The Precious Sister of The Villainous Grand Duke

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Reborn as a sister of a villain with no blood or tears in a war-fiction novel.

Anyway, that guy, who plays ‘my brother’ role, is a villain who will be sealed by the Main Lead after losing the war. So I just need to pretend to be his little sister until he disappears.

No, at least that’s how I think …

‘Something in your right hand, is that the main lead’s head?’

My brother won the war.

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“What’s with the suitcase?”

“Yes?”

At the tip of Dietrich’s long finger, there was a package that I had wrapped up as soon as he left for the battlefield.

“I asked what it is.”

“It’s, It’s a travel bag, brother.”

“Travel? Alone?”

Dietrich’s dark eyes glistened. The man who had just returned from victory had a strange smell of blood from murder.

“Will you leave me?”

Associated Names
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The Precious Sister of The Villainous Grand Duke
Villain Duke’s Precious One
악당 대공님의 귀하디귀한 여동생
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The Tyrant’s Beloved Doll (2)
If I Happened to Tame my Brother Well (2)
The Duke’s Imposter Sister (1)
I Tamed the Male Lead’s Father (1)
I Tamed a Tyrant and Ran Away (1)
Heavenly Divine Doctor: Abandoned Concubine (1)
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Latest Release

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07/09/21 Love Warning Kiss c54
06/29/21 Love Warning Kiss c53
06/21/21 Love Warning Kiss c52
06/03/21 Love Warning Kiss c51
05/21/21 Love Warning Kiss c50
05/11/21 Love Warning Kiss c49
05/02/21 Love Warning Kiss c48
04/26/21 Love Warning Kiss c47
04/17/21 Love Warning Kiss c46
04/10/21 Love Warning Kiss c45
04/03/21 Love Warning Kiss c44
04/03/21 Love Warning Kiss c43
04/03/21 Love Warning Kiss c42
03/26/21 Love Warning Kiss c41
03/17/21 Love Warning Kiss c40
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22 Reviews


bluedrop
bluedrop
Feb 28, 2021
Status: c27
My gash, this wasn't the greatest translations at first, but at least it was readable. Now it just went to sh*t. Legit, the person posting chapter 25 and upward is just reposting MTL without even trying to make sense of the sentences. Like, bro, don't post if you're gonna sh*t on the work
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ike_00000
ike_00000
Aug 08, 2020
Status: c21
It's alright. Much of the typical KR webnovel criticisms, including the fact that she's way too intelligent for a one-year-old and two-year-old and the fact nobody thinks anything of it is ridiculous. I am glad that she isn't able to speak totally fluently immediately though, like in Lady Baby, because that's honestly just absurd. It's still too much however.

At least compared to many of the other ones that I've read, this translation is more understandable.
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HentMas
HentMas
Mar 19, 2021
Status: c24
I'm not gonna sh*t talk the later translator, unfortunately he's not a native English speaker (like my self) and it's the first translation he's ever done, and seems to be the only translator that has picked up the novel.

As people have mentioned, indeed, it doesn't look like he's translating or editing anything, but I've seen direct MTL'd works and this ain't it, there is definitely an effort on putting things in a way that makes sense, but the problem comes from the fact that the translation is very rough, the... more>> translator may be editing the MTL'd pieces and doesn't check anything, IE: they keep calling the ML "confuscious" which is a bad translation for "lord" or some noble title (I'm not a translator, it's just what I've read from people that ARE translators say can happen sometimes)

So yeah, after the chapter I'm currently at, c24, nothing makes sense, Translator needs help, and fast because I saw people dropped this like a hot kettle because of it.

Regarding the novel, well, it's just your cutesy child acting like someone older being sweet and cute among murderous people and winning the heart of the ML who is her "brother"

The plot is a rehash of all those stories, what is very interesting in this novel isn't that, it's the world building and the tone, there are enough twists and turns within the setting that it's interesting in it's own right because of it.

I was genuinely intrigued by the world where Demons and Holy beings exist and have a purpose other than being a backdrop for the main elements, the Author haves some nifty ideas in there with a future dread established from the start and a plot that keeps things interesting besides just following the "not a child" character.

Unfortunately when the second translator appeared, all that is lost because the only things you can fathom behind the rough translation is just the interactions between character... not even that, because it's super confusing at times.

So, no stars, just... hope the translation gets better because it doesn't work right now. <<less
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Lihchan
Lihchan
Aug 24, 2020
Status: c24
The story follows the FL, who transmigrated as a baby who was kidnapped from the Euclid family to be raised in the La Grange family (enemy families). However, the woman who kidnapped her died, so everyone thinks she really is a La Grange child. In this family, there are a lot of children who battle and kill among themselves so they can be the next Duke, but as the FL knows that it'll be her brother who will win the competition, she tries to ingratiate herself to him as a... more>> means to survive.

It's a historical setting with magic: the FL can read and influence people's aura and the brother (presumably the ML) can manipulate shadows and control a demon king. I liked the twist of magic, it's quite interesting and, so far, well done.

In stories such as these and considering how the FL acts, even though it's not stated by the author, I'd rather think she is a baby who remembers her past life. It makes the story much more enjoyable for me so maybe it's worth a try. Alissa is a cute child and tries to do her best with what she got.

So, yeah, I'm liking it so far. At the moment, Alissa is still a baby (3yo - c24) and it's quite enjoyable to read as she and Deitrich are bonding, little by little. I can't wait for her to grow up tho lol

Many thanks to the translator for their hard work! <<less
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Bluestone
Bluestone
Apr 04, 2021
Status: c31
I’m dropping. I don’t understand anything anymore. It was already hard to understand at the beginning but now everything hardly makes sense anymore.
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novelsAREwastingMYtime
novelsAREwas
Mar 08, 2021
Status: --
The premise is good enough but translation is really bad. I think their is no need to translate if it is going to be this tr*shy,
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emi.ying
emi.ying
Jun 06, 2020
Status: ---
Very cute and slow-burn kind of story. Can't wait until she grows up! Then the real story will start hehehehehe
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summerspring
summerspring
Jun 02, 2020
Status: --
The story sounds interesting. It'll be nice to not see the previous ML jump in between the MC and this story ML. Story translated is short for now but looking forward to it. The translation is a bit shaky based on how to format sentences but its not unreadable. I did not expect it to start with her being a baby. So its truly a do over. I like the idea and will come back when there are more chappies

This is just my assumption but I think the story will... more>> be a slow grind with how the story begins. But this is just my guess so I could be wrong <<less
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ChaoticWisdom
ChaoticWisdo
Mar 18, 2021
Status: c31
I gave up at 31. The initial transactions through c25 were readable. It wasn't great but it was readable. After that point, nothing makes sense. It almost seems like they took the raw, ran it through Google translate, and didn't do any research for word structuring and editing.

The novel itself seems like it could have been really enjoyable. Hopefully it gets picked up by another translator at some point.
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michaslbabe
michaslbabe
Aug 23, 2020
Status: c24
The main character is a little difficult for me to swallow. This is one of the novels where the protag becomes a baby, and even though its repeatedly stated that shes in her twenties (or was) she acts really immaturely, like shes actually a child. I found this pretty weird and it made it difficult to read, but I'm holding out hope for when she gets older.
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Samsamsam11
Samsamsam11
Jun 30, 2020
Status: c19
A good read. The fluffiness isn't something that you'd be tired of. The FL is very cute as a baby. I wish the translator would release many chapters. UwU.
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books_lie
books_lie
May 10, 2021
Status: v2c38
8/10.

Personal Thoughts:

The story itself is intriguing. But, it's your average run-of-the-mill story where the FL tries to survive in a twisted household. Yet it is very cute. We watch as the children grow, develop relationships, and discover emotions. All the while learning what it means to treasure someone. (That last statement was more directed to the ML but whatever.)

The plot does happen to lose speed and becomes (somewhat) slow as the story continues. But, it helps our lead develop her relationships. Anyways, I look forward to the novel's progress... more>> and suggest you give it a read.

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Criticisms (Maybe)

1 - I would note that the quality of translation drops at chapter 24, the picks back (kind of) up again around chapter 30. Until then, the story does become hard to understand. But props to the translator for their hard work!

2 - Our FL, Anissa, does not become a child prodigy, nor is she fluent in speech at the ripe old age of 10 months. She is not a Mary Sue. While she may have powers, she's not going to be able to take over the world (sad for me as well) ! I find her character refreshing, a reminder that her character is a toddler. The balance between her inner maturity and outside appearance is perfect (for me, at least).

But I digress, overall the story is interesting. <<less
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tachiyumyum
tachiyumyum
May 09, 2021
Status: c48
It was a painful read because of the translations. It's such a pity because the premise of the story was intriguing and I had a hunch that it would have been a pleasant reading experience if only it had decent translations. Still, I appreciate and commend their efforts.

Just my two cents though, it would be better to practice translating first than adopting a project because other experienced translators would hesitate picking up a project that others are working on already, regardless of the quality, because that would be considered rude... more>> and sniping projects just isn't right. That's all. <<less
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sun01
sun01
Jun 04, 2021
Status: c51
Listen. I respect the hard work people put into translating and posting web novels, even when it’s MTL and what they do is read through it, adjust things to make it make sense and post. I really do. The first TL was good (at least from what I remember, it was readable and it was easy to understand what was going on).

But then the first TL stopped translating this (no hate on them, whatever reason is understandable), and this current TL took over, and now this is actually incomprehensible. Like,... more>> put into MTL, copy and paste levels of incomprehensible. I honestly don’t think this should be up on NU at this point, and I honestly mean no offense to the translator, but I seriously don’t understand what I’m reading anymore, I can’t follow what’s going on or who’s talking to who.

There are inconsistencies in character name translations (Anissa sometimes becomes Ah Nissa, Anit, etc).

Sometimes you can’t tell who’s doing what because the subject is wrong, or seems to at least make absolutely no sense in the context of the sentence.

Sometimes things made sense, but I think my mind is becoming accustomed to fixing sentences as I read them as if I’m my own MTL lol.

Again, current translator, if you’re reading this I really want you to know that this isn’t a jab at you. I know how hard it is to translate, and I definitely know how hard it is to translate from your third language to your second language, and I really appreciate the genuine effort you make every time to upload something for other people who can’t translate on their own (be it through MTL or otherwise), but the chapters you’ve been uploading are really hard to understand.

As for the novel itself:

From a certain point, I couldn’t really tell what was going on, but since the manhwa’s sort of caught up to where I am right now I’ll give a quick review.

This is a reincarnated isekai’d little girl trying to be liked by her brother to avoid certain death type of story. The main character, Anissa, doesn’t put all of her hopes in her older brother Dietrich, but also plans on running away once she’s older. The story starts when she’s a baby, and at ch. 50 or so she’s still a young child (though I don’t remember how old she is specifically).

The plot aside from that is very interesting in my opinion:

Spoiler

Anissa lives in a ducal house called Lagrange, and inside it there is an ongoing brutal succession war. The duke has many concubines and many children, and the children basically have to choose if they will go on the path to try and become a successor, and possibly lose their lives, or anyone close to them, or if they will choose to not participate in the succession war and doom themselves to subpar living conditions, which include poverty, malnutrition, and ridicule.

Children who do participate in the succession war are also categorized by their families, into separate palaces. The favorite top candidates live in luxury, while candidates who are being kept in check, such as Dietrich, still live in pretty bad conditions.

The top candidates have a demon they’ve contracted with, in exchange for a Price. I think the price is a human life; either the contractor’s or a precious person to the contractor, but I’m not sure.

The “winner” or the succession war must go through one final trial to finally inherit the title as the head of the house, and that is to sacrifice your most precious thing.

I think this set up is super interesting, and this isn’t even a very good explanation of it.

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more spoilers but plot wise and not

Spoiler

Dietrich’s initial plan was to pretend his sister, Anissa, is precious to him, and to sacrifice her.

He started by making sure she wouldn’t die, as in she’ll not starve to death or be killed by others in the succession war.

Dietrich has had his emotions nearly completely muddled by his contract demon, Baal, which is why Anissa who can see people’s auras and their emotions in their auras, can never tell what he’s thinking or how he feels about her.

As Anissa tries to get closer to him, she somewhat manages to break through and get to him, and she is important to him and it scares him- because she shouldn’t be. So he tries to distance himself from her, but it doesn’t seem to be working too well so far because though he appears with her less often, he seems to care for her more deeply.

I really love the emotional angst in this, since it’s not too heavy most of the time and I love the trope of isekai’d sibling desperately vying for their sibling’s affection.

Also. I really, really hope he’s not going to be a male lead. These two actually grew up as siblings.

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So all in all, I really like the novel and the manhwa for this. The translation isn’t very good, so I’d recommend not reading the TL and just going for the manhwa as it’s translated better. <<less
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Jhessky
Jhessky
Jul 09, 2020
Status: v2c20
It's so cute uwu. Love their interactions so much. A must read ? Tho it's really frustrating how they treat Anissa, Dietrich, and Yurics (?) so cruel ?
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Fraeulein
Fraeulein
Jun 20, 2020
Status: c18
Cute story, still in the child part. Funny with agnsty moments, plot seems consistent. Translation is kind of hard at the beginning but keeps improving with the chapters.
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Ariion
Ariion
May 08, 2021
Status: --
The story was good until it got picked up by the new translator. It would have been better if you don't have to spend 20mins reading a chapter trying to figure out what exactly everyone was saying. I'm hoping someone picks it up that can better translate it but I doubt that will happen anytime soon. Sigh.
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Yojiyi
Yojiyi
Mar 20, 2021
Status: Completed
Decent and cute. I enjoyed their interactions and MC isn't too unbearable.
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Sofia Razi
Sofia Razi
Sep 16, 2020
Status: c24
This is such a cute story. The MC really made my heart melt with her cuteness. I love her determination and struggle when she was a baby and her thoughts make me laugh. All the kids in the family are really pitiful with their kill or be killed mindset. While reading one minute I'm smiling from the cuteness then next I'm feeling sad. Can't wait to see how the story progresses.

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Spoiler

Especially the part when Anissa learns that Dietriche was planning to sacrifice her. I think the blue eyed guy Yurich or something will be the 2nd ML because he blushed during their interactions and he seemed to have a good impression of Anissa. I also can't wait for Dietriche's reaction when he learns that Anissa is not his real sister.

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XxmeacxX
XxmeacxX
Jun 23, 2020
Status: --
For now, thank youuuu translator for picking up the novel skskskks thank God the promo manhwa has a novel unlike other promos sobs and that it's continuously being updateddd skskskksks!!! (*꒦ິ꒳꒦ີ) ❤️ It's too early to have a say on the story so for now, I definitely look forward to the upcoming chapters uwu

So far, my eyes are blessed with the childrens (FL and her brother) interactions _: (´ཀ`」 ∠) :
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