Daughter of the Emperor


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Ariadna Lereg Ilestri Pre Agrigent. And so my life begins with this ridiculously long name, born to royalty and the center of attention — all because of one dangerous man; the veritably insane tyrant king, ruthless conqueror of ten empires, nightmare of all continents… and my father?! Will I be able to survive this maniac?

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Hwangjeui Oedongttal
The Emperor's Daughter
황제의 외동딸
Related Series
I Don’t Want to Be Loved (5)
Suddenly Became A Princess One Day (4)
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I Was Born as the King’s Daughter (2)
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Loosergirl rated it
November 25, 2018
Status: v1c5
I started reading Suddenly Became A Princess One Day before this but I like this one better. Daughter of the Emperor isn't as frustratingly slow in the beginning. Apparently Daughter of the Emperor came out before the other novel even though the translations started slightly later.

For me, the point of either of this two novels is to bring down that cold and evil type father. The triumph of cuteness over evil. This has yet to occur but it had better happen.
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Dragon_Reader rated it
December 2, 2018
Status: --
This is one of the best father-daughter manga I have ever read! Since manga updates are very fast, I have read the manga.

Our MC is such a cutie-pie! Even though she has her memories, she takes the leisurely life of a spoilt/ doted upon/ pampered/ adored little infant way. And her father is such a tsundere! Always being mean on the outside but still fulfilling all her wishes and always making sure she sleeps with him for 'security' purposes when in reality he absolutely adores his cute little daughter. The... more>> rest of the side-characters are also very well-fleshed out. Like the daughter-con prime minister who wants to have a daughter just like our MC but is instead given twins, the blood-soaked, nightmare-ridden First Knight who becomes the Princess' watchguard and slowly opens up more. The adorkable twin sons of the prime minister, the cute little son of her nanny's.

If you want a healing book about a cute father-daughter love, this is it! <<less
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Sinking Ship rated it
July 24, 2019
Status: c34
Unlike most people here I, unfortunately, discovered the novel before the manhwa. After 34 chapters of the web novel the MC just turned 1 year old.

... it's one of those. Only read this if you have a lot of patience for a first person narration told from a babies POV. The father/daughter interaction is cute though so that's something maybe

edit: I went and checked out the manhwa after writing this and I have to say I recommend reading that over the novel 100x. The comic moves at a much faster... more>> pace, it's clearer and easier to understand since it isn't all first person narration through a babies eyes, and it has a bunch of little character-building moments for characters who aren't the MC since it isn't tied down by the first person narration so much. <<less
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Dafaq rated it
September 1, 2020
Status: c192
This is an amazing read, I swear it is but the main character is just such a huge Mary Sue I can't help but get pissed off as I read. I've read and followed lots of franchises with the Gary Stu and Mary Sue trope but the way it's done here is just so infuriating. It would've been acceptable if the premise was a comedy or gag novel but if you're trying to give me an actual story then could you please stop with it because it just gets my... more>> blood pumping and feeling like I'll get a heart attack.


my problem with Ria is how she just let's this absurd number of people walk over when she has a position this high. Ria is the only princess and heir to the empire of agrigent, in the whole of the continent agrigent is the largest empire and probably the most dangerous due to the exploits of caitel ' Ria's father's '. So in this entire continent, Ria is argurably the most important person second only to caitel. The emperors and kings of other nations can only stand with equal or below her, even they were to somehow stand above her they'd still have to be polite to the future ruler of the largest empire when in a formal setting but what do we have here? These emperors are always speaking so casually to Ria and she's ever acting subservient to them, it's acceptable because they'll come off as rude if they act casual with her but we literally have these dudes hugging her in public places and sneaking into her room at night without her permission and she still doesn't do anything because she's afraid of them. How is this the future ruler of such a huge empire? I seriously wonder how any of this behavior makes any sense, I mean if an emperor could easily sneak into her room then what of assassins? This is why I'd prefer if this writing was that of a gag or slice of life comic because I refuse to believe someone of high prestige hasn't been killed in her sleep if it was so easy to break into her room.


Now onto how the author treats Ria as a Mary Sue


I've read about the Mary Sue archetype a couple of times and I honestly didn't care if nothing happens but the problem is something happens in here and Ria was partially or majorly wrong but it just gets brushed because our writer doesn't want to talk about about the scenerios she's wrong.

Princess Ria was told to stay away from the royal harem because Caitel only added princess's from nations he's conquered into his royal harem. These princesses may not be able to do anything to Caitel but they're plenty capable of hurting Ria and none of the servants can do anything about it. So there was a time one of the mistresses brought a boy to the palace and said he's Caitel's son. With Caitel now having an alleged son, it meant Ria is being kicked out of the heir position. Caitel denied the existence of his son and says it's a lie but before they can confirm anything he ordered Ria not to get into any contact with the alleged son and mistress. Right after receiving this instruction Ria accidentally runs into the boy and mother. Caitel sees this and questions her on it but she tries to brush it casually. Let me mention this first, when it comes to succeeding a throne things usually get messy, with competition for an heir position you'd usually hear about rivals getting assassinated and such. At this point in time Caitel loved Ria quite a lot and wanted her by his side. So when he saw her brush this important issue aside as though it's some minor topic he got furious and decided to ground her in her palace and he can try to figure out how to get rid of the mistress. When Ria heard this she got annoyed and ran away while her nanny started scolding Caitel. Caitel got even more furious because the nanny started scolding an emperor and imprisoned her for execution later on, Ria hears about Caitel's decision later on and cries while telling him to take back his decision. Just like this Ria got no backlash and it was instead Caitel that got a backlash but you see I understand that Caitel was kinda wrong but the fact that Ria doesn't see anything she did wrong which is acceptable but the author goes a step further by not addressing the fact that Ria doesn't see that she also went out if line annoys me. She doesn't understand the dangers and responsibilities that come with being an heir to the largest empire. This sort of thing happens a lot and I usually say Ria doesn't have the personality to rule an empire, maybe a barony but an empire is too much and she also acknowledges that but she doesn't do a thing about it. Caitel won't be ruler forever so what does she think will happen? It's understandable if she's young but Ria is someone that's lived to 25 and reincarnated, at the very least she should be capable of telling that she has to take rein of responsibilities later on but she just doesn't do a thing and is actually shocked when they come. The part that I least understand is, why does Ria actually have memories of her past life? I feel like the only reason she had her memories is so that she can talk to us as a child because her insecurities and lack of knowledge is just too much. She can think like a conscious being but what happened to her past life experiences and memories? It feels like she doesn't have any. She doesn't get how dangerous it is for her to be getting pushed against walls by men and having men sneak into your room without permission. She's so casual with all these things that'd ring alarm bells but claims to have memories of a life she grew to adulthood? She's so fragile I actually think she's as young as her new body is.

She thinks everyone around her isn't normal which is sort of true but fir the weird things. She found a knight that trained so hard his hands git bruised and she claims he's weird. Even in our world athletes push themselves so hard their bodies get close to being hurt but somehow everyone here is weird for being serious with their lives? I honestly don't understand how Ria has past life memories because she's just too clueless.


I know I spent this entire time ranting but I just wanted to let this out because of the frustrations Ria has been giving me while reading the manwha. It's an amazing read but I feel like it'd be a better book if it was just slice of life because the addition of politics and drama because it feels like the author simply doesn't want to develop Ria and her current personality doesn't suit for the premise. If someone as subservient as Ria was to succeed the throne then I'm sure she'd lose her nation and be sold into s*avery. Due to the fact that she's being used as a Mary Sue, I'm confident that this won't happen because she's being protected so much, which makes it a great read but an infuriating one too because it's being put into the wrong premise. In a way, it's frustrating because it's good. Minor recurring problems are annoying for me because if it was simply bad then I'd just drop it but when it's good you can't drop but have to encounter the same issue over and over again. <<less
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YoriMei rated it
July 4, 2019
Status: c39
It’s a good fluffy father and daughter story, but it’s kinda slow. The beginning drags quite a bit, almost 40 chapters and yet she’s still a baby?! I started skimming these chapters out of sheer boredom of her baby era, and yes there is still funny shenanigans happening with her as a baby, it’s terribly boring to see one sided reactions. Hopefully once we hit the toddler era, The plot picks up and gets a little better. It’s not a bad story, it’s just too slow for my tastes. In... more>> the beginning you’re basically reading about her bemoaning her status as an actual baby 95% of the time. <<less
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luckyneko rated it
March 16, 2021
Status: --
I read a large chuck of this a couple years ago. Put simply, this is a cutesy slice of life novel which has European dynasty features and magic. The writing quality was fairly good, but the story moved along at almost a snail's pace making it extremely tiresome after awhile. Great for those who want to start a transmigration/rebirth story from very early on. The romance is there, but it's definitely more of a subplot for the bulk of the work.

It makes a better manwha.
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aienmoon rated it
May 14, 2019
Status: c180

I discovered the novel here but read the manhwa first. I then google translated starting from chapter 125.

I loved the manhwa! It was really funny and fluffy since I cant get enough, decided to read the novel as well... and ive 65% regretted it. Didnt expect that the warm fluffy feeling I felt reading the manhwa would instantly turn into heartbreak! I think I was crying for atleast 5 chapters!

I just wanted to read some feel good fluff father daughter story and I ended up upset because of the... more>> plot twist traitor. 。:゚ (。ノω\。) ゚・。


petrel was a traitor and sent the princess to be kidnapped by the sixth prince which resulted to the emperor almost dying and in a coma state


The novel was upto 180 but the author said that 150 was the last chapter and that is the last ch ive read as of now. If it really was the ending, im a bit disappointed as I dont think it didnt really tied up loose ends! Im really curious what happened to their kingdom after the war. (It may have been explained, I might have not just fully understood the google translation)

Ive skimmed chapter 151+ and it looks like all are different POV flashbacks except for a mini arc about a characters engagement/wedding. <<less
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AnaBananAnaBanana rated it
August 30, 2021
Status: --
It's not bad. I've read Suddenly Became a Princess one day and I found it better than this one. I think this one is more pleasing for people who just want to see a simple and cute novel/manhwa without that much of story. If you are like me and loves a more serious type of story with plenty of interesting characters and relationships besides just the main ones, I definetly recommend Suddenly Became a Princess One Day. (I wanted to say more, but my english isn't that good).
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rndmsmmrflng rated it
October 12, 2020
Status: c240
You know what? The MC is very inconsistent. Her thought process/logic is shaky. She used to be a 25 yr old woman so I was expecting some mature level of thinking buuuut the way she thinks appeals like a 15 yr old at max.


I find the whole thing funny and entertaining enough but I won't really recommend it if you're looking for something with substance.

... more>> I like the development between the father and daughter. I love their interactions.

The pace of the story is slow though so it takes patience.

I actually think that it has a lot of room for improvement but it was wasted. It's now around 300+ chapters but I still don't see any direction for the story. I'm dropping this but I think I'll pick it up if I feel bored.

A lot of ppl recommends reading the manhwa. I'm around c19 there and I i thi that it was better. <<less
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IrisBay rated it
April 23, 2020
Status: c181
This novel and comics was so good. I love it.

1st I read the novel about 2 chapters then I read the comics till the end. It was fresh to read because it was a father and daughter story. Most of the novel I read was all about couples so for me this kind it was fresh to read and enjoyable.

The story and flow was good.

In the end, I wonder what happened between the MC, North and South Emperors hahaha, I looking forward to it, especially now the father was... more>> looking to MC playing Hide and Seek ? <<less
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kiraikirei rated it
February 4, 2019
Status: v1c1 part1
I've read the comic before this novel.

It's hilarious whenever our MC cursed her father because of his weird and crazy behaviour. The story is nice and it flows naturally.
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Lost_Antipa rated it
August 9, 2022
Status: Completed
I have Completed the manhwa and I liked it, im giving it a 4 because its kind of slow and in the start the caracters seemed just not right. It had comedy and emotional parts and I loved that. The more you read the more you get to love the father. The ending was so nice. There are so many goid points to this novel/manhwa if you haven't give it a try.

(also its similar to who made me a princess)
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yuunawantsu rated it
December 15, 2021
Status: c499
One of my all-time favorites! I love the plot, the characters, and practically everything in the whole story. I actually like it when it is a romance story, the romance isn't the focus; especially since the title is "Daughter of the Emperor" and the story is focused on the father-daughter relationship of Caitel, the emperor; and Ariadna, the Daughter of the Emperor.

I love how the experiences that the characters face are all useful to their character development, and the male lead! YESSS, the author did a good job of... more>> choosing the male lead. <<less
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Anikarp rated it
July 11, 2019
Status: --
This is a very cute, endearing family novel. It lead me to read the manhwa which is a lot further ahead, and I can't recommend it enough if you're into this kinda genre! What I love the most aside from the warm scenes that make my teeth ache is the character development! It just doesn't happen enough in novels, but it's all about that here. Can't get enough of it. It's made me laugh, cry, and I'm usually stuck with a smile on my face.
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paperweightcat rated it
January 9, 2019
Status: --
Read the manhwa before discovering this.

The direction isn't want you initially expect from a transmigration. There is solid worldbuilding and plot. I honestly don't know where the plot is going, but I can vouch for the content. Also our FL starts from a baby and there is no ML yet. It's very much slice of life.

Rating may change after looking at novel translation quality.
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znukhsoc rated it
April 26, 2023
Status: c158
Enjoyed it quite a bit in the beginning but the pacing got slower than a snail and killed this story. It was truly unbearable. Chapters got A LOT shorter too, maybe because the author did everything they can to drag this down.

I read 158 full chapters (well skimmed after 100th-ish chapters) but I can't find much to write this review. Firstly, she was still 3 years old until couple chapters before... Guess the reason... The story, if you call this "a story", kept repeating itself. Every chapters was the exactly... more>> same -> -You're cute -No, YOU are cute., -You're s*upid! -No! YOU are s*upid., -Are you hungry? Yeah? Let's go eat.
Just that over and over and over again. Absolutely nothing happens except she got sick for 2 chapters. You'll just read about her cookie times 120th time. This isn't slice of life, it's torture.

One moment I liked: I laughed so much when she compared her father to fcking Hitler... That was... A lot. Well technically he is but I feel like there is a big reason why he acts like a psychopath. But I ain't gonna wait for 300 chapters to learn that.

Don't wait your time on this novel. That's it. <<less
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JimmyFalcon rated it
April 26, 2019
Status: v1c16
Really love how cute this is

i don't really like Japanese novels so it's a surprise how I got so fond for this novel. I recommend this 100% if you like your cute FL and some side comedy.
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