Circumstances of a Fallen Lord

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Luisen was a lord who wasted his life away after fleeing his castle in the middle of the night during a war. He died experiencing bitter regret, but when he opened his eyes, he found he had regressed back to that night he ran away!

There’s no fleeing twice! This time he’s determined not to leave the territory, but to protect it…

Going alone to the enemy to surrender himself, Luisen met Carlton, a noble-hating mad-dog mercenary. The two found strange solidarity as unfortunate souls who threw away their life’s potential through horrible choices.

“If I die, so will you,” Luisen said.

Carlton, who acknowledged the reality of Luisen’s statement, suddenly began to think, “Why is the duke helping me so much?”

From then on, his gaze began to linger on Luisen.

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몰락한 영주님의 사정
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Ivan Cheng
Ivan Cheng rated it
March 20, 2021
Status: c14
Carlton seems like a jerk, but I'm really liking Luisen! (^-^) I like how he's not suddenly smarter on his own, he got his help in his past life, and I love how they didn't try to wash him clean. He actually acknowledges that he had a poor character and they don't push the blame onto some conveniently scheming side character.

Anyways, seems promising!
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JustAki
JustAki rated it
August 13, 2021
Status: c44
It's a pretty good novel; a fresh one to be honest.

So far, I like the MC and the ML; they're not much of a 2d character which means they're not much of flat characters. MC died in his last life from hunger and when he woke up, he was back in the past. Things happened, the ML is a certified Wattpad writer and there's a lot of denials.

But anyway, it's a good story when you have nothing to read.
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Ho_boltd
Ho_boltd rated it
November 16, 2021
Status: c-45
This is really good, you could actually feel how intense the emotions the characters are showing. I have no qualms about this novel it is a great novel. Though I have a question is this dropped? It's been two months. It's completely understandable if there is a problem.
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nomoney
nomoney rated it
March 12, 2021
Status: c19
So far I like the personality and growth of the MC and is waiting for further updates from the current translation group! The translation has been great and suspense has been kicking!! Looking forward to this novel alot because this kinds of troupe are always my favorite; aristocracy, time travel AND BL??? SIGN ME UP
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crunchyegg
crunchyegg
November 5, 2021
Status: c45
writing this at the time of the most recent translated chapter— it’s safe to say that this has become one of my favourite bl novels I've ever read so far. This is very much a story about two people struggling to change and rise above their pasts and histories. I really enjoyed the leads slow burn progression— reading it felt like a slow, slow simmer, as they slowly inch closer and closer.

i also think the psychological aspects of luisen’s previous life’s poverty and starvation makes a lot of sense. They... more>> still deeply effect him even in this timeline, and the author’s description of just how terrible hunger is really drills it in, I feel. In the face of an gnawing belly, what use is pride to a man?

carlton is kind of an ass in the first few chapters, but it makes complete sense. His distastes for nobles is justified, and watching his mistrust and dislike toward luisen slowly soften through luisen’s proactive actions is very pleasing <3

speaking on that, I really, really enjoy how despite having the chance to go back in time and refix his mistakes, he still faces troubles ahead of him, often because of the change he’s created. It feels very realistic and grounded to have a protagonist who tries his hardest to fix his mistakes, but is not perfect and often messes up— and yet he tries, and tries again.

in the end, tldr; i’d highly recommended this novel to anyone interested in a slow burn romance with a focus on steady character growth! <<less
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Lucern
Lucern rated it
June 2, 2021
Status: c29
The writing and translation are great, and characterisation speaks for itself. We see Luisen go from scum of the earth to something resembling repentance, and Carlton coming along for the journey is icing on top.

Some of the tropes are cliche - as mentioned by other reviewers - but the author executes them well.
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Carlton might be bloodthirsty, but his "mercy" is organic and well-justified. His actions stem from self-preservation and, later, reluctant curiosity as Luisen seeks to better the lives of his countryfolk. Luisen seeks out a mysterious saint that bore him mercy in his final days, but we know nothing of their identity. Nothing in this story is ever easy, and it pays dividends when we get to watch these characters mature in the face of struggle.

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elyowbe
elyowbe rated it
June 1, 2021
Status: c29
This is a bit cliche, but I really like it. It's still early on in the plot, so I don't really know what's gonna happen. The interactions between the MC and the ML are really cute though, and I always laugh when the MC's past as a beggar influences his current actions, and he's seen as somewhat crazy by the other characters. I really like the MC and his personality, he's a really sweet guy.
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RR-2
RR-2 rated it
January 25, 2022
Status: c45
i usually not come near anything wite yaoi tag, but the stories is interesting and I always love some misunderstanding troops in any novel. Its make u wonder what will happen or will the misunderstanding will revealed or will its became bigger lol. This story have cute misunderstanding troops on it and it is funny how carlton misunderstanding liasen circumstances lol

if u have some novel recommendations like this with relationship start with misunderstanding please pm me I would love to read it prefer male MC, yaoi or not I accep... more>> it if the story is fun to read XD <<less
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BrassalRemedy
BrassalRemedy rated it
July 8, 2021
Status: c38
Cliche, but compared to other BLs I've read—it's a change of scenery (like Omegaverse, etc.), finally. Kinda biased since I have a paramount interest in medieval/historical settings. Also, I like the "vibe" of this novel. It's not just "haha, thou art fair, hence I shall ram ye!"/ "haha, he is so sexy, I will ram him."—the author takes the time (one might say too little or enough) to actually build the characters along with telling an entertaining (enough) story.
The characters at the moment, especially... more>> Luisen (MC) are pretty enjoyable! Luisen—as an example—feels different from the generic characters even though he is one of the generics. Most of the generics are annoying, but he's not; his character is attracting! He's kinda the innocent, goody boy, I-want-to-fix-my-mistakes character, and I adore these types of characters, though only when they're excellent written out, of course. Luisen is one of the successfully characterized character so far—really happy about that. Again, very new to my mind to think "wow I don't actually feel like I need to tolerate this MC, pretty likable by himself; no need for me to force that!"
Read it. <<less
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Monicas
Monicas rated it
May 6, 2021
Status: c22
Predictable I think

I do love how MC growth for better after his second change but I don't like the ML character setting
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arrogant, blood thirsty, muddled, and mad dog. It's seems like mission impossible if thing happens between MC and ML base of their interaction and character setting

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Spaciry
Spaciry rated it
March 6, 2022
Status: c45
I'm really sad about the lack of translation updates!! I wanted to read more.....

And this job?! Just wonderful!! I loved the plot development, character development and couple!!!

I confess that the secondary characters are still not very clear in my head, but despite that I really like how things happen. Our MC having to deal with his ghosts and overcoming obstacles, our ML so crazy and ... more>>
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fanfic creator in a way

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, so adorable!!!!

I felt drama, action, mysteries, sweetness and comedy in a not so large number of chapters that, however, totally hooked me!!! I SUPER LOVED <333 <<less
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PhoenixPlume320
PhoenixPlume320 rated it
August 9, 2021
Status: c31
You know those Korean romance novels where the girl was this villainess in her last life and gets reborn and suddenly becomes self-righteous and self-sacrificing? People are suspicious of her actions and she doesn't explain herself well or use common logic to understand why the people around her are constantly misunderstanding her? This is exactly like those villainess romance stories except BL.

MC is rly annoying. Like, its realistic that you're gonna be scared of the same things and have the same personality the next rebirth but all the things that... more>> happened in his first life are the result of his own actions. I give it a 4 stars with how realistic his rebirth is because at least he's not suddenly fearless and smart after he's been reborn.

So even though he has a wonderful environment now that he's reborn, he still acts the a beggar and doesn't seem to understand how contradictory his actions are; like yea, they said he wasn't smart in the story but... Some things he does doesn't follow common logic? Like, he's just annoying to read. It's make more sense if he transmigrated and didn't know anything but on some level, he must know how strange and suspicious he seems because he's suspicious of the ML whenever the ML acts kind or humble too. The problems are solved really easily in my opinion too; the MC is afraid of the issue so it makes it seem like it's more difficult than it really is but... It's almost reasolved by the next chapter pretty much.

It's a super cliché novel, lots of potential but falls around average. <<less
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Suliana
Suliana rated it
July 11, 2021
Status: c39
Waiting for more translations before I write a review, but so far it's a 5 star novel!!! I love it!!! It's also hilarious!!!
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limonata
limonata rated it
July 9, 2021
Status: --
I finished the book by paying the price. You can understand that I like the story very much, the parts I wrote below are just my subjective thoughts.

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In my opinion, it would have been a legend without these shortcomings. Also, the romantic dose wasn't enough for me. It is not clear whether it is love for each other, admiration or an obligation. Do they just need each other? I don't think there is much in the story of sexual tension. Another deficiency is mc's psychological deficiency, he does not show much trauma according to his experience, the only trauma symptom is his eating habit. The links in your old life seemed to me to be broken. The fact that he even sells his body for food in the story, in my opinion, disrupts the psychological course of the story. The reason is that MC is someone who has been in a high position in the story for generations and he was raised this way. The last thing he can do for food is sell his body. In fact, I don't think this incident fits the story perfectly. The presence of a plant that grows everywhere would not have dragged it to this point. Also, a person who has experienced something like this would not be successful at the second chance, as it would cause severe trauma. They are usually those who sell their bodies, narcotic products, wealth, low social life, pleasure life. If MC had been so dishonorable, he wouldn't have cared for anyone the second chance. But he cares about everyone in the story. I think it would be enough for a master like him to collect garbage instead. Even if this event was narrated for the first time, we could see the psychological break. At the same time, it should have been shown from the beginning that MC is not s*upid but indifferent in my opinion. It can be said that while depicting the story, MC did nothing because instead of being s*upid, everyone was making things easier for him. If he had been s*upid anyway, he wouldn't have been able to handle the second part of his life successfully. The betrayal of the usak with its ups and downs and the psychological pressure of this betrayal on MC should have been created. The psychological background of ml's actions could have been given more.

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The reason why I wrote so much, the story is very good, I just pointed out the small deficiencies to make it more perfect. It is nice even if these deficiencies are not completed. <<less
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