Lightning Empress Maid


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One day, Lightning Empress Nanaki, one of the Five Emperors, the transcended beings hailed as the strongest five people on the Flygel continent, received a prophecy. Due to that prophecy, Nanaki who has lost everything made the decision to leave the Frost Empire, retire from the Five Emperors who were her former comrades, and leave on a journey. After leaving the imperial capital, Nanaki’s journey ended unexpectedly quickly, and the job Nanaki found at the end of her journey—was to be a maid. The curtains have lifted on the legend of the former Five Emperors Strongest Maid.

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TheBlackFox rated it
November 18, 2016
Status: --
Interesting story with an accent put on character development. The MC's personality is very likable being a mix of pride, stubbornness and childishness.

The best part of this novel is MC's inner monologue which in times is extremely funny and in the serious moments of the story it becomes sad and moving. The way MC sees the world and judges the people around her can become very poetical at times showing a mature side of her that can't be seen in the lighthearted moments of the story.
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Aria rated it
November 20, 2016
Status: c21
MC (Nanaki) have a unique point of view (people who give 1 star probably didn't like that), but despite of that she is by no way removed from the world, insane nor stupid. The way which this story being told is refreshing, the plot itself is great and the MC is endearing. 5/5

If anyone is interested, then the reason why MC's narration is like that would be explained in later chapter

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At the beginning, she and her mother was living on the forest (just 2 of them).

Her mother (which is not quite normal since she make a lake just because Nanaki said they have no water to drink) then die when she is young and she has been living as wild-forest child (think of tarzan)

Nanaki held great attachment to her mother, so in the story you can see that she is basically telling her life story to her mother while asking for her guidance and forgiveness based on her mother's teachings.
While her [friend] is a real living God which actually talk back to her (but the author just didn't write it down)

Later, Envy of the Five Emperors found her at the forest, drag her to the capital and teaches her "common sense" (which she never learn as she has been living alone on the forest - for example : money).
But you can't really [change] someone's [understanding of the world], as the result, the Nanaki we see at the prologue. Someone who can connect with normal people (Envy's teaching) while retaining a unique point of view (her mother's teaching).

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Shio rated it
March 9, 2017
Status: c44
Your enjoyment in reading this novel is pretty much based on how much you could tolerate the narative style. The main character is OP, so much that the antagonists are pretty much useless. While the mc's enemy pop up once in a while, what keeps the plot going is the mc's master. The comedy is very japanese like, so you might not like it if you dislike misunderstanding/violence type of comedy. As for the narative:

Nanaki used to be one of the five emperor you know. Nanaki's friends is a god, so he's strong. Nanaki who's friend is a god is also really stong. What? Shio speak strangely? Ummn, I see... Then I think it's best if you didn't read this novel. Pretty much all sentences are written in Nanaki's 1st person perspective like this you know.
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Molenir rated it
March 5, 2017
Status: c66
I struggled to like this story. Especially at the beginning. It's told in such a unique way, that it's hard to break into, and hard to understand. Told from a first person pov, mostly stream of consciousness. What saves the story, is that the main character is so cute and funny. It is hard not to laugh at her greeting the world and her nanakismile. Additionally, she is not a one dimensional character. With a dreadful back story, and a deep, frightening philosophy. As the story... more>> goes on, she grows and changes. Finally, can't say enough good things about the translator. There is a lot of very tough things to translate, and it is done, extremely well. I recommend reading the first 10 chapters or so. If after that you aren't hooked, this story isn't for you. <<less
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February 19, 2017
Status: --
I couldn't make it past the grammar, and gave up on the 5th chapter. The story is given from a first person, stream-of-conscious point of view, and it's composed of a sentence or two, then an one word statement, then another sentence, etc. What you can choose to call dialog is so woven with thoughts that it's difficult to separate them; a pattern of (someone says something) / (MC thinks to herself) / (MC gives pessimistic answer), repeated over and over and over. Too painful to read.

The story itself... more>> has decent reviews, so if you can tolerate the formatting, it may be rewarding. <<less
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metazoxan rated it
April 21, 2017
Status: c104
This is definitely a unique novel and for those not used to this writting style it may be hard to sit through.

HOWEVER I encourage people to give it a chance as it's a very light hearted and interesting story yet with some interesting morals and harsh or dark elements to give the story the weight it needs to stay engaging. The unique writing style also helps strengthen the novel as it helps keep the best thing about the series, it's main character, at the center of everything.

It's told from a... more>> first person perspective, imagine you're just in her head and hearing her thoughts as well as what those around her are saying, for a lot of the story and is very heavy in internal monologues as a result. This becomes one of the highlights of the novel due to the strange and abnormal main character. To put it simply Nanaki is someone who often acts outside the norm. But it's not because she's poorly written. She herself acknowledges her thoughts and morals are pretty far removed what what society deems normal.

However Nanaki is a character with hi pride and has decided to do things her way until the end and will not relent. It's also important to note she's only about 16 at the start of the story and lived long time only with her mother and then alone in the forest. Because of that she's very much a child mentally but is also mature for a child due to the life she's lived until now. Probably the best way to phrase it is she has an adult's concept of respect and responsibility but she's also very naive in a lot of ways. I definitely recommend this but would like to warn readers that the unique perspective of the story may be hard to get used to at first. <<less
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123jbster rated it
November 16, 2016
Status: c69
Quick and simple review: Thus far it has been enjoyable. It has a great many moments of light-heartedness and comedy as well as bits of darker undertones. The story is told from the first person perspective of Nanaki, the MC.

Edit: Alright, later on in the chapters I have laughed many a good number of times. The action is short lived unfortunately since the MC is super OP. The drama is more entertaining that it is nail biting. And lastly this definitely fits the fantasy genre with magic, gods, etc. Etc..

All... more>> in all: Considerably enjoyable. I give this recommendation with many thumbs up.
Unbiased review : 3.9/5 (Good - borderline great.)
Opinionated review : 4.5/5 (Great - borderline amazing.) <<less
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raxadian rated it
September 16, 2018
Status: c123
This novel might not be for everyone. But if you want to read a comedy with an Op protagonist who sees things differently that normal people and who loves to live, give it a try.
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Niias rated it
June 25, 2018
Status: c121
Love it!

The way nanaki is...

A common senseless girl in her growing fase, both her body and abilities. The story about the strongest girl doing everything for her crush.
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Carmeops rated it
November 13, 2018
Status: c57
i really like the novel so far, but I'm taking break right here to properly add my comment about something that really piss me off about that world, how everyone wants to kill the MC while treating her like an evil monster, when in fact EVERY SINGLE TIME, she is on the defensive

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one day, out of the blue, after years of being the more than perfect soldier for the magic kingdom always doing her work loyally, perfect quasi-robotic execution of the tasks, a divine prophesy suddenly calls for her destruction, naming an enemy of the world

since people are sheep that have blind faith, they turn on her and try to kill her, she defend herself and kill the stupid troops sent to end her, and they dare call her evil because of it, like the prophesy was right and shit: SHE WAS DEFENDING HERSELF!

later she became a maid of a lower class noble who is bullied by other noble, she defend her master, other noble is pissed off and directly order his men to KILL her, of course she defend herself and trash them, she get called monster.. who is the f*cking monster, for f*ck sake?? YOU WERE GOING to MURDER her for no reason!

later as her master is slowly climbing back the social ladder, a merchant who doesn't like that SEND ASSASSINS to kill him, then after she kill them SEND AN ARMY OF 500 MEN TO KILL HIS FAMILY! she kill them and once again, she is the one being called a monster

the one time she go back to the capital (to check if the security of common people is still okay without her protecting them), she get found out and they are angry at her "how could you kill your fellow citizen like that, you monster"...


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