Lady of YeonSung


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The Imperial Palace of YeonSung.

Dan SoYeon, the daughter-in-law of Princess Yeowa and the wife of the most handsome man in YeonSung, Duke MoonYeo.

There was another man chasing after her, and he was the second son of the emperor. The Red King.

What is the hidden secret between the two?

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nutellanomnom rated it
November 26, 2020
Status: c10
It's safe to say this is one of my favorite novels I have ever read. Usually, I would review after I read everything to say something and I thought I might as well write about it now for those who are curious about the story itself. :) STRONG FEMALE LEAD ALERT!

Summary: The story is about the FL, Yujo, surviving as a fake wife under the name Dan SoYeon as her country (Yeha) was overtaken by the Red King/ML's Nation (Silver Nation). Yujo made a deal with her current fake husband... more>> Duke MoonYeo (also known as Ha Jewol) to at least survive, reunite with her brother, and finding the Heukra that could lead to possible revenge for her country.

While she readjusts to her fake identity, she found out that Heukra was connected to the mu*der of many families that mysteriously died as they said "A person will suddenly catch on fire and burn to death." Rumors say the person who is responsible for these deaths was a ghost similar to the deceased mother of the Red King/ML. This is how both Yujo and the Red King (who we find out his name is Garan) encounter each other as they find out who is behind the killing.

Note: Now that I got the gist of the story out of the way, there are some things I want to say just be on the safe side.

-The prologue does not in anyway or form define the character AND their relationship.

Many readers will be put off by how it is seen as adultery with her being married and nonconsensual. However, that is just a snippet of their relationship.

I do recommend everyone to read the tags before reading this novel.

-The first couple of chapter gives us information about the character so it tends to be a bit boring but it will pick up from there. :) -There are sensitive/somewhat dark themes I picked up from this novel like finding out why Duke MoonYeo/Ha Jewol does not like handsome features to Princess Muyeo's backstory.

-Now my last thing before y'all go off doing your thing is for those who want to know about the snusnu. The prologue was a bit intense as

it takes place at banquet and FL goes outside for some fresh air and the ML drags her into the room to do it. Eventually we are left with a cliffhanger of someone walking in on them lol.


Overall, I recommend reading this! A huge thanks to AnonAnemone for translating this! I had no problem reading their work so do check out the stuff they had already translated and are completed for like Doppio Senso, Stigma, & The Man's Perfect Wife!

*I shall edit this once more when this novel is completed* <<less
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rndmsmmrflng rated it
February 17, 2021
Status: Completed
Well written and well translated. There were not too many hard terms but the world building is definitely not well established and explained. Well maybe the thing about the nine families was satisfactorily conveyed through the plot but I feel like there's not enough explanation or action about the divinity stuff.

Anyway, this is pretty much the same system as the usual kingdom but I'm not sure if I missed it or there's just no explanation why Garan was called 'Red King'. I don't understand. He's just a second prince? Just... more>> curious.

I hate that pig of a Crown Prince! How dare he! And ughhh what he did to 'him' it's disgusting but—


Although the Crown Prince made Jewol go through all those bullsh*t and disgusting stuff I still can't forgive Jewol for what he did to Yeha and Yuha and Yujo. No matter how he feel about the two it still doesn't erase the fact that he spied on them and put them through all those trouble. And he basically went lunatic at the end. His character was frustrating. I pity him for what the crown prince did to him but I also hate his sins.


Yujo is the kind of heroine who doesn't back down for the sake of her nation and family. She can also fight and she's smart but she's also s*upid.

About the ending:


WTF??? I didn't like how she just went and stole Jukmo for Garan to follow her. She admittedly went back to snatch her man. Lol. But seriously girl? You'd really put both Nations at risk for the sake of love? What bullsh*t is that? Have a complete family and experience love at the cost of Yeha which you protected. At the cost of your brother who died to protect you and the nation. I was honestly disappointed. And Garan too! Aaaag it's just so disappointing. I understand the Emperor's anger. They're both s*upid. It all went well because the next crown prince didn't take after his father but what if he turned out to be s*upid, immoral and incompetent? Reading Yujo's thought about everything being part of the destiny—how she came up with the thought that it happened all for the sake of the baby inside her like it's all meant to be and stuff—like girl are you shitting on me?


There's also r*pe. I don't care how you motherf*ckers justify this but point is there's r*pe. I don't care what emotions and feelings they both share but it's r*pe. He literally forced her. Tied her. What else does that mean????

I'm only rating this 4 stars because it was well written and well translated. I didn't have a hard time reading but I hate how he r*ped her. Period. And how they're both s*upid at the end of the book. <<less
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bluesonnet rated it
February 23, 2021
Status: Completed
Very good novel. Some people (like me) might come for the smut but damn did I stay for the story. Well done to the translator anonanemone, thank you so much for the excellent translation! I'm sad that you're no longer translating but thank you for finishing this story.
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midori_13 rated it
September 10, 2023
Status: Completed
I need to apologize for my long review and because I think that I am writing more to vent than to write a review. Probably I am also being biased, because the story is good, so I don't want to tell the readers to not read the novel, since it have a lot of good rates, it's just that the novel it's not for me. So I am giving one star because the story made me too sad, maybe I am being too harsh by rating so low, because the... more>> translator did an awesome job in translating the novel, but the good translation doesn't easy my heart and the pain I felt. And here is the reason: I always suffer from the Second Male Syndrome.

Warning, very detailed spoiler about the Second Male Lead, don't read if you prefer surprises while reading! 😬


We have the "second male lead" that in the end of the novel becomes kinda a villain.
His name is Duke MoonYeo or Han Jewol and he's kinda of a prince of a kingdom. He is too beautiful and pretty and for that reason even draw the lust of men and that was a curse for him, for that reason it had rumors that he wasn't attracted to any men and women and didn't like any kind of touch. He was friend of female lead Yujo and her older brother Yuha. The female lead was kinda of a princess from another kingdom and it was being attacked by the kingdom of male lead and second male lead.

By the way, the general and prince that led the attack to the female lead's kingdom was the male lead, Red King Garan.

Long story short, in order to save her kingdom, female lead hide her identity and marry the second male lead, but she was not worried because the second male lead would protect her.

Let's gonna say that female lead marry in a fake marriage because she made an agreement with the Crown Prince of the invader kingdom, that in exchange for her to get some information the Crown Prince would give her kingdom a truce. While the female lead is trying to investigate and gather those information, the second male lead is being sexually abused by the disgusting Crown Prince. The second male lead give all those s*xual favors because he wants to save the female lead and keep her safe.

So, the second male lead actually loved the female lead, after he got fond of her and her brother, that showed him affection and respect since the first time they met.

I feel like he never had any kind of love, only arousing the attraction and lust of people, and that's why he was so pitiful and lonely.
For sure, he wasn't perfect, he had his defects and secrets, he did some bad stuff and even betrayed the female lead, but in my opinion, he only did all that to protect her life. His protection wasn't perfect and was full of shortcomings, but he made something that he felt that was super disgusting just in order to protect the only person he ever loved.

He never touched the female lead because he respected her, and what happened in the end? The male lead, Red King, either by jealousy or anger, ended up forcing s*x with female lead and literally f*cked her in front of second male lead, Duke MoonYeo. After literally finishing of f*cking female lead in front of the Duke, the Red King kidnapped her and threatened the second male lead, if he didn't give the information the Red King wanted, he would keep having sex/raping female lead. The duke, second male lead, in order to save her, go after the Crown Prince, the Crown Prince discovered that second male lead betrayed him to help the female lead, so the Crown Prince beaten him up.

The Duke MoonYeo, second male lead, ended up getting "crazy" because he felt no one understands him, he felt hurt, disgusted, lonely and betrayed, even by female lead that was moaning in front of him while having s*x with male lead.

Of course, Yujo, the female lead ended up with the Red King, the male lead, because they were fated ones, even despite raping her several times in a day.

Meanwhile, the second male lead, the Duke, ended up becoming a villain, he blamed the female lead for loving and sleeping with the other prince while he was doing disgusting s*xual acts to keep her safe. So, he tried to kill female lead and her brother, so the three of them could ended up together in the after life. Of course, the second male lead was killed by the male lead, the rapist that had the heart of the female lead.

I feel that the second lead couldn't put all the blame of the s*xual abused he suffered in the hands of female lead, but definitely she was partially responsible, since he did all that for the love he had for her. I felt so sad and my heart hurt so much, his life was so tragic and pitiful and he only wanted love, but ended up alone and crazy and finally died. I wish someone could give him love and comfort for the rest of his life 😢.

So if you are a person that love drama and tragedy this short novel is definitely for you, because despite the shortcomings it is still a relatively good novel. But if you have Second Male Syndrome and aren't a fan of drama and tragedy this novel is not a good read.

(Despite the novel not having a tragedy tag, because ended up having a happy end, for me it was still a tragedy, because of the death of second male lead).


I am sorry for my long review, I just hope I can warn the people of soft heart that decides to read this novel. <<less
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incoming rated it
December 25, 2021
Status: --
So far I have read two novels that I like in their mood, give me a good experience and enjoy reading because of the characters and the comprehensible narrative.

These novels are called Lady of YeonSung and The Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage. Yes, I highly recommend
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reiin rated it
October 23, 2020
Status: c6 part2
Came across this novel while browsing through NU. So far so good! The translator does a good job and I can't wait to see what happens next. The FL can sometimes come across as naive and brash and there's not much to say about the ML yet. Overall I would recommend others to read this
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xxchroniclerxx rated it
April 3, 2021
Status: Completed
Like the author's other works, this novel too didn't let me down. While I was slightly put off by the prologue, like mentioned before in another review, it is only a snippet of their relationship and happens towards the later half of the novel and when you finally reach that part, things really fall into place to make you realize that things aren't what they had seemed to be before. There's a stark contrast between the prologue and the main story, it's like two different MLs actually, so the build... more>> up of how their relation progressed to one stage to the another is really worth it.

Also, I'd like to say that the FL is a strong one, I saw few people say that she was quite naïve and I agree however

the FL is only a person who was forced to go to YeongSeong to save her land and it's people, she is by no means a trained person or a professional or has any such experience before so she might come off as a naïve one who uses brawls more than her brains but I don't dislike it. It actually seems quite realistic (amidst all the unrealistic stuff ofc)


Also, on a different note, I just have to write about how similar I found this story to one of my fave Mangas called 'Basara'. (Seriously if you don't wanna spoil yourself with either this novel or the manga, please ignore the spoiler.)

I mean, I was kind of intrigued when the ML was named as 'The Red King" like that's what's the ML from Basara is called as well. And then, it hit me that these two stories are so similar to each other. Like even the FL, she is supposed to be the ML' enemy as he's destroyed her homeland and then basically stands on the other side of him (like in Basara) however, falls in love with him without knowing his identity and even has s*x with him for the first time in a cave, after like escaping the clutches of death (LIKE IN BASARA) Then, the second male lead is a soft feminine kinda guy who does some questionable stuff at times (Like Agehaaaa) and then tries to save the FL and assist her, also gets... sexually harassed by hateful guys and eventually dies. Alright, maybe I'm reading too much into this but that's cuz the name The Red King just always reminds me of Basara alright, it's definitely not cuz I'm too jobless.

Anyways, that's why I felt like these two stories overlap in certain aspects, but this also reminds me that I should reread Basara once my exams are over lmao


So, I'd definitely ask people to read it, not just for the sake of the smut but also the plot, which is very interesting! A huge thanks to AnonAnemone for bringing us this great story through her very fluid translation. <<less
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akiraa rated it
February 12, 2021
Status: Completed
by the same author of The Man's Perfect Wife. Concept of these two stories are the same: ... more>>

tragic past which was caused by each main characters' family


LoY is about our FL, who is sent to another land for a marriage and ML, the cousin of her husband. I know this sounds like a telenovela, where a wife cheats on her husband with her husband's relative but

i wouldn't say this is adultery considering the fact that it's a fake marriage, but some people might not have the same opinion as me


FL is okay: strong, capable but too naive and weak when the plot requires her to be naive and weak. ML is so-so, I find him very similar to the ML in TMPW.

i'd rather talk about the fake husband. What a tragic character. I really think that he is one of those cannon fodder characters in chinese novels. He is too pitiful, and his ending was even more pitiful.

the ending of LoY was sort of rushed, I felt like somebody broke up with me and I didn't get enough closure (not that serious tho) but yeah, it could've been better. Guessing by the epilogue, I think there will be another book about

the daughter of FL and ML. She seems to have some sort of prediction (?) power. She can see the future, I guess? But it wasn't elaborated much by author so I'm not too sure


overall, 4/5 because I'm not satisfied with the ending!!!! Especially the

death of the brother. I was hoping he would make it even though it was pretty obvious the author was gonna kill him off lol


translator anonanemone is the best. I've been following them since their first translation and I just can't spout enough compliments. Definitely full stars for the translator. <<less
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Jurielovsalt rated it
November 28, 2020
Status: c11 part1
THIS IS SO GOODDDDD, MY TOP 10 FAVORITE NOVELS. I really like strong FL and I can't predict the plot at all shahdhjsjs I always curious about what will happen in the next chapter. Istg all translations novel by anon anomone is so good and unique, I really love her works😣💜
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Lynkaster rated it
April 30, 2021
Status: Completed
story : 4.5/5

characters : 4/5

world building : 4/5

... more>> writing-style : 4/5

quite a good read, the smut seemed a bit like r*pe most of the time but the FL seems to like so so I guess we won't stop on that matter. The author took time to build his world and his characters, you can somehow guess it's a small kingdom in ancient china. It's a good ending but doesn't feel satisfying when you feel about the bad guys...

the read is enjoyable, sometimes the author really did some good foreshadowing making you think "don't tell me...". Some moment made me laugh but it could be just me (like the horse's love story xD).

recommended if you want smut, because yes, there's quite a lot of s*x, mostly the ML being a pure beast, big and full of stamina. The plot is full of betrayal and treachery with some clever wording.

4/5 <<less
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chande rated it
June 15, 2022
Status: Completed
I love this story. I love the plot, the drama, the characters, the sm*t, and I also love how this story got a happy ending (at least for the 2 leads) despite so many tragedies that had happened throughout the story. I really recommend this story for its good plot and its hot sm*t.
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Bookworm_Sueweetie rated it
March 16, 2022
Status: Completed
For a short and smut novel, this is full-packed with angst, mystery, smut and romance mixed together.

Almost all characters got depth. I feel sad for some characters especially FL and 2nd ML who became pawns of evils due to greed for the throne.

I thought happy ending was unreachable due to many sad incidents... but I'm glad I'm wrong this time.
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Rakel89 rated it
November 25, 2021
Status: Completed
Really love the story! It's a wholesome story. I love everything about it. Even with the unfamiliar fantasy background, it is easy to understand. Though the villains is a bit easy to defeat, it's still a great story. I just hope they have 2nd series for the kids!
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Riley0320 rated it
October 3, 2021
Status: Completed
Okay this one started off really dark for me because of the dub con. However, I fell in love with the great plot. All the twists and turns are so worth it! I also love the strong FL. Although she’s sometimes impulsive in doing things but it’s part of her charm. The ML is lovable except in those smut scenes with dub con. But then again FL really is in love with him and vice versa so I’m a bit confused here. Haha oh and I really love the ending!
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Daw su su san rated it
September 19, 2021
Status: --
It’s really touching and I appreciate it.
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wacamole rated it
July 9, 2021
Status: Completed
Wow! I got hooked since the prologue and I couldn't stop reading it! I literally finished reading it in one day! I got to say that the translator did a wonderful job with this treasure! It was a fun and exciting read. At first, I was worried about the r@pe tag. I was wondering if this is something that I could withstand since I am not a fan of victims falling for the predator genre, but I'm glad that I gave it a shot. I will definitely try other works... more>> from the same author since the author did an excellent job narrating the story and keeping you hooked in every chapter. As I was reading, I was wondering if I could actually like the ML after what he did in the prologue, but it was hard to stop myself from shipping him with the FL. There were times where I thought was cliche such as the cave scene or with some characters, but it was a good read for such as short story. I'm glad the author didn't drag the story plot, but I wouldn't mind reading the sequel :)


I wished there was a better ending for Jewol since his life was quite tragic and it was painful watching him being violated by the CP. Also, it would have been nice if there was a more in-depth look into the characters, especially the villains, such as the Crown Prince. It would be nice to see his human side rather than just the monster he is who is blinded by greed and power. I wished there were some details to make the reader hesitate to hate the villain as we learn his tragic background like with Jewol.


Overall, I would recommend this to anyone who just wants a quick read with good smut, plot, and fun characters. <<less
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May 30, 2021
Status: c18
Despite the shocking prologue, this a really good story. I really the like the characters and the strong female lead. The story is very good, sometimes funny, and emotionally catching. I especially the plot and the way it ties together for a happy ending.
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mumuxxi rated it
April 21, 2021
Status: --
Finished reading and very satisfied!

Thank you so much for the translations, this is one of the very best I've ever read 👍
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Lazyhazy rated it
February 20, 2021
Status: Completed
I really enjoyed this beautiful novel by lavender blue. And I storngly believe in translator anon after reading her other works, so I gave it a try and I don't regret it. Thankyou
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May 1, 2023
Status: Completed
Power bottom and flirty strong male lead... a definitely 💯 / 💯.

This story is so good. Just so so so good. Angst, ✔️. Romance, ✔️. Love ✔️. Smut ✔️. Plot ✔️. Emotions ✔️. Language ✔️. Everything a interesting novel needs has been feeded here. Sometimes maybe you would dislike the female lead because she abandons the male lead multiple times. But she can't be blamed. She is just too responsible and worried about her country because she has been bought up so. Regarding the male lead, you would love him.... more>> He is definitely the dilf male always dreamt of, but he has that innocent side too that would attract you. Hiding of feelings and suffering is the gist of the story. But in the end everything sets in fine and well. So in short a really interesting, fantastic story.

Would be always one of my most favorite. ❤️ <<less
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