The Corpse Ruler Confuses the World, All Seven Husbands Are Devils

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She was originally a jiangshi that had cultivated for countless years. However, when she attempted to illegally enter the world of the immortals, she was discovered by the Jade Emperor, who threw her into the mortal world. Her soul left her corpse, fusing with the body of the Motian Dynasty’s sixth princess. She didn’t even have the chance to digest her current circumstances, before her maid unexpectedly ignored her mistress, even publicly provoking her!

“What, that weak coward, absolute idiot, who has neither her father’s affections nor mother’s love, and is treated as a maid by her older sister?! The one all the royal princes on the earth unexpectedly loathe?”

“Damn you! This old lady will let all of you understand why the flowers are so red!”

“Hey! Did you hear? That cowardly sixth princess unexpectedly snatched away the man that the eldest princess favored today!”

“How is that interesting news? That fourth princess who always ran amuck in the capital city is now confined to her bed!”

The good-for-nothing counterattacks! The previously cowardly and incompetent sixth princess suddenly reveals her exceptional talents! Full of glittering elegance, unparalleled disdain!

She is driven by the desire to shed no more tears! However, if she had known what would happen later, she would be better off acting stupid! She had calculated thousands, tens of thousands of scenarios, but had never calculated one where one day, her own prey would unexpectedly turn around, and ruthlessly bully her instead! Damn it, she still hasn’t sucked any blood yet!

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Shi Wang Huo Tian Xia, Qi Fu Jie Yao
尸王惑天下,七夫皆妖
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KKristen
KKristen rated it
June 12, 2017
Status: c23
I honestly don't understand all the 5 star reviews. Did I miss something? To me, this novel is just the usual "black-bellied female MC" story, but executed more poorly than usual.

Before I come off as unfairly critical, please let me explain...

(I will explain in detail from here. I'm going to write a lot, since I don't like to give low ratings or bad reviews without explaining why. If you don't want to read a lot, skip down to the last paragraph for TL;DR.)

... more>> PLOT:

A powerful jiangshi (a corpse monster/vampire) tries to sneak into heaven, is caught by the heavenly emperor, and is forced into the mortal world. The story begins when she wakes up in the body of a weak-willed princess. The country she lives in has reversed gender roles, in which women hold all the power and men are just s*xual objects.

This plot sounds interesting, but then you get to the plot holes...

PLOT HOLES:

  • She wakes up in the body of a princess. What happened to the princess? They never explained if she died or is just possessed or anything.
  • She immediately shows her supernatural powers and vampiric nature to everyone, and NO ONE asks any questions, whether they are servants, friends, or enemies.
  • Women are the ruling class, warriors, and "husbands" in this world. However, for some unexplained reason, all of the men aren't just subservient -- they have extremely weak and "feminine" personalities as well. They fall in love at first sight and cry easily, and are easily beaten up (even though they are strong enough to carry women in other scenes).
  • The old princess was extremely shallow, brown-nosing, weak-willed, and flat out abusive. She let her husband be stabbed and maimed, then threw him into a shed for his wounds to rot. Her servants loathed and disrespected her. All these months/years of hatred and resentment are IMMEDIATELY forgotten in a day. I'm not kidding - as soon as she shows any sort of "strength" or unintentional "kindness", her husband, servant, and other hot males instantly adore and respect her. They crave her attention within 1 chapter, and this is never explained.
  • Despite the author's attempts to limit her power (eg. she gets weak when she uses magic), she is still OP. She can dispatch people with only her killing intent, her wealth is limitless and she easily throws it around (despite being an "out of favor" 6th princess), she can physically maim the most powerful princess in the country in public with zero consequences, she is still inhumanly strong and has vampire teeth, etc etc etc...
  • The main character's personality is extremely inconsistent. She's supposed to be a cold-hearted monster with a killing aura, who lacks knowledge about human emotions or empathy for mortals. However, she immediately decides that a bunch of her servants (who she doesn't even know/remember) are "her people" and will show them warm-hearted concern, kindness, and rushes to exact revenge for them. She's supposed to be someone with incredible willpower who has cultivated for thousands of years, but she gets distracted, yearning, and horny as soon as she sees any hot guy. (Not just the main characters, mind you... she'll be standing up, heart-pounding, and drooling over anyone who is hot or can play music, even if they will be gone within 1 chapter.)
These are just a few of the many inconsistencies within the first 23 chapters.

WRITING:

The writing also isn't particularly good -- the author only knows how to describe how people look, not environments or world-building. The story jumps around without transitions (ex. she does something big, and it skips to the next scene with no explanation about what happened after). The pacing is weirdly too fast (things develop and are resolved too quickly), but also too slow (it feels like the plot has not advanced even after 23 chapters).

I don't think this is an error in translation -- the translation quality isn't that bad (the English isn't perfect, but it's not broken or too distracting). I think it's the novel itself.

TL;DR / RECOMMENDATION:

Overall, I still think that this was a mildly-enjoyable way to waste some time. If you just adopt the mantra "DON'T THINK ABOUT ANYTHING", you'll probably be ok.

If all you want is fluff and some almost-smut (eg. heavy kissing for no reason), you'll get it here. There's lots of descriptions about "faces flushing, " "heart pounding uncontrollably, " etc, even if the reasons behind the lust make no logical sense.

Also, if you're looking for a ruthless female MC who is very bloodthirsty, doesn't bother to pretend that she's weak (or normal, or human), is directly violent, and makes strangers pee themselves, this MC will do that. <<less
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Mikleo
Mikleo rated it
July 18, 2016
Status: --
This novel is very interesting.

Basically, the situation is Reversed, with the Female race being the dominant one in the Motian Dynasty. The Dynasty that the MC awoke in is not Patriarchal, but MATRIARCHAL in nature.

This is very interesting since I have only seen a couple of novels out there with the same concept.

The MC is also not those goody-two-shoes kind of MC, nope, not in the least. She's pretty black-bellied and cold. She even killed her supposed fiance because he did something that she didn't like. Well, she didn't know... more>> that the man she killed was her fiance as this happened right after she transmigrated.

The multiple 1-star rating was most likely probably because this is a Matriarchal Novel. And maybe, because they didn't expect the MC to be so ruthless? But yeah, I think those low ratings amounts down to this novel having a Matriarchal System, which directly opposes Ancient Chinese customs (Well, not just Ancient Chinese, I think even now) in having a strictly Patriarchal outlook.

I like the author of this novel, as she/he has the guts to publish something that will contradict the flow of society.

Anyways, this is a good novel so far. I'll leave my rating as a 5 for now, I just hope it continues to be interesting and fun to read, lest I change my rating. <<less
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Narutolvr
Narutolvr rated it
January 25, 2018
Status: c23
*Sigh* All I wanted was a simple polyandry story about a woman who seduces and has her way with a harem of diversely enticing men. It would have been fine if it didn't have a strong plot (see Wife, You Can't Run After Eating), or great fight scenes, or comedy, or even genuine continuity in the writing/plot; I really wasn't asking for much. Yet, why? WHY? Why is the 1st novel that catches my fancy something that attempts and fails at all of these? The "funny" moments leave me so... more>> silent you can hear crickets chirp. The fight scenes are... what fight scenes, actually? The plot may or may not be there- in the first 2 dozen chapters, we pretty much know that the MC is forced to take over some spineless wimp's body in order to "learn emotions". Boy, that goal isn't vague at all!

But still! Somehow! The worst part of this freaking story is the inconsistency in the characters/scenes/everything! It's at the point where your belief is so suspended, you don't know if you're reading a story, or dreaming, because anything can (and will) happen regardless of it making sense or not. I won't go into too much detail as Kkristen does a damn good job of it so I'll just reiterate the points that had me almost spitting blood.

Every other reincarnation/transmigration novel has the MC do a bunch of stuff to prove herself before winning back the people who hated her, or throw in an unrelated party to suck up to her until she gets strong enough to go back and earn respect. Yet what happens here? Nothing. She says 3 words, kicks a couple of people, and calls some strangers "her people", and she's the nation's sweetheart. While we're on the topic, how does an emotionless monster gain such a strong sense of ownership over people she knew for a few hours who absolutely hate her guts? And why is said monster also blushing like a middle school girl the minute a vaguely attractive guy approaches her? Also curious why no one questions her new (OP) powers...

Long story... long, it's actually pretty bad. I can't, in good faith, recommend this because I feel like there are way better novels out there, even if you're just looking to waste time. I guess if you're dissatisfied with the meager polyandry pickings on here it's fine, or if you just want to see if the story is that unbearable. <<less
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Kittybear
Kittybear rated it
July 26, 2016
Status: c8
I give this a 5 star review, not because of the current story right now, but the potential I see in it. In all the novels and manga I've read, THIS is the most interesting one yet. There's no bullsh*t cultivation needed really in this or new powers that are even more BS given. It's not even a case of a real reincarnation really. It was more of a case of body possession. What's more, the MC is interesting in her own right. The plot so far has been a... more>> little cookie cutter. Strong person getting stuck in a new body of a useless dreg of society and completely turning around the situation for them. But that is where I see the similarities end.
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The biggest difference in this is the fact that this is a matriarchy which is a very rare setting authors don't really use. It shocked me at first because this is the first I've read of something like this, but in no way does this make the story worse. In fact, to me, it made it even better! It immediately distinguished itself to be different than just a run of the mill reincarnation novel. Although it might feel strange to us readers due to its rarity, it's a fantasy book! The author can do whatever the f**k they want to do with the story and if you don't like it, what are you doing here?

The second difference in this would be the fact that instead of the difference in personality and aura between the original owner of the body and the new soul residing in it being ignored, it's instead magnified in this! Usually, the MC is still mistreated for a while and silently endures the humiliation, but in this, the MC takes no bullsh*t! PERIOD! I can't even explain how satisfying that is to not rage at the absolute BS that is silently enduring and slowly plotting revenge. NO, in this it's a straight forward, "I am a badass now so keep your sh*t to yourself or I will kill you." There's no fluff in the death threats either. Instead of in most novels where they threaten to kill but usually never do it, this MC straight up does it in the next paragraph.
The other difference in this is how the love interests meet and their situations. In the novels I have read, the love interest is usually some unknown character that mysteriously drops from the sky. However, in these novels, it wasn't a matriarchal society. So instead of a strong powerful male companion, we get a more cultured and subdued male lead with the female being dominant. It leads to an interesting set up for their meeting and their relationship.
All in all, this is a nice fresh breath of air that I highly recommend to those of you with open minds to matriarchy settings. If you don't have an open mind, go read something else instead of wasting your time hating on this. My only criticism of this is the fact that it only has 8 chapters.

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Light Of Guidance
Light Of Guidance rated it
August 17, 2016
Status: c11
This is A REAL GEM. The MC is Cool, Cold Ruthless but also have the caring and cute part. I love how she STRAIGHTFORWARDLY handle the situation. Did not pretend to be Dumb, Weak, she just be herself out front. I like the intereaction between her and the male lead... they just cute. Its totally a plus and show how unique this novel is with the reverse harem genre and matriarchy. Totally 5 star materials.
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Pachia
Pachia rated it
November 3, 2016
Status: c12
I love the main character she is so cool, but also quite kind to her husband. It was amazing how she used her magic to heal his eyes. It was also entertaining when she made a surprise face at her husband saying good thing about her. I end up accidentally clicking four start but I meant to give five stars.

I wish that somebody would just pick this up and translate it! It have been so long since there have been an update! (I would do it myself but I don't... more>> know Chinese and don't know how to become a translator.) <<less
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MitsukiKanou
MitsukiKanou rated it
April 14, 2018
Status: c56
The matriarchal society is very interesting. I love gender reversal stories because they show how absurd and arbitrary gender roles are.

The women in the Motian dynasty act like the dominant men in most Ancient Imperial stories. It really shows how foolish their arrogant and lecherous behaviors are. The men in the Motian Dynasty act like ‘weak women of the boudoir’ in most ancient Chinese stories. It really shows how arbitrary and culturally set the weakness is.

On another note, I finally understand how men IRL feel when a beauty clings to... more>> them. Ah, when one of the MC’s husband
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Feng Chenling

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asks to be spoiled, he‘s really so adorable, like you’d want to do everything to give the cutie the world. So that’s why. <<less
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hiohbye
hiohbye rated it
December 28, 2017
Status: --
There aren't that many equivalents to this novel, so far that I've seen. It's not really a 'pampered miss' story in the sense, but it's not completely an 'imperial escapades' novel either.

The protagonist is similar to a lot of the wuxia characters out there, in that she's indifferent and cold. She's ruthless, too, sometimes going too far (killing one of her lovers and depriving a mother of her beloved son!) with her actions, and somehow getting away with it no matter what. Still, in a way the environment she lives... more>> in perfectly suits her. Imperial politics are fickle; one moment the Eldest Princess is favored, and the next she isn't. A mother's love can only stretch so far, when an entire kingdom is at stake.

Characters aren't the deepest ones you can find. Many characters, disgusted with the previous Sixth Princess's personality, find themselves suddenly willing to forgive everything she's done in the snap of a finger. Male leads 'take interest' to the female MC like ants to borax; they know it's bad for them, but yet they still follow her. Like one of the posters above me have said, some of the characters have less depth than a sheet of paper (or, equivalently, a seinen harem manga).

The plot isn't the most consistent either. I agree entirely with @KKristen: what happens to the original princess? Is her soul ripped apart? Forced out of her own body and made to watch some random dead chick control her body? Furthermore, why does no one question her supernatural powers? If your eye and wounds were all recovered, would you be screaming devil or thanking the woman who previously caused you to become beat so bad you became blind?

Still, I think some posters are too harsh with the critique. In the end it's still an enjoyable and mostly heart-warming novel. There were parts that made me tear up a little bit and parts that made me laugh. It's clearly meant to be a light read, not anything as deep as I Shall Seal the Heavens or Douluo Dalu. If you're looking for a read to pass the time and alleviate some boredom this is a good novel to start with. <<less
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New Moon
New Moon rated it
December 7, 2017
Status: c24
Female dominant novel that hooked you in. I like this novel already. I like how protected MC toward her husbands or concubines.

Worth to readin this novel.
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Lily Noir
Lily Noir rated it
June 8, 2017
Status: c21
Five stars!!! I really recommend this. It breaks convention and is a breath of fresh air. The setting is a matriarchy and the traditional roles you read in other novels are totally reversed (it's nice to read about a place where the woman are in charge for once). The Main Character is well developed and consistent in characterisation, as are the rest of the character. Give it a go.
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Nana (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
Nana (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ rated it
August 21, 2016
Status: c12
Now I know the feel why those rubbish series that has plentiful of curvaceous woman got so much rating and love. Imagine josei version of beautiful girl, with limpid eyes, her smile so charming, her hand like a white lotus, so pure and refreshing.

A slightly dense MC with a good story.
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dramamonster
dramamonster rated it
July 11, 2018
Status: c51
2 stars. This started as a very fun, slightly confusing, silly but entertaining story. Then it went downhill. See my update below.

Pros: The storyline is very creative and unusual.

A powerful vampiress is sent in punishment to the mortal realm. She wakes up in the body of the weak 8th Princess in the kingdom of Motian, where women rule and men are weak.

The Empress sits on the throne, the princesses fight for the throne, and women run the nation. The women are strong, usually lecherous and cruel, and easily befuddled by... more>> male beauty.

In contrast, the men so far are all young and beautiful. Some use their beauty to bewitch powerful women to gain wealth and status. Some try to protect their virtue from big aggressive debauched women. The most beautiful men are fought over by many powerful women. It's a hilarious gender role reversal.

Watching sooo many overly beautiful men scheming and fighting to obtain the affection of their wife, and being super jealous of other beauties is odd, but it makes you realize how gender stereotyped other stories can be, because I'm so used to reading/seeing beautiful women scheming and fighting in other stories.

The heroine is cold, but fair. She doesn't wantonly destroy people like the other royal princesses. She retains some magical ability. She
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heals the people hurt by the 8th Princess before, tames the debauched and evil 1st Princess, and enjoys drinking from her male concubine. She even ends up involved with some beautiful men who are also demons fallen to the mortal realm

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Con:

The characters are pretty thin and cardboard like. One minute they hate the heroine, the next they are devoted followers after her transformation. The male beauties' sudden love for the heroine is a bit unfathomable, but since I'm reading about a vampiress transmigrating into a matriarchal princess, I can go along with it. The descriptions, characters, and situations aren't very well written, but the story is such a fun romp of gender reversal/reverse harem/xianxia immortal powers that I didn't mind at first.

Updated: Unfortunately, the writing and plot soon become a huge mess. I wasn't able to continue. <<less
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Aris12
Aris12 rated it
December 2, 2017
Status: c24
Cool novel with strong protagonist. In this novel female are dominant they are cool. I like this novel, I hope they update chapter.

MC is cold and strong. She is like captivating crown prince MC. Both are cold, cool and strong.

Interesting novel recommend to all.
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Khushi Blue
Khushi Blue rated it
December 11, 2017
Status: c24
This novel is interesting with female dominant. I like this novel where MC is strong and cold personalty. I hope for more updates. I yearning for chapters. Best reversed harem novel that hooked you up.

I highly recommend that novel to everyone.
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Ming Lan
Ming Lan rated it
December 9, 2017
Status: c24
One of best female dominant story that hooked up. I like how protected and caring toward her concubine. I like how strong MC is.

i hope someone pickup this very unique novel. I strongly recommend you guys to read this very good story.
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Yandere Devil
Yandere Devil rated it
December 4, 2017
Status: c24
Awesome novel. This was one of my fav novel. This novel has dominant women. MC is zombie she is strong and cool. I like her the way she protected her concubine husband.

This is reverse harem where MC end up with lots of guys. Unique story with interested character.
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Mavsynchroid
Mavsynchroid rated it
July 17, 2018
Status: c40
This honestly has to be one of the worst novels I've found on Novel Updates. This is nothing but a woman's wish fulfillment diary. The plot itself is pretty much non existent. It's about an immortal cultivator who just gets to the very top before being cast down into some cowardly princess (of course). However, after that it leaves that mediocre genre and just goes so much more downhill.

First off, is she a cultivator or a vampire? She randomly starts needing to drink a guy's blood after like 10 or... more>> 15 chapters, and the author suddenly mentions that blood was her food while cultivating... What????? She also has next to no personality. Not a real one, anyway. What I mean by this is, it's not like she never smiles or is really indifferent all the time. Instead, she almost acts like a side character, getting furious at a sentence a guy says, then worries about him in the next sentence, then acts smug and all knowing in the following sentence. Normally, having a varying personality would be great for a main character, but none of these emotions she shows matches a woman who's supposed to be thousands upon thousands of years old.

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Close to the beginning of the novel, when she pretty much first arrives her in her body, she finds out one of her consorts got his eyes gouged out by her elder sister/princess. She then finds out she treated him like garbage after it happened. Her response to that is to first sit down next to the guy and literally just say... "..... Sorry." Then a couple chapters later, she ends up gouging out one of her sister's eyes for pointing a sword at her..... What??? You're both princesses! What the F is going on? You can just gouge out her eye like that? Why do you even care? You literally spent 10 minutes or so with this guy. "No one touches my people." Such a cliche and boring line.

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It's just more random and senseless garbage like this, chapter after chapter.

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In a brothel auction, she sees that one of the people being sold is a demon. Takes him home, and literally minutes later, another demon trying to kill him shows up and takes her hostage. So.. She bites his neck and drinks his blood..... WHAT!? The guy easily managed to take her hostage, but she can somehow bite into his neck and take the time to drink his blood with him just "pushing her away" after?? He then turns into a wolf or something like that. Just... so childish

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It's like the author just thought up these silly cool "moments" and tried writing them down, but the other huge problem is that... Well, before I say this, I have to say it very well may be the translator screwing up and translating everything in an extremely simple manner, but I somehow doubt it. Anyway, the other huge problem is the writing is just plain awful. It lacks absolutely any details. If you actually take ANY amount of time to think of any of these situations in a realistic manner (minus the cultivation and all that of course), you'd realize none of it really makes any sense. It almost feels more like a script than a novel. Telling people the broad strokes of what's happening, and hoping the actors in our own heads do a good job of letting the "plot" come across well.

This novel is really... REALLY bad. I'm honestly absolutely shocked that there are people rating it five stars. FIVE STARS!!! You can't go any higher than that! That's as close as you can get to claiming that a novel is perfect on this site!! Pretty sure these stars are from the people who go.. "like it! five stars!" or "didn't like it! one star!" with no in between.

Anyway, if you're hoping for anything like all the other female MC bad ass second chance etc etc novels, you will be utterly disappointed with this one. Whether it's the plot, the characters, or even the writing, it's just honestly all bad. Skip it if you value your time.

Umm, hey poster hiohbye up there... noticed that you have the same unique name as the translator... and website that the novel is translated on... Might be a good idea to include that fact that you're the translator when saying things like "other reviews" are too harsh.. Obviously there's no actual NEED to do it.. but it looks kind of off. This is just my opinion of course. Also, while you gave it five out of five stars, your review doesn't sound ANYTHING like a 5/5 review. Sounds more like a 3/5 star review or something.. hope you're not just trying to bump up the review score for the novel you're translating.. <<less
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