Enchantress Amongst Alchemists: Ghost King’s Wife

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Mu Ru Yue, was a successor to her medicinal aristocratic family in Hua Xia. After being murdered by her enemy, she reincarnated in the body of a recently deceased good-for-nothing Miss in the Mu Family of the Martial God Continent, who had been beaten to death. In the throne room, she smilingly received a marriage notice to have a change in marriage to wed the infamous Ghost King from the Kingdom of Zi Yue. It was well-known that the Ghost King was stupid and foolish, with a ghost-like appearance. But who knew that he was actually the most two-faced person? Everyone laughed, thinking that a good-for-nothing was well-matched to a fool, but not in their wildest dreams did they even consider that she was actually a peerless genius in the making. When Mu Ru Yue looked at the man, who had a handsome God-like look, she said, gnashing her teeth, “Ye Wu Chen, you lied to me. How are you a fool at all?” The Ghost King chuckled as he affectionately embraced her. “By your side, I’m willing to be a fool that you can freely order around.”

Miki’s summary

The previous owner of Mu Ru Yue’s body had been poisoned. Because of this, her meridians were blocked, hindering her cultivation, which eventually led to her being known as trash. After being beaten to death, Mu Ru Yue, who had originally been a successor to a medicinal aristocratic family in Hua Xia, reincarnated into her new body. They want to seal my path? I will train to reach the peak of the realms! They give me a foolish prince as my husband? I can make do with him. It would be easier for me to deal with him, rather than with other candidates who would be thrown at me in the future. I shall strive to become powerful enough that nobody will be able to mock or kill me!

Enchantress Amongst Alchemists: Ghost King’s Wife average rating 3.9/5 - 339 user ratings
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Beautiful Alchemist: Ghost King's Bewitching Wife
EAA
絕色丹藥師:鬼王妖妃
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alexfilia
New alexfilia rated it
August 10, 2017
Status: --
The MC is always so much better than everyone else she doesnt even bother to follow the rules even when she was super weak... if she didnt have plot armor she would be so dead lol... I liked the ML when he was pretending to be cute but when he stopped I lost all intrest

This novel is very fast paced and jumps around a lot... I dropped it after the first crazy ex jelous girl wanted to kill everyne for no reason
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Jaehaerys
New Jaehaerys rated it
July 30, 2017
Status: --
This is one of the best female MC CN novels from the pool of trashy tropes that corrupt the genre. This one at the very least has a believablish relationship that isn't built on molestation, rape, or oppression of the female MC by the male MC is a thumbs up in my book. Honestly that makes this so much more bearable than the other ones, even though it still contains many of the same tropes. Since most Female MCs have to be in a relationship at least make it bearable... more>> like this one.

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ArgosYesu
ArgosYesu rated it
October 9, 2016
Status: v1c70
First to rate.

As the editor, I'm bias. I do have reasons for this bias though. This story is better, to me, than Descent of the Phoenix and Demonic King Chases his wife. It's a lot more cuddly, and the OPness of the MC is better written. At the same time, the characters are more expansive, and you even feel some pity for the villains. However, NEVER MESS WITH THE PRETTY FEMALE MC!!!

And I actually do ship the MC and the male lead...

Plus, damn, that male lead has laaaaaayers...... more>> <<less
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Mopeah
Mopeah rated it
October 10, 2016
Status: c15
If you're looking for something with a new and unique plot, you've come to the wrong place. But, if you're looking for something to quench that OP, manipulative Female MC, hot guy passion then you've come to the right place. Although it's not really original, it's still a good story and something to snack on while we wait for updates of Chu Wang Fei, Demonic King, and Black Belly Miss etc.

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rdawv
rdawv rated it
October 10, 2016
Status: c15
Decent start.

There will be two types of readers who will like this oft-told story of a powerful figure who transmigrated into the body of a good-for-nothing girl:

1. Someone who has never read this type of story before and thus would find everything to be interesting, and
2. Someone who had read many such stories before and like to read more, but prefer a faster pacing.

For those in (1), this series will serve as a decent introduction to the genre. From the initial 15 chapters, all the usual tropes... more>> are touched upon.

For those in (2), it offers nothing truly groundbreaking but moves along quickly enough so that a seasoned reader won't get bogged down.

The usual events proceed blazingly fast. Within 15 chapters we are introduced to a fallen, powerful woman, her new identity who had a good-for-nothing reputation and limited martial potential, a scheming sister, a cold-hearted royalty fiance, an extremely biased father, a secret magical entity and a handsome stranger who was intrigued by her rough manners.

Since the story is listed as completed, I hope the translation speed would be quick enough to sustain the interests of readers as each chapter is relatively compact.

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Blisfulloblivion
Blisfulloblivion rated it
December 12, 2016
Status: c79
Story is not very good. Even as a guilty pleasure this story is still not very good. Nothing is explained, there are gaping plot holes, there is no struggle or challenge for the MC, and characters are jarringly extreme. It reads like an outline rather than a complete story.

Xianxia novels tend to reuse the same tropes and characters but are fun in how they go about it. The best ones introduce something unique or demonstrate above avg writing. This story offers nothing new and the writing is below avg.... more>> It's a shameless Mary Sue where nothing goes wrong for the MC. Mary Sues can be fun in a superhero-esque way. But even superheroes need some struggle to be exciting and there is non to be found in this story. Every time something is needed, conveniently some occurrence happens that drops it into the MC lap the following chapter. The author doesn't even try to create any suspense or proper drama. The MC is always calm, cold, amazing, most beautiful, most talented, and can just rudely do whatever she wants because she's amazing.

Characters suffer from universal stupidity and linear thinking. Yes, most Xianxia have a seemingly trash MC who is treated poorly who later becomes OP and makes them regret. While they're cheap and easy villains to prop up the MC they usually still display at least superficial amounts of development. The characters in this story are some of the most painfully one-dimensional characters I have ever read. They're behavior is so linear and extreme that it is jarring and unbelievable.

Nothing is explained or developed properly. Events suddenly happen and are over within 1-2 chapters. The 'tournament arc' happens within a single chapter. Supporting characters conveniently appear, offer maybe a paragraph or two of reasoning for their support o MC, and then are only seen when MC needs something. Development doesn't happen, just the MC rapidly progressing to OP-ness.

This story is too common to waste time on. It doesn't offer anything unique to offset the terrible writing. In a genre flooded with almost identical stories of superior quality, there really is little motivation to trudge through this one. Suggestion for those who like this story but would want something a step up, I would recommend Demon Wang’s Golden Favorite Fei. It's almost the same but better in every way. Genius Doctor: Black Bellied Miss is another in the genre that's also very good.

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UnknownSaint171
UnknownSaint171 rated it
December 12, 2016
Status: c109
I love the fact she's a cold demon and merciless. This is the first time I'm reading a MC girl CN. But the Romance is too dam weird! Wtf? The so called 'Murderous Demon' kissed with a 10year old you just met? She fell in love to dam easily!! I loved her cold gaze and how she doesn't give a f*ck about anyone but none of these guys are worth for her! Anyways, this quickly changes and she's not cold at all.

The Villains are half ass too. The... more>> first page they are evil then the next couple of moments they turn to a 180 completely and start regretting who've they offended.

I'm really sad because the Romance mostly ruined this! The Author is just sloppy writing for this MC...
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Suddenly the older sister who was the main villain is in tears because the prince has other women. But isn't that natural since he's royalty? And she's crying about it! Wtf after causing a lot of damage to MC this was your breaking point? Then she gets raped by the guy she loved! This is stupid.

The MC husband also has been obviously lying to her that he's a honest and pure king but she still forgives him! I don't like it.

I do like the fact its antI polygamy! We see the perspective of Women being forced to married or being concubine. The feeling of wanting to be first and not sharing their spouse.

I love how she pats her pet beast like a villain. It's like Dr. Evil lol. But she's not evil at all. Even though the Author states her as a cold demon. But her heart is swaying so much emotionally. truly stupid.

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This is filled with the most clichéness and predictable ideas... sigh it had good potential too. <<less
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dysry
dysry rated it
January 1, 2017
Status: c120
Yet another female reincarnation story where the MC cruises through the life she picked up after standing up for herself, barely expending any effort to bat away any 'rivals' that might pop up coz she's just that OP, only to run into new ones... coz.

Again there's nothing original and nothing that really stand out, but it's not intolerable, especially if you're new to the genre. But if you've read 3-4 of them, they're pretty much all the same. 2. 5/5
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Light Of Guidance
Light Of Guidance rated it
November 8, 2016
Status: c60
I usually only review my favourite novel but I'll make an exception for this one. Basically, Female MC and transported to other world genre is my cup of tea. I do not even mind the almost same plot. This novel positive side is it slightly faster than DKC. However, despite the MC has been poison until couldn't cultivate by the adopted daughter (MTE) making her treated as trash, her fiancee has been snatched by MTE lead to her beaten to death; MTE is still healthy and alive, just been known... more>> that she not virgin and still let to be concubine of the man she love (MC ex-fiancee), her deed of poisoning the MC is still not known to others and she still been treated better by MC family than MC herself (I do not know what happened in thousands of chapter later on though). The short chapter is one thing, the translator teaser for every chapter (thats make it 60 time now) to stop at cliff is quite annoying. Furthermore, adding to the flame of the teaser is when we expected the awesomeness but to be turn off with the continuation of slow path and plain outcome. The only reason I am following this novel is due to the regular update.

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Ecirteab
Ecirteab rated it
May 27, 2017
Status: c216
Two stars for a tolerable start

The beginning chapters are okay-usual trash MC becomes strong and curb stomps all her enemies into oblivion (sorta). The romance was even decent if sorta forced because she mostly saw the dude as what he presented (a mentally impaired kid) rather than a prospective love interest.

But then the middle and later chapters because so ???? I just felt unable to continue. The ploys concocted are cheap, the author seems to like to use rape as both a plot device and a punishment tool which... more>> is disgusting. Why do the girls get tormented while the guy gets away mostly scot free? And why use such gross means? They could have just used torture jeez

Additionally, the writing is relatively subpar. The thought process of the MC seems to have little to no depth and the ploys of others are simplistic and pathetic. I really don't see the development of the romance and the guy becomes sort of a douche later on while he was quite cute early on sigh

At first it was a guilty pleasure but now it's all sorts of terrible I just feel guilt. Read if you're really out of body transmig op MC novels I guess but it's more worth your time to just re read the good ones you've already read:') <<less
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Lotus200
Lotus200 rated it
July 18, 2017
Status: c384
The way females are portrayed in this novel is horrible. Except for the main character and a few others, every female in this novel make me disgusted. They're like hungry wolves, who only live for the sake of finding the perfect mate. Once they see a handsome guy, they throw away any kind of dignity and use any available means to obtain him. Rejection and humiliation only motivate them to continue and even in death they refuse to accept the truth. It's really difficult to enjoy this novel, when these... more>> kind of women are everywhere. Just when you think it's over, another woman with the exact same horrible personality appears. It's really frustrating to see the female lead getting harassed over and over again because of her relationship with the male lead. Even when the male lead is cruel to them, they never blame him. Instead they fall more in love with him and hate the female lead even more. It's really unfair how the males in this novel have it so easy.

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willwiz
willwiz rated it
April 25, 2017
Status: Completed
This novel can best be described as a good first try, and that's because this is exactly what that is.

Enchantress Amongst Alchemists is Xiao QI Ye's first novel, and it clearly shows.

He has 3 novels so far:

Enchantress Amongst Alchemists - good first attempt

Evil Emperors Wild Consort - solid novel

... more>> Ghost Emperor Wild Wife - very much worth a read

Xiao QI Ye has shown significant improvement's in his writing between novels, and that's the main reason to read this novel. If you have enjoyed his other works, it's nice to get a sense of his humble start.

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The author clearly started with many ideas for the story, but Enchantress Amongst Alchemists has many problems, not the least of which are:

  • Extremely disjoint story. The transitions between arcs are random and sometimes mind boggling
  • MC as a ridiculously large number of relatives, something like 4 sets of parents (not counting the family of the male lead), 3 child (all older than her in a sense). Her relationships are so complicated, that every interaction is so awkward and hard to believe. None of the relatives seems real, and all of them end up being one dimensional and meaningless to the story.
  • The author can't write battles at this point, all of the fights result in her standing in place and taking punches, then saying "this isn't even my final form", and the opponent goes "No! How can this be!" and admits defeat without continuing the fight. The alternative is the fights being extremely trivial. However, the author greatly improves on this area in subsequent novels, in particular, the fights in Ghost Emperor Wild Wife are much more descriptive.
  • The author keeps telling you about how some things are important or incredible, and when it comes to push and shove, the actual events are unremarkable and easy to gloss over.
  • After the initial parts of the novel where the male lead is some what different from the stereotypical ones, male lead becomes close to the worst one I've ever read.

Perhaps the best example to this novel's deficiencies is that the final boss have NO name. The novel just refers to the final boss as something equivalent of "super ultra level great beast", and this guy just came out of nowhere. The fight itself is 90% people talking with 10% being the MC setting up some magical array which she learned at a completely randomly time from some completely random person who has no significance what so ever, with exception to the fact that novel mentions that she became really strong at some point for some inexplicable reason that's not explained in the story. And this person also never actually make any cameos in the story.


The author's clearly had many good ideas, but they are just poorly put together. At certain points in the novel you can actually read the author's frustrations in the writing, which becomes very abrupt and rushed. It feels like that author can't wait to end it.


However, everyone has to start some where, and I am actually looking forward to his next novel. Stay to read the humble starting point of one of the better growing authors in this category, this novel is very solid for what it is.

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nixxara
nixxara rated it
December 31, 2016
Status: --
Sometimes, I wonder how the characters could even connect the evil deeds back to the mc? They hate the MC so much they just blame the MC for every wrong done to them randomly.

Character gets beaten up in the middle of the night by a random stranger: It's all that the mc's fault.
Character's master starts mistreating them: It's all the mc's fault
Characters trip over a pebble on the sidewalk: It's all the mc's fault

Funnily, they actually hit the nail on the head.

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Cryotic
Chichiru Michiru rated it
November 3, 2016
Status: c52
So far so good. It is the typical reincarnated-transferred to another body novel where the MC was a good for nothing, ridiculed, scorned, and loses what she has. Then suddenly sh*t happen... MC become a cold hearted, crafty, peerless genius and all the people's jaw drop to the floor due to shock.

Well I like the MC's personality... Like Black bellied doctor MC but not that cold hearted, but still someone not to be mess with... Male MC so far is currently surrounded by mist, full of mystery.

Translation is... more>> good and done well. Good job TLer's and editors. <<less
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therealaphye
therealaphye rated it
January 27, 2017
Status: c146
The story began off great with a strong female MC that was eager to improve her skills and prove to her 'evil' family that she was not the trash they knew before. The cliche plot line of course.
However,
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Once she and the Ghost King meet, the Ghost King completely changes. Where is the cold, arrogant person? All I have ever seen of him is a woeing person that calls around 'wifey' all day long. His personality is dull. He's nice around his wife, mean around other people. Nothing too special about him.

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The MC is also dull. She doesn't have a strong trait that keeps you interested in her or something that lets you remember something about her. And neither does she improve or have any changes in her personality. That's not realistic. According to Hume (philosopher), and ego changes even if you think it doesn't. MC doesn't change and remains the same person.
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She accepts the marriage to the Ghost King easily. How long have they met? Months? That's hardly anything! She blushes rather easily when she sees him. Isn't it just because the beauty has given her a better impression of him?

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The other characters are far too hateful to be real. It's not possible for a person to act so stupidly when the truth is right in front of their eyes. It makes it boring and repetitive to have such characters.
The story is also far too centered on the main characters and their actions. There is no world that is mentioned so far. No other continents.
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MC is also far too strong. She defeats everyone at the alchemist's association and is the most talented out of all of them. -. -

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There is literally no STRUGGLE that she ever has. Other good Wuxia stories, such as ATG and ISSTH have a ton of character improvement. Chu Feng has also been repeatedly mentioned as a man with average talent, yet he climbed his way to the top with his strong and perservering personality. I don't see any of that amazingness in this story.

Dull characters. Far too cliche plot line. No interesting world. No character improvement.

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q25t
q25t rated it
June 30, 2017
Status: c303
This is the author's first novel and that shows so very much. The first 300 chapters were apparently written in two months since he started writing.

The best description I have for the novel is a bad soap opera mixed with a really bad xianxia novel. It does neither well. Multiple characters have been on the verge of death and been saved through nothing but the sheer stupidity of their opponent. I can understand if your main villain has some trump cards that can allow them to escape from the... more>> MC, but when their escape plan relies on the genius MC and her genius husband to be idiots, it falls rather flat.

As for the combat and pill-making aspects of the novel, while being rather central to developing much of the plot, we know very little about either one of them. The MC is supposed to be a peerless genius in making medicine. This falls far into failing to show not tell. Making pills apparently is nothing more than putting ingredients in a cauldron and melting them. This is the description we get when the MC is the most godly alchemist to ever alchemist.

Combat and cultivation are a mess. There is no other way to put it. Combat seems to be turn-based while you fill a special meter to unleash your true power. That's only slightly hyperbolic. I haven't even the faintest of ideas how cultivation works or how much stronger anyone is compared to anyone else. The MC's parents are big shots in an entire domain yet aren't even remotely powerful. The MC has skills from a previous life where she was supposed to be OP that don't do anything whatsoever. There's no methods to use energy more efficiently, elemental suppression, tactics, strategy, or anything even remotely clever.

If you've run out of reincarnated trash female lead novels then read this. Otherwise, read nearly any other one.

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Keisotsuna
Keisotsuna rated it
May 20, 2017
Status: c283
One of the best Xuanhuan novel ever!!! 

This is simply an amazing novel. Sure, in the beginning the part where the MC came from another world and was a 'trash' aren't really what you can call original. But who are we to judge simply because of that? I say, I don't regret continuing to read the story. The further you read the more you'll realize that the plot is more deeper than you expected and it gets more unique.

These are the best parts of the story, for me, that is:

*The... more>> protagonist, Mu Ru Yue, isn't exactly 'overpowered'. Though her cultivation speed is faster than the norms, there are still many more people who are stronger than her. And she knows this and understand her own limits and strength.

*Her love interest, Ye Wu Chen, is mysterious and very powerful. But his greatest charm is how he genuinely cares and loves Mu Ru Yue. I miss the parts where Ye Wu Chen used to act like a 'child trapped in a grown man's body' and stole kisses from Mu Ru Yue. Simply adorable!

*There is no "harem" because Ye Wu Chen is very loyal to Mu Yu Rue and won't ever dare to look at another woman. And though Mu Ru Yue attracts a lot of male attention, only Ye Wu Chen has that 'special place' in her heart.

*There are mysteries yet to be discovered about Mu Ru Yue and Ye Wu Chen's past. It's interesting and tells that there's more to the story than what you think, which, of course, open a lot of opportunities for more enemies/rivals and twists in the plot.

*The story's just so lovable and leaves you asking for more. ♥️♥️♥️

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admira
admira rated it
May 9, 2017
Status: c263
It's a decent read. I like the dynamic between the female lead and her love interest, especially early on. However, the more recent chapters haven't been doing it for me. The entire point of the novel seems to have changed, although there wasn't much of a plot to begin with.

The story seems shallow overall. People in power, the MC's allies included, are all more than happy to use their power and influence to trample on those weaker than them. They even have the guts to complain about someone mistreating one... more>> of their own for the same reason. It also goes on and on about how earth-shatteringly handsome/beautiful important character X, how jealous all the cannon fodder are of their skills/wealth/appearance, etc.

Good as a time-killer.

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sierraimoet
sierraimoet rated it
July 17, 2017
Status: c355
So I've read the translator version. And seriously, without translator unique tantrum and comments, I definitely will NOT read the translate until now.

Some parts feels dragging alot. But MC boldness somehow can make me back from laziness. Just like how MC in latest chapter regret for flattering some old dean after knew there's no harm following her.

So thanks a lot for TL-nim and ptoofreader/editor to make the version really lively to read.

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Sacred Feet
Sacred Feet rated it
March 2, 2017
Status: c191
Typical reincarnation story: strong female transmigrates into the body of a not so powerful female in another time. There are 1500+ chapters, so some major conflicts are still not completely solved while there are plenty of minor conficts get dragged out and solved.
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(At this point you've uncovered much of the MC's true identity). I think the story is starting to reveal the ML's true identity now, but Yan Jin's strength has only just progressed and his conflicts will unlikely be solved until much later

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You get to witness the rise and downfall of many powerful yet delusional villains (most of whom are jealous females and their supporters). You'll get frustrated how can people be so delusional, but let me tell you this is not far from real life unfortunately. People always want what they can't have, and spoiled people will always feel entitled.
You also get to witness the growth of the MC in her strength and also in her love life. She increases her own strength (and others) in both alchemy and martial arts. She learns to accept love and to love, despite keeping her ruthless personality. She softens for those whom she cares about, but is ruthless otherwise.
Spoiler

Like mother, like daughter

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The ML is essentially the same except the only one who he cares about is ofc the MC.
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Like father, like son

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You learn about the true identities of the MC and ML as you read on, with plenty of hints foreshadowing such info and there are plenty of plot twists. Some of these twists do become predictable just before they happen though. Nonetheless, it's still very exciting! Chapters are a good length - enough to give you action, imagery, and dialogue as well as suspense each time. I'm very thankful the translator provides teasers for the next chapters and there are almost daily updates. Of all of the reincarnation stories I read/I've read, I find this one the most interesting.

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Krasken
Krasken rated it
February 23, 2017
Status: c144
Other reviews have said its weaknesses better than I can, I'll just add this:
Using rape, torture and bodily dis-figuration for karmic retribution, to "evil characters" that were only caricatures is a trope that is used by so many stories, I get that. When it is written this cheap and badly though, it lowers the quality of the work.
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The adopted sister who actually poisoned the MC only got humiliated by her, but the younger sister, who abused the MC verbally, was attacked by other men while the MC watched and forced by the Ghost King to marry a disfigured fella who has sadistic tendencies and already claimed two lives. For example, that girl called an old man a beggar and the proper response for a man that old, a grandmaster of a sect to boot, is to kick a brat with no innate powers into a tree? Really?

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