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In her last life, everyone said that Su Ling had a good life, a matchless beauty born from a high family. Her father was the Great General of Zhen and her elder brother was a high official of the Supreme Court.

She was married to Prince Jin as his consort and two years later she became the empress of Great Zhou.

Nobody can compete with someone so honorable.

Like this, in the first year of Yanxi era, Duke of Zhen deserted the army just before the war, and so, the Su family was accused of treason.

Su Ling died in the back palace after giving birth to a son.

When she opened her eyes again, she had become the daughter of a fifth-ranked grand scribe—Qin Ling.

Waking up from the dream, although she will no longer be concerned about the fickle man, she has no choice but to enter the palace once again for the child she had given birth to.

On the day of the draft, the emperor leans against the Dragon Throne with drooped eyes and without a word while rubbing his eyebrows impatiently.

Even while sighing, he never lifts his eyes once.

Until Qin Ling walks in, and with the exact same face as Empress Su, says: Wishing the emperor boundless happiness, good luck, and a long life.

Up the throne, the emperor suddenly raises his head. He looks absent-minded and the tea cup falls to the ground.

Desperately whispers: Ah Ling.

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To Be A Virtuous Wife (3)
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Imperial Favour (2)
The Rebirth of an Ill-Fated Consort (2)
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  1. 2nd to be read...
  2. want to read 4
  3. Historical Romance
  4. Want to read - historical
  5. Didnt finish reading. Seemed good at time.

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12/03/23 Story Seedling c69
11/26/23 Story Seedling c68.2
11/19/23 Story Seedling c69.1
11/05/23 Travis Translations c67
10/29/23 Travis Translations c66
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10/08/23 Travis Translations c63
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09/24/23 Travis Translations c61
09/17/23 Travis Translations c60
09/10/23 Travis Translations c59
09/03/23 Travis Translations c58 part2
08/27/23 Travis Translations c58 part1
08/20/23 Travis Translations c57
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New vra_9096 rated it
December 7, 2023
Status: Completed
Views: The male lead complicated things he wanted best of both the worlds. He complicated his relationship by thinking he was protecting her but actually he was the one who hurt her and he still expects her to forgive him.
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wookraeth rated it
December 19, 2020
Status: c75
Hello, this is Translator Wook of the Wook's Teahouse (now of Travis Translations as per March 25th) . If you're reading this, I assume you're somewhat interested in reading this series. Thank you very much for your time.

After reading up to Chapter 75 I'm now confident to provide you with a more thorough and hopefully spoiler-less review. This will be my last review update for this novel.

Some warnings by the author and myself.
1. The male and female leads have golden fingers, which means they are omnipotent. This is a... more>> Mary Sue novel.
2. The female lead has already died once, and has reincarnated in a new body.
3. This story focuses on emotional lines.
4. The history is not based strictly on a certain dynasty, more like a mix of everything, hence, a made-up history.
5. No pits, a happy ending novel.

Story has depths, you will not know what the hell is really going on until later on, beautifully written and structured. There are plot twists.
Starts off a bit heavy and gloomy, but it gets brighter and a bit comedic starting from the end of Arc 2, hence why the author describes it as a "light story", and states that this should be lighter than it's predecessor, Chang'an First Beauty.

All in all, since everyone has their own taste, I can only say, give this a try, and see you in my teahouse!

"Let us be kind to each other as the heart is already fragile, life is already hard, and this translator still wants to live a few more years."
Wook, signing out. <<less
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dramamonster rated it
January 17, 2021
Status: c65
I read translator's chapters 1-3, then MTL to chapter 65.

FL was an Empress who died in childbirth after her family fell from power. She is reborn 3 years later into the body of a young girl about to enter the Imperial harem draft. She decides to go, so that she can protect her 3 year old son in the palace. Interestingly, while she has a different name, she has the exact same face as when she was 16 years old in her previous life. From what I understand, the ... more>>

ML Emperor was always faithful, and he fell in love with her later on in their marriage. In her new life, when they sleep in the same room, they share the same dream of their past, but from both of their perspectives at the time, which resolves their misunderstandings. There is a doozy of a secret involving her family's fall from power that is explained around chapter 65.


If you like historical novels by authors Qian Shan Cha Ke (Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage, Rebirth of a Star General, etc.), Butterfly's Shadow Beneath The Moon (Eight Treasure Trousseau, To Be A Virtuous Wife, I Am This Type of Woman, etc.,) or Mask Feast (Counterattack of the Cannon Fodder Chambermaid, etc.), you'll probably like this one. Unlike the cover, it's not a fluffy face-slapping kind of story, but a thoughtful, detailed, rebirth story. Also, the translation is excellent. I'll update this review when more chapters are out. <<less
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Gushishi rated it
December 28, 2020
Status: c49
I am hooked. This is really good!

There are 4 parts of the novel, and currently we are in the 2nd part. I can't wait to read more!!!!!

The FMC is a reincarnated queen, whose ambition is nothing but to 'save' her 3, 5 years old son in the deep palace. She lost faith to ML in her previous life and acting coquettish just for her son, the little prince's favor (as until ch 49, we will wait for the clearer pictures later).

The ML is an ambitious third prince who ascended the... more>> throne, now the emperor. He suspected that the FMC is the reincarnated queen and treasured her the most now.

But, before all of these, from the flasbacks of the dreams (their previous life), the ML did not treasure the FMC and did not explain to her his actions which lead to suspicion, distrust, and misunderstanding to FMC. I gotta say, all of their problems and heartaches came from the ML's action and inaction. <<less
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javv rated it
July 28, 2021
Status: Completed
i binge mtl-ed this for 1 day and its worth it, even though a lot of my grammar cells died a tragic death.

totally recommended!


the empress was actually reincarnated due to the emperor dabbling in taoism-kind of incantation perform by a monk whose disciple was the intel broker, which may actually shorten the emperor's lifespan.

don't worry folks its HE!😁

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Marsianot5 rated it
January 3, 2021
Status: c2
I think the low rating is because people thought It was one of those face slapping ridiculous novels from the beginning. But I'm pleasantly surprised and excited that it's not. I'm always looking for good quality novels and the writing and translation are so good!
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mochispinky rated it
May 14, 2021
Status: c64
Boring mess.

FL has no charming or redeeming qualities. Its surprising how everyone goes gaga ovrr her aura or appearance.
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Hayubee rated it
February 13, 2021
Status: --
I loved that novel !

I've read the translated chapters available and I MTLed the rest.

The novel isn't finished for now, but I loved it.

I want to read it again when all the chapters will be translated bc the MTL version is sometimes difficult to understand...

Many thanks to the translator
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suwang rated it
June 1, 2021
Status: Completed
For starters I'm not entirely sure why would anyone look for the character's redeeming quality in a revenge-focused novel. In my opinion the story flows nicely albeit just a wee bit too slow, the side character's romance is... shocking as well. Basically everything you'd expect from the author.
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lnlymaess rated it
October 19, 2021
Status: extras
The title made me brush off this book too many times lol. Good thing I've decided to read this book since it is sooo good.

I’m someone who reads book for emotional purposes, yeah the one with drama or angst sometimes tragedy. What I like about this story is that the author made it very suspense especially the angst part, made me really excited to find out more. MTL-ed the rest chapters but the it still made me feel very emotional.

Some might dislike the ML because of MC’s pov, but don’t!... more>> It is the usual trope of misunderstandings that made it more tragic/sad, it just that the ML made MC wait for him (political reasons) but MC is someone who is very rational (ML had become Emperor so concubines is inevitable etc etc)

Don’t wanna spoil because it was such a good read at least for me... but there’s a part where I was unsatisfied with


The ML and MC when they sleep together (literally sleep on the same bed) they dream of their past both on their pov. There is an occurrence wherein they’ve stopped dreaming and it’s because........ I do wish that it continued atleast to the part they’ve separated thru death of MC. But it didn’t :<<. BUT there’s a part later wherein MC dreamt of ML’s sufferings after her death, yeah those 3 years.

What I was unsatisfied with is that I wish that the ML also dreamt of MC’s sufferings wherein he was avoiding her because of Su’s treason and country’s matters (life of an emperor is pretty hectic) also during her pregnancy (plus concubines makes trouble for her) she’s so depressed and premature labor that caused her death. More angst :>


It’s their misunderstandings and insecurities that made it angsty, anyways it was also very fluff so fulfilling xD. The extra chapter is so funny lol it summarizes the whole book with their memories of previous life intact

Thank you to the translator for introducing such gem really. :>>> <<less
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busybee168 rated it
June 25, 2021
Status: Completed
A beautiful story about reincarnation. I love the ML and MC. I love the angst. Read the rest MTLed and it was grear. Great author. I love her/his works and I am planning to read it all.
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Bvibinn rated it
December 19, 2021
Status: --
Lovely and heartbreaking story, so far I quite like FL lead attitude which she doesn’t really care much about the past and constantly trying to survive for her and her child’s future in harem. I wish for the faster updates though I almost die waiting for the next chapter huhu
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Eeria rated it
September 24, 2023
Status: Completed
It’s a 4.5

Great story. Especially with the extras. Don’t expect fluffy romance or even strong romance. The love story build up little by little and is not very explicit until towards the end. The extras make up for it. Story is more focused on FL trying to get a place in the harem with a very political backdrop story going on. I love that the novel is short and how past lives moments are being introduced allowing both to know what was the other’s perspective of the same event.
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The_Crimson_Moon rated it
January 27, 2023
Status: c39.2
The cover made me miss this gem of a novel... Really, the saying "don't judge a book by its cover" has slapped me in the face...

Anyways, this novel is wonderfully written. It progresses rather slowly but builds the suspense and fills the gap with detailed world-building and other information about their past. This really gives a sense of depth to the characters and their contrasting reasoning and perspectives.

Too bad there's only 39 chapters out! I will be patiently waiting for the rest of the novel to be translated :)
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ReadBhell rated it
January 21, 2023
Status: Completed
A novel very similar to "the empress of military lineage" although the only thing similar is the bitterness felt by the FL for their past life, for what could have been but was not. I really liked the evolution as a couple of both protagonists. Not to mention the end. A little bitter, for those who start reading the ending for it is an open ending. For me both protagonists lived happily watching their children grow up.
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kaister rated it
January 2, 2023
Status: c114
I think overall it's just an ok story. I actually didn't even bother with the extras. I forced myself through the main story and by the end it was disappointing

I found myself gradually not caring for the main couple but even the secondary couple isn't that good either. So it was really hard to invest any emotion to any of the characters.

No intriguing characters or any interesting conflicts. No good villain either. A rather basic and anti-climatic story.

This is ultimately a readable but passable novel. You're not missing out... more>> much if you skip this, imho. <<less
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Belly Button rated it
May 26, 2022
Status: --
Interesting story so far. At least it is not more than 500 chapters. I have read up to chapter 39. It is holding my interest. Story about FL who died after childbirth. Rebirthed to look the same and entered the palace in order to see her son. From thereon, it is story of present and past alternatively where the FL and ML past relationships and misunderstanding were played in their dreams. There is also a mystery about FL's family who were supposedly punished due to alleged treason. Looking forward to... more>> see how the couple reconcile their differences and the outcome of the FL's family. Fast moving plot and some details which we ignore will reveal itself to be important later. Well written story. I recommend it. <<less
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