How to Survive as the Wife of The Monster Duke


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Ilyin, who could dream predictive dreams, dreamt of spending her first night with the Duke of Biflten.

‘Am I going to marry the Duke of Biflten?’

The notorious duke was known to stiffen one’s body when one’s eye meets his. Besides, he’s a madman whose sword is faster than words.

“You can leave this mansion whenever you want.”

In the dark night, the Duke of Biflten whispered. Contrary to rumors, he was kind. But he never showed his face. So then Ilyin, after spending ten nights with him, asked.

“Does one really become stiff when looking into your eyes?”
“Then can you show me your face?”
“Of course.”

It was easier than she had thought. But the faceless husband was silent for a moment. Then, he whispered in a sweet, low voice, like the devil.

“But you have to make a promise.”
“What is it?”
“If you look at me, you’ll never be able to leave this castle again, Ilyin.”

‘I don’t want to leave you either.’

“So if you want to run, run now.”

Despite his voice having no emotions, there was a strong hint of obsession.

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December 26, 2021
Status: c70
Pre-Review Comments (up to ch 70)

  • Proactive heroine with the mysterious ability of foresight x gruff hero who's trying to balance the powers in his castle and land.
    • I like how pragmatic and upfront Ilyin is. Aden is a bit less communicative but Ilyin is smart enough to figure out his secrets. By the end of volume 1, they're pretty much on the same page and each person's secret is revealed. No unnecessary angst so far.
    • Ilyin is finally treated with respect in the north and Aden is attracted to her blunt and honest actions.
    • I'm a sucker for Beauty and the Beast plots but contrary to the "Monster Duke" in the plot, ML is really caring and, although he's powerful, can be gentle (especially in bed muaha).
  • Interesting plot points: Delrose family vs the vassals (other nobles) that live in the Biflten area, and the FL's mysterious powers.
    • Aden uses his divine powers to control the everlasting winter in Biflten while other nobles are trying to get power as well. They are also going against several monster clans.
    • Ilyan's gift of foresight made her an outcast in her own home (cold father, driven to madness mother, dead younger brother), but she uses it smartly now that she can make her own choices as a duchess.
  • GREAT SMUT. All consensual with both partners getting satisfaction. Maybe a romanticized perspective of s*x (ex: both parties climaxing at the same time lol), but 110% better than the dubious consent, r*pe, and underage stuff going on in other East Asian novels. Consent is sexy! So are the smut scenes in this novel (which start at ch 18, so early on hehe).
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queridamia rated it
January 10, 2021
Status: c3
Too early to give five stars, but I'm giving four now because we have a likeable FL who relies on her own ways rather than wallow. I think the ML has the makings of a very cute tsundere, but alas we haven't met him yet in the translated chapters
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SamS rated it
August 8, 2021
Status: --
I m already obsessed with this one! And what a refreshing Tsundere ML! He is ACTUALLY gentle to her! He is not a saddist tsundere and very much resembles Hugo Taran kind of character. I love it already and the FL is very intelligent and cute. I hope the translations get complete.
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marielovesfrogs rated it
November 13, 2021
Status: c60
Likeable FL with good grasp on reality. I love the effective communication and no s*upid misunderstandings, well at least not yet anyways. I like it so far.

excited to see why she gets the dreams and if her maternal family is connected to the Milton race.

All in all interesting and not dreadfully frustrating to read, this has a lot of promise!!! Im also intrigued about the plot 5/5 stars from me so far
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raven00 rated it
August 27, 2021
Status: c34
That's an effing cliffhanger at chapter 34!!! This one is really good, with a promising plot. Still few chapters to rate this novel, but up to now for me everything seems to be good. The ML is not a sad*st and really cares about the FL. And yeahhhh... good smut ;p. I loved this novel, and the translation is really good.
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Amy.san rated it
September 30, 2022
Status: c130
I have to admit this is one of my fav novels

Everything is great about it, the characters , the plot, the smut

And most important of all there is no misunderstanding

The interaction between the ML and the FL are cute and fluffy and the FL is actually smart and can handle things

I am enjoying every chapter of this novel.

Thank you for everything ❤
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Herbie420 rated it
March 18, 2023
Status: v3
This appears to be split chapters and is actually no where near done. At chapter 164 on here, that's actually only in book 3 out of 9 books total for the full series.

Super surprised me, went looking after I bought it in a set in KRN and found out that they had cut the chapters really down for the translated version. This isn't bad, but I can tell it's mtling and so was easy to find by skimming a few of the chapters in each book till I found the... more>> part we left off at....

It's now at the last chapter of book 3, where the battles and MC's ancestors are being reveled. Smutt is excellent, mtl is decent and the series has a lot more to offer having 6 more books before the end. Tbh, this series is a favorite of mine in the northern duke tropes. <<less
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Asphyxia778 rated it
April 9, 2022
Status: c94
Interesting premise and good characterization of FL. FL is not a doormat so it's good.

I like how FL uses her powers and also the smut is good lol. Plot is also not too dragged out and there's no unnecessary angst.

3.7/5 stars
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shfly rated it
July 11, 2021
Status: c20
The story is really interesting. The FL's not really weak and she's smart. I recommend this novel
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nikolai.stirling rated it
January 8, 2023
Status: c40
Smut is pretty plain, it annoys the heck out of me how ML is always laughing/smiling/smirking during s*x. In fact, I don't like ML much, I don't get his appeal. Same goes for FL.

However, I must say the story setting is pretty good. I like how 4 families reign the North, it's unexpected. Besides, the "find a bride ad" is hilarious.
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stephhiny rated it
June 15, 2022
Status: c110
Ahhhh I really really really love this couple! Their relationship are just too sweet. I love them <3

FL is not OP but is a clever girl with inner beauty and ML is a definition of a perfect cool gentleman /cries/ im obsessed ;~;

I think its still halfway till the end of the story for me now, but so far the plot is good and interesting and its light to read. Gave it 5/5 coz I ain't got no complaint so far it was fun, no frustration and got me enjoying... more>> all the time I spent reading it. Recommended! <<less
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