The drama begins in Sui dynasty and ends with Li Yuan's ascension to the throne and the establishment of the Tang dynasty. The show centers around the heroes who rose during this time and their stories.
This was one of the dramas I accidentally stumbled upon while looking for something to watch. To be honest, I didn't know 95% of the cast in this drama but decided to give this drama a chance. Even though this drama is long, it is worth watching. This drama is about heroes such as Qin Qiong and Luo Cheng who fight for justice and to root out all corruptions in the Sui court. There is a lot of corrupted officials who are greedy for money or power. This is a story about brotherhood among heroes working towards a goal of ending the Sui Dynasty. The main idea is how Qin Qiong encounters lost family members or virtuous friends on a quest to fight for injustice during his journey. We have heroes that are not smart but have immense strength, we have heroes that are loyal to their lord even if the lord is corrupted and then we have heroes that have a sense of righteousness and work towards that cause. There are a lot of characters which may confuse you in the beginning, however once you start watching, you will get to know all the characters portrayed. There is some comedy involved in scenes with Cheng Yao Jin but that is because this character is not bright and also causes trouble. I really liked the chemistry between Qin Qiong and Yu Er. Yu Er is one of those type of girls that will go through thick and thin for their husband. There are a lot of things that happen and I wish some areas were more detailed with more scenes. There are also happy and sad scenes where you root for the characters. Overall, I enjoyed this drama. Try watching several episodes to see if this interests you.