Return of the Swallow


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Reclaimed by her noble family after a hellish childhood that wasn’t meant to be hers, Qin Yining is bestowed the gift of a hellish family instead. Just as she turns her lot around and gains acceptance, her country is plunged into danger instead. In this absolutely riveting and spellbinding tale, what does our MC do when an entire dynasty is at stake?

Return of the Swallow average rating 4.3/5 - 58 user ratings
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03/22/18 volarenovels c33
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03/11/18 volarenovels c23
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New nightdrgn rated it
March 23, 2018
Status: c33
Early review. Very unique little story with nice detail all around. It's very clear that the author spent some effort into drawing up the background detail and intrigue and not just create some cardboard to have the MC blow over.

There are a few things aside from the nicely worded details that stand out,

  • there's no wasted words; the author is really good at conveying a lot with very little, and there isn't any pointless over description either. This makes the ebb and flow of the story very nice to read.
  • the villains have a lot of depth, and do more then just be villany; so far it's hard to tell if the mandatory bad step sister will get the stick or if she'll get redeemed. I have my doubts it will go the redeeming route but have to give it points for trying where others do not. And the mandatory sh*tty step sister is really the only one that's clearly chaotic, everyone else being a lot more ambiguous in which way they swing.
  • the MC is good good, not chaotic good, but still not a pushover either; the premise of her being an abandoned noble girl who grew up in the mountains and was found and dragged back home is one of the best I've seen! I think of isekai as a device so don't mind it either way, but this premise is really satisfying to read, it really holds the story up. I think the thing I like the most is that unlike other MCs who have a big dark secret (otherworldy ninja, assassin, superdoctor, whatever other nonsense) the MC's "power" here is very much an open secret (she's a god damn mountain girl and has even fought wolves before). Everyone knows, there's nothing particularly mystical about it, and yet everyone is too "stupid" to realize that "yes, she is that strong, duh!"
  • finally there's a good balance of positive input in the MCs life; arguably all stories have this, but not-so-great stories just dont get it right (too little, too whatever, etc). ROS really gets the balance right. Not all families are sh*t families, the MC isn't the only hero/heroine in the world, the good guys aren't just the super naive ones, etc etc
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New Lonewolf5242 rated it
March 16, 2018
Status: c26
Really good novel without too much cliche. It doesn't only goes on describing how beautiful the MC is but has real story. I hope it won't disappoint us. 💖

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Fantasy-Magician rated it
March 4, 2018
Status: --
It's one of best ancient Chinese ver of Cinderella I have read so far! You can tell that the author put a lot of thought in how the MC acted. She isn't a transmigator, but someone who knows how to conduct herself. While not as clueless as she should considering her background is a bit off, author manage to explain that being a real lady in her blood make her upbringing matters not so much on wild department.

What strike me the most is how MC know when being silent... more>> is more advantegous rather than blabbering cunning words like other female lead in novel. She also acted using her hand once when it's appropriate, and good at being docile but not taken advantage of. This alone make me as reader feel MC being a refined lady doesn't have to be written, you can tell she is. Which also make this MC safe from untrue character's glorifying praises plaguing most Chinese novel.

Kudos for some of her biological family members too, especially her grandma and father for not being biased blind idiots. This can be noted towards the fake lady that get switched with MC, they appear to have bias at first but they have enough brain to see what's good for them and the rest of their family.

This is a good read you won't br ashamed to admit a quality novel you enjoy. <<less
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iamthecoffee rated it
February 24, 2018
Status: c10
Return of the Swallow is full or descriptive language and it really brings the story to life, it is already full of schemes in the Prime Ministers house hold (reminds me of when I was still living with my sisters XD... ok, they are not that bad... my sisters that is), so I am looking forward to reading when it branches out into the rest of the city/empire/world.

I feel it is extremely well written and translated. I know that I have only read 10 chapters... but I know what a... more>> like... plus that is all that has been released so far! XD

So, I will admit that there is a fair bit of crying in the first few chapters... I felt like I was going to drown at one stage... <<less
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Snowwhitefox rated it
March 14, 2018
Status: c25
Enjoying it so far! The building of characters through each chapter is wonderful, esp the MC. Her grace and intelligence is surely innate as her background and hardships hardly allows one to develop the way she does. She is surely a great tactician! Thus far, ML has only made a very brief appearance and I look forward to seeing them meet and how they interact.
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