The Verdant Lands


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Deep in the remote mountains of the borderlands, lives a weak-legged man named Ashiyowa. He, who satisfies the requirements of the king who is “searching for his older brother” who has gone missing, arrives in the capital for the first time .

Told by the king that he is his brother, he is taken to the palace.

King x Illegitimate Older Brother

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Ryokudo Nasu
Related Series
The Kiss From Hell (2)
The Show Must Go On (1)
As an Elder Brother (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Historical BL novels
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  3. Japanese Yaoi BL Part 2
  4. 100% unhinged MLs
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
05/04/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c21
04/28/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c20
04/20/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c19
04/13/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c18
04/06/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c17
03/30/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c16
03/23/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c15
03/16/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c14
03/09/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c13
03/02/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c12
02/23/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c11
02/16/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c10
02/09/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c9
02/02/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c8
01/26/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c7
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5 Reviews

New chrysanthemu
Apr 23, 2021
Status: c19
This is one of the few BL novels that has good writing.

Showing, not telling.

Nuanced character behaviors and personalities.

Perfectly-paced storytelling that develops the plot without leaving readers bored.

Realistic descriptions of historical male heights lmao 5'5'' is tall

Kudos to the translators for a superb job. This is quite a harrowing story though. The scenes following chapter 17 are incredibly hard go read and stab you in the gut, because the author actually makes you like the MC. If you can stomach tragedy and brutality, this is a great novel.
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New Grenouilleve
Apr 22, 2021
Status: c19
Great, very sweet until chapter 17, but after that it gets very, very dark. You should know that this story contains horrible r*pes. But if you're not overly sensitive, read on. The r*pes are absolutely not standardized, they are shown as they really are and it's horrible but it makes the story so "touching".

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It happens between the MC and the ML and really I wanted to kill the ml, that disgusted me, but I also had so much pain for him.


I'm not crazy to take such actions, don't worry.


But the story portrays such a complicated and serious situation, the ML is clearly not himself at this time.


I really want to discover the rest, how it will evolve because really in just two chapters the whole plot takes a 180 ° turn. It's super interesting.

(Sorry if my English is not very good, it is not my language.) <<less
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Feb 13, 2021
Status: v1c9
I’m excited for this!!! Can’t wait for the next update! Thank you for posting this series. I hope this won’t get abandon aaaaa.
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Mar 26, 2021
Status: v1c3
I'm really enjoying how this is written!! It flows very well and the world is very detailed that I feel like I'm right beside the MC!

Its very refreshing!

-cheers the team on!!-

You're doing great!! Thank you all so much for all your hard work!!! Im super enjoying this story!!! And im super excited to keep reading!!!
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Mar 10, 2021
Status: c18
Wow, wow, wow! It's been a while since I read a novel that made me this excited for the next chapter. The characterization are excellent, the main character "Ashi" is very likable, and the lead-up of him going to the capital was enjoyable. The world-building is pretty good as well; seems to be an interesting setting with some fantasy elements-- the lands are verdant because of the emperor's power and divine protection. Translation and editing are both fantastic-- preserving the original intent without being too literal or clunky.

Can't wait to... more>> read more of this one!

UPDATE: Just got to the latest chapter, chapter 18, and I'm out. I didn't pay attention to the NU tags the first time but r*pe turns to love is something I cannot personally stomach. Sorry translators, I appreciate your work but I can't read this anymore. <<less
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