The Great Wish

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The Empire’s one and only princess.

She had everything within her grasp from the moment she was born: a keen intellect, superior talents, even the position as the heir to the throne. One day, before her twentieth birthday, she begins to have dreams. These dreams show her the events that are to happen dozens of years later. She believes this foresight is a blessing from the heavens and is thankful for it.

However, the more she dreams, the stranger they become. The future Sienna envisioned was nothing like this. The half-brother she despised has retaliated. Her mother, who Sienna had believed to be her absolute ally, has a hidden agenda. And finally a man who has great influence over her, both in reality and in her dreams, appears before her.

Suddenly, everything around her begins to change, transforming her in the process.

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TGW
위대한 소원
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Er xiao jie
Er xiao jie rated it
January 4, 2020
Status: --
I've been waiting for this novel to be translated and finally someone pick this up! I've read the manhwa and totally love it <3

The interactions between the mc&ML are really cute in contrast to the palace intrigue&political schemes.

If you like Lucia then you might also like this one with more cool MC! :)

*psst... dang it! I didn't realize I misclicked the stars review. Now I have edited the stars. It's a legit 5☆☆☆☆☆
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Levi7
Levi7 rated it
February 10, 2021
Status: v2c12 part5
I can't believe this was taken down by the translator. Such a beautiful story. Honestly one of my top favorite stories to read. This is what heartbreak feels like 😭. At least I have to thank the translator for the amazing job done and letting me read such an amazing story even if not till the end.
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ScotlandForsythe
ScotlandForsythe rated it
January 19, 2020
Status: v1c1 part1
This seems like a really good novel. Really similar to Lucia in a way. I only reviewed to say that the person who reviewed before me (er xiao jie) rated the novel wrongly lol ?. I think they meant to put five stars cuz their review doesn't match their rating.

I had a good laugh from that.
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RurixRuri
RurixRuri rated it
February 22, 2020
Status: --
This looks like a promising novel. A really great read! ? Might be even better than Lucia. :) I love both novels. (Well, all novels created by this awesome author has interesting plot. Such creativeness and vivid imagination.)
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Porridge for the soul
Porridge for the soul rated it
December 31, 2020
Status: V3-Ch2 (original- v2c5 is equivalent to v2c11.7 by translator)
I started from v2c10, after reading the manhwa, read till the latest translated chapter and then MTL'd the book. They are sold on Google Books.

I really enjoyed the story between a strong Queen-like (as she is a KING/Emperor (?)) character and a love-struck mercenary/clan head/King (? to be improved).

It's adorable how they interact with each other. Though my only pet peeve is how the FL doesn't seem to understand her own feelings and would have no issues kissing and hugging the ML. (though I do find it cute,... more>> it still does bother me slightly).

The FL is really ignorant of current affairs due to her upbringing, but she always manages to handle it well, and her level-headedness really highlights the strength in her character. However, the cons of her ignorance and occasional insufficient action to patch up her weaknesses are subtle yet jarring when you realize them.

Her natural dependence on the ML and trust in her half brother worries me as she knows that they are her competitors in the fight for the throne. She shows them her weakness and despite knowing (or a lack of an acknowledgment) that they are more than prepared to take the throne, she doesn't actively patch up her weaker points in politics, military might, or information gathering relative to theirs. From what I've read, she doesn't feel serious about wanting the throne, which is a bummer since she has always expressed that desire in words, and yet not in actions. Her actions are suitable to be a leader but severely insufficient to remove the competition.

The validity of her personal strengths worries me as well, the only reason we know that she has superior talents is:

  1. from her own thoughts and beliefs groomed by her mother and her servants under the influence of her mother who wanted to instill such beliefs. She commonly uses justifications like " I'm a descendant of a deity and have higher physical capabilities than others" (inner thoughts) when others show concern for her.
  2. "General knowledge". however, we never know the actual truth to this, as time and time again, we gain knowledge that they are false.
  3. Her sword instructor
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    lied about her talents and gave her a review of ("learn faster than others", basically, a good way of saying better than average). The need for her to practice more to be superior supports the idea that she isn't really special as well.

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  4. We hardly gain any inner thoughts of other characters of her "innate ability" who have the proper qualifications to judge her, except for maybe the ML who appear to just be far superior to the FL and the FL's half brother. This further discredits their innate ability. So, we aren't able to really judge unbiasedly Anyway, my point is, there are times where the information she provided could be tinted by the indoctrination by her mother, which honestly begs the question of how much knowledge she provides from her monologues/inner thoughts are biased (or even false) as well?

    Which, if true, could be interesting as this brings new depth to the novel.

Don't read, it's a rant on the events at the end of Book 2, far ahead of the current translations. Note, I MTL'd this.
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Her lack of foresight of the dangers of traveling in a small group or instructing to gain knowledge of the political situation in the South which led anti-imperialists to ambush her also made me doubt the validity of her "keen intellect". as she had ample time to understand that her personal knowledge clashed with reality (from the market arch), would make sense for her to get reports on such agendas. Which of course she couldn't since she's didn't or couldn't tell her guards to get that information for her which would undermine her reputation in front of her own subordinates which led her to depend on the ML for such info, and her severely lacking information-gathering network. She was written to be shocked and ashamed for her lack of knowledge and understanding of the turmoil in the South and kept quiet from such discussions to hide her embarrassment.

The ML is literally her only gateway to realistic information which is ridiculous. The market situation where her own guards can't understand what a proper undercover tour is like is also absolutely ridiculous. Do they not have anyone at all that does undercover missions? are all her guards' nobles who haven't seen the world? NO. Her head guard was said to have worked from the bottom, but this "bottom" may not be that low on the social hierarchy after all if he didn't realize anything wrong. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that his minor insubordination of following the FL's orders were because he wanted the half-disguise to prevent others from even attempting to bother the FL, and also due to his insufficient rank /closeness to bring up the fact that her clothes were too lavish.

No spies at all? Fine, but despite how much she values information, it's s*upid that she doesn't form a spy team. Heck, she even knows that her mom uses spies, but she can't think of it? Really? Either she's s*upid or the author wants us to attribute this to her ignorant character trait. These two plot arcs honestly pissed me off, and I had absolutely zero sympathy for the FL when she felt helpless. She drove herself to that situation, and the lack of her understanding why bothers me immensely. Then, when she realized (after getting ML's subordinate to check) a loooong time after she returned to the capital that her servant and nanny were threatened by her mother, what did she do? She went begging for her half-brother to help her. and barely stopped her mom from continuing to threaten her by agreeing to an engagement.... My respect for her dwindled.

The start of Book 3 went on with her being jealous of a desert girl, and the ML jealous of her fiance, and I was just waiting and waiting for her to finally patch up her lack of a spy network, and I'm still reading in agony

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Lihchan
Lihchan rated it
August 31, 2020
Status: v1c7 part7
I'm loving it so much! What I like the most is the MC, she is unlike anything I have ever read. How to explain... She is confident and strong: a princess through and through. She grew up being told she is more than a human: she is a deity. She knows she is beautiful, capable, and skillful as a matter of fact, not of pride since that's only expected of a deity. However, her world slowly starts to change as soon she begins to notice that she may not be... more>> such a perfect being and that this misperception of herself was carefully crafted by those who want to control and manipulate the future holy Emperor. The dreams about the future and how they influence the present and her choices are very interesting, without making her know too much.

I really, really love her strong personality, without being overbearing. As soon she notices her shortcomings, she actively pursues to amend them. She is sheltered, which makes her ignorant of how the world works outside of the Palace's wall, but she is never s*upid. Her relationship with the ML is also a delight, it's a relationship of equals, each having their own strength. She is never in a weak or submissive position when dealing with ML, in fact, he is the one who struggles the most. LOL The chemistry, the sexual tension, and how they struggle with their relationship is addictive.

The novel is also strong in the characters department. Besides the main couple, the side characters are well thought and fleshed out. It's very nice to read about Dian and Evita whenever they show up, for example.

All in all, it's a novel with great potential I strongly recommend. I'm looking forward to how things will develop! My deep gratitude to the awesome translator for the superb work done <3 <<less
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roseO
roseO rated it
April 10, 2020
Status: v1c3 part8
The following is my opinion of what I've read until chapter 3. There's more to the plot than just a love story, but romance is what I'm here for.
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I really like the male lead so far because he seems to have defined values and convictions. He doesn't just go with the flow with his relationships, until he meets MC who is out of his league of course (she's a princess; he's the leader of a very powerful nomad clan, but a commoner nonetheless). It's love at second (?) sight and he can't help but to want to see her and get close despite knowing that they can't be together. There's already an element of transgression because of this, so it really makes you wonder what kind of relationship they're going to have: a fling, an adventure? An affair in the long run? Is marriage truly as impossible as it appears to be (are they really star crossed lovers) ? Since the ML has a solid moral compass, the morals and the consequences of this relationship is what makes the story interesting to me.

On the other hand, MC just goes with the flow from the beginning. It's obvious that she is strongly attracted to the ML and she's willing to explore this attraction, her desires and play with fire.

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Bernice
Bernice rated it
February 8, 2021
Status: --
I love this novel! I loved the read and the short interactions between the 2 leads. Sadly, the translator had to take down the translation before we could find out what happened next. However, the translator still did an amazing job, and now I will never forget this novel ever. I just wanted to make a short note for myself and for those who happen to stumble upon this novel after the translator took the chapters down, that this is the best translated novel I will ever read. And I... more>> can’t thanks you enough translator for translating this masterpiece! This is probably the last time I will visit this page. <<less
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Drowning Citrus
Drowning Citrus rated it
October 13, 2020
Status: v2c8 part8
I just love this novel. It's hard to explain but I'll try to express my thoughts to the best of my abilities.

The pacing is perfect. Things that should be mentioned are mentioned only when the time is right. The author doesn't over-describe things and they give you the perfect picture with details to help you grow in understanding along with the MC. Pieces of information aren't brought out only to be forgotten because usually in a few scenes after, they'll explain why such and such happened and perfectly tie it... more>> up to support the story.

(information of the ML and the MC are below because it's hard to talk about them without giving out spoilers.)

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The MC is truly the definition of a frog in a well. The well, being, of course, her mother and the lifestyle and treatment that she is used to as a princess. She turns a blind eye on her suspicions because she likes what she views as a "nice life". Her prophetic dreams are hugely based on the deep, deep regrets that her other future self held. She's a mature person, wise yet ignorant. She has almost zero social skills and friends and yet, you can tell that she cares about her country and upholding her duties a lot. She uses her glimpses into the future to try and make herself a better person which is something you don't really see often because of many people's will to survive. She doesn't actually hold contempt for her brother but was instead too foolish and naive and literally says in a POV that she was influenced by the people around her to dislike him. She wants to learn about the world and she wants to become someone that deserves the respect that she owns but since she is a princess, and most people close to her just want to manipulate her, she can't easily see the blemishes of the world around her.

The ML is obviously the person who falls first. Even though there is sort of a "love at first sight", it isn't love at first sight but more of respect and interest for each other. They both teach each other something albeit small, but important for them to realize that they can (kind of) help (??) each other. The ML is torn between helping the prince that he very much trusts and guiding our MC into the light that she so desperately needs. He is the MC's connection to the "outside world" and teaches her about the world and helps her grow, which is a lot for some MLs. He loves her for herself and wholeheartedly believes that she's a good person and respects her, despite the people around him that say otherwise.

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Overall, I recommend this to almost all types of readers. There's (going to be) some steamy romance and cute romance scenes too. This is a sort-of coming-of-age-mystery-steamy-romance-fight-for-the-throne type thing. You know, the regular. Honestly, I hope you like it as much as I do, so enjoy reading it! ^^ <<less
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lostvaine
lostvaine rated it
June 1, 2020
Status: v1c5 part6
Thanks TL-nim for translating this.

I just wanted to say that..I LOVE THIS SO MUCH~~~ The FL and ML suits each other so much and I dun need any other characters coming in between them grr. So excited for more chapters...and also this hot
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Panda19
Panda19 rated it
December 9, 2020
Status: v2c10 part6
I already read the two other novels Lucia and Living as the villainess queen from the same author.

I think the author improved even more now. The love story is not focused on smut but we can feel the attraction and sexual tension between the two main. I'm really curious about the love story and political intrigue development.

the MC character grow is very compelling to see.

After reading reading the novel, I started to also follow the webtoon.
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AkiraFurukawa
AkiraFurukawa rated it
November 21, 2020
Status: v2c10 part3
I just love it~

Translator-san does a great job~~

Sienna continues growing and.... Well we just like Kuhn...

Looking forward to it!
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raiha88
raiha88 rated it
October 25, 2020
Status: v1c6 part1
I love this novel specially coming from my favourite author! 하늘가리기 Is just the best!

Sorry this might not sound a review but really I love all 하늘가리기's work. The narrative, plot and the characters are just sooo good. This novel's clearly different than other popular ones. I feel that I can't point any illogical happenings in the plot (this is just my opinion though). The character and their motivations are exactly what I would like in a novel. Overall, this just suits perfectly with my story and character preferences.
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kamuisama
kamuisama rated it
April 28, 2020
Status: v1c4 part8
Overall, the premise is actually good.

There's more to it than actual romance and I can't wait what happens next. I can't say I'm interested with the MC as of the moment. After reading Lucia, the MC in this is a bit boring for my taste. I know she grew up as the Princess and had a sheltered life so maybe that doesn't tickle my fancy yet. But I can't wait to know what happens on her 20th birthday. I think something huge might happen and change her life greatly.

For those... more>> who have read the actual raws, can you spoil me a bit? Does MC and ML marry in the end? XD <<less
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CathCross
CathCross rated it
February 15, 2020
Status: v1c2 part8
This has so much potencial. The main character and the male lead are so good!
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Atriedes
Atriedes
April 20, 2020
Status: v1c4 part8
I love the pacing, the chemistry between both. I feel a bit sad for her, she had no one around her that truly cared for her (except for Kuhn now, but due to chemistry ya know.)

She is now looking for allies. I hope she finds genuine allies. While I ship her and Kuhn, I hope she has a bugger war chest that is not romantically linked.
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Korrisan
Korrisan rated it
February 7, 2021
Status: v2c11 part6
This is a really nice love political story showing the growth of a princess. It has some saucy moments of making you blush but ample enough for the imagination.

I really want to thank the wripple translator because they worked so hard to translate often but due to personal reasons they stopped at this chapter and took down their previous posts 😭

I would really appreciate if someone could translate the novel again!

However for anyone who did want to still follow this story, the webtoon translated in English is now pretty much... more>> caught up to where the translator stopped. <<less
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Riley0320
Riley0320 rated it
September 19, 2021
Status: c12.5
I really really love this novel!! I love how intricately written it is. I love the plot of seeing MC’s future in dreams one by one and trying to navigate and change her present condition. MC is such a strong independent woman while ML is a love drunk bad boy. So many fluff scenes.

Someone please continue translating the novel. I tried the manhwa version, but the experience isn’t really the same. Please please someone have mercy and translate hahaha
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linnil
linnil
July 14, 2020
Status: --
Hello~ I read the manhwa and I like the story even though the pace is a little too slow to my liking but it look promising.

Actually for the same genre, I like The Villainess Lives Twice more as the MC is truly a genius.

I will come back to review the novel again after I read it~
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