Secret Nights In The Inner Palace

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Imperial prince of the Ka country Li Sekka is a beautiful, unassuming youth, but he holds an important secret. He possesses both genders. And as such he serves as a substitute for his late sister, who was to be the next empress. During this time, Ka country is invaded by the large army of the neighbouring Yoh country. Sekka ran away from the country dressed as the Imperial Princess, but was captured by the Emperor of Yoh country Ryuu Kishoh and had to enter the man’s harem as a princess. “If he learned that I am a man, I would be killed…” But just as he was feeling uneasy, he was ordered by Kishoh to spend a night with him…!?

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Secret Nights in the Inner Palace- Supreme Emperor and his beloved two flowered princess-
こうきゅうひや~はていとそうかのちょうひ~
後宮秘夜~覇帝と双花の寵妃~
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08/19/18 HimikoChou c7 part4 (end)
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seasons1
seasons1 rated it
April 10, 2018
Status: c3 part1
I'd like to say this book is very well translated and it's understandable. It's not any chicken scratch english or any hard to understand Chinese terms. The story pacing isn't too fast not is it too slow. It's in fact a very good pacing. It starts right off the bat with the kingdom ending. I can't tell much else but boy is it too good!!
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TheLadyWhoLikesBoyLove
TheLadyWhoLikesBoyLove rated it
September 23, 2018
Status: Completed
This is only for those people who likes smut (100%) and those who like stockholn syndrome, and those who likes (even though yoy've killed all my friends family members etc I still love you)

f**king hell. This would've been 4.5 stars for me if he tried to resist a lil bit and not act like a f**king damsel in distress. I'm not being a hater but it's just true! I was in love with the story at first but it keeps ticking me off chapter after chapter.

This is not a... more>> fluffy bl, the characters are bland, there's no development except with the male lead (but only slightly) very one dimensional ugh.

Thinking off revenge stuff when you're just a f**king loser god dammit!! I hate those characters, the MC has no backbone, you have a V and you act like a p**sy!

The only thing I like about this is how the translator did her/him job like a professional.

I'm sorry I don't like this. Don't read this to those fujoshi who has a clear mind, those who like QWF nu uh, this is a white lotus MC ya'll wouldn't like it. <<less
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onlooker
onlooker rated it
September 16, 2018
Status: Completed
TBH this should be a 4.5/5 rating but NU doesn't have a rating system like that, anyway back to my review.

WOW.... like, I didn't think that I would get that much character development in 7 chapters but here it is. I wasn't expecting anything grand for a novel tagged with 'Smut' because let's be honest, we all know why we (readers) are here. Because all I was expecting was straight up Dark PWP but what I got was something with substance.

I know everyone is aprehensive about the 'R*pe' tag considering... more>> this novel has a 'Romance' tag as well. It is what it is, no one can justify what was done to the MC. But after that part was done most of the smut was implied
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excluding the obligatory delicious jealousy/punishment arc

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their smut scene wasn't anything extremely horrid, but well written and translated in comparison to other novels.

What I do love is the introspection the MC does of his changing feelings towards the ML. He hates the ML because he was the reason his remaining family killed but he also questions the 'what if' his country wasn't attacked- like what would happen to him who was pretending to be the heir (his sister) and the consequence of it.

I wish this was longer, yet it's already good enough as it is.

Commentary: The Romance

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I personally think that that MC fell for the ML because he (ML) accepted his body as it is. The MC has always been ashamed of having both s*xes (look up Inters*x) and yet ML accepted all of him and fell in love 1st. I don't know if the author did it on purpose but they wrote a story with body acceptance for an MC who always considered himself weird.

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chrissy987
chrissy987 rated it
April 8, 2018
Status: c1 part1
The translation is good quality, first of all.

I am just at Chapter 1 but the plot is flowing well enough, the background are set up nicely, the characters don't seem 2 dimensional, and there is still intrigue on how the MCs will interact. This novel absolutely doesnt deserve 1 stars rating. I am currently enjoying it well :)
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Kaylee
Kaylee rated it
April 26, 2019
Status: Completed
For those who wants shoujo style of stockholm syndrome in yaoi, this is fitting.

I can even imagine all the manga style drawing for all scenes.

tldr. Just your typical HE story with lotsa PWP, so for those who dont like this style, no need to feel bitter/disappointed and rant in the review.
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Celissiye
Celissiye rated it
February 14, 2019
Status: Completed
These two stars go for the smut. I won't lie. Smut was a-OK in my book.

MC? Unimpressive, weak, and shallow.

ML? Run of the mill. Possessive, high-handed, and horny 24/7.

... more>> Interesting side characters? Nil, at most a woman who killed herself.

Plot? Nah. Just Stockholm syndrome, typical fare of thinly veiled rape/abuse s*x play story line when in fact from the first chapter you know exactly what will happen; MC should hate ML, will give a bad attempt to resist, get f**ked, have more inner turmoil, then by the end of the story be 100% in love.

If you take the time to think of all the inner monologue and arguments MC used to convince himself, little logic will come forth other than his carnal desire and emotions (yes, these things are not logical at all).

MC loving the ML, for one large portion, b/c ML 'accepted' his body. Ah, isn't it great to have someone who doesn't hate on your body? If they give this semblance of kindness to you, naturally you are so desperate that no one else will fall in love with you, you'll return their affections for sure. Very common notion of worthlessness women (and others) have in an abusive relationship.

But, you know, I guess if MC didn't fall in love with him (which would actually make more sense), this would be a guaranteed tragedy of A) MC raped4lif, or B) MC suicides,
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C) MC actually leaves inner palace when offered in last chapter!! Then prolly dies on the street cause' he's been raised as royalty his whole life.

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LovintheseNovels4578
LovintheseNovels4578 rated it
May 19, 2019
Status: Completed
So, I'm not one to be making comments on series that I read, but I feel like I got to for this novel. I gave this novel a 2 star not because I hated it (for the first half of the story I actually found it be very interesting), it because I found it to be very dissatisfying near the end of the story.

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Spoiler: I honesty did not like the MC hooking up with the Emperor in the end. It honesty made no sense because the MC hated the ML for most of the story for what he have done (and rightly so considering that the ML was responsible for the deaths of the MC'S family and had brought ruin to his kingdom), but near the end magical found out that he's really in love with the ML just because the ML saved his life (even though the MC was actually really suicidal and to the point of welcoming someone to kill him because their wouldn't be any repercussions if he died like that). Heck even though the ML was in love with MC, he never apologized for he's done to the MC (and he did a lot, because if wiping out his family wasn't bad, the guy kept raping the MC literally a fews days after his family's deaths). After reading this, I just felt bitter because for me it really wasn't a happy ending with those two being together and it really didn't feel natural for the MC to want to stay with the ML (because the MC really did hate him) at all. In the end I just wanted to leave a comment to vent a little and give a heads up to what to expect to those that might want to read this story.

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LostMySoul
LostMySoul rated it
February 5, 2019
Status: Completed
So this story had potential. If only it was longer. But 7 chapters just made it clear how disappointing our MC is.

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he didn't even fight that much and when he realized he was in love, he just accepted it as it is? I would've gone crazy and killed myself. The way he resists is so passive, it makes my head hurt. He acts all angry, reminding himself how the emperor killed his family, took their country, etc, but he ALWAYS ends it with a, "but what is this feeling...?" like WTF. He never even tried to seriously kill himself. Never even tried to fight physically, except at first when the ML raped him but he so easily lost himself to pleasure! He was so quick to give in! Tf! And during the last chapters when he was contemplating about life and he said that maybe the fall of his country was fated and he thought back to how he was always confined back then and compare it to his situation at present and the moment ML first appeared in his sight. He makes it sound romantic. I just can't with this bland idiotic foolish MC. But at least there was that one time he tried to kill the ml.

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I'm not talking about the ML much because it's already obvious he's a terrible man. And I don't really understand how he fell in love with the MC. Maybe the smex was too good? Meh.

In any case, the MC is disappointing af. Almost forgot he wasn't a woman, too. Passive af and did I mention disappointing? Also, he didn't even have a decent conversation with the ml. At all. All they did was smex. So, just based on that, he fell in love with ml? What about the cruelty that your lover bestowed on your family and countrymen, mc? Let's face it, MC is weak. Harsh but true.

Gave it 2 points because translation was good and the setting was ok. <<less
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hiryukaede
hiryukaede rated it
November 24, 2018
Status: --
This story, I think its depend who read it,... Its depend on the reader opinion...

For me,.. its suck and worst story,.. yes, in the beginning its was good,... But, the futher you read, the more I fell its super suck!

Hey, dude! Its your family get killed! You mother and all your people die!... Crap, and what MC do? Just moan under ML body! What the f*cking... And what is the end?? You fall for ML so easy like that?!.,.. where is your brain man!... the MC was so weak,..

and last... more>> the plot kinda rush,... So, its lack of everything,...

The ML, he was reall asholle, is that a love?! Dude you want to kill your second son,... OMG... dont forget you also destroy MC homeland.... What the heck...

2 star for me,... But, the translator was good tho,..

Only the story was suck for me,... >.>

And also, why you guys so noisy in bed?... oO

I just thinking ML was so noisy, always say dirty word (or teasing) in bed, and MC only say, no, no, but, in the end enjoy it... Honestly its kinda lack real taste...

Aiyo~ when I read it, I only think,... "Its so noisy". Haha. <<less
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dramamonster
dramamonster rated it
August 30, 2018
Status: Completed
This is a male to male (yaoi) romance. The conquering Emperor captures the escaping Princess when her country is overrun. However, the Princess is actually a Prince who is two-gendered. The description sounded very strange, but the storyline works very well. The translation is very well done, and there are several extremely graphic bedroom scenes. In 7 chapters, the conquering Emperor/captive Prince story is set up, there is very detailed smut, and they fall in love. The only thing that would make this story better is if the author had... more>> given more clues/insight into the Emperor's mind. <<less
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tailor31415
tailor31415 rated it
August 19, 2018
Status: c7 part4
Great translation!

This story goes from sad to a little cliche to sweet and hot hot hot!! There's a little tiny bit of melodrama but the characters and the ending make up for it :D
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Pixil
Pixil rated it
August 19, 2018
Status: c7 part4
This novel was so good. The translation, as many have already praised, is amazing. The rape element actually did slightly discourage me from planning to read this but I bit the bullet and soldiered on.

How the story progressed was pleasantly surprising. I like how the relationship developed and how the novel tackled their issues though more so for Sekka (MC). I disliked Kishoh (ML) at the start but scenes in the novel proved Kishoh's feelings for Sekka and somehow I was moved. Usually, I would add a spoiler about events... more>> in the review but I think it's worth it to go through every chapter and be all the more satisfied reading the final one.

The final chapter gave closure to just about everything I wanted to be tackled, except perhaps wanting to know more about what happened after that (basically, I wanted a sequel, though the last part prevents that from happening). Of all the novel endings I've read, this was one of the most satisfying (story-wise, though the s*x scenes did just as well). Sekka's thoughts at the end was everything I had hoped it would be.

This is very much worth a read. <<less
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Freyalily
Freyalily rated it
August 19, 2018
Status: c7 part3
The translation : 5/5

The story : 4.5/5

The smut : 100/5 !!!!

I'm an open minded person, so I don't really mind the rape tag. But what I can't tolerate were angst, don't worry, this story doesn't have any angst. Quite fluffy actually, hehehe... and the smut, oh, don't even mention it, it's like I'm there watching them, it was written in very detail. Just a story of 2 idiots who really in love with each other, with lots of fluff!
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hikaharu
hikaharu rated it
July 14, 2018
Status: c1 part1
I admire this translator for their great effort to complete this... Most Japanese BL is either being dropped or not translated sadly... And as mych as I love reading danmei novels... I think japanese novels should get some love too~ So, kudos to you translator sama~ And thank you for your great effort!

Regarding this book, I really like Sekka.. He kind of remind me of a manga that I once read.. forgot what's the title~ I also like the awkward courting of ML too~ But I hope for means word... more>> he said to Sekka and such, I hope that ML would suffer some more~ Don't be too nice to him, MC!! <<less
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Dyna23
Dyna23 rated it
February 11, 2019
Status: c7 part4
Wow what an unexpected little gem. Although the MC could have had more of a back bone through out the story, the author did an excellent job in just a few short chapters.

This story has some of the best smut scenes I've read in a bl novel. So vividly descriptive!! I rate it a 1000/5 on the smut scale.

Read it with an open mind however, the story does have rape and non consent so if easily triggered, this may not be the best story for you to read.
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kisa-chan
kisa-chan rated it
January 29, 2019
Status: Completed
That Stockholm Syndrome tag was definitely needed, otherwise, some might find this "off-putting".

Anyway, I just LOVE stories of "enemies to lovers" trope. I LOVE IT TO BITS!!! The smut was gold, like 10/10 GOLD. I was here for the smut and this satisfied that. For the story tho, this is 7 chapters, don't expect much. On a better note, there weren't any unnecessary drama.

Thanks translator!!! It was a good read and you did great!
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mariri 199x_
mariri 199x_ rated it
January 24, 2019
Status: Completed
Decent enough story with well-written/translated s*x scenes which is 90% of the reason I'm giving this a 5 star.

ML is your typical possessive and all-powerful seme who only shows his tender side to his love interest.

MC is an okay uke... he's not a complete wimp, but well, he's a bit passive... things happen to him and he just takes it lying down, though I must admit he has his charms. And his kinda-doormat personality is explained by his childhood upbringing.

I don't mind much the Stockholm Syndrom trope in romances, but... more>> other people will definitely have a problem with it haha. <<less
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Paper_Plains
Paper_Plains rated it
September 9, 2018
Status: c7
This light novel was ok the best praise I could give it

A lot of the methods to increase the relationship was more or less comfortable the seme was a little to hard on the uke even if it was love at first sight and a lot of the plot was logical the part that bothered me most is the seme pushed forward too much.

And s*x I dont deny was actually good but the describing was honestly a bit of a turn off imo

But over all I guess I can say... more>> the book was (๑•̀ω•́๑) b!! Not the best but ok <<less
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