Consort of a Thousand Faces

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Once an imperial princess, now reborn among the lowest of slaves of the nobility.

As Nanzhao’s eldest princess, she received the burden of an imperial ruler and took to the battlefield in tumultuous times. Instead of being a hero, her actions were vilified by officials as meddling in court affairs. Watching her trusted confidante die as she stood among a sea of flames, her tattered heart was pierced by an arrow shot by the one she loved most.

In her previous life, she was known as Ning Rulan.

Resurrected as a palace maid carrying out the most menial of tasks in Beimin’s imperial palace, she is resolved to take revenge and save her younger brother. However, many devilish and vindictive nobles stand in her way as she navigates through the dangers of court politics.

Travelling across nations and unravelling secrets, she carves out a new place for herself.

A place for the woman now known as Su Xi-er.

Will she remain shackled to her past? Or will she reach for the chance at happiness before her?

No matter if she is Ning Rulan or Su Xi-er, this time, there would be no more regrets!

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CTF
Qi Nü Chong Sheng: Xie Wang De Qian Mian Chong Fei
Rebirth of an Abandoned Woman: The Devilish Prince's Thousand Faced Consort
弃女重生:邪王的千面宠妃
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0-Witch
New 0-Witch rated it
November 18, 2019
Status: c103
I can't write anything about this story without majorly spoiling it. Due to the 'so called, ' so seeming' were good reviews; I'm trying to see if there's a change to come in the writing. But so far I'm disappointed. I don't care, unlike other reviewers, about the slow pacing; it's world building, and showing how the ML came to be who she was in her last life; it shows her cunning, determination; regrets; savvy; politicking etc.

What bothers me is I thihk the male lead is a piece of sh*t... more>> and I don't understand others cheering for him.

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He starts off trying to r*pe her, he sees women as expendable & disposable. But she's 'different' because she defies him & for that he wants to crush her. He continually invades her space and privacy, is sexually aggressive; at one point strips her clothes off but then claims he doesn't 'force women'. Like what he did when he was drunk & tried to attack her in the very beginning wasn't forcing. Worse to me, is that being curious as to why she loathes men, he discovers her history (history of the body she's in) involved an attempted sexual assault when she was a child. He admits to himself that must be very traumatizing. But then proceeds to man handle her, leer at her body, and punish her for resisting him. Even as he notes she's trembling in fear & upset.

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How the f*ck is this romantic? This is a g'damn bully. What's worse is I have a feeling that the one man to so far show her some respect, is going to end up a bad guy or something with all the r*pe apologia going on for the male lead.

I just... I do not understand the comments beneath the chapters that think touching a woman who doesn't want to be touched; kissing her without her permission when she's scared and upset and then punishing her repeatedly for trying to get away -- is romantic??

The f___???

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He's whipped her, till she bled, caught a fever & then later on for his own ego punishes her when she's not recovered yet. But what? Because he puts some medicine on it, he's a romance partner????

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Can someone explain this bullsh*t to me? Cause this seems like a person one should either murder for one's own health and sanity, or at least, run far far away from.

Note: All along I was hoping this as*hole wasn't the male lead, but a second antagonist; only to check spoilers and discover he IS the male lead. Which means he's the 'doting' love interest?

If abuse is doting; you need a trip to a therapist, and some kind of police order of protection.

I just... 'the f___???!!! <<less
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summer19
New summer19 rated it
November 11, 2019
Status: c143
Seriously this novel is so addictive! At the start it can seem a bit slow, but the story gets better and better. If you enjoy a story about a clever female MC climbing her way up after transmigrating into the body of a lowly palace maid in a different country and wanting to take revenge of those who wronged her in her past life, then this is the novel for you! When I read this novel, it was like watching one of those Chinese palace dramas and I could imagine... more>> all the dialogues between the characters. Overall, it is really a great story with awesome translation! <<less
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chan88
chan88 rated it
July 27, 2019
Status: c350
I feel like the readers are lacking patience. How can you judge a novel when you've read only 10 chapters? At that time, you couldn't even tell who the male MC was yet!

Anyway, this novel is soooo good. I was so addicted that I started reading the raws. I feel as if I'm reading a drama. It's really cool how the female MC slowly builds up her own following and regains her power. She will see her brother again, guys. I'm not going to tell you how but it's gonna... more>> be good.

It has a slow start but so far, it's been very interesting. Prince Hao acts like a jerk but he really does care about her. I'm not going to say too much but please don't judge the novel based on the first 50 chapters.

Also, please keep in mind this is Ancient China. Women relied on men in order to climb up in society. Our female MC, however, relies on her own abilities. :) There are also lots of hot men and great side characters in this novel! <<less
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blazikens
blazikens
July 9, 2019
Status: c34
Review as of chapter 18:

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To be honest... it might be a bit early to review this, but I have to agree with dona. The story starts out with an interesting spin on the typical betrayal of the ex-lover and half-sister and I was eager to see how she would make her way to her country to take revenge now that she was reborn as a lowly slave. And in a different country at that.

However....

As dona said before, there's not much information to go on - whether it's about the MC, her surroundings, her past, etc. It leaves the story sort of empty, and I'm unable to feel much for the MC since I barely know her. So far, the MC is okay but she seems to be a little bit too much like the typical cold and capable fMC that comes off more as a robot than anything.

As for plot, so far, until chapter 18, there hasn't been any progression towards her goal. Which okay, considering her low position is understandable, but since the MC doesn't seem to have a plan in mind, the story just feels like it's dragging.

It's more like everyone is out to get her right now because she got involved with the wrong person - which, granted, doesn't leave her with much time to plan, but even then she doesn't seem frustrated or annoyed...

Or it's more like she hasn't outright decided in what direction to go in, so the story just feels aimless right now. Especially considering that at this moment in the story we're uncovering the story of some palace maid who supposedly got killed after getting involved with a prince.... it feels weird and out of place since it doesn't seem like it has anything to do with her.

All in all, however, it's still has been an okay read so far. The translation is amazing, so it has that going for it. I just feel the author is taking too long to unravel the plot or not giving us simple information that's very important (such as the questions dona posed in their review) which can leave the reader (at least me) confused and / or unable to connect with the MC and her journey.

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Review as of chapter 32:

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I figure since I reviewed the story this early, I might as well do the amazing translator a favor and review the story as it goes along every so often. Tho, disclaimer: this is still only a preliminary review, basically just my thoughts on the current translated chapters - that's why I still haven't rated the story.

Anyway, the story is still moving pretty slowly. The MC still hasn't progressed much other than getting a few subordinates tbh, and learning a little bit more about the power plays in the palace.

Thus, if anyone is planning to read this story, I would recommend to probably let the story stockpile to at least 100 chapters before jumping in. It'll probably make the story's slow pace seem not as bad.

I still feel the MC is still too cold, I'm really unable to connect with her. Altho we get her inner thoughts and observations, I feel like there's barely any emotion to her. I get she's focused on revenge but.... you would think she would be a turmoil of emotions, no matter how calm and proud she is usually / was previously. Even when she thinks of Lü Liu (her closest maidservant in her past life), it feels like there's barely any emotion - this might be due to the translation or just the author's writing, but either way, I just don't get much living signs from the MC.

Also... we meet ML pretty early (I won't say who it is, but if you've read enough of these novels, it's easy to sense who it is), and the interactions w/ MC are..... weird to say the least? I don't like him much yet, he's very much a product of the era, so it's kind of hard for me to feel anything but disdain for him tbh.

He's pretty misogynistic and so far seems like the typical alpha male, oppressive ML who looks down on everyone, especially women. He keeps invading MC's personal space - it's not too bad compared to other novels, he just gets extremely close and pinches her chin, but still, not something I like. There's obviously more to him that meets the eye, but I'm expecting that he probably have some annoying tragic backstory to "justify" his awful personality - news flash, it doesn't [especially considering he 'collects' women (yuck) and just watches them fight for his favor like some sick bastard].

(I also find it laughably ridiculous that he's so focused on finding out the woman who knocked him out when he was drunk (aka MC).... like apparently, he's the Prince Regent and he keeps coming over to the Palace Side Quarters where the palace maids are to talk to MC.... does he not have a country to run???? Like... why is he so focused on finding MC just because she, idk, hit him? Hopefully, there's a better reason to this obsessive search rather than just his manly pride being hurt that a woman got the better of him -.-

One thing I liked so far was this scene: a fat palace maid was initially made fun of, but the MC stood up for her basically and told her there's nothing wrong with her body shape. It was refreshing, since a lot of CNovels fat-shame or have fatphobic jokes or make the villains fat and use it as something to insult them with. (Altho I didn't quite agree with the MC's reasoning that it was the palace maid who viewed herself as fat that was the problem, rather than other people making fun of her - like yes, she should learn to love herself and not care about other people, but clearly people on the skinny side have the tendency to make fun of fat people / fat-shame them and that's the main problem to focus on: fat people who grow to hate their body do so because of society's prejudices and fixation on beauty = skinniness. And I speak from experience.)

In conclusion, I feel the same way I did in chapter 18: the story is moving really slow, not a big fan of the ML, and still finding it hard to connect to the MC. But it's still a decent read so far, so I would recommend to give it a chance and judge it for yourself.

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As of chapter 34:

Had to drop this because the age gap between the MC and the ML is way too big. She's only 15 and he's at least older than 20, and I don't really care if that was common back then - I'm not reading a story where there is romance between a minor and an adult. But I thank the translator for their effort! <<less
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Cake combat
Cake combat rated it
September 14, 2019
Status: c85
It's a really good novel, it can even be compared to the malicious empress novel, this novel is worth your time.

I didn't want to read this book before but then I had no novel to read so I picked it up and it got me addicted. You should read the first 30 chapters before you make your judgement about this book.
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dona
dona rated it
July 1, 2019
Status: c10
I don´t know what to say about it. It´s an alright read I guess but the story took a different turn. In the summary there is a clear motive: MC wants revenge and to protect her younger brother. But when reading it, after dying and becoming a maid, it seems like the author has decided to create a story about the daily struggle of a palace maid. So far we still hardly know anything about MC. Who is her little brother? How did she meet her ex lover and what... more>> happened that caused his betrayal? Nothing. Her past life is briefly mentioned here and there and she has yet to plan a way to get "revenge".

Secondly the setting. Where is MC right now? Is it in an enemy country? Yeah no clue. No details, no explanation. Maybe it´ll pick up in 10 more chapters.

I appreciate the translator for taking the time. <<less
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silent hobby
silent hobby rated it
November 3, 2019
Status: c136
I understand this type of storyline is not suitable for impatient reader. The story goes slowly to build up. I could say that is the beauty of this novel, we have been taken to step by step journey of our MC walking to her revenge journey. She is starting from 0 and she is in phase of collecting information and probing some characters. As she only relied on herself throughout the journey, she met the ML and now is starting tug and pull relationship, mainly at ML side because our... more>> MC is still pretty much indifferent.

Although it is slow plotline but I believe it will worth our patient which is we gonna get reward with a great novel at the end. <<less
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amilah123
amilah123 rated it
September 24, 2019
Status: c31
Im done with this novel.

I've read up to 31 chapters, but I would have dropped it wayyy earlier! I thought hey maybe by this time, chapter 31 it will pick up into the main plot of revenge. But nope shes stuck in her situation and doesn't even use her experience in the imperial palace to get herself out.🙄

The main female lead erks me to no end. She was a princess that died to get revenge. Okay. She reincarnated into a maid. Okay. But when are you going to get out... more>> of you maid situation and start on you path of revenge. If by chapter 31

*spoiler*

You need to kiss some guy just to find some information out about a maid friend that was taken away. (Which has nothing to do with her revenge, getting out of the country or any other situation by any means.)

She hasn't even gotten herself out her maid situation and she is pimping herself out to only save a maid. I mean come on where has all those years of studing as an imperial princess gone to. (Down the drain)

Lets leave out the part where she kissed a guy she knows is dangerous and he's not even a lovable male character. She didn't even figure out who was after her life early on and she doesn't even understand the power plays behind the shadows. This girl is not smart at all. There no witty clap backs. No cute shipping between character, not furry animals. Its just a plain borning novel.

So its a waste of my time. I've dropped the novel and will not pick it up.

In my opinion. <<less
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Lola.
Lola. rated it
September 20, 2019
Status: c70
It’s a standard reincarnation story, a plot that I usually like. For this novel all I can say is the potential is more than the delivery.

Let me start with the positives first: the translation is great, as expected of Volare team and the story should have been intriguing.

The not so positive ones:

1. Almighty MC

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the story kinda reminds me of stunning abandoned consort, where the MC reincarnated into other character in the same timeline. But when the MC in sac is someone who is able due to her skills and social standing, it’s totally unbelievable here to think a lowly palace maid could be an almighty character without a cheat. I’m literally begging for a cheat, so that it could make sense how the MC could win everytime against everyone

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2. The new MC behavior

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the original MC, the eldest imperial princess, reincarnated into a lowly palace maid, but isnt smart enough to change how she behave? How can she still be arrogant, have the nerve to argue with her superiors? I was expecting one of them to just plank her ever since the early chapters. And why is everyone there just be in awe everytime she debate? It doesnt make sense for that era

I’m also confused at how a chamber pot cleaning maid can suddenly attract two princes, if even me as a reader cringe everytime I read she was cleaning the chamber pots, how on earth can the ML and 2nd ML just freely get close and hug or hold her hand??? I MEANNN??!!!!

they keep praising her beauty as peerless, well then why is she the lowest level of palace maid?? Suddenly everyone just see how beautiful she is?

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3. Chemistry

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up until now, I dont feel any chemistry, the way they interact reminds me of chu wang fei, but with no chemistry. I feel the MC had more chemistry with the general who killed her, LOL and that was at the beginning of the story where they were actually arguing with eachother

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4. Dialogues

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somehow I dont feel like the dialogue flows well, I dont think it’s the translators fault, I’m reading the dialogue with robotic tone. That’s how stiff the flow to me

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seawaterwitch
seawaterwitch rated it
September 7, 2019
Status: c72 part1
Great Story and great translation. I love volare team. Bravo for them. The story was built slowly. Every foundation was placed carefully and was using logic. The Author is smart. The feeling kind like reading JRR Tolkien's Sillmarillion but with romance. The girl character was not OP (over power) but used her logic to safe her from time to times and gaining colleage for revenge. I am enjoy reading it. Thank you Author. Thank you translator team. Great Job b (^_^) d two thumbs up. Another good novel is Lucia... more>> (but too much SMUT) . These one has none (so far). I love it.

If the next chapter Prince Hao still disrespecting her. I surely will drop these novel. <<less
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Chan2
Chan2 rated it
November 2, 2019
Status: c134
Great storyline and plots. This novel is comparable to malicious military consort. The story is about a princess reincarnated in another body of the same timeline. She is out for revenge against her fiance and her sister of different mother.
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