say 15%) as the most interesting part.
The book is full of Chinese names for places and characters which were tiring to remember them so at one point I just stopped paying attention to them. :-)
Next book: Havn't picked one yet.