Return of the Swallow
Web Novel (CN)
Rating(4.3 / 5.0, 357 votes)
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Status in COOStatus in Country of Origin. One entry per line
1207 Chapters (Complete)
Original PublisherOne entry per line
English PublisherOne entry per line
Release FrequencyEvery 25.9 Day(s)
Activity Stats [Graph]Weekly Rank: #7279
Monthly Rank: #1743
All Time Rank: #461
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“If it’s a barbarian you want, then it’s a barbarian you’ll get!”
Reclaimed by her noble family after being swapped at birth, Qin Yining is bestowed a hellish family instead. Just as she turns her situation around and gains acceptance, her country is plunged into danger instead.
Shades of gray color the world. No side is completely good, and no side is completely evil. Refusing to be a trophy won by men, Qin Yining carves her own path instead. In this absolutely riveting and spellbinding tale, what does our MC do when an entire dynasty is at stake?
Associated NamesOne entry per line
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- My favourite
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What I loved about it:
What I didn’t like (reason why I gave it a 4 instead 5)
- The characters were absolutely amazing and well constructed. Even in the case of villains as opposed to the caricature villains we usually see. The author was able to make us sympathize with the characters and even for those you can’t sympathize with, you can at least understand/sympathize to why they made those decisions (no matter how wrong)
- The romance was absolutely beautiful. I have nothing more to add to this except the author was able to find a right balance between the scheming as well as the romance.
- Pang Xioa! Nothing more needs to be said.
- The plot was really great. Although it is nothing we haven’t seen before, it’s execution sets it apart from others in this genre.
All in all It was a really great book (it should have been shorter though)
- Although the story does have it’s purpose after a while you begin to wonder when are we getting there. There were so many situations that we could have gone without and it wouldn’t affect the plot in the slightest (I suspect the author just wanted to prolong the book).
- The female lead lowkey started feeling like a Mary Sue. Like we get it she is the smartest and prettiest (it is mentioned in almost every chapter). Although that irked me I just ignored it. However, the way every single powerful male character fell in love at first sight with her was very annoying. And as a result almost every female she came across was beefing with her (I don’t even remember any female character that wasn’t jealous of her. Not to mention how many people had to die just for her to survive (it wasn’t her fault btw) just felt of.
- How little character growth there was for anyone else other than the main leads. Most times they went from good to bad. Although this is common, it struck to me because at the beginning of the novel we see people who hated her warm up to her. But as the story went on, even people who generally have goodwill towards her become villains due to some petty reason.
- it felt like the author was trying to push certain agendas that at some point it made me feel like the MC was a little bit hypocritical. To elaborate, I mentioned earlier how I loved the way the author took and objective point of view to explain the characters motivation. However, they were certain characters that the author tried so hard to make the readers sympathize with and it wasn’t even done in an inconspicuous way.
You name it, this story almost has it all, except about transmigration, rebirth and cultivation world. If you like to read something that made you always feel sitting on the edge with unpredictable plot and emotional journey, this is a perfect novel for you. I'd like... more>>
- Inner courtyard "fight"
- Family's love and hate
- Family crisis
- Strong and smart MC
- Arrogant, powerful and possessive ML
- Politics and war
I'm really eager to
know how will she respond to every challenges without a cheat trick like a past-life knowledge or some hidden cheat system, etc. She was just solely relying on the knowledge that she acquired through a rough childhood. Aside from Qin Yining, I also love Pang Xiao.
He was not the typical love-at-first-sight kind of male protagonist. His character was well-balance, be it his domineering side or his gentle side. For me, their combination was a well-thought concept that complements each other's weaknesses and strengths so, I wanted to applaud the author for this birthing this great novel and to the translator, @etvolare,
for giving us, readers, a chance to read this novel in the language that we understand.
Overall Summary: If you wanted to read a refreshing Chinese novel with a theme like historical and romance, this is the right novel for you! I can guarantee you that you would not regret reading this if just give this novel a chance. This was a one hella great novel !!! (P.s. I honestly want to write more but I cannot for I am too tired and sleepy from editing so, I'll just make this review a brief one. Thank you for stopping by.)
- And lastly, the writing was superb! Kudos to you ms. translator.
despite having a mother that is pretty much unanimously hated by the audience because of her s*upidity, the MC doesn't push her away. (I'll be honest here and say that, while I also dislike the MC's mom, it's more forgivable. At least she's not suicidal-s*upid. It's only overly emotion-based thinking s*upid).