How to Live as the Enemy Prince


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After his death, Bern awakens 10 years into the past as the third prince of Kailis, the enemy country.

He became a weak and incompetent prince who was to be assassinated before turning 15-years-old.

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적국의 왕자로 사는 법
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anjoy23 rated it
May 28, 2019
Status: c13
I'm gonna give this novel a 5star because I could see a great potential in the story plot of this one.

This is definitely a good one! I'm actually surprised on why this novel's not making enough noise in the forum. Might be because of the crappy title--I personally think that the title is not catchy enough and is quite confusing 🤐 (stop judging me people, I'm a simple man😂😒) and also because of few chaps, slow update, and their unnecessary effort on breaking each chapters into several parts.

Anyways, I've... more>> already red until chap 13 part 2. I will spoil few parts to stir your interest.


This story's about Bern, aka sword of the King of Secretia, who was killed by the commander of the Caillis (or Kailis, the enemy kingdom) magic division. Ironically, after dying, he woke up 10 years in the past in the body of Calian, the third prince of the Kailis kingdom--yup, the same kingdom which destroyed his past kingdom (Secretia) and the brother of first prince Franz (who in the future will be the mad king that causes the fall of Secretia!). Anyways, Calian is a weak timid boy, no power nor influence, but he is unique because he owned red eyes and black eyes (which resembled Sispanian). Calian is supposed to be assasinated soon but will be reported as 'suicide'. But now that Bern is in this weak body, he will try to change the body's fate and survive like other transmigration novels.


I really like reading this novel. It's interesting and the plot is my cup of tea. The MC's character is really cool, noble, and smart. He quite reminds of Cale Henituse in Trash of the Count's with his sneaky planning and smile 😂. The author is also full of surprises in his revelation in the few first parts of the story. I want to keep reading despite of its flaws to know how the story will flow.

I'd recommend this to the fans of transmigration and weak to strong type of novel (don't misunderstand, the MC is not superweak and all, he is just restrained due to some reason--read if you want to know!). Is this political? Hmm. Not sure yet, but since they are princes, the fight for throne is a big possibility kek, and I'm pretty sure MC won't let first prince get the throne 😂😂😂.

Anyways, this is just based on the first 13 chapters of the story. Really looking forward to this. <<less
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Bugis-san rated it
May 1, 2019
Status: c9.2
This is a hidden gem

Im surprised that this doesn't get more exposure.

I can't say anything more because lack of chapters but I can feel that this novel will be a hit.

I like the style and I hope that this novel get more exposure.
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hawlol rated it
July 28, 2019
Status: c24
It's... very... slow...

Not that it's bad, but if you are expecting adventure/action fast paced novel, you'll be disappointed. The Shounen genre is misleading, there are no angry teens screaming magic names at each other and having 5 transformations/power ups in name of frienship.

What this has, though, it's court politics, which was surprisingly well done and interesting. The characters are also well done and not random mustache twirling villains and there are well written plots and reasonings.

The worldbuilding is the only poor aspect. It's too medieval England, and the magical... more>> aspects are not reflected into this world, which looks plain.

But overall, if you like court politics, you should definately read it! Just ignore all the Genre Tags before going in! <<less
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QuinNefertari rated it
May 2, 2019
Status: --
This is actually good. The latest chapters is very unique and strew together quiet well. Now we will wait if the story becomes cliche along way and loses its uniqueness or become a very good read with awesome mc's and political intrigue.

I really hope there is more chapters.

It's difficult to judge it now when it's only a few chapters.
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Reise rated it
May 3, 2019
Status: --
A novel with good potential due to its unique setting. I cant say much right now as the novel is still in its early phase but im quite hoping the novel to retain its uniqueness and be able to distinguish itself from its peers. Giving it a 5 since the potential is there and adjustments will be made after reading more of this hidden gem.

There are hidden mysteries regarding the people in the series. You can see that the characters have their own goals and reasons. That is nice to... more>> see. People whom the MC interacted are also not just blind followers but have their own thoughts. Some relationships are also complicated which makes it even better since human relationships are never as simple as we make it out to be. The only downside for this novel for me is that it no longer updates. If you are looking for a good story where development might seem slow, but the plot is solid then you should read this. Maybe if more people read it then maybe translator-san might pick it back up again. <<less
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RedRyder rated it
August 15, 2019
Status: c14
Boring garbage, pretentious and full of itself.

Author spends most of the words on explaining the minute details of everyone's clothes or describing the mundane details of the setting, all of which have literally zero relevance to the plot or story going forward. Characters are one dimensional and even then still boring. We're given no reason to give a damn about any of them, not even the MC, who apparently is afflicted with some disease once transmigrating into the body, yet he spends zero time thinking about it and just plain... more>> ignores it while going about random uninteresting meetings.

TL;DR decent premise at the start, too much boring fluff that goes nowhere afterwards. Read if you like hearing someone describe what a picture looks like. <<less
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ExtremeRampage rated it
September 25, 2019
Status: c24 part2
Pretty interesting premise.

The MC dies but gets reincarnated back in time and, as the title says, as a Prince of the Enemy Nation he fought against before and died in battle in. But unfortunately for him, he is a Prince who "mysteriously" died a lot earlier in time in his previous life since he was assassinated by his competing Brother for the Crown Prince "seat".

So the MC's first goal as of now is to survive the assassination attempts from his Brother and his mother (they have different mothers).
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Little Big House rated it
July 12, 2019
Status: --
Just started the novel, and it is as if there wasn't any introduction. So I'm really confused right now.

Update :

Okay.. In my opinion, this novel is too slow-paced. It's not bad.. But, it's just too casual for me to read.

... more>> I fell asleep twice while reading this at different times. At first I thought I was just too tired, so I tried to read again another day. Finally, I just got too bored and fell asleep again.

For me it's just the story of a prince who's trying to prove himself. He was previously the prince and heir of another Kingdom before going into the past and becoming another prince from an enemy kingdom that he is now.

We're never really introduced as to what kind of person he was before. I deduces that he's the kind of guy that wouldn't suspect anything or anyone since he doesn't find all of this strange.

He knows he'll die, so he knows there are enemies around him.

I wouldn't mind it if he had countermeasures in place, but he doesn't. And most of it is that as a previously grand character (ex heir, ex "one of the most powerful swordsman", etc.) he doesn't have any etiquette.


Not my cup of tea. I fell asleep. That means this novel wasn't entertaining enough for me.

Too slow, the "back into the past" isn't needed since it's never used in the plot (besides giving info). <<less
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rhianirory rated it
May 5, 2019
Status: c10 part2
I'm going to go with a 4 for now because it's kind of interesting, though I don't normally like court intrigue stories. I don't understand why, with all of his symptoms, he doesn't suspect his body might be poisoned or something similar, but maybe he does and the author hasn't said yet? In his position I certainly wouldn't be drinking tea or anything but water, but then, if I was in his position I would have left a long time ago; I hate dealing with all the back biting and... more>> politics. <<less
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