The Cannon Fodder and Villain’s Happy Ending


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Qin Jiu transmigrated into a switched-at-birth novel.

She became the first daughter of a marquis’ household. She was swapped out maliciously at a young age and raised in the countryside.

The fake young mistress female lead was a rebirthed girl. The pearl of the capital, and the future wife of the second prince.

In the original novel, Qin Jiu had been jealous of the female lead and kept going against her, trying in vain to frame her. Unaware of her lacking capabilities, she even tried to steal the male lead from her. Eventually, everyone turned their backs against Qin Jiu and she was killed by an arrow to the heart.

After reviewing the plot, Qin Jiu tore up the script–She doesn’t want to be this villainess cannon fodder! Then in the next moment, she jumped into the arms of Regent Gu Zezhi.

Qin Jiu, “Sob sob sob…golden thighs!”

Gu Zezhi, “I’ll let you hug them.” The regent of the dynasty had a fierce reputation of great power and heartless killings. Many people hated him, feared him, and wanted him dead. Then, one day, someone saw the infamously fierce regent holding a little girl in his arms with a pampering expression. Gu Zezhi kissed her hair and spoke in a gentle voice. “You can get rid of anyone you want. I’m here.”

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After dressed as a cannon fodder female supporting role and the villain HE
My Princess is Fierce, The Whole Capital Is Feared
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49 Reviews

Honey B
Honey B
Oct 24, 2020
Status: Completed
It might be a bit cliche, but it's was hella worth it.

Other than her acting skills, and quick thinking, the MC had nothing really special about her. She didn't use a lot of modern knowledge, in fact she was too lazy to even remember the novel's storyline sometimes. BUT THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS I LOVED HER!!

I liked that not every man in the book fell in love with her. And I loved, loved, loved the relationship between her and the ML.

And might I add, her blunt responses were hilarious.... more>> In most of these stories, the female tries to play word games to appear clever. But she was so straight forward that most people didn't know how to deal with her and it was refreshing.

Even if you don't read it for the storyline, read it for the MC's antics, her reactions, and the ML's scheming plots! They're both beautifully sinister.

Definitely going to re-read it when it's fully translated. <<less
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Miss Ruby
Miss Ruby
Sep 18, 2021
Status: c147
I read up to chapter 57 in the raws but I couldn't continue. This novel leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

As with most historical novels, women barely have any say in their lives and they have to plot and scheme to better their lives in any way.

Despite this novels efforts to paint these women as villains, I found myself feeling bad for them. Of course, I recognize they are terrible people but they are a product of their time.

One thing I couldn't really stand was when ... more>>

Lady Su (the Madam of the second branch) tries to put the MC is terrible marriage but her plan is foiled by an imperial decree. Then because of the MC, that terrible marriage was given to one of Lady Su's daughters. I just don't understand why this has to be the case. The man concerned is a sleazy bastard, who would certainly make anyone's life a living hell. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy and to make things worse, this girl has barely done anything.


The MC is cruising through life because the ML and the Empress stand behind her but if they weren't here, she would be scheming and plotting as much as these women she seems to look down on, if not even more.

It's an okay story. If you read this without thinking too much, you'll enjoy it. <<less
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Mar 16, 2021
Status: Completed
Can I say that the MC is the ML?

The FL is QJ, ML is GZZ, their stories are intertwined, and it felt like I read a two part novel. One is where FL dealing with her story: her family, her enemy, and capturing ML. The second part is ML's turn to deal with his family, his enemy, the kingdom politic, and live happily.

But, for me even the FL's part is so weak to read, since ML is always there to help her. Yet, she's not present in ML's story or... more>> being involved with his business. Also from the middle to end, FL/QJ existence is like... a sidedish, even if she's not there we wouldnt miss her since she's basically useless.

Oh right, she's a transmigrated character, a modern person so I understand if she'd feel all these ancient custom, society rules are so out dated and difficult to follow. But gosh, she's just that lazy and not willing to remember them, even all the capital's nobility names/relationship, she doesnt want to remember and cant bother to remember. Again, she's basically useless.

That's why I say, the MC for this story is ML.

FL character slowly turns into a boring character. I even more interested with female villain/QX's story and fate rather than QJ. <<less
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Oct 25, 2020
Status: --
I really like the FL in this novel, as a transmigrator from the future, she doesn't go around imparting knowledge nor does she actively seek out vengeance for the original body owner. She's low key, not romantically muddled headed, opinionated and confident to live as herself by adapting yet retaining her essence in Her current environment.

The story mid way turns more into a political intrigue where the FL kind of fades into the background especially as we head to the climax. The romance aspect is unhurried yet smooth. The female... more>> and male lead's romance is build on mutual respect and trust rather than sappy cliché so if your looking for the typical "swoon" worthy romance, this isn't it.

I personally read this in one go and didn't feel tired, so I give a definite 👍 towards potential readers.

The author does have a tendency to repeat things but it doesn't hinder your reading experience too much. I appreciated that there wasn't men falling for the FL everywhere and other than the ML, there really wasn't any peach blossoms around. I feel like this novel is more of a family drama based rather than romance. The novel never really delves into emotional explanation so you have to infer things especially for the ML. It sometimes seems bland in the emotional department, and seem to just relay events in chronology. <<less
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Dec 15, 2020
Status: Completed
Yet another 'MC transmigrating into a book' story, but what makes it different is that the MC is not some super genius, flaunting her talent/modern world knowledge, or using the original book as a cheat sheet, making money here and there, or guys falling for her left and right. Her initial feelings about leaving a family/world behind are not explored, but otherwise the MC is well portrayed as a witty quick thinker - she's blunt when needed and quite scheming at times. Her relationship with her aunt and siblings is... more>> well described - especially her relation with younger bro leads to many hilarious moments.

There's lot of wit, humor, political intrigue, villains in the story to keep the reader interested, and yes, there's some decent enough romance too (though ML falls for her too fast). The ML is not overbearing jealous character, he enjoys watching MC outwitting everyone, genuinely respects and trusts MC. Another noteworthy character is the Emperor, unlike others, he actually trusts others with power and respects their opinions and really cares for relationships instead of calculating everything and everyone.

Easy to MTL, definitely a good time pass novel. <<less
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Jan 06, 2022
Status: c193
Pre-Review Notes: (up to translated ch 193, technically ch 50)

  • Basic premise: transmigrated girl wants to live a good life in this story but the plot keeps interfering so she decides to face-slap her way through the plot, and live peacefully after everything is played out.
    • Big fan of the FL. She's pretty chill in that she'll learn useful things like reading/writing, but isn't a prodigy or anything and doesn't "wow" people with her skills. She's just, ya know, living. She uses her wits to pick up on other people's schemes and have those schemes backfire on them.
  • Light romance (so far, few cute interactions) with an ML that helps FL out.
    • I love that she keeps calling him her golden thigh, lol. But their feelings are really cordial/flirty and on the brink of a romantic relationship. FL is a little on the dense side with this. ML is the type to swoop in and say, "How interesting...", help out a bit, and swoop out.
  • Ya just love to hate the antagonists
    • ogFL is bitter and paranoid against FL so sets against her, and drags a petty ogML with her. They're mostly nonsensical squabbles and FL manages to outwit her pretty much every time (lol). It's not anything new, but face-slaps never get old in my book.
  • In general this novel compiles a bunch of well-worn tropes but the protagonists are likable (love that the Empress and Emperor are a sweet couple and not s*upid to what's going on around them), the romance is light/sweet, and the revenge is satisfying.
    • It reminds me of those transmigration manhua where some girl in modern time dies and transmigrates into a sick body at the scene where she's about to be r*ped as a scheme from hateful half-sisters and she kills the rapist, while the 3rd/5th/9th prince looks on and says "Interesting...". (I swear, I've read like 7 stories like this.) But, the schemes are much more petty and the FL doesn't have amazing medical/forensic/martial arts/alchemy knowledge (lol). She's just here for a good time y'all.
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Jun 29, 2021
Status: c113
This was a split translation, chapter 113 in the translation is only chapter 35 in the real novel.

MTL up to Chapter 52.

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The translation need proofreading, as it had frequent typos.

The story itself was average compared to other novel of the same genre and setting.

The characterization felt lacking in creativities and personality.

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Feb 10, 2021
Status: c52
I really adore this novel. It has similar vibes to 'The Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage', although it's not about revenge and the MC transmigrated in. The characters are dynamic and they're all rather interesting in their own way--although some of their cannon fodders are generic, however, they don't take away from the story and still add to the plot.

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The only thing I would have like to have seen was a follow up with what happened to some of the minor villains, like the prince from the neighboring country or the princess married to him, the Fang girl that married the Second Prince Gu Jing, etc.


I really like the relationship between the MC and ML, I adore, adore, adore their interactions. They're pragmatic and best of all, they're rational and not stubborn.


The only problem I have is the pregnancy. We don't get to see everything: the MC gets pregnant and comes back at five months, but that's all that we get to see. The extra only shows the one-month celebration for the little princess. I really wanted to read about it... because their love is just so sweet~


Overall, I think it's a fantastic read. The face slappings are satisfying, seeing them receive karma is satisfying, and the ML is hot, smart, good eye candy, rational, but best of all, he's not a douche bag to the MC (who is equally cunning and beautiful). MTLing the novel isn't bad, it's readable--however, there are parts where it gets confusing because of the word translation error. (i.g. some time Gu Zezhi calls his older brother 'son' in the MTL and the concubines, their titles and what they call each other are just chaotic)

The current translator, ShainaG, has solid translation. But I do think that you should wait because they split the original chapters into smaller chapters (i.g. chapter 52 is only chapter 19). You'll probably avoid so many cliffhangers that way and the story wouldn't be dragged out for so long. <<less
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Dec 15, 2020
Status: Completed
Highly readable MTL. This is a great story for anyone loving ancient China story involving emperors and family harem drama.

The best thing about this novel is that it's fairly straightforward and you will feel refreshed constantly as there's nothing hindering our FL. However, its is NOT because our FL have too much golden finger or she's so brilliant or she's so cool everyone lick her feet. In fact its because it's the opposite and a lot of people are against her, and the refreshing part is she doesn't give a... more>> f*ck. She doesn't play tricks, she doesn't bully people - she just treat everyone sincerely, if people don't give her face she doesn't give them face, if people are nice to her she will be nice to them. And its not like she act wildly out of the ancient people norm like in other novel where FL cavort with men willy nilly. She act in the boundary while still true to herself.

Anyway, let's talk about her golden finger which is the ML. He is a strategiest, and always calm so don't expect any wild possessive ML here.

All other characters are great too. I like how author try to portray that old people are not necessarily malicious when they favour one person or the other - they are just old and forgot and become muddled lol. Other novels have so many malicious grandmas and grandpas hindering ML and FL here and there. In this novel they still hinder them, but only due to being muddled.

Anyway, read this great novel to pass time! <<less
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Gardner Rain
Gardner Rain
Oct 26, 2020
Status: Completed
The MTL was almost totally understandable.

Was a good story, realistic to a certain extent.

Loved 😍 the Female Lead, face slapping was totally epic.


The male lead got his revenge on the brother was poetic


Overall good story but the ending was very flat. He just took his wife and went home.
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Nov 26, 2022
Status: c114
Rating 2.5/5 (113 chapters of raw)

It's an average read with lot of dramas and revenge and little romance. Although I could make it to so far, it left little bad taste after thinking through few points again.

GZ is our typical ML, omnipotent with good looks, black-bellied, genius in civil and military affairs, can predict and solve anything.

For a change emperor, empress, empress dowager characters were positive and likeable, it's my first time to encounter all three powerful character to be positive. Even FL grandma is positive character although... more>> muddle headed can be coaxed by anyone with sweet talks but still a good one.

Typical sister doting brothers.

As for antagonist, I felt they are 2D characters, they are set to certain programs and will only follow that. Even hitting the bottom they still blamed others. Even if you feel they are little cunning they can be solved easily by ML and FL. Qin Xin, I actually admire her resoluteness to live a happy life but like I said the author had set her character to blame FL for every setback and go down wrong way. sigh.... Just imagine if she had a character growth and was free of character setting to hate FL and blame other how powerful she could be (positive or negative).. but....sigh..

Although it involved political aspects it didn't go in depth and mainly focused on revenge.

As for FL, she's beautiful, clever and green-tea and... childish. I couldn't like her character. You know, to enjoy a novel even if it didn't have great storyline the main characters should be likable but I couldn't like FL, I was little annoyed as well. Her life was very smooth, as soon as she transmigrated she met ML, then with little struggle got back into her family, she had lot of people protecting her so she didn't had to do anything extreme. The main reason I couldn't like her was 113 chapters of raw she saw everyone as characters of a novel not as real person, she wasn't emotionally connected or had that bondage with them everything was melon eating show for her (which sometimes was entertaining) but the rest other characters even without her doing anything loved her dearly. She didn't deserve their love.

After reading so far what I really disliked is why FL transmigrated why can't the original Qin Jiu be reborn like Qin Xiu. It was QJ who suffered the abused the for years it was her who lost her loved one, it was her who was ruined, it was her who deserved to be happy and loved not FL. It left a bitter taste whenever FL felt orginal QJ emotions.

Empress, and her family treated her so well because QJ was lost and abused for years what would they do if they knew that the person they're treating as a jewel is not even the real one just like Qin Xiu.

Another disappointing thing was how the supporting female characters ended up. The third princess all she wanted was to escape the marriage alliance they could have told her initially seeing how determined and what and all steps she can take to withdraw from the marriage but they didn't and ended up punishing her. Like I said the antagonist are 2D and only move in set tracks.


One of the plot hole I couldn't accept was the marriage trail part. With just few words they turned the marriage partner from FL to Qin Xiu, only because of date of birth, how could they prove it? Qin Xiu grew up in capital from young age so many would be familiar with her but when the Li couple said the marriage agreement is for Qin Xiu nobody pointed this out and accepted it casually, they didn't even second guess how could a girl grew up in capital will have marriage agreement somewhere far away when she was probably adopted to a new family and no one doubted FL even if she was missing for 10 years grew up as commoner and only returned recently. Brainless people.

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Sep 14, 2021
Status: c1
IMO it's very good for a 'transmigrated into ancient china novel.' It's not senseless and full of passion and insane love. There are a few 'convenient' things that take place, such as the MC originally running away in a direction that takes her to her aunt's side, who is the empress, but it isn't obnoxious. If you like the summary at face value, then you'll like the story!

The MC originally doesn't want anything to do with the plot of the novel, and her attitude really shows - she never gets... more>> involved in something unless it's reasonable for her to be involved, and she never fights for power (although arguably, she has the affections of the Emperor and Empress, plus the 'Big Villain' so... her back stage is already strong enough). She's happy enough to read books, learn a few boudoir skills, and watch a few fools put on a play... but that doesn't mean she's can't whip a person, separate the family, and choke others with a few words!

She has no need to prop her ML up, and even when you consider their relationship from the angle of him recruiting her as a powerful partner to deal with his family, you don't feel like she'll be wronged. They first spent some time together without their identities, and he always takes very good care of her, letting her vent her anger and protecting her well. She also takes care of this 'golden thigh' and even when she's shocked to receive their marriage edict, she recovers and figures that it's "cool to lay down and win!"

Things basically won't go badly for the MC and ML, or if they do, then misfortune will turn into fortune.

Someone said that this is 'taking turns fixing each other's family' and there is a LOT more going on besides that. Unfortunately, it is true that the MC more or less disappears during the last... fourth of the book, but that's because the book is resolving kingdom-wide problems and doing a war. I don't feel like this is wrong, because the plot lines resulting in the war were a big part of the early stories that the MC nearly got caught up in. This is one MC I don't really feel bad that she basically just turns into a wife though, since she really isn't ambitious and really just wants to live well and realistically really does love her husband and he definitely shows enough care that as a blackbellied person, you feel he also loves her deeply. At least twice in the narrative, he himself acknowledges that if he hadn't met her, his ending probably would have been very bad.

really the only time he schemes against her is when he leads the emperor to send a marriage edict down, but then he promptly runs over to check how she's taking it and is relieved when she's in good spirits and happy to see him haha. I don't really consider them 'falling in love' until after the edict, which is probably for the best, but they're very sticky haha.

This book is really good at having villains who do a lot of evil shit, and then blame others when the consequences come lmao. The reborn Fake Daughter killed people, and when others turned against her for it, she's like 'THIS IS ALL [True Daughter's] FAULT!' and 'how can I not measure up to [true daughter]?!' and 'a tiger won't eat their own cub!' BUT SHE KILLED THE GRANDFATHER, and advocated the second aunt to kill the grandmother!!! but of course none of it is her fault.... tsk. <<less
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Flying Jade
Flying Jade
May 13, 2021
Status: Completed
A nice book to pass the time. The writing style at the start is quite amateurish (more of a narrative with little dialogue) but the storytelling is great nonetheless. In fact, after reading the first few chapters, the story settles in and the writing improves immensely.

The characters, to be truthful, are not super unique but they leave a warmth behind. They are quite humane, not extremely bloodthirsty, violent and such. In fact, they advance and retreat and handle situations with common sense and a grasp of social property for the... more>> era they live in.

The villains... admittedly, the villains are dumbed down a bit, but it is still satisfying to take them down.

And the world background, there is a sense that the world is ACTUALLY being lived in by the characters, instead of a prop or setting for the MC to start her story and act as she like. The view and expectations of the people in the story's world affect how the characters behave.

One of the most unique traits of this story is that the MC's identity as a transmigrator doesn't give her super IQ, culinary skills, or scientific knowledge that drastically affects the technology tree in this ancient world or make people awe at her. The singular new thing she brings in is basically something she only knew the simplest concept of.


A very simple, basic compound bow she made as a toy for her cousin (putting aside the issue of the one-size-fits-all, instead of different bow sizes for children and adults). In the end, the ministry of industry researches the bow concept and come up with a very formidable product that plays a part at the end


In this way, the MC is a very normal person that is relatable to most of us modern people. Modern people don't have encyclopaedia of knowledge stored in their heads waiting to pop out once they transmigrate, but a simple concept thrown out by a modern person in ancient times might just have a butterfly effect.

Really, good, the story is able to let the reader have a suspension of disbelief (especially in the dry parts or hiccups) and create an interesting story. I recommend to read. <<less
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Oct 15, 2020
Status: c59
Yes this is cliche and repetitive but I have learn many things from this novel. The novel is persuasive and empowering. I can relate to the original FLs very much.
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Nov 06, 2022
Status: Completed
This should be subtitled "AKA How Concubine Born Children Clown Themselves 🤡"

Anyway, it's an enjoyable leisurely read. The MC is a little green tea white lotus, but since her loved ones are aware of it, it just comes across as cute. She doesn't "scheme" so much as have a smart mouth that leaves people no place to retreat. So it's very fun.

Big boss "villain" is just as much a green tea white lotus so they match really well. Lol. He's always described as looking scholarly with a gentle and kind... more>> smile (refreshingly enough, compared to all those "cold" MLs). It's through his actions that you know he's actually cunningly sharp.

MC also doesn't hold back since she's got this gold thigh and is very entertaining.... Which is also what caught the ML's attention. He really indulges her because it's fun for him to watch too. It's honestly cute as heck. Haha.

I MTLed this for the majority and it's readable enough. Not full 5 scores because it is lacking in originality and the antagonists are VERY brainless. They basically cause self harm. The MC barely needs to do anything before they rush headlong into the dung pit. See: my first sentence.

TL;DR It's amusing, just not terribly original. A good time with cute and smart leads. <<less
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Nov 19, 2021
Status: Completed
A completely cliche trope but somehow the author put some really interesting twists there.

I love that the MC is really frank and ML is really black. I also like how the war intrigue is described in detail so that I can enjoy the roller coaster.


I especially love how the ML trick the villain to make bows just to steal them because they don't have enough money to make the bows lol. I will say this again, I love how ML is so black.

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Oct 31, 2020
Status: Completed
3 stars

Not a romance novel

All of them is about revenge. Piuh,

Why not the evil antagonist (Qin Xin) just go to hell. She implicated everyone good people. Poor everyone implicated by her.

The plot is boring...... Eventho everyone is smart and scheming, the fact that Qin Xin (the demoness) can manipulate everyone into bad situation is a let down...... Gosh, she is not even that great..... The scheming IS so disappoimting.

we all have our wicked hearts..... But damned WHO Made us More Evil!!!
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Mar 05, 2023
Status: c1
Had it's downsides but now at ch 105 decided to give 5 stars when our FL cooly thought that when she's only thinking about saying inside and warm, Tang Fengchun had the determination of jumping in the lake twice and deserves applause. Hilarious hahaha. It's a good book as long as you don't think too much and especially not about the restrictions women had in ancient times or you'll get bitter because of all the tragedies. Main couple fits well, the face slapping is prompt and no misunderstandings makes it... more>> good in my eyes.

also, quote from mtl 😂

"There can be no handsome men in the army!" <<less
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Jul 17, 2021
Status: c88
I'll give this one a 3.5/5

The story is focused on revenge much more than the romance. From the fake young mistress, the Qin family, the royal family, and pretty much everyone got involved.

It's quite repetitive with the way FL mostly reporting every little thing to officials and have it judged, but if you're looking for tons of face-slapping, it is quite fun to read. Although, it does feel rather unrealistic. I can't remember how many times FL already sounded the drum to report cases lol I mean, it is just... more>> a story, and there are many things not realistic, but they way FL really make rackets of things are just quiteeee a bit too much that I went kinda umm..

The FL herself had many people help her, including the ML's help. However, she's not a useless FL imo as she never lets herself be pushed over, and she did scheme quite a lot in retaliation. It's just as only a girl, she doesn't have much power against the villains who are mostly above her in social hierarchy. I see it as her being the brain, and making good use of others' favour towards her.

Talking about the FL, I quite like her character. She is not one with great ambition, and only wants to survive and have a good life. As you read, you will see that she's mostly a carefree girl and won't do bad to others, if they didn't try to do so first towards her.

As for the ML, he's smart, good at martial arts, secretly hides his talent, and etc. Typical of a male lead in this kind of stories.

However, one thing I really like about him is his attitude towards the people he loves. He appears cold and arrogant at times towards his enemies, but to his people, he's kind and helpful. I really like his interactions with FL. Both of them have a tacit understandings of each other's thoughts, they are helpful to each other, and it's just lovely to see them together.

There's no sort of super romantic scenes or anything so far, but you can see their relationship growing closer and the trust they have with each other.

I also quite like how they both meet each other early on with fake identities, and later on after meeting with their real identities, the ML didn't bother to pretend not to know her. In fact, he went ahead first to greet her even knowing the difference in their hierarchy. It's just refreshing to see an ML that doesn't hide himself, use fake identity, being all mysterious for so many chapters.

Other than both MCs, other characters aren't bland as well. Some of them are quite engaging to read as you discover more of what kind of people they truly are, and their relationships. I really like the emperor and empress' <3

As for the villains, hmm... unfortunately, most are rather boringly s*upid. Some did have a bit of brain here and there. But the more I read, the more I realize they may have something wrong with their brains. Kept blaming others, thinking everything is about you, and so on.

As for the translation,

a chapter is divided into several parts, so it's actually still far from the end. (at ch. 123 now)

The translation needs some heavy editing imo. There's tons of typos: inconsistent name translations, he/she mixed up, and a few other things. Some of the terms used are also weird: noble male heirs being called crown prince (i think it was "shizi" in mtl), elder people calling those younger with "sister (name) " e.g grandma qin calling her granddaughter sister jiu. I think these type of translations are too direct from mtl as I find a lot of them from reading the mtl.

These are mostly what is recurring in the current translation.


I'm impatient, can I read the mtl?

It's superr easy to understand. Much easier than than the usual easy mtl I read. It doesn't give me a headache at all :D

If you often read this type of novel with ancient setting, it'll be even easier as there's a few things translated too directly on mtl and a few still in pinyin. But you'll understand what it means as it's often explained in ancient setting novel translations.

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Jun 22, 2021
Status: Completed
My rating is a 4.5 actually. I quite enjoyed the twists and turns that the novel presented. There was court intrigue and face-slapping, romance and regret. All around a fun story to pass the time. Nothing absolutely spectacular to point out, but it was definitely an enjoyable read.

The female lead's name (which has been translated as many different names) will be known as Qin Jiu. She was a bright and funny character. And the the male lead Gu Zhezhi is your typical cold, but loving male lead. Nothing special about... more>> them, since they were your standard power couple. Fun to read and see their story to the end. Truth be told I would like to know more about the FLs family. Since their stories were slightly rushed, but oh well.

I don't have too much else to say except, read this and you won't be disappointed. It was a sweet and entertaining novel.


Although it is a romance novel, it was heavy on the revenge aspect. Mainly avenging the original hosts grievances from the past life. So if you don't like heavy revenge and face slapping stories then this isn't for you. <<less
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